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One Love for One Love Organics

Happy Saturday wonderful weekenders!

 

I’m pretty excited about today’s featured beauty products! (And first real beauty post in awhile.) I excitedly posted on my Instagram today, this here photo:

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One Love Organics! This company shouldn’t really be a stranger to you, or one you’re just now hearing about, as they have been featured in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Style MagazineLucky Magazine (to name a few), have won countless beauty awards (depicted below), and as well are sold in select retail stores such as the well loved Anthropologie. But…it’s okay if you’ve been in the dark – I technically was too until I actually tried these amazing products out for myself!

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So, let’s start off with the story behind One Love! The wonderful curators at  Beauty Sage so eloquently stated:

 

“Founder Suzanne LeRoux first worked as a lawyer, but was constantly fascinated by alternative healing. So naturally, she started studying holistic nutrition, herbs and aromatherapy on the side to learn how to create simple products without preservatives.

Suzanne enlisted the help of her husband and childhood BFF—still the financial and creative brains of the operation today—and in 2010, One Love was born. Every formula in the skincare line is 100 percent natural, made with high-quality cold-pressed oils, and uses fair-trade ingredients wherever possible. No chemicals and preservatives— just simple, pure, effective products that work.”

 

I mean, there it is. Simply put. Products that are clean, simple, organic in their purest form – One Love Organics in a nutshell. Truly luxurious and simple, beautiful care for your skin.

 

Alright, so, typically I wouldn’t be posting a review unless I had at least five days to a week testing out a product. It’s only been about three days now that I’ve had these babies…HOWEVER, I am smitten with the results already! The way my skin feels, the way it glows! Just unbelievable! Of course, appearance isn’t just everything though – even if it IS skincare! I actually feel better, psychologically and emotionally. That may seem strange to some of you, but what I mean by that is that I am putting natural, whole and non-toxic ingredients on my face. I am actually NOURISHING it, instead of stripping it ‘clean’ of its natural properties. I have always struggled with combo/sensitive skin, drier in the winter months, oilier in the summer…as many, I suppose. These products, so far, have balanced my natural lipids and overall brightened, nourished, and smoothed out my skin. I can’t say enough great things!

 

Here are some of the products I’ve been using and adoring:

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Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics
Active Moisture – Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover

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The Cleansing Sponge – Rose Clay Heart

 

This is just the creme-de-la-creme of cleansing oils! Not to mention it doubles as a makeup remover. Gotta love a 2-in-1 skincare deal!

 

All you have to do to cleanse with this lovely concoction is warm about one-two pumps between your hands – I apply it in the palm of my hand and rub it around – then apply it to your dry face. You can either leave it on like that and use a makeup cotton square to remove it all, but I love massaging it in and really working it in all the little made-up crevices. I then add warm water and keep massaging it in, until it transforms into a beautiful milky consistency. Guys, it’s an experience! I then rinse clean, and in comes the Rose Clay Heart sponge! This little heart sponge is amazing! I dampen it in warm water until it softens, expands and doubles in its original size. I give my face a good run-over in circular motions to remove any excess dirt, rinse thoroughly and then hang to dry! Voila! Easy peasy.


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Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics
Active Moisture – Vitamin C Serum

 

Alrighty, so THIS serum…oof. I don’t even know if I could properly explain to you the amazing active ingredients and the magic they have on my skin. So, I’ll let One Love explain it, as they do so well on their site:

 

“This 100% active face serum uses a potent mix of antioxidants to naturally brighten and replenish skin for a more radiant, even-toned complexion. An ultra-concentrated combination of vitamins A, C, D, & E and antioxidants from organic green tea oil and supercritical sea buckthorn oil help protect against free radicals that can cause photo damage and skin discoloration. Rich in the rare fatty acid Omega 7 and Omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, this serum helps to restore moisture levels and helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

 

Yep. I know..amazing, right? All I need is about three pumps of this stuff and I’m set. Gently massaging the crap out of my face, cus it LOVES IT AND SOAKS IT IN. Food for your skin, ya’ll. It’s real, and it works.


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One Love Organics
Love Springs Eternal – Youth Preservation Serum

 

ATTENTION ALL WOMEN! This serum is youth in a bottle! I kid you not. Miraculous product right here!

 

“..watermelon seed oil to smooth, dissolve build-up and provide a rich composition of essential fatty acids, Bulgarian Rose Oil to tone and moisturize, and clinically proven D’Orientine S (the S stands for sshh! secret) to help protect skin from environmental sources of aging and wrinkling.”

 

How could you NOT want that? I mean, had I not even read what it did – the results would have been enough for me. It legitimately works wonders…my skin is just smoother, brighter, younger and happier (even though I am only 27 – now is the time to preserve it ladies!). Have I mentioned it’s a breeze to use too? Simple care is what I’m all about! No crazy gloves, or annoying spatulas and kits. All I do is dispense a small amount of this youth in a bottle (can I rebrand this? Haha..) and apply it to my clean, damp skin, every night before bedtime. Fool proof, really. You just gotta try it!

 

There you have it. One Love Organics. Blowing my mind, as you clearly can see! I can’t wait to continue using these amazing products, not to mention, I’ll DEFINITELY be adding on to my collection in the near future!

 

Thank you for all you do, One Love Organics! I truly appreciate your holistic, simple, organic and honest approach in skincare. Oh, and Happy Easter Weekend, everyone!

 

Interview with Nashville Trio LANY

 

So, typically, I don’t post on Thursdays – but, seeing as how I didn’t post anything yesterday and my good friends in LANY posted a couple of rad new tunes yesterday, I just HAD to share with you their infectious new songs.

 

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I posted back in April, a short little article about the boys and shared with you some of their tunes around that time.  But, here’s another recap for ya. LANY is comprised of Leslie Priest, Jake Goss and Paul Klein – a trio to be reckoned with. The smooth, 80’s dream-pop, almost r&b like sounds created by these three are so chill and effortless, you’ll be feelin’ the groove in no time.

 

 

I recently had the chance to do a fun little interview with Les Priest, (a close friend of mine now for almost seven years! CRAZY.) so, if you’re in the mood to get to know LANY a bit better – read on:

 

AMM:  Soooo, wanna give me a bit of background on the band? How did you guys come to be?

 

Les: Jake and I were experimenting with WRLDS last year and then Paul thought it would be rad for the three of us to do something. So in March we created LANY.

 

AMM:  Neat! Why did you want to make this kind of music particularly and what style or genre would you place yourselves under?

 

Les: I guess we’re landing somewhere between pop and r&b. and maybe sprinkle in some nostalgia. I don’t think we decided to make a certain sound exactly, but we’re definitely getting a feel for what LANY is or isn’t now.

 

AMM: Who does lead vocals? Is it you, cus I’m pretty convinced it is…

 

Les: I haven’t done vocals yet for this project. That’s all Paul. It’s interesting that you hear me.. most people that know my voice are saying the same thing. I guess we have similar timbres.

 

AMM: WHAT! It’s all Paul!? Holy moly. Yeah, you do! Okay, so, now that that is out of the way…..where do you see LANY in the future? Or, what do you wish to accomplish?

 

Les: Yep pretty crazy. We wanna do big things and make great music. I love creating with Jake and Paul. We’re ready for a lot of people to know LANY.

 

AMM: That’s awesome. Would you say that your styles are super similar, making it effortless to work with Jake and Paul? Or do you clash at times?

 

Les: Somewhere in between.. we all come from a slightly different direction musically and I think that’s why this is working well. It’s not always super easy but when it comes together it’s unique.

 

AMM: That’s really great. Unique is always the best, in my opinion. So, other than LANY’s Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter…are there any other social media outlets or links you want to provide your fans with so they can share away?

 

Les:  We have Instagram! It’s a little bare right now but once we’re all in LA I’m sure it’ll be more active.

 

AMM: Ooh! What’s the handle to your Instagram? And yes, I can’t wait for that!

 

Les: Yea! Same as the others thisislany

 

AMM: Sweet. Thanks! So, that’s about it, I think – I mean, really I’m just stoked to see you guys evolve even more as a trio and the whole LA move will be awesome.

 

Les:  Thanks! We can’t wait.

 

If you want to support LANY and purchase their music, check them out on iTunes!

Thanks so much and be sure to share the word about this awesome trio – they’re doin’ big things!

Saturday Special Feature: Bloom Boom!

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HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYONE! I am suuuuper pumped to announce that A Musical Mind is up on (one of my favourite) Nashville’s awesome non-profit jewelry/leather/accessories sites – Red Earth Trading Co UPDATE: Red Earth merged with Nashville company Nisolo.

“Red Earth is an ethical lifestyle brand creating hope and opportunity through fashion. We have talented artisans from around the world handcraft all of our products. Each piece is a unique blend of local artistry and heritage mixed with the influence of modern design. Many of our pieces are made from up-cycled materials.”

The rest of Red Earth’s story can be found HERE (click the linked photo below):

Aren’t they just the best? I’ve had the chance to work with them many times when I lived in Nashville and I’ve always had a great time. Their message and the heart behind all of their products are beautiful. That being said, I had the opportunity to create a playlist for their Spring 2014 line/blog and had a blast doing so – cus if you know or follow me in any way, I’m a playlist maker and (OBVIOUSLY) a music lover!

Anyways, I hope you all enjoy it – don’t forget to turn that volume WAYYYY UP LOUD! Have a wonderful Saturday lovelies! Xo