My kids started school today. The oldest in 4th grade, the youngest Kindergarten. Other than getting them more “primped’ than I would normally bother (and having my giant tourist camera glued to my face), the day is basically like any other day. Except…. except that it’s not.
I remember being school-aged and taking on each first day of school like a complete restart. WAY more than New Year’s Day, the first day of school was truly “the first day”. The first day to make new friends. The first day to be someone you might want to be that year. The first day to explore that new look. The first day to give yourself new goals. Almost like being able to press life’s “Restart” button.
After college, years weren’t so entwined with school schedules and sure, New Year’s Day could bring on that refresh feeling, but nothing compared to an actual first day of school. Now, as a mom of school-aged kids, my years have gone back to their new calendar years. I don’t even buy calendars in January anymore. My calendars all start in September. It’s when I can fill in schedules and make most of our plans for the year.
I figure, if they get a “restart”, I get a restart too. So this is when I make my own personal schedule. I schedule in my haircuts, figure out my new workout routine, organize how I’ll do meal plans, even try new beauty products. Maybe that’s why I love Fall so much. Restarts are just, well, awesome.
This Fall we have a couple of new products that got their own “restarts”. So if you’re in the midst of making your Fall Restart health and beauty plans, here’s a couple you may want to consider:
GrayBan Shampoo. GrayBan Spray has been a long time best-seller so this is a no-brainer. You gradually get back your hair’s natural hair color by promoting a melanin-like protein to be substituted back into the hair follicle. So a shampoo that does the same thing just makes sense. No harsh dyes or crazy colors. Just you the way you were originally designed.
Ibu-Relief12 – OK, so no it’s not a beauty product but the beautiful thing here is that you get anti-inflammatory relief in a soothing cream. I recently was offered Vicodin for a torn muscle. I hate that stuff. Just makes you wacky while you still feel the pain. I turned it down and tried this instead. Did the trick. Soothed my pain exactly where I needed it and I didn’t have to worry about some of the nasty intestinal side-effects of taking in too much ibuprofen internally. Don’t get me wrong, I may be addicted to ibuprofen in general, especially for headaches but I know that stuff can really be caustic to your organs. What a relief to find this alternative. Definitely a “restart” product in my medicine cabinet.
So bring on Fall! I’m ready and very willing. I’ve even started a Fall Restart Pinterest Board to give you ideas for everything from stylish looks, makeup finds, to Halloween decorating! Be sure to follow me on Pinterest to keep updated with my latest finds. (And if you don’t know what Pinterest is, click here to find out more, you’ll love it, promise…).
Do you have any Fall Restart routines or Fall Blog posts? Would love to hear them!