LOVE GOODLY Aug/Sept ’18 Eco-Luxe Beauty Box Review

Before I get into the contents of this month’s box I’d like to apologize for not having this review up sooner! I’ve been having issues with media uploads on WordPress and I haven’t been able to get my reviews up in a timely manner, so I’m pretty disappointed that I wasn’t able to share this box before it sold out. The products are still great though, of course, and I always enjoy sharing companies and brands that do charitable work.

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Bloomiss Naturals Review + An Instagram Giveaway!

B-l-o-o-m-i-s-s: A word that encompasses a (blooming) beautiful woman (miss) when she is striving to be her very best…

Bloomiss Naturals, a Canadian aromatherapy and skincare + beauty line founded by the lovely Crystal, was created and inspired by two specific reasons: her love for natural and organic products (trying to eliminate toxic products from her daily life) and for the calming effect that creating and making had on her. Crystal struggled with infertility and the stressful emotions that come along with it and says that having a Type A personality has her in a mode of “go, go, go” with never being able to shut her mind off, so the creation process and her actual aromatherapy products themselves have been a big change on her life. Bloomiss offers a decent selection of skincare and body care including day and night moisturizers, a serum, a face mask, body lotions and scrubs, super pretty lip glosses, and range of aromatherapy rollerballs.

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LEAN ON ME: August Boxwalla Beauty ft. African Botanics

Tell me a story under a Marula tree
Tell me a story of luxury.

Flowers float in an African breeze,
When they touch your face, the worries cease.

Tell me a story under a Baobab tree
Tell me the story of eternity..

Light as a feather, filled like the sea
With wisdom from future, and history.

Tell me a story of nature, of science,
Tell me a story of both combined.

Slowly I sip from this salubrious story 
Softly it whispers, ‘Lean on me’.

As beautifully written above by Lavanya of Boxwalla foundry, her poem is an ode to the theme of Boxwalla’s August beauty box which happens to be including the efficacious African Botanics! This month, the beauty box is showcasing their Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil*, a product one can truly lean on thanks to its multi-correcting powerhouse of ingredients including marula oil, vitamin C, retinol, essential fatty acids, coQ10, and more.

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EMPTIES V.1 – Stark Skincare, H IS FOR LOVE + More

It’s been a hot minute (more like a hot year) since I’ve shared some empties! I used to combine empties and mini-hauls in my monthly “green beauty journal” posts, but I’ve since stopped posting those because I don’t try many new products (or quickly use up products) to have content for monthly posts. This will be my new way of sharing empties, breaking them down into short volumes.

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The Power of Quinoa – Zue Beauty Review

I’m excited to share a new brand I’ve been testing out that has a new take on skincare I haven’t seen yet: one that is based on quinoa! Zue Beauty is a natural skincare brand that believes in the power of quinoa, a seed (oft considered a grain) that is considered a superfood because of its wide range health benefits. They also believe in a “world beyond beauty”, where our purchases give back to the partners they currently support.

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MOSSAIC: June Boxwalla Beauty Review

Today, I’m leaping-out-of-my-seat excited to share the “MOSSAIC” Boxwalla Beauty Box featuring MOSS Skincare that releases this June. MOSS (Modern Organic Sacred Skincare) is the brain child of Celestyna Higgins, an astrophysicist (with fashion and yoga also in her background) who brings logic and mindfulness to the skincare table, specifically with the aim of treating acne and aging skins. Her products include a mosaic of ingredients combining the best of nature with safe and scientifically backed actives to treat a mosaic of skin issues. I’ve previously reviewed MOSS’s sister line Ambar, so I was somewhat familiar with the brand before trying this box.

The June Beauty Box* (which has a whopping $215 value!) is showcasing TWO full-size MOSS products: Beurre Céleste Honey-Infused Rinsable Cleansing Balm and Illumina, their exfoliating Vitamin C treatment serum. This box rings in at $49.95, but subscriptions are closing soon, so now is the time to subscribe!

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