Say Hello to Withings Thermo

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

Withings is back, back again.

Today we’re discussing the Thermo by Withings. Okay you know that I’m into tech lately, but I’ve always been into health.

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

Which is why I was SO HAPPY to get my hands on a Withings Thermo.

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

SO let’s back up. Has ANYYYONE ever taken a temp and then forgotten it? I actually have the worst memory but I can’t be alone. OR do you have white coat syndrome but not the blood pressure kind, the kind where you get into a doctors office and blank on everything you need to say or explain and then panic cause ‘OMG I forgot to say this, this and this‘?

UGH the struggle is REAL.

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

So what if I told you you could cut that all out.
Thanks to Withings, the temperatures of your childs fever with times taken, symptoms AND photos can be compiled into one app effortlessly. 

Function and health all in one. Click To Tweet

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

Not to mention… is this not the most beautiful thermometer you’ve ever seen?!

Who thought a thermometer could be beautiful? Well, I mean, other than Withings. 
Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

The illuminated readings and LED indicator light are my fav. The light indicates green for no fever, yellow for mild fever and red for fever. First create a profile for each of your family members by inputting their age, height and weight to determine their age specific fever ranges. Then take their temperature by sweeping the thermometer across their forehead. That’s it. Thermo vibrates once it’s done.
Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

Thermo is also medically approved. AKA the FDA has cleared it. Withings explains that 

As Thermo sweeps across the forehead, 16 infrared sensors take over 4,000 measurements to find the hottest point. This is the revolutionary advance, and is what we call HotSpot Sensor™ Technology. — Withings.com

 

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

When I worked in NICU, we had temporal thermometers to take the infants temperatures. These temporal thermometers use the same concept as mentioned above. My favourite part? Not having to wake babe just to take a temperature. 

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

LASTLY, it is SOOO portable! Throw it in your bag and head out. All the info is stored on your iPhone or iPad.

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

QUESTIONS!? Please comment them below and I’ll be sure to reply!!

Drea has found the new health gadget for 2017. The Withings Thermo. Find out why she is loving her and so will you.

+ this post is in collaboration with Withings, however no profits or affiliate links have occurred. As always, ALL opinions are my own.

xxoo Drea Marie

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Hairstory NEW WASH is the 2017 Way to Clean Your Hair.

Calgary based lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares the 2017 way to clean your hair; Hairstory New Wash! She's found her hair haven.

Holy Guacamole.

I HAVE to share this like right NOW.

There is a way to clean your hair WITHOUT dehydrating shampoo. 

No longer do we have to fear that our hair is “breaking” from removing natural oils with chemical packed shampoo. The days of not shampooing for a week or caking on the dry shampoo 5 days in a row are OVER. Those can stay in 2016 as far as I’m concerned.

This year is all about Hairstory’s NEW WASH.

Let’s start at the very beginning.

Calgary based lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares the 2017 way to clean your hair; Hairstory New Wash! She's found her hair haven.

About a month and a bit ago I read this article on Forbes.com. Immediately I was intrigued. I LOVE Bumble & Bumble. You guys know I am constantly featuring prêt-à-powder on the blog. Plus, the fab hair salon {Hedkandi} I go to uses Bumble & Bumble all the time.

AKA I love their products. 

Calgary based lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares the 2017 way to clean your hair; Hairstory New Wash! She's found her hair haven.

Michael Gordon, who originally founded Bumble & Bumble, has now launched Hairstory. Their main product? New Wash. 

Basically it’s a way to clean your hair WITHOUT shampoo.

New Wash “contains no sodium lauryl sulfate, a sudsing detergent used by nearly every company on earth that makes cleansers, including Method and the The Honest Company.”
— Forbes.com

Calgary based lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares the 2017 way to clean your hair; Hairstory New Wash! She's found her hair haven.

The package says to slather the product on wet hair, making sure to cover all the strands. If you have long hair you should comb New Wash through your hair while in the shower. I didn’t do this cause I was a) very tired and b) too lazy. I’M JUST BEING HONEST. I used my fingers and just really made sure all of my hair was covered.

 

Then the package tells you to rinse REALLY well and not to use conditioner…..

WAIT WHAT? Pause, re read, panic.

NO CONDITIONER?!

Ummmm I was HIGHLY SKEPTICAL on that…. When I don’t use conditioner I step out of the shower with a giant bee hive on my head followed by 15 minutes of painful combing. 

WITH NEW WASH I DIDN’T USE CONDITIONER AND MY HAIR WAS AS SOFT, IF NOT SOFTER, THAN USUAL.

Calgary based lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares the 2017 way to clean your hair; Hairstory New Wash! She's found her hair haven.

I originally thought I would have some weird film left on my hair or it would be all weighed down and ick. Sometimes after too much dry shampoo that happens. Is that just me?

Well it was the OPPOSITE. My hair was 1000000% clean. I am NOT exaggerating. 

Also, I have fine color treated blonde hair. So I’m BIG on hair health. The last thing I want to be doing is damaging the hairs I DO have. I thought this product would weigh down my fine hair but it didn’t at all. 

Calgary based lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares the 2017 way to clean your hair; Hairstory New Wash! She's found her hair haven.

So I’m clearly addicted. I need New Wash

If anyone from Hairstory is reading this, please send buckets of New Wash. 

But seriously, they have OTHER PRODUCTS TOO. I want to try them SO bad. If they are anything like New Wash, I’ve finally found my hair haven.

Lastly, if you try it and love it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Oh and there is a New Wash Club. Simply sign up and receive a complimentary stainless steel dispenser and refills as frequently as you’d like. 

UPDATE: Some of you have been asking okay so what actually cleans the hair? GREAT QUESTION. Here’s the answer: 

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Cleanses pores; balances scalp pH; adds shine and softness; has anti-inflammatory propertiesSimmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Loosens and dissolves hardened sebum around the hair follicle that can cause hair loss; removes build-up from styling products; conditions, moisturizes, softens hair and skin; brings out natural color and brilliance  

Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
Removes soil and build-up; nourishes dry hair

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
A cleansing agent that contains essential fatty acids and high levels of vitamin E to help protect against ultraviolet radiation, and moisturize hair

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Astringent properties; helps normalize oil production and stimulate circulation

— from Hairstory.com

xxoo Drea Marie

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The New MacBook Pro 2016 is LEGIT.

OH HIIIII did you forget about me?

HOW WAS EVERYONE’S NEW YEARS?! Or are we not talking about that night yet? Fair.

New subject.

Who needs a new laptop? Who has been constantly deleting files and having temper tantrums when their laptop slows down to 1990 dial up speed? I HEAR YA.

It’s a different world. A much faster world. If Mom doesn’t text me back in 1 minute I assume she’s given up on me. Kidding Mom. But we are all expecting lightning speed in every aspect of our lives now. It’s just our generation.

SO when my MacBook Air from first year University was having a panic attack with every photo upload I would calmly tell myself ‘One day… one day we will move past this.’

That day came. Christmas morning.

My UHHMAZZZING boyfriend surprised me with the brand new MacBook Pro 2016 AVEC touch bar. 

I FREAKING LOVE NOVELTY PERKS.

He had me at touch bar with emojis. 

For those of you who would ALSO like it to work beautifully, it does that too. 

I mean honestly, my phone now has more storage than my MacBook Air did. 

ALSO, the MacBook Pro 2016 is THINNER/SMALLER than my old MacBook Air BUT the screen is bigger. 

HOW MAGICAL RIGHT?!?!

I am SO obsessed. Just as much as I imagine Miley is with Liam. 

As I’m typing this I totally realized I haven’t taken a side by side of my new laptop vs old laptop. So I’m gunna do that. Like now. So check back today for more pixxxx.

I think one of my FAVORITE parts is the Touch ID sensor. So quick to log in AND it also connects to Apple Pay for online purchases. 

THAT TRACKPAD THOUGH.

It’s so big, so much better.

I don’t know if I was just really used to my older laptop but the screen is INSANE on this MacBook Pro 2016. Everything is so much clearer and the colours are SO bright/clear. Very important for a blogger.

No USB port? No problem. I mean it took me awhile to realize it so that explains how much I really care but you can now get this attachment to solve all of your problems. Depends what you use your laptop for but I really doesn’t bother me and if I was still a student, I don’t imagine it bothering me either.

I DID, also get this USB adapter for my laptop in my stocking {bf thinks of everything}. So thats perf. Anyways, Apple did this because the NEW USB ports are actually this type of plug for the port. Basically they are ahead of the game. 

Okay I’ll add some more pics tonight. ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL JUST COMMENT THEM BELOW!

 

Also, it’s Ukrainian Christmas soooooo

щасливого Різдва!

I’ll be eating perogies and cabbage rolls all night. Like ALL night. 

xxoo Drea Marie

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NYE Outfits // Here we go

It’s New Years EVE!!!!

Holy. Okay I’ve been MIA, I know. BUT who else literally falls into a black hole between Christmas and New Years? I was pretty much walking around in my pajamas the whole time wondering who I was and what year am I was in. I also don’t think the sugar coma helped. GAHHH life reset. HOW PERFECT! It’s HOURS until 2017!!!!

New year new you.

I’m throwin’ it back to last years 2016 resolutions and seeing how far I’ve come….

[1] More blogging. > Yes! I took more risks, blogged more and have had a very successful year blogwise!

[2] More photography. > Yeah girl. Next step… New camera.

[3] More yoga + health & wellness > It’s been a rollercoaster. However, I work every day at it!

[4] Read a book. > Omg you guys  someone help me find one that holds my attention. I NEED TO DO THIS IN 2017. OKAY also I’m not talking eBooks or articles etc I spend my time on for the blog, I’m talking hard cover, get in the tub, relax and finish Mindy’s latest release.

[5] LESS JUNKY FOOD. > YUP! I’ve had a FAB last few months. Then Christmas came and well… I’ll get back on the horse with Withings help.

[6] Wake up and be awesome. AKA be a girlboss. Oh and also literally read the book #GIRLBOSS. > Chippin’ away everyday! and yes, of course I still need to read that book. 

[7] Eat, drink and be cozy with my people. > Yes :) I’ve gone out less this year and I am SO happy about it. I love making myself and my close friends a priority.

[8] Stress less. > Well, I just got these fab essential oils for XMAS that I can’t wait to dive into. I’m a stressy person. Daily battle hahaha

 

OK less talk more outfits. NEXT UP..

What the #@%* are we wearing tonight?!?! Actually before we talk outfits, what the heck are we doing?

Staying in? Going to Banff? Dressing up for a fancy NYE party?

I’ve got a couple options for each of these plans.

 

Calgary lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares her NYE outfit suggestions and a quick reflection on last years resolutions. 

>> If you’re hitting the town then I LOVE a sequin or glittery outfit for New Years Eve. When else is it totally acceptable AND a party statement?? I actually have a gold sequin bomber I got from Anthropologie years ago and NYE is my FAV time to rock it.

 >> Going away for the weekend? I imagine some bubbly, a mountain view, snow, and good company. Sometimes, to be perfectly honest, you’d rather be more comfortable  while away from home. Skip the 6 inch heel, sequin mini-dress combo and opt for a faux fur vest, fancy silk blouse and chic skinny jeans. Pair with walkable booties cause we both know your night will consist of cabs and possibly taking the wrong turn on your way back to the hotel. PS stay safe out there darling.

>> Staying in? Me too. Maybe I’ll even find a fondue set to test out while the fire burns and my hunny pops the bubbly. I feel like it’s still so fun to get a little dressed up!! Whether you’re hanging out with family, close friends or your bf wear a fun t shirt and doll yourself up with a bright pink lippie.

 

K doll, time to find that fondue set.

All the love to you and have the most fabulous time ringing in 2017.
xx MUah! 

xxoo Drea Marie

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