June Favorites

June 14, 2016

Today I'll be sharing a few of my favorite products I've either found or finally started using this June, I know we are still early in the month, but hey! 
I guess I'm not a big clothing shopper, I've tended towards beauty products and makeup since I was in high school. I would rather have less wrinkles when I'm older than have a new shirt. 

Maybe I'm weird. 

Back to the favorites...

#1 on the list is Schmidt's Natural Deodorant, I found this one at T.J. Maxx and was super disappointed that it was the only one. Especially after I looked on their website at what they charge for it, I paid half of that. 

On the upside, if you're willing to spend it, this worked better on me than any deodorant has ever worked on me. I'm not one of those delicate flowers either, I've tried everything on the market to keep from sweating and smelling. As I got older I gave up on the sweat blockers and just focused on smell. This seriously worked, I can't say that loud enough without being that person using caps lock. 

#2 is Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap, I bought a bar as well as the Sid Suds to use for all purpose cleaning and mopping. I've been thinking about using this as body soap for a long time but the price of Bronner's is a bit high for me, I splurged on our laundry detergent but can't pay that for daily body use. I did run across Kirk's Coco Castile at Wal-Mart and will be buying that as our body wash as soon as we run out of Dove. 

Jeremy has been passing judgment on me though, the soap and deodorant combo has him saying I smell like a hippie health food store. The only health food store he ever went into with me happened to be the most hippie of all (the one run by Ina May Gaskin on The Farm), so he now thinks I smell like a hippie commune. 

#3 is another product I found at T.J. Maxx and it's Alba Botanica Mini Peel. I love this because it doesn't have all the extra chemical junk I can't name in it and it has great reviews. I've only used it twice, but my goal every summer is to clean out my skin after a school year of constant makeup. 

I talked about it on the blog years ago, but I have a no make-up on Saturday rule during the school year and a make-up only on Sunday rule during the summer. Expect for special occasions. 

Back to the face mask, it only takes 5 minutes and is way less messy than other products I use. Hence motivation to use it several times a week. 

#4 is a Konjac Sponge, the one I bought was for sensitive skin, but next time I will go for wrinkles or blemishes. There's just no reason a 30 year old should have hormonal acne. (like literally crying a river over this one & praying that once that last nursing session goes away and I'm not a dairy cow that my hormones will level back out.) 

I like that you can use this sponge with or without a face wash, I go between using nothing, castile soap, and lye soap. Also, it lasts 2-3 months. Just wash it out and hang to dry. Simple, and super easy for travel in my opinion. 

What are some of your recent beauty finds?