It’s time for another Worthwhile Wednesdays!! I shared my first Worthwhile Wednesday last month and I plan to make it a regular monthly occurrence. I’ll be sharing my 5 top favorite things of the month – products, businesses, experiences, etc. Last month I said that the Bean Protocol was something that was definitely worthwhile and I’ll still on that boat. I wanted to share it again in this post, but that would just be lazy. But for real, two months in and my skin continues to clear more and more! It’s insane.
But I’ll talk more about that on a separate blog post. For now, let’s talk about my 5 worthwhile products of the month! First up – the Erase Your Face Makeup Remover Cloth. I got a makeup remover cloth in my FabFitFun box a few seasons ago and I’m HOOKED! Before I was using those disposable makeup remover pads that either burned your eyes or didn’t work. And then I always felt guilty because I was continually adding unneeded waste to the world, but I didn’t know what else to use – especially because I’m never been a fan of the cleansing balms that everyone seems to be into. This Makeup Remover Cloth only needs water to get ALL your makeup off your face. It’s insane! No chemicals, no products, no extra trash. There is even 7-day pack so you don’t have to use the same one over and over. This cloth is the best and I’m never going back to disposable makeup remover pads!
Next up is the Buffy Breeze Comforter! Ever since I met my husband, I’ve slept SO HOT…because his body temperature I SWEAR runs normally about 110 degrees, at all times. So as soon as we hop in bed, it immediately feels like our bed is a heated blanket. It’s a nightmare. We went through SO many different comforters trying to find the one that wouldn’t have me covered in sweat all throughout the night. I got really sick of changing my clothes halfway through the night, EVERY night. So I finally tried the Buffy Breeze Comforter and I’m absolutely obsessed. I haven’t had a sweaty night since! The problem I’ve run into is that I don’t find it quite as cooling and comfortable if I have duvet cover on it. So instead, I keep our old duvet comforter on top of the Buffy Breeze Comforter and just pull that back every night when we go to sleep. Brian absolutely hates this, which is fair, but my Buffy Breeze Comforter is normally covered in fake tanner and REALLY needs to go to a dry cleaner on this point, so the other duvet cover on top makes us look less disgusting, which is always a plus.
When I first started the Bean Protocol, I was shopping at Natural Grocers and found this Oasis No-Fat Black Bean Dip. I was so pumped to see ZERO FAT on the label since you are not supposed to have fat with your beans. Plus, it’s made with squeaky clean ingredients – Black Bean, Water, Lemon Juice, Fresh Garlic, Sea Salt, Cumin. That’s it! Sure, I could make my own for cheaper and I have, but I’m all about efficiency and time management these days, and blending beans into a puree does not fit that criteria. I have about 4 of these containers in my fridge at all times to make sure I’m eating beans throughout the day. A dip is often much easier to palate than the bean itself. If you’re wondering where you can find this yourself, they have a store locator tab! This dip with some red bell peppers – oh hell yeah.
Another food related thing I’m loving right now is Cava!! A location just recently opened by us and I’m heading there weekly for lunch. If you’ve never been to Cava, it’s similar to a Chipotle where you build your bowl or salad, which it has a Mediterranean spin on it. I love it so much because they have lentils, so I can get 1/2 rice and 1/2 lentils, then add all the toppings I want. They have tons of protein, sauces, dips, veggies, and more. I always add braised lamb, pickled onions, cabbage slaw, and tomato + cucumber salad. Then when I’m not following the bean protocol, I add feta, olives, and the garlic dressing. Mix that shit up, then go live your best life! It’s so simple, fresh, and delicious!
And last, but definitely not least – Tan Luxe Wonder Oil. I talked all about this product in a previous blog post, but I wanted to share it again because I LOVE it! I made the HUGE mistake last night of trying a different self tanner and woke up this morning the exact same color as before I had even applied the tanner. I’m pissed. But that definitely never happens with Tan Luxe Wonder Oil. This oil gives you the best tan, it smells great, and it really lasts! I still need to try more of their products, but now I have a great reminder to never try new products. They are the best and I’m never going back!
Hope you loved this month’s Worthwhile Wednesdays!! If you have any products that you think are worth talking about, share them in the comments below! I’m always on the hunt for new brands and new things to try!
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