Art of Organics July Discovery: Illuminate

Art of Organics July Discovery: Illuminate

It’s here, the Art of Organics July Discovery: Illuminate!  I’m beyond excited for this box!!  Sometimes you just get a beauty box and it checks all the boxes- this one did just that.  We are seeing Leahlani’s Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir in this box, plus Au Naturale’s Powder Highlighter.   I’ve loved getting to sample these two products!

If you aren’t familiar with Art of Organics and this green beauty box, then keep reading as I explain why this box is one to get a hold of.  Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty.  I couldn’t agree more!  Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxurious products.  Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness.  I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail.  They name their boxes each month as well as follow a theme.  The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application.  The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products.  They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic.  They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.

Ok, on to the review…

Leahlani Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir-

I’m a huge fan of Leahlani’s products.  I had a feeling this was going to be a good one the minute I tested it on my hand.  Then as I inhaled the warming Hawaiian scent.  It took me away to Kaui where Leahlani’s creations are made by hand with some serious love.  This is meant to be a morning elixir before you apply your makeup, sunscreen or any oil/lotion.  It really enhances your skin- whatever way you use it.  Made with a balance of squalene oil, mangosteen, goji berry, guava and passionfruit oils.  I love how Leahlani describes the scent, “She smells of jasmine flowers and tropical rain showers.”  I couldn’t have said it better.  It leaves your skin feeling smooth, hydrated- not greasy.  I applied it before my makeup and loved the way it made my skin feel.  It smoothed cracks and made everything appear brighter.  I would apply it to slightly damp skin after misting it with a toner.  It really hydrates, primes your skin and gives you an all over glow.  I’m hooked!  Another Leahlani win in my book!  If you haven’t used any Leahlani products, be sure to checkout my review on her line here.  Her products are some of the very best in green beauty and really do perform.  The product I would recommend you start with is her Mermaid Mask- you’ll be in love after one use!

Au Naturale Powder Highlighter-

So fun to see a makeup product in the box this month- nice change of pace!  I’ve used a handful of Au Naturale products, but not their powdered highlighter.  This is perfect for summer weather!  Especially when it can get hot and humid quick.  This won’t be sliding off the skin.  The color is in Begonia- a pretty pearlized hue with a touch of peachy pink tones in it.  I loved applying this on my upper cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, middle of eyebrows, and middle of chin.  It looks so natural and gives me a glow without it looking like I’m trying…you know what I mean! It comes in a handy pump bottle- great for applying on your brush and then applying to the skin.  I’ll be wearing this all summer!

I would hop on this month’s box soon if you’re thinking about snagging one.  If you haven’t signed up for Art of Organics box you can sign up here!  Don’t miss out on this fabulous green beauty box!  Not only do you get quality products each month but for a steal. You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar products.  You can sign up for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months!  At 6 and 12 months you start saving.  Also, each month a theme is chosen around the box.

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Art of Organics March Box: Luxe Botanics

Art of Organics March Box: Luxe Botanics

Art of Organics March Box: Luxe Botanics is just too good!  I had never tried Luxe Botanics until this box.  I couldn’t wait!  I had heard good things about the line.  In this month’s box we are seeing Marula, their Hydrating Pre Cleanser and Camu, their Brightening Cleanser.  I love a good cleanser and the combo of these two is just awesome!  Before I dive into the review I want to make sure you know about the wonderful Art of Organics beauty box.  Read below to find out about this luxe box!  If you already know about Art of Organics, skip ahead to the juicy review!

Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty.  I couldn’t agree more!  Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxurious products.  Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness.  I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail.  They name their boxes each month as well as follow a theme.  The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application.  The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products.  They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic.  They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.

Ok, let’s get to the review!

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I didn’t know much about Luxe Botanics but was excited to read about them more.  The more I learned about Lux Botanics, the more I loved!  The brand really connects science and nature.  The founder, Jene Roestorf, grew up in South Africa and was shaped by her surroundings.  She believes that nature has the ability to help encourage healing.  She’s spent years formulating, to bring about her “Mindful Skncare Ritual.”

It’s more than just creating a product to Luxe Botanics, but making sure the whole process is developed properly.  From knowing where the ingredients are sourced, to being socially conscious.  Everything plays a role.

Luxe Botanics Marula Hydrating Pre Cleanser-

This pre cleanser is an oil cleanser.  I massage it on dry skin and gets rid of all the dirt from the day, and makeup.  Then I take a warm washcloth and wipe my face.  I loved how clean my skin felt but not stripped.  It left it feeling balanced.  The smell is amazing!  My biggest takeaway with the scent is lime.  It revives you! I also get hints of tangerine and grapefruit.  Not an overwhelming citrus scent but pleasant. It didn’t sting my eye either, but removed my eye makeup easily.  I love that the ingredients are organic and the packaging is eco friendly.  The formula is vegan as well.

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Cleanser-

This cleanser is silky soft.  It looks like a light lotion.  I loved using this after the Marula Hydrating Pre Cleanser.  It helped to give my skin a second cleanse if I felt it needed it that day.  It didn’t strip my skin at all but gave it a smooth feeling.  The scent is so pleasant too.  Not overwhelming at all. I get notes of neroli and blue cypress.  It’s a great cleanser on it’s own too.  I love using this in the morning to wake up my skin slowly.  It feels so soothing to the skin, yet my skin feels clean too.

I would hop on this month’s box soon if you’re thinking about snagging one.  If you haven’t signed up for Art of Organics box you can sign up here!  Don’t miss out on this fabulous green beauty box!  The value this month is $95!  Not only do you get quality products each month but for a steal. You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar products.  You can sign up for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months!  At 6 and 12 months you start saving.  Also, each month a theme is chosen around the box.  This month the theme was all about Luxe.

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Glowing Beet’s January Box Review

Glowing Beet’s January Box Review

I can’t believe it’s already mid-February!  This new year is going by so quick!  I was determined to get the review for Glowing Beet’s up as soon as I could.  I got the box a little late so wanted to test out the product before I wrote my review.  The box was filled with some Freerange Lavender Hand and Body Lotion, a rosehip highlighter by Scandic Botanica, a Modicum skincare set and some David’s toothpaste.  If you’re not familiar with Glowing Beet’s then check out the next paragraph where I fill you in on this monthly subscription box!

Why Glowing Beets?  Well, for starters they include high quality indie brands and they make it so simple.  Their website alone is so easy to navigate and browse.  They have one box, it’s $29.95-a steal for high end green beauty products.  The boxes are all the same, but may vary slightly.  For ex. some boxes may get a different lipstick color, but they’re all from the same brand.  All boxes are shipped at the end of the month once you’re a subscriber, and if you order during the month it will be shipped out within a few days, up until the 15th of the month.  You can sign up for one box, otherwise you will be billed monthly.

I love the concept of Glowing Beets for those who are new to the green beauty scene.  They give you a good selection of products, so you’re able to test them out without making a big commitment at first.  They also offer special discounts to those brands if you do like them-how cool is that?!  Glowing Beets does the research for the best products so you don’t have too.  They include a card in each box that lists what the products are.

So let’s get on with the review of this month’s goodies!

Scandic Botanica Rosehip Highlighter-

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This highlighter is so unique compared to anything else I’ve used in the past as a highlighter.  It actually doesn’t have any shimmer or sparkle in it.  It gives you more of a fresh dewy look, opposed to a shimmer that you might be used too.  It’s also a lot more emollient than any highlighter I’ve used in the past too.  The whole packaging is very eco friendly and the wax stamped top is so cute.  I love the ingredient list!  Super simple and clean.  This is great on bare skin, mixed in with your foundation a bit or just applied over it.

Freerange Skincare Lavender Hand and Body Lotion-

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This lotion was an extra in this month’s box since it was late.  I love that they use eggs made from their free range hens-how cool!  The lotion isn’t super heavy and quickly melts right into your skin. It holds it’s moisture for a while and leaves behind a pleasant lavender smell-nothing too strong.  A nice add in!

Modicum Travel Skincare Set-

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It was nice trying out a good amount of skincare from a company.  You can really get a feel for their products.  I really like how the cleanser is a mild foaming cleanser but isn’t too harsh and doesn’t dry out my skin.  You get that clean feeling minus the dryness.  The exfoliant is unique in that it comes in powder form and you mix a couple pumps of the cleanser with it to form a paste.  It left my skin feeling smooth and soft.  It didn’t feel harsh at all either.  A great mild exfoliant!  The serum melts right into your skin, leaving behind no greasy residue.  My skin felt so soft and hydrated.  I also really liked how the products weren’t really strong smelling.  They just smell earthy clean-if that is such a thing. The whole basis of Modicum Skincare is the power of plant based ingredients and their healing properties.

David’s Toothpaste-

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This toothpaste is a great alternative for people who are used to a tube toothpaste and want to get something similar but in the natural realm. It smells minty fresh!  The packaging is cute and the toothpaste leaves your mouth feeling clean.

That sums up my review of Glowing Beet’s January box!  Have you signed up yet for Glowing Beets?  A great green beauty box that delivers each month. Use coupon code: GGG10 for 10% off  your first box!  Shop Glowing Beets here.

Current Green Beauty/Living Faves

Current Green Beauty/Living Faves

It’s time for another great round up of some recent faves!  Sometimes there is just so many products I end up doing a round up post of them all.  A win/win for the company and for the reader.  This recent one is definitely full of some serious nuggets.  Everything from a new reusable sandwich bag, to some new green beauty concealers, to a few new green beauty/living boxes I’m loving.  All this and more!  So if you still have some Christmas shopping left to do you may want to take notes because this post is full of some serious goodies!

Vert Beauty Concealer Sticks and Pencil Eyeliners

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I had the pleasure of visiting Vert Beauty last October.  They have an actual store in Denver, Colorado and it’s so chic and cute!  I met the founder Amanda Hume and was instantly taken by her kindness and love for green beauty.  She helped me pick out some treats and shared with me some of her faves.  You could say by the end we were friends.  Fast forward and now Vert Beauty has their own Concealer Sticks and Eyeliners!  How cool.  Let’s first chat about the concealer sticks.  I haven’t found anything quite like these concealer sticks in green beauty.  They are a stick form(duh) and they need to be sharpened(non-mechanical). They glide effortlessly on the skin.  I love that they’re in stick form.  So easy to work with.  I apply them everywhere!  Under my nose to conceal redness, cheeks to hide hyper pigmentation, bridge of my nose/on my brow bone to highlight and of course under the eyes.  Anywhere you want to conceal they work.  I even outlined my lips for bright lipstick colors.  Helps to balance out redness and provide a clean matte canvas.  They last throughout the day and don’t look cakey.  I haven’t stopped reaching for these everyday.  On to the eyeliners.  These are pencil eyeliners(once again non-mechanical).  They come in so many fun colors.  A blue, green, purple, gold…I mean so many.  I noticed some of them glided on easier, while others were a little harder.  But I found once I warmed up each pencil a bit on my hand before application it helped it to glide on easier.  I really loved the colors Vert-a cross between a turquoise and jade and Bleu-a great navy.  They stayed even better when I applied a translucent powder on top to set them for the day.  The price point is so reasonable too!  $17 for the liners and $20 for the concealers. Check them out here at Vert Beauty.  They have a ton of other green beauty goodies too!

Art of Organics- November’s Skin Owl Box

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Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty.  I couldn’t agree more!  Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxe products.  Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness.  I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail.  They name their boxes each month, each follow a theme.  This month’s box followed the theme Grace and explored what it means to age with grace- I just love that.  From the eco-friendly packaging, to the beautiful aesthetic of it all, to the actual product inside-they just nailed it on every front.  The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application.  The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products.  They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic.  They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.

This month’s selection was Skin Owl, specifically their Neck+ and Eye+.  I had the privilege of meeting the founder of Skin Owl Annie Tevelin at IBE last year and she is the sweetest most down to earth person.  I think I talked her ear off for at least 45 minutes-opps!  The Neck+ is unlike anything I’ve used before for my neck.  It contours, and smooths to reveal an overall more youthful appearance and skin tone.  It even helps to decrease dark spots and crease marks.  After showering, I applied the oil to my face, neck and décolleté.  It feels cool to the touch, you can really feel the aloe in the formulation when you use it.  It makes your skin feel smooth and soft but not necessarily moisturized.  They recommend following with your moisturizer after application.  It dries quickly too!  My neck looked smoother for sure-it was like a mini face lift had happened all over.  The Eye+ I’ve had the pleasure of trying out in the past and let’s just say I’m a fan.  I really love this eye treatment for in the morning. It instantly perks up my eyes and brightens them.  I keep mine in the fridge and pull it out in the morning for even more stimulation.  It feels cool to the touch under the eyes and is more gel like than creamy.  A little goes a long way.  If you’ve been looking for an eye treatment in the morning to perk up your tired eyes, this is it.  The Neck+ retails for $68, while the Eye+ is $46.  But if you sign up for Art of Organics you could get all of this for $38-a steal indeed!  Sign up for Art of Organics here. Also,  be sure to get in on their gratitude sale going on until tonight at midnight EST. The code: 15KEEPSGIVING offers 15% off the first month of a monthly subscription and 15% off all longer length ones. They are sold out of the November box, so any new sign ups will start with the December “GEM” box.  Be sure to snag one!

Teri Miyahira Beauty-October 2016 Collection-

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Teri keeps killin’ it with her beauty boxes!  October’s selection was no different.  It included the Carefree Eyeshadow Palette, Brave Satin Lipstick, and Faux Vegan Mink False Eyelashes.  Plus, I’ve had the pleasure of testing out some of her vegan makeup brushes that scream luxe!  The Carefree Eyeshadow Palette was spot on for fall/winter.  With warm/bronzed browns, they perfectly fell in step with the season.  I love mixing them together to create a sultry brown smoky eye.  The compact that they come in is so chic.  It’s sleek black design with mirror is so classy.  The Brave lipstick quickly fell into my lipstick rotation.  It’s the perfect brick/brown for right now-can’t get enough.  It’s also super moisturzing-winning!  The Vegan Mink False Eyelashes were love at first sight.  Being a mom of two now, I can use any sort of eyelash lift I can get.  These were just the ticket.  They enhanced my eyes but didn’t look completely unrealistic.  I just popped these on in the morning and was good to go.  Great for a night out or if you just want a little more drama on your lashes for everyday.  The vegan makeup brushes are so soft.  Their sleek design is on point too.  Each of Teri’s boxes are full of 2-3 full size products.  For the full scoop on these luxe boxes and all the deets check out Teri’s site here.

Back to Basics-

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This is Back to Basics very first month and I was so excited to be one of the first to get to review it!  The box is unlike any box I’ve experienced so far.  First off the products are all full size.  It’s also not just a beauty box but a clean lifestyle box.  For example, this month their was laundry detergent, toothpaste, body wash, and a household cleaner in the box.  I love getting a box that is catered to my whole life.  It really is fun to see what each month will bring!  Back to Basics was founded by Ashleigh, a practicing homeopath who was so tired of seeing patients that were sick because of their environments.  She realized people were just unaware of their toxic environments and was determined to bring awareness.  Back to Basics was born!  Not only is there an Eco Chica box but also a box for the Gents too-how cool!  For $29.99 a month you get introduced to clean products but also get a list of the toxic ingredients to avoid.  I really love Ashleigh’s whole approach in educating the consumer.  Back to Basics is shaping the future in a brighter and healthier way-one box at a time.  I had the pleasure of chatting with Ashleigh and I could hear her passion come through, even over the phone.  This is a box that is here to stay!

So what was in November’s box?  Somer serious clean living loot!  If you’ve read my blog long enough you know I’m a huge fan of Kosmatology, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw their body wash in this month’s box.  This stuff is so clean and leaves my skin fresh and hydrated.  I’m obsessed with their body washes and hand soaps-faves!  I had seen David’s Toothpaste around for quite sometime but had steered clear of it because of the carrageenan in it and glycerin.  I brought up my concerns to Ashleigh and she said she had spoken with the founder of David’s Toothpaste and he assured her they only use carrageenan derived from seaweed.  I read about it more on their website here too. I really loved how their ingredients were listed on their website and why they use them.  As far as the glycerin, there is such a small amount and it’s derived from vegetable glycerin.  I had read previously that it can be associated with coating the teeth, similar to plastic wrap.  However, I’ve recently read contrary findings saying the opposite.  In the end, I feel comfortable using it.  So how did I like David’s toothpaste?  Loved it!  It looks just like a normal toothpaste does, in a tube.  It leaves my mouth feeling fresh and clean.  I also  love the mint flavor.  I’m sold!  A great toothpaste for those transitioning from conventional toothpastes.

Next up was Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder.  This laundry powder is a winner all around.  It’s just works!  With simple, clean and effective ingredients this laundry powder doesn’t mess around.  I’m hooked!  It even cleaned my hub’s smelly workout clothes-it’s that good.  My clothes smell fresh and clean after washing.  The last product in the November box was Bon Ami.  This is a specialty cleaning powder that’s been around since 1886.  This powder only has two ingredients-Feldspar, and Tallow Soap.  To be honest, I was a little hesitant using Feldspar.  I’ve read some articles about Feldspar being an irritant to the respiratory system. In the Bon Ami it is in powder form and easier to breathe in.  I’ve always been conscious of breathing in powders, even before going green.  Call me crazy but it always kind of weirded me out.  That being said, Bon Ami does get an A rating from EWG and it cleans really well. It’s not something I would use on my counters where there might be food but on sinks, toilets for sure.  I still wear a mask-I know call me crazy!  Considering most conventional cleaners have phthalates, dyes, bleach etc, this is a great alternative.  Especially if you crave a powder cleaner similar to Comet.  Since Ashleigh, the founder of the box is a homeopath she tests people (clients) and makes sure they test positively, meaning the product benefits their health, not negatively.  Well that sums up the Back to Basics box. They are offering all my readers 25% off now for a month using code: GURL25.  Be sure to snag one of these with the discount!  You’ll get 25% off your first order. If you prepay for a gift subscription of multiple months though, it’ll be 25% off that entire purchase-such a good deal! Don’t miss out-Shop here!

 

Stasher-Silicone Reusable Bags

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Wow, where do I even start with these?!  I literally said to myself where have these been all my life?  But that’s how I feel.  They are the first and only self sealing, air tight, non-plastic bag in the world.  I’ve been using reusable bags but nothing that is as durable and easy to use.  Stasher bags close so easily with their push press seal, you just push along the seam and it seals-so convenient to use.  Plus, their size is just like using a plastic baggie without using plastic-score!  They are made from 100% food grade silicone and are soft and durable.  The sandwich size comes in the colors Aqua, Clear, Slate and three print designs too, plus two snack sizes.  You can even write on a Stasher bag with a dry erase marker and then wipe off afterwards-does it get much better?!  I’ve been storing anything and everything in these-they’re a serious game changer.  They’re so easy to clean too, just put them in the top rack of the dish washer open, or wash by hand with warm soapy water.  You can even heat them up in the microwave, just be sure to leave the bag open.  When  cooking sous-vide, the bag must remain closed.  These replace thousands of plastic bags!  Plus, you won’t even notice a difference because they’re so easy to use.  I would recommend them to anyone-they’re a must! $11.99

Henne- The Lip Collection-

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When I opened the Henne Lips Collection box I was blown away at how chic and luxe it looked.  I hardly wanted to use it. But if you know me you would know that wasn’t in the cards!  I dug into the box and didn’t look back.  I’ve used Henne Lip Balm for a little over a year now and it’s the real deal when it comes to moisturizing your lips.  If you haven’t found a lip balm yet that delivers, then I highly recommend this.  Once I got past the lip balm in the box I headed straight to the Rose Diamond exfoliant…wow this product smells so good!  The Rose Diamond combines sugar with coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax and other organic ingredients to bring your lips the ultimate in exfoliation.  The combination of this exfoliant with the Henne Lip balm is truly a luxury your lips must try.  Oh but I’m not done!  The box contains Henne’s newest product, the Henne Luxury Lip Balm V2.  It”s the same lip balm we’ve all come to love but in a tube form-doesn’t get much better!  I love, love that they put it in a lipstick tube-genius.  No digging your fingers into a jar-just swipe across your lips.  This box is such a great gift idea too!  If not for you, then for someone else! $59

That sums up my current favorite green beauty/living products and boxes.  Be sure to snag up some of these for yourself and as gifts!  Have you used any of these products or subscribed to any of these boxes?

 

 

 

 

Green Beauty Round Up

Green Beauty Round Up

I do these posts from time to time.  Often I get an accumulation of products that are standouts and instead of doing a ton of smaller posts, I just do one big post.  People seem to really like them-I’m guessing because everything is in one place.  It’s also really beneficial for the companies because they get more exposure then if I was to do them individually.  A win/win!

I’ve come across some serious green loot recently and had to share some recent faves!

Malaya Organics-

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I’ve sampled Malaya before but was excited when the owner Katya Slepak reached out and sent me some of their goodies.  They have a whole new look and I was excited to see it.  The products are beautiful themselves and the new look is so chic.  I’m a big fan of their face serum, it melts right into your skin leaving a dewy finish.  It isn’t overly scented either- perfect subtle scent.  I’m also digging their Calming Botanical Bath, talk about relaxation at it’s finest!  I love a good bath and these are the perfect thing to help de-stress.  A mini spa right in your own home.  The facial steam is also a great de-stressor for not only the skin but the mind as well.  It helps to pull out toxins and gives the skin a glow.  The body oils are also luxurious.  I’m a big fan of the Woods scent.  It’s smells just like the name suggests-woodsy with a hint of citrus.  I love how the body oils feel on the skin, a truly decadent oil!  Last but not least their hair oil is perfect for giving parched hair a good drink of water.  I lightly apply it to my hair and style as usual.  For a more intense treatment I add it all over my hair and leave it on overnight.  My hair is silky and smooth the next day.  Did I mention their products are organic, biodynamic, wild crafted and ethically sourced-hello!  The products are housed in luxe glass bottles.  The whole line screams spa-a truly decadent line.  Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 15% off and snag some Malaya Organics here.

Teri Miyahira-

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I was so excited when I received my first box from Teri!  Teri has her own green beauty YouTube channel and now has created a monthly subscription beauty box.  The box has become so popular that now there is a waitlist for the November box because it’s sold out!  All the makeup is vegan, and cruelty-free.  I have been loving the boxes!  The Harmony Compact Color for face and eyes has been a fave of mine.  This product is so versatile.  You can use them as eyeshadows, but also as a blush, bronzer, contour or highlight.  Such a great multi-tasker.  I’ve also been digging the pressed eyeshadow color in Strength. Goes on so smooth and stays put.  The crushed colors offer the perfect shimmer for going out, and this mama needs all the help she can get!  Oh and can we talk about her brushes- so luxe!  They are so soft and beautiful, love the rose gold.  She also has skincare products.  I loved sampling the gel cleanser and toner/mist.  I couldn’t believe how much came in each box.  This is one beauty box that is here to stay!  Grab your’s here.

Loving Naturals-

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If you’ve followed me long enough, you know I’m crazy for Loving Natural’s Sunscreen for babies.  It has only a handful of stellar ingredients.  Plus, it works and keeps my babies skin protected from the sun.  It doesn’t leave that ghostly hue on the skin either like most natural sunscreens.  They recently sent me their Anti-aging cream too.  I was amazed at how moisturizing it was and how good my skin felt in the morning.  I have dry skin and even used this during the day and it wasn’t too greasy.  I love that it’s budget friendly compared to other natural anti-aging creams.  If you haven’t tried their sunscreens you’re missing out!  Check out all their products here.

Square Organics-

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I love me a protein bar!  Especially since becoming a mom,  it’s often easy to skip meals because of time-can I get a witness?  I end up making a smoothie or grabbing a bar.  These ones have been perfect.  Not only are they satisfying but full of organic ingredients.  They honestly taste like a candy bar!  All of them are chocolate coated with a different flavor on the inside.  My personal favorites are the coconut and mint.  I’ve even been grabbing them mid-day for a quick snack since I’ve been nursing my 8 week old like crazy.  They have hit the spot for those sudden hunger urges.  If it’s been hard for you to find a protein bar that tastes good and has decent ingredients, then check out Square Organics- you won’t be disappointed.  Also, use coupon code: gurlgonegreen for 20% off a box! Shop here.

The Simply Co.-

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I love testing out new natural laundry detergents!  I’m always curious if they’ll actually work.  I’m sure I’m not alone.  Well, I have good news, The Simply Co. is some legit stuff.  With only 4 ingredients: Baking soda, washing soda, and Organic Vegan castile soap (+ Organic essential oils), this laundry powder packs a big punch. It comes in this sleek glass container-so chic looking.  You simply add one to two tablespoons to your laundry, depending on the how big the load is.  You can use it in standard machines and HE machines.  The proof is in the pudding they say and I can say that this powder successfully made my clothes smell good and clean.  Did I mention the ingredients?!  They’re also vegan, organic and cruelty-free.  I’m in awe of the power of them.  The laundry powder comes in lavender and unscented.  If you’ve been looking for a natural laundry detergent with little ingredients that gets the job done-this may be just your ticket!  The whole concept of The Simply Co. is pretty awesome too.  Founded by a blogger who wanted the most natural cleaning products.  They aim to protect the environment by creating sustainable products.  Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 10% off your purchase.  Shop here.

See any products you want to try?  Be sure to use the coupon codes and grab some loot!  XO

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