Wake Up Glowing With This Night Cap Beauty Elixir

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Sam, one of the girls I work with, is obsessed with making all sorts of potions that nourish from the inside out. Now that’s it’s getting cooler she has moved off of smoothies and onto warm drinks and one that she swears by is a night time beauty elixir or as she calls it, “night-cap lattes.”

After a little convincing and research,  I tried her favorite elixir and it’s not only surprisingly delicious but the unique blend of ingredients helps you have a great night sleep, improves skin, hair and nail health.

So what’s in this bad boy that makes you glow? Ho shou wu which is a Chinese herb that balances hormones and enhances youthfulness, Pearl which is a potent source of amino acids, essential trace minerals and antioxidants and coconut butter which is a great source of healthy fats. If you haven’t heard of these ingredients (don’t worry I hadn’t either) I encourage you to branch out and give them a go! Here’s how to make it and of course, a LEAFtv video to accompany the recipe:

Night Cap Beauty Elixir

1 tsp ho shou wu
1 tsp pearl
1 tsp raw honey
2 tsp coconut butter
Almond mik

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7 Ways To Boost Your Brainpower

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It feels like more and more, the days are filled with infinite Facebook newsfeed updates and evening Netflix binges 5x the are you still watching? notification. With all of the easy “brainless” activities we do throughout the day, it can feel like our brain begins to turn to mush. It’s incredibly important to stay alert, focused and exercise mental health. A long life of happiness comes from the inside-out, and we want to continue evolving rather than simply becoming lazier.

Here are 7 Ways To Boost Your Brainpower Every Day:

1. Meditation: Decreases anxiety & improves focus by improving the mind-body connection
2. Exercise:
Enhance your mood & boost energy, a strong body translates to a strong mind
3. Cook for Yourself: Understand the foods you’re putting in your body, experiment with different ingredients & flavors
4. Eat More Greens:  Alkaline the body by balancing pH, aids in digestive health & brain functionality (here are some delicious salad recipes)

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The Perfect Seasonal Cocktail: Autumn Gimlet

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Fancy enough to impress, but easy enough to mix up for any occasion! Here’s a fun cocktail to whip up this weekend: The Autumn Gimlet

You will need:
2 oz Gin
.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
.5 oz Brown Sugar Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio sugar + water, diluted)
1 Pear
3 Sage Leaves
Club Soda
Dollop of Butter

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The Janessa Leone Hats You’ll Want This Fall

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Janessa Leone hats
Ohhh Janessa Leone hats! How I love thee! She just launched her AW15 collection and is just as good as we could have hoped for.

Inspired by marrying a dichotomy of sharp metal elements and soft virgin wools, the collection includes her classic Fedora and Bolero shapes in stunning autumn colors (how gorgeous is the silversand and deep green?) and also introduces a new JL classic – the Cadet.

As always, all hats are handmade in the United States of ethically sourced raw materials.

Shop her AW collection here while you can – it’s already selling out!

More of the her stunning lookbook after the jump!

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