Art of Organics June Box: Lagoon

Art of Organics June Box: Lagoon

This month the Art of Organics June Box: Lagoon is SO special!  I was pleased to see a mask that I’ve come to love, plus a new brand and product I hadn’t used but fell quickly for!  It’s all about getting refreshed this month, with products that will help cool and calm the skin.  If you haven’t heard of Art of Organics, keep reading to hear why I can’t get enough of this special green beauty box.

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.

On to the review…

Ursa Major Bright and Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask-

Well, it’s not hard to talk about this mask!  I have it in my top facial masks post here.  It’s so good!  This mask gets you glowing in 3 minutes flat- just like the name suggests.  It’s perfect for the most sensitive skin types.  Worried your skin might react to a mask?  This may be the one for you.  Using enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells, this mask does in 3 minutes what some some masks take 15 or 20 to do.  It looks like a gel and feels lights and refreshing on the skin.  If you’re perpetually running late, this may be the mask for you!  I put it on before I brush my teeth and rinse off once I’m done.  The perfect amount of time to get a quick glow for the rest of the day. Especially great for summer months when skin may need a pick me up but you want something cooling and refreshing.  Also, since it’s so gentle it won’t aggravate skin that may have been out in the sun for too long.  Get your glow on quick and easy with this mask!

Hannes Dottir Mineral Mist-

Ok, I’ll be honest I wasn’t too excited when I saw this mist but then once I sprayed it- game over.  Not that the bottle itself wasn’t beautiful- because it is!  But I’m a bit choosy when it comes to mists and sometimes I’m just not impressed.  First, the packaging it comes in is absolutely beautiful!  Can you say gorgeous?!  It looks so chic just sitting on my bathroom counter.  It has a subtle spearmint scent from the spearmint essential oil. You guys know I’m a mint lover, so this is totally my jam!  I love how refreshing it feels on the skin.  A great summer pick me up.  It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.  It really does revive the skin!  You can even mist all over your body too.  Great post sun if you’re need to be cooled off!

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

Have you used any of these products?

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Beauty Heroes June Discovery: Honua

Beauty Heroes June Discovery: Honua

It’s the beginning of the month, which means Beauty Heroes June Discovery: Honua is here!  Honua is no stranger to Beauty Heroes, but the products being showcased this month are.  This month we are seeing a day cream that has an spf 30 sun protection in it, plus a mask.  Did I mention Honua is based in the Hawaiian islands?  You get a little taste of the island in there products- who can’t love that?!  If you haven’t heard of Beauty Heroes, allow me to share with you this stellar green beauty box and the founder who started it.

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.  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.

On to the review…

So I haven’t tried a ton of products from Honua, so I was excited to see them in the Beauty Heroes box!  Honua skincare line is based off of the healing practices and medicinal herbs found on the Hawaiian islands.  The founder Kapua Browning, the founder is a native Hawaiian herself.  She grew up on the beautiful island of Oahu.  After growing up in the sun she started to notice skin damage in her early 20’s.  She studied aesthetics, herbalism and after years of practice created what is now Honua Skincare.

Being a native Hawaiian, her goal is to share her love of the Hawaiian culture and practice in her creations. Once you smell her skincare treats you will feel transported to the island life.  After all the skincare line is named Honua in Hawaiian, which means earth.  The founder loves to protect the land where she grew up and donates a portion of her proceeds to three organizations preserve such things as coastlines, forests, reefs and wildlife.

Malu-

This month’s heroic product is called Malu, which means shade, shelter or protection.  The name couldn’t connect more to the product!  This is exclusive to Beauty Heroes and the first time we are seeing it.  Malu is a protection day cream with spf 30.  It comes in a dark glass pump bottle- I love that you can turn the cap for when you travel.  It comes out white when you apply it to your skin but quickly fades to clear as you rub it in.  The natural sun protectant in the formula is non-nano zinc oxide.  It feels SO nice on the skin.  It hydrates but doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue.  It really feels like a nice primer too.  Really filling in lines and creating a perfect canvas for makeup application.  I also felt I had a bit of a glow using it.  I really dig it!  Some facial sunscreens can feel heavy or greasy but not Malu!   A great way to protect your skin the summer months especially but even year round.

Moana Mask-

This mask is made for days spent in the sun.  The ingredients are meant to revitalize and regenerate the cells, using ingredients from the ocean such as Hawaiian spirulina, and blue green algae.  It also contains a long time Hawaiian healing plant called Laukahi.  These ingredients help bring calm and healing to the skin.  Unlike some mask that are more pasty or thick, Moana Mask feels like a heavier cream on the skin.  I applied it after toning and left it on for 15 minutes.  My skin felt hydrated and renewed after using the mask.  The scent reminds me of the leis they give you when you get off the plane in Hawaii- a pleasant memory indeed!

We are also seeing a special sidekick in this month’s box- a glass straw!  This ultra chic glass straw is one step in helping to reduce the plastic craze that surrounds us.  Take this with you in your purse or your car and say no to plastic straws when out and about.  This small step makes a world of difference and also helps to get people thinking about one time use plastic.  

This box couldn’t have come at a better time with summer almost here!  I will be using Malu all summer to keep my skin protected without the greasy feeling. If you’ve never been a Beauty Heroes subscriber I recommend signing up!  The value this month was $90!  You can sign up here!

If you’re already a Beauty Heroes member, you know each time you shop in the Beauty Heroes store you get 15% off your purchase.  Stock up here on all your must have green beauty products!  Also, for the month of June, the love more promotion for Beauty Heroes Customers is Nectar Vital Rose Drops Face Serum from Osmia Organics, a heavenly scented serum designed for the Goddess in everyone.  Receive a deluxe travel size with any $125 purchase in the Beauty Store. This is a stellar deal!  Shop the Beauty Store here!  

Also, have you snagged the Men’s Beauty Heroes Box by LILFOX?  It was SO good and my hubs has been loving it!  Honestly, I just love the way he smells!  A great gift for any guy or even if you need an idea for Father’s Day!  Snag the box here!

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Beauty Heroes May Discovery: OSEA

Beauty Heroes May Discovery: OSEA

It’s another month and with it brings Beauty Heroes May Discovery: OSEA!  This month is a fun one. We are seeing a cleanser and a body polish in the box.  I haven’t sampled much from OSEA so it was nice to get to try their products.  As always if you haven’t heard of Beauty Heroes or you’re not sure what it’s all about, then keep reading below.  If you have, just skip ahead to the juicy review!

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.

On to the review…

So this month we had the privilege of seeing OSEA in the box.  This brand is truly unique.  I was so intrigued by the founder Jenefer’s story of how she started it.  She was inspired by her grandmother who credits the ocean to healing her.  She had been on bedrest after a severe leg injury.  Her grandmother recalls having a dream about the sea and the next day went for a swim.  A few weeks later her grandmother was healed!  Jenefer went to her roots when creating OSEA.  From what she learned from her grandmother of the healing properties of the ocean and her knowledge, she chose seaweed as the base of her skincare line.  Seaweed contains powerful minerals and ingredients to help restore and nourish the skin.

Undaria Body Polish-

This body polish is unlike any I’ve used.  It is creamy in consistency but yet strong enough to remove and exfoliate unwanted dry skin.  After using it my skin looks slightly pink and plump.  It takes dull skin and gives it a good polish, revealing the brightest and prettiest skin.  Upon opening it, you’re greeted with scents of lavender and Sweet Melissa.  It awakens your senses and revitalizes your whole body.  It exfoliates the skin with powdery grains of pumice, acai, and guarana.  I get my body wet first, and then apply the body polish and use circular motions to rub it in.  A serious skin treat!

Ocean Cleanser-

This cleanser is a definite fave!  I love that it comes in a frosted glass bottle- so chic.  It’s such an overall soothing cleanser, yet highly effective. It removes all my my makeup and grime from the day- yes even my stubborn eye makeup.  I get my skin damp first and then apply several pumps to my hands.  Then I rub in circular motions all over my face.  After rinsing with water my skin feels so hydrated, and clean.  Not stripped or dry.  It does such a great job of imparting hydration to the skin, and nourishing it with vitamins and minerals.  Did I mention it smells like candy?!  The lime really stands out to me.  There also are notes of juniper, and cypress.  A great all around cleanser- can’t get enough!

This month’s Beauty Heroes is definitely a special skin treat.  I truly have loved getting to know the brand OSEA and experiencing their luxe creations.  I really feel each product is thoughtfully and carefully made.  If you’ve never been a Beauty Heroes subscriber I recommend signing up! This month is too good to pass up and word on the street is it will go fast.  The value this month was $92!  You can sign up here!

If you’re already a Beauty Heroes member, you know each time you shop in the Beauty Heroes store you get 15% off your purchase.  Stock up here on all your must have green beauty products!  Also, for the month of May, the love more promotion for Beauty Heroes Customers is a 5ml deluxe travel size Mahalo Rare Indigo Balm free with any purchase of $125+ from the Beauty Store. This is a stellar deal!  Shop the Beauty Store here!  

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Art of Organics April Discovery: DEW

Art of Organics April Discovery: DEW

It’s time for the Art of Organics April Discovery: DEW.  This month has been one of my favorite boxes with Art of Organics!  It truly is such a good box.  In the box this month we are seeing One Love Organics and Live Botanical.  Most people know of One Love Organics if they’ve been in green beauty for a bit, but Live Botanical is a newer brand.  I actually first discovered it almost a year ago and haven’t been able to put it down since!  The products speak for themselves and the founder Carolyn truly is a little creator of skincare treats.

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.

On to the review…

Live Botanical AER Aloe and Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Serum-

This serum is actually not new to me, I had the pleasure of sampling it last summer.  Truthfully, I was so excited after the first use!  It’s unlike any product I’ve used.  I apply it after toning and press it on my face.  It leaves my skin feeling a bit wet but then it absorbs and fills in lines and evens out your whole complexion.  I apply my moisturizer/oil after and then my makeup and love the end result.  My skin is dewy and moist the whole day and doesn’t look haggard.  Am I making sense?  The first ingredient is aloe, which I’m all about-it replenishes the skin and plumps it up.  Overall, the ingredient list is simple, yet the formula so effective.  Perfect for even sensitive skin! You guys need this-it’s fantastic and a staple in my makeup routine!

One Love Organics Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream- 

I was SO excited to try this out!  I’ve heard good things about Skin Dew and couldn’t wait to try it.  Well, let me tell you it lives up to the hype!  First of all I love how it doesn’t really have a scent.  If anything you get a subtle, and I mean subtl scent of fresh coconut but nothing artificial or overwhelming and even then it’s hardly there.  Something I know people who struggle to find a truly scent free product would appreciate.  It looks like a whipped cream in the amber glass jar.  You just want to scoop it up and eat it…but then you realize it’s skincare so you stop yourself!  It feels so soft and silky to the touch but not super thick like butter- definitely lighter.  However, it hydrates the skin like a thicker cream.  I apply it after my serums and love how it makes my skin feel.  It feels perfectly hydrated and not greasy.  I also apply it in the morning after cleansing and love how my makeup goes on after.  My skin feels nourished but not shiny.  If you’re looking for a face cream- this is it!

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

Have you tried any of the products this month?  What are your thoughts?

 

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Art of Organics December Discovery

Art of Organics December Discovery

I’ve rounded out my thoughts on Art of Organics December Discovery Box Moonbeam.  This is the second time I’m sharing my thoughts with you all about Art of Organics.  This box doesn’t disappoint!  I’m always amazed by the thought and care that goes into each product selection.  It’s such a special treat to get it each month!

If you aren’t familiar with Art of Organics allow me to introduce you to this amazing box!

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

Ok, let’s dive into this month’s box!

Art of Organics December Discovery

Kahina Moisture Mask-

I was elated to see Kahina’s Moisture Mask in the box this month.  I’ve long been a fan of their products and the Moisture Mask was a mask I’ve come to love since they debuted it last spring.  This mask is so different than any mask I’ve used.  It feels like a rich cream when you apply it to your skin.  Then as you leave it on, your skin actually soaks it up.  They recommend you leave it on for 15 minutes or overnight.  I know you might be thinking overnight- really?  YES!  By the time even 15 minutes is up your skin has soaked up so much of the mask that your face feels so hydrated and moist.  Usually you put a mask on your skin and wash it off. With the Moisture Mask so much of the product dissolves into your skin that you’re left with hardly any to take off.  It’s so gentle too- perfect for even sensitive skin types.  If you’ve been searching for a mask that leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smooth- this is it!  Perfect for winter months when your skin needs some extra hydration.

Moon Boost- Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum-

I was just a wee bit excited to see a lash and brow enhancing serum in the box!  I mean who doesn’t want a little lift in their lashes?  Sign me up!  This natural lash and brow serum is vegan and cruelty free.  It comes in a wand form.  You apply it on the base of your lashes and work your way out. For brows you apply it on clean brows.  They recommend you use it every night for best results.  I haven’t been using it long enough to notice an immediate difference but I can say that it doesn’t irritate my eyes at all, which is a big deal!  I’ll keep you posted on what kind of growth I see for my lashes.

That concludes my review of the December Art of Organics box. The value and quality of this box is amazing!  You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar products.  You can sign up for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months!  At 6 and 12 months you start saving.  Also, each month a theme is chosen around the box.  This month the theme was all about Moonbeam.  The idea of Moonbeam is to reflect on all the good each night  before you fall asleep and tell yourself something positive.  Also, as a subscriber to Art of Organics you get 15% off all store purchases of green beauty products- talk about awesome!  Sign up here! 

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