shop: FOLLAIN // boston.

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Last night I had the best night out at Follain in Boston’s South End. Tara {owner!}, my friend Natalie, and the rest of the team hosted the perfect event for local bloggers– with prosecco, snacks, and the best kind of beauty products— the wholesome kind!

I had so much fun hearing the story behind the business, talking about how beauty translates to health, and also trying out some of the new products that have recently come to the shop. Just this month they’ve got 40 new items, which is amazing and fantastic, as they’re aiming to have a safe, healthy replacement for every beauty product you own. After hearing Tara’s passion for natural and sustainable beauty products you could easily say I’m sold on the Follain movement. I came home with a bag full of goodies— deodorant, dry shampoo, oil cleanser, new face powder and blush– ready to conquer the world!

Thank you, Tara, for inviting us in!

53 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116

{In Nantucket and Wellesley, too!}

Not a local? You can shop online HERE. ♥


P.S. I have posted about this gem
before, but Follain is too good and
these pictures were worth a share. :)

happy skin.

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Last Saturday, I took myself on a small business tour through the South End of Boston. The South End is one of those hidden gems of a neighborhood, and one that you’re only likely to frequent if you live in Boston or around it. I think that’s one of the reasons I love it so much. Beacon Hill has got charm and history, and the South End has all of that, minus the crowds! And oh, oh! THE FOOD. If I had to choose a place to dine, 9 out of 10 times I would choose the South End. #1 favorite– TORO! The most delicious of all the delicious.

For weeks now I’ve been meaning to visit a handful of shops in the SE, and Saturday I made it to all of them, each one unique and lovely in it’s own way.

Here are the places I visited:

Olives and Grace {for gifts and giftwrapping}
Niche {for succulents}
Sault {vintage finds + men’s clothing}
Follain {natural and organic skin care, hair care + makeup}

Follain was the main reason I ventured over to this part of town because of all the hype it’s been getting on my instagram feed. I had this feeling of “everybody’s been there but me!” running through my veins, and with a place as eye pleasing as this one, I knew it was time to bring myself there, STAT. Also, it’s been so nice putting natural foods into my body, I figured I might as well start putting them on my skin too, right?

I loved meeting the owner Tara, and she was so helpful informing me about all of the products available. I’m not heavy into makeup and washes, but I do get really dry hands, and use moisturizer on my face, so I got two bottles of lotion for just that. I also decided to get a soap, too {I got rosemary citrus!}, because the refill station sold me.

I can’t wait to bring my sister back here– she’s a sucker for products like no one I’ve ever met, and I know this is a place she will ADORE.

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I mean, SERIOUS PASSION EYES, amiright?

Dreaming of that sink for my kitchen.


To visit:
Follain, 53 Dartmouth Street, South End, Boston

new print // “the rain”

the oh hellos print

I made this pretty photo from my instagram feed into a new print.

{thanks for the encouragement.}

You can listen to the song {a favorite} here.

And buy my print here.


{Please link back to my blog or shop if you pin this image or use it on your own site.}

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I have been humming this song in my head for weeks. It’s one of those feel good melodies that you can just take with you wherever you go. When I listen in the car, I press the back button at least three times, each time, maybe more. I just love the words. So reassuring, I always think.

Sunday I strolled through Beacon Hill in the rain. I went out to brunch with friends, one of those, I-could-have-stayed-all-day brunches. You know the kind— so good for the soul. And then, I walked through the rain some more. I don’t usually love the rain, but I did on Sunday. On Sunday, the rain was beautiful.

I hope you had a beautiful day, too.

SBQL // 2


Linking up with Jenna again, because I love it.

Song // disolve me, alt J

book // poisonwood bible by barbara kingsolver

quote // ever ours banner, ludwig van beethoven

look // arrows | coral, block shop