I love waking up and just breathing – taking a moment to meditate. I also love all my other morning goodies and rituals…. some of the newest ones I have included that I am loving are :
My new hair towel – https://aquis.com – I was just gifted one of these amazing AQUIS – what an amazing gift. AQUIS Essentials offers our most absorbent and luxurious Aquitex fabric yet. You cannot buy a better hair towel.When your hair is wet it is delicate, super stretchy, swollen and in need of some love. This is when the damage occurs that is the root cause of many hair problems such as frizz. It’s important to get it dry fast, but with as little friction as possible. Wrapping in AQUIS (rather than rubbing with regular towels) does just this. FREE YOUR HANDS, SAVE TIME – it is so soft and I might be crazy but since I have been using it my hair dries faster and it has more shine. I love it – I need to order a bunch more!
I was at recently at a press preview learning about this amazing creator Kelsey MacLean. She is a go getter. She already has all these amazing hotels she is working with and the quality of her work is incredibly beautiful. She provides fine clothing & accessories for babies, children and adults in a timeless country club style. The collection, featuring classic designs, is expertly crafted in Peru of decadently soft Pima cotton and other fine textiles for superior comfort and long life. Each piece can be personalized with your monogram, name & logo for a one of a kind garment. I am about to order something for my beauty director – she is an AUNT as of last night so I need to get her something precious from this collection for her niece.
The crazy part is they deliver fast – check it out http://kelseymaclean.com/. As I mentioned she is on the ball and has this amazing spark – after chatting with her she gifted me an incredible robe with my name on it. If someone asked if yo u were going to an island what would be the five items you would bring – it might be my robe – I feel like a princess in it.
Something I have been so silly and lazy about recently is getting a good headband for when I wash my face in the morning and at night. I needed something soft that wouldn’t leave lines. I was just sent one of these amazing scünci® soft thick headbands – it is perfect to wash your face or for a good yoga workout. I love this brand – they are so innovative. By the way have you been to their website recently – there are some amazing videos and so many great hair tricks – check out http://www.scunci.com
One of our studio partners is MANUKA LAB and I really love these products – I think they are delicate and I do like the smell of them. Manuka Secrets Is an Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging complex rich with Active Botanicals, Vitamins & Minerals.
“Manuka Active Therapy” delivers MMP’s, Deep Cell Replenishment with Intense Long Last ing Moisture Therapy for a natural healthier lifestyle
I have been recently introduced to oils originally because we have a mix of different ones through Pixi at the studio – I love their Rose Oil for the face. I also just tried www.thejojobacompany.com – I have a sun spot that will not go away. I have been lazy I need to go for microderm & a peel but I have been using the http://www.pixibeauty.com/glow-tonic and then started using this the oil from the Jojoba Company that I was gifted and I think it is working. You have to be consistent. Jojoba is a golden liquid wax similar to the protective wax produced by human skin to keep it smooth, supple and moisturised. Jojoba is the only plant in the world known to produce this unique golden liquid wax. All other plants in the world produce oils. Jojoba shrubs produce the liquid golden wax and store it in their beans. Beans from our farm are extra virgin cold pressed to release the 100% natural wax. We filter it then bottle it. Nothing is added. The wax content in our skin begins to diminish at maturity, and also through illness, medication and poor nutrition. Low wax content causes moisture loss and premature aging in skin. If skin is not making enough wax, jojoba is the only natural and sustainable way to put back what age takes away. Jojoba will hydrate and nourish skin and keep it glowing and healthy looking. Skin recognises jojoba wax as its own wax. It leaves pores open allowing jojoba to penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin where it can really make a difference. Oils can only penetrate to the top layer of the skin (the epidermis) which can help the skin on a surface level but jojoba can work on the deeper layers where the cell regeneration and cell synthesis occurs. Jojoba replenishes the wax produced naturally in young healthy skin and supports skin health in the same way. Jojoba also protects what is added to it so jojoba is able to carry important nutrients with it deep into skin to support skin health.
I also love of course all of Pixi Beauty’s skincare wipes – especially the ones with Rose and Aloe but I always like to mix it up and was just given some products from Bioderma. I am loving the Bioderma Sensibio H2O (also known as Créaline H2O) is a no-rinse micellar cleanser and makeup remover specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skin types. It can even remove water-resistant face and eye makeup! A soothing emollient thanks to cucumber extract, it clears up irritated skin and produces a feeling of instant freshness. Fragrance-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic. I also love the Bioderma Crealine H2O – 25 Dermatological Wipes and Bioderma’s Sensibio Eye is an ultra-soothing daily gel treatment that biologically reduces and prevents redness. Decongesting agents help to reduce puffiness, while smoothing active ingredients erase wrinkles and moisturizing agents relieves skin of any discomfort. You can find a lot of their products on
I was recently introduced to another natural oil company to use on my face and all over my body – they have scrubs, body oils and a face serum. I am loving this company because it is made from AVOCADO OIL as the base and it is so not oily ! It feels so luxurious.
I love the facial serum -I use it in the evening.
Every couple of times I take a shower I always dry brush if I am not in a rush and I use their body scrub I love HAPPINESS – I like the name and scent – it has Avocado oil, lemon oil, rose oil, dead sea salt, epsom salt. Find all their products here http://avivibeauty.com/. I like this company because the founder went to Marist and she has an amazing spirit – she told me the story about doing yoga everyday and how she likes to sit in the sauna and enjoy these oils. I don’t have access to a sauna right now regularly but she inspired me and reminded me to make sure to dry brush and take care of my skin. So I have been mixing up my scrubs a bit – this one, my Frank Body which I also love and my Skinny & Co sugar / coconut oil scrub. I believe like your hair and your shampoo it is ok to mix up your scrubs – different oils / scents are good – I think as long as you are taking care of you that is the most important !
Lastly something that is not a “morning ritual” but it is more an after I use my sneaker ritual. If you know me you know I love sneakers. I love being able to get to point A to B quickly and comfortably and hopefully stylishly. I love my VANS BARON VON FANCY sneakers so I need to take care of them and found that if they ever get a little stinky from this weather – I just pop in this awesome gift – http://www.mosonatural.com/.The Mini Moso Natural Air Purifying bag is the easiest way to maintain fresh, dry and odor free; shoes gym bags, luggage and sporting equipment. Simply place the Mini Moso Bags inside the effected area and leave them in overnight. By the next day, your shoes will be fresh, dry, and odor free. To keep the Moso Bags working at peak performance, place the mini moso bags outside in the sun for at least one hour to rejuvenate. With proper care, the Moso Bag will last two years. The Moso Bag contains just one ingredient, 100% moso bamboo charcoal, the super porous bamboo charcoal absorbs odors and moisture to keep your shoes dry and fresh. Made of high quality linen, the Mini Moso Bags are safe to use with any fabric or material. Fragrance free, chemical free, and non-toxic, the Moso Bags are safe to use around people and pets. Find out more http://www.mosonatural.com/.