Doing Our Part

 

 

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We care so much about the earth and all things living on it. We want to do everything we can to help keep it happy and we wanted to share some easy things you can do to join us! Let’s show the animals and the earth some love!

Reusable Straws: Did you know

“Plastic straws are really bad for the ocean. We use over 500 million every day in America, and most of those end up in our oceans, polluting the water and killing marine life. We want to encourage people to stop using plastic straws for good. If we don’t act now, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.”(www.strawlessocean.org)

Plastic straws are causing such a huge problem, it’s sometimes hard to think that you alone can make a difference, but if everyone of us does our part we CAN make a difference. In the week since we have gotten our reusable straws we have saved straws just between the two of us! It does take some time to get used to remembering to bring the reusable straws with you, and making sure you let the barista know that you don’t need a straw. We found ourselves being a bit forgetful at first, but we tried not to get too upset with ourselves , because we realize that it does take some time and we are doing a part helping keep straws out of the ocean and landfills each time we remember to use one. It’s definitely a great habit to be in and something we will continue to do! Get your reusable straws here!

Reusable Water Bottle/ Tumbler:

“Americans buy 29 billion water bottles a year. For every six bottles people buy, only one is recycled. That leads to a big problem given the fact that water bottles do not biodegrade, but rather photodegrade. This means that it takes at least up to 1,000 years for every single bottle to decompose, leaking pollutants into our soil and water along the way. Yuck!

As a result, U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles. And because plastics are produced with fossil fuels, not only does that make them an environmental hazard, but also an enormous waste of valuable resources.” (http://waterbottles.healthyhumanlife.com)

Another way to make a huge impact is to use a reusable water bottle or tumbler. It is a super easy way help the environment, and there are lots of cute options out there too! 🙂 There are so many options from your classic  Contigo to one of our favorites the 50/50 insulated bottle, it really keeps the temperature very well. This is something that we’ve been pretty good about in the past and is definitely a part of our daily life. It becomes habit to bring it along and it’s nice to have water regardless of where you are. It helps the environment and helps keep us hydrated!

Reusable snack bags:

Some 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags—including large trash bags, thick shopping bags,and thin grocery bags—were produced globally in 2002. Roughly 80 percent of those bags were used in North America and Western Europe. Every year, Americans reportedly throw away 100 billion plastic grocery bags3. (Worldwatch Institute) (https://insteading.com/blog/plastic-bag-stats/)

Snack bags are something that we have used so mindlessly our whole lives. Since we were little we always stuck snacks or trinkets, just about everything in plastic snack bags. Lately we’ve been doing a lot of meal prep for work and have seen our pile of waste grow, so we invested in these super cute and washable snack bags. They work great and you can either hand wash them, or even stick them in the laundry. The super cute prints definitely help too!

Silicone Baking Mats:

Using silicone baking mats instead of Aluminium foil. Did you know

“The actual production process [of making aluminium foil] is where most of the waste happens. One ton of aluminum takes about 170 million BTUs to produce—about as much as 1,400 gallons of gasoline—and emits about 12 tons of greenhouse gases. It’s also very long-lasting, taking as much as 400 years to break down after it’s discarded (not to mention the fact that it’s heavier than other disposable wraps)” (https://curiosity.com)

We all know about recycling aluminum cans but no one talks about recycling aluminum foil, it ends up in the garbage after you use it. These baking mats work extremely well and are a good conductor of the heat so that things cook evenly, while also saving you from using all that aluminum foil and also saving all of the materials that go into packaging the foil for sale. You can buy some baking mats here!

RECYCLE RECYCLE RECYCLE

One of the biggest things we can do is make sure that we are recycling everything that we can! We have recycling bins in our houses, we know where to take our batteries be recycled (our local library) and which grocery stores take plastic bags for recycling (shout out to Fred Meyers). We try to recycle all that we can! To look through a site that tells you what you should and shouldn’t recycle click here.

We take pride in the fact that we are doing our part and will continue to do so every chance we can. We hope that you will join us in taking steps to help this wonderful amazing planet that we call home and all the animals that we share this earth with. We all deserve to be living in a healthy world.

Let’s make a difference! Let us know what you do to make a difference, we would love to hear. Also let us know if you found inspiration in the post to make a change in your life. We certainly hope you did!

Love,

F & J

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Summer Playlist 2018

Hey Loves! F & J here!

Can you guys believe that Summer is here! The weather in Seattle has really made a turn around and its been super hot these last few days. We know that nothing puts un in the mood for summer better than a good play list to jam to. These have been replaying in our cars, at the gym, even at home because they really lift your spirits up and make you feel the summer vibe.

Summer Fever – Little Big Town

Tieduprightnow –  Parcels

New Light – John Mayer

H.O.L.Y. – Alle Farben & Rhodes

Kings and Queens – Drew Cole

Like To Be You – Shawn Mendes ft. Julia Michaels

All To Myself – Dan + Shay

You Deserve Better – James Arthur

Girls Like You – Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

Quarter Past Midnight – Bastille

Us – James Bay

Better With You – Michl

Do you have a song that you like that we missed? Comment below and let us know.

Love,

F & J

ASOS

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We just wanted to write a quick post on ASOS. Even though it seems like it’s all over the internet and everybody already knows about it, we find ourselves introducing people to the wonder that is ASOS. $19 for free shipping for a year, great prices and sales, and faster shipping than ordering something online from Target. How could we not love it!

There is always a lot of different style clothes to choose from, and we like that most of the items we order are pretty unique to clothing our friends and family have! This is not a sponsored post, just us sharing our love for the online shop! Also its nice that their clothing range in prices to fit any budget! AND just about any occasion too!

Happy Shopping!

Love,

F & J

Inkbox Tattoo Review

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We have been seeing ads for Inkbox in our social media for quite awhile now and have been wanting to try them and with the weather supposedly going to get nicer (shorter sleeves!) we thought it would be an awesome time to give them a try. We love the idea that they are FDA approved materials and derived from the Genipa Americana plant. We also really like the idea that they will last awhile (8-18 days) and yet are still temporary as we are both still unsure about whether we are ready to commit to getting a permanent tattoo.

F picked a flower one called Poe (click here) and J got the hippo one called Usawa (click here).

We definitely recommend this and if you are even kind of considering trying Inkbox we would tell you to go for it! Have fun and as they say “Make a temporary bad decision”. Let us know if you try it in the comments below and share a picture if you want 🙂

Love,

F & J

Summer Hair Removal

Hey Loves! F & J here!

Nads

There are a lot of things that come along with being a girl that can be really tricky to get the hang of. One of the hardest things we find is dealing with our unwanted body hair! Shaving can be a very time consuming and if your skin is sensitive, like us, you can get lots of ingrown hair which in turn makes shaving even harder!

While perusing the internet trying to find options for us to try we came across a few wax options that had some very promising reviews. Nad’s Brazilian and Bikini Wax which you can buy in stores or at amazon by clicking here, is the one we chose to try and we are hooked! It works amazing on our armpits and pesky facial hair (Come on ladies! We know this is very common and not talked about enough!) and though we haven’t tried legs we are sure it would work for those as well.

As far as waxing goes, it isn’t very painful. You can’t expect it to be pain free and if you have a buddy to help you it makes it even easier and less painful. We do find it is a little harder to do to ourselves but definitely doable.

We could rave on and on about this product! It leaves you hair free, (SIDE NOTE: If you don’t know much about hair growth, and we have all been there, it grows in cycles which you need to wax every week or two to pull out all the hair as what grows back is what wasn’t out to be pulled when you last waxed), smooth, and we find it helps with evening the color of our armpits. Besides that you get to skip your daily shave and not think twice before throwing on a tank top, and it helps with ingrown hairs! We definitely still believe in our razors (check out the Billie here) but when the sun comes out its a nice little luxury to not worry about our pits and we don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to get it done!

Give it a try and let us know if you love it too! We hope you do! Go on, spread the news, Nad’s is the way to go this summer! If you have any other means of hair removal please feel free to share we are always looking for new things!

Love,

F & J

FabFitFun – Summer 2018 Unboxing

Hey Loves! F & J here!

It’s that time again! You know the time of year that feels like Christmas has came to your mailbox! If you are already a member of FabFitFun you know what I’m talking about, but if you aren’t let us explain. FabFitFun is this amazing company that sends seasonal boxes four times a year, stuffed with amazing and high end goodies. We have only good things to say about the brand as a whole. Every time we get a box we are so excited to rip open the package and learn about new products and almost always fall in love with every single one of them. We should also add we are not sponsored yet (but hello FabFitFun we would love a hookup!) so everything we say is completely unbiased.

 In the summer box we got so many things to be excited for. I think the thing we are most excited to use is the FOREO Luna which doubles as a beauty coach and a facial cleansing brush. We have yet to test it out but from what it appears, it connects to an app to maximize the cleansing of your face, while providing customized knowledge, which we feel is pretty amazing.

Also there is a full sized COOLA sport facial sunscreen which was actually on our shopping list to pick up, so its pretty amazing it came in the box. It is really important to keep sunscreen on your face year round, but this product contains SPF 50 which will really help combat future sun damage on the sunny summer days.

We also are really excited about the beautiful and high quality makeup case from Yumi Kim. Its really nice because the top compartment has a special spot to keep your brushes separate. We are planning on taking ours on all our travels.

Other really awesome things in the box include a beautifully colored eye shadow palette from Tarte with a Sex Kitten Eye Liner from Tarte as well. Orlando Pita Hair Protectant Spray which smells amazing, Marianella Body Caviar, and few other fun goodies that you can see pictured above.

If we have convinced you to join we made it easier so you can just click here to sign up, and if you’re still on the fence we think you should just try one out and we are sure you won’t be disappointed.

P.S. if you use that link you will get $10 off your first box.

Love,

F & J