Purifying routines. Searching for hope in the midst of chaos. Seeking summery patterns and a glint of gold for beach days and beyond.
Bemnu Earrings in Gold ::: Fair Anita
Made from recycled bullet casings and 100% brass, these beauties from Fair Anita are both incredibly beautiful and meaningful. We chose these earrings because of how we felt they could symbolize the beauty of restoration and healing after something painful and dark.
IMPACT: Designed in Minnesota and handmade in Ethiopia, creation of this jewelry provides economic opportunity to marginalized women. The recycled bullet casings are (ironically?) environmentally friendly and send a message of peace.
Stylist tip: These earrings can go with anything... but be bold and wear them as a statement piece added to your look when you're heading to a special event like a wedding so that when folks comment on the gorgeousness of these earrings you can tell them why they're so cool!
Geometric Coin Purse in Cobalt ::: Purse & Clutch
In a pretty, rich hue of blue with white, this coin purse adds a nice pop of color to your carrying assistant (that's Esther's slang for a purse or tote). It's made with cotton that is organically dyed and woven by women artisans in Guatemala... notice how amazingly intricate the weave is! Here's a post with more on how they're made and the super stylish team behind them!
IMPACT: Purse & Clutch is our heart; we just love all the products they make and how much integrity and do-goodness they add to their work and mission. Sustainable, long-term employment provided to artisans around the world is their focus, and we are so excited to feature their brand and mission in this box!
Stylist tip: It's a coin purse, but also useful as something that's small and on-the-go ready that can also hold some cash, ID, and – because we're ladies and can't live without it – some lip stick, balm, or gloss. BONUS! It can also fit into pockets. Win-win-win.
Basic Skin Care Kit ::: Apple Rose Beauty
After the heart and brain, we vote skin as the third most important organ you have! Take care of it, y'all. This sample kit is perfect for those who want to try something new in their skincare routine or for those who don't really have one yet but want to start taking better care of their skin. Either way, you're getting some good stuff here! You can read the backstory of where the name "Apple Rose" comes from in this blog post.
IMPACT: Apple Rose Beauty makes spa-quality skincare products that are made with natural, organic ingredients by survivors of exploitation. Plus, a portion of sales are donated to organizations that provide aftercare.
Skincare tip: Be sure to follow the instructions and read up on each of the samples in your kit (all this info is in your sunny yellow envelope!); there are helpful tips on how to apply these samples to your skin so you can receive the most benefits!
Mint & Chocolate-Coated Squarebars ::: Square Organics
We love chocolate over here. And when it's combined with something healthy, that's just the icing on the cake! A protein bar that's basically a square of deliciousness coated in chocolate... who can say no to that? Bonus: it's dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO, and vegan.
IMPACT: Square Organics partners with another organization we adore, Not For Sale, and contributes quarterly to their work to end trafficking.
Tip from Esther: As much as you may be tempted to go beyond it, try to just eat one at a time.
BONUS TIP: Preggo or breast-feeding? You need lots more protein! Keep these bars next to you to keep your tummy (and baby!) happy and healthy.
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