I hope you had a very sunny and lovely Good Friday!! I met up with friends for a fun barbecue at the waterfront. Fantastic people and the awesome weather just make me wanna jump :-)
To celebrate spring I am writing about my favorite eco-friendly shower products for the season:
AVEDA Be Curley Shampoo with wheat protein is designed to enhance curls. They say on the package that they achieve that effect because "wheat protein and organic aloe blend expands when hair is wet and retracts when dry to enhance curl or wave". My hair is naturally wavy when I don't comb it whilst still moist after a shower but wait until the waves have dried. If I put my wet hair into a bun, however, I get full-on curls when I release them once they've dried! I have three kinds of hair at once :-) For spring I prefer a slight to medium romantic wave and I do feel a difference using this shampoo as my curls get more bouncy ;) AVEDA uses preservatives to make the product last for up to 24 months after opening but IMO they make up for it by using "certified organic lime, lemon, bergamot, orange and other pure plant and flower essences" in their formula. Also, I like the convenience of not feeling rushed to empty the bottle any time soon as a small amount goes a long way. The foaming is sufficient for covering even long hair has a very pleasant natural scent. The good quality of this product justifies the price tag for me, which says $21.
MÁDARA is a young ECOCERT certified brand from Latvia that uses 80% of their ingredients from organic produce and 99% of natural substances to make this mild Mint Shower Gel. Baltic algae extract replenishes the skin and fresh peppermint gives a natural refreshing scent that really fits perfectly to a sunny morning shower! They have very cute skin products, too. I got samples of the deep moisture cream & fluid and the regenerating night cream but haven't tried them, yet. They have jojoba, rose, and avocado oil amongst other goodies in them, so they won't remain untouched for long!
I am so happy with these additions to my morning routine :)
What are your plans for Easter? Isn't it nice to wake up to the rising sun and knowing you're gonna have four days off?!
It's time to celebrate, guys!! I started with doing my own pre-barbecue baking:
Love, Sam xx
P.S.: Just read that Gwyneth Paltrow recommends Màdara in her latest post on GOOP - enjoy reading her other skincare suggestions, too! Bye xx