Amazing things can grow out of tough and trying times. That’s why I’m excited today to share Refreshing Apparel, an online boutique that just launched, but its journey and founding values were well in the making before that. Refreshing Apparel is a boutique offering clothes, swimwear, accessories, and more that allow you to wear your values and express your mood.
The brand was started by Monica, a Miami based registered nurse who founded a movement called Nurses Support Nurses in 2019 to support front-line workers and also offer custom designed apparel, mugs, and other lifestyle products. From there, the brand grew and evolved into Refreshing Apparel, which includes faith based, patriotic, and trend driven styles that reach a lot more people. Things like the Thou Shall Not Try Me tee and the heart printed swimsuit caught my eye right away, but I already want to buy the Straight Outta Night Shift hoodie for some of my nurse friends. Everything is comfy, cozy, and definitely Instagram worthy!
What’s even more awesome, they have an inspirational podcast called Refresh & Grow which is free to listen to on Spotify. The weekly show covers topics such as personal growth, defining success, overcoming obstacles, and more, sharing life lessons, personal stories, and faith. They also have a Spotify playlist full of refreshing tunes to uplift your mood. So Refreshing Apparel is not only just about the clothes, it’s a movement all about the good vibes and eternal growth!
Clothes, Swimwear, & Accessories
by Refreshing Apparel
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Are you looking for a one and done serum that doesn’t break the bank? Today’s OMG has you covered: meet NagaSona. NagaSona is a handmade skin care brand developed by a cosmetic scientist, blending together the efficacy of potent ingredients and the nourishing botanicals found in nature. This hyaluronic acid based serum combines the hydrating benefits of a humectant, plus the resurfacing and brightening properties from AHAs. If you’ve never heard of hyaluronic acid, it’s a powerhouse at helping your skin retain moisture, but it also helps fight free radicals, prevent signs of aging, and promote radiance. Delivering it in serum is great because it can penetrate deep into the skin before other skin care is layered on top. Alpha hydroxy acids help unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, and overall improve the appearance of skin tone. If your skin is feeling dull, uneven, or dehydrated, this serum gives a shot of moisture and glow. What I love most about it is the gel formula that instantly turns into a water-like texture when spread across the skin. It leaves behind a smooth, glass skin like finish. Most importantly, it dries down super thin so you can easily layer a moisturizer and sunscreen on top. Sunscreen is a must everyday, but especially when using products like acids that increase sun sensitivity. I’ve been testing the product for a couple weeks now and I love it. It’s naturally based, backed with real ingredients you can identify like sugar cane extract, glycerin, licorice root extract, orange extract, and so on. The serum is also free of silicone, fragrance, and parabens, which can be irritating. As someone with sensitive skin, I value that a lot and this product is suitable for all skin types. Sometimes all you need for that little extra glow isn’t intense masks or expensive facial treatments, a daily serum packed with the right blend of ingredients and potency can be a more impactful choice.
Hyaluronic Acid Illuminating Serum
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We at OMG believe a little dose of bling goes a long way. Whether it’s putting on a necklace that helps you hold your head a little higher, or a pair of earrings that add a little light to frame your face, a touch of sparkle and glitz is something that can help uplift both your spirit and style. Krisallis is a brand made to give everyday glam and elegance to everyday people. They offer the look and feel of real premium luxury jewelry for a more accessible price point. We’re currently coveting these stunning sparkly butterfly stud earrings, made from high quality and super brilliant cubic zirconia. Embellished with tiny pavé stones and tons of dazzling cut facets, these earrings are an elevated and fun twist on classic crystal studs. They’re perfect worn alone, or even with any of the many gorgeous bracelets, rings, and other jewelry Krisallis makes. Did we also mention Krisallis is a San Francisco based brand? We just love finding local brands creating great things. Don’t miss their stunning necklace, ring, and earring sets, and their Swarovski pieces as well.
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Have you ever seen a more regal piece? Neither have we! Whether you’re partying poolside or at a fabulous evening gala later this summer, a kaftan is always a show stopping number, especially in a bold and colorful print. This one by designer MAÉST is no short of stunning. It’s handmade and designed in Germany with 100% silk-satin. What’s even more special is the story behind the brand, founded by two sisters earlier this year with roots in Prague, Czech Republic and Munich, Germany. Creative director Marketa Schroll weaves together influences from folklore of the region, as well as color palettes and motifs from the Art Nouveau era. Each MAÉST piece is handmade with premium materials, like silk, jacquard, and cotton, and even handmade embroidery. They are made with extreme care and in super limited quantities, so each garment is truly a work of wearable art. The brand also makes gorgeous dresses, trousers, blouses, scarves, and other accessories, providing luxury at a variety of price points. If you love feminine and stylish silhouettes worthy of royalty, this is the emerging premium designer brand for you.
Lilies Silk Satin Kaftan
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The future of skin care? Think outside the bottle, but don’t forget to also look back in time! As a huge fan of Japanese skin care, I’m excited to share this luxurious product as today’s OMG find. EDOBIO’s luxury soap is produced in Japan, thoughtfully made by hand from premium natural and plant-based ingredients. Inspired by the art and beauty of the Edo period in Japan, the line pays homage to the minimalism and simplicity of ancient beauty rituals, purposefully developing products with modern biotechnology techniques and advancements. The result? Gorgeous luxury beauty products with thoughtfully sourced ingredients for everyday skin concerns. But what’s more important to me is how their products actually work. This product in particular is a mild and luxurious foamy soap, perfectly suitable for sensitive skin on both the face and body. The powerhouse ingredient in the FLORADIANCE moisturizing soufflé soap is BiProGE, a lactic acid bacteria and cultured yeast based compound found in no other brand. It aids in both moisture retention and skin elasticity, but also helps cleanse away impurities and excess sebum. They use neither synthetic fragrances nor dyes, and no harsh foaming agents such as sulfates. Just rub your bar of soap into the included foaming net to produce that fluffy, whipped, cloud-like soufflé experience. Not only is the product a little luxury moment you can enjoy every day, a single bar lasts a long time and is essentially zero waste. This product is just all around gorgeously done and it’s the little spa-like experience at home we could all appreciate right now.
FLORADIANCE moisturizing soufflé soap with foaming net
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