Thanks to beauty subscription services and my sampling obsession, I am back on my game! April has been a month of amazing finds for me! I hope you watch my brand new YouTube video below, for the full scoop on a few of my favorite things!
Here are the things I cover!
*Vintage Versace sunglasses? I bought these for $2.00 from the giftshop that I work at. I honestly do not care if they are genuine or not, simply because I believe I rock them!
*Beauty Blender dupe under $2.00?! I got a bag of assorted beauty sponges from Big Lots in Miamisburg, Ohio. I strongly urge you to check your local Big Lots, and even surrounding area stores for this Gem of a find!! http://www.biglots.com/
*Ipsy GlamBag & BirchBox finds! The Tarte Lip Creme in Wonder is out of this world! Watch my video for a mini review and a swatch! The Blam Mr.Write now eyeliner in the shade Jac is a true winner for this blue-eyed gal. II have been looking for a brown eyeliner that is easy to see on the eye and still gorgeously subtle. This my friends, is that liner! Ciate nail polish has the perfect formula, application brush, and finish. The shade "Off My Duty Nude" has quickly become a go to for me as it is a classy, barely there pink with a fun twist! I have been seeing this perfume by Julliette Has A Gun for over a year on YouTube Videos, so I was very excited to recieve the scent "Not a perfume" in my latest BirchBox. I won't go into great detail, but this scent is very special because is is made with a single scent component as opposed to a melody of many components, a must try!
*As you all know I am obsessed with Essential Oils! This oil blend by DoTERRA called Breathe is a great way to clear your sinuses during allergy season, without medication!
*Deliciously scented and superb quality Wax Melts by PartyLite! I will leave you a link for my "Candle Gal" Kim's page! These melts smell outstanding, are made of amazing ingredients, and you can snag them at a great price!
*Of course I could not talk about my favorite things without mentioning Schmidt's Natural Deodorant! For more information about Schmidt's you can read my blog post, two articles below this one! They are all natural, junk-free, the customer service is out of this world, and best and most importantly, the product WORKS! (Yes, even on the sweatiest of pits! )
Thank you so much for stooping by, Forest Friends! I hope you enjoyed reading, and I hope you check out my video before you go-go! :) <3
Hello Forest Friends! Today i wanted to touch on a subject that I feel very strongly about.
I do not expect this post to be something that everyone will understand, or even agree with. I feel that there is a ton of evidence that antiperspirant contain harmful, or even Cancer-causing active ingredients such as Aluminum. In theory, Aluminum clogs the pores in our underarms, literally stopping us from sweating out the toxins that are within. I urge you all to do a little investigating of your own, as I can only speculate.
I have been using natural deodorants for almost two years now, and the fact that when I do sweat, I can barely smell anything, says to me that perhaps there is something to this, that maybe my pits have been detoxifying? The fact that my T-shirts have not had a sweat or deodorant stain in so long. I began using Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, and Essential Oil as my first natural experiment. Believe it or not, it worked like a charm! The only issue I had with this method, was that I felt quite a bit of discomfort, such as dry/itchy spells from the Baking Soda. I had this really great Shea Butter from LeBuerre Shop that I used alone when I ran out of my other ingredients, that worked really well, even without baking soda! I can tell you that through this detoxifying process I had a few bumps and discomforts along the way, but not nearly as much discomfort as traditional deodorant/anti-antiperspirant caused me in the past! The best part...no more razor burn!
I had been looking for an easier way to stay natural without having to use my coconut oil just for my underarms, and that I did not have to concoct myself each and every time. I tried everything I could find at the nearest Whole Foods type store, and nothing was as effective as the homemade method. I spent months researching and reading reviews. I like a page on Facebook that had across the board amazing reviews. The ingredients are nothing but the ones that I know first hand do the trick.
Schmidt's Deodorant!! I liked their page, and kept an eye out for any chance
to sample, and stalked all of their giveaways (which are very frequent..HINT, HINT!) The second giveaway that I entered, I won!! I got to chose my scent, and after a lot of deliberation I went with Cedarwood-Juniper, as I love both of those scents, and I know of beneficial properties to these oils, such as disinfection and soothing! I cannot say enough about this company! They are generous, have amazing standards, they listen to their customers, and best of all their product does what it says it will do! Plus, I have sampled two more scents, and they are also fantastic! I really hope that you look into antiperspirant and the links to health issues that I believe they cause for both women and men. I also wanted to save you all the time and trouble of spending a silly amount of money on products that simply do not do the job! Thank so much for hanging out with me forest friends! If you have been missing me on YouTube, don't fret, Sunday is FILMING DAY!! :) See ya'll next time!
<3 Ambee Nicole
Make sure you all stop by their website, and check out the amazing range they have! I was sent two samples for this review, but I PROMISE, I am not being paid. I could not go back to any other deodorant! I am a Schmidt's LIFER!
Check out Schmidt's Deodorant! Click HERE>_******