After a year like 2020, what better New Year’s resolution is there than practicing self-care? That’s exactly what Nikki Powers would recommend. The founder of Nourish & Refine, a line of all-natural and conscious wellness products, launched her Alexandria-based company to help women practice self-care while using organic skin care products they can feel good about. “January is the perfect time to recharge,” says Powers. “I encourage you to practice five to 15 minutes of self-care each and every day, then up it to twice daily. It will do wonders for your mind, body and soul!” Here, Powers shares some of her beauty faves and local haunts in NoVA.

Bright Light
“This Luxury soy wax candle is the loveliest addition to your home. The meaning of luxury is a state of great comfort and ease, and this candle offers that as you enjoy its calming scent.”
Sun Salutations
“My go-to self-care practice is yoga. As a practitioner for 16 years and a teacher for six, yoga has been my go-to way to make sure I’m taking the best care of myself.”
Luxe Lorien
“I love the Lorien Hotel & Spa because the hotel embodies the rich heritage of Old Town Alexandria while offering a modern twist.”
Second Chance
“I love shopping at Mint Condition in Alexandria because they have gently used or new pieces for 75% off of retail!”
Soothing Spa
“I love Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Falls Church. Lisa is an incredible masseuse with over 30 years of experience.”
Mask Up
“We partnered with DMARAN Designs for a limited edition Refresh face mask set, which includes a gorgeous watercolor mask by the founder, Mara Rodriguez.”
Flower Power
“Our newest Floral Face Mist is made of pure white rose water and lavender water. It provides your skin with an extra dose of vitamins and antioxidants.”
Style Philosophy
“Keep it simple and refined. Invest in great pieces that will last for years to come.” - Nikki Powers

Photo by Christin Boggs Peyper and written by Katie Bianco. Copyright by Northern Virginia Magazine.

October 15, 2021 — Nikki Powers