Today, Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, Kansas is having a kitten shower. All sorts of cool stuff will be happening, including seeing Lisa from A Tonk's Tail reading from Rescued and fun shower games. Of course, you need to take gifts to a shower, so I loaded up my car yesterday with the donations I'm taking. My gifts include towels, cute rugs, toys, food, and treats. Oh, and those plastic bags? They're getting donated, too. The volunteers and staff use them when they're scooping litter boxes.
If you're in the area, you should come! If not, or you just can't make it, you can order something from their Amazon wishlist for the kittens. Here is what they need: Kitten Formula Pet Nursing Bottles Snuggle Safe Pet Beds Pate-style kitten food Clay Litter Heating Pads Cat Toys Adult Cat Food (dry and wet) Pet Carriers with a top lid Soft Fleece Blankets The kittens hope to see you!
In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would share something I have been doing lately to be kinder to the animals of our planet. I've tried to choose bath and beauty products which are cruelty-free. It started when I was introduced to Deep Steep, a line of bath and beauty products. I fell in love with their body wash and body butter, then I noticed the "crueltyfree" logo. I suddenly realized I could easily find products that I really liked and I could use with a clear conscience.
I knew about Burt's Bees and Yes To Carrots, so I started checking into their products a bit more. It took me a while, but I think I've settled on a facial cleanser and moisturizer I like from each of them. I'm also now using Yes to Blueberries shampoo and conditioner! The next step was cosmetics. I'm a drugstore makeup kind of girl, so I checked into all the usual suspects, but couldn't find anything that was cruelty-free. Then, by sheer luck, I found out about Milani Cosmetics. Not only did they sport the "crueltyfree" logo, I was able to buy the line at my neighborhood CVS! I was ready to try it out.
I generally don't wear much makeup, so I started out just by choosing and buying foundation and eyeliner. I went with their cream-to-powder makeup and a couple different Liquid Eye pencil eyeliners.
I instantly loved the foundation, but the eyeliner was difficult for me to control. Back to CVS I went! This time I bought a couple of gel powder eyeshadow pots, an eyeshadow pencil, and a couple liquid eyeliners. I gotta say, I loved them all! Easy to apply and long-lasting; I was sold!
So, for Earth Day 2015 I felt like I was making steps toward leaving this planet a little better than which I found it. And I looked pretty doing it.
None of the companies described in this post contacted or compensated me. I just love the products!