Did you know that toxins even exist in our laundry detergent and dryer sheets!? Yes, chemicals really are everywhere and it’s time I dump these too! Before starting this blog, I really was oblivious to the dangers surrounding us each day in products like this. Like most people, I was taught to go to the store and pick out the best smelling laundry detergent without ever really questioning what was inside. Most laundry detergents make it extra hard to even see what’s in them because the truth is pretty bad. Once you do find the list of ingredients, you will find carcinogens, formaldehyde releasing agents, more carcinogens, chemicals that put you at risk for reproductive issues, allergic reactions, hormone disruptions, lung damage and more… all in our laundry soap. To check out a good chart on the chemicals in detergents to avoid, along with their risks, click here.
Now that you know how filthy conventional detergents are, I want to share an amazing, high-performance alternative instead, meet Buckaroo Organics! Like most products, I found these guys online and knew that I had to try their items out as soon as possible. Not only did they make an Organic Laundry Soap, they also made All-Natural Wool Dryer Balls, Bath Bombs, Odor Eliminators, Body Butters, and Baby Products! Super score! Naturally, I ordered a few of their goodies out and put them to the test, here’s a bit more about the items I tried!
Calling all San Diegan green beauties! I’m excited to announce that there is a fun meet up in the works thanks to Shop Conscious Beauty, and you’re all invited! If you have not heard of Shop Conscious Beauty yet, they are an online based green beauty retailer, however, they’re based out of San Diego which is perfect for me! There are so many fun things in store for this night, check it out and share it with your friends!
Thankfully, I am home from Vegas in one piece… Honestly, Vegas is fun and everything, but it’s soooo much work, I’m happy to be home. Not only do you have to get there, hello 6 hour car ride, once you’re there it’s never-ending cabs, dinners, shows, lounges, walking, etc… and while yes, that is super fun for a few nights, by night 3 I was more than ready to be back at home haha. Anyway, I really did not get to create any amazing makeup looks to share with you, I really was just in such a lazy mood, but here is one ok one I can share! This was my I want to get ready, but not really makeup, as I just did a quick, simple smokey eye paired with a bright, bold lip! To learn about how I did this look, check out this play by play recap below!
So, as some of you might now, my birthday is this weekend which means it’s time to not be a bore and do something fun! Because last year I was low key, I decided this year to go big, that’s right, I’m heading to Vegas! I have never been the club or party girl, I was always the boring one my friends probably wished stayed home, but I figured Vegas would be really fun to just catch some shows and relax by the pool.
Many of you ask me my must-have travel items, so I thought it would be cute to do a Vegas edition, what to pack when it’s a special occasion per se? Now, I wouldn’t say these are the only 5 items I would bring, however, these are a few of my current favorite must-have items you certainly don’t want to go without!