With the best intentions you, me, and everyone else greet the new year readying to step into our higher selves. You would think as a cohesive collective it would make the transition seamless — however there are always a few bumps in the first month as we banish bad habits, and call in our best self. Personally, I’m pretty ready to embody my most Divine Feminine state and live my most cool, calm, collected life in the midst of creating content, and shipping Vérité Woman purchases. Let’s make this year a little easier, and keep each other accountable shall we? Here are my top 12 essentials for gaining clarity, and keeping my self-care on lock as I jump into 2018.
Vita Goods Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood is used to call in abundance, and for 2018 that’s sort of my thing. This essential oil has all kinds of practical uses as well, aside from smelling cozy, it aids with focus. It’s also an anti-inflammatory if you’ve been over-indulging over the holidays.
Vita Goods Bergamot Essential Oil
This beautiful scent goes with pretty much any other oil — it just seems to add a little extra life to any blend. However, it runs a whole lot deeper than just a good perfume high-note. This oil can work wonders for those finding themselves with some winter blues as a natural antidepressant. It can also be very useful if you find yourself with a seasonal cold as it fights congestion. I’m using it to energize my mornings as I set out for a happy, productive day.
Vérité Woman Sabina Sunglasses
Since I stocked these on the Vérité Woman shop, I haven’t stopped wearing these chic sunnies. It may not be the season, but it doesn’t matter — these beauties even look good on the slopes.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
To gear up for a more focused, driven, and purposeful year I delved deep into Eckhart Tolle’s teachings. The Power of Now was suggested by a friend and could not have come at a more appropriate time. I realized I am plaguing myself by obsessing with the future, trying to set everything up for the unfolding of a perfect plan, stressing royally. The reality is the only time we can really be sure of is the moment we are in. I highly suggest this book for those who want to learn how to manage their obsessive thoughts, and owning self-fulfilling prophecies.
Esther Perel’s Podcast Where Should We Begin
Esther Perel has long been a woman I admire greatly — so when I heard the relationship therapist had a new podcast out I couldn’t wait to binge. Only, I switched it on and was overwhelmed with all the feels. Emotions overload, this podcast touches on real people and the issues their marriages face — all common, relatable topics. It’s beautiful, and sad, raw, and human. With warning, and a box of tissues I say go forth and learn a few things.
Health & Beauty Dead Sea Minerals – Powerful Cream – Olive & Honey 250ml
For years my mother has brought these products back from Tel Aviv with her — and during the holiday offers up the most luxe foot and hand massages with this olive and honey moisturizing cream. The smell is divine, and you’ll want to keep it close for bouts of winter dryness.
The Vérité Woman Aphrodite Hoops
The newest item on the shop is giving all the feels. The Aphrodite Hoops are the definition of a staple piece that any woman, at any age should own. More so, they are a token of worship to the goddess of love herself, and we could always use a bit of that on our side.
Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles
Ever since I realized my period was synched with the full moon I have felt an extra charge of power and curiosity to learn all things about the moon and our cycles. More so, just the moon and our lives.
Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal
I’m not much of a chef so there should be no surprise that in place of cookbooks I have this book. It’s a wonderful reference for healing, and creating on the spot! One of my resolutions was to learn much, much more about Herbalogy, this is my favorite place to re-learn the basics.
Le Labo Rose 31 in 15ml
There’s nothing rose that I wouldn’t love, but this scent really does hit home.
Herbivore Botanicals – All Natural Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio
I use almost only clean ingredient products on my skin and hair, but there’s always room to grow! I’ve long been an avid user of Herbivore Botanicals, but when my lips go through stages of seriously Hollywood-makeup-frost-bitten-hiker I turn to this lip scrub. Seeing there was a set — almost too good to be true.
Two Two Shoes Vince Slide
I bought these slides on a whim and they have become high on my rotation ever since. They add a refined, but playful element to any outfit!