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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...

How To: Wear Floral in Autumn & Winter, ft. Traffic People | AW18

Fall Florals

If you’re as in love with florals as I am, you may be sad that the summer months are coming to a close. It can seem like a challenge to incorporate floral looks into your wardrobe during the colder months. Fear not, however: floral trends will still be popular this Autumn/Winter 2018! There are creative ways that you can tie in floral patterns with traditional year-end trends too, and my friends at Traffic People have got you covered! So today Iโ€™ll be introducing you to Traffic Peopleโ€™s newest AW18 collections that have just hit the shop!

 

AW18 Traffic People Dress

Disclaimer: Before we get started, I want to make a disclaimer that this blog article is in partnership with Traffic People. All opinions are my own. Traffic People did send me these items, but all outfit combinations are my own. Please read my privacy & disclaimer page for more information regarding partnerships on my platform. In the meantime, Traffic People and I have partnered together to be able to give you the best deal on their newest collections:


Receive 20% off your entire order using my code HAPPY20 at checkout.


Tropical Florals & Fur

Okay, so can we please start by talking about this first floral dress I’m wearing? While most of TP’s newest collections are darker-toned in nature, that doesn’t mean you can’t sport a bright floral dress like the Hold Onto Summer Penny Dress. I decided to pair this dress with their new furry National Velvet Clasp Bag.

If you’ve never considered pairing floral with fur, now is the time to start doing it! Faux fur is a fantastic fabric to wear during these cooler months. Tying in two completely different trends like these canย create surprisingly stunning combinations!

The best way to achieve a balanced look is to pull mutual colors together from various pieces. The difference in patterns and textures can create bold and daring looks. You may have never imagined pairing them together! Yet, they still work well, letting you rock any floral outfit from this seasonโ€™s collections in the coldest months of the year!

That being said, let’s take a look at two other head-to-toe Traffic People AW18 outfits that I have paired together using these techniques!

Traffic People Fall Dress AW18

Subtle Fall Florals

Alright, so I really love this sleek, sophisticated, floral and fur look I’m wearing here. I am wearing the Heart of Glass Definitely Dress. One thing I love about this is that the floral pattern in itself is such a great seasonally transitional piece. It’s relatively subtle, but the beautiful gold fleck material will really bring your outfit to everyone’s attention once all eyes are on you (and trust me, they will be)! The more muted, the less in-your-face pattern is a great way to keep the trend going in a style that makes sense for this time of year!

I decided to also throw one of my new favorite Traffic People AW18 handbags into the mix. The dark green faux fur of the National Velvet Clutch compliments and balances the warm tones in the dress. The textures of both of these pieces next to one another are incredible. It gives the entire look a really glam yet somehow low-key vibe to it.

Bold Contrasting Floral Combos

Okay, so if I’m being honest, I’m kind of obsessed with this final look. Here, I paired together floral, fur, and velvet, which is unlike the other two previous outfits! I’m wearing Traffic People’s Never Letting Go Penny Dress with the National Velvet Gatsby Shrug on top. Finishing it off, I slung the new National Velvet Crossbody Bag over my shoulder!

 

The faux fur on the velvet shrug creates that textured bold nightlife look against the tiny red flowers that are sprinkled throughout the dress. I love this piece because it’s one of the few among Traffic People’s newest collections that is this vibrant and bright. So don’t be afraid to be bold and pair it with other pieces from TPโ€™s Autumn/Winter 2018 collections either. By the way, velvet is always a good idea in the colder months!

Red Floral Traffic People Dress AW18
Don’t forget to add any nude pair of heels to draw attention to the outfits + make your legs look longer!

My Best Fashion Advice

So my biggest advice to you, my friends, is to be daring with your floral pieces in these coming seasons! Go ahead and step outside of your comfort zone by pairing unexpected combinations like these together. Keep in mind that mixing textures is totally okay and is in fact, encouraged! Using fabrics in unique ways against one another will not only make your entire look insta-worthy, but it will definitely turn a few heads in your direction! Balance is key too, so be sure that you’re pulling together the right colors from each piece.

 

Experimenting is Key

Above all, experiment! Here I’ve shown you three completely different outfits using all these techniques. Add these combos to your cart, or give yourself some credit by pairing other pieces from Traffic People’s AW18 collections to design your own custom and unique outfit combinations. Think outside the box, because you’re sure to #fallinlovewithTP once your newest deliveries arrive at your doorstep.

xoxo Sara

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10 Comments
  • Emma
    September 4, 2018

    Oh wow! I looooove the first look ๐Ÿ˜ totally making florals work for autumn

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 5, 2018

      Thank you so much Emma!!! The first look *might* just be my favorite. It’s so hard to decide! However, it’s easy to decide how I’ll pair more floral prints going forward this Autumn. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for reading and checking everything out! ๐Ÿ’š

  • Cassio
    September 5, 2018

    Great photography and outfit combos!

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 5, 2018

      Thank you Cassio! You’re the best. I appreciate everything from you. ๐Ÿ‘ซ Thank you for commenting and checking out my blog post, and the images as well! ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜

  • Mindy Z.
    September 5, 2018

    I love this! I never thought about pairing this kind of stuff together. I guess I do need to be more daring and step up my Fall game a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ve never heard of Traffic People before but I’m going to check them out! The promo code is tempting. ๐Ÿ˜… Thanks for the post!

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 5, 2018

      Thank you Mindy! I know, they are unusual combinations aren’t they?! I love how you can pair them together though in fun and unique ways! Yes, it is very tempting too! ๐Ÿ˜† Go check them out! Thank you for commenting!

  • itsnotcomplicatedrecipes
    September 5, 2018

    LOVE these clothes, especially the floral. Such pretty colours. Going to check them out now ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 5, 2018

      Thank you Alexandra! I’m so happy to hear you love them! ๐ŸŒˆ They really are very pretty (I’m biased, but clearly not alone). ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, go ahead and check them out! There’s plenty to look at for their newest AW18 collections! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฑ

  • The Dark Plum
    September 5, 2018

    Love this post Sara! All 3 looks are amazing it’s so hard to chose a favorite! Right now I’m really loving fur bags and need to add a few to my wardrobe for fall/winter.

    • Mind Over Mango
      September 5, 2018

      Thank you so much Cassie! <3 Oh, same! I feel like I can literally never have enough faux fur in my wardrobe. ๐Ÿ‡ It seems to be a bit of an obsession for me! ๐Ÿ™ˆ The faux fur bags from Traffic People are great. All of them come with a removable long gold chain. The hardware are really sturdy too. The first bag is great for a date night out, and the second bag is extremely roomy. I can fit my life in there! ๐Ÿ‘œ Thank you for commenting and checking out my blog post girl!

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