Happy Friday all! I hope you had an awesome week! I’ve been feeling a little under the weather the last couple days, so I’m definitely ready for a few days of R & R. Our only set plan for the weekend is tree chopping tomorrow with my parents and our close family friends (a long-standing tradition I look forward to every year), so I’m crossing my fingers I’m feeling stronger tomorrow. I have just a few finds and favorites to share with you from the week! Let’s get started…
Anyone else feel as though you’re on a never-ending search for an effective, all-natural, aluminum-free deodorant?! I certainly feel that way. I’ve come across a few brands I like, but then I end up breaking out in rashes from them. I decided to give this deodorant a try and I have to say, I think it’s my top choice (thus far) for natural deodorant. I wasn’t sure if I would like it because it does have a pretty distinctive scent (smells great, just a stronger, floral scent), but after wearing it for a few days, I don’t find the scent to be overpowering at all. I haven’t broken out in any rashes and it works well! I have re-applied one time with each use, but overall, a really good option! (It comes in several different scent options.) My other favorite deodorant is Tom’s of Maine Natural Powder, but it does contain aluminum.
“UNDER THE WEATHER” REINFORCEMENTS
Tis the season for coughs, colds, viruses, and more. Whenever I start to feel a cold or sickness coming on, I tend to grab for two things immediately: Health-Ade Kombucha and Organic Sambucus Elderberry Extract or Zinc Lozenges. This week was no exception and as soon as I felt those first symptoms, I hightailed over to Whole Foods to grab these reinforcements. I am particularly a fan of the zinc lozenges when I’m feeling run down and I feel as though they prevent things from getting worse or becoming full-blown, if you will. Why the Health-Ade? To up my good gut bacteria!
HOLIDAY PILLOW COMBO
Earlier in the week, I started pulling out a few Christmas decorations to liven up our apartment a bit. My goal this year was to use only the decorations we already have, and not purchase any new ones (which can be tough because I love decorating for the holidays and enjoy swapping out different pieces year to year). I started playing around with some pillows I had tucked away (those leopard pillows are from my first college apartment circa 2007) and I love the little combo that emerged…the plaid pillow cover is from Pottery Barn and is still available if you’re in the market for a new plaid! Still need to fluff these babies up, maybe iron out a few pillow cases, but I’m lovin’ on our holiday decor already!
- Bauble Bar: 25% off your purchase with code GIFT25. This layer necklace is one of the buried baubles and it is only $12. This initial necklace is also only $12, but several letters are already sold out (I really wanted an A). The buried baubles are not eligible for an extra 25% off. I also love this pendant initial necklace!
- GAP: 40% off your purchase with code DEAL.
- LOFT: 40% off tops and sweaters.
Alright friends, that’s it for me. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
Question of the day: Have you found a natural deodorant that works well?