Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pink Cloud


Friends!
I've taken a little blog breather after the holidays to refresh and rest.
I also like to take time to reflect on my writing and posts over the year 
and see what direction I want to move in. Yes, I like to make goals and
New Year vibes and all that jazz! But, more importantly, I want to make
sure I am happy with what I'm producing overall. I always want to be
making positive moves towards something that helps my followers and
also have a good connection to you!
(Coat:Kendall & Kylie, Boots: Aldo, Sunglasses: Quay)

 I find that since I started blogging, that connection
has really changed. It's much more difficult to connect this way, and so
Instagram and Snapchat are the new way of blogging so to speak. Which in
many ways is much easier and in others, much more time consuming.
Anyway, all that to say, things are moving and growing and I just
want to make sure you feel like you can connect here with me, that's
what's important to me!

So, with all the new year's goals going around, I just want to maintain my overall vibe of
doing better day by day. Small steps towards big things! There's a Chinese Proverb that says
A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.


I'm on a holistic journey, living a healthier lifestyle that's not a fad
or gimmick and I've never felt better! 
I want to share it and hopefully teach it! 
I've been learning and absorbing
all that I can. I want to help people heal and live the lives they were meant to.
You will continue to hear me say that Green is Glam!
Because living a greener lifestyle is really what makes us more beautiful inside and out.
I'm using the word green, but I'm meaning healthy, holistic, natural, organic, truthful, awakened
 etc, all the things that encompass that word.
Healthy doesn't have to be boring and black and white. I'm envisioning a sparkly glam
vibe! You will see this in my recipes and in my approach to living a greener life.
Just like this Pink Cloud story here we shot, I wanted to tell a story and be creative. 
That's what is exciting about being free, you get to be yourself and write your own story! 
Just like this big pink, fury coat! I believe you should surround yourself with what makes YOU
happy, not the world! This coat makes me happy even if I look like a snuffalufagus, it makes my heart smile! Time to check into the Pink Cloud and make our dreams come true!
I hope exciting things are in your heart as well! Like I always say on my Instagram, I support you and am sending you lots of love! Let's do this 2018! xx Taj





Thursday, December 21, 2017

Fabulous Last Minute Gifts!

With just four days until Christmas, the hustle and bustle is 
slowly calming down and we are all hopefully 
taking time to enjoy our loved ones!
Just in case you still need a few fabulous gift ideas,
these are all perfect stocking stuffers, hostess gifts
and just sparkling gifts to make her smile!

Happy Holidays!

A two-step face treatment with botanicals to boost
facial radiance! 
(This would be perfect for a mom or mother-in-law!)

 A beautiful Rose Hand Cream and a 
Rosewater Balancing Mist. (Love!)

In Play it Cool, Warm & Fuzzy and Sheer Delight.
The perfect Stocking Stuffer Ever!

Eight fabulous lippies, that easily fit in a purse!
Great for a bestie gift or hostess gift!

Written in the Stars
These are so sparkly and gorgeous!
The colors are perfect for any age too!

How gorgeous are these bottles?!
Get the green beauty goddess her favorite nail colors.
A great stocking stuffer!


Amazing!
 Pomegranate, Coconut Nectar, Pink Grapefruit
 &  Blood Orange.
Get them all for her and she will have beautiful, healthy lips all year!
I believe Whole Foods carries this line too!

Bamboo Matte Lotion, Glow Creme & BB Creme
Everyone loves new skincare and this brand is cutting edge!
Create your own little gift box with unique ingredients to
wow her!

Hope you have a wonderful time giving gifts!
XOXO
Taj

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Him

It's the final countdown to Christmas this week!
If you are still in need of a few great gifts for that special guy,
then I have you covered with this list. Everything is in stock and
ready to wrap!  XX


www.juniperridge.com  
Juniper Ridge handcrafts naturally sourced ingredients for their line and
it's pretty unique and amazing stuff!
This Big Sur Cologne has notes like cypress
and pine from the central coast of California.
Chemical free, and 10% of profits defend western forests.
Pretty amazing!


Every guy needs a super great razor and this one is just that.
He will thank you for a great shave!


Cold brew coffee is all the rage, and it is less acidic than normal coffee.
 This pitcher fits in the fridge easily and makes a great cup!


A nice shave set is a luxe gift and
this set is super affordable.


www.scmidtsnaturals.com
This is the perfect stocking Stuffer!
Get him on that non-toxic deodorant asap!
Plus, it works like a charm!

www.airospapillow.com  
Help him relax and rejuvenate with a spa pillow that comes
with an essential oil set to soothe the senses.  
Helps with snoring and napping for a quick recharge.


   www.hydroflask.com
   Everyone needs one of these! This graphite color is so sleek and
   will help keep your guy hydrated and healthy.


  www.target.com    
  Keep his phone, laptop or ipad charged when he
travels with this portable little charger.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Guide for Her!



Less than 12 days until Christmas! 
I'm so excited this year because I love all the gifts I picked for
everyone! Some years you know how you don't find the perfect gifts?
Well this year, I gave myself plenty of time and I especially
love all of these stocking stuffers!
Take a peek and get inspired!
Everything listed here is still easy to find and pick up in 
time for Christmas and Hanukkah!
Get your cup of tea or coffee and see all of the goodies!
XOXO,
Taj

This Coffee and mascara mug is my favorite! I found it at Hobby Lobby!
I use this mug all the time and you can't go wrong with pink!
 
Fill her stocking with a variety of 7th Heaven Masks! They are made
by veggie herbalist and come in so many healthy varieties! She will love these!
Available at most drug stores & Ulta!

Every gal I know wants super lush and lengthy lashes! Fill her stocking with
all natural and healthy Divaderm Fiber II Lash Extender and Mascara! This will
wow her and it's available at Kohl's & Amazon! P.s. the mascara is one of my
favorites this year!

Sally Hansen has gift ideas taken care of! They have the cutest little mini 
polishes in gift boxes and the colors are on point for next year!
There is a yummy Peppermint Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil 
that is festive too! Available at most drugstores!


I always love a practical gift that I will use daily and these healthy 
non-toxic options are on my list!
Schmidt's deodorants are my absolute favorite! 
It's the only one we use in our home
and it works!
This Snow day smells fresh and soft and there is also a 
Christmas Tree Scent and a Spice one
available at Schmidt's.com
Cocofloss is another must-have! 
Healthy floss in the freshest flavors made with coconut oil!
Available at Sephora!


Time to de-stress after the holidays!
hard-working eyes!
As soon as you open the mask from package, they start to gently warm up and 
then it's time to sit back and relax! Available at drugstores!

 Josie Maran Whiped Again Oil in Gingerbread Vanilla and Vanilla Apricot.
The ingredients are healthy and non-toxic and they smell wonderful!
These are the perfect travel and purse size! At Sephora!

This cute little lash bag is from H&M and is less than $5!!

  Pretty Animalz Mask are so cute! If she is into Korean beauty she will 
just love these! With Vitamin E, Aloe, Lavender Flower and Mushroom Flower 
to name a few ingredients! You can't go wrong with masks!
 Available at Target.

 Le Couvent Des Minimes is a line that I really love and you can find it on Amazon.
I have featured this brand before on GG.  I love it's rich history
and wonderful ingredients from France! The Rose & Berries Moisturizing Body Gel-Cream
has a powdery rose smell and is so delicate! There is a Invigorating Verbena & Lemon Body
Splash and a Citrus Botanical Cologne of the Morning! Everything smells fresh and
awakens the senses! A unique and special gift!

This limited edition Candy Gumdrop by OGX smells just like a 
Christmas candy! The bottles are so fabulous too! This line is in collaboration
with beauty guru Candy Johnson who we all love! These are available at
Walgreen's and drugstores!

This gorgeous bottle is a perfume called Moonlight by Ariana Grande
and it smells light and sweet! This scent is perfect for everyday wear
and gals of any age will adore it!
Available at Ulta & department stores.


Nubian Heritage is one of my favorite brands, you can't go wrong
when choosing a gift! Made with healthy, non-toxic ingredients and everything
smells like a garden!
These Coconut & Papaya Bath Bombs are heavenly and tropical. 
The Shea Butter & Aloe Body butter is is fragrance- free for those who are 
sensitive, but is oh- so moisturizing! Find at health food stores and many drugstores!


the packaging is sparkly gold! Is smells like a Bouquet of fresh flowers too!
I love having these in my purse!

This pretty headband by The Vintage Cosmetics Company is perfect for keeping the
 hair out of her face while she does her makeup or a facial! So fab! 
Check out their website for other super fabulous gifts and
shipping in time for Christmas!

I'm a tea lover so this organic tea sampler by Zhena's Gypsy Tea is a dream! 
These are so smart for this time of year! 
I found it at my local health food store, but they are available at many
places including my fav, Vitacost!
 
This sparkly phone power pack will add some glamour to
charging! I found this in the Target dollar spot for $5!!

 LaVanilla Frangrances are 100% healthy and non-toxic.
 They smell delicious and there are an array of scents.
If you prefer a fresh scent or a sweeter more sophisticated
 one they have you covered! This Pure Vanilla 
is made with pure essential oils and is not sweet but subtle and luxe.
It has Goji Berry & Kakadu Plum and soothing Willowherb with
hydrating Olive leaf! Unexpected and glorious!
I found a great gift set at Jet.com for this scent! It's hard to find
this time of year as it's very popular!

So many good choices! Something in every price range and 
everything is fabulous!

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

New in Natural Skincare: Vivo Per Lei


 There's a skincare line that I'm impressed with and it's called Vivo Per Lei.
With naturally sourced ingredients, organic extracts and vitamins to help
 skin look and feel amazing.
I come across a lot of products as a beauty blogger and this one has really
made an impression on me! 
Everything has a super luxe feel to it.
I tried out the Retinol Collection and it's a new favorite!
 There is a Retinol Anti-Aging Exfoliant that is a leave-on.
You apply to clean skin and gently message into your skin.  

With Seabuckthorn (a personal fav!) Coconut, Cucumber, Green Tea,
Marigold and of course Retinol to name a few ingredients.
This is a unique exfoliator that absorbs into the skin, why wash off all 
that goodness right!

A Retinol Wrinkle Solution Filler that helps diminish those pesky fine lines!
Coconut extract, Chamomile and Sodium Hyaluronate (a salt of hyaluronic acid)
are some ingredients in this filler that can be used for special ocasions or weekly to reduce
lines.

is one of my favorites from the line.
It feels super luxurious and spa-like.
You massage into skin with a warming effect and leave on for 10 minutes.
My skin felt very refreshed afterward and a little plumped.
You will need to moisturize afterward and the Retinol Wrinkle Serum comes
in perfectly for this. Which, you can use daily (pictured in 1st photo.)

 This line definitely feels like it is treating the skin.
As for smell, there are faint scents, nothing obvious though.
It all felt very gentle but effective.  The price point is around $38,
which I think is reasonable for such a high-end product with natural and organic ingredients. 
Which is what I am always looking for! 
If you are starting to see lines or if you have wrinkles, I think you will
benefit from this gentle everyday use line.  
I have normal to oily combo skin, and I just added
my normal moisturizer to keep from feeling dry this time of year.
I would be interested to see how the other collections
in the line perform, like the Dead Sea and also the Collagen and Vitamin C lines.
Definitely a line to keep an eye on and give a try for treatment of the skin
with real result in my opinion!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

My new BFF: Boxed.com


The Holidays are upon us, which can mean stressful shopping
experiences! Especially for busy moms like me, the last place I want
to be is circling parking lots and bumping down busy aisles!
So, I've found the perfect place to shop for the necessities!
Boxed.com! It's like a Costco and Amazon but way faster!
There is no membership or subscription fees, just easy,
shopping from your home!
The blue box arrives in 1-2 days, wow that's fast!
I just placed an order for clean, non-toxic cleaning supplies,
paper towels and toilet paper. Now I can check that off my to-do-list!
So easy, affordable and stress free!
I've even got a $15 credit for you for your first shopping trip, yay!
$15 off your 1st order here! 
Check out what came in my first box below!
The kids were super excited to help me open the goodies! The all natural Fruitmojis were a 
big hit as where the Dark Chocolate Pretzel Crisps! 

Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Coffee at a great price!

I can't wait to soak in this lavender epsom salt! 

Check out Boxed.com and do some stress free shopping, check
off that to-do-list and have more time to do the important things!
We are all so busy this time of year and I hope
this helps lighten the load!
Get $15 off your 1st order here!
You can also sign up for a free shipping off your
first order at Boxed.com! Enjoy!

XOXO
Taj

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Don't Wear Dirty Makeup!


If you've ever used a beauty sponge to apply your
foundation, you know how much makeup it eats up and wastes!
Besides that, the sponge harbors bacteria that can cause
skin issues.  Rudela & Co. has a silicone-based line of
makeup applicators in three designs that are non-porous,
anti-microbial and 100% hypoallergenic.

(Silc/Blender, Silc/Conceal, Silc/Blender)

Rudela & Co.'s line applies foundation, tinted moisturizer, concealer, and 
cream based makeup. 
The overall look of the product is very glam and sparkly!
It's very easy to hold and apply makeup to the face and neck.
If you use sponge blenders, it will take a little getting used to though!
 The way the silicone moves the makeup around is very different than
the sponge types. 
I did find that it took a bit longer to get the finish I wanted with my foundation.
 Apply several dots of foundation onto 
your face and then buff out. 
For concealer, also just dot on and buff as usual. 
I'm definitely a fan of the fact you use all of your makeup
that you pour out!
After use you just rinse off and it's ready again for
application!


Overall, it's a great way to keep your skin free of bacteria
 and not waste so much liquid foundation/concealer.
The first time use may catch you off guard if you are
used to other applications.
Definitely give it a chance, it really melts the makeup into your skin
and gives a natural, flawless, matte finish.
The Silc Blender retails for $12 and the Silc/Conceal retails for $10.
Check them out here!
Thanks for stopping by!
XOXO
Taj

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pur Cosmetics My Little Pony Collection!

 
When I was a little girl, My little Pony was one of my
favorites! I'm sure most girls feel the same!
Now, with my own daughter, I know all
the pony names and we watched the new movie in the theater!
So when Pur Cosmetics came out with this gorgeous
My Little Pony The Movie collection I was super excited.
It is just gorgeous in person, the sparkle is real!

 (image via Pur Cosmetics)

 
 The Glitter Lip Gloss Toppers are out of this galaxy sparkly!
If you saw my Instagram Stories you saw the unboxing of these
and how sparkly they really look. So they are named after all the ponies.
From top there is Fluttershy,
Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle,
Applejack, and Rarity.
These are High Shine Glittery Glosses.
 
The makeup brush case has a rainbow foil effect and is a dream!

The set has 6 brushes.
Powder, Blush, Concealer, Crease, Eyeshadow
and Liner.
They are super soft a perfect gift idea!


There is also an eyeshadow palette in the collection which I did not get.
You can find the whole collection on the Pur site here.
We love Pur Cosmetics as they are cruelty free, talc and paraben free, gluten free,
petroleum free, mineral oil free, sls free and vegan! So check out
their other products too!

XOXO
TAJ
 
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