Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk, Andalou Naturals Sheet Masks, Acure Coconut + Argan Oil Cleaning Towelettes, Deep Steep Sugar Scrub, Deep Steep Body Butter, Avalon Organics Moisturizing Cream Shave, Jason Body Wash, Giovanni Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner, Alba Botanica “Fast Fix” for Puffy Eyes and Under Eye Circles, Alive! B Complex Gummies
One thing that has stuck with me and Thomas from city living has been the way we buy our groceries. When we lived in San Francisco, we would only buy as much as we could carry home. We still find ourselves doing the same here in Charleston. We probably frequent Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or Harris Teeter 2-3x a week. We only buy food for a few days at a time, since we never know when we’re going to be traveling next and to eliminate the chances of wasted food. And since a lot of the foods that we buy are perishable (we hardly buy any packaged goods), we go through them much quicker since they don’t last forever (which is how it should be!). We love Whole Foods and no, this is not a sponsored post. When we’re tired after work, we’ll go and get a plate of dinner from their hot bar. Even though it’s not the most amazing meal we’ll ever have, it’s so convenient and fast- we do this more often than I would like to admit. So it’s safe to say we’re there quite often. Because of this, also out of convenience, we’ve grabbed a few of their beauty products when we were running low at home and needed body wash, shampoo, face wash, etc. What was initially meant as a “place holder” until we stocked up on our department store favorites, quickly turned into reoccurring purchases. It’s also lead us to want to try even more beauty products from Whole Foods. Now, we have a whole list of items that we love for various reasons and continue to buy and love.
Acure Coconut + Argan Oil Cleaning Towelettes- I run through cleansing wipes so quickly, so I’m always stocking up on these. They’re really gentle and the coconut + argan oil leaves my skin hydrated and dewy.
Alive! B Complex Gummies- I am not making any claims that these have made my hair grow longer but I really do think that they’ve helped. When I started taking these on a daily basis, I started to notice a difference and so did others around me. I know nothing about vitamins, but I’m also the person who wants to believe in all the powders and dusts, so I like to think it works. Try it out and let me know!
Giovanni Tea Tree Shampoo & Conditioner- These are the first products that we tried from Whole Foods. While I prefer my Kérastase and MOROCCANOIL shampoos and conditioners, if I’m running low (especially because I run through conditioner so quickly!), these are my go-to. My hair responds really well to them- it always feels really clean, shiny and soft. Do you know what I mean by clean? I hate when I wash my hair and it feels like residue is left over even though I’ve thoroughly washed everything out. Give these a try and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Jason Body Wash- Thomas has really sensitive skin and this is the first body wash that doesn’t irritate it. I also love that it comes in such a large size and smells amazing because we go through it really quickly. We buy both the Rosewater scent and Lavender.
Deep Steep Sugar Scrub- I love using a body scrub, especially because I get keratosis pilaris on my arms, and continually exfoliating them really helps clear it up. It also makes my skin incredibly soft.
Deep Steep Body Butter- After buying the sugar scrub and becoming obsessed with the lavender chamomile scent, I bought the matching body butter. The smell is incredible and so calming.
Andalou Naturals Sheet Masks- I’m game for trying any new sheet mask. I have a whole bank of them because I use them weekly, especially when we’re traveling often. The ‘lift and firm’ one is my favorite to use, especially in the morning to wake everything up.
Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk- Karen Benke, the founder of Juice Beauty, is a family friend, so I’ve been using their products here and there for years. Everyone in my family loves them- especially my mom and grandma. While I’ve never fully got into the whole organic beauty thing (I know I should, but I haven’t educated myself enough just yet to convince a full organic highjack to my beauty routine), I do know that my skin always feels and looks amazing after I’ve used them. The cleansing milk is my favorite.
Avalon Organics Moisturizing Cream Shave- Having thick hair that grows quickly is definitely a perk. But only when it comes to the hair on my head. Not a perk? Having to shave my legs every single day. (And if you’re going to recommend laser hair removal- I’ve tried it multiple times and everything grew back). So, shaving it is. My hair follicles are really sensitive, so I have to use a really nice razor and shave cream to get the best results.
Alba Botanica “Fast Fix” for Puffy Eyes and Under Eye Circles- These are the newest products that I’ve tried. I actually really love them. They recommend keeping them in the fridge for best results and I love the cooling sensation that they give in the morning to wake up my eyes.