Dove Loves - Olio E Osso No 1

Written by Lynn Levoy | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 
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Welcome back to Dove Loves, our definitive guide to the products and pieces we're loving - our favorites du jour, the holy grail of what we're coveting, researching, talking about, and obsessing over.

 
 

Not sure who loves this more, Callum or I, but this lip balm is my go to. My lips have a lot of pigment, so even the sheerest of colors feel often feel “too much” for me. Olio E Osso No 1 is perfect and gives my lips just the right amount of brightness without feeling or looking like gloss. I have them scattered everywhere and I keep finding Callum sneaking some too, so I realized it was great for him. (Plus being a blend of shea and oils, I feel good about its all natural ingredients!) His lips are always dry and this is one of the few products he wants to use. We also love the backstory. Olio E Osso was founded by makeup artist Paola Lamorticella, who created her iconic lip balm when she  became a mother and found that her newborn son’s skin irritated easily. We know the feeling! Well, Callum and I couldn’t be happier with our favorite lip balm. Because, like everything in life (and parenthood), sharing is certainly is caring. 

 
 
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Dove Loves - "Pursoma After The Class" Bath

Written by Lynn Levoy | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 
 
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“pur” (French for “pure”)  +  “soma”

(an Ayurvedic term meaning transformation of self)   

The act of purifying the body and transitioning to an exceptional state of being


 

We all live crazy hectic lives. Especially as mamas. Trying to fit in self care on a regular basis often seems impossible. Shannon Vaughn, founder of Pursoma, totally got that and well, changed the game. As a yogi and mama who suffered a series of health issues, she launched the beauty wellness company to create products that buffer the effect of urban toxicity and allow people to take time for themselves and disconnect from their devices.

 
 
 
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So when I saw my two of my faves had collabed, I had to try. Pursoma “After The Class” Bath is a blend of magnesium (to relieve soreness - yes please!), French Grey Sea Salt (detoxifying) and aromatherapy. AND it comes with a different crystal to help set an intention. The smell is beyond and you really sweat. It is SO. GOOD. I’ve been adding it in 1-2x a week and notice a huge difference - I feel leaner and have much better workouts throughout the week. But most importantly, I am taking that time for me to reset and balance. At A Wild Dove, we are all about setting intentions for mindfulness into the new year. With my Pursoma “After the Class” Bath, it is the perfect way to start...

 
 

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Dove Loves - Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme

Written by Lynn Levoy | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 
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It might sound dramatic, but here goes - I present to you The Holy Grail of body creams.  Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme is by far the best cream I have ever used. It is so hydrating, yet totally absorbs into the skin easily and smoothly. I used it all summer and it never felt too thick, and even now as summer has turned to blistering almost-winter, it is equally as hydrating and replenishing.  It also firms, improves elasticity and leaves my skin looking glowy.  I use in the morning and evening and I’ll often mix it with Best Skin Ever for a double shot of nourishment and moisture. Let’s just say I’d be extremely grateful if Diamond Extreme wound up in my stocking this holiday...

 
 
 
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Dove Loves - Conscious Coconut

Written by Lynn Levoy | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 
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I love this coconut oil for so many reasons. But my number one is that the brand, Conscious Coconut is a social enterprise fueled by love, with the deep-held belief of paying it forward and giving it back. Conscious Coconut works directly with farmers and suppliers and supports fair trade practices. Even its tubes are packaged with love by adults with developmental disabilities at the MacDonald Training Center in Tampa. This brand is the definition of empowering, both to its customers and to its employees. For every purchase it receives, a child is given a meal through Feeding America food banks. If that’s not a reason to purchase, I don’t know what is.

 
 
 
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But the at-home benefit comes in its life-saving benefits. I literally douse Callum in coconut oil from head to toe. It is the best product I have found that works on his skin and hair, both of which get super dry. Most coconut oils I've used get really hard and impossible to squeeze out, but this somehow always stays the perfect consistency.  And it’s not too thick but really gets absorbed (and of course smells yummy). Callum loves it too, which is equally important. I use it every night after his shower and then on his hair in the morning.  I love knowing that when I use it on Callum, the only ingredient in the product is USDA organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, and that it’s benefitting so many people in need. What’s not to love about that?

 
 

Dove Loves - Joanna Vargas Forever Glow Masks

Written by Lynn Levoy  | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 
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I love all things by celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, but her masks are my absolute favorite. Her Forever Glow Anti-Aging Face Mask is amazing, it  hydrates, firms AND reduces lines and wrinkles. Need I say more? It’s so good. I try to use it at least three to four times a week in the morning. (I usually end up using it while I’m doing the morning marathon of getting Callum ready for school - gotta try to be as time efficient as possible) ! I mean, us mamas need our forever glow...forever!

 
 
 
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Dove Loves - Best Skin Ever

Written by Lynn Levoy  | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 
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Best Skin Ever...literally. This oil is everything. It  makes your skin extra glowy and hydrated, as well as tones, tightens and lifts. I first discovered this amazing line while shopping at ONDA Beauty, my fave beauty shop in the ‘hood, where I always find something new. The smell is beyond -  it’s a blend of bioactive botanical compounds that include jojoba, coconut, lavender, berries, vetiver, plamarosa and grapefruit. But the real magic is Seabuckthorn, a supercritical extract that sends its lipids deep into the skin, diminishing imbalances from the inside out. It’s packed with omega fatty acids 3,6,7 and 9, as well as antioxidants, vitamins, and acids. A single drop of this magic oil contains 190 bioactive compounds. Bonus, it’s also a all-in-one that can be used to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, remove make-up and for after the sun.  #Protip - add the oil to your body cream to save time and double down on moisture and glow.

 
 
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Dove Loves The Beauty Chef

Written by Lynn Levoy  | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 
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Glow from the inside out - that’s the philosophy of the entire Beauty Chef line founded by Carla Oates. The BODY protein powder is a game changer. It’s a mix of alkalizing greens, probiotics, plant protein, fruits and vegetables that provide you with 100% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C and K, as well as Vitamins B2, B3 and B6. It also has Matcha added in, so it gives me an extra boost energy for my workout. I’ll add one scoop of the Vanilla protein in my morning smoothie, blended in with my Sun Potion and Moon Juice Dusts. If The Beauty Chef is all about achieving inner and outer beauty with a dose of wellness, then you could say I’m cooking...

 
 
 
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Dove Loves Playa

Written by Lynn Levoy  | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 
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Welcome back to Dove Loves, our definitive guide to the products and pieces we're loving - our favorites du jour, the holy grail of what we're coveting, researching, talking about, and obsessing over.

 
 

Playa is all about effortless cool. The newest, chicest haircare label was founded by former fashion stylist-turned-beauty aficionado Shelby Wild, who is as “LA surfer girl” as it gets. She developed this five piece, non-toxic, botanical based line that is is all you need to achieve that perfect beachy, Cali wave. Ideal for us on the go, busy mamas. I love everything about Playa - the name, the packaging, and of course the products. My faves are the Endless Summer Spray (aka Sea Salt Spray) and Ritual Oil.

 
 
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The sea salt spray gives hair that instant lift and doesn’t weigh it down. I love the texture it creates, on both wet and dry hair (perfect when I’m in need of a blowdry) and it’s even great for Callum’s hair too...we never have a product that works on both of our hair, which is so different, so that truly says ALOT. I always adore his curls after a day at the beach so I’ve been mixing in the spray with Callum’s other products and it’s pure magic. And the smell, well I can’t say enough, it’s so good. We are both obsessed.

And if you need more frizz maintenance (I mean, who doesn’t) Ritual Oil is perfect for restoring, moisturizing and managing flyaways. It features a blend of apricot, kukui, coconut and sunflower oil and somehow manages to be weightless and light yet super diligent in its control. My hair gets weighed down super easily and I never have an issue with this oil.

 
 
 
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Dove Loves Lumity

Written by Lynn Levoy  | Photographed by Jennifer Young

 

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Lumity is the real deal. Created by doctor Sara Palmer Hussey, it is designed to combat signs of aging and it really works! I felt so good on it immediately. I had more energy during the day and I slept better at night. There are 2 bottles, one for AM and one for PM and you take three pills at a time. The AM gives you energy and reduces inflammation, while the PM helps with repair and recovery. Overall I have better concentration, glowing skin and Lumity makes me feel like the best version of myself. Not to mention it balances hormones and improves skin, hair and nails. So basically Lumity has me feeling LUMIN-ous.

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Dove Loves Zoe Organics

Written by Lynn Levoy | Photographed by Jay Wen

 

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Well, the name pretty much says it all.  Zoe Organics Everything Balm is for EVERYTHING. Callum uses it all the time, it’s perfect for little hands. It’s been the only product I can get him to use on his lips, which always seem to get dry. It’s also great for cuts, insect bites and just about any skin irritation. It’s an organic blend of shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil. And with a touch of vanilla and lavender, so the smell is oh-so yummy for lil’ ones. The history of the line is pretty powerful too. In 2009, founder Heather Hamilton lost her sister-in-law and left behind her most precious legacy, three-month-old Zoe. Heather had been working on an organic skincare line for months and saw, as a mama, a need for a truly natural line that combined wellness and luxury with social responsibility. After her sister-in-law’s death, the name Zoe Organics dropped into her heart, as an homage to her dear friend and mentor and as a celebration of life.

 
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Natural Healing

Written by Lynn Levoy | Photographed by Eric White

 

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We are huge believers in all aspects of Ayurveda, the Indian philosophy that centers around specific “doshas” to determine how to best care for ourselves. The Pratima Spa in Soho is adored by fans of ayurvedic healing and all natural ingredients, so when Pratima herself launched her serums, oils and cleansers, we jumped at them, naturally. The best part? They are perfect for all those end-of-summer ailments that have built up with every trip to beach, bonfire and nature walk.

 

Pratima’s Healing Neem Oil is one of those magic elixirs. It’s a cure all, especially during those summer months when your body is exposed to elements like sun burns, insects and city heat. I use it on myself and on Callum. It’s perfect for any skin irritation like cuts, scrapes and bug bites and provides extra extra sun protection and a natural form of repellent. Pressed from the seed of an Indian neem tree, Neem Oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. An added bonus? Because Pratima Neem Oil is blended with avocado, basil essential oils, sandalwood and lavender, the smell is amazing. Meanwhile, the Cucumber Aqua Gel is perfect for after those long days at the beach. It’s super soothing, gentle and really cools and hydrates after you’ve had a bit too much sun. It’s a blend of aloe, cucumber and Brahami that just leaves your skin feeling soft, glowing, cared for and ready for fall.

 

 

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Dove Loves Vanessa Seward

Written by A Wild Dove | Photographed by Eric White

 
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Welcome back to Dove Loves, Lynn’s definitive guide to the products and pieces she’s loving - her favorites du jour, the holy grail of what she’s coveting, researching, talking about, and obsessing over.

 

Vanessa Seward Dover Pink Basket

Vanessa Seward’s Basket Bags are not only dreamy, but they’re about as beachy as you can get. They instantly transport me to somewhere fabulous. Each tote is one-of-a-kind and made in Morocco, colorfully hand-painted by artist Jason Glasser. It’s got that perfect straw feel and fits everything you need for day and yet still works at night. And it’s the kind of bag that just makes you wish for an endless summer, anywhere in the world...

 
 
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Dove Loves Derm Institute

Written by A Wild Dove | Photographed by Eric White

 
 
 
 

Welcome back to Dove Loves, Lynn’s definitive guide to the products and pieces she’s loving - her favorites du jour, the holy grail of what she’s coveting, researching, talking about, and obsessing over.

Derm Institute may be my fave new line. I just started working their products into my routine and well, I’m loving them. Very rarely do you see an instant difference, but this is magic, we’re talking life changing. The genius behind this line is, literally, the geniuses behind it. Derm Institute collaborates with top research institutes to create ingredients and ahead-of-competition technologies in nutrition, cosmetic, DNA and stem-cell sciences to create its groundbreaking products. Using the advanced technology Fillift Complex, their Cellular Rejuvenating Serum plumps, tightens, reduces wrinkles and increases brightens. I use it morning and evening, right after toner and before I layer on on my other products. For some reason I feel that if I use it on its own, I get more benefits. Either way, science wins again.

 

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Dove LOVES Kirna Zabete

Written by A Wild Dove | Photographed by Eric White

 

 

For our first-ever shopping installment of Dove Loves, we had to feature one of our favorite stores in the entire world, Kirna Zabete. This spot, on perhaps the chicest block in the chicest SoHo neighborhood just gets it. That’s because it’s the vision and edit of Beth Buccini, a rockstar mama who is doing it all, who’ve we’ve had the pleasure of knowing from the very beginning. Beth’s philosophy, her incredible eye and her knack for picking some of the coolest, most unique pieces from our favorite designers has planted Kirna Zabete on the global map of retail destinations. Especially in today’s one-click world of shopping, fans and loyalists still flock to her shop to find looks they know they can’t get anywhere else. So as we transition into the fall (we know, we know - too soon), we are rocking some of our must-have pieces of the season. We’re talking a sweet Proenza Schouler dress with a hint of punk leather layering from Saint Laurent, our favorite Gucci sneakers for Saturday strolling topped off with a MadeWorn jacket that carries a pretty sweet message. Pieces we’ll be wearing and loving throughout the dog days of summer summer and beyond.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dove Loves

Written by Lynn Levoy | Photographed by Eric White


 
 

Welcome back to Dove Loves, Lynn’s definitive guide to the products and pieces she’s loving - her favorites du jour, the holy grail of what she’s coveting, researching, talking about, and obsessing over.

 
 
 
 
 
 

I mean the name alone is so good. Mermaid Mask. It instantly makes me happy and is so fitting, especially given that Leahlani, the organic beauty line, was born on the shores of Kauai and features lush Hawaiian nectars and all natural ingredients. The mask is the most incredible blend of Spirulina, Chlorella clay and honey. A gorgeous emerald green color, this is is truly superfood for your skin. It cleanses, nourishes and leaves you glowing. I use it a few times weekly in the morning. My skin feels and looks so healthy that maybe I’ll change my name to Ariel.

 
 

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