Ok ok!! So I am starting a new monthly tradition where I share with you my favorites from the month. I am dedicated to being more active with my voice on my platform whether its through more blog posts, newsletters, my stories, the podcast (hehe), etc! You guys know its been a rough year for me, I planned so much before I moved to NC and absolutely zero of it has gone to plan, but hey that’s life right? I’m just learning to roll with the punches!
Anyways, I’m sure you guys are sick of hearing it, but I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR YOU. My whole life I never felt like I belonged. I always felt like an outsider. I never knew if I was going to feel accepted. But then I found this community, and for the first time I was making connections with you guys that felt real, honest, and deep. My whole life all I wanted to do was meet and connect with cool bad ass people and now I have. Sorry for getting all mushy lol, but I could go on forever so I’ll just stop here and introduce you to some products I have been LOVING this month!
First up, we have King Coffee!
For some of you this may have been an obvious, and this will probably be an every month favorite but WOW do I love it!!!! It contains Reishi Spores, which is the most powerful, medicinal, and healing part of the mushroom. This is so perfect for those of us who cannot handle caffeine well. It’s an instant coffee mix that doesn’t give you the shit side effects of coffee like the immediate caffeine jolt, dehydration, cortisol spike, sleep disturbances, change in pH, etc. All of those shitty side effects can eventually lead to things like SIBO, candida, stress, hormone imbalances, etc. But King Coffee actually MODULATES all of those. Reishi is known as the mushroom of immortality because it is anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-candida. It’s especially great for people struggling gut dysbiosis, SIBO, constipation. It also is hormone BALANCING, immune modulating, liver supporting, adrenal replenishing, blood sugar balancing, thyroid function enhancing, and shown to support mold toxicity… LIKE WHAT?! I started drinking it a couple months ago and within A WEEK AND A HALF I got my period back. I have no words. I have struggled with my period for EIGHT YEARS, you guys, EIGHT YEARS. It has made my skin glow like never before and my nails and hair grow. I totally believe its helping me keep my immune system up while I detox and help my liver not be so sluggish (which is the main reason I got SIBO). If you are interested here is a link to check it out. You have a couple different options when it comes to getting your hands on King Coffee:
- 1: buying it at retail value $52
- 3: Buying a few samples by filling out this form, if you want to try it before committing to a whole box
*DISCLAIMER* : this is a very powerful coffee and depending on your unique toxic load it could cause detox reactions. This doesn’t mean it always will happen when drinking it, it just means you have to build up to drinking a full cup because it is healing your body. I always recommend starting with a ¼ of the packet and then maybe working to ½ then a full.
Next, we have WTHN Ear Seed Kit
You guys, why did I sleep on ear seeds?! Like I get acupuncture and I didn’t even know something like this existed. But let me tell you they are life changing!! Ear seeds carry a deep legacy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a technique to reduce stress, relieve pain, help support digestion, improve your sleep, boost your immune system, and restore hormonal balance. Ear seeds are basically tiny adhesive beads on acupressure points that stimulate your brain. You remove them after 3-5 days and then reapply weekly. I freaking swear by them. I feel like I have been sleeping better and digestion has been on point (with the help of some other things of course), but mainly they have been helping me reduce stress and manage my anxiety so much.
Here is the link to WTHN & use
Here is an ear seed map to help you get a better idea:
Third, we have Toto Cookie Dough
Never have I ever had a cookie dough I loved more than this and I was the girl in high school who was polishing off Tollhouse Cookie Dough like it was nobody’s business. This cookie dough only contains 8 ingredients, and it is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, functional/infused with powerful adaptogens, vegan, contains only 4g sugar, and just absolutely too good to be true. You can just eat the cookie dough out of the container or bake it into actual cookies. I honestly cannot decide which one I love more the dough or the cookies because both are just ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR. I guess if I had to pick one or the other though I would go for the Sea Salt Chocolate Chip because I'm a sucker for sweet and salty!!!
My boyfriend is into the real deal cookies (ya know with real sugar, butter, etc), but he swears he has never had a better cookie in his life. I still remember the first day we tried the cookies and we were SHOOK with how amazing they were.
How I enjoy it: right out of the container with a spoon (literally lol) and I also love to roll the cookie dough into balls and eat them on top of my smoothies or smoothie bowls. And I made these Brookie Batter Cups with the Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough that you have to try!
Here is the link to TOTO & use
code: "NIKKI20" for 20% off your new favorite cookie dough hehe
And then we have another dessert (another dessert, you ask? LOL this couldn’t be more me) but I love these French Squirrel Beret’s
I literally cannot say a single bad thing about these. I mean they are like something I would make out of my own kitchen and those are the kind of products I am most obsessed with!!!! These are nutrient-dense, vegan, and gluten-free protein bites coated in 100% pure, organic chocolate. They also contain powerful adaptogens like ashwagandha. They are high in protein and low in sugar and come in a variety of flavors like Sunflower Seed Butter, Peanut Butter, Tahini Cashew Butter, and Almond Butter. My personal favorite are the sunflower seed butter. I literally cannot pass my fridge without grabbing one. The taste, texture, ingredients are absolutely delightful. I love that they have no additives or anything artificial -- it has been TOUGH trying to find treats I can have while I am dealing with all my digestive issues, but these ARE IT.
Use this link to get some tasty treats!
Now moving on to skin care I am OBSESSED with: Nécessaire
Changing the skin care game tbh!!!! What I love most is that they actually care about our environment AND our bodies. They are sustainably sourced and shipped. They also are CLEAN skincare products THAT ACTUALLY WORK! I also love that they offer products that are fragrance free (for us tattoo lovers that is EVERYTHING). My favorite products of theirs at the moment are the fragrance free lotion, the sandalwood body wash, the sandalwood body exfoliator and the fragrance free body serum.
The lotion is fast absorbing, but the coolest part is that it's literally a daily multivitamin for your skin containing: Niacinamide, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Omega-6 and Omega-9!! The body wash contains the same. They are a dream come true for after I get out of the shower after a hot and sweaty sauna sesh. I feel so clean, pure and soft after. I have never loved a skin care routine so much. I also use the exfoliator about 1-2x per week and OMG my skin hasn’t felt that soft sense I was like the ripe age of 1 or 2 years old. Don't be like me and sleep on these products if you are looking for a good, clean lotion and body wash.
If you are just starting out with them I highly recommend The Body Essentials Kit (aka the three step set to elevate your self care routine)
I hope you guys enjoyed my little July round up! I can't wait to share more with you next month!! Let me know which ones are your favorites and which ones you have already tried!!! Sending all my love sweet angels!!!!