Gracewear Collection

Now that we have covered a few great beauty brands I want to switch topics to a Jewelry line that is not only beautiful, but has a beautiful message.

Gracewear is a Christian lifestyle brand that uses a unique symbol, the Shield of Faith (pictured above), to cover women in God’s protection daily. Whether you are a believer or not, the message that it sends and represents is one that is very meaningful.

We all have something worth praying for and Gracewear gives us a great reminder that no matter what, God is always with us and on our side. Gracewear Collection is based on Ephesians 6: 10-18- and is created to offer HOPE and LIGHT- through the Power of the Shield.

This season Gracewear has really come out with some beautiful pieces. One of my favorites is pictured above. This is an elegant necklace that will dress up a T and blue jeans or go well with your nicest evening attire.

The brand covers a broad demographic in that they’ve designed jewelry at different price points for girls and women and also have some great gifts for men. This fall they have not only added great new pieces to the jewelry collection, but are also introducing handbags and soft, one size fits most tunics. The handbags come in navy, maroon, and grey seen below. These purses are quite roomy and great for any gal on the go. They are big enough to hold an iPad!

Look out for your nearest Gracewear retailer or just visit the Gracewear boutique in Cashiers, NC! To find out more about the line and the story behind it click here.

Paint your nails Pacifica!

Pacifica is an awesome brand that started out with soy candles. From there they have grown immensely . The candles are still a staple in the line and their fragrances were so powerful that people wanted to wear them. Viola! Perfumes were created in a roll-on and spray form.

 Pacifica has made it into the wonderful world of beauty with their make-up and body line as well as their 7-free nail polish that came out last summer. You literally only need a coat or two depending on the look you love and it dries within a few minutes. Trust me, I’ve tried it! New fall colors have arrived and if you like all natural then this is the polish for you! 

This fall there are some new beauty products being introduced by Pacifica and sharing is caring so be sure to follow! #ilovepacifica
Factoids from Pacifica:


Our new 7 Free Nail Polish is long lasting and void of many chemicals that one would find in traditional nail polish. Amazing vibrant colors that go on smooth and stay put. Plus we have added a custom wide 100% vegan brush for easier application.


7 FREE is formulated without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animals.
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This isn’t only my pick of the day, but it’s my pick of the summer! This Coola travel kit is a $75 value but only costs $40 and includes everything you need for your summer vacation or staycation!

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If you aren’t familiar with coola, check out their website

Here’s a little tidbit I pulled from the website to give you the most accurate picture of what’s behind the brand:

Our quest is to spoil your sometimes finicky, always worthy skin with the most pure, eco-conscious products possible. After all, you may obsess over what you put in your body, but think about what you put on it. We thought about it, quite a bit actually, and we consciously chose to develop our line using as many ingredients as possible that are natural, organic, sustainable and locally sourced, much like the foods we prefer to eat. Green, yet still luxurious, each of our high performance products protect and nourish the skin with vitamins and age-defying antioxidants, while remaining free of parabens, paba, petroleum and phthalates. An advocate of both research and education, COOLA donates to the Melanoma Research Alliance and Healthy Child Healthy World.

Our full line of luxury sun and skincare products incorporate a Farm to Face® sourcing philosophy, using the freshest and most natural ingredients whenever possible. Look for our organic formulas that contain over 70% certified organic ingredients and are easily identified by our organic seals. Additionally, we formulate with Plant Protection®, which allows us to achieve clinically tested, broad spectrum and antioxidant-rich protection while using fewer traditional actives. Better for your skin, better for the environment.

Today, COOLA continues to pave the way in the suncare industry. Because we produce in limited quantity batches in sunny and cool San Diego, we’re able to reformulate often, taking advantage of new developments in sun science.

COOLA invites you to stay in the glow while you stay in the know.

COOLA offers sun protection for a range of skin types and lifestyles; our products are uniquely formulated for different parts of the body – from the sensitive nature of FACE and LIPLUX, to the versatile BODY, and the demands of SPORT.

Free Reign Farm 

 This picture was taken at West to East in St. Augustine, Florida.

They have a great selection of gifts, home accents, and furnishings.

Some of the newest items they keep in stock are seen here! Free Reign Farm offers natural soaps made with goats milk as the first ingredient. All ingredients are natural and there are no additives.  Other ingredients include herbs, essential oils, and spices which provide exfoliation, anti aging, and aromatherapy properties. Rachael, the owner of West to East especially loves the natural deodorant. “Pitt-stop” is formulated with Shea butter and coconut oil along with the deodorizing ingredients of baking soda and arrowroot.

This is always the first thing to sell out in West to East, so it’s a must try! I love finding all natural products that work. For more information check out or visit Rachael in St. Augustine!