As I look at these images, I can't help but notice how crunchy, hippie that I'm getting...... But, that's all good. Heyyyyy! I'm actually really proud of the changes I've made in my beauty routine, personal habits, and around the house in the last year. I'm very proud to say that my entire beauty routine consists of non- toxic products, which is pretty rad. One of my first green beauty purchases was this eye shadow from Alima Pure in Chai. It's a stunning highlight that gives me all the feels of Stila Kitten, without the guilt. Even though I was very happy with my 100% Pure Pretty Naked Palette, I still felt like I had some gaps in my eyeshadow wardrobe. That's until I picked up these three shades from Root Pretty Cosmetics. Root is a female owned, non-toxic beauty company based in Waverly, Iowa. I chose the shades snow peach(pale, peach satin shade), sweet tea(matte, warm/neutral brown), and stiletto(matte black) to complete my eye shadow collection. These shades are exactly what I needed. They are pigmented, long wearing, and easy to blend.
As you may remember, I am an oily beast, and I've had a hard time going without my chemical laden mattifying primers. Until now!!!! I'm currently in a serious relationship with this primer from 100% Pure. The gel texture is easy to use, and keeps excess oils at bay without over-drying the skin. Perfection!
I've been trying to be better around the house about excessive waste. Now, I'm not sure that I could ever become a hardcore zero-waste kinda of girl( meaning that I don't produce any garbage or waste that would clog up landfills). But, I do think that there are little things that we can do to help ourselves, the planet and our budgets. One of these for me was getting a reusable tumbler. This one helps keep me hydrated and also keeps me from burning through cans of La Croix.... ugh, I hate how that even sounds. But, its true. I'll take it with me to restaurants and use it for water instead of a paper or plastic cup. This is an easy swap and has so many benefits. I've also been loving these reusable baking sheets from Amazon. If you ever line your cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper to aid in cleanup, get these! They fit perfectly in your standard cookie sheet, and are nonstick. Now you want be wasting foil and parchment, and literally throwing money away. You're welcome!
My last physical favorite are these Holy Basil capsules from Whole Foods. I've been dealing with more stress than normal, and these have really helped me to calm down at night and give me more restful sleep so that I have a chance at conquering my day. As with any supplement, do your own research and check with your doctor to see if its a smart option for you.
You may have noticed that I said "last physical favorite", thats because I have two YouTube favorites this month that I feature in my latest YouTube video. Check it out below. I, also, have a giveaway going on my YouTube channel right now. You could win 3 of my favorite Yarok Haircare products. All of the details and links are in the video below.
Thanks for stopping by and spending a little part of your day with me!