For the longest time I wasn't a big fan of using bar soaps - liquid soaps were always my preference. This was mostly because the bar soaps I'd used in the past have always left a mess of soap mush wherever the rest, and they always left my skin feeling stripped of moisture.
This was before I dug in and learned a lot more about artisan soap companies and what goes in to their soaps. As much as I dye my hair, I do try to limit the amount of chemicals I use, particularly with my skincare. After learning more about artisan soaps, I decided to buy some bar soap containers and give them a try.
It's inspiring to watch other creatives and entrepreneurs chase wholeheartedly after their dreams. Over the past couple years, I've been following the journey of a woman named Heather. She runs an empowering blog (Hiya, Tootsie!), writes words that sing, and has launched her own perfume line. All along the way, she's been sharing peeks behind the scenes with such passion and eloquent vulnerability that makes you unable to do anything except cheer along with her!
I was sent these products by Cait & Co (the owners of Luxe Apothecary) in exchange for some photographs. All opinions of these products are 100% my own, as always.
I am a shoe in when it comes to beautiful packaging and Luxe Apothecary has that aspect of their business down to perfection! I can't be the only one, however, who has gone to the store, fallen in love with a product that has beautiful packaging, and brought it home only to be disappointed by the quality of the item inside. It's the worst, am I right?
I received this setting powder from Influenster x Laura Mercier in exchange for my honest opinion. #HowDoYouTLSP #contest
Setting powders are something I generally avoid. I have combination skin and I've found that setting powders - or powders in general - tend to cling to the drier areas of my skin. I don't know about you, but that's not a look I personally enjoy. I've tried a few - Coty Airspun powder and Wet N Wild's contouring palette in Dulce de Leche have been the most successful - but never been thrilled. Especially not enough to splurge on a high end setting powder.
I've been subscribed to Birchbox for several months now, and I always look forward to seeing what's in my monthly box! I love the opportunity to try products without paying their full price tag and being introduced to items that I might not otherwise have purchased. One thing I wanted to avoid with this subscription box is receiving the items and then never intentionally trying them. This is why each month, when I share what I received in my new box, I also talk about my thoughts on the products from the month before. Personally, I think it's a fun way for us to all learn something together!
Hello, I'm Stacia!
I believe that adventure exists even in your back yard, that beauty can emerge from every day moments, that creativity can take many forms, that makeup washes off at the end of the day (so why not have a little fun!) Let's be friends!
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