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

Earth shoes review: 1 to 2 years later (fall/winter edition)

For those of you that started reading here more recently, I’ve had a longstanding collaboration with Earth Brands since spring 2015 that involves styling a couple of pairs of shoes in the spring and again in the fall into outfit posts. I have enjoyed our partnership so much; it is such an honor to be working with them still in 2018! I wanted to write a more in-depth post about how the pairs I’ve received have been holding up over time. We didn’t start collaborating in the fall until 2016, which is why this post features shoes that are only 1 to 2 years old (here’s the spring/summer edition). Below, you’ll find my honest thoughts on how each pair has held up as well as outfits they were featured in (click on the photo to go directly to the original post). This post was not written in collaboration with Earth.

SALE ALERT: Earth Brands is offering 30% off sitewide in their Friends & Family sale event from now until November 11th! Use coupon code EarthFF2018. I have never seen a discount this high before, so now’s the time to buy if you’ve had your eye on a pair of shoes for yourself…or maybe for a gift!

Earthies Tolo • 2016 (2 years later)

I was immediately drawn to the Tolo flats in the textured navy suede when I saw them in the catalog and definitely thought I would wear these the most out of the two pairs I chose. It turns out that I wear the flats below way more than these!

According to my Stylebook app, I’ve worn these flats 8 times since I got them two years ago—5 times in dedicated outfit posts. That’s not as much as I thought I would wear them. If I had spent the full retail price of $140, the cost per wear would be down to only $17.50.

I think I don’t wear these as much for three reasons: 1) they’re suede, so I avoid wearing them if there is a threat of rain or if the ground is snowy, 2) I have another pair of navy flats, and 3) these are not my most comfortable pair of flats. The elastic back can dig into my heels if I have these on for too long, but they’re a half size larger than my usual size and easily slip off, too. The area around my toes and the sides of my feet also tends to dig in.

Like with most of my flats, I wear these the most with skinny jeans or pants, but I also loved how they looked with a mini skirt. There’s a small wedge in the flat that gives just a bit of height!

Earth Bellwether • 2016 (2 years later)

I selected these flats because I figured I couldn’t go wrong with a pair of neutral brown flats—and I was right! These shoes have gotten way more wear than I had anticipated.

Since I got them two years ago, I’ve worn these 25 times according to Stylebook (blogged 9 times). Their cost per wear would be down to only $3.80 if I had paid the retail price of $95. These would have definitely been worth it!

These flats run about a half size large, and I received my true size, so I have a tendency to step out of them if I walk a little too vigorously. That’s really the only negative thing about them, though! These flats are so comfortable. I have no issues with them digging in anywhere (probably because they’re too big, haha).

Since they’re brown, these flats go with pretty much anything. I’m honestly not sure what they wouldn’t go with! I’ve worn them with various styles of jeans and pants—skinny, crop flare, boyfriend—and with many different colors. I think they would work great with shorter hemlines, too. They’re perfect to wear when I want a neutral shoe that doesn’t steal the focus from the rest of the outfit.

Earthies Apollo • 2017 (1 year later)

I originally picked out the burgundy velvet version of these boots, but they had sold out! Instead I went with the sneakers below…and then when I opened the package, I also found these boots! That was a pleasant surprise. :)

I’ve worn these boots 7 times in the past year; 6 of those times were in outfits I blogged. If I had purchased them myself for their retail price of $180, the cost per wear would be down to $25.71. I’ve only worn them in the fall and winter since I tend to not wear as much black in the spring.

The velvet is gorgeous, and I haven’t had any issues with scuffing even though I tend to hit my feet when I walk. I love the classic cut and the manageable heel if I end up on my feet for a while. Since they are velvet, they attract cat hair and other lint easily.

I definitely did not need another pair of black boots (I had so many already), but these are fun to wear in the fall and winter. I especially love them when I need to dress a little fancier, like if I’m going to the ballet. There’s just something special about velvet!

Earth Zag • 2017 (1 year later)

When I couldn’t get the Earthies Apollo boots in burgundy velvet, I chose these sneakers instead. I love the rich, dark velvet, and the lighter sole gives them a sporty-casual vibe. (I also love the gold shoe eyelets!)

I’ve worn these sneakers 6 times (including in 4 blog outfits) since I got them a year ago. Had I paid the full price of $120, the cost per wear would be down to $20 now. Not the best.

I’m not surprised that I haven’t worn these as much as some of my other pairs of Earth shoes; I don’t typically wear sneakers in my day-to-day, even “fashion” sneakers. The dark velvet on them also leans toward more of a fall/winter look than spring/summer (hence why they were released for fall/winter, I’m sure!), and that limits their versatility—though I have worn these shoes in every season except winter! I will say that they were a little warm in the summer.

These sneakers are incredibly comfortable to wear all day, as you would expect! I usually wear them without socks with no problems. They look great with shorts or jeans (and I bet would look cute with a dress or skirt, too). Note that the white soles are easy to scuff up or stain.

Review of the MightyNest MightyFix monthly subscription: part 1 of 4

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

I’ve briefly mentioned in previous posts that I’m working on reducing our waste where I can and incorporating as many “green”/environmentally-friendly products as possible. It hasn’t been a perfect process, as you can expect, but it’s been rewarding to see small changes add up. I’m planning on writing a more detailed post on the changes we’ve made to become low(er) waste, where we aren’t doing as well, and what I hope to do in the future.

In the meantime, I wanted to introduce you to a healthy-living brand that I learned about only three months ago on the Litterless blog: MightyNest. More specifically, I wanted to share my first review on their monthly subscription that features many eco-friendly alternatives to common home products called MightyFix. I’m not one for monthly subscriptions and actually have never joined any until now. I purchased a full year of the service in June; the service costs $10 monthly ($120 for a year), so I decided to go all out and purchase a full year with a promo code on Litterless that brought the total down to $99. Each month’s “Fix” is worth at least $10 to make it worth the money, and shipping is always free! If you want additional items, every product on their website ships free with your Fix, too.

So far, I’m very pleased with the products I’ve received! I will note that I did not set any preferences on products, fill out the profile questionnaire, or add any additional products to my shipments so far. I’m willing to try pretty much anything, so I hope to receive a wide variety of products, and I don’t want to buy something just in case it shows up in a future Fix. More details on the the first three products I received are below…!

I can invite two 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 September, 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 Stasher silicone sandwich bag — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Stasher Silicone Sandwich Bag (June 2018)

The Stasher silicone bag is made of food-grade silicone that can be used in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. It serves as a green alternative to plastic baggies and can be reused thousands of times. That said, I’m not sure how to recycle or dispose of it when the time comes.

I’ll admit: I wasn’t totally thrilled when this was the first item I received. It didn’t help that I couldn’t figure out how to get it open! It took a few tries before I finally figured it out, lol. I couldn’t believe how difficult it was to open, but I suppose that’s because it’s an airtight seal. I have used this to carry part of my breakfast to work (two slices of cinnamon bread), and it is slightly difficult to open it up wide enough to get both slices in without smashing the bread. I can imagine it would be much more difficult to get in a fully-made sandwich. I think it’d be most useful for smaller snack items, like cut up fruits and veggies, chips, pretzels, etc.

Regular price: $11.99 / Member price: $10.29 / I paid: $8.25

MightyFix wool dryer balls — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Wool Dryer Balls (July 2018)

Made from New Zealand wool, these dryer balls are used in lieu of dryer sheets to fluff up garments, soften clothes, and decrease drying time. They also help reduce wrinkles and static (though I’m not entirely convinced about the claim to reduce static).

I love, love these and have been using them since they arrived. My boyfriend likes them, too—he’s very anti-dryer sheets. We also use a bag of dried lavender purchased at the farmer’s market alongside these to provide some subtle scent, though I’ve been considering buying essential oils to use on them when the lavender becomes scentless. The only downside is I’m not sure that they help reduce static all that much…but I’ve read that maybe I’m drying items for too long and that’s causing the static.

Regular price: $16.99 / Member price: $15.29 / I paid: $8.25

MightyFix tidy dish cloths — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Tidy Dish Cloths (August 2018)

These 12” x 12” dish cloths by Full Circle are sustainably made in China from organic cotton. They act as a paper towel replacement; the loops provide texture for scrubbing off messy counters or dishes. The cloths are absorbent, durable, and machine-washable.

I was thrilled to receive these cloths! I’ve been trying to use fewer paper towels already (I bought some “unpaper towels”) so these are great to add to the collection. The size is great for quick countertop wipe-downs and the texture helps to loosen sticky or dried food. They’d also work great to wash/scrub dishes. I have only used them to wipe down the counter and they worked great! Haha. I’m really hoping these don’t stain over time just because I’d like them to stay looking nice for as long as possible. I haven’t washed mine yet, so fingers crossed all the food gunk comes out.

Regular price (for a set of 3): $6.99 / Member price (for 3): $6.29 / I paid (for 5): $8.25