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If you’re a client at Poppy, you know that we’re serious about self care. What you may not know is that to us, the most important form of self care is protecting our mental health. Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight some of the products and services that are not only good for us physically, but help to bring balance to us mentally, as well.

One of the easiest forms of self care and taking  care of our mental health is to get good, quality sleep. However, in this day and age with phones and apps and lives that never seem to pause, it’s tough to even get enough sleep, let alone quality sleep. Poppy is proud to carry products that work with your body to help you achieve a restful night of zzz’s.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONSWooden Spoon Herbs Sweet Dreams Tincture

This beautiful blend of herbs is all natural, with no after effects of sleep medication. Valerian Root, which is known for having sleep-inducing qualities, mixes with Skullcap, which helps to calm the nervous system. The result? Sweet (uninterrrupted) Dreams!

   Yuyo Botanics PM Formula

Combining sweet orange, hops, and 900mg’s of cannabinoid extract, this PM CBD oil is truly the best when it comes to getting a night of sensible slumber. 20 droplets a night will help promote a good night’s rest, manage chronic pain, and even help with migraines!

Yuyo Botanics-Full Spectrum Formula

300mg extract combined with MCT oil is perfect for combating the day to day stresses of life. This formula contains a trace amount of both CBN (for aches and pains) and CBG (awesome for inflammation and pain relief). Taken under the tongue, this hemp mixture will be the perfect partner for keeping anxiety under control!

   LotusWei Quiet Mind

This blend helps to calm a busy mind and ease physical tension while magnifying a relaxed body and sound sleep. With a fresh herbal scent, it’s great for both clarity and calmness.

Quiet Mind comes in three forms: an aura spray for the head, neck, and shoulders, an elixir to be taken internally, and as an anointing oil, which can be used on pulse points or mixed in with your favorite massage oil.

While we know sleep is vital to mental health and overall well being, we aren’t always aware of the day to day anxiety that can overwhelm us. Luckily our shop is full of items that can help to bring balance to the craziness of our days and remind us to take a break and breathe.

   Wooden Spoon Herbs Anxiety Ally Tincture

This standout mixture of Tulsi (known to promote healthy cortisol levels), Milky Oats (nourishing to the nervous system), Skullcap (a beautiful nerve tonic), Lavender (good for inflammation and calming), and Ashwagandha (a powerful adaptogen known for its healing and stress reducing properties) was created to help soothe the nerves and maintain a sense of grounding.

   The Good Patch-Be Calm

This discreet transdermal patch, which can be worn on the wrist, (or any venous area) is infused with 15 mg of premium hemp extract and menthol to help support a sense of calm for up to 12 hours.

   

We understand that everyone takes care of their mental health differently, and we are so grateful that many of you choose Poppy as your happy place. Here are a couple services best known for giving us a sense of calm and respite from our busy lives.

Massage

Massage can be so beneficial to our mental health. Research shows that massage can help to affect the biochemistry of the body in a positive way, thus helping to treat both depression and anxiety. Combining the positive mental aspects along with relaxation and muscle repair, a 60 or 90 minute customizable massage at Poppy can be just what you need!

    BOOK NOW Reiki Therapy with Crystal Chakra Balancing

Reiki is known for healing through breath work and hand placement. It can bring about feelings of relaxation and calmness. Many people have found that reiki work has helped with emotional release, bringing about more feelings of groundedness and tranquility to life. When allowing that to be coupled with the balancing of our chakras, we can bring about deep inner healing for our entire system, which in turn releases physical, emotional, and mental stress.

    Book Now Chan’Beaute Reflexology Facial

Reflexology has both physical and mental benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety. This is a therapeutic facial using tools that help bring about healthy skin by correcting the internal imbalances. Using reflexology tools, your service provider will be able to activate internal organs and release any physical and emotional blocks held in the body.

    Book Now Gua Sha Facial

This beautiful facial is well known in traditional Chinese medicine. With the use of gemstones to lift and sculpt the face, lymphatic fluid is broken down as well. Your service provider will be able to break up any muscle tension and improve the flow of blood and nutrients to the skin. This facial also unlocks the energetic meridians, helping with stress and naturally bringing about glowing skin. A Thai Polutice of beautiful, calming herbs is used to help break up any tension and reduce inflammation, allowing you to fully relax and feel an overwhelming sense of calming energy.

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Mental health is so much more than products and services, and we never want to take away from the importance of reaching out for help if needed. Therapy has been beneficial to many of us here at Poppy, and there is no shame in that.  We believe strength comes from allowing ourselves to be open and vulnerable about the struggles that come along with being human. We hope you’ll join us in ending the stigma that comes along with speaking about Mental Health.

You are never alone, and you are always worthy.
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   Tell us a little bit about yourself & your background?

I'm a 2 on the Enneagram so really, I'd prefer to be asking about you, not me! I grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago with my parents and five younger siblings. I've lived in Nashville for three years, but I've dreamed of living here since I was little. I'm a complete bookworm and always have a book in my purse, a book in my car, and about five next to my bed. Writing is my passion and I've been so lucky to be able to incorporate it into so many aspects of my life. I'm constantly curious and I love hard, both of which have gotten me into trouble! I love country music, have an unswerving loyalty to Taylor Swift, and prefer camping to a fancy hotel. It's important to me that people know they matter, and I do my best to leave each person I meet a little more loved than I found them. Before I moved to Nashville I lived in the tiniest town in South Georgia and if I ever leave here, you can probably find me there, living life slow and steady on a porch swing! 

What is something that would surprise us about you?

Well, I'm not a very surprising person, to be honest. I love routine. I guess a pretty defining aspect of my life is that I'm adopted. It's shaped a lot of who I am, and it tends to surprise people when I tell them. I've also run multiple half marathons and used to write for an online aspect of the Chicago Tribune, where some of my writing went viral!

What do you love most about clean beauty? 

If I'm being honest, I had to change my mind frame a bit regarding clean beauty because I know what an investment it can be! I had to stop looking at it as indulgent and start understanding what a beautiful act of self care it is and how it effects every aspect of my life and health. I've been so lucky to learn about the education behind each brand. Seeing the intent behind each woman's products has given me the opportunity to look at my skin care routine differently. It's now a chance to show myself and my skin and body the love it deserves for carrying me through the day. As women we are so incredibly tough on ourselves, and the ritual of removing our makeup and cleansing, or putting makeup on, is usually a time of picking ourselves apart. Clean beauty has brought that to my awareness and shifted my mindset to a place of love and acceptance and gratitude.

What is your favorite product in the shop right now - why?

I don't know if I can choose just one!! May Lindstrom's Blue Cocoon is truly the epitome of luxury meeting performance and I'm obsessed. I'm also really digging the Tata Harper Glow Getter with Classic Dermaplane (I know it's a service, but it's just SO good) because that glow afterwards is EVERYTHING. Seriously, it screams summer. Last, I can't get enough of DedCool #1. That scent makes me feel so feminine and happy and it lasts all day. 

What does self-care mean to you and how do you make time for it?

Self care has honestly been so tough for me to learn. I tend to focus on others and have a hard time taking in the fact that I'm deserving of time to just be. As I've learned that and taken the time to grow into myself, self care has become taking the time to make a budget and sticking to it, choosing discipline over convenience (still working on that!), and spending time with friends who are good to me and for me. Most of all? It's been calling myself out on the stuff that doesn't serve me and then adjusting accordingly through self reflection, meditation, and therapy. I've in no way achieved balance in my life or in my self care routine, but I do know how much better life seems to flow when I wake up, meditate, pray, and have coffee. So I try to do that every day. I also try to keep what's important to me, important. Monday's are for therapy, Wednesday's are for my best pal, and every day is for gratitude!

What is your favorite restaurant in Nashville?

It really changes all the time, since Nashville has so many great new places! My goto's are The Eastern Peak for takeout (their Pad Thai is perfect for a cozy night in) and you'll definitely see my bestie and I at Butchertown Hall for margaritas and apps at least once a week!

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The days are getting longer, the humidity is headed our way, and the Sangria will soon be swirling! We love this patio friendly time of year, and the gorgeous trends that come along with it. But sometimes, it’s  a bit overwhelming. What color foundation do I choose for my sunkissed skin? How much SPF do I really need? How do I accentuate my bronzed glow?

Luckily, we have the answer. A makeup class with Kat, our in house expert on all things clean beauty.

Join us for a laid back afternoon full of tips and tricks on how to get summer ready. From self tanner to bronzed cheeks to highlighted brows and a fun summer pout, Kat will show you exactly what to do to get an ideal Summer look.

Check out the details below then grab your friend and sign up quick because spots are limited!

   

Bubbles and Bronzer

Join us in our courtyard garden for this exclusive event. Mimosas and light bites will be served from 12:00 to 12:30, followed by class with Kat from 12:30-1:30. Then, take advantage of the opportunity to shop Poppy & Monroe with Kat and Cassie as your personal shoppers! Kat will answer any and all makeup questions, and Cassie can curate the perfect summertime gifts. End the afternoon with a complimentary swag bag full of our favorite summertime samples, and an entry to win a makeup service with Kat for your next night out!

When: June 2nd, 12:00-2:30

Where: Poppy and Monroe

Price: $50 per ticket

Ticket Includes: Bites and bubbly beverages, makeup class, swag bag, raffle entry, and private shopping experience at Poppy & Monroe.

REGISTER NOW
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Mother's Day is just around the corner, so we wanted to provide you with some of our favorite products and services to spoil your Mom and the special women in your life this year! Take some time to let them know how much you love and appreciate them by giving them some things that will help pamper them and make them feel amazing!

We put together the perfect Mother's Day Gift Package that we know they will love! We also included some individual ideas below if you would like to customize a package perfect for your mom.

Stop by the shop or call to reserve your mother's day gift! We can also help customize the perfect package for their specific likes and needs.

Excited to celebrate all of the amazing women in our lives!

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS
  • Slip Silk Pillowcase and Sleep Mask

  • YuYo Botanics CBD Oil

  • Poppy & Monroe Body Creme

  • May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon 

  • Chan Beaute™ Reflexology Facial Tool

  • Illume Coconut Milk Mango Candles

  • Poppy & Monroe Gift Certificate

   A FEW MORE IDEAS…BUY GIFT CERTIFICATE Book Mom'S Appointment
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We are so excited to announce that beginning March 1, 2019 we will launch Tata Harper skincare products and services at Poppy & Monroe! We chose Tata Harper because she delivers high performing, high-quality products, without compromising the health of women.

“Every single product we make is a Complex Formula. We pack the most ingredients at the highest levels of concentration to deliver maximum results—without a single drop of artificial chemicals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

We created Complex Formulas for uncompromising women who expect the best and want the most results from their skincare.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Our non-toxic products will never make women choose between health and results or between natural and high-performance. Women shouldn’t have to compromise their ideals when it comes to beauty. That’s why every product we make is formulated without compromise. Period.”
— Tata Harper  





     BOOK APPOINTMENT YOU ARE INVITED!

Join us for an exclusive Masterclass to learn more about the world of luxurious green beauty. You’ll leave with healthy-looking, glowing skin and tips and techniques to achieve the signature Tata Harper glow.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH @ 7PM REGISTER NOW    



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POPPY & MONROE Blog - by Poppy Monroe - 2w ago

Tell us a little bit about yourself & your background?

After graduating college I worked in Nashville as a realtor for 5 years. I left real estate to pursue my creative endeavors which included working towards a master's degree in creative writing at The University of the South. I still have two years left to graduate. As a hobby I also perform burlesque. Burlesque is what helped me learn about and gain a passion for make-up.

What do you love most about clean beauty?

I love the ritual of clean beauty. I consider skin care a huge part of my self-care routine. To know that what I am putting on my skin is organic and safe makes me feel like I am truly treating myself. It's the ultimate luxury! 

Favorite product in the shop right now- why?

My favorite products in the shop right now are the Agent Nateur Holi C and Holi Oil. I've always had vitamin C in my skin care routine but Kat totally sold me on these. Unlike other vitamin C's it has sodium asorbyl phosphate, which helps fight acne. So it won't break you out like some other vitamin C's can. 

What does self-care mean to you and how do you make time for it?

Self-care to me is a lot of different things. It ranges from therapy to a nutritious warm cooked meal to a good book. For me, it is really trying to stay true to myself and staying present. 

What are some of your favorite things?

I love to travel and see new places, but I especially love the ocean. I love spending time with family and friends. My favorite meal is Mafiaoza's pizza followed by the skillet cookie at Bricktop's. I love to read. My favorite book is probably Bad Feministe by Roxane Gay. 

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What's one thing we'd be surprised to learn about you?  

Something surprising....that’s a hard one. Most people who know me already know this but I love love love Selena Quintanilla. She’s definitely an idol/role model of mine. Coming from Mexican descent myself, she’s someone I’ve looked up to since I was a little girl and I always wanted to be like her. She truly just radiated happiness and kindness while she was here with us and I want nothing more than to do the same. I have a picture of her smiling framed on my wall and I look at it every morning for motivation!


 

What do you enjoy about doing nails?

I love that each nail is a tiny canvas to create art. I have always been really artistic and creative so this is definitely a great way for me to express that. Also, building relationships and meeting awesome people. That’s so rewarding! 
 


Any favorite nail colors this season?

No Panty Wednesday by Aila - fun summery pink 

Ginger by Aila - vibrant coral (that’s also great for this hot weather) 

Going Glamping by JRJ - the perfect nude

 

Any hobbies?

I love playing soccer on the weekends! It’s such a good stress reliever and super fun. I’m a proud mother of a 3-year-old little girl, so hanging out with her, taking her to the park or dancing it out with her in the living room are definitely some of my main hobbies.  Also...binge watching on Netflix. Sooo guilty of that! 

 

What type of music do you listen to?

I listen to so many genres of music, it’s hard to narrow it down. I love hip hop/r&b, so I’d say that’s a favorite. I also love me some Lana del Rey. 

 

Thanks, Chela! We're so happy to have you on our team!

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Where are you from?
I was raised in Ashland City, TN and am currently living in Old Hickory.

How would you describe your personality?
I'm shy and very laid back. It's usually pretty hard to make me upset.

What inspires you and the nail art you create?
I love sitting and playing with all of the art supplies to see what happens. There are a lot of things like lace and scrapbook supplies that can be great to use.

What made you choose a career in this field?
It was something fun and creative to do plus I enjoy working with my hands.

What is something we would be surprised to learn about you?
I'm a huge gamer nerd. Dark Souls and Witcher are some of my favorite games.

What is the weirdest place you have ever found nail art inspiration from?
A piece of my hair fell and dragged through the paint on a nail I was practicing on. I liked it better that way and mimicked the rest of it with an art brush

What's the one thing in life you want to accomplish that you haven't yet?
I would definitely like to learn Spanish well enough to use it fluently some day.

Thanks, Sarah! 

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Sunscreen season is every season but with summer approaching fast you're bound to be outside more than ever. Time spent under the sun is the quickest way to age and damage our skin which is why we recommend wearing a sunscreen all year round. Unfortunately most of the sunscreens we reach for to protect our skin actually harm our bodies and our skin with toxic ingredients. Sunscreens commonly include ingredients that act as “penetration enhancers” to help the product adhere to skin. As a result, these chemicals are absorbed into the body and can be measured in blood, breast milk and urine samples. So, before slathering on your old sunscreen on yourself or your babies be sure to check the label for the following ingredients:

Oxybenzone: Acts like estrogen in the body and is associated with endometriosis in women.

Octinoxate: Shown to have hormone mimicking effects causing biochemical and cellular level changes in the body. In addition to reproductive system, thyroid and behavioral alterations in animal studies. 

Parabens: Mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptor.

Why slather on harsh chemicals when you are trying to protect your skin? Suntegrity’s SPF 30 Natural Mineral Body Sunscreen made Environmental Working Group's (EWG)  2016 "Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens" list and received a #1 rating in the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database. It offers broad-spectrum protection and is free of harsh chemicals like parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, sulfates, nanoparticles and chemical UV absorbers. It's non-greasy and contains 20% non-nano, uncoated zinc-oxide for therapeutic broad-spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays and is loaded with antioxidants. We also carry an unscented version for sensitive skin, babies, and those who prefer no scent. Stop in and try it for yourself, your skin will thank you! 

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Tell us a little bit about yourself? 

I am a born and raised Jersey girl! At 18 I made my way out west to Los Angeles to pursue my dreams of being a professional recording artist. 7 years ago I married my husband and made the move to Nashville and I really love living in this southern oasis. We have a four year old daughter named Violet. I enjoy cooking, reading cookbooks, hiking & connecting with friends over good wine, food & conversation.

What does self-care mean to you?

Self-care is a big part of what helps keep me sane in, at times, a chaotic world.  Body work, beauty work... it is important to me and makes me feel like I'm really living in my body. 

What is your favorite aspect of being a mom?

Constantly being amazed by her humor, empathy, voice & fiery personality.  Never a dull moment with this little red headed girl. She is my everything. 

How do you take time for yourself?

I do my best to move my body every day after Violet's at school.  That keeps my head on straight and physically, I just feel better. Routine is important to me and that routine also includes making time for myself with friends, my husband... sneaking in moments when I can. I don't feel bad about that because I'm a better mother for my daughter when I'm feeling like I've had my time & space.  

What's the hardest thing you find about taking time for yourself?

I wouldn't say I find it hard right now. That could change, and probably will! Ha. 

What's your favorite way to spend time with your daughter?

Spending the morning running errands together and finishing that with a park play date where we run around pretending we are fairies or princesses or whatever she wants us to be on that particular day - followed by a nice meal together at a restaurant where she can taste some new things! 

Thanks so much Jessie, we could all learn a lot from your healthy attitude about taking time for yourself in order to be your best self! Happy Mother's Day! 

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