Sunday, February 26, 2012

Eco-Emi February: Anniversary Box!!

Eco-Emi February 
When I got home and saw that my Eco-Emi box was in my mailbox I was overjoyed. This is my second box (sorry completely blanked on a post about the January box, but in short I loved it!) and was so excited to see what they packed in it this month. 
While I know some people were not as happy with the packaging this month I though it was absolutely adorable and will be using all of the packaging again. I forgot to take picture when I first opened it, but here is a closer picture of everything I got:
I must say I am in love with the products in this box (even though I haven't tried most of them, but they look amazing!). And the box is well over the $15 I payed for it. One more picture of everything laid out and out of any packaging: 
Here is a list of what I got:
  1. Crystal Essence Deodorant Towelettes (I got 4)- 24 pack $9.99
  2. Dagoba Chocolate Mint Lip Balm- $3.49
  3. Mighty Leaf Herbal Chocolate Truffle Tea- 4 oz. $11.95
  4. Dr. Robin Sunscreen for Children- 3.5 fl. oz. $24.00
  5. Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Body Butter in Sweet Chai (The tiny little circle)- .7 oz $6.50
  6. Revolution Organics Lip Gloss in Truth- $26.00
  7. OluvSuds Soap Bar-4.5oz bar is $8.58.
  8. GreenBody GreenPlanet Energy Shampoo and Conditoner- $21.95-$64.95 each
  9. Greener Living Organic Soap Nuts (in the little satchel, sorry forgot to take them out!)- 2 . 2 lbs $39.99
And they also included a bonus sticker that read I <3 Eco Emi!

Estimated total value of box: $47.32
Please keep in mind that it is an ESTIMATED value for a reason, please do not mistake that for the actual value of the box because I had to use my guess best about the price for some of the products,

Thank you so much for reading my blog! Let me know which products you want a review of in the comment section below :D

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Product Review: Naturally Fresh Deodorant

Check out my full order here and a review of the face wash here!
(Coupon Saving Sista)
I must say that this product worried me the most when I ordered it (but quite possibly surprised me that most after using it). I have heard from a lot of people that natural deodorants don't work and they cause you to perspire more etc, etc. But I am here to put all of those myths down, I for one think that I probably do perspire more than the average woman and have found that this deodorant works super well (if not better!) than my old drugstore, aluminum filled deodorant. I got my in the scent Tropic Breeze, and I must say that it is a very fresh scent but a very light scent. That would be my one complaint with this product is that the deodorizing scent is very light and I like being able to smell that my deodorant is there and working. But, I love this products nonetheless and plus it is SUUPPERR affordable, at about the same price as deodorant you would buy from the drugstore.

Rating: 4/5
(I love this product and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the actual scent of the product is hardly-there and I like to be able to smell it)

Thanks so much for reading!

My Journey So Far (2/25/2012)

I thought that since my main goal with this blog was to document my quest to go natural that I ought to give updates every so often (I was thinking once a month, but we will see how that works out :P). 

I officially began my journey on New Year's Day and I have to say that I am pretty proud of how far I have gotten, although I do wish that I could be a bit further along. Basically all of my face products are natural (cleanser, moisturizer, etc.) and also my deodorant. While I can't say that overall I "feel" any better, I do feel so much better about myself and what I am doing to my body. Everytime I pull out a product that I know is good for my skin I just feel so happy putting it on my skin.

While, this quest has been a bit time-consuming, with all the research and what not, I am so happy that I have decided to do this. And for the rest of this month and next I hope to continue and make even more steps forward.

Thanks so much for sharing this journey with me! What do you want to see me blog about? Post a comment below :D