Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Your Must-Have Candle For Every Season


If you’ve followed me for a while you know I’m a firm believer in signs. After we lost my dad in late 2019, there are little things throughout my day that remind me of him. They also serve as a reminder for me to take a beat and a breath and smile. 

When Anvil + Candle reached out to me and I realized that they were based in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where my dad lived. It was a sign to me that I should take a closer look at the company. Their products are completely recyclable and they take pride in how green they strive to be. 

Their soy wax and fragrance oils are completely toxin-free with no black burn off which makes their candles and candle vessels completely natural products. They designed their company with the idea of being able to change your candle fragrance based on your mood, occasion, and preference. Think of a Keurig cup: to safely and efficiently use you must put the coffee pod in the machine and that's how Anvil + Candle thinks with their products. Not only do the vessels add a flare of sophistication as home decor, but the candle cup refills are designed specifically to safely house each refill. You can change the refill cup when ready or recycle it when finished. 

They have a wider variety of scents that fit every home and every personality. I received some ideal scents for spring and summer in my unique candle system. Mine included a lemon scent, a mojito scent, and a breeze scent. 

Their candle systems, which consist of a candle vessel and candle cup refill are completely customizable. All of their scents and vessels to choose from on their website. What's great about the candle vessel is that you can pick it to match your decor, so the label of the candle won't clash with your vibe and you'll be relaxing in no time.

My dad always burned a wide variety of candles and I have been burning candles like crazy while I have been working from home. I felt that the company's location was a sign, I know it was worth trying. My Anvil + Candle candles have been long burning and the perfect addition to my daily work from home life.

These candle systems would make the perfect Mother's or Father's Day present! Each system includes a candle vessel and a candle cup refill and is $37. Any additional candle refill cup is $12. The candle refills easily pop in and out for a variety of scents with minimal decor changes. Check out all their scents and vessels on their website here. You can use my code MIMOSA20 for 20% off your order of your very own candle system.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Getting In My Fruits & Veggies With JuiceRx


There's a lot of health trends and diets. Almost to the point that it can be easy to get lost in what is best for you. As I shift into a more active lifestyle I want to be sure that I'm giving my body the nutrients and support to be the healthiest I can be! 

I have worked with JuiceRx for almost a year now and their menu offers nutrient-rich options that are also tasty! I've enjoyed their smoothies and their ACAI bowls so I figured that this would be a good place to break into juices. I've never really had green juices and to be honest, I am not sure that I will take up celery juicing anytime soon. However, I felt really safe trying new juices from JuiceRx because they use quality ingredients and blend flavors, vitamins, and minerals together. 

I am going to share my reviews for their wide array of green juices and ACAI bowls. 



AÇAI Bowls

JuiceRx's bowls are always made fresh to order. My favorite has always been the Harlequin Monkey! But I also tried the Fruit Alchmiest, Banana Dragon, and Matcha Bowl! 

The Banana Dragon is my new second favorite. It has unique flavors that are tasty and also make for a gorgeous presentation. I would say I'm not really a Matcha person so that be default was not my favorite. However, if you love matcha I think that this would hit the spot for you! I still give it an 8/10. 

You can always make customized bowls at JuiceRx if that's what you prefer! It's funny because one of the first times I ever hung out with Alexa we actually went to the Bucktown location and made our own smoothie bowls! 

 *I substituted all coconut ingredients of the bowls because of an allergy*

Green Juices

For the first time in my life I gave green juice a try! I've never really been into the health trend but knew that JuiceRx makes their products from high-quality ingredients so I trusted their product offering. Unsurprisingly, I preferred the fruitier flavored juices such as the Green Lemon Twist, Liquid Lunchbox, and Supreme-ly Green. If you're used to green juices, I feel like you would enjoy their more traditional juices such as the Celery Juice, the Supreme Green, Green Glow, and Picante Verde. 

Green juices are a rich source of numerous nutrients and plant compounds that support heart health, digestion, and immunity. I will say that I felt more regular, my skin looked brighter and I do feel like trying the juices helped my seasonal allergies. 

I do not know if I will take up celery juicing anytime soon - but I am glad that I was able to try it and figure out what green juices worked best for me and my diet! If you're in the Chicago area, definitely check out JuiceRx's two locations in Streeterville and Bucktown. You can also order delivery on their app! They're also hiring if you're in the market for a job - check out more information here.
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