Category Archives: FIT + WELL

The Water Flosser You’ve Been Waiting For

October 29, 2020

As far as I’m concerned gifting season is upon us. Nothing is making me happier right now then the small things: self-care, home, food,  a good skincare regime and MY NEW PUPPY! As new exciting products cross my desk, I am going to share them with you. I think you’ll find my picks fun, cost-effective and unique.

First up this month –  Spotlight Oral Care, the clinically-proven and sustainable oral care brand created by dentists, just launched their newest innovation: Water Flosser. This is making me all kinds of happy. I am a dental hygiene freak and this gets my groove on, big time.

Fun fact: Did you know water flossers are 5 times more effective at removing plaque between teeth vs. manual floss? 

Unlike traditional water flossers that take up coveted space on the bathroom counter, Spotlight’s chic, compact, and transport-friendly Water Flosser is not only effective, its gentle and offers a clinically-proven flossing solution especially for needs-based customers, those with bad breath, and for those hard to reach places.

This is ideal for you (of course) but also a GREAT gift for the self-care lover who needs a break from skincare or beauty gift ideas. Frankly, there is no one who would not appreciate this!

Priced at $100, Water Flosser will be sold exclusively on Spotlight Oral Care’s website: spotlightoralcare.com at launch. It will be available at ULTA beginning January 2021.

WHY:

  • Alleviates bad breath, which is caused by the build-up of bacteria between teeth, via a 360-degree rotating nozzle that distributes water at a pressure of 80-160 PSI.
  • Helps maintain whiteness and prevents plaque build-up, while optimizing the results from using other Spotlight Oral care products.

WHAT:

  • Four different heads (classic jet tip, orthodontic spray tip, periodontal pocket sprinkler, and tongue scraper)
  • Three modes (normal, soft, and pulse) for a wide range of flossing needs, as well as a self-timer for ease of use and guidance throughout the process.
  • The battery is wireless, rechargeable, and lasts up to 16 days.
  • Water flossers have been shown to be 5 times more effective at removing plaque between teeth vs. using manual floss.
  • It also removes bacteria from deep between the teeth and below the gum line where traditional brushing and flossing cannot reach, whilst stimulating the gum tissue to improve blood flow and circulation.
  • Water flossing provides an effective way of flossing where traditional flossing is not possible- whether it be dental braces, bridges, crowns implants and periodontal pockets.

HOW: 

  1. PREP: Open the water tank seal and slide the reservoir open; fill reservoir with lukewarm water and close the seal shut. Press and hold the key at the back of the unit to install a tip that is right for you; click it into place.

  2. FLOSS: Place the tip in your mouth and lean over the sink; to avoid mess – keep the tip in your mouth while the unit is on. Choose from 3 modes to suit your flossing needs. Aim the tip at your gumline and work from your back teeth to your front teeth, spraying water along the gumline. Floss both the front and back of each tooth. Partially close your mouth to minimize splashing, letting the water flow out of your mouth into the sink.

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • Use before brushing your teeth to dislodge food and plaque which can then be effectively brushed away while brushing your teeth.

  • Use the tongue scraper head to gently wash away bacteria for fresh breath.

  • Use the water flosser at least once a day to maintain overall oral health, more often if you wear braces or have orthodontic work.

Move Over CBD, Make Room For CBN

October 13, 2020

It’s safe to say that the pandemic has created a shift in all of us to some degree or another. Many have struggled with adapting to the work from home environment, new or old found anxieties creeping in and adjusting to a new sleep schedule for those no longer having to commute to and from an office. More than ever, people have been looking for ways to remedy any discomfort they might be feeling. CBD is a cannabinoid that has been known to alleviate stress and anxiety while also providing many other benefits to our bodies. As we learn more about the magic healing powers of hemp and cannabis, we learn more about other cannabinoids and their functions. CBN is a minor cannabinoid known for helping induce and optimize sleep.

Potli, a California based wellness company, is stepping into the world of CBN with their newest product, “Dream” Honey. “Dream” is a CBN-forward honey that helps you get to and stay asleep. Add to tea before bed or enjoy straight from the spoon to unwind, relax, and drift off into restful slumber. Dream” is a full-spectrum formula including CBN, CBD, and either melatonin or THC to promote deep, rejuvenating rest. Potli’s raw, wildflower honey is harvested on their own hives. The hemp derived honey retails for $32.00 and the 4oz includes 120mg CBN, 60mg CBD and 6mg Melatonin. They tested many different ratios of CBN and CBD, and found this 2:1 ratio was just perfect for helping you relax and fall asleep without any grogginess in the morning.

Potli is the premium purveyor for the modern, CBD-enhanced kitchen pantry. Potli strives to bring a top quality, delicious, and easy to integrate cannabis edibles products to your kitchen to help you embrace plant-based wellness and self care every single day. Founded in 2017, Potli is a brand of premium hemp infused products which are differentiated from other edible CBD products by an obsession with quality and craftsmanship. Their products include hemp infused Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chili Oil and Sriracha. Their story begins with honey, which is harvested in their own hives in the Bay Area of California. The  flagship honey product was created for co-founder Felicity Chen’s mom, an asthma patient and a first generation immigrant, who had been deterred from exploring the health benefits of cannabis by its once negative reputation. With her in mind,  Felicity and her partner Christine Yi,  set out to craft a product you could trust, where quality or dosage was undoubtedly clear and apparent. Potli hopes to change the emotional response to cannabis in so many from intimidation and uncertainty to excitement and joy.

“We’re a modern wellness brand with a mission to heighten your kitchen and daily rituals with the benefits of cannabis and hemp. Ever since we launched our CBD honey, the most common customer feedback we heard was that they loved using it before bed for sleep. As we thought about how to make our products more functional yet keep the integrity of simple, easy to integrate products, we wanted to lean in more to the need for a good night’s sleep and add melatonin and CBN to make it even more restful.”

Tell us a little bit about how Dream came about?

Potli started because my co-founder, Felicity’s father started beekeeping to harvest healthy, hyper local honey for her mother. It was our first product and still a fan favorite, and we’ve heard since 2017 that people love to use the honey in tea before bed. One of our first customers told us that through our honey she slept without interruptions for the first time in 4 years! Dream is a way to formulate specifically to that use case and help our clients get great sleep. It’s formulated with CBN, CBD, and just a touch of melatonin to help you fall and stay asleep.

What is CBN?

CBN is a minor cannabinoid that I think will become a staple in health in the next few years for its sleep-promoting properties. Much like CBD, it’s non-intoxicating and great for inflammation and pain.

How is it different from other cannabinoids?

Many cannabinoids have overlapping health benefits like pain relief and anxiety relief, but CBN in particular is known for inducing sleep. From my personal experience in experimenting with it, I view it similarly to melatonin but without any grogginess which I often feel with too high of a dose with melatonin.

How does Dream align with other Potli products?

Like the rest of our products, Dream is still super meticulously sourced, high quality, and delicious! I think it fits into our portfolio in that this is our first product specifically made for evenings.

What is the benefit of incorporating Dream into your routine?

With all that’s going on in the world right now, we all need to get the rest we deserve. Dream not only helps you fall asleep but I’ve also experienced a huge increase in the quality of my sleep. When I wake up I feel truly well rested and I’m ready to go. Now when I take Dream I know it’s time for me to relax and unwind.

Given the pandemic and so many people are struggling with new sleep patterns and other mental health problems- how can Potli products help?

Dream (and other Potli products) are great mental and physical health aid. So Potli helps you feel more centered and relaxed, but I think even just the intention setting when using Potli products- adding some self care in the AM when adding our CBD honey to your coffee, or beating afternoon slump with Potli olive oil, or even using our THC products (available in CA dispensaries) to demarcate when work ends and relaxation begins is so impactful when we’re spending more time inside and isolated. Potli’s core philosophy is intentionality and self care, so in a way the stressful environments we’re operating in now are exactly why we do what we do!

Potil retails at many dispensaries in the Los Angeles and Bay Area, but “Dream” will be available exclusively online at https://www.potlishop.com/ on September 28th, 2020.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month: THEMAGIC5: Next Level Gift For All Level Swimmers

October 7, 2020

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, THEMAGIC5—maker of the world’s first custom-fitted swimming goggles—has announced a special-edition swimming goggle with proceeds benefiting the fight against breast cancer.
The limited-edition Pink Magic Mirror Silver will be available through October, with $5 from each purchase donated.
Through 3D facial scanning, robotics, and 3D printing technology, THEMAGIC5 makes the world’s first custom-fitted swimming goggles, specifically designed and made to match the contours of a user’s face.
I can’t think of a cooler gift to stock up on now, to support the fight against breast cancer – while nabbing what I think is a top notch amazing tech-sport-must have.

BREAST CANCER AWEARENESS MONTH – THEMAGIC5 DONATES

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and THEMAGIC5 wants to help! For every PINK MAGIC MIRROR SILVER sold during the month of October they are donating $5 to the fight against breast cancer.

As THEAMGIC5 is a global company their charity effort should reflect their customer base. At the end of this breast cancer awareness charity campaign, they will review where orders have come in from, based on this, find local charity foundations supporting breast cancer awareness and donate funds accordingly.

The foundation selected should work one or more of the following:

  • Education and Information sharing
  • Diagnostics and Screening
  • Treatment
  • Post-treatment care

MORE ABOUT THE GOGGLES!!

Introducing the world’s first custom fitted swimming goggles. All goggles are crafted using best-in-class materials and innovative Optimal Fitting Technology (OFT). This technology ensures the goggles are fitted to each unique user.

PINK MAGIC MIRROR SILVER is the latest addition to the family.

This amazing colorway is designed together with the professional swimmer Jeanette Ottesen – Danish Olympian working towards her fifth Olympics in 2021.

THEMAGIC5 goggles are ideal for swimmers at all levels – whether you are an Olympian swimmer, a triathlete, or someone who likes to go to the pool occasionally. No matter why you swim and where you swim, your goggles serve the same purpose: To keep water out, be comfortable, and provide the best view possible. With THEMAGIC5 custom-fit goggles you will get the best swimming experience due to our Optimal Fitting Technology (OFT), our innovative design, and the use of best-in-class materials.

All goggles are shipped free of charge, worldwide.

  

 

Fun Fall Goodies To Cheer Us Up

September 20, 2020

Lashed By Sandi

Magnetic lashes just as gorg as extensions?! Sign me up! These are stunning and they come in all fun lengths, styles and vibes. I also love that the magnetic black eye liner happens to be a GREAT LINER.  It will take a few tries to master it. The price is so good, you’ll want to snatch up a bunch.

EASIER THAN MASCARA: Lightweight, hypoallergenic magnetic eyelashes give you thicker, longer eyelashes in SECONDS with less damage than heavy glue eyelashes.

NO SHOW BAND: Natural magnetic eyelashes have a no-show band and blend in perfectly into your natural eyelashes. Magnetic particles in the liquid eyeliner create a tight seal for firmly and easily attached lashes.

BARBIE GONE BAD: These Lashed by Sandi magnetic eye lashes with eye liner are designed to bring some drama to your lashes. These lashes are thicker to bring that bold look to your eyes and work best for a cat shaped eye. These lashes are accent lash meaning that they are not full-length lashes but are specific for placing where you want to extend the natural look of your lashes for that dramatic pop of the eye. These Barbie Gone Bad lashes are 22mm long and have 4 magnets that lock into the line

HANDMADE: Reusable magnetic eyelashes are handmade thin & lightweight lashes designed by a celebrity lash artist. These high-quality magnetic eye lashes are made of hypoallergenic synthetic thin fibers which are available in different shapes & sizes including 16mm. These reusable magnetic lashes if cared for properly can easily last 5 to 10 uses! Lashed by Sandi are designed to bring you a natural eyelash extension that accentuates your natural beauty!

Terra & Co Brilliant Black Oil Pulling

I love oil pulling! Activated charcoal whitens naturally, helps to trap bacteria and removes stains, cleansing and whitening teeth naturally for a glowing smile, even if there is zero to smile about right now. Sorry, I’m dark AF. Terra & Co, is a super cool company – love the back story!!

Brilliant Black Oil Pulling is powerful Ayurvedic coconut oil with activated charcoal teeth whitening blend packed with super-ingredients of activated charcoal and vitamin E. The gentle peppermint taste freshens, invigorates and helps to cleanse your teeth, mouth, and gums. Our amazing organic oil pulling teeth whitening product is vegan and fluoride-free!

Great for Oral Health and Hygiene – This divine atural oil pulling combats bad breath. It also keeps the gums moisturized by promoting a healthy amount of saliva secretion to fight dry mouth. Oil pulling also promotes saliva production and works to moisturize gums to keep them healthy.

Enriched with Vitamin E – This oil pulling blend is rich in Vitamin E which provides effective relief to inflammation or irritation in the gums. It is gentle and suits even the most sensitive teeth and gums.

The ancient Ayurvedic tradition recommends the practice of oil pulling with coconut oil—swishing oil around the mouth—as part of your daily self-care routine since it helps to strengthen teeth and gums and maintain overall oral health.

The blend of coconut oil and activated charcoal works to naturally reduce inflammation, build-up, and bacteria that cause bad breath and dry mouth. Coconut oils natural microbial properties work to reduce pathogens in the mouth and further help to freshen breath, and the healthy fat in coconut oil strengthens tooth enamel.

Also !!!

The Future is Female. Terra & Co. is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC). We not only support other women entrepreneurs, but also help out low-income and homeless women. As Bosnian refugees, we know firsthand about receiving aid—which is why every purchase goes back to organizations like the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center.  

Every time you restock your oral care products, you’re helping Terra & Co help women in our local community and around the globe. Who could have thought that simply brushing our teeth could contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future?

StemCell Revive Kit

I love everything about this kit – so fun – my skin looked AMAZING after!

 

The Kit contains everything you need for a complete StemCell Revive treatment. It is easy and takes only minutes to apply. No needles, painless and no downtime.

The Kit includes:  Intensive Allograft Skin Serum with growth factors and polypeptides (in disposable mixing syringes), our reusable StemCell Revive Pen (with two disposable nano mesh application cartridges) and thirty (30) 1-ml Hyaluronic Essence ampoules for daily moisturizing aftercare. I am using these daily now.

Once available only in medical spas and clinics, founder Majara Belisle(herself founder and owner of a medical spa) has devised a way to bring this technology into the home.

The StemCell Revive kit comes with Intensive Allograft and Polypeptide serums, preloaded in 2 connected syringes for easy at-home mixing.  It also includes an electric application device called the StemCell Revive Pen, which is tipped in nano-mesh and creates micro-channels for delivering the serums deep into the skin. The pain-free treatment delivers stunning, noticeable results within 72 hours of use.

CaPao 

I am throwing these at my kids while home learning right now – and I mean THROWING. Every time I hear “Mom, I’m hungry!!!” I legit, just toss a few single wrapped balls in and everyone is happy. They are divine. We carried them in bags to the beach all summer, in bike baskets, in purses. They are the perfect snack and even though it seems they are for smoothies – they have been gobbled up WAY BEFORE making their way into any blender around here.

Dried Apricots, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Pea Protein, Dried Golden Berries, Cocoa Butter.

GOLDEN BERRIES, APRICOT & CHIA SEEDS

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Dried Apricots, Cashews, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Dried Golden Berries, Chia Seeds, Chicory Root Fiber, Cocoa Butter.

MANGO, CASHEW & COCONUT

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Dried Mango, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Desiccated Coconut, Chicory Root Fiber, Dried Apples, Cocoa Butter.

APRICOT, PLANT PROTEIN & GOLDEN BERRIES

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Dried Apricots, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Pea Protein, Dried Golden Berries, Cocoa Butter.

JOYA ADAPTOGENS

Drinking an iced-turmeric GLOW latter as we speak. This line of superfoods and functional foods “make the good feels extend past your taste buds and into your mind, body & soul.”

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t inhahle a powder, blend, elixir or chocoate.

The pure adaptogens used in JOYÀ’s functional elixirs increase vitality and will supercharge your immunity, bringing you back to balance. Adaptogens are super-herbs that help our bodies adapt to everyday stressors. And we all need a bit of help these days! JOYA’s superfoods are perfect in coffee, smoothies for baking and more!

JOYA prioritizes sustainability and just announced its partnership with rePurpose Global where the purchase of every product eliminates 1lb of plastic waste bound for nature.

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Focus - Matcha Elixir BlendFocus - Matcha Elixir Blend


THE FOCUS MATCHA ELIXIR
This zen inducing elixir made with ceremonial grade matcha paired with Lion’s Mane, Ashwagandha, Pine Pollen and Moringa Leaf is the perfect brain boosting, antioxidant rich, stress supporting beverage that delivers mindful alertness

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ELEVATE
: Your morning ritual is about to get elevated (and energized!). An aromatic blend of Maca, Rhodiola, Chicory Root, Dandelion Root and Ginger for a perfectly uplifting tea experience. Expect to feel invigorated with enhanced mental stamina and joyously alert. The perfect morning or mid-day pick-me-up, minus the caffeine jitters. Certified Organic

ZING: A zesty tea made with Ginger, Licorice Root, Astragalus Root, Lemongrass and Rooibos. The robust blend with a kick promotes digestive function, relieves bloating and soothes cramps. Ideal for getting the juices flowing, kickstarting the immune system and bringing the mind and body into balance.  Certified Organic, unsweetened and naturally caffeine free. 3.5oz tin-$38 

PHILIP B CBD SCALP + BODY OIL

Philip B CBD Oil

I am super into drenching my now VERY BLEACHED hair in this luxurious oil. I have always been a massive fan of anything Philip B debut. I use several of his products in my daily routine – but this is giving me life right now. It was only a matter of time before the line found a way to incorporate the powerful combination of CBD and CBG, derived from hemp (Cannabis Sativa) into a product.

The addition of Terpenes accelerates the soothing and calming benefits for stressed-out scalps and skin.

This fast-absorbing and deeply moisturizing oil immediately reduces the appearance of redness and irritation from environmental stressors.

  • Features 100mg of CBD, which can help potentially relieve a variety of ailments such as pain and inflammation.
  • The “mother” of cannabinoids, CBG (25 mg), is the precursor from which all other cannabinoids are synthesized. This unique property infuses CBG with enormous therapeutic promise.
  • Terpenes (Humulene, Nerolidol, Ocimene) are a major component of the essential oils from plants. Aromatherapy uses the medicinal properties of these Terpenes to regulate mood, sleep problems, acuity and overall health. Terpenes have direct interactions with the human body. For instance, when CBD and Beta-Caryophyllene are consumed together, they display synergistic properties.
  • Formulated with Jojoba Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, and Walnut Oil to help nourish and moisturize.
  • This soothing and calming oil is suitable for all skin types.

I drop it into my part, my scalp, mush it around then brush it through. Then I take my hands and rub into skin.  THE BEST!

Dollar A Day CBD – Eliminate Stress Organically

July 5, 2020

CBD is in literally everything—you can drink it, you can put in it your green juice, you can put it in your coffee and even bathe in it. And it seems Hollywood’s elite are doing just that. Never ones to say no to the latest wellness trend (CBD has been transforming the self-care industry, thanks to its soothing effects on the body & mind), A-listers including Jennifer Aniston, Dakota Johnson, Kim Kardashian West and Emma Roberts, are some of CBDs biggest advocates. While CBD eases stress and anxiety, it also decreases cortisol levels which prevents that unwanted belly fat. If the term CBD sounds unfamiliar to you, HealthCanal’s article is a great kick starter

Dollar-a-Day CBD subscription is the simplest and most affordable way to get premium CBD oil delivered right to your door. They offer a high-quality hemp-derived CBD oil at half the average price of competing brands. Dollar-a-Day CBD offers one product, in one size, and one dosage on a reliable monthly basis. This product is a full-spectrum, whole-plant extract CBD oil, derived from US grown hemp. It also contains a wide range and percentage of non-intoxicating cannabinoids while maintaining less than .3% THC.

They stand out from other CBD brands with a powerful mission and a strong commitment to actually helping people in need. They have made it their mission to provide premium quality CBD oil at a price that is truly affordable. They don’t offer fancy packaging, use distributors or retailers.

Unlike big pharma, opposing CBD giants with investors to answer to, and multi-level marketing companies, they put their customers’ well-being before their profits. They run their business based on a single core belief, if CBD oil can help people, it should be accessible to everybody who needs it, regardless of economic class or financial position.

With that in mind, they’ve created The Million Mg Project, a pledge, to donate over 1,000,000mg of CBD to those who are experiencing mental/physical hardship and don’t have the financial stability to afford the care they need.