People tend to get pretty excited when a new clothing collection launches, when a makeup brand debuts a product, and even when an anticipated fragrance hits the market. While candles may not garner as much fervor or buzz as some of these other categories, we'd argue that it's still a pretty noteworthy event. From yummy seasonal candles of the gourmand variety, to scents that are well on their way to becoming cult classic favorites, we're showcasing some of the best new candle launches right here.
Yoga is a beautiful practice, one that deserves a beautiful yoga mat. And when you're working that hard to better yourself... well, why not indulge in some new equipment? (Treat yourself!) We've scoured the internet to find the best looking mats for all of your yoga needs. Click through to check them out.
Staying 100 percent motivated to go to work every day is difficult — especially if your work environment is draining. You might not always notice right away, but your surroundings can definitely influence your mood and performance. And if you're constantly working in a dull, messy, and ice-cold room, you'll likely feel uninspired, exhausted, and burned out.
Sometimes you just need help getting emotionally back on track. Maybe it was a bad break-up or the loss of a job that has you in low spirits. Possibly a discouraging word from a loved one sent you into a spiral of self-doubt... Or perhaps, you've just gotten so used to your negative thoughts, you're not even aware of them anymore.
Summer is in full swing: The sun is out. The days are longer. There's places to go and people to see. Summer 2019 has been spectacular so far... yet for some reason, Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness" has re-entered the US iTunes charts. What's going on? Are we all in a collective funk? Luckily, even if you're experiencing some summertime sadness, there's still hope you can make this one of the most amazing summers you will ever experience. The trick is to actively raise your vibrations to attract good feeling thoughts, experiences, and people into your life.
Getting enough sleep can be hard work. According to the American Sleep Association, sleep disorders — including insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy — "affect 1 in 3 people at some stage in their lives." However, even for those who don't suffer from a diagnosable disorder, it's still pretty hard to carve out the time for the recommended 7-9 hours of snooze time a night. Everything from lumpy mattresses to noisy neighbors can disrupt slumber. Plus, there's often a weird sense of pride that comes along with forgoing sleep for productivity: Undereye bags are worn as badges of honor — they serve as proof that we are far too busy to do something as unproductive as sleep.
If we could, we would all bottle up the scents of summer: sand mixed with sunscreen. The salt of the ocean paired with a fruity cocktail. The freshness of crisp, bright produce from the farmer's market, and the allure of fresh-squeezed lemonade. While all of these aromas are refreshing, they also bring us back to seasons long ago. After all, scent is the strongest sense linked to memory — and part of the reason we enjoy familiar smells is of what they remind us. Your grandparent's lake house. That first summer love — or that gorgeous day in May when you said "I do."
Minds wander. A lot. It's normal, but sometimes it can leave you engrossed in all the daily minutiae currently stressing you out. As if your extremely busy and demanding life isn't already overwhelming enough, right?
In the wise words of Taylor Swift, "you need to calm down." It might sound pat, but you know what? All that endless worrying is adding fine lines around your eyes and causing your skin to break out. It affects your performance at work, your decision-making — and even your mental health.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes, am I right? The world in itself is enough to drive you insane with things like global warming (and people who don't believe in global warming). Not to mention all the personal baggage we tend to carry all on our own. That list could go on and on....
Just when you're ready to rock the second half of 2019, Mercury goes in retrograde — typical, right? Three to four times a year, the fastest planet in our solar system passes the earth as it orbits. It slows down, appears to stop then seemingly spins backward (the retrograde). Of course, it's not really moving backward, it's just an illusion.
It's official: Cannabidiol (CBD) is the It Ingredient of 2019. You'd be hard-pressed to go anywhere these days without hearing someone rave about CBD or shopping at a store that sells it. (For a while, there was even a CBD cocktail bar near my apartment.)
Self-care isn't just physical; it also extends to your mind and soul. The state of your mental health greatly affects your every day performance, your relationships and your outlook in life. So it's important to take the time to relax your mind and reflect each day. After all, in this fast-paced, digital world, things can get confusing, messy and stressful.
Summer is a time when we find ourselves running from one al fresco dining sitch to the next, fitting in as many beach days and outdoor runs as we possibly can — that is when we're not working, of course. While the hottest season of the year is one of the most relaxing, all of the shuffling from one chill activity to the next can actually be kind of, well, stressful. That's precisely what makes taking 20 minutes out of the end of your day for a little "me time" oh-so necessary. Instead of (or, perhaps, in addition to) binging your favorite summer series (hello, "Big Little Lies"), head to your bathroom, light a candle, step into the tub, and let go of the day's tension. But, wait — first, you need a candle: Keep scrolling for 13 of our favorite summery candles to upgrade your warm weather bath ritual.
Sansa Stark has one of the greatest characters arcs in the entire "Game of Thrones" series: Not only did she survive all eight seasons but she ultimately became one of the most powerful players in all of Westeros: (spoiler alert) the Queen in the North.
The dietary supplements that you're currently taking are already packed with nutrients that help your body become healthier. But some of them just get better when they're taken with their perfect match. Aside from complementing each other's effects, pairing certain supplements can actually amplify the benefits, giving you more effective results.
Chances are if you're at all invested in the wonderful world of wellness, you know about the Hannah Bronfmans and Amber Fillerup Clarks of the industry. While they represent a couple of our favorite sources for getting the top health and wellness tips and tricks, there are an abundance of incredible wellness influencers out there that are still flying a bit under the radar — so today, we're putting the spotlight on them.
Your love of beauty shouldn't be limited to the medicine cabinet in your bathroom. (Or your desk-turned-vanity. Or worse, your makeup bag.) No, your love of beauty deserves to be writ loud: And since your home is a reflection of who you are, everything you love about it — bold colors and shiny statement-makers, for example — should be put on display. Whether you're more of an au naturale girl or lean into dramatic looks, these decorative accents, artwork, and furniture pieces will turn your home into a beauty lover's paradise. Even better, some of these picks, which seamlessly blend style and functionality, will even help you dig deeper into your #1 passion.
Lately, we started covering wellness here on TotalBeauty and we've already published a few articles that tout the benefits of journaling (it can help improve your sleep hygiene! And reduce anxiety!). And seeing these posts got me thinking about what a huge difference journaling has made in my life recently.