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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!

February Beauty Heroes: FitGlow Beauty

February Beauty Heroes: FitGlow Beauty

What’s on tap for February Beauty Heroes: FitGlow Beauty!  I couldn’t be more thrilled to see the brand FitGlow in this month’s Beauty Heroes.  I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Anna, the founder of FitGlow and I just love her whole outlook and ethos.  She really lives what she preaches and her skin is a testament to it.  Can’t wait to dive into this month’s box, but first let me fill you in on Beauty Heroes if you’re not familiar with the brand.

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people.  Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands.  Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box.  The products typically range from skincare to haircare products.  However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members.  I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy.  By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them.  Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards.  What’s not to love about this whole concept?  As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.

Anna, the founder is a longtime fitness and health guru that battled sensitive rosacea skin.  She wanted products that would help her skin not turn bright red during workouts and be effective.  With over 10 years of research in plant based ingredients, Anna discovered ingredients that feed and nourish the skin. FitGlow Beauty, a Canadian born company, was created to be with you wherever the day may take you.  From yoga, to the office and everything in between.  They actually have subjects test their products while running and doing yoga, to ensure they perform in any condition…how cool is that?  Their beauty products are not only clean, and non-toxic but nourishing to the skin.  Full of active ingredients-vitamins that feed your skin, and organic extracts.  This line doesn’t mess around. They’re also Leaping Bunny certified-no animal testing happening here and gluten free.  I really like how FitGlow doesn’t have dozens and dozens of products too.  They keep it simple:  Just make really great quality products.

They offer both makup and skincare products- that really do work!

So what was in the FitGlow box?  I’m glad you asked.

Redness Rescue Cream- I was so excited to see this cream in the box.  I had sampled it before and loved it!  It moisturized without greasiness while at the same time calming redness.  It is green tinted which helps to soothe redness in skin and minimize the look.  Organic grape seed oil hydrates skin, while Wakame Seaweed Extract increases skin oxygen and helps promote collagen and overall healing.  The formula includes FitGlow’s proprietary blend of Organic Calming Plant Blend.  This three part blend helps to restore skin, stimulate collagen and soothe inflammation.  Sign me up!

As someone who suffers from redness myself, I can vouch this product actually works!  I’ve been using it and love the results.  My skin feels more even, less red and hydrated without any greasiness.  I love applying this in the morning before my foundation.  It helps to give my skin the extra moisture it needs and even my skin tone.  If you have sensitive skin, rosacea or just prone to redness, grab yourself some Redness Rescue Cream- SO good!

Cloud Comfort Cream- This takes skin cream to the next level!  Much more creamier than the Redness Rescue Cream.  It is specifically formulated for those who suffer from dry, irritated, rosacea, and environmentally aggravated skin.  Here’s the description of the formula from FitGlow-

ORGANIC CLOUDBERRY and CHIA EXTRACTS rebuild skin strength and moisture barrier with complete essential lipids and high level of vitamins. CALM LIPOSOME deeply penetrates the skin to stimulate cell regeneration, soothe irritation, and improve skin elasticity.

Sounds like a seriously good calming moisturizer that really helps to give inflamed skin exactly what it needs.

My Experience-

I actually found several uses for the Cloud Comfort Cream.  First was over my oils and serums at night.  I tend to have combo dry skin but in the winter it gets even drier.  This cream has been perfect for giving my skin the extra hydration it needs.  I wake up with skin that is SO smooth and supple.  It feels so happy…I really don’t know how else to describe it?!  I would put this on in the morning too by itself before makeup and my skin felt super balanced, not greasy at all.  I also have used this as a makeup remover- I know weird but I love it!  I rub it all over in circular motions and it removes all my makeup but my skin doesn’t feel stripped at all.  I especially love it for removing my eye makeup- so gentle but gets it all off!

I love knowing my skin is not only getting the hydration it needs but also the nutrients to keep it looking great!

I would hop on this month’s Beauty Heroes Box!  This month the value is over $153!  Such a good gift for someone who suffers from rosacea or sensitive skin and hasn’t found a product that works.  Get this month’s box here!  Also, if you haven’t signed up for Beauty Heroes as a monthly subscription box, what are you waiting for?!  This box takes the cake when it comes to the best of the best in green beauty!  Sign up here!

Have you snagged this month’s box?  Did you read my recent post about Beauty Heroes newest Wellness Box?  Check it out here!

Ok, now it’s time to dish on Beauty Heroes Makeup Discovery- FitGlow Beauty!  I was so excited to see FitGlow again for the makeup discovery!  I couldn’t wait to dive into the product.

Here’s what you got in the Beauty Heroes Makeup Discovery: 

  • Good Lash + Mascara
  • Lip Color Cream and Lip Color Serum

Good Lash + Mascara-

I was so excited to try another mascara!  I mean who doesn’t need a good mascara?  This one did not disappoint.  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.  It didn’t come off on my eyelid either- another bonus.  Didn’t sting my eyes either.  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.  If you’ve been searching for a good green beauty mascara- this may be it!

Lip Color Cream-

I’ve long been a fan of FitGlow’s lipsticks!  One color in particular- LOVE.  It’s the perfect cherry red.  I was excited when the founder, Anna had told me she reformulated.  So exciting!  The lipsticks are now more of a stain and the wear time is SO much longer.  It feels moisturizing when I use it, but so much that it looks glossy.  It still gives a great satin finish.

Lip Color Serum-

Ok, this product is just gold!  Trust me when I say there’s nothing else like it out there.  It feels like a gloss but doesn’t look gooey, or sticky at all.  It isn’t fully a lip gloss though.  I’m not a gloss girl and if you’ve read my blog long enough you know that.  The name really says it all- it’s a lip color serum.  A serum that performs so well!  It offers color pigment but isn’t all over the place.  I’ve become an addict of it and I can’t stop wearing it! A new product fave for sure.

The makeup discovery this month is $122 value!  But you can get it all for $55- pretty amazing!  If I were you I would snag the Beauty Heroes Makeup Discovery stat!  Such quality products and for a fraction of the price.  Get the FitGlow Makeup Discovery here!

Have you tried any products from FitGlow Beauty?

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Glowing Beet’s January Box Review

Glowing Beet’s January Box Review

By now you guys know how much I love Glowing Beet’s Beauty Box!  They consistently offer quality green beauty products, and the price is reasonable.  Every month I’m more in awe of the last box, which is hard to do.  That’s why I’ve teamed up with Glowing Beets to be their official brand ambassador!  I couldn’t be more excited to partner up with a company that not only brings green beauty to the every day women, but wants to bring the best of green beauty.  We have some great things up our sleeve, and can’t wait to share them with you.  So if you haven’t signed up, get on it!  Here’s a little more info. on Glowing Beets if you haven’t heard about them yet.

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!

January Box Review-

LILFOX Coco Lime Lip Balm-

This lip balm smells so GOOD!!  I want to eat it, no joke.  It smells like lime sherbet.  It’s pink in color, but when you apply it, goes on pretty clear.  The consistency isn’t goopy at all, but really smooth.  It even gives your lips a nice cool sensation.  It comes in the cutest little metal tin.  The perfect size for fitting in a clutch when you’re going out on the town.  $8

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FITGLOW Renew Serum-

This serum has a more gel like consistency.  It’s not a typical oil serum.  It’s packed full of hyaluronic acid and retinol, some serious anti-aging ingredients.  It is clear in color and goes on smooth.  I noticed it filled in my lines, and helped create a more even look to my skin.  It isn’t moisturizing, so I applied my moisturizer after.  It really is perfect as a primer in the day time, and as anti-aging treatment at night.  If you haven’t tried FITGLOW Beauty products yet you’re missing out, they’re all great!  $89

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Rustic MAKA Pachy Natural Deodorant-

I was actually pleasantly surprised by this deodorant.  To be honest, I’m extremely picky when it comes to natural deodorant, there just hasn’t been a lot I’ve been impressed with.  Green Tidings is my go too.  However, this was nice for a change.  The citrus lime smell is great.  I also love that it comes in a stick form and goes on super smooth.  It kept me smelling good throughout the day and kept my dryness at bay.  Although, I wasn’t able to get another day out of it.  Even if I reapplied it seemed to not mask the odor.  I feel I’m a sweaty person in general though…sorry for the tmi!  Everyone has such different preferences when it comes to deodorant and this one may be just your ticket.  I love the size-perfect for travel!  $5.95

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PLANT Apothecary Body Wash-

I was so excited to get this in my Glowing Beets box!  The perfect body wash-no joke.  It smells amazing!  I received the “Get Happy” body wash, which has a Geranium and Peppermint scent, and you all know I’m obsessed with peppermint.  It’s refreshing and suds up perfectly.  My skin doesn’t feel dry at all after using but moisturized.  Best part?  The ingredients are so clean!  It’s safe to say this is my new favorite body wash! $20

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That sums up my review of Glowing Beet’s January Box.  If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can get 10% off your first box using coupon code: GGG10.  Stay tuned for more great boxes from Glowing Beets!

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