au naturel…

…well, more like organic, natural products. i honestly just wanted a catchy title. epic fail.

Hi friend!

a back story:

it all started when my sister came to visit for thanksgiving. upon her arrival the first thing i noticed was her shiny, healthy-looking hair! let’s ignore the fact that she  lost some weight! apparently, she had been running and eating healthy ie. avoided sweets and fatty foods. her hair looked amazing, so i asked her to spill the beans. her new secret: organix moroccan oil conditioner, an organic, sulfate free product. i had to get/try it as my hair has been looking like a dreadful mess lately. it just so happened that the organix line was on sale on thanksgiving week at cvs. it was part of buy $30 get $10 gift card. long story short,  my sister and i were able to snag 4 conditioners, 1 hair treatmeant, 3 shampoos for a total of $30 out of pocket. each bottle cost about $8.xx. however, we also received a total of $20 in gift cards and $5 ecb from being a part of beauty club. in essence, we paid about a mere $5 for 8 organix items! we were excited!

i experienced no epiphany during that time obviously but i have been looking/researching into using natural, organic products for a while now. that incident merely was the first step, a push if you will.

and so my path to using natural, organic products begins…

surely, it will not be a sudden, dramatic 360 change!  it will take some time. my first priority is baby products.

what natural products have you discovered that you like for yourself and/or babies?

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cvs trip july 23-29

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i went to 2 cvs stores because one ran out of the skintimate shave cream

store #1

purchased:
5.78  (2) fixodent whitening 2.89 each on clearance
3.49  (1) U kotex pads
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9.27

used:
4.00 (2) $2/1 fixodent mq
1.00 (1) $1/1 kotex internet printable
3.00 ecb from last week
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8.00

total: 1.27 + tax
oop: 2.01
ecb received: $2 from kotex

store #2

purchased:
 9.96   (3) skintimate shave cream and (1) shave gel
 4.99   (1) pantene 2-in1 shampoo conditioner
11.49   (1) intuition razor
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26.44

used:
5.00    $5/$25  cvs email q
3.00    (2)  $1.50/1 any skintimate shave cream  ip
0.55     skintimate shave gel  mq
1.00     skintimate shave cream mq
4.99     FREE pantene coupon i received in the mail
2.00    intuition razor
7.00   ecb from previous purchases
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23.54

total: 2.90 + tax
oop: 4.22
ecb received: $10 from purchasing schick products

so my total out of pocket expense for this week at cvs is $6.23. it’s a $1.23 over my targeted weekly budget of $5 but i’m still happy because all of the things i purchase with the exception of the pads and shave creams are going to be given away to family.