Just a few of my favorite things!
There are things that I just love! Things that I just can’t do without. Some are simple and others are a little more complex but they are things that I either enjoy using or they add value to my daily routine. As we are now in the gift giving season of Christmas I thought I would share these and why I recommend them. You may be looking for a gift and I hope these ideas will inspire you! I call these my Body & Soul Necessities!
For The Face
Natural Shea Crème Just So Soaps
This product is totally the bomb. My face feels great, smooth and clean. And for a face cream that works, the price is a bonus. Also, don’t forget to save your jar, they can be used for so many other things.
“We use the highest quality shea butter and oils to create this nourishing blend. Safe for babies, excellent for teens, and anti-aging for adults. Shea butter is considered your skin’s best friend, due to its unparalleled moisturizing quality. Plum kernel oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil add fatty acids like oleic and linoleic, which are vitally needed to prevent premature aging. Our Natural Shea Crème comes in a reusable jar made of highly prized Miron violet glass, which adds shelf life to any natural product. Miron glassware also increases the bioavailability of its nutrients, making it the perfect packaging for this rich, nourishing combination.”
Lip Balm EOS
$3.29 Smooth Sphere Lip Balm
LOVE LOVE this product. Enough said! It’s the BOMB!
EOS lip balms are delightfully flavored and packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter, and jojoba oil. These natural lip balms are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and paraben and petrolatum free for soft, smooth, beautiful lips. eos Passion Fruit flavored lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.
Long-lasting moisture, Shea butter & vitamin E, Smoothes on clear, Precisely glides on lips, Twist-off top, Gluten-free, Paraben-free, Petrolatum-free, Phthalate-free,0.25 oz
Mascara Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real!
Seriously.. The results are >>> Glossy, silky, and natural, but deliciously plump lashes. No clumping, no smudging, and no scary cement-like after effects.
Mascara scored perfectly on every factor of our test. The brush, which has the uniform bristles of a desert cactus, is large enough to create volume, but thin enough to provide separation and definition, with a uniquely spiky tip for extra lengthening. The one-of-a-kind bristles somehow gently latch onto your hair from the roots to seamlessly lift and define each eyelash.
For The Hair
Moroccan Oil is AMAZING. Make sure you get one with the pump. It only takes a small amount so this bottle can last a long time. And you know how long my hair is, so believe me when I say it takes just a little. I rub it in my scalp and my ends.
Get the silky, shiny and healthy hair you’ve always wanted. Moroccanoil Treatment is the product that pioneered oil-infused hair care and created the worldwide buzz on argan oil. The original foundation for hairstyling, Moroccanoil Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine—boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use.
Headbands Sparkly Soul
Every Fit Sister needs a headband when you are pressing play or for casual dress. I have tried so many headbands and have wasted so much money. I have a ton of hair and most headbands give me a headache >> except the Sparkly Soul Headbands (thin or wide are totally Fabulous)
Sparkly Soul Headbands are no headache and no slip….yes, REALLY no headache and no slip. Their patent pending design makes certain that your headbands stay in place – no matter how intense your sports or fitness activity. Sparkle or Satin all around – 360° Entire band is elastic.
For The Body
Coconut Oil Kirkland Brand
Coconut oil in our household has multiple purposes. You know those jars from Just so Soap I told you to save, well I fill them with this coconut oil and use it as my body and hand lotion. It is very dry here in Colorado so I absolutely love this stuff.
“Kirkland Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Per the product label: Kirkland Signature Organic Coconut Oil is cold pressed and never chemically treated during production. Because it is processed in this gentle and low low heat manner, all the natural flavor, aroma and health benefits are retained. Coconut oil is versatile in food preparation. Use as a substitute for butter on your toast or in your favorite baking recipes. It makes a flavorful alternative for popping corn and is ideal for sauteing vegetables over medium heat (Hint: To reduce unwanted sweetness, add a dash of salt.) Coconut oil works wonderfully as a moisturizing body butter. Due to its chemical makeup, it is readily absorbed into the skin and has a naturally sweet and clean aroma.”
Body Soap Just So Soap
$6.00 Just So Coconut Handmade Soap
Love Love this soap! And more importantly the CREATOR of this soap is my mentor mom, Andrea Fabry who has taught me so much about health and nutrition for my body. So I trust every ingredient she uses in her products. This is totally the HEALTH BOMB!
This unique plant-based natural soap is formulated for those who are sensitive to coconut oil, and is also safe for babies and allergy-friendly as well. We combine the skin-softening, lathering properties of babassu oil with nourishing olive and castor oils.
$98.00 (don’t worry they go on sale, and when they do, that is when to snag a few)
These are so RAD for any Fit Sister of any size ( Yes, they come in kids and my ILLY loves them too) I love color.. And these can sure make you feel great when you are doing Yoga or even a hard core workout. They are great to wear travelling and to run errands. Very soft and so comfortable.
K. Deer Sporty Leggings. Our Leggings are one of a kind – in EVERY way. Made for sweaty fitness and yoga classes, paddleboarding, SUP, running, barre, spin, hiking
High waisted for a flattering, no muffin top fit
Our K-DEER Original flat front seam is a superior, engineered design that avoids uncomfortable female fit issues
No outside leg seam, for a smooth, chafe-free wearing experience
25″ inseam can stretch to 28″ keeping space between your sneaker and legging hem
Meant to fit snug, size up if you are between sizes
Single layer, unlined for a ‘second skin’ experience
UPF 50+ protection
American knit and printed 4-way stretch spandex/nylon fabric
Lightweight, luxuriously soft feel
High performance moisture wicking, fast drying technology
Cold wash, hang dry for lasting elasticity and color vibrancy
Sensitive to rough surfaces, no sitting on velcro or concrete!
Okay Fit Sisters… don’t freak out! Yes I know the price. This is one of those items you put on your Birthday or Christmas list. Lululemon Vinayssa Snap Scarf is totally worth it. I cannot sing enough praises for this item. I was probably in the same boat as many being somewhat hesitant to go for a “scarf” that is as expensive as this one. But, it is absolutely and completely worth it. After seeing and experiencing all the uses for this scarf I can say it isn’t even a question of how valuable this piece is. It is one of the softest and smoothest items I have ever worn. I have used it as a scarf (unbuttoned and as an infinity scarf), blanket, cardigan, shawl, headcover. It is extremely versatile and just amazing. So highly recommended.
For Healthy Living
Water Bottle Life Factory
Fit Sister’s, Don’t ever leave HOME without it. This is a MUST, your body needs hydration and this is by far the best water bottle available. Here is a bonus for you, if you drop it and it breaks… and you purchased it at Vitamin Cottage with your receipt, they will replace it for FREE. (ask your store to confirm)
Lifefactory fuses a modern design sensibility, healthy materials, eco-friendly
composition and exceptional utility to produce a full line of Safe, Simple
and Smart products. Safe products that rely on trusted core materials such as glass and silicone and manufactured responsibly in the U.S. and Europe. All products are simple, easy to use and dishwasher safe – no instruction manuals needed. These bottles are functional reusable products come together to form a complete and elegant everyday system.
Fit Sisters, this stuff changed my energy level and so much more. Several months ago, I got off all caffeine (mainly for me it was just caffeine in coffee) I love the taste of coffee and don’t get me wrong it is just the caffeine that does not work great in my gut or in my body overall. If you want to have your coffee each day, I would go with a swiss processing decaf coffee and use MCT liquid coconut oil in your coffee. I love to use it in my Shakeology each day. I pour it in my Vitamix with the rest of my ingredients and mix it together. You can not taste it at all with 1 TBSP. And as you read below the BENEFITs are AMAZING. It is a natural way for me to get that boost and caffeine fix naturally. I love this product and it is working wonders for my body.
About MCT Liquid Coconut Oil
- BENEFITS: Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are burned by the body for energy, or ‘fuel’, instead of being stored as fat. MCTs are digested easily and sent directly to your liver where they have a thermogenic effect and the ability to positively alter help your metabolism Ketosis – the process which your body burns fat for energy.*
- COCONUT OIL: 100% Coconut Sourced with NO Palm Oil. Contains the full spectrum of MCTs including Lauric Acid, a helpful component for “Oil Pulling” bacteria.*
- NON-GMO, PALEO & VEGAN SAFE: This is the only MCT oil ‘Non-GMO Verifeid’, ‘Certified Paleo’ and registered with the Vegan Society.
- EASY TO MIX: MCT Oil is odorless, tasteless and can be substituted with traditional oils. Easy to mix in protein shakes, bulletproof coffee, or any other types of beverages for sustained energy.*
- GUT HEALTH: MCT’s (in particular Lauric Acid) have antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties that can help promote gut health. Another great thing about MCTs is that they are capable of reducing “bad bacteria” without harming or removing “good bacteria.” That’s important, considering we need the good kind for intestinal health and digestive functioning.
Vegan Strawberry Shakeology
$129.95 a bag (or you can receive 25% off by becoming a preferred customer/coach– Shakeology comes in 7 flavors)
This is a non-negotiable for me and my family. Shakeology has changed my overall health and my IBS gut issues that I have had for over 30 years. When it comes to nutrition and eating whole foods our family has made this a priority and an investment to our grocery budget. What is Shakeology?
I wrote a blog post about my views of Shakeology, click here to read more!
What Eating Plan do I use?
Fit Sisters, my rule when it comes to nutrition is to find an eating plan which consists of having a healthy diet lifestyle (but not an actual like restricting diet) Because we all know that yo-yo dieting does not work on any individual. It took me so many years to finally realize that my body needs food from all food groups >> proteins, vegetables, fruits, carbohydrates, healthy fats/ oils and seeds. So I invested in exploring 21 Day Fix eating plan. This has actually taught me and my family what foods work well in our bodies and how much of each we need to THRIVE with ENERGY, EXPERIENCE a HEALTHY gut and feel GREAT.
21 Day Fix explains a very simple way to eat and prepare meals without feeling deprived from your favorite foods. But I have to tell you, sometimes your favorite foods are foods that are causing more problems than good and they just need to be eliminated from your diet. Over a period of time, I don’t miss them at ALL. Your body will thank you and then you will thank me for sharing this information with YOU!
And these my FIT SISTERS are a few of my favorite things! I hope you may find some gift giving ideas from my list that are just what you are looking for this holiday list when you are shopping for your loved ones. And the cool thing is you can shop for these items right from your home as they are all available on-line. No fighting crowds in the mall, searching for parking spaces or battling traffic jams. I hope your Christmas is filled with joy as we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ! Blessings to you and to your family!