Monday, November 28, 2016:

Serious Cyber Monday Savings at Purity TODAY!

I can't believe I didn't post this sooner- especially because I know it's already late in the day on the East Coast!!

But, before these deals slip away, just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Purity of Elements is offering 50% off SITEWIDE today.  Use promo code: CYBER50 at check out!

A few of my friends are eager to try these lovely products, but they aren't sure where to start!  It can be overwhelming, and nothing is more annoying than piece-mealing your skincare routine.  My picks?  Start with what I consider the essential face care trio-

Daily Detox Exfoliating Cleanser
Radiance Face Serum
Age Defying Moisturizer

If you find that you are dry around the eye area, I'd recommend you throw the Renewing Eye Cream too!

Not interested in changing up your facecare routine?  Fair enough- I have a few friends who have difficult skin and prefer not to mess around with their current regime.  In which case, the body care line is AMAZING!!  My all time favorite, The Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub.  This stuff gets the job done!  Super gritty and smells lovely.  Leaves behind the most delicate scent, too!!

These prices are hard to pass up, so act quickly!!  Hope you fall in love with this skincare line!!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016:

What is Mindful Beauty?

I recently published a post for Purity of Elements about Mindful Beauty.  It's one of our popular #Hashtags and it's often used to define our brand.  I love the concept of mindful beauty and while the terms itself can be rather broad, it also has the ability to encompass many of my beauty and skincare philosophies.

Purity of Elements is an ingredient conscious, holistic, and mindful skincare brand.  The products are infused with proprietary blends of science-backed compounds complimented by botanical ingredients with an ancient history of medicinal effectiveness.  The products are paraben and pthalate free and the brand never tests formulas on animals.

I love how this brand combines the power and technology of modern-day skincare science with the ancient rituals and traditions of native southwest cultures.

If you get a chance, check out my latest post for Purity of Elements here.  I think you will enjoy it and I'd love for you to learn more about the brand!

What are your thoughts on Mindful Beauty?  Does this resonate with your skincare beliefs?
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Saturday, October 29, 2016:

Quick Promotional Reminder!

FRIENDS!!  I just wanted to remind everyone that the Purity of Elements "New Look" promotion ends TOMORROW!!

Our Radiance Face Serum is now 50% off (this is our superhero product and it's backed up by both consumer and clinical claims!!!  If you are interested in adding a serum into your skincare routine, now is the time to experience this one!!!).

PLUS- All other products on our site are 25% off!!

Want to learn more about serums?  Check out this video!  Make sure to subscribe and like this video if you found it helpful!

Hurry, this one ends tomorrow!!

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Friday, October 28, 2016:

What it Feels like to Be Done....

I am reposting this from a community board that I shared it on.  I've edited out some parts but the meat of the post really struck home with a lot of my fellow community members and I thought I would share it with you all too!

There really isn't a closing or a point, just an authentic thought that I wonder if others can relate to.  That said, I hope some folks can gain something from it, even if it is just knowing that this "transition" phase is common.

This baby is our third and we are done. Just writing that feels strange. I go to get togethers and talk about a fourth, bump into friends at the gym and it comes up too. I don't even think I really WANT a fourth, it's just that I don't know how to act as I close up this chapter. I don't know what else to look forward to- and that makes me feel rather blah.

I went back to work part time so that I'd have something to turn my attention too outside of this craziness called motherhood, but I still find myself really uneasy about being "done".

These last 5 years of young motherhood have been filled with such a concentrated intensity. I have moments of past life regret, frustration, marital concerns, etc that are counter balanced by moments of extreme gratitude, overwhelming love and heart-explosion affection for my kids....

And I just don't know how to leave this place of being a mom with a baby on my hip but I just can't imagine another round of sleepless nights, challenging phases (currently have a threenager), and just mind-boggling "busy-ness".

I have three boys and the energy and constant movement has programmed my brain to be in this constant state of "what's next?", "what needs to get done", "who needs a diaper change", "what needs to be packed for school", "It's a Monday, he needs to bring a blanket for rest time", "did I give him his antibiotic?", "did I give him his pro-biotic?", "did they get their vitamins?", "Dinners wrapping up, segue to TV while I clean, then bath, books, bed...".

I have this internal monologue constantly interrupting whatever peace I had before kids (although, I've always had a busy mind). 

It's just a strange place for me. No more conversations about going for another. No more packing up infant and baby hand me downs. But in the absence of considering the next baby, there is this emotionless vacuum and, I'm embarrassed to admit this as a woman, I'm not sure what I'll do or how I'll define myself without the demands of little children.

I know my boys are still young and things get tougher with schedules (which is why I know three is plenty), but when I no longer see myself as being pregnant or nursing, I immediately fast forward my life and get a little sad thinking about it.
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