Current Obsessions: June
Yassss! Today’s the day I finally dive into a monthly series I’ve been dying to bring to you called Current Obsessions.
I’ll be outlining anywhere between 5-10 of my favorite products that I’m currently using from all different categories, including food, beauty, pregnancy, and fashion.
I hope you enjoy! Do you have any of these products? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
They say you’re not supposed to take warm or hot baths while pregnant. I listened to this advice until a few weeks ago, when everything seemed to hurt and all I wanted to do was sit in the tub.
Bathing in lukewarm water (what you’re supposed to do) sounded terrible to me, so I made the water a bit warmer (between 97-99 degrees) and didn’t stay in for too long. It was delicious and I try to do this once per week!
Bathing in high quality salt is a great way to up your mineral intake and detoxify. Your skin is your largest organ, and by opening your pores in a warm bath you’re giving yourself the opportunity to absorb all of those amazing nutrients!
A good bath salt is essential, and I found one that I love. Check it out here.
I love a good smoothie, and I’ve been creating my own recipes for nearly a decade—way before it was the “cool” thing to do. That being said, sometimes I need a little inspo, or I’m in a pinch and require something quick and easy.
Enter: Daily Harvest smoothies! You can get 6 delivered per week or up to 24 delivered per month depending on your package preference. Most of the ingredients are organic, so you can feel really good about what you’re drinking. I’ve even used them (especially the cocoa avocado flavor) for smoothie bowls and they are fab!
Use the code "threefree" to get three complimentary in your first batch.
Girlfriend, if you’re preggo and not using belly butter, get on it! The best way to avoid stretch marks is to rub (or rather, slather) that beautiful belly of yours with a high quality blend of coconut butter and shea cream. I use a combination of this one and another that was gifted to me by a friend—her friend makes this one locally to her in Florida.
I prefer Spoiled Mama’s because I don’t have to rub it between my palms to loosen up the little balls that gather from the oils, but they’re both amazing.
You guys know how I feel about protein bars: most brands out there are full of sh*t ingredients and their worth is no better than your average candy bar.
I list out a few of my favorites in this post, but I have to add Primal Kitchen’s bars to the mix. They aren’t organic, but they are made with grass-fed collagen and are extremely low in sugar (three grams or less!). The consistency is something to get used to—they’re rather chewy—but if you can get over that, the quality is great, with up to 15 grams of protein per bar.
Holy cow. This is definitely TMI, but the smells that were coming out of me in my first trimester were like nothing I had ever smelled before. I’m lucky I was sick and out of commission for most of it because I don’t think people would’ve appreciated the stench I was giving off. Hormones are powerful!
Of course, it was important for me to go the natural route, but I couldn’t find a natural deodorant that actually worked or didn’t make me break out from the baking soda. This one was a lifesaver!
I opted for the sensitive version and lemongrass scent. Now, during the 90 degree days we’ve been having, the deodorant still doesn’t hold up as well as the ones with aluminum like Dove, but it’s the best I’ve found and I’ve tried them all!
I rarely do my hair these days. I’m lazy AF, and it’s hot out, which isn’t the greatest combo for someone with curly hair. If I have somewhere to go that warrants a blow dry, I go to a spot in town to get it done.
That being said, if I let my hair air-dry in a braid, I can straighten it the next morning if I have a meeting or somewhere to be. This straightener makes it sooo incredibly easy to straighten my hair since it’s so wide (2 inches compared to my normal 1-1½). I have a lot of hair but super thin strands, so this really does the trick. Make sure to choose the 2-inch option if you order!
Even though it’s June, I haven’t been in the sun all that much. I’m slowly starting to develop a tan, but on nights when Ryan and I go out to dinner, I need a little extra glow. Beautycounter’s Dew Skin is perfect for this, and the tint really helps cover up any blemishes I may have that are still healing from my first trimester of pregnancy.
I’m obsessed! Here’s the direct link to the product. Definitely a healthier option for tinted moisturizer and it even has PF!
I’ve been shopping all over the map for maternity wear. I want pieces that are high quality but also well-priced. Isabella Oliver is a little pricier than shops like PinkBlush or Pea In The Pod, but the quality is superior. For me, I’d rather have a couple great pieces that I wear more frequently than lots of garments that end up falling apart within a few months.
I’ll be writing a post about my favorite maternity brands soon in case you’re interested :)
That’s all for June. Hope you enjoyed the list, love! Xoxo