I hope your 2014 is off to a marvelous start, Foxies! Mine was….well, off to an awkward start. I won’t go in to major details, but the coach house I was so looking forward to making my new home turned out to be run by an unhinged slumlord and after a traumatic packing/unpacking/repacking situation, all of my things are in storage and I’m waiting to make my next move. But, just as the old adage goes, when one door closes (literally, in this instance), other beautiful ones open. Professionally, 2014 has already been wonderful. One reason…?
Learn About Olivine Atelier
Enter, Olivine Atelier. I’ve long been enchanted by the design of the fragrances, but it wasn’t until I met the sparkling owner, Julie Wray, that I knew I wanted to work with them. I took Olivine on as one of my clients in 2014. As you may know, I do brand strategy for ethical companies (vegan, cruelty-free, etc) and I am so pleased to be working with one that is not only all of those things, but makes such irresistibly beautiful things.
There are five intoxicating perfumes in the Olivine family of fragrance (with the greatest names EVER) and my personal favorite (at least these days) is “Amongst the Waves.” With -10 windchill in Chicago, it’s a welcome retreat to smell my wrist and be transported to a day of warm breezes. The blend is coconut and floral. Soft, non-cloying, endlessly elegant, and in a bottle (with an old-school puff atomizer) so crazy vintage gorgeous, you’re going to want to get a vanity just to display it.
Perfume always makes me feel finished. Does that make sense? My grandmother who is 103 years old and as vital as anyone could ever dream of being at that age, always wears perfume (Clinique’s Aromatics Elixir, to be exact). Every warm hug from her has a fragrance story. It’s the crowning touch to her morning ritual and perhaps I’ve taken that on. Like many women, I simply don’t feel done unless I’ve put perfume behind my ears and wrists. Perfume truly is about creating and conjuring memory, and I love the stories that Olivine’s small-batch fragrances tell.
Olivine doesn’t just make damn beautiful perfumes that are beloved by big media outlets like NYLON, Refinery29, and Redbook. There are shimmery lip glosses, darling pencils with fun affirmations to make the SATs breeze by, and this lotion, which tells you with every pump that you. are. beautiful. Damn skippy! And every purchase of Olivine benefits Every Mother Counts’ life-saving work at home and abroad. Why? Because being kind and feeling beautiful are one in the same, darlings.
I wanted to give you guys a chance to experience this luxe lotion for yourselves. It’s creamy, infused with good-for-you oils and extracts (hello, aloe, green tea, lavender, olive oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, just to name a few), and smells divine. And the bottle is one that you will keep forever after the lotion has gone. A gorgeous reminder to love yourself.
Naturally, I’m a huge fan of Olivine. I don’t work with companies that I don’t believe in, and I personally sought out Olivine because they impressed me big time. Their commitment to making vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, glamourous perfumes and beauty rituals is inspiring. And every perfume comes with a glitter-dipped feather – a sign of freedom and adventure. And don’t worry about that. Each feather is naturally fallen and hand-collected by Julie at a local bird sanctuary. In other words? No birds harmed to bring you that lovely token.
The Little Foxes’ Olivine Giveaway
Now’s your opportunity to check out Olivine’s goodies and enter to win a bottle of this irresistible lotion in any scent of your choice. Perhaps you want to give it as the best Mother’s Day gift ever? Or maybe you wish to keep it for yourself (a great complement to your morning affirmation). Whatever you choose to do with it, the winner is gonna be one lucky, grand-smellin’ babe. US only, please.