Easter Basket Inspiration

Hey you guys it’s that time of the year again! Easter, and this year I really made it a point to make it extra special for my daughter by customizing her basket with a bunch of fun goodies from small shops that I absolutely adore! (Note: most of these small shops I collaborated with so the items were gifted). The other items in my baskets I picked up locally from the Target dollar spot. *Disclaimer* whether or not you go all out for Easter and buy your kids tons of things, or you just celebrate the day with them YOU are doing any amazing job. This blog post is purely for inspiration! I will be listing all of the small shops below along with tagging a photo with a link to all of the items. Most of these can still be ordered in time for Easter (some with the request of expedited shipping). I hope you all enjoy these photos & that they provide some fun Easter Basket Inspiration! Due to timing some of the items listed below didn’t make it into the basket in time but I am still adding the links below to them! Thank you to all of these amazing small shops & brands for working with me on this fun little collaboration!

Both of the baskets were from Target. Along with the stuffed carrots, mini sunnies, garden tools, both press on nail sets, the wooden eggs, the ceramic bunny, the white ceramic house, and the basket filling, those were all found in the Target dollar spot.

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Wild & Rae – Elodie Dress
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Simply To Play – Natural Playdough Rainbow Pack

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Hannah Made Shop – Neutral Rainbow Tee

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Shop Bitte – Rylee & Cru Zoe Dress

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Shop Bitte – Hazel Village Emma Rabbit Clay Linen Dress

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Cuddle and Kind – Lucy the Lamb

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Havya & Co – Neutral Tassels

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Kortni Jean Swimsuits – Peplum Top (Yellow Floral)

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Kortni Jean Swimsuits – High Waisted Bottoms (Ribbed Dusty Rose)

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Harper ‘N Olive – Bibs Pacifier (Vanilla)

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Harper ‘N Olive – Pacifier Clip (Kate)

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Tubby Todd – Hair & Body Wash / Everyday Lotion

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The Mask Trend, What’s the hype all about? How important is it? TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Mask Review

So what’s the hype all about you ask? Detoxifying? Smoothing? Firming? Anti-Aging? So many to choose from… so which one is the right one for you? Well it depends on what type of skin you have, and what you want to achieve. Working in the beauty industry for the past 10 years has really opened up my eyes as to why it is so important to know these two simple things. This diagnosing process allows much ease as to which products will work best for you, and achieve the results you’re aiming for.  With skincare being as influential as it is now more than ever, taking care of your skin must be pretty important you’d think? Well it is! Making sure you’re taking care of your skin and having a simple regimen is the first step to assuring your skin looks and feels the way you want it to. With all that being said I am going to take you through my personal experience with TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Mask and why it works for me! (I absolutely love that this company was founded by a mama of two kiddos this makes me love the brand even more, I am all about mom’s supporting other working mom’s and shopping small!)

IMG_8375Disclosure: This product was sent to me in trade for a review, all opinions and thoughts are my own, no links are affiliate links.

The first thing that actually attracted me to this brand was the fact that they use organic materials. I was also surprised to find out they are also vegan, and cruelty free! No colorants, no artificial fragrance, parabens or harmful chemicals. They are all hand-crafted, and this specific mask is blended with: Calcium Bentonite Clay, White Kaolin Clay, Rose Kaolin Clay, Moroccan Red Clay, Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Dead Sea Clay, Epsom Salt, White Willow Bark Extract. They’ve already sold me right there, now for the real test, trying the product out and see how it reacts with my skin type! I tend to run on the combo/oily side depending on my diet, and the season. So now that it is getting into those warmer months I am definitely going to run oily, which is the perfect time to be trying out a detoxifying mask. I do also tend to get mild breakouts when I am under a ton of stress or for other female reasons. So I am all about a mask that will pull out all of the impurities and toxins underlying deep in my skin! Another huge bonus this mask only runs you at $19.00 so it is very cost effective. If measured out properly (you mix equal parts of the powdered mask and water or their mixing solution) you can get up to 20 uses out of it! Speaking of measuring for only $13.00 they also sell an all natural bamboo mixing bowl, measuring spoon and a bamboo brush applicator.

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Let’s put it to the test! After trying this mask out for the past 4 weeks, I can honestly say I am truly pleased with the results! They recommend using this mask 2-5 times per week (depending on your skin, and your current regimen). I chose to use it 3 times per week at night before I went to sleep. When you’re sleeping is when your skin is healing the most so I felt that using a detoxifying mask at night before I applied my night cream was most beneficial for my skin. Every single time after removing the mask I noticed my pores were minimized and my skin just felt so fresh and pure. If you have an oiler skin type using a detoxifying or purifying mask even 2-3 times a week can help with the excessive oil production in your skin! Even if you’re on the dryer side this mask could still benefit you using it 1-2 times per week to balance you’re overall PH balance. TruSelf Organics also now offers their new smoothing mask for someone with a very dry skin type or even just combination skin! I am happy to say this mask will continue to have a home with me and a place in my skincare regimen!

Hand-Crafted Custom Jewelry by Happy Cactus Brand

I am so excited to share with you guys my most recent collaboration with Happy Cactus Brand aka Jess. She is seriously one of the sweetest chicks ever, and her jewelry is hand-crafted to perfection! When I first received my package in the mail I was so thrilled (no like seriously, so freaking excited). Everything down to the packaging and branding were on point! (This girl knows her stuff and has major style!)

I decided to have her customize a bar necklace for me that says, “The Gypsy Mama” and a dainty gold cuff that says, “a gypsy soul, a wild heart” and no joke just the few times I’ve already worn them out I have had so many people ask me where I got them from! The best part about Jess and her super rad brand is A. The name obviously lol Happy Cactus Brand? (She had me at Cactus lol) I mean seriously is that not the cutest brand name you’ve ever heard of? Who wouldn’t want to buy jewelry from a brand with that rad of a name?! B. Her stuff is so stinking cute, and the quality is impeccable! C. It is super affordable. I know that you all know how popular those “bar necklaces” are and a lot of other shops that I checked out were double if not triple the price of hers! So truthfully, if you want excellent customer service; some really fun packaging and a unique custom made piece of jewelry that is going to last then head over to her shop now! She has some adorable dainty rings on sale for Valentine’s Day too.

Here is the link to her shop: Happy Cactus Brand
Also check her out on Instagram: @happycactusbrand

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Xx,
The Gypsy Mama

Gypsy’s + Gems

I am so excited to announce that I have my first collection of hand crafted necklaces up on the blog for sale! All of my necklaces are made of natural raw materials. These are one of a kind pieces. For those of you who are interested or may have any questions before purchasing please feel free to send me over an email at gypsychildofthewild@yahoo.com

If you’re interested in following along in my journey in hand-crafted gems please head over to my business Instagram page where I will be consistently updating my feed with new pieces!

Instagram: Gypsy’s + Gems

All orders placed Monday-Friday 8am-5pm will ship within 3-5 business days.

Thanks for shopping small ❤

xx, The Gypsy Mama

 

 

Natural Mineral Rock Necklace #1

A gorgeous hand crafted necklace made out out raw natural materials.

$20.00

 

 

Natural Mineral Rock Necklace #2

A gorgeous hand crafted necklace made out out raw natural materials.

$20.00

 

 

Amethyst Pendent Necklace

A gorgeous hand crafted necklace made out out raw natural materials.

$25.00

 

 

Geode Druzy Necklace

A gorgeous hand crafted necklace made out out raw natural materials.

$25.00

 

 

Raw Agate Slab Necklace #1

A gorgeous hand crafted necklace made out out raw natural materials.

$20.00

 

Obsidian Necklace

A gorgeous hand crafted necklace made out out raw natural materials.

$20.00