GoodBeing the natural beauty and wellness subscription

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Are you looking for a natural beauty and wellness source? Are you interested in subscription boxes but most send items that you don’t care for? If you can say yes to either of these then GOOD*BEING is a box you want to know more about.good-being-box

GOOD*BEING at one time was called Goodebox which we’ve reviewed previously. The subscription is similar but now it’s more curated to meet your needs. I was sent a sample box to show you the type of products you could receive. Since I didn’t register I received a typical box rather than one chosen specifically for me.

GoodBeing subscription

GoodBeing subscription

The price of their subscription is dependent on how many months you sign up to receive it. A single box to try them out is $21 but you can lower that price by signing up for more months. Shipping is free for the sub so no hidden costs.

GoodBeing Subscription

GoodBeing Subscription

On the GoodBeing website it says that you’ll receive 4-5 trial size products but I received 2 full and 3 deluxe trial sizes. I’m pretty sure that’s typical according to my past experience. Each box contains information cards that explain the products fully. Every product is a name brand so you are dealing with brands you’ve heard about and would consider buying.

DR. HAUSCHKA ROSE NURTURING BODY OIL was the first product I noticed in the package. This is a 1 oz version and it’s huge. I’m surprised to find out that the full size is 2.5 oz ($29) since this certainly looks like a full sized product.

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil is a vegan product created to promote a sense of balance and well being. It contains extracts of damask roses and rose essential oil. It also contains jojoba oil. Apply this on moist skin after bathing and your skin will soak in the oil and keep you moisturized all day.

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil

Dr. Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil

ANNMARIE ROSEMARY PEPPERMINT BODY WASH is another vegan product in the box. This is a sample size of 1 fl oz (full size is $34.95 for 200 ml). This plastic bottle is a great size for travel or to test out to see how much you like it.

Annmarie Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash

Annmarie Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash

The body wash is described as invigorating with an aloe-vera base herb-infuse liquid. This is pH balanced and contains rosemary and essential oil of peppermint. It’s a very refreshing smell as well as an effective body wash.

OSEA OCEAN CLEANSER (vegan) is a facial cleanser in a deluxe sample size 1 oz glass bottle. A full size of 6 oz is $44 making this a $7.25 value. This is recommended for normal, dry and combo skin. It’s a moisturizing cleanser so it doesn’t leave your skin dried out.

OSEA Ocean Cleanser

OSEA Ocean Cleanser

This is a vegan pH-balanced  cleanser that’s rich in minerals, algae, vitamins,  and mineral salts. It’s helpful for reducing the effects of photo-aging and it helps increase collagen production.

DAILY CONCEPTS YOUR DUAL TEXTURE SCRUBBER is the product I’m most excited about from the box. I’ve used this before and loved it. What’s unusual about this full size scrubber ($12) is that it has a tag that says “Replace me when writing fades”. People tend to use some products past their life but bacteria can build up. Even though we want it to be a forever item this is safer.

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber

This vegan product is a great shower tool. It comes with a plastic holder that sticks to the bath wall and a cord to attach it. One side is a soft washcloth feeling that is great for washing your face and body with gentle exfoliation.

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber soft texture

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber soft texture

The opposite side is a great body exfoliator. When used with a body cleanser (like Annmarie Rosemary Peppermint) it creates rich lather. I really need this side for my very dry feet to keep the flakies at bay.

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber exfoliating side

DAILY CONCEPTS Your Dual Texture Body Scrubber exfoliating side

PURE ANADA EYESHADOW (full size $8) is one of 45 shades available from Pure Anada. It’s a very finely milled mineral eyeshadow.

PURE ANADA eyeshadow

PURE ANADA eyeshadow

The shade I have, Champagne, is a soft shimmer that has just a touch of gold to it. It looks great on my browbone or all over as a shadow base. I recommend using an eyeshadow primer before applying so that it adheres to your eye and doesn’t fade away. This is also vegan.

All in all I think this is a great box with a good value. A single box would be $21 and the value of this particular box is around $45. To receive 5 vegan items is unusual in a subscription. Check out the brands they work with so you can know before you buy!  —  Marcia

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Double your chance of winning – Pacifica giveaway and #PacificaMuse Contest

Pacifica Must Contest

Pacifica Must Contest

What’s not to love about Pacifica? They sell cruelty free, vegan makeup, skincare, and fragrances. The emphasis being on cruelty free. They are sponsoring a big giveaway on Instagram to find a Pacifica Muse, a person who represents beauty in their own way. To inform Beauty Info Zone readers about this contest they’ve sent us some products that we’re going to be giving away to one of our readers.

First the Pacifica Muse Contest:

1  Take a video that’s 30 – 60 seconds long explaining why you should be the #Pacifica Muse

2  Upload the video to their Instagram

3  Be sure you tag it #PacificaMuse

Pretty easy directions to hopefully win $15,000 in cash and prizes

Beauty Info Zone Pacifica Cosmetic giveaway

Beauty Info Zone Pacifica Cosmetic giveaway

The two items we have to share with our winner are the beautiful Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette. These are coconut-infused mineral eyeshadows that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

This is a neutral plus palette with all the colors you probably wear on a daily basis yet pops of color to make it more fun. They are all velvety with a combination of matte, satin, and pearl shades. This $20 palette from ULTA is sure to make your days more lovely.

The second delight you’ll receive is Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in the shade Beach Goth. The Devocean Natural Lipsticks come in 6 shades and are deeply pigmented, hydrating lipsticks. They are loaded with anti-aging ingredients that will help nourish your lips.

Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in Beach Goth

Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in Beach Goth

Do you have the gumption to be the next Pacifica Muse? There will be a variety of prizes given out to those who enter but that main prize of over $15,000 in cash and prizes plus more is going to be perfect for someone. Will it be a Beauty Info Zone reader?  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Today’s giveaway is open to US and Canada subscribers. If you don’t subscribe to Beauty Info Zone by email then you aren’t eligible to win. The winner will receive these two beauties and maybe a little more. The giveaway continues through 8/8/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments close just email your comment to me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it PACIFICA. Make your comment in the email and then go on to do more entries. Remember you can tweet daily on our giveaways so that’s even more chances to win. We will check all entries so keep it honest.

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We have a hint for you – try Hynt Beauty

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We love it on Beauty Info Zone when we have found a new brand to use and share with you. Hynt Beauty isn’t new to the world of cosmetics but it’s new to us. Marcia first found the brand when she kept reading about their concealer and had to buy that. The concealer is wonderful but it’s very thick so she contacted the company with questions. Upon discovering that she was a blogger, Hynt sent along a few color cosmetics for us.

Hynt Beauty has very high standards and always has, but once the owner was diagnosed with breast cancer she realized that she had to question every product in her life and that included health and beauty products. Now that she’s a BCA Survivor she wants to make sure that the company she and her husband run is both cruelty free and carcinogen free. Products they’ve created are safe for very sensitive skin and are non-irritating. But they are also rich in pigment and luxurious.

“Hynt is FREE of Parabens, Nano Particles, Petrochemicals, Artificial Preservatives, Gluten, and all products are PETA-certified Vegan (except for the mascara, which is clearly identified) so there is no wondering or double checking, ever.”

 MARCIA AND HER EYESHADOWS

HYNT Beauty Perfetto Pressed Eye Shadows

HYNT Beauty Perfetto Pressed Eye Shadows

I couldn’t help but call dibs on the Hynt Beauty Perfetto Pressed Eye Shadows since there is nothing like a beautiful eye to me. These come in 8 different shades ($22) and if all are as silky smooth as Crystal Taupe and Linen Kiss then I want them all.

Hynt Beauty Crystal Taupe and Linen Kiss

Hynt Beauty Crystal Taupe and Linen Kiss

The names of these two eyeshadows alone had me excited but wearing them makes me even more so. These are very silky and easy to apply. They are both a satin finish and wear perfectly with an eyeshadow primer. Almost everyone I know is into taupe eyeshadows so Crystal Taupe is probably right up your alley too. This is a brown taupe that doesn’t have any unusual undertones. On my eyes it’s slightly warmer than this picture. I love to wear it on my lid with Linen Kiss on the browbone. Then when I want to get a little more contrast I’ll add a true dark chocolate to the crease to make my eyes more dramatic. Linen Kiss is a perfect browbone or lower lid shade. I’ve not only paired it with Crystal Taupe but with many of my neutral shadows.

Hynt Beauty Linen Kiss and Crystal Taupe Perfetto Pressed Eye Shadow swatches

Hynt Beauty Linen Kiss and Crystal Taupe Perfetto Pressed Eye Shadow swatches

These have skin caring ingredients like KAOLIN : Purifies pores, vitalizes skin with essential nutrients and phytonutrients, and boosts skin’s cellular renewal and blood circulation and JOJOBA OIL : Smooths, moisturizes and prevents dryness at skin’s deeper layers. Breathable and non-greasy, the oil is also known to diminish excessive sebum protection. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It’s great to find a brand that can be so well trusted.

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LISA AND HER LIP GLOSS

I am always up for a new lip gloss and Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss in Pearly Rose Pink ($18) was definitely calling my name.

Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss

Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss

The lip gloss is creamy yet lightweight with great slip. It has some great ingredients so the gloss hydrates and treats lips while also providing a sheer, natural tint. Check out all that goodness inside one tube:

  • ORGANIC CASTOR SEED OIL : Extremely gentle on the skin and its water-binding abilities keep moisture close to the skin’s surface.
  • ORGANIC COCONUT OIL : Rich in skin moisturizing fatty acids and skin rejuvenating proteins that promote the natural, healthy renewal process of the skin.
  • ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER : Derived from the seeds of the African Shea Tree, the deeply hydrating skin smoother conditions and increases viscosity of healthy, balanced skin.
  • ORGANIC GRAPEFRUIT SEED : Balances the pH of the skin and speeds up digestion of proteins that helps cleanse skin by removing old skin cell layers.
  • ORGANIC JOJOBA OIL : Smoothes, moisturizes and prevents dryness at skin’s deeper layers. Breathable and non-greasy, the oil is also known to diminish excessive sebum protection. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss in Pearly Rose Pink

Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss in Pearly Rose Pink

Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss in Pearly Rose Pink

Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss in Pearly Rose Pink

Wearing Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss in Pearly Rose Pink

Wearing Hynt LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss in Pearly Rose Pink

Pearly Rose Pink has a lot of peach in it. Along with the golden shimmer, it almost has a coppery tone. I don’t have anything like it so I am getting lots of mileage from this great fall color. And if you are specifically looking for vegan lip gloss, this one is for you! There are a number of shades available and they all give you a ‘Hynt’ of color plus lots of hydration and healthy lips.

All Natural, Vegan, Organics-based, PETA Approved, Gluten-free and Non-Comedogenic. Naturally Preserved. Free of Toxins, Petrochemicals, Parabens, Nano-particles, Bismuth Oxychloride, Talc, Silicones, Mineral Oil, GMO’s, FD&C dyes, Carmine and Phthalates.

*sent for consideration

Social media links:

https://www.facebook.com/HyntBeautyOfficial/?ref=bookmarks

https://twitter.com/HyntBeauty

https://instagram.com/hyntbeauty/

https://www.pinterest.com/hyntbeauty/

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ZuZu Luxe Plume Palette brings a new dimension to my eyes while Sandstorm is a treat for my lips

Zuzu Luxe and Gabriel Cosmetics are the right and left hand of the same company. They are both gluten free, vegan, and organic cosmetic companies. These are brands not to be missed.

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette

When I received the Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette I was actually a little disappointed. The colors looked drab in the package so I wasn’t expecting much. Once I swatched it through my mind started to change. When I wore it for the first time my mouth just about dropped open. What I see in the palette comes to life on my eyes and seems like a total different being.

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette opened

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette opened

Plume is part of the Volcanique Collection which consists of 4 new eyeshadow palettes ($27.50 each) and 2 new lipsticks ($19.10). Plume is described as “metallic shine for the discrete smokey eye” and that tells a lot about these shadows. There is no glitter at all in this palette and the colors are slightly metallic but not glaringly so. The 4 shades are a light creamy skintone with a sheen, a fabulous smokey light grayish lavender, a gray taupe, and charcoal. I love the second shade, the purple one, because it gives a unique touch to Plume. It’s become my favorite purple shadow. It’s not a pastel but it’s not a bright either. It has a heathered look to it that I feel is appropriate for any age.

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette

Zuzu Luxe Plume Palette

The shadows are silky smooth and wear beautifully without fading (over an eyeshadow primer).

Ingredients:

Zuzu Luxe lipstick

Zuzu Luxe lipstick

The other product I was sent is Zuzu’s new Sandstorm Lipstick which is a total Marcia kind of lipstick. While a nude lipstick isn’t for everyone, it’s what I’m most comfortable wearing.

Zuzu Luxe Sandstorm Lipstick

Zuzu Luxe Sandstorm Lipstick

The description “ZuZu Luxe Sandstorm lipstick is a soft topaz with a delicate transparency and subtle radiance to bring out your smoldering beauty” is not what I would of thought of but their words are better than mine.

Zuzu Luxe Sandstorm

Zuzu Luxe Sandstorm

This lipstick is quite adaptable as it looks different depending on what you use with it. I often am in a hurry and just apply the lipstick without a liner and it looks quite nude that way. But when I get serious and use a liner, Sandstorm will take on a new hue depending on the depth of the liner. I’ve worn it with Chanel Nude for a more browned tone, with Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk for a warm tone and with a cool toned liner from IT Cosmetics. All work, all make the lipstick more than “just” a nude.

Zuzu Sandstorm (from website)

Zuzu Sandstorm (from website)

What I love about the lipstick is that it’s very hydrating. It’s a satin cream texture that doesn’t give me that dry lip look or show my many lines. While a shade this light isn’t for everyone, it’s totally my jam.

KEY INGREDIENTS & PROPERTIES  Jojoba Oil (hydrating, hypoallergenic and long-lasting properties), Aloe Vera (protects the lips from being chapped/dry and has been found to be effective against UV rays.) and Bisabolol (soothing anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-bacterial action) seal in moisture and protect lips from environmental aggression.

I often hear questions asking about products that are safe for sensitive eyes and I feel that Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe have the answer to these questions. With pure organic ingredients that are safe to use, you really need to investigate the line. Gabriel and Zuzu are sold at health food/organic stores like Whole Food. Online right now, if you spend $25 you’ll receive a bonus of their HOPE lipstick.

ZuZu Luxe Hope lipstick

ZuZu Luxe Hope lipstick

Don’t miss out on this great bonus and wonderful cosmetic lines. — Marcia

*sent for consideration

 

 

Goodebox, the subscription that includes everyone (with a giveaway too)

goodebox-blue-logoYou may not have heard of Goodebox but after reading this today your world will be expanded by the goodness of this subscription. When subscription boxes first came on the scene they were innovative but they left out a whole section of beauty lovers – those that wanted vegan products, gluten-free products, organic and more. Those of us that want a natural beauty experience will benefit from Goodebox.goodebox intro

 

Beauty Info Zone was chosen to receive two previous month’s boxes to introduce you to their service. It’s a subscription that costs between $18 and $21 depending on the plan you choose. Each box is filled with natural beauty items and wellness products. You can choose to receive a box monthly or every other month.

How do you know if you are a candidate for Goodebox? Ask yourself these questions:

1.  Do you prefer cleaner beauty? If your answer is yes because you like cruelty free, cleaner products that contain natural wellness and sustainability, then you are on the right path.

2.  Do you value curated products that are right for your lifestyle? If you do then you know that sometimes that comes with a little extra cost. But at $21 a month maximum, this isn’t really more than a lot of the subscriptions available.

3.  Do you enjoy a variety of products? Your Goodebox could be filled with skin care, cosmetics, hair care, and wellness products; all of which are from sustainable companies.

4.  Do you like to try before you buy? The beauty of subscription boxes is that you get to try samples and full size items of products that you might be interested in before committing to paying full price.

As much as we aren’t ready for the winter holidays, it really is time to start thinking about what to buy? A subscription to Goodebox is a perfect solution for that woman you know who you think is picky but really just has discerning taste and knows what products are best for her life.

LISA AND THE AUGUST 2015 GOODEBOX

The August box is a great mix of hair, body, and color items. Inside this natural wellness box are three body products (including one full size), one hair product, and one eyeshadow (the second full size product!).

August Goodebox

August Goodebox

August Goodebox

The first item I tried was the full size Zoe Organics Insect Repellent ($22). I live by a gorgeous biking trail and I always get a mosquito bite or two when I ride so I sprayed this on, hopped on my bike and dared the bugs to bite me. Guess what? The bugs left me alone, so I am loving this 100% organic blend of botanical oils.

The next body item, Kahina Giving Beauty FEZ Body Serum, is a beautiful body oil made with rose and orange blossoms, patchouli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, cumin, and clove. The .5 oz sample size is a $16 value and a full size 200mL is $98.  There are some amazing body oils on the market now and they are expensive so it’s great to get a nice large sample size to try. This is a very fragrant oil, so I use it both right after showering (a little goes a long way when skin is damp) and as a fragrance dabbed onto my wrists.

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The third body item is the Lovefresh Sweet Orange Patchouli Deodorant. This is a 2 oz. travel size deodorant (you can buy this on their website for $15, the 4 oz. size is $25) that has no nasty chemicals. The ingredients include Fair Trade Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Kaolin Clay, Sodium Bicarbonate (aluminum-free), Emulsifying Wax (coconut derived) and natural organic essential oils. The Sweet Orange Patchouli scent is gorgeous, and all natural deodorants are perfect for those with sensitive skin.

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The one hair item in the August box is the Josh Rosebrook Lift Hair Texture & Volume. This is a large sample size with a value of $5.50, a 4 oz. full size product is $22. Lift Hair Texture & Volume is an herbal spray texturizer with organic yucca plant.  I sprayed this on the base of my hair before blow drying and it definitely gave me some lift and volume. I noticed it especially on my bangs – the effect was more subtle on my longer layers.

August Goodebox

The final goodie in the August Goodebox is a full size 1g Au Naturale Eyeshadow ($15). The box has one of two shades, either Mojave (plum purple with violet sheen) or Gold Dust (gold with pink undertones).  My box has Gold Dust and I am THRILLED with this shade!! I used to be a major pigment collector but I haven’t used them much in the last year or so. Gold Dust rekindles my love for loose pigments…this gorgeous eyeshadow makes my eyes look bigger, brighter….better!

The 222 sponge tip

The Make Up For Ever 222 Sponge Tip

I find that the best brush to use with it is my Make Up For Ever 222 Sponge Applicator.  It picks up the pigment and perfectly presses it on (ooooh I love unintentional alliteration!).  I adore this eyeshadow so much that now I want all 35 shades. Besides gorgeousness, other reasons to want the Au Naturale Eyeshadow? It’s natural, gluten-free, paraben-free, vegan, non-nano, bismuth oxychloride-free, sulfate-free, carmine-free, and made in the USA. Plus, the eye shadow is pure minerals – no fillers.

I am beyond impressed with my Goodebox.  It’s a great value and the carefully curated items are wonderful natural beauty discoveries.  Nicely done!!

MARCIA AND THE SEPTEMBER  2015 GOODEBOX

September 2015 Goodebox

September 2015 Goodebox

The September box was all beauty oriented making me a happy recipient. Four skincare products (1 full size) and one full size cosmetic item made up the contents of the September Goodebox. 5 natural and organic items plus 5 small cards to describe them make this an interesting box to receive.

Let’s start with the 100% PURE DARK CHOCOLATE MASCARA ($25 and full size) is a 100% natural mascara meant to lengthen, separate, and thicken lashes leaving you with a glossy look. The ingredients are all good for you, 100% good! It contains fruit pigments and cocoa to color it (not vegan since it contains beeswax) along with ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, Oat and Wheat proteins to condition your lashes. It’s so rare to receive anything other than a black mascara that this is a treat for a lot of people with lighter lashes.

TREAT SHERBET LIP SCRUB  is the other full size product ($24) in the box and I just love it. It looks like a giant lip balm but when you open it you can see the sugary goodness. This not only exfoliates your lips but it conditions and plumps them. The texture at first feels a tiny bit scrubby but then it dissolves as you buff it in and leaves a creamy delicious taste behind. Just lick off any crystals that haven’t dissolved. I’ve used this on bare lips and over a lip product. It’s a vegan treat by Treat Beauty.

Treat Sherbet Lip Scrub (Goodebox)

Treat Sherbet Lip Scrub (Goodebox)

KUMARI NOURISHING BODY OIL in MAGNOLIA & SANDALWOOD is a totally organic product. A full size is 4 oz at $38 so this 1 oz deluxe sample is worth $9.50 and will give you a great idea of the efficacy of this nourishing body oil. Once you discover the magic of a body oil, you won’t want to go back. This one by Kumari contains organic oils and botanicals for glowing supple skin. It’s a lightweight and non-greasy formula.

KUMARI NOURISHING BODY OIL in MAGNOLIA & SANDALWOOD

KUMARI NOURISHING BODY OIL in MAGNOLIA & SANDALWOOD (Goodebox)

AVITALIN C CONCENTRATE OPTIMAL SKIN PROTECTOR is one of the most different products I’ve had in a subscription box. This little jar contains a combination of 20% L-ascorbic acid and 0.8% ferulic acid to provide protection from environmental damage while creating a brighter, smoother and more radiant complexion. I haven’t tried this yet because of other skincare I’m testing but this light citrus smelling concentrate seems like it could be a very potent and useful serum. It’s in a dark amber tinted bottle to protect it from light. A full size of this is 1 oz. and $68. This is stated to be 0.5 oz and valued at $34.

AVITALIN C CONCENTRATE OPTIMAL SKIN PROTECTOR (Goodebox)

AVITALIN C CONCENTRATE OPTIMAL SKIN PROTECTOR (Goodebox)

S.W. BASICS CREAM is just named Cream. Sounds simple doesn’t it? But it’s what this cream in a cute little glass jar can do for you that counts. Cream is a very rich product that is the main item in the S.W. Basics line. This is a very rich moisturizer that is targeted toward body use. S.W. Basics Cream is made from only 3 ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil. That’s it. No fillers, no fragrance, no synthetics, no water. At over 60% shea butter, you better believe it absorbs deep into thirsty skin and stays there! While I tried this I’m saving it for winter to bring my skin back to life. The shea butter comes from a Fair Trade women’s cooperative in Ghana; then they add organic extra-virgin coconut oil and organic extra-virgin olive oil. What more can you ask for? This vegan product can be used on your face but I’m saving it for my dry legs, feet and elbows. A full size 3 oz jar retails for $32 so this 0.7 oz jar is valued at $9.50 by me.

S.W. Basics Cream (Goodebox)

S.W. Basics Cream (Goodebox)

The September Goodebox was worth $104 and to top that off there’s a $5 off $15 Target g.c. good through 12/31/15 off Made to Matter products from 31 brands (like Ben & Jerry’s, SW Basics, Mrs. Meyer’s, Pacifica, Method, JR Watkins).

September 2015 Goodebox products

September 2015 Goodebox products

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: One lucky US subscriber is going to win a Goodebox from the company. The box will be a surprise to you so we hope you’ll report back to us which box you received and what was in it. There are two requirements on our Rafflecopter – you must be a BIZ subscriber and you must comment. Everything else is a bonus. You can tweet daily to increase your chances of winning. Don’t you want to be the one that receives a surprise in the mail from Goodebox? You have until October 23rd to enter. If comments close, email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the subject GOODEBOX to make your comment and continue on. Good luck and good health from Goodebox and the BIZ.

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Pacifica helps make sure you are so pretty!

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IMG_3336One of our favorite Vegan, cruelty-free lines is PACIFICA. They are all about serving the highest good of both women and the environment. Their products are 100% Vegan, cruelty-free and certified by PETA.

Four winners from Pacifica

Four winners from Pacifica

I love their cleansing wipes and now they are moving fast to the top of my list for their cosmetics. I have some excellent products to tell you about today because they sent me some great items to test –  Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette, Natural Eye Pencils, and Stellar Gaze Mascara.

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

Pacifica Power of Love Palette

Marcia wrote about the beautiful Power of Love Eyeshadow Palette ($19.99), which you can read HERE.  This beautiful palette is full of creamy matte and shimmery eyeshadows:  Mysterious, Bare, Falling Star, Spirited, Devoted, Shine On, Treasure, Crush, Soul, and Luna. This is a beautiful palette with a great combination of every day and dramatic shades.

Pacifica Eye Pencils

Pacifica Natural Eye Pencils

The Natural Eye Pencils ($11) are highly pigmented and go on wonderfully smooth. The color lasts for a very long time – I find they wear as long as gel liner does for me without any smudging. Plus, they have excellent ingredients including Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Vitamin C. Fringe is a deep brown and Jet is a dark black. If you are a fan of eye lining pencils, these are a real treat.

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara

I am so picky about mascara…I want length, volume, and most importantly no smudging. Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara ($14) does everything I want and at a great price too. It has a big thick brush and this mineral mascara has coconut oil and vitamin B to condition and strengthen lashes.

Pacifica Natural Eye Pencils and Stellar Gaze Mascara

Pacifica Natural Eye Pencils and Stellar Gaze Mascara

In the top pic I am wearing Fringe Eyeliner and in the bottom pick I am wearing Jet. I am wearing Stellar Gaze Mascara in both, although only on my top lashes. I rarely do my bottom lashes because with mascara they are so long they look kind of freaky. You will also be happy to know that I sported this look – a different shade of eyeliner on each eye – to both the gas station and the grocery store, totally forgetting I had one eye lined with Fringe and one with Jet for blog photos. Now no one has any doubt at all about the depth of my weirdness.

I am really impressed with Pacifica. It’s a great vegan and cruelty-free line with wonderful beauty products. You can find Pacifica online and at stores like Target, Ulta, and Whole Foods.  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration @ILovePacifica

My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer review

My Beauty Bunny is a blogger who only blogs about cruelty free items. Jen from My Beauty Bunny, Phyrra, and Tashina from Logical Harmony are the three bloggers I read and trust when it comes to this category. Jen created a moisturizer with Nicki of Future Derm and named it My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer. I was sent one to test and after several months I’m ready to give you the lowdown.

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MBB Moisturizer is a lightweight lotion in a bottle. The packaging is great since your fingers don’t contaminate the product when you want to use it. What makes this stand out is that it’s 100% Natural. It isn’t loaded with chemicals, it’s loaded with things like aloe vera, squalane from olives, bilberry fruit, citrus fruit extract and the list goes on (see ingredients at the end). All of these items are good for your skin.

Because this is an AHA moisturizer it’s also lightly exfoliating your skin behind the scenes. Mostly when I think of exfoliation I think of scrubs, microderm products and the like. But this has gentle exfoliating and line minimizing AHAs that are made from fruit acids. It also has ingredients like green, red and white tea which will protect your skin from premature aging. It’s a moisturizer for all ages, shapes and sizes!!

I always mention fragrance and My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer does have a fragrance. It’s a cranberry grapefruit scent that I notice upon application yet minutes later it’s not noticeable. When I use this during the day I always apply a separate sunscreen since it doesn’t have it. I often use this at night, especially if I’m seeing some breakouts starting on my skin, and I don’t need to worry about spf then.

If you are looking for a moisturizer that is Vegan, Cruelty Free,
Paraben free, sulfate free, synthetic dye free, synthetic fragrance free, petrochemical free, GMO free, and Triclosan free here’s the answer!

Happily this is on sale for $15.60 at Future Derm so take advantage of this special while you can. — Marcia

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Ingredients
Aqua, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, squalane (olive), cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, water, bilberry fruit / leaf extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis(orange) fruit extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, glycerin, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, ranberry essential oil, grapefruit essential oil (for fragrance)

Photo credits: My Beauty Bunny; Future Derm

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