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Summer is on its way! It is time to get stocked up on all of your favorite summertime styles from Shinesty. I am crazy about Shinesty because they sell the quirkiest, yet coolest clothing and accessories ever! Their sense of humor is dry, just like my own.
Shinesty has curated the wildest beach & spring break party suits, funny bathing suits and trunks, 90s sunglasses, printed short sleeve button-ups and suits, Hawaiian shirts, and other identity-disguising clothing so you'll have the greatest mug-shot ever taken on your vacations- or STAY cations. Who cares, at least you will look cool.
I have chosen my FAVORITE pieces from this collection, and I am doing my best to portray them below. (My models had crappy cameras!) I will never hire them again! I will just be MY OWN MODEL, and show my OWN lumpy butt next time. But then again, MY camera isn't much better....but here goes:
Look at this adorable Tropical Flamingo wrap dress! My modeling pictures do not do it justice! It is so cute and comfortable!
Here is how Shinesty describes this fabulous dress:
Shinesty named this tropical pink flamingo dress the Flamingal because, well, it's a flamingo wrap dress for gals. Their inspiration for the design, however, was much more thought out. Although this tropical dress fits equally as well at any Miami club as it does on daybreak bender, it was designed for 3 specific reasons:
1. Flamingos are the international sign of swingers.(I am definitely NOT a swinger, however!)
2. Flamingos make excellent lawn ornaments, so nobody will bug you when you pass out on the lawn.
3. Flamingos only mate after 5:00 pm, the international time for drinking. So whether your bumping uglies or boozing, you'll instinctually fit in.
(sources not sited as statistics are not based in fact)
Here are a few more pics of me wearing this fun summery frock:
(I hated my hair that day, and I never seem to take very good selfies. But at least it was sunny outside, which is rare for Oregon in April!)
(My poor little twelve year-old son was bribed to take these pictures. He did the best he could. Thank you, Braxton!)
And look at these His & Hers swim suits! Does it remind you of anything in particular? I am smitten by this Dixie Cup swim wear! It is right up my alley!
I had asked my my daughter and son-in-law to model these hilariously classic swim suits, because I thought my body wasn't in shape enough, but Myelie took these crappy pictures with a dirty bathroom mirror. Next time, I will model the suit myself! (But then again, my bathroom mirror isn't much cleaner!)
Imagine all of the inquisitive looks and stares you will get when you arrive at a public swimming pool donning this duo! People will be thinking, "Hmmm, where have I seen THAT design before?" I can only imagine what a conversation starter the Dixie Cup swimsuit and trunks will be! I am jealous now, because I wanted that attention for myself! Just kidding! I HAD to share with my daughter and her husband because my girl fell in love with this quirky swim wear. (She shares my sense of humor!) Plus, her bum is perkier than mine, so it's all good!
Here is how Shinesty describes the Dixie Cup swimwear duo: (Not my words, haha.)
Bottom line, these swim trunks and one piece are nostalgic as shit. They carry the type of nostalgia AOL and Ask Jeeves are jealous of. They're made with a decade of bowl cuts, Tamagotchi pets, and Skip-Its.
We introduce to you the most notorious print design from the 90s for your nuts and girl bums. If Instagram celebrity and serial copy-paster Fuck Jerry can make a quick buck off this design, we will too.
Check out all of Shinesty's new summer styles here! And don't forget to enter the giveaway below, where you will get the chance to win the swimwear of your choice from Shinesty. (Up to a $100 value!)
Enter to win! One winner will receive the swimwear of their choice from Shinesty. (Up to a $100 value.)
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win!
For more information, or to check out the rest of Shinesty's fun styles, visit: https://www.shinesty.com
Rodan + Fields is definitely one of the best skin care companies I have ever tried. Especially since I am actively seeking the most effective anti-aging products on the market.
I was given the honor to review the Active Hydration Serum. This serum is by far the most hydrating ever!
R+F Active Hydration™ Serum is an oil-free face serum that raises skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and maintains continuous hydration for eight hours,* transforming dry skin into younger-looking, younger-acting skin. This face serum balances moisture levels and preps skin to better receive products layered on top, amplifying their performance.
Powered by R+F’s proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix, a combination of Hyaluronic Acid and an unprecedented level of 30% Glycerin, this hydrating serum draws in moisture from the atmosphere and locks it onto the surface of the skin, forming a water reservoir on the skin’s surface that continuously hydrates your skin all day
Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum is my favorite daily facial serum because it perfectly hydrates my skin without any kind of greasiness. I apply it both morning and night, right after cleansing. I love to apply it to my entire face, neck and upper chest area. I am very impressed with how well it absorbs completely into my skin, leaving it supple. It feels nice and soft. I allow it to settle into my skin for about five minutes, and then I usually follow with my daily or nightly moisturizer.
Since this serum is so light, I am able to apply my daily moisturizer on top of it (for sunscreen purposes.) It does not feel heavy. I have also found that my foundation glides effortlessly on top of the serum, which creates the perfect canvas for my makeup.
A little goes a long way, so this bottle will last you awhile. You can even get it on Amazon!
My kitty, Arlo seems to think my skin is soft!
To learn more about Rodan and Fields, visit: https://www.rodanandfields.com
Whether you are in college seeking an internship, or further on in your career and looking to advance your position, making basic and careless mistakes on a job interview can cost you that opportunity even if you have the experience, credentials, and intelligence.
First impressions count!
If you are in doubt, studies have shown that within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are — and some research suggests a tenth of a second is all it takes to start determining traits like trustworthiness. Katherine M. Rothman is the CEO of KMR Communications, a public relations firm she founded at the age of 28. The firm specializes in beauty, health and fitness PR. Since the agency’s inception in 1998, Ms. Rothman has interviewed hundreds of applicants for positions ranging from interns to directors and vice presidents.
Here are 14 tips on interviewing straight from the CEO herself:
Don’t Be Late
Ms. Rothman really dislikes the excuse, of, “I’m sorry I am 15 minutes late, I didn’t know where to park.” When you confirm the interview time and place, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ask questions about where to park. If it sounds like it might be mildly confusing, do a dry run to the interview location so that you don’t drive around aimlessly minutes before the interview. When you show up late to an interview, you seem unreliable, unorganized, and you have to dig yourself out of a black hole by making a really amazing impression.
Be on Your Best Behavior the Moment You Enter the Building
From the minute your feet enter the building of the interview, assume that anyone you encounter could be a potential interviewer. If you are talking on a cell phone in the lobby, censor your conversation and comments. In the elevator, make polite eye contact with everyone. Treat the receptionist like royalty! If you use the restroom prior to the interview, give a nice hello to anyone you encounter. The person who was just your stall mate could be the head of HR!
Research the company
Google the company. Visit their website. Know who their clients, are, what they do, who they serve, who their competition is, and find out what sets them apart from their other businesses in their field. It is important to do your research prior to the interview. It will give you greater command of the topics you will be asked about and make you feel more confident which will transmit into a better impression. If you are asked why you want to work at company XYZ, you will be able to answer intelligently and specifically instead of in a cookie cutter manner.
Dress to Impress
Do your best to do some sleuthing and find out what the culture of the company is. Perhaps read some reviews on Glassdoor, Google, or ask friends.
If the company is artsy, it’s better if you don’t come in looking like a corporate stiff. Conversely, if the atmosphere is corporate, ripped jeans and a tank top won’t get you far. When in doubt, it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. When you are asked back for a second-round interview you can better tailor your attire to the office norm.
Don’t Let Your Body Language Give You Away- Skilled interviewers are adept are reading non-verbal clues, i.e. body language. Most likely, the handshake will be your only moment of physical contact with the interviewer. Studies say that handshakes play a significant role in first impressions, so make it count. Your shake should be neither bone crushing, nor limp fish. Aim for a firm handshake, and as you shake, make eye contact and smile. Once seated, do not slump, fidget or lean back in your chair which can signal boredom or arrogance. Lean slightly forward to indicate interest. Don’t cross your arms as this can make you look defensive or like you are hiding something.
Don’t Give Cliché Answers to Questions
If you are asked what your best qualities are, avoid saying, “I am an organized, self-starter and team player and my biggest weakness is that I am a perfectionist.” These may all be true but find another way to state these attributes. Instead, if asked about a weakness, choose a real weakness and put a positive spin on it. You may say, for example, “I always want to meet my deadlines, but sometimes in doing so, I rush too much. I am trying to slow down and be more meticulous.”
Don’t talk incessantly and ramble on
You are being judged on how articulate you are and how you present yourself in a corporate situation. An interview should not be your own monologue. Answer the questions concisely and wait for the interviewer to ask the next. As you are speaking, try to gauge if you are keeping the interviewer engaged in what you are saying. If their eyes are glazed over and they are tapping their pen, you have spoken enough.
Ask not what the company can do for you, ask what you can do for the company
To loosely paraphrase JFK on his inauguration speech, make it clear how your skills can help the company you are interviewing with. A first interview should not be about, how many vacation days do I get? Do you have a 401K? Do you have summer hours?
What are your benefits? These questions should be saved for second round interviews when the company has indicated that they have a sincere interest in you. Round 1 should be strictly about what you bring to the table.
Wipe Your Social Media Clean of Anything That is Embarrassing or Simply Don’t Post That Content in the First Place
A company need not be the FBI to find pictures/comments that pertain to you on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Be mindful of what you are posting. Anything that looks undignified, shows illegal activity, prejudice, anger management issues or castes you in a poor light can be a mark against you even if you had a stellar interview. Watch your social media, one post is not worth the sacrifice of your dream job!
Remove Tongue Piercings, Nose Piercings and Cover Large Tattoos
These things may be en trend with your age group, however, if you are interviewing with a conservative company, these might negate you right away. The same would go for pink hair or other extreme styles for men and women. I am not saying having your own sense of style and living outside the box are bad things, it can be quite fabulous. But in reviewing the environment of the company you want to work for, consider if the way you are presenting yourself showcases you as the best candidate to represent the culture of that company. When you are entrusted with the interests of a company you become an ambassador. You need to adapt to that company.
Do not walk in smelling like you sampled every fragrance in a department store
If you must wear fragrance, keep it light and subtle. Fragrance is a very personal thing. The last thing you want is an interviewer sneezing with watery eyes because you have gone overboard on the perfume or cologne.
Bring Ample Resumes
If you are meeting with one or even several people, there is nothing that makes you look more unprepared than assuming the interviewer has your resume handy. Make sure that you carry ample resumes in a professional looking portfolio/binder so that the paper is not wrinkled when you hand it over.
Don’t forget to write a thank you
Write a thank you follow-up e-mail to every person with whom you met. Do this even if you do not want the position. It’s a small world and being polite goes a long way! If you want the position, and it comes down to you and another candidate with identical credentials and you are the one who writes the note, most likely you will be “the chosen one.”
Don’t be silent when the interviewer asks at the end if you have remaining questions
Too often, applicants say, “no, thanks I think you covered everything.” You may feel you are being polite by saying this, but you actually come across as disengaged and docile. Come up with at least one thought-provoking question that refers to something the interviewer commented on or asked.
Spring has sprung! What better way to get in the spirit of the new season than to replenish your bath and shower stash with floral scents? Luxury bath and fragrance company, Molton Brown, has the perfect mix of scents to set the tone for warmer days and blooming flowers.
I am a huge fan of Molton Brown, so I am excited to introduce these beautiful fragrances, which are also the perfect Mother's Day gift idea!
Orange & Bergamot
With floral top notes of bergamot, middle notes of citrus neroli oil and base notes of warming musk and Sevillian orange extract.
With fragrant lily, ginger and cardamom, Heavenly Gingerlily exudes thoughts of warmer weather.
STAY FRIZZ-FREE DURING THOSE APRIL SHOWERS
Don’t let the rainy weather scare you, use these stylers from John Frieda Hair Care to tame those frizzy strands.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects + Serum ($9.15, Amazon.com)
Got caught in the rain? No problem. Infused with Aloe and Vitamin E, this serum dramatically blocks and transforms any frizz into an ultra-sleek look all day.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème ($7.49, Amazon.com)
Just because the weather is dull, doesn’t mean your hair has to be. Designed to instantly convert puffy and dry hair to silky soft strands. With this crème, your hair will outshine through the rainy weather.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray ($9.49, Amazon.com)
Humidity has met its match. This fast-drying, shine-boosting formula creates an instant barrier that helps seal out humidity and combats frizz, rain or shine.
When your baby is suffering from the pain and discomfort when they are teething, it can break Mommy and Daddy's heart! You might feel tempted to give your little one pain relieving medicines, but that can be scary. No one wants to give their precious baby potentially harmful ingredients, even if it is deemed safe on the label. What if you get the dosage wrong?
It is better to play it safe with the correct type of teether for your baby to chew on. Again, how do you know if the teething you that you give to your baby is chemical-free? Plastics are made with certain toxins, the list goes on and on....
Thankfully, TYRY-HU teethers are made with food-grade silicone. Not only are these teethers safe, but they are oh, so adorable! Plus, they really help to soothe baby's sore gums as they chew on them.
TYRY-HU has a huge variety of adorable teethers to choose from. They are very affordable, too. In fact, my stylish blogger daughter, Kendallyn, from Shop With Kendallyn has them listed on her baby shower registry! (She is due with her first baby, a girl, in July.) I bought her two of them (pictured below.) The ones I selected double as pacifier clip-ons, which help you to not lose baby's pacifier!
You can purchase the teethers here on Amazon!
For additional information, please visit: https://tyryhu.com
Check out TYRY.HU's selection of the cutest ever baby teethers here on Amazon!
Toilet paper is not a subject that I write about too frequently. But when I found out about No. 2, I thought, now this is something to write about! Why? Because of two things: trees and butt crumble. Read on.
For most, toilet paper is an afterthought. But when you think about it, toilet paper uses A LOT of trees. 27,000 daily to be exact. And it is devastating forests that are vital to avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.
Toilet paper is a (literal) waste! I mean, in this day and age shouldn't we be trying to reduce our "CARBON BUTTPRINT," not increase it?? yikes I say!
This is what a Toilet Paper Revolution looks like. Get a clean wipe. Use a brand that’s better for the environment.
Introducing No.2, an exclusive, affordable, fashionably packaged 100% bamboo, direct-to-consumer toilet paper that is on a mission to reduce what they have coined "Carbon Buttprints” everywhere and help save the world one wipe at a time.
No. 2 provides a logical, sustainable, eco-chic alternative that just happens to be strong and silky so you get a clean wipe with (ok, here's another term first and though it may gross you out, think about it - you've had it) no "butt-crumble”- the annoying pieces of rolled up toilet paper residue- left behind after a solid wipe.
So when it comes to saving more trees PLUS having a cleaner BUTT- Why would you choose any other brand than No. 2? I mean, face it, EVERYONE goes #2! Plus, the packaging is very pretty, just saying!
Enter to win: One winner will receive a 24-count package of No.2 toilet paper in the pattern of your choice. (ARV: $34)
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win!
For more information, go to: https://gono2.com/
You didn’t hear that, did you?
Imagine you are presenting a motivational speech to your sales force and you can’t stop hiccupping, or you’re on that first date and you lean in for a kiss and a big burp escapes from your mouth! Still worse, what if you are a celebrity like Whoopi Goldberg whose microphone captured the sound of her passing gas on “The View?” Celebs are not immune from strange sounds our bodies make at the most inopportune times and neither are you. Here’s why these noises occur and what to do if they are chronic as explained by Dr. Niket Sonpal who is both an internist and gastroenterologist in New York City.
“Hiccups are an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm and other muscles that see air coming in and striking the voice box,” explains Dr. Sonpal. Less than a second after your vocal cords close shut creating the hiccup sound and the air remains in the diaphragm. Some causes are thought to be eating too quickly or excessively, an irritation of the stomach or throat brought about by indigestion. Hyperventilation and conditions of the respiratory system like the lungs and more.
Not to be alarmed, most cases of the hiccups are just temporary and can be treated with home remedies like holding your breath for a few seconds or drinking water.
2. Jaw Clicking
Our jaw is connected to the skull by the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is made up of ligaments and tissue among other things and a disc that sometimes changes shape especially if stretched too much. In some cases, people will suffer from TMJ Dysfunction which will cause pain and cracking noises. This condition is an umbrella term for wear and tear of the temporomandibular joint and in extreme cases, if the bone or disc in the area become concave, patients may have difficulty fully closing their mouth.
What to do? Seek an oral health expert like a dentist or oral surgeon if the cracks get sharper and louder, if you cannot close your mouth completely and/or if you are having bothersome pain and lockjaw.
Burping or belching are two words to describe the noise our body makes when we expel gas from our upper digestive system out through our mouth. This happens because there is an excess of air and gas that often doesn’t even get to the stomach before we belch it out. Burping is harmless and happens as a natural result of swallowing air while drinking, eating or talking. Drinking carbonated soft drinks and smoking can give you more urges to belch.
What to do? Take your time when eating or drinking. Avoid sugary carbonated drinks. They release carbon dioxide gas. Treat Heartburn symptoms with proper over the counter medication like antacid chewables. Gastroesophageal reflux disease may cause burping but the belching is usually accompanied by clearer signals of that particular disease like acidic heartburn, nausea followed by sour liquid regurgitation among other things. If your symptoms are that extreme visit your doctor or gastroenterologist for prescription strength medication.
4. Whistling in your nose
This is nothing to be alarmed about. Mucus accumulates in the nasal cavity and then hardens as we breathe through our nose. “This is what scientists refer to as, boogers,” quips Dr. Sonpal. If the hardened mucus circles your nasal cavity only leaving a small narrow space for the passage of air, then it creates the whistling effect much like our lips create a narrow space for air to flow through when whistling through our mouth.
What to do? If the whistling is accompanied by cold or FLU symptoms, then a decongestant will help. If you are suffering from allergies, an antihistamine is best. If your only discomfort comes from the hardened mucus, use a saline spray to moisten the discharge before implementing cotton swab to clean your nasal cavity ones the matter is soft and won’t cause bleeding when removed.
5. Ringing in your ears
If you are experiencing ringing in one or both of your ears you probably are dealing with tinnitus. This condition is caused by infections, aging and general degeneration of the eardrum and loud noises that damage cells in the inner ear. This effect causes the “cochlea to send signals to your brain, regardless of there being high pitched ringing or not.” says Dr. Sonpal.
What to do? If phantom sounds linger for two days or more and are paired with pain, or loss of balance, see your general doctor or an otolaryngologist in order to make sure you aren’t suffering infection or hearing loss.
6. Stomach Rumbling
Burbling sounds in your digestive tract after dinner is not uncommon. Food recently ingested is being moved around along with liquid and air swallowed. As food digests, gases begin to fill the intestine until flatulence helps them exit the body. Conversely, if you are hearing your empty stomach grumble, Dr. Sonpal explains some of the science behind that, “your empty gut is clearing out leftover food and fluids and soon it will be time to replenish your body with a meal,” he says.
What to do? In some cases, if you are going through high pitched grumbling accompanied by pain or nausea, but no bowel movement, going to your doctor would be a good idea. These are symptoms of issues in the GI tract and could signal partial bowel obstruction.
7. Passing Gas
“The science is pretty clear for this one,” chuckles Dr. Sonpal. The body produces intestinal gas as the enzymes in our digestive system breakdown what we have ingested. Once this gas is inside the body, it needs to be released somehow. It is usually expelled through the anus as flatulence or out of the mouth as a burp.
Some intestinal gas comes from the air that people swallow when they are eating, chewing gum, drinking through a straw, or smoking. Undigested carbohydrates are a common cause of gas because the intestines can’t break that food down. The leftover carbohydrates move into the large intestine, where your intestinal bacteria breaks them down, resulting in intestinal gas.
What to do? “Flatulence is not a bad thing. It is actually the mechanism by which our body relieves itself from excess gas. Passing gas is a key component of digestion and aids in reducing the feeling of being bloated,” explains Dr. Sonpal. What you need to observe is the frequency, circumstances and accompanying factors of your flatulence says the New York Gastroenterologist. If you have frequent flatulence or if you notice that certain foods make you violently gassy and your gas is paired with pain or discomfort you should talk to your doctor to rule out things like Celiac disease, lactose intolerance or any form of irritable bowel disease.
8. Vaginal Queefing
This sound occurs when a pocket of air is pressed out of the vagina. Air can easily gather in the vagina when the opening closes during physical activities like exercising, dancing, getting a pelvic exam, and commonly during intimacy. Many women feel embarrassed by the occurrence of queefing but it is not something abnormal.
What to do? Some exercises, like Kegels, strengthen the pelvic floor and may help in reducing the frequency with which air gets trapped in the vagina.
If your vaginal flatulence coincides with bad smells, increased urinary urges discharges, or pain then seek the attention of a doctor for a more in-depth checkup.
9. Joints Popping
Our joints have fluid that helps reduce friction in our between bone and cartilage during movement. This is called Synovial Fluid and as we exercise or move to sit or stand or walk the movement causes bubbles to form out of this liquid and when these bubbles pop we hear a cracking sound.
What to do? Most often, this noise is not a sign of a bad problem “but like many things in this list if it comes paired with pain or locking of the joint this may call for a doctor’s visit as these issues could make you unstable and cause falls, which are dangerous for older generations,” explains Dr. Sonpal.
In late middle age or once we’ve reached senior citizen status if you are experiencing these sort of noises with discomfort or a grinding sensation in the joint you may ask your doctor about osteoarthritis.
About the Expert: Dr. Niket Sonpal
Dr. Niket Sonpal is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Clinical instructor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn and on the board of the NY‐ American College of Physicians (NYACP). He is completing his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Lenox and has spoken and presented at over 25 national and regional conferences on his research and is a regular participant in national courses.
Makeup artist Karl Sanchez, worked with singer and songwriter Zhavia Ward on Rimmel London’s new Stay Matte campaign. The campaign idea came to life when it was learned that Zhavia was a huge fan of Rimmel London; the campaign will include a video showcasing how Stay Matte fits into Zhavia’s daily routine and feature her second single “Deep Down.” Below please find a full breakdown of Zhavia’s makeup look!
Who: Zhavia on the set of Rimmel London’s latest campaign for Stay Matte
How To Get The Look:
Karl applied the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation and Rimmel London Stay Matte Concealer in Zhavia’s shade, Vanilla and then applied the Rimmel London Maxi Blush in Sweet Cheeks to give her some color to her cheeks.
Using the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Nude Edition, Karl darkened the crease with the 10th shade. He used the 8th shade in the palette to smoke out the outer corner and under the eye to intensify and applied the 3rd shade on the eyelid. Karl then used the 1st shade and applied to the inner corner of the eye to act as a highlight. He finished off the eye look by applying Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer to create a winged look and to slightly smoke the eye and topped off the eyes by applying Rimmel London Scandal’eyes WOW Wings Mascara.
He finished off the look by applying a touch of color to the lips with Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip in "Be My Baby" followed by a clear lip gloss.
Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.
Below is my attempt at Zhavia's look, using the same products: How did I do?
Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Get The Look App available on iTunes and Google Play.
This year start your spring cleaning from the inside out starting with your cleaning products! When it comes to your family, you can never be too careful. We all love a clean home, but what if the products that we trust to clean our homes contain harmful ingredients? It is actually kind of scary, because your loved ones are coming into contact with as well as breathing in these possibly toxic chemicals.
I got to thinking about what kinds of changes I could make that could help to safeguard my family, and decided to start with my cleaning products.
I discovered Truce, a line of chemical free cleaning products that work just as well, if not better than my regular cleaning products.
Truce cleaning products offers a wide variety of items to cover all your cleaning needs, from all-purpose cleaner, wood cleaner and scouring powder, to get your home sparkly clean without the use of any harmful ingredients. Truce only uses SIMPLE and NATURAL ingredients, like borax, essential oils, baking soda, distilled white vinegar and aloe vera, and since they have nothing to hide, they share every ingredient on their labels.
I was given the chance to put a few of their products to the test:
Truce Natural All Purpose Cleaner -It seems that I am constantly wiping down the counter tops in my kitchen. I cringe at all of the times I would use chemically-laden products in the area that food is prepared!
This All-Purpose Cleaner can wonderfully clean your home and office using only safe, non-toxic ingredients in one simple formula. From your floors to the ceiling, you can use the All-Purpose Cleaner for all your cleaning needs. Wipe away messes on those sticky counter tops, remove spots and streaks from windows or mirrors, and get the grime off your shower walls with this one cleaner that is effective on all non-porous surfaces.
It not only works just as effectively as my previous cleaners, but smells like peppermint! I love it!
Truce Laundry Powder- Our laundry comes in contact with our skin, daily. How frightening to think about all of the possibly harmful chemicals that are in our regular laundry detergent!
Wear the freshest smelling and cleanest clothes without exposing your skin to nasty chemicals. The Laundry Powder from Truce is perfect for those with sensitive skin, allergies, or conditions prone to dermatological irritation. Avoid the crazy chemicals and toxins found in other laundry products; you deserve a safe, simple laundry detergent formula that works. this potent detergent can clean heavily soiled clothes and it works in areas prone to hard water. The natural oxygen bleach works to keep whites bright and colors bold without fading. The Laundry Powder is gentle enough for washing organic fibers and it is biodegradable and earth-friendly.
My clothes come out of the wash much fresher and cleaner with Truce Laundry Powder- than when I used my previous detergent. Plus, a little goes a long way!
Room & Pillow Spray- It seems that I am always using room freshener sprays. That is the scariest of all to me, because with my regular room freshening spray brand, I was actually spraying chemicals into the air that my family breathes! I didn't even think about it! I feel horrible for that.
Luckily, Truce Room and Pillow Sprays are here to help. From stinky trash or a foul microwave to that not-so-fresh bathroom air or a stale closet where you hide that old pair of shoes, Truce can help clean out some of the stench.
These Safe and Simple Room and Pillow Sprays clean and freshen the air around your home, car, and office while leaving a natural and pleasing scent. While most other home air plug-ins, sprays, candles, and car fresheners contain harmful chemicals hiding behind the word “Fragrance” on a list of ingredients, Truce is always transparent on where their fresh scents come from: aromatherapeutic essential oils. Extra ingredients containing harmful chemicals are never added into any Truce products because all our ingredients are simple, effective, and natural.
The Revitalizing Spray is a combination of lavender and lemongrass that is sure to rejuvenate and refresh the air around you. The Energizing Spray is a mixture of citrus and lemongrass that helps vitalize you and give you that extra boost to make it through the day. The Soothing Spray has a calming effect by combining the smell of lavender and citrus.
I still have the need for an air freshener, due to when I burn my cooking, or when someone 'stinks' up the air. Thankfully, I no longer need to worry about poisoning my loved ones! Truce Room and Pillow Spray keeps my home smelling fresh and clean. My favorite is the Soothing Spray. It makes the atmosphere nice and calm, while refreshing the air. I love to spray it on the carpet to freshen any stale odors, too.
So, clean out the cabinets during your spring cleaning and ditch the chemical filled products that can be harmful to your family. www.truceclean.com