2016 Favorites

I’m so late to play this favorites game, but better late than never! Here are my favorite things of 2016! Podcast: Smart Podcast Trashy Books Sassy and uncensored but very conscious of triggers. They cover feminism, different cultures, literary history, and overall romancelandia greatness. It’s free on iTunes as well as their website. Book: Forbidden by Beverly…

A Conscious Consumer Gift Guide

Since I’ve become interested in conscious consumerism, I’ve been reading quite a few blog posts and articles about how difficult this time of year can be because of gifts, whether you are a minimalist and do not want additional things or a zero waster who does not want the additional packaging or an ethical consumer who…

August Green Beauty Empties

We are almost in October, but I had to try to squeeze in empties from August before September completely passed by. Acure Organics Foaming Shaving Gel: I can’t believe this hasn’t made it into a post sooner! I’ve been using this exclusively for about a year now. “Cream shaves” just give me even worse razor burn, so this…

July Green Beauty Empties

Not too many empties this month, but since most of them were new (or new-ish) to me, I wanted to make a post about them. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, & Restore Leave-In Conditioner: I mentioned this in my last empties. I still love it, and I purchased another one before I even…

Zarbee’s Naturals (Review)

I haven’t reviewed anything on wellness on here yet, but as I’m in tech week, this seemed like the right time to do so.   I was in Target today with the ambitious goal of solely buying paper towels and an eye shadow pallet (ha) and found myself perusing the medicine aisle. When you have been…

Green Beauty Empties

  The interesting thing about reviewing products is that once I get halfway or three-quarters of the way through, my opinions could be completely different. I’ve been binging YouTube videos like crazy lately and am starting to find that empty product videos are much more informative and helpful than initial reviews. So here are a…

Shop Small Saturday: Sea Essentials

As a blogger who is a “Buy Local” enthusiast, I feel like it’s practically my obligation to share the various local or small businesses that I love and enjoy. So once a month I will be posting a new segment off my blog I’m calling “Shop Small Saturday” in which I will feature a small business,…

Caboo, and Other Paper Products

Typically colds don’t inspire me to do much of anything, but today as I blew my nose and reminded myself, “This, too, shall pass,” I was inspired to write a post about the paper products I use. One of my favorite brands is Caboo, a company that makes paper products out of bamboo and sugar cane….

Zero-Waste Musings

I’m not a huge Netflix watcher. I know, I know, bad millennial. But I went so long hating it because it aided in the demise of my beloved Blockbuster that even after I started sharing accounts with my roommates or my boyfriend I usually forget it’s there. But just like everyone else, when I do…

“But I hope she smells my perfume”

I can’t really remember when I started to wear body sprays, but I can only assume it was in middle school. All I know is that once I stepped foot into Bath & Body Works for the first time, there was no going back. My  bathroom could have been confused with the store during their…

Face Wash

The most difficult part about reviewing face wash products is that, in my opinion,they are the most subjective hygienic productd out there. As helpful as the categories normal, dry, and combination can be, no one fits perfectly in these boxes, and one day you can wake up and fall under a completely different category. So…

Holiday in the Sun

This Fourth of July I went to the beach like the true American I am and made sure to use this opportunity to stock up on some “natural” sun protection to test. I probably should have been a little wary of not bringing my staple sunscreens as I have had an allergic reaction in the…