This month the Art of Organics September Box: Embrace is here! The theme Embrace is quite appropriate for the changing of seasons. As much as I love summer weather I do love fall/autumn and I’m ready to embrace it with open arms! This month we are seeing two different brands in the box. One is Odacite with it’s Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum and the other is Wabi Sabi with their Age Gracefully Targeted Treatment Serum. I had previously tried the Odacite’s Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum and was excited to see it in the box. I’m somewhat familiar with Wabi Sabi- trying one of their products in the past.
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 September review…
Art of Organics September Box: Embrace
I was pleasantly surprised by this lovely serum! Upon first use I noticed how rich of an oil it is. I love how it felt thicker but yet didn’t leave a greasy hue on my skin. I also noticed how their wasn’t much scent- it really smelled natural- haha, if that makes sense. When I looked further into the serum I read how it actually contains no essential oils or added fragrance. Something I was pretty excited about! Many people are so sensitive they can hardly tolerate even natural essential oils. This is a great product for them- very pure and unadulterated. It contains 3 powerful ingredients- organic cacay oil, organic acai fruit oil and organic green coffee oil. The formal is meant to help fight fine lines and wrinkles, as well as fight free radicals and provide fresh oxygen to the skin.
What I found very cool about the serum is that it can be used in multiple ways! You can use it as an eye serum around the eye area. As a finishing oil, like you would normally use an oil/serum at the end of your skincare routine, or add it in your favorite mask or add some to your favorite moisturizer. So many uses! I loved using it as an eye serum and as a finishing oil. It made my skin feel so supple and plump. Waking up from applying it at night I noticed my skin felt so lovely and redness was minimized. Overall, I was super impressed with the Serum’s performance! I found myself wanting to use it more and more.
Art of Organics September Box: Embrace with Wabi Sabi
This has been a staple in my routine since the beginning of summer! I just can’t get enough of it. I use it as the final step in my night time skincare routine. I love that my lips have a serum now too and not just my face! I had never used anything on my lips except a lip balm but then this genius product came along and I just can’t stop. It’s packed full of all the good stuff from CoQ10, vitamin C, moringa, and pomegranate. Helps with fine lines, and plumpness-(can I get an amen?!) It has a slight tingle when you apply it too. My lips feel smooth, and supple the next morning. I apply this first and then I add my lip balm after. I’ve noticed adding a little hydration after takes it over the top for the ultimate lip treatment!
This box is another great one from Art of Organics. Love being introduced to quality products but for a fraction of the cost! I would hop on this month’s box! Snag it here!
Still not sure what Art of Organics is? Well each month not only do you get quality products from Art of Organics but for a steal. You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar green beauty. 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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You all know I’m a big fan of the Glowing Beet’s green beauty subscription box. This is my second box and I’ve been loving it! One thing I have loved about Glowing Beets is the new brands it has introduced me too. Brands I might not have heard of otherwise. It always has a variety of beauty products too. Some makeup, facial skincare and even body care. If you haven’t heard of them before, and you’re curious how the subscription works, then let me explain.
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 product so you don’t have too. They include a card in each box that lists what the products are. I have received two boxes from them and I’ve loved each of them!
Here’s my review of the November box:
I was so excited to get Little Barn Apothecary in my box this last month! I had been hearing rave reviews about the line, and couldn’t wait to test it out. I received the travel sized version of their Charcoal+Aloe Face Cleanser, which is so cute and the perfect size for travel. It comes in a glass bottle with a pump-another bonus. It foams when you use it but isn’t drying. It also looks like tar when you pump it out-haha but it’s not! It smells minty with a charcoal twist…if possible. If you aren’t familiar with the benefits of charcoal-let me explain. Charcoal has long been used to treat alcohol poisoning or drug overdoes internally. It’s been known to attach itself to toxins, and impurities and draw them out. For skin, it’s no different. It attaches itself to dirt and brings it to the surface. After using this cleanser, my skin felt clean and balanced. Aloe is the main ingredient, and it is so calming and soothing. If you have problematic/inflamed skin or just want a cleanser that suds, but doesn’t leave you feeling dry this is a great option. $22
This is similar to a toner but a little different still. You use it after cleansing. Just spray a few pumps all over your face to help brighten and hydrate skin. The bamboo in it is known for it’s moisturizing properties, and the spearmint is a known brightener. I didn’t love the smell. It reminded me of a Febreeze smell-very fresh laundry. I like how it felt on my skin, but the smell bothered me too much to use it everyday. I wish I could smell the mint a little more, since you all know I’m a mint lover! $16
Ohh, I loved this little cleansing balm! I received a small sample of this in my box and it’s all gone. This stuff is so soothing and calming. The perfect cleanser for dry/irritated skin, and especially great for the winter season. It’s just like the name suggests-a balm. You scoop it out and apply to slightly damp skin. Then take a warm washcloth and remove it. My makeup came off effortlessly, yes even my eye-makeup! It’s chockfull of hydrating and healing oils. My skin literally drank it up. As you all know I’m an avid double cleanser, so after starting with the cleansing balm, I then followed with the Little Barn Apothecary Charcoal Cleanser. The perfect duo. My skin felt baby soft and so clean. I’m convinced everyone needs this little balm-it’s so good! The smell is a mix of essential oils, but the ones that stuck out to me were chamomile and clove. It’s also gluten and cruelty free and vegan. $45
I was beyond excited to receive this in my box-eek! I had heard so much about this coveted serum. It has prickly pear seed oil in it which has been known as one of the most anti-aging oils out there. I just received a small sample, which is also gone. I actually like reviewing the sample size. It gave me enough to test out, and see how my skin did with it. Now, I know how much I love it, and it’s a product I would definitely purchase. There was no wasting a good serum, if it didn’t work for my skin. I love the smell of this serum, and the way it just melts into your skin. There is no oily residue. My skin felt balanced and brighter the next day, and my forehead lines seemed to be minimized! A definite must buy for those looking for an anti-aging serum that actually performs. I’m hoping to do a full review on a larger bottle soon, but for now this is a definite fave! $95
Can you eat soap? Well, that’s what I wanted to do with this bad boy! First of all, when I opened my package, the smell of this amazing soap just enveloped my senses-in the best way possible. It smells just like the name suggests, like pumpkin pie. These soaps are handcrafted, and full of only the pure stuff. They’re free of gluten, dyes, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and cruelty free. They’re also super moisturizing. I stepped out of the shower with not only clean skin, but soft skin. Their pumpkin pie bar soap has real pumpkin puree, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin spice. Can you say yum?! I received a sample size and it’s gone. My hubs was a fan too! It even came in the cutest little cotton bag. If you’re looking for decadent soaps that are free of all the nasties, look no further than Sweet Emotions Soaptions & Potions. $9.95
I’m sure you have all heard my obsession with this lipstick. Guys, it’s a real thing! I had been searching for the perfect red lipstick for a long time, and little did I know I would find it in my Glowing Beet’s Box. It’s the perfect red. Not too bright, not too orange or cherry-but just the right blend. It’s a more classic red. I also didn’t realize how much I would love the Fit Glow Beauty lipsticks. They are moisturizing but not overly, where you feel like you’re wearing a gloss. And the staying power…amazing! I’ve put it on at 5pm for a holiday party, and it’s still there at 10pm at night. I now need these in every color. Did I mention they’re also gluten free and full of nourishing oils? Yeah, they’re pretty great. If you’ve seen me in person lately, you’ve probably seen me wearing this lipstick…its the best! $19.76
This scrub smells like coffee and orange-a great combo! I just received a small packet-so this stuff was gone quick. As most of you know, coffee has long been used to target cellulite and give the skin a firmer appearance. It also is a great exfoliant for the skin because it’s a mechanical exfoliant versus a chemical exfoliant. It improves circulation too. This not only has coffee grounds, but also moisturizing oils and brown sugar in it. The directions said to get your body slightly damp in the shower, and then turn off the water and apply the scrub. Once you scrubbed really well, leave it on for 5-10 minutes and then wash off. My skin felt refreshed and moisturized. But not greasy. It was like having a morning cup of coffee, but without the jitters! $40
That sums up my review of the November Glowing Beets Box. If you haven’t signed up yet, you need too! I even have a coupon code good for for 10% off your first box. Use coupon code: 10OFF. Get your Glowing Beets Box here! Have you used any of these products?