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May’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup

May’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup

A new month brings May’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup!  This month is a fun one and the savings are through the roof!  If you haven’t hopped on the natural beauty box train this month might be a good month to start.  We are seeing some of the best brands for a serious steal!

Beauty Heroes: Ayuna

 

Beauty Heroes May Discovery

May’s Beauty Heroes Discovery is one for the books! Ayuna is featuring their newest product Velo.

 

This month we are seeing another standout product from Ayuna.  If you’ve been receiving Beauty Heroes for a while then you’re totally familiar with this luxe natural beauty brand.  They deliver results driven skincare with clean ingredients.  Ayuna’s roots are in Spain where the products are made.  I had the pleasure of meeting one of the founders a couple years ago and she was delightful.  

Heroic Product: Velo- This is a new product release from Ayuna and it’s just so good.  At first you think it’s just a face cream but as you dive into this product you realize it’s so much more!  It’s filled with superhero ingredients from lactobacillus ferment, cocos nucifera, olive oil and trehalose to name a few.  Not only does it hydrate the skin but it also protects it from the environment and all it’s pollutants.  It does this by forming a film that help to keep pollution out.  It also helps balance your skin microbiome with probiotics.  The name Velo in Spanish means veil.  The idea is that Velo basically turns into your second skin.  Creating a smooth, even canvas that looks like your skin but better.  

What did I think?  A lot actually.  It really lives up to the hype.  It moisturizes my skin completely but also makes it look so much better.  There is a tint to it.  Nothing too much just a subtle tint that pulls your whole face together.  I actually just wore this by itself like a tinted moisturizer on some days and then on others when I wanted more coverage I touched up with some additional foundation. It really is such a unique product!  

Sidekick: The Facial- I was excited to see The Facial as this month’s sidekick.  I’m no stranger to this beauty.  I have used it in the past.  It seems so small to call it just a toner, because it does so much.  It’s like getting a facial but your in the coziness of your own bathroom and it takes 60 seconds.  Not only does it exfoliate but also balance and completely change your skin.  

You apply it to clean skin.  It feels like lotion to powder formula.  Feeling like a liquid at first but then creating a matte affect on the skin after.  It contains glutamic acid, lactobacillus ferment, apple cider vinegar, succinic acid and non stem cells just to name a few.  These ingredients work together to help exfoliate, calm inflammation and create a smooth even finish.  I was using this before for about a month and people kept complementing me on my skin.  I finally figured out it was The Facial that had changed in my routine. Results are everything!

Best part is you can get this fabulous box right now for such a steal!  This box is valued at $252  but you can snag it for $42.95.  This really is such stellar box- I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out!  Hop on it now if you’re thinking of getting it. Get Beauty Heroes May Discovery here! 

 

Boxwalla

 

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This limited edition Boxwalla box is one for the books!

 

So technically Boxwalla does not have a box this month!  But is offering a limited edition box.  This box is definitely worth noting and I couldn’t wait to share with you!  It’s a sampling of natural perfumes from SIGIL.  The founder Patrick Kelly creates unique scents that are all unisex.  This is unlike other natural fragrances you’ve used- trust me!   They use essential oils, absolutes, CO2 extracts and house-made tinctures in a base of certified organix sugarcane alcohol. They actually remind me a lot of conventional fragrances but without the headache.  They are woodsy, warm and sophisticated.  Not just a blend of essential oils if you know what I mean.  

So how the Limited Edition Box works is you get to sample their 4 scents.  Then you pick your favorite and they send you a full size perfume of that scent.  It’s a crazy good value!!  The full size perfume is $120 value and the box itself is a $50 value.  This is such a great way for someone to be able to try several natural perfumes before having to commit.  One you receive the box you have 4 weeks to decide which scent suits you best.

My two favorites are Amor Fati.  This is a lighter perfume, which in my opinion is perfect for summer.  It has notes of Bergamot, Palo Santo, Green Pine Needles and Resinous Galbanum.  It changes as I wear it too- my hubs loved it.

My other fave is Solutio.  This feels light as well and a little sweet.  It has lime and citrus scents in it.  I like how fresh it is on.  Really awakens my senses as I wear it.

I can’t recommend this box enough!  So many people ask me about perfumes and this is a great way to be able to try them.  Get the box here!

 

Detox Box

 

Detox Box May

The Detox Box for May contains one of my favorite natural beauty facial oils!

 

This month it is all about Agent Nateur in the Detox Box.  Featuring a travel size deodorant stick in HOLI(STICK)No. 3 and a full size HOLI(OIL).  I’ve long been a fan of Agent Nateur’s HOLI(OIL) for while.  It was fun to see them in this month’s box, plus a travel sized deodorant!  

HOLI(OIL)- This frosted bottle contains a rich oil that smells like roses.  Not only does it help smooth skin and wrinkles but it also is extremely hydrating.  It doesn’t feel greasy at all and seeps into your skin, giving your face a radiance.  My skin looked restored.  I used this after several sleepless nights and it literally brought the life back into my skin.  It’s true to it’s name- giving you your youthful skin back!  There isn’t a long list of ingredients but the ones that are in there are effective.  I also love using this before makeup.  My foundation glides on.  Bonus- my husband can use it too!  

HOLI(STICK)No. 3-  This is great for travel, when you want to pack light.  I personally love Agent Nature’s HOLI(ROSE) Deodorant!  It’s even a fave of mine for a while.  Check it out here!  

This box has a value of $130 but you can get it for $55!  The beauty of the Detox Box is you don’t have to commit to any amount of months.  You can simply just buy this one time box!  Pretty awesome.  Get the box here!

 

May's Natural Beauty Box Roundup

Sharing May’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup on the blog!

February’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup

February’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup

Excited to share with you February’s natural beauty box roundup!  From natural hair products to natural skincare- I’ve got something for everyone.  I always love seeing what’s in the beauty boxes for each month.  It’s a little gift to myself each month!  If you’ve been looking for a gift idea for someone or maybe even a Valentine’s Day gift idea, a natural beauty box would be a great place to start.

Beauty Heroes: February Discovery- Tabitha James

 

Tabitha James Kraan Beauty Heroes

Beauty Heroes February natural beauty box features Tabitha James Kraan.

 

This month we are seeing Tabitha James Kraan in February’s Beauty Heroe’s Box.  This box contains both her Clean Shampoo and Conditioner and Hair Oil.  Tabitha James Kraan is from the UK. She is a stylist herself, so she really understands what the hair needs and wants.  Something I appreciate as a hair stylist too!

After researching organic and biodynamic ingredients she realized she wanted to create products that were clean but effective.  She knew in order to achieve this she would have to do this on her own.  In 2013, Tabitha James Kraan Hair Organics was started.  With hair as their passion, they seek to create innovative products.

Heroic Product: The Clean Shampoo and Condtioner – The Clean Shampoo works at detoxifying the hair. Especially great for those who are transitioning from conventional shampoos and conditioners.  It creates a lather, but not using harsh synthetics.  It is scented with 100% essentials oils of tea tree, rosemary, tangerine, lavender, myrrh, bergamot and neroli.  The smell is completely natural but still pretty strong.  If you are sensitive to scent, it might be too much.  When I used it, I found I needed to wash my hair a couple times for it to really get that clean feeling.  I also think it can take a while for hair to get used to the shampoo and conditioner.  

Sidekick: Scented Organic Hair Oil-The hair oil is great to apply to the scalp and hair before shampooing and conditioning.  This really can help promote shine and restore lackluster locks.  I applied it to my scalp and hair an hour or two before shampooing to deeply nourish and hydrate my hair.  I found I only needed a small amount especially for my find and thin hair. For me this would be something I would use every month.  It can also be using as a finished product on dry hair to add some shine.

Best part is you can get this fabulous box right now for such a steal!  This box is valued at $122 but you can snag it for $42.95.  Hop on it now if you’re thinking of getting it.  Get Beauty Heroes February’s Discovery here!

The Clean Beauty Box(formerly Art Of Organics): February Box Featuring LILFOX-

 

The Clean Beauty Box LILFOX

Clean Beauty is featuring the lovely LILFOX for the February box.

 

Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask-   This is a dry mask.  I really appreciate dry masks at times for a good detox, and also because they last longer than a traditional mask since they aren’t activated until you mix them with water.  I feel you get the full potency right as your mixing it with water, creating for yourself your own little spa treatment.  The mask incorporates coconut milk, crushed rose petals, honey and french rose clay.  Plus resurfacing enzymes of pineapple and papaya.  I typically am not drawn to dry masks, because my skin is dry and they tend to detoxify so well that my skin is also left feeling quite taut.  But I must say the Cleopatra was a different mask all together.  It really exfoliated my skin more than any other dry mask has and gave it such a smooth feeling.  My skin didn’t feel moisturized necessarily but that isn’t the job of a detox mask.  My makeup went on smoother and I felt I had a little skin resurfacing right in my own bathroom-not too shabby!

Aphrodite Rose Quartz Infused Rose Toning Mist- This rose mist smells amazing.  The rose isn’t overpowering at all-but subtle.  Rose is so soothing and this toning mist gives off that vibe completely.  I love spraying it on after I cleanse my skin before my serums and oils.  It’s the perfect skin balancer.  It leaves my skin feeling moist and supple.  Did I mention the glass containers-oh yeah I did, well I just love them!

This box is perfect for a good skin detox. The box is valued at $112, but you can get it right now for $41.95! Such a great box and the price is amazing! Snag the The Clean Beauty Box here!

The Detox Box For February: Fitglow Beauty

 

The Detox Box February Box

The Detox Box is on fire this month with Fitglow Beauty Products!

 

Vegan Good Lash Mascara- It gives my lashes volume, separation and some drama.  It definitely lifts them up and creates a lash that you can’t help but notice!  I love how you can build the formula on top of your lashes.  The formula is overall thicker but easy to apply to the lashes.  The brush on it is different than any other I’ve used.  It starts out wide and then gets narrower.  Great for getting the bitty lashes in the corner of the eye.

Vita-Active Serum- This serum is meant to be worn underneath a moisturizer.  It isn’t hydrating on it’s own.  It’s packed full of Plant Stem Cells.  These help the skin repair itself, and turn over quickly to reveal a newer, more radiant complexion.  It has a combo of 20% Vitamin C and 20% Botanical Hyaluronic Acid-a powerful skin duo!  The serum is also vegan.  Oh and before I forget this serum smells so good-like orange creamsicles.  The biggest thing I noticed overall with the serum is my skin seemed more radiant.  My skin looked more even too.  The redness I had in spots had faded.  I love that it’s not a moisturizing oil/serum, but just a serum.  I feel like it targets my skin better this way…no oil to get in the way.  A great serum for those wanting to see results. 

Eye C Firm-  This Eye C Firm cream for under the eyes is such a great under eye taskmaster.  It absorbs so well, leaves the skin feeling firm and gets in there and deliveries key nutrients like coQ10, caffeine, peptides and Vitamins C and K.  I use my ring finger(least amount of muscles) and pat in a small amount right underneath the eye area.  I apply it morning and evening.  You can even put it in the fridge overnight and apply it in the morning for a cooling and de-puffing effect!

This is such a stellar box!  The value is $166 but you can snag the box for $55!  Snag the box before it’s too late.  Grab The Detox Box here! 

Boxwalla February Box- Siam Seas-

 

Boxwalla February Box Siam Seas

Boxwalla February Box featuring Siam Seas.

 

Boxwalla is a nice change of pace for a natural beauty box because it’s only delivered bi-monthy.  It’s a little different from the monthly boxes.  It really focuses on curating specialty products from natural skincare artisans.  It’s always a treat to see what is the box every other month.

Body Serum- This body serum is so luxurious and really so unique.  I haven’t used anything like it before!  It’s not a body oil, or a cream but a serum.  It would almost seem like it’s not going to hydrate as well but then you apply it to your skin and it drinks it up.  It not only is hydrating but it doesn’t leave your skin with a oily residue or sticky feeling at all.  I love applying it after I bathe.  I honestly can’t get enough and have been reaching for it constantly!

Clear Skin Serum- This is also a unique product.  This serum is really a powerhouse when it comes to delivering antioxidants to your skin.  It contains Vitamin C and platoon extracts to help with skin texture, smoothness and to brighten and minimize redness.  When I first applied it, it felt different because there were tiny granules but once you worked it into your skin they completely disperse.  Leaving you with a glow!

This is another box from Boxwalla that really hits the marks when it comes to unique products that deliver results!  I would snag this box before it’s sold out!  Word on the street they’re going fast!  Get the box here!

 

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Sharing my top 4 clean beauty boxes on the blog for February!

December Natural Beauty Box Roundup

December Natural Beauty Box Roundup

Another month brings December’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup!  I’ve got the lowdown on all the latest in green beauty.  As the boxes roll out, I’ll be sharing my reviews and all the juicy deets.  First up this month is Beauty Heroes!

Beauty Heroes-

If you haven’t heard of Beauty Heroes and want to learn more about this “IT” green beauty box, check it out here.  This month we are seeing the coveted green beauty brand Max and Me in the box.

If you aren’t familiar with Max and Me- let me introduce you.  This exquisite line is from the beautiful country of Austria.  This line represents a love story between the two founders.  Max and Tanja.  Max and Tanja are a husband and wife team, Max and Tanja Gruber.  The name, Max and Me, really is a representation of their love for each other.  Their hope is that you feel the product in your whole being and feel the vibrations of it as you use it.  It truly is an experience!  You feel their sweet and tender love story coming through the product, and you can’t help but be grateful for your own loves that surround you.

Their passion is so evident in their products and ingredients as well.  With organic and wildcrafted ingredients that perform to the highest standards.  In the end, they even go beyond organic!

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Max and Me Sweet Serenity Mask and Wash is this month’s Beauty Heroes Heroic Product!

Sweet Serenity Mask and Wash-

This mask and wash is by far one of my very favorite masks!  It is just delectable.  The smell literally transforms me to a calming and soothing place with cacao, honey and mangosteen.  I can’t get enough.  As I write this my jar is completely gone…I know sad.  I literally used every last drop.  The beauty of this product is it can be used in many ways.  One way is as a cleanser.  I use it to rub away all the day’s grime and wipe off with a warm washcloth.  My skin feels renewed and refreshed.  I also love using it as a mask.  First, I cleanse my skin to remove all the dirt from the day and then follow with the Sweet Serenity Mask.  I would then go about my nighttime routine and then at the end wash it off with a warm washcloth.  My skin loved every drop.  This little ritual of cleaning and masking has given my skin some serious restoration and glow.  I would also use this as an exfoliant in the morning  and leave it on after rubbing on my face while I brushed my teeth.  It worked perfectly as a mask/cleanser/exfoliant combo.  After the mask my skin is hydrated, balanced and glows.  I can’t say enough about this product!

Have you seen Beauty Heroes latest Lifestyle Discovery? Don’t miss out- check it out here! 

The Intuitive Botanical Facial Mist-

This is Max and Me’s newest product and it’s another decadent one!  Smells so lovely with woodsy and floral notes.  I love spraying this on my skin before my serums and oils.  It not only helps to heal the skin with Helichrysum, but also ground and center the mind with hyssop.  It may be the sidekick but this beauty stands on it’s own two feet!

Get this month’s Beauty Heroes Box here!  Also, don’t forget to shop Beauty Heroes store here.  If you’re a Beauty Heroes subscriber you save 15% every day when shopping.  One more reason to subscribe!  Also, need a gift idea for the holidays- this would be perfect!  Also, check out more of my Beauty Heroes reviews here!

Boxwalla-

Boxwalla is a bi-monthly box, meaning you only get it every other month.  I really like this concept because then you get to savor the products.  It’s nice to be able to really use them before getting another box.  Boxwalla also does a great job of giving you products that are really indie and artisan.  I love this!  I discover new brands and products all the time through Boxwalla.  To learn more about Boxwalla check them out here!

This month is a new brand I haven’t seen before.  The brand is Earth Wise Beauty. I was excited to learn that they are actually made in Spokane, Washington- not too far from me!  The basis of Earth Wise Beauty products is to heal the skin.  They’re an organic skincare line that go to great lengths to produce a product that is both holistic in every way and effective.  I was impressed with their whole process.  No detail goes unnoticed.  They even share a love for sustainability. Basically they check all the boxes!  I was SO excited to dive into their skincare treats.

This month we are seeing their Yasuni Face Balm and their Resiliency Face Serum.  They both are such unique products.  I couldn’t wait to use them and see what all the fuss was about!

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Boxwalla’s December box featuring Earth Wise Beauty’s Yasuni Face Balm and Resiliency Face Serum.

Resiliency Face Serum-

I am used to face serums coming in a liquid form but this serum comes as more in a jelly form and in a jar.  It smells absolutely heavenly!  Notes of rose embody the whole serum.  It’s based in aloe and firms up the skin nicely and refreshes it.  It plumps up my skin, while at the same time minimizing puffiness- yes I’m looking at you under eye bags.  It’s just quite lovely and so different then anything I’ve used.  I find it perks up my skin while at the same time nourishing it.  Plus, I love that it’s anti-acne and really helps to heal the skin.

Yasuni Face Balm-

This face balm is another unique product that I found myself going back to again and again.  It’s a face balm for sensitive skin.  Feels light on the skin but also still very hydrating.  I was also drawn to it because it doesn’t contain any essential oils or absolutes.  Something very rare to find in clean beauty.  Making this perfect for sensitive skin and those who might not do well with any scent.  The golden hue of the balm instantly leaves your skin with a glow as well.  I applied this after using the face serum.  Such a lovely combo!  I now want to try more of Earth Wise Beauty!

Get this month’s Boxwalla box here!  This month’s value is over $170 but you can get it for $50!  Another great thing about Boxwalla is that you don’t have to subscribe for a long membership but can just buy the box monthly!  Check it out here!

Boxwalla October Box: African Botanics

Boxwalla October Box: African Botanics

So excited to share with you the Boxwalla October Box: African Botanics with you!  There are so many reasons I really dig Boxwalla.  I had been getting the box for a while up until last year but then I took a break while I was moving and getting settled.  But honestly I kept seeing the curations every other month and I would drool a little! Haha, once a green beauty blogger, always a green beauty blogger!

In case you’re not familiar with Boxwalla– allow me to introduce you.  This box delivers some of the best of green beauty.  I find that’s what sets them apart from other green beauty boxes is their thoughtful curations.  I always find they go out on a limb and really find brands and artisans that I haven’t heard of- which I love!  If you’re into trying new brands and discovering people that truly love their craft- this box is for you.  I also love that this box is bi-monthly versus every month.  It helps me to savor each box and really get to know the products.  Their selections are always cruelty free as well.  The products are also free of certain ingredients according to Boxwalla standards.  You can find the specific ingredients they avoid here.  Another reason I love getting behind this box!  Plus, don’t get me started on their actual boxes the products come in- seriously next level.  I keep each box and give them to others with gifts in them because they’re so gorgeous!  Read below on how their boxes are made. A quote from Boxwalla’s website:

Each box containing Boxwalla goodies is carefully crafted from tree-free handmade paper. A small company in India makes the paper for us, from cotton scraps, using the traditional art of paper-making that involves 9 steps and takes several weeks. The handmade paper is then meticulously fashioned into the boxes that you see in the pictures. The whole process is completely child labor free and employs 63 local villagers and 20 skilled artisans whose families have been making paper for generations. We love supporting socially and environmentally conscious businesses such as these : They craft beautiful products while preserving traditional crafts and skills that would otherwise be completely lost.

Ok, last reason I love supporting Boxwalla, you don’t have to subscribe for more than one month at a time if you don’t want too- amazing!  A lot of beauty boxes you have to subscribe for 3 months or more.  Not with Boxwalla.  You can if you wish but it’s not required.

So now that you know the 411 on this amazing green beauty box, let’s chat about the October Box- because it’s REALLY good!

Best organic beauty box- Boxwallla review African Botanics

Boxwalla October Beauty Box- African Botanics

African Botanics Marula Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum-

Say hello to your new favorite serum.  But for real.  So in the August Boxwalla box we saw the Fleurs de’Afrique, an amazing plant based retinol oil that my skin LOVES!  I literally have seen a brightness in my skin and hyper pigmentation fade- no joke.  If you got it, then you know what I’m talking about.

Well, this box is the perfect complement to it.  It is a gel serum that can be worn under the Fleurs de’Afrique or any other oil serum and helps to plump, hydrate and deliver antioxidants to your skin.  I’m starting to wonder what it can’t do!  It feels so refreshing and moisturizing on the skin.  The biggest takeaways from the serum is how hydrated and rejuvenated my skin feels after using.  The fine lines in my skin are all filled in and smooth.  It’s really like a primer before I put on my makeup!  I can’t get enough.

I apply mine after cleansing and toning.  Then I follow with the Fleurs de’AFrique.  The serum also contains plant based retinol.  Basically, the more you use it and are consistent with it, the more results you will see over time.  This box is valued at $160!  But you can get it for $49.95- I know crazy!  I would hop on this now because word on the street this box will go fast.  You can get it until October 10th.  Get the box here!

I literally want to try all of African Botanics products- no joke.  I have browsed their website and may slightly drool.  The amount of attention that goes into them is so amazing.  Check out the brand more here.

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