10 Ways to Invest in Yourself This Year

From fitness to beauty to fashion, these 10 inspiring ideas will take your self-care to a whole new level

From fitness to beauty to fashion, these 10 inspiring ideas will take your self-care to a whole new level


1. Try a fitness program

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit but you don’t know how to get started, try a group fitness class. We love The A.S.S Class created by personal trainer Michelle Kuhnreich. This 55-minute class will leave you feeling energized, refreshed and lengthenedall while defining your core and tightening your booty. If you’re felling nervous about joining a group class, opt for a private session.


2. Get style inspiration from Instagram

I love the outfit ideas and inspiration from Vancouver blogger, LegalLee Blonde—and shopping her Instagram feed makes life so much easier! Simply click on any of her instagram posts from her website to be taken directly to the products shown.


3. Improve your makeup game

The saying “you are only as good as your tools” is something every professional makeup artist knows to be true. Cruelty-free, vegan and designed by a makeup artist, this brush set from Evalina Beauty has been created to work with products whether wet or dry. Each tool has been crafted to provide you with the easiest application possible. The bonus? They’re packaged beautifully in a convenient (and pretty pink) travel case.


4. Treat your skin

Try the celebrity facial at Yaletown’s The Skin Girls, as recommended by bloggers like The Flora Law: “My favourite is their celebrity facial because you will have a glow like no other afterwards!” The 45- to 60-minute treatment includes microdermabrasion to exfoliate and LED light therapy to boost collagen and treat mild to moderate acne. 


5. Take care of your hair

Want shinier, healthier hair this year? Local blogger Jeyla Loves is a fan of the Orchid Oil collection from Vancouver’s Redavid salon products. According to Jeyla, the products help control frizz, detangle and make hair soft and manageable—and they smell great too!


6. Try a natural skin care line

Want to spoil your skin? Vancouver skin care brand Sangre de Fruta (blood of fruit) uses the healing properties of plants to create their luxurious beauty products. The collection features water-free formulations made of locally sourced, organic ingredients and natural fragrances. All products are handmade locally, free of harmful ingredients and not tested on animals.


7. Create a vision board

Whether you’re setting out your goals or intentions, a vision board is a great way to visualize your dreams for the year. Need inspiration? Alexandra Grant from To Vogue or Bust outlines how to create a vision board in this helpful blog post.


8. Get a good start on the day

Great days start with great mornings—and great mornings start with the perfect breakfast. The Good Stuff delivers frozen, portioned smoothie kits right to your door so you can get a healthy and convenient start to your day.


9. Sign up for a subscription box

Curated by the editors of BCLiving, the Simply Beautiful subscription box includes six to eight on-trend beauty, home and style items delivered to your door every 90 days. Receive premium products at a fraction of the retail price—without having to search yourself—and discover items that will make you the Instagram envy of all your friends. 


    10. Organize your closet

    Organization is the key to success, and getting your closet in order may seem like a small thing, but it can make you feel better—and help you be more efficient. Fabiola is a style coach who transforms lives from the outside in. Here is her blog post about the art of tidying up your closet.