Lip balm has been a necessity in my life since before I can remember. One of my nervous habits is to absently pick at my lips, so the only thing that saves me from horrendously chapped lips is my obsession with lip balms. I apply lip balm every night before I go to sleep, every morning when I finish brushing my teeth and then during the day as needed, depending on if I’m wearing a lipstick or lip gloss- even if I am, I usually apply lip balm beneath it to keep my lips moisturized and soft.
Welcome back to yet another installment of Nicolette Tries Out Natural Deodorants and Doesn’t Really Like Them! I’m your host, Nicolette.
My most recent attempt at a natural deodorant is yet another crowd favorite, known for it’s B.O.-nixing sans aluminum capabilities: Primal Pit Paste Stick in Thyme & Lemongrass ($10.95). I picked this one up at my local Whole Foods during a grocery trip. It comes in a stick form or a little jar; I went with the stick, assuming it would be easier, but now I’m not so sure it was the right choice.
This story begins with a girl who wouldn’t leave the house without makeup on. That girl, I’m ashamed to admit, was me. From the ages of about fifteen through twenty-two, I had a complex about my bare face. Even if I overslept and had zero time to get ready in the morning, I would choose to spare the two minutes it took to apply eyeliner and mascara over doing something essential like eating breakfast. The simple effort of defining my eyes made me feel human before stepping outside and facing the day.
I’m proud to say that since then, a lot has changed. Working forty hours a week really makes you consider what’s actually worth waking up fifteen minutes early. Slowly but surely, makeup dropped to the bottom of that list.