Tis the season to be jolly and spread joy to your loved ones, safely.
One of my favorite things about the holidays is putting together thoughtful gifts for those I love that remind me of them. Here are some of my all time favorite thoughtful gifts to give right now. Here is to a Happy Holiday season. Sending everyone lots of joy and love!
“Sometimes it feels so good to just sit by yourself, relax and not talk to anyone.” ~ Kristen Butler
Loungewear for me is like a comfy hug that comes from clothes. I wanted to share some of my favorite loungewear that I currently own or that are on my wish list that I hope to be able to purchase soon 🙂
Hope these pieces inspire everyone to take time for oneself especially during these times we continued to be in of racial injustice as the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Here’s to a great day of relaxation in fun loungewear! My promise to everyone is that going forward I am going to be featuring more diverse brands that include BIPOC owned businesses. I stand with you and I love you!
~Iced Tea & Topknots
P.S. What is your favorite loungewear to relax in?
Some of my favorite black owned fashion businesses can be found here.
“Self Care is a priority and necessity-not a luxury.”
In these uncertain times and us all being at home, Self Care now more than ever is so important. It needs to be made more of a priority that we fit into our day. Self Care will help us get through this all. Here are some of my favorite Self Care gifts to either give to yourself or to girlfriends and family (some of these work for your guy friends too). Stay Tuned for the top 10 Self Care gifts for the guys in your life next week!
“Palo Santo is traditionally used for relieving common colds, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflammation, emotional pain and more. This Essential Oil is great for Aromatherapy and can also be used during massage work to assist in healing.”
I have made this a part of my daily routine for all of these reasons and it has continued to do wonders for me during these unfamiliar times. Both Palo Santo and crystals bring about the best energy into any room.
Candles have always been a part of myself self care routine and this line of candles is one of my favorites. Candles lighten the mood and scents bring about the best memories whether it’s just reading or taking a bath while they burn, it is the best.
If you love doing your nails while being at home like I do, then definitely check out Olive & June’s The Everything Box and all their amazing products. Their products are 7-Free and that makes me love them even more. Their products are your at home manicures are going to make you smile. An added bonus, their owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle is awesome!
This is another gift perfect for yourself or loved ones. I got these for my dad for Christmas and he loves them. They are perfect for just taking time for yourself and putting your favorite lotion or hand oil then put them in and sit for 20 minutes, makes for such a special self care moment. Also be sure to follow the directions for safety 🙂 This is definitely a gift that will put smiles all around and make for a great at home time.
Can never go wrong with a cozy robe whether you use it as a coat while you work or cozying up on the couch while watching your favorite show. When I think self care, a cozy robe is always on that list and makes for the perfect gift for yourself and/or friend.
There are moments, especially now, that we know we want to incorporate self care into the day, but feel stuck on how to do that. This book gives you so many options on how to incorporate some self care, which I love and I have definitely given this as a gift before. May have to gift it again soon 🙂
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration is always key for your skin. It is a great way to take care of yourself when you incorporate a skincare that works for you. I know finding the right products, gets me excited to take time for my skin, which is great self care.
The uniform for this time is a cute lounge that can also work for virtual dates and happy hours with friends, which is my newest self care must. Being cute and comfy is so fun and this lounge set below is one that is on my wishlist. When feeling cute while being comfy, that lifts your mood and creates a great self care moment.
Meditation and breathwork are so important for staying grounded in life especially in uncertain times. We all have a different look on what meditation is whether it is using an app like Calm, painting, organizing or prayer. Whatever your way of mediation is having a meditation pillow that you can dedicate your mediation on and when you sit on it you feel that peace. I plan on gifting this to many, I know will love it.
Here is a great definition of meditation: “Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.”
“An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.” ~Andres Serrano
My weekly series is back ! My must haves of the week will continue every week again. This week’s list was definitely so much fun putting it together. Here are the must haves of the week. Hope they inspire you all !
Must Have #1: Cube Appeal’s Daily Planning Notebook
My goal for 2018 has been doing everything with meaningful intention and finding things to help stay on this track is key. When my friend over at Cube Appeal sent me the Daily Planning Notebook, I knew it was meant to be in helping me experience each moment with the purest of intentions. This will continue to be a must have that will always be in my purse !
Must Have #2: Wonder Woman
I recently just watched Wonder Woman for the first time. Let me tell you, I am truly inspired from this movie. It is all about strong women and them sticking to their convictions and beliefs as well as standing up for others. All of this is a must have !
Must Have #3: San Francisco
San Francisco has continuously been a city I like, but it has in the recent months been a city that I truly have fallen in love with. The little cities within the city ae truly spectacular and unique from one another, which is one of the reasons I have fallen in love with the city of San Francisco. From North Beach to Fisherman’s Warf to Mission District and so much more. The energy is amazing, the people are great, scenery is gorgeous and all around spectacular, always a must have !
Must Have #4: Yoga Works
In my new journey of physical and mental health being a priority, yoga has become a big part of my journey and life. I have been on a hunt for a studio that I connect with and feel at home that studio is Yoga Works in Old Town Pasadena. The teachers, fellow yogis have the best energy and I connected with them right away. My yoga journey will continue to be a priority and Yoga Works will always be a must have for me.
Must Have #5: Self Care
This not a new must have for me, but one that continues to be a high priority, self care. Whether it is a facial while burning my favorite Jax Kelly candle or a yoga class, self care is a routine I continue to love and need. Always a must have !
Here’s to next week’s must haves !
~KLM Fashion Style
P.S. What are y’all’s must haves for this week ? My main one is self care.
“A company with a mission to change lives for the better, one face at a time !” ~ L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL
Skincare isn’t an easy thing. It is something that takes time and commitment. Even though it is a commitment, it is one that is well worth it. I am one that has gone to sleep with makeup on, which is not good. In recent years though I have made my skincare routine a priority. I definitely work to never sleep with makeup on these days and my skin thanks me for it.
As someone with sensitive skin, I am always looking to find products that work and don’t irritate my skin. I have tried a lot and found ones I love, but never all from the same brand. Well I can finally say I have found those products and that brand is L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL. I was recently introduced to L’BRI when they sent me all their amazing products for my sensitive/combination skin.
Cleansing Away 🙂
Daily Cleansing Liquid Hand Soap
I received everything from face wash to lotion to a face masque and even hair & body care (more on that later). I have now been using it all for 2 weeks, which I can tell you my skin and I are loving every product. My sensitive skin is in heaven with no skin irritation, yay !
I love that all the products are pure and natural. What helps contribute to the naturalness is that the first ingredient in the products is aloe, which is amazing. Aloe is natural, great for any skin type and always helps keep the skin healthy including mine.
This awesome mirror is also L’BRI
I could go on forever on L’BRI and their products, but I want to highlight a few of my favorites. Let’s first start with the Deep Pore Cleanser, which is Step 1 in the skincare routine. What I love about this cleanser is the gentleness of it as well as my pores feeling deep cleansed throughout the day. My skin feels rejuvenated each time I use it. Yes to this cleanser !
I am next going to highlight the Smooth n’ Firm Eye Repair Gel. It is Step 3 and Step 4 (when I use the masque or peel). I have struggled with finding the perfect eye gel or creme and this one by L’BRI is my current favorite. It is light and gentle while also hydrating my eye area, which I love. I will continue to use this awesome eye gel.
My third and final L’BRI product that I am excited to highlight for y’all is the lotion. There are 2 types: Oil-Free Moisturizer, SPF 32 (for day) and Gentle Moisture Lotion (for night). I can’t tell you how many different types of face lotions I have tried. I have found ones I like, but never ones I am in love with. Well I am happy to say that the look is over. I am in love with both my day and night lotions from L’BRI. I love the consistency, how it moisturizes and hydrates, which is what makes them perfect. I love that they don’t sufficate my skin, it feels light while also keeping it super healthy. I am officially hooked.
I continue to keep up with my L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL skincare routine and I am so grateful for all they sent me because my skin feels so revitalized. I also love to do my morning routine outside, just love the sunshine. My skin hasn’t felt this good in a long time, thank you ! I highly recommend trying out L’BRI PURE n’ Natural products and a great way to do that is with free samples (+ shipping & handling ), your skin will thank you 🙂
Stay tuned for the amazing hair and body products that I am obsessed with as well !
~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style
P.S What do y’all look for in skincare products ? I look for what ingredients are in it because I know the more natural they are the better my sensitive skin will react.
**This post was sponsored by L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL, but all opinions are entirely my own 🙂