You know these are some of my favorite posts. I love sharing the things that I am digging lately and using on a daily basis. After reading this post from Mia, it made me beyond happy. I promise I research everything so when I include it in my top 5, I stand behind it. To see that you guys love the products as well, it pushes me to continue to find great product reviews and recommend for you! Let’s get right into it.
I feel like I am embracing my inner hippie in todays post. As I am getting older I’m getting really weird about things. Like I don’t want to heat things up in plastic, or drink out of plastic if I can help it (hello bkr bottles…..amazing). The last thing to ditch was my daily chemical romance with antiperspirants. Okay, don’t jump to conclusions. I’m still using deodorant but there is a lot of scary articles out there about the effects of long term use of aluminum and it’s possible effects on breast cancer. Like I tell all my students in my class, google searching and WebMD are not acceptable sources. However, when you read this abstract from a biochemical journal on pubmed. It definitely helped support my decision along with this one as well.
I am not using aluminum in my deodorant anymore. I found the best all natural deodorant. Of course it’s from Lush and called T’eo deodorant. I seriously want every single thing in that story. Okay I live in Florida. It gets hot. No problems with sweating or smell. I know this is lovely dinner conversation if you will but it works. Try it. I sent my sister up in Jersey out to get it and she is hooked. It smells great and works. That is all that matters plus no scary aluminum. How to use, hold the blue side and rub the bar under your arms. The white dries clear and doesn’t transfer onto your clothes. Try it. I will never go back.
Silkiest Hair Ever Products
This is on my my fav product reviews right now. Do you want toddler silky hair? Then get this Alterna Caviar shampoo and conditioner. It is sulfate free (see embracing my inner hippie). I usually shy away from anything for “damaged” hair because it weighs down my thin stranded hair. Not the case. Even after one try, my hair feels like it hasn’t been colored a day in its life. The initial price tag is a little scary but not kidding, you honestly use a dime or pea size amount and it is enough for my entire mop of hair. In love. Try it. You will be as well. Plus with Amazon prime you can have it by Thursday.
Gold Accent Everything
How cute is this dish? Looks super high end and would you believe me that it’s $7? It is sold out online (of course it is you know I have that power). You can try your store or check this similar one. I actually couldn’t decide in store which one to choose. Check it here. Dress up any space you have with it. Also, obsessed with these thank you cards! Speaking of thank you cards. Throwback post on how to write them here.
This Face Cleanser
My face has been a disaster lately. Dry, then breaking out and oily. Lovely. I think my previous products were too drying, so then my face would try to compensate and hello break out city. This post from Paige was ground breaking for me. Wash with oil? Say what?? It ends up making total sense. While I was at Lush getting my hippie deodorant I asked about a face cleanser. The lovely sales gal “oohhhhhh ultrabland……it is the best“. To which they do their hocus pocus show where they rub their creams and potions on you and before you know it, your skin feels like a baby and you’re whipping out your credit card.
In all honesty. I’m a convert. It’s a totally weird concept. It has an almond oil base. It breaks up all the makeup on your face and you wipe it off with a warm washcloth. My skin has never been smoother and no problems with dryness. It cleared up in days. They have a 30 day challenge. Nothing on your skin but ultrabland and I am 2 weeks in and totally sold. I will say, the reviews online say you can use it to remove eye makeup. Ehhhhhhh not so fab. Use an eye makeup remover first and then the cleanser will have no problem cleaning up those remaining remnants. Seriously, just read the product reviews. People are all holy grail about this product and I’m right there with them. Find it at Lush here.
Broken Record I Know
It is so perfect for the Summer. Plus, if you swipe it lightly, it has a pretty pink tint. Apply darker and you have the ultimate Summer red. Nordstrom is price matching right now. Get them on sale before they jump back up in price. I am wearing 201.
Those are the top 5 products I’m digging lately. Have you heard of most of them yet? What are your thoughts on the natural deodorant. Would you be willing to try? I swear it works! Stands up to the Florida heat. If you have any questions please feel free! If you are loving these posts I would be so appreciative if you could stumble and pin them! The buttons are chilling down below before the comment box. Hope you are having a fabulous week! xoxoxoxo
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