And just like that, another year has wrapped up, bringing us back to a fresh start. 2023 was a year of learning to respect and value ourselves, our relationships, and refocus our priorities. This year is already directing us to put our health and wellbeing first while simplifying our busy lives without sacrificing what we enjoy. If you’re anything like us, you’re eager for what 2024 will bring! Here is what we have found already leading the way to help you look good, feel great, and make things a little simpler. Let’s jump into 2024, together!
Nifty skincare tools and extensive routines are nothing new if you have followed beauty trends across social platforms over the past years. But the need for a re-simplified routine with products that really work is now what we’re searching for! Discoloration serums are currently all the rage for reducing steps to a balanced complexion and are a cheaper alternative to microdermabrasion or chemical peels. It’s not always easy to prevent discoloration, especially with acne prone or higher pigmented skin. These serums can speed up the hyperpigmentation fading process and diminish dark spots. Of course, results vary and are not always guaranteed, but the key is consistency. Good Molecules offers a highly rated serum, and is very affordable! https://www.beautylish.com/a/vzspv/good-molecules-discoloration-correcting-serum-review-results
Now this is a no-fuss jewelry option you may have heard of - permanent jewelry. And if you haven’t, it’s just what it sounds like! These jewelry pieces don’t bother with a clasp, they are simply welded to the perfect size for your wrist, neck, or ankle. Designed to be worn daily and comfortable for sleep, they have made a splash amongst couples and friends wanting a long lasting, shared symbol of their relationship! To remove, these pieces will need to be cut, but some permanent jewelry shops will weld them back on for a small fee! https://time.com/shopping/article/what-is-permanent-jewelry/
Here’s another trend that is by no means new, but still HOT in 2024 - press on nails! Great for when you’re in a pinch, don’t have time for the nail salon, trying to budget, or even growing your natural nails. Press on nails can give the look of a fresh, professional set, and many can be filed down to the length and shape you desire. With their ease of use and popularity, there are almost too many different brands and designs to choose from. Press on’s may not replace the pampering and relaxation of a nail salon, but they get the job done! We like to use them between salon appointments and always remember to give our natural nails a little breather.
Moringa oleifera is a tree packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that has been used for centuries due to its health benefits. Now we can find it in Moringa Tea! It contains magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A and numerous other vitamins. Moringa can help nourish skin and hair, protect the liver, balance an upset stomach, and, according to some scientists, even prevent arthritis, kidney stones, and some cancers such as liver and breast cancer, to name just a few benefits! Although there are no proven side-effects, it is suggested you check with your doctor before use. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319916
You have probably heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but have you heard of postbiotics? Postbiotics are what’s left after your body digests prebiotics and probiotics. Healthy postbiotics should contain nutrients such as vitamin B and K, antimicrobial peptides that help slow the growth of harmful bacteria, and amino acids. They also help healthy bacteria thrive. So how do you promote healthy postbiotics? By increasing fermented foods in your diet such as kimchi and kefir! Focusing on healthy gut bacteria may even improve your overall health. https://www.health.harvard.edu/nutrition/what-are-postbiotics
Here’s a fun one! Clear whey protein. But, what is it? And… why? First, it contains all of the regular benefits of whey protein. However, if you aren’t a fan of the thickness and creaminess of a regular protein shake, this one can be offered as something closer to a juice! It has less carbs, less or even (depending on the brand) 0 sugars, and is packed with protein. If you are someone trying to really dial in your macros, this may be a great look for you!
What’s the best way to get your vitamins down? Gummy form, of course! Sea moss gummies are currently one of the highest trending items on the health menu! Sea moss is usually safe to eat raw, but if you aren’t a huge fan of seafood, it won’t be the most enjoyable option. Also called Irish moss, this red algae is a high source of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and polyunsaturated fats. Though unproven, it is also thought to promote heart and gut health. Many gummy forms will also contain some sort of sweetness, such as elderberry which offers vitamin C and calcium, to mask the flavor. What Are Sea Moss Gummies? Health Benefits, Risks, More (everydayhealth.com)
Looking for a cost friendly, easy home video security option? We suggest taking a peek at the Blink Mini. It’s an indoor device that plugs in, has an HD security camera with two-way talk and infrared vision, and can all be connected through the Blink app. You can monitor from anywhere, any time. This lightweight device doesn’t require a Sync Module for use and can play a doorbell chime alert when added to any Blink Video Doorbell system. https://support.blinkforhome.com/en_US/using-mini/mini-features-layout
Wanting to test out your green thumb but not enough time or energy? Because, same! Amazon now sells a Bonsai Tree Kit. An easy start to a greener home! Grab a bit of peace and calm along with this kit for a simple plant setup. The kit includes 7 different bonsai tree seeds, 7 soil discs, 7 reusable pots, 7 plant markers, gardening tools, trimming scissors and instructions. No experience needed, but may be enjoyed by passionate gardeners as well!
If you desire a cafe-quality latte or hot-chocolate at home, it may be time you gift yourself a milk frother! Handheld frothers start as low as $10, but lack different froth options. If you are trying to find the model with the best bang for your buck, check out the Instant Pot Milk Frother for $40. It offers 4 different options - cold foam, light warm foam, thick warm foam, and warm without any foam. It is dishwasher safe and has a controlled pouring spout that lets you show off your latte art skills with guests. Instant™ Milk Frother, Black | Instant Home
And there you have it, our little jump-start for 2024.
Let’s go have a great year!