This Saturday: Bridgeport Arts Fest

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Bridgeport Arts Fest July 11 2015

Join me this Saturday, July 11 at the McLevy Green for the Bridgeport Arts Fest! I am so excited for this event because I’ll be surrounded by lots of friends and fellow creative entrepreneurs — BBA Bracelets, Cinder + Salt, Flotsam & Whimsey, Glitter & Bold, Hartford Prints!, Kate Stephen Jewelry, Rayne Home Decor, Refabed Chic, RZP Art and so SO many more crazy talented CT artists. See the full artist lineup here. See you there?

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How to Get Beachy Waves with my Rose + Sea Salt Hair Spray

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How-to-Use-Rose+Sea-Salt-Hair-Spray-via-@poorandpretty

A few weeks ago — after months of testing — I launched the newest addition to the Poor & Pretty Apothecary lineup: Rose + Sea Salt Hair Spray. This lightly texturizing spray gives you beachy waves, without the sand! ;)

Rose Salt Hair Spray Dead Sea and Pink Himalayan Salts add body and minerals while Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, and Rose Water hydrate and smooth. Like everything else in the Poor & Pretty Apothecary, my Rose + Sea Salt Hair Spray is 100% natural and vegan. Get yours here!

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Help Support the Keydong Thukche Choeling Nunnery in Nepal

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Scarlett's lemonade stand

This weekend, my 12-year-old niece did something truly wonderful — she hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for a Buddhist nunnery affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Young Ani at Keydong Thukche Choeling Nunnery in Nepal

Scarlett met members of the Keydong Thukche Choeling Nunnery a few years ago when they visited Trinity College in Hartford CT to create a sacred Mandala. After hearing that the “Ani” — some as young as 3 — have been sleeping outside in tents since the earthquakes, Scarlett sprang into action. Through her lemonade stand, she collected over $200 to send to the Nunnery so that they can purchase teddy bears, children’s books, and other comfort items for the young Ani. And now we can help, too.

Keydong Thukche Choeling Nunnery in Nepal

Now through Saturday, May 30, I will donate 30% of all sales from my Etsy shop to the Keydong Thukche Choeling Nunnery. 

Or, if you’d prefer to make a straight donation without a purchase, please send a PayPal payment to sami@poorandpretty.com and include a note that says “Donation for Nepal.” If you use the “friends and family” option, I will not be charged a processing fee, which means 100% of your donation will be given directly to the Nunnery. Donations will be collected through Saturday, May 30.

Thank you for your generosity.

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Color Love: Marsala

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Color Love - Marsala

Have you heard the news? PANTONE has declared Marsala to be the color of the year for 2015. Here are a few of my favorite Marsala-inspired things:

1. Jools Bag by Darling UK, via Ruche.

2. Alem Scarf via FashionABLE.

3. Big City Shopping Skirt in Cranberry via ModCloth.

4. 100% Pure Creamy Polish in Tart.

5. All Sweetness and Delightful Bootie in Wine via ModCloth.

6. Timex Originals 80.

7. Rose Clay Facial Mask by Poor & Pretty Apothecary.

How will you wear Marsala this year?

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Flash Sale! 20% off Today Only + Last Day to Order

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Flash Sale Holiday 2014 - Lemon IN

Today only, take 20% off everything in my Etsy shop, except my already-discounted Gift Sets. Plus, it’s the last day to order for guaranteed arrival by Christmas Eve. So get shopping!

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