Lavender Land – Sequim Lavender Festival 2011

Sequim Lavender Festival 2011

Breathe it in…

Last weekend, I headed on out to the Sequim Lavender Festival. Sequim is about an hour from where I live (crazy geography, looks closer on a map). I often forget that I live in a beautiful place. How easily we get spoiled! I remember when I first moved here how novel it was that I could grow lavender without taking care of it…and without killing it!

Sequim (pronounced like: say “swim”, now add a /k/ and say “skwim”) lies… Continue reading | 22 Comments

Alaska Glacial Mud Co. Mineral Mud Masque Review

Alaska Glacial Mud Mask Review

Alaska Glacial Mud Co. Mineral Mud Masque is a detoxifying, moisturizing, and exfoliating mask made from mineral rich glacial clay from the Copper River Delta in Cordova, Alaska. The masks also contain wild-crafted botanicals from the totally awesome Pacific Northwest :)

Mineral Mud Masque is a smoky gray mask. It dries within 10 minutes and washes off very easily. My skin is not left red and irritated. (A few mud masks have done that to me in the past). Actually my skin is… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Juniper Ridge Siskiyou Cedar Soap Review

I’ve fallen hard for the Juniper Ridge line. This makes sense since I love woodsy and evergreen fragrances. And…Juniper Ridge is a West Coast brand with products scented from the lovely forests that we have here. Being that I split my free time between fragrance boutiques and the woods, it would make sense that I would love this brand.

Juniper Ridge Siskiyou Cedar is scented with Port Orford Cedar that grows in the Klamath Region. Port Orford Cedar is really unique because it smells like… Continue reading | 10 Comments

Pacifica Mediterranean Fig Solid Perfume Review

I love a fig fragrance. They are what I “collect”. Sometimes I find myself purchasing less-than-perfect-figs just because I can’t help it. And I love a fig fragrance that actually smells wonderful and retails for under $10. So, what I am saying is that I love Pacifica Mediterranean Fig Solid Perfume. It is a must have for the fig lover. And even a must have for those wanting a simple scent. I see why this is one of Pacifica’s #1 sellers.

The tin is adorable. I love the almost Marimekko… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Diptyque Philosykos EDT Fragrance Review

So far, I haven’t met a Diptyque fragrance that I haven’t loved. I can say that Diptyque Philosykos is my all time favorite fig scent ever. Ever. I’m a fig fragrance nut. I “collect” them even if I love them or not. It is a nostalgia thing. It makes me think of my childhood spending summers in the Southeast and a big move to the Pacific Northwest as an adult.

Philosykos is a great blend. It is fairly simple but it completely conveys the fig tree and its surroundings… Continue reading | 5 Comments