Our Top 5 Product Picks For January

New year, new you or same you, new year? I don’t know where I was going with this because my original plan was to introduce a fresh monthly series where we report our top 5-10 product picks of the month then you, our sweet, funny, kind, and profoundly brilliant reader tell us which products you’re currently loving in the comments. It’s kind of like a group text among friends but without the constant ping! or a modern version of show-and-tell, except we would never take away your recess if you forget to raise your hand. SO, enough chit-chat! Let’s get to the products, shall we? Here are our top 5 picks for January. Behold everything we are loving right now.


1. Four Sigmatic Reishi Elixir

Appropriately considered the queen healer among all medicinal mushrooms, this incredibly potent reishi elixir by Four Sigmatic has become an excellent addition to my nightly routine (which normally consists of pretending to be awake while my boyfriend watches Netflix). The box says its “like liquid yoga,” I say it’s like liquid Xanax. Within 10 minutes of consuming this stuff, I’m out. And if I’m not out, I’m really, really, reaalllllllllyyy relaxed. Like, too relaxed to drink it before 7 pm because it makes me feel like jello.

2. Thinx Period-Proof Underwear

If this sentence was written in emojis, I would insert the “Person Raising Both Hands in Celebration” four thousand times. I tried the organic cotton bikini two days ago (on day two of my cycle, tmi?), and have already ordered more four more pairs! Although my LOLA-accustomed self was nervous about relying solely on a pair of light and airy, highly absorbent, black cheeky undies for protection, they work. Every neurotic trip to the bathroom was met with a barely there harmless-looking damp spot. Zero leaks. No mess. And the uber soft white cushion I was sitting on during lunch at Cafe Gratitude remained white. Thank you, Thinx a hundred times over!

3. Ban.do 17-Month You’re Killing It!! Agenda

2018 can officially start because my bright and shiny new ban.do agenda just arrived and it’s giving me alllllllll kinds of cheery vibes. I chose the coral pink cover with the message “You’re Killing It!!!” in bold black type because who doesn’t want a fresh dose of flattery thrown in their face first thing in the morning? The inside, like the outside, is filled with heaps of compliments like “you invented awesome,” and fun stickers (lots of them), plus important calendar reminders like when national ice cream day is. (It’s July 15th in case you’re wondering.) Unfortunately, the “You’re Killing It!!!” design I purchased recently sold out on ban.do’s website, but if you’re quick you can still find it here!

4. Rainshow'r CQ-1000-MS Shower Filter

Although I am forever grateful to live in a place with running water and 1000 percent acknowledge this is a privilege, the hard water here in California is particularly harsh. And because I’d rather not transdermally drink in a gallon of chlorine every time I take a shower, I’ve turned to the Rainshow'r CQ-1000-MS Shower Filter for backup. This not too bulky, relatively inexpensive, easy to install shower filter removes 90% or more of free chlorine according to their website. I’m not sure if it does anything to soften the water (I’ve read varying opinions so I’m waiting to hear back from a customer service rep!) but it makes my skin feel softer, hair look shinier, and the horrendous patch of psoriasis on my ankle remarkably less itchy.

5. Living Libations Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever

For the better half of 2017, I was using the Frankincense Best Skin Ever but recently switched to the Seabuckthorn. I won’t go into too much detail because I’ve already professed my love for this magical brand and their earth angel founder Nadine Artemis many times before so I’ll leave you with this. 


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