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I am choosing to feel grateful and positive despite the circumstances. ๐Ÿฅฐ I'd love to know one positive thing everyone has felt as a result of the #covid_19 shutdowns. One thing I am grateful for is that I have had the opportunity to work so much more on Mind Over Mango this year and expand our #crueltyfree platform! ๐Ÿฐ Mind Over Mango has also expanded into #cleanliving practices, and other related eco-friendly health and wellness topics. ๐ŸŒฑ  You can check out our latest content on our website www.mindovermango.com (new article #linkinbio too). ๐Ÿ˜„
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I understand this time is uncertain, scary, and straining. If you or a family member have been affected, my thoughts are with you. ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ We need to band together and make a positive impact in our communities. Please stay strong and feel gratitude in every way you possibly can. #gratefulheart #thankyouuniverse #mindovermango

I am choosing to feel...

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...

Pink Victorian Ruffles

Mind Over Mango Victorian Ruffle Blouse Blog

Hello my lovelies! Today’s post is brought to you by my love for vintage clothing.ย ๐Ÿ˜† I absolutely couldn’t WAIT to shoot this outfit for one of my #OOTD posts. Hands down it is my favorite clothing combo to date in my entire wardrobe. Cassio thought I looked very much like a “Librarian” wearing it, and honestly since I’m obsessed with reading, I can’t complain!ย ๐Ÿ“š It looks like vintage pink Victorian ruffles is definitely my thing!

I’ve been really obsessed with vintage for a long while. I love purchasing second hand through Etsy, as well as my local thrift stores too. However, I also love modern-day brands that are bringing back dated trends and giving them new life. Below, you will find some comparable pieces that you can snag for yourself, and that are readily available for any fashionista who has access to the interwebs. Here, I am wearing my Etsy vintage Victorian blouse and a mint green pencil skirt to match!

I discovered this vintage blouse by the brand Chaus. The ruffles run from the neck to halfway down the front of the blouse, with the sleeve ends mimicking the same flirty effect. The mint green pencil skirt I am wearing is by the brand Alfred Dunner, which I found from a new shop on Etsy called Lue22. It came with the matching faux leather and gold buckled belt, and was in perfect condition. As a matter of fact, both the blouse and the skirt looked as if they had never been worn! Both are also from the 1980’s, and honestly it blows my mind that these pieces have lasted 30 to 40 years, seemingly untouched! Amazing!ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

My nude colored shoes here are by the brand Bandolino, and are my most comfortable pair of heels. You’ll see them a lot on this blog honestly. That, along with my Bebe handbag as well. Both are go-to items for me and I really can’t wear them enough! #sorrynotsorryย ๐Ÿ‘กย ๐Ÿ‘œ

A big shout out to my love Cassio for being my photographer and letting me always pose for the camera.ย ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ธ You can find Cassio’s other artwork (he’s a graphic designer!) at cdvcreative.com!

Thank you to my followers for your continued support and checking out this blog article! Talk to you soon!

xoxo Sara

Shop This Outfit!

Faux Leather Gold Belt
Anne Klein Blue Pencil Skirt
Vintage 1980 Inspired Ruffle Blouse
Cruelty-Free Faux Fur Pom Poms
Silver Quilted Crossbody
Nude Squared Heel
Arctic Fox Virgin Pink
Arctic Fox Aquamarine
Faux Leather Gold Belt
Anne Klein Blue Pencil Skirt
Vintage 1980 Inspired Ruffle Blouse
Cruelty-Free Faux Fur Pom Poms
Silver Quilted Crossbody
Nude Squared Heel
Arctic Fox Virgin Pink
Arctic Fox Aquamarine

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2 Comments
  • mary pieghetta
    January 21, 2019

    I definitely fall in love with your blouse! you re perfect in it ! Mary from italy

    • Mind Over Mango
      January 26, 2019

      Hi Mary! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and checking out one of my vintage posts! I love this blouse too – it’s one of my favorites! Thank you kindly for your sweet words, they mean a lot to me! ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

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