Updated: Jul 12, 2021
Hot Girl Summer is a mindset. Even if you have yet to take a vacation, are spending more time at your 9-5 than on adventures, or have felt some healthy habits falling by the wayside... it's not too late to add some spice (and some self-care) to your summer! Here are my current self-care obsessions!
A few months ago, I discovered Kin Euphorics, which is a company that makes non-alcoholic "adult beverages" that are unique, beautiful, and have health boosting, bliss inducing ingredients. This summer, I've been drinking High Rhode with Topo Chico & grapefruit juice! It's lightly tart, but not sweet or sugary at all. It also has notes of hibiscus! Here are the hero ingredients that really make Kin hype-worthy though: relaxing GABA, 5HTP (the precursor of serotonin), a stress-fighting adaptogen called rhodiola rosea (hence the name High Rhode), and a small amount of caffeine. On the label & Kin website, there is an important disclaimer due to the way some of these ingredients may interact with certain conditions or medications (via Kin Euphorics website: "Do not consume if you are under 18. Do not consume if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or may become pregnant; have a medical condition, including but not limited to GI disorders, heart disease, or hypertension; taking any medication including but not limited to antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, blood thinners, or SSRIs. Do not consume with alcohol.") Overall, I've loved having High Rhode as my cocktail alternative so that I can keep my alcohol use to a minimum.
One of my favorite things about post-pandemic living is that once again, "face mask" means SKINCARE!
I care about the ingredients that I put on my skin and always opt for products with zero hormone disruptors that are also cruelty free & highly effective! This summer, two masks in particular have really been standing out: Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength & Farmacy Honey Potion.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength chemically exfoliates the skin, while using organic ingredients! It's perfect for uneven skin tone, acne scars, fine lines, & wrinkles-- but it's still safe to do at home & has no down time after! Even when I'm in my menstrual phase (when collagen is lower), Farmacy Honey Potion makes my skin look plump! It feels so luxurious & is made of real honey, with lots of anxtioxidants. Pro-tip: Use the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength for 10 minutes, wash it off, then follow up with the Farmacy Honey Potion for 10-15 minutes! (These two photos are from the company websites & were not taken by me!)
My favorite snack of all time is a SMOOTHIE, especially in the summertime! I love that you can blend fruits, veggies, protein, & all sorts of other amazing ingredients into one beverage, so I have one every day! In my smoothies, I love adding seeds, nuts, & other hormone-boosting ingredients.... BUUUT I hate buying 10 million ingredients, then having to clean them up after. ***Blender Bombs has entered the chat*** Female founder (& STYLE INSPIRATION!) Helen Hall created Blender Bombs to solve this problem! Not only do Blender Bombs contain amazing, organic seeds, honey, Aloe Vera, bee pollen, and so much more, but they also naturally contain all essential amino acids and fatty acids! As a result, you not only get a more convenient smoothie, but it's also more filling & healthy! Use my code AUDREY10 at checkout to save 10% on your Blender Bombs order! My favorite products are the Original Blender Bomb, Sunflower Seed & Coconut Blender Bombs, Bomb Butter, & Cacao Sea Salt Bomb Drizzle.