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Nourished Life Deluxe Samples Beauty Box – July 2018 Review

This is by far my favourite box from Nourished Life Beauty so far. I love everything in it! For $25 shipped this box is a steal. Not just because the value is there but for people like me who find one natural/organic skin care product and then are reluctant to change or spend money on something different or new I might not like. For that reason this box is gold.

There was some mix up or delay with this box that has pushed the August delivery date back, I’m not sure what it is, I barely glanced at the lovely email update they sent, all that matters is one box is here and another will arrive in due course.

 

Nourished Life Deluxe Samples Beauty Box – July 2018 Cost $25 (incl shipping)

Retail Value $61.85

Review: Weleda Skin Food 30ml (Travel Size) RRP $14.95

I have this product, in every drawer, bathroom, kitchen in my house and at my office. But where I don’t have it (until now!) is in my purse. This is the BEST skin moisturising product hands down. Its great for hands (especially cuticles), feet, knees, elbows… its great for babies, men and grandmas! I love this product!

I love it even more now its teeny-tiny. Enough said. 

Ingredients: Water, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Cera Alba, Alcohol, Fatty Acid Ester, Glycerin, Limonene*, Viola Tricolor Extract, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arginine, Zinc Sulfate, Fragrance*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin* *from natural essential oils

 

Review: Lariese Exhilarating Shower Gel 250ml RRP $13.95

I love the packaging of this product, it looks luxurious which you don’t often get in the organic/natural ranges. It smells heavenly and after reading a little more about it on the website it can also be used as a hand wash which would make it last a lot longer if you weren’t willing to spend $14 on a 250ml of shower gel. This product is certified organic, GMO/GE free and doesn’t test on animals.

I feel like I’m going tick, tick tick down my mental list here. This has everything I love in a product! I can see myself adding this to my go-to list of products. 

Ingredients: Purified Water, Coco Glucoside (coconut oil derived), Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Alpha Olefin (castor oil derived), Sea Salt, Organic Calendula Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract, Organic Rosehip Extract, Glyceryl Oleate (glycerin and natural oils derived), Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil, Bush Lime Essential Oil, Organic Lemon Scented Tea Tree Essential Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Parfum (additional vegetable preservative).

 

Review: Eco Modern Essentials Aroma Sinus Clear Blend RRP $16.00

Its hard for me to review this product effectively as I have never had a sinus issue in my life! However my husband does and so I will keep this on hand for when he next needs it and will come back to this page and review. I will say it smells great and the ingredients are safe. 

Ingredients: citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, mentha arvensis (peppermint)

 

Review: Life Basics by Nourished Life Nourishing Body Oil 100ml RRP $16.95

What is this product even for? Do I care? No I don’t! I just want to smell it and rub it all over, its that fantastic.

OK I did have to get my iPhone light out to read the fine print to see what its for Put it is a massage oil or hydrating oil. For use after shower or bath or like me when you want to eat something yummy but don’t want to ingest the calories so you rub this all over you and smell the deliciousness and it satisfies you (sort of).

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Marula), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rosehip), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Vanillin, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Limonene *, Linalool *. * Natural Component of Essential Oils.

As mentioned previously this was by far my favourite box from Nourished Life so far and I can’t wait for the August box. 

Goodness Me Box – January 2018 Review

Goodness Me Box has proven to be one of my favourites.

It’s always great value for money, I am a firm believer in organic, chemical free and non toxic products and I have almost never tried the products they send, so I look forward to it every month.

I also love the coupons and cards that explain the products and the Goodness Me brochure that is included that tells you the retail values and an explanation of why the items were chosen.

This just feels like a really professional company and I love that.

Goodness Me Box $25 – Retail Value (aprox) $45.65

There are always a number of coupons or pamphlets in this box and this month they have tracking watch giveaways if you are so inclined. (I am personally not convinced of the safety of wearing wifi on your arm every day.)

You’ll have to forgive my lax attitude, a few things were missing from my group photo below and some I missed out on individual photos of, I was apparently in holiday mode when I photographed this box! #Fail

Review: Vegan Chocolate Bar – Maca Espresso by BSKT RRP $3.95

I LOVED this bar and I don’t even like coffee!

This was absolutely delicious, the ingredients were clean and good for you and I can’t wait to purchase again. It was rich and creamy with just a hint of coffee and left no bitter aftertaste on the tongue. 

This was a huge win for me, as it’s a new product I will buy and its my favourite item in the box.


Review: Sparkling Lemonade with Cucumber by Naked Life RRP $3.00

I wanted to love this item so much! Its initial taste upon drinking was great, but the aftertaste of cucumber and lemon just did’t work for me. I feel like if they just left it at lemon-only it would have tasted better.

At less than 7 calories and no sugar, if you don’t mind that cucumber taste, its a really refreshing cold drink on a summer day.

Review: Clean Energy Alkalising Paleo Workout Sachet by Nutra Organics (apple + mint & lempon + lime)  x 2 RRP $1.80 x 2 = $3.60

As I’ve mentioned previously, I am NOT the girl who can drink a green drink, my gag reflex is just too strong and I’m sensitive to taste, so it’s not fair for me to review these items. I gagged with this fast.

My husband who is a regular green drink guy said “I could drink it” which is certainly not a glowing report. These DO look very good for you.

Review: Matcha Greens by Blue Dinosaur RRP $2.50

Again, I’m not a great test subject with the greens, but it was sweet and Ok to eat. My husband loved it.

With Coconut, Spirulina, Dates, Barley Grass, Coconut oil, Mactcha and nothingelse, this is a super healthy snack. 

Review: Golden Latte Blend by 99th Monkey RRP $10

I tried this by following the directions on the card and used almond milk instead of full cream and it wasn’t great, but I felt like it had the potential to be great. 

I feel like with full cream milk, a little honey or maple syrup for sweetener and even some cappuccino froth this could be a delicious drink. I plan to give it another go over the next few weeks and will update here when I do. 

I love that the included card tells me that the spices are all wild grown and chemical free. 

Review: Green Tea by Onno Behrends RRP $3.50

This was a delicious Green Tea ( I drink Green Tea every day) but had an unusual amber colour (as though it was regular tea) instead of the usual green hue I am used to. 

I love that the packaging is fully recyclable and I think its something more company’s should be doing. A quick check of their website told me they are non GMO which I love, but they did not mention anything about the use of pesticides on their product and given tea have such massive pesticide use, I will probably not purchase again, but rather stick to my organic green teas. They did also mention ethical and fair trading for their farmers and no known child labour – both very important features for tea suppliers. 

Review: Nourish & Repair Double Choc Sachet by Nourished Nutrition RRP $2.75

This was amazing! Although it had greens in it, it also had the main ingredient of pea protein and a ton of cacao and it really tasted like more of a protein drink. It definitely had that chocolate shake quality to it. 

I wouldn’t purchase it because Im not a ‘nutrition drink’ kinda girl, but if I were into green or protein drinks this would definitely be on my list, it really was delicious.

Review: Low Carb Self Raising Flour Mix by Melinda’s Gluten Free RRP $8.35

This flours’ main ingredient is lupin flour which I know exactly nothing about! 

I love lower carb as I am a low carb (although mostly whole foods) eater. It also has almond meal, which I love and arrowroot, baking powder & soda and salt. 

I haven’t had a chance to use this but plan on making banana bread for the teens so will review it here when I do. 

Review: Sample Kitchen Wrap by API Wraps RRP (aprox) $8

I wanted to love this because my family does use too much glad wrap, but it was hard to get an idea of how it would work because the sample was so small. 

When I tried to stick it on itself to create the seal, it did hold for a while but the seal was very weak, plus having to warm the seal with my hands caused my hands to become sticky, which made me wonder whether the stickiness would rub off onto the wrap or other food item? 

This didn’t seem to be the solution we are all looking for, so for now,  I will continue to use glass boxes for lunches and avoid cling wrap whenever possible. 

Hello Fresh Coupon Card for $35 off your first box RRP $0

Because these $35 coupons are everywhere I didn’t add this to the value of the box.

Overall once again I felt like this box was good value and offered a number of new items for me to try. I didn’t walk away with much that I would purchase again (just the vegan chocolate bar), but I am very happy with the box, regardless and as always, look forward to the next one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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