Getting my beauty sleep is so important to me. It don't know about you, but a good night's rest is so essential for me to function at my very best. I'm particularly fussy about my bedtime rituals. I need to sleep in a cool, dark room with plenty of covers and warm socks, and I must have the right pillow. As someone who has dealt with chronic neck issues -- thanks to an awful massage that threw off my c-spine years ago -- I need to sleep with the right supportive pillow. A chiropractor recommended a cervical traction pillow, which has done wonders for my neck. Seriously, if you suffer from neck pain, you must check it out! It's made a huge difference for me.
It's officially winter, and that means chilly temps, whipping winds, and parched skin. I don't know about you, but my normally dry skin is extra dehydrated once December hits. Winter weather calls for an extra dose of beauty TLC, which is why I was so excited about the launch of the new AVEENO Active Naturals line and incorporating my 6 Tips for Healthier Skin and Hair This Winter. As I've mentioned before on my Snapchat and Instagram stories, I'm a long time fan of the AVEENO family of products. Their eczema cream is the most effective treatment I've found for stubborn rough spots -- ever! -- and I am the first to recommend it to friends and patients. AVEENO is a dermatologist recommended brand trusted for its use of natural ingredients.
Ho ho ho! Christmas is officially in T-minus 6 days, and I'm getting in all of my classic plaids this week! Stewart plaid, black watch, tartan -- I love them all! I joked to one of my co-workers that I'm basically a real life Mrs. Claus. This time of year, there's something so cozy about a warm, soft red sweater and a pop of plaid -- don't you agree? This sweater is so amazingly soft and luxurious that I bought it in several colors. It's expensive, but the quality is very high. If you're in the market for a cable cashmere sweater, I highly recommend this one. I also adore this more affordable pom-pom version! These plaid pants in black watch and stewart plaid are amazing, and I bought both pairs. Sizing wise, these run small, so definitely order a size up. The stewart plaid appears to be sold out on the main website, but you can purchase them through Nordstrom or check back for restocking.