If you ask me, blowouts are among life’s greatest luxuries. Sure, a full-on spa day is also a treat, but it requires both a larger time and financial commitment. On the flip side, there’s always 45 minutes open somewhere on your calendar, which is exactly how long it takes to receive a blowout at SALON by milk + honey. From the head massage to the light-airy hairstyle, I always leave the salon fully relaxed and feeling 10/10 confident. I’ve done quite a bit of R+D to develop tricks that extend the post-blowout feeling and I’m here to share what works for my hair.
Mercury finally turned direct yesterday — time to celebrate! Things should feel less out-of-whack in the coming weeks, particularly when it comes to technology and communication. While we’re not out of the woods yet (post-retrograde is real), allow yourself time to reflect on the lessons taught by Mercury Retrograde. Are you ready to pencil in a digital detox? Did a miscommunication reveal perspectives you hadn’t previously considered? This is the perfect time to turn inward and hold yourself accountable.
Try approaching goals on a monthly basis. What are a few things you’d like to accomplish in August? Meditate on it, write it down on paper, and keep the goals somewhere visible. (Think: bathroom mirror, on your desk, bookmarked in your journal, or by your bed.) Check in with your goals throughout the month to make sure you’re on track. Remember to use a positive and encouraging tone with yourself. Only had time to pencil in 15 minutes of meditation instead of a yoga class? That’s better than nothing andtomorrow’s a new day.
This new moon brings a shake-up — whether that be a break-up or breakthrough. It’s an ideal time to turn over a new leaf or start something you’ve been putting off. Start that blog. Apply to your dream job. Make that dating profile. It’s Leo season after all.
Remember to practice patience during this cycle. Try to slowly emerge from Mercury Retrograde and be mindful of lessons learned.
The new moon is always the right time to set intentions and question old habits. What’s working well for you? Where could you make space to try something new?
If Eye Cream isn’t a solid step in your skincare regimen yet, that’s okay. While it’s a good rule of thumb to preventatively incorporate anti-aging products before you need them, it’s never too late to start.
It can be challenging to navigate the “must-haves” and essential ingredients when shopping for an effective eye cream. We’re proud of each ingredient in our hyperclean formulation, but these three pack the biggest punch in our Eye Cream.
Did you know Mother’s Day is less than a week away? (Don’t freak out!) We’ve compiled wishlists from moms and mentors at milk + honey HQ to guide you in the right direction. Sit back, relax, and scroll on – we’ve done the shopping for you.
Gifting the influential women in our lives is obviously important, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Thankfully, we’ve recruited some mamas at milk + honey HQ to provide a quick (and easy) guide to shopping for Mother’s Day. Today, we hear from Marisa Tom, the Marketing Director at milk + honey and mom to a 19-month-old daughter.
Ultimate Facial I’m a sucker for a facial and since it’s Mother’s Day, I want all the bells and whistles, too — aka extra cleansing, Ultrasonic Technology, and a Back Treatment.C
milk + honey Home Fragrance No. 08 This is milk + honey spa in a bottle. I feel like I can breathe easier and unwind a little bit more once I’ve spritzed this around the house. I think of it as a simple way to spark joy. My favorite way to use? Open the windows on a sunny day, spray the pillows and sheets, and let the fresh air mix with the lavender/eucalyptus blend for a refreshing ambiance.
Wild Lather Cold Process Soap I love stocking my shower with beautiful, invigorating bar soaps, which add a pop of color and texture to the usual lineup of shampoo and conditioner. Right now, I can’t decide between the Tokyo Roast and Kyoto blends, which both remind me of my trip to Japan (one of my favorite places in the world). Shop at milk + honey locations.
While our nails are hard and feel almost impenetrable, “our bodies can still absorb toxic ingredients from the products you place on your nails,” Johanna Congleton, a senior scientist with the EWG relayed.
If you’ve used social media at all recently, you’re surely aware Mercury is in retrograde. Every once in a while, the planet becomes our “scapegoat” for the miscommunications and misfortunes we experience. Why is that? milk + honey reached out to our Feng Shui Expert, Stacy Davenport, for tips on how to stay positive during the homestretch of this unpredictable time. Today, we’re sharing her advice for keeping it together for the last week of Mercury-in-retrograde.
Once a year, we celebrate glowy skin with our Peel Party. When attendees purchase a peel, they receive a complimentary peel on their account for future use. Still, we realize a lot of people are new to peels or hesitant about the level of commitment that comes with taking the peel plunge. That’s why we asked an esthetician to answer some of our most frequently asked questions regarding peels.
Warby Parker is a beloved eyewear brand that doesn’t just make trendy glasses. They bring the power of vision to those in need, offer in-store eye exams, and work to educate their followers on vision health. So when they asked us to help spread the word of vision health for Save Your Vision Month, we were excited to learn more. But, wait a second–what even is blue light? (Yep, same.) According to HOYA, it comes from the sun, CFL bulbs, LED lightbulbs, and LED screens. If better wellness is on your to-do list, these strategies for reducing exposure to blue light are an easy place to start.
I’m beyond excited to introduce you to our new skincare line — not only because we’ve been working tirelessly to develop products that are hyperclean and effective but also because I know you (and your skin) will love it as much as I do. We have even more skincare products on the way, but there’s no better place to start than with our first two hydrating heroes: the Intense Hydration Cream and Luxe Face Oil.
I want to share a little bit more on why it’s taken us so long to launch our skincare line. Full disclosure: getting to a point where we were ready to debut these products was exceptionally challenging. It has been a long process of trial and error of trying to refine our formulas so they have an appropriate shelf life and will be just as effective and delightful to use in six to 12 months as they are the day you open the bottle. It also took quite a bit of time and patience to find non-toxic, non-irritating preservatives that keep our products safe and stable. At every point, I wanted to make sure we checked all of our “boxes” while never compromising on a luxurious experience. You should never feel like using a clean, safe alternative to conventional beauty products is less effective or enjoyable.
Most importantly, I’m lucky to work alongside our talented team of estheticians at milk + honey, who have provided us with crucial feedback and expertise throughout the development process. Their hands-on knowledge and daily connection to both the spa and our clients differentiate us from just another product line.