Once upon a time I was addicted to Bare Minerals, a mineral powder foundation line that gave the most beautiful coverage and matched my skin perfectly. Imagine my upset when I started breaking out like crazy only to find out that they certainly aren’t as natural as I had thought. No, just because the company uses the word “minerals” does not make it the safest make up for your skin. Bare Minerals in particular had the ingredient, Bismuth Oxychloride, the main culprit in the bumps and blemishes forming all over my face after a few months of using this product.
I remember when I was younger I could go to the local mall and pick up a “surprise bag” from the store. It was so much fun opening the bag up and checking out all the little gifts you just received for a couple of dollars. Then, in my adulthood, I was brought back to my love of surprise bags with a new concept… subscription boxes began some years ago and it brought along serious nostalgia with it. The idea of receiving “fun” mail instead of more bills was amazing alone.. not to mention it would be a box of goodies that you just paid a small fraction of the price for compared to purchasing each item separately from each shop. There are subscription boxes for so many different genres these days but this one is one of my all time favourites.
This ones for the Ladies!
For those who don’t know what a Menstrual Cup is.. It is an alternative way to deal with periods that doesn’t involve chemical filled cotton tampons or pads. It is a small medical grade silicone cup that is worn similarly to a tampon but rather than absorbing, it catches blood. This was supposed to be my new go to and I wanted so badly to love this product.. Sadly, after months of trial and error this option didn’t work for me. This doesn’t mean that it wont work for everyone because I’ve heard some positive testimonials to this cup and certainly don’t want to knock an invention that is working towards improving women’s health, but I know that many women are looking for healthier options and so I wanted to give my most honest opinion.