If You Put Lipstick on a Dog, It’s Still a Dog

TherapistMy sister had some specialised dog food for her dog delivered to my place a few weeks back, because I work from home and can easily take deliveries.

Forgetting this fact, I opened the packaged before I realised what it was. Since it was open anyway, I threw an organic lipstick into the box, still new in its cardboard package.  I had tried it and didn’t like the colour on me, I figured if she liked it she could have it.  A few days later she picked up the box and inevitably I forgot to mention the lipstick I’d thrown in.

Fast forward a few weeks…

She and her family were over for a summer BBQ at our place, and during our conversation she mentioned that the new ‘natural’ dog food company had the best deals on specialised dog food and really took the natural thing the whole way, because they had given her a free lipstick as well! At least she figured it was for her she mused… surely it wouldn’t be for the dog, right?

It was literally half an hour before she realised my hysterical laughter wasn’t about the absurd fact that she thought the lipstick might be for the dog, it was about the fact that they hadn’t sent her a lipstick with her dog food (are you crazy?), it was me! 

Best. Laugh. Ever.

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Good Green Box – November 2017 Review

 

GGB is one of my favourites because they are ethically-beauty focused and I love beauty!

I am waiting for the day when an Australian company does a subscription box for ethical clothing… can you imagine? I would be beside myself with excitement.

For now, lets see what GGB has left at my door…

Good Green Box $25/month(Incl. shipping) VALUE $95

(This box charges on the 25th of the month and ships out the 15th of the following month.)

Review: Certified Organic Face Cream by HempMe RRP $38

I am firmly committed to the face cream I used but I did try this for a few days and it really was lovely. It has a pleasant but noticeable smell and is a light liquid cream rather than a thick heavy cream. It did not leave any oily residue and I love the fact that it’s organic and the bag it comes is portrays the ‘natural’ element well. I will pop this cream in my travel bag and use it when I travel as its definitely a good cream.

My only complaint is that I am very fragrance sensitive and this had quite a strong smell that stayed with me for quite a long time and bothered me, however it was not unpleasant, just strong.

Review: Certified Organic Flora Mascara by Zuii RRP $27.95

I wanted to love this SO badly! The box actually arrived on a day when my own mascara was precariously low and so I tried this immediately. Although it gave me a little length and was better than my own eyelashes, it gave almost no volume and was quite dry and hard to apply.

If anyone ever creates an organic, toxin free mascara that works I will personally invest in them and their business. This is SO needed!

Review: Bamboo Toothbrush by bodecare RRP $4.50

This is a great looking eco friendly brush. I use a Sonicare (can someone come up with an eco friendly head for the Sonicare range please?) so I wouldn’t use this every day but would definitely pack it in my travel bag.

The bristles have apparently been enhanced from activated charcoal (and that can only be a good thing, right?) they are BPA free which I love.

If I were to purchase this I would but a medium head as the bristles are very soft on this brush, but for those of you with sensitive teeth, you will love it!

Review: Nail Polish by Zoya RRP $19

I was SO frustrated to receive a BLUE polish in this box. I am a woman in my early 40’s and blue is not a colour I would even consider wearing. I feel as though they were sending out the colours they couldn’t sell.

A nude, red or even pink makes sense, but blue is such a specific colour I feel like it was unfair to send it out in a box like this and this would have probably been my favourite product in the box had I been able to try it out as it was relevant to me and something I have been searching for in terms of a non toxic equivalent to what I already wear. 

I have heard great reviews about Zoya Polishes, so I would have loved to try a product with no nasty chemicals (and the list they are excluding is long and impressive) but alas, I will have to continue to not purchase these because I wasn’t able to test it out. 

Review: Hand Cream Sachet  by Bondi Wash RRP $1.00

This is definitely my favourite product in the box.

It was a moisturising, luxurious cream with a light lavendar scent and left no oily residue on my skin. It is made from botanicals so has a real natural smell and feel to it.

I usually use Weleda Hand Cream but would definitely purchase this product. The full size retails on their website for $25 but they have a 15% off coupon when you sign up to their website.

Review: Face Scrubby by Boho Things RRP $4.95

Call me a cynic, but I don’t get this new ‘face scrubby movement’ in the natural beauty world. They are everywhere! To me, my face washer can do the same thing or, I use an organic face scrub and NO cloth at all, so I save all the washing that is needed for these items. 

If you are into these, this is a cute one. It’s white which I like because you can see the dirt come off onto the scrubby, it is made of 100% bamboo, which I love because it’s renewable. It doesn’t mention if its grown with pesticides so I can’t comment on this. it is very small about 5cm diameter. 

I will probably give away this scrubby in one of my upcoming giveaway boxes so watch this space. 

This box had fewer things in it than I would normally use, but once again the value was excellent so I am not complaining. Its a great box with a good variety of items that I enjoy receiving every month. I look forward to the December box!

 

 

 

 

 

Religious Wars…In Our Home

Screen Shot 2017-07-31 at 14.28.33We have a mixed religion marriage, my husband is Christian and I am Jewish, so during Christmas we put up the nativity scene but the figurines all look sceptical.

As I watch people talk more and more about hatred and religion and wars we look at each other in wonder. People even ask us ‘how we do it?’ It’s not that hard if you have any sense of decency and frankly, respect.

I respect his right (and many generations of history) to believe what he wants, and he mine. Sometimes we go alone to our services, sometimes we go together and sometimes not at all.

Who’s right? Who’s wrong? If you’re trying to figure it out you’ve lost the whole point!

 

 

Manners, Are they a Lost Art?

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My teenager took a coach to a school excursion last week and as he was getting off the bus at the destination he thanked the bus driver. Later that day as he was getting off the bus after being returned to school he also thanked him.

His best friend, who comes from a great family, (I love his parents they are good, hard working, considerate people who have raised some GREAT kids) said to him; “Why are you saying thank you to the bus driver for just doing his job?”

This saddens me. Do you thank people for ‘just doing their job?’

I thank my waiter, my woollies girl who checks me out, my hairdresser, my cleaner for cleaning my home and postman when he delivers mail. My clients regularly show their appreciation for the work I do, either with thankful words or in their appreciative demeanour.

Am I the only one who thinks this might be a dying art? I know there are a number of people who think the way I do, but are we in the minority?

How important do you think manners and showing courtesy to others is?

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