Once you get going it can easily get overwhelming when you realize that every single thing you buy has an eco-friendly option. Now, as we all well know, the most sustainable product is the one you already own! But sometimes you need something new. So for those time when you’re in the market for sustainable underwear, towels, and clean beauty, I’m here for ya!
When you start down the path of eco-friendlier living, it’s easy to get caught up in all the new items you need and it can seem like an expensive lifestyle. The truth is, however, that less is more in the land of living better.
So with time, you’ll slowly start to add those products and support those brands as you NEED something. Hence why we’re just getting to undergarments and towels now – fully 1.5 years after I started talking about sustainability. And we have so, so far to go. It’s a process and one to embrace!
Knickey Underwear Review
So. This is personal, but I’ve needed new undies for quite some time. I used to buy this one style from Victoria’s Secret. Then they discontinued it. So I found another one. Then they discontinued that. And then I couldn’t find anything to replace it.
I’m a pretty simple person, so I thought. I really just want a low cut thong with no lace – preferably cotton. Now that sounds simple and straightforward to me (I don’t even care about the colors!). But in the world of undergarments, this is a huge ask!
So I just kept waiting and waiting. I’ve tried a couple of eco-friendly undergarments brands but never experienced anything I’d be happy to buy again.
Then I learned about Knickey. They only make undies. And they only make undies from organic cotton and they’re free of toxic chemicals. If there’s one place I like to be toxin free, it’s certainly where my undies go!
I wasn’t sure about the sizing, so I ordered a medium in a thong style and a bikini brief. They are so soft and so comfortable. After a few wears, however, I started to suspect that they were a touch big.
Before I do any sort of overhaul on my undergarment drawer, I needed to size check once more, so I ordered two thongs in a size small. THEY ARE PERFECT!!!
So. These undies come in 5 styles and seven standard colors.
Two other things to LOVE about Knickey. First of all, their models don’t all look the same. In fact they have all different kinds of people wearing their underwear, and I love supporting brands that are inclusive.
Check out this article on the best sustainable underwear!
Second, they have an amazing undergarment recycling and donation program. Whether or not you’re buying their undies, you can can print out a free shipping label to send in old undies, socks, bras, and tights.
They then work with a non-profit to get these old materials turned into new products (not sent to landfills). And you get a free pair of undies credited to your account whenever you’re in the market!
So, when you’re in the market for new “unders” as my husband has been calling them with C, absolutely check out Knickey!
Coyuchi Organic Towels Review
We needed new towels a while ago too. Are you seeing a trend here? Alas. Finally last fall when I couldn’t wash the “old” out of our (formerly) beautiful white plushy towels, I acquiesced to my husband that we could buy a few new towels.
Of course, at that point, I realized he was absolutely right. They looked dirty and had a lingering scent. Just being honest here people!
But if we were gonna get new towels, I wanted to try for a sustainable brand. So I did some online searching and gave him a few options. What we landed on were the Coyuchi Air Weight Organic Towels in Dune. We ordered the two bath towels and two hand towels.
So here’s the thing, I actually really like the towels. They aren’t super thick, but I think they’re absorbent and a nice addition to our bathroom. The only thing that threw me off was the size of the hand towel. It’s practically the size of one of those motel towels that’s about ⅔ as big as it should be…
Except that it’s supposed to be a hand towel! I guess the size we’re used to is called a guest towel with Coyuchi, though ours are a bit bigger (15″ x 29″) than their guest towel (16″ x 26″).
My husband, however, disagrees. He doesn’t feel they’re absorbent at all. Maybe his extra 9″ in height gets twice as wet? No idea. He also thinks they’re too small (see above re: his height), but there is one size larger that we decided was too big – now we know.
ILIA Brow Gel Review
I didn’t used to do anything with my brows besides just some occasional plucking. I really didn’t understand everyone’s obsession with brow shaping, etc.
I’m still not great at doing my brows (there isn’t a whole lot to them), but I do now consider brow gel an integral part of even my quick makeup application on the day-to-day.
The brow gel only comes in 3 shades, but they claim that those three shades are universally flattering. So far, it’s ringing true for me. Much to some people’s shock, I use blonde brow pencils.
Compared to my not so natural bright blonde hair, my brows look darker, but they really are a dark blonde (much like my natural hair color).
The ILIA brow gel isn’t shiny or clumpy and the applicator brush is short – about ⅓ the size of a standard mascara wand – it’s rather perfect for doing its job.
When applying it, I start at the center and gently comb my brows upward and outward.
And I’m actually on my second tube, so if that doesn’t tell you I love it, I don’t know what will!!
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