Water Bottle & Straw Review

A girly girls review of water bottles and straws. Exciting stuff eh? I have a love/hate relationship with water bottles. I use them for all manner of liquids (water, Coca-Cola, iced tea, smoothies, etc) and that may be why my relationship with them is so tortured. Some are just not geared for the liquid I put in them. That doesn’t make them bad bottles but they just aren’t the best for how I used them. Although I’ve drastically cut back on my Coca-Cola I do drink a smoothie most weekday mornings on the way to work then drink from the bottles all day at my desk.  Continue reading

Highlighter Review

I’m a nerd. I’ll just go ahead and put that out there. I love stationery, good paper (because shitty paper just sucks), pens (fountain pens, rollerball, ballpoint, you name it), pencils, and ink. Back to school was my favorite time of year because I could get new stuff. I truly believe that if you do a lot of writing, jotting down notes or to do lists, etc. and you think a pen or paper doesn’t matter then you haven’t had really good pen/paper or really bad pen/paper. It makes a difference.

I’ve got quite a collection of everything that I’m sure I’ll talk about more on here later. Do I own too much of this? My husband would say yes. I’d have to agree with him………but I can’t stop. Won’t stop. There could be worse things right? I just love being creative even though I’m not good at it and have always been that way. My brother, niece, and nephew are the same way so I guess you could say it runs in the family.

I’ve always had good handwriting and loved the art of penmanship and calligraphy. I’d love to practice it more than I actually do and have made that a goal for the future.

I’m obsessed with blogs and podcasts that talk about stationery in general too. They do such great reviews of product and lead me to items or concepts I would never have known about otherwise. I really thought I was abnormal in my obsession and things that I liked or didn’t like about stationery/school supplies/office supplies until I came across these blogs and podcasts that made me feel normal. So many people feel like I do! And have the same opinions I do! It’s spectacular! I’m sure I’ll write more to the blog soon about my love of these blogs and podcast and recommend some.

But today, we’re gonna talk about highlighters! Those things that most of the people I know and work with don’t use…….except for me. I was recently listening to the RSVP Stationery Podcast Episode 9. Podcast hosts, Lenore and Dee, had some great commentary about highlighters and it made me think about why I like them, use them, and what my favorites are. So, I give you my first stationery review! Stationery friends that read this………..I’m sure I’m not using correct review terminology. Just calling it as I see it. Let me know how I did on my first one besides the obvious of learning how to take better photos!
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Beautycounter’s NEW Haircare Collection

Our groundbreaking new collection of safer, high-performance hair care has arrived! Each bottle delivers amazing results without harmful ingredients; sulfates, mineral oil, silicones, or synthetic fragrances. You can choose from Volume & ShapeSmooth & Control, or Repair & Nourish. You can also mix and match to suit your needs. Each collection features a shampoo, a conditioner, and a styling product. 

Take a look at this post from Beautycounter’s blog with 3 reasons why you should care about what is in your hair products.

The big selling points for me are:

  • The volumizing formulas do not contain gluten and that’s nearly impossible to find in the marketplace if you are sensitive to that; and, 
  • Since we don’t use phthalates, the fragrance (essential oils, only!) won’t linger. Toxic chemicals are placed in most skin/hair/body products so the scent lasts. So I’ll get a nice burst of scent but it won’t stay with me all day. 


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