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Stacy B here! I wish I had a cute lead in story to this post that linked my fabulous life with a great product all with clever anecdotes and witty comments that will keep you coming back for more.

I don’t. It’s been a fairly boring week.

Everyone is finally healthy (mostly) so you’d think we’d be getting good sleep, feeling better and living life to the fullest. Nope. Enter night terrors. My poor kid. And poor us. No one sleeps when your baby is screaming at the top of his lungs, thrashing around like someone is killing him and there’s NOTHING you can do. Nothing. You aren’t even supposed to pick them up, wake them up or anything. You just have to let it happen. Last night was 30 minutes between 12:15 am and 12:45 am. The night before was midnight to 12:25 am and I’m praying tonight doesn’t happen. It’s been 3 of the last 5 nights. Poor kid.

My only relief is that our doctor says that even though there’s nothing we can do, we should be comforted by the fact that he doesn’t remember anything when he wakes up. I know this is true because once he finally stopped screaming last night, he quietly sighed, opened his eyes, blew a giant raspberry at me, giggled, and rolled over to sleep the rest of the night peacefully. Thanks kid.

Ugh, I just want us all to sleep!

My creative juices are just not flowing this week so I’m going to jump right in. Buy a makeup brush from EcoTools. No, it will not cure night terrors, croup, sinus infections or world hunger but it’s an awesome tool to get some makeup on those tired eyes and get you through the day looking good and feeling good about an environmentally friendly tool.

I used the Bamboo Eye Shading Brush this week and loved it. It was so soft, smooth and easy to use. I told a coworker about it and she said she bought these expensive brushes from Sephora and they were terrible. Stiff, didn’t pick up the shadow and were too prickly to spread what little shadow was on the bristles evenly. She was so mad she wasted money on them. I just gushed about this brush, and I think I may have convinced her to buy one! And why not? It’s only $4!

The whole line in cruelty free and made with resuable materials. The bamboo handle is light and easy to grip. I really like bamboo, I’ve been using it in my kitchen mostly, for cutting boards, cheese servers, etc. It’s a great looking, good for you, easy to take care of wood. I was pretty excited to use it in my bathroom, too!

Poke around on their website, there’s a ton of great products and lots of information about who they are, why they support the environment and their mission. I love it. Good for you, good for me and good for my looks! 🙂 I mean, good for the earth. That should be first. Good for the earth, us and then looks. Superficial stuff goes last.

These products are inexpensive and even come in resuable zip top bags. Perfect for traveling and keeping them fresh. I’ve made this a permanent home in my tools basket for the earth-friendly, good-for-my-conscious reasons, and for the please-make-me-look-normal-after-a-bad-night-with-the-baby reasons. I have a few more products from this line and can’t wait to try them out in the next few weeks.

Another winner in my book! Now, please, think good thoughts for me and the little guy! We need some sleep! What drugstore brushes have you tried and liked?





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