Sooo it has been awhile since I have done one these posts and it is LONG overdue!
1 – This Cookbook. You GUYS, you have to get this one. I have made a few things from it so far and every single recipe is amazing and best of its kind! Now can I just stay home and bake all day?
My faves so far from it, the Orange Scones & Banana Bread!
2 – Playing Games with Avery. I am not one to enjoy much “playing” but games? Yes, please! We got lucky and picked up some second hand at a garage sale for only $1 each! We love this version of Guess Who:
3 – Beautycounter – duh. I have switched out all my personal care products to Beautycounter now and loving the results, added bonus? I feel good about what I am putting on my skin! I picked three to chat more about right now but could talk about way more and will if you have any questions! One of my favourite parts about joining Beautycounter has been learning about the company, their products, safer beauty laws and exactly what is in our personal care products.
The new Overnight Resurfacing Peel, which quickly has become a customer fave! This really is not a “peel” but that is because it is simple & safe (without chemicals)! It can help with many concerns such as dark spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, pores, fine lines. Personally, I have noticed a complete change in the texture of my skin using this, it is consistently so soft. It is easy to use 3-4 times a week, after washing and before your moisturizer and you leave it on overnight!
Another new Beautycounter product, the Luminous Powder Highlighter. This was part of a launch of all new performance powders (also blush and eyeshadows). It was designed with “one swipe colour intensity” meaning you will have a richer colour payoff with less product (I have personally witnessed this compared to other powders), it is long lasting and free of heavy metals. I love using this powder to highlight my cheekbones, and around my eyes (since I always need to look more awake) and find it has the perfect amount of shimmer without looking silly.
This is another customer favourite, the Balancing Mask (charcoal). To be honest this was not a favourite for me the first time I used it BUT now that I have found the right products for me (as well have fully switched to BC) I love it. I use this mask two days a week and it helps keep breakouts away as well as keeps my skin smooth. Which is exactly what it is designed to do – deep-clean and balance, absorb excess oil and draw out impurities.
AND while I did not know this at the time of this post, starting today Beautycounter has a HUGE deal!! Som exclusions do apply, but if you have any questions let me know! My “shop” link is here as well on the side.
3- Similar to Beautycounter we switched out other personal care products to Rocky Mountain Soap Company, another toxin free company. The girls LOVE their kid’s root beer bubble bath and I love the lavender natural deodorant – I never thought I could like a natural deodorant.
4 – After months of thinking about it I switched to a backpack versus my large carry-all bag I was using. Both are Lululemon and I loved the bag for all is features (I used it instead of a diaper bag) but it was just not practical, especially in the summer. I went with the Carry Onward Backpack (they only have the mini online here):
I don’t use this during the week for work but leave it packed so I am just swapping my essentials out. I have to say I never thought I would use a backpack again!
5 – Nut Butter filled CLIF bars. I admit here these are very addicting! I first had some new flavours in the States so was excited when I received this package with those favours again!
I try to avoid a ton of processed foods but having a bar I can grab and go on a busy summer day (hello, beach snacks!) is key! I liked all the flavours but my favourite is the Caramel Chocolate Peanut Butter.
There you guys go some of my summer faves! Even if there is only a few weeks of summer left!