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High Vibrational Beauty

Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy Diprima Morisse

ISBN: 9781623369729
The comprehensive guide to natural beauty and radical self-care featuring rituals and recipes from the founders of CAP Beauty, the popular New York City-based all-natural beauty store.
High Vibrational Beauty
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ISBN: 9781623369729
The comprehensive guide to natural beauty and radical self-care featuring rituals and recipes from the founders of CAP Beauty, the popular New York City-based all-natural beauty store.


The comprehensive guide to natural beauty and radical self-care featuring rituals and recipes from the founders of CAP Beauty, the popular New York City-based all-natural beauty store.

Publisher Description

Natural beauty is about making choices that create true radiance-from the foods we eat to the way we move to how we care for ourselves and our planet. Women everywhere are purifying their meals, workouts, and bodies by returning to clean naturals and are finally aligning their beauty routines with the other wellness practices they follow. What we put on our skin is easily as important as what we put in our mouths-but natural beauty is about much more than just products. Through routines, recipes, and rituals, High Vibrational Beauty addresses beauty from the perspective of wellness.

Divided into seasons, each leading with an overview of authors Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima's philosophy for that time of year, the program is one of self-care and rejuvenation, combining mantras, meditations, and natural skincare regimens. With a broad scope and decadent visual appeal, this book allows Pamer and DiPrima to share their deep knowledge of the benefits of natural beauty with an audience that's eager to learn. Including everything from cheeky and mouthwatering recipes such as Life-force Bon Bons to restorative rituals like Spring Energy Clearing, it's the guidebook to creating true and lasting beauty for the mind, body, and soul.

Author Biography

Before launching CAP Beauty, Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima were deeply entrenched in the worlds of style, lifestyle, food, and design. While working at Martha Stewart Living, they quickly bonded over a shared love of fashion, cooking, interiors, and wellness. They founded CAP Beauty in 2014 and live by the motto "Beauty is Wellness." They hope to share the power of natural beauty (and all that it encompasses) to as many as possible. Both authors reside in New York City.

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The comprehensive guide to natural beauty and radical self-care featuring rituals and recipes from the founders of CAP Beauty, the popular New York City-based all-natural beauty store.

Excerpt from Book

INTRODUCTION At CAP Beauty, we live by the motto that beauty is wellness. And, wellness is beauty. This applies to all aspects of our lives. From the books we read, to the foods we eat, to the homes we make, to the friendships we nurture, to the thoughts we play on repeat, beauty is all around. It stems from every choice we make. Embracing a life of conscious decisions, true self care and thoughtfulness connects you to beauty in a deep and meaningful way, one that transcends the physical. When we connect, we radiate. This is High Vibrational Beauty. When we conceived of CAP Beauty, we envisioned a space to share this new beauty paradigm, a clubhouse where wellness rules and everyone''s invited. Hailing from the worlds of style, design and magazines, we never considered ourselves beauty insiders. And to this day, we focus as much on the lifestyle of natural beauty as we do on the products themselves. Don''t get us wrong; we love an exquisite hydrosol, a powerful serum and a perfect lipstick. But, without ritual and true self care, a great product can only go so far. Step inside our world, where beauty meets beauty. Our comprehensive approach engages all of our senses. You might be surprised to see so many recipes in a book about beauty. But for us, what we put in our bodies is as central to our beauty as what we put on our bodies. And, conversely, the products we use topically contribute to our inner health. This 360-degree approach means that we consider our food choices as much as we consider our skincare. We have a long-standing love for cooking, entertaining and sharing our love for nourishing foods, and we always welcome the chance to share a great recipe. Especially one that leaves us looking and feeling our best. So, when it comes to creating lasting beauty, we like to say, begin within. And, since we''re going beneath the surface, let''s make one thing clear: We dive deep. It''s in our nature. When we find something we love, we fall hard. We''re self-proclaimed maximalists, and when it comes to healthy habits, we believe that more is more is more. Curiosity may have killed the cat but, for us, it''s a way of life. There''s so much to learn, so jump in. Lose the quick-fix mentality of a 3-day cleanse. This way of life is wildly fulfilling. And, as you take on your new healthy habits, you pave the way for more. You discover vitality and radiance on every level. Be kind to yourself, and remember this motto: progress not perfection. Our beauty-meets-beauty approach stems largely from our backgrounds. We both came to beauty and wellness in our own time and way, as everyone''s journey is unique. Cindy was largely influenced by her mom, Weezie, whose own interest in health and wellness stemmed from her upbringing on an apple farm. She emphasized the importance of natural foods and honoring the Earth, ecology and intricate cycles of life. Weezie followed the topics of the day, gleaning most of her knowledge from Jane Brody and the New York Times . Implementing these mainstream concepts into day-to-day life, she taught a young Cindy to recognize the importance of her choices. Cindy lost her mom to breast cancer when she was just 21. Weezie was 49. This precipitated an even deeper dive, and Cindy began her journey into a more esoteric and comprehensive interest in wellness. Of course, nothing happens overnight, and, for much of her young adulthood, this took the form of a late night out with friends followed by an early-morning yoga class, rich meals followed by a juice cleanse. A marriage and two kids later, her life is still an intricate work of balance. (Her husband, Laurent, is a wine dealer and an Ironman!) Armed with the knowledge from her childhood and her deeper dive into wellness, she works every day to share its power with her family and beyond. WE OPENED THE DOORS TO A BEAUTY STORE, BUT UNKNOWINGLY LAUNCHED A LIFESTYLE BRAND. Kerrilynn dove into wellness after being diagnosed with celiac disease almost a decade ago. She spent much of her childhood with unexplained stomach trouble and challenging skin issues that led her to doctors who suggested that she was simply unlucky or who prescribed antibiotics. When she finally discovered the root cause of it all, the skies parted. It all made sense, and she was thrilled to learn that feeling well was easily within reach. While many suggest that she''s among the most unlucky for never being able to indulge in pizza, bagels and cake, Kerrilynn feels blessed and empowered. She''s made it her life mission to share the knowledge that everyone has within them the power to feel good. Lifestyle choices and conscious decisions transformed her, and can transform us all. After giving up wheat, she slowly uncovered more ways to include wellness into her life. Cindy introduced her to Kris Carr, whose 21-day challenge led Kerrilynn to a life of plant-based eating. For her, this is the ticket to health and happiness. Herbs, fitness, Kundalini yoga, self-reflection, meditation and cleansing are all central to her well-being. She shares these practices at home with her husband, John, and her Puerto Rican rescue chihuahuas, but CAP Beauty is the portal for her to share them with the world. We met each other while working at Martha Stewart Living, where we discovered our shared interests not only in wellness but also in style and gracious living. We are veterans of the design world where aesthetics rule. Just as beauty is more than skin-deep, how we live reflects our values. We opened the doors to a beauty store, but unknowingly launched a lifestyle brand. Because aesthetics are so deeply ingrained in us, it would be impossible to create a business that doesn''t acknowledge all aspects of living. And, living beautifully. When we set out to build our West Village store, we intended to create a space that was both aspirational and welcoming to all, a destination for the curious. We knew that natural beauty was no longer just for the hippie fringe. Yet, it still lived primarily in health food stores and yoga studios. Don''t get us wrong, here. We love health food stores and yoga studios (more than you can imagine!), but our mission was to share these products with a larger audience, those not yet inducted into our "cult." We knew these sophisticated consumers were out there choosing natural and organic in almost all other areas of their lives, but since naturals lacked a modern and inspiring home, clean beauty was a holdout. Enter CAP Beauty. By designing a store that was as visually stunning as it was pure in its mission, we appealed to this consumer, and we welcomed one and all. Every detail matters to us. As we built out our space, we embedded rose quartz under the floorboards to raise the vibration and encourage love. No one can see it, but everyone feels it. Even our contractor and his crew joined in, writing the Chinese characters for joy, love, health, wealth and happiness on the walls before painting. These invisible acts reverberate. They elevate and create a proper home for the deeply healing, nourishing and truly natural products that grace our shelves. When we set the standards for what we would and wouldn''t sell, we decided to keep it simple, and so we drew the line at 100 percent. That means that the products we stock use only natural ingredients and contain no synthetics at all. We''ve learned a lot since then, as this can certainly be a complex issue, and we work every day at maintaining this standard. It''s central to our mission to be absolute and committed, creating a space of discovery, and one that is free from the confusion that so often surrounds the term natural. Many people ask us for a list of the ingredients we don''t carry, but frankly, we''d rather talk about the ones we do. Our products are teeming with active, transformative and truly magical plant ingredients, the building blocks of true beauty. We choose to focus on these. And, we aren''t missing anything. Often, the synthetics used in conventional beauty products are there to lengthen the shelf life or stabilize a product. Today''s natural formulators find creative solutions to these very real issues. Since mold and harmful bacteria grow in water, many product developers simply eliminate the water, creating a product with a naturally longer shelf life. Powdered cleansers are a perfect example of this work-around. It''s also why you''ll notice more oils in the world of natural skincare. And, coincidentally (or we think not), oils relieve congested skin, naturally mimic our skin''s sebum and are loaded with bioavailable nutrients. This is nature as it should be. We encourage our customers to think of their products as they think of their food. Most of us would agree that a fresh peach is preferable to a canned peach, despite the obvious difference in shelf life. The fresh peach engages all of our senses and connects us to the Earth and to the season. Apply this thinking to your beauty routine, and watch your skin come alive. If a product is lingering in your medicine cabinet and not seeing the light of day, get rid of it. You shouldn''t hold on for years on end (no matter how much it cost). Make space for the products you love, and use them. A long shelf life benefits business, not your skin. When you love your products and use them consistently, shelf life becomes irrelevant. Another way we liken natural beauty to the world of food is by assessing our skin like we assess our hunger. Some days, you wake up hungry and need a hearty breakfast, whereas, other days, a green juice calls. Likewise, there are days when your skin will need more love than others. Some days, a deeper cleansing

Product Details

Kerrilynn Pamer, Cindy Diprima Morisse
Recipes & Rituals for Radical Self Care
Country of Publication
United States
75 to 100 color photos
Rodale Press Inc.
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High Vibrational Beauty