i don’t know how i got so lucky in the girlfriend department, but i’m surrounded by some pretty incredible women in my life both here in new york and also girlfriends who live elsewhere around the world that i still feel really close to even when we aren’t in the same few blocks radius. they are women who aren’t just inspiring in the ways they conduct themselves with their family life or careers, but they are often doing good and serving people around them (usually under any public radar), always speaking kind words about one another and others and regularly leave me feeling inspired to do something better or try something new or just anxiously awaiting the next time we can get together.
i am the worst at talking on the phone (does anyone else panic when they hear their phone ring?!) and i’m working on being better at texting people back promptly! but that aside, i want to be better at making sure the women in my life know how much i appreciate their daily texts or voicemails and random gifts for no reason at all and i want to be a better friend that checks in often, takes notice of and compliments things they do well or say, because i know from being on the receiving end just how much it can make a day, or week, honestly.
i went to a movie a few weeks ago with friends and left the movie theatre with three different little gifts from three beautiful women i was like, “wow. this was at the movies?! i need to up my girlfriend game.” haha! with valentine’s day around the corner, i think it’s the perfect excuse to take note of all the people you love in your life, and celebrate them.
i partnered with farmacy beauty to send a few of their sweet lips gift sets to some of my favorite ladies. in addition to carrying some of my favorite lip balms (they come in apple rosemary strawberry basil and lavender mint flavors), the sets include three custom chocolate bars in matching flavors from brooklyn based chocolatier raaka. both companies have incredibly high values when it comes to their commitment to ethical farming and creating products with the highest quality ingredients. this special collaboration between farmacy and raaka is a really good one!
the lip balms by farmacy beauty are seriously some of my favorites. first of all, they taste amazing (and i know you shouldn’t be eating your lip gloss, but you know, it’s a major plus), and they leave your lips hydrated. it also has their patented echinacea GreenEnvyTM in the formula which is what farmacy is known for, as it contains a natural antioxidant called cichoric acid that they say helps protect the skin’s collagen.
also please note, it wasn’t until i pulled out my wrapping paper that i realized just how color coordinated everything was getting. the amount of peach i am currently hoarding in my closet is crazy. it’s almost outdoing my yellow section.
wrapped in twinkle lights and a heart sticker for good measure! you can find the sweet lips set by farmacy beauty right here if you’d like to check them out! and here’s to all of us reaching out to our girlfriends we so admire and appreciate with just a text or phone call or even a simple email.
happy almost valentine’s day, friends! and thank you to farmacy beauty for sponsoring this blog post.
p.s. for those who have asked, my peach sweater is from here in the orange motif color.