As many of you know Bellacara has recently introduced CBD products in store. We started with our CBD-infused patches by La Mend. They were so well received that we had to explore this area more. Many of you sent me suggestions of lines that you have used and I have been reaching out to them and trying many of them myself. One of those lines is Lord Jones.
While researching CBD products, I kept coming across the line Lord Jones. It seems to be the CBD line of choice among the Hollywood elite. Several celebrities have offered unsolicited testimonials on their love for this line.
According to Kristen Bell: “This was a huge game changer. A few months ago, my back started hurting for some unbeknownst reason. It had been bothering me for about two weeks. My friend came over for dinner and I was complaining about my back and she ran to her purse and pulled out this CBD cream. I was very skeptical at first. I had already done some research on CBD, so I knew it was safe, but I thought, there’s no way this is actually going to help. But I’m a very good co-dependent, so I put it on my back and honestly, five minutes after I did, I already felt 85 percent better. I am completely sold. Now, I’m giving it out left and right, practically to strangers on the street. Everyone deserves to feel 100 percent.”
She’s not the only celebrity obsessed with the cream. According to Cindy Capobianco, co-founder of Lord Jones and a former style editor for Allure, “At the Golden Globes this year, Mandy Moore’s stylist Erica Cloud suggested to Mandy that she use Lord Jones, now all these Hollywood stylists keep it in their styling kit.”
Apparently, a pump on each foot and suddenly those high heels don’t hurt anymore. Actress Busy Philipps posted a video before and after the Globes saying the cream “really worked.” She also keeps CBD edibles on hand to combat stress and relieve anxiety. Her favorites are the Lord Jones high CBD gumdrops ($50) and chocolates ($35), which she videoed herself eating on an Instagram story in January after her flight was delayed. My plane is delayed an hour but I took @thelordjones, so it’s OK,” Philipps wrote.
I read how the line was sweeping Hollywood off its feet…and back into high heels. I also read how the tinctures and edibles were supposed to calm anxiety. But it was really customer testimonials that swayed me. The real kicker, however, came last week when I had my very first anxiety attack.
I had started renovations on the store and realized that the job had quickly ballooned into a much bigger production than anticipated. Furniture, fixtures, painting, wallpaper, plumbing, drywall, lighting all had to be managed around the other — and all while I was trying to stay open. I mean…I have to pay for it all somehow.
Last Wednesday when I heard that the fixtures had shipped and I realized that I was nowhere ready for their arrival, I suddenly felt like I couldn’t breathe. I kept taking deep breaths and it felt like someone was standing on my chest. I kept telling the girls here, “I’m so freaked out.” One of them actually said, “I know I can feel it coming from your every pore.” I felt incapacitated. I didn’t know where to begin and I felt frozen.
So I grabbed one of the CBD chews and 20 minutes later I was moving products, making plans, and had started painting. Without realizing it, the CBD had somehow relieved my anxiety and centered me. If I hadn’t experienced it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it. I’m so intrigued by its anti-inflammatory properties — inflammation being so bad for our skin — that I have started taking a daily dose of CBD by way of the Lord Jones tincture.
Now on to trying the CBD skincare products waiting for me.
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.
1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314