I’ve been trying to prioritize self-care and stick with a routine each day. I find comfort when I’m surrounded by things, and people, that make me feel good.
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No gym, no problem. My daily routine is restricted during the coronavirus pandemic, and I’m missing the group classes at my local gym. Now, more than ever, exercise is critical and has a huge impact on my mental health. My Kettleband combo set has been a HUGE savior. This resistance set allowed me to create a home mini-gym. I used the tube bands for total body and the Mini Loops to target my glutes, legs and thigh area. This band set is portable, useful and the perfect addition to your Covid-19 quarantine schedule.
Rahua Elixir is a luxurious, concentrated hair and scalp treatment, that rebuilds and repairs damaged hair, delivering dramatic results with a teeny drop to damp hair. This is honestly magical for my hair. The oil seals in moisture leaving thick, smooth, shiny and healthy looking hair. This is the only hair oil I use. It’s quite pricey, but it takes such a small amount that the investment is definitely worth it. My hair has never been more healthy!
As the days and weeks blend together, I look forward to my ‘quarantini’ to wind-down. I truly enjoy a cocktail at the end of the day, and tequila… well… it makes me happy. Not only does tequila fire up my neurotransmitters associated with pleasure, it relieves stress, anxiety and helps me relax. And I really enjoy the taste. I discovered Abre Ojos Tequila, produced only in small batches t0 ensure the highest quality. It’s made from 100% Blue Weber Agave which are grown naturally without pesticides or fertilizers in the Lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Try it… I promise you’ll love it!
Immediately upon entering quarantine I ditched my make-up to give my skin a detox. To my horror I didn’t see the plump, glowing skin from my 20’s. Instead I saw dull, dry, and sometimes even patchy skin. I’m sure my stress, lack of Vitamin D, and terrible sleep habits were a huge factor. I planned to use this downtime to transform my skin into its best version, since that’s something I COULD control.
I tried the GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel and… hello bright skin! After applying with the peel pad, I did feel slight tingling (which I find so satisfying imagining the acid chomping on my dead skin), and left the peel on overnight. I saw immediate results and woke up to clear, smooth and bright skin. This at-home chemical peel WORKS!
To be honest, my quarantine diet hasn’t been the best. I’ve definitely been eating more treats than usual. Meet my secret weapon; Skinny Dipped Snacks! Their almonds are delicious (and more than a little addictive) with a thin layer of dark chocolate and a dusting of cocoa. It transforms the almond into a healthy and delicious treat that’s hard to resist. Perfect when you’re looking for a pick-me-up, without lots of added sugar. Skinny Dipped has a wide selection of covered almonds and I personally LOVE the Lemon Bliss almonds. These snacks aren’t just great tasting, but a great source of protein and low in sugar… making them the perfect snack!
Who said you can’t go to the store in your slippers? These hybrid slippers/shoes are designed for comfort and are the PERFECT shoe for quarantine. They are convenient, durable, and super comfortable. They look like outdoor shoes that you can easily wear to leave the house for errands, and they’re super comfortable to wear around the house. The yoga mat insoles are flexible, but not flimsy. The mesh on the summer slippers is breathable and the stretch laces make them easy to slip on. The back folds easily when you slip them on your feet like slippers. I loved them so much I ordered a pair for Hubby!
I’m a travel and health writer, digital and brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two active boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising teenage boys, family life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.