Five Things

Olay Complete: All Day Moisturizer With SPF15 For Sensitive Skin



Okay, I’m going to admit I only just got this on Saturday but, I already love it.

When I first moved to New York I really struggled with dry skin. I drank extra water, exfoliated, used in-shower lotions and oils; and my skin still felt drier than it had ever been. I fell in love with Palmer’s Face oil but I quickly discovered the scent that I loved most about it (rose hips), fades after a few uses. Plus it only really worked if I put it on my face when it was still wet. My skin never saw improvements even after extended use of the oil. So this winter I set out to find something new, and boy did I! This stuff is great and won’t break the bank I got mine for $5. It’s odorless and keeps your skin moisturized without feeling greasy or looking shiny. Bonus: it has SPF 15 in it. Being the fairest skinned person I know, I stay out of the sun out of habit, but I do forget to put sunscreen on for everyday errands. So it’s so nice to know I don’t have to think about it. After a few days of use, my skin feels so much softer. Goodbye, winter scaly, skin. Hello, soft as a baby’s bottom, skin.

Melatonin Gummies:



I am the worst sleeper. It’s no wonder, my son took 29 months to sleep through the night. He must have inherited my terrible sleep habits. My night-time anxiety is the main problem just as I start to feel tired, my brain starts going a million miles a minute thinking about everything but sleep. It usually takes me 1-2 hours to actually fall asleep, so when I do I want to stay asleep and wake up rested. These gummies have helped tremendously I fall asleep much faster and my sleep feels restful. Even last night I woke up a few times because of our dogs but when I woke for the day I felt more rested than I have in months.

Warning: they taste amazing they are white tea and passion fruit flavor, so keep them away from little ones and stick to the recommended dosing. I’ve been taking one an hour before bed and the other right before. I’ve been falling asleep within 15 minutes, which is a miracle for me.

Nature’s Valley Granola Cups:



Picked these up at Target, randomly (okay, not randomly, they were on Cartwheel, and I’m a sucker for new snacks) and then promptly added them to our amazon cart after trying them. They are delicious. They remind me of a girl scout cookie and granola bar hybrid. They have no artificial flavors or colors. It’s peanut butter and chocolate and granola…need I say more? Each package is 200 calories and it comes with 2 cups in each. Great for sharing with toddlers or husbands (or hiding in the pantry scarfing them alone is great as well). They’ve even helped with my sweet tooth. I’ll have one cup before bed instead of a bowl of ice cream and its only 100 calories instead of a gazillion.

 

Fresh Cut Roses Yankee Candle: 



Let me tell you a weird thing about me. I hate getting fresh flowers, but I love the smell of them. (Every guy I ever dated thought this was the weirdest, most frustrating, thing) There’s something about watching beautiful flowers die a little each day that I just don’t love. So, I have a couple bouquets of faux flowers and a lot of things that smell like flowers, but I try to stay away from the real thing. This candle is wonderful, it smells just like roses. Before this, I haven’t been a huge Yankee Candle person, I mean they don’t sell them at Target, so why bother? Haha! I’m kidding, they were just really expensive for my dollar store budget. I got this one on the daily deals for $5 off and I’m hooked.

 

 

Sparkling ICE Water:



Last but not least this amazing sparkling water I’ve only just discovered. I’ll be honest, I’ve never been great at drinking water. In fact, until I got pregnant, I remember days where I couldn’t remember the last cup of water I had. That’s terrible. Water is so necessary and good for you. I could hear that a thousand times and still dread drinking it. It’s boring and tasteless and isn’t coffee or wine. So, I would force myself to drink it hating every minute. This stuff is a game changer. I used to love La Croix because it gives it a little something, well this stuff tastes better and is healthier. It’s got antioxidants and vitamins with no calories, sugar, or sodium. I love the orange mango flavor but there are so many flavors. Oh, and they are pretty cheap! They come out to about a dollar a bottle. Not as cheap as water but way more flavorful.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks 5 things. Do you love any of these too? Leave a comment below and tell me what you’ve been in love with recently.

Thanks for reading.

Rachel

 

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