In today's world, trendy beauty and wellness buys can feel like a dime a dozen. There's always a new must-have serum to be slathering on or a game-changing device promising to revolutionize your skin care routine. Not to mention all the wellness paraphernalia (crystals! essential oils! ergonomic meditation cushions!) meant to help you become a better, brighter, more centered you.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a firm believer in all of the above objects. I fall asleep with gemstones in my hands and wake up to a morning ritual of herbs, oil pulling, and many, many layers of skin care. However, even I suffer from wellness overload from time to time. What's worth my dollars and what's just a fad?
Luckily, I've tested all of the newest products out there so that you don't have to. Here are my picks for the latest and greatest in beauty and wellness accessories, products, and tools: they're clever, well-built, and attractive items that will carry you across the world and through the rest of the year. (Looking for trip ideas? Might I point you in the direction of mbg's new series, Travel Diaries: Soak Up The Salt, Sand, & Sun Salutations Of Bali)