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Art of Organics May Discovery: Jet Set

Art of Organics May Discovery: Jet Set

Art of Organics May Discovery: Jet Set is here!  This box is completely different than any other box we’ve seen from Art of Organics.  It’s all about travel this month- gearing up for the summer trips.  Not only did we get some cool products but also a really cute bag- perfect for keeping all your products in one place while you travel.  This box has me craving sunny weather all over again!  If you haven’t heard of Art of Organics then allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite green beauty boxes.

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…

Ok, so this month is such a fun change of pace for the Art of Organics Box.  We are seeing some great multi-use products and travel products.  Perfect for keeping your toiletry bag not overloaded but having each product serve a purpose.

First we’re seeing Kahina’s Undereye Prickly Pear Seed Oil Rollerball. You all know what a huge fan I am of prickly pear seed oil.  This oil is rich in vitamins K and E and not only hydrates the eye area but helps with dark circles and fights further damage.  Plus, it comes in the cutest little rollerball.  Since the rollerball is stainless steel it actually works to de-puff the eye area as well.  I just applied it all over my eye area with the roller ball.  Then I would take my ring finger(least muscles) and tap the oil into my skin.  It’s not greasy and absorbs within minutes.  The perfect little travel companion to pop in your makeup bag.  It’s also organic!  Oh and I also stored it in the fridge and would apply in the mornings for maximum de-puffing action-it helped!  Kahina really goes the extra mile to not only create products that are effective but also sourcing the finest ingredients.  This has become a fave!

Next we’re seeing Babe Balm in the box.  This is a new brand for me. But was excited to use it.  First off the smell is amazing!  I get citrus and vanilla all wrapped up in one- so good.  There are only a handful of ingredients too which I love and did I mention the packaging?  SO cute!  A bright orange little tube.  So what can you use this for?  Well, really the question should be what can’t you use this for!  I used it on my skin as a hydrator, on my brows to keep them in place, on top of makeup for a little highlight glow, remove my makeup- rub the balm all over my skin and then use a warm washcloth to wipe off skin.  The sky really is the limit on how you want to use it.  Such a great product to travel with!

Finally we are seeing Odacite’s Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque.  This mask comes in a travel packet, great for when your jet setting and want a quick mask.  This mask really does it all!  From giving you a quick glow, exfoliation, helps boost collagen, and purifies the skin.  Pour the contents into a bowl and add a little water until the consistency is what you like.  I love this in the morning after a workout to get my skin looking happy and bright!

Last but not least we are seeing a fun travel bag this month in the box!  The travel bag is from Piece & CO organic cotton travel pouch.  Love that this bag is made by hand by artisans in India.  The tassel on the bag is so chic!

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 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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Kloverbox Review

Kloverbox Review

I was excited to receive Kloverbox in the mail!  Kloverbox box is a monthly subscription box of lifestyle products from nutrition, natural beauty and healthy home brands.  I love that it offers a little of everything, and not just nutrition or beauty-it’s fun to mix it up.  You can either choose between a monthly subscription, three month subscription or a six month one-time purchase.  And the cost of shipping, nothing!  It’s free in the U.S. and right now they don’t ship outside the U.S.  I also found their packaging standards to be on point!  The box you receive every month is recyclable, recycled, biodegradable, renewable, reuseable and upcycled…did you get all that?!  Pretty awesome! Even the crinkle paper is made out of 100% recycled material-go Kloverbox.  The box is $25 a month for a one time purchase but you get a discount if you sign up for three or six months.  I had the pleasure of sampling two boxes, the September box and October Box.  I found some stand out products and couldn’t wait to share them with you!

A lot of times people ask why subscribe to a monthly box?  Fair question-here’s my answer.  I’ve found monthly subscription boxes to be a great way to buy product without having to pay full price.  Everything is discounted since you only pay the subscription fee.  You end up getting a ton of stuff for a fraction of the cost.  Monthly boxes also introduce you to new products that you may never have found otherwise.  They also save you time because you don’t have to go and look for product-it’s just delivered to your front door every month.  Plus, monthly subscription boxes are a great gift idea!

Ok, enough chit chat.  Let’s talk about my favorites from the two boxes I sampled.  These pictures don’t include all the products from both boxes, just the ones that I loved!

September Box-

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Buddha Fresh- Where has this stuff been all my life?!  Buddha Fresh is an all natural air freshener that uses organic bamboo charcoal to soak up odors.  There is nothing toxic about it!  The product comes in a burlap sack with the charcoal in it and you just place it wherever you want it to absorb the stench.  If that wasn’t cool enough, it also lasts for up to two years!  Talk about economical.  Oh and it’s biodegradable if dumped in the soil!  For me it’s a win/win.  Conventional air fresheners are toxic all around.  Buddha Fresh is the perfect solution.  No artificial scents or fragrances trying to mask the odor, instead Buddha Fresh just takes care of it!  I highly recommend this product.  I love using it to soak up stinky shoes!

Balanced Guru Energy Mist- This energy mist is the perfect ticket for promoting feelings of balance.  It also helps to encourage joy and playfulness.  I really like the smell.  It has hints of sandalwood, vetiver, lavender, bergamot and ginger.  It smells energizing and crisp to me.  I would spray it away from my face and breathe in but you can also spray on your skin or clothing too.  The little travel size was perfect for my purse.  It’s also organic and cruelty free.

CUCCIO Somatology Power Flow Yoga– I’ve never received a dvd of any kind in a monthly subscription box yet and I’m really digging this one!  I’m not a yogi at heart and have only done a handful of yoga classes but I must say it was fun to have a dvd that guided you through a session.  Yoga I found can be really centering and great for your muscles after intense workouts.  I tend to gravitate to more strenuous workouts, so this was a nice change of pace. I loved that there were beginner poses and advanced.  It helped to calm my mind and ease my muscles.  So excited to have this to go back to again and again!  A great pick by Kloverbox!

October Box-

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People Towels- I was so ecstatic to see a people towel in the box!  These towels are made from 100% certified organic cotton and are the perfect replacement for a paper towel.  Take it in your purse, gym bag, wherever, it replaces paper towels and leaves no foot print.  It’s also printed with eco-friendly dyes.  You can customize your towel to your liking-how cool!  It even comes in a handy dandy little bag.  I’m a huge fan of conserving and going green if you haven’t noticed and this company takes it to the next level!

This was a quote from People Towel’s website: “Since 2009, they estimate that PeopleTowels users have diverted close to 5 million pounds of paper towel waste.”  

Pretty incredible!  Can you say stocking stuffer?

Good Common Sense Naturals Tidy Pumpkin Hand Sanitizer– This stuff smells like pumpkin pie!  I can’t get enough.  This hand sanitizer is completely natural and free from any harsh chemicals.  I love the travel size as well.  It also moisturizes my hands with the aloe vera in it.  I’m hooked and want to try a ton of their other products!

Beatnik Naturals Herbal Facial Steam– I love a good facial steaming sesh!  It resets my face, my mind and just makes me feel like I’m in a spa.  These little herbal steam packets didn’t disappoint.  My skin felt renewed and revived.  The perfect treat for this tired mama(I have a 7 week old)!  I added them to a boiling pot of water and let it sit for a bit and then put a towel over my face as I breathed in the aroma.  I love that it’s made with organic herbs and flowers and made fresh as well.  The potency comes out in the steam.  Such a fun product to get in my Kloverbox!

That sums up my review of Kloverbox.  If you haven’t subscribed yet, be sure to check out their website and get your first box here!  Have you used any of these products?  Also, be sure to checkout my Instagram for a giveaway of the October Kloverbox!!

 

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