Now What?! — January 30, 2018

Now What?!

IMG_4860Once you have finished taking your shower, it is crucial that you take the time to “pamper” your skin and hair. the better and healthier both your skin and your hair will be.

Since a post-shower routine is so important in maintaining the health of your hair and skin, let’s talk about the things that you should take the time to do right after your shower…

 

 1.  Hair…It is important to take care of your hair while it is wet because this is when your hair is most likely to fall out.

The heat of the hair dryer can be a great enemy to the health of your hair. So let your hair air dry naturally if possible, at least partially…(more on this later)…

Comb a nourishing leave-in conditioner or detangler gently through your hair, using a wide-toothed comb…(never a brush)…

 

2.  Moisturizers…Warm water may be relaxing, but hot water and steam also leave your skin super dry after showering. For this reason, it is important to always apply a good moisturizer once you get out of the shower.

 

3.  Serums and Oils….Hot showers leave the pores of your skin open, so this is the best time to apply of these skincare products and solutions to allow them to be more completely absorbed.

Wrap Up Your Really, Really Relaxing Shower with a Really, Really Regal Bathrobe — January 26, 2018

Wrap Up Your Really, Really Relaxing Shower with a Really, Really Regal Bathrobe

IMG_4702-0Another important “me-time” luxury that you will want to have close at hand once you step out of the shower is a bathrobe that you could definitely live in…or do actually wish that you could live in…

So why not reward yourself with a bathrobe that will feel like a true indulgence and smart investment every single time you put it on.

Here are a few luxury bathrobes worth checking out..

1. Del Rossa Hooded Bathrobe

  • Colors Available…purple, black, chocolate brown, navy blue, steel gray, burgundy
  • Fabric…100% authentic Turkish cotton terry cloth
  • Price…$75

2.  L.L. Bean Terry Cloth Robe

  1. Colors Available…dark raspberry, dawn, pebble gray, white
  2. Fabric…Turkish terry cloth
  3. Price…$79

  
3.  Parachute Classic Bathrobe

  • Colors Available…white, stone
  • Fabric…100% long-staple Turkish cotton
  • Price…$99

  

    4.  Pottery Barn Faux Fur Bathrobe

    • Colors Available…Caramel Ombre
    • Fabric…100% plush polyester
    • Price…$129 (currently on sale for $103)

      

    5.  Restoration Hardware Sayon Silk Bathrobe

    • Colors Available…natural, gray, wine
    • Fabric…100% mulberry silk
    • Price…$165
    8 Best Cruelty-Free OTBC Facial Cleansers — January 19, 2018

    8 Best Cruelty-Free OTBC Facial Cleansers

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    For those of us without the time initiative to make our own vegan cleansers, there are several OTBC (over the beauty counter) options available, such as…

     

    1,  100% PURE: Matcha Green Tea Cleansing Foam

    • Best for…those with oily and sensitive skin
    • Ingredients…aloe, rosewater, coconut oil, and so forth…
    • Price…$35

     

    2. Alba Botanica ACNEdote Deep Pore Wash

    • Availability…Target, Sprouts
    • Best for…skin that is prone to breakouts and blackheads,
    • Ingredients…ground walnut shell, oil-free salicylic acid, aloe, chamomile
    • Price…$7

     

    3.  Christina Moss Organic Face Wash

    • Best for…very sensitive Akin
    • Ingredients…coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower seed oil, aloe vera juice, shea butter, rosemary essential oil
    • Price…$23

     

    4.  Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash

    • Availability…Sprouts
    • Best for…combination skin
    • Ingredients…castile soap, coconut oil, tea tree oil,….
    • Price…$10

     

    5.  Naturopathica Aloe Cleaning Gel

    • Best for…perfect for all skin types
    • Ingredients…over 50% aloe vera, coconut oil, lavender flower, rose oil
    • Price…$36

     

    6.  Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash

    • Availability…Target, Sprouts, Ulta
    • Best for…all skin types
    • Ingredients…sea algae extract, coconut water, papaya extracts
    • Price…$10

     

    7.  SW Basics Cleanser

    • Availability…Target
    • Best for…people with sensitive, acne-prone, and problem skin
    • Ingredients…rosewater, tea tree oil, vegetable glycerin
    • Price…$20

     

    8. Thesis Daily Harmony Face Wash

    • Availability…Whole Foods
    • Best for…those who struggle with very oily skin
    • Ingredients…lavender…aloe vera…tea tree, geranium, petitgrain, peppermint, and eucalyptus extracts
    • Price…$20
    Vegan Face Wash Recipes — January 17, 2018

    Vegan Face Wash Recipes

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    Every woman, regardless of skin type should attempt to find the perfect facial cleanser—one that leaves her skin feeling clean and soft, combats the dirt and pollutants encountered during the day, does not cause skin irritation, gently cleanses skin without stripping it of beneficial oils, removes makeup, and prevents adult acne.

    Not only that, vegan women must also find a face wash that is 100% animal-friendly and cruelty-free.

    Fortunately there is a variety of options, including making your own cleanser or buying a cleanser from a known vegan  brand.

    One option in ensuring that the products that you use are cruelty-free and contains high-quality ingredients is to start creating such natural vegan skin care products yourself.

    Today let’s look at a few ingredients that can be used in vegan face wash washes, along with recipes for such vegan face washes.

    1.  Activated Charcoal

    • 1C coconut oil
    • 6 activated charcoal capsules
    • 2Tbsp baking soda
    • Essential oils (5 drops lavender, 6 drops rosemary)

    2.  Chamomile

    • 1/4C castile soap
    • 1/4C brewed chamomile tea
    • 3/4tsp olive oil
    • Essential oil (6 drops essential oil of choice)

    3.  Coconut Oil

    • 1Tbsp coconut oil
    • 1tsp honey
    • Essential oils (3 drops tea tree, 2 drops lavender)

    4.  Lemon

    • 1Tbsp yogurt
    • 1tsp lemon juice
    • Essential oil (lemon)

    5.  Sugar

    • 1C brown sugar
    • 1C melted coconut oil
    • Essential oils of choice

    6.  Tea Tree Oil

    • 1/4C castor oil
    • 1/2C grapeseed oil
    • 1/4C jojoba oil
    • 15 drops tea tree oil
    Vegan Shaving Creams — January 8, 2018

    Vegan Shaving Creams

     

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    There are a number of excellent shaving creams that will meet the needs of even the choosiest vegan…great alternatives to the typical commercial brands that almost always contain many animal byproducts.

    Even though almost none of these vegan shaving creams can be found in the ordinary pressurized cans, there are several premium vegan shaving gels that work every bit as well as conventional creams.

    When shopping for a vegan shaving cream, there are many factors to consider. These include ingredients, scent, texture, and volume.

    1.  Ingredients…Choosing natural and organic ingredients is always a good idea because these products have no harsh chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic ingredients that might be absorbed into your skin.

    2.  Scent…The scent that you choose is simply a matter of personal preference,  but if you are going to use a scented shaving cream, you’re typically better off choosing a lighter, less noticeable fragrance…a shaving cream that contains essential oils, not whatever the heck the word “fragrance” might mean on the package.

    3.  Texture…If you are truly committed to doing your part to create and maintain a safer, cleaner planet, you will want to avoid typical foamy shaving creams. The chemicals, hydrocarbons, and compressed gases that are released when creating that foam have been shown to be unhealthy for our environment.

    4.  Volume…The amount of shaving cream that  you want to purchase at one time and the size of the shaving cream containers depends on many factors—travel regulations, desire to sample a new product without having to buy a large container you are never going to use, how often you take showers and shave, how many people will be using the product, and any savings that can be enjoyed by purchasing in bulk.

    Now for a few of the vegan shaving creams available…

     

    1.  100% Pure Seaweed Vegan Shaving Cream  

    • Fragrances Available…Pink Grapefruit
    • Ingredients…all-natural ingredients such as citrus essential oil
    • Price…$21  
    • Product Review…

    2.  Avalon Organics Cream Shave

    • Availability…Kroger, Sprouts, Whole Foods
    • Fragrances Available…Aloe, Peppermint, Lavender
    • Ingredients…vegan and cruelty free product that contains mostly organic ingredients such as organic peppermint essential oil
    • Price…$8
    • Product Review…

    3. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Soap

    • Availability…Walgreen’s, Target
    • Fragrances Available…Lavender, Lemongrass Lime, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Unscented
    • Ingredients…Dr. Bronner’s well-known pure-castile liquid soap base, and organic shikakai, the seed pods of the Acadia plant
    • Price…$9
    • Product Review…

    4. Kiss My Face Moisture Shave

    • Availability…just about every store across the US
    • Fragrances Available…Peaceful Patchouli, Pomegranate Grapefruit, Cool Mint, Key Lime, Lavender Shea, Green Tea & Bamboo, and Fragrance Free
    • Ingredients…antiseptic goldenseal and peppermint, arnica, orange flower, sage, soapwaort, lemon grass, vitamins A & E, and emollients olive oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera
    • Price…$8
    • Product Review
    • Product Review…
    Homemade Shaving Cream — January 5, 2018

    Homemade Shaving Cream

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    Our goal now is to make or purchase a fragrance-free, relatively inexpensive shaving cream that goes on smooth, leaves your legs moisturized without clogging up your razor, and nourishes and protects sensitive skin while helping you get a good, close shave.

    This recipe seems to be the most popular recipe for homemade shaving cream floating on the internet these days, and one well worth trying as we make the switch to organic and natural products.

     

    Homemade Shaving Cream…makes about 4-6oz

    • 1/3C coconut oil
    • 1/3C shea butter
    • 2Tbsp oil—olive, jojoba, sweet almond, or grapeseed
    • 2Tbsp liquid castile soap

    Melt shea butter and coconut oil over the lowest heat setting on the stove. Stir occasionally until fully melted. Add oil. Stir until fully blended. Remove from heat. Transfer mixture to a medium-sized jar. Refrigerate overnight or until solid. Remove from fridge into mixing bowl. Whip using a hand mixer or stand mixer for about four minutes. Add castile soap. Whip until fully combined. Spoon shaving cream into a glass jar with a lid. Store in a cool, dry place.

     

    Now let’s talk about the specific ingredients and why they are good for your skin.

    1.  Coconut Oil…Coconut oil is a great moisturizer that contains lots of anti-aging benefits and protects the skin from free radicals.

    2.  Raw Shea Butter…Raw shea butter is extremely moisturizing and provides immediate softness and smoothness. It is also a significant source of anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor promoting compounds.

    3.  Oil…There are several options available as far as the oil to use when making your shaving cream. These include…

    • Olive oil is great at preventing dry skin and contains moisturizing vitamin E.
    • Jojoba oil is great for combatting skin scarring, fatty tissues, and facial lines.
    • Sweet almond oil is great for dark circles.
    • Grapeseed oil is a great source of vitamin E and moisturizing fatty acids.

    4.  Liquid Castile Soap…Liquid castile soap is an all-natural chemical-free soap, and adding it to your shaving cream provides a bit of texture so that the shaving cream is more effective..

    5.  Essential Oils…There are also several options as to essential oils to add to your shaving cream. Popular essential oils to use include…

    • Lavender oil is a soothing oil that restores skin complexion, slows aging with its powerful antioxidants, and improves eczema and psoriasis.
    • Frankincense helps improve circulation, lowers symptoms of arthritis, and helps decrease muscle aches.
    • Tea tree oil is a good antiseptic if you should cut yourself.
    • Peppermint oil gives a cooling sensation.
    Razors — January 3, 2018

    Razors

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    All women…at least American women…want to have well-shaven, silky-smooth skin on their legs, armpits, and bikini area. And the best results almost always result from using the best razor for the job.

    Benefits of using a quality razor, as opposed to a cheaper razor, include saving you money in the long run, reducing the risk of skin irritation and razor burn, and giving you better results for your efforts.

    Electric razors, such as this Panasonic ES2207P Ladies Electric Shaver,  are another option for shaving. These razors reduce the risk of getting cuts, burns, and nicks. They are especially great for women with sensitive skin.

    Factors to consider when choosing the “perfect” razor include whether or not the razor comes into contact with your skin too much, if the razor creates a close enough shave, how much control you have over the razor so that you can avoid accidentally cutting yourself, and if there are conditioning and smoothing strips.

    These moistening and conditioning strips will moisten the area before the actual razor blades pass over the skin and help avoid any skin irritation that might result from shaving.

    There is much debate as to whether disposable or refillable razors are best. While disposable razors are a lot cheaper, they aren’t always a good value over refillable versions.

    Even though refillable razors are typically going to be more expensive than  disposable ones, they have a longer useful lifespan than disposable ones and cost less to replace. Refillable razors are also typically made with higher quality blades and handles.

    Personally I have found the best razors to buy are the Gillette Swirl HydroSilk, Gillette Venus Embrace, Schick Hydro Silk Trim Style Moisturizing Razor, and Gillette Fusion ProGlide.

    OTBC Vegan Body Scrubs — December 27, 2017

    OTBC Vegan Body Scrubs

    Selecting a cruelty-free vegan body scrub that both exfoliates excellently and moisturizes magnificently…but without harsh chemicals, preservatives, dyes, and fragrances and produced by a company that is making a conscious effort to respect the environment… can often seem impossible.

    The same can be said about most cosmetic and skincare product.

    But there are a few things to keep in mind as you shop..

     

    First of all, look for the Leaping Bunny Certification or the PETA Cruelty-Free Certification stampedon the back of the product next to the ingredient list.

    Next avoid products that contain animal by-products, such as…

    • Beta Carotene
    • Biotin
    • Carbamide
    • Cetyl Alcohol
    • Collagen
    • Glycerin
    • Lauric Acid
    • Myristic Acid
    • Oleic Acid
    • Palmitic Acid
    • Stearic Acid

    Finally check product labels for any other concerns you might have…such as silicones, preservatives, artificial dyes, fake fragrances, gluten, and GMOs.

    1.  100% Pure All Natural and Organic Body Scrub

    • Availability…(See list here)
    • Best for…moisturizing
    • Contains…shea butter, cocoa seed butter…grapeseed, acai, pomegranate, and apricot oils.
    • Fragrances…Coconut,  Vanilla Bean, French Lavender, Eucalyptus, Pink Grapefruit
    • Price…$36
    • Product Review…Makeup Alley

     

    2. Florida Salt Scrubs

    • Best for…damaged skin
    • Contains…coconut oil, all natural Atlantic sea salt crystals
    • Fragrances…Key Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Coconut, Coconut Mango, and Vanilla
    • Price…$30 for 24oz
    • Product Review…here

    3.  Giovanni Salt Scrub

    • Availability…Target, CVS, Whole Foods
    • Best for…sensitive skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis
    • Contains…lemongrass, crushed mint leaves, vitamin E, grapefruit, organic sea salt! and safflower seed oil
    • Fragrances…Cool Mint Lemonade. Hot Chocolate
    • Price…$6
    • Product Review…

     

    4.  Hugo Naturals

    • Availability…Whole Foods, Sprouts
    • Best for…acne and blackheads
    • Contains…Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, Himalayan Pink Salt, grapefruit extract, and calendula extract
    • Fragrances…Brown Sugar, Creamy Coconut, French Lavender, Grapefruit, Sea Fennel and Passionflower
    • Price…$13
    • Product Review…

    5.  Sibu Beauty

    • Best for…aging skin
    • Contains… sea buckthorn fruit extract, sea buckthorn oil, apricot seed oil, and aloe vera
    • Price…$25
    • Product Review…

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    Splish Splash…I Was Taking a Shower — November 19, 2017

    Splish Splash…I Was Taking a Shower

      
    Taking a shower has the ability to clear your head and relax your muscles as you start your day ahead….and should be both refreshing and relaxing.

    Although there’s really no wrong way to take a shower, there are several things to know in order to make the most of this time.

    The following tips will help take your everyday shower from ordinary to indulgent.

    Temperature

    Although a steaming hot shower can be a great way to warm up on cold mornings or unwind after a stressful workday, hot water can actually be bad for our bodies. Hot water strips the skin of its natural oils, can make common problems like eczema even worse, and damage the skin faster.

    Instead stick to a lukewarm, or cooler, shower.



      Time…

      Taking too long of a shower can actually remove much-needed moisture from the skin. This will leave your skin feeling dry and itchy.

      The shorter the shower, the better. Keep your shower time down to no more than five to ten minutes.


      Frequency…

      There is no hard-and-fast rule as to how often you should shower…but most of us can cut back to a few times a week. Just don’t cut back so much that you smell or risk having skin infections.

      Shampoo

      Washing your hair no more than two times a week should help maintain the natural oil production, while achieving moisture balance.

      Washing your hair too often can be drying, especially for anyone with gray hair or colored hair…Washing your hair too seldom can cause a buildup of oils that lead to flaking and redness.

      Always brush your hair before you get in the shower to work through any tangles. This will also help prevent clogged drains. After you shower, brush your hair again. Plastic vent brushes are best because they have multiple bristles.

      Put a quarter size amount of shampoo in your hands. Distribute theshampoo evenly throughout the hair, instead of simply pouring it on top of your head. Avoid using too much shampoo on your ends because they’re prone to dryness and brittleness.

      Make sure to get the nape of the neck, scalp, and roots because this is where dirt and oils usually collect. Scrub for a complete minute before rinsing.

      Conditioner

      Instead of using a regular conditioner, apply a deep conditioner once or twice a week. The heat and steam of the shower will help the deep conditioner penetrate hair strands.

      Apply the deep conditioner, oil-based serum, or simply olive oil to your hair immediately after rinsing the shampoo out. Leave this on while you wash the rest of your body. 

      Applying conditioner above your crown line will lead to grease and unnecessary oil production. Instead, focus on your roots first because this is the area that requires the most moisture and attention.

      Finally, wrapping your hair tightly in a towel can cause severe damage to your hair. Instead, gently squeeze out excess moisture with a cotton t-shirt or a dry towel. Pat hair dry, rubbing your hair too roughly can cause knots and frizz.


      Soap

      Soap contains surfactants, chemicals that attract both oil and water and that are able to bond with and remove the natural oils in your skin…leaving your skin feeling tight, dry, and itchy. 

      Use a creamy soap-free, water-based body wash or cleansing oil instead of drying soaps. These will moisturize with natural oils, without stripping your skin of its own. 

      Look for products labeled as “cleanser” instead of “soap.”

      Avoid shower gels and body washes with excessive lather. The more bubbles or lather a cleanser has, the more it strips your skin of its natural oils.

      Both Dove and Olay make excellent body wash products that strip fewer lipids and proteins from the skin, leav ing the skin better hydrated than most other body washes.

      Be sure to rinse the soap completely off of your body. Not properly rinsing soap off can cause skin irritation and dryness. Harsh cleansers can be irritating if left on the skin, because of the chemicals and fragrance these soaps contain.


      Face


      Doing a mask in the shower is great because the steam from the shower opens your pores and allows the nutrients and vitamins to actually be absorbed into your skin much more easily.

      A gel-based mask is better than a creamy version. Although the mask is still emollient, it will not  slide off your wet skin

      Masks should only be applied before washing your face, not after. Washing your face both before and after a mask may be too drying for many skin types.

      Anything applied after a shower will be more rapidly absorbed and may cause breakouts. Instead, apply a moisturizer after your shower to add back and seal in moisture.

      Exfoliating

      The biggest mistake people make is responding to dry, flaking skin with harsh exfoliation. Actually exfoliating more than twice a week can actually irritate your skin.
      There are three different levels of exfoliation…

      The first level involves simply adding a bit of raw sugar or iodized sea salt to your loofah along with your normal body wash.

      The second option is to buy a sugar scrub or make your own.

      For example, try this homemade coffee sugar scrub. This scrub has so many benefits. The coffee beans reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. The cinnamon acts as a drying agent, can help clear your acne, and helps bring blood and nutrients to the skin’s surface. The coconut oil acts a moisturizer, and helps slow down the process of your skin aging.

          

        Homemade Coffee Cinnamon Scrub
        1/2C ground coffee
        1/2C used coffee grounds
        1C sugar
        1/2C coconut oil
        tsp cinnamon

        A third option is dry brushing. Dry brushing involves stroking from your feet upward with a natural-bristle brush for three to five minutes before stepping into the shower. 

        This improves circulation, stimulates skin cells, flushes toxins surrounding these cells, and sloughs off dull, dead skin cells. 

                  Feet

                   Giving your feet a good scrub while you are in the shower will help you avoid foot fungus or bacteria.Be sure to (Actually you should take the time every day to thoroughly wash your feet with mild soap and thoroughly dry them every day.)

                  Rub any conditioner that is left on your hands after you condition your hair onto the heels of your feet and into your toenails.

                  Shaving

                  Shave at the end of your shower so that the hairs are already damp and soft and that the pores are already opened. This will allow you to get the closest shav and reduce your chances of getting an ingrown hair.

                  Consider swapping traditional shaving cream for a hydrating shaving oil.

                  Make sure the water is warm, not scalding hot. Scalding hot water will cause your follicles to swell and your hairs to be more likely to break before they can be removed.

                  Drying Off

                  How you dry off is just as important as how you shower.
                  Rubbing your skin vigorously with a towel can cause irritation, leave you itchy, and make dry skin get even worse. 

                  Instead pat yourself dry. This leaves some water on the skin, which can be sealed in with moisturizer after each shower.
                  Be sure to dry certain areas-any skin folds, between your toes, in the groin area, and under your arms-in order to prevent rashes and infections.

                  Moisturizer

                   if you don’t moisturize your skin right after your shower, you can be doing your skin a great disservice. Applying moisturizer to freshly-showered skin maximizes its absorption.

                  Applying a thick all-over layer of moisturizer right after lightly patting skin dry, even when you’re still damp, will lock the water into the skin and protect the epidermal barrier. Moisturizing while the shower door is still closed will help your skin absorb the product 

                  People with dry skin should try a cream moisturizer instead of lotion. Look for a cream containing ceramide or alpha-hydroxy acid. 

                  Look for a fragrance-free cream or lotion with humectants, such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which actually attract water vapor to the skin’s surface and promote its absorption. 

                  Loofah

                   Always wash the loofah thoroughly and wring it out. Store it in a dry place, not in your shower.

                  When you use a loofah, dead skin cells become lodged in the nooks. These dead skin cells become a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and yeast. Never share your loofah for this reason.Allow your loofah to dry completely between uses. This is the best way to keep your loofah clean. 

                  Replace your loofah frequently, at least once a month. 

                    10 Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription Boxes  — November 17, 2017

                    10 Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription Boxes 

                        

                    We have all heard time and time again that choosing organic foods and beauty products would be doing yourself and the planet a great deal of good….about as many times as we heard our moms tell us that we need to eat all the food on our plates because there are starving kids in China.

                      But how many of us have been taught about organic foods and beauty products when we were growing up in the Deep South…and how many of us have the time to actually study organic foods and beauty products now…

                        Perhaps subscription boxes can provide the crash course that many of us need in order to fight the growing health concerns that more and more of us are having in regards to chemically-produced makeup.

                          Organic subscription boxes can introduce women like you and me to those certified-organic skincare products that best cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturize our skin without using any of these noxious artificial chemicals or additives. 

                            
                          1.  Bare Bliss Box

                          • What it will cost you…$49.99
                          • What you will get…four to six samples
                          • What others like you are saying…

                              

                            2.  Glowing Beets

                            • What it will cost you… $29.95 per month
                            • What you will get…three or four deluxe-sized samples or full-size beauty products 
                            • What others like you are saying…Review

                              

                            3.  Good Being Box

                            • What it will cost you… $21 per month
                            • What you will get…a mix of full and deluxe size samples customized to your profile
                            • What others like you are saying…Review

                              

                            4.  Honest Beauty

                            • What it will cost you…$50 per month
                            • What you will get…three full-size items 
                            • What others like you are saying…Review

                              
                            5.  LaRitzy

                            • What it will cost…$24.99 per month
                            • What you will get…a mix of full-size and deluxe sized samples
                            • What others like you are saying…Review

                              

                            6.  Love Goodly

                            • What it will cost you…$29.99 every other month
                            • What you will get…full size “premium” products 
                            • What others like you are saying…Review

                              

                            7.  Petit Vour

                            • What it will cost you…$15 per month
                            • What you will get…four samples, some of which may be full-size
                            • What others like you are saying…Review

                              

                              8.  Terra Bella Box

                              • What it will cost you…$37.95 per month
                              • What you will get…5-6 small-batch natural beauty items 
                              • What others like you are saying…

                                
                              9.  Vegan Cuts Beauty Box

                              • What it will cost you...$18.50 per month or $39.95 per quarter
                              • What you will get…four to seven products including at least one or two full-size products
                              • What others like you are saying…Review

                                

                                10.  Yuzen 

                                • What it will cost you…$33 a quarter
                                • What you will get…full-sized samples along with a non-beauty item like chocolate 
                                • What others like you are saying…Review