A Collector of Seeds: February Boxwalla Beauty Review | VOTARY

It feels like a strange time to post about products considering the seriousness of this pandemic and job losses happening at the moment (and with my own personal pain), but if you guys feel the way that I do, beauty blogs and Instagram scrolling (in addition to intense home cleaning) have been a helpful way to take my mind off of things. In the midst of what’s going on, I lost my father rather tragically and unexpectedly to a non-virus related health condition during the same week my state issued a stay at home order. I’m thankful to have the time that we had with him in the 5 days he was in the hospital, because the day after he passed, the hospital restricted visitation due to the virus as my state is becoming one of the epicenters. Talk about timing. It’s been hard to make sense of anything while dealing with two painful situations at once – life feels unreal and I’m pretty sure we are in the upside down right now.

I hope this blog finds you all safe and healthy and that it serves as a nice distraction in some way from the stress and scariness of it all. Let me know, how are you guys TRULY doing? Let’s chat <3.

Themed “A Collector of Seeds“, Boxwalla’s February Beauty Box* is all about the power of seeds and showcases two full-size products from British-branded Votary’s Super Seed line including their Super Seed Facial Oil ($110 retail value) and Super Seed Nutrient Cream ($102 retail value). The Super Seed line is formulated with seed oils for sensitive skin types and those dealing with inflammation, redness and more. I regret to inform you all that this box is currently sold out in their One-Time box selection, but if you feel swayed to try these products I encourage you to check out Votary’s store! Also, Boxwalla is running a 20% off promotion on the rest of their One-Time box offerings – check out the bottom of this post for more information.

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My AM Skincare Routine + Products in Rotation – 08.2019

Hello, friends! I can’t remember the last time I shared a look into what my skincare routines look like so I thought it’d be fun to overview my AM and PM skincare routines + collections this week. I like to switch up the skincare I’m using on an as-needed basis so my routines do change day to day/week to week, and the routine I share today might not even be what I use tomorrow, but it’s a general idea of the kind of minimal routines I have been using.

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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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December Boxwalla Beauty – A Brief History of Timeless Things

Nothing makes you realize how fast time flies by like receiving subscription boxes! In this case it’s bi-monthly, but I can’t believe I’ve been trying out and reviewing the Boxwalla beauty boxes for one whole year now. Today, I’m bringing you their final beauty box of 2017!

Themed “A Brief History of Timeless Things“, the December Beauty Box* ($134 value) features 3 products, each a portal to travel through time and space, with ingredients that have been a part of ancient cultures. December’s excellent beauty product selection includes a golden sun-infused facial oil from Lepaar, a lotion-y eye serum from Dafna’s Skincare, and custom size coconut wax-based candle from Rebel & Mercury. Each of these products tells stories that began at least 5000 years ago. The last beauty box featuring H is for Love was my absolute favorite of this year, but this one is hotly coming in second. I’m a sucker for rich green beauty luxuries and I was really excited to experience new-to-me brands this go-round.

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My Experience with The Ordinary… So Far!

A little over 2 months ago I placed my first purchase with The Ordinary and I’m ready to break down my thoughts and experiences with the products I’ve tried so far!

I saw “The Ordinary” name exploding everywhere but I had no idea what this brand was all about until I saw their incredibly affordable price points. I immediately turned to Insta and asked if the prices were real, and down the rabbit hole I went! After some research and getting to know the brand and their ethos inside and out, I went ahead and purchased a handful of items that I both needed and was curious to try.

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