What’s In My Sustainable Weekend Bag? + GIVEAWAY

Sustainable Weekend Bag

If you’re anything like me this summer, you’ve been on the go, non-stop.  Weekend trips here, girls weekends there, brunch a little bit of everywhere!  It’s easiest to pack up my Blue Avocado (eco) hip pod, throw in my Threads for Thought dress that can be casual or chic – keeping my entire bag “green” – and go!  But what about my toiletries?

While I’m at home, I have my stockpile of sustainable, ethical and plant-based toiletries.  I smell like I walked through a garden and just smushed roses all over my skin by the time I get out of the shower.  I’m talking real rose plant extract in my body wash, lotion, and rose water to help tame my hair.  It gets real botanical over here y’all.  As much as I love my big rose bottles and other products, they’re just a tad too big for a quick weekend trip.

whole foods travel kit

So what does Whole Foods go and do?  They save the day with another one of their limited edition trial size kits.  This time, a travel size, airplane friendly, green colored recycled Chico Bag with 6 sample sized goodies.  I’ve already used my kit, and for the products that are new to me (Acure shampoo & conditioner and Juice Beauty Nutrient Moisturizer), I really loved them.  Its hard for me to say I love a shampoo, and rarely is a sample size enough to wrestle with my curls, but I’ll be able to use the Acure shampoo and conditioner sample 3 times before it runs out (at which point I will quickly escort myself back to Whole Foods to purchase the real deal)!  My curls will also be poppin’ afterwards.  I swear by black soap, as I used to suffer from extremely bad acne, and it was only my black soap and shea butter regimen that cleared it up.  I use the unscented Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap as a daily face wash, as well as a shampoo and body wash sometimes.  The Tangerine Citrus scented sample is really invigorating when I use it to cleanse my face.  Last, but not least, the Mineral Fusion nail polish is always a good idea – I’ve given away their polish before!  Overall, I love this kit and the bag that it comes in.  Oh, and did I mention the coupons?  Take that, expensive organic prices!  Whole Foods always wins with their limited edition Whole Body kits.

whole foods travel bag contents

Do you want your own travel kit now?  Good!  I’m giving you all a chance to win this kit, and ONE lucky subscriber a kit to enjoy with me!  All you have to do is follow these simple rules to enter:

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This contest will be open Thursday August 27, 2015 upon publishing, and it will close Friday September 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm.  A winner will be randomly chosen from the pool of entrant using random.org and announced by Monday September 7, 2015.  If you are already subscribed, you are still eligible – just follow all rules.  This contest is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Whole Foods.  

I hope this post encourages you to invest in some sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly and/or plant based products.  Skin is the largest organ, and everything you put ON it, affects your INSIDES, too.  Be gentle, be good, be natural with your skin.

xoxo, dolls & dudes

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