There’s no better time to indulge in a bit of self-care than at the start of a new season. With the holidays quickly arriving, it’s time to get your skin, health and beauty routines squared away. Whether you’re refreshing your fitness wardrobe for the cooler months, searching for a relaxing skincare treatment or needing healthy snacks, there are plenty of local options available. We’ve also included two special FINDS that give back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get ready to embrace the new season and become your healthiest self with these 14 health and beauty FINDS.
Head to the gym in comfort and style this fall. This camo windbreaker is lightweight, functional and durable — just what you need for a brisk run on a cool morning or class at your favorite fitness studio. Birmingham-based Eleven Eleven Clothier creates wardrobe staples perfect for women on the go. Find this windbreaker for $148 at Eleven Eleven.
Second Skin leggings
The thought of breaking out leggings again has us doing our happy dance. These leggings, created by the fitness masterminds at Second Skin, are high-waisted, incredibly soft and perfect for those chilly fall workouts. Plus, we love this tea leaf green color. Find these for $40 at Wrapsody.
New to cardio or just ready to upgrade your running shoes? The North Face’s new Sestriere running shoes are durable yet lightweight — perfect for any type of runner. Whether you prefer the treadmill or pavement, you’ll feel like you’re running on memory foam in these stylish sneakers. Find them for $100 at Alabama Outdoors.
Battle Republic hat
Represent one of Birmingham’s best female-owned gyms, Battle Republic, with this pink embroidered hat. Whether you’re out for a run, sweating it out at the gym or just having a bad hair day, this cute and functional cap is a must-have. Find it for $28 at Battle Republic.
FUEL & HEALTHY EATS
Healthy snack pack
On the go but craving a healthy and filling snack? These Salted Dark Chocolate Collagen Bliss Bites from Blueroot make for the perfect guilt-free snack. Dairy-free, gluten-free and packed with fiber and protein, these bites are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you full and focused. Find them for $18 at Blueroot.
Keep your immune system strong this October with the Immunity Pack from Farm Bowl + Juice Company. The pack includes Green Machine and Hustle Juice cold-pressed juices as well as Fireball and Limelight shots. Grab yours for $20 at Farm Bowl + Juice Company.
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Meal plan kit
A busy schedule calls for a healthy, convenient meal plan kit delivered right to your door. Nourish Meals, headquartered right here in Birmingham, provides nutritious meal plan options that the whole family can enjoy. Starting at $13.99 per meal, find the perfect kit for you at Nourish Meals.
HEALTHY LIVING ACCESSORIES
One of the most important steps to recover after a long workout is to drink plenty of water. And we know we’re not the only ones who think it’s easier to drink more water when the bottle is cute! This 50-ounce Swig bottle helps you reach your hydration goal throughout the day. Find it for $55 at The Mercantile by Miller.
Nokabox weekly pill organizer
Taking your vitamins is a great way to help your body recover and stay healthy. Keep your pills and vitamins organized with a chic and functional weekly pill organizer by Nashville-based company, Noka Supply. This accessory assists you on your health journey all year long! Find the once-a-day option for $39 at SB Shop.
Monogrammed yoga mat tote bag
Tote your yoga mat with ease and style with this functional monogrammed bag. Complete with loops to secure your mat, this bag is one you’ll be able to take from work to the gym or wherever else your October plans take you. And just in time for the holidays, this also makes a great gift! Find it for $30 at Modern Monograms.
SKIN & HAIR CARE
Prep your skin for cooler temperatures and drier air this October. Show your skin some much-needed love with a relaxing, soothing HydraFacial. After all, healthy skin is an important element of self-care. Book your facial for $175 at Tonya Jones SalonSpa.
Spa experience box
Nothing says relaxation like a spa experience right in your own home. Enjoy comforting scents of lavender as you soak in the tub after a long day. This spa experience tin from 1818 Farms includes a bar of lavender soap, a jar of moisturizing lavender shea crème, lip balm and cuticle balm. You’ll feel renewed in no time! Find this set for $32 at 1818 Farms.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Candle gift box
Show your support for those battling breast cancer with a purchase of this set. Designed by The Beanstalk Collective, these candles are beautifully wrapped and display three different breast cancer awareness messages, including “In Celebration of You,” “Standing With You in This Fight,” and “In Remembrance of Someone Special.” The team at Cradle + Bee has created five unique and delicious-smelling scents. Throughout October, 20% of the proceeds from these candles are donated to a family walking through a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Find these candles for $19 each at Cradle + Bee.
SB + OMI Beads Bracelet
SB Shop has teamed up with Tennessee-based jewelry designer, OMI Beads, for a special collaboration. Together we’ve designed this beautiful peach agate bracelet that can be worn all year long. The best part about this gorgeous bracelet is it gives back to an incredible cause. Twenty percent of all profits are donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Find it for $30 at SB Shop.
Enjoy these fabulous FINDS, and happy October!