January I participated in the Green Survivor challenge. It was a targeted no buy challenge created by Tamara of Rainbow Feet. At the beginning of every year I like to take a moment and reflect at the amount of products I have on hand and evaluate what I need to use up and need vs. want. This was a great way to take a pause and evaluate what I purchase and why I spend my money on the things that I do. No matter the product it's great to take a minute or two and be a conscious consumer.
Bubble & Bee Organic Bubble Bath in Peppermint: Back when I purchased this I was looking for a bubble bath that would work well in my hard water. After communicating back and forth with Stephanie I was confident that this bubble bath would not let me down. I'm happy to report that I was in bubble heaven. You do have to be a mint lover to enjoy this product because it has that in droves thanks to both peppermint essential oil and spearmint essential oil. Please note this is for grown up use only as these minty essential oils can be too powerful for the younger set. Recommend.
Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner: My tried and true favorite shampoo and conditioner. These can always be found in my collection. My hair continues to love using this Acure pair. Highly recommend.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream: I had nearly forgotten to finish this tube of hand cream. It was a bit past it's prime but the consistency had not changed so I finished it. Read my review >>>here<<<. I will not be repurchasing.
Osmia Organics Body Oil in Sunset: A very hydrating body oil in a scent I really enjoyed while using it. I when on a bit of a buying spree when I discovered that I preferred body oils to body lotions and I have too many at the moment. Recommend this scent for everyday use.
Schmidt's Natural Deodorant in Lavender + Sage (travel size)*: If you've read my natural deodorants that work post you know that Schmidt's is a brand that will not let you down. I do not have any issues with baking soda based deodorants and this is one of the strongest working deodorants that I've used. Recommend.
Sparitual Nail Lacquer in Intellect (not pictured): I've been purging my nail polish collection of expired polishes and nail polishes that no longer work for me. I'm not sure of when I purchased this bottle of nail polish but when I recently tried to use the polish it chipped in less than a day. For this reason it has to go. (I love Sparitual polishes so this is neither a positive or negative review of this product. Just an overall reflection of my lack of use of the product may have resulted in the poor performance. If anyone knows how to read the code on the bottom of the bottle and interpret it into a date of manufacture and/or expiration I would love that information.)
Sante Mascara Perfect Definition: I loved every minute I used this mascara! I purchased this last year during a sale Sante was having. It gave my lashes a nice defined and natural look and did not flake or smudge. Recommend.
R.L. Linden For Your Eyes Only: This gentle oil based makeup remover is great at removing eye makeup. If you are looking for a product that will dissolve your natural mascara and mineral eye shadows give this a try. Unsure? Then try out R.L. Linden's sample service.
As usual all opinions are my own.
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