Every once in a while it’s good to be proved wrong. This week’s Crush and Covet and all its odes to love in different forms, is proof that we do need beauty and sparkly things and all things smart to fill us with happy feelings. I stand corrected. Now go out and spread some love; someone, somewhere needs it and will thank you for it.
Candace Derickx – I had never heard of a Tiare flower until I landed in Tahiti; the scent is intoxicating. I wore one in my hair the entire time I was there. When it came time to leave, I knew that scent would always take me back, so I stocked up on Monoi Tiare Oil on the way out. I’ve been wearing it religiously everyday since I returned. My concern was what would I do when I ran out? It’s not like I can take a weekend trip to The Islands of Tahiti to stock up. Thankfully, I’ve found a way to have it shipped to me straight from the islands. If you’re looking for a new scent, you won’t regret this purchase.
Sharon DeVellis – Well, we’re full on into winter and if the snow currently falling outside my window is any clue, there’s no signs of letting up. But being a dog walker means I have to be outside no matter what because those pups need exercise. Enter fleeced-lined leggings. Think leggings but leggings that hug your legs with warm fuzziness. I slip these babies on underneath my regular sweatpants and spending four hours outside is a no brainer. Run, don’t walk, to get yourself a pair.
Nicole MacPherson – Valentine’s Day is a celebration of hearts and love and all things pink and sparkly – unless you are in Pleasantville, because we shun such silliness around here, with all the serious and shocking things going on in the world. Well, except for me. I can’t help myself; I love hearts, pink, sparkles, and, well, I love love. So I’m coveting this fabulous parachute top from Peace Love World. After all, what the world needs now is love, sweet love. Plus, this would look great with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings.
Laureen Farnam – It’s no surprise to anyone that I am a fan of WE and all the things they do for the global community. From the down in the actual dirt building of schools and community centres across the globe to the incredibly awe inspiring WE Day events here in North America, the WE Movement is an amazing thing. That being said, I *was* surprised when I saw these delightfully punny, science inspired Valentine’s Day Rafikis pop up on the WE Facebook page a few weeks ago. ME + ME to WE = TLA. I need all of them. Chemistry FTW!
Glynis Ratcliffe – Yesterday, I saw my naturopath, whom I’ve been going to with my husband for 5 years now. She has been with me through all sorts of challenging and wonderful times, and right now, she’s helping me move away from feeling disgusted at my current larger size. She keeps telling me that how I talk to myself is key to the transformation process, and I know she’s right. We worked on some power words that I’m going to use, despite a bit of eye-rolling on my part, and then she gave me this little ring to wear. To remind me that love for myself comes first, in the transformation process. I’m keeping it on and looking at it periodically, and it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.