Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Picks!

These gorgeous Steve Madden booties are so 
fabulous and a easy transition piece once the weather cools
down (which won't be until November for us SoCal gals!)
The color is a beautiful neutral that will go with everything!

This WAYF Portrait Lace dress is perfect for now and perfect for later!
Layer with a cute jacket or comfy duster and those Steve Madden boots!

Jo Malone Cologne Collection. Jo Malone is my bae! I love their
natural, heavenly blends. And a man or woman can wear the scents.
This would be a great item
to store for a Christmas gift too! But, I would keep it!

I am super excited about this one! Impressions Vanity Co. 
I've been wanting once of these for a while and I love that
this one comes with a magnifying smaller mirror. 

This two pack bkr water bottles in the prettiest, coolest shades!
That spiked one is just adorbs! This will definitely pump
up work out time!

These Adidas workout tights are only $25! So fab!

I absolutely love ponchos, wraps and capes for the fall, they are so chic
and easy to pair with everyday wear!
pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin patches!

That's some of my picks this year! I had to stop
and not even pick out home stuff
otherwise this post would be 10 pages deep!
What are you picking up this year? 
Happy Shopping!

New in Haircare: L'Anza Keratin Healing Oil Line

If your hair is in need of some sweet TLC,
then L'Anza Healing Haircare has a new line of
Keratin Healing Oil products that will leave
your locks restored!
Hair that is damaged and frail, color and bleached worn,
or that has had straightening/smoothing/relaxing services can
benefit from these treatments.

to repair and rebuild damaged hair tissue.  Using plant oils like Abyssinian Flower Oil,
Coffee Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Oil and Babassu Kernel Oil, the entire line restores
shine and health to the hair.

The Healing Oil Cream Gel provides hydration and control. It creates volume and body while leaving a healthy shine.  
The Lustrous Finishing Spray gives long-lasting hold and shine.  It
fights frizz; is humidity resistant and flake-free.

The Keratin Healing Oil Cleansing Creme is lather-free and refreshes hair with Shikakkai Fruit and Calamansi Fruit extract.  Murumuru Butter rehydrates and adds shine. The 
Keratin protein fortifies hair and doesn't weigh it down.

The Keratin Healing Oil Combing Cream defrizzes, detangles and smoothes
rough, unruly hair!
It prevents hair damage and shortens drying time while protecting hair
from UV, heat, infrared and environmental aggressors. 
With Coffee Seed Oil, Acai Fruit Oil and Babasse Kernal Oil to replenish 
moisture and shine.

Learn more about the L'Anza Healing Haircare here and find
a treatment salon near you!
Happy Healing!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Healing Bath with Epsom Salts

One of the most relaxing and beneficial things I do for 
myself twice a week is a Epsom Salt Mineral Soak.
My Grandmother always took these healing baths and
gave them to us kids whenever we felt ill. 
Epsom Salts or Magnesium Sulfate are natural minerals that your body 
Most people are deficient in Magnesium (70-80% of Americans) so this is a great 
way to help absorb it into your system.
It helps soothe sore muscles and aches, relieves sunburn, itchiness and helps
heal inflammation. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
It can also help with detoxing the system.
The skin is a excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines.
When you take a salt bath, minerals penetrate your skin,
causing cell growth and activating body energy flow.
There is little research done on Epsom Salt other than 400
years of use! So, I'll rely on that for myself and leave 
the scientific part to others!

I always pick up a bag of Dr. Teal's at the drugstore and I recently found out 
they have some new mixes like this Pink Himalayan Restore and Replenish!
It smells so amazing guys! It has Pink Himalayan Salt, Bergamot, Sweet 
Orange and Spearmint Essential oils. I mean, if you want to be transported,
this will do the trick!

 They also have a new Coconut Oil to Nourish and Protect Skin.
My all time favorite is the Lavender one, it smells 
so fresh and relaxing! But the Pink Salt is definitely making
a move for a close runner up!

A simple foot soak or quick 15 minute bath can improve your overall wellness!

I hope you will give this healing salt soak a try and feel the blessings!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

New: Healthy Healing Sprays by Purequosa

Ever want an easy, healthy way to protect you and your family 
from all the germs and illness out there?
Purequosa is a safe, organic and natural way to sanitize your hands and 
 to keep you healthy!
This little bottle is filled with colloidal silver, which has a powerful ability
to naturally limit the growth of harmful bacteria and viruses. Amazing right!
colloidal silver has been used for centuries as an effective anti-bacterial.

Each bottle also contains organic hydrosols, which are the healing waters 
from plant essential oils.  

There are different blends, for example I have the Rain, Coastal and Desert blends.
The Coastal blend has the colloidal silver, organic plant hydrosols: Yucca for healing wounds and preventing skin damage, Eucalyptus for antibacterial and deodorizing and sage oil which disinfects and restores skin.
There are no harmful chemicals either!
These are great to have on the go and spray yourself and the kiddos, 
to have at your desk, while traveling, or in your yoga bag!
Also, if you are feeling down with the flu or cold, you can spray yourself to
help combat and heal!
I like that I can spray it on the kids before and after their 
sports classes or if they go to a play area!
The Purequosa travel size retails for about $4.95! so it's healthy and affordable!
Find out more about the unique formula blends and uses 

Have a blessed one!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Loving: Mineral Fusion Lip Tints

They are especially wonderful for this time of year in my
opinion as they are a healthy and nice pop of color without feeling heavy
or sticky. 

These are 100% pure mineral tints, infused with cocoa butter, a lip
firming peptide and they subtly smell like minty vanilla.

These are free of gluten, parabens, artificial colors, fragrance, talc, phthalates and
are hypo-allergenic. They are also cruelty free!

I tried Blush, Twinkle (Fav!) and Smolder and they are all gorgeous!
I love how sheer and moisturizing they are with a pretty 
soft glow color.

As for packaging, they are jumbo pencils tubes with a plastic see-thru lid.
You can twist them up and down and they don't need sharpening.
If you are looking for a healthy lippie then these are a great addition to
your makeup bag! I believe they come in 8 shades overall and are around $9.
Have you tried them? What's your favorite healthy lip product?


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Organic Sunless Tanner from Skinerals

Happy First day of Summer!
It's been over 100 degrees here in Los Angeles all week, 
that means summer has arrived with
a bang!

I have a new organic sunless tanner to share with you guys that
 I have been pleasantly surprised by!
I try a lot of bronzing products out so I was not expecting
anything out of the ordinary.
Let me say, this really worked great and was super easy to use!
Skinerals is a line of skincare that is made with
minerals not chemicals!
Their products are made with organic ingredients found in nature.
They are vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free. 

 This was my first time testing out this line, and I tried
It's a lightly clean scented whipped mousse.
I applied it with the mitt that they recommend
and it was so easy!
It did not feel sticky or have a yucky tanning smell at all!

I used several pumps on my legs and just lightly rubbed it in.
I used the a lighter application around my feet and knees.
It dried quickly and
I noticed a bronze effect immediately.
There are no parabens, petroleum, propylene,
SLS, artificial dyes, phthalates or synthetic fragrances!

This picture was taken after only 2 hrs and there was
a noticeably deeper shade and bronzy look.
I didn't get any streaks or unevenness and 
it looks very natural in my opinion. Not orange.

The color lasts about 4-5 days. Bronzy goddess color!
I'm very impressed so far with this product, especially
that it is a healthy alternative that has a quick, easy payoff.
If you like to look darker without sitting in the sun for hours or
without using chemical based products, then this is a great
healthy option!
You can find all the natural ingredients list
on the Skinerals website here and get a bottle
for yourself!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

New at Target: Healthy Sunscreens & Fab Swimsuits!

Target has the cutest swimsuits right now!
I love that you can score some expensive looking
suits for around $25!
The tribal and boho chic look is still really 
on point this year and these three I scooped
up are going to be on rotation!
This green push-up style with coral tassels has 
a pretty fabric detail and the back
has cute double strap details. 
It has a very tropical vibe to me!

I am really loving this high neck style swimsuit as it covers
your entire chest and protects from the sun.
No sun spots please!
I love the detail on the hips too with the three straps.

How fabulous is this bandeau style suit!
So pretty and glamorous!
I can't wait to pair all of these with cute caftans or cut-offs.

For healthy sunscreen, I came across Pacifica.
There is a spray spf 30 Mineral Bronzing Sunscreen with Coconut Probiotic 
(80 minutes water resistant.)
It gives a sun-kissed glow while protecting you.

There is Pacifica spf 30 Mineral Face Shade Coconut Probiotic (80 min water resistant.)
It has probiotics and caffeine to protect and hydrate.

The Pacifica Mineral spf 50 Face Stick is exciting for parents with kids!
This is easy to apply on the go and not have a mess.

There are two spf 30 lip balms.
Pacifica Sun +Lipcare Mineral lip balm clear and sheer tint
in the color nude.
Really loving these so far!

All of these items from Pacifica are 100% vegan, cruelty free,
free of chemical UV absorbers, PABA, octisalate, octinoxate and oxybenzone.

The other healthy sunscreen brand Target carries is Bare Republic.
I've talked about this brand before and we love it! We used this all last summer.
There is a Bare Republic spf 50 Clearscreen Spray Sport (80 min water resistant.)

Then, there is a Bare Republic spf 40 Mineral Sunscreen Spray Sport (80 min water resistant)
and a spf 30 Clearscreen Sport Sunscreen Gel with a natural coconut and mango scent!

All of the Bare Republic sunscreens have no parabens, synthetic fragrances,
oxybenzone, octinoxate, retinyl palmitate and
are made of plant based ingredients.

So lots of healthy options now available at Target! It really matters to 
apply a healthy sunscreen for your health and also for the health 
of the oceans and lakes, etc. 

Happy sunning! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Himalayan Sea Buckthorn

If you have yet to hear of Sea Buckthorn then let me fill you in!
Sea Buckthorn is a berry that is super charged with powerful
antioxidants and 190 bioactive nutrients, vitamins and minerals!
 Sounds wonderful right!
Sea Buckthorn has been used traditionally for it's healing skin, 
hair and nails benefits.

SeabuckWonders has a line of products made with certified 
organic Seabuckthorn oil form Tibet.
It contains the highest level of the rare Omega-7 that is not only
great for the skin, but also used internally for cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, liver health
and immune support.

I was excited to try the SeaBuckWonders face cream and body lotion as I take their
supplements and love them.
Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream helps to moisturize deep within the skin.
I found it to be a lightweight, hydrating formula. 
It says it supports skin cell functions, protects against visible signs of 
UV stress, enhances skin tone and texture.
It is suitable for all skin types.
It is 100% natural and is infused with Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9.
It is non-GMO, paraben free, gluten free, vegan and naturally scented with
orange oil.
I've been using it for several weeks and I really like it!
My skin feels supple and looks brighter.
I really like that it doesn't feel greasy or sticky.
Of course the idea of using something on my skin that
has the highest form of rare Omega-7 feels great too!
I would definitely recommend as a night time cream.

The Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion has all the same benefits
as the facial cream.
It is naturally scented with orange oil, so it does have that invigorating smell to it.
It quickly absorbs and feels moisturizing.
I was using it on my belly and thighs especially to help reverse
the stretching I have from my pregnancy.
It has a nice herbal blend of calendula flower, chamomilla flower, 
tilia cordata flower
and St. John's Wort extract. 
Both of these products also have aloe vera in them as well.

Overall, they are both quite nice and with all natural
ingredients these are great products to add to your
skincare rotation!
Have you tried Sea Buckthorn? If so, what are your

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo- Taj

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kneipp Natural Skincare

(Lemon Verbena & Avocado Butter Hand Cream, Arnica Bath Oil, Lavender Body Wash)

I came across a natural skincare line by Kneipp
that smells amazing!
Everything is vegan and uses essential oils.

I really love the story behind the brand!
125 years ago, a naturopathic health pioneer Sebastian Kneipp
educated and provided people with a simple plan for good
health through natural healing powers of water, plants and herbs.
Now that is right up my tree! 
The products are free from preservatives, silicone, mineral oils & paraffin.
 They have plant-derived, functional ingredients that are skin tolerance confirmed by

I really like the bath packets! I'm a big believer in the healing power of baths 
and adding essential oils, salts and herbs, etc.
These are perfect little packets to just pour in and
enjoy a wonderful healing, stress free bath!
Find more Kneipp products here!

(Red Poppy & Hemp Bubble Bath, Eucalyptus Mineral Bath Salt)

Kneipp is having a cool giveaway you can win too thru Aug, 14!

Enter your chance to win the Let’s Explore Package, featuring:

Shinola Detroit Arrow Bicycle
Kneipp Natural Bath & Body Products

Link to sign up:



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Heal Your Skin Naturally: Psoriasis Free & Clear

I've got a great book for you guys about using food
and your positive energy to heal your
skin issues!

The focus is on her journey with this skin issue and how she
took steps to heal herself.
What I love about this book, first off, is that you can really apply 
these things to your body whether you have psoriasis
or any other condition! Particularly though, skin issues that so many
people have these days due to so many diet factors and stress. 

Mary believes that there is a process of physical healing, emotional healing
and spiritual healing. She goes into depth for each one. She
also provides recipes for clearing skin. 
One I especially like is her Juicy Juice (pg. 112):

1 Bunch of Kale
2 Peeled Lemons
1 c. Mint Leaves
3c Water 
Blend and enjoy!
This combination is high in vitamin C and it cleanses your liver. 

There is also a section in the book for supplements and herbs which I 
really enjoyed. I am a big believer in the healing power of natural herbs & plants
taken daily.

Our skin is a big indicator of what is going on inside of us. 
I know for myself, I tend to have small flare-ups when I am stressed and 
when I have too much sugar. I have learned to be kinder to myself about it.
It used to be the end of the world every time I had an outbreak! 
I agree with the part of the book where it talks about realizing how
our feelings help to manifest our reality.
Oftentimes we are super critical and judgmental towards 
ourselves and it builds up for years!
Becoming aware of these feelings and thoughts and
replacing them with positive, loving and kind thoughts is key.
It is truly amazing how much these things effect our bodies!
Perhaps our body is saying: "wait, you are not being kind to yourself!"
It's almost a blessing! Like a warning sign of a road you don't want to go down.

One thing that has worked for me and my skin is coconut oil. 
I use a spray that has no scent and absorbs right away into my scalp, which is
where I have my own issue.
I actually use it for like every skin ailment! But it helps with itchiness, dryness
scars & redness. You can find it here

If you have any skin issues or if you know someone that does,
I recommend this book. I love when a author shares
their true journey in hopes of helping others heal as well.
This book encompasses so many great resources for 
you to heal and to take control in a healthy, natural way.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, please leave any 
 personal suggestions or resources you know of! You 
can always e-mail me or send me a message too
on Instagram at gorgeousglamrose!
Happy Healing!
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