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A Stylish, Spirited Giveaway

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Hello, my beauties! It’s Friday. It’s giveaway day. It’s announcement day. It’s a good day!

Let’s start with the announcement…

As you guys know, I’m a jeans and t-shirt girl. I like all kinds of styles - sometimes I go a little more boho, sometimes a little more edgy, sometimes more classic. It all depends on my mood. But I know I can always count on a slouchy tee and my favorite jeans to make me feel good.

love a good graphic tee. But over the past year or two, I felt like something was missing from the graphic t-shirts I was seeing. I just couldn’t consistently find tees that touted a message I believed in. A message with soul that I wanted to wear and share with others. So what did I do? I decided to make one!

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When I relaunched this blog, I relaunched in a way to better reflect a space where style was backed by spirit. I wanted the style side of things to be rooted in something deeper and more meaningful. The shift was brought about by my own journey inward, including the development of my own spiritual practice.

To me, part of being spiritual – and really, just a good human - is living a “high vibe” life. When we experience things like joy, peace, happiness, and love, our energy is vibrating at a higher frequency than if we were experiencing things like sadness, guilt, jealousy, or anger. By doing the inner work and peeling back the layers to uncover our true self, we allow ourselves to more easily live in a high vibe state. And the more we are in that high vibe state, the more we attract high vibe people, experiences, and opportunities to us. I think we all want more of that, no?

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I wanted this t-shirt to be cool and stylish, but even more than that, I wanted it to be rooted in a message that would help remind us to live a high vibe life. A life of love, compassion, joy, kindness, peace, adventure, positivity, grace, happiness, and gratitude. Essentially, I wanted a t-shirt where style is backed by spirit. So here she is!

This announcement is actually a preview of something bigger to come. However, I’ll be selling a limited quantity of these right here on my blog. Head over here to get the deets about pricing, sizing, and how to purchase!

Additionally, I’m giving one of these babies away today! Which brings us to the giveaway…

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This giveaway is so very belated, but I wanted it to also encompass the whole style backed by spirit theme as a celebration of the relaunch (see, real late!). I wanted it to include stylish products that carried a positive, spirited message. The giveaway includes three pieces: fashion, jewelry, and art.

Clearly, the fashion element is the High Vibe Livin t-shirt.

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The second piece is a gorgeous crown chakra necklace from Violet Gray Design, a brand I wholeheartedly support and connect with. The crown chakra is an energy center of the body located on the crown of the head. It represents spirituality, connectivity, inspiration, wisdom, and purity. As its description says, “the aim is to experience a heightened state of consciousness.” The necklace is a beautiful little reminder to connect to your spirit and live from a higher place as often as possible.

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The third piece of the giveaway is a print that I’ve fallen completely in love with that was created especially for this giveaway by my friend Meg. Clearly, she’s an artist. She also just launched a new site called Five O’Clock Dance Party, a site she hopes will make all your hours happy hours. Yes, please! The print is actually the original piece of artwork she painted. The quote is by Eckhart Tolle and is one of my favorites. I think when we look inward, we can find all the answers we are looking for. And when we operate authentically from our true center, the externals begin to flow much more fluidly.

All of these products have be designed as pretty little reminders to be your authentic self, to live from a high vibe state, to stay connected to your spirit, and to be the best person you can.

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Whew! Okay, now to the part you’re likely most interested in. How the heck do I enter?!

It’s simple…


1 | Simply leave a comment below with your email address to enter. (The winner will be notified via email.)

2 | For a second entry, follow @natalie_dressed, @violetgraydesign, and @fiveoclockdanceparty on Instagram. Then leave a single comment here letting me know (all follows equal one entry, you don’t need to leave a separate comment for each follow).

3 | For a third entry, mention the giveaway on Instagram tagging @natalie_dressed, @violetgraydesign, and @fiveoclockdanceparty and use the hashtag #highvibegiveaway. Leave a comment here letting me know. (You’re welcome to use any of the photos from this post.)

4 | For a fourth and final entry, Like Natalie Dressed and Violet Gray on Facebook. Again, leave a single comment below to let me know. (Both Likes equal one entry.)


All that’s required from you is step numero uno, but you’re more than welcome to utilize the other entry options as well. Just remember to leave a separate comment for each option. (If you already happen to follow/Like all of us, just leave a comment letting me know so you still get an entry for it!)

The giveaway will be open until 11:59pm next Thursday, October 23rd. Enter away my beauties!

(And remember if you’d like to purchase a shirt for you or someone else, shoot me an email at nataliecomstock@gmail.com letting me know what size and I’ll whisk you off a PayPal invoice. I have a very limited quantity so it’s first come, first served. The $22 price point will increase next Friday.)

Have the best weekend you guys!

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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to residents worldwide. To enter this giveaway, readers may leave one comment below and should also provide a valid email address. A second entry can be made by following @natalie_dressed, @violetgraydesign, & @fiveoclockdanceparty on Instagram. A third entry can be made by mentioning the giveaway on Instagram using the hashtag #highvibegiveaway and tagging @natalie_dressed, @violetgraeydesign, & @fiveoclockdanceparty. A fourth and final entry can be made by Liking Natalie Dressed and Violet Gray on Facebook. Four entries maximum per person. Readers should leave a comment for each additional entry as the winner is chosen randomly from the comments. The giveaway closes at 11:59pm PT on October 23, 2014. A winners will be chosen randomly within one week after the giveaway closes and will be notified via email. If a winner does not claim their prize within one week of being contacted, another winner will be drawn.

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Why I Love Dry Brushing

Why I Love Dry Brushing | Natalie Dressed

I had heard of dry brushing – brushing your dry skin with a natural-bristled brush – before, but never really thought much about it. I’d always heard it touted for its affects on cellulite, which piqued my curiosity, but I just brushed it off (no pun intended) as another quick fix type thing that wouldn’t work.

Pretty recently I’ve noticed quite a few people I follow mention that they do it and love it. Intrigued, I finally decided to give it a shot to see what all the hype was about. Doing zero research, I picked up a brush from Target that looked like the ones I’ve seen used and gave it a go.

Here are four reasons I’ve started dry brushing before every shower and think you should too:

1. It exfoliates really well. I have pretty dry skin, especially in the winter, to the point where I can get scaly (gross). Dry brushing has really helped get rid of the dead skin so oils and moisturizers can absorb better. I happen to think it also makes for a smoother shave.

2. It feels so good. I feel like my skin is being woken up and reactivated when I dry brush. It’s sort of like when you’ve been wearing high-waisted jeans all day and finally get to scratch all the creases they left on your stomach when you take them off. Or when you take your hair down from being in a ponytail for a long time and your scalp is so relieved. It just feels really good to give your skin some attention.

3. It makes me feel like I’m taking care of myself. By taking the time to dry brush before the shower, it makes my whole routine a little more intentional. It reminds to not only take care of my body but also to love it. I try to think grateful thoughts as I pass over each limb while I’m brushing. It also makes me prioritize moisturizing after I shower because I took the time to brush before.

4. It increases circulation and really does minimize the appearance of cellulite! That sentence totally sounds like an informercial and I feel crazy for saying this (I’m still not totally sure it’s my mind playing tricks on me) but I swear it totally smoothed out my cellulite and dramatically reduced its appearance. I don’t think it gets rid of cellulite (based on everything I’ve read, you can’t actually get rid of it, but things like exercise obviously help reduce its appearance?), but whatever it does to stimulate circulation seems to work wonders. I will be taking my brush with me on every vacation I go on.

I don’t know a whole lot about the ins and outs of dry brushing, but I read somewhere that you should start at the ankles and move upwards, at the ends of your arms and move inwards, and at the top of your back and move downwards. So that’s how I’ve been doing it. I believe it helps our lymphatic systems. You can Google it. ;)

So tell me, do you dry brush? If so, what’s your experience been like?

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