Summer Fun Box Glowing Beets Review

May 24, 2017

Glowing Beets May

The Glowing Beets “Summer Fun Box” dropped and I gotta say -it’s one of my faves to date! We are seeing the Apple + Broccoli Hair and Body Wash by Pleni Naturals (a personal fave!), Jersey Kids Organic Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 stick, an aromatherapy room spray by Gypsy Soul Organics, a lip tint with SPF by Jersey Shore Cosmetics and 5 lip to cheek minis by Boho Chic Organics. This is a $75 value. Read on for my Glowing Beets review!

Glownig Beets May

If this is your first time hearing about Glowing Beets, let me catch you up. Glowing Beets is a subscription box delivering natural beauty and healthy living products to your door every month. Each box contains 3-4 deluxe size products (bigger than a sample and smaller than full size) and the subscription goes for 29.95 + shipping. Loving this subscription for several reasons. First I can play with the products to get a feel for what works with my skin before committing to a full size. Second, I can use the products with ease knowing they have been vetted and are void of toxins. Third, who doesn’t want a box of green beauty products in the mail?! (Okay maybe my Dad but who’s counting – haha!)

Pleni Naturals Apple + Broccoli Hair & Body Wash $16.99

Pleni NaturalsOkay, one of my fave kids lines around – although it works for adults too. I’ve tried this entire line a few times over and I was so psyched to see another body wash arrive in the mail! Pleni’s packaging is cheeky and kids love it, the ingredients are clean, the formulas smell sweet and fresh, and they work! I specifically like this wash because it foams up and it leaves my kids skin feeling moisturized right out of the bath. Why? Probably because Pleni uses fruit and vegetable oils like:

  • grape seed oil for a silky finish and antioxidant protection
  • cucumber seed oil to sooth and replenish moisture
  • raspberry and cranberry seed oils to nourish and strengthen skin
  • olive oil to moisturize and prevent inflammation
  • mango butter to sooth and protect

All of their products are scented with essential oils and are free from any harmful ingredients like synthetic fragrance, phthalates and any other junk. They are even MADE SAFE certified!

Jersey Kids Mineral Sunscreen Stick $20

This is my first time trying Jersey Kids but I can tell you I’m really excited to try it. Their ingredients look ON POINT! They use Zinc Oxide as a mineral barrier which is what you want in a sunscreen.

Always check the “Active Ingredients” when buying a sunscreen. Sunscreens come in two forms, mineral filters and chemical filters. You want one that uses a mineral filter like Zinc Oxide or non-nano Titanium Dioxide. Avoid chemicals filters which are often listed like oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. No bueno! Oxybenzone for example can cause allergic skin reactions, lower testosterone levels, mimic estrogen and is associated with endometriosis in women. It also bioaccumulates and has been detected in breast milk.

So not only does Jersey Kids use a mineral filter, all of their secondary ingredeints are organic! A lot of toxins can be found in the inactive ingredients too like fragrance, parabens, phthalates, PEGS, the whole nine. But not here! Check it out, this is the full ingredient list:

organic avocado oil, organic beeswax, organic calendula extract, organic castor oil, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, organic orange essential oil, organic raspberry seed oil, organic sea buckthorn oil, organic tamanu oil, organic vanilla flavor and vitamin e.

So I haven’t been able to test it to see if it works yet but it goes on white and rubs into almost clear. Its a beautiful oily consistency which is nice because sometimes zinc can be super drying. It smells nutty which I kinda like and let’s not underestimate the convenience of the stick! Say it with me mamas, SO EASY!

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Shimmer Balm $10

Jersey Shore LipSpeaking of SPF, members will be getting a Shimmer Balm in either Sheer Pink or Sheer Red with SPF 10! Don’t feel bad if you get one color over the other. They are SUPER sheer and don’t really deposit a noticeable pigment – they more just add shine and kind of a shimmery vignette to the lips. These are moisturizing and go on smooth. Definitely wears like a true balm.

Also, I have to give Jersey Shore a shout out for their ingredients too! Another fantastic lineup. This is made with: organic beeswax, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, organic vanilla and minerals, mica, iron oxides. Boom.

Gypsy Soul Organics Aromatherapy Room Spray $19.99

Gypsy Room Spray_Gypsy Soul Organics is a plant-based aromatherapy home and beauty product line created by hand with the intention to heal and bring happiness to daily life.

I took one look at the scent profile of this room spray and FLIPPED. Lemon, grapefruit, lime and basil!? SO GOOD! Plus the mister pump is super fine and perfect for bringing happy into any room. This is a 2 oz bottle and is packaged in dark blue plastic.

Boho Chic Cosmetics Macarons Lip & Cheek Tint collection – Set of 5 Colors $7.50

Boho Chic Lip to CheeksPerfect for summer these vibrant lip-to-cheeks will have you stepping out like I OWN YOU SUMMER! We are seeing these in (listing colors left to right):

  • Petalas de Rosa
  • Strawberry
  • Cassis Violette
  • Raspberry
  • Orange Blossom

These creamy pots have a medium pigment. They can be layered to bump up the look on lips or thinned out on cheeks for a subtle hue. Loving the color range here – like how about Cassis Violette? DAANNG GIRRRRL!

Boho Chic Cassis Violette

And another shout out for fantastic ingredients: organic macadamia nut oil, organic safflower oil infused with organic green tea leaf, organic almond oil infused with organic vanilla beans, organic cocoa butter, candelilla wax, mica, organic coconut oil, nonGMO vitamin e, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate

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Seriously this one of the cleanest all around curations I’ve seen by Glowing Beets and a perfect boost to get your summer started out right. P.S. Don’t be using last years sunblocks ladies! Start fresh every year for maximum protection.

So this is Glowing Beets ya’ll. If you sign up now you can still receive this May box.

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By Lisa

Lisa is the founder of This Organic Girl. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!