So here we are in the month of May. By now you have probably noticed that I failed at posting much in April and showcasing green beauty brands for Earth Month. Before we get into today’s post about UMA Oils, I wanted to briefly share a little bit about what has been up with me.
April was a stressful month for me. It has been many years since I lost someone close to me, and while I know death is always a shock this time, it hit me harder than I expected. March 29, 2017, my family lost my grandfather. The following week I traveled to Florida for the services and to spend time with my family. Just before I left things in my life were already super hectic, then this loss and when I returned we got some more bad health news regarding another family member. My grandfather was a two-time cancer survivor, and the bad health news with the other family member is breast cancer.
Dealing with grief is hard. Unfortunately, I’m sure many of you can relate. During the time I was away, I did a lot of deep soul searching, meditation, praying and planning. Researching better for you brands as it pertains to health, beauty and overall wellness has been something I was already doing, but it feels more important now than ever.
This past weekend flew by, but I did manage to get a few things crossed off my to-do list. I planned on doing some much overdue Spring cleaning but didn’t get to that. I did, however, manage a Target run, scored a few great wardrobe finds at T.J. Maxx (including some blush pink peep toe booties).
In between sipping on some strawberry margaritas, I caught up with some bill organizing and other misc paperwork. There have been some great beauty sales the past few weeks, and while I should be refraining, I can’t help but grab a few things. The It Cosmetics Friends & Family Sale starts today, and I wanted to share with you a few products I have loved lately.
One of my favorite sayings is “when we know better, we do better.” A few years ago I started making significant changes in the type of food I eat due to concerns with GMO’s and a host of other not so good things that may be in our food. While making changes, albeit small ones is good, I knew that I had to start making changes beyond the kitchen.As my life is shifting, I thought this would be a good time to start sharing some of the clean and green brands I have been using. I am not a 100% convert yet, but ultimately I would like to overhaul all areas of my life to be less toxic.
Real Purity is a natural line that uses high quality botanical and plant-derived ingredients. I tried a variety of products from the line from body care to hair care to the cosmetics.