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Soulloop app
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Soulloop app
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Experienced astrologer Priscila Lima de Charbonnières has created a new health and wellness app to encourage self-discovery and transformation.

The app builds a personal birth chart and provides mood tracking, meditations, yoga practices, breathwork and of course daily horoscopes.

"I don't believe when you're born and the stars make a screenshot for your life," Charbonnières says. "The soul is born when the energetic environment is aligned."

"When I look to the birth chart I see a mirror to the soul. We talk about patterns and potentials. We build our personality when we are young, based on our experiences, and sometimes that personality doesn't completely align with the soul energy and we have inner conflicts. When we understand these two energies and how to make the personality work in favor of our soul mission, we feel better and open a channel of energy in our lives."

Users can connect with others if they desire, or keep their journey completely private.

Free in the app store with in-app purchases

Lululemon AirSupport Bra

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It's tough to find a bra that can handle serious cardio.

This new bra by Lululemon offers plenty of support in a lightweight fabric. Our tester is a 34-DD, and was happy with the bra's performance on the treadmill and a trail run.

It's a little tough to get into the bra; you may need a partner to hook up the back. But after a little practice we were able to do it by ourselves. The extra effort is worth the result — a comfortable and supportive bra that can handle rigorous exercise.

AirSupport Bra, $98

Good Juju Herbal Facial Toner

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Courtesy Good Juju Herbal

This toner is affordable but smells like a high-end spa. It's alcohol-free, appropriate for sensitive skin, and is made to reset the skin's pH to a balanced 5.5.

And Good Juju Herbal recently launched the Happy Skin Project, which provides free and discounted soap to people undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.

Jasmine and Rose Facial Toner, $15

Nani Pua Face Oil

Nani Pua serum
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This luxurious face oil is a beautiful blend that hydrates skin and smells fantastic. It leaves the skin hydrated but not greasy, and is made of organic oils that address a number of skin issues.

Women-owned and environmentally responsible, this oil stands out from the rest.

Nani Pua 1960 ethnobotanical oil serum, $111

Lumen Metabolism Tracker

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This device measures the CO2 concentration in the breath to determine if the body is burning more fat or carbs on a scale of 1-5.

Burning carbs produces more carbon dioxide, relative to the consumption of oxygen, than burning fat does, allowing the device to quantify changes in CO2 production to estimate a metabolic state, according to Ulrike Kuehl, Lumen Nutritionist.

Test the breath in the morning to see if you are burning carbs or are closer to ketosis. Try it pre and post-workout to determine if it's helpful to fuel up before exercising, and before or after meals to discover how different foods impact metabolism.

Lumen, $349

Yoga Mat Featuring Kendra Dandy


This soft and beautiful yoga mat from Sugarmat features Kendra Dandy's vibrant artwork.

The synthetic suede mat comes with a matching face mask and a display-worthy case. In addition, 40% of proceeds from the Sassy Collection will be donated directly to the Black Lives Matter movement. The collection also includes yoga blocks, straps, and workout clothing.

Sugarmat featuring Kendra Dandy, $89

Fresh Cut Gardenia by LAFCO

LAFCO Fresh-Cut-Gardenia
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So many candles are a letdown -- they seem pretty in the store just to lose their magic once they're home.

So we tested and searched and found LAFCO's Fresh Cut Gardenia candle, which does not disappoint. Its clean scent truly mimics fresh cut flowers filling the room.

LAFCO Fresh Cut Gardenia Candle, $65

Akalo Hangover Prevention Patches

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Keep in mind that alcohol is NOT a healthy way to deal with stress, but if you are planning a wine and popcorn movie marathon, slap on one of these babies and you may feel less sluggish the next morning. (And then you can go for a jog, which IS a healthy stress buster!)

Unfortunately there's no scientifically proven cure for hangovers, but our testers reported less severe symptoms after use. The patch gives you a slow dose of vitamin B-1, which helps healthy liver and brain function.

Akalo Hangover Prevention patches are $25 for a pack of 5.

FLO PMS Gummy Vitamins

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Finally, PMS-relief supplements are beginning to become more common after so many years of few to no options available.

There is still no magic bullet, but these gummies by FLO include chaste berry, dong quai, vitamin B6 and lemon balm to help relieve symptoms.

Chaste berry may help the common complaint of breast tenderness, according to preliminary studies.

Dong quai has been used for hundreds of years in traditional Chinese medicine to help women with menstruation, although there is not a lot of Western research on the efficacy of the plant. It's not recommended if you're trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding, according to The American Pregnancy Association, which notes it has a stimulating and relaxing effect on the uterus.

Research shows vitamin B6 can help mild depression related to PMS and lemon balm can aid fatigue. Chat with your doctor and see if these gummies could be right for you.

FLO PMS Gummy Vitamins $25 for one month's supply

Valerian Nights Tea

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If stress is keeping you awake at night, this sumptuous tea may help you fall asleep faster.

Studies have shown that valerian may help sleep quality. The tall and perennially-flowering plant has been used medicinally for centuries, dating back as far as the first century in Greece.

David's Tea has updated the ancient remedy with caramel and coconut. Add the concoction to a nighttime ritual that promotes relaxation: Prior to bed, take a break from screens, prepare and enjoy the tea, then indulge in a hot bath or shower before crawling in bed with plenty of time to fall asleep.

David's Tea Valerian Nights Tea $11 for 2 oz.

UTI Don't Think So

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Love Wellness

If you have recurring urinary tract infections, go to the doctor. This is not a substitute for a medical professional. A UTI can lead to a kidney infection, so be sure to get treatment if you have one.

But if you're not currently experiencing a UTI and want to prevent one, Love Wellness, Lo Bosworth's personal care brand, offers this supplement. Each capsule provides 36mg of PAC (proanthocyanidins), which is an antioxidant from cranberry fruit that has been shown to repel bacteria in the bladder.

"They may keep bacteria from adhering to the wall of the bladder, preventing UTIs, and they also may have a direct effect on killing the bacteria," PEOPLE Health Squad OB/GYN Mary Jane Minkin says of cranberries. She recommends a cranberry supplement over cranberry juice to avoid the sugar.

UTI don't think so is $23 for 30 capsules.

ManiMe At-Home Manicures


While salons were closed during the pandemic, we tried many, many at-home manicure options with varying results.

If you struggle with polish, try these adorable custom-sized stick-on gels.

Send photos of your nails to ManiMe, and they will tailor the size and shape of your gels. They are easy to apply and remove, and look just like high-end nail art from a fancy salon.

ManiMe at-home manicures and pedicures $15-$25

PSO-Spine Back Massager

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The PSO-Spine is relatively simple and inexpensive compared with many massage tools — you don't need to plug it in, just lie on it. You can move the tool up and down your spine to hit different spots, and you can decide the amount of pressure with your body weight.

Our testers reported relief from back pain after a ten-minute session, and it works particularly well if you do some yoga first.

The PSO-Spine Muscle Release tool is $70.

DxTerity COVID-19 Test

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This FDA authorized at-home COVID-19 test is a good option for someone who is not able to leave home to get tested.

Simply spit into the tube and mail in the sample using the pre-paid mailer. DxTerity tests the samples using its own lab, allowing for a faster turnaround time of 24-72 hours. When ready, an email will alert you to log in to a secure portal to get your results.

While the price tag is high for a single test, it is FSA eligible and reimbursable by most major insurance carriers.

DxTerity at-home COVID-19 test, $110

Brazen PMS Support

PMS herbs
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This herbal formula was developed by Kirsten Karchmer, an acupuncturist who has dedicated her career to helping women with PMS and PMDD.

Karchmer tells PEOPLE poor digestion is one of the common reasons women experience painful symptoms, and our tester (who has tried everything, previously with little success) had positive results. She noticed less bloating after trying the formula for two months.

Consult with your doctor if you are taking prescription medications. If you get the all-clear, Karchmer recommends taking two tablets a day starting 14 days before your period.

Brazen PMS Support, $29.99

Lululemon's Take Form Yoga Mat

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Take Form Yoga Mat. Lululemon

Give your practice a serious upgrade with Lululemon's new Take Form yoga mat. The raised, water droplet-inspired circles act as a guide for where to place hands and feet as you go through movements, and the sustainably-sourced rubber provides a strong grip.

Plus, at 5mm, the thick mat adds plenty of cushion, key for apartment-dwellers trying to get in a yoga session or a HIIT workout without making enemies of their downstairs neighbors.

Lululemon's Take Form yoga mat, $128

Konjac Sponge by Saffron & Sage

Saffron and Sage Charcoal Konjac Sponge
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A favorite from Saffron & Sage's lovely skincare line is this konjac sponge, which allows you to turn any cleanser into a light exfoliator.

It's gentle enough for the delicate areas around your eyes and nose, but feels thorough enough for the T-zone area.

Saffron & Sage Charcoal Konjac Sponge, $12

Magnesium+ by mindbodygreen

mindbodygreen magnesium supplement

Doctors applaud magnesium as a natural sleep aid that can also help ease anxiety, protect metabolic health and safeguard the heart and bones.

You can't overdo it on magnesium-rich foods like dark leafy greens, nuts and whole grains, but you can overdose on magnesium supplements, according to the Mayo Clinic. Check your multivitamin and antacid medicines for magnesium so you don't overdo it. The Recommended Dietary Allowance for adults is 400-420 mg daily for men and 310-320 mg for women.

However, many Americans don't get enough magnesium, so it could be worth bringing up to your doctor.

mindbodygreen magnesium+, $60

Heraux Serum

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This serum works against inflammaging, or the constant presence of inflammation that ages our skin. Sunshine, pollution, poor diet and stress can all contribute to this chronic, low-grade inflammation.

HX-1, an ingredient found only in this serum, shields skin stem cells from inflammation and then boosts the protein production of those cells, according to the co-founders of Heraux, Amir Nobakht MD, MBA and Ben Van Handel PhD, a stem cell biologist at the University of Southern California.

Our tester saw improvement in skin texture after a few weeks.

Heraux Serum, $250

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