Product & Development – almonds apothecary

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It’s no secret I am quite fond and currently propagating this wonderful plant 🍁 and has been a staple in my medicine and beauty apothecary garden.

I am starting the initial phase of my product and development for Almonds Apothecary! It has truly quite been a few years in the making and I am still in shock that I’ll be rolling this out this presently!

I am curating a beauty and wellness line first launching in my airbnbs on the big island of Hawaii, catering to my local and international guests.

Sustainability has been a top priority when building this project and sourcing out post consumer materials and ethically sourced ingredients has been indeed a joyful journey. Will share more in the next posts!

Here I have invested in Doterra essentials oils, a must have and convenient reach for my most desired and used blends especially when I am traveling and on the go. I have teamed up with a gang of goddesses and have been creating these unique blends via inspiration and intuition. The first few products will be an indulgence for the senses, decadent and drama free intoxicating body washes, end of the day scrubs and take the time to just be and lather up lotions and mists.

Relaxing Mindful Rituals up ahead, AJ

Vital Proteins Partnership

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Yes, you read that right! I have partnered with Vital Proteins  a sustainably-sourced nutrition product company, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. We do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting our production of collagen – an essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing.

I stumbled upon my first product from the collagen based brand at my beauty studio in Waikiki, pressed for time and needing an immediate caffeine intake, I was quickly introduced by a colleague to this new brand we started carrying.

The Original Matcha Collagen flavor which is sourced from high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide to ensure top quality and maximum nutritional benefit.

  • Bioavailable: Collagen is easily digested and absorbed by the body.
  •  Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha contains 137 times the amount of antioxidants as other green teas.
  •  Beneficial: Helps to improve hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons.
  •  Easy to Use: No complicated preparation required! Simply dissolve into an 8 oz. glass of cold or hot water.

The coffee alternative, loaded with caffeine and a seal of approval being vegan and clean? I was intrigued and more than a willing participant to the magic. *I also initially thought, with green tea as a featured ingredient, I feel healthier in this journey already.

My first attempt to just try the new elixir, mixed hot water, the taste comes up as a surprising milky and a slight hint of sweetness. I had previously envisioned to be a more bland or bitter combination but was really impressed. I am definitely adding a few more components to it like macadamia milk and dark chocolate powder because this is what the taste preferences command these days.

I invite you along this wealth in wellbeing journey with me. If you follow me on the gram, you know how dedicated I’ve been.

Now to sprinkle a little magic in between, AJ

 

my city pampering routine

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With more time that I could fathom, not only have I been taking care of the mental, spiritual, physical & hustle, I am making moooore time than ever to dive into the wonderful world of beauty.

In this post, I have featured my tried and true must have products when I am feeling a bit extra and wanting to be pampered!

Just a few simple items can definitely change the mood and vibe around even for those who are little bit harder to please or impress (me 😝)

This pleasure filled pampering affair starts with Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peel pads/ also tanning face sheets, this extremely effective duo not only exfoliates my skin (really important process and maintenance) it also tans my face to match my body! As you know, we keep very meticulous care about our face so upon finding this gem, I was hooked! See what happens when you tan, THEN EXFOLIATE with the products you have, it actually lessens the time of your fabulous tan…and if you don’t exfoliate at all…well, we won’t go down that road okay?

This process for the face takes no longer than any application of my skin care routine combined. The perfect sized towelettes can be used as a whole (or give into my hack of cutting it in half and save the other for the next week)

Next tanners for the body. I have tried multiple products from the St. Tropez line as well as Isle of Paradise, having used both and also seen my colleagues with it, the isle of paradise collection has a range of  light, medium, dark, which are perfect for skin tones lighter than I as it is a gradual hint and change! I on the other hand, have that medium tan/olive skin that I like to toast up a little bit more, so I went with the master of all insta tanning.

So face done, body done, now hair! I have abstained from colored hair for a little over 10 years so after going light, I wanted to experiment with color and lo and behold! Semi permanent hair dyes with deep conditioning features?! Say WHAT!

Moroccan Oil, color depositing mask has changed the game folks. This do it yourself magic in a pouch or tube allows the consumer to not only apply the color like you would conditioner, it has the most famous ingredient to help nourish, hydrate and strengthen your locks Goldi! The color I chose was hibiscus, loving this intense fuchsia shade that fades into ALLLLL THE HUES OF PINK, leading to its rose gold pink, blush pink situation that I am absolutely fond of.

DIY-ing has been making me feel empowered, informed, creative and definitely saving money utilizing my own talent and skills to perform such goddess glam. I hope you are all taking the time to be well, as well.

Self care, rituals and bad bitches, AJ

Get ready with me! – pop of color

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Hello! How are we all surviving 4/20 and taurus season week? I have entered this space with such new emotions and building a new mindset that how can we possibly turn things around from trials to triumph?!

After a much needed break, from all realms, I am excited to pick up where I left off.

Zooming with friends, family and now having to implement this new wave of communication, I have been thriving at this off time and it has been allowing me to view my own magic in a different light.

Getting ready these days are the barest of minimum. For this particular corporate call, I went with the theme, POPS OF COLOR to quickly transform from Mommy to Media Mogul 💋

I lightly dabbed some Josie Maran Skin dope oil all over my face, the rest, I weaved into my hair. I am fan of anything with multiple uses and this Argan / Hemp oil duo has been the go to during this effortless but with maximum effect look. I am a mother and dreamer so this type of quick fixes are a dream.

I then utilized ONE pigment color for my eyeliner and lip color, used 2 highlights and called it a day, well almost, I went out in the yard, picked a double blooming hibiscus and then was ready for the day 🤭

I used an Anastasia of Beverly Hills pro lip palette to create this look and I am sooooo glad I picked this gem up for my freelance kit.

What do you think?

I love that I just brought a wand & a half to execute a type of mood, vibe, a quick artist fire pick and just do the damn thing.

No excuses, Just effort, AJ

Hey Hustle, Flow your way here-onlyfans.com/almondjoyce

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Hello readers!

I have an exciting announcement especially for those are wanting a more in depth visual inspiration and personal communication with me.

I have now opened up another platform so you and I can connect in the most unique and unfiltered of ways.

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Fans Only-coming soon

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A unique opportunity has presented itself to me and I am excited to announce that I will be launching a fans only account that I will be sharing with you all very soon!

What better way to be involved in the mindful evolution of you and I at this time.

I have been constantly asked and had my time and energy consumed that the next step and phase of my work and platform will be elevated to this.

I am tickled and thrilled at the idea of you and I will be sharing a much more intimate and profound connection that will provide the ultimate personal luxury, growth.

Looking forward to sharing this space with you, AJ

 

Goddess Medicine & Chill

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Week into whatever quarantine month it is, I have been keeping my end of the bargain in tact. Be grateful to start the day then go out there and be great!

Keeping my personal development at top priority, in all ways starting with the physical and it has translated many times over in all the other realms. By no means have I peaked or the end of this journey, but simply celebrating what is and living in the present.

I have much to do but I’m going to take a few hours to legit, quarantine and chill.

I apologize in many weeks and now months in advance if I haven’t returned any correspondences, I have simply been minding my own business and taking some time for me.

The Wild Archetype, AJ

Be your own coach

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During this quarantine I have devoted some deep thinking and dove right into my habits and have been constantly rewiring my inner being to arrive at a prime level. Since the shut down, I have been developing and fine tuning my focus and getting to know an activator role as a signature strength.

I googled a quick “how to tap in mentally and flip the switch.”

Here are six ways to maximize your strengths:
  1. realize your natural (known) strengths. …
  2. identify your hidden strengths. …
  3. strengthen your strengths. …
  4. manage your weaknesses and limit your learned behaviors. …
  5. daily reflection. …
  6. beware of overdone strengths.

These may seem like just words on a page however I encourage you to seek and get to know your own signature strengths! There are unlimited sources out there in the inter webs and the two websites I decided to partake in are Clifton Strengths  via the recommendation of a wellness conference I attended last year and Via Institute per the recommendation of my Yale professor.

Anyways, I have been actively pursing a more wholesome and active lifestyle. I’ve kept some vices but I have been stricter about my cheat day and choices. Having limited access to what my norm is totally fine. It’s part of the reboot and restarting process.

The lack of what has been consuming my time, maybe not even of the healthiest of ways has been replaced with the awareness that when one knows better, one does better.

Happy one month of commitment to me, AJ

Garden to Table – Microgreens

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This growing season, Ive incorporated a new addition to the apothecary.

A friend of mine in Palo Alto fondly spoke about her greens and avidly sends me her recipes and just fresh outta the kitchen photos of her brunches and dinners utilizing a fast and flavorful array of micro greens.

Upon further research, the term implies a small sprout. So basically, take any seeds you have and grow the yummy edibles from 1-3 inches, harvest and enjoy before the second set of leaves develop, but if it does, enjoy your new baby plant you’ve just germinated from seed! 🤩

In this current mix I have:

  1. a mix of basis
  2. umami asian blend: mustards, cabbages, bakchoi, pakchoi,
  3. sunflowers
  4. a wild mix: bulls blood beet, cabbages, kohlrabi, swiss chards

It takes just a few short days starting from seed to sprout, but once you get it going, a very useful and unique harvest to add to your self sustaining round of spices and herbs.

Enjoy your new edible garden, AJ

Establishing a schedule that works for you.

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Having all this time to myself goes beyond my wildest dreams. Even with a long wishlist of things to do, I am still finding myself adjusting to the massive amounts of time we have been blessed with.

Assessing the thoughts, minding our ways to slow down then wildly stumbling into the pains and pleasures of the mind!

This new world and its new set of rules have thrown off even my happy go lucky, anything goes spirit. I am realizing to smash these goals I’ve been randomly carrying around for years, THIS IS THE BEST TIME to utilize such talents and skills.

I am the type to have my preferred goddess rituals list done before I can even extend myself to others. This means, I start the day with a great solitude space and hours, or power hours. In this time block, I am able to meditate, exercise. channel the thoughts and visions that would be otherwise clouded from the days noise.

Next to that, sticking to my own personal beauty ritual. It varies day by day. Some days less is more, some days more is more. I can certainly adjust to the mood and emotions of the day. I am challenging myself to post more so I am driving myself to that commitment and goal!

After allll of that, I neeeeeeed to have a very inviting and entertaining space even just for one. It constitutes of a morning cup of caffeine and a few bowls of cannanis. Breakfast or Brunch may accompany it but I’m not too demanding of the 3rd details. The first two winning combination tho, MOST DEFINITELY.

NOW, this is the part where I can be flexible. Lessons with the keiki, gardening, exploring, dreaming, visualizing, being, resting….and all of these activities can take hours  give or take.

During this downtime in quarantine, I am finding solace in the simplicity of these activities. Of course my city life is extreme in comparison but this reset has allowed me to view my priorities in a different way.

I NEED this type of routine and stability to create a boundary for myself and others. I have been so passive in being proactive that this complete overhaul and immediate call of adaptability has forced me to rewire and find out what works for the better.

I am very much still a free spirit. I come and go as I please, just this time, with a little more direction and discipline. Would you like to follow my progress? Add me on instagram! @almondjoyce

By having a streamline of enjoyable activities for the day allows me to make room for anything else that comes up. Of course each day seems like a trial and triumph…and a reflection of it will be posted here.

No promises, just actions, AJ