Perfectly Posh Review!

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My friend Mary recently become a Perfectly Posh consultant, which means I’ve gotten to try a bunch of different goodies! While I haven’t worked my way through all of my samples I wanted to share a few products that I really loved and would recommend!

My Favorites!

All I’ve Avo Wanted

I did not expect to love this nearly as much as I do. The first time I used it was on a hot sweaty day, and it wasn’t exactly the oil-sucking experience I was used to. However, this stuff has come in absolute clutch on calming my skin down after sunburns! It doesn’t leave my face feeling sticky like aloe vera and I know it’s not going to clog up my pores. I also used it after a mask mishap. I tend to have sensitive skin and tried a new mask which set my face on fire. After applying this stuff the redness and pain was gone shortly after. I’m excited to buy a bottle of this for the winter!

Gender Bender

I was excited to try this product mainly because I’m on the hunt for a face wash for my boyfriend. He’s definitely a “one soap for everything” man and I’m trying to move him away from that. I don’t think I’ll win the conditioner battle, but maybe I can get him to use face wash! Mary recommended this stuff because her husband loves it, and I can see why! It has a yummy, manly smell to it, and when I use it to wash my face I definitely feel nice and clean afterwards! It also comes in a body wash, which I believe is being discontinued so be sure to grab it before it’s gone!

BFF: Best Face Forever

Because I have sensitive skin I’m always weary of exfoliators but this one was surprisingly nice! I don’t think I could use it every day just because it was a little scratchy, but it’s definitely something to consider adding in to the weekly routine.

Products I Can’t Wait to Try!

Beach Body

After my weekend at the Ozark…I’m pretty sunburnt. This morning I noticed the beginnings of some peeling (gross!) so I’m planning on busting out my sample of this in the next few days! I also think this will be great in winter. My skin gets really dry in the winter and I always get these annoying dry skin bumps. I’m interested to see if that will help with those as well! 🙂

Yo Go, Coco!

I’ve transitioned over to being a bar soap fan, and when I finish up with my bar of Dove I’m going to give this a try! I love that bar soaps don’t have a ton of packaging, which means I don’t make a ton of garbage. Perfectly Posh has a TON of bath bars that I will be slowly making my way through.

Perk! Skin Stick

Apparently this skin stick can help soothe headache & neckaches – and I am all about that! Working a desk job means a lot of staring at a computer screen, and that tends to lend itself to some headaches (from the lights) and neck pain (from my mediocre posture).

 

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Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe

Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe

After trying a coworker’s tuna salad at work (and realizing that I actually didn’t hate tuna!) I decided to hit up Pinterest to find a healthy recipe to try! Pinterest didn’t disappoint and I was able to find a recipe I liked and make my own tweaks. IMG-1835

The ingredient list was short (which is key to me actually giving it a try) and I had almost all of it on hand. This is a great recipe to throw together on a Sunday night to take to lunch for the week! The recipe below makes 2-4 servings depending on how much you eat and how you eat it. I packed it in my lunch on Monday with some bread to toast and make a sandwich with and only needed half of the container! I’m planning on finishing off the rest of the salad with some wheat thins later this week.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mayo (I used Kraft’s Mayo with olive oil! It’s my favorite and lets me pretend it’s healthier than it is)
  • 1 5 oz can of tuna
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • 1 tsp chopped onion (I used a spice, otherwise you could use 1/4 of a real onion!)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
Instructions
This is super simple! Once you chop your apple and drain your can of tuna you will add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix. Once it’s mixed take a taste and add salt, pepper and lemon juice. Done!

Going off the (WiFi) grid!

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Look! No modem!
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In my last blog post I mentioned that I was making a 1st world life altering change and getting rid of the internet in my apartment (though I do still have my smart phone…so it’s not like I went cold turkey).

I’ve been without wifi for a couple weeks now, so I thought I would post about my experience in case anyone has been considering doing the same. I’m a fan of pros and cons lists, so that’s how I’m going to break it down.

Pros:

1. I’ve been way more intentional with my digital time! I only have 2GB of data so I have to be selective of what I’m going to use my limited resources on (which really helps with the mindless internet surfing, YouTube rabbit holes, and random Google searches).

2. I’ve been spending more time at the library! Not having constant internet means that I’ve been able to fill my free time with reading books, and when I do really need to use the internet I have to go outside of my home to do so. This again helps me be more intentional with my time because I have to decide if what I want to do on the computer is worth putting on real pants (spoiler alert: usually is not).

3. I’m saving money! Not only am I not spending $50 a month on internet but I also haven’t been online shopping! I hate doing shopping on my phone, it just feels tedious, so any impulses I may have made from email marketing have been nipped in the bud.

4. I have more free time! Not wasting my time on the internet means I have more time to read books, do bible studies, water my plants (they’re barely hanging on btw), and talk to James on the phone.

Cons:

1. It’s kind of a pain in the a$$. I pay a lot of my bills online, track my spending using Mint, and keep a spreadsheet of all of my debt to keep track of how much I have, what the interest is, and what my monthly payments are. Not being able to look at my accounts at a moment’s notice makes it a little harder to keep up with my spreadsheet and monitor where my spending is at. One solution to my online banking has been to set up alerts with my bank account. I get a text every morning with my account balance and if something seems wrong I can easily check my account at work or head somewhere with internet.

2. The FOMO is real. I’m out of the loop on a lot of funny videos, TV shows, documentaries, and sometimes even music. Listening to everyone talk about a TV show on Netflix and not being able to watch it can be a bit of a bummer. This sometimes results in me forcing my boyfriend to watch a couple of episodes of a show using his Netflix account when I go to visit him (which he does because he’s wonderful).

Would I recommend it?

That definitely depends on who you are. If you like being up-to-date on the latest movies/TV shows or playing online games this may not be the best choice for you. For me after getting rid of my Netflix account I realized that I didn’t use my internet enough to outweigh the costs. The main reason I used the internet was for listening to podcasts or music on Pandora, and there are work arounds for both of those things. I can download podcasts to my phone when I’m connected to the internet and listen to them later. For $5 a month I can get Pandora Premium and download a couple hours of a station onto my phone to listen to online.

For now it’s working for me, and if I ever DO feel the need to add it back in I will likely just go to an unlimited data plan because I can use that wherever I am instead of needing to be tied into my apartment.