Beauty, Mother's Day, Natural Beauty

These Sustainable Gifts of Farm to Beauty are Perfect for Mother’s Day

Sustainable Gifts of Farm to Beauty

What is better than gifting Mom on Mother’s Day something she deserves, but to have it be sustainable and a brand that keeps the health of the environment in mind is even more special.

I can go to the local retailer and buy a bunch of beauty products or I can jump online (especially as we avoid the public right now) and buy from Waxing Karma because her products are sustainable and packaged so well they are adorable sustainable gifts to give. Just take a look at the photos in this post!

You can buy single products or gifts and the store at Waxing Karma has anything from delicious honey to lip balms and candles. All of the products are made with honey and honey crystals. Which means the bees are working hard and being cared for and we need our bees for the planets sustainability!

Above is the Gift of Gabby gift set. I love the hand soap and it arrived in a time where we are washing our hands like crazy! My entire bathroom smells amazing with the Lavender Pumice Soap included in this set. Gift of Gabby includes: Sweet Honey Body Scrub, Clarity Dry Mask, Honey Lip Balm, Lavender Pumice Soap and a Honey Lollipop – $42 ORDER HERE

Below is the gift set called, Fit For A Queen. That Wildflower Honey is so delicious. With cold and allergy season, we always keep honey out to use. The Fit For A Queen set includes: Detox Mask, Bee Inspired Honey Body Scrub, Honey Lip Balm, Wildflower Honey and a bowl and spoon for the face mask – $50 ORDER HERE

Another set I love is the I’ll Be Home gift set. The Sweet Lip balms are tinted in 3 different shades of red! I am burning the Pomegranate Cardamon candle as I write this and it smells so good in here! This I’ll Be Home set includes: a Soy Candle, Honey scoop, Honey Jar, Sweet Lips Lip Balm Set and a Honey Lollipop – $50 ORDER HERE

Mom deserves the best (so do our bees), so gift this sustainable Farm to Body gift and with the adorable stamped canvas bags and printed tissue paper it all comes in they are ready to gift from the moment it arrives in the mail. Every piece in each set is truly made with care and quality.

Visit Waxing Kara to see all of the available gifts and products.

Mother's Day

Is A Half Moon Cut Diamond The Right Choice For You? #MothersDay

Choosing presents can be really tricky, especially if it’s for someone dear to you. Many people face a lot of pressure when buying birthday presents. Think of the pressure when choosing jewelry. But, you can never go wrong if you decide to buy a diamond.

You probably know that you have many shapes and sizes to choose from. There are different cuts and colors. So, it might take a while for you to finally decide what you’re going to get. You should take your time in choosing because it’s a quite pricey present you are buying.

Diamonds are most often bought as engagement rings. So, a lot is at stake. You have to get the right one for your partner. Many people spend ages looking for the right choice. It’s only normal. There’s no chance that she will say no if you get her half moon cut diamonds.

What does the jewel look like exactly? 

The half moon cut diamond is often used as a side stone. They complete the overall look of the center stone. You might not even want to look at these rings when you hear the words side stone. You are probably scared to hear the price.

But the truth is that these stones don’t add on the price. This is because the jewels are actually much smaller. So, you could look at all the options in front of you when looking for an engagement ring.  You might even like this one best.

Why are they called half moon?

When looking at some ring, you might not even notice these stones. They are meant to draw attention to the stone in the center. You will see them in a combination with an oval or a round diamond. 

They’ve got a curve on the one side and a straight line on the other. They look like a half moon. So, that is the reason why they’re called that. 

Why should you choose this type of cut?

When you choose an engagement ring, you might overcomplicate things. There is no need for that. So, don’t think too much. You can pick out any type you want. No one can reject a diamond. You should choose this cut because it’s not complicated.

It’s simply beautiful. Apart from the appearance, it’s practical. You can go for a lower clarity rating. You could even get a ring with a lower color grade. In the end, this ring might be more affordable that you thought previously. 

The size of the jewel isn’t that important. But if you want to get a bigger size, then you have to increase the quality. You don’t want it to look mismatched, do you? The price will be higher because of the size and quality. You can see some of the prices here.

Ideal setting

The perfect setting for this type of jewel is a three stone ring. You will definitely see jewelry with this one diamond only. If your partner has a simple style, then this might be the right choice. But many people don’t like it when it’s all alone. So, it’s best if you immediately look for three stones. 

Apart from oval and round stones, you can see them with cushion, emerald and princess diamonds. After all, demilunes are just there to complement the main jewel. As for the setting, you can find them in prong or bezel settings. 

What are the popular choices for engagement rings? 

You definitely have a tough decision in front of you. When you go to the jewelry store, they will tell you which the most popular choices are. People often choose round, princess and oval cuts. If you are interested in the meaning of these jewels, click here: https://www.vogue.com/article/engagement-ring-diamond-cut-style-meaning

The heart diamonds are also quite popular. Who doesn’t like the look of a heart ring? However, it all comes down to your personal choice. You also have to consider your partner’s style. If they are more elegant, you can get them any type you want. 

If your partner has a simpler style, you can easily get them a half cut diamond without a center stone. The jewel on its own is beautiful. The gesture will still be appreciated. No one buys diamonds just for the sake of it. 

What other types are there?

If you don’t like the sound or the look of the half moon, you can always choose another cut. Thankfully, there are other types of diamonds these days. You might have a hard time choosing the right one. 

There are princess, cushion, asscher, triangle, emerald, heart and other cuts. You will have to look at the rings carefully before you decide what to buy. It’s definitely not an easy task to choose an engagement ring. 

Healthy Living, Mother's Day, Non-seasonal

Use Light Therapy All Day Long with Verilux HappyLight® Touch

I was sent product for feature. Opinions are my own

When we bought our new built home the summer of 2017 the first thing we changed was lighting. I replaced every bulb in every socket from ceiling to lamps with 5000K white LED lighting. I love the ambience of clean, white daylight moods in each room.

My new HappyLight® Touch light therapy by Verilux. Bring daylight indoors works by emitting a bright white light that mimics sunlight. Plug it in & get happy even on the go! I love that I can take it with me when working in darker hotel rooms.

  • Full spectrum, UV-free light with clinically proven 10,000 lux intensity.
  • Adjust color from day light to warm white
  • Choose from 3 different brightness levels
  • Sleek, compact & contemporary design
  • Safely bring daylight indoors with LED technology 

Working the light is as simple as touching the sensors. One for light warmth and the other for brightness. The stand is detachable so it is compact enough for carrying it with you for travel.

The HappyLight Touch makes a great gift for the Mom in your life this Mother’s Day. Also available on Amazon.