Wellness | GEM+REMEDY

GEM+REMEDY – For Metaphysical Enhancements

I first discovered Gem+Remedy on instagram and was instantly attracted to the designs. I have always been very fascinated with gemstone healing and have started my own little gemstone collection recently! I was so happy to come across these wonderful bracelets.

Created using the metaphysical theories of color and gemstone therapy, these intention bracelets are handmade in Los Angeles California on 100% Silk Thread, With Real Gemstones, Sterling Silver and Gold Beads.

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After reading about the wonderful intentions of these bracelets, I contacted the owner and she was kind enough to make me my own customized bracelet.

My bracelet is for Health, Grounding, Love + Protection and is made with Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz and Garnet.

  • Amethyst can replenish lost energy eroded by depressive episodes or physical harm. It can also increase your energy levels.
  • Smokey Quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy.
  • Rose Quartz is a stone of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. The high energy of quartz gives rose quartz the property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. Bringing love in to life and daily situations not only brings inner warmth, but it also lowers stress and soothes those around it. Rose quartz is a very happy and loving stone.
  • Garnet is a stone of regeneration and stability.  It is said to bring positive thoughts and be excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance. Garnet can boost the entire system’s energy and remove negative energy from the chakras. It is said to be stabilizing in that it can bring order to chaos whether internal or external.

These bracelets attract to the wearer different energetic properties the gemstones and silk colors possess. All bracelets come packaged in apothecary glass bottles with all their info printed on the label so you’ll never forget what energies you’re drawing in! a portion of all profits go to LA women’s shelters.

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I find great comfort in wearing this bracelet throughout my day, especially in times of high-anxiety which I have been recently struggling with. It also looks so beautiful with other pieces of jewelry and I find myself stopping to look at the beautiful bright colors which instantly brightens my mood.

Tip: I find that when I am having a panic attack or feeling very stressed, rubbing each stone helps to relieve some anxiety and help to distract my thoughts and aim my attention to the healing energies of the stones.

Note: make sure to always wash your gemstones after use as they can carry negative energy and anxiety in them. I wash mine under running water although there are many ways to wash your stones!

You can check out all of the beautiful bracelets designed for different desires and needs on the Gem+Remedy website. You can also ask for your own customized bracelet!

Love & Blessings,

Britanie

Outfit Of The Day & Body Acceptance

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Happy November!! I’ve said before; I love the crisp fall air and I love autumn fashion. I’ve done “outfit of the day” posts randomly in the past, but recently I’ve been more inspired than ever. I’ve received emails from women who’ve shared with me that they look up to me for promoting my curvy figure. It really struck a chord with me and made me think about how extremely important it is for all healthy women to embrace their bodies and curves.

There was a period of time where I was very uncomfortable in my body. I fought with an eating disorder for a few years. About five years ago I decided to give up worrying about weight and label size and to really start focusing on health, love & acceptance. I’ve finally learned to accept the skin I am in and to work with what I have while still always striving to become a stronger, healthier person.

I will never be stick thin, it’s just not in my bones. And you know what? That’s okay. I don’t need to be skinny, thin or “average” by fashion standards. I just need to be me. I tried once to fit into the mainstream modeling world of “standards” and it left me looking frail and feeling constantly obsessed with all things weight. Whatever size or shape you are; love yourself and treat your body well. There are so many more important things in life than striving to be thin. I say, embrace your individuality. It makes life far more interesting, don’t you think? No two leaves are the same….just saying! They are each spectacular works of art!

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

  • Blazer / Old Navy
  • Peplum Turquoise Top / A&E
  • A&E Hi-Rise Jeggings / A&E
  • Rings / Urban Outfitters and BCBG
  • Bag / Thrifted
  • Necklace and Earrings / Claire’s
  • Boots / Marshall’s
  • Sunglasses / Target
  • Nailpolish / OPI “Cuckoo For This Color”
  • RMS Beauty Lipshine in “Moment”

What are your thoughts on body image? Do you like this outfit and post? Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments!

xoxo,

Britanie

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Look Of The Day: Cozy in Turquoise, Pleats and Faux Leather

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I haven’t done a  fashion post in quite some time but I am definitely going to be doing more. My favorite part of this look is actually the butterfly bracelet I am wearing. It was a vintage find and treasured gift that I love so very much. This outfit is perfect for my favorite season ~ Fall.  It’s comfortable and cozy. The pants I am wearing were thrifted and have pockets and pleats which make them super comfortable and great for a casual day look. They are also high-waisted, so I always wear a tank top tucked in.

I wore a Faux leather jacket with this look and a tank top underneath. Of course I matched my nails with my bracelet :) I absolutely love this color. Have you noticed how turquoise the sky is in Autumn? The pants are made of rayon and don’t wrinkle. I’m not one for ironing if I don’t have to.

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Outfit & Makeup Details

Faux Leather Jacket: Thrifted

Pants: Thrifted

Scarf & Hat: H&M

Bracelet: Vintage Find

Nails: Julep “Robin”

Makeup: Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner in Raven, Ilia Beauty Arabian Knights Tinted Lip Conditioner, Alima Pure Eyeshadows in Vanilla, Fleur and Aubergine.

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Do you like this look? What is your idea of a cozy outfit? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Look Of The Day | Burgundy Bohemian

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I’ve said it a million times before and I will say it a million times again: Fall is my favorite season. I love to change up the colors I wear and darker lips are definitely in right now. I came up with this really easy vampy look using only a handful of beauty products, a hat and some handmade lotus jewelry. This look is very relaxed (yet glamorous) and easy to achieve. Perfect for day or night. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I hope you all enjoy it! I love darker lips for Fall and have my eye on the limited release of Diabolique from RMS Beauty. I also really want to try Ink Pot from Ilia Beauty. You can’t go wrong with Purple’s and Red’s in Fall!

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How can you not absolutely love Fall? The leaves, the colors, the feeling in the air…. It’s just perfect.

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What I Used For This Look:

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Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer SPF15

I love this tinted moisturizer because it sinks into the skin fast and doesn’t leave over any white cast. It also has just enough coverage.

W3LL People Narcissist Foundation + Concealer Stick

I used this as a concealer under my eyes on redness around my nose.

W3LL People Universalist Stick in “Creamy Peony”

Used on the apples of my cheeks. This is such a flattering shade for any skin tone. Adds the perfect amount of flush to the cheeks.

RMS Beauty Cream Shadows in “Seduce” and “Magnetic”

I used Seduce (an earthy brown) all over the lid and up to the browbone and blended out. I then added Magnetic (a taupe/silver shadow with a hint of mauve) on the inner part of my lid and to the outer crease. I like to apply these cream shadows with my fingers first and then lightly blend with a fluffy brush.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

I keep finding more uses for this product. For this look I used Living Luminizer in the inner corners of both eyes and right underneath my browbone. I also added a tiny bit down the bridge of my nose and at the highest part of my cheeks to add a beautiful glow.

MAC Brow Set in Show-Off

Definitely -not- natural in any way but a very good eyebrow product. This is a gel that is easy to brush on and literally makes your eyebrows stay in place all day. I have yet to find a natural dupe for this or for Anastasia Brow products but am on the hunt!

Burt’s Bees Lipgloss in “Starry Night”

I am very much impressed with these lipglosses. This color is so gorgeous, especially for Fall. It has subtle shimmer and is very build-able.

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What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of darker shades of Lipstick? What looks are you loving for Fall?

xoxo,

Britanie

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Look Of The Day | Pretty In Purples: Violet, Magenta and Mauve

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With the Fall season being oh-so-close, I’m bringing out my #1 favorite color in the world: Purple! This beautiful range of purple hues seem to awaken my complexion. Take a look at the trio of beauty products I accidentally put together…I can’t believe how they work so complimentary. The funny thing is when I wear purple, I feel physically  better. I thought it was perhaps a coincidence, until I realized that the corresponding gemstones that aid the Crown Chakra include amethyst! Purple – The Crown Chakra connects one with the infinite consciousness. Opening this chakra will help tap into a deep spiritual understanding.

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Essie Nail Polish – Big Spender

Ilia Beauty Lipstick – Neon Angel

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush – Lovely

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I only have a small sample of the Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Lovely that I ordered from Spirit Beauty Lounge so I didn’t feature it in the photo above but I do plan to purchase the full size version as I am so in love with it and I honestly can’t get enough of these three colors together.

Note: I have been receiving comments in regards to Essie not being cruelty-free. While 90%+ of the products I use are cruelty-free, I have never claimed to -only- use cruelty-free products, though that is my ultimate goal. I was under the impression that Essie was a CF brand and I do not plan to purchase any more products from the brand if this is the case. I found a very similar polish shade by Kure Bazaar here that would possibly work as a dupe for Big Spender.

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Do you like this makeup look? Do you ever wear Purple colors? let me know your thoughts in the comments!

xoxo,

Britanie

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HudieFly Marilyn Monroe-Themed Fashion Post + Giveaway!

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For today’s fashion post I am so excited to be collaborating with the brand HudieFly. I was originally lured in by their large collection of Marilyn Monroe items as I have loved Marilyn since I was very young and have quite a large collection of memorabilia. I was more than excited to team up with this brand after learning more about their background, their goals and the meaning behind the name which also resonated with me so much as I have an affinity for butterflies.

Hudiefly, taken from “hudie,” which means butterfly in Mandarin Chinese, intertwines the designer’s love and fascination of the ideals and beauty that is behind a butterfly’s metamorphosis, which signifies a woman’s life journey. Each season is inspired by timelessness, comfort, and subtle sensuality rather than trend.

These shirts (and tank top) are all hand screen printed, made with modal cotton and are so comfortable!

HudieFly is also celebrating summer by offering a Lovely Summer Giveaway, including a tote valued at over $100.00! Read below for more details on how to enter!

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Marilyn – The Tee - $25.00 USD

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“To become a butterfly… at last, crawling out of her warm and confining chrysalis, emerging into a new, bright, seemingly limitless space, spreading those striking, colorful wings, flying towards the light of the sun, freely, purposefully, joyfully… even if for just a brief moment, the metamorphosis is complete, she flies away, towards the light, towards her destiny…her destiny realized.”

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Hudiefly was created in 2012 by brand founder Lingfei (Jasmine) Zhou with the intention of creating a glamorous, bohemian line with a social conscience.  In addition to using environmentally friendly materials whenever possible in their designs, at least 10% of Hudiefly’s profits go to support various foundations such as the ACODO Orphanage, Cambodia, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, the Humane Society and etc.

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Marilyn Forever -$25.00 USD

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Hudiefly stands firmly on the principle that being socially responsible and giving back is glamorous.

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Marilyn – The Goddess Tank$25.00 USD

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HUDIEFLY GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

To qualify to win, you must:

  1. Like HudieFly on Facebook
  2. Share the giveaway post on your wall
  3. Tell your friends to like the shared link

The contest lasts until July 7th and the winner will be determined based on how many likes they receive for their posted shared link!

good luck!!


xoxo,

Britanie

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Outfit Of The Day | ♡ Spring is in the air and Butterflies are in my hair.

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Today was absolutely gorgeous outside. I love the bright colors that Spring brings along. The flowers are all in bloom and the cold weather is finally gone. I was inspired to put this outfit together after receiving a few beautiful head pieces from Roses and Lemons. The lovely owner, Cecil Marie, specifically made this beautiful Butterfly hair piece for me and I am so in love with it. I love butterflies and the colors are so perfect for Spring. I combined the colorful hair piece with a beautiful eco-friendly purple agate pendant with vintage rhinestone brooch necklace by The Hemp Butterfly which just added more beautiful pops of colors to this look. Both of these pieces are handmade and you can find them on Etsy(info will be linked below). I think they blended so perfectly together :) I decided to go light with my makeup since the majority of the color is in my outfit but I opted for a bright pink lipbalm that I think complimented the colors very well!

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Outfit Details:

Butterfly Hair Piece by Roses and Lemons | Necklace by The Hemp Butterfly | Dress and Jean Jacket by Target | Sweet Violet Tinted Lip Balm by Burt’s Bees | American Beauty Nail Polish by Priti NYC  | Eyeshadows and Blush by Alima Pure.

xoxo,

Britanie

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Outfit of The Day | Pocahontas in polka dots and new puppy!

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Yesterday was a magical day in my own enchanted little forest that I am lucky enough to now call my home. My best friend Natasha came by and we had a few cups of tea, lots of guacamole and chips and spent much time in the garden and the backyard taking in the beautiful views and taking photos together. Natasha was styled in a beautiful retro outfit and I was sporting the more bohemian look. Instead of clashing in photos together which we thought would end up happening, we were actually surprised at how well the photos came out of us together. She nicknamed my look “Pocahontas” because of my accessories :)

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This dress is so comfortable and I love the flower print on the bottom half and the polka dots on the top of this. I had to wear leggings because it’s been chilly here in New York but I am hoping for warmer weather soon! I think this dress is cute with leggings and boots and would also look great with just a pair of flip flops! I can’t wait to wear more cute dresses this Spring!

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Outfit Details:

  • Jacket and Dress | Target
  • Headband and Bracelets | Claire’s
  • Necklace | Gift from Natasha
  • Ring | Thrifted

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This is our new puppy, Tianna. She is almost 11 weeks old and only 1.7lbs and is full of so much love. I absolutely adore her!

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I hope you all are having a beautiful day and don’t forget to check out the current giveaway that’s happening on my blog!

xoxo,

Britanie

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Face of The Day and dinner in the city with friends

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I wanted to get dolled up to go into the city on Saturday night for dinner to meet up with one of my very best friends in the whole world, Nour. We met online a little more than two years ago and became close instantly. We have skyped and talked a million times but to actually see her in person was such an amazing experience. I felt instantly comfortable and we had such a blast. Matthew and I drove into the city to meet up with Nour and her boyfriend Miguel who is so sweet and hilarious! It’s always a bonus when your friends other halves get along so well. We had such great conversations and every now and then me and Nour would leave the boys at the table to go into the bathroom and take photos together haha

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Nour and Me posing outside of Lilli & Loo in Manhattan. They have an entire gluten-free menu which I was so excited to try out. The food was delicious but the company was the best of all.

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shameless photoshoot in the bathroom

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We are seriously so similar it’s almost a little eerie (but in the best way possible).

I love this girl like crazy.

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My man and me.

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Outfit and Makeup Details:

xoxo,

Britanie

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Fashion Friday | Wildlife Works — Fashion That Saves Wildlife

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This week I humbly bring you the wonderful and inspiring Wildlife Works. I originally started corresponding with Wildlife Works and was sent this amazing shirt more than a few months ago but have been so busy with moving to a new house and organizing that it took me awhile to get these photos up. I decided to pair this outfit with some beautiful handmade and eco-friendly jewelry from the lovely The Hemp Butterfly who I recently mentioned on my blog. The weather is finally starting to get warmer and it was so beautiful out today.

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I love to be able to feature unique, beautiful and creative things and it’s an added bonus and honor when the brand and product I am featuring is going to a wonderful cause.

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Wildlife Works is Consumer Powered Conservation In Action.

*Protecting + Wildlife + Forests + Community since 1997
I am humbled to model a shirt that is not only one of the most comfortable and cutest shirts I own but that is also helping the wildlife. I want to spread the word about how important it is to get involved with companies who genuinely care about what they are doing and who have a passion for something that goes much deeper than just creating clothes for style purposes.
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They have so many amazing selections from t-shirts to sweaters. I plan to purchase this shirt next! You can wear Wildlife Works clothes proudly, knowing that any amount of money you spent on the clothes are going to help the wildlife! It’s a great way to do good while also wanting to look fashionable :)
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I wanted to show that you can wear this shirt multiple ways. I like to tuck it into high-waisted skirts or leave it out – it really depends on what look you are going for. I also like to wear this shirt with black leggings or skinny jeans!
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Textile Triangle Oversized Tee – $48.00

The Textile Triangle Tee mimics the intricate aesthetic of traditional North African metal-thread embroidery, which is used in places like Tunisia to sew costumes for weddings and other ceremonies. 100% organic cotton and carbon neutral. Cut and sewn in Kenya, screen printed in San Francisco.

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About:

Wildlife Works first project was their wildlife reserve in Kenya, the 80,000-acre Rukinga Wildlife sanctuary, which is now the heart of their 500,000 acre Kasigau Corridor REDD project that protects an entire wildlife corridor between Tsayo East and West National Parks. This flagship wilderness projects now employs over 300 employees that includes rangers, land managers, seamstresses and greenhouse workers, all hired locally.

Wildlife Works’ EcoFactory (carbon neutral, of course) itself now employs over 50 local women and 5 local men who make their organic cotton fashion collection and other sustainable private label lines. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, they are also building schools, funding scholarships, improving agricultural practices, providing health care and adding to the betterment of the community as a whole. These jobs have radically changed the way the local community views wildlife. Before Wildlife Works, they saw wildlife as either bush meat or money. They were poaching, clear-cutting and rapidly destroying their natural environment. With Wildlife Works, they can earn enough to feed their families and send their children to school without killing wildlife or destroying their environment. The wildlife has become an asset to them worth much more alive than dead. The poaching has stopped and the animals are returning.

Mission:

Wildlife Works’ mission is to harness the power of the global consumer to create innovative and sustainable solutions for wildlife conservation.

How You Can Help:

When you buy a Wildlife Works product, you become an agent for conservation. You’re wearing the brand that says you won’t sit quietly by while the last wild things in the last wild places disappear forever. We invite you to explore our world where wildlife thrives when you buy. Whether you buy Eco-friendly fashion or carbon credits, Wildlife Works turns all of your dollars into programs for saving endangered and threatened wildlife and preserving forests around the glove.

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It’s a win-win where everyone benefits: wild animals +trees + the planet + local communities + you. Learn more about how you are helping save forests and wildlife around the world at www.wildlifeworks.com

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Visit Wildlife Works Website | Like on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

xoxo,

Britanie

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