THIRSTY BITCHES

WATER…

Our bodies are made of 60% water, yet many of us do not hydrate as much as we should.

I don’t drink nearly enough water.

I’m in love with coffee and juices and carbonated drinks and of course, wine.

I very rarely drink water.

This is not a good thing.

I’ve tried everything to increase my water intake, because honestly, I really don’t think about drinking water.

I’ve gotten the cool water bottles with lines that tell you how much you’ve drank, I’ve downloaded water reminders on my smartphone…nothing helps.

I need to make a solid promise to myself to drink more water.

Recent “studies” have shown that not all of us need eight glasses a day, but I’m fairly certain many of us can (and should) drink more water than what we currently are.

The benefits of drinking water are:

  • DRINKING WATER KEEPS YOU YOUNG ( Drinking enough water will help keep your skin young. You will be able to reduce your use of moisturizers, and fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced)
  • DRINKING WATER DETOXIFIES (Drinking water helps burn stored fat to help you lose weight, and it also flushes toxins from your body.)
  • DRINKING WATER IS GOOD FOR YOUR JOINTS (Drinking water helps keep your joints healthy, strong and lubricated. Your joints need moisture to remain flexible so your movements are smooth and pain free.)
  • DRINKING WATER MAKES YOU SMARTER (Drinking water can increase your cognitive function. Drinking enough water per day can improve your levels of cognitive performance by as much as 30%

I am going to make it a goal to start drinking more water. I downloaded an app on my smart phone to remind me (ha-ha) But, I like this one because it has all drinks available to track, so I can compare my water intake to other drinks, and make a solid effort to cut down on other drinks, and replace them with water.

I use Android, but search your phone and pick which app is right for you.

Do you drink enough water?

Are you going to join me in this goal?

Sometimes I might need a kick in the butt!

Hydrate, rest, breathe…take care of YOU!

And… stay thirsty my bitches!

Let me know your thoughts and let me know your water intake or your need to increase it.

~January

GAIAM YOGA ~with discount code!~

In partnership with GAIAM, I am able to offer you a discount code. Click the link to the write of this page.

Have you always wanted to try Yoga or Meditation and don’t know where to start, or you are reluctant to go to a class in person?

GAIAM has a Yoga Studio App you can download onto your phone!

Easy to use and I love being able to use it in the privacy of my own home.

Here is the link to install:

https://www.gaiam.com/pages/yoga-studio-app

ALSO GAIAM TV IS NOW GAIA TV. IF YOU HAVE A SMART TV YOU CAN PLAY LESSONS ON A BIGGER SCREEN!

Here is the link:

https://www.gaia.com/?utm_source=bing+paid&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=gaiam&utm_campaign=1-USA-Brand-Gaiam-Exact&utm_content=Gaiam-Exact&ch=DimensionNotFound

The beginners Yoga kit below comes in several color choices and is the perfect kit for starting this practice.

BEGINNERS YOGA KIT
This bra is on sale and combined with your discount code, makes for an even better deal!


There are many forms and levels of Yoga, so do not be intimidated!

There is even chair Yoga!

I hope you give Yoga a chance because it really does help you feel better inside and out, even with minimal time and effort.

~January

Vremi ~Affordable products for the home~

Welcome To Our Table.

Oh, hello. We’re Vremi, and our goal is to make awesomely affordable home goods for all. While we believe that home is where the heart is, we also believe you can make your actual home better with great products that fit your needs.

Vremi is one of the first companies I started reviewing products for. They have sent me several things, and everything has been top quality.

Very affordable and functional. Check them out!

I’m buying one of these below next, I just can’t decide on which color!

BEAUTY IS WITHIN~but take care of your skin~

The environment, lifestyle, stress, and lack of sleep-to name a few- can take a big toll on your skin.

Especially your face.

Sun, wind, cold…

It’s all out to get you!

I have been on the search for skin hydration that REALLY works.

I’ve used many that seem to help for a short time, but long lasting results seemed unattainable.

I went to the Sephora website and placed an order, and requested a free sample of Belif Aqua Bomb.

Sephora is amazing with the number of samples you can request with your order.

You can request in store without buying anything.

The sample they sent me was a small packet but I was able to use it on my face and neck two times.

I loved it so much, that I immediately ordered a full-sized.

My search is over.

They claim that this product provides a +70% increase in skin’s hydration levels.

When I read that, I thought, “Yeah, right.”

I can see why they call this Aqua Bomb!

It is like an explosion of moisture to your face.

I’ve used this intermittently for about 1 1/2 weeks. ( I’m bad at not having a routine. New Year Resolution #5)

After checking out more of the products by Belif, I bought the Belif Aquabomb Sleeping Mask.

Now, don’t worry about this being greasy and getting into your hair or onto your pillow.

After cleansing my face , I put the Aqua Bomb Moisturizer on my face and neck about 15 minutes before bed, then I use the Aqua Bomb Sleeping mask.

It is not greasy. It doesn’t have a crazy smell.

And it works!

YOU CAN REALLY BE A SLEEPING BEAUTY!

Now, be aware that it takes very little of these products to cover your face and neck, so if the price point bothers you, know that these will last quite awhile.

The last time I was on Sephora, you had two size options to order.

THE belif BRAND

SKIN

You are about to meet the most truthful skincare brand. belif combines time-tested apothecary herbal traditions and modern Korean skin science to provide the utmost care and efficacy for skin.

TRUE INGREDIENTS

belif sourced the world over to find the best and purest ingredients and inherits the legacy of a centuries-old herbal apothecary—Napiers, which is renowned for its powerful herbal remedies. Our products are free of: parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic preservatives, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, and animal origin ingredients.

*I am NOT affiliated with Sephora or Belif and have not received an incentive or compensation for this post.*

I truly have “belif” in this product and am excited to share it with you!

Tell me your Winter skin care tips/products.

Have you tried Belif?

Have a wonderful day, luvs!

~January

Chai tea Tai Chi?

As many of you know, I have Graves Disease. It is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid.

It took ages to get properly diagnosed.

Fast heart rate is my biggest issue, which I am currently on medication for.

Sometimes my heart will race while I’m in totally resting mode.

One night, my heart was beating so hard, that my husband could hear it through the mattress while laying on his side.

Graves Disease makes you tired, it drys your skin and hair.

And then there are Thyroid Storms, where you vomit until you are dry heaving.

Many issues.

I think my positive attitude really helps with mine.

I am a very active person, but I am finally learning to slow it down.

Anxiety and stress are also big things with this disease.

If it’s there, I can stress and be anxious over it forever.

I Meditate, and that helps.

Until recently, I have been doing Yoga.

I am aware I need to keep my heart rate down, and I was noticing that Yoga was making my heart rate go too high.

Now, there are many forms of Yoga and I originally felt I was okay at the level I was at, but still…my heart.

After talking with my doctor and doing some research, I am going to try Tai Chi.

WHAT IS TAI CHI?

Tai chi is a form of exercise that began as a Chinese tradition. It’s based in martial arts, and involves slow movements and deep breaths.

SOME OF THE THINGS IT DOES:

  • REDUCES STRESS
  • IMPROVES MOOD
  • PROMOTES BETTER SLEEP

I ordered a paperback copy of “Tai Chi for Dummies” so I can make notes in it. (gasp, writing in a book???) And also so I can be somewhat educated when I’m looking for an instructor.

I’m really looking forward to this new experience.

I will keep you updated on my progress or lack of, ha ha.

Below is a Winter Recipe for a Healthy Chai Tea Latte

Enjoy!