Greetings, Kinder Beauties. Daniella Monet here—Kinder Beauty's co-founder.
I wanted to check in with you and tell you how grateful I am for the Kinder Beauty community. There is so much to be excited about as we approach 2020.
This is the first year I’m celebrating the holidays with my new son, Gio, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share this spirit of overwhelming joy with him. Even though he’s still an infant, my wonderful fiance and I are teaching him all about our holiday traditions, and the experience has made me appreciate this time of year so much more. This year, we’re holding on to a few traditions and creating new ones as a family.
I realize that “quiet” and “new baby” are complete contradictions, but compared to the New Year’s Eve festivities I attended pre-Gio, an evening at home is a humbler affair. While I do enjoy a good time out—particularly over tacos at Sugar Taco, which I love so much that I invested in it—at this point in my life, I’m perfectly fine cooking something yummy and cuddling up with my hubby and son to ring in the New Year.
While not going out, I do plan on practicing a little skin self-care the night of. I’ll wear a nice face cream and maybe some eye serum to help keep my skin moisturized and dewy. It’s truly amazing the toll that a lack of sleep can do to your complexion, but thankfully, a regular skincare routine with key vegan and cruelty-free products can keep the worst at bay (shameless plug: sign up for our Kinder Beauty subscription box)!
New Year’s Day will look similar to Christmas—we’ll wake up, make coffee, then head out as a family to walk our two dogs, Sofi and Jake. Later in the day we’ll meet up with my family for an early vegan dinner then head home (hopefully) before bath time!
Moving forward in 2020, I’d like to make self-care even more of a priority. In 2019, I helped open a restaurant and had a baby! If you’ve done either one of these, you know how time-consuming they can be. I’d also like to make even more time for my family and trying new experiences—like traveling with a baby (any tips would be appreciated!).
Ultimately, I’m hopeful for what 2020 will bring in regards to the spread of global compassion. I’m seeing more and more companies like Kinder Beauty make a positive impact in the lives of animals, and I can’t wait to see the progress these companies make moving forward. I want to be a part of the solution and see my son grow up in a kinder, more compassionate world.
Happy New Year!