Happy almost weekend! This was my first full week back at work since Christmas and New Year’s and I have to say, it went by pretty quickly. I’m very thankful for that. I’m excited to get this weekend under way Now, onto zee Friday favorites!
I’ve recently changed up my beauty game a bit. I’m trying to incorporate more products without harmful parabens. I’m trying Whole Food’s 365 brand moisturizing lotion as my face cream in the mornings. Honestly, I like my Olay face moisturizer better, but this cream is safer. My one complaint is that it smells like paste. It reminds me of day camp and elementary school. Besides the smell, it’s doing a good job at keeping my skin soft. My skin always gets dry in the winter and I couldn’t imagine not using a moisturizer.
Another beauty product that I have been itching to try for the longest time is the Yes to brand toiletries. I received an Amazon gift card during the holidays and decided to use it on the Yes To Tomatoes Volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Both products are paraben free, 99%+ organic, and utilize the benefits of fruits and veggies. They were very affordable and I was pleasantly surprised at their performance. You know how sometimes healthier/safer beauty products don’t work as well? I was kind of worried that these would leave my hair greasy because they don’t contain harsh detergents, just a mild detergent originating from coconuts. I’m happy to say that they worked out just fine The only noticeable difference in the shampoo was that is seemed slipperier when I was using it if that makes any sense.
I tried to get a new planner at Staples last week and was surprised at how spendy they can be! I really would love an Erin Condren planner, but that’s not exactly in the budget right now. I scoped out Amazon again and found this one. I’ve been loving it! I record my workouts in it and use it as a gratitude journal.
As everyone and their long lost cousin twice removed knows, the weather this week was bananas! The air on Tuesday in Philly felt like -12 degrees. It was an absolute joy walking from the train station into work that morning! These little babies were a big help though! I love their name, Little Hotties They made the morning commute slightly more bearable.
I also found this really cool energy bar called Yaff bar in a recent Bulu box. It’s a bar that’s made for you and your dog to share on hikes and runs! Super cool, right? I don’t have a dog, and I was hungry on the train, so I ended up housing the full thing on my own. No regrets, it was delicious. It’s also wheat/dairy/caffeine free.
And just for fun, I recently saw this article about the books you need to read now before their perspective movies come out in theaters soon. The Monuments Men looks really good!
Have a wonderful weekend! Do something that makes you happy
What shampoo/conditioner are you currently using? Are you concerned with parabens?
Do you keep a planner?
What’s your favorite book that became a movie? Which was better – the book or the movie?