New Year, New Job, New Watch!

Hi there, friends! I hope that this weekend is treating you well! I'm sorry I've been a little MIA lately - I'm still trying to adjust to the schedule of my new job and figuring out what the best posting schedule for me will be. We also had a work conference in Las Vegas this past week, so I wasn't able to be on social media/my laptop very much. BUT I'm back today with a fun post for you all!

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me posting pictures of my gorgeous JORD watch. Can you tell I'm a little obsessed? I love that I got this watch just around the time I started my new job, which was also around the New Year. It was SO nice to have started off the year and my job with a new watch! And how beautiful is the wooden box that the watch comes in? If you were gifting it, you wouldn't even have to wrap it. 

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"The value of the watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count." 

I love this quote that I found on the JORD website. I'm a firm believer in making every minute count and being grateful for it, so this quote really resonated with me. Can you relate? 

JORD is run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders that spend their days creating these beautiful wood watches. Oh yeah, did I mention that JORD watches are made from wood? Yup! I hadn't even heard of wood watches before JORD, but I'm so glad that I found them. It sounds kind of strange at first - watches made from wood - but the result is truly stunning! 

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They use all different kinds of woods to create the watches, which means they have a bunch of different shades! The watch I chose is the Frankie series in Dark Sandalwood & Smoke. I absolutely love the smokey, gray face of the unique watch. To me, it's a classic look that I'll be able to wear for years. Head on over to their site to find your favorite watch! They have men's AND women's watches, so I'm sure you'll be able to find something you love.

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I haven't even told you about the best part yet though...JORD watches and I teamed up for a GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is click the link below to enter! You automatically will get $25 towards a watch of your own JUST for entering and the winner will receive $100 towards a watch! How awesome is that?! The giveaway ends tomorrow night, so don't wait any longer - go ahead and click that link below!

https://www.woodwatches.com/g/joyfullyjenna 

Good luck and happy shopping!

*JORD watches sent me a watch of my choice in exchange for an honest review. I would never share or support a brand that I didn't truly love! 

Feel Beauty Brand :: This.Is.Feel Face Mask Review & GIVEAWAY

Hello there, pals! How's it going? I hope that your week has been the perfect balance of productivity and relaxation :) 

I'm so excited to be sharing today's blog post with all of you! I teamed up with Feel Beauty, or This.Is.Feel, to review their Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask. Before I get into what I thought of the sheet masks...

I first want to comment on how much I love what Feel Beauty stands for. 

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"On the surface, Feel is a beauty brand. But our purpose is something entirely different: We want to turn your daily beauty ritual into something that feels good physically and emotionally."
"In that vein, Feel is leading the charge to help you feel better, tuning into your emotions and creating an effortless space where you can turn your beauty practices into the most powerful emotional anchor of your life." 

I absolutely love these quotes from Feel's "About" page. I think that within our busy lives, people are truly looking for ways to feel good (you know, unwind, relax, etc.), and to be able to do that within your beauty routine is pretty dang awesome! Since I just started my full time job recently, I found myself feeling like I was constantly on the go. BUT setting aside that one night a week to pamper myself a bit really helped me to slow down, and Feel's Brilliant Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask has become a big part of that!

So, let me tell you a bit about the facial masks.

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The Brilliant Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Masks come in a pack of four, one for each week of the month and will cost you $28 (making each mask $7 which is pretty standard for sheet masks). The mask itself is a very dark green color (it's safe to say I scared my family a few times while wearing them LOL), and it does stay on your face quite easily. Since it is a sheet mask, I find that it forces me to sit down, pause, and relax during the thirty minutes I have it on (it's kind of hard to move around too much with a sheet mask on your face). I'll usually read a book while I have the mask on, or paint my nails while watching a show on Netflix. 

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I absolutely love the NATURAL ingredients Feel uses in these sheet masks. To name a few: bamboo (what actually makes up the sheet masks), charcoal (to draw out impurities), hyaluronic acid (secures moisture and creates fullness), jojoba seed oil (contains vitamins E and B), shea butter, trehalose (a natural plant sugar with amazing hydration abilities), lavendar (makes your skin brighter), kelp & apple (anti-aging), amongst other natural ingredients! I mean, there's nothing better than knowing your putting natural, good-for-you ingredients on your face. Right? Right. 

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Okay, on to what I thought about the effects the masks had on my skin... 

To be completely honest, I kind of had low expectations. I usually can't really see a difference with sheet masks I've used in the past, so I figured this mask would be no different. Well guess what? I was wrong. I struggle with acne and redness around my chin and nose, and I noticed SUCH a difference after using these masks. The masks really seemed to calm down some of my redness and made a HUGE difference in my breakouts. I also noticed that my skin felt so much more hydrated after using the masks - big win in the winter time! Bottom line, these masks just made me feel good, and I'll definitely be ordering them again. 

One of YOU will receive a pack of FOUR facial masks!

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Since Feel Beauty is so generous and since I loved the masks so much, we're hosting a GIVEAWAY so one of you can win a pack of FOUR sheet masks to try out yourself! To enter the giveaway, you'll have to head over to my Instagram page (username is joyfullyjenna). Find the original post of the masks and follow the giveaway directions! I'm SO excited for one of you to get to try these magical masks!!! 

May the odds be ever in your favor ;P

 

*Feel Beauty sent me their Brilliant Bamboo Facial Sheet Masks in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed within my blog post are my own. I would never support a brand or product that I didn't truly believe in! 

 

 

 

 

The Benefits of Soy Candles & GIVEAWAY!

Hello there, friends! I hope the work week is treating you well so far! I'm still adjusting to the schedule of my new job, and I'm planning to do a blog post soon to fill you in on what my new job consists of. So, keep checking back here if you're curious!

Today I wanted to chat with you about the benefits of burning soy candles. Growing up, we always had Yankee Candles in our house. Anyone else grow up with those? They always smelled so good, of course, but it wasn't until the past few years that I became more conscious of what the candles we were buying are made out of. Yankee candles, and many others, are made out of paraffin wax, which is a refined gasoline by-product. Do you ever notice that when you burn yankee candles you get that ring of black soot at the top? Candles made out of paraffin wax tend to produce soot, and are less "clean" to burn. 

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Soy wax candles are very clean-burning candles, and do not produce any soot. Some other benefits of soy wax candles include:

  1. Soy wax candles don't contain any toxins, carcinogens, or pollutants which means they're less likely to trigger allergies. 
  2. Soy candles generally burn longer than paraffin candles.
  3. Soy wax is 100% biodegradable.
  4. Soy wax releases fragrance more easily than paraffin candles, which means your house will smell even better! It's the simple things, right? :)

Recently, I found an Etsy store, Goldenday Candles, that makes all natural soy wax candles. Jasmin, the store owner, uses soy wax and cotton (for the wick) that's grown by US farmers, and is very passionate about delivering natural and safe-for-your-health candles. Oh, and did I mention that her 8oz candles burn for 45 hours?! Yes, 45 hours, and the scent is strong enough to make your house or apartment smell lovely without being too overpowering.

Jasmin was generous enough to send me one of her candles to try out, and I've been very impressed so far! The candle burns very nicely, doesn't leave any soot residue, and has an amazing smell (she sent me the Cinnamon and Vanilla scent). Her candles cost around $16.50, and in my opinion are worth every penny. You know you're getting a quality candle that's made with natural ingredients from US farmers, AND it will burn for a long, long time. 

Jasmin was also sweet enough to send me another candle to giveaway to one of YOU! She sent the Lavender Relaxation scent for the giveaway and oh my goodness it smells heavenly! It's the perfect candle to unwind after a long day at work and I just know you guys will love it. So, how can you guys enter?! Head on over to my Instagram (username is joyfullyjenna) and find the picture of the candle. Make sure to follow the giveaway directions to enter! I can't wait for one of you to receive this candle!

Chat soon!

 

 

*Goldenday Candles sent me a candle in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this post are my own, and I would never support a product I didn't believe in.  

Zoetic Body Care Line + *GIVEAWAY*

Hi there, you lovely people! How's this week treating you? I hope it's been a good one so far! 

I'm SO excited to be writing this post. I collaborated with Ashley, the founder of Zoetic - a Body Care Line. She's the sweetest gal out there, and I'm so excited to be sharing a bit about her and her products with you all today. Oh, and did I mention one of you is going to be the lucky winner of a giveaway full of her products!? She was so generous in the products she gave me for the giveaway - together it's a giveaway worth $125! Before we get into what you can win and how you can win it, I asked Ashley, the founder of Zoetic, a few questions so you could get to know her and her body care line a bit better. 

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1. What inspired you to start your own body care line?

Awhile back, I started out just making body products for friends & family, and I fell in love instantly. It made me feel amazing and alive, and it was that exact feeling that inspired me to take it to the next level. The moment I realized that I could turn my love for skincare into something bigger was ground breaking for me. I remember that moment like it was yesterday. I grabbed a piece of paper and began dreaming up what is now called, Zoetic.

2. Can you tell me about the meaning behind the name "Zoetic" name?

Zoetic means life and everything pertaining to it. Building off of that, we stand for creating a beautiful life and thriving in it. When creating each product, from the colors, to the names, to the packaging, we work to deliver products that make people feel happy and inspired. 

3. If you had to choose one product from your line as your favorite, which would it be?

This is such a toughie! I feel the strongest connection to my facial oil, Petal Drops, because I struggle with rosacea and have always had a hard time finding products that work. After creating a product that has helped calm the redness & itchiness on my face, it’s probably safe to say we have a special bond. :) ha!

4. What's your favorite scent that you've created so far?

Definitely the honey rose lip polish.  The funny part is, I used to think that I hated the smell of rose - until I discovered Moroccan Rose, which is a bit sweeter.  Now I am ADDICTED. Plus, who doesn’t love the natural smell of honey? 

5.  I LOVE the quote on your website, "It's more than a product, it's a feeling" can you elaborate on it?

I think there is something so beautiful about the correlation between our senses and our emotions.  When we use skin care, it’s an experience – a way to unwind and connect with our truest selves.  Think about it – when you are lathering your hair with your favorite shampoo, or soaking in a tub full of scented bath salts - have you ever noticed that your mind is instantly calmed and you float away to a place of happiness and creativity?  I think it’s so important to acknowledge how magical that connection is, and that is what I hope to bring to life with my products. 

Don't you guys just love her already? You're going to love her products even more - they're like magic in a bottle! You can truly tell that Ashley has a passion for creating quality body care products, and that makes all the difference in my opinion. All of her products are formulated with top quality, nontoxic ingredients, and are never tested on animals. I love using products that I know are good for my skin and body. As much as I try to fuel my body with healthy foods, I also try to be conscious about the products I use on my body. 

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I was lucky enough to get to try out some of Ashley's products including the Petal Drops, Lip Polish, Sugar Body Polish, and Bath Salt Soaks. My favorite (as well as Ashley's) is definitely the Petal Drops. Honestly, they totally changed the game for me. My makeup is going on so much more evenly and my face just feels better the morning after I use it! It's the perfect product for dry winter skin. You guys are going to LOVE the Lip Polish and Sugar Body Polish too. After using both just once I noticed an immediate difference in my skin - less dryness and way more smoothness. #winning Also, who doesn't love a night of pampering yourself? Grab a cup of tea (or wine, no judgment here) and have a spa night at home! These products will make you feel like a queen.

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So, you're probably wondering when I'm going to tell you what's in the giveaway and how you can win it. Fine, fine, I won't make you wait any longer! The winner of the giveaway will receive:

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Whoever wins this giveaway is one lucky lady! Okay, so now to how you can enter to win these goodies. To enter the giveaway you need to:

  • Go to my Instagram page (@joyfullyjenna)
  • "Like" the giveaway photo
  • Follow me
  • Follow Ashley (@bezoetic)
  • Comment on the picture of the giveaway on my Instagram page telling me which product you're most excited to try
  • *Extra entry - tag a friend in a comment below the giveaway picture

This giveaway will be open until Monday, January 9th, until 9PM EST. Only individuals residing within the US are valid for entry.

Good luck, friends! While you're waiting to see if you're the lucky winner, head on over to the official Zoetic website to check out all of the products.

*All opinions in this post are my own.