Review of the MightyNest MightyFix monthly subscription: part 3 of 4

Review of the MightyNest MightyFix monthly subscription of green home products — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I signed up for a year-long monthly subscription of MightyFix by MightyNest in June of last year, so I only have one more review post left after this one! You may have caught my first review (shared in September) or second review (shared in December). Every month, I receive a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to a common home product. The subscription costs $10 per month—$120 annually, unless you find a coupon code (check for special offers!). I paid $99 instead of $120, making it $8.25 per month. As a member, you also get discounts on most products, and if you want to buy anything from the site, it ships free with your Fix.

MightyFix is such a simple way to introduce new products into your home, especially if you’re like me and tend to feel overwhelmed by the wide variety of “green” products available on the market. I’ve really enjoyed being introduced to all of these new products over the past nine months and look forward to what’s to come. There have only been a couple things that I haven’t used or that I don’t think I will end up using, but on the flip side, there are a bunch of products I’ve received that I’ve used nonstop and recommend to my friends and family!

I can invite three people per month to receive a free month of the MightyFix monthly subscription, so let me know via email if you’d like an invite (cottoncashmerecathair (at) gmail (dot) com)! If you email me in December, let me know which of the three products below is your favorite and I’ll select that item for you to receive. Note that MightyNest did not pay me or ask me to write this post.

MightyFix LunchSkins reusable sandwich bag set — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

LunchSkins Reusable Sandwich Bag Set (December 2018)

The LunchSkins bags replace the single-used plastic baggies commonly used for lunches (I bet that’s what inspired the name, ha ;)). They feature quick-drying and food-safe fabric, a moisture-proof liner, and flap with velcro closure for security. They are dishwasher safe in the top rack or machine-washable in cold water but need to be air dried.

Like the Stasher silicone bag I received in my first Fix back in June, I think the sandwich-sized bag will work great for toting part of my breakfast (cinnamon bread slices) to work. (Admittedly, I haven’t used the LunchSkins sandwich bag yet; I still use my Stasher bag daily!) Both the larger and smaller bags are great options for toting any random snacks. Sometimes I want to bring cookies or other smaller baked goods to work but hate pulling out plastic baggies for them so these will be perfect! I’m excited about these bags.

Regular price: $11.99 / Member price: $10 / I paid: $8.25

MightyFix To-Go Ware bamboo RePEaT utensil set — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

To-Go Ware Bamboo RePEaT Utensil Set (January 2019)

This reusable flatware (knife, fork, and spoon) and chopstick set is made of bamboo, and the fabric carrier is made from recycled PET plastic (hence the RePEaT) which is commonly used in those difficult-to-recycle crinkly water bottles and hinged-lid produce containers. The sets are ethically and sustainably made in China. I received the set with the MightyNest holder but there are sets available in other solid colors.

To be honest, I wasn’t particularly thrilled about receiving this set. When I bring my lunch from home, I bring our regular silverware, and when I go out buy food to take home, I’ve started refusing the plastic silverware offered because I can just use our silverware at home. I like that this set includes a set of chopsticks, but I rarely use chopsticks as it is because I’m terrible at using them! I also don’t think the flatware is particularly useful; the knife is likely too weak to cut things, the fork has wide prongs, and the spoon is pretty flat. I’m not sure that I’ll use this set so I may pass it on to a friend or donate it.

Regular price: $12.99 / Member price: $11.04 / I paid: $8.25

MightyFix Flip & Tumble reusable produce bags — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Flip & Tumble Reusable Produce Bags (February 2019)

These lightweight, machine-washable bags are perfect to carry produce instead of the plastic bags at the grocery store. They’re able to hold a large quantity of produce (or really any other items, like dirty laundry while traveling) due to their large size (12” x 14”). The mesh makes it easy to see what’s inside, and a drawstring tie keeps everything contained. Plus, they’re made ethically in China.

I actually didn’t really need these since I ordered a few lightweight and reusable produce bags last year from the kootsac Etsy store, but more can’t hurt (plus I might use these for the aforementioned dirty laundry while traveling). I always forget to bring the bags I do have along to the store with me, though! I’m scheming up ways to get myself to remember to bring them along. I’ve loved them the few times I have remembered; I’ve used them the most for bulk nuts. They’d be a great companion at the farmer’s market, too.

Regular price: $10.99 / Member price: $10 / I paid: $8.25

Review of the MightyNest MightyFix monthly subscription: part 2 of 4

Review of the MightyNest MightyFix monthly subscription of green home products — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Back in June, I signed up for a year-long monthly subscription of MightyFix by MightyNest. Every month, I receive a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to a common home product. It’s such a simple way to introduce new products into your home, especially if you tend to feel overwhelmed by the wide variety of “green” products on the market now like I do. The subscription costs $10 per month—$120 annually, unless you find a coupon code (they may also be doing special offers now that it’s the holiday season). I paid $99 instead of $120, making it $8.25 per month. As a member, you also get discounts on most products, and if you want to buy anything from the site, it ships free with your Fix.

I reviewed my first three months in September, and now I have the next three months’ worth of products to share with you! :) I’ve been pretty impressed with the products I’ve received so far. I’m open to trying pretty much everything they send (I have yet to receive anything I wouldn’t use or at least try). As I slowly work towards low(er) waste in my life, I appreciate the mission of MightyNest and am happy to find new products via MightyFix. This subscription would make an excellent gift for the green-living enthusiast in your life!

I can invite three people per month to receive a free month of the MightyFix monthly subscription, so let me know via email if you’d like an invite (cottoncashmerecathair (at) gmail (dot) com)! If you email me in December, let me know which of the three products below is your favorite and I’ll select that item for you to receive. Note that MightyNest did not pay me or ask me to write this post.

MightyFix bee's wrap — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Bee’s Wrap (September 2018)

Bee’s wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap for storing fruit, veggies, cheese, bread—basically anything except meat. It features organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. It’s antibacterial and can be used over and over again (just wash with cool water and allow to dry in between uses). I received a medium-sized sheet and large-sized sheet, but they are sold on the website in packs of three.

I’m excited for this product, even though we don’t use plastic wrap very often (we’ve had a container in our cupboards for years) because we have a bunch of Tupperware containers for storing leftovers. I think the bee’s wrap will be perfect for cut produce and cheese; my medium wrap is keeping half of a ball of mozzarella fresh right now! I’m happy that this product is easy to use and to keep clean. I hope they hold up for a while. :)

Regular price (for 3): $17.99 / Member price (for 3): $15.29 / I paid (for 2): $8.25

MightyFix Meliora all-purpose home cleaner — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Meliora All-Purpose Home Cleaner (October 2018)

Meliora all-purpose home cleaner features biodegradable, vegan, and organic ingredients. The glass spray bottle comes with a tablespoon of cleaner—just add warm water, mix it, and let the cleaner dissolve. (It needs to be used within six months of filling because it does not contain preservatives, and the contents may separate if not being used regularly.) It works on any hard surfaces, just be sure to wipe the surface completely dry to prevent streaks. I received a small refill of cleaner, too.

I filled up the bottle and let it sit overnight to allow the cleaner to dissolve completely before using. Paired with the tidy dish cloths I received in August, this did a pretty good job cleaning the counter, but it does get streaky. I think I may have put too little water in the bottle (I didn’t measure, but it said to add 16 ounces). I also wonder how it would work with a more uniform cloth, since the tidy dish cloths are textured. The smell of the cleaner is not my favorite, but there are no fragrances in the cleaner so that’s to be expected. I appreciate the glass bottle, though I need to be careful when setting it down on the counter, haha!

Regular price: $8.99 (bottle) + $2.99 (refill) / Member price: $8.99 + $2.99 / I paid: $8.25

MightyFix Duralex glass food storage — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Duralex Glass Food Storage (November 2018)

These tempered glass storage containers are ideal to use in place of plastic, since you don’t have to worry about anything harmful leaching into your food. They’re microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The lids are plastic, but they’re BPA-free (and they’re also dishwasher safe). I received one 5-ounce square container and one 13-ounce rectangle container.

The containers are pretty tiny, but they’re great for toting snacks to work. I used the larger 13-ounce container to bring a large slice of banana bread with me, and it worked great! The lid snaps on easily and securely so I don’t worry about it popping off. I washed the containers prior to using them and the lids didn’t bend in the dishwasher. I mentioned above that we use Tupperware religiously, and while I don’t plan on getting rid of the Tupperware anytime soon, it’s nice to have these glass containers to use. I am slightly nervous about breaking the glass, though (even though it’s shock-resistant)—another reason why I’m worried about ridding ourselves of all of our plastic containers. We are kind of klutzy!

Regular price: $12.48 / Member price: $10.61 / I paid: $8.25

Everlane reviews: Soft cotton square crew, cashmere rib round crew, wide leg crop pant

With the holidays coming up in a few short weeks, I wanted to share my thoughts on most of my recent Everlane purchases. I’m a sucker for their sweaters, so I picked up the highly-rated soft cotton square crew and their recently-released ribbed cashmere. (I got one of their waffle knit cashmere sweaters last year and it’s one of my favorites!) I also had my eyes on a pair of their wide leg cropped pants and finally purchased myself a pair when the “short” lengths were released. If you're new to the brand and sign up for an account with my referral link, I'll earn a credit when you place your first purchase and be forever grateful for your support!

For sizing reference, I am typically a size XS/0 at J.Crew, Madewell, LOFT, Anthropologie, Gap, and Banana Republic. I wear a size 4-6 in H&M and its sister stores (depending on the item). For stores that use juniors sizing, such as Forever 21 and ModCloth, I am usually a size small. My Uniqlo size is either XS or small (again, depending on the item). Everlane includes garment measurements for each item, which I find incredibly helpful when it comes to determining the right size to buy. I previously reviewed my Everlane tees, silk and sweatshirt, my older sweaters and cardigan, my linen tees, cotton poplin skirt, and box-cut tee dress, more cashmere sweaters and skinny jeans, and a sweatshirt and even more pairs of jeans. You can browse all of my clothing reviews here (mostly Everlane and Grana).

Everlane The Soft Cotton Square Crew in heather grey — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Soft Cotton Square Crew (heather grey, size XS)

I ordered this sweater right around the time Everlane released The Cotton Long-Sleeve Crew, which is less expensive than this sweater but looks almost exactly the same. I believe the long-sleeve crew is lighter and thinner but cannot confirm since I don’t own it. :) The cotton square crew that I own has a nice weight to it. I love the boxy, oversized style with the subtle high-low hem that works well with high-rise jeans and pants. I’m not a huge fan of the dropped shoulders, but they do lend a more casual vibe. The cotton stretches out slightly with wear which was to be expected (see around my elbows). I adore this sweater and have already worn it so much since I got it! It’s an easy through-on-and-go garment.

How I wore it: with Hunter boots and socks

Everlane The Cashmere Rib Round Crew in loden — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Cashmere Rib Round Crew (loden, size XS)

I was definitely not planning on ordering another cashmere sweater this season…until Everlane released the ribbed cashmere—and in this beautiful dark, slightly heather green color called loden. I loved it when I first saw it in the $100 cashmere crew, but I already own three of those sweaters so I decided to hold off. I’m glad I did because then this sweater was released and I ordered it right away! The fit is oversized in my usual XS, which is just how I like it. I appreciate that the sleeves are long enough on my long arms. It’s not super noticeable in these photos, but you’ll see in outfit photos that the sweater is banded at the hem and it tends to billow out, and I personally love that! I don’t think this sweater is quite as soft as my waffle knit cashmere crew but it’s still quite soft. It’s another cashmere winner in my book! :)

How I wore it: with black denim and with boyfriend jeans and cognac

Everlane The Wide Leg Crop Pant in ochre — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The Wide Leg Crop Pant (ochre, size 0 short)

Even though I’m short and not terribly fond of the wide-leg trend, I couldn’t help but want to try a pair of their famous wide leg crop pants…especially when they released the “short” lengths! I purchased the ochre color in size 0. The short length is the perfect length on me and hits a couple of inches above my ankle bone (I’m 5’4” for reference). The high-rise is surprisingly comfortable, and even though a lot of reviewers said they went down a size, I stuck with my true size and think it was the right choice. It’s not constricting around my hips or butt but still fits in the waist (and I didn’t find them to stretch out much after wearing them all day). The ochre color is a beautiful dark tan that looks good with pretty much anything, which is exactly what I was hoping for!

How I wore it: with cropped cashmere and with stripes and a leather jacket

If you found these reviews helpful and are new to Everlane, please consider making an account with my referral link. I would appreciate it so much! :)

More Everlane reviews:

Authentic stretch denim vs. the original denim
Slim classic French terry crew, kick crop jeans, modern boyfriend jeans
Cashmere crew, waffle knit cashmere square crew, midrise skinny jeans (ankle)
Linen tees, cotton poplin skirt, cotton box-cut tee dress
Box-cut tee, cotton v-neck tee, silk pocket, crew sweatshirt
Seed stitch u-neck, cashmere cropped crew, cashmere crew, chunky knit cardigan