It has been a little over a year since I became a subscriber to Grove Collaborative and it has been the best way to find and purchase healthier home essentials.
In this month’s cleaning haul I purchased several Method products to start my spring cleaning.
Method cleaning products are the perfect alternative to traditional household cleaners that are made of harsh chemicals. With Method you are guaranteed a clean home without spreading chemicals through your home and into the environment. Method products use a Non-toxic formula, contains no harsh chemicals, dyes, synthetic scents or sulfates, is Not harmful to kids or pets, they use naturally-derived cleaning agents and use All-natural ingredients.
Using a product that is Environmentally Friendly, made from biodegradable ingredients, use 100% recyclable packaging and are made of Plant- and water-based formulas that make it safe for groundwater is another reason why choose Method.
This company’s product versatility is amazing. You can find a cleaner to use in any area of the home. Methods products tackle tough messes and help clean for any surfaces such as stainless steel, hardwood, granite and marble just to name a few.
Below are images and a description of this month’s Haul.
Stay tuned to a Method Body products review coming soon.
you ever wondered if a Subscription box is worth investing? I was very
skeptical Subscribing to BoxyCharm for several months until I decided to give
it a try. It has been 4 months since I became a BoxyCharm subscriber and it has
been one of the best beauty subscription box decisions I have made.
a Cruelty Free Only consumer my biggest concern was receiving products that do
not meet my ethical standards. However, to my surprise 21 out of 23 products
that I’ve received since July 2019 are Cruelty Free.
Is BoxyCharm Cruelty Free?
According to Customer Service FAQ
“While @boxycharm strives
to include brands and products that are cruelty free, we don’t exclusively
feature cruelty free products.”
boxy charm right for you?
you can decide if this subscription box is good for you. I personally believe it’s
a great investment and the odd have been in my favor (so far) in receiving cruelty
free products. There are many other subscriptions boxes that are strictly Cruelty
Free and/or Vegan such as LoveGoodly , VeganCuts
are the items I have received since July and BoxyCharm memberships.
Boxy Charm – A total retail value of $135 5 out of 5 items are Cruelty Free
– Boxy 2.0 $25 a month for 5 Full Size Beauty Products Over a $125 Value
(Staring in November you can Choose 1 item + Customization of Skin tone
products+ Add-Ons + Boxy Pop-ups+ Rewards)
– Premium $35 a month for 6-7 Full Size Beauty Products Over a $175 Value (Staring in November +
Choose 1 + Customization of Skin tone products+ Add-Ons + Boxy Pop-ups+ Rewards)
Luxe Every 3 months for
6-7 Full Size Beauty & Lifestyle Products Over a $275 Value! BoxyLuxe replaces your regular Boxy 2.0
for the months of March, June, September & December at an additional $28.99 (Choose 1-3
items + Customization of Skin tone products+ Add-Ons + Boxy Pop-ups+ Rewards)
Pop up’s are exclusively for active members. Every
Quarter members have the opportunity to purchase beauty and lifestyle items at
up to 80% off.
are exclusively for active members. The Add-On
Store features fan-favorites from current and past BoxyCharm boxes.
I ordered this product (Starry Night Set) a few weeks ago. In order to give it an honest and fair review I had to try on all the shade and test them. I really never had a good experience using gel nail polish but I decided to give this brand a try being that I am already obsessed with their essential oils. To my surprise this 6 piece gel polish set is amazing. Not only are the colors great but the length of wear without chipping is amazing!!!
This gel polish set comes with 6 8mL polishes.
CL305 (Silver With Glitter and
CL217 (Pearl White with Shimmer)
CL237 (Dark/Deep Burgundy with
CL281(Deep Blue with Shimmer)
CL330 (Black with Shimmer)
CL181 (Neon Pink with Shimmer
In order to use this product you
will need a LED or UV lamp in addition to a base and top coat. It is recommended
to use Lagunamoon’s base and top coat. Each polish had a unique way of
applying. It took me a different amount of layers for each polish to get the
look I desired. All the colors in this set are gorgeous however, my top two
favorites are CL237 (Dark/Deep Burgundy with Shimmer) and CL330 (Black with
There are pros and cons to this product. The pros are that the colors are very nice, the length of wear is great, it does not chip easily and lastly it does not have a chemical smell like many other gel polish have. The con is that the nail polish bottles are black and you can’t see what color you are choosing unless you open the nail polish bottle also the colors do not have names they have two letters and several numbers.
Final thoughts: If you
are looking for a cruelty-free gel nail polish definitely give this one a try. The
gel polish is very simple to apply and if you need extra guidance there is a
how to use page on their website. Over all I do recommend this product and I can’t
wait to try more colors! Also don’t forget to try the essential oils by far
they are one of my favorites.
How to use:
the nails and hands.
the surrounding nail plate.
the nail using a file.
the shine using a buffer.
a thin layer of LAGUNAMOON™ Base Coat.
in a UV Lamp for 1 minute or LED lamp for 30 seconds.
a thin layer of LAGUNAMOON™ gel polish color from cuticle to free edge. Be sure
to seal the edges.
in the nail lamp.
a second layer and then cure again. Only apply a third layer if needed.
a layer of LAGUNAMOON™ top coat.
the inhibition layer with a cleanser and lint-free wipes.
cuticle oil the skin around the nail plate.
How to remove:
File off the top coat gently.
Soak cotton pad with acetone, then wrap around each nail tightly with tin foil, and leave it for around 10 minutes or longer.
Use an orange stick or a cuticle pusher to remove softened gel gently.
The Youngblood Outrageous Lashes Full Volume Mascara contains a full volume formula that keeps your natural lashes healthy while giving you that envied false lash look.
The Youngblood Lunar Dust is a multi-dimensional, highlighting powder
The Youngblood Luminous Crème Blush long wearing blush that consists of an oil-free formula that transforms from créme to powder on the skin.
I received these products a few days ago and in order to give my honest review I had to wear the products for several day to tests its length of wear.
I loved the Mascara!!! This mascara truly does give you lases that full volume while still maintaining a natural look.
The Lunar Dust is very light weight and a little goes a long way. The only Con about this product is in order to get some of the product out is by pouring it into the lid.
The Crème Blush is So Smooth!!! This crème blush has a velvet feel and blends very easily on your cheek.
My Final thoughts:
I would definitely recommend the YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics Outrageous Lashes Full Volume Mascara and the Luminous Crème Blush. As for the Lunar Dust, it applies very nicely however, I don’t like the fact that I had to pour the product in the lid and if I poured an excess amount it is difficult to pour it back into the container . Therefore, I don’t recommend the Lunar dust unless you are willing to go through with the packaging frustration.
These are the ingredients listed on the YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics website for each of the products