Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crystal Deodorant: Have you tried it? #cbias

This past week I tried Crystal Deodorant, an all natural roll on.  
First thing I have to tell you I was unsure of the whole idea because I wear my deodorant instead of perfume and actually have matching body spray to go with all my deodorants, so I knew it would be a challenge.  I have been harvesting and canning  all kinds of produce over the last month and this past week was no exception, not only that I had something going on basically everyday last week; local Storytime, Mom meetings, youth group, homeschool co-op,  grape harvest, and homeschooling the boys in there too. 
Needless to say it was a crazy week and changing my deodorant for a week put added pressure on, a girl doesn't want to smell during any of the above activities. 
The first day I felt very self conscience about it, but as the week went on I was fine with it and actually was very surprised by how well it actually worked.  I didn't feel sweaty and better yet I didn't smell weird.
So the next thing to consider , the price. Without a coupon my regular antiperspirant is about $3.99 at Walmart. The Crystal Deodorant was $3.83 at Walmart and I am happy to say my little basic Walmart (Not a SuperCenter) carries it, BONUS.
I'm not sure if there are coupons available for this product but considering the benefits of an all natural product and the fact that it actually works well I would be ok buying it again even without a coupon. 

***This post is part of a social insight study with Collective Bias #cbias and was compensated as such, however all opinions and experiences are my own. ***

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Primal, What if #Christianity was just that simple

What if our faith could be simplified?

What if our faith was as true as the early Christians?

Pastor Mark Batterson looks at just that.  

What caught my attention when I started reading this book was how opening and almost bruttally honest the author is. If we really think about it as a society we have adapted Christianity to fit whatever need we have. We have made our faith fit into our lives rather than our lives fitting the true picture of Christianity.  Don't get me wrong I'm not a perfect Christian, nor do I pretend to be.

Pastor Mark Batterson is real in his writing and the fact that he is in the thick of it with non-traditional churches in Washington D.C. proves to me that he has a real passion for the gospel.

It takes more than just reading the Bible to feel this passionate about something. I love how he writes so candidly about his experience in a 14th century church and then climbing the stairs to the catacombs and experiences the true simplicity that was the 2nd century church.  Through out the book he talks about getting real and peeling back on the pretenses that plague Christianity in the 21st century.  It really makes a person take a deep look at their own practices of faith.

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion of the book. No other monetary compensation was received.****