Mom Stuff

By Christine Davis

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nail Gummies

Created by women for women, these gummies provide a unique way to help support the beauty of your hair, skin and nails from within. Plus they’re flavoured with strawberry so they taste good too. Available at major retailers. $9.79

Systane Complete

Don’t let dry eyes get you down this winter.  The first all-in-one drop from Alcon Canada for all types of dry eyes are doctor approved and can be used up to four times daily so you can instantly relieve burning, stinging, gritty, scratchy or uncomfortable sensations. Available over-the-counter at pharmacies. $14.99

Fitbit Charge 3

This is the most advanced fitness tracker yet from the Fitbit brand. Offering up to seven days of battery life, it features a premium swimproof design with touchscreen display, more than 15 goal-based exercise modes and the most advanced sensor and algorithm technology in a tracker. Available at Fitbit.com, Amazon.ca, Best Buy, Indigo, SportChek, The Source, Staples and Walmart. Classic $199.95; Special Edition $219.95

Quickie.ME Dry Shampoo Spray and Foam

A brand new spray that’s available in formats for light and dark shades of hair and a foam suitable for all hair types will make your morning ‘do easier. Absorb oil, build-up and oil in either formulation so you can spend less time washing and styling. Available at Trade Secrets and Chatters. $22 each

Flow Water

Packed with electrolytes and minerals, and at a pH level of 8.1, Flow is designed to keep your body balanced and have your skin achieving a healthy glow in no time. Flow will help your skin feel hydrated at all times. Available in four flavours: strawberry + rose, watermelon + lime, cucumber + mint and lemon + ginger.  Available at Whole Foods, Rexall, Loblaws and Pusateri’s. $2.50 each; $23.89 per case (12)

Yoga Design Lab Commuter Mat

This mat/towel is designed to be the ultimate on-the-go yogi companion. It’s light enough to fold or roll, but still provides some cushioning and it’s machine washable. Your standing sequence will be epic thanks to the sueded microfiber that gives you the sweaty grib of a towel. Available at Amazon.ca. $70

Serie Expert: Blondifier

From L’Oreal Professionnel, this new line was developed for natural and dyed blondes alike. The system is designed to care for  everything from icy platinum, to golden blonde, to “bronde” colours to keep hair hydrated, nourished and radiant while preserving colour. Line includes shampoo, conditioner, gloss, mask and perfectors. Available at select salons. From $26

Nature’s Touch Frozen Fruits

Add delicious fruit to your New Year routine simply with these assorted frozen, organic fruits. Perfect for adding to smoothies, yogurt and recipes, they’re sure to sweeten your day. Available at Loblaws and Costco. Various prices

RXBARs

Canada’s newest whole food protein bars are made with a short list of high-quality ingredients with a core base of egg whites, fruit and nuts. Each bar packs 12 grams of protein and is gluten free, soy free and dairy free.  Available in six flavours. Available at rxbrands.ca and Amazon.ca. Twelve pack $35.97

Van Houtte House Blend Dark

Caffeinate your New Year with this new blend from Van Houtte. It’s deliciously aromatic with roasted nut, dark chocolate and woodsy aromas and will be just what you need to get through your day. Available in recyclable K-Cup pods. Available at Keurig.ca and major grocers. Box of 12 $9.99; Box of 30 $21.49