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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...

Best Cruelty-Free Health & Beauty Oils of 2019

๐Ÿ’ฆ Vegan & Cruelty-Free Oils ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Hello to all of my amazing readers, and thank you for joining me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I wanted to discuss the benefits of clean oils in the health and beauty industry. 2018 was all about trying new products for me. I recently published two blog posts here on Mind Over Mango with companies that use vegan oils in their products. I decided since my collection is growing, I would compile my go-to health and beauty oils that I believe will help to kickstart your new year on a high note! At the bottom of this blog article, you find a shopping carousel where you may find many of these products!

Disclaimer: Some of these products have been gifted to me for testing purposes. This is not a sponsored post, and any opinions stated have been based on my own experiences. For more information about the importance of transparency on my platforms, always feel free to check out my privacy & disclosure page!

Beautifood

๐Ÿ’ฆ 1.) beautifoodย  ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I had the pleasure of encountering this cruelty-free company that had emerged into the haircare market in 2018. Beautifood is a female-founded, Southern Californiaย startup that prides themselves on transparency in their products. In 2018 they released their first product: a food-based Avocado Hair Oil. Beautifood’sย product is handmade in small patches, is 100% vegan, and is also non-toxic. Their hair oil is free from silicones, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, perfume, colorants, and dyes.

๐Ÿ’ง How I Use It ๐Ÿ’ง

With beautifood, a little goes a long way. I found that the recommendedย dose of two to three drops has been plenty enough to revitalize my hair.ย  I like applying this oil from the mid-length of my hair to the ends, as my hair becomes particularly frail the farther down the strands I go. After a day where I’ve added heat to my hair, I’ve found that this product has been a lifesaver. Even with heat protectants, my hair usually endures some level damage, so applying beautifood’s Avocado Oil has proven to be a great remedy in nursing my hair back to health!

Beautifood was kind enough to offer a special discount code to my readers. Use my code MINDOVERMANGO10 for 10% off your purchase of this Avocado Oil at checkout!

Shop This Oil!

Beautifood Avocado Hair Oil


5 AM Amaranth Oil Bottles

๐Ÿ’ฆ 2.) 5AM Provisions ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I recently tested outย 5AM Provisions, whoseย products fall within both the health and beauty market. 5 AM uses Amaranth Oil in their goods. This vegetable-based oil claims to have endless health benefits, such as moisturizing and repairing damaged skin, and may even treat medical conditions such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, and has anti-cancerous properties as well.

This oil is filled with a super nutrient known as squalene, which they state is perhaps the best antioxidant that you could ever use. Their Amaranth Oil can be used topically, orally, and cosmetically. This product is cold-pressed, gluten-free, and of course vegan and cruelty-free as well.

๐Ÿ’ง How I Use Itย  ๐Ÿ’ง

I love using my 5 AM Oil to cap off my nightly face routine. After cleansing, exfoliating and then toningย my skin, I take a couple of drops of this product and work it into my trouble spots on my face. I like applying it to my acne because its anti-inflammatory properties have proven to help clear up my skin.

๐ŸŽ Giveaway & Discount Code ๐ŸŽ

5 AM has been awesome enough to partner with me to hold several giveaways for my readers. We will be giving away their Beyond Luxury Face & Body Oils (as featured in this post). They have also been generous enough to provide a discount code for readers of Mind Over Mango. Use codeย MINDOVERMANGO15 for 15% off any purchase at checkout!

ย ๐ŸŽ Enter By Clicking Here! ๐ŸŽ



Remilia Hair Cosmocaps Mind Over Mango

๐Ÿ’ฆ 3.) Remilia Hair ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I won’t go too in-depth about this product in this article, as you can read my full review with more information about the benefits and my usage of Remilia Hair on my previous blog post. However, as aย  quick overview, this product is a plant-based hair serum that has many benefits. I use this oil in a different way than beautifood’s, so be sure to check out that blog post to read more about it. Oh, and you can saveย up to 15% off on Amazon right now!

Shop This Oil!

Remilia Hair Cosmocaps


Cannabis oil

๐Ÿ’ฆ 4.) CBD Oilย  ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I’ve been a longtime fan of using CBD, some of my go-to brands being PureKanaย andย Charlotte’s Web. CBD has many proven benefits – way more than I could ever list. This oil can be used for anxiety, pain (both chronic and minute), skin conditions, and various neuro disorders as well! CBD products come in a variety of flavors (and forms), so you can always test out which ones are best for you.

๐Ÿ’ง How I Use It ๐Ÿ’ง

I predominately use CBD Oil for two things: anxiety and pain. I’ve previously touched base on my struggles with endometriosis here on Mind Over Mango, and I swear by using these products to help relieve my pain. I often choose to use CBD gummies for this purpose and use CBD Oil for anxiety. I sometimes suffer from panic attacks as a result of my anxiety, so I take two full droppers of oil under my tongue and allow it to absorb into my system when a panic attack ensues.

Shop These Oils!

PureKana CBD Hemp OilCharlotte’s Web CBD Hemp Oil


Clean Vegan Organic Beauty Midori Family Oil

๐Ÿ’ฆ 5.) Midori Family ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Another company with whom I recently partnered with isย Midori Family, whose stretch mark and face and body oil haveย greatly benefited my skin.ย First, read more about their oils and other organic products on this blog post. Use my codeย MINDMANGO10ย for 10% off your entire order at checkout!

Shop These Oils + More!

Midori Family Stretchmark Oil Balm Set
Midori Family Face Body Oil
Midori Family Soap w/ Baobab & Babassu
Midori Family Soap Natural Soapnuts
Midori Family Soap Baobab Neem Leaf
Midori Family Stretchmark Oil Balm Set
Midori Family Face Body Oil
Midori Family Soap w/ Baobab & Babassu
Midori Family Soap Natural Soapnuts
Midori Family Soap Baobab Neem Leaf
Midori Family Stretchmark Oil Balm Set
Midori Family Face Body Oil
Midori Family Soap w/ Baobab & Babassu
Midori Family Soap Natural Soapnuts
Midori Family Soap Baobab Neem Leaf


๐Ÿ’ฆ Final Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ฆ

All of these oils have proven to have their own benefits for me, and have fit into my life in their own ways. I hope that my guide to my favorite health and beauty oils will help inspire you to kickstart your 2019 on a high note. As I continue to explore more myself, 2019 is sure to bring an updated post about my newest finds in this marketplace.

Thanks as always for checking out my blog post here on Mind Over Mango. Thank you as well to the companies who have allowed me to test out their products to give my honest review! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway with 5 AM Provisions, and the various discount codes available for beautifood, 5 AM Provisions, and Midori Family as well! Until next time…

xoxo Sara

Shop All!

PureKana CBD Hemp Oil
Charlotte’s Web CBD Hemp Oil
5 AM Amaranth Oil
Beautifood Avocado Hair Oil
Remilia Hair Cosmocaps
Midori Family Stretchmark Oil Balm Set
Midori Family Face Body Oil
PureKana CBD Hemp Oil
Charlotte’s Web CBD Hemp Oil
5 AM Amaranth Oil
Beautifood Avocado Hair Oil
Remilia Hair Cosmocaps
Midori Family Stretchmark Oil Balm Set
Midori Family Face Body Oil
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13 Comments
  • kileen
    January 30, 2019

    Your hair always looks amazing! Definitely need to try this one!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Mind Over Mango
      January 30, 2019

      Thanks, Kileen! Yes, all of these are great health/beauty oils. They are all also vegan too so that’s a bonus! ๐Ÿฐ I’d highly recommend trying out different clean oils in the future!

  • Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush)
    January 30, 2019

    These oils sound amazing! I still haven’t tried CBD oil and keep meaning to get some, so I’ll have to check out this brand. Thanks for sharing!

    • Mind Over Mango
      January 30, 2019

      Megan, definitely check out CBD oils. I think you will find that there are so many benefits. There are a ton of different brands/forms/flavors. You’re bound to find something that is perfect for you!

  • Taylor Mobley
    January 30, 2019

    I haven’t tried these yet but they look amazing.

    • Mind Over Mango
      January 30, 2019

      Hi Taylor! They really are. I use all of them on a daily/weekly basis and I’ve really enjoyed all of the benefits they each have to offer!

  • Deborah
    January 30, 2019

    Yay for clean beauty products! I’ve been in search of a face oil – I’ll have to look these products up!

    • Mind Over Mango
      January 31, 2019

      Yay for clean beauty! I’ve been really into it lately myself. I’m happy to hear it interests you too! Yes, go check them out!

  • Tara
    January 31, 2019

    i’ve heard so many amazing things about cbd oil – and none of them are negative. i’ve got to try it!

    • Mind Over Mango
      January 31, 2019

      Yes! I’ve never heard anything bad about CBD oil either. It’s becoming more and more popular – almost everyone in my family uses it too!

  • Azanique S. Rawl
    February 1, 2019

    I love facial oils! They are my favorite for hydration in the winter ๐Ÿ™‚

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    • Mind Over Mango
      February 1, 2019

      They are literally one of the best things that you could use for your face in the winter! Even for your hair or just body oils in general. Winter can be pretty drying! xo

      • Cannabidiol Life
        February 12, 2020

        Love your vibe! this site is going to rock. If you are interested in CBD, especially as it pertains to Skin Care, you should check out Cannabidiol Life.

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