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On a daily basis, I have certain essentials that I need to carry with me all the time, it’s a mild OCD. I feel like my day is not complete without them. I believe most people have this trait, and I’m always curious to see what little things people like to carry along with them. Whether it’s in their bag, placed on their work space to look at everyday at work, or just things that they feel they need to have around them in their space. It says a lot about one’s personalty I think.

My daily essentials are quite common, with a little obscurity about them – take a look at my daily essentials. We’d love to know what yours are, too. Read more »

lexi -May 11, 2013, 2:24PM
Hi Jemma, I was just wondering if you take the recommended amount of the tea pills. I looked it up because I also would like to try it out, and it says to take 8 pills 3 times a day. I was just wondering how many you take, and if you notice a difference with the amount you take. Thank you, I love this entry!
Lilietta -Apr 23, 2013, 8:13PM
Love this sweet little post :) I always have my Jack Black lip balm, Figs and Rouge hand cream (i like the Coco Rose one), my bkr water bottle (get one they are awesome!), sunscreen, jelly pens and a notebook!

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This week we are all about the color purple.  Purple clothing, purple pigments, and of course…purple hair!  Read more »

Helen Stephens -Apr 09, 2014, 12:14AM
Hair chalks are indeed a great way to add colored highlights to your hair but it would be easier using colored hair extensions. There is a wide range of colored extensions including purple one's available at http://www.ludischarminginstinct.com/product-category/highlight-clip-in-hair-extension that you can readily use.
Olivia -Feb 28, 2013, 12:00AM
I love that you guys decided to celebrate the color purple all month long! I just recently made a purple flower crown to match my lavender hair! Thank you ladies for the great post! I wonder how hair chalk will work over purple hair...

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The seven chakras are the energy centers in your body in which energy flows through. Ever since I started practicing yoga I have been aware of these energy points in my everyday life to help me feel balanced, healed, and open. If one of these energies is blocked, it can lead to an illness, so it’s important to understand what each chakra (energy point) means in order to keep the energy in your body flowing nicely.

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Anais Bokanovsky -Mar 11, 2013, 2:44AM
I had a look on Amazon, it looks super interesting I am going to purchase it! Thanks Molly!
molly -Feb 25, 2013, 11:26AM
you should look up the book eastern body western mind by anodea judith. i learned about it in my yoga teacher training-it talks about psychological issues and issues/traumas from childhood and how they influence and throw off your chakras. super interesting read

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Have you guys seen these new hair accessories we have called bun wraps? They are one of our new favorite things! It’s no secret we love the bun – it’s such an easy, effortless hairstyle that we rock all the time, especially in summer when you just want your hair off your neck and away from your face (learn 3 easy tricks to get a perfect top knot here). The bun wraps are a great way to add some color and print to your bun, and there are a BUNch of ways to wear them, beyond their intended use :). Read more »

Alexandra J. -Aug 14, 2013, 3:10AM
This is such an amazing accessory, I wore it almost every single day this summer!!!!!(: It's so perfect, and I get so many lovely compliments, as well.
Katerina -Jun 26, 2013, 10:17PM
You always put hair tutorials up for girls with really long hair. How about any hair ideas for the short haired girl!? please =(

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Post image for Beauty DIY: Easy Smoke Swirl Nails

Have you guys seen our homepage this week, Smoke Signals? I love the moodiness of the images and the edgy product featured in the shoot – lived in tees, tie-dye, fishnet and shades of black and gray give this trend a smokin’ attitude.  Without even planning to, we came up with some awesome nail art that fits this trend perfectly – smoke nails! Read more »

Hope -Jun 15, 2013, 8:33PM
They look so cool! I'll find out if it works when I try it!!!
Isabel -Mar 12, 2013, 10:50AM
I tried thus and loved it!!! But a good tip is to use a watery paint for at least one of them, or it will be much harder to get the swirled effect

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You know what my favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is? Conversation hearts. Read more »

Katie -Feb 16, 2013, 5:27PM
I wish I would have seen this before valentines day!! this is an adorable idea!! blog: instead of an elephant Creative Director: Thread Magazine
Vyne.me -Feb 08, 2013, 12:12PM
A trip to the nail salon is in our list of services that can help you look your best for a fantastic Valentine's day. Here's the checklist, http://blog.vyne.me/post/42584440166/valentines-day-checklist-of-services-youll-need.

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Post image for The Inspiration Behind Our FP Movement Collection

This week we launched some new and exciting styles in our FP Movement collection that focuses on the yoga and workout lifestyle. From fashionable shapes, innovative details, and eye catching colors and prints, these new items are simply stunning. We believe workout wear should be functional yet fashionable. We caught up with the buyer behind the collection to find out what inspires FP Movement.

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Tess -Jan 30, 2013, 4:21PM
I love the red and green floral. It looks very cute with the 501 :-)

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Post image for Yoga Pose Of The Week: Head To Knee Forward Bend

This week’s pose is the third in our series of post-holiday detox twists from Stacia Nero of Deliver Me WellnessRead more »

Lisa M.Randall -Jun 08, 2013, 8:08AM
Thanks for sharing great knowledge with us. Yes you are right it helps to calm the brain and relieve mild depression. I have tried this with Lindsay Malejko of http://www.prasanthistudio.com at Pelham.
Stacia -Jan 31, 2013, 9:44PM
Hey Tarryn, Allie, and Yael...I am the Free People yoga teacher. Glad you guys are enjoying the pose of the week. You are welcome to use these photos. I pretty sure when it comes to blogs, unless the photos are copy righted they are up for grabs. Thanks for the curly hair love. I use leave in conditioner and deva curl products. Best investment I've made for my locks.

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Post image for My Bikram Journal Day 5, Final Day!!

I have come to my last day of this Bikram yoga challenge and I must admit I do not want it to end; having a challenge to document everyday has been somewhat therapeutic for me.  Although I will say I am looking forward to drinking coffee this weekend!   Read more »

Ruby Cooper -Feb 03, 2014, 6:05AM
I've just started Bikram! I've done four classes now and can relate to everything you were talking about. At first it is so challenging, and you are literally trying to count how many poses you have done, just so you can figure out how many more are to go, but then you step outside the room and feel so satisfied (despite being sick after my first class). I've noticed that because I sweat so much during the class, I become more aware of all the toxins and other bad things that are leaving my body, which makes me think even more about what I let enter into my body! Bikram has helped me in thinking of what I'm putting into my body, so when I feel like eating something that isn't good for me after a hard day, it's much easier to reconsider. It also helps me to consciously drink water more regularly too!! I've noticed I am also more aware of my posture and how I used my muscles. Tonight I found myself in the shower, unwinding by putting on hot, steamy water and stretching up and down, side to side, noticing the great affects Bikram is having on me. I would recommend to anyone, just don't give up in the first few lessons!
cosmicengine -Sep 18, 2013, 11:55PM
This is wild... I was looking for a Bikram course in Asheville and found this - as soon as you said "...the door opened… an elderly man walked in, “up please, begin” - I was like, "Joel Pierce...?" I didn't even know at the time that you were in Philly. I did some computer work for them a few years back in trade for classes, and man, did I get my time's worth. The man is a force of nature, and his instructors are really, really fantastic. The location is great too. I miss it. I definitely appreciate his approach, which is indeed different from many other instructors. I'm really glad you got a chance to meet him, and I hope you're still sticking with it. Really neat to read a story about Bikram Philly!

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Post image for My Bikram Journal Day 4

I woke this morning feeling emotional, I wasn’t sad or upset, I just felt like I was in a quite calm place and it was making me feel odd having suffered for many years with a racing mind.  This feeling felt quite strange to me. During my work day I felt my eyes fill up on more than one occasion for no reason at all. I mentioned my emotion to someone here at our office who practices yoga regularly and she told me if I was doing a lot of back bending and poses using my hips it would bring out a lot of emotion and then it all made sense. Read more »

Lucy Sinclaire -Jan 24, 2013, 10:44PM
Jemma! You have the most beautiful writing voice! I have really enjoyed following your Bikram Journal
Stephanie -Jan 24, 2013, 9:39PM
This is the most inspiring of all.

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Post image for My Bikram Journal, Day Three

I had the most peaceful sleep last night. I felt rested and relaxed and woke well before my alarm clock. My body was aching in places I never knew could ache and I did not wake with a headache this time. I was however feeling a little groggy from lack of caffeine, it’s the 3rd day with no coffee and I’m starting to crave it. I walked past the coffee shop on my way to work and the smell almost enticed me in… but then I remembered “The Driver and The Chariot” I didn’t give in. Read more »

Kayla -Jan 23, 2013, 8:59PM
Hello! First off I must say, "I'm so proud of you!" This year I have 12 different resolutions for each month and my January goal was to do yoga everyday. So far so good! I've taken some "rest" days where I just do a few sun salutations and I feel really great. My body, my mind, my soul, my energy. Everything really flows together, and I never realized that until I started to practice yoga! On January 31st, to celebrate my month long resolution with yoga, I'm going to take a Bikram class for the first time. I've really enjoyed reading your Bikram journal so far, and it's given me new motivation to finish up the month strong. Thank you! xoxo
Nicole -Jan 23, 2013, 8:45PM
ahh good luck on day 4! Can't wait to hear about it.

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Whenever we shoot a new lookbook, I always want to know what products our makeup artist Deanna uses to get the beautiful looks. Read more »

Lydia -Jan 22, 2013, 9:37AM
soooooo pretty :)

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