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Your Summer Skincare Must-Haves

Feeling the burn? Don't let a little sunshine put a damper on your vacation. Stock up on all natural & organic products specifically made to keep your skin happy while enjoy some extra rays. 

Whether you are beach-bound, seeking cooler temps in high altitudes, or spending more time pool-side, you will want to add these products to your daily beauty routine to keep your skin happy and healthy. 


Apply Hydrating Solar Protect early and often as your daily moisturizer and sun protection. Nourishing and organic key ingredients Shea, Aloe Vera, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sage combine for a solution that is light and nourishing. This daily SPF creates a protective barrier between your skin and harmful UV rays. 

Tip from the maker: Mix with your foundation for a natural, soft glow. 

 


Sun burns happen. This is where Sun Worshipper comes in!

"This serum is specially formulated for sun lovers and worshipers, repairing sun damage, brightening dark spots, clearing acne, soothing sun burns, healing wounds, and improving over-all skin health and tone."

After a recent trip to sunny San Diego, I applied this serum 2-3x a day where I noticed I had sunburn and redness. The affected areas healed rapidly, and that dreaded itching, burning, and peeling all remained at bay! 


A heal-all for sunburn, sun damage, repelling insects, soothing sensitive skin and reducing redness. Healing Mist comes in handy especially when you have the can't-seem-to-cool down feeling that you just can't shake!

Bunky Tip: Keep this in the fridge and spray lightly on the face for extra refreshing relief.


More summer soothing products:

  • Green Tea Serum
    Proactively fight sun spots and skin aging with antioxidants
     
  • Hair Repair Mask
    Give your sun-soaked strands some extra love with this hydrating repair mask
Trinkets for the Trail

Although summer is going strong here in the valley, we cannot deny gradual hints of the Fall season approaching! The days are growing shorter, the mornings are cooling (even if it is by only a couple degrees), and fantasies of crisp Fall air are stronger than ever!

Get into the mood for Fall with our "trinkets for the trail," perfect mementos and gifts for end of summer adventures and the cabin escapes to come. The new Bird Call Necklace features a hand painted birdie and a handsome, sturdy rope to wear as a necklace. Simply spin and listen for birds to chirp back to you! Display the Backpacking 5x7 Print on your desk for adventure inspiration, even in the most unlikely of places :) Coffee, hot chocolate, comforting soup or an ice cold bowl of cereal go great in the Icons Camp Mug, Cheers! Never forget trail notes when you keep your "Thoughts + Observations" Pocket Journal Set handy. These come in a set of 2, so you can have a back up or share with your travel partner! ($12). Woodsman Beard Balm keeps yours (or the hubby's) facial hair in check, smelling nice & well conditioned! Who doesn't love an outdoorsy man? Round out the Fall experience with the scent of Whiskey! Seriously, if this scent could be any closer you would be intoxicated. All natural soy wax and oils are blended to harmoniously create a candle that mimics the sweet burn of whiskey. The recycled glass container makes a lovely vase or container once you are finished burning! $30

Get Music Festival Ready at Bunky Boutique

Lovely layering necklaces, the perfect shorts, relaxed graphic tees and essential sunnies; we have got everything you need to get festival ready. Don't forget a killer handbag to tote all your must-haves around over the weekend and all-natural skincare to keep your skin happy and healthy.

Bring along a sleek and simple wallet for keeping your cash and cards tidy and accessible without taking up too much space in your bag. We love our current selections of leather cases and the more industrial Spine variety, made of titanium with a handy bottle opener!

Our jewelry selection is ever-changing and comes from a handful of mucho talented artists! Find what speaks to you in our Jewelry Shop.

Keep our Peppermint Hand Sanitizer handy for a clean spritz on-the-go! Locally made from natural ingredients.

How cute is this bee pouch?! Use as a stylish clutch or stash your valuables in here to make them easy to find in your purse.

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Soak up the Sun in Festival-Ready Looks

Leap into Festival Season is happening at Bunky Boutique February 27th, 28th and 29th!

Join us in store and shop the best apparel, jewelry and accessories of the season and enter to win a pair of McDowell Mountain Music Festival passes!

The Freebird Tee is a music festival must-have! Incredibly light and soft, this is the PERFECT t-shirt! Layer on pendants like the Druzy Arrow necklace. A light and sporty bralette completes your look while maintaining comfort (which is SO important when you are going to be out all day and night). Protect from those sunny UV rays with a killer pair of sunglasses and organic skincare from BFree Organics.

Get the Look:

Lightweight enough to throw over a cami or tie around your waist, the Drifter Raglan Pullover will be just the right piece to throw on once the sun sets and the festival grounds cool down. Lay it on the grass during the day for an instant barrier from the grass. No toting around a bulky towel required!

Get the Look:

The basics. Build your festival outfit around these pieces perfect for mixing and matching. Start with a great cami and show-stopping bralette. Layer on the accessories and throw on your shades!

Cargos are your warm weather secret weapon; functionality of denim and the comfort of linen. We are loving the new Dayla Cargo Pant by Level 99. Pair it with the super sweet Morning Smile Tank for a look that is laidback and effortlessly cool.

With Love from the Desert

Gifting from the South-best

Skip the scorpion paper weights and tiny sombrero hats and gift authentic southwest wares.

TOP: Reminisce on your favorite Phoenix 'hoods with Neighborwoods Coasters, southwest-inspired Bead Seed Bracelets from local designer Nom De Plume, or one of our many prickly greeting cards.

BOTTOM: The Gypsy Scarf provides protection from our favorite sunny friend and is large enough to lay out and lounge on. Organic Desert Rose Perfume Oil lets you take the scent of our desert oasis home with you, and pretty little things by local jeweler Pure Life tuck easily into goodie bags.

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Your 'Weekend up North' Check List

Planning a weekend cabin trip? Before you head up north (or veg out in front of the fireplace), make sure you've got all the essentials.

  • Base Layer: The perfect tee to lounge in all weekend long. No one will know that you have worn the same one the whole time- manly musk is always in, right?
  • Flannel: No cabin trip is complete without one. Layer up in one of our Heritage Flannels. Thick knit and sure to go with everything in your closet.
  • Oversized Scarf: Keep the plaid train rollin' in these amazing reversible scarves. Soft, cozy and perfectly masculine.
  • Bedhead Beanie: Keep away the cold and the hair brushing.
  • Grooming Essentials: Even if you skip out on the whole chopping wood thing, you can still smell like the great outdoors with Woodsman scent beard balm, cologne and beard oil. Keep the hairs tame with easy-to-pack beard and pocket combs. Shop all men's grooming here.
  • Quality Beverage: It's hard to beat the perfect G&T. Pick up John's Tonic and follow the instructions on the bottle for a simple yet life-altering (seriously) wind-down bevvy.
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Grecian Getaway with Olga Tsoudis

Our longtime friend and customer, Olga, vacationed in beautiful Greece this summer and brought along her favorite Bunky Boutique pieces for her travels! Keep reading for Olga's go-to Grecian locals, and her packing pics! ...

1. Where in Greece do you travel to?  And why there?

I go to Greece annually to visit my parents in Nea Makri- which is an hour outside of Athens near the beach. Many people know this area as it is on the historic Marathon run. This year, it was our 20th anniversary. We celebrated on Santorini island with 19 of our friends from the US. Santorini is known internationally for its beautiful scenery. I will send you some photos of the island to give it justice :)
Olga wearing the Retreat Dress in beautiful Greece.

Olga wearing the Retreat Dress in beautiful Greece.

2. What are a few of your favorite places you would recommend to Bunky customers traveling to Greece?

I would recommend going to Athens for a few days to see the historic sites, the museums and to walk around the old city. Then everyone should go to at least one island in Greece. If you have more time, visit more than one. They are all beautiful! Each island also has its own unique character. I would also recommend Peloponnisos. Other recommended places are Delphi, Olympia, Meteora.

3. What kinds of items are good to pack for traveling there?

If you are going in the summer, travel light with summer clothes and good walking shoes. Bring a sweater or wrap for the evening. Don’t pack too much as you also want to buy items there to bring back home. If you plan on visiting any monasteries, I would recommend a long dress or skirt for women and long pants for men in order to be respectful to the monks and nuns.

4.  Why were your Bunky dresses perfect items for your trip?

My Bunky dresses were perfect because not only were they beautiful for the Santorini background, but they were light for the summer heat. They packed well in my suitcase. I put them in large ziploc bags nicely folded so that they would be ready to go when I got there. I also did not want them to get dirty in case it rained somewhere along the travel route. I also tend to wear short dresses in Greece due to the humidity. The shorter dresses are cooler. 
Perfect sunset snap in the Desoto Dress!

Perfect sunset snap in the Desoto Dress!

Olga's husband, Stephanos, organizes all of our travels and also takes photographs wherever they go. Check out Stephanos and Olga Photography here stephanos-olga.com

Did you take your pieces from Bunky Boutique on vacation? Send us your photos and travel tips to info@bunkyboutique.com !

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We're Packing our Bags for Coachelle 2015!

Weekend 1 of the massive fest in the desert known as Coachella is fast approaching, and we are packing our bags with outdoor necessities and style must-haves!

  1. Chloe Backpack $59
  2. a Journal for memory jotting, picture keeping, and doodling $13
  3. Reusable water bottle $28. A major must!! There are water filling stations around the festival to keep you hydrated and reduce water bottle waste.
  4. Sunglasses. They will be glued to our faces all weekend long! A backup pair doesn't hurt. $18
  5. Truce hand sanitizer, because 100,000 people in one place calls for some disinfecting.
  6. Hair ties. Keep those long locks held back when the wind picks up! $2
  7. Favorite Bunky Gloss $23. Glide this lipgloss on in the AM and you will have perfectly stained color (and no stickiness!!) all day long.
  8. Dipped Triangle necklace $30
  9. All natural Citronella Candles $22 for set of 2. Fighting with bugs all weekend at your campsite is no bueno. We will we toting these awesome locally-made candles to naturally deter the little guys.
  10. Turquoise Bear Earrings $18
  11. Leather and Bead Bracelets $36
  12. Assorted Stackable Rings $10 each. These little rings are made of either copper, brass or sterling silver and are perfect for mixing and matching to create the perfect boho look!
  13. Desert Postcards $4
  14. Bunky Balm $10. Protect and heal your skin after long days in the sun. Our Bunky Balm is organic and made locally!!
  15. Triangle Bar Necklace (sterling silver) $55
  16. Spiritual Gangster Snapback $30