Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Things We Love: Cinnamon Wrapped Candle DIY

We are planning our Thanksgiving and holiday decor, and we can’t resist something that looks good AND smells good… AND is quick and easy to make at home! Insert this Cinnamon Wrapped Candle DIY we found! It’s simple and inexpensive to make, PLUS the scent comes from natural cinnamon sticks as opposed to chemical fragrance.  We can’t wait to use these on the table of our next holiday party!

Cinnamon wrapped candles


Cinnamon Sticks
Rubber Bands
Twine or Ribbon



Place your rubber band around your candle and then place your sticks under the rubber band. To add interest, I varied the height and also varied whether the line on the cinnamon sticks faced outwards or toward the candle.


Once the entire candle is covered in sticks, wrap twine or ribbon around the rubber band in order to conceal it. Accessorize however you want and you’re done!


If you’re concerned about a fire hazard, just opt for battery-powered candles. They also warm slightly, so the cinnamon scent will still be spreading throughout your home.


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Friday, November 22, 2013

SkinOwl Founder Annie Tevelin Talks to The Chalkboard Mag About Essential Oils!

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The Chalkboard Mag turned to SkinOwl Founder, Annie Tevelin, to learn which essential oils could change people’s skin from the inside out. From Peppermint to Neroli, we’ve got the skin-ny on how to take your skin from good to great. Check out Annie’s top eight HERE!
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Things We Love: SkinOwl’s Limited Edition Hand Poured Candles

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SkinOwl proudly introduces “Glow” and “Radiance,” our first round of exclusive, hand poured candles made specifically for our beloved customers this holiday season!  These delicious, soy-based candles are made right in our hometown of West Hollywood, CA by Master Candle Maker Timothy Jay!  Timothy produces his incredible candles for luxury brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue, The Beverly Hills Hotel, and clothing designer Dana Buchman… And now we have the privilege of bringing his creations to you through two magical scents…


gardenia candle


Glow” features the  intoxicating aroma of just-bloomed gardenia still on the bush! This is the perfect candle for relaxing, replenishing the soul, and turning off life’s chaos.


Radiance” exudes the unmistakable smell of Red & Black Currant like you’ve never smelled them before! Tart, tangy, contemporary, and subtle. This candle is perfect for stimulating the senses and moving towards life’s many adventures!


Start shopping these candles HERE!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Things We Love: Rockin’ Red Hot Lip Gloss Collection by Lorac

lorac red lip gloss collection sephora

Holiday season is approaching fast! Which means we need plenty of red lipstick for all the holiday fun.  Insert the Rockin’ Red Hot Lip Gloss Collection by Lorac. These rocker-chic lip glosses are formulated without synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, gmos, triclosan, or gluten.  Just the way we like em’. We are able to instantly amp up our look with sparkle and shine while the anti-aging antioxidants from acai berry, pomegranate, grape seed, and vitamins A, C, and E help nourish and protect our pout.  These luscious glosses also boast a sweet cotton candy scent!  Yum!


Get more product info here!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Things We Love: The Universalist Multi-Use Stick by W3LL People

universalist all in one makeup stick w3ll people

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a CEO, chances are you are BUSY! Which means it can be hard to carve out time to put on makeup.  That is why we love The Universalist Multi-Use Stick by W3LL People!  This magic color stick is for eyes, cheeks AND lips. In other words, it’s everything WE could ever need all rolled into one! The creamy formula has a satiny smooth, weightless texture – free from all harsh, artificial chemicals and petroleum. So, there’s no heavy, greasy film and no creasing. Label this, GAME CHANGING.
PLUS all W3LL People products are free from: Artificial preservatives, parabens, chemicals, dyes, fragrance, silicone, dimethicone, pthalates, sulphates, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride, nanoparticles and bad mojo. Made in USA with love. Not tested on animals or robots.


Get all the product details here!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Things We Love: Halloween-Inspired Nail Art

We can’t resist some good nail art… especially when it is Halloween themed!  Get into the scary spirit and “dress up” your nails with a fun (or creepy) Halloween-inspired manicure.  We found a few fabulous ideas from spider webs to blood splatter to eye balls!  Check it out …


halloween nail art spider web orange

halloween nail art black white

halloween nail art blood spatter

halloween nail art candy corn

halloween nail art eyes black

halloween nail art skull

Friday, October 25, 2013

Things We Love: Candy Corn Cupcakes

We are officially in the Halloween spirit!  And who wouldn’t be after popping one of these delicious Candy Corn Cupcakes in their mouth?!  How cute and easy are these?  All you need is 3-colors of icing. Piping bags. Chocolate cupcakes. A knife… and VIOLA you’re ready to impress your guests this Halloween!  See below for a photo-tutorial.  (Image source: Fabulous Delicious)


candy corn cupcakes

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Things We Love: Natural Warrior Makeup Sets by W3LL PEOPLE

w3ll people natural warrior makeup kit
Get fierce fast with these Natural Warrior makeup sets curated by W3LL PEOPLE’s Makeup Master, Shirley Pinkson. Choose from three incredible sets: Power Beauty, Pure Beauty, and Urban Beauty.  Each set is comprised of an item for lip, cheek, and eye that enhanced our inner warrior, so of course, we had to share the W3LL love! These eco-friendly sets are ideal for glowing and gifting this season. Label this AMAZING.
See which Warrior kit is perfect for YOU HERE!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Things We Love: Healthy Halloween Treats

We don’t know about you, but around this time of year we start to have a candy overload meltdown! Whether you have children in the house or if you just have a weak spot for the overflowing candy displays at the grocery store, it can be hard to quiet one’s sweet-tooth around Halloween.  So we scared up a few of adorable, easy to make, and healthy (yes, healthy) Halloween-inspired snacks that you can serve to your little ones, or even serve at your adult Halloween party!  Take a look and get ready to satisfy your monster cravings with a guilt free solution …


healthy halloween snack


healthy halloween snack apple mouth marshmallow


healthy halloween snack apple pear skull

healthy halloween snack grapes eyes

healthy halloween snack orange plate

healthy halloween snack pretzel spider

healthy halloween snack veggie skeleton

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Things We Love: Make Up For Ever Pro Finish

make up for ever pro finish foundation

For flawless coverage, we are stuck on Pro Finish by Make Up For Ever! This multi-use powder foundation that allows you to fully customize your finish and coverage level.  It can be used wet or dry; apply it wet for a sheer semi-matte perfection or dry for a full coverage, matte result!  This product delivers smooth coverage with no chalky effect and easily blends for a perfect professional result in just minutes. Plus it corrects and evens the complexion without drying our the skin.

Choose from its wide range of shades to find your perfect match.  Click HERE for more product info!