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Karin Rambo of shares her current favorites for February 2017

Hey there!

So I’ve never done a post like this, but I thought…

why the heck not?!

I really enjoy reading current favorite posts by other bloggers who focus on fair trade, conscious, cruelty free, etc.

In my experience, there are a lot of really great products that fall under those categories, but there are also some real bombs. It’s sad…

but it’s true.

So reading these kind of posts help me to focus in on the products that really do work so I can avoid wasting money and creating clutter with products that fall flat.

Hopefully this will do the same for you.

Oh, and this post may make you wonder if I’m still doing my year of no shopping

the answer is I was, and then I wasn’t, and now I sort of am again.

Don’t worry, I’m planning on doing a post soon chatting about what happened and why I needed to do a reset. So stay tuned!

But now let’s get started on my current favorites:


What: The Modern Zip Mini Backpack from Everlane

Why: Now that I’m a mom of three, I wanted a backpack that was big enough to haul all of the baby stuff around, but would still help me look like I’m actually trying. Plus, I love the color of this backpack and the fact that it’s made responsibly.


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What: Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case

Why: Again, now that I need to haul around a million diapers I love having this little pouch in my backpack to keep all of my items in one place. Plus, it’s super high quality vegan leather and it’s really structured so it’s not going to get beat up in my bag.

*It’s currently out of stock, but hopefully it will come back soon! The rest of her stuff is gorgeous as well though.


What: Wubbanubs

Why: Funny name aside, I can’t believe I never had these with Kit!! They are so, so great. I always thought they were just meant to be cute, but they’re actually great because they weight the pacifier down so it stays in the girls mouths a lot better. Genius!


What:  Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter

Why: Breastfeeding. Enough said.

But also, this brand makes the best one I’ve ever used and it’s a really clean, organic formula.


What: Gold Cup Chai Herbal Tea

Why: This tea tastes delicious (I mix it with vanilla almond milk) and it’s made with turmeric which has a load of health benefits. Yum!


What: Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm

Why: This is the best lip balm I’ve ever used. It’s SO hydrating and it sinks in right away so you don’t have to wait to put other lip products on top of it. It’s a pretty clean formula (not 100%), and it’s cruelty free and vegan.


What: Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream

Why: This BB Cream is SO good. It’s not super high coverage (which I prefer), but it gives your skin a subtle “mask” and it leaves you with a really pretty glow. I use this instead of moisturizer in the morning so that I have a bit of coverage without adding an extra step to my morning.


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What: Circle earrings from MinimalistMagnolia

Why: I haven’t been doing much in the way of jewelry because of baby wearing, etc. but I have been enjoying dainty little studs like these just to add a little something extra.


What: Sigur Ros Pandora Station

Why: Because it’s just so, so good.


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What: The Decades documentaries on Netflix

Why: After Kit goes to bed, David and I have been enjoying snuggling the twins while watching Netflix. These documentaries are really well done and super interesting (especially if you’re a lover of history like I am). We’re currently half way through the Eighties and I’ve been learning so much!


Well that’s it! have you tried/enjoyed any of these things?

What are some things that you’re loving lately? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,



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  • Reply Andrea

    I keep hearing the Nuxe lip balm is awesome but I still haven’t bought it yet… I do however have the Mini Backpack from Everlane and I LOVE it! I bought it for when we go out on day trips and I want to drag along my big ole Nikon which is too heavy for a shoulder style bag. The backpack fits the camera, umbrella (hello England weather), and everything else we need. I even use it for shorter plane trips and it’s perfect.

    Things I’m loving in the ethical range: Twelve Cleanser, it’s light and doesn’t irritate my rosacea. Along those lines, MV Organics cleanser & moisturizer’s are great as well.

    February 10, 2017 at 4:00 am
    • Reply Karin

      It really is the perfect size! It’s perfect for toting around all the kid stuff I have lately! I haven’t heard of Twelve or MV Organics so I’m excited to check them out! Thanks for the recommendation!

      March 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    I’ll have to check out the Angela Roi Elle cosmetic case.

    February 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm
    • Reply Karin

      I think they are sold out right now, but I’m hoping they come back in stock soon!

      March 8, 2017 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Labakeany

    I love the bag pack, very pretty. I’d check out the eighties movies. I have been more engrossed in work of late, applying more of matte lipsticks and trying out a new beauty regime.

    February 13, 2017 at 11:32 am
    • Reply Karin

      I’ve really been enjoying Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks lately! They’re so nice and they don’t smudge when I kiss the babies. 🙂

      March 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Erin | A Welder's Wife

    Those earrings are super cute! I personally love a good pair of studs! I like this type of post from you, because you do focus on conscious, ethical, and cruelty-free decisions. With all the products available, it is good to know which are worth investing in money and time wise. Great post!

    February 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks Erin! I’m glad you liked it! It’s always fun to step out of the box a little and experiment. 🙂

      March 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ Lauren, Etc.

    I really enjoy these types of posts, too, especially when they highlight ethical/safer products. If you enjoyed writing this, I would love to see this format of post again! I’ve never tried any of the mentioned products, but I’ve heard amazing things from multiple people about the Nuxe lip balm. And I keep thinking about switching to a backpack, but we’re (fingers-crossed) not going to be in the diapering stage much longer so it might not be necessary. I’m a big fan of BB/multi creams as well. When you finish off the Pacifica, you should check out the SPF tinted moisturizers by Beautycounter and Suntegrity. SPF is so integral to good skincare and it’s great to be able to get your moisturizer, SPF, and light coverage all in one step.

    March 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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