The Well Rounded: Becca’s Quarterly Top Picks [Volume 2 • Winter 2022]

The Well Rounded: Becca’s Quarterly Top Picks [Volume 2 • Winter 2022]

Happy new year! Aaaaaaaand we’re back for Volume 2️⃣ of the Well Rounded series. Each quarter I like to give you guys updates on new products I’ve been testing and grabbing over and over again. Whether it’s sustainable fashion, wellness-related, clean beauty, or natural skincare. I aim to include a fun variety for the season, so let’s take a look at what’s been #OrganicallyBeccaApproved lately! ☃️

This post contains affiliate links. Some of these products were gifted to me for PR consideration with no obligation to share. Trust me, I only share the good stuff with ya!

Btw, if you missed the first official Volume 1 from last fall, you can check it out here!

1. Facial Reflexology Tool

You guys know I love my facial tools and will never pass up the chance to try a new one! I’ve seen people use these in videos and they always look so soothing. It’s a stainless steel pen-like tool with circular bulbs on each end (large and small). The concept of facial reflexology is that there are meridian points on your face that correspond with different organs in the body. You use the tool to stimulate and massage whatever acupressure point you’d like.

All of the fancy meridian talk aside, I just feel like this feels relaxing and helps with tension on my face. It kind of gets deeper into points on your face better than gua sha can. I personally like to use it on my forehead (especially between my eyebrows), along my sinuses, and jaw. I’ve also used it for a headache and it totally helps. Because it’s a massage, using the tool helps boost blood flow and circulation so you can also get a little glow up. Excited to keep playing with this one and master the technique! ✨

You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount at Love Peace Organic.

Shop Facial Reflexology Tool Here

2. FitGlow Plant Protein Brow Gel

A brow gel that also helps strengthen and boost hairs?! Yes! I use the Taupe Blonde shade. It’s on the darker side and the formula was really heavy and wet when I first opened the tube, but after a few weeks of being open, it was perfect! The spoolie is small so you can be more precise with the application and I definitely feel like this holds brow hairs in place all day long.

It has bamboo, lupine protein, and horsetail plant extract which naturally prevent breakage and strengthen brow hairs. I can’t say that I’ve seen any dramatic brow hair growth, but they sure do seem to be in good condition!

Shop FitGlow Brow Gels Here

3. Lina Hanson Perfume Oil

Natural perfumes can be hard to come by, so I was thrilled to try this one from Aillea! Lina Hanson perfumes are a blend of natural and organic essential oils and CO2 extracts in a base of fractionated coconut oil. They meld with your body’s natural chemistry!

Lina Hanson Vibe Perfume Oil

This Vibe scent is sensual, mysterious, and spicy with notes of oud/agarwood (woodsy, sweet, and smoky), black pepper, and cardamom. But it still seems feminine and light to me. It’s a rollerball applicator so it’s really easy to quickly swipe on my wrist and neck. I’ve been applying this one non-stop because it smells amazing!

Shop Lina Hanson Perfume Oils Here

Related post: “Why I Ditched Synthetic Fragrances (& Best Natural Perfumes to Use Instead)

4. Living Libations Best Skin Ever Sea Buckthorn Oil

Gosh, this oil is dreamy! This is the first time I’ve tried a Living Libations product and I feel like I’ve been missing out. First of all, the ingredients are super clean and simple (such as sea buckthorn, jojoba, and tamanu oils). Secondly, I really appreciate that this feels like a drier oil. Meaning it moisturizes really well, but it almost feels soft to the touch and blends in nicely. I only need a squirt or two for my whole face and neck (it has a unique pump top that squirts out *just* the right amount) 👌

Sea buckthorn is an incredible skincare ingredient because it sends its lipids deep into your skin and is packed with omega fatty acids. A single drop of seabuckthorn oil contains 190 different bioactive compounds! Overall, this oil is helpful for regenerating, keeping complexion clear, and balancing oil production. I truly feel like my skin has looked great since I’ve started using this!

The smell is really pleasant like lavender, vetiver, and grapefruit. You can also use this to oil cleanse with a cloth, but I prefer oil cleansers that rinse away. But I am loving it for moisturizing!

You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount at Love Peace Organic.

Shop Living Libations Oil Here

5. One Love Organics Eyebright Serum

Eye serums are an essential step in my skincare routine! I was initially attracted to this pretty pink bottle, but after trying it, I’m so glad the serum itself performs. It contains eyebright, which I actually didn’t even know was an herb (euphrasia officinalis extract)! Eyebright has traditionally been used in folk medicine, mainly in the treatment of eye disorders. But of course, this serum isn’t used on the eye itself, just the skin underneath. But eyebright has astringent properties and can be helpful for puffiness and dark circles because it counteracts inflammation. This also has flavonoids, astaxanthin, green tea oil, and sea kale.

The serum doesn’t have much of a smell. I like to gently roll some under my eyes then tap with my ring finger until it’s blended. It’s lightweight so it blends in quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue. It also has a cooling sensation because of the rollerball. Really happy with this, especially in the mornings when my face is puffy. I do feel like it makes my eye area look more awake!

Shop Eyebright Serum Here

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6. Pique Daily Immune Liposomal Elderberry Vitamin C Packets

One of the tastiest ways to boost my immune system this time of year! 💪 Between gatherings with friends and family, sugary holiday treats, and less sunshine…I’ll take all the help I can get to stay well. These are packets that are encapsulated to maximize proper absorption (a lot of Vitamin C supplements may pass through your digestive tract unabsorbed). Packed with 1000mg of bioavailable Vitamin C, baby!

Pique Liposomal Elderberry Vitamin C Packets

Vitamin C is necessary to practically all functions in the body including healthy immune function, ideal collagen levels, and cellular health. It can also help lessen symptoms of respiratory infections and shorten the duration of colds. The packets taste like candy and contain organic apple juice, lemon, and elderberry juice concentrates. These are helpful to pack while traveling or you can slurp them daily for a supercharge!

Shop Pique Packets Here

Related post: “A Look Inside My Holistic Medicine Cabinet: My Go-To Natural Remedies

7. Sleep & Glow Beauty Pillow

Ummm, so hear me out, because this totally seemed gimmicky to me until I tried one. If you sleep on your back or side, you’ll LOVE this. It’s an ergonomic, orthopedic memory foam pillow with head and shoulder cradles and has a Tencel (natural eucalyptus fiber) pillowcase. Basically, it doesn’t smoosh your face while you sleep and therefore doesn’t cause wrinkles, sleep lines, or puffiness. And it ensures an anatomically correct body position while you sleep.

Sleep & Glow Omnia Beauty Pillow
Photo credit: Sleep & Glow

I used to wake up with lines on my face and don’t notice that AT ALL with this pillow! I have the Omnia pillow and it’s honestly extremely comfortable; they also have one that helps train you to sleep on your back and pillow bras (yes, those are a thing). Warning: your significant other WILL want to steal this from you at night 😴

You can use code BECCA10 for $10 off a pillow.

Shop Sleep & Glow Pillows Here

8. Thinx Sleep Shorts

The Thinx cycle shorts were featured in the last volume, so now I MUST share the SLEEP SHORTS with you! 💤 They are soft and flowy shorts with built-in period underwear and a stretchy waistband. It’s super absorbency and holds up to 5 regular tampons worth! I have the black pair but they’re also available in gray.

Let’s face it…we’ve all had those lovely accidents where we wake up to blood-stained bedsheets. I don’t always sleep well when I’m on my period because of that, but these shorts give me peace of mind! (along with my menstrual cup, of course) 🩸

If you shop through my leader page, you’ll automatically get $10 off your Thinx order.

Shop Thinx Here & Get $10 Off

Stay warm, my friends, and the Well Rounded series will be back in spring for the next volume! ❄️ As always, thanks a bunch for being here and you can pop any questions below in the comments.

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Written by: Becca

Becca is a blogger, wife, and dog mom living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Having seen firsthand the benefits of switching to a natural lifestyle herself, she's passionate about helping women make the switch to clean beauty products, organic skincare, and a holistic way of life (without the stress of being perfect about it!).

2 comments on “The Well Rounded: Becca’s Quarterly Top Picks [Volume 2 • Winter 2022]”

  1. How do you feel about PFAS in Thinx? I have some and really like them, but I want to be sure they are safe. Thanks!

    1. Yeah that alarmed me at first, but ultimately I really only saw one source saying there was PFAS, and Thinx has always had a good response to it/they are OEKO-Tex and third-party tested so I still have loved and used mine!

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