With the travesty that was 2017 ending soon and the new year on the horizon, we all need a serious glo-up to rid ourselves of the stress of our day to day fabulous lifestyles! I always say that self-care is the best care, and the most important relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself, so why not check out some new self-love digs for the new year?

I highlighted some of the best self-care gifts for you and your peeps, perfect for your 2018 glo-up! From skincare to internal wellness, to even small boosts of confidence for those last minute mirror checks, I got you covered. It's time to do you, boo and rep yourself unapologetically in the new year. Happy Shopping babes! <3

Self Care

Emotional Health

When I practice self-care, I like to pay attention to the needs of my mental & emotional health first. One of the best ways for me to decompress is through a good book and a nice sensory experience. On my shelf, The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, and she literally has me crying tears of laughter in every chapter. That paired with my Lavender infused Lush Twilight Spray and I am my best and happiest self. :)

Physical Health

What better way to jumpstart your physical health than with taking care of the largest organ on our bodies? Our skin! It's never a bad idea to try out a new routine, and with affordable skincare brand The Ordinary, you can do just that. Their AHA/BHA 10 Minute Facial is the perfect quick fix when you need to clear up a breakout on the fly. From there, of course, you need moisture, so check out the Face Oil, Hair Butter, & Hair Oil Gift Set from the Afro Hair Skin Nails Company, a black woman-owned brand based in the UK. It's all plant-based!!

Internal Health

You can't practice good physical health without also paying attention to your internal health, so what better way to celebrate yourself and really create some new habits in 2018 than through a personalized vitamin pack from Care/ Of? Pop in your needs and they create a custom vitamin cocktail just for you, perfect to pair with the Energy Reboot Kit from The Nue Co, for those days when you "just can't even." Finish off your day with a cute little set from The Honey Pot Co. for your lady parts, and you are in business.

Boosts of Confidence

Alright, I'm headed out the door and I know I need to slay my day, so I always make sure to wear items that will really elevate my look and make me feel good. One of my faves right is a nail polish by woman-owned brand and fellow Vanderbilt alum (#anchordown), Press & Hume! A quick swipe of this non- toxic, cruelty-free, handmade, and 5-free formula on my fingers, and I'm shining, shining, shining, shining, yeahhh!

And of course, I can't leave home without my enamel pins and patches from Coloring Pins. Another woman-owned brand, peep these pins when you want to throw some subtle, black girl magic shade. Try popping them onto this cute "Strong Female Lead" tee, because duh. It's self-explanatory. ;)





So what do you think? Feeling a new self-care vibe?

What's on your wishlist this holiday season?

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