1.24.2017

Pop Sugar Must Have: The January Edit


January is the perfect month to begin a new--cleansing your mind, body and soul in preparation for a fabulous year and a fresh start. I am proud to partner with Pop Sugar Must Have and bring you my opinion on this month's subscription box of amazingly wonderful goodies. 

I have subscribed to different brands and programs over the years, and this particular box really exceeded my expectations when it came to quality and variety. This month featured products sure to motivate and inspire the best 2017 ever!

Here's the rundown...



1. The Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel by Goldfaden, MD is beyond the BEST at-home {and in-office!} peel I've ever used. Many of you might not know this, but for the past five years I have suffered from melasma, which is a discoloration of the skin that can give you dark spots similar to sun spots. It can come from a combination of hormones, medication, environment + genetics, and it's darn stubborn to try and get rid of {just Google Brooke Burke and you'll understand the struggle!} I have tried lasers, creams, $$$ peels from plastic surgeons and dermatologists and the list goes on--never-ending and frustrating! Luckily, I use excellent makeup, but being a woman who loves Florida, the sun and a natural look--I despise having to go through that routine daily. This peel, in the short-term, is the answer I've been waiting for! Just a small dab of gel all over your face for 1-3 minutes...2-3 times a week...has the power to remove dead skin cells, which have given me a softer and brighter complexion. I also love that it is a natural skin care line that doesn't burn of irritate like other peels have. It rejuvenates the skin from the inside out, and also helps significantly with fine lines and wrinkles, so it's an ideal alternative to pediatric doses of Botox.


2. It's always nice to be able to re-purpose your paper products, which is why I adore the concept of May Designs Desk Calendar + Notecards. These beautiful designs come with a stand, ideal to place on your desk at home or in the office. I even thought this would be a lovely gift for a teacher! Not only can you monitor the month and date amidst such beautiful hand-painted florals, but you can also flip them over when the month ends and cut along the dotted lines to turn each page into a note for someone special. Win-win!

3. You can tell by my photos that I have A LOT of hair. I get it trimmed, thinned and everything in between {thanks to The Salon by Rebecca Juarez--if you're in the Disney area--she's the BEST!} which is why this Hair Wrap Towel by Daily Concepts was a life-saver. It has special microfibers that make frizz a thing of the past, as well as helping to reduce fly-aways, blow-dry time, etc. It comes with a reusable pouch perfect for the gym + vacation.



4. Everyone that's into yoga or any workout on a mat can attest to being in a position when it's sometimes hard to grip the mat and stay still and focused. The eQua Mat Towel from Manduka eliminates this problem with its absorbent, quick-drying {and slip-resistant!} towel that will hold you in place throughout the workout! The soft, suede-like feel makes for a quality {and stylish!} zen session.



5. Everyone loves a pick-me-up from time to time, and I believe in the power of the positive word, so the inclusion of Instant Happy Notes made me...well...happy! This little book of post-its give you 101 ways to put a smile on someone's face. Some of the messages include drawings and sayings like "Choose Happy Today," "Enjoy the Simple Things," and "Ten Second Vacation: Think About a Trip to the Beach!" 



6. I have become something of a "tea connoisseur" recently, so this tin of Peppermint Tea from Dean + Deluca is very soothing, with added digestive benefits that will keep you calm and refreshed. I've heard through "the grapevine" that regular tea drinking can cause you to lose up to 10 lbs. in a week if you're on your game--something I should definitely look into! ; )



7. *THE BONUS*, This delicious candle from Glade in the scent of Coconut + Beach Woods--simply divine. It's soy-based and part of a new line of multilayered home fragrances, the perfect addition to your home on a cold winter day! 

The best part of all is that readers of The Yellow Petunia can get $5 off their FIRST Must Have box by using the code SHOP5 at checkout {lucky you!}

Stay tuned for next month's edit, and if you already get the Must Have subscription--let me know your favorites!

Happy Tuesday. xx

c/o Pop Sugar #sponsored

1.21.2017

Sweet Charity: Pura Vida Bracelets



One of my new favorite discoveries--handmade fashions from Pura Vida Bracelets offer more than just unique style ­– the bracelets represent a simple way of life that encourages wearers to enjoy the little things. Every Pura Vida bracelet is handcrafted by artisans in Costa Rica and supports the creative community there, something near and dear to my heart as I'm a firm believer in fashion for a genuine and honest purpose. In an effort to share the Pura Vida philosophy with others, Pura Vida Bracelets has partnered with more than 190 charities worldwide to support important causes. By purchasing a bracelet from the charity collection, you can support a cause you are passionate about. Below are just a few of the many great collaborations between Pura Vida and the charity world.

A portion of sales from the For the Oceans bracelet goes to support the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), an organization dedicated to sustainability efforts and preserving our oceans and planet.

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters. 10% of net profits of this bracelet will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society


The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. 10% of net profits of this bracelet will be donated to the American Heart Association

Soles4Souls is a nonprofit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. 10% of net profits of this bracelet will be donated to Soles4Souls.



I encourage you to explore the site and find a bracelet or series of bracelets that mean something to you. Represent your cause in style with Pura Vida. Now through January 31st, I'm offering my BFF's {blog friends forever!} 25% off your Pura Vida purchase. Just use code NEWYEAR25 at checkout!






1.19.2017

Petunia Picks: Daytime Lately


dress: badgley mischka || worn by Rena Sofer's Quinn || The Bold + The Beautiful
{I'm truly in love with this gorgeous dress--the color is stunning!}


dress: red valentino || worn by Jenna Bush Hager || NBC's The Today Show


sweatshirt: no. 21 || worn by Carla Hall || ABC's The Chew


sweater: french connection || worn by Sharon Case's Sharon || The Young + The Restless


dress: n nicholas || worn by Gina Tognoni's Phyllis || The Young + The Restless


blazer: veronica beard || worn by Jacqueline Wood's Steffy || The Bold + The Beautiful


dress: gucci || worn by Tamron Hall || NBC's The Today Show


tunic: cinq a sept || worn by Rena Sofer's Quinn || The Bold + The Beautiful


dress: herve leger || worn by Michelle Stafford's Nina || General Hospital









1.18.2017

1.11.2017

1.10.2017

Petunia Picks: Daytime Lately


gown: cinq a sept || worn by Gina Tognoni's Phyllis || The Young + The Restless


top: aqua || worn by Melissa Claire Egan's Chelsea || The Young + The Restless


gown: marchesa || worn by Melody Thomas Scott's Nikki || The Young + The Restless


jacket: veronica beard || worn by Jenna Bush Hager || The TODAY Show


dress: sachin + babi || worn by Melody Thomas Scott's Nikki || The Young + The Restless


dress: maje || worn by Camryn Grimes' Mariah || The Young + The Restless


gown: halston heritage || worn by Rena Sofer's Quinn || The Bold + The Beautiful

1.09.2017

1.08.2017

The Mighty Quinn


One of my favorite additions to daytime television has been the character of Quinn Fuller, on CBS' The Bold + The Beautiful. I adore actress Rena Sofer, who brings so much passion and life to her Forrester Creations, jewelry designer alter-ego. I'm enjoying seeing more and more of her complex self "unravel" before the cameras, and I really hope that her newfound positive {and calm!} outlook sticks. One thing is for sure, her style rocks! I love how Quinn confidently wears classy, yet edgy, looks--and here are some of the best fashions from this past year.
















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Do you have a soap opera style star? Leave a comment below telling me who {or what character} inspires you! 

Wishing everyone a "quintessentially" wonderful week. 

1.05.2017

Style Star: Tamron Hall










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{opening photo via Philadelphia Style Magazine}

Over the holiday season, I noticed that NBC has an amazingly classy style star in Tamron Hall. From anchoring The Today Show in the mornings, to anchoring The Nightly News in the evenings, her impeccable understanding of fashion never takes away from the integrity of a story, yet makes her stand out from the crowd {which makes me want to tune in for more!} Above are some of my recent favorites. 

Who are some of your "news-worthy" style stars? Happy Thursday, lovelies! 

1.04.2017

A Fresh Start



Give yourself an extra boost on resolutions this year by signing up with Freshly, a meal delivery service that sends nutritious, never frozen meals to your doorstep {convenient + wholesome!} What I love about Freshly is that there is no shopping, cooking or cleanup involved. The pre-portioned meals are prepared ahead of time and sent your way ready to eat. Each meal comes with nutritional information, heating instructions and a full ingredient list.

Unlike some other meal subscription services, Freshly offers delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If weekday breakfasts are your downfall, select options to fill your morning with something that’s delicious, fast and healthy. If you struggle more with cooking after a long day, select dinner options and spend your time out of the kitchen.

For a limited time,  I'm offering The Yellow Petunia family a discounted subscription to Freshly for 35% off with code RAD35. 

Find your meal plan here.