Happy ReNEWal Year!

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, we, not only, start a new year, but also a new decade. Eek! And as much fun as the last decade was for me, I was thinking – I really need to take good care of myself.  Well, continue to take good care of myself. So really, this isn’t about new so much as is it is renewal from head to toe…here we go!

I workout about 5 times a week and despite what the evidence says I still wash my hair incessantly. Between combatting a sensitive scalp with the cold weather change and cleaning the build up of hair product build-up – I am a fan of this amika’s Reset Clarifying Gel Shampoo and Reset Cooling Gel Conditioner. Launching this year, the same great duo, containing pink clay, charcoal, and menthol can be found in an aerosol gel-to-foam consistency.



To say that technology has taken over our lives, if not our eyes – is an obvious statement. Screen time can definitely get out of control. Save your peepers with blue light glasses. PANTONE (yes, the color company!) has a stylish, lightweight, durable and incredibly affordable pair in a variety of colors (including one similar to the color of the year – classic blue).

Who here licks their lips when they are dry? Or continuously applies “lip balm” that does nothing but dehydrates your lips. Hands up! Guilty as charged. This is good news for the Lip R&R Exfoliating Lip Balm from Emilie Heathe. With natural dissolving beads and a unique scrubbing tip helps slosh off dead skin while simultaneously promoting a more plump and moisturized pout.

If you work in healthcare, or any industry where the cleanliness of your hands is crucial – this one is for you! Hand sanitizing and ample hand washing, causes your hands to end up being as dry as the Sahara. Additionally, I had a really great paraffin treatment with my last pedicure and it was life changing. It really helps to lock in the moisture that my dehydrated skin craved. AVEENO’s new Repairing Cica (Cica comes from the French word ‘Cicatrisation’) Hand and Foot Mask with prebiotic oat and Shea butter helps restore essential moisture to extra-dry skin in just 10 minutes.

Sleep. It’s not underrated. It’s necessary for regrowth and renewal. Thanks to working shift work – I have the super power of sleeping on even the most uncomfortable of locations (plastic sofas with no pillow). From the mattress company, Purple, comes a few products to make your sleep the most restful ever. The Purple Harmony Pillow with 360⁰ Purple Grid™ Hex technology and with 1,500+ open-air channels to optimize airflow, you’ll always sleep on the cool side of the pillow. Purple + Gravity Weighted Blanket has two layers – a duvet (outer shell) and weighted inner blanket. It not only helps keep you warm and cozy as temperatures drop but also, has a technical cooling fabric with its breathable and moisture-wicking capabilities. Finally, the Purple + Gravity Premium Weighted Sleep Mask enhances sleep by blocking light and distributing light touch across key relaxation pressure points enursing that your sleep will not only, last a long time but also, be as restful as possible.

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