Self-care this holiday season: a doozy.

Hi guys! Kelly, LARK's marketing manager here to get real about my relationship with self-care...during the 2020. Because what. a. doozy.

Oh, the holidays. ‘Tis the season for self-care!
Woof. Easier said than done.

Self-care is supposed to be a relaxing, healing, and even glamorous thing that is supposed to "relieve you of your stress, reset your overall persona and of course, make you feel more beautiful"...right? I definitely thought so, but wrong. Maybe in 2019 that type of self-care experience was possible (I don’t even remember) but now that concept feels distant and frankly unattainable.

Like quite literally everything else in 2020, self-care has taken on new meaning especially during the holidays that can bring added stress, pressure and emotions. It's more necessary but harder to practice than ever. It's harder to find time, to spend money and it's definitely harder to successfully "reset your persona." 

Lately, my self-care looks like less long-walks to call + chat with my friends and more walks to the couch with my cat Willie, to take selfies. AND THAT’S OKAY! Thanks to 2020 your personal self-care journey is no longer linear and there's no right or wrong way to take care of yourself...other than not taking care of yourself. Remember that self-care is not magic, it's maintenance (not as sexy, I know) to keep you strong, balanced and to prevent you from crashing. That being said, it's important to keep your forms of self-care true to YOU...and it helps if they're fun too. 

Look to our holiday self-care guide when you need to relax, laugh or recharge this season:


Playlist: This Perfect 90's - 2000's Girl Pop Playlist! (Spotify)

Podcasts: Absolutely Not Podcast, Heather McMahon; Unlocking Us, Brene Brown; Freckled Foodie Podcast, Cameron Rogers @freckledfoodie 

Audio Books: The Meaning of Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey

READ: Our December Reads

Find these at your local book store! Home Body, Rupi Kaur (poetry), Verity, Colleen Hoover (suspense novel);  The Meaning of Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey (celebrity memoir), Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, Dolly Parton (nonfiction). 


Accounts guaranteed to give you comfort + a smile.


WATCH: These Feel Good Favorites

Movies: Book Smart (Hulu), The Prom (Netflix)
Shows: Never Have I Ever (Netflix), Teenage Bounty Hunter (Netflix), My Octopus Teacher (Netflix), Home Before Dark (Apple TV)




Self-care via skincare does not have to break the bank! Here are some DIY skincare you can easily make from home, along with ways to SAVE on LARK!

DIY Face Mask #1: MĀNUKA HONEY + CINNAMON + TURMERIC MASK (Acne-Prone Skin + Dull Skin)

All you need: 1 tablespoon Mānuka Honey; 1/2 teaspoon turmeric; 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; ⅛ teaspoon grapeseed or jojoba oil (optional). Mix, apply and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove with water!

DIY Face Mask #2: HONEY + AVOCADO MASK (Hydrating + Soothing for Dry Skin)

All you need: 1/2 Avocado; 1 tablespoon of honey; a handful of oats or oat bran. Mix, apply and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove with water!


All you need: Brown sugar (or coconut sugar), coconut oil, molasses and spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger). Mix and apply in shower to exfoliate skin!

Take a Himalayan Salt Bath:

Set your intentions and relax in a ritual salt bath infused with organic lavender and sage. Himalayan Salts aid in detoxification - it's the perfect detox for the New Moon, or any day of the week! Try with our New Moon Ritual Salts! 


Normal + Combination Skin Starter Kit: (Previously our Normal + Blemish Prone Kit) includes a 3-step regimen to discover all-natural, clarifying-meets-hydrating skincare. Perfect for all skin types. This kit contains:

SHOP NOW: $49 -- $70 VALUE!

Sensitive + Aging Skin Starter Kit: includes a 3-step regimen to discover all-natural, age-defying skincare. This kit contains:

SHOP NOW: $55 -- $75 VALUE

Acne-prone Starter Kit:  includes a 4-step regimen to prevent + fight acne with all-natural skincare. *PERFECT MASKNE FIGHTING KIT* This kit contains:

  • 1 oz Sunflower + Chamomile Cleansing Oil 
  • 1 oz Aloe + Lime Purifying Toner
  • 1 oz Jojoba + Turmeric Facial Polish (for weekly exfoliation)
  • 5ml Gotu Kola + Silver Spot Treatment 

SHOP NOW: $45 -- $60 VALUE

Or give yourself a full self-care ritual with LARK’s At-Home Facial!

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