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February 2018

Product Reviews, Subscription Boxes

GOODBEING FEBRUARY 2018

Goodbeing

Every month the Goodbeing box, formerly known as Goodebox, has so many healthy beauty, natural wellness + good living products in every box.  Just check out all of my previous reviews for January, December and November.

So how does all this work you ask?

Just choose a box type and plan, the Beauty or Lifestyle box.  The Beauty box contains all beauty, featuring body & hair care, skincare, nail color, beauty elixirs/serums, even beauty accessories and more.  The Lifestyle box includes a combination of beauty, lifestyle, wellness, supplements, superfoods and non-toxic lifestyle goods.  They have a monthly plan or pre-paid plan that saves money.

The Goodbeing Standard for the Lifestyle and Beauty box is $24.95 USD/Box or Prepaid 6 Month Plan $21.99 USD/Box ($131.95 every renewal):

  • Average value of $40-$50, varies each month and for member to member
  • Receive 4-5 items per month, full size, deluxe and samples
  • PICK your products:  you get to choose 1-2 items in your box with this subscription or you can opt to have the entire box be a surprise.
    • Love this!  This way you know you will always get at least 2 products you really wanted.

Mini Goodbeing $9.95 USD/Box or Annual Plan $8.95 USD/Box ($107.40 every renewal):

  • Average value $15-$20
  • Receive 2 items every month, either 2 travel size or a full size and deluxe size

Then fill out a detailed member profile.  This is how you get a personalized box, as well as picking your own products with the Goodbeing Standard membership.

Then use all your goodies.  Such a great way to find out what products you like.  Remember we are all different, what works for me may not work for you.  This is why subscription boxes are one of my favorite ways to test quality natural products without having to buy the full size only to find out the product isn’t for me.

Every Goodbeing box also comes with information cards with details about the products, cost and value of the products.  Plus a beautiful quote and Member Only Discounts on the other side.

Plus for the month of February you can receive the following bonuses:

Offer #1:  Receive or Give a bonus trio ($99 value) with any new 6-month Standard Gift Membership or 6-Month Standard Regular Membership.  USE CODE:  DARLING

Offer #2:  Receive or Give a 5 piece bonus gift wt ($84 value) with any new 6-Month Standard Gift Membership or 6=Month Standard Membership.  USE CODE:  HEART

Offer #3:  Receive or Give a Lyesksa Facial Cleanser ($38 value) with any new regular Standard Gift Membership or Standard Regular Membership.  USE CODE:  LOVELY

SEE Goodbeing for more details about these amazing deals.

Now let’s see everything inside my February Goodbeing box that was sent for my review:

Orglamix Lip & Cheek Gelee Full Size $18 in Heliotrope:

Love multi-tasking products and this one is for Lips & Cheeks.  Such a pretty plume color with a light shimmer.  This beautiful shade was made exclusively for Goodbeing, along with Peony and Zinnia that other subscribers may have received.  Leaves lips soft and smooth.  Plus long lasting and can layer for more color.

ReChoc Cocoalte Supplement 3 $3.75/Full Size$24.95:

Yummy chocolate that is good for me?  Yes please.  These are so good and are a bonus for Valentine’s Day.  Dark Chocolate with nutritional benefits.  Just eat one piece a day for a chocolate fix with resveratrol to promote wellbeing and longevity.  Have you tried?  Definitely, helps my dark chocolate daily need.

Z Skin Neck Firming Cream Full Size $19:

I think we all know, especially us more mature women, how delicate the chest and neck area is.  These are areas I’m afraid I ignored in my younger years so this was one of my picks.  This cream has SPF 4 and developed to support thee neck and chest areas to give youthful elasticity and hydration.

A white cream/lotion that goes on leaving skin hydrated.  I really like that there is a SPF too.  Simple to use, made with safer ingredients, and affordable too!  Where was this product in my twenties?

Mindful Zebra Detox Frankincense Clay Bath $8/Full Size $36:

Do you love taking a bath?  I guess the question should be do you have time to take a bath?  I adore a warm bath, especially in the winter.  Adding this blend of bentonite clay and Dead Sea salt was so lovely.  Plus the aroma of frankincense and myth really helped relax me.  It is a very light scent and leaves skin soft.

The Bentonite clay helps to remove toxins from the skin.  The frankincense and myrrh helps to calm the mind.  Just added a little to my bath, allowing the Detox Clay Bath to disolve for a moment.  Plus loved this sample has enough product for a few baths.

Pangea Organics Brazilian Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish Travel Size $7/Full Size $28:

This was my second pick for my customized February Goodbeing box.  Made with organic brown sugar and sea salt, organic cocoa and shea butters.  The scrub provided gentle exfoliation and left skin feeling super soft, not greasy.

Good Medicine Beauty Lab Steaming Stones Sweet Surrender Body Oil Travel Size $12/Full Size $22:

 

This body oil has a earthy smell with sweet grasses, juniper, blue cypress, desert sage and tobacco.  Made to ease emotional and physical stress.  The scent is pretty strong and earthy at first, but then blends in.  I like to apply a little to my body after a shower while my skin is still damp.  I usually prefer tropical scents, however, during the winter months it is fun to change to a bolder, lusty aroma.

Bottom Line

I’m always impressed with the quality and quantity of natural and wellness products included in Goodbeing box.  If you’ve thought about joining or gifting the Goodbeing box to someone special, now is the time with all their February bonuses.

To subscribe click here to receive a FREE BONUS ITEM in your first box.

“In a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.”

~Caroline Caldwell

XO

Cynthia 

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  GPB received this box for review, all opinions are my own.  Affiliate link included]

Product Reviews, Subscription Boxes

GOODBEING JANUARY 2018

Loving the monthly Goodbeing box, formerly known as Goodebox.  Such a great way to start 2018 with lots of natural goodies.

If you’re looking for a way to discover healthy beauty, personal care and wellness products and get to pick 1-2 products then Goodbeing is a box you should look into.  Check out my previous review of the November 2017 box, December 2017,  and other review here.  They have a few options to choose from, starting as low as $9.95 a month (what a deal).

Members choose a box type and plan, the Beauty or Lifestyle box.  The Beauty box contains all beauty, featuring body & hair care, skincare, nail color, beauty elixirs/serums, even beauty accessories and more.  The Lifestyle box includes a combination of beauty, lifestyle, wellness, supplements, superfoods and non-toxic lifestyle goods.  They have  a monthly plan or pre-paid plan that saves money.

The Goodbeing Standard for the Lifestyle and Beauty box is $24.95 USD/Box or Prepaid 6 Month Plan $21.99 USD/Box ($131.95 every renewal):

  • Average value of $40-$50, varies each month and for member to member
  • Receive 4-5 items per month, full size, deluxe and samples
  • PICK your products:  you get to choose 1-2 items in your box with this subscription or you can opt to have the entire box be a surprise.
    • Love this!  This way you know you will always get at least 2 products you really wanted.

Mini Goodbeing $9.95 USD/Box or Annual Plan $8.95 USD/Box ($107.40 every renewal):

  • Average value $15-$20
  • Receive 2 items every month, either 2 travel size or a full size and deluxe size

Members fill out a detailed member profile.  This is how you get a personalized box, as well as picking your own products with the Goodbeing Standard membership (love picking my own products, how about you?)

Lastly have fun using all your goodies.

If you want to subscribe please use my affiliate link here for a FREE BONUS item in your first box.

Every Goodbeing Box comes with information cards with details about the products, cost and value included in the box.  Plus Members get discount codes for the products featured.

Now let’s get to my January Goodbeing box that was gifted for my review (thank you):

AILA Cosmetics Nail Polish Full Size $14 in “Mister Pookies”$14

How about the name?  So fun!  Plus, the color is gorgeous, a pretty steel grey with purple undetones.  This was one of my monthly picks and so happy I was able to customize my Goodbeing box with a winter nail polish.

This nail lacquer is free of 11 toxins that are usually found in conventional formulas.  Made without parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, dubiety phthalate, toluene, triphenyl phosphate, xylene, bismuth oxychloride, and ethyl tosylamide.

I applied two coats and was chip free for a almost a week.  One of my favorite items in the box.

AILA Cosmetics 3-1 Soy-Based Nail Color Remover, Nail & Cuticle Treatment 1 Cloth $1:

This is so convenient to take off nail polish.  This little package can be taken on trips or in your bag for those nail polish mishaps or chips.  A plant-based remover cloth that removes nail polish without leaving a film or that smell of acetone (yuck).  It takes off nail polish and leaves skin and cuticles soft and conditioned with Vitamins A, C & E.

Just take out of the package, leave on nail for about 5 seconds then gently wipe back and forth then see no more nail polish.

So good!  Might have to use a little more rubbing than conventional removers but it doesn’t have all the harmful ingredients.  I need to get me some more of these.  To see more about AILA 3-1 remover check out my review.

Elanveda All Sinus Essintial Oil Formula 5 ml/$10:

So needed right now.  I’ve been searching for a natural way to help with my sinuses and this really helps me.  This has a roller ball application.  Just massage oil onto nasal passage 3-4 times a day as needed.  Can also be added to boiling water as a steam or to a humidifier.

Made with natural ingredients like eucalyptus, Camphor Lemongrass & Rosemary Verbenone oils.

Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser Full Size $28:

Hello lemon and lavender.  Such a lovely fresh clean scent.  Reminds me of summer.  Has a nice lather, comes out like a liquid soap and leaves skin super clean and soft.  Plus, every purchase will assist in PETA’s groundbreaking work to stop animal abuse and suffering.

Previse DermApothecary Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub Travel Size $11.25 (Full Size 2 oz. $45)

Exfoliation with a light weight mousse.  It is a blend of jojoba botanical extracts and fossilized marine algae for a gentle exfoliation.  Made with natural and organic ingredients.  Not all the nasty and harsh exfoliating ingredients like conventional products.

I just applied a little warm water to my face, then a squirt of the scrub, gentle massage and then washed off with water.  My face felt super soft and had a nice glow.

Stinkbug Organics Natural Deodorant Travel Size $3.95 (Full Size $7.99):

Always like receiving travel size stick deodorants in subscription boxes that are made with natural ingredients.  This deodorant has Non-GMO cornstarch, made with organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, and baking- soda.  The texture is soft and goes on smooth.

Bottom Line

I truly like that I can pick 2 of my products every month.  Plus the variety of natural beauty and lifestyle products are always so good.  My favorite items in my January box had to be the AILA nail lacquer and cloth remover, but everything else was so good too.  What was your favorite?

If you want to subscribe please use my link here to get a FREE BONUS ITEM in your first box.

“And now we welcome the new year.  Full of things that have never been.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Xo

Cynthia

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  GPB received this box for review, all opinions are my own.  Affiliate link included]

Information

AU NATURALE DAY OF LOVE SALE

 

Happy Valentine’s Day or Love Day!!!  Just wanted to pass on this amazing sale that is happening today from one of my all time favorite green beauty brands Au Naturale Cosmetics.  Have you tried anything from them yet?

I love everything they make, pigmented, gorgeous colors, they perform, last, and they are made with clean ingredients.

Au Naturale is more that just a clean- make-up brand:

  • Support pressure on Washington DC to get us stricter laws for more transparency in cosmetics.  The #CleanBeautyRevolution see more information here.
  • All natural and mineral based
  • PETA Certified Vegan and Cruelty-Free
  • High performing cosmetics, check out my Guide to Au Naturale Cosmetics with Teri Miyahira Beauty
  • Designed for women of all colors

Au Naturale Valentine’s Day Sale 14 for $14 includes:

  1. Crushed Bloom lip gloss
  2. Pink Champagne blush
  3. Sweetheart multi-stick
  4. Bliss eye come stick
  5. Dark Opal eye powder
  6. Ballet fine powder eyeshadow
  7. Shiraz creme eyeshadow
  8. Spanish Rose Lipstick
  9. Innocence lipstick
  10. Passionfruit lip gloss
  11. Nudist lip gloss
  12. Kissed Powder Bronzer
  13. Moon Dust Pure Powder Highlighter
  14. Amethyst Eye Liner

Bottom Line

You can’t go wrong with anything from Au Naturale Cosmetics.  Now is a great time to try their clean beauty products or stock up.  Are you getting anything?

HAPPY LOVE DAY!!!!

“Love yourself.  It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.

~Jenn Proske

XO

Cynthia

Green Passion Beauty

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Product Reviews, Subscription Boxes

PETIT VOUR JANUARY 2018


Petit Vour

Way to start 2018 off right with the Petit Vour box full of cruelty-free beauty.  The monthly box is only $18 a month or as low as $15 a month with a yearly membership.  Every box is expertly curated and free from animal testing, animal ingredients and harmful toxins.

Petit Vour “peh-tee-vohr”

“Is a Frenglish word derived from French confectionary “petit four.”  A petit vour is a small, cruelty-free luxury-non-toxic, vegan, and ethically made.  Petit Vour boxes contain a selection of such things and are curated for the modern, ethical woman.”

How it works:

  • Each box contains 4-5 cruelty free beauty products every month.  May contain travel, deluxe or full- size products
  • Typical value $45-$60 monthly
  • Each box includes a variety of products, from hair care, make-up, body and skin care
  • Curated to match personalized profile
  • Cruelty free, non-toxic products, plant based products
  • Boxes ship in batches, between the 10th-20th of the month
  • Get 400 PV pont or $4 when you rate the items from that month’s box
  • Once you try/test the products they can be purchased in the Petit Vour on-line shop
  • Every box includes an information card with details about the products featured, a beautiful picture/inspiring words, and may include discounts or free products with purchase.

To see my last review go here.  Thank you Petit Vour for sending me this box to review.

So let’s get to it.

We Love Eyes Tea Tree Eyelid & Eyelash Foaming Cleanser Full Size $20

Already more than the price of the box.  This is a foam cleanser, just a few pumps works.

I don’t wear tons of make-up, but use this when I wear my usual make-up (mascara and eyeshadow).  This can also be used to clean false lashes too.

How to use:

  • shake well
  • use 2 pumps on clean fingertips
  • close eyes and apply, gently rub onto eyelids and eyelashes
  • rinse with water- I like to use warm water, then follow with my all over face cleanser and then towel dry.

Andalou Naturals Vitamin C Brightening Facial Mask $5

This a face mask that gives a quick boost.  You might look a little funny or scary according to my daughter (see pic below), but great for a spa day at home or before a big event.

To apply, gently unfold the sheet mask, place the soft, fiber side on clean dry face.  Adjust the eyes, mouth, nose openings.  Try to relax, not to answer the door with mask on, and take off in about 10-20 minutes (or when you feel ready).  I like to apply the extra product in the package to my face after I’m done with sheet mask.  My skin felt so soft and radiant after I used the mask.  Plus these are affordable and come in a variety of masks for your skin care preference.

Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Face Oil Deluxe Sample $15.20

This facial oil absorbs fast and makes skin feel soft.  It is great for all skin types, especially shall we say it, mature skin (that’s mine).

Made with potent essential oils and natural plant extracts such as Frankincense to rejuvenate and firm and rose to smooth skin’s appearance.  I like to apply a little drop to my hands and take in the beautiful rose earthy smell.  So lovely.

Tip:  have too many face oils use this for aromatherapy, or on hands/feet for some extra softness.

K Voss NYC Cinnamon Lip Plumper Full Size $18

Wow!  You can smell the cinnamon in this little glass jar.  It is a lip balm and lip plumper.  Made with coconut, almond and olive oil and pure cinnamon.  However, when I applied the balm my lips felt like they were on fire and I had to take it off right away.  I gave it one more try and applied it after lipstick, but it was still too hot for me.  Although, it didn’t work for me, it might work for someone else, remember not all products are for everyone.  You may love it.  What did you think?

Bottom Line

For me, Petit Vour always delivers a great box, especially for the price.  The All About Eyes already covered the cost of the box, so everything else was a bonus for me.  Although, I couldn’t wear the lip balm because it was just too hot for my lips, I really liked all the other products in the January box.

What did you think of the January box?  Please share in comments.  Thanks

If you want to subscribe click here.

“And now we welcome the new year.  Full of things that have never been.”

~Rainer Maria Rilke

XO

Cynthia

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  GPB received this box as an ambassador, all opinions are my own.  Contains my affiliate links]