5 Reasons To Add Facial Oil To Your Beauty Routine Today

Facial oil is not a new beauty fad – just ask Cleopatra. Her rituals for staying flawless have intrigued and enchanted beauty buffs for centuries. Famous for her over-indulgent milk and honey baths, Cleopatra used olive, sesame and almond oil for her face – only the finest ingredients for a queen. In fact, essential oils …

Randi Packard on Wearing Sunscreen 365 Days a Year

We recently had the chance to catch up with seasoned market editor (Real Simple, Lucky, Shape) and tastemaker Randi Packard to talk about her morning self-care ritual and why she prefers sunscreen to a daily moisturizer. What are your stressors, why do you need to take care of yourself? Are you kidding I work in New York! (Laughs) I …

What Comes First Self-love or Self-care?

Leading up to our taking part in Nitika Chopra‘s upcoming Summer Self-Love Celebration event, we invited the Talk Show Host, Beauty & Lifestyle Expert, Self Love Guru, and self proclaimed Spicy Indian Woman slash Soul Sister to write a guest blog post for Sonäge readers. Below she opens up about her own journey towards self-love (hint: it started with self-care) …

Cinco De Mayo: Spice Up Your Self-Care

In honor of Cinco De Mayo the Sonäge team is bringing you our favorite spicy guacamole recipe. Who doesn’t love guacamole?  Well, we realize that there are a few of you out there, but even you may be convinced to give it a try (again), once you learn about the myriad benefits of its ingredients …

The Beauty of Balance with Sonäge

Lately, it seems like balance is the new busy. It’s certainly a theme that resonates with the Sonäge team, a goal that we strive for, but don’t necessarily achieve, on a daily basis. And that got us thinking — how does a successful entrepreneur, or any modern, overscheduled woman, maintain balance in her personal and …

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson on the Confidence Building Power of Beauty

This is the second post in a multi-part series that we’re calling “The Beauty of Balance,” meant to entertain, educate, and inform busy women (and aren’t we all?) in association with Sonäge’s upcoming “The Beauty of Balance” event in Manhattan. Next Wednesday, March 9th, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder and CEO of app-based beauty provider GLAMSQUAD, …

Four Ways to Kickstart Conscious Creativity

By AllSwell Creative Sometimes your muse can be evasive, fickle. For hours, or even days, she stops answering your calls and starts ignoring your texts. These are the moments when she needs to be cajoled, flirted with a bit before she shows up again. Whether you’re on deadline and unable to overcome the curse of …

Your Favorite Scrub Has Been Outlawed. Now What?

Microbeads, found in a host of the products we use every day, including cleansers and scrubs, have been banned in the United States. And yes, we are grateful; logic would suggest that anything that is bad for the environment can’t be good for our skin. For years, research studies have exposed the harmful effects of …

Create your ideal at-home retreat

By Mary and Lucy Firestone We are sisters who believe that self-discovery is something to be celebrated – AND can be chic and stylish! We created our website and blog as a destination to share our latest and most important inspirations, revelations and secrets – the ones that have helped us achieve feeling our best …

The Ritual Reboot Series: An Afternoon of Self-Care Savvy With Sonäge

On Thursday, January 21st, top wellness experts gathered at LOVE Yoga studio in Venice, CA for a special afternoon devoted to a discussion regarding the importance of self-care to our wellbeing. If you don’t live in Southern California, or were simply not able to join us, we have you covered. We’ve rounded up the highlights …

The Ritual Reboot Series: The Power of Daily Self-Care Practices

Kyle Miller and Sian Gordon founded Love. A Yoga Space with studios in Montauk, NY and Venice, CA. As yoga instructors, self-care rituals play a crucial role in their wellbeing and health. That’s why Kyle and Sian have partnered with Sonäge to host Ritual Reboot on Thursday, January 21st at LOVE Yoga in Venice, CA …

The Ritual Reboot Series: Nourishment, Challenge and Recharge + Reflect

By Ryann Hanes-Sloan A ritual is something that is sustainable enough to incorporate into your life on a daily basis. Once you start to listen to your body and your inner dialogue, you will notice areas where you need to add elements of balance in your life. Rituals are the path to this balance. My …

The Ritual Reboot Series: Why Journaling Is the Key to a Healthy, More Authentic Life.

By Lavinia Errico With the New Year underway, I want to share with you a tool that has made a tremendous difference in my life and in my relationships. It’s a cliché, but it’s also true, that real change begins with self-knowledge and self-awareness. The challenge for most of us is that we often don’t …

The 5 Essentials Your Holiday Look Needs

By Allison Berlin and Sara DiMedio of “Le Curate” It’s the middle of December and the holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing. Every year it tends to be the same story. How can you master that look that will take you from after-work cocktails with friends, to the work holiday party, and maybe …

5 Conscious Resolutions You Can Stick With For The New Year

By Fern Olivia Langham Often, the New Year brings with it an immense amount of pressure to shape up, perform, and “finally do things right.” This can lead us to be overly hard on ourselves when it comes to our resolutions. Let’s change that. This year, let’s do the best we can! The truth is …

How To Master Time Management During The Holiday Season

Carving out time in your busy schedule for a solid workout can be tough most days, but during the holidays – what with shopping, cooking, attending parties, hosting guests – it can be almost impossible. Being pretty fitness obsessed ourselves, the Sonäge team turned to Fit Crush NYC founder and fitness guru Joe Ardito to …

Get Your Glow On: The Thanksgiving Edition

This is the fourth in a series of monthly posts by Certified Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef Julie Magnussen. We’re calling it “Glow From Within,” because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. If you missed the first three posts, you can …

Glam Up Your Holiday Party Season

Thanksgiving is around the corner (two weeks and counting), kicking off the unofficial start of the holiday party season. You want to look and feel your best as you make the Yuletide rounds, whether it be the office party, your best friend’s annual cocktails-for-a-cause do, the family lighting of the Hanukkah menorah celebration, your neighborhood block …

How To Maintain Your Healthy Glow During The Holiday Season

Certified nutritionist and fitness model Lauren Berlingeri shares her tips on how to keep your mind, body and skin glowing throughout the holidays. When did exercising, and self care in general, become a passion of yours? When I realized that all I really want is to feel good and look good, for me. I’ve modeled …

Layering – It’s A Fall Thing. Taking It Off.

Sonäge is thrilled to have seasoned market editor and tastemaker Randi Packard as our “experience curator” — seeking out some of the best things to do, taste, wear, read, enjoy. To sample some of Randi’s other picks, visit her Pinterest page. By Randi Packard With the arrival of fall, layering becomes second nature. The idea …

Layering – It’s A Fall Thing. Putting It On.

Sonäge is thrilled to have seasoned market editor and tastemaker Randi Packard as our “experience curator” — seeking out some of the best things to do, taste, wear, read, enjoy. To sample some of Randi’s other picks, visit her Pinterest page. By Randi Packard With the arrival of cooler fall temperatures, layering becomes second nature. …

Facial Oils 101.

Although for many of us it does not seem that fall has fully arrived, despite what the calendar says, the seasons are most definitely changing. The air is already starting to get drier and that’s before our heaters have begun to kick in. You may not feel it quite yet, but these changes are about …

Glow from Within: Water and Hydration (Drink up!)

This is the third in a series of monthly posts by Certified Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef Julie Magnussen. We’re calling it “Glow From Within,” because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. If you missed the first two posts, you can …

Change This One Thing and Be Productive All The Time

By Megan Bruneau I used to be a list-maker. Not like a grocery list or a packing list list-maker. A plan-every-second-of-your-day kind of list-maker. I remember a boyfriend during that time (poor thing) once looking over my shoulder, horrified. “Do you really need to schedule “trim nails” into your day?” (This intermingled between the gym …

It’s Time to Get Your Financial House in Order

Taking care of your finances is yet another form of self-care. It may not be fun, and it may seem more than a little intimidating, but when you get empowered in this area, you’ll surround yourself with care and structure, and add balance to your life. Because if your finances are out of control, your …

Glow from Within: Avocados and Fat

This is the second in a series of monthly posts by Certified Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef Julie Magnussen. We’re calling it “Glow From Within,” because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. If you missed the first post, “Glow From Within: …

Get Your Glow On. It’s Exfoliation Time.

Shed Flake Off Scale Off Desquamate ….Exfoliate. At first glance, none of these words make you want to shout them from the rooftop… but maybe they should. Have you looked in the mirror lately? Really looked? Yes, there are likely remnants of your (careful) tan. But inspect a bit more closely and you’re likely to …

Fall Renewal: Three Long Weekend Getaway Ideas

By Megan Hill It’s been a rough summer for much of the country. Record heat, droughts, and wildfires have gripped large swaths of the U.S. for months. Or maybe you experienced perfect weather, but are just relieved to have the kids back to school. With the days growing shorter, the temperatures starting to drop, and …

Get Juicing For Good Health And Great Skin

By Madeleine Murphy Here at Montauk Juice Factory we love the ocean. Like a lot. We love looking at it, we love swimming in it, we love getting our butts kicked by it, and we even love DRINKING it. Yes, we know this may sound weird, but adding sea vegetables to your smoothies is one …

Four Fall Fashion Trends and How To Wear Them

By Randi Packard Have you been lying on the beach or beside the pool, combing through a stack of magazines, and wondering just how you’re going to rock those fall trends you keep seeing on their pages? It can seem daunting to try to pull off fashion’s latest “must have” and make it look good …

Glow from Within: Lycopene and Tomatoes

This is the first in a series of monthly posts by Certified Health Coach and Plant-Based Chef Julie Magnussen. We’re calling it “Glow From Within,” because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. By Julie Magnussen Have you ever noticed the most coveted “look” is …

Your Weekend Carry-All Solution: Sonäge x Banda Bags

Sonäge has teamed up with Banda Bags, the collection of vegan totes handcrafted by tsunami survivors in Indonesia, to create the ultimate weekender carry-all: Banda Bag x Sonäge Skincare Weekend Travel Set. We’ve paired our Sonäge beauty bag packed with the travel-sized bestsellers and classic essentials needed to maintain a healthy complexion on the go, …

The Art of Listening

By Robyn Moreno Not long ago, my best friend called me at 1 a.m. I was still awake, but already in bed and just about to turn out the light. I contemplated not answering, as I’d had a super long day and I knew a call would re-energize me (not at all desirable at this …

Make Botanicals a Part of Your Summer Skincare Routine

As you take some time off over the summer – to stop to smell the roses, as they say – you’ll most likely notice stunning plants and flowers blooming all around you. While you’re no doubt in awe of their beauty (we certainly are), you may not realize that these botanicals are so much more …

3 Effective Ways to Build A Career When You Have “Zero Time”

By Dana Leavy-Detrick Whether you’re happy at your job or on the hunt for a new gig, you need be ready to make a move – at any time, all of the time. It’s one of the ways you can truly take care of yourself. Here’s why and how. Entrepreneurs and business owners often talk …

Protect Your Face. Every day.

By Rebekah Steen

Skin. It’s a love-hate relationship. Mainly because I’ve struggled with mine ever since I was a teenager (yeah, crazy hormones). But, on the bright side, that struggle helped out a bunch. It is what led me to love taking as good a care of it as I possibly can, to see the …






Your Skin. Your Health.

Sonage Ambassador Sadie Adams shares her knowledge about the body, her philosophy regarding beauty, and the importance of appreciating the wisdom of your skin. As an esthetician yourself, is there any one product or piece of skincare advice you wish every woman knew? I wish every person had a strong internal sense of the beauty …

Sonäge – Be Good to Yourself

Women today are busy, stressed and stretched for time. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to look good. It doesn’t mean you don’t want to feel your best. We get that. Having a fabulous complexion reflects visible, outward health and, just as importantly, what’s happening inside your body as well. Think of the last …