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The ball dropped. Your top nine was a hit. And just like that, it’s 2020. But a new year doesn't have to mean a new you. Because ICYMI, you're already pretty great.
Thanks so much.
No prob. But since we're resetting the calendar, it can't hurt to think about how to start off on the right foot. Here are our picks to help you take on the ‘20s. Fringe dress sold separately.
For when you hardly drank any water in 2019…
A bottle to remind you
Now $35. W&P
Why it’s smart: This water bottle is made from lightweight glass so there’s no weird aftertaste. And then covered in matte silicone to keep it safe. Looks as good as you’ll feel once you’re hydrated AF.
For when you’re Marie Kondo-ing your makeup...
All the eyeshadow you need
Now $18. alleyoop
Why it’s smart: It’s five colors in one stick. Oh, and no brush needed. You can blend the cream formula with your finger. Bye, massive eyeshadow palette with two colors you use and 18 you don’t.
For when your resolution is to wake up earlier…
A little help
Now $20 (45% off). Hydrant
Why it’s smart: This drink mix was developed by Oxford scientists to help you hydrate, fast. It has three times the electrolytes of traditional sports drinks. Oh, and over 1,000 five-star reviews. New year, new morning person.
For when the gym is way too crowded...
Work out your way
Now $60. obé
Why it’s smart: This kit comes with a barre ball, ankle weights, resistance loops and sliders. Translation: everything you need to sweat it out sans other sweaty people. The dream.
For when you’re looking to cut down on sugar...
Your new favorite food
Now $39. MagicSpoon
Why it’s smart: This cereal is low in sugar. And high in protein. Aka it’s like the cereal you remember eating as a kid, but made for adults who don’t want a midday sugar crash. Bowl me over.
For when your promotion goes into effect…
Wear the pants
Starting at $59. Betabrand
Why it’s smart: These dress pants feel like yoga pants. But they’re dress pants. We know, it’s good. Plus they come in a variety of styles and colors, and new customers get 20% off. Welcome aboard.
For when winter darkness is getting you down…
Now $15. Fluide
Why it’s smart: Keep the holiday spirit alive...on your nails. This polish is free of the seven chemicals traditionally used in nail polish (think: formaldehyde and phthalates). So it’s nontoxic, cruelty-free, and vegan. Shine on.
For when your cheeks are red from the cold…
Face off against it
Now $65. Paradox
Why it’s smart: This lightweight moisturizing face oil delivers serious hydration and absorbs fast. It’s also vegan and alcohol-free. Healthy, glowy skin coming right up.
For when you drink iced coffee year round...
Why it’s smart: These reusable straws are made from plated stainless steel, so they’re rust-proof. And good for the planet. Psst...they come with a cleaning brush so you can keep ‘em looking shiny and new.
For when you’re still recovering from NYE…
A gut feeling
Now $55. The Nue Co
Why it’s smart: It’s a blend of digestive enzymes and probiotics that work together to bring you relief. So you can say ‘bye’ to an uncomfortable stomach and ‘see you never’ to bloat. Cheers.
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PPS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.