I love Market Organics (a mini haul)!

I hit up my favourite health food store here in Ottawa, and these are the goodies I picked up today.

Newco Toothpaste in Spearmint, Kiss My Face Active Life Deodorant in Peaceful Patchouli, NOW Stevia Liquid extract, and Organic Traditions Triphala Powder!

After hearing from some mindful readers that Tom’s of Maine is no longer 100% cruelty-free (as they’ve been bought by a company that does test), I decided to take a look at other natural toothpastes. Newco‘s toothpaste is cruelty-free, gluten, fluoride, and sulphate free (and also made in Canada)! I’m going to try it before I sleep tonight, and I have never been so crazy excited to brush my teeth before. Ooh, the tea tree oil! I look forward to trying more of their goodies.

And I don’t give two shits if you call me a hippie for buying patchouli scented deodorant. Not only was this stuff on sale, but it claims to be aluminum, paraben, artificial fragrance, cruelty, and gluten-free! Patchouli is an extremely relaxing scent, and this deodorant goes on so smoothly and smells like a dream.

The stevia was something I picked up because I’ve been curious about it for a long time. I’m not a low-carber, but I’m always looking for different sweeteners that aren’t artifical and shite like aspartame. 4 drops of this in my green tea, and that is all I need!

As for the triphala, it is a very common tonic / cleanse used in Ayurvedic medicine (for the moms: Dr Oz spoke about it, so go buy it already). It helps with digestion, and can be added to smoothies, juice, etc. I wouldn’t advise drinking it with water, unless you’re ready to have a “damn, that was nasty” look on your face for a few hours. It’s often sold in capsules, but it is more expensive that way.

Expect feedback on the toothpaste and deodorant! Let’s hope I never stink again.

Mini-Sephora Haul: SpaRitual now available at Sephora! Plus REN, and Bare Escentuals!

I hadn’t been to Sephora in a little while, so I figured I’d go check it out.

Here are the delights I picked up! Image

I bought my third tube of Bare Escentuals’ Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black, which was $24. This is my favourite mascara to date!

I didn’t plan on it, but I am a huge REN enthusiast, and am always tempted to try more of their stuff. I have issues with redness and sometimes I get random breakouts.I was kind of disappointed to notice that denatured alcohol is an ingredient in this product. I figured I’d try it regardless, since it doesn’t contain much of it, and it is the one bad ingredient among great stuff like chamomile flower water, lingonberry seed oil, lavender oil, licorice root extract, and more :)

And little did I know – SPARITUAL IS NOW AT SEPHORA! I hadn’t been there in several months, and their nail section had been totally revamped! I was tempted to purchase an Illamasqua lacquer, but I wasn’t sure of their animal testing policy (and now, since going to their website, I see they are quite vocally against animal testing). SpaRitual lacquers are awesome! A few years ago, I had gotten a manicure at a spa, and they had used this brand, and I fell instantly in love with it. I just hadn’t seen it anywhere except online, and I didn’t want to pay the $14 they were charging for it at the spa. I picked up the colour “Meditate on This”, and it’s a shimmer shade.

That’s my mini-haul! I’ll be going back to Sephora in about 2 weeks, since my birthday is coming up, and I cannot wait to pick up my Fresh Sugar Lip Duo gift!

Boy, am I thirsty!

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(yes, I am drinking from a mug that says Mike’s Ice Cold Diarrhea)

Up and coming..

Product reviews, demos, rants, and raves – prepare for the Classy Anarchist’s thoughts on this delicious array of products!

Goodies (in some sort of messed up order): Baking soda; Essie nail enamel in Sew Psyched, Turquoise & Caicos, & Smokin' Hot; Essie Disappearing Trick & Smooth Trick; Desert Essence Therapeutic lip balm with Tea Tree Oil; Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liners in Stray Dog, & Zero; Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; OPI Nail Lacquer in Moon Over Mumbai, & Gargantuan Green Grape; Marcelle Essentials Cleansing Face Cloths; Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Soap; Val's Veggie Bar Pure Olive Oil Soap in Mint; Dr Andrew Weil for Origins' Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream; Sparitual Lacquer in Emerald City; Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in Ocean Love Potion; Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Normal / Dry Skin in 180 Sand Beige; Revlon Photoready Makeup in 007 Cool Beige; Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup in 050 Medium Beige; Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar; L'Oreal EverSleek Frizz Taming Creme Serum; L'Oreal EverCreme Deep Nourishing Masque; Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash in Black; Urban Decay Dew Me Setting Spray; Earth Science Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel; Live Clean Apple Cider Shampoo; Sigma Mrs Bunny Essential Brush Kit; Lacoupe Orgnx Renourish Shampoo; Earth Science Chamomile Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover; Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash; GOSH Much More Moist Conditioner; Derma Hyaluronic Hydrating Mask; Very Clear Problem Skin Cleanser; Yes To Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes; Sephora Hydrating Mineral Loose Powder Foundation, Annabelle blush in Blush On; Annabelle single eyeshadow in Suede; Raw Essentials Body Oil.

If there are any of these in particular that grab your fancy, let me know! And I’ll be sure to thoroughly review and write about it sooner rather than later!