August 29, 2017

(If I was going) Back to School Essentials

Back to school essentials- Thursday Plantation peppermint oil, Benefit Punch Pop, smashbox, Always X Always weekly note pad, Hobbry, Waterever Forever, Indigo, Saje, Bando

So the whole "back to school" thing may not be a reality for me this year, but that doesn't mean I still don't have fun looking at all the back to school flyers and get excited about all the new stationery and notebook releases! I always loved back to school shopping. I would sift through flyers for hours on end and plan out exactly what I would need. Then I would set up my pencil case, backpack, and even my closet. Ah, the memories! I still get all giddy when I talk to my little cousins about back to school. It's always bittersweet because summer is coming to an end, but I love how it totally gives you a sense of revival. This year, I'm still prepping for back to school, just in a different way! I'm doing a huge purge-- I've already started with my closet and I'm giving my office supplies a refresh. There are a few things that I'd definitely be packing in my school bags this year so let's get to it...





Back to school essentials- Thursday Plantation peppermint oil, Benefit Punch Pop, smashbox, Always X Always weekly note pad, Hobbry, Waterever Forever, Indigo, Saje, Bando

Peppermint Oil-- Oh for the love of essential oils! Sometimes you need a killer "does it all" product. Peppermint oil is a plant-based medicine and can be used for soothing a cold or a cough, relieving joint/muscle pain (even arthritis!), settling an upset stomach, calming nerves and alleviating headaches. When you are running from class to class you need something that can tackle any symptoms. How key would a little bottle of Thursday Plantation Peppermint Oil be in your pencil case?! I love this one because Thursday Plantation specializes in all-natural beauty products and it's the highest quality oil.
Tip: Use it topically or as an inhalant. I like to rub a bit behind my ears for a cooling sensation!


Back to school essentials- Thursday Plantation peppermint oil, Benefit Punch Pop, smashbox, Always X Always weekly note pad, Hobbry, Waterever Forever, Indigo, Saje, Bando
{pencils & ideas/doodles notebooks via Target}
Lip Colours-- There is something about Benefit's new Punch Pop liquid lip colours that takes me back to elementary school. Maybe it's because the whole line was inspired by the iconic bubble gum. I love how the each one is named a bubble gum flavour. They are fun, juicy, bright and bold! Super smooth too from all the added vit E. School is the time to shine on my friends! Why not have fun and stash a few of these goodies in your pencil case? .... Did I say pencil case? Clearly, mine is becoming more of a beauty bag!

Back to school essentials- Thursday Plantation peppermint oil, Benefit Punch Pop, smashbox, Always X Always weekly note pad, Hobbry, Waterever Forever, Indigo, Saje, Bando

Collagen Peptides-- This may seem like a strange addition to our back to school essentials, but hear me out. It's no secret that our bodies slow down on the collagen (an essential nutrient) production as we age. But we need collagen to support a healthy, vibrant lifestyle. Lately, I have been loving these to-go collagen packs by Vital Proteins. It's the best way to get that vitamin boost to support healthy hair, nails, skin, bone and joint health, digestion, muscle recovery and more. I stir the powder into my morning coffee or blend into a smoothie. This one by Vital Proteins is actually tasteless! Late nights, early mornings, all-nighters... blah, blah, blah. Make sure you have something working on your side!

Back to school essentials- Thursday Plantation peppermint oil, Benefit Punch Pop, smashbox, Always X Always weekly note pad, Hobbry, Waterever Forever, Indigo, Saje, Bando
{Vital Proteins available here}

School Supplies-- Guess we finally made it to the actual "back to school" products. Collecting notebooks has become an addiction of mine! I just can never have enough. The "Whatever Forever" collection by Hobbry it too good to pass up! If I was attending classes now you'd definitely find me scribbling down blog post ideas instead of taking notes in these little cuties. I love how they have to corresponding pouches, too.  In terms of writing utensils, I'm all about coloured pens. Have you ever heard of "Le Pen"? I have one in at least every bag I own. They make writing anything down that much more enjoyable, and pretty. And pencils with fun sayings on them are just the best. As for agendas, I'm still obsessed with my Ban.do agenda. The pages are filled with fun sayings, inspirational photos, stickers and they come in the best designs. (Btw- Indigo is my go-to place for all notebook/stationary/agenda needs!)


Random extras-- Rose quartz stone because everyone needs a rose quartz stone in their bag. Bring on the positive energy! Arrive Revived Jet Lag & Travel Mist by Saje-- it's a good burst of energy when you're feeling sluggish! ALWAYS x ALWAYS tear off pads are great to see a week at a glance. A fun cheek palette like this Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette is also perfect to stash in your bag for when you need a little-added glow.

*Some products (peppermint oil, collagen, blush palette and lip colours) were given to review however all opinions are my own.
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