A Few of My Favorite Things

by Ally- Life as I know it, 5:00 AM
I wanted to a share a few of my newest obsessions. I'd love to hear some of yours too!

Favorite Website: Mind Body Green

I'm not really sure how I came upon this website but it quickly became one of my favorites to read everyday. Mind Body Green is a website with tons of articles from recipes to ways to live your life better to work out tips. I get an email daily with 6 new articles and they're always informative. 

Favorite Body Wash: Deep Steep

I was looking for a new body wash to try at Whole Foods and I came across the Deep Steep line. They're made on Johns Island, SC and I love to support local brands so I picked up a bottle. Their line is all natural, organic, paraben free, sodium lauryl sulfate free, not tested on animals, and no artificial fragrances or chemical preservatives. It's amazing what junk is in our skin care and since your skin is your largest organ I prefer to buy products with little to no chemicals. So how is the body wash you ask? It's great, it lathers well, smells good, and leaves your skin soft. I plan on picking up some more of their products on my next trip!

Favorite Hand Lotion: Weleda Skin Food

My hands get so dry in the winter. I'm talking mini cuts all over my hands, hang nails. and just sandpaper feeling hands. Being a nurse I wash my hands and use sanitizer non stop so obviously that doesn't help. I started using Skin Food on my hands right before going to bed and now I carry it around the house with me. It's a thick cream that feels greasy at first but dries in minutes. I don't mind it being greasy because it takes away my rough feeling hands. It has a light clean fragrant that I really like. You can use this all over your body even your face. It's organic and has zero chemical ingredients.  

Favorite Face Oil: Acure 100% Organic Argan Oil

I picked up a bottle of this after I ran out of my Beautycounter face oil. I've become addicted to face oils and needed a new bottle stat. This was recommended to me at Whole Foods and I was kind of skeptical since I always thought to use Argan Oil in your hair. I read reviews and they were all great and I have to say I'm hooked now too. I've noticed such a difference in my skin since using it. I have a more even skin tone and my acne scars and blemishes are disappearing.   It's a small bottle but you could also use it in your hair, all over your body, and on your face.

Favorite Panties: Hanky Panky

After buying Victoria's Secret underwear for years and realizing it's crap, I decided to grit my teeth and buy a few pairs of Hanky Panky panties. I think $20+ for underwear is a little steep but if it holds up well and feels comfortable it may be worth it. Their panties come one size fits all which kind of weirded me out but man are they comfy. Since they aren't cheap, it's best to stock up when they're on sale. I got mine from Saks off 5th at an already discounted rate, along with buy 2 get 1 free.

Favorite TV Show: The Affair

Shelby recommended this show to me and it sounded so good I told Theo to order Showtime just so we can watch it. It didn't disappoint, in fact we both like it a lot. The show is about 2 people having an affair but it's different than your typical affair story. Each episode shows the 2 character's view of their relationship. It's really really good and if you have Showtime you must watch it, if you don't then order it! 

I've started drinking Detox tea every night before bed and I really do think it makes a difference. If anything it debloats (think flat stomach) and gets rid of that extra water your body is holding onto. It's caffeine free so it doesn't mess with my sleeping. I think the tea tastes fine on it's own but I do add lemon juice to it as an additional diuretic. I've found this tea at health food stores and also regular grocery stores.

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  1. I started using Aragon oil on my skin too and I love it. I was so worried it'd make me super oily but it really doesn't. I'm definitely going to have to check out that Weleda stuff. My hands get so dry in the winter!

    <3, Pamela

  2. i've always wanted to use oil on my face...i should try this brand! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. I used to love Acure products and really liked them! Hanky Panky’s are the best, hands down. I always try to get them on sale too!

  4. Hanky Panky's are just the best!! I'm interested in all the products you've bought from whole foods - I'm going to check them out!!

  5. I love all of this! I think you are right about VS...mine always tear in the washing machine!!!!

  6. Love these posts because now I want to try new things (especially the face oil, body wash & skin food!!)

  7. I wish we had a Whole Foods or something around here. This stuff looks really good! Love your suggestion for lotion. My hands are terrible in the winter (and fall, and part of spring). I'm really intrigued by the detox tea. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  8. I so agree with Victorias Secret being crap - they are so pretty but just don't hold up very long! I get a lot of mine from Aerie, which seem to last a lot longer for me! Loved seeing your list!


  9. I was addicted to using argan oil on my face last winter - it helped with the dryness sooo much. Off to check out the Mind Body Green website now!

  10. My little just got me hanky panky gator undies with rhinestones for my shower....it was seriously the cutest pair ever!

  11. I just got a bottle of the Deep Steep body butter and it's incredible! i"ll have to check out the body wash. Glad y'all are loving The Affair - I need to watch Sunday's episode. Shiz is getting crazy!

  12. Oh that body wash sounds great! I've always worried something like Argan oil would make my skin more oily but maybe the winter is the time to try it out! I was wondering about that Affair show, will have to check it out. Y'all should start watching Homeland now that you have Showtime, its so good

  13. Thanks for the heads up on the Mind Body Green website, it sounds neat - I'm going to check it out.

  14. I am in serious need of a health kick….. I'm the unhealthiest I've been in yeeeaaarrsss and don't know where my motivation and energy have gone. AH! I'll be signing up for the mind body green emails and getting some of that tea asap!


  15. I need that skin food! Winter is the worst for my hands because I am constantly washing mine as well! I will have to try that detox tea, although I have yet to find one I like... But I'm willing to give it a try, Thanks for sharing!


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