I'm so excited to share with everyone the clean, vegan, cruelty-free subscription beauty box by a new company, @freebunni! ๐Ÿฅฐ This box was courtesy of Free Bunni, and I have not been paid for a review. 
That being said, I really, REALLY love this incredible box. 
Free Bunni is a quarterly subscription that will send you full sized products ($130 value) for $70. Before anyone hesitates, let's do the math:

4 boxes x $70/box is $280/year (or $17.50/mo). If you're paying an average of $25 every month for other boxes, that's $300/year. Right there you're saving money.

You also get 20 full size vegan products/year compared to a few handfuls of minis. ๐Ÿ’ธ

Finally, my review! Here is my full nightly face routine for the past 2 months: *Companies tagged*

Green Tea & Camellia Facial Cleanser: I've been using this cleanser nightly and it's like nothing I've ever tried. It gets super bubbly and fizzy and smells fresh. It's a really unique cleanser that helps take off my makeup every night. It kind of tickles actually and is fun to use. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Flower Water Toner: Next step is this toner. I'm absolutely obsessed with toners (hyperpigmentation) and this is by far THE BEST one I've ever tried. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Definitely my favorite box product. The difference in redness of my skin makes me feel good about myself.  It helps take off leftover makeup too. I also apply before makeup.

Physical Attraction Serum: I use this sparingly since hydration isn't big concern. ๐Ÿ’ฆ The colder months are drying out my cheek areas (no clue why) but this helps revitalize my skin.

Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream: This is such a neat product. I use this every night under my eyes to reduce puffiness. ๐Ÿ‘€ It helps with dark circles too, though that's not a concern for me. It smells incredible! โ˜•

Lavender Lemon Lotion: I use this everyday because my hands get really dry. ๐Ÿ‘ It's creamy and thick and soaks in beautifully. I usually don't use it for my face, but I will in place of the serum if I'm in the mood.

Do I recommend: YES! โœ…

Thank you SO MUCH to @freebunni for this opportunity. I've been using these on a daily/nightly basis the past 2 months and my skin makes me feel  so  beautiful.๐Ÿ‡ #mindovermango #gifted

I'm so excited to share...

I can say that I have tried quite a few face washes and mists over the past 2.5 years. So far, Iโ€™ve pretty much enjoyed all that Iโ€™ve tried. That being said, I can say that @lather has been my longest face wash that I have used on a consistent basis. โณ I partnered with LATHER for this post to give an honest review of their products in exchange for a discounted price. ๐Ÿ‡ *Unedited photos. I am wearing mascara, brow powder, and lip stain.*
LATHERโ€™S products are botanically based. ๐ŸŒฟ Their cleansing milk contains oat protein and sweet almond oil that helps to condition skin, while their face mist contains algae and witch hazel extract to clean and tighten pores. Being that it is also vegan and cruelty-free, I decided that it would likely be a no-brainer to test out. ๐Ÿฐ (Shout out to @joinpalm as well for the opportunity to do so)!
My skin has cleared up and more importantly has stayed clear since using these products on a nightly basis. ๐ŸŒ I tried a couple of other new products this month to break up the routine and now kind of regret it. I started breaking out again around my chin, jaw line, and under my cheek bones after straying from my LATHER routine. โ€ข
I like using this face wash every night, especially because it does a great job at removing leftover makeup from the day. My routine is as follows: 1๏ธโƒฃ Remove makeup with makeup wipe. 2๏ธโƒฃ Apply face cleanser and massage on my face and across my closed eye lids + lashes. 3๏ธโƒฃ Rinse, apply additional products as needed, and finish off with spritzing my LATHER face mist all over my face and across my neck and chest for a refreshing coolness on the skin. ๐ŸŒฌ
Would I recommend these products and this company to a friend. YES! ๐Ÿฅฐ Absolutely. Iโ€™ve thoroughly enjoyed using these goods and look forward to my nightly routine after coming home from the day. I can only speak highly of this company and have had great experiences with their products. ๐Ÿ’˜
Thank you so much to @lather and @joinpalm for this wonderful chance to find new skincare products that have been working wonders on my skin! ๐Ÿ˜ธ I think Iโ€™ll continue sticking to my routine for a while. ๐Ÿ˜† #mindovermango #collab

I can say that I...

I am so incredibly blessed to be apart of the cruelty-free community! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ @petitvour has once again graciously gifted me their vegan monthly beauty box, this time for August 2019. ๐Ÿ“ฆ I've uploaded an "unboxing" on my IGTV of the goods that came in this month's box. ๐Ÿ“บ For as low as $15 a month you can receive up to $50 worth of vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty-free beauty products to your doorstep. ๐Ÿฐ If you love what you received, you can buy duplicates or full sizes of any products you received in your box on their website.
Featured in this month's box:
1๏ธโƒฃ Lengthening Organic Mascara by @harvestnaturalbeauty - $18
2๏ธโƒฃ Pa'akai Cleansing Cream by @honuaskincare - $12
3๏ธโƒฃ Essential Radiance Toner by @dermae- $2.50 
4๏ธโƒฃ Blemish Clearing Serum by @juicebeauty - $15
5๏ธโƒฃ Envie Desoir Natural Perfume by Petite Histoire (@becomealover) - $5
6๏ธโƒฃ Noir by Antonym Eyeliner by @antonymcosmetics - $19
Total box value: $71.50
Total savings: $56.50
Check out my IGTV for a real inside look at this month's box to learn more about the products and my thoughts and experiences about them all. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ‡
Thank you so much to Petit Vour for your kindness and generosity to the animals, and also to this Mango, too! ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿฅญ #mindovermango

I am so incredibly blessed...

Portugal Pinup. ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น #mindovermango

Portugal Pinup. ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น #mindovermango

Drone shot from my holiday (as everyone outside the US seems to call it) on Sao Jorge Island in the Azores! ๐ŸŒ I shot this on my DJI Mavic 2 Pro, who right now is getting the love he needs in the DJI repair shop because I crashed my baby while away on vacation a day after this image was shot. ๐Ÿ˜ญ That being said, I'm so incredibly grateful for the amazing footage I was able to capture prior to the accident! ๐Ÿ›ฉ #fromwhereidrone #womenwhodrone #mindovermango

Drone shot from my holiday...

I went on this crazy bathing suit shopping spree right before my trip to the Azores because I hadn't bought myself a bathing suit for the past 6 years. ๐Ÿ˜ญ So if I'm doing my math correctly, 5 new bathing suits = 30 more years until I need to buy another one. ๐Ÿงฎ #mindovermango

I went on this crazy...

I couldn't decide which background to choose, so I chose all of them. ๐Ÿค— I wanted to introduce some of you to a product (and company) you probably have never heard of before. @hairshotsbyamy is a unique hair goods company who has created their own "hair perfumes" that are meant to be used to freshen up your locks when they need it. ๐Ÿ‘ง

This company states that "hair shots starts where shampoo leaves off". ๐Ÿ›€ Often times the scent of our shampoos vanishes after washes, and during our workouts, our heads naturally get sweaty (and maybe a little bit smelly too). ๐Ÿ˜ท This heat activated hair fragrance helps to #sweetenyourlocks and keeps your hair smelling fresh when you need it most. 
Amy was cool enough to send me over two of her bottles (of course I had to try a mango scent) that I was able to bring with me on my vaca to the Azores recently. ๐Ÿ›ฉ I figured with the heat and vaca activities, I might need a little refresh and I'm thankful that these cute bottles gave my hair a much needed boost. ๐Ÿ™‚

They come in all kinds of scents, so you can pick what you may like best. I need to say that the Asian Green is probably my favorite, and I highly recommend trying out this scent if you're in the market for a new type of hair product with benefits. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅญ Thank you Amy for letting me give your products a test run. I'm grateful and look forward to using my new hair shots again in the future! ๐Ÿ™‚ #mindovermango #hairshots

I couldn't decide which background...

I'm so excited to finally share this! Mind Over Mango has been published in @dyemag! ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿ“– I've been wanting to share for weeks but needed the hard copy to be in my hands to make it feel official. ๐Ÿ™ So much of this is in thanks to my incredible Fiancรฉ, Cassio of @cdv.creative (also known as @stacking_shit). ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘ฐ Cassio helped with this project by photographing all of the content that was accepted into this issue of Dye Magazine. ๐Ÿ“š He has been very supportive of my passion for expressing myself through imagery and has taken on the role of a photographer like a champ! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’ช Thank you so much to meu amor, and thank you for the publication Dye Mag! (P.S. The last two published images were from my first ever brand campaign featuring @trafficpeople! Pink dress in the first image and full page spread from @dreamsisterjane.) #mindovermango

I'm so excited to finally...

Aloxxi Instaboost Hair Dye (& Full Aloxxi Unboxing)

๐ŸŽจ The “5 Minute” Hair Dye๐ŸŽจ

I’ve been asked hundreds of times how long it takes for me to dye my own hair. On average, it takes me about 40 minutes to apply the dye, and another 45 or more to let it sit before I rinse it out. This leads me to an honest confession: I’m lazy and I don’t usually want to keep up with maintaining my hair color. Seriously, in terms of upkeep, I’m not the best candidate for coloring my hair. That means I usually push it off until I absolutely need to do it. a.k.a. I look like a bum and need to get my sh*t together. So when I was contacted by Aloxxi to try their newest hair product Instaboost: Conditioning Color Masque, I couldn’t pass up the chance to try something new that might take a fraction of the time it usually takes me to color my hair.


Aloxxi Hair Instaboost Colors

๐Ÿ’™ How Long Does It Really Take? ๐Ÿ’™

Aloxxi’s Instaboost claims that after applying the product, you only need to keep it on for 3 to 5 minutes for the color to work its magic into your strands. What! Basically, this would mean that I would shave off at least 40 minutes of wait time to redye my hair. Also, these products are applied to damp hair, which means the product will take less time to apply because it will glide on faster, saving me 30 minutes of dye time. These colorful hair masks also condition and nourish your hair, while adding whatever magical shade you desire, simultaneously.

๐Ÿ’™ Why I love this ๐Ÿ’™


Aloxxi’s Instaboost proves to be the happy medium I need to up the anti and redye my color quickly and beautifully.

With every hair wash, my dye will slowly run out, leaving my hair a little less vibrant than it was before. Since I go such long stretches of time procrastinating my redye sessions, Aloxxi’s Instaboost proves to be the happy medium I need to up the anti and redye my color quickly and beautifully. This means that my hair can always look good, no matter how long it has been since my last “real dye”. These colored hair masks are perfect for anyone like me who needs a huge pick-me-up in between dyes, or anyone who currently has no dyed colors in their hair but want to easily add unique shades in a snap! Oh, and did I mention that it’s cruelty-free?ย ๐Ÿ‡


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๐Ÿ’™ The Process ๐Ÿ’™

I decided to approach this dye-like experience similar to my normal hair dying routine by mixing different colors in order to find the right shades for my hair. Aloxxi was kind enough to send me all 4 shades of the colors I typically use to dye my hair, so I am really happy that I had the opportunity to try out all of the colors that are most authentic to me! Aloxxi currently carries 8 different Instaboost shades that you can have fun and experiment with.

Aloxxi Instaboost Shades
Check out this infographic for more information about Aloxxi’s Instaboost!

๐Ÿ’™ How I mixed my colors ๐Ÿ’™

In order to achieve the color tones I currently have on each side of my hair, I mixed Aquamarine Dream with True Blue for one side, and Pink, Please and Purple Reign for the other. I applied the colors onto damp hair after washing and conditioning with several of Aloxxi’s other products (seriously, thank you Aloxxi)!

How to Use Aloxxi Instaboost

๐Ÿ’™ The results ๐Ÿ’™

With each time you use this product, it builds up the color intensity in your hair even more. After just one use, I noticed my hair had already started to regain its colors!ย It took me just 10 minutes to apply all of the product to my hair, and then I waited only 5 more minutes for all of it to soak up. That means I saved a total of 70 minutes to redye my hair! Plus, my hair is really soft after using these masks. Applying to wet hair is honestly great because it allows the products to glide on beautifully without my hair getting all clumped together.

Aloxxi Hair Instaboost Unboxing
Aloxxi’s Instaboost has enhanced my hair colors!

๐Ÿ’™ My product rating ๐Ÿ’™

My rating on Aloxxi’s Instaboost: Conditioning Color Masque:ย โญโญโญโญโญ

I’m super satisfied with these goodies and very grateful I’ve been able to try a new product line that actually does the job! As for all the other beautiful Aloxxi hair products, I will be making another blog post reviewing them!


Thank you so much to everyone for checking out my latest blog post, and a huge thank you to my new friends at Aloxxi for your generosity and allowing me to give my honest review of your products! I’m so excited to continue using them and I’m incredibly happy with your brand and the quality of your goods and services. ๐Ÿ˜€

Until next time!

xoxo Sara

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  • Cassie
    October 11, 2018

    I loved reading about your past hair dying experiences which makes this product by Aloxxi sound so amazing! That’s wonderful how fast the product works and it sounds like it’s so much easier to use. Your hair looks beautiful by the way!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 11, 2018

      Awww thanks beautiful! I’m glad you enjoy them. Yes! It’s crazy how fast it works, which is nice when you’re in a pinch like I am sometimes and need a quick color so you don’t look terrible at your next event. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Thank you so much!!! Thanks for checking out my newest post too, as always! ๐Ÿ˜

  • andthenmonday
    October 11, 2018

    Oh wow! I’m loving some of the color possibilities they have. Your hair looks so healthy too!

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 11, 2018

      Thank you so much Katie! My hair is really regaining its health. These products are helping me so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for visiting and checking out my blog!

  • spoonfulofsparkles
    October 12, 2018

    You can definitely rock this color! I don’t know if I could pull it off haha. Though going red would be cool.
    xoxo Carolyn @ http://www.mychicobsession.com

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 13, 2018

      Ahhh thank you Carolyn! That’s so sweet of you. ๐Ÿ’™ Also, you TOTALLY can pull it off. The blonde highlights in your hair I bet would take well to any of these colors! You could always start off with a more “natural” shade they have available. Since they are buildable, it’s also easy to just do a test run and get a more subtle color to see if you like it. If not, they will wash out eventually, so you could pull it off no matter what. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for checking out my blog post! I’ll check out your blog too! ๐Ÿ’ป

  • kileen
    October 12, 2018

    Sounds like such an amazing product and your hair color is amazing!! Love all the colors!

    cute & little

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 13, 2018

      Thank you so much Kileen! I’m glad you enjoy my hair colors!!! Thanks for stopping by and for dropping your blog handle as well!

  • Mindy Z.
    October 12, 2018

    Wow congrats on your collab! I need to get me some of those. ๐Ÿ˜… These products look amazing though. I liked the unboxing of everything with the slideshow. Now I have hair & blogger envy!


    • Mind Over Mango
      October 12, 2018

      Thank you Mindy!!! You’re so sweet. ๐Ÿ‘ผ I was super excited and flattered. To actually love the products is what makes it all even better. Keep grinding girl! ๐Ÿ’ช

  • Delia Atenea
    October 12, 2018

    Wow this is fabulous! My daughters would definitely be SO into these colors!

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 12, 2018

      Thank you Delia! Awww so cute!!! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป Iโ€™ve heard that so many times from Mothers about my hair colors and the products I use. If your daughters are young these are great because they arenโ€™t harsh on your hair and can be very subtle depending on how you approach it. They also do wash out overtime too, so not permanent! Thank you for checking out my blog Delia! ๐ŸŽˆ

  • Taylor Mobley
    October 13, 2018

    Oh my gosh. How fun is that!!! I love the bright colors.

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 13, 2018

      Thanks Taylor! Bright colors must be my thing apparently. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for visiting!

  • Stephanie
    October 14, 2018

    I pride myself on my fun colored hair. I’ve always been shades of red-purple .. varying from Ariana Grande circa 2010 to a deep purple-black tone. But the hardest part is how quickly it fades! I have to visit my salon every month to keep it vibrant. So these masks sound incredible. The only challenge would be finding the correct shade haha!

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 14, 2018

      Ahhh Stephanie, so cool! I used to have hair like Ariana Grande too circa 2010! Those colors in my hair seemed to last forever for some reason. You’re right though that things will fade, so you need to keep up with it! โœจ Consider trying out a different base dye product that lasts longer and adding Aloxxi masks on top to keep up with it in between those fade-to-redye periods! ๐Ÿ˜˜ Thanks for checking out my blog post, glad you enjoyed it and it gave you some inspo!

  • Helena Marz
    October 14, 2018

    What an awesome collaboration and it looks like you had fun with changing up your hair colours. These colours totally looks awesome on you! You definitely pulled it off so well with this look! โค๏ธ

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 14, 2018

      Thank you so much Helena! ๐ŸŒน I had so much fun with this collaboration. If it involves hair and loud colors, I’m in! I appreciate you checking out my blog post and your kind words. ๐Ÿ˜

  • Deborah
    October 14, 2018

    I so want to try this! I want a rose gold look!

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 15, 2018

      Yesss Deborah I think that the rose gold color is beautiful too! ๐ŸŒน It’s definitely great for someone who wants to be a bit bold over time but want to keep their hair color relatively natural looking. If you work in an office or a place where they don’t allow dyed hair like mine, it’s perfect! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thank you for visiting my blog!

  • Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush)
    October 15, 2018

    Omg this is SO fun!!! Your hair looks amazing and these products sound awesome!

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 16, 2018

      Thanks Megan!!! Yes, I love these products. They’re great! Thanks for stopping by!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Tonya Morris
    October 16, 2018

    This is too fun! You make it look so easy! Love all of the colors! -Tonya Morris

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 16, 2018

      Thank you Tonya! Luckily Aloxxi’s Instaboost is actually super easy to use. I have some experience under my belt, but anyone can make this look easy! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for commenting and checking it all out!

  • stylelullaby
    October 17, 2018

    your hair turned out so nicely! i wish i was daring enough to try this myself hahaha

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 17, 2018

      Hahaha girl, step out of your comfort zone!!! You totally can do this! ๐Ÿ˜ป Thanks for visiting my blog!

  • helench1k
    October 30, 2018

    I absolutely LOVEEEE all the colours in your hair!! I’ve been contemplating about going pink but have been nervous about taking the plunge! This sounds so easy to use!!

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 31, 2018

      You are the sweetest! Thank you Helen! As far as dying your hair pink, DO IT. ๐ŸŽ‰ Don’t be nervous! These products would be an easy way to start off by “taking the plunge”. If you’re nervous, do some research on how to bleach/dye your hair properly so that it won’t get damaged (saying you will do it on your own) ๐Ÿ˜‰ YouTube was a fantastic resource for me years ago starting out. Luckily, these masks are non-damaging, so they are great for beginners! Also, thanks for checking out my blog post!!! ๐Ÿ’–

  • Denise Kokinis
    November 6, 2018

    I had no idea they made these, but I bet it makes it sooo much easier to do your hair at home and have such vibrant colors! I really love your hair and cannot get over how healthy it looks as well!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 7, 2018

      Thank you Denise! Yes, itโ€™s very convenient and easy to work with; itโ€™s a breeze to use. Also, thank you! Iโ€™m glad others can see that my hair is healthy too! ๐Ÿคฃ

  • theeyetraveler
    November 10, 2018

    whoa! your hair looks amazing! I def want to give it a try now!

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 12, 2018

      Thanks, girl!!! You should! I highly recommend their goodies. ๐Ÿ˜€

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