I’m all about positivity. You know that quote – Breathe in the good shit, exhale the bullshit? Well, I’m pretty sure it’s not about breathing in actual therapeutic air, but it should be!
I recently tried MONQ, which unlike topical oils or household diffusers directly inserts aromatherapy into your olfactory system. The design may mimic that of a cigarette, but don’t get it twisted – It has 0 tobacco, nicotine or artificial chemicals.
MONQ is the first portable diffuser that creates the most intimate aromatherapy experience for the user. You can feel the way you want, with multiple ingredients heated to the perfect temperature. All you have to do is just breathe! There’s no setup or cleanup.
My favorites are “Sexy MONQ” (pictured), which has jasmine, lime and patchouli and “Sleepy MONQ,” which has lavender, lemongrass and valerian. There’s 7 blends total, so don’t forget to check them out at monq.com.
*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
So for all of you loyal followers that have been watching my InstaStory/Snapchat recently, you may have noticed that I recently started a 7-day cleanse. It’s been tough, but I’m really determined to rid my body of toxins and get my health on track. That said, I want to make sure that when I’m done with the cleanse that I’m still arming my body with the right tools to keep my health in check.
Luckily for me, Nature Made® – the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand for many key dietary supplement categories* approached me to team up with them to highlight my experience with their products. I was obviously on board, as I’m really trying to figure out just what products work to help me achieve that mind-body balance I’m looking for.
I was excited to head to Walmart to pick up the Nature Made® Probiotics and get started (Ps. they can be found at Walmart SuperCenters)! A good friend of mine has been swearing by probiotics for years and I never jumped on the bandwagon in the past, but now felt like a good time to see what all the hype was about.
Once I was in store, it was easy to hunt down exactly what I was looking for. I found the vitamin section and grabbed exactly what I needed to get started. Nature Made® Advanced Dual Action Probiotic has been clinically studied and provides dual support to both your small and large intestine for comprehensive coverage to help support digestive balance and healthy gut flora.†”
I’m excited to continue taking the necessary steps to enriching my health and can’t wait to see how the Nature Made® Probiotics help me achieve this. Visit https://www.healthyhabitbuilder.com and join the Nature Made® Healthy Habit Builder program where you can get motivation and tips around your specific health goals. And/or head to the Nature Made® Retailer Hub for the opportunity to win one of 60 Walmart gift cards worth $50 each. (No Purchase Necessary).
*Based on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report – Pharmacy Times Survey
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.
*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Hawaiian Tropic as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
It’s officially July and my month-long Montauk share house has kicked off! It’s been amazing to escape the city on the weekends to hit the beach with friends. There’s about 20 of us sharing the house we rented (don’t worry, we’re not all there at the same time), so as you could imagine, we’re always trying to figure out who packed what. Between beach necessities to shower essentials to clothing, we’re always trying to share things so we can to lessen our travel load.
One thing that I especially try to coordinate sharing with my friends is beauty products and hair tools. Why would we all bring a blow dryer, when we can just use one? The same goes for heavy beauty products like lotion, hairspray and sunscreen. That said, I’ve been in charge of bringing the sunscreen and I have to say – I finally found a favorite line from Hawaiian Tropic.
The new Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Seriously. The breathable formula has a light, airsoft texture for protection you barely feel. I especially love this because I hate being sticky on the beach. This formula left my skin feeling so smooth. Plus, the hydrating ribbons of luxurious silk protein and shea butter provide up to 12 hours of moisturization. It comes in UVA and UVB SPF 15 and 30. I went with SPF 30!
Even with protective sunscreen, being out in the sun all day definitely takes a toll on your skin. That’s why I’ve always been a fan of using after sun lotion to hydrate my skin after a day in the sun. The Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance After Sun Moisturizer is one of the first after sun lotions that soothes, softens and leaves skin radiant – hence why I’m a fan. Like the sunscreen, the formula features shea butter, plus mango extract to leave skin feeling pampered and noticeably soft and luminous. You can check out the brand Facebook page to learn more!
Ps. Even my favorite girl Shay Mitchell is obsessed (but not as obsessed as I am with her). She’s going to be featuring the sunscreen in 7 episodes of her YouTube series, Shaycation, so you must check it out!
Anyone that knows me knows I love to drive! My first car was a black (obviously), little, fast, two door that I absolutely loved at the time. Eventually I moved on to drive my sisters Jeep after my parents deemed my car too small for their liking. Yet one thing remained, I loved to drive!
Now, after 3 years of living in New York City, I’m suddenly timid behind the wheel. I can count the amount of times I’ve driven over the past few years on two hands. I no longer own a car because I don’t need one in the city. Traffic is terrible and you’re much better off getting around via public transportation, foot or a bike. And just like that, I’ve driven a bike more than I’ve driven a car in the past few years.
That’s why I’ve been loving my City Seat cushion that hugs my bike seat and provides a little extra comfort. I use mine (pictured above) while at my shore house and not only love the look it gives my bike, but the comfort, because we all know bike seat can tend to rock-hard and painful. For those of you that ride bikes, I know you know what I’m talking about here.
City Seat offers an assortment of eco-friendly seat covers for your bike that come in fun patterns. My pattern is from the new line and features beach waves. You don’t even have to worry about hopping on someone else’s sweaty CityBike or getting caught in the rain when you have your own portable cushion/cover. Plus it’s washable! Check out their websiteand snag yourself one for just $35 – highly recommended!
If you follow me on Instagram (@publyssity) or Snapchat (alyssaamoroso), it’s clear to see that I’m always traveling during the summer months. In fact, my suitcase has doubled into a closet and my cosmetic case has become home to all of my essentials – like my makeup, personal care items, etc.
That said, I’ve actually found this method to be really helpful. I load my cosmetic case with everything I’ll need to get through the week, weekend or workday. I like having one case with everything vs. a million small bags with just some of my items. It’s easier for me to make sure I’m not forgetting to pack anything when I’m switching between carry-on luggage to tote bag to gym bag.
Keep reading to see some of the essentials I keep in my cosmetics case at all times: