Vitacost Haul

I’ve been ordering from Vitacost.com 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”

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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Meredith Tested: Hand and Body Moisturizers for Dry Winters

*Hi friends, just a heads up that this post contains affiliate links and I might receive a small commission. Affiliate links are indicated with an asterisk. I know it’s not “officially” winter … yet. But as the air gets colder and dryer in New England, I’m already in winter mode with my skin. Here are my favorite ways to battle the dry skin that comes … Continue reading Meredith Tested: Hand and Body Moisturizers for Dry Winters

Drugstore Finds: Non-toxic Beauty and Skincare

((EDIT: Hello! It’s Meredith, dropping in to say that there might be products on this page that I no longer use or recommend due to sneaky ingredients that may be unhealthy or potentially toxic. Companies change their ingredients and formulas, so for the most up-to-date information, please feel free to send me a message on Twitter, Instagram or email. You may also want to download … Continue reading Drugstore Finds: Non-toxic Beauty and Skincare

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August Goodebox Review

As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy subscription boxes (made popular by companies like Birchbox) and am happy to see more companies popping up with exclusively eco-friendly, non-toxic, and high quality items. I’m currently getting a Goodebox every other month. Here’s what I got in August 2014 along with my experiences with the products. Yes this review is a little late but I didn’t get a … Continue reading August Goodebox Review

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June Goodebox Review (Subscription Box)

Goodebox is a subscription service that ships you a small box of “expertly curated, trial sized healthy, eco-sensitive & effective beauty and personal care products, along with occasional samples of natural & organic health and wellness products.” If you completely fill out your online profile, they’ll customize the contents even more. Right now I’m signed up to receive a box every other month. So far, … Continue reading June Goodebox Review (Subscription Box)

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Meredith Tested: MyChelle Skincare Review

I’ve been using several items from MyChelle for a few months now. The verdict is in! Here are my reactions to some of their best sellers. MyChelle products are typically very clean and green but double check the ingredient list and the EWG Skin Deep site as some products aren’t as “natural” as I’d like. I had a gift card (full disclosure: I won a … Continue reading Meredith Tested: MyChelle Skincare Review