Orglamix Glam Box: September 2016 Moroccan Hammam + 25% Off

To help fight off the Mondays, I thought I’d post today with one of my favorite subs: Orglamix Glam Box.  It’s always full of fun beauty surprises.  If you’d like to try out a box for yourself use the coupon code VEGAN to save 25%.

The September box had a theme of “Moroccan Hammam”.  “Inspired by the traditional hammam sequence, this ritual succession has been practiced for nearly one thousand years to heal, detoxify and relax the whole body.”
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How cool does that sound?  This sub always brings interesting themes.  Now enough chatter let’s get to the goods.
To start the packaging on this one is adorbs.  Seriously, there are really itty bitty dried roses in the crinkle paper.  We’ve already won and we haven’t even started yet.
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Rhassoul Body Clay
(Mask)
(Estimated Retail: $10.00)
Description: ”Rhassoul clay is treasured by Moroccan women for its skin firming power, this mineral-rich body clay mask absorbs excess water and oil, allowing skin to tighten and feel firmer as it dries.  The firming clay helps tighten the skin with Rhassoul clay.  It also makes a great facial cleanser and purifying mask, especially for individuals with sensitive skin.  After 4 weeks, skin feels firmer, tight and smoother.  For hair, it helps regulate sebum imbalances, fights flakes and will leave your hair soft and shining…Origin Kingdom of Morocco: quarry mined, sun dried and untreated.”
Verdict:  Hit!
I don’t think I’ve tried this type of mask before and I can’t recall having one that works for so many different purposes.  The instructions say to mix it with your preferred liquid so it seems like it can have a ton of beauty applications.  This will definitely be a lot of fun to experiment with!

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Botanical Facial
(Steam)
(Estimated Retail: $15.00)
Description: “A gorgeous bouquet of vibrant balancing, soothing and reparative botanicals for deep down pore purification and cellular hydration.”
Verdict:  Like
The instructions say you add this to boiling water and then put a towel over your face to make a steam tent.  I’ve never used anything like this at home, so it should be fun to try out.

fig perfume
Marrakesh Fig solid perfume
(Estimated Retail: $7.50)
Description: “The sun is at its peak.  The famous fig tree comes in a different guise, fuity and warmed till white-hot by a mist of cedar.  Without being too overpowering this fragrance will become a fall favorite. It’s wonderfully imaginative take on a classic fig. “
Verdict: Love!
I love, love, love Orglamix’s solid perfumes.  They never give me headaches and always smell amazing.  This one has a fresh, fruity scent that transitions nicely from Summer to Fall.

argan-oil
Moroccan Argan Oil (Treatment)

(Estimated Retail: $19.00)
Description: ”Native to Morocco, Argan Oil is often called ‘liquid gold’…it absorbs quickly to soften and smooth dry skin and hair.  Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, the multitasking formula contains astonish healing, condition, and anti-aging properties to create a nourished, youthful-looking complexion….”
Verdict:
Hit/Gift!
Moroccan Oil is a must have in any beauty cabinet.  You can use it in a million different ways or just add some drops to your favorite products to add some extra moisture.  I actually have a big bottle of Argan Oil currently in my cabinet so I think I’m going to end up giving this one as a gift.

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Moroccan Rose mineral lip + cheek tint

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: “This 100% natural, ingenious lipstick and blush-in-one proves to be irresistible. This versatile favorite brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent color.  Tap onto cheeks and press onto lips.  The sheer tint adds an inherent glow to the cheeks while lips bloom with fresh, radiant color.”
Verdict: Where have you been all my life?
This color works so well on my skin tone. It has this really cool shimmer tone that compliments my skin so well. It gives that kind of dewy glow that so many makeup products talk about, but can’t seem to deliver.  I’ve used this as a cheek stain and a lip product and I love both applications.  It also works great layered over other lipsticks.  This is hands down my favorite product of the box and one of my fave products of the year.

EXTRA!
tea
Tea

Description: “A delightful and exotic blend of green tea and mints (spearmint + peppermint) with a hint of lemon and freshly cut lemongrass for a fragrant, refreshing and aromatic tea.  It is a superb drink hot or iced.  Try it Moroccan style, sweetened with sugar.”
Verdict:  Like!
Since this product had no price tag, I’m considering it a nice little bonus extra.  Moroccan tea is a perfect complement to the beauty regimen this box highlights.  Imagine sipping your tea as you relax and enjoy a clay mask.

OVERALL
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Verdict:
Love!
As usual, Orglamix delivered a fun compelling box with an unusual theme.  I got some new treatments I haven’t tried before plus some makeup I adore.    I received this box for free but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00.  The estimated retail value (based on the included card and excluding the tea) came out to $69.50.  I think this box was a great value at $29.  Just the lip/cheek tint and the Argan oil would have come out to more than that.  Every month Orglamix makes me smile and their boxes always feel special and like someone put a ton of care into their creation.  If you’re interested in natural beauty products this the box for you.

 THE BACKSTORY
Orglamix delivers healthy beauty delivered to your door every month.

Healthy, natural beauty, doesn’t have to be boring! When you sign up for Orglamix, every month you will receive a 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods + a $10.00 Gift Card to orglamix.com. For every box sold, we donate a meal to orphaned children in need.

Cost:
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00

Coupons: USE CODE VEGAN – FOR 25% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX
Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for the Orlgamix.com site.

Orglamix Glam Box: August 2016 Vitamin Sea + 25% Off

Today I have one of my favorite subs: Orglamix Glam Box.  It always has an awesome surprise.  If you’d like to try out a box for yourself use the coupon code VEGAN to save 25%.

Now let’s see what came in the August Box
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Our theme is “Vitamin Sea” and as a sucker for everything “ocean” oriented I was excited right from the start.

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Seaweed Elixir Mask
(Estimated Retail: $7.00; $28 for 2 oz Full Size)
Description: ”Use this mask for balanced, dewy, glowing + nourished skin.  Use alone as a spot treatment = facial treatment to balance + calm irritated skin, as well as tighten , hourish and tone all skin types….This mask is soothing, rich and deeply healing to any and all skin types.  It is gentle and safe enough for daily use.”
Verdict:  Hit!
Maybe it’s that I’m a natural redhead and have a kinship to mermaids, but I love all ocean-related and inspired beauty products.  I’ve promised myself a home spa day soon and I think I’ll be using this mask.

serum
Ocean Mineral Serum

(Estimated Retail: $32.00)
Description: “A symphony of healing herbs, restorative plant and flower compounds, and our proprietary ocean mineral complex, sea water extract in a super concentrated bio-available delivery system.  MSM will act as a natural and healing solvent to drive the active ingredients deep into the skin for superior efficacy.”
Verdict:  Hit!
There are a lot of fancy science words in the description of this product and I’ll admit I have no real idea what a “bio available delivery system” actually is, but I love trying out serums so I’m happy with this.

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Sea Salt Shimmer Hair Spray
(Estimated Retail: $8.00)
Description: “Ocean Mist Sea Salt Shimmer Hair Spray adds texture, gentle waves and a touch of shimmer to hair—imparting life and volume.  Organic aloe vera gel and organic sea kelp extract add moisture and light hold to hair, but won’t leave your main feeling crunchy.  The mix of organic essential oils creates a dreamy beachy scent that lingers on hair.“
Verdict: Love for the Product/Miss for the Packaging
I use sea salt sprays regularly and I was so so so excited to a see a shimmering version.  I figured this would be wonderful for summer evenings out.  The only problem was I couldn’t get the bottle sprayer to work–at all.  Try as I might, the thing just wouldn’t spray.  I have another small sea salt spray that is almost finished and once it’s done I’ll  transfer this product over.  I just wish it had worked from the start.

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Mermaid Tears mineral whip cream

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: ”Warning: you’re going to be dipping your fingers in this pot all day long.  The color payoff is ridiculous and the chic, saturated shades can be layered or mixed to create your own unique signature color or ombre combination.  These lasting shades can also be used as a base to improve the hold of any other eye shadows.”
Verdict:
Better than all the whoozits and what-its galore!
This is absolutely gorgeous and feels amazing on.  I know it’s a bold color, but it’s so flattering for me and it’s nice to get something that stands out from the usual neutral palettes so many beauty boxes want to send.  I wore it out for the first time to dinner for a girl’s night and got hit on, now it’s probably not because of this eyeshadow, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt.

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Ocean Potion seaweed detox soak

(Estimated Retail: $5.00)
Description: “Turn your into a makeshift ocean with sea salt, blue green algae and seaweed the key to this detoxifying bath.  This amazing soak contains over 80 essential minerals + freshly harvested organic bladderwrack seaweed powder to bright experience of a traditional Irish spa experience to your home without the mess!  Combined, tense ingredients help condition skin by increasing moisture and nourishment levels, helping to ease muscle tension and soreness and relax both body and mind.”
Verdict:  Hit!
Doesn’t bladderwrack seaweed powder sound like something from an RPG?  I’m a sucker for fancy names.  I’m saving this for when I get access to a decent tub.  As I’m currently working my way through the hell process of buying my own home, I should hopefully have one sooner rather than later.

sea-salt-scrub
Beach Bum Sea Salt Scrub

(Estimated Retail: $9.00)
Description: “Reveal your bikini body!  Grains of salt deliver a gentle scrubbing sensation that sloughs off rough, dry skin from shoulders to heel.  The tropical, beachy scent imparts a cool, fresh feeling over skin for a welcome pick-me-up just the thing to jumpstart your morning or refresh after a long day. Skin is buffed to perfection and ready to glow!”
Verdict:  Like!
I use sea salt scrubs regularly and have a giant jar of Sabon’s body scrub sitting in my shower.  That jar is finally getting near empty so this one will take it’s place.  If you don’t regularly use body scrubs in your shower routine, I recommend adding them in.  They really makes a difference in how soft and fresh your skin feels.

OVERALL
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Verdict:
Love!
I adored the theme of this box and loved the variety of items.  There was skincare for your face and body, makeup, hair product – it covered all the bases.  I’ll use every item in this box and I would have probably purchased the shimmer spray and the eyeshadow if I’d seen them in a store.  I received this box for free but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00.  The estimated retail value (based on the included card) came out to $79.00.  I think this box was a steal at $29.00.  Every month Orglamix manages to send me something unexpected that I love.  If you’re interested in natural beauty products definitely give this sub a try.

 THE BACKSTORY
Orglamix delivers healthy beauty delivered to your door every month.

Healthy, natural beauty, doesn’t have to be boring! When you sign up for Orglamix, every month you will receive a 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods + a $10.00 Gift Card to orglamix.com. For every box sold, we donate a meal to orphaned children in need.

Cost:
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00

Coupons: USE CODE VEGAN – FOR 25% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX
Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for the Orglamix.com site.

Orglamix Glam Box: July 2016 Giveaway! & 25% Off

To celebrate the holiday weekend, I decided to hang onto that last bit of summer with a super special post.  Not only do I have a review of the July 2016 Orglamix Glam Box but an awesome giveaway where you could win your very own July box.
Even if you aren’t the lucky winner you can save 25% on your first box by using the coupon code VEGAN.
(Jump down below for all the juicy details.)

Now let’s see what July brought us:
Open Box
Our theme is “Hello, Sunshine”:

Splash Mask
Splash Mask – energy yellow citrus
(Estimated Retail: $14.00)
Description: ”The perfect wake-me-up for tired skin An innovative way to mask, this citrus-infused liquid treatment is applied in the shower to reveal smooth, glowing skin.”
Verdict:  Intrigued!
According to the card you spray this on your face in the shower and it “reveals smoother skin and leaves the face feeling refreshed and glowing.  It’s formulated with a lactic acid blend and enriched with botanical extracts.”  I love citrus and I’ve never tried a mask quite like this one, which makes it all the more fun to receive.

Rise & Shine
Rice + Shine Essential Oil Rollerball

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: “Drained? Try this vigorous, aromatic shower featuring invigorating essential oils. A great way to wake up for the day; this refreshing blend is especially effective in the midst of a strenuous work week, to combat yesterday’s fatigue and prepare for today’s challenges. Rise + Shine helps awaken your body and stimulate your mind so you can get things done. Apply this blend early and often throughout the day to stimulate energy, movement and vitality. Try it instead of (or with) your 3:00 PM java fix for an afternoon lift!”
Verdict:  Love!
These essential oil rollerballs are amazing for me because unlike perfumes they don’t give me headaches.  I adore citrus so I think I’ll be using this quite a lot.  I imagine it will be a nice pick me up in the winter went I want to remember what warm sunshine was like.

Sponge
Beauty Blender Spiral twist
(Estimated Retail: $10.00)
Description: “The unique shape of this latex-free spiral sponge provides a comfortable grip while applying and blending foundation, concealer or skincare products.  The contours and ridges of the sponge allow for precise application in hard to reach areas.  Can be used wet for sheer coverage and dry for heavier coverage.“
Verdict: Hit!
I use these types of sponges daily with my CC cream.  I’ve never tried one with this spiral shape and I’d be interested to see if it makes a difference in application.

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Banane mineral retouching powder:

(Estimated Retail: $21.00)
Description: ”A 100% natural, silky, skin-correcting powder that helps to bright and even out skintone and discolorations.  Give skin an airbrushed look while reducing the look of dark spots, fine lines, redness and other imperfections.  It tones down redness in light to medium.  Suitable for all skin types, Retouching Powder is formulated with plant-based ingredient and natural mineral powders, which work to soothe and clam the skin while absorbing excess surface oils to reduce shine.”
Verdict:
Houston we have a problem
I love the idea of this, but unfortunately this color is just not at all for me.  It leans very warm and on my skin it ends up looking like I spilled some paprika on myself.  For folks that have warmer undertones or a darker complexion I think this one might work better.

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Happy Sparkle Sunshine Vibes mineral eyeshadow

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: “Sunshine Vibes give the perfect amount of shimmer when applied dry for a trip to the beach or brunch, y et morphs into a smoldering eyeshadow when applied wet—perfect for hot summer nights.”
Verdict:  Hit!
Would I pick this eyeshadow out myself?  Probably not.  But it’s very pretty and a lot of fun. It’s definitely one of those products I have to experiment with but I feel like it would work really well in light doses layered over other shades.  Like most of the products in the monthly subscription this one is Limited Edition, but I linked to a similar mineral eyeshadow on their site for comparison.

OVERALL
Orglamix July 2016
Verdict:
Like, with a small “but”
I thought the sunshine, summer feel of the box was spot on and I liked the unique mask and the addition of a beauty blender tool.  My only problem was with the retouching powder.  It didn’t work for me and it’s had the highest retail value in the box.  I feel like if it’s a complexion based item, it probably shouldn’t make up so much of the box’s value.  That being said,
I received this box for free, but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00.  Even excluding the retouching powder I thought this was still a solid value.  The estimated retail  (based on the included card) came out to $75.00, excluding the retouching powder, it’s still $54.  With the high cost of natural, vegan beauty products this box is still a cost effective way to try out new products, even if one of them is a miss.

Now let’s get to the fun FREE stuff!
Drumroll please…..
GIVEAWAY! – UPDATED
This contest is now closed.  Thank you to everyone for participating!
I’ll announce the winner a soon as I’ve confirmed a mailing address!
The Winner is….siegalpaula!
CONGRATULATIONS!

One lucky reader will win their very own July 2016 Orglamix Glam Box!
Orglamix July 2016
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 THE BACKSTORY
Orglamix delivers healthy beauty delivered to your door every month.

Healthy, natural beauty, doesn’t have to be boring! When you sign up for Orglamix, every month you will receive a 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods + a $10.00 Gift Card to orglamix.com. For every box sold, we donate a meal to orphaned children in need.

Cost:
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00

Coupons: USE CODE VEGAN – FOR 25% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX
Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for the Orlgmaix.com site.

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Orglamix Glam Box: June 2016 & 25% Off Coupon Code!

For Manic Monday, I figured a little pampering might be apropos, so I’ve got my June 2016 Orglamix Glam Box review today.  This sub features fabulous vegan, cruelty free beauty and is always a ton of fun so let’s dive in.  (To save 25% on your first box, use coupon code VEGAN.)

Our theme is Farmers’ Market:
Open Box

Blueberry Water
Micellar Water Blueberry

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”If you’ve ever been backstage at Fashion Week, you’ll notice all the makeup artists using this cleansing water….It dissolves any traces of makeup even waterproof) quickly and efficiently…It’s s perfect for travel as an in-flight face savior, a camping trip hero, a teen or tween helper – or pretty much the perfect solution for any skin area in need of feeling clean and refreshed.”
Verdict:  Love!
Micellar water is all the rage.  It’s a type of cleansing water that is gentle and dissolves makeup easily.  This smells ah-ma-zing and does a great job of removing dirt.  My routine is to use an oil cleanser to get off all my makeup (goodbye winged liner) and then follow with a toner or cleansing water spritzed onto a cotton pad and wiped onto my face.  This fit perfectly into my routine and I loved how fresh it felt.  Definitely a winner.

Aloe Jelly
Aloe Jelly Cucumber + Cranberry
(Estimated Retail 2 oz: $62.00)
Description: “This little wonder is perfect for use after the sun exposure, shaving, waxing and cosmetic treatments as it soothes the skin with a mixture of Cucumber Distillate, Aloe Vera and antioxidant rich Cranberry Seed Oil.  This concoction treats sensible skin that reacts easily and soothes irritation and inflammation.  It’s fast absorbing, never sticky, and provides a lightly moisturizing cool gel sensation.  The clean cucumber scent is crisp and delightful.  It’s wonderfully effective during hot summer months!  Keep handy (or chill in the fridge) for use on sun burnt skin. It provides effective relief form minor burns, skin irritations, insect bites, chafing, itching, dry skin.  Perfect as a hydrating or calming mask, under eye gel and facial or body moisturizers.  This ultra-healing, oil-free product can sol be used after shaving or waxing to soothe, leaving your skin healed, sealed and nicely nourished. “
Verdict: Love!
Aloe is amazing for irritated or injured skin and this is absolutely perfect for applying if you’ve gotten a sunburn, or even if your skin just needs a little pick me up after a long day outside.  The cucumber scent is so light and lovely and just right for summer.  As someone who gets attacked by mosquitoes, I’m definitely going to try this on my insect bites and see if it stops my incessant itching.

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Strawberry Jam pure Mineral Blush

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: ”Behold, the most-wanted blush to swirl on this season: Strawberry Jam.  The pure mineral powder comes in a true pink shade with a hint of shimmer that’s universally flattering to all complexions for a just-pinched rosy look.”
Verdict: On the Fence
A strawberry blush sounds amazing, but this seems a touch too sparkly for my taste (I prefer matte).  I do think it’s pretty though so I’m definitely going to experiment with it.

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Juicy Peach pure mineral eyeshadow

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”Just in time for the bright heat of summer.  Go for a subtle wash over your lids or a shot of color along your lashline.  Juicy Peach is the perfect nude eyeshadow that goes with every look.”
Verdict: Hit!
This shade blends into my skin to give a shimmery hint of color.  I think it’s going to look fabulous with a cat eye for a touch of summer evening glam.

Perfume
Perfume Palette – Fresh picked fruit

(Estimated Retail: $21.00)
Description: “Inventing your own custom fragrance is at your fingertips—litearlly.  Just blend these solid perfumes or wear alone to create a fragrance that is truly and uniquely your own.  Prepared in small batches and hand-poured so the fragrances are fresh and aromatic when they arrive at your door.  Each blending palette contains 3 solid perfumes, and are exceptionally light—not cloying.  While hard to find solid perfumes are a top request because they’re long lasting, spill-proof, and easy to carry in a purse, carry-on or suitcase.”
Scents:
Fresh Picked Apple (green): Crisp apples just picked sweetness of Mother Nature’s Best!
– Fresh Picked Blackberry: Freshly harvested blackberries bursting with aroma.
Fresh Picked Watermelon (Pink): Sugary slices of fresh watermelon invoke feelings of warm sunshine and backyard barbeques.  True slices of summer!

Verdict:  J’ADORE!
This is my not only my favorite item in the box, but one of my favorite items I’ve gotten in any box all year.  If you read at all you know perfumes are mostly a miss with me because I’m super sensitive, but these are wonderful.  I love that you can blend the different scents or wear each individually. I adore solid perfumes and wish we’d see more of them in mainstream beauty.  They are versatile, last forever, and for some reason don’t bother my allergies half as much as regular perfumes.  Solid perfumes also offer a great commuter trick – ever been stuck on the bus or train with someone who’s, how shall we say, not so fresh?  If you’ve got a solid perfume you can rub a little above your lip (right under your nose) and voila the world is a much better smelling place.   This is like a little jar of magic.  Seriously.

OVERALL
June 2016 Orglamix Box
Verdict:
Awesome-sauce with a side of fruit.
My Orglamix boxes just keep getting better and better.  This is my fave so far.  The theme was right on the money and the products are unique and I will use all of them.  I love how natural and fresh all the products feel (and smell).  These are all specially made for this box, but I’m hoping that Orglamix gets them up on their site soon, because you all deserve to try out that perfume palette.  When I could find a similar product I included a link for you.

I received this box for free, but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00 and that’s an amazing value for what you receive. This box is a perfect getaway kit – grab your favorite gloss and mascara plus the June Orglamix box and you’ve got all the beauty products you need for a summer weekend .

THE BACKSTORY
Orglamix delivers healthy beauty delivered to your door every month.

Healthy, natural beauty, doesn’t have to be boring! When you sign up for Orglamix, every month you will receive a 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods + a $10.00 Gift Card to orglamix.com. For every box sold, we donate a meal to orphaned children in need.

Cost:
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00

Coupons: USE CODE VEGAN – FOR 25% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX
Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for the Orlgmaix.com site.

 

Orglamix Glam Box: May 2016 – Coupon Code & Giveaway!

UPDATE – There was a little confusion on the prices listed on the cards, so I’ve updated my review to correct them!
UPDATE 2 – CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Today I’ve not only got a review of the fabulous vegan, cruelty free, Orglamix Glam Box but an awesome giveaway where you could win your very own May box. (To save 25% on your first box, use coupon code VEGAN.) Jump down below for all the juicy details.

Now let’s get to the gorgeous:
Open Box
Our theme is May Flowers:
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Necklace & Oil Open Necklace
Aromatherapy Diffuser Necklace
(Estimated Retail: $26.00)
Description: ”Diffuse your favorite essential oils everywhere you go!  This beautiful aromatherapy pendant necklace looks great and gives you the benefit of using essential oils without carrying and reapplying through the day.  To us, simply open the locket and drop 1 drop of your favorite essential oil onto the included felt pad.  You can replace the pad to switch oils, or when it becomes worn.”
Peace + Calm Essential Oil

(Estimated Retail: $6.00)
Description: “Peace &Calm essential oil is a gentle sweet blend of Ylang, Ylang, Geranium Lavender, Rosewood & Wild Orange. With a comforting, floral aroma, this oil creates a relaxing environment that’s especially great for home with children. You’ll love that you can use this oil for your children’s bedtime and then for yourself for a moment of quiet after the house has settled down.”
Verdict:  Love!
You know I get a lot of sub boxes, and I’ve never received anything like this.  Not only can you use essential oils on the little pad, but I tried it with my favorite perfume and it worked just as well. This is a fabulous alternative for folks with sensitive skin that loves scents – you can wear a perfume or an oil and not actually have it touch your skin.  You can also customize the color that peeks through the necklace by adding your own felt pad.  As for the oil included, it didn’t give me a headache (which is a miracle) and I found it quite pleasant. Normally I’m not a fan of Ylang Ylang, but it’s balanced out by the orange.

Glycolic Rose Peel
Glycolic Rose Peel + Mask
(Estimated Retail 2 oz: $62.00; .5 oz size included: $15.00)
Description: “This two-in-one treatment peel and mask diminishes dark spots and provides instant radiance in as little as 3 minutes.  It contains an array of powerful active ingredients – Rosa Damascena and glycolic acid-that work together to brighten, lighten, and create an even, luminous complexion.  This revitalizing peel smells of fresh roses.  With 10% glycolic acid, it is not meant for sensitive skin.“
Verdict:  Like
Peels scare me a bit and I always feel better trying them when it’s a natural product.  This states it’s not for sensitive skin but I have successfully used glycolic peels before so I do plan to try it out. The pamphlet comes with detailed instructions.  The only reason I’m giving this a “like” instead of a “hit” is because folks with more sensitive skin wouldn’t be able to use this and could miss out on one item in their box.

ShadowsSwatches
Pure Mineral Eyeshadows:

Pink Peony

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”Pink Peony is an invitation to grace.  Luminous and subtle, it inspires and evokes a unique facet.  The shade exudes an immediate and incredible freshness, leaving behind a soft trail of shimmer. Wear it alone for everyday or pair with the Cranberry Rose and Creeping Violet for a charmingly rich look.”
Cranberry Rose
(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”A light balance of sweet and tart.  Lovely pink rose bus surrounded by sweet shimmer and tart cranberry make this eyeshadow both feminine and romantic.  A wonderful look for afternoon or evening.”
Creeping Violet
(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”Creeping violet descends into a hidden labyrinth, where decadent purple gives way to darker pleasures.  Three violet tones dance with exotic shimmer and mulberry wine for creamy depth. Use as eyeshadow or mix with a few drops of water and line eyes for a seductive and enticing look.”
Verdict:
 Love!
These colors all work together and definitely fit the Flowers theme.  I love the Peony shade.  It blends in well with my skintone and works so well layered with tons of different eyeshadow colors.  The other two shades are really lovely and I definitely need to experiment with the Violet.  With my pale skin and blue undertones, purple can sometimes make me look like I was punched in the face, so I need to tread carefully.  The color is amazing though and I think it would be gorgeous on folks with darker skin.

Rose Butter Balm
Fresh Rose Butter Balm

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: “Fresh Rose Butter Balm delivers intense 24-hour moisture for normal to dry skin.  A dense, concentrated balm made with exotic Rosa damascene absolute. This soothing balm made with coconut and rose oils delivers soothing hydration wherever you need it. With its concentrated formula, a little goes a long way for petal soft skin.  Suggested Usage: apply to lips, cuticles, or even heels.  Dab on lightly over makeup to give cheeks a healthy glow.”
Verdict:  LOVE!
This is my absolute favorite item in the box.  The rose scent is natural and light. The butter balm is super hydrating, but not greasy and heavy like balms can sometimes be.  This is perfect for getting your feet ready for sandal weather.

OVERALL
Orglamix May 2016
Verdict:
Love!
The products in this box all felt perfect for Spring.  The scents were natural, light and appealing, the colors were lovely and there was a great variety including the unusual necklace. This was definitely a well curated box, and I think most subscribers would love it.  I couldn’t find any of these items on the Orglamix site yet so subscribers are also getting access to exclusive shades and products.

I received this box for free, but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00 and I thought that was an incredible value.  The estimated retail value (based on the included card) came out to $101.00.   Natural, vegan beauty products can be pricey so the value you are getting is awesome, and that’s before you factor in the creativity and exclusive items, so $29 seems like a really great deal.

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 THE BACKSTORY
Orglamix delivers healthy beauty delivered to your door every month.

Healthy, natural beauty, doesn’t have to be boring! When you sign up for Orglamix, every month you will receive a 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods + a $10.00 Gift Card to orglamix.com. For every box sold, we donate a meal to orphaned children in need.

Cost:
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00

Coupons: USE CODE VEGAN – FOR 25% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX
Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for the Orlgmaix.com site.

Orglamix Glam Box: March 2016

Want your beauty products to be beautiful in more than one way?  Check out Orglamix Glam Box which features vegan, cruelty free and natural beauty products.  For every box sold, they also donate a meal to orphaned children in need.  Who can say no to a box of makeup that helps make the world a little better?

The Orglamix Glam box costs $29.00 for a monthly subscription, with discounts for prepaying.  It comes with 4 – 6 products and a $10.00 gift card for use on orglamix.com.

Now let’s dive in.
Open Box

Oil
Lucky Chick Essential Oil Rollerball

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: A blend of bright, whimsical essential oils for good luck. Packed with a potent pampering to make you feel like a lucky chick. When you need good things to happen yesterday!   The best spots to apply it? For maximum benefits, apply generously, rolling on in a circular motion to pulse points. Inhale deeply after each application. Reapply frequently throughout the day.  Blended from 100% pure and natural, steam-distilled peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus and wintergreen essential oils known to attract good luck and protect against environmental threats. With its unique aroma, Lucky Chick offers a fragrant, natural, and effective alternative to nurture and balance emotions. Therapeutic grade.”
Verdict:  Hit!
Apparently luck smells like mint and herbs.  I’m not usually into aromatherapy because I’m sensitive to scents, but I applied this one when my allergies were acting up a bit to see if the mint would help me feel a little better and it actually did.  The oil also rolls really smoothly from the applicator which isn’t always the case with this type of packaging.  If you want to try out aromatherapy or already love it, give this brand a shot.

Lip Balm
Lime Aromatherapy Balm

(Estimated Retail: $6.50)
Description: “Aromatherapy Balm glides smoothly across your lips to create a protective barrier of active botanicals that lock in moisture and promote a firm and supple texture.  Organic coconut oil, candellila wax and sweet almond oil leave lips feeling soft and supple while peptides increase elasticity.  Natural aroma of lime provides a sweet and aromatic finish.  (This balm contains a small amount of lime essential oil.  Although the natural ingredients in our balm provide some sunscreen protection, lime essential oil can make skin more sensitive to prolonged sun exposure.).”
Verdict:  Miss
Unfortunately I didn’t find this balm very hydrating and the lime oil additive means you shouldn’t wear it in the sun, so for a pale redhead like me, it’s not a great option.  It’s not a available on the Orglamix site so it was probably a special addition for March. (I went ahead and linked to their other balms).  Ithink I’d really like some of their other flavors including Hot Apple Cider and Red Velvet.

Lip Scrub
Shamrock Shake Lip scrub

(Estimated Retail: $12.00)
Description: ”Shamrock Shake lip polishing sugar scrub buffs away dead and flaking skin with natural sugars suspended in a blend of natural emollients to leave skin supple and smooth and perfectly prepared for dressing up with color or going comfortably au natural.  A refreshing hint of sweet minty flavor is a delicious bonus.”
Verdict:  Like!
This was obviously a special for St. Patrick’s day so it’s not up on the Orglamix site.  It did have a lovely smell and the texture seemed just right for a scrub.  Unfortunately I didn’t close the lid quite tight enough so it dried out before I could try it out (cue sad face).  I thought it was a fun, seasonally appropriate item that had a great spa vibe to it.

THE EYE ASSORTMENT
Eye Products Swatches
Eye-rish + Limerick

(Estimated Retail: $12.00 each)
Description: ”This high-tech formula creates a glittering wave of sequin-like sparkle, leaving your eyes glistening like jewels.  The perfect blend of pigment and pearl delivers a weightless feel on the eye, leaving lids glamorous and glowing.”
Verdict:  Hit!
Mineral eyeshadows are wonderful for blending and these went on smoothly.  I loved these seasonal shades (first two swatches above – from left to right) and think they’ll look great with my coloring.  Limerick is a bit more of a highlight color, while Eye-rish is much better for every day.  I know I’ll have a lot of fun with these.

Pot of Gold glitter pigment
(Estimated Retail: $10.00)
Description: A versatile glitter makeup for the face and body…A little bit goes a long way. Just pat on the skin with a wet brush for a long-lasting effect.”
Verdict:  Not for everyone, but cool
This is obviously not something you wear every day unless you’re Katy Perry or a stripper, but it’s still way cool.  This is an item reserved for special occasions and Halloween, but it applied pretty easily and is a lot of fun.  Since the box was full of other practical items, I feel like this was a fun addition and fitting of Orglamix’s St. Patrick’s Day theme.  I couldn’t find this particular version on the Orglamix site, but there are lots of other glitter pigments.  I used the retail price on the included card, since the other pigments are priced a bit higher.

Catch a leprechaun
Catch a Leprechaun

(Estimated Retail: $18.00)
Description: ”This silky smooth cream formula lets you go sheer, dramatic or anywhere in between for depth and color that lasts. Infused with coconut and avocado oils to help soothe the sensitive eye area and minimize the look of lines and wrinkles.”
Verdict:  LOVE!
This is my absolute favorite item in the box.  I love cream shadow/liner combos but they can dry out and get hard to apply and it’s actually hard to find colors that appeal to me.  This shade is really funky – a great bronzey brown-green-gold amalgamation that I think would look great on just about every skin tone (swatch above on the far right).  You can layer it for more color and combined with my eye primer it had great staying power.  It also feels good on your lids, which is probably due to the coconut and avocado oils.  Like most of the items this appears to be specially made for this box.

OVERALL
March Orglamix 2016
Verdict:
Love!
I received this box for free, but the regular month-to-month price is $29.00 and I thought that was a great value for the products you received.  If you purchased these all from the Orglamix site they’d be $88.50 and that’s excluding the fact that many of them seem to be limited edition.  Natural beauty products tend to be pricier than regular ones and it can be hard to find brands and items you like.  This box gave a nice mix of practical and fun items that fit the box theme.  It had a sense of playfulness that was very appealing–plus each box you buy helps feed a hungry child so it’s just a win-win all around.

If you are looking for vegan, cruelty free makeup that’s a lot of fun, checkout the Orglamix Glam Box.

How important are natural cruelty free products in your beauty routine?
Are you an all natural girl, trying to slowly add in more natural products, or are you equal opportunity for all kinds of glam?

THE BACKSTORY
Orglamix delivers healthy beauty delivered to your door every month.

Healthy, natural beauty, doesn’t have to be boring! When you sign up for Orglamix, every month you will receive a 4-6 expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural & sustainable, cruelty-free goods + a $10.00 Gift Card to orglamix.com. For every box sold, we donate a meal to orphaned children in need.

Cost:
Month to Month: $29.00
6 Month Prepay: $169.00
12 Month Prepay: $289.00

Coupons: Each Month comes with a $10 gift card for  Orlgmaix.com.