13 Days of Giveaways

13 Days of Giveaways

Are you ready for 13 Days of Giveaways?! Fasten your seat belt because this is going to be so good! I’ve teamed up with my girl Lisa from This Organic Girl to bring you our favorite green beauty products. And guess what?! We are giving away not 1 set but 2! That’s right, 2 winners each day! It doesn’t get much better.

It’s all happening on Instagram. Be sure to follow Lisa @thisorganicgirl and Suzi @gurlgonegreen on there to be able to enter to win each day. Below I’m sharing what is up for grabs and why I love the products so much!

Aillea- $400 Value!

We are giving away not 1 $200 gift card but 2!

I love shopping at Aillea. They have all the “IT” green beauty brands, from Rahua, Innersense, Kosas, Lily Lolo and more. You’ll be in green beauty heaven! Besides their online stores they also have 5 brick and mortar stores. They make it so easy to get all my favorite products all in one spot. Shop Aillea here!

Josh- $478 Value!

I’ll be giving away Active Enzyme Exfoliator, Hair spray, Cacao Antioxidant Mask, and Vital Balm Cream. A Some serious loot!

If you’ve been in green beauty for a hot minute then you know Josh Rosebrook! His products speak for themselves and are fan worthy for sure. A I remember trying his hair spray for the first time after trying so many bad ones and being so excited I found one that works so well! A His Active Enzyme Exfoliator is one of the best for smoothing out skin and getting your glow on. A Shop all of Josh Rosebrook here!

Maya Chia- $456 Value!

I’ll be giving away The Optimist, The Super Couple Serum, Highlight of the day(you can choose color), Supercritical Waterless Balm. Talk about a stellar giveaway!

It’s been almost 2 years since I tried my first Maya Chia product and let’s just say it’s been a good two years! They perform so well. The first product I tried was The Super Couple Serum- one of my holy grail oil serums! I was hooked on the products after that. The all star ingredient in Maya Chia is the supercritical chia oil. Not only is chia oil heralded for it’s fast absorbing ability, but also for it’s antioxidants, minerals, and omega 3’s skin’s dream team! You can say bye to fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it has clinically been proven to increase hydration. Shop all of Maya Chia here!

Laurel- $516 Value!

I’ll be giving away Honey Berry Enzyme Mask, Sun Damage Repair Serum, Brightening Mask, bowl + brush.

Love Laurel products and all she stands for, a cut above!  She prides herself on sourcing and plant actives in each formula.  Her products perform so well.  I remember using the Sun Damage Repair Serum for the first time and literally seeing a transformation in my skin after a few weeks.  They are rich in color because of the potency too!  Shop Laurel here!

Fitglow- $310 Value!

I’ll be giving away 3 lip serums(winner gets to choose color) and their lipstick trio in a bag.

Fitglow products are the perfect marriage between products that perform and nourish the skin.  The founder includes vitamins and antioxidants in her formulas that really create change in the skin.  Even her lip serums are loaded with active ingredients.  If you haven’t tried the lip serums, then you’re in for a serious treat!  Best lip gloss! Shop all Fitglow here!

Osmia- $253 Value!

I’ll be giving away her Night Oil, Whipped Body Mousse and bar of soap.  

Osmia was started by Sarah, an ER doctor.  She had no intention of starting a skincare company but after taking a soap making class she knew she was in love.  After two years of relentless soap making, product testing, perfume making she jumped full force into Osmia, leaving the medical field.  With top notch natural ingredients, Osmia will inspire you towards a healthier lifestyle.  Big on educating the consumer, I love how Osmia lists products they use on their website and products they don’t use and why.  They even discuss their packaging and why it’s so important to care.  I love their philosophy and commitment to excellence.  Shop Osmia here!

Vapour- $410 Value!

I’ll be giving away their Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation, AER Deodorant, Multi-Use Sticks, Organic Lip Conditioner, and Clarity Organic Makeup Remover.

Vapour has been a household green beauty name for a while. They were one of the first brands I tried 7 years ago! Not only are the ingredients clean, but the products work and last.  One thing that all Vapour products have in common is their dewiness they give to your overall look. Making your skin glow!  This mama is all about that glow.  The Multi-Use sticks are one of the most universal products.  You can use them on your cheeks, lips and eyes!  Shop all of Vapour here!

True Botanicals- $540 Value!

I’ll be giving away an Antioxidant Booster, Renew Pure Radiance Oil, and Cellular Repair Serum.  Hello!

When I think of TB what sticks out to me is a luxe anti-aging line.  Using the most potent ingredients, TB spares no expense when it comes to creating their products.  They care about quality and seeing products that actually perform, while at the same time are safe.  A truly unique company in the green beauty industry.  I also love how they do clinical tests on their products.  Something that is rare among the natural skincare industry.  Proven results, with clean ingredients-what more could you want?  The Antioxidant Booster and Cellular Repair Serum are staples in my skincare routine always.  Shop True Botanicals here!

Inika- $222

I’ll be giving away a Baked Mineral Bronzer, Eye shadow duo and their mascara.

I was introduced to this organic makeup line this last year and I’ve found so many treasures within it!  From their bronzers to their eye shadows and mascara.  They all perform so well!  They give your skin a natural look, without looking overdone.  Lisa touts this mascara as her favorite in green beauty!  Check out all of Inika products here!

Live Botanical- $256 Value!

I’ll be giving away a Luna Rose and Honey Mask + Cleanser, Lavender Cocoa Polish, AER Hyaluronic Acid Serum, AER Fresh Complexion Toning Elixir- YES!

I first discovered Live Botanical at IBE Dallas.  I had the pleasure of meeting the maker and founder Carolyn.  It was so great to connect and hear her enthusiasm for herbs.  Sometimes people merely create a line but I could instantly tell this was Carolyn’s passion.  Although she is an herbalist, much of how Carolyn sees skincare is based on her 15+ years in the technology field as an analyst.  It’s always so fascinating to see how people get their start in skincare.  It’s not often I find products that not only are clean, but also effective and budget friendly. Shop all of Live Botanical here!

Beauty Heroes- $256 Value!

I’ll be giving away 1 3 month subscription to Beauty Heroes!

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie last year 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.  Sign up for a subscription here!

Leahlani Skincare- $208 Value!

I’ll be giving away a Mermaid Mask, Honey Love Exfoliator, Mahina Serum, and Bohemian Ruby Toner. 

Every time I open a jar, or bottle of Leahlani skincare I feel like I’m getting a hand signed love note written just to me.  It may have to do with the fact that each, and every creation is made by hand.  Can you just imagine all the love, and care that goes into each bottle?  It’s no wonder my skin sings when anything Leahlani is applied!  I haven’t even mentioned ingredients, but they’re dreamy.  Organic cold pressed oils, mineral rich clays, Hawaiian honey nectars, pure essential oils, and potent botanicals are just a few ingredients that make up Leahlani skincare.  Pure goodness delivered straight to your skin-what more could you want?  Shop all of Leahlani here!

Kosas- $252 Value!

We are giving away a full set of their lipstick collection away!  

These lipsticks are my fave in natural beauty!  They offer a ton of color options, are highly pigmented and last.  Plus, they’re hydrating.  Trust me, you’ll be hooked in no time.  Some favorite colors I love are Thrillest, Royal, and Rosewater.  There isn’t a bad color- seriously.  They also have other makeup products that I love.  One of them is their new tinted face oil- so good. Snag some Kosas here!

See any faves?  Be sure to check out my girl Lisa’s blog post here to read up on her favorites! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to get the latest on all the giveaways!  Follow Lisa here and myself here!

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 March Box Review

Glowing Beet’s March Box Review

Hey, happy spring!!  It feels so good to say that!  Winter is hopefully almost gone and spring is in the air.  Well this month’s Glowing Beet’s box gave me a little taste of spring with a lipstick from FitGlow Beauty that’s a mauve pink the perfect transition from winter to spring.  Plus, it’s exclusively made just for Glowing Beets-how cool!  Then I got some skincare goodies from Gaffer & Child- a facial serum that smells like lemony goodness, and a facial cleanser that’s minty fresh.  Plus, some pins to serve as a reminder to not only love yourself but love more in general.  If you haven’t heard of Glowing Beet’s then read below on how this subscription box works.  If you have, skip to the full review of the March 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.

On to the review!

FitGlow Lipstick in Beet-

I love the name of this lipstick!  Obviously perfect for Glowing Beets but also so true to the color.  The lip color reminds me so much of a beet.  It’s mauve, with some pinkish and berry notes mixed in.  A great color for everyday wear but also for kicking it up a notch at night if you keep your lips pretty minimal during the day.  The lipstick itself is super hydrating and goes on so smooth.  I’m not new to FitGlow Lipsticks.  I actually found my perfect red lipstick in a Glowing Beet’s box last year in the color Love.  I’m pretty sure this newest find is going to become a fave for spring!

Gaffer & Child Face Cleanser-

So you guys know I love anything with mint in it-and that goes for food too! Haha, love the smell, love the taste.  So when I saw peppermint essential oil in this face cleanser I was all in.  This cleanser does offer a light foam, even though it’s oil based.  It suds up and gives an overall clean feeling to the skin.  It says to avoid the eye area, so I did, but it removed all my facial makeup.  Their ingredients are mostly organic, minus the green tea extract and willow bark extract.  I really dig the glass pump bottle, not only for the environment but also for product preservation.

Gaffer & Child Hydrating Serum-

Next up is their Hydrating Serum. This serum as I mentioned earlier smells like lemons- a very pleasant scent.  The oil itself is lighter than a lot of oils I’ve tried and goes on smooth.  My skin felt hydrated and moisturized in the morning. Also, a great serum for in the morning before applying your makeup, as it’s not a heavy serum.  A little goes a long way with the product.  I love that the first ingredient is argan oil-one of my favorite oils.  It’s 100% raw, vegan, organic and non-gmo.  With only 8 ingredients this oil packs a punch.  A light refreshing oil perfect for spring!

Fred and Far Pins-

This month we got some cute pins in our box too!  These pins are special reminders to choose love first and foremost.  One of the pins says Me-a gentle reminder about self love.  Remembering you can’t love other people, unless you truly love yourself.  Also, the More Love Pin is a sweet greeting card to celebrate love.  These are encouraging messages we all need to hear!

Did you see anything you want?  Have you signed up for Glowing Beet’s yet?   Check out Glowing Beet’s here and use code GGG10 for 10% off your first box!

FITGLOW BEAUTY Review

FITGLOW BEAUTY Review

I’ve been wanting to try FITGLOW BEAUTY products for quite some time now.  Well, it finally happened!  The founder Anna sent me some goodies, and I have loved my whole experience with them.  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.  I really like how FITGLOW doesn’t have dozens and dozens of products too.  They keep it simple:  Just make really great quality products.

Ok, let’s get to the good stuff!  I was sent some of their Good Glosses, Vita-Active Foundation, and Vita-Active Serum.  Oh and I can’t forget the really cute clutch they sent with the glosses!  You can buy this as a gloss set on their website.

Good Gloss-

First of all, let me say that I’m not a huge gloss person…opps I said it.  I’ve just never been a gloss girl.  But my heart changed when I tried FITGLOW BEAUTY lip glosses.  These glosses are in a league of their own!  No joke…they’re that good.  Why have they stolen my heart?  Well, for starters they smell amazing, like a vanilla sugar cookie.  Their staying power is great-still on my lips after errands.  If that doesn’t tempt you, the non goopy formula will.  These aren’t like many glosses I’ve tried that leave my lips with blobs of gooeyness everywhere.  No, these glide on so easily and leave my lips with the perfect sheen.  Not teenager gloss lips…(no offense if you’re a teen) but you guys know what I mean.  This gives you a nice gloss and pigment but nothing over the top.  It’s the perfect combo of color, plus wetness. If you’ve been searching for a gloss, search no further-the Good Gloss is it!  I’ve tried 4 colors, Deep, Love, Joy and Bliss.  I swatched all the colors below.  As I mentioned above, these glosses also came with the cutest clutch too-perfect for a night out on the town-there is a photo below of the clutch.  $24

 

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Vita-Active Foundation-

This liquid foundation has become a fave as well.  I had heard rave reviews about it, and couldn’t wait to try it.  Not only is it a great foundation, but it’s made to nourish your skin too.  Your complexion could quite possibly get better while you using it.  Filled with skin nourishing ingredients like Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed Brighteners and Beta Carotene-this foundation packs a serious punch!  It’s also vegan.  It’s more of a medium coverage in my opinion.  It gives my face an overall pulled together look but doesn’t cover blemishes completely.  I love how it feels weightless.  I always applied a facial oil or facial moisturizer before applying the foundation.  Even though it is a moisturizing foundation, my skin tends to be on the drier side, and this helped the foundation settle perfectly on my skin.  It smells of flower essences.  I was so impressed with how well it held up!  Through workouts and just everyday life.  At 9pm I still looked pulled together…hello!  I received the foundation in VF3-the perfect light/medium shade.  I highly recommend this to anyone who is searching for a liquid foundation that not only looks good, but is good for your skin.  $55

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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.  The price is great for all the potent ingredients too.  $99.83

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That sums up my review of FITGLOW BEAUTY.  I also have reviewed their lipstick in LOVE…which is amazing!  Read my full review here on it.  They carry other makeup and skincare products too.  Shop their full line here.  Also, they’ve been so generous to offer 15% off with code: GGG15.  Have you used any of their products?  What are your faves?

Glowing Beets December Box Review

Glowing Beets December Box Review

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:

Little Barn Apothecary Charcoal+Aloe Face Cleanser-

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

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Little Barn Apothecary Bamboo Fresh Mint Clearing Mist-

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

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hd Cleansing Balm Sensitive-

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

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MUN Brightening Youth Serum-

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

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Sweet Emotions Soaptions & Potions Pumpkin Pie Soap-

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

 

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Fit Glow Beauty Lipstick in Love-

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

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Body Babes Orange Body Scrub-

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

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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?

 

 

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