Friday, July 5, 2013

Whole Foods Curated Green Grab Bag product reviews, Giovanni, Hugo Naturals, Mineral Fusion, EO, Nourish Organic, Everyday Shea

Green Grab Bag is a fun, affordable way to try the best natural beauty products before you buy! For just $15 a month (or $145 a year, which gives you a 20% discount), you get at least six samples of the best of the best in natural, organic and/or vegan skin care, haircare, makeup, fragrance and more, delivered to your door and shipping is free! Take a look at


Green Grab Bag paired up with Texas homies, Whole Foods Marketplace to show us a sampling of the delish beauty products that they have available. I love how easy it is now to find natural and healthy beauty products. Not too long ago all natural products got clumped into the "dirty hippie" category, and it's so fab that it's being taken seriously by the larger scale beauty market! I love how Green Grab Bag hooks people up with gentle, paraben free options that they might not normally consider. I get so excited to see each month's bag- heck, I'm practically stalking the mailman because I know my newest bag is supposed to get here today! Now they have an awesome Build A Box option that I'm DYING to try. Being a GGB member not only introduces you to awesome products, but you get discounts on full sizes as well. Just to show you how much I adore them, I just renewed my subscription for another year! They recently had their one year anniversary, so I expect to see bigger and better things on the horizon....

Available at Vitacost where you get $10 off your first order where it's only $10 (27% off the regular retail) for 2.2 pounds of lotion!
Everyday Shea Moisturizing Body Wash in Lavender- Handcrafted & Unrefined. Rich lathering formula moisturizes with a blend of Certified Fair Trade unrefined shea butter, virgin coconut oil and West African neem extract. They also use real lavender essential oil (not a fake perfume) so you get the actual aromatherapeutic effects. Nothing relaxes me more than real lavender. 

Nourish Organic Body Lotion in Fresh Fig- Also available at Vitacost, only $8.29! OMG! Finally a fig scented item that I actually LIKE! I have such a hate/hate relationship with almost everything fig scented, they tend to make it smell too much like sour dirt. This actually smells good! Not the slightest bit greasy, it's a perfect hand lotion that lets you open doorknobs after using it! It absorbs quickly and is light, so it's an EXCELLENT summertime lotion. Plus, it's gentle on even the most sensitive skin. made with organic aloe, rice protein, acai, essential oils and Vitamin E. 

Refresh Breath Spray from EO- works great- your mouth feels fresh and clean for a really long time after using, I assume because essential oils have more staying power than a bunch of chemicals floating in alcohol. I need to get more, cause I tore through mine. A purse staple.
EO Organic reFresh Breath Spray EO Organic reFresh Breath Spray
Naturally Refreshing Long Lasting For A Clean, Fresh Feeling Mouth Long Lasting, Concentrated, Refreshing Mint Flavor Over 100 Sprays Pure Essential Oils Of Clove &Amp; Peppermint Usda Organic 800-570-3775 Made In Usa

Mineral Fusion Sparkle Bronzer ($29.99!)- this turned out to be a holy grail item for me. Contains both grapeseed extract and camellia extract- both excellent for your skin. I use this at least a few times a week, it's in my default makeup bag. I have very fair, freckled skin and this is not too dark on me. It gives a beautiful glow to your face and the subtle shimmer really draws the eye up giving you great cheekbone definition. I use this to sculpt my cheekbones and slenderize my face.  A little goes a long way too, my pan looks practically untouched, and like I said, I use it at least 3 times a week.
Silly pic, but you can see how I used it to sculpt my face

Mineral Fusion Bronzer Mineral Fusion Bronzer
Minerals On A Mission Velvety Mineral Color For A Sun Kissed Glow&Nbsp; Infused With Age-Defying Antioxidants And Skin Soothing Botanicals&Nbsp; Hypo-Allergenic, Paraben Free Radiant Color For A Sun Kissed Glow:&Nbsp; A Silky Bronzer That Blends Flawlessly Into The Skin And Lasts All Day, Adding A Natural, Flattering Warmth To The Complexion For A Healthy, Sun Kissed Glow Age-Defying Antioxidants: Pomegranate, Red&Nbsp;Tea, White Tea Plus Vitamins A, C And E Defend Against Free Radical Damage For A Health Radiance. Pure, Skin Soothing Ingredients: Formulated With Only The&Nbsp;Safest, Most Gentle Ingredients, The Natural Uv Protection Of Minerals, Plus Skin-Soothing Aloe Vera. Great For Use On All Skin Types&Nbsp; Artificial Color Free Fragrance Free Talc Free Hand-Crafted Hypo-Allergenic Non-Comedogenic Never Tested On Animals Made In Usa

Hugo Naturals Body lotion in Comforting Vanilla & Sweet Orange- meow........ This turns me into a purring kitty. I am such an enormous fan of not just this brand, but also this specific scent in particular.  I carry around tons of their products, in fact their mist in this scent is on current rotation in the Roppolo bathroom for it's awesome skin soothing  properties.  I have a bottle of this one in my purse right now and everytime I put it on, I get asked what it is. I had 3 ladies in the bathroom at the museum look it up on their phones! Non greasy and absorbs really well but still is extremely hydrating. Treat your skin to long-lasting hydration and sweet-smelling fragrance with our All Over Lotion. Our hand-crafted blend includes nature’s finest moisturizers: We begin with generous amounts of 100% natural emollient Olive and light Jojoba oils, plus rich Shea Butter to create a marvelously creamy lotion that absorbs quickly and provides lasting hydration without leaving a greasy feel. We add natural Vitamin E and pure Aloe Vera to smooth, nourish and revitalize skin from head to toe. We’ve created a delightful fragrance pairing of all-natural Vanilla extract for a rich, comforting scent, plus fruity Sweet Orange oil, used in aromatherapy to brighten mood and reduce stress. Our All Over Lotion is always cruelty-free, and is safe and gentle enough for daily use on both face and body.ALSO available at Vitacost, for only $7.99

Giovanni 2Chic Ultra Sleek shampoo & conditioner and a sampler 3 pack- ooooh! Pretty hair! Contains Brazilian Phyto-Keratin and Moroccan Argan Oil. Totally sulfate and chemical free! A lot of people don't like sulfate free shampoos because they want lots of foaming action and this surprisingly actually gives you that! It smells wonderful and feels very luxurious. It gives my hair a lot of body and gets it really clean and the shine is amazing. my hair absolutely glows after using these products. This is seriously salon quality shampoo that is freakishly inexpensive! I am now a regular user- two thumbs up. 
Giovanni Hair Care Products 1173939 Shamp,2Chic,Keratin&Argan - 24 Fl oz Giovanni Hair Care Products 1173939 Shamp,2Chic,Keratin&Argan - 24 Fl oz
The elements of earth, wind, fire and water represent a unique combination of certified organic botanicals and incredible style. Shampoos, conditioners, treatments, stylers and finishers.รข€¢ Aqua (Purified Water), sodium cocoamphoacetate, decyl glucoside, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, cocamidopropyl betaine, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5), beta carotene, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, *argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, hydrolyzed paullinia cupana (Brazilian cocoa) keratin extract [phyto-keratin], *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, *aspalathus linearis (rooibos tea) extract, *cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, *macadamia ternifolia (macadamia) seed extract, *butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) extract, sodium benzoate, citric acid, potassium sorbate, polysorbate 20, glycol distearate, sodium PCA, phenoxyethanol, natural fragrance.*USDA Certified Organic Type: Hair Masks & Treatments

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