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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...

I Got Ghosted: Verb Hair Care Ghost Products

๐Ÿ‘ป No one likes being ghosted ๐Ÿ‘ป

That is unless it’s October and you’re talking about Verb’s Ghost hair care line! Being such an eerie month, I knew that my haircare regime had to incorporate some ghostly products. Verb was kind enough to send me a few products from their Ghost line this month to try out on my hair. Today on Mind Over Mango I will be discussing the products featured above.

A great collection to add to your routine when you’re looking for hair care that is weightless and won’t weigh you down. -Verb

 

I have been experimenting a lot recently with different haircare brand and products. As someone who strictly only bleached, dyed, and occasionally brushed my hair (and I mean strictly – I never did anything else with it), it’s definitely been more of a treat than a trick to play around with different hair products that have been keeping my hair happier and healthier than ever. I love Verb because they have cruelty-free, reliable products that work.

 

Verb Products
I had my cat Socks joined in on the fun (not by choice, though.)

๐ŸŽƒ Ghost products ๐ŸŽƒ

 

“The Ghost Collection was made specifically to bring hydration to those who wash daily. It’s so weightless it disappears in the hair.”

Verb sent me a cute goodie box filled with all kinds of fun stuff for my hair. Among those products were Verb’s Ghost Prep, Ghost Shampoo + Conditioner, Ghost Oil Serum, and theirย Ghost Dry Oil. You can check out my IGTV video for the full unboxing experienceย (with a couple more fun products included)! I have used Verb’s haircare products in the past and have been very happy with how wonderful they have been to my hair. Verb states that their products are formulated to naturally smooth frizz while adding radiant shine. It is perfect for all hair types. The Ghost Collection is infused with moringa seed oil, which will leave your hair soft and smooth all day long.

Verb Products for Hair

๐ŸŽƒ How I used these products ๐ŸŽƒ

If you want to incorporate Verb’sย Ghost products into your daily or weekly hair regimes, I have a few tips and suggestions that I’ve learned along the way. Below is how I styled my hair for these photos:

1.) Shampoo + Condition! I did as I normally do and get all of the yuck out of my hair while I showered. If you have thick hair like me, use a couple of squirts of each to get your best clean on.

2.) Prep for heat. I planned on applying heat to create these witchy waves, so I took a small squirt of the Ghost Prep, warmed the product into my palms, and then ran it through my hair. This heat protectant adds moisture and calms down those frizzy after-shower hair look.

3.) Add desired heat. After blow-drying and crimping my hair with my crimping iron, I took three pumps of the Ghost Oil and worked it into my waves. All of the extra frizzies caused by the iron smoothed out and left my hair feeling lightweight and healthy.

4.) Dry Shampoo + Sea Texture Spray. I added some of Verb’s Dry Shampoo to my roots and shook it in to give extra volume. I sprayed a generous amount of their Sea Texture Spray into my waves for extra oomph and a little bit of texture.ย These productsย aren’t included in the above image, but are amazing and exist! I’ll link them below. ๐Ÿ˜‰

5.) Dry Oil: I decided to keep my waves at days end, so the next morning I used their Ghost Dry Oil Spray to freshen up my locks and give them a little more body after they’d fallen flat!

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Outtake with Socks!
So there you have it! I’m very happy with these products from Verb and excited that I was able to share them with you all. Thank you for checking out my blog post, and thank you to my friends at Verb for your kindness and generosity! Remember to tune into my IGTV videos like this one from Verb so you can see what you will get when you order your new hair goodies!

๐Ÿ‘ปย  Happy Halloween! ๐Ÿ‘ป

 

Shop This Look!

Verb Hair Ghost Prep
Verb Hair Ghost Oil
Verb Hair Ghost Shampoo
Verb Hair Ghost Conditioner
Verb Sea Texture Spray
Verb Ghost Dry Oil
Verb Hair Ghost Prep
Verb Hair Ghost Oil
Verb Hair Ghost Shampoo
Verb Hair Ghost Conditioner
Verb Sea Texture Spray
Verb Ghost Dry Oil
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27 Comments
  • Mindy Z.
    November 1, 2018

    Great blog post Sara! I saw Verb recently from an ad on Facebook and was curious about the company. I love how your hair came out! I’ll look at the products and see what I may like. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 1, 2018

      Thank you Mindy!!! I appreciate that. Yeah! Definitely go check out the products/brand if you’re interested. There’s something for everyone there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks as always for checking out my blog post!

      • Mindy Z.
        November 3, 2018

        I will! I found a few products I think I’d really like! Adding them to my holiday wishlist.

  • cdvcreative
    November 1, 2018

    That’s one professionally taken product shot! And very beautiful hair shots; your hair looks great!

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 2, 2018

      Thank you CDV BBB!!! I appreciate it. Thank you for stopping by my blog. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

  • kileen
    November 2, 2018

    All of these products sound absolutely amazing and I definitely want to try them out sometime!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 2, 2018

      Hi there Kileen! Thanks for checking out my newest blog post. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I love these products and highly recommend them. If I felt they didn’t work well, I wouldn’t promote them. Consider checking them out further!

  • Tara
    November 2, 2018

    this sounds like such a fun line to try!

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 2, 2018

      Hi Tara! Yesss I had a lot of fun with these goodies. They have all kinds of different products to try! ๐Ÿ’– Thank you for checking out my blog today!

  • Nicole
    November 2, 2018

    Love your hair and these gorgeous photos! Glad you found some products you love too๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 2, 2018

      Awww thank you Nicole!!! I really appreciate that! I’m glad I did too. ๐Ÿ˜† Thank you for stopping by!

  • The Dark Plum
    November 2, 2018

    These products sound amazing! You’ve convinced me to take better care of my hair and try out some of these products. I love your hair crimped like that too by the way! So pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 3, 2018

      Hey girl! Hahaha, I’m glad to hear that! I only recently started taking better care of my hair this past year and it’s done wonders for me. You would think that I would have started years ago when I began dying my hair. ๐Ÿค” Better late than never! Also, thank you so much! I actually really enjoy it being crimped as well! Thanks for stopping by Cassie! ๐ŸŒน

  • adriana
    November 3, 2018

    I’ve never tried this brand but always hear good things about them! Definitely going to look into buying them!

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 4, 2018

      Hi Adriana! Yes, they are kind of all over the place now. I’ve been seeing ads everywhere! Go give them a try if you’re interested. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Taylor Mobley
    November 3, 2018

    Your kitty is literally the actual cutest.

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 4, 2018

      HE IS SO CUTE I AGREE! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you Taylor! Ugh I can’t get enough of him!!! ๐Ÿ˜ป

  • Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush)
    November 4, 2018

    This line sounds amazing! I would love to try!

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 5, 2018

      Thanks Megan! I personally love them and wouldn’t endorse them otherwise. Go check them out if you’d like! Thanks for visiting my blog post!

  • blogthirtyminusone
    November 4, 2018

    I need to try that heat prep product. I use so much heat on my hair without any protection.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 5, 2018

      Oh same girl! I used to do that all the time. I literally never applied any kind of protectant ever and it fried my hair so much. Now I can’t stop using it! It’s a total life saver! Highly recommend looking into it for the sake of your hair. Thanks for coming by!

  • dressedfortime
    November 5, 2018

    Your hair is rad! I can imagine it takes a lot to keep it nourished and healthy-looking. I’m glad you found some awesome products that work for you!

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 5, 2018

      Thanks girl! I’m glad you think so. ๐Ÿ˜€ It does take a lot, but totally worth the effort!!!

  • Suzanne Spiegoski (@SSpiegoski)
    November 7, 2018

    Sounds like a very cool hair brand! Glad you enjoyed the products maybe I’ll check them out! xo, Suzanne

    • Mind Over Mango
      November 7, 2018

      Thank you, Suzanne! I really enjoy this brand. ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet you would too! Thanks for checking out my blog!

  • Deborah
    November 15, 2018

    Wow, what a cool brand! I’ll have to check then out – your hair is gorgeous!

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