Logan and Lenora Reusable Bag Review (Giveaway Now Closed)

If you’re looking for a reusable, durable alternative to ziploc bags, here you go! I’m always touting the wet bags (aka, bags with a waterproof liner) from Logan + Lenora to family and friends, on this blog, and on Instagram. They are versatile, well-made and honestly, I like the look and feel of them better than any other reusable snack bags I’ve tried. I bought my first … Continue reading Logan and Lenora Reusable Bag Review (Giveaway Now Closed)

Plastic-free, zero waste water filtration

We’ve been testing out this system for 6 months+, and I really like it. There are pros and cons but it works well for us so I can’t see us switching it up any time soon. The best part – besides getting nice yummy water – is that the entire thing is plastic free and zero waste! We drink a lot of water and I know … Continue reading Plastic-free, zero waste water filtration

Smartphone Apps for Non-Toxic Product Ratings

Avoiding toxins and unhealthy chemicals? Look in your smartphone for answers! Using apps can be great for beginners trying to use products (makeup and skincare, for example) with fewer potentially-harmful ingredients. It can be frustrating and overwhelming. I know! This whole “being mindful and conscious of my purchases and actions all the time” schtick can get cumbersome sometimes. The truth is, I love reading ingredient … Continue reading Smartphone Apps for Non-Toxic Product Ratings

thredUP baby childrens kids consignment review

Meredith Tested: thredUP

I just placed an order with thredUp and thought I’d share my experience. First, I’ve mentioned thredUP before. I love the concept – it’s like going to a great consignment store but you go through the merchandise online instead of searching through racks. I like supporting local shops, but shopping online is a convenient, nice option. Especially if you’re looking for a specific item or … Continue reading Meredith Tested: thredUP

Meredith Tested: Vapour Organic Beauty Foundation

A while ago I was on the hunt for the much-applauded Vapour concealer stick but as my color was out of stock*, I opted for the Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation (stick) instead. I’ve been testing this out for about a year and here’s what I think. First, this foundation is pricey at $40 (website now says $44, I might have an older version … Continue reading Meredith Tested: Vapour Organic Beauty Foundation

Green Living Giveaway! {Closed}

{This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks to everyone for entering!} Over the past few years I’ve gotten serious about healthy eating, paying attention to the potentially harmful ingredients all around me from makeup and skincare to plastic food containers. I started buying fewer high-quality clothing and other goods that will last versus lots of fast fashion or disposable items. … Continue reading Green Living Giveaway! {Closed}

aluminum free deodorant review

Meredith Tested: Deodorant Update

If you’ve checked out my big post all about aluminum-free, natural, non-toxic deodorants, you know that some are really great and some are barely functional. There’s a wide range of products on the market, so how do you choose? I start with the ingredients and look at reviews. I also research the company, where the product is made and if I’ve tried or liked anything else from … Continue reading Meredith Tested: Deodorant Update

Ditching the disposables for (healthier, cheaper, better) reusable options

Long story short: I am no longer using disposable pads and tampons during my period. During that time of the month that b*tchy Aunt Flo(w) stops by, I was going through boxes of toxic, chemical-laden/dyed disposables I found in the brightly-colored feminine hygiene aisle. In the more than six months since my switch, I’ve been amazed by how reusable menstrual options like a cup and … Continue reading Ditching the disposables for (healthier, cheaper, better) reusable options

Gift Guide 2015: Mom (Mama, Mommy, Mom, Mum…)

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a new mom you know, or maybe your mom, this list is chock full of thoughtful, beautiful ideas. Plus, everything is under $50! ONE: This Logan and Lenora Clutch will get a lot of use – it’s perfect for everyday outings, as a travel makeup and toiletry bag, or for anything wet/gross that you want to contain. Swimsuits, … Continue reading Gift Guide 2015: Mom (Mama, Mommy, Mom, Mum…)

Ursa Major Green Beauty Skincare Review, Body Lotion, Body Wash

Meredith Tested: Ursa Major Body Wash & Body Lotion

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! Want to hear about some brand-new stuff from Ursa Major? Yeahhhh you do. Listen, you have a lot of choice when it comes to what takes up the valuable real estate in your shower. I’ll be honest: most of the spots in mine are revolving all the time because I love testing new stuff out. Yeah I know you’re shocked. Not. … Continue reading Meredith Tested: Ursa Major Body Wash & Body Lotion