Art of Organics August Box: Sultry

Art of Organics August Box: Sultry

Art of Organics August Box: Sultry is here!  This box is named Sultry and what a perfect name.  The box contains a hair oil, and body oil from Prim Botanicals.  I was first introduced to Prim Botanicals body oil years ago, but their hair oil is a new product for me.  The scents and packaging of Prim Botanicals really evoke a tropical vacation and the summer sultry weather we often have.  So the theme of the box Sultry couldn’t have been a better pick!

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.

Let’s talk about the August Box…

Prim Botanicals The Body Oil-

This is a new body oil for me as I mentioned.  It comes in a beautiful glass spray bottle.  I love the spray application!  It’s rare to find a body oil with a spray application but I find I’m always drawn to a spray applicator.  When I first smelled the body oil I thought it might be too strong for me.  But then as I wore it, the scent really melted into my skin and created such a lovely scent- meshing with my own pheromones.  I apply it right after I shower to slightly damp skin.  When your skin is damp it really allows the body oil to seep right into your skin. You’re left with skin that is soft and supple.  I mean the softness really lingers!  My skin felt great the next day even.  The scent is a mixture of wild rose, jasmine, bergamot, and spicy black pepper.  You could say I’ve been wearing this body oil nonstop!

Prim Botanicals Hair Oil-

I am familiar with their hair oil from years ago.  First of all the scent is amazing!  I want to wear it as a perfume…oh wait I do! The scent is a blend of vanilla, orange, rosemary, and black pepper.  Subtle but so enticing.  I don’t use hair oils that often just because my hair is fine and thin but I do find there are times that even this fine haired gal needs a good hair oil.  Specifically when I’ve been outside a lot and the sun has done a number to my hair.  Sometimes it needs a good hydration session and a good hair oil is just the ticket.  I also love applying a hair oil before going in the pool where there is chlorine water.  The chlorine can discolor my blond hair at times and this helps to protect it by repelling the water from absorbing.  I also love how this comes in a squirt application!  So much easier to avoid over using a lot.

Bonus- I’ve found the hair oil to be amazing for my skin too! 😉

This month’s box will have you feeling sultry all over!  Plus, smelling amazing!  Be sure to grab your box here before they’re gone!   Not only do you get quality products each month from Art of Organics but for a steal. You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar green beauty.  You can sign up for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months!  At 6 and 12 months you start saving.  Also, each month a theme is chosen around the box.

Have you used any Prim Botanical products?

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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What I buy at Pharmaca: April Edition

What I buy at Pharmaca: April Edition

What I buy at Pharmaca: April edition is here!  If you haven’t figured out by now I’m a huge fan of Pharmaca.  They really carry it all when it comes to natural living.  I love one stop shops as a mom- even better when they’re online.

*This post does contain affiliate links.  If you do purchase something from one of them I will receive a small commission.  

Want to find out why I can’t get enough of this one stop natural shopping store?  Then keep reading!

1st- Pharmaca carries QUALITY products.

Yes, you read that right.  It’s not some retailer selling random things.  They carry all the big name green beauty brands, natural living brands and supplement brands.  Plus, their selection is amazing!

2nd- It’s all in ONE place.

No more going back and forth between five websites trying to get green beauty brands in one place and supplements in another.  Now, you can just do it all at once and save yourself some precious time.

3rd- Shopping at Pharmaca SAVES you money.

Yes, you heard me right!  They are always having a great sale or gift with purchase.  Plus, you get free shipping after $35- hello.  Most retailers are $50 and higher.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to their website to purchase something and was amazed to find they also carried another one of my products too.  Pharmaca has made my life more streamlined and easier as a mom and fellow natural living enthusiast.

Here are some products you can find at Pharmaca:

Some green beauty brands I love that they carry are:

Every month I’m working with Pharmaca to show you what you can get for $100(it’s pretty incredible).  Here is this month’s order:

*These products were sent to me by Pharmaca, however thoughts and opinions are my own.

Preserve Razor Triple Blade-

These razors are made from recycled materials, some of the recycled products are yogurt cups.  Pretty cool!  Also, the whole razor is recyclable itself. They give my skin a smooth feeling but I don’t feel like they’re so sharp that they are going to nick me easily.  I love that they’re easy to travel with too and budget friendly.  A great pick instead of getting a plastic one you can’t recycle.  Get your Preserve Razor here!

Evan Healy Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir-

Ok, I had heard really good things about this elixir and I was SO excited to finally get my hands on it.  Well, it did not disappoint!  If you’ve been following me long enough on my blog, you know I’m a huge fan of anything Blue Tansy or prickly pear seed oil, well this elixir has them both.  A match made in skincare heaven!  The prickly pear seed oil is perfect for dry or irritated skin, while the blue tansy helps to clam and minimize redness.  My skin literally drank it all up!  I can’t recommend it enough.  I would put it on after cleansing and toning my skin.  My skin felt so nourished and supple.  Plus, the blue tansy smell is intoxicating.  Such a great elixir!  Get it here!

Even Healy Sweet Blossom Hydrating Oil-

Another Evan Healy product but one I’m familiar with!  This body oil has been in my beauty arsenal for 5 years- it’s so good!  I love the smell.  It has notes of frankincense, neroli, and ylang ylang in it.  When you apply it to your skin it soaks right up.  But leaves behind a silly smooth feeling.  Made with a combination of jojoba, sunflower, sesame and apricot kernel oil.  It envelops your skin and leaves lasting moisture.  Get your Body oil here!

Acure Captivating Light Body Oil-

This body oil is great for travel!  I love having it on hand for trips.  It doesn’t come in glass like the Evan Healy one, which makes it perfect for a trip.  You can easily toss it in your bag and not worry about it breaking.  Plus, it smells so good and sprays too- pretty cool.  If coconut isn’t your fave, they also have other scents too.  Snag your body oil here!

U Konserve Mini Containers-

I’m obsessed with these little containers.  Perfect for traveling anywhere.  With kids you always have to have snacks on hand and these are the perfect container. They are stainless steel, which I love- no plastic.  The lids also stay on so easy, another huge win.  I find a lot of small bowls or containers often don’t have great lids.  I fill them with snacks for the kids too even if we’re just at home.  Traveling or not, these hit the mark!  Grab your containers here!

Melissa and Doug Travel Books-

Another reason I love Pharmaca so much- they even have kid’s activities and toys!  I love Melissa and Doug products.  These books are great for when traveling or in the car.  They’re easy to pull out and not make a mess with a ton of markers or crayons.  You just need some water to put in the pen and you’re good to go.  My girls love playing with these.  Get your Melissa and Doug products here!

Top 3 Reasons I Shop at Pharmaca

Top 3 Reasons I Shop at Pharmaca

I’ve got my Top 3 Reasons I Shop at Pharmaca on the blog today!  It’s no secret I’m pretty obsessed with Pharmaca– I mean you will be too by the time you’re done reading this post!

So why does this retailer take the cake- well keep reading to find out!

*This post does contain affiliate links.  If you do purchase something from one of them I will receive a small commission.  

1st- Pharmaca carries QUALITY products.

Yes, you read that right.  It’s not some retailer selling random things.  They carry all the big name green beauty brands, natural living brands and supplement brands.  Plus, their selection is amazing!

2nd- It’s all in ONE place.

No more going back and forth between five websites trying to get green beauty brands in one place and supplements in another.  Now, you can just do it all at once and save yourself some precious time.

3rd- Shopping at Pharmaca SAVES you money.

Yes, you heard me right!  They are always having a great sale or gift with purchase.  Plus, you get free shipping after $35- hello.  Most retailers are $50 and higher.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to their website to purchase something and was amazed to find they also carried another one of my products too.  Pharmaca has made my life more streamlined and easier as a mom and fellow natural living enthusiast.

Here are some products you can find at Pharmaca:

Some green beauty brands I love that they carry are:

Every month I’m working with Pharmaca to show you what you can get for $100(it’s pretty incredible).  Here is this month’s order:

*These products were sent to me by Pharmaca, however thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • 100% Pure Caffeine Eye Cream  This eye cream wakes up my tired mama eyes and helps minimize the puffiness.  I’m so impressed with the price and the quality of the product!  I even put mine in the fridge to help de-puff even more.

  • 100% Pure Shampoo  This shampoo works so well at cleaning my hair and really getting rid of the excess oil. It has a good suds to it and it smells minty fresh!

  • 100% Pure Conditioner Love this conditioner paired with the shampoo.  It works so well at getting my hair smooth but not oily or greasy.  Great for the fine/thin haired gals!

  • Radius Floss This floss is always the best deal on Pharmaca.  I love knowing that it’s free from teflon and other chemicals they put on conventional floss.

  • Himalaya Toothpaste I was excited to try this toothpaste for the first time.  I had read rave reviews about it.  I really like the formula.  It isn’t overly foaming and my teeth feel clean and polished after using.  I’ll have to wait and see how much it whitens but so far I’m impressed!

  • Dr. Bronner’s Soaps Love these soaps in general, but love this convenient travel size for all my trips!  You can use it to wash your hands, your body, even get a stain out of a shirt. I love the hemp scented one.

  • Pharmaca Fill and Fly Soap Containers These are clutch when I need to pour some shampoo or conditioner into smaller containers for travel.  I hate traveling with big toiletry items- these make traveling so much easier!
  • U Konserve Stainless Steel Divided To Go Container U Konserve products make the best reusable plastic free products. I love this stainless steel divided container for snacks on the go with kiddos.  Sometimes I don’t want snacks to touch or get squished by something else- this is perfect.

What do you buy at Pharmaca?  Also, be sure to hit up their recent sale they’re having right now for 20% off!

 

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Green Beauty on a Budget

The Green Beauty on a Budget video is here!  In this video I’m spilling my faves for affordable green beauty.  Not only are these products clean but effective too!  These are staples that I come back to all the time.  Just because a product is cheap doesn’t mean it can’t perform.  Quality products that don’t break the budget- that’s the name of the game in this video!

Here’s a list of the brands I talk about in the video:

See any brands you love?  What videos would you love to see me do?  Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to the list!

XO,

Suzi

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