These are the things I’m really loving right now!
CV Skinlabs Rescue + Relief Spray – In the four weeks I’ve had this product, I’ve used it on a poison ivy rash, hives, on a sunburn my daughter got when she wasn’t with me, and on my face before and after makeup. The true test will be on my dry, sensitive winter skin…but I already love this product.
Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Deodorant – So far, out of all the many, many natural deodorants I’ve used, this is my favorite. The texture is such that I can scoop and apply with my fingers. It smells like a delicious grapefruit. It doesn’t irritate my skin. And it works! I wish it were a bit more affordable, but because of the aforementioned pluses, the cost seems to be justified…but it’s still a bit pricey for me.
Tarte Showstopper Palette – I know Tarte is snubbed by many green beauty purists – and it isn’t necessarily my top choice for clean cosmetics. However, it’s definitely not the worst brand for cosmetics, and it is a cruelty-free company. I really wanted some pressed makeup after feeling frustrated with loose mineral makeup and my mediocre pressed makeup, so I picked this up when Tarte was having a sale. This palette is perfect. The eye shadows are warm neutrals, the blush is a pretty pale coral pink, and the silvery highlighter and matte Park Ave Princess bronzer are great, too. The textures are really creamy and blend easily. It’s also perfect for travel. I’m smitten with this little palette and have been using it every day.
Bite Beauty Lipstick Duo in Fig & Date – I have wanted to pick up a full size Bite Beauty Lipstick in Fig for months. When I saw this mini duo at Sephora for $14, I didn’t think twice. Both shades are gorgeous. Fig is a dusty rose and Date is a warm-toned nude with a touch of pink. They are small, but they will still last me quite a while. Also, they are perfect shades for autumn.
Forever 21 Shawl Cardigan – I’ve been wearing this at the office to stay cozy – I have this in beige and it goes with everything. I especially love the roomy fit and long sleeves that come down over my hands. I bought this in a medium and it runs large, so it’s big and comfy. Perfect for the coming autumn weather.
Jessica Simpson Booties – Cute, comfy, affordable. These aren’t heavy-duty and would not take a beating very well. I plan on wearing them around the house and at the office where I work, so I shouldn’t put too much wear-and-tear on them. However, they have enough of a sole to wear around town if I really wanted to.
Pukka Three Tulsi Tea – This tea is delicious, even if there were no health benefits to it. Though I know quite little on the subject, tulsi is purported to be an adaptogen. From the reading I have done, I understand adaptogens as a group of natural herbs that some people say helps with stress and fatigue. As always, everyone’s body and biology is different, so I can’t make any claims. I’d suggest reading into the subject if you have interest. All I can say is that I really enjoy this tea. In fact, every type of Pukka tea I’ve tried has been delicious.
Local Bee Pollen – Another natural product touted for its health benefits. I don’t know if this has actually been helping my energy levels, but I really love adding it into my oats for breakfast. They look like tiny granules and the taste is earthy and slightly sweet. It’s somewhat crunchy. Bee pollen is very nutrient dense – it contains amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. I picked up a container of local bee pollen after hearing over and over how it is a great superfood. I use about a teaspoon in my oats to make it last longer, because it isn’t exactly cheap.
What are your favorite natural products right now?