Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My First Green Grab Bag

It's $15 a month or $145 a year (a 20% discount) To Join Green Grab Bag. I'm super happy that I went ahead and got a full year subscription, not only because I saved a lot, but because I've already gotten my money back in product value in just a short time. Green Grab bag is different from most beauty sampling program out there because they focus completely on natural, organic and eco friendly companies. Even all of their packaging is eco friendly! It's a great way to find companies that you love without all of the trial and error of just guessing, especially for those folks who have to order online because you don't have environmentally friendly beauty options in your local store. While luckily some big name brands are jumping on the eco bandwagon, most of your best options take a little more digging to discover. Another thing that's great about GGB is that you generally get pretty deep discounts on the full sized products that you got to sample, so when you fins a favorite you get to save some $$!

If you're lucky enough to have a Whole Foods in your hood, you'll know why i'm so excited for the September bag! From the Green Grab Bag page:

We are So Excited:Whole Body at Whole Foods Market
September's Green Grab Bag Curated by Whole Body at Whole Foods Market!

No company is more on the pulse of the best natural beauty products (other than us, of course) than the Whole Body (TM) department of Whole Foods Market. We are so honored that they have agreed to curate our September Green Grab Bag!

Celebrating Organic Harvest Month (TM), their experts have chosen some of the best of the best in organic skin care, makeup, hair care and more, all of which is carried nationally in the Whole Foods stores

Organic IndulgencesLip Butter in Chocolate Mint
Yummy Chocolate mint flavored balm keeps lips lusciously soft and kissably smooth with a blend of all natural ingredients. Smells and tastes like Thin Mints! Extremely emollient and long lasting. 
Full Size: 1 lip balm ($2.95)
Size Received: Full-size 1 lip balm ($2.95)

Brigit True OrganicsMagic Skin Balm
This healing herbal salve combats everything from bites to burns. I am INSANE for this stuff! The perfect balm for the clumsiest gal on the planet. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! The best healing balm I've ever used, hands down. 
Full Size: 0.15 oz ($4.20)
Size Received: Full-size 0.15 oz ($4.20)

Pangea OrganicsFacial Scrub
Polish your skin this award-winning scrub that is gentle enough for daily use.
Full Size: 3.8 oz ($32.00)I am crazy for Pangea Organics. The scrub is gentle but effective and leaves your skin feeling like velvet. 
Size Received: 1.0 oz ($9.14)

JourneysMotherLotion Pellet in Rosewood Geranium Shea
The natural alternative to liquid lotion, these little pellets melt with skin's heat for major moisturizing. Long lasting, smells fabulous and will take care of extremely dry skin in a heartbeat. 
Full Size: 1 bag of 43 pellets ($10.00)
Size Received: 1 pellet ($0.23)

Glam NationNatural Perfection Eye and Makeup Remover
This organic cleanser can tackle even the most stubborn mascara. Haven't used it yet, despite my excitement- Ooopsie! I can't find what I did with the rest of the stuff from my bag!
Full Size: 2.0 oz ($29.99)
Size Received: 0.1 oz? ($1.50)

Annemarie Borlind Naturesome Nature Effect Fluid
Full size $86.99 for 50ml 1.69 oz
And again, the two things I was most excited to use, I can't find what I did with. When I find them I'll let you know!
Size Received:  (.5 oz Retail Value $25.73!)

So the total value? $43.75! Not too shabby for $15 and the peace of mind of having healthy skincare!

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