This morning I discovered the Etsy shop Morning Calm via Scout & Catalogue (who found it via Teenangster). I was immediately smitten with the pretty photography and the lists of ingredients. No one should take beauty advice from me, but at this point I have grown so tired of the endless amounts of beauty products available that all I want is a simple, well made bar of soap for my skin, coconut oil for my hair, and some lovely OLO fragrances. Sometimes less is a bore, but to my mind, when it comes to beauty products, less is more.
Handmade soap might be a little bit more expensive but it's so luxurious, and definitely a purchase I can feel good about (less packaging, better quality, longer lasting). We're always told never to wash our faces with soap, but I still love it. I've mentioned my love of charcoal soap before -- I'm completely addicted to it now. I love the grey lather even though it completely messes up my white soap dish!
m.bardeaux: Thanks, Megan! And thank you for the good thoughts -- we should have an update on her in less than 2 hours! 15 pounds, wow! I think Oreo weighs about 11.
sarah: Thank you, and yes, she's almost a cat now! I miss her tiny little new kitten tail.
arounna: Thank you, and you too! xo
alice: Yes! We decided that it took really nice photos and since Geoff had spent so much time getting it in good working order (new light seals, etc.), we couldn't part with it!
elle :: diana mini love: Thank you!
Miss Cris / ohayo lovely: Oh no, completely open to everyone! Ah well, next time.
Gillian: Thank you! Yes, flowers are always so lovely. I love disposables myself but yeah, probably not the best choice for this event!
sweetie pie press: Aw, there will be more!
Katharine: Thank you for the kitten update, Katharine! I saw the tote on the front page of Etsy, and it made me happy!
wildflowers, sara, kittenrocket: Thank you!
Bridget: Oh Bridget, you are too sweet! It was so nice to chat with you and I hope to see you again. xo (I remembered to upload the pictures directly to my blog and not link to Flickr this time!)
beckie: That's sweet, thank you!