This post was going to be a Top 5 Products for Your Christmas List, but unfortunately life got a little...busy. Let's just say that between another failed ivf cycle (sigh) and my husband falling down some stairs and tearing his patellae tendon, I didn't have much time to blog. Thankfully, things are starting to settle down now. My husband had a successful tendon reattachment surgery and is now in physical therapy mode. And I'm ready for a glass of wine and a little blogging time.
So here it is ladies, better late than never... here are my top 5 most fave products ever. Simply click on the name for purchasing information.You're welcome!
1 Perfect Core leggings or capris from Lucy ($69-$108). These yoga pants are life changing. They wick your sweat away so fast and keep you so dry, that you really can wear them all day, even after sweating in them at the gym. They are high-rise, so you actually look like you have a perfect core (hence the name) when you wear them. And best of all, I feel like they actually are working as hard as I do. I got my first pair when I was having joint issues and they actually supported me through working my way back into my weight lifting class. In fact, I'm wearing my black pair right now as I type this. Order 1 size up as they are very fitted.
2. Sweaty Bands:$15 These bands are truly the only head band that I have found that does not slide off my big head of fine silky hair. This headband is like the eighth wonder of the modern world because it is truly incredible that it stays put. And of course it helps that they come in super cute colors and patterns. Throw one on with that messy bun and look like you've got it all together. Yaaaas.
3. Beautycounter's vibrant eye perfecting cream. I was generously gifted the genetic fate of having, I-look-like-I'm-part-raccoon dark eye circles (thanks Dad). They have been there all my life and I've really tried everything. This cream has not made these circles completely disappear, but it has made a noticeable improvement. They are less dark and more supple. It leaves my skin feeling silky and buttery and you can use it AM and PM so you get more bang for your buck. My makeup goes on smoother and stays on longer with less settling into my fine lines. Plus, the smell is like a very light, fresh, hint of sunshine. the best part, is that everything from Beautycounter is safe and good for your skin, so there are no ingredients or scary chemicals that you can't pronounce. You know you are actually doing something good for your skin when you use it. Although this cream is not cheap at $55, it is worth its weight in gold and considering you only need to use a small amount each day, this jar will last several months.
4. ello glass water bottles (cue Adele) are a great way to finally reach your goal of drinking enough water every day. I am not a gimmicky person and I thought the glass water bottle idea seemed unpractical and frankly stupid...until I tried one and became a full-on believer. The silicone protects your bottle from breakage (and yes I have dropped mine on cement and it has not broken), it is 100% dishwasher safe, does not leak, has a wide mouth for drinking on the go, and my favorite part is how much better the water actually tastes. I even bring my bottle to bed with me at night and when I drink it in the morning, the water doesn't have that stale plastic-y taste that my other bottles' water always had. My sister borrowed mine the other day, and asked if she could keep it she liked it so much.
5. Lularoe's Irma top has elbow length sleeves and a high-low hem that just covers enough booty to leave you feeling super comfortable sporting it with fitted pants/leggings. I love this top because it was only $30 and I can wear it to the park to run after my toddler or with skinny jeans and ankle boots out on a date with the hubbs. It looks really flattering from every angle and washes and dries well. It's perfect for all body types because whether you have thick arms, a little belly jelly, or even some extra junk in the trunk, this top is guaranteed to flatter. I got it in a small because they tend to run a tad large. I usually wear a medium. Pictured below I included my other fave Lularoe top, the Randy. It is super comfy and casual and looks great with a pair of boyfriend jeans or yoga pants.
If you try or have tried any of these products I'd love to hear your opinions as well! Please share with us in the comments section below!