August Favorites 2016

August Favorites 2016

As August comes to a close, it’s high time for a roundup of my favorite products of the month: health, food, books & beauty!

 

Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe, NTP

This book has been an incredible addition to my health & nutrition library. It’s a both an exposé of the nasty false, widespread beliefs on food & health as well as a guide on how to best fuel your body, historically & scientifically. It’s extremely fact-based, which I love–she makes understanding the scientific breakdown of our nutritional needs easy to understand & so much fun to learn about, especially when it comes to putting a whole-foods, Paleolithic diet up against others of different ways of thinking. After reading, I felt so much more informed about what I was putting in my body & what purpose it served. It’s a must-read for sure!

Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo

I’m a big dry-shampoo girl, loving 1) not having to wash my hair every day, & 2) the amazing second-day texture. I’ve got a ton of hair and a very humid climate (a.k.a. it gets greasy real fast in the summer), and this one passes the test. It’s super affordable & it just plain works.

Aroy-D Coconut Cream

I love me some coconut products, and I’ve always loved the possibilities of canned coconut cream. But, quite frankly, it’s a bit of a pain in the neck to use, especially when half of the can is just coconut water–so I went on a mission to find some creamy, thick, delicious coconut cream to use at my leisure. I stumbled upon this brand on Amazon, and I found my gem! It comes boxed (so no BPA-laden cans) and resembles the texture of heavy whipping cream. Because you can’t keep it sealed in the container, I pour half of it into ice-cube mold trays in the freezer and the other into a mason jar to keep in the fridge. The frozen cubes make BEAUTIFUL ice cream when blended with a little sweetener and vanilla, and the liquid form (which thickens in the fridge almost to a Cool Whip consistency) is the perfect coffee creamer & the ideal addition to curries & soups.

Anastasia Brow Gel

A simple, clear brow gel that really locks my brows in place. It’s fantastic quality & stays all day–checks all the boxes! This one is definitely a keeper.

TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask

This face mask is my new number one skincare product. It’s a beautifully smooth, cool cream with very gentle beads mixed in & after five minutes my skin is clear, radiant & soft. Basically, it’s a make-your-skin-better all-around winner, and it’s now a major staple in my routine. I use it about 3 times per week. Also, the exfoliation is very light and soothing–no harshness here!

Lemon/Lime & Cucumber Water

I’ve never had any problem drinking water as-is, because water is my favorite thing on the planet, but lately I’ve been adding a couple slices of cucumber and a slice or two of lemon or lime & I’m LOVING it. Not only does it taste yummy, but the lemons & limes are very antioxidant-heavy & the cucumber is a diuretic, meaning it helps flush out excess water from your body. I’ve really noticed a difference in bloating & I love the extra antioxidant boost (especially in fighting against sickness!).

 

That’s all I’ve got for August, but let me know in the comments what your August favorites are!! I’d really love to hear from you.

Hope you & your coming September are pretty miraculous,

xx Kennedy

 

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  • Love this post!

    • Thank you so much!! I really appreciate your feedback xx

  • How much is that Tula mask? It sounds like I could use it.
    I drink lemon water with cucumber regularly as well. It’s really refreshing. Speaking of refreshing, I actually just posted a recipe for a DIY face toner made from lemon,cucumber, and aloe Vera. Check it out if you’d like! I love it for how hot it’s been lately. Everyone that’s tried it says they love it!

    • The Tula mask is around $40 give or take–I believe they have a 15% off deal on their website for new customers, so definitely take advantage of that if you check it out. Well worth it in my opinion!
      That toner sounds incredible, I’ll absolutely be checking it out! Thanks so much for reading xx