Time to share my April Favorites!
In my quest to use the most natural products on my body, I knew that nail polish was my next step. Over the years, I had collected so many beautiful colors that I loved, but, after reading about how nail polish can have a negative effect on your hormones and how the chemicals get absorbed through your nails, I knew it was time to get rid of my collection and start fresh.
After doing research, I picked up Mineral Fusion Nail Polish at Whole Foods Market. These nail polishes are 100% Vegan, Toluene Free, Camphor Free, DBP Free, Formaldehyde Free, and Cruelty Free. Definitely a healthy alternative.
I picked the three colors closest to the colors I had previously worn the most frequently – Garnet, Sapphire Dream, and Gravel Road. At first, I was worried that they would chip easily, but I have been pleasantly surprised. These polishes last just as long as my previous ones did and only having these three colors definitely helps me maintain a light toiletry bag in my travels.
Another one of my April Favorites is this Adventure Mason Jar from MarquiaMakes on etsy. I use it daily for protein shakes, iced tea, food storage, and more. It’s so beautifully designed and well-made and I know that I will get so much use out of it this summer.
Workout headbands are challenging for me. They can’t slip and they also can’t be so tight that they cause my glasses to dig into my head #glassesproblems. My previous favorites (which I still love!) were Sweaty Bands but I wanted ones that would cover the front of my head for days where my hair looks awful, but I need to get my workout in before my shower.
My Sweaty Bands stood the test of not slipping at all while I ran my Half Marathon, so I’m hoping my True North Headbands prove themselves in the same way. So far, they’ve stayed put during long walks, bodyweight exercises, pilates, yoga, and more.
Rosewater Toner Refill
One of my top April Favorites was discovering that I could get refills of my favorite Rosewater Toner from The Refill Shoppe in the mail. Ever since I went there and first purchased the toner, I was hoping there was a way I could stay stocked up while traveling.
I thought I had lost my beanie. Losing a beanie is a tragedy in my mind because what else do you use to look presentable when you don’t feel like brushing your hair? or you don’t have time to shower and your hair desperately needs to be washed? or you’re going out on a windy day and need a quick way to keep your hair from blowing in your face? My beanie is a staple and I left it at the movie theater after it fell off my lap while watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (which was, sadly, a disappointing movie considering how much I absolutely adore the first one.)
The next day, I made my way back to the theater to check lost and found. Nothing. They let me back in the theater to take the seats apart and search where we had been sitting. Nope. So, I gave it up for lost and, then later, when we saw these Made-Right-Here-In-Portland-Folks Beanies at this amazing shop on Mississippi Avenue, I bought one.
Two days later the movie theater called. Now I have two beanies.
Even though I don’t really need two beanies in my travel capsule wardrobe and suitcase space is limited, I still love this new one tremendously.
That’s all for me! Haven’t been trying many new things because of this crazy nomadic life.
What have you been loving lately?