Aaaaaaand there’s a new flavor. And that flavor is himalayan pink salt. What?! I know, I know.
If you’re new to Wei of Chocolate we’d like to give you the skinny on these light chocolate bites. First, the important but boring stuff first: The chocolates are all vegan, gluten-free and have a high concentration of pure cocoa. They’re also organic and are made with fairly sourced and traded ingredients. Now, the juicy stuff: They taste amazing and unlike any chocolate you’ve ever had, thanks to the interesting spice-and-extract blends that Lisa Reinhardt has created. They also contain flower essences created by her partner in crime, Katie Hess, who runs Lotus Wei. That means the chocolates also work on your subtle body to dissolve problems and/or affect your mood.
I like Relaxed before bed when my mind is doing gymnastics, Love all the time but especially before a date, Joyful because of the name and because it’s my favorite flavor. And I can’t wait to try the new one. Salt and chocolate should always hang out together.
We’ve told you about these chocolates before—our favorite was the chocolate meditation—and we’ve told you many, many times about Lotus Wei flower essences. We’re huge fans and that’s why we’re delighted to share this deal with you. Code is NMDL20, discount is 20%, and the deal lasts until midnight on Friday, November 2.
What flavor will you be getting? I’m going for Joyful, Love, and Inspired (which is the one with the pink salt). Shoot. And Relaxed. Stock up while you can, lovelies. And if you’re in Sandy’s path, stay safe, OK?
You probably could have predicted this one, yeah? It’s almost V-day, and whether or not you think that holiday is a Hallmark sham, we can all get behind 1) love, 2) the delicious organic chocolates from Wei of Chocolate, and 3) the bewitching blends (including new perfumes!) from Lotus Wei. So this week we have a double deal from these two very special companies.
Here’s how it works: Get a 15% site-wide discount on any of the delicious, flower-essence infused, meditative chocolates from Wei of Chocolate. Nom nom nom.
Promo code, as always: NMDL. Deal lasts till next Thursday, February 9, at midnight.
Now, in keeping with our new tradition: If you have tried the chocolates and/or scents from either of these lines, please include your own little review in the comments!
If you have no idea what we’re talking about, as in “what the heck are flower essences, and why would they be in chocolate or anything else?” please go back to previous posts like this one and this one or this one, just to name a few. We’re obviously huge fans.
Have a love-filled weekend.
Around the time I started spritzing my friends, suddenly and without warning, with this stuff, it occurred to me it might be time for a proper review.
Regular readers may recall us mentioning Lotus Wei and Wei of Chocolate in the past. I’ve since had the pleasure of getting to know both founders, and I now happily count them as friends. We also did a Friday Deal with them, and you guys seemed really pleased! But I can’t imagine anyone’s taken “pleased” the to level I have.
These days, I won’t leave the house without my Lotus Wei Infinite Love and Pure Energy elixirs, doling them out liberally to people I care for; one friend even accused me of roofying him recently, when I dropped some of an elixir in his whiskey at a bar. Still, I realize taking flower essences like they’re medicine for the soul—and I do believe they are—is not for everyone. You know what is for everyone, though? The Energy Mists (well, and the chocolate, obviously).
These days, the Infinite Love one is always crammed in my purse, and now that the line is sold at ABC Home here in New York (as well as on Spirit Beauty Lounge), I’ll never have a reason not to go without it again.
Why do I love it? For starters, it smells terrific. It’s light and fresh and feminine, not overpowering or perfumey. It’s delicate. And with one spritz, inhaled deeply, my mood changes. I feel lighter and sometimes giggly. Happy and relaxed. It sort of imparts a me-at-my-best feeling—and it seems to have that effect on other people as well.
I’ll allow, for the skeptics around here (we see you! we love you!), that this could just be placebo. I don’t think it is, but it’s possible that me thinking it will make me feel better…makes me feel better. Or maybe there’s something to the science of aromatherapy and flower essences—which are distinct, by the way—after all.
I like to use it on my hair after a long day, my skin post-shower, my friends, my pillows before bed. I also like to spray the entryway to my apartment when I’m expecting company, or in my office when I’m stressed out.
Have you tried these energy mists—or any others? Would you?
Ooooweee! In what will, I hope, be the first of many, we’ve been invited by the amazing Buddha Nose to participate in an event with Well+Good and some of our favorite beauty brands at PURE YOGA for an amazing event this Sunday, October 23, here in New York. You can RSVP for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s all happening kind of suddenly, but who’s kidding who: You don’t already have plans for Sunday at 3pm do you? Wait, do you? If not, please come! I’d love to meet some of you in person.
Here’s what’s on tap:
…A COMPLIMENTARY OPEN-LEVEL YOGA CLASS, where you stretch, sweat and glow
… A CHAT WITH ME AND MELISSE, where we talk natural beauty and solve your pesky beauty conundrums
…THE AMAZING YOGA BEAUTY BAR POP-UP SHOP, where you can stock up on some of our favorites from Buddha Nose, Lotus Wei, Wei of Chocolate, Revolution Organics, Dr. Alkaitis, Yarok Hair, Priti Nails, and more.
The whole shebang won’t cost you anything (barring, of course, the shopping spree you will probably want to go on after yoga) and it’ll be good girly fun. Come? Please?
Date: October 23, 2011
Time: 2:45 pm
Place: Pure Yoga West, 203 W. 77th St.
Why: Because you know you want to.
It’s flower essence Friday, everybody! You’ve heard us rave about these two women and their powerful use of flower essences before: Katie at Lotus Wei incorporates these healing wonders into her incredible scented serums, mists and elixirs, while Lisa at Wei of Chocolate blends them into delicious and meditative (vegan) chocolates. Today is very special because the two have teamed up to double their healing power and offer you guys an amazing deal. So, if you have loving relaxation on the brain this weekend—or you should—then this one’s for you!
Here’s how it works: First go to the Lotus Wei site to take the flower test for inspiration slash direction, or simply choose one of the amazing mists based on their descriptions. You’ll know what you need, and there is not a bad one in the batch. It goes without saying that we want to know which you choose in the comments!
From there go to THIS LINK to get the deal, which is for a mist and the assorted 26-piece Wei of Chocolate bag. IMPORTANT: Indicate in the comments when you’re checking out which mist you chose. Valued at a total of $59, you will get both items at a 20% discount, i.e. for $47.20.
Unfortunately, because shipping chocolate in the middle of summer is not so simple, this deal is only available within the U.S. We’ll get you next time Canada!
We know this is a little bit of a departure from our more beauty-centric Friday Deals but we really wanted to share these incredible products with you, as they will spoil your senses and help restore your energy (which makes you more beautiful too, obvs). And yeah, we know we may sound a few sheets to the wind, but we dare you not to fall in love with these incredible mists and chocolates. Double dare you!
Have a wonderful and restful weekend. Hasn’t August just been a busy beast?