LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

I thought I would share another post of things I've tried lately that I've either loved or decided I can do without. I'm not entirely set in my ways, but any new products I try have to be something I have researched, come highly recommended, or seem to fit just the right niche in my life.

Here's the latest:





ROSEHIP OIL

I have sensitive skin, especially on my face. Depending on the weather, what I eat, or for no reason at all, I will have flare ups with red, dry patches of skin. I have to be careful what products I use on it, because I'm very likely to react poorly to it. I started using rosehip oil on my face a few months ago. It reduces redness and soothes irritated skin. It is not scented or harsh, whatsoever. I picked up this same bottle at Whole Foods, use it once or twice a day, and am still on my first bottle. Verdict: LOVE IT






GABBY BOWS

I'd heard reviews of Gabby Bows here and there, and they were always singing the praises of the barrettes. I will admit that my main reason for wanting to try them is that the double-sided design. LB's barrettes were always flipping around as she played and not facing forward. I ordered a few sets (they came with a handwritten thank you note from Gabby) and cannot wait for the new designs to come out so we can get more. They stay in, we haven't lost a single one, and they're really cute. Plus, I can't help but love that they were created by a 9-year-old girl and her mom. LOVE IT



GARDEN OF LIFE PROTEIN POWDER

Even though I know I eat enough protein in my diet, I've been wanting to try protein powder for awhile, just to see if it makes a difference. I'm allergic to dairy, so my options are fairly limited I bought a sample pack of this to try it out, and the only good thing I can say about it is how glad I am I didn't buy a bigger container. I couldn't finish it, which says a lot. I mean, I can stomach dandelion juice. I was hopeful for this one, but sadly, it's a LEAVE IT.



WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU WORRY TOO MUCH

S is a worrier, and I try to do whatever I can to help her anxiety. This book was recommended to me, and I'm so grateful for it. The concepts and skills are simple enough for a young child to grasp, but not too basic for an older child. Um, it could probably help some adults, too. There are other books in the series on OCD, anger, and negativity. LOVE IT

NORWEX DRYER BALLS

I wanted to like these. Four out of five people in my family have sensitive skin, so scented laundry detergent and dryer sheets are out (not to mention, I'm trying to avoid the chemicals in them). I don't notice extra static in my clothes without dryer sheets, but Jason does. I bought these awhile back to help with that, but there was no noticeable difference for any of us. My kids like throwing them, though. LEAVE IT


RESISTANCE BANDS 

Going to the gym is just not entirely possible for me right now, so I work out at home. Adding resistance bands makes my workouts far more intense and effective in less time. I got mine free with the Brazilian Buttlift DVDs I ordered years ago (I blame sleep deprivation and if I could type the equivalent of a crying face laughing emoji mixed with a slightly embarrassed one, I would). This set is only ten dollars and includes five with varied resistance. I'm thinking I will order it when mine finally gives into the tiny holes my children have managed to put in it. LOVE IT

Anything you're loving, or not, lately?

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