Check Out These Mood-Boosting Essentials Made BY Women FOR Women

Now more than ever we need to think about empowering ourselves, and the women around us, whether they are friends or family members, near or far, we need each other right now.


March is Women's History Month (in case you forgot), which is the best time to celebrate women, and all that women have accomplished around the globe. I've rounded up products from companies founded by women, who definitely deserve extra support right about now.


Whether you want to send an "I'm thinking of you" gift to a friend or relative, or you just want to do something nice for yourself (because let's face it, we could all use a nice little gift from me to me), I've got you covered with this curated collection of goodies that are sure to boost your mood and put a smile on your face.



Potion 23: Playful modern prints, and bespoke hand embroidery for an individual flair. These Turbands are functional fashion. Didn't get your roots done? Turband. Working out and want to keep the hair out of your face? Turband. Want to look cute in your makeup tutorial video? Turband. Want to look chic and casual? Turband! No matter who you are, you need a Turband in your life! With multiple prints, colors, and patterns, you can't go wrong. Designer and founder Victoria Cates has a passion for vintage fashion, unique prints, and wearable silhouettes.



tease tea: Founder Sheena Brady Started blending teas in her condo 7 years ago. Now tease tea is a million-dollar award-winning company. tease tea is sourced from sustainably grown and managed gardens. Through their ChariTea program, a portion of the proceeds from every purchase supports programs that are dedicated to women’s empowerment. From shelters to startups, tease tea has contributed over $150K in product and financial support to date. All of their teas are free of gluten, GMO and wheat with no artificial flavouring.  My favorite tea is the new Self Care Elixir made with the South African Moringa plant. I feel more calm and relaxed when I drink it- makes a great gift too!





Makeup Geek: Marlena Stell, founder of Makeup Geek, was a music teacher turned Beauty You Tuber. Marlena founded Makeup Geek to offer high-quality, highly pigmented products at affordable prices. These products are amazing and I especially love the foiled eyeshadows! If you are an aspiring You Tuber, these are great and affordable products to get you started. All Makeup Geek makeup is professional quality AND cruelty free, and the palettes are customizable.




Viking Beauty Secrets: Create an at-home spa day with these Cosmos Certified Organic products from the lands of Northern Europe. Founder Eha Urbsalu has been working hard to create a certified organic Nordic Skincare brand using berries native to Northern Europe that can survive temps as cold as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. It is the perfect skincare for extreme weather changes (heat/cold), and for mature skin too! I'm especially fond of the face scrub with Icelandic volcanic sand and rowanberries. My skin looks so bright and fresh!




TRUWOMEN: These are the best tasting Vegan protein bars I've ever had (my fave is red velvet!). Stephanie Pyatt and Erica Groussman founded these indulgent yet nutritious bars for women because they understand women. Their company ensures that there are females in leadership positions, equal pay, and only work with vendors who do the same. And can we talk about the ingredient list? Non GMO Verified, Vegan Certified, No Sugar Alcohols, Gluten Free Certified, No Soy, No Dairy, Kosher Certified. With fun flavors and health benefits, you can literally have your "cake" and eat it too with TRUWOMEN protein bars.



Beautology Lab: Self-care is essential right now! Treat yourself (or your bestie) to the REFRESH + REVITALIZE 24K GOLD COLLAGEN EYE MASKS from Beautology Lab. These super hydrating eye masks improve dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. I can attest to the fact that my eyes had an "awakened glow" after a 15 minute treatment. Karina Moises founded Beautology Lab to fulfill her passion of bringing health and wellness to skincare to deliver clean, sustainable, inclusive and accessible skin nutrition that doesn't disrupt our health. These eye masks are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and artificial dyes & fragrances.





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