I wanted to do a post reviewing a little of this and a little of that. So here's a few different items I wanted to talk about:
Merry Hempsters Vanilla Vegan Lip Balm
One thing almost all lip balm addicts have in common is that we have lip balms stored away in random places that we've never used and we forget we have, then randomly one day we find them and it's like Christmas. My last balm was making my lips break out in some type of reaction, and I'm out of back ups (I really need to restock), and I found this one and was excited to use it! At first the flavor was kind of weird, I think it was the hemp oil. But honestly, after using it for awhile, I've grown to love it. It makes my lips really soft, and it lasts. The flavor isn't over powering, but you can tell it's vanilla. I guess it's the ground up vanilla beans, there's little black spots in the lip balm that end up on your lips. It's not the worst thing ever, they're not super noticeable. It's not enough to make me not want to buy it again, since I really love it.
Next up, my Oogie Boogie Cozy from WanderlustBee.
My friend Clair sent me this and I just needed it immediately, then I went to her Etsy and just wanted to buy like 15 different ones. Her designs are the CUTEST! They're all made with 100% acrylic yarn, hand made, and beautifully detailed. She's got a little something for everyone, no matter what you're interested in. You can use it for hot or cold drinks, I have it presently on my water bottle. It's a little bit for my bottle but not by a lot. They fit approximately 12-20 oz cups. They're only $9 a piece, and she has a sale section you should check out too.
Lastly, my art print from A. Lynn Designs.
Last month, I went to The Greyhound Cafe for their fundraiser event for The Humane League, entered a raffle and won first prize! First prize was a custom pet portrait from artist Amanda Lynn. It was such an awesome thing for her to donate such a great prize. We worked out some details and I gave her my image of what I saw in my head, and she took the image I had in my head and created it on canvas. I wanted all of my cat's personalities represented.
So on the top left is Ollie, with a ball of yarn connected to Luna on the bottom right, since they're my two most playful kitties and they often play together. On the top right is Leopold, laying like the King that he is, and on the bottom left is Tabitha, sitting like the Queen she is.
Amanda was extremely helpful and very talented, and shipped my piece, carefully packaged and I received it the next day. I don't know if she has an Instagram, I couldn't find it if so, but I know she does have a Facebook and her page is A. Lynn Designs and you should absolutely like it!
I've got one item left from my Vegan Cuts Summer Box and I wanted to review it for you guys.
Let's talk about the the Emani Eye Shadow Trio in Tantalizing. Here's the colors:
The formula is nice, and I do like it. It's silky and smooth, and does apply nicely. My complaint is that the browns are too similar in color. One is slightly darker than the others but it's just kind of boring. I truly wish there was like a purple, or another complementary color other than two browns. They all kind of blend together. Here's some photos:
I'm forever on the look out for new cute and comfortable vegan clothes. I'm a proud vegan and a proud animal lover, and I like to show that. Recently, I stumbled across Beet x Beet's Instagram and they had some really cute stuff, plus you got 10% off your first purchase, so I was sold.
This "Vegans Are Magical" is awesome. It's got a unicorn, geometric shapes, and it looks like the universe and stars as a background... it's pretty much perfect. It's the exact style of tshirt I prefer, not very clingy but still flattering. It's like a very very light weathered gray, almost white if you will. They say it runs small, but I ordered a small, which Is my usual size, and it seems to fit fine. Granted, I ignored the laundering instructions and dried it in the dryer instead of hang drying it, so we'll see how it fits. It didn't seem to drastically shrink. It is super soft too, which is a MUST for me with clothes, due to my tactile sensitivities. This shirt was $28.
This design basically had my name written all over it. It's so cute and so clever, and it makes a statement without being so "in your face.' They have it in a unisex baseball tee, a flowy t-shirt (which I almost got but it looked really short), and a unisex tank top, which is what I chose. I got the XS and it fits me fine, with enough room to wear a tank top underneath and then some. Again, it's incredibly soft! This was also $28.
Included in my package was a Thank You post card, a cute sticker, and the last item I purchased, this "Plant Slayer" pin. As some of you may or may not know, I'm a pin collector! I have 6 pin boards I made, and each are catergorized by theme. I have: a Tim Burton board, a Michael Myers (Halloween)/Sam (Trick 'r Treat) board, a general horror board, a Halloween (holiday) board, a Disney board, and a mix and match board. This one went on my mix and match board. It's a great addition to it! This was $8.
Overall, I'm thrilled with my purchases, and already have plans for future purchases. Check them out on Instagram to stay up to date on new march and sales. I'm hoping they do another sale soon, so I can grab a few more pieces!
Recently, I posted a status on my personal Facebook about how a customer at work told me that I had "such beautiful skin. " Having suffered with acne literally since puberty, hearing that from someone really made me smile. In that same status, I praised Paula's Choice as the reason. I had few comments on it, and I know I posted this before, but I wanted to do an updated skin care routine, so I can show people the products I use and what's worked best for me. Everyone's skin is different, we all are aware of that, but after using literally EVERYTHING under the skin for my skin, and something finally working, I would say that's worth sharing! I'm going to get step by step in my routine, so you can see what I use and when I use it. I know that I posted something like this before, but after the renewed interest from my Facebook post, I figured it was worth posting again. So here it goes...
Every morning, I use my Clear Cleanser on my face, using my hands, I make small circles all around my face. I even use it on my eyes, but just at the end. It's gentle enough that it doesn't sting, but obviously don't get it in your eyes. I let it sit on my face for about a minute, to let it penetrate my pores, then I rinse it using warm water. I have a wash cloth I use solely for my face, so I pat my face dry with that when I'm done. I use about 3 drops of the Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution, add a tiny drop of the Earth Sourced Moisturizer, and mix them together in the palm of my hand, then use my fingertips from my other hand it apply the mixture. Don't rub, rubbing pulls at the skin. Simply pat and press it in it in, using both hands. Before applying any makeup, allow your face to absorb these products for at least 15-20 minutes. During this time, I usually feed the cats, pack my lunch for work, get half dressed, and whatever else I need to do, then apply my makeup.
At the end of the day, it's important to take off your eye makeup before washing your face. This oil based remover is all natural, and doesn't burn your eyes when removing your eye makeup like most other removers do. Simply apply it on cotton pad, and gently wipe until your makeup is off. The oils are so good for your skin too, so you can feel confident in using it. Not fully removing your eye makeup can cause infection and milia to form, so you don't want to leave this step out!
After I've removed my makeup, I wash my face. It's really important to remove all of your skin makeup, and I find that using a wash cloth helps me to get a deeper clean than just with my hands. I only use this wash cloth for washing my face, and I use it at night only, since in the morning when I wash my face, I don't have any makeup on that I need to remove. First, I apply the cleanser to my face and rub it in using my hands, which begins the process of breaking down the makeup. Then, I use the wash cloth to GENTLY (key word) remove the remaining makeup, using small circles, and finishing by giving my eyes one final wipe to ensure I got all of my eye makeup off, then I rinse it off using warm water. Again, using my face only wash cloth, I pat my face dry. I apply the BHA9 serum at night time only. You would think having such a high salicylic acid content it would make my skin dry, but it doesn't at all. It's surprisingly gentle. It is a think serum though, so you really have to work it in the skin and it will eventually absorb. I sleep with it on, and when I wake up, my face feels silky and smooth.
Your eye skin is extremely delicate, mine is extra delicate because of my allergies and the eczema patches I tend to develop. Presently, I have a small patch underneath my eye, which is super itchy and uncomfortable. I use a drop of eye oil and a scoop just a pinch of cream with my pinky nail, mix them together, and apply them on my eyelids, up to my eyebrows, and underneath my eyes. Neither of these products burn my eyes, or irritate my skin. So, if you have sensitive skin, you can rest assured you shouldn't have any issues with these. Moisturized skin is healthy skin, and I'm doing my best to avoid crows feet lol.
So, I'm going to close with some links you can click on to check out the products I use and see if they're a good fit for you. Also, don't forget to go through Ebates for Paula's Choice, and always look online for coupons before you make any purchases!
Here's the cleanser:
Here's the anti-redness exfoliating solution:
Here's the Earth Sourced Moisturizer:
Here's the BHA9 solution:
Here's the makeup remover:
Here's the eye oil: (Please note that they offer a trial size for $18!)
Here's the cream:
I've been keeping you guys up to date on my never ending health issues, and I got some answers that I wanted to share with you guys.
If you've been keeping up to date with my story, I mentioned that I have Hypothyroidism. Basically, my thyroid is under active. I've been taking Levothyroxine (the generic of Synthroid) which is basically just thyroid hormone replacement. I started around the 20th of May, and on July 7th I just went and got my levels rechecked. My doctor also checked my T3 and T4 levels, as well as my TSH, which are all thyroid hormone related things. He also was checking for thyroid antibodies, which would be able to tell me if I have Hashimoto's Disease or not. My T4 has always been in normal range since the beginning and that remained the same. This was the first time getting my T3 tested and it was also normal. My TSH unfortunately it still out of range. It was over 11, and now it's down to over 5. But, the antibodies is what really caught my eye.
The normal range for the antibodies is 0-34. Mine was only greater than 600. My doctors nursing assistant called me and talked to me, but I would rather speak to my doctor. Because my doctor is the world's best doctor (I say that with complete sincerity), he called me on his cell phone on his way home from work to chat. He was asking me about my summer, asking me about school, telling me he's so proud of me for going to school. After having that conversation, then we started talking health stuff. What he said was that the test confirms that I have Hashimoto's Disease.
Your first question is probably: what is Hashimoto's Disease? If you know me, then you know by now I've researched everything I can find on the disease and have learned it forwards and backwards, because that's just the kinda person I am. Basically, it's an autoimmune disorder where my immune system attacks my thyroid cells, thinking that they're bad, resulting in Hypothyroidism.
It could be genetic, which I've learned that one of my cousins has it, like my 2nd or 3rd cousin, and also my aunt has Hypothyroidism but she hasn't been tested yet for Hashi's so she may or may not have it. There's a good chance other family member of mine, that have passed on, could've had it too but we're never checked for it. Rarely do doctors check thyroid levels, and even more rarely do they check for Hashi's unless there's a legitimate reason.
Also it could be a virus that I picked up over the years, not a completely impossible thought considering how I always get sick and when I get sick I get sick. The body does weird things. It could've mutated in my body and somehow signaled to my body "hey that thyroid thing, that's weird, let's destroy it."
The thing about having an issue with your thyroid is basically everything is affected. It's referred to as your master gland for a reason, and that reason being because it affects your entire body mentally, physically, and emotionally. Hashi's is the number one cause of Hypothyroidism in America. The amount of symptoms of Hypothyroidism is absurd. Check out this link below, from a website I've been on pretty frequently, Hypothyroid Mom, to see the list.
300 symptoms. THREE HUNDRED, PEOPLE! The reason there's so many possibilities is because A) everyone is different and everyone's body reacts differently and B) it's your master gland, as I stated above. It affects everything in your body; mentally, physically, and emotionally. The most common symptoms include: fatigue, dry skin, constipation, high cholesterol, muscle weakness, thinning hair, feeling sluggish and generally not well, cold intolerance, excessive hair falling out.. most of these can have any number of causes. I have insomnia, so of course I'm always tired. I get cold extremely easy, but I always have. Dry skin and eczema are part of my allergies and skin sensitivities so I never thought twice. I have IBS, so generally not feeling well is kind of my thing. And I have massive amounts of hair, so the amount that comes out when I wash it and brush it just seemed normal. So it's easy to see how symptoms get bypassed.
There is no cure but there's controlling it with medication. Looks like I'm going to be getting real comfy with blood work since I'm gonna need it so often. I guess that's one way to conquer my fear. Now that I have an autoimmune disorder, it puts me at a greater risk for other ones, which terrifies me. It's also less common but I'm more likely to get thyroid cancer too, which is even more terrifying. It can also cause fertility issues and birth defects, both of which I'm not overly concerned about considering I don't want children, but if I ever change my mind, that's something I'll really have to think about.
Overall, not the best diagnosis, but also not the worst. If anything it further proves you need to listen to your body, if you feel off, get it checked out. I've felt off for a long time and I took control of it, and ended up with this diagnosis. And I will now be hounding everyone I know, including you, a stranger or friend who's reading this, to go and get your routine blood work done and ask to have your thyroid tested. Don't take no for an answer. I'm so fortunate to have such a caring doctor that actually listens to me and follows through with what I ask, and if you're doctor doesn't, find a new one. I'll provide you with my doctors information because he's the best doctor in the world, hands down.
If you take nothing from this, take away these three things:
That's all for now!
I've been using some items from my Vegan Cuts Summer Beauty Box and I wanted to blog about them. So far, I blogged about the lipstick which, as it turns out, I love. I wear it pretty frequently. Pretty much every morning before I go to work I put it on. I don't reapply it throughout the day of course because I'm lazy, but I do use it and I do love it.
Also, I think I mentioned in the initial post how much I love the makeup bag that came with it, and how it's been my favorite thus far. That still stands true. I used it when I went to the beach and was able to fit all of my makeup and then some in it. It's sturdy and constructed very well. Plus like, there's no possible way you can't love the design. Starts and animal shaped constellations? Please. It's basically perfect.
wanted to talk about the Manna Kadar Primer for Eyes/Lips and the Pacifica's Rainbow Crystals Liquid Mineral Highlighter (say that five times fast.) Let's talk about the highlighter first.
I got Nebula which is a violet shimmer and it is really pretty. This is the color I requested in the Beauty Box quiz they send you before they start packaging boxes, so that was good. The application is like that of lip gloss, and when you apply it, you have to use your finger to rub it in, which in turn takes off most of the color. If you want more color, you'll have to apply it a second time in the same manner. Kind of a pain but it is liquid highlighter so you know what to expect. I'm truly impressed by how long it lasts though. I'm only using it on my eyelids and near my eyebrows for some pop of color, but it also doubles as a good eye shadow primer. It's there from when I apply it to when I take it off at night. It doesn't transfer off or anything, unless of course I'm rubbing my eye. It's not sticky or anything, it literally dries and feels like your skin. My only real complaint is the smell. It's pretty awful. Even my cat hates the smell of it, she sniffed it and make a weird face. It's kind of chemical smelling but also like they tried to use a scent to mask the chemical scent, if that makes any sense. It's not good. It doesn't deter me from using it, since the scent doesn't linger, I'm just surprised since Pacifica is always on point with their products. Overall, I do like it. I wouldn't have purchased it myself for $13 dollars, but it's pretty decent.
Now for the primer. I have mixed feelings on it. The consistency is that of cream concealer, you don't need a lot. I just use my ring finger, swirl a bit on there, and rub it all over my eyelids where I'm going to be applying eye shadow. It dries quickly, then I apply my eye shadow. I would NEVER use it on my lips as a primer, though it's marketed for both. I personally feel like they should offer different colors, since not all eyelids are the same color. According to their website, it doubles as a concealer and highlighter too. Concealer I can see, highlighter I can't because there's no shimmer pigmentation in it. But even still, a one shade concealer? It wouldn't work. It does greatly help to keep my eyeshadow on all day though, so it does what it's supposed to. Since you don't need a lot, I imagine it'll last me forever. But I would never pay $24 for it.
Neither have irritated my eyes so far either, so that's also a plus! I was concerned with my over sensitive eyes, but so far, so good.
All I have left to try is the Emani Eyeshadow Trio, which I'll use tomorrow. The colors look pretty so I'm sure I'll like them. The one is pretty dark, so I'm thinking I may use an eyeliner brush and wet it to make it eyeliner consistency. I'll post my review about it after!
PS: My blogging might become limited, as I finally started school back up July 5th. Between working full time, taking care of my home and family, and being the overachiever that I am, my free time is limited. But please bear with me, I'll keep posting even if it's not as much as usual. I've got two other posts I'm already working on! Thanks for your patience!
I've been trying to post more about fund raising opportunities in my local area so that it's more well known and hopefully gets more people involved and thus more money raised for a good cause! I have a few more I wanna share with you guys.
I think I've already posted about this one but since it's next week, I wanted to post about it again. Thursday July 13th...
The Greyhound Cafe is donating 20% of all purchases to Luv-N-Bunns. And they'll be raffling of a piece of Amanda Lynn's bunny artwork, which is beautiful! She's doing my cats portraits, which I won last time I was at The Greyhound Cafe for The Humane League night. So you definitely won't want to miss out on getting a chance to win that, plus Luv-N-Bunns is a great organization to be supporting. Oh and the food at The Greyhound Cafe is delicious!
Next up, this one doesn't benefit animals, but it does benefit Breast Cancer, which I lost my maternal Grandmother to and my Paternal Grandmother also had it but survived, so it's a very important cause for me and my family. My mom and I are doing this together. Sunday July 23rd 2pm-5pm...
This Painting with a Twist has a Vera Bradley raffle and is donating a portion of sales to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Also, the painting is super pretty too! I really enjoyed my last Painting With a Twist, it was so relaxing and helped quiet my anxiety because I had to really focus on painting, so that's an added benefit.
Next up, Providence Animal Center is hosting another Yoga With Dogs! I had so much fun with the first one and I definitely want to do it again. Even in the hot heat, I'll take any opportunity to hang out with dogs! Saturday August 5th from 10am-11pm...
You can bring your own dog, or rent a dog. Don't forget you have to buy tickets in advance!
Next up, the Chester County Vegan Festival! I've never been there but I am super excited to go, and West Chester is only like 25-30 minutes from us. Saturday August 12th 12-4pm..
This event is hosted by CARE, Compassion for Animals and Respect for the Environment. Check it out if you can!
Also, on that same day, August 12th from 7-9:30pm..
Bowling for Bunnies at Arnold's Family Fun Center! You can make a full day and night out of the festival and this! This also benefits Luv-N-Bunns, and cost $25 per person. You purchase your tickets through PayPal and if you do Friends and Family you'll avoid the fees! I'm really excited for this one. I'm a horrible bowler but it's for a good cause and a fun night out.
Next up, The Rescue Run 5K in Philadelphia on Sunday September 24th starting at 11am...
I've only ever done one 5K but my goal is to do more this year. I'm not really a fan of Philly but I am a fan of animals so, that's really all it takes lol. Tickets are $35 from now until race day.
Lastly, another 5K and this one my husband and I are already registered for, Run for the Bunns in Wayne. This one is Sunday October 8th from 9-10am...
This also benefits Luv-N-Bunns rescue and I'm hoping that I can actually run instead of walk. And it's gonna be in October, my absolute FAVORITE month on year. Doing a 5K on a fall day, and benefiting bunnies is a win all around.
This is all the ones I know of right now. All of these are simple
and fun things you can do to help! Every bit counts!
I'll do more posts as I find them out. I'm always on the look out! So keep your eye out for updates!
So I finally made a full size order from Illuminare Cosmetics, some after using their samples (which I still have but it was free shipping for the holiday so I ordered it now), I'm basically in love with it. The coverage is great, I can mix the colors to get the right shade for me, there's different finishes so you can really use whichever finish suites you best depending on the time of year. I bought the Concealing and Mattifying Portifino Porcelain. I will be ordering the Moisturzing Florentine Fair once I run out of samples. I also ordered the Fast Application Pad, which is what I'll be reviewing today.
The cheetah print design is just a design, that parts not usable. I will say, right off the bat, that I would rather have a two sided usable paid, versus a one sided usable pad with a decorative other side. That's my first point.
Secondly, it is very soft. I imagine that it wouldn't cause any issues with application despite the kind of skin you have. There's no tugging or pulling or having to really push the foundation on your skin. It glides gently over your skin.
The middle is meshy, and you can feel it when you press on it. It's supposed to be antimicrobial, and the meshy middle it supposed to not absorb product, so there's less waste of the product. I do find that to be true. I was using more with my beauty blender than with this pad. I used my regular amount the first time and it was too much on the pad. So that's a really great bonus.
It's actually surprisingly large, about the size of the palm of my hand. It looks much smaller on the website. It's almost tear drop shaped. So you have that pointed tip to allow you to get the corners of your eyes, under your eyes, around your nose, and what not. It's a great shape to get your entire face, even the little spots.
I haven't tried to wash it, so I can't attest if it will hold up. I've only used it twice. They say you can machine wash it, but that seems iffy. I'll just hand wash it.
It's only $10 which isn't bad at all. Makeup brushes and beauty blenders can be pretty expensive, so $10 is nothing. It does make my skin looks more airbrushed and even. I like using it better than the beauty blender. You can even pat it on your skin to get that little extra coverage for those spots that need it. $10 well spent!
This foundation is by far my favorite foundation I've ever used. And spending an extra $10 to apply it the best way I can, I'm good with that!
I know I've mentioned this before, but Kat Von D is my legit woman crush. I friggin love her. I love her style, I love her tattoos, I love her cats, I love her books and how open she is in them, I love how she views life, and I love that she's vegan! Now that she's fully dedicated to a cruelty free beauty line, and is in the process of making all of her beauty products vegan. But do you know what she recently brought back that is both cruelty free AND vegan?
Her Saint and Sinner perfumes! Can I just tell you how obsessed with these I was when they first came out way in the back when? This was before I was vegan, and wasn't fully aware of parent companies and how that affects cruelty free status, but I bought her palette which was like a book, and literally never used any of the makeup because it was so pretty, aside from the perfume.
When I heard they were not only coming out with a new vegan and cruelty free version of Saint and Sinner, but also that the bottles were designed by KVD herself and friggin beautiful, I was smitten. I mean like, LOOK AT THESE BOTTLES!
I ordered the 10ml bottles which were $22 a piece. I want to splurge on the bigger ones now because basically, I'm obsessed.
I've seen some reviews from people complaining since they changed the formula it's not the same blah blah. I swear some people just see the word vegan and instantly it's like NOPE IT'S DIFFERENT! 🙄 That's fine by me, the less you ignorant misinformed close minded grumps buy, the more for me to buy! 👋🏼
Anyway, the short version is, I'm in love. The whole point of these perfumes is to work in unison with each other, there's two sides to every person and these perfumes compliment the two sides. Sometimes you might be feeling rather Saintly, so you just use that, other time you may be a little more naughty and you use just Sinner. Sometimes you mix them, more of one less of the other. It's really fun like that. It's a great concept and I totally dig it.
Let's talk scents. Saint is the softer of the two. The description on her website says it best:
"Meet Saint – dreamy, romantic and alluring, this candied floral fragrance is inspired by Kat’s own duality. Our fearless leader is tough and tattooed on the outside, but totally sweet at heart! This gourmand perfume fuses jasmine and Tiaré flower top notes with a delicious heart of mandarin, caramel, and sparkling Mirabelle plum. Vanilla, sandalwood, and creamy musk build to the romance of the fragrance, imparting a warmth that reminds Kat of falling in love for the very first time. Saint is a poetic exploration of the lesser-known, softer side of Kat Von D!"
This is my favorite scent of the two, even with the floral notes. It's soft but makes a statement. Because it is a gourmand perfume, with lots of my favorite scents, it really won my heart at first sniff.
Next up is Sinner, the more sultry scent of the two.
Again, here's a description from her website, which again, says it best:
"Meet Sinner -- dark, sultry, and empowering, this addictive fragrance is inspired by Kat’s own duality. A little sweet, a little spicy, and undeniably fearless! Cinnamon spices up vanilla and white florals at the heart of the fragrance, while base notes of vetiver, patchouli, and wood form the deeper, darker nuances. Experience confidence in a bottle – Sinner is the fragrant embodiment of the edgy, unapologetic, and outspoken Kat Von D we know and love!"
On paper, I should not be a fan of this. There's few scents I dislike more than patchouli, and add that with more florals, I definitely shouldn't like it. But something about it, perhaps the complexity of the scents themselves and the different layers, I'm actually a fan. I like Saint better, but I still really like this.
My usual is 2 sprays of Saint, two sprays of Sinner, and one final spray of Saint. I find that to be my perfect blend. The scent lasts all day. Kevin's specifically said "what are you trying to attract a mate smelling like that?!" Lol. And after it's settled into my skin and meshed with my own natural essence, it's just beautiful. They both really work well with my body chemistry.
I remember seeing somewhere as well that there will be a Saint and Sinner eye shadow palette at some point, and whenever that happens, I will also be purchasing that, whenever that may be.
I can't recommend these fragrances enough. So check them out. I can't believe they haven't sold out yet. I ordered mine like first thing in the morning as soon as they were available. My excitement was too real to wait lol. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
My last ever purchase from The Tree Kisser.. it's a sad day friends.
The irony of this is, some of these things don't even apply to me.
▪️I don't drink mimosas, Sunday's or any days of the week. As a matter of fact, I don't drink alcohol at all. But I do love orange juice, and that's like half a mimosa so I say that it counts.
▫️Pink sunsets are beautiful, and I am a fan of those, even if I don't see them that often.
▪️I don't drink coffee so no lattes for this girl, and I barely ever have almond milk, only when I'm on a cereal kick. But, if I did drink coffee, I would have an almond milk latte.
▫️Animal rescues are my jam. I am ALL ABOUT that.
▪️I love sunflowers so much that I'm legit thinking about getting a sunflower tattoo. True story.
▫️Is there a human being alive that doesn't like tacos?! I didn't think so. And FYI, vegan tacos are about 100% better than non-vegan tacos.
So yeah, the whole shirt isn't completely relevant to me, but it's one of the very (very) few Tree Kisser designs that I don't own, and I wanted to buy something full price so that my last purchase could be help make an impact on her final donations as possible.
Truth be told, when she does her final clearance sale, if there's anything left in my size, I'll probably still buy it, whether I own it or not. I kid you not when I say I live in her sweatshirts. And once they get worn out, which I'm sure they will at some point due to the massive amount of time I spend in them, I gonna need back ups.
My heart is still so sad that her shop is closing, but I'm so proud to have been able to support such a great shop owned by a strong and compassionate woman. I will forever rock my Tree Kisser merch with pride. I'm really excited for her to get back to her "roots" so to speak, because I myself am trying to be more active in the activism scene and she's really an inspiration for that. I know she's going to move on to great things, but it feels like the end of an era, and that's just to me! I can't imagine how she feels and how difficult of a decision it was for her to make.
While there's still time and inventory, I suggest you get on her website and stock up on what you can get. Her final clearance sale will probably be as wild as her Imperfect Sales used to be, so grab them now while you can. And I encourage you to continue following her, she still remains a big inspiration to me, and I hope that will be the case for you.