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My 5 Favorites: April 2016 Edition

April 1, 2016

 

1. Athleta Linen Reverie Pants

These were a recent birthday present and I really LOVE them because they are soooo comfortable. And they are not workout pants.

That's all I really need to say.

Actually, they ARE on sale right now. Only $25.99!! #worthit

 

2. LUSH Rehab Shampoo

So this month, there are 2 products from LUSH featured...which I wouldn't normally do, but these both have saved my life this past month!

 

For the past 4 months, I have been DISTRAUGHT about my hair in Florida. I was getting out of the shower and my hair would still felt like it had a waxy film on it :( I have spent so much money attempting to find the perfect shampoo/conditioner but nothing was working.

 

THEN, I went to LUSH. I was desperately reading the descriptions of the hair products, but still felt a little lost and they weren't cheap so I didn't want to go purchasing them all. The kind saleswoman gave me 3 different samples to try for free and I fell in love with the Rehab shampoo!

 

I am finally showering and feeling cleaner! Amaze! I will never take clean hair for granted ever again.

 

3. 100% Pure Mascara

I think I've linked to 100% pure in the past as a 5 Favorite, but this mascara has really been my only form of make-up for the past couple months (perks of working from home!) I do find that it runs easily if I get a little teary-eyed - yesterday, my husband made me laugh so hard I cried and it went right along with the tears! - so I don't recommend for those sad (or overly happy!) times....or sweaty workouts!

 

What I like about 100% Pure is that the makeup is made with fruit dyes and are 100% natural and cruelty-free products.

 

Do you listen to my podcast, The Ladies Dish? We will be discussing natural skincare and beauty products on an upcoming episode! Don't miss it - subscribe in iTunes now.

 

4. Snapchat ~ kmm810

I am totes on board with Snapchat. I've actually had it for many years, but mostly used it for connecting 1-1 with people...however, I did a quick grocery tour of Target a few weeks back and had so many people tell me how helpful it was! Then, I just started sharing more and more. It's even more fun because some of my favorite bloggers are also on there. Here's a list of my favorites to follow:

  • Balanced Bites - @dianesanfilippo

  • Julie Bauer - @paleomg

  • Cassy Joy - @fedandfit

5. LUSH Fresh Farmacy

ANOTHER LUSH story. So last September, my sister-in-law was getting married and I was her Matron of Honor. We were both a litttttttle stressed out and as a result, we had a bit of acne the week of the wedding. We both rushed to LUSH (again, in desperation) to help with our break-outs.

 

The guy was so overly nice and hooked us up with 3 awesome products, one of which was the Fresh Farmacy soap bar. It is fantastic. I used the whole bar over the next month or so, and must have forgotten about it...

 

Mentioned above, my hair was a mess in FL, AND naturally, my skin was freaking out as well. When I got my Rehab shampoo, I also remembered this little gem and bought some more. Oh. My. Goodness. So happy I did. My skin is starting to look like someone who is 28 (vs the 16 I was rocking the past few months!)

 

"Feel like you have the world’s most sensitive skin? Allow us to prescribe you a bar of Fresh Farmacy, our calamine-based cleansing bar. Fresh Farmacy contains chamomile extract to calm, rose and lavender to soothe dry patches and tea tree to clear up any blemishes."

 

That's it for this month!!

 

Have you ever tried any of these products? Perhaps something you know will help my hair? Leave it in the comments below! : ) I appreciate it in advance!

 

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