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An Anti-Aging Wonder: Fountain of Truth Beauty

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I could not be more proud of my dear friend, Giuliana, for using her story for good in so many ways. One of which is her most recently launched skincare line called Fountain of Truth. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, G was unable to find a clean skincare line that treated the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, and other skin issues. So, she created her own! It has been extra sweet to watch how personal this process has been for her + how much care she has put into creating it.

Reasons why I personally love FOT:

  • The Fountain of Truth formulas contain Super Bio-Ferment technology of clean, safe, gentle, and highly effective, fermented, skin-loving botanical ingredients.
  • The use of fermented ingredients: efficacy and potency of ingredients may be increased when they are fermented because they can be “broken down” into smaller molecules to help improved the appearance of skin’s surface.
  • It uses smaller molecules, which can allow for more skin penetration, hydration, and soothing. Not to mention, fermentation can also help the nutrient density and concentration of skin-loving ingredients. All this makes for a gentle, yet effective formula to help to improve texture, tone, dryness, and the appearance of fine lines.
  • A few of the ingredients:
    • Wakame Seaweed has powerful antioxidant benefits.
    • Iron, Magnesium, Copper and Silicon get fermented and play important roles in helping skin look and feel healthy.
    • Zinc is an important antioxidant for the skin.

P.S. This is the cutest present ever for the holidays!

 

 

The Gift of Clean Cleaning

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We know what you must be thinking- the gift of clean cleaning doesn’t sound very appealing for a Christmas gift, right? Well, we say wrong! Cleaning our homes is a daily aspect of our lives and doing it with clean products is so important. Branch Basics’ concentrate and refillable bottles have been truly life-changing for us, so we want to share that with people on our gifting list this year!

Their concentrate is crafted with completely pure ingredients, causing it to be totally safe and free of toxins. This is the only cleaning solution I use for our home! It gives me such peace of mind. I have had the joy to get to know their founders and they are such wonderful, kind people with a serious passion for toxin-free living.

Eliminating as many toxins as possible in our homes helps our bodies and minds be as healthy as possible, as we were originally made, and not filled-up or so affected by harsh chemicals that affect our nervous system and so much more. By removing toxic products from our homes, like chemically-based cleaning solutions, we can help our bodies be restored to a more pure state.

This holiday season we invite you to think again about giving clean cleaning products. Branch Basics seriously makes for an amazing wellness gift (as we mentioned in our Gift Guide), one that keeps giving daily through the year. Thank you, Branch Basics, for creating such a pure product!

WHAT I’M WEARING:

Turtleneck | Denim | Sunnies | Booties (c/o)

images: Felicia Lasala

 

Wellness Gift Guide: 30 Gifts to Give

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It’s that time! Our official 2018 holiday gift guide is here. Introducing the LSK Wellness Gift Guide: 30 Gifts to Give.  If you are part of our email list, you received it last week and have probably already gotten a head-start on shopping. As we talked about in a recent post, we are taking gift-giving very intentionally this holiday season and gifting wellness-focused items that are good for one’s body, mind, and soul! Scroll down for 30 wellness gifts. Enjoy! xo

For the…

ready-to-go-clean person in your life! A pre-shop to my subscription program: Clean Sweep for a discounted price- limited time only!

essential oil lover with a tense jaw/tension headaches: H. Gillerman Jaw Clenching Remedy

cleaning queen that you just adore: Branch Basics Starter Kit

cozy homebody who wants organic cotton sheets: The Citizenry Sheet Set

spa lover and self-pamper pro: Primally Pure Spa Kit

baking champ and sweet-tooth friend: Sweet Laurel Cookbook

friend interested in gut health & all things keto: Dr. Cole’s Ketotarian Book

deep sleeper who loves their beauty sleep: Slip silk pillowcase + sleep mask

all celery juice fans:  Breville Juicer

that smoothie-every-morning person:  Vitamix blender + plant-based straws

DIY almond milk lover: Nut milk bag + glass milk bottle

crazy for organic coffee friend:  Glass french press

cook-at-home type of person: Le Creuset cast iron skillet

hostess or host of the year: Le Creuset dutch oven

on-the-go friend or fitness guru: LifeFactory glass water bottle

beauty queen with the best hair: Dyson hair dryer

person who cares about air quality in their home: Molekule Air Purifier

lover of clean beauty products + a good natural glow: rms bronzer + bronzer brush

fans of baths, detoxing, and smooth skin: Dry brush + body butter

one who has been searching for a good sustainable wine: Scout & Cellar wine

 

girlfriend with that beautiful long hair: Aquis hair turban + mason pearson comb

lover of fresh flowers and home decor: Farm girl wreath

the one who cares about recycling and reducing plastic: Everlane ReNew collection

those who are always on their phones: Radiation blockers as stocking stuffers

the plant lady or guy in your life: Snake plant

essential oil lover: This diffuser + Young Living Essential Oils

on-to-go girl who still wants great hair: Stranded dry shampoo & shhhowercap

person who loves a good detoxing soak session: Pursoma bath soak

girl who loves clothing made with sustainable fabrics: All Things Reformation

lover of a great face mask/cleansing cream: Honey Mud by May Lindstrom

Gifts Guided By The Heart

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Hey friends,

With gift giving season in full effect, we are preparing for the festivities with an excited heart, clear mind, and grounded feet! Meaning, we want to enjoy all the fun while keeping the true meaning of the season in mind. This means gift shopping with intention, quality over quantity, and refraining from getting swept up in the gift shopping craziness. Turning into a crazy-lady chasing down the next deal isn’t our best look, and we say that from experience 🙂

When gifts are guided by the heart, we believe they serve to bring joy, comfort, peace, and happiness to the person on the receiving end. The gift will be useful instead of another “thing” to add to their collection of “things”! Something that helps me gift well is to keep track of when I think of or see the possible “perfect gift” for someone. Writing these ideas down throughout the year helps with intentionality and purpose when it comes to gift shopping.

This year specifically, we are focusing on wellness gifts for everyone on our list. For example…a juicer to promote celery juicing, linen bedding sets that last, skincare from Primally Pure, cleaning sets from Branch Basics, a cookbook for baked goods made healthy, and so much more.

The LSK Wellness Gift Guide will go out to email subscribers this Friday and will be live on the blog next week! We hope that it will help guide you on the gift shopping journey and make for a calm, healthy, happy experience for all! xo.

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Wellness-Focused Sales

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Let the gifting craziness begin! Wishing you peace and calm to navigate all the deals out there. We will have a post next week about our gifting approach, so more on this later, but we invite you to take all the sales with stride and gift intentionally and thoughtfully, with so much love! Below are a few wellness-focused sales that we are loving on this Black Friday. xo

Branch Basics

*20% off all starter kits! Code: HOLIDAYGIFT20

Primally Pure 

Receive a free deodorant with purchases over $60

or 15% off with LSK15 

Follain 

20% off everything! Code: GETCLEAN / they sell ursa major, may lindstrom, and more!

Anthropologie 

30% off everything- a few clean brands they have: rms, h. gillerman organics, ilia beauty, + juice beauty!

The Citizenry

*For every $150 a customer spends with The Citizenry on Black Friday, 1 girl goes back to school in India.

Sage Wellness

20% off everything!

images: Stefanie Johnson (@stefannagram on IG) 

Thanksgiving Family Traditions

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Hi guys!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday spent relaxing and having fun with friends and family. It is such a special, cozy time of the year. When it comes to Thanksgiving family traditions, being home in Dallas, TX first comes to mind! The day before Thanksgiving (AKA, today) our whole family is cooking and baking all day – it may be my favorite day of the year! We always plan the Thanksgiving meal plan a few weeks before, and then we go for it in the kitchen on Wednesday.

Every Thanksgiving morning, we wake up in our PJs and watch the parade.  You can guarantee that we will be drinking celery juice while watching! Since we are in Dallas, we go for a long walk almost every day, but specifically on Thanksgiving, we go for a walk to the park in the neighborhood and play football! It’s been a long standing tradition and it is so so fun. But on that Wednesday of cooking, we are in our PJs all day long and most of the day on Thanksgiving 🙂

We also have people over Thanksgiving eve for dinner that had no where to go for the holiday – usually it is close family friends that are not spending it with their kids that year because they are with the in laws or we have single friends over who couldn’t go home to see their family. It is extra special and always such a blast!

When it comes to the menu, we honestly always look up new recipes each year. They are all nutrition filled and extra healthy but so delicious! This year, these are a few things we are planning on:

A massive salad

A smoked tenderloin in the oven all day

A pastured turkey

Roasted sweet potatoes

A yummy veggie of some sort

Dessert from the Sweet Laurel cookbook this year

Homemade bread

This Thanksgiving Day I specifically want to say a prayer for California. It has been such a tough time recently for the State that Jason and I call home between the shooting and the wildfire, and we are thinking of the individuals and families who are walking through loss and pain right now. Praying that God’s comfort, love, and strength covers you every moment of each day.

With love,

Lo.

OUTFIT: tee | pants (c/o Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive Clothing Line)

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