CBD Gummies

Background: I was diagnosed with depression 11 years ago and have taken a variety of anti depressants over the years with varying degrees of success. Most recently I was on Cymbalta with a decent amount of relief. I’ve had sleep issues for the past several months and finally scheduled a sleep study to see why (I get the results of the sleep study this Friday). I weened myself off of the Cymbalta a week before my sleep study. *Never stop anti depressants cold turkey!* I tried being off of my anti depressants for two weeks and with everything else going on in my life right now, its not working. So instead of hopping back on the Cymbalta, I am trying CBD. Full disclosure here, my psychiatrist advised against this because he said not enough studies have been done on CBD products for depression.

What is CBD? It’s a cannabis compound with the THC taken out. So it won’t get you stoned in any way. But it still has the medical benefits, some of them at least. Since it can’t get you high, it’s able to be purchased without a card or prescription. Fair warning from the get go, it’s pretty damn expensive. https://www.projectcbd.org/what-cbd This site has a good deal of information and background.

As it is on the pricey side and I’m on the less financially well off side, I purchased 6 CBD gummies for $22.95 before investing big money. Each gummy is 20mg of CBD. I’m going to start taking one a day tomorrow morning and see what happens. I’m going to chronicle the experiences here in case anyone is curious 🙂

In case you’re curious, this is the store I purchased from. http://www.cbdkratomshops.com/ If you’re in the area, or even if you’re not (they deliver for free if your purchase is over $50), I highly recommend them. They had a huge selection and the staff were very helpful and well informed.

If you have questions, please feel free to comment here and I’d be happy to answer them the best I can.

Product Review- Tarte Frxxxtion Stick

In this month’s Sephora Play Box I received a sample of Tarte’s Frxxxtion Stick Exfoliating Cleanser.  My basic skin care has consisted of drug store brands up until this point in my life and my subscription boxes are my first thrifty attempts at trying out brands I would have normally considered too expensive.  This is the first product I’ve had in a subscription box that I was so in love with that I purchased a full size before my sample ran out. The presentation is huge with this one.  I travel a decent amount so having something I could easily toss in my bag without having to worry about spills definitely piqued my interests.

The appearance can be a little off putting at first.  It reminded me of a mud mask.  But once you put it on, all reservations go away.  It scrubs but isn’t too abrasive and exfoliated without damaging my skin like some drug store brands have in the past.  Afterwards my skin felt soft and clean.  It’s an easy, convenient addition to your beauty regime and the price was actually rather affordable especially considering it is a cleanser, exfoliater, and mask. $22  on the Sephora website and in the Sephora store.  If you’re a Sephora Play subscriber and a beauty insider (the two go hand in hand), there is a card included in your play box that gives you 50 extra points if you purchase at a Sephora store and give them the card.

Overall it’s a great product even for those just starting out, such as myself.  I have gotten samples of some other Tarte skincare products I will also be reviewing so keep your eyes peeled.  If you have any experiences with the Frixxxtion stick, comment and let me know.

Can I find it cheaper elsewhere?  If you can, let me know.  Sephora is your best bet from what I’ve found.  It’s $39.99 on amazon.