Thread of Opulence was born from a good natured joke. Among my friends and family, I'm a known product junkie with a love of anything that's got a little "bougie" associated with it. In passing conversation, it was once said to me "You've got a little thread of opulence that runs through your life" and I immediately knew that if I ever decided to take the plunge, that's what I'd call my business.
Luxury is a funny thing. The definition of luxury is "the state of great comfort and extravagant living", and at a glance, that sounds like expensive price tags and hard to access goods, but when you really stop and think about it, luxury means different things to different people. Depending on your finances and lifestyle, luxury may be a $10 face cream or a $100 anti-aging serum. It can be a cup of fair trade coffee in the morning or an aromatic candle burning before bed. I believe that luxury should be accessible to everyone, where they are, in ways that mean something to them.
After developing food and environmental allergies that wreaked havoc on my skin in my mid 30's, I tried dozens of brands in an attempt to locate those "holy grail" products that would calm my skin while still delivering the luxe experience I wanted. I've played with hand-making beauty products to support my finicky skin, my need for clean ingredients, and my love of luxurious body butters and balms. I've tried prescription strength creams, farmer's market finds, drugstore impulse purchases, and prestige brand splurges, and you know what I discovered?! There are so many wonderful brands out there, so many price points, and so many ways to luxe that you could try products forever! So that's what I'm doing... I'm trying products and bringing together brands I can stand behind. So bear with me if at first the brand list looks a little short; I'll only put brands on this site where I can personally vouch for at least one product from the line. As my list of loves grows, so will our offerings. Look for the "K's Favs" labels on the descriptions for products I've used and loved.
Please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com. I'd love to hear what kinds of products you're looking for and what things make you feel wrapped in luxury.
Thread a little Luxe through your day!