Lovin’ Lately – THIRTEEN THOUGHTS
The following content contains referral links and / or PR / Gifted products . Read my disclosure policy for more information. I know we are just now get that real winter weather. I can't help but dream of spring already. Using my favorite spring scent never fails to put a smile on my face and […]

The following content contains referral links and / or PR / Gifted products . Read my disclosure

policy for more information. I know we are just now

get that real winter weather. I can't help but dream of spring already. Using my favorite spring scent never fails to put a smile on my face and make me feel like warm weather is upon us. Fresh Beauty Sandalwood Cannabis is one of those scents, with wild strawberry, rose and vanilla musk. I have a lot of love for unisex scents, especially ones that are such a great mix of musky and fruity notes like this one. Jo Malone's Peony & Blush Suede is another current favorite that I can't get enough of, as isAnOther 13 by Lel Labo

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has woody notes of amber, moss and musk and this is one of the most beautiful scents I have ever used.  I really wish the scent was longer lasting.  Before I got the bottle I went through so many samples and for some reason these were much more durable.  It's an absolutely gorgeous and unique scent unlike anything I have ever used, but I wish it would last all day.

Lelabo-a-13 If there's one product that my dehydrated skin loves lately, it'sDrunk Elephant B-Hydra Serum . It works great both when used under and mixed withmoisturizers . I like to mix withC-Firma - which is the only vitamin C serum that does not exhaust me. C-Firma on its own feels a bit too sticky, and when mixed with B-Hydra, it's more comfortable. the B-Hydra Serum

has been so effective in balancing my dehydrated skin, but I find it should be used with a moisturizer for the best results.

Drunk-Elephant-Hydra-B-Serum This month I also rediscovered one of my favorite cleansers,Pixi's Rose cleansing cream

.  It is almost impossible to find it in stock at my local target.  Although it is a mud-based cleanser, it is very gentle and does not dry out the skin.  It works great as a second step in the double cleansing of my hormonal acne prone skin.  I never use cleansers to remove makeup, unless it's an oil-based balm or balm, but if I did, it's probably not the one I would be looking for .

Eucerin-Original-Healing Cream Eucerin Original Healing Cream has been a savior to my skin this winter. I tend to get a runny nose when I get cold, and my constant use of tissue combined with Retin-A Micro used every night leaves my nose and cheeks very dry. Even when I'm only going out for a short period of time, the cold, dry air wreaks havoc on my skin - sometimes to the point of feeling very irritated. This Eucerin Healing Cream is amazing at sealing in moisture and I love using it as the last step in my nighttime skincare routine. I was actually using aDestin diaper rash cream , or Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream around my nose, but the Healing cream

seems to work a lot better.

MAC-Powder-Kiss With so many new brands and constant new releases, I feel like MAC lipsticks have been forgotten. But they will always be my favorite. In the formula, selection of colors, as well as different finishes. Lately I really loved thePowder Kiss Formula , More preciselyBurning love , Werk, Werk, Werk andStay curious

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MAC Clear Lipstick Caps Amazon These transparent caps are also game-changing. Not only are they perfect, but they make it very easy to find the shade I'm looking for. I used to store them upside down, just so I could read the names, without having to pick them all up. Whatever color I was looking for, it was always the last one I was looking for. Definitely a must have for anyone with a large collection. You can also find these transparent caps for YSL andNYX lipsticks . I store them in this acrylic storage, which also comes in a smaller one,12 lipsticks

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Lilah-B.-Lovingly Tinted Lip Oil Review Other lip products that I like are lilah b. Oils tinted with love for lips and Rimmel's Stay Glossy lip glosses. Lovingly Tinted Lip Oils have an amazing, velvet-like moisturizing formula with great color. My two favorite colors areb. romantic , which is a rose petal, andb. elegant

, a peachy nude.

Rimmel-Stay-Glossy-Lip - Gloss I mentioned Stay shiny glosses before, and I still love them. The two I use the most are Seduce me (clear gloss) and Sleepless night (a shimmering peach). They are not only beautiful but also very hydrating and I often use them in place of alip balm

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Flamingo Razor Review Blog And the last item on this month's list is the Flamingothe razor . This razor works just as well as men's razors, which is what I used before. I was surprised when I saw it was made by Harry because I used them and loved them, but I shave much closer and smoother with themFlamingo . Their shaving cream

It's great too and it really makes a difference in terms of a closer shave and not irritating the skin. Probably the best part of Flamingo is how the razor blade refills are a pack of 4 is only 9 dollars and I get them at Target. I didn't have any issues with the rusty blades so I was surprised to find that while writing this article I came across several negative reviews. I will say their wax bands suck. On the first tryFlamingo , I bought all of their products except theMons Mist

. The wax strips were completely unnecessary so I highly recommend you stay away from them.

What are the pieces of beauty that you like lately?

Sometimes it can feel like maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an overwhelming challenge that doesn’t fit within the realities of daily life. It’s tough to hold down a full-time job, eat well, train for a marathon, make homemade green juice, spend quality time with your family/partner, and meditate for an hour each day.

Coffee’s great too, but it’s best to start your day by re-hydrating with a full glass of water. Hydrating first thing in the morning helps to aid assimilation, enhance skin health and boost energy.

Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a simple way to get a little more physical activity in your daily life. It also strengthens and tones your legs and core while you’re at it !

A simple hack for healthy eating ( and portion control ) is to make half your plate veggies at each meal. The veggies pack in essential vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients important for health and longevity. And, because they’re rich in fiber, they help to aid digestion ( aka keep you regular ! ) and keep you feeling full longer.

Using a fitness tracker ( like the Fitbit, Apple Watch or similar ) to track your steps is an easy way to make sure you’re getting enough physical activity each day. We aim for 10, 000 steps daily, which has significant physical and esprit health benefits. The Fitbit will also remind you to get 250 steps each hour ( another important measure of health

Conventional household cleaning products are full of harmful chemical ingredients that are not good for our health ( or the health of our kids or pets ! ). Switching to healthier alternatives is a simple way to reduce your exposure to environmental toxins in your home. See our Healthy Cleaning Guide for a complete list of recommendations, and what to look for when choosing safer household cleaning products.

Similar to cleaning products, conventional skincare and personal care products are formulated with toxic ingredients we should not regularly let absorb into our body’s largest organ. Reduce the toxic burden on your body by switching to non-toxic personal care and beauty products ( see our specific recommendations on deodorant, sunscreen, and green beauty products ).

Maintaining a saine gut has significant impacts on assimilation, skin health, immunity, esprit health and more. Taking a daily probiotic with a glass of water each morning is one of the simplest things you can do to boost your gut health ( which, in turn, boosts overall health in many ways too ). Learn more about the health benefits of probiotics ( and all the ways to get them in your diet ), and shop our favorite probiotic supplement here.

Aim to eat real food that’s made of whole food ingredients you would have in your own kitchen pantry, or that your grandmother would recognize. ( Yup, this rules out most packaged food, sorry ! ) This is a little different than suggesting you eat only “health foods” ( many of which are increasingly processed ! ). “Real food” includes unprocessed foods like an apple, a cucumber, soybeans or a steak, as well as foods loosely processed from one ( or few ) real-food ingredients, like butter, olive oil, yogurt, tofu, etc. In other words, aim for foods that could be reasonably made in your own kitchen and avoid foods that can only be made in a lab.

Reduce the harmful effects of sitting ( like at your desk emploi ) by standing up and moving around for a minute or two every half hour.

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for overall health, and sunlight is one of our best sources of it. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day—preferably in the afternoon, and without sunscreen ( read more about that here ). Not much sunlight in the winter where you live ? It might be worth supplementing with a vitamin D supplement and/or other food sources of this essential nutrient.

Houseplants help to cleanse your indoor air ( sadly, it probably needs it ! ), they’re pretty, and research even shows they improve mood, creativity and problem solving !

Aim to sweat in some way each day—whether that’s course, biking, dancing, hot yoga, or any other physical activity you enjoy. See our Fitness Guide for more workout ideas, as well as tips and tricks for building regular physical activity into your daily life and a downloadable sport planner you can use to outline your own custom fitness plan to stay on track.

Green smoothies as a snack or simple, on-the-go breakfast are an easy way to get your greens in each day. Check out our curated list of healthy ( veggie-packed ! ) smoothie recipes for our favorite starter green smoothie recipe ideas.

“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. ” It’s true—mindset is everything ! Cultivate a positive mindset by recognizing negative thought patterns and countering them with positive thoughts or affirmations. Here are more mindset resources for positive thinking.

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. But in addition to quantity, quality of sleep matters too ! Follow our tips on getting quality sleep—things like keeping your bedroom cool at night, avoiding blue light after dark, and more.

{Start each day with fulfilling activities that set the tone for how you want to feel—whether that’s inspired, relaxed, productive, or something else.

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