It’s been a while since I’ve written a favorite-things post, so I thought I was about due for one. This time, I’m including all kinds of great beauty, health and wellness products that improve my life. I think that many of them will improve your life as well. So, whether you’re interested in beauty products, wellness tools, weight loss products, fitness equipment or amazing fashion finds, there’s something here for you. Check back frequently since I’ll be adding things throughout the year. I can’t wait to share my latest discoveries with you!
I recently posted about this fantastic new tool that measures your metabolism to assess whether you’re burning fat or carbs. If you’ve ever tried a variation on a low carb diet, such as Atkins, Dukan or Keto, then you know that a fat-burning state is the holy grail of weight loss and can be as elusive as a unicorn.
The Lumen device measures whether you’re burning fat or carbs simply by analyzing your breath. To do this, Lumen uses a CO2 sensor and flow meter to determine the CO2 concentration in a single breath. This indicates the type of fuel your body is using to produce energy. The accompanying mobile app helps guide your eating to help you achieve your specific health and weight management goals.
If you are motivated to try Lumen yourself, use my links and promo code OWH to get $30 Off your program today!
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Facial Ice roller
I am always looking for ways to reduce under-eye puffiness. I have a genetic inclination to under-eye bags, inherited from my grandfather, who also suffered with the same affliction. Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best solution as is the case with this ice roller for your face. This lovely set by PUR Botanicals includes both an ice roller and a more traditional jade roller. The cold from the ice roller reduces puffy eyes, shrinks large pores, invigorates your skin, stimulates lymphatic drainage, and promotes circulation. Store the ice roller in your freezer for easy use!
My new favorite brand of work shoes is called Calla Shoes. Made in the UK, these amazing shoes are made for people with bunions and wide feet. I have arthritis in my toes, so these shoes are AMAZING! They are cute, stylish and incredibly comfortable. I have two pairs myself and can’t wait to buy more. While they ship from the UK, I have found that they still arrive in the US in about one week. Whether you have arthritis, bunions or just plain difficult feet, I can’t recommend these enough!
Neutrogena Hydro Boost
Neutrogena has long been a foundational part of my beauty regiment. I have relied on this affordable, clean beauty brand for about as long as I can remember. One of my all-time favorite product lines is the Hyrdo Boost series of products. I use the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel Daily Face Moisturizer daily and recently discovered the exfoliating cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid which is a truly amazing product! If you want soft, clear, hydrated and beautiful skin, give this product line a try. It’s both affordable and effective!
Nutpods Coffee Creamer
Nutpods Coffee Creamer is one of my new favorite finds. Made with coconut and almond milk, Nutpods is dairy free and comes in a variety of flavors including French Vanilla, Cinnamon Roll, and Coffee Cake and is available either sweetened or unsweetened. If you’re eating low carb or Keto, be sure to try Nutpods in the unsweetened variety. You won’t believe how much rich and creamy goodness this coffee creamer adds to your morning cup of Joe.
K18 Leave-in Molecular Hair Repair Mask
What if I told you there was a leave-in conditioning treatment that would literally repair damaged hair and leaving it beautiful, strong, and healthy? You probably wouldn’t believe me. But there actually is such a product, and it’s called K18.
K18Peptide™ is the patented molecular breakthrough clinically proven to reverse hair damage from bleach, color, chemical services, and heat in just 4 minutes.
While one bottle of K18 may seem a little pricey, you only need a small amount and it’s not designed to be used daily, so it does last awhile. This product is truly transformative. Try it, you’ll be glad you did!
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – Still a Favorite!
I discovered this Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask while researching a post about Korean Beauty and I’ve never looked back. This is by far my favorite lip product hands down. There is no other product that can keep my lips smooth and sexy no matter what the circumstances. Best of all, it’s affordable too!
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a beautiful soft pink colored lip product that is applied at night before you go to sleep. Full of nourishing Vitamin C from raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, goji berries, and blueberries, and intensely moisturizing from Shea Butter, this mask really works for soft, moisturized lips! It can also double as a pretty daytime lip gloss and it smells nice too.
Klairs Rich Soothing Cream with Shea Butter
Here’s another amazing skincare product that came from my research on K-beauty. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream is a wonderful treat for your thirsty skin. I like to apply this at night over a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid. When you wake up, your skin will look refreshed and moisturized. You’ll literally notice a difference in your skin tone after a good night’s sleep and these powerful restorative ingredients.
One of my favorite things about K-Beauty is how affordable the products are compared to their US counterparts. Give this a try. I think you’ll love it as much as I do!
Star Uno Ab Squat Workout Machine
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed an obvious change in my natural muscle tone. Unfortunately, I’m not a person who consistently goes to the gym. Instead, I find my motivation is higher if I incorporate simple things that I can do at home into my lifestyle to ensure that I stay in good shape. One of my new favorites is a machine similar to this Star Uno Ab Squat Workout Machine. I started small, with just 10 squats per day and have gradually built up to 50 squats per day over a three-month period. My plan is to get to 100 squats per day by the end of 2022. Within just 4 weeks of using the machine, I could already see a difference in the muscle tone in my legs, butt and stomach.
Promoted as a complete muscle shaping and body slimming system to shrink your waistline and shape your abs and buns in only 8 short weeks, this compact machine is easy to assemble, doesn’t take up much room in your home and is totally doable! Check it out!
Liquid Lash Extension Mascara by Thrive Causemetics
I tried Liquid Lash Extension Mascara by Thrive Causemetics about a year ago and I love this product! I have short, sparse blonde eyelashes that without mascara look like they don’t exist. This is a tubing mascara, meaning it forms little tubes around each lash, creating the illusion of fuller, longer lashes instantly. The product never flakes or smudges, no matter how hot it gets here in my hometown of Houston, Texas. And, best of all, the mascara lasts all day. I’m a big fan! Get your Liquid Lash Extensions today on Amazon!
Egg Life Wraps
Attention low-carbers! What if I told you that you could have your tortillas and eat them, too? These Egg Life Wraps are one of the best food products I’ve found this year. With only 35 calories, 5 grams of protein, 0 sugar and 0 carbs per serving (yes, zero!), these wraps are great for everything from breakfast tacos to light lunch wraps such as turkey and cheese or tuna. They are, as the name implies, made from egg whites. But, I promise, they don’t taste a bit eggy and have a texture strong enough to hold your wrap without it falling apart. A.MAZ.ING! Pick some of these gluten-free babies up at Whole Foods or order them here!