Figured since it’s not February until tomorrow I still have time to get this 2017-referenced post up.

These are my homies, bff’s, OG’s, can’t-live-without products of 2017. Pretty sure I used every single one of these just about every day last year and will continue to do so in 2018. 

1 | If you haven’t gotten on the “Calm” magnesium powder train yet then you better get on it. Makes you sleep like a literal rock and dream the weirdest dreams it’s amazing.

2 | Best investment ever. You could probably throw diamonds in the Vitamix and it’d turn into a diamond soup.

3 | 2017 was the year that I took my water consumption and plastic waste reduction efforts up a level. Hydroflask bottles are 100% a must in my life. OR just any reusable water bottle that actually makes you want to drink water because you feel like a badass drinking out of this stainless steel super slick water bottle. Just me?

4 | Ahhh Biozymes. 2 Before bed and 2 first thing in the morning to get those good digestive enzymes on fleek. AMAZING for traveling since that tends to screw up your digestion, and we all know that digestion is the 2nd brain of our bodies so yeeeees plz. Gimme gimme more.

5 | GUYS. This brand, Deciem, is going to blow the eff up. Highest quality skincare ingredients at the cheapest prices. It’ll make you scratch your head but it’s legit, trust me. The company is very authentic in it’s branding and the CEO is always on instagram talking to his audience and is just very hands on which makes it that much more legit and believable. This is what I’ve been using everyday and I’ve noticed the biggest difference in my complexion. I’m not turning back. Got lots of skin compliments in 2017 just sayin…

6 | My fitness regimen in 2017 was predominantly plyometric-based, which meant a lot of jumping around and overall flailing all over the place with body weight moves. So, to say that these headphones were a complete game changer still doesn’t give them as much credit as they deserve in my book. PLUS, they died on me once and I just sent them in and got a brand new pair for free so they have an amazing exchange policy which I appreciate. And no, they’ve never fallen out once no matter what the workout. I love them so much you guys.

7 | This sunscreen is bae. It blurs out imperfections on my face right as I put it on, it’s amazing underneath makeup, and it’s organic/chemical-free/mineral-based. I genuinely believe that most skin cancer is caused these days by the chemicals in sunscreens and people using it recklessly on a daily basis. That shit goes straight into your bloodstream. The more natural the better please.

8 | Of all the natural deodorants I tried in 2017, from sprays to pastes you apply with your fingers, this Ursa Major Brand came out the winner by a million miles. 

9 | I workout a lot so this little device I keep in my shower has saved my life. Use it just about every day. Feet feeling like a baby’s butt.

10 | Thank you mom for introducing me to this mascara because for days when I don’t wear eyeliner or shadow but still want long lashes without the hassle of taking off makeup with remover (aka the less I touch my eye area creating wrinkles) it has been a life saver. Just throw some water on your eyes and they mascara just rolls off, leaving no residue to clean. BLESS UP.

11 | Balances hormones, regulates stress/pms levels, lowers sugar + cholesterol levels,balances libido, increases energy, boosts mood, brain clarity, mental alertness, circulation, supports optimal organ function, protects against DNA damage, promotes anti-aging + longevity, and so on. I put “Wahine” in my coffee and then “Cleanse” in my water from Naikela Botanicals To give you an idea, Wahine contains: Cacao, Peppermint, Moringa, Turmeric, Chaste Tree Berry, Tulsi, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Angelica, Polynesian Spinach, FoTi, Stevia. Adding tiny superfood additions into my diet has benefited me in so many ways it’s insane. I can’t preach enough that everyone should be including or at least open to learning about adaptogens. Just going to leave that there and you do the learning for yourself.



YooooOOOooOOOoo guyssss. I’m so excited for this Part II of my gift guide because I am giving away my deepest, darkest and best skincare secret that has, not kidding you, changed my life without sounding too dramatic. Skincare is something I’ve fallen into a deep passion for as of lately and this is the closest product that has come to magic that I’ve tried. I’ll do an entire post on my regime soon but this just gives you a little idea.

1 | Anyone else wear the same disgusting sweatpants and giant t-shirts they’ve had for 10+ years to bed? Just me? Well, I am in desperate need of some cute pajama sets and I love this one from Abercrombie. Aerie has really cute options as well!

2 | Lip tints are very underrated in my opinion. I’ve been using the Benefit Lip tint but since I’m almost out, and saw this youtuber raving about TONYMOLY lip tints, I feel like it’s just meant to be.

3 | Soooo this perfume by Hanae Mori has been my number one favorite scent since beginning of college when I first tried it. It is just the most beautiful floral, flirty but also sexy perfume I think I’ve ever had/smelled. Second favorite is anything by Michael Kors.

4 | If you drive a lot and listen to music while driving. Or maybe you just use your phone a ton in general, then a car power charger is sooo so essential. A true necessity. And don’t buy the cheap kind cause they are BS and don’t work!!

| Okay guys…MY HOLY GRAIL/SKIN SECRET comes from the brand The Ordinary. No joke I have never had better skin in my entire life. I get compliments about every other day from friends and family which makes me want to cry because skin is sooo hard to friggin perfect. I’ll be doing an entire post on my skin regime soon!! This company is seriously no BS. It’s pure, clean, effective and so.damn.affordable. My mind was blown. Still is. Will be for a while…

My two essentials I use morning and night. (Both are under 10 effing bucks. Absurd.)

ANTIOXIDANT: “This formula combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare: Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid. Skincare formulations generally incorporate Resveratrol at 1% or less and Ferulic Acid at 0.5% or less. This water-free, oil-free, silicone-free, alcohol-free formula contains each at 3%, an exceptionally high concentration.”

HYDRATION MIRACLE WORKER: “Unlike plant oils, Squalane is completely non-greasy, is exceptionally pure and stays stable in varying UV, temperature and oxidative conditions. Its non-comedogenic emollience hydrates while improving visible elasticity and texture.”

Ferulic Acid: Plant-based antioxidant that enhances the properties of other vitamins, helps skin’s defense against sun damage and increases hydration from retinol

Squalane: a natural hydrocarbon that is present in the skin, helping to prevent loss of hydration and to improve suppleness

6 | I’ve gotten into doing a quick booty workout daily whenever I can fit it in, usually in the morning, since I’ll be in a bikini in less than 3 weeks. These little mini workout sessions would be a lot more effective with these bad boys. Ankle weights are another very underrated item in my opinion and I think these are a great gift for the health/fitness freak in your fam.

| I just got these shoes yesterday and ohhhh mi gawwddd I love them so so so much. The best little slip on shoes that make your outfit look chic AF. I got these on sale so I know a lot of the sizes are sold out, but they have a ton of other pattern/colors.


I’ve had these 3 articles (#3 is a video) bookmarked for a minute but they’re definitely still worth the read (or skim).

I don’t tend to read all of the articles on articles on articles that cross my path online unless I vibe with what they’re talking about or it’s a topic I want to learn more about.

  1. How to be a better listener. Everyone could use a little help with this. I feel my attention span gets worse and worse the more I’m on my phone, scrolling, swiping through instagram stories, etc. Trying to improve on the idea of “cultivating genuine curiosity” and slowing down when it comes to communicating & listening to others.
  2. Healing Mushrooms to Add to your diet. I’m pretty over fads and keeping up with “the new thing” in health and wellness because I’ve learned that every single time, it always comes down to just whole and simple foods from mother nature herself. Drinking charcoal-infused drinks is great and all, but not suuuper necessary to live, you know? Mushrooms and superfood powders derived from plants are the closest thing I’ve found to “magic” in nature and in reaching optimal health. Since taking them for about almost a year now, these have truly blown my mind and I can’t say they are a fad because I know I’ll be incorporating them into my diet forever. The balancing qualities are absolutely no joke and I think more people need to learn about them. I haven’t felt jittery from coffee for about 4 months after putting adaptogenic mushrooms in my cup everyday. #score
  3. The environmental cost of free two-day shipping. Definitely relevant as holiday season is here and everyone (including myself) loves to do last minute shopping online.

Alright so I had an absurd amount of veggies leftover after my parents left for Kauai a few days ago, and  I was trying to figure out what I could make in bulk that could incorporate a lot of what I had in the fridge. PLUS, I had just run out of hummus, soooo I created this throw-everything-you-have-into-the-blender-with-garbanzo-beans-and-hope-it-tastes-good HUMMUS.

And it turned out suuuuuh good. I’ve made hummus previously but this batch was better than anything i’ve ever done. Now go and make it yourself!:


– Handful fresh basil

– Fresh Parsley (about half a handful)

– 1 can organic garbanzo beans (rinsed)

– 1 Tbsp fresh grated garlic

– Juice of 1 lemon

– pinch of cayenne

– Salt and pepper

– 1/2 Green Bell Pepper

– 1/2 Poblano pepper

– Tsp Cumin

– Tsp Dried Cilantro

– 2 Green Onion stems

– Drizzle of Avocado Oil

I don’t care how much hype smoothie bowls have been getting over the past year or whatever. You just can’t go wrong with them and the options are truly endless okay?! And the humidity level in SD right now is ridiculous and has me craving something cooling and crisp.

Just wanted to share my basic go-to because why not and it’s SO good and full of nutrients. Got my greens, healthy fats, protein, probiotics and adaptogens to make me a little more zen after that cup (or two) of coffee I just drank.

Base Ingredients:

Handful spinach + kale

1.5 Celery Sticks

1/2 Banana

1/2 cup Blueberries

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Pinch of fresh cilantro

Dash of cayenne, maca powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, vitamineral green powder

1 Scoop Orgain Plant Protein Powder


Frozen Blueberries

Hemp Seeds

GF Granola

(I added a teeeeenie bit of coconut/almond nut butter)