April 2014 Conscious Box Review

Hi Loves!

I hope everyone is enjoying their week! 🙂

I wanted to do something new and this my first time doing  a subscription box review. I previously signed up for the Conscious Box a few weeks ago. Thanks to Facebook! haha they had a sponsored advertisement mentioning that I could get my first month free just pay the shipping fee which was about $5. There’s two available options

1. The Taster- monthly samples

2. The Plus-with more samples and a few full size premium product

There’s also 3 different varieties: Classic, Vegan or Gluten Free.

I’ll show you guys what I received in my box! 🙂

ECOVER Dishwasher Tablets:

  • Contains: 2 free automatic dishwasher tablets. Power, effective cleaning. *Phosphate and chlorine free *Biodegradable * Not tested on animals.
  • www.Ecover.com

Sadly  I don’t own a dishwasher so I’ll probably give this away to a friend or a family member who has one! 😦

ecover dishwashing

 

Plum Kid Fruit and Veggie Shreddz:

  • Chewy and organic healthy kids snack *Made with real fruit and veggies *Perfect lunchbox snack
  • www.plumorganics.com

Even though I don’t have any children,it’s a great snack for any age.

plum kids sherdz

 

Weleda Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner:

  • Certified Natural Hair Care
  • Oat Replenished Shampoo: With it’s delicate scent, this shampoo smoothes the hair’s surface, and reduces breakage and split ends and improves suppleness.
  • Oat Replenishing Conditioner: With it’s delicate scent, this conditioner smoothes hair’s surface, adds moisture and restores the hair’s natural resillence.
  • www.weleda.com

weleda

 

Annie’s Homegrown Bunnies:

  • Whole Grain Graham Snacks *No Artificial flavors, synthetic colors or synthetic preservatives *8g of Whole Grains
  • www.Annies.com

annies organix

 

Crystal Body Deodorant Towelettes:

  • No Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Parabens, Phthalates, or Fragrnace *Prevents Body Odor all day *Leaves no white residue on skin *Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist Tested, Non-sticky, Non-staining
  • Available at CVS stores and CVS.com
  • www.thecrystal.com

I personally love any type of deodorant towelettes. It’s a great way to get refreshed when you’re on the go, either at work, the gym or traveling. Not too strong of a scent and does the job right!
crystal deodorants

Allimax 100% Allicin Capsules:

  • A garlic powder capsule that is odor controlled *Maintenance One capsule daily *Certified Bio-Active *Scientifically tested *Supports Your Body’s Natural Defenses *Combats: athelets foot, arthritis, bites, C-Difficile, Colds, Eczema, Flu, Diarrhea, Nail fungus, Wounds, Fungal infections, Viral infections
  • www.allimax.us

allimax

Spatone pur Absorb Iron:

  • Feeling tired/fatigued? Take this by itself or dilute it in half a cup of fruit juice or water. *Don’t use grape juice *Gentle daily iron provider *Easily absorbed and gentle on your stomach *100% Natural Liquid Iron Supplement
  • Clinically proven high absorption *less side effects *no additives *gentle dose *convenient
  • www.purAbsorb.com

spatone iron

Nordic Naturals Omega Boost:

  •  525mg Omega-3s in just 1 teaspoon * Dietary Supplement for Heart, Brain and Immune System *Creamy, delicious mango flavor the whole family will love *Fast absorption for a tasty boost of Omega-3s
  • www.nordicnaturals.com

omge boost

Raw Rev 1o0 Bar:

  • Non GMO Project Verified *Kosher *Vegan *Dairy-free *Vegetarian *Gluten-free *Organic
  • ingredients: organic cashews, organic sunflower seeds, organic dates *organic agave nectar, organic spirulina powder and organic sprouted flax seed.
  • www.rawrev.com

raw rev

When I first saw this, I was a bit intimidated due to seeing it green. However, after I did try it, I loved it! It’s not too sweet, healthy and it does fill you up. I like the fact that they do have cashews, sunflower seed kernels and dates.

I don’t have an exact picture of it because I was so intrigued that I ate it before I could take a picture of it!

Lastly, I received a Serengetee Fabric Swatch.

fabric swatch

My Verdict:

I honestly wouldn’t order another Conscious Box just because I can’t use all of the products I received. I did like Annie’s Bunny Grahams, the Raw Rev 100 bar, the Crystal towelettes, and the Weleda shampoo and conditioner.

 **”Go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” -Maya Angelou  

 

 

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Gunilla of Sweden Nutrient Rich Body Lotion Review

Hey loves!

So sorry for the long wait in my posts! I just started my last semester of college and it’s already overwhelming.

I was given the Gunilla of Sweden Hydro-Organic Skin Care Nutrient Rich Body Lotion to try and review and have been playing with it for quite a long time now.  I have to admit I love it! But before I tell you why, I just want to give you guys the run down about this special product; its not like your average normal body lotion.

Lets take a look at the name brand lotion when you break apart the ingredients:

Name Brand Body Lotions

*70% is water: No nutrients, No Healing Vitamins

*10% Mineral Oil “Pore Clogging”

*5% Animal products “Lanolin”

*5% Harsh Preservatives

*10% Synthetic Fillers & Emollients

ABC-> Active Botanical Content is 0% (that can’t be good, right?)

Now lets look at the :

Gunilla’s Aloe Based Nutrient Rich Body Lotion 

*65% Organic Aloe: anti-inflammatory and proven to heal skin better than many prescription drugs

*12% Organic Pomegranate, Strawberry

*3% Natural Preservatives and Emollients

ABC-> Active Botanical Content is 77%(way higher thanthe name brand)

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The sad thing is that people want to buy the high end brands because they think since they’re paying lots of money for it, that it’s the real deal. But in reality, its quite the opposite. I’m not saying that I think people shouldn’t buy high end brands, I mean we all do it, I would just say not to buy so much.

The name brand body lotions as you can see has lots of different ingredients but none are natural, they’re mostly chemicals.

My Opinion:

The packaging label is adorable in my opinion. Its an oval shaped sticker with the border being gold.

logo sweden

It smells like the beach to be honest. Like aloe and a little fruity. Its really soothing and makes your skin baby soft. I tried it when I had a sunburn and it felt like one of those after sun creams. It really helped with my sunburn! I was sunburned on my shoulders and put the lotion on twice a day, it was gone within a week but then it start peeling. Long story short, I used it twice a day and the peeling wasn’t all that bad from my experiences.

It’s 12.8 fl oz (380 mL) for the price of $25. Not bad at all!

Here’s a link to anyone who is interested about it.

http://www.gunillaofsweden.com/

Recap: Its an organic, cruelty free body lotion made with more aloe than water. Dermatologist tested, no parabens, sulfates, dyes, petrochemicals and harsh irritants. 100% Organic Pure Aloe Based

sweden product