Olive and June
my favorite non-spooky nail polish brand! the handle's incredibly ergonomic and the nail polish removing jar is the greatest thing since sliced bread. i love the nail strengthener and it was super helpful for growing out my natural nails!
these definitely needed more time in the air fryer but i followed the 6 @400 min direction on the box. i get it, it’s not a real mozzarella stick but the cheese is so liquidy and messy, there’s no BITE to it. it ended up a gooey mess and it becomes an issue because you’re supposed to dip it into the sauce. i can’t really taste the truffle, but the flavors overall were ok! i don’t crave it persay but this is one of the better vegan options out there for mozzy sticks.
had the chocolate flavor ($4) and i CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S PLANT BASED. IT TASTES LIKE THE PUDDING PACKS BUT WITHOUT THE DIGESTION ISSUES. also, our generation loves a good jar. 10/10 lil jar.
the person who invented eating fruit with chocolate should receive a little forehead kiss for their efforts! tip: put your bag into another plastic ziplock and seal it. i found that after the third time I opened the bag, the strawberries got really bad freezer burn and they were SO hard to bite into. got the strawberry one at costco ($11)
the bag's seal isn't very strong and it's difficult to close
get the lavender flavor ($4.50) and try not to eat the whole thing in one siting! i dare you.
Very very very very sweet, like a sparkling juice with heavy emphasis on the juice. The carbonation department was still lacking for me :( raspberry rose ($2.50): 0/5 too sweet
This tastes like Ice's (the big tall clear bottles) but healthier! I wasn't anticipating the sweetness so I was overwhelmed.
Savage X Fenty
The quality of the lingerie itself is bad for its price. Anything cute in their lingerie section that isn't cotton is INCREDIBLY uncomfortable, but they have a good return policy (90 days, free shipping).
Youth to the People
for reference: i'm 23YO, have oily combination skin with my main concerns being blackheads, oiliness, occasional hormonal acne, and a forehead wrinkle from squinting at my computer. i tried: - kale + green tea cleanser ($39) - superfood whipped moisturizer ($48) - yerba mate resurfacing ($59) - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist ($42) - dream eye cream ($48) i'd buy again: - superfood whipped moisturizer: i have 3 jars of this (and yes, i hate jars but bc of sustainable manufacturing limitations + i love this moisturizer so much) and it's essential. it's light and doesn't leave a shiny/"glowy" finish, which as an oily person is ideal for my complexion. gel moisturizers tend to leave a shiny film that exacerbates my oiliness and i've always HATED that. this sits well underneath a sunscreen with no pilling and there's a mild refreshing scent. - cleanser: more of a summer cleanser since I find that it's too drying in the winter. it claims to also be a makeup remover if you use it without water, but i find that the consistency is too thick to comfortably spread around, so i always double cleanse with an oil before. i'd pass: - YM resurfacing mask: the exfoliating grains are too large and overall this mask is so harsh - adaptogen mist: didn't notice a difference, felt nice though - dream eye cream: honestly, i don't have undereye issues ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ i wouldn't be able to decisively say it made a difference either way, i just bought into the overconsumption skincare marketing that "everyone needs an eye cream". ya don't <3 i bought YTTP because I deeply resonate with their ethics and sustainability principles and stayed for the whipped moisturizer.
tried: - strawberry vanilla ($2.50) at my local grocery store flavor: 5/5, i find myself craving this after every meal!! it's sweet with a strong strawberry taste and a hint of vanilla. sparkle: 4/5, not as sparkly as other sodas (it's no mcdonalds sprite!), but sparkly enough to satisfy that craving. feeling after: NA, i have a sensitive tummy, but gastrointestinally didn't feel too uncomfortable (although it's fiber filled + sparkling, so if you have sensitive tummy issues note this before you buy!). I have pretty good poops in general, so I can't add to the poop commentary. tips: chill it obvi, and put it in a fancy glass as a lil treat
I have the large Leaf in gold with the green grippy ($84 + $5 = $89) This is a sustainable swap that was incredibly difficult to make because yes, the razor is heavier and ethically made, but the maintenance is AWFUL. My first razor actually had a defect (the entire head was permanently tilted sideways) and I sent it back to them for two weeks and this process was free. However, the head was still tilted a bit and it's difficult to shave the tighter spots. I was gifted another by a friend and it had a normal head and worked much better! My biggest issue is actually maintenance. The back has METAL screw to take off the blades and since it's METAL + you're in the shower, it's impossible to screw off to clean. This is why they sell a rubber grippy (essential btw) because there's no grip in the shower. You can't just clean the front blades because the back is typically where things get stuck, so you have to unscrew it and this process is enough to make me not use it. I appreciate the sentiment, but ergonomically there's room for improvement at this high of a price point.