Back to School Basics
Does anyone else treat back to school like a new year? I remember when I was growing up, as summer came to a close and we were getting ready to pack up the cottage for the winter, my mom would always have us sit out on the dock and write out our goals for the school year ahead. A little tradition I continue to this day as I reflect back on the last 8 months and gear up to finish the final four strong.
This week I dedicate my Must-Haves for my college girls. Here are my personal faves to keep you motivated & healthy mind-body, soul on your goal for the semester ahead.
Rescue & Renew Essential Oils: Study sessions & all nighters can be stressful at best. Stay on task with Arbonne Essential Oils. I live for Focus Blend when I need to buckle down on my grind and Lavender always keeps me feeling calm & helps me drift off to sleep with ease. Use them in your room diffuser or put a few drops on your wrists and temples.
Dash: Collapsible containers are perfect for packing homemade leftovers from mom, food prepping & packing healthy on-the-go snacks between class. When the snacking is done they collapse down saving room in your bag & in your dorm.
Journal & Agenda: Every goal crushing babe needs a good journal to jot down thoughts, gratitude, dreams and intentions as well as a good planner to keep classes, study sessions and play organized. Indigo always has a great selection. I get lost for hours in stationary section. Kick the goal getting up a notch with one from Rachel Hollis, try her Start Today journal.
Magic Bullet: Your brain needs breakfast! One good decision inspires another. It can be a challenge to get ready for class and grab a healthy meal on the way out the door that’s why smoothies are the perfect nutrition packed solution. A Magic Bullet is portable and powerful to keep your mind and body fueled with the food it needs to succeed.
Backpack: Truth be told I am not a backpack girl. I made it through school with a tote. But I love a cute trend and these ones from Love and Lore are perfect for carting around your supplies in style.
Glasses: Stylish specs and funky frames are a trend not going anywhere fast and Bonlook has all the latest. They are a Canadian made brand and they offer affordable pricing. All frames with your prescription for $149. Can’t beat that!
Cleansing Wipes: NEVER GO TO BED WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON! Do I need to say that one again? Even when you’re tired your skin will thank you 15 years from now. Trust Me! Arbonne Dissolve the Day cleansing wipes are infused with botanical ingredients to remove dirt, make-up and sweat while moisturizing skin for a simple & speedy one step solution. Now read that first line again!
Scarf or Wrap: I love me a good scarf or wrap! Classrooms can be cool and the mornings are crisp. Stay stylin’ and comfortable with a little pop of colour.