Meredith Tested: Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Review

The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite movies growing up. Maybe it was the fact that I loved to swim and had red hair? Maybe it was the fact that I wanted to escape my life sometimes? Who knows, I still love it and my parents bought it for me on exclusive super-fancy ultra HD LTD DVD when it came out of the vault … Continue reading Meredith Tested: Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Review

Meredith Tested: Giovanni Frizz Be Gone

If you’re like me, you remember using that Biosilk Silk Therapy Oil a ton in high school. It was a tad expensive for a high schooler’s budget, but we loved it because it worked really well and had that yummy, distinctive smell. I got my first bottle from a wonderful aunt and then I would save up until I could get another small bottle from … Continue reading Meredith Tested: Giovanni Frizz Be Gone

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Meredith Tested in Burlington, VT: The Green Life

Confession time: I do a lot of my shopping online. I am okay that I do some shopping online but there’s nothing like a brick-and-mortar shopping experience. And I love to support good local businesses. In my area of Burlington, Vermont there are some amazing small shops that I regularly explore. The Green Life in downtown Burlington is one store I love to browse. They … Continue reading Meredith Tested in Burlington, VT: The Green Life

Vitacost Haul

I’ve been ordering from for a while now and I’ve decided to start blogging my orders. Because everyone likes to see unboxing a random order, right? Let me know in the comments if you want to see more posts like this! I order a random assortment of things from the site – food, herbs/spices, shampoo, skincare, baby items, and of course vitamins. First, I … Continue reading Vitacost Haul

Meredith Tested: Badger Damascus Rose Face Oil

This is a review of the Badger Damascus Rose Antioxidant Face Oil. I purchased mine from a local natural foods store. I’ve been using this product for a few months – here’s how I’ve been using it and what I think. I’d like to officially appeal to Badger to rename this product … little bottle o’ sunshine. It comes out this deep yellow with a … Continue reading Meredith Tested: Badger Damascus Rose Face Oil

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Meredith Tested: Ursa Major Skincare

Let’s get this out Of the way now: yes, this skincare is So. Major. (Anyone else hear Victoria Beckham’s voice saying “Sewwww majahhhh” in their head?)

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I geniunely like everything I’ve tried in their line. My husband liked everything, too. Reviews of each product we tried below. Spoiler alert: the first thing I’ll repurchase will be the Face Balm. Continue reading “Meredith Tested: Ursa Major Skincare”

Green, Clean Home: Part One (Kitchen Sponge)

Welcome to PART ONE of my “Green, Clean Home” series! Eco-friendly, safe and healthy cleaning starts with the humble yet useful … sponge. Why douse your whole kitchen with a spray with lots of extra unnecessary ingredients like fragrance when you can handle most messes with just water and a sponge? Why grab half a roll of paper towels when you can sop up more … Continue reading Green, Clean Home: Part One (Kitchen Sponge)

Meredith Tested: Kari Gran Cleansing Oil

I have a strange relationship with skincare. On the one hand, I love testing out products and when something works for my skin, it makes me so happy. However, I also kind of hate that it’s a daily (sometimes multiple times a day) task. Bottom line: it’s a chore. So are taking showers but I’ve tried to get better with that by keeping my hair a little shorter (backstory: my hair is super thick and wavy and therefore maintaining long hair is a huuuuuge hassle). 😉

Basically I just admitted to everyone that I’m lazy. I prefer to think of it this way: I’d rather spend my time doing other things than going through a messy 7-step process just to keep my skin under control. 😉

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Anyway, I think I’ve found something that helps reconcile my two opposing feelings about skincare: Kari Gran Cleansing Oil.

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