Perhaps the rebel-est of rebel grrrls would never participate in consumerist practices, and would just Do It Herself. But sometimes a gal is too busy teaching, researching, writing, (seeing Against Me!), and going to yoga to DIY or Die. Sometimes that means I eat food out of a package and use beauty products that weren’t made from ingredients in my garden–(that is, if I had a garden).
Here are some non-DIY things I’ve been loving lately! (And one that I am totally not loving). Oh, and I’m obvi not making money off these things, so you can trust!
So, I’m definitely not going to apologize for wearing makeup. Unless you see me at the yoga studio or out for a run, I didn’t wake up like dis. I’m a queer femme who loves “putting on my face” to spite the patriarchy, not to appease it. ;) Finding a natural-ish, cruelty-free foundation that doesn’t fuck up your face can be a challenge. I was delighted to read about Josie Maran in Natural Health a while back, and when I decided to treat myself to a trip to Sephora, I went straight to her section of the store. This argan foundation is so awesome. It actually comes out in a white-ish color then matches the tone of your complexion! So you can use it year-round, regardless of your level of sun-kissed-ness. In addition, all of Maran’s products are free of: paragons, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, GMOs, and triclosan.
I’d had Nativas unsweetened cacao nibs before, but last month I tried the sweetened kind. I know it’s “better” to skip the sweetener all together, but these are still a step up from traditional vegan chocolate chips. These are super tasty and I find they are easy to keep in moderation—(I never felt tempted to eat the whole bag, which I think products sweetened with regular sugar have a tendency to encourage). I find these are great sprinkled over chocolate avocado mousse!
WEN products are pricey, but I find they are so worth it. Between my daily workouts and teaching hot yoga, I sweat a lot everyday. I know some people can get on the dry shampoo bandwagon, but I am not one of them. So I need a product that won’t strip my hair of natural oils. This dual cleansing conditioner has been a god-send. I also have a hair shedding problem, and I find that this conditioner decreases the amount of hair I lose in the shower. I just discovered the bamboo green tea scent, and it’s my favorite one yet!
This soup is one of my favorite go-to dinners, and it just wouldn’t be the same without this chickpea miso. This is a great product for anyone who loves miso but wants to avoid having too much soy in their diet.
This thing has been great for the days I don’t have time to mix up a smoothie in my Vitamix. I’ve been all about Raw FIT Protein powder and almond milk for quick breakfasts.
AND HERE IS SOMETHING I AM NOT LOVING.
YO, SUN WARRIOR, WHY DID YOU CHANGE THE FLAVOR OF YOUR PROTEIN POWDER?! I USED TO LIKE IT AND NOW I THINK IT TASTES LIKE VOM. AND I BOUGHT $40 WORTH OF IT ON AMAZON AND CANNOT RETURN IT. WHYYYY????
I’ve used two scoops of this and just cannot finish it. Do any of you reading actually like the taste of it? If so, how weird/creepy would it be if I sent it to you? I hate seeing it go to waste, so I’d love to give it a home. But I also know it might be weird accepting an open bag of protein powder from a stranger. You let me know, readers. Free protein powder coming your way if you trust I’m not a creep.
What products are you loving lately? Do you want my Sun Warrior Protein Powder? (For real, though.)