Welcome! My Name is Sarah Marie Nagel. I’m usually known as “the girl with the long hair”. This website is a one stop place where you can shop my crystals and jewelry (COMING SOON), watch my videos on youtube, read my blog, and more! Crystals, jewelry, natural beauty products, fashion and holistic living are my passions. I’m an introvert and happiest when I’m spending time at home with my beautiful dog “Bambi”, being creative, and surrounded by all my lovely crystals. I hope that I can inspire people to be the best version of themselves. Thank you so much for stopping by my website and I hope you enjoy! xoxo
How did you get into living a holistic lifestyle?
I’ve always been drawn to holistic living, however it wasn’t until I became sick that I truly embraced this lifestyle. I developed severe cystic acne, extreme social anxiety and debilitating OCD. My days consisted of panic attacks, avoiding human interaction, depression, and looking in the mirror hating my skin. I knew something had to change. That’s when I began my holistic journey and I haven’t looked back since! This lifestyle has completely changed my life for the better. I believe everything happens for a reason and would not want to change anything I went through as it has led me to become the person I am today. My past experiences have led me to my true passion and now I can share my journey with you guys.
You can learn more about my story by watching my “Draw my life” here
How did you grow your hair so long?
I have had long hair since I was a child. My Mom would do my hair in extravagant hairstyles which was always a lot of fun. In high school I began straightening my hair everyday. My hair became so damaged that I eventually decided to cut it to my shoulders and start fresh. I began to only use natural hair products and I decided to no longer apply heat to my hair. The first natural shampoo I ever used was Calia after seeing it at the grocery store and reading the amazing ingredients they used in their products. I begged my Mom to buy it for me and I immediately fell in love with their products after trying them. To this day Calia is the only shampoo and conditioner that I use. Another thing that I love applying to my hair are different oils. I really enjoy scalp massages as well. My natural hair is something that I really appreciate now!
Most of my hair tips can be found in this video here
Who does your hairstyles and photos for instagram:
That would by my lovely mother, Heather (@ladyinthegarden). She is not a hair stylist but she has had a lot of experience braiding my hair throughout the years. I must say, her talent amazes me! I am extremely lucky to have a Mom who can do my hair in such amazing styles and who is always there to help me out whenever I need it.
What diet do you follow? Are you Vegan or Paleo?
I am neither. I don’t like to label myself based on the way that I eat. I eat intuitively. I listen to what my body needs and I give it what it needs without judgement. I always try to eat “whole” foods. I try not to eat any refined sugars or processed foods. I have tried many ways of eating and this is what feels right for my body at the moment. I don’t believe there is one “perfect diet” for everyone. Everyone has their own unique body with their own unique needs. Just because something works for you, doesn’t mean it works for everybody. I used to be very strict with my diet and ate out of fear of my skin breaking out. I have realized over the years that the way we think is very important. I now have a much healthier relationship with food. Eating healthy, nourishing food is extremely important for optimal health but one should not feel guilty when eating as guilt and other negative emotions can be detrimental to one’s wellbeing. Balance is everything!
Watch my healthy recipes playlist on youtube here
What kind of dog is Bambi?
Bambi is a rescue, so we aren’t 100% sure. But we are pretty certain he is Chihuahua/Italian greyhound. Maybe a bit of deer too hehe.
Do you ever do sponsored videos?
If there is a product I’m extremely passionate about, then of course! I would never promote something I didn’t believe in/didn’t use myself. I want to make the best possible content I can. When I create something I give it 110%. This is my art. I have invested many thousands of dollars into camera equipment, lenses, courses, props, editing software, etc.. Anyone who works in film and photography knows this is an expensive hobby. I dedicate hours, days, months, into perfecting my videos. If a company is willing to compensate me from time to time to share products I would already want to promote, then it would be silly of me not to take that opportunity! It allows me to create more content. I make sure to disclose whenever a video/post is sponsored. I believe in lifting people up and helping them achieve there dreams and see nothing wrong or “sell out” about doing a sponsored video from time to time.
What did you study and what are your credentials?
I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and studied at the Canadian School Of Natural Nutrition. I do not offer personal consultations online at the moment. I prefer to share my knowledge through my videos.