Since Michael & I have never been to Boston before it’s been fun to explore a new city. We’re catching up with our friend Alex aka The Mooseknuckle ( ep. 23 ) & letting loose. That being said, I could really use my ice roller right now. It is SUCH a staple in my life that I wanted to share all of my ride or die items with you guys. You know, the items I reach for on a daily basis. Let’s get right into it.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCTS:
PLEASE avoid using bottles that contain BPA. These Ello cups are BPA free, made out of glass and you can take them everywhere. You can use these to take your detox drink, green smoothie & spicy water to work or around town. These cups are a daily essential.
In addition to the cold I’ve been fighting we’ve been drinking a ton in Boston. This means my face is extra swollen & puffy. These eye pads are a life saver ( I even made room in Alex’s fridge for them ). The cucumber helps to reduce inflammation and has amazing cooling effects. Much needed.
Ever since my jaw surgery I’ve become obsessed with finding ways to reduce swelling. The steel ice roller is it. Use it every morning when you wake up to reduce swelling & redness. Plus it helps shrink your pores & is way more convenient than an ice facial. It’s a MUST when you’re hungover.
This acupressure mat changes the game. I fondly call it the bed of nails. It’s covered in little spikes that cause your body to release endorphins. This helps to relieve stress & relax your mind. I even use this on Pixy & Boone & they love it. It’s stimulating, energizing & just feels SO good.
I’m tea OBSESSED. I drink it in the morning, evening, before lunch, after lunch, anytime really. Give me a cup of tea and I’ll be happy. This tea is fruity, sweet & refreshing. Put this in your ello cup with some ice & adaptogens and you’ll be ready to take on the day.
Heard of face shaving? If not, you have to try it! ALL the celebrities do it & for a good reason. The tinkle removes all your peach fuzz, exfoliates & smooths your skin. This creates the perfect base to apply your makeup. I’ve been doing it for years & I’m obsessed.
Worried about hyperpigmentation aka your mustache? Use this serum daily & you will see results. I did this 6 months before my wedding & my mustache was GONE! Everyone, EVERYONE needs a great serum. They’re underrated just like oils. The right serum will keep your face vibrant by brightening dull skin & evening out your skin tone.
If you follow along on Snapchat you know I’m obsessed with my new oil diffuser. It changes colors which is incredibly soothing & reminds me of a crystal ball. Essential oils are amazing. You immediately notice a difference in your mood depending on what oils you use. My favorite combination right now is grapefruit and lemon. My friend Erica also gave me this cute car diffuser the other day. Now I can take my oils with me everywhere! This is especially helpful when we drive to LA because I can get really stressed & anxious with all of the traffic. Put on some bossanova & lavender oil and say bye to road rage.
The secret to how woman wear those tiny, thin tops with NO bra? Nippies! When I’m not wearing workout clothes, I am most likely wearing Nippies. They are comfortable, reusable, and completely invisible under those tiny tops we all want to wear this Spring.
Another beauty must have? A jade roller. They are incredibly anti-aging, extremely medicinal according to Chinese medicine & INSANE for lymphatic drainage. People get bags under their eyes due to fluid retention. Lymphatic drainage FIXES that. All you do is roll it on your face in a downward motion. I do it at night after applying moisturizer.
These items are all essential to making me look, feel & be my best on a daily basis. What are some of your ride or die items? Comment below and tell me! You guys always have the best recommendations. Now I’m off to take full advantage of the cold Boston weather by rocking some cashmere joggers & a sweatshirt. Hope you all have a fun weekend ahead.