My tree is finally up (and decorated), there’s a wreath on my front door, and I’m planning my menu for Christmas dinner—which is definitely going to include these gorgeous, buttery roasted chestnuts—but I have to admit that I’m seriously behind in my gift shopping.
If you are, too, our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide might help.
In the meantime, I’ve rounded up some nuggets of natural beauty goodness from around the web to share with you. Here’s what I’ve been reading + enjoying this week.
- If you’ve ever dreamed about creating your own perfect scent, here’s your chance: through Dec. 24, you can enter to win your own bespoke fragrance from La Bella Figura. Spend $100 or more on their site, and you’ll be entered to win the chance to design a natural, non-toxic custom fragrance from scratch. LBF hand blends their perfumes in small batches—you’ll get a 1 oz. bottle of your new scent, and you’ll get to name it yourself. (Plus, they’ll catalog the scent for you to order later, as well.)
- A new study from Environmental Health suggests that women who work closely with plastic chemicals have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. (These chemicals, in case you were wondering, include BPA, pthalates, and flame-retardants.)
- Great post from Sophie Uliano: 10 Ways to Stay Lean & Green this Holiday. (I’m a firm believer in #9 in particular!)
- I really love this great message about gratitude from the Lululemon blog. It’s beautiful and worth sharing any time of year. Namaste!
Happy almost weekend, everyone! —Aleigh