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March 28, 2017

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Welcome To Boketto Wellness

Happy Tuesday, friends! Y'all know I'm all about #communityovercompetition and promoting people and brands I truly love and believe in, which is why I'm so excited to talk about Boketto Wellness

I found Boketto Wellness (@bokettowellness) while scrolling through Instagram one day, and I fell in love with their feed and all the natural products they carry. The owner Jelena and I connected at The Brunch Market where I ooohed and ahhhed over her selection of products and was so excited to hear about the grand opening this past Sunday. 

Being the product junkie I am, I was interested in learning about the different brands and items Boketto carried in store. Little did I know, there was so much more hidden behind their dreamy storefront. 

Moon Juice is one of the many supplement brands Boketto Wellness carries

Boketto Wellness is more than just your go-to for all things natural. It is a modern apothecary with holistic services. Jelena and her team have backgrounds in either acupuncture or massage, and they offer nutrition and herb support as well, making them a one stop shop for all things healing and restorative for you mind, body, and soul. 

These ladies truly thought of everything when it came to the creation of their business. They plan to stock the herbs or supplements recommended for patients or customers, and if you need an idea for how to incorporate them into your diet, their checkout wall features an array of cookbooks to tell you just how. You'll also find books on meditation and self-love, you know... the essentials. They even feature an elixir bar to keep you glowing from the inside out! 

samples of Salted Maple Reishi Granola

raw rose petal chocolate made with Sun Potion cacao and Moon Juice Spirit Dust

It's inspiring to see places like this in RVA. I love seeing others embrace a life full of wellness and positivity, and I'm grateful for the ladies at Boketto Wellness for bringing just that to our city. 

If you haven't yet, stop by and visit the space and tell them I sent you! Boketto Wellness is located at 106 N. Vine St. Floor 1, Richmond, VA. 

 

March 21, 2017

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Spring Skincare Prep

First, a huge thank you from me and the rest of the Mac’s Smack team to all of you who read our first blog post last week! I love being able to connect with the amazing people who follow our brand, and I’m so grateful for every single one of you. Now, grab a body brush and get ready to talk skin care with us!

With yesterday being the first day of spring, I’m ready to start prepping my skin for warmer temperatures. How ‘bout y’all? One of my favorite ways to transition my skin from the dry, cold winter days to sunny seasons is exfoliation, and today we’re covering two easy methods you can try at home.

I’ll confess that I don’t use this first method as often as I should, but when I do I notice such a difference in my skin. Dry body brushing may sound familiar to you or it may sound like a celebrity only treatment found at a spa, but once I learned more about it I was shocked at how easy and effective it is. Using a soft bristle body brush like mine pictured from EcoTools, brush upward using long strokes starting from the tops of your feet all the way to your chest where you’ll want to brush in counter-clockwise circular motions. This technique promotes lymphatic drainage, which releases toxins from the body, and increases vascular blood circulation. Daily dry body brushing rids the body of dead skin cells, leaving your skin smoother, brighter, and more absorbent for my usual post-shower body butter. Another great advantage of dry body brushing is the possible diminished appearance of cellulite in some due to distribution and break down of toxins in the body’s fat cells. I try to brush every morning before I shower to prepare and energize my skin for the day.

If you aren’t sold on the idea of dry body brushing, don’t worry I was skeptical at first too, but there is another easy option for you. I formulated the Elevate Body Polish to gently scrub rough, dry skin and reveal smoother, hydrated skin. My decision to create this scrub with a coffee base wasn’t just a nod to my favorite morning drink. The caffeine helps reduce inflammation, and the antioxidants rejuvenate your skin. I love adding this exfoliation routine in about once or twice a week to keep my skin glowing. You can reveal your glow by picking up a jar of the Elevate Body Polish at one of our local stockists or for sale on our website!

How are you embracing spring? We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

March 14, 2017

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Welcome To Smack Talk Tuesday

Welcome to the first installment of Smack Talk Tuesday! We're so excited to share more of Mac's Smack with y'all through these blog posts, and what better way to kick off our first post than with the story behind the business. 

It all started with a love of lip products and a vision for a more natural way of life. I've always been a sucker for girly products and pretty packaging, but it was the birth of my first son that made me reconsider the quality of the products used in our home and on our bodies. After making this positive lifestyle change for my own family, I was motivated to select clean but powerful ingredients to create socially-conscious products for everyone. We've since expanded from a simple lip balm to cleansing oils and body scrubs, and this is only just the beginning. 

I love that our business is small (for now), but don't let our size fool you. Every creation we release took years of research, trial and error, and serious love. The Mac's Smack team and I are beyond grateful for the beautiful, sometimes challenging journey and every minute of hard work and dedication that helped us create this brand. We hope our products resonate with you and you love them as much as we do! 

Thank you for joining us for our first blog post. Be sure to check back next Tuesday for more Smack Talk! 

xoxo, 

McKenzie