Today’s favorites: new workout leggings and capris, the best aluminum free deodorant (I finally made the switch from anti-perspirant!), safer laundry detergent, and a new night cream.
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!! This week has felt so long to me and I am so ready for the weekend, especially since it will be 70 degrees tomorrow and 76 degrees on Sunday!! Never mind that it’s currently 28 degrees. I have faith.
Let’s get into Friday Favorites!
My mission to replace my nasty old workout gear continues. I’m very picky, which means I’ve sent back more than I’ve kept. (I do almost all my shopping online since we don’t have many great stores here and Nordstrom is just so easy for shipping/returns.) Anyway, these Zella leggings are a keeper! I had to exchange them for a smaller size because they run huge; I ended up with an XXS and my quads are definitely not XXS. They don’t have as much compression as a lot of leggings I have but I really like that. They’re soft and comfy. And really cute. Maizey approves
I’m quickly becoming a Nike Epic Run crop devotee. This is my second pair and they are just so dang comfortable. Finding running crops that have just enough compression but still move is hard. But these are awesome.
I recently ordered the Beautycounter Rejuvenating Night Cream to see how it compared to the Nourishing Night Cream. I’m obsessed. It’s so rich but absorbs right into my skin. It’s totally different than the Nourishing night cream, and for my dry skin that is starting to show some signs of being in my 30s (yay), more active ingredients & extra moisture is a very good thing.
Since I’ve been switching out my skincare and makeup for safer products, I’ve also taken a look at other products that made me a little uneasy. Laundry detergent was up there after my friend, Brita, pointed out that we inhale remnants of our laundry detergent and the chemical fragrances all day long. I used to make my own laundry detergent, but don’t really have the time, space or desire to do that right now. Brita recommended this detergent and I’ve loved it! It uses such a small amount too, so I think it will last forever. I also bought these wool dryer balls to use instead of dryer sheets. They help my clothes dry faster dab and since I dab them with lavender essential oil before each load, it smells amazing.
Plus, I’m a sucker for branding as a career marketer and I love the packaging. 🙂
Anti-perspirant is another thing I was uneasy about since some research indicates aluminum in anti-perspirants may be linked to breast cancer. But I tried to ignore it since I’m a heavy sweater. Or at least I thought I was. I ordered this deodorant and haven’t felt sweaty once. Plus, it smells so good! But oof, it’s expensive at $12 a pop. Do you guys have another all-natural deodorant you’d recommend that’s cheaper?
Alright, I think that’s a good note (heh) to end on. Have a great day!