Perhaps the Butterflies Are Real… June Boxwalla Beauty | LOVINAH SKINCARE

PERHAPS THE BUTTERFLIES ARE REAL…

It feels like a good minute (a good 4 months, more like!) since we’ve last chatted on Boxwalla’s latest offerings which has me thrilled to bring you this month’s review. June’s box reunites us with efficacious and insanely sensorial Lovinah Skincare, as last featured in their August beauty box (review here) and in the infamous limited edition makeup + skincare box that brought us their gorgeous eyeshadow palette.

Themed “Perhaps the Butterflies are Real“, Boxwalla’s June Beauty Box* showcases three products from Lovinah, including two full-sizes of their Power Vitamin C Cleansing Balm and Blue Butterfly Stem Cell Hydration Mask, and a 30ml trial-size of their brand new launch – the Goddess Glow Shimmering Body Oil. I’ll be sharing everything you need to know on these lovely items today and while subscriptions have since closed, I’m happy to report that the June box is now available for purchase as a One-Time box at the Boxwalla shop.

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A Summer Night’s Ritual with YINA: Clarify Botanical Serum & Bian Stone Gua Sha

Review on Yina's Clarify Botanical Serum and Bian Stone Gua Sha

A Routine for Self Care

It’s officially the first week of Summer and I’ve been itching to share my new nightly ritual for the season that includes two pieces from Yina’s re-launched skincare collection. I adored a number of items from their original collection, first having experienced their Lucent mist & oil duo courtesy of Boxwalla’s summer 2019 beauty box, and later others including their cleanser, sheet masks and decolletage balm all of which were kept for the brand re-launch.

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Meet Cocokind’s NEW Sake Body Lotion!

Isn’t dry body skin the absolute worst? Since my teens I’ve been dealing with what feels like exceptionally clinically dry skin – so dry that it feels like it burns! Most lotions and creams either don’t cut it for me, or they’re so heavy that they exacerbate the KP (keratosis pilaris) on my arms by clogging pores up. I quite like body oils, but I need the hydrating benefits that moisturizers provide as well, so I can’t go without it. I’ve been pretty loyal to CeraVe over the last decade – here and there I’ll try a more natural and cleanly formulated moisturizer but my skin will reach its threshold and back to CeraVe I go. There’s nothing wrong with CeraVe of course, especially since it works, but again I’d like to find a more naturally formulated moisturizer that will meet my needs so that I can avoid the conventional stuff.

Last month when I received Cocokind’s email about the launch of their new Sake Body Lotion I found myself so compelled and drawn to purchase it, and so I did not long after it launched. Microbiome-supporting products are very trendy at the moment, but as someone with dry skin I’ve long had barrier health in mind when it comes to my products so naturally this lotion felt like it was made for me. Alongside the new body lotion I also bought their in-shower scrubbing clay, which will be making an appearance in this post because it’s a great sidekick to this lotion.

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NATIVE Deodorant Review: Does It Really Work?

Awhile back (and I mean awhile back, perhaps years ago now?) I had tested out a mini version of Native’s coconut and vanilla deodorant that I found at Target in their travel section. I remember enjoying it for however many weeks I was using it, but that little sample was one of those products that somehow sinks to the bottom of a drawer of products and I forgot about it! A few months ago I saw that Walmart started selling Native and I was seeing it advertised everywhere and thought to myself how much I had enjoyed that sample I tested, so I bought a full size.

Native has created a line of natural deodorants that has a reputation of “actually working”, so it’s always interesting to try a much hyped product for yourself to see how it stands up against the claims. For the record, I have found a few other natural deodorants that do work for me, but I’ve found it helpful to rotate between a few working deodorants, rather than stick with the same one long term. I like that Native’s deodorants are available locally since they are sold at most Walmart and Target stores, and they are a bit more affordable than the luxe ones you can find online.

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Frangipani Fables & Black Rice Tales: February Boxwalla Beauty

Today I’m thrilled to finally share my thoughts on Boxwalla’s February Beauty Box* that featured a Boxwalla-familiar brand, Siam Seas!

Themed “Frangipani Fables & Black Rice Tales“, Boxwalla and Siam Seas invite you to ‘listen’ to these fables and tables as whispered to you by these two new launches from the brand: Sai Clear Skin Serum ($65 retail value) and Kwam Rak Radiance of Love Body Serum ($90 retail value). The ‘Frangipani’ component of the theme comes from the scent of Kwam Rak which includes a plumeria absolute that is combined with jasmine sambac to create something… intoxicating, to put it lightly. The ‘Black Rice’ component comes from the black rice water that is used in the base of the Sai facial serum. Both featured products are full-sized.

Subscriptions have since closed, but this box is still available right now as a one-time box at a cost of $74.95 (box is valued at $155!)

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Bee’ing Mindful – Pure Honey Skincare by Marin Bee

The biggest thing I’ve come to appreciate about beauty brands in the green beauty space is that many of them support organizations that benefit us, animals, the Earth and land, or in this case, the bees! That is why I’m excited to share the scoop on Marin Bee, a brand that delivers beauty products made with pure and raw honey, in effort to support their very own non-profit, the Planet Bee Foundation. Not only does this brand support a great (and important) cause, these products are just dang good!

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