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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LOVE GOODLY April/May 2018 Eco-Luxe Beauty Box Review

Celebrate Earth Month with Love Goodly’s April/May Beauty Box, a subscription box that delivers eco-friendly, vegan, cruelty-free and natural lifestyle + beauty products! This month, Love Goodly gets the exclusive on two products: they have the honor of being a part of the U.S. debut of You & Oil, a Lithuania-based skincare line, and they are also getting the exclusive launch of Uniful’s organic and vegan mascara!

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Chronicles of a Plant Lab: April Boxwalla Beauty Review

I’ll go ahead and spoil this whole review by saying that this box is one of the best ones yet curated by Boxwalla. I know it’s a cliche statement (and every blogger is most likely using this same phrase, albeit TRUE!), but I swear that each box keeps getting better and better with their selection of plant-based skincare. This one marries everything that I appreciate in a skincare product: science backed ingredients with clinical effectiveness, beneficial herbs, sleek and sturdy packaging, and a founder that strives to bring only the best to their customers. This April, Boxwalla reunites us with Twelve Beauty.

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