Self Care That Supports Small Businesses: The Ultimate Quarantine Shopping Guide

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I don’t think anyone could have ever imagined what we’re going through right now. Us cancer thrivers don’t take anything sitting down, so this situation is no different. We will survive, we will get through this.

You know how passionate I am about supporting small businesses, especially my dear “cancer-preneurs.” So I was thinking to myself, how can I help? How can WE help?

Well, here are some amazing ways to embrace self-care at home…while giving some of my favorite brands the love that they really need right now.

So here we go, everything from fabulous robes and beauty products that you can’t live without….and WINE!!! I hope you enjoy browsing through this lineup, and GO YOU for treating yourself to something nice.

Sending so much love and good health to all of you during this challenging time.

DRINK SOME WINE

Rosé All Day. And Night. Introducing the Danenberger Family Vineyards, founded by Susan Danenberger aka @stilletosinthevineyard. “This fabulous rosé is named Muse de Ceres. Ceres is the goddess of the harvest, and she is my muse. The artwork is by Marianne DuQuette Cuozzo, made specially for this wine! I’m so excited about having her do my label! I love her work. It is very whimsical and flirty,” explains Susan.

Tasting Notes:  Aromas of rhubarb and strawberries are experienced first from this refreshing and delightfully nuanced wine. This fruity and intriguing rosé finishes dry and crisp with hints of citrus, raspberries, peaches and lovely floral notes.

Pair: lighter dishes, roast chicken, grilled herbed salmon, and a wide variety of salads, cheeses and lighter desserts.

One Dollar ($1) from every bottle sold will be donated to Metavivor for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research.

Retail $20; currently 20% off online. Use code CF2020 for an additional 5% off.

GET YOUR BROWS IN CHECK

Are your eyebrows getting out of control? No problem, Ramy has got you covered. Leave it to him to come to your rescue with professional brow tools that you can use at home. Just grab the Ramy Tweezer ($20) and Arch Angel Indelible Brow Gels ($28), and you’re good to go.

The best part? He’s offering 30% off of the Arch Angel Indelible Brow Gels!

Just enter CF2020 at checkout to redeem your discount.

TAKE A BATH 

Now’s a great time to take a bath, even if you were never much of a bath taker before. But don’t you dare do it without these Salty Girl Beauty Bath Salts!

These delish Lavender Bath Salts are created with a base of mineral rich detoxifying Himalayan Pink Salts and the finest Sea Salts. The essential oil blends help to elevate your bath, creating a calming and restful experience. Add a handful of these salts to your bath to infuse the water with minerals, and breathe in the lavender scents to relax and unwind…you’re welcome!

Thank you SaltyGirl for giving us 10% off! Just enter CF2020 at checkout.

READ A GREAT BOOK 

Who can’t use a good read right about now? Christina Wilson (and a dear friend of mine) is living proof that adversity can activate our greatest potential. This is the compelling true story of Christina Wilson, a 32 year-old woman who had a thriving career, social life, and happy marriage when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer.

Christina very candidly shares her journey and how she manages to find her own means of healing, both physically and emotionally. She shares how she rebuilds her body, life and successful businesses.  This is a beautiful coffee table book, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did!

A portion of the proceeds from this book are being used to build a mentor program for young women in need of support & information.

Chest Confessions by Christina Wilson, $29

WRAP YOURSELF IN LUXURY

This is one of my all faves! Behold, the AnaOno Wrap-Front Wire-Free Camisole. Made with super-soft, smooth modal material and breathable stretch lace, this cami makes a pretty and practical addition to your closet, giving another option for you to feel confident and comfortable post-surgery besides your mastectomy bra. It’s versatile enough to work during recovery so you can heal in comfort, and it’s classically stylish so you can wear it years beyond.

This sexy camisole features feminine details that give it a flirty style. You’ll love the simple lace band under the bust along with the stunning lace back panel. The V-neck style of the wrap front also looks lovely on any shape, no matter your breast surgery. And you’ll look totally hot while binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix. Just saying….

Use code CF2020 to redeem your 20% discount at checkout.

PUT A RING ON IT

I’m in love with the Pharaoun Shield of Athena cocktail ring, $145. And who couldn’t use a little goddess strength right now?

“I love Athena because I think she was the most badass of all the Greek gods. I feel like the combination of symmetry and craftsmanship is what makes this ring so intense. A bit conservative perhaps, but that is its power. It’s timeless. It’s elegant. This is the ring for you when you need to be strong. My Athena is my mother, but you have her inside you. She is there to help you lead even in the most conservative encounters, and is ready to celebrate your victories.” – Sergio Andres Mendoza, Founder of Phararoun Cocktail Rings

Enter CF2020 to redeem your 15% discount.

MOISTURIZE

With all of the extra washing and scrubbing, our skin is getting pretty dry. Leave it to Violets Are Blue, for providing us with the hydration that we need more than ever.

Body Cream:

This light and airy body cream contains anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties in a formula designed to deeply moisturize your skin without leaving any trace of residue behind. Organic shea and kokum butters promote strong antioxidant activity with vitamins A and E, and are whipped together with omega fatty acid-rich organic argan oil and sweet almond oil for ultimate skin rejuvenation and hydration. Organic lavender essential oil is the icing on the cake of this gorgeous body cream, leaving behind a light scent that soothes the senses. Every ingredient is intentionally sourced across the planet for efficacy and results, and 10% of your purchase goes to help cancer patients feel beautiful in their own skin while undergoing treatment.

Face & Body Lotion:

This gentle, easily absorbed lotion is ideal for sensitive skin.  It’s carefully crafted with their special blend of organic nourishing oils – Coconut, Argan, Avocado, Sesame, and Castor, with a hint of essential Lavender – to give your skin full coverage of vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E.  Take a moment before applying this lotion to breathe in the aroma of the Lavender – a brief moment can have a big impact!

Just enter CF2020 to get 20% off at checkout.

 

BUY NOW, SHOP LATER

One of my favorite places to shop is Mixology. And guess what? They’re discounting their gift cards right now! Stash one for later, these are always good to have for a “fashion emergency,” or when you need a last minute gift. Please enter ROBIN at checkout to support the Closter, NJ location (that’s the one in my hood).

LET’S CUDDLE 

Can you say COZY? Staying at home means comfort, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. I’m loving this Thrive Gang hoodie ($47), and can’t wait to curl up to my favorite Netflix shows wearing this number! You know what else? A percentage of proceeds from every sale is donated to metastatic research and support. Love that.

Enter CF2020 to get 15% off ANYTHING on their website!

WRAP IT UP

Style Esteem Wardrobe is on a mission to empower every woman with elegance, confidence and dignity, one chic head wrap at a time. Whether you’re a bald beauty, a post-chemo-curls babe, or simply a turbanista at heart, there is something for everyone.

Thank you to Style Esteem for this AMAZING deal! From March 22 – April 5, they’re offering a free pair of fearLESS earrings with all orders valued at $75 or more.

Newsflash: In April,  they’re rolling out a whole bunch of new colors in some of their most popular styles. Their mailing list gets access to pre-sale with free shipping before anyone else….so ladies, get on it!

DEODORANT WITH BENEFITS

If you’ve never heard of Spero-Hope deodorant, well now you have! This special product is packaged in a glass container and is meant to be applied with your fingertips.  Why, you ask? Well that’s because 95% of breast cancer is found in the upper quadrant of the breast.  If you’re applying your deodorant daily with your fingertips, then you’re learning your “normal.” So if there’s a change, you’ll be more likely to notice it. It smells delish, and it’s the best $12 you’ll ever spend. Plus the packaging is SO cute, with an adorable flower on the top of each jar. “The flowers give the packaging whimsy (I’m a hippy lol). I also wanted something that looked cute on your bathroom counter,” says Spero-Hope founder (and lingerie model extraordinaire), Jamie Lee.

And there you have it! Happy shopping and thank you for supporting our amazing community.

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