We all have those products we (seemingly) can’t live without. Being that I work in branding and marketing/communications, I’m always the first to want to shout a company’s praises when I find stuff that I love. All of the below easily fall into that category. They’ve become daily staples in my home, office, and diet so today I’m enthusiastically sharing them with you!
[Disclaimer: None of this is sponsored, nor am I receiving any compensation for it. However, I am a registered Arbonne Independent Consultant so I would make a commission if you make any purchases from the link I provide. I am also happy to talk to you about those products further. If you have any other questions or concerns, just holler!]
1. Parachute’s 4-Piece Sheet Set in Percale; plus Duvet Cover
image source: parachutehome.com
I think this brand of sheets is about to break the internet, or at least my Facebook because I see them popping up everywhere – and for good reason. I really don’t know what it is that makes them so amazing, but they are. I’ve never been more excited to go to sleep, or more resistant to get out of bed in the morning (and it ain’t our mattress!). We got the sheets in white and the duvet cover in sand.
image source: Pinterest, via Zola
2. Arbonne’s RE9 Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer
The RE9 set is Arbonne’s “anti-aging” line, and well, now that I’m closer to my 30s than my 20s, it’s got my attention. I’ve struggled with combination skin – one day feeling dry, the next getting breakouts in my T-zone areas but this set seems to do it all, while also removing fine lines and new found wrinkles. I also rest easy knowing Arbonne’s products are pure, safe, and beneficial, with vegan, natural, and non-toxic ingredients. Get the full set for best results, or at least make use of the Cleanser, Toner & Moisturizer! Oh gosh, but honestly, the Night Cream is my absolute favorite!
Where to find: kaitlynvhiltz.arbonne.com
3. HUM Nutrition Supplements
I first read about these on another health and wellness blog and my interest was piqued. I stumbled over to the website, took their quiz, and the more I read, the more I felt good about giving some a try. I ended up ordering 3 bottles – Gut Instinct (probiotic), Flatter Me (digestive enzymes), and Daily Cleanse. Let me start by saying, July was my wedding month, honeymoon, and an ongoing free-for-all when it came to my diet/exercise. Surprisingly, I’ve felt great overall. Persistent bloating was alleviated, breakouts and canker sores stayed at bay, and I felt able to indulge a little more and enjoy the foods I love without the lackluster feelings that often come with it. I can’t wait to try some others, too, because I am officially a believer.
Where to find: humnutrition.com; [take the quiz so you get $10 off and you can get another $10 off with the referral code: 130F6B.]
4. Hubby & Wifey Mugs
These mugs were a wedding gift and I wondered how often we’d use them. Well, I’ve found that if it’s clean, I’m using it! I love the large handle, the quality feel (the actual mug is by Crate & Barrell) and the pretty, clean script just makes me smile. It really is the little things, ya’ll. #newlywed
Where to find: foxblossom.com, $32 for the set
5. ESV Leather Journaling Bible
I’ve loved this bible since the day that I got it. Although it’s a little heavier for travel or being on the go, it’s one of those things that really does get better with time. The leather gets softer and the columns just keep filling in with all of your favorite notes & insights from time spent in the Word.
6. Apple Watch Series 2
My husband and I got these shortly before our wedding and we’ve barely taken them off. I was against the whole wrist-tech concept for a while, but that quickly changed. I wanted a GPS watch that also tracked heart rate, steps, calories burned + activity, sleep, and was waterproof. The Apple Watch fit the list while providing plenty of other features that a GPS watch just can’t stack up to.
Where to find: apple.com or your local store – obviously. 🙂
7. Arbonne Essentials Nutrition Items
Fizz Sticks (Pomegranate flavor), Protein Powder (Chocolate or Vanilla flavor), Fit Chews (Lemon Berry)
Afternoons wouldn’t be the same without some fizzzz. I used to drink iced coffee in the afternoons but found I was having trouble falling asleep at night – not fun. These give me just the right amount of pick-me-up with no crash, and without giving me insomnia, thanks to green tea and B vitamins. They taste amazing and contain no artificial colors, flavors, or ingredients. Unlike loads of coffee, they also help your body stay alkaline, not acidic. The pomegranate flavor is my favorite! You’ve also got to try it mixed with a Venti Iced Green Tea (unsweetened) from Starbucks! So good.
The fit chews have a little appetite suppressant in them and make for a nice, healthier treat. The protein is hands down the best I’ve ever tried. Hands down.
8. Fringe Studio Notebooks & Journals
I am forever covered with at least 3 of these on my lap. Seriously, just ask my husband. I have one for pretty much everything. I love the spiral-bound feature because you can constantly lay it flat. These aren’t super stiff like a hardback book but they also don’t get roughed up in my bag.
Where to find: fringestudio.com – I usually find them for a steal at Nordstrom Rack or TJ Maxx!
9. Blue-Light Cancelling Glasses (or Anti-Glare Purple Lenses)
If you’ve started to experience random mid-day migraines or persistent headaches, I think I may have just the health hack you need! Not surprisingly, so many of us spend just about all day long staring at a screen whether through our computers, phones or TVs – a device is usually involved. The type of light emitted by most screens is what’s known as blue-light. All of this ‘noise’ can create what’s known as “digital eye strain”. Wearing these sorts of lenses can lessen daily discomfort and reduce future damage
Where to find: Depending on your vision and prescription needs, Amazon or your local eye doctor.
10. A Paper Planner (hardback only, please!)
a Bandō Agenda
I tried to do the whole Gmail calendar only thing, and don’t get me wrong, I still use it for all big meetings, webinars, etc. but my daily tasks, to dos and social hours? I need that written on paper, yo! I’ve gotten in the habit of writing out what I need to get done the night before each new day and I’m feeling a heck of a lot more on top of things.
Bonus points for a planner that makes me laugh, smile or feel inspired. All of the above options do just that! I’m curious – what’s your favorite planner? Is it bad that I already can’t wait to buy one for 2018?
Where to find: bando.com
There you have it! 10 of my daily must-have products. I’m sure these will vary and change over time, as we’re all always growing and evolving (aka the next latest and greatest comes out – wink). I’ll be sure to add an update with any new gems I discover! If you try one of them out or ever have before, let me know what you think in the comments below!
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