*This is an unsponsored review and all items were purchased myself and all the nice pictures come from her site
After my first round of purchases from Marley's Monsters (reviewed here), I was a believer! If converting to a zero waste lifestyle is this easy, sign me up! I guess this is sort of the "low-hanging fruit" of a minimal waste lifestyle makeover, where these easy purchases will carry you a long way. Well when Marley's Monsters was having a sale earlier in the year I purchased a couple more items including the cotton facial rounds, the bowl cover and unpaper towels.
So for my first review I purchased the bamboo facial rounds, enticed by the antimicrobial and sustainable nature of bamboo. But one reader commented that the bamboo wasn't soft enough and I stand corrected, yes the cotton ones are waaay softer even after multiple washes. Now I use the bamboo ones when I want more exfoliation and the cotton ones for toner. The plus side of the bamboo ones are that they aren't as absorbent as the cotton ones and thus you use less liquid overall. Also I removed eye make-up with these rounds and even though they're white, the make-up washes off for the most part (they sometimes appear more grayish after removing dark make-up but not really gray). However, I did use one to clean up spilled lip gloss in my make-up drawer and that bright pink didn't wash out even after multiple washes. Again I would say this is a great buy and better than the bamboo for those with sensitive skin.
I ordered the large bowl cover to cover my collapsible bowl when making my Farmer's Market Kale salad. I was previously using plastic wrap and felt that there needed to be a better solution. I've used Bee's Wrap in the past and didn't like it. I had a hard time getting a good seal around the edges, especially if I put it in the fridge and wanted to recover it (the bee's wrap got really stiff). I also found the bee's wrap hard to clean well. That's why I loved these bowl covers so much, since the drawstring ensures a good seal while the whole thing is machine washable. The inside is lined with a BPA-free plastic that's durable and easy to wipe clean as well. I foresee myself using this bowl cover for years and years to come.
So the only purchase that I was kind of "eh" about so far from Marley's Monsters are these Unpaper Towels. I purchased the 6 pack for $16 (so thats $2.67 per flannel cloth) and that seems pretty steep for me. They're cute and work fine, but if anything they give me an idea to make my own unpaper towels from old and ratty clothes (though I need to learn how to use a sewing machine to make those edges first). I think in the end if you have your own rag system, then don't bother getting these.
Anyways, I'm very excited to be using all my Marley's Monsters items this year (and the ones from last year). So far all the products have held up magnificently and I plan to purchase more next year if she has another sale again!