I don't claim to be a fashion, health, beauty or food blogger. Although I throw in a little of those things now and then. This is one of those times. I have a few things I have been loving lately that I thought I would share because sharing is caring.
My cousin bought me some GOOMEE hair loops after we had a conversation about my hair breakage issues. I am loving these! Not only do they come right out of my hair without taking a bunch of hair with them, but they also don't leave a mark. I was a little wary of how well my ponytail would stay put using these, but so far I have been happily surprised. So if you have breakage issues, hate that ponytail line in your hair after a workout, or just want to give your hair a little extra TLC, you need to get some of these. They come in 4-packs and there are a bunch of colors to choose from (mine are actually clear, which I love because they match everything). Another thing I was worried about was how many times I would be able to use one before I had to replace it. It actually bounces right back to its original size and shape after I take it out, so I have been using the same one for about two weeks and it is still like new.
The winter has wreaked havoc on my nails and cuticles. I've had so many hangnails and dry skin issues around my nails that I was getting desperate to get them healthy again. I first tried coconut oil. I've heard so many rave reviews about how it is a cure-all for skin and hair issues, but it didn't seem to make a difference after rubbing it into my cuticles nightly for a while. So I saw this cuticle massage cream at the grocery store and decided to give it a try. I LOVE it. My cuticles and around my nails have recovered nicely, and it has a pleasant peachy scent to boot.
Back to the hair. With all that breakage, I have a ton of loose strands and flyaways when I put my hair in a ponytail. I cannot exercise without a headband to keep all those broken, random-length pieces of hair out of my face. These Saucony headbands are my go-to headbands. They are adjustable, light and comfortable I don't even notice them once I put one on. And they don't slip or move around, no matter how sweaty I get!
I got some new perfume for Christmas. And while Prada Candy remains my favorite, I'm really liking my new Scandalous perfume! It's just the right amount of sweet and subtle.
I got this Lululemon Top Knot Toque from Scott for my anniversary, and it has been the perfect addition to my winter running gear! It can be worn as a hat and I can pull my ponytail through the opening at the top or another smaller ponytail-specific opening, OR I can wear it around my neck to keep my neck and face warmer. It is so soft and is also reversible. I love things that are multifunctional and extra matchy-matchy.
After two lame, pathetic, lackluster weeks of running, I woke up excited to run yesterday. And today, I wore my running clothes all morning in anticipation of my nap time run today. Even in spite of sore glutes and tired quads from getting in some P90X Core Synergistics last night, I couldn't wait to get moving on Millie. I am a planner. Today I had a plan to get my run in while my girls slept, and my day was organized accordingly. I am also a creature of habit. The first thing I do when I roll out of bed every single day is make my bed and my girls' beds. If I do something else first, it throws off the entire morning. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my running routines as well. There are a few things that differ depending on whether I am running on Millie or outside, whether my girls are asleep or not, and whether or not they are joining me in the jogger. Yet, no matter when, where, how far or with whom I run, some things are always the same. My hair goes into a pony