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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 Pixel Eyewear changed the way I work

My Experience with Pixel Eyewear

Welcome back to another post at Mind Over Mango! I know many of you may have seen my little teasers on my social media about my collaboration with Pixel Eyewear. I sort of crossed paths with this U.S. based company almost randomly and was immediately intrigued by what they claim their eyewear does. I needed to test it for myself though to see if what they claimed was true, and the results surprised me.

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Disclaimer: This article is in partnership with Pixel Eyewear. Pixel sent me this pair of glasses (the Capra version) to test out and write about my results. I have not been paid to write this blog article and all opinions are my own. Please read my privacy & disclosure page for more information regarding partnerships on my platforms.

Pixel Eyewear is not your typical glasses company. In fact, their birth into the glasses world comes from a unique concept that is scientifically backed with evidence to support it. The screen you’re reading this on right now is currently admitting something called “high-energy visible blue light (HEV)” or “blue light” for short. Blue light has been proven to be dangerous to our eye health by damaging our retinas, perhaps one of the most essential parts to our vision because it helps our brains to understand light intensity, and picks up colors all around us.

Fun Fact: Pixel Eyewear’s glasses are unisex!

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Here I am wearing the Pixel Eyewear glasses “Capra”. ๐Ÿ™‚

The average American spends at least 10 hours in front of blue light screens every day. For me, on the other hand, I spend probably upwards of 15 hours of my day attached to my devices. Why? My life is pretty much centralized around being plugged in; between work and pursuing my graduate degree 100% on the web, it has really proven to mess with my body.


Use my code MANGO5 for $5 off your purchase at checkout!


Fun Fact: Pixel Eyewear comes in non-prescription, Rx prescription, and reading glasses.

I suffer from severe daily and nightly chronic headaches, fatigue, and terrible insomnia. My headaches can last upwards of 12 hours a day, every day, for SEVEN days a week. As for my fatigue and insomnia, they also are never-ending. Some nights I sleep only two hours because having been on my gadgets for work all day has honestly screwed up my entire sleep schedule. If I can manage 5 hours, that is considered a great night’s sleep for me! (It’s really not, but I try to stay optimistic).

Since I have started using my Pixel glasses, I have noticed a complete change in the way my days and nights are wired. My headaches have become alleviated, and my fatigue/insomnia has been drastically cut down. What’s the secret? Pixel Eyewear has implemented a revolutionary lens technology like none other.

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The sweet spot between clarity & effectiveness. Our lenses filter 50% of blue light & up to 95% at the strongest wavelength. A clear, surgical protection allowing you to focus on your work instead of your migraines.

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Right before I discovered Pixel, I had been doing an insane amount of research into ways to rid myself of my dreadful headaches. I had just settled on the decision to pursue Botox injections to help relieve myself of what I considered to be the causes of my head pains. Now that I have begun using Pixel though, I have since discarded the notion that I needed to pay for expensive chemical injections into my face in hopes that it would end my constant migraines. To me, this was honestly such a great feeling, both physically and mentally, because now I had a quicker, easier, less expensive way to discover that I could be free of the constant pain I was in.

Final Thoughts

I’m really so excited about running across Pixel Eyewear. It honestly has changed the way I work and live, and just being able to do what I love the most without the nasty side effects of blue light has been a real game-changer. If you’re anything like me and work online most of the time, taking your eye health into consideration should become your newest priority (if it hasn’t been already)!

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I only will promote or rave about products I believe in. I think that any company that creates well-designed goods that make a positive impact deserves to have their horn tooted. Since I really love this brand, I have partnered with them to host a giveaway to all my followers, new and old! Anyone who participates will be entered to win a pair of Pixel Eyewear glasses for themselves! Not only that, but you can also buy any pair of glasses from their website using my promo code MANGO5 for $5.00 off your purchase at checkout!

Giveaway Rules

1.) Must be following @mindovermango and @pixeleyewearย on Instagram

2.) Likeย this post from my Instagram account. If you’re reading this blog post, you can comment belowย for an extra entry! Tell meย why you would love to win a pair for yourself.

3.) Tag one or more friends who would love these glasses in the comments on Instagram!

*Open to U.S. residents 18+. This promotion is in no way sponsored or associated with Instagram. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via DM and on stories on 8.24.18!*

GOOD LUCK!ย 

xoxo Sara

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6 Comments
  • The Dark Plum
    August 10, 2018

    I had no idea my screens were doing this to my eyes! ๐Ÿ™ Thanks so much for this informative post and I’ll be checking out these glasses!

    • Mind Over Mango
      August 11, 2018

      I know! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I had heard about how you shouldn’t stare at your screens at night before bed, but until I found these glasses I really had no idea of what it does to your vision! Along with all the other side affects of blue light, it’s crazy! Yes though, I highly recommend checking them out Cassie! Thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Cass
    August 22, 2018

    Great blog! I’ve been looking to see what computer glasses I should purchase, and I think I’m sold! One reason I would love a pair is because I am always on the computer all day at work and it hasn’t been very good for my sleep at night. Thank you!

    • Mind Over Mango
      August 22, 2018

      Thank you Cass! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the read. They honestly are really great glasses. I’m actually wearing mine now as we speak! ๐Ÿ˜› I will add your extra entry into the giveaway. Thank you for commenting!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Hibbs Life and Style
    August 23, 2018

    Oh I love these! My sister got a pair and I have been thinking about getting a pair to. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Mind Over Mango
      August 28, 2018

      Thanks girl! They really are a lifesaver, I highly recommend them! There is a code for $5 off that is still valid if you decide you would like a pair from http://www.pixeleyewear.com (MANGO5). Thank you for commenting and checking out the blog post! <3

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