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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.*
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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)!
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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
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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’˜
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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.
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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
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Total box value: $71.50
Total savings: $56.50
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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‡
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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...

Prose – My Customized Hair Care Routine

Prose Customized Hair Care

Hello lovely readers! Thank you for joining me on Mind Over Mango! Today I wanted to touch base on my newest hair care routine. By stating the obvious, my hair is dyed. My hair is naturally a medium chestnut brown color. Being a Brunette by birth means that in order to have any real color payoff, I need to bleach my hair first before applying any kind of dye. That being said, it tends to get really dry and damaged over time. I’d love to think my hair is invincible, but no one’s hair is susceptible to long-term damage when you over-process it as much as I do. After a while, my ends will start to break off, and it’s really just not a fun situation. So when Prose approached me to try their customized hair care products, I was intrigued to see if all the hype about customized hair goods were really worth it or not.


Disclaimer: Prose asked me toย try out their newest products to see how they would work with my dyed (and damaged) hair. They stressed they wanted to create the perfect formulation of their products for me, and that they wanted me to be as authentic as possible about my feelings on how their goods worked. I was told their products work on dyed hair as well, which is important since many products can’t be used with color-treated locks. Since everything is customized though, Prose claimed they have the ability to make killer products that won’t drain my color or further damage my hair.

Prose Hair Care Unboxing

The Verdict

I absolutely love these products! I’m honestly really excited about them too. I have been stuck in the same so-so hair routine for a long time, and while the products I was using before were okay, they are mass manufactured and sort of a one-size-fits-all for my hair type (and my hair really isn’t just “one type”).

Prose Hair Care Unboxing Video

How They Customize

What is so unique about Prose is that every detail is customized. Upon visiting their website, you will be given the opportunity to take a free, no-obligation hairย consultation. You will be asked various questions about your hair type, your areas of concern, and even the environment that you live in and your zip code. All of this helps Prose determine what your hair’s biggest needs are, and which ingredients will be best for those needs. You can even choose what scent you want them to be! (I chose fruitissime and it smells amazing!)

Click each picture below to be brought to a full-sized closeup image

The Products

For me, I need to treat and replenish, add heat protection, smooth out my rough strands, and maintain the vibrant colors in my hair, among other concerns. Each package comes with three products: a pre-shampoo hair mask, a shampoo, and a conditioner; all to be used in that order.ย  Every one of these products has its place in your hair care routine. For example, the hair mask is meant to be used before your shampoo, because it helps all of the natural ingredients in the shampoo and conditioner penetrate deeper into the hair by opening up the hair follicles. You can watch my IGTV video I created at the bottom of this blog post to see a full unboxing experience of what you can expect when you receive your customized package in the mail!

Prose Customized Hair Care Results

My Results

 

Cruelty-free and made without parabens, sulfates, dyes, mineral oils, and GMO’s.

The results of using my customized Prose goodies have really impressed me. I was genuinely shocked as to how soft my hair was after just one use. Although Prose approached me to try their products, I can 100% promise that customized hair care is worth the hype. One issue my hair was suffering from was breakage. I have had pieces break off in one-inch strands. This result is a lot of split ends, uneven hair length, and a pretty messy sink. So when I discover a product that strengthens my hair and can reduces breakage, I know that I’ve found a really cool and worthwhile brand.

 

Prose Hair Guide
All of Prose’s packages come with a detailed pamphlet outlining everything you need to know about your new customized products!

Who This is For

I encourage everyone, female and male (it’s unisex!) to take a whirl at customized hair products. If anything, try out the free consultation to see what your biggest concerns really are, and how Prose will help you fix all of your hair troubles. On the off chance, you receive your products and they don’t seem to be doing what you need them too – no worries. Prose will happily direct you to one of their hair experts who will discuss what’s not working and find a better formulation for you. They will even pay for any return charges, so you’ll never have to worry about paying more than you should.

Prose Hair Care Works

Additional Perks of Using Prose

  • You can choose if you want your products to be vegan, silicone-free, gluten-free, fragrance-free or all four!
  • Prose is cruelty-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, dye-free, mineral oil-free, and GMO-free.
  • There is always free shipping on all of your orders
  • Did you notice I wrote the word “free” 10 times?
  • You can expect all of your goodies to arrive within just 6 business days.
  • Your hair will thank you (and smell amazing too)!

 

Final Notes

Check out my IGTV from my Instagram above for the full unboxing experience that I referred to earlier. As you can see, I ended up really happy and satisfied with my results, and my high hopes I had unboxing all of these goodies did not let me down.

Thank you to everyone for checking out this week’s blog post featuring my newest friends at Prose! If you try them out, then let me know! Also if you have any questions, shoot me a comment or a message and I’d be more than happy to answer anything you need to know.

Until next time!

xoxo Sara

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26 Comments
  • The Dark Plum
    September 18, 2018

    Love this post Sara! I’ve never heard of customizable haircare products before so I will have to check them out! Your hair looks beautiful!

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 18, 2018

      Thank you Cassie! I’m so glad you love the post. ๐Ÿ˜ I had a great time working on this project. Thank you also for your kind comment about my hair! ๐Ÿ’™ Prose has been really good to me and my hair is actually coming back to life. ๐ŸŒฑ I was starting to honestly get worried because I had just cut it and then it was breaking again shortly after, so this has helped tremendously, ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€๏ธ I highly recommend it though girl, check them out and see what you think! They’re worth a shot! ๐Ÿ›’

  • Nataly
    September 19, 2018

    Those products sound so good. I would love to try them!

  • Tara
    September 19, 2018

    i’ve heard a lot about customized shampoos lately – they seem incredible!

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 19, 2018

      They really are Tara! Being customized is great because it’s 100% suitable for all of your biggest needs simultaneously! ๐Ÿ’† I highly recommend trying it at least once in your life!

  • kileen
    September 19, 2018

    This sounds like such an awesome hair care line and I just wanted to say that you hair looks absolutely amazing. I love how vibrant the colors are!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 20, 2018

      Awww Kileen you are always so sweet! Thank you! That really means a lot to me. My hair thanks you as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰ She’s pretty happy with it too! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Also, yes, Prose is a great company and are so helpful and responsive. Very much on top of their game!

  • Mindy Z.
    September 21, 2018

    Great post girl! I’ve heard of this brand before and I was wondering if it was worth it or not. I’m going to take the consultation and see what they say! My hair could always use at least a little improvement! Thanks for sharing.

  • Caitlin Delevera
    September 23, 2018

    I LOVE the photos you took. Such a vintage feel to them. I’m a sucker for pretty product photography too. ๐Ÿ˜†

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 23, 2018

      Thanks Caitlin! ๐ŸŒŸ I actually love how they turned out too (I’m biased of course) but I thought they did have that retro modish/70’s kind of vintage vibe to them! ๐Ÿ”ณ I was at my boyfriend’s parents’ house and they had this tile on their floor and I was like – this is PERFECT! ๐Ÿ˜ป I couldn’t resist! Thanks for checking out my blog post by the way girl, and welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • spoonfulofsparkles
    September 24, 2018

    Customized products sound really cool. Happy you were satisfied with them!
    xoxo Carolyn @ http://www.mychicobsession.com

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 24, 2018

      Thanks Carolyn! ๐Ÿ˜€ They are very cool. I’m happy too, they work very well. It’s great to have a customized routine!

  • Taylor Mobley
    September 25, 2018

    I AM SO obsessed with your hair!!!

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 26, 2018

      You are so sweet Taylor!!! I really appreciate it so much!!! ๐Ÿ’‹ Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Julia Comil
    September 29, 2018

    This hair color is so unique! Your customize products are on point

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 29, 2018

      Thank you so much Julia!!! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป

  • Delia Atenea
    October 1, 2018

    This is so cool! How great is it that the products are customized to your own type of hair! I need to try this!

    • Mind Over Mango
      October 2, 2018

      Hi Delia! It’s such a great option in today’s world that we have the technology to do so! You should try it out or at least look into it if you’re interested!

  • Voice of VeraVera
    October 3, 2018

    I absolutely love your hair. I think you’ve piqued my interest with these products.

  • Whitney | Whit Wanders
    November 12, 2018

    love the hair! I use to rock pink hair and I miss it! I need to look into Prose

    xo, Whitney

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 16, 2018

      Thanks, Whitney! Iโ€™m glad you like my hair. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™d like Prose just as much! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Laura
    November 12, 2018

    Your hair is amazing!! I had a hint of pink once and loved it.

    xo, Laura
    Have, Need, Want Blog

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 26, 2018

      Hi Laura, that’s awesome! I’m guessing you might have blonde hair. Either way, subtle hints of colors are always so fun! You can get away with more of that type of style too when it comes to the workforce. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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