Monthly Archives: December 2016

Behind the Brand: Mullein & Sparrow

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Smells divine, feels heavenly: floral facial steams from Mullein & Sparrow impart the very best properties of petals onto your face, without chemicals harmful to you or the planet.

Finding luxury in nature is completely possible, and our friends at Mullein & Sparrow are proof of that! Read on as Anit, the founder of Mullein & Sparrow, explains how to ditch the chemicals, and instead draw health, beauty, and inspiration from the world around you.

Mullein & Sparrow is a memorable name, what was the inspiration for it?

Mullein is my favorite herb, and my mom has always called me “sparrow,” so I merged the two together to create something personal and dear to me all around.

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 Why did you choose to create an eco-conscious, vegan brand?

I personally live an ayurvedic lifestyle, which was instilled in me by my family. At one point, I went backpacking through South America and was introduced to plant-based remedies, skincare and more. If I was sick, I was given herbs versus Tylenol. I wanted to create products that I feel good about putting into the world so it was important for me that they be completely natural and cruelty-free.

 We love that both of our brands support Farm Sanctuary.  What was the inspiration or goal behind adopting 12 Days of Giving / sponsoring 12 Farm Sanctuary animals?

We are huge animal lovers and have personally adopted before, but we wanted to do it on a larger scale and this holiday season felt like the perfect time. We hope that this campaign will inspire others to consider adopting as well.

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 How has Mullein & Sparrow changed your life?

I feel so creatively fulfilled.  I’ve always been the type of person who is brimming with ideas and who often feels inspired by so much of the world that’s it’s great to have an outlet for that energy.

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 What advice would you give to someone reading this, who is inspired by your story and wanting to start his/her own company?

I absolutely believe in following your heart and pursuing your passion, but you have to be willing to put in the time, money, and effort that it will take to start your own business. Know your limits because your business will no doubt push them.

 How important is it for a company to give back to the community?

We believe that those who have the privilege of a voice, a platform of any sort, should be the voice of the voiceless.

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 What is your daily routine (or maybe first thing you do in the morning)?

Self-reflection and yoga are staples in my routine. It’s a way to clear my head and keep me sane – especially when we’re really busy. I think it’s so important to make time for yourself in some small way every day.

 What can you always find in your purse?

Our Immortelle & Myrrh facial serum. It’s such a versatile serum that you can wear in any weather and with any skin type. And it’s perfect for on-the-go because of the roller ball applicator.

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 Who is your lifestyle icon?

I’m not sure I have a singular lifestyle icon because, again, I draw inspiration from everywhere.  But I often think of my grandfather both in business and in life generally. He had a factory and it wasn’t until he died that we found out how much charity work and outreach he had done in the community.  Complete strangers came to the house to pay their respects and tell us how he had helped them in one way or another and my mom makes sure to remind me that I have to uphold this lineage of decency and good work in the world.

 Three words to describe yourself?

Driven. Creative. Curious.

12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide

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Okay, we have 7-ish more days until the big day and I hope everyone has their holiday shopping done with. But, if you haven’t, we have a quick little shopping guide just for you. Convenient, right?! They’re the perfect to give as gifts or to add to as stocking stuffers.

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First Row: LVX Malbec Nail Lacquer, $16Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Candle, $16Christy Robinson Mini Bunny Necklace with Copper Heart, $35

Second Row: Little Barn Apothecary Carrot Seed + Rose Hip Eye Serum, $32 – Dogeared Two Little Hearts Best Friends Necklace, $102hellomellow Relax Body Butter, $22

Third Row: Hurraw! Cherry Lip Balm, $3.79 – Pukka Vanilla Chai Tea, $6.95Custom LOVE GOODLY Anniversary Heart Necklace, $40

Fourth Row: Kindri Organic Beauty Oil, $22 – Christy Robinson Elephant Keychain, $20LOVE GOODLY Holiday Gift Box, $35

Want them to arrive right on time for the holidays? Place your order no later than December 21 at 3:00PM PST. We ships USPS First Class. Or, if you would like to get it to them quicker, email us at [email protected] so we can arrange rush shipping!

Peek Inside the December/January Box!

 

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2017 is around the corner, and whether you’re last-minute holiday shopping, or getting yourself ready for the new year, we have something for you to be jolly about: the December/January box!

This month’s delivery is curated by actress, animal rights supporter, and long-time vegan, Emily Deschanel. With each purchase directly benefitting Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, Emily shares her favorite vegan brands and products with us to celebrate this holiday season.

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MyChelle –  Perfect C Serum – $44

Battle photo-damage, aging, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles simultaneously with MyChelle’s Perfect C Serum. The advanced multi-tasking Vitamin C formula, high active level L-Ascorbic Acid (17%), and Buddleja Plant Stem Cells help brighten the skin and is definitely a must try! MyChelle is a founding member of the EWG Verified: For your Health program.

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Pacifica – Enlightened Lip Gloss – $10

Pacifica’s Enlightened Lip Gloss collection provides supernatural shine, super smoothness, and non-sticky, nourishing hydration with long lasting natural color. But wait, there’s more! Infused with coconut and antioxidants, these lip glosses help support superior lip health. What more could you really ask for in a lip gloss? Pacifica has a zero product-manufacturing waster process, and supports local charities including women’s shelters.

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Mullein & Sparrow – Custom Facial Steam – $10

A beautiful blend of organic herbs to help detoxify your skin exclusively made for LOVE GOODLY. Mullein & Sparrow is a luxury vegan line crafted in Brooklyn.

Use: Bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add a handful of herbs and allow to steep covered for 5-10 minutes. Remove from stove and cover head with light towel. Rest head 2-3 inches above the herbs for about 5 minutes. Breathe deeply and enjoy! Can also be used as a tea.

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Côte – Nail Polish – $18

Côte is dedicated to creating safe, quality nail polishes that are always cruelty-free, vegan, and made in the United States. Their products are free of major toxins and allergens associated with nail polish: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, camphor, formaldehyde resin, TPHP, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens and gluten. Enjoy 1 of their 9 perfect holiday colors included in your box! 

Pssst. L.A. residents: For a elegant and eco-friendly nail care experience, book an appointment at Côte’s Brentwood Village shop.

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BOOMCHICKAPOP – Sweet and Salty or Lightly Sea Salted Kettle Popcorn – $1.50

Snacking should be both delicious and carefree! Always simple, always awesome kettle popcorn. Certified gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO project verified. 0g trans fat, low calorie and cholesterol free. 1oz. single-serving bag. Started by a husband and wife out of their Minnesota garage, BOOMCHICKAPOP gives back to the community.

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or check out our one-time gift options here.

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