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 …

A Dip Into Bliss With Donna D’Cruz

Meditation seems to be having a bit of a moment. From numerous meditation apps being launched (think 1 Giant Mind) to media personalities like journalist Dan Harris writing books on the topic, awareness of the many positive benefits of a daily meditation practice are making their way from the hippy “woo woo” into the mainstream. …

Spring Clean Green Smoothie

The arrival of spring brings with it the widespread, insistent message that it’s time to get on with “spring cleaning.”  We are encouraged to declutter and detoxify our lives. This concept applies not only to our surroundings, but also to our bodies and skin. At Sonäge, we believe in detoxing and one of our favorite …

The Pull of Oil Pulling

This week, Sonäge has invited lifestyle expert and writer, Martha McCully, to discuss the practice of the long-time Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling and its overall effect on health and wellness. Oral hygiene should be an important part of your daily routine. As with daily skin care, it too can have a multitude of benefits …

Spring for Asparagus

Spring has officially arrived and, with it, new opportunities to help keep your skin glowing from the inside out, because we know that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. The Sonäge team is excited about the bounty of fabulous, flavor-filled fruits and vegetables about …

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 …

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, …