OSMIA ORGANICS Haul: Lip Doctor + Soap Samples!

This year I honored Earth Day by placing my first ever order with Osmia Organics! I happened to catch their Instagram stories where founder Sarah Villafranco mentioned they plant two trees for every order on Earth Day, upping their year-round practice of planting one tree for every order placed. It’s such a neat gesture and business practice and I thought I’d take the Earth Day opportunity and finally grab a few things I’ve been wanting to try.

In this mini haul I grabbed the fan favorite Lip Doctor lip balm and a few samples including their Purely Simple Face Cream, Black Clay Facial Soap, and Pumpkin Facial Soap. Osmia kindly included two additional samples of their Oh So Detox Soap and Adzuki Nourishing Mask.

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From the Earth, Slowly: December Boxwalla Beauty Review | LEPAAR

I’m posting this review a lot later than I intended, but website issues love to get in the way of making things happen!

Also, this blog reached its 4 year anniversary this week! If you’ve stuck around with me for this long and still find my reviews informative and enjoyable, I must say thank you for reading and supporting this hobby of mine! I know that my posts are fewer in between these days, but I truthfully don’t have as much content to post because I don’t test and purchase as many products as I used to. I’ve settled into a groove of what I like, I’m more aware of what my skin likes and doesn’t like, and I try to have moments with consistency although that doesn’t usually last. I’m incredibly grateful and appreciative of the brands that still send me PR products to test (I’m in disbelief about it to this day, it feels like a small mark of success!) like Boxwalla has. This December box marks my 3 years that I have been reviewing the ever excellent Boxwalla beauty boxes and I’m eager to see what curations Lavanya has in store for 2020.

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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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LOVE GOODLY Feb/March 2018 Eco-Luxe Beauty Box

Happy February all! Today I’m excited to share with you Love Goodly’s latest edition of their beauty box (in this case, it includes a yummy snack too!). In addition to some very delicious popcorn, Love Goodly is delivering a fruit enzyme scrub from Mychelle, a lash/brow serum, an AHA exfoliator, lip balm, and a wonderful eye cream, all for just $29.95.

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The New Skin Collection by Selah, Be

You might remember me gushing earlier this year about the Selah, Be Body Butters (they remain my fave body butter to date) which at the time were the only products in the Selah line. When the brand founder (and guru of sorts, I might say) Shenaye announced over the summer that she would be making some new skincare additions to the line I had a mini-heart attack dreaming up what amazing products she could possibly create. During the process she kept followers up to date through email and also reached out for feedback getting a feel for what her general fan base was in to and was not in to. Things like this definitely create loyal customers and it’s a beautiful thing when the person creating the amazing products is as equally amazing and receptive and connected to their fans.

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