Sudsy Club| June 2019

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What is Sudsy Club Soap?

“ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS IN OUR SOAPS COME FROM NATURAL PLANT-BASED SOURCES SUCH AS OLIVE OIL, SHEA BUTTER, AND COCONUT OIL.  WE NEVER USE ARTIFICIAL DYES, SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES, PRESERVATIVES, OR DETERGENTS IN ANY OF OUR SOAPS. MANY HANDMADE SOAP COMPANIES ADD BRIGHTLY COLORED DYES AND ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES TO THEIR SOAPS. AT SUDSY CLUB, WE LET THE NATURAL SCENTS OF THE OILS AND BUTTERS ENHANCE THE SOAP WITH THINGS SUCH AS HERBS, ESSENTIAL OILS AND CLAYS.”
SO WHY IS “ALL-NATURAL” BETTER? YOUR SKIN IS THE LARGEST ORGAN OF YOUR BODY, AND IT ABSORBS WHATEVER YOU PUT ON IT. AS WE ALWAYS SAY….”WHAT GOES ON GOES IN.”

This box is $25 a month which is a steal if you ask me! There is nothing better than knowing that what you are putting on your body is all natural. The smells in that emanated from this box were intoxicating! Seriously, I was drooling! I couldn’t wait to open it!

The aesthetic of the box is exactly what I would expect from a company that wants to spread natural plant-based items. The blue of the box is eye catching while the inside of the box is what really catches all of the senses! Let’s dive into this month’s box and see what it has in store for us!

When you open the box you are immediately calmed down. The scents coming from these boxes are just what I need after a long day! In the first box the extra item I got was a wonderful scrubber but in this box I got a lavender roll-on! Seriously. Lavender is one of the best smells in the whole entire world.

I tend to use lavender essential oil in my hair after a shower! I put a couple of drops in my hands and run it through. This way I have the smell lingering all day! I love that they have added this to this month’s box! It’s perfect to rub on for perfume for the day on your wrists and behind your ear or as a calming scent for bedtime! I am so keeping this in my purse from now on!

Blue Indigo Silk Bar
Retail: $5.95

I’m not going to lie. I threw away all of my body washes once I got this box in last month. I have used up one full bar and am halfway through the other. I might have been switching between the scents throughout the month!

The marbling on the soaps are eye catching and just aesthetically pleasing. I can’t get enough of them. This one is Blue Indigo Silk Bar.

There isn’t anything that I love more in the morning, other than a cup of coffee, then the smell of lavender and lemon. I have a weakness for citrus. This really does smell calming. I love that this is for anti-inflammatory and to help calm irritation! I’ll be using this in the morning!

Morning Mist
Retail: $5.95

I can’t wait to test is out more in the morning. This is just what I need to get myself in gear for the summer and keep my energy going.

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Mountain Air 
Retail: $5.95

This soap is exactly how it is described in the name. It really does smell like Mountain Air. If you ask me there is nothing more relaxing or calming the the mixture of orange and spearmint together. This box is nailing it when it comes to my favorites scents.

It is seriously making me want to take like four showers a day so I can use different soaps all of the time. Is that weird? It might be a little weird, but I’m going to own it. Because, I am me!

This was another fantastic box! I can’t wait to see what they have for July! My birthday month! I know they will knock it out of the park!

Remember to treat yourself!

Until next time…

~Courtny

Oceanista| Spring 2019

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Oceanista Quarterly Box
Spring 2019

“Get ready to experience the excitement of receiving our signature box delivered to your door every season, and uncovering the hidden treasures that await you inside. You’ll be awash in whimsical beach inspired essentials from brands we love that are sure to compliment your beach lifestyle and wardrobe. Featured artisan pieces, luxury skin care products, mid-season surprises, and the chance to win a free gift every season guarantees our box will be one you look forward to again and again!”

This box is $85 a season, BUT if you use my code “Courtagonist” you’ll get 10% off your first box! How awesome is that?!?!

Plus, the value of the box is always worth $175 or more! The spring box had a retail value of over $205 dollars! Now, let’s get into the goodies, shall we?

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The amount of thought and kindness that J.J puts into the wrapping and the items inside this box blows me away every season. I love how everything ties together and it really seems cohesive.

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Woven Raffia Fringe with Tropical Print
Retail $30

This is a stunning and perfectly sized clutch! I love the bright colors and the feel of it in my hand. This is perfect to throw in your suit case for a weekend trip. It is perfect for date night or a day trip with your girl friends!

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Salt Water OCeanista Exclusive Bracelet
Retail: $16

I love that Oceanista tries to show case a featured artisan every season. They really are a small business lifting other small businesses up. This makes my heart so happy! I love this bracelet, the tassel, and the adjustable sizing for all. It is a beautiful teal color and I feel like it will go perfectly with the Spring and Summer colors coming out!

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Salt Water Taffy Gold Triangle Earrings
Retail: $18

J.J seriously knocks it out of the park EVERY TIME when it comes to jewelry in her boxes. I am IN LOVE with these salt water taffy earrings. I have gotten so many compliments on them. They are so elegant and light weight! I love that they are unique and different compared to other cookie cutter jewelry that you can get in a box.

The Original Coconut Bowl
Retail: $25

These are probably one of my most favorite items from the Spring Box! I don’t know about you but I have been loving making acai bowls! I have been playing with all different kinds of smoothie bowls and these are just PERFECT to use! They are all unique from different coconuts and they come with handmade spoons as well! These are wonderful!

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QuickTan Sunless Tanning Sleep Gel Mask
Retail: $20

This is something that is new to me! I have never heard of sleep gel tanning mask but this is something that would be very cool to try out. I am a very pale person and I don’t like staying in the sun too much. However, I do like to look pretty golden in the summer and this might be just the ticket!

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Oceanista Exfoliating Body Wash
Retail: $15

Another item that is a need for the Spring season to get ready for the Summer season is a great exfoliate! I am not the best at getting all of the dead skin off of my legs that tend to get there due to the dry weather. This smelled like summer! I loved the citric smell!

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The White Embroidered Tunic
Retail: $49

This is one of the most colorful and vibrant tunics that I have had the pleasure of being sent. It is super soft and light weight. This is perfect for those days on the beach or on the lake. It will be wonderful as a swim suit cover as well! I love this!

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The “Bottoms Up” Pillow!
Retail: $32

And last, but certainly not least, lets head outside to my patio to show case this beautiful comfy pillow! I love that the print is on either side. This was created by Besty Drake with was influenced by the day out on the beach with her daughters. This pillow can be used inside or out. I love it!

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This is one of my absolute favorite seasonal boxes. I love how much detail, care, and love goes into curating every inch of the box. I love that they stick to the theme and keep striving for better and more luxurious products. $85 is an amazing price for everything that you receive every season. It is like a small gift to yourself or someone you love. I can’t wait to see what Summer 2019 holds for us.

Until next time.

XOXO

Courtny

Plum Deluxe Tea Review

Plum Deluxe Tea

Hello my lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful evening! I know that I am! I am healing quite nicely from my surgery last week! Yay! It has been aided by the amazing teas from Plum Deluxe Tea. They reached out to me a little while ago and asked if I would love to try some tea! How could I say no?!?! That fact is, I didn’t! Let’s dive into some of these amazing teas that they sent to me!

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Porch Sippin’ Pecan Black Tea
Retail: $7

This tea is EXACTLY what the name of it invokes! I CANNOT get enough of the black tea with cinnamon chips, pecan pieces, pecan essence, and safflower. The smell is intoxicating!

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Not only was the smell intoxicating but the taste was to die for. This is a type of tea that you can have with or without sweetener. As you all know, I am a huge believer in getting honey from your local beekeepers. This was a perfect mixture! It will be even more amazing come autumn!

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Blackberry Mojito Black Tea
Retail: $7

This tea has a mixture of black tea, spearmint, blackberries, hazelnut pieces, blackberry leaves, lime essence, maple extract, and love! This one does have caffeine in it. This is the perfect “WAKE ME UP” tea. If you like coffee and the kick it gives you in the morning, I would try this one out.

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I loved what they said on the website, it fit this tea perfectly! “Inspired by the cocktail of the same name, our blackberry mojito tea will add some pizzazz to your tea time.  The hallmarks of a refreshing mojito are lime and spearmint, which we added a few blackberries and also a splash of maple (mojitos generally have powdered sugar – we thought this was a lovely substitute).   It’s sweet and refreshing without being overly so.  Great iced and great shared with friends.”

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Spice of Life Hot Cinnamon Black Tea
Retail: $7

I’m not going to lie, this has to be my favorite tea that they sent me. I have a weakness for cinnamon tea. This one is perfect! It is the PERFECT tea to help clear your sinuses and wake you up in the morning. It does have caffeine. I love that it has black tea, cinnamon chips, cloves, and orange peel. Anything with citrus is wonderful!

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I just LOVE a good close up shop of a beautiful tea. Aesthetically Plum Deluxe’s teas are beautiful! I am loving these so much. You must check them out! I promise you wont regret it!

Plum Deluxe has a tea club for $10 a month. In this you will receive:

One oz premium, seasonal tea made just for the club (approx 15-20 cups)

✔ Sample of a 2nd delicious tea from our shop

✔ Brewing instructions, tea pairings & recipes

✔ Private, supportive tea lover’s community

✔ Free shipping on ALL your purchases

✔ Members-only specials and discounts

✔ Risk free: cancel any time

Until next time….

Happy drinking!

~Courtny

Naturally Crated| Spring Crate

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This has to be my FAVORITE box of the year with Naturally Crated. I am a person that loves all natural items. I love knowing that what I am doing is helping the environment. That I am being my best self. This box was FULL of amazing goodies that anyone would love it!

Approved By Elizabeth:

All products must fit into at least one of the following categories:

  • Products are full-sized, single-use or multi-use
  • All personal care & food products must include full ingredient lists
  • We value transparency, longevity of use, and family-friendly products
  • We never purchase items that we know have been tested on animals

This is a company that I can proudly stand by and that I feel good about getting every season. This box is $75 a quarter and it is worth EVERY PENNY!

Now, let’s get into the amazing goodies that we got in Springs Crate.

I love that since Naturally Crated turned into a seasonal box that they have really curated their boxes to the season. I don’t know about anyone else, but once Spring hits I get the cleaning bug REALLY bad! This box just hit the spot when it came to cleaning the items that I use every day! My clothes!!!! Let’s dive in!
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Fair Trade Wool Dryer Ball Set
Retail: $28.99

I have ALWAYS wanted wool dryer balls! These are fantastic for getting the static out of clothes AND for making them smell AMAZING! These are fair trade and they support women in Nepal! You’re supposed to add essential oil drops to the balls and then throw them in with your clothes in the dryer! I can’t wait to do laundry! Which I haven’t EVER said!

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Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder
Retail: $13.99

This laundry powder/soap is made up of only FIVE earth-derived ingredients. It is also made specifically for those with sensitive skin. It is supposed to be long lasting, super concentrated, and affordable. I can’t wait to try it out as well!

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Wet Bag
Retail: $16.88

This is one of those items that you never think of to get yourself but you never realize how handy it is to have. Whether you are coming home from the gym, the pool, or a rainy day this is the perfect bag to store your wet clothes while you are waiting to wash them! You simply toss in the clothes and the empty bag in the washer when you get home!

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Organic Lemon Oil
Retail: $9.95
Organic Lavender Oil
Retail: $10.95

Last season Naturally Crated sent over an essential oils holder bag, a wonderful flip through of information for the oils, and so much more! They knocked it out of the park again by adding in these essential oils as well. I can’t wait to use them in my diffuser but as well on my wool dryer ball set! It is going to be wonderful!

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Hogwash!
Retail: $8.95

Apparently this is supposed to be able to wash just about anything out of your clothes! I can’t wait to put this to the test! It can be used as a spot cleaner as well! I love the packaging and the name. It makes me giggle!

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Eco Nuts
Retail: $4.50

The names of this item cracks me up! But I love the idea of them! They are dried berries from a tree that grows in the Himalayas! When put in water they produce a naturally made laundry cleaner! How cool is that? I love that nature has given us so many things to be able to take care of ourselves without adding in all of those bad things into our systems!

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Cedar Block Set
Retail: $4.99

I love how the team at Naturally Crated really do think of everything when it comes to their theme. These cedar blocks are supposed to go packed with your sweaters to keep the moths away from them during the Spring and Summer months!

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I loved every single item in this box. I love how much thought and detail was put into the curation. The items are things that people need on a weekly bases. Everyone needs to wash their clothes and the idea of doing it safely and in a way that is good for the environment makes me happy.

Naturally Crated costs $75 a SEASON. That is a wonderful price! Especially when you get over $100 worth of items in each box.

Live life naturally!

Until next time…

~Courtny

Sudsy Club| April Review

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What is Sudsy Club Soap?

“All of the ingredients in our soaps come from natural plant-based sources such as olive oil, shea butter, and coconut oil.  We never use artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or detergents in any of our soaps. Many handmade soap companies add brightly colored dyes and artificial fragrances to their soaps. At Sudsy Club, we let the natural scents of the oils and butters enhance the soap with things such as herbs, essential oils and clays.”
So why is “all-natural” better? Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and it absorbs whatever you put on it. As we always say….”What goes on goes in.”

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This box is $25 a month which is a steal if you ask me! There is nothing better than knowing that what you are putting on your body is all natural. The smells in that emanated from this box were intoxicating!

The aesthetic of the box is exactly what I would expect from a company that wants to spread natural plant-based items. The blue of the box is eye catching while the inside of the box is what really catches all of the senses! Let’s dive into this box and see what it has in store for us!

Eucalyptus Lavender Silk Bar
Retail: $5.95

The smell of this bar is intoxicating. If you have been following my reviews over the past year you know how much I love lavender. Lavender is the most perfect essential oil for calming your mind and body. It uplifts you and brings a sense of rest to your mind. This is going to be the PERFECT evening shower or bath soap. Something that will really get you ready to a relaxing evening. It is also scented with eucalyptus in the Brazilian Clay. This helps to improve circulation, detoxes, and minimizes pores!

Lemon Delight
Retail: $5.95

There is nothing better than citric smell. I love how awakening it is. I constantly have lemon and orange essential oils with lavender on me or in my diffuser. This wonderful little bar is the perfect addition to my addiction! This is PERFECT for a morning shower. It will sure to wake you up and get you ready for the day. It is also swirled with French Green Clay which is known to be amazing for your skin.

Cocoa Mint Silk Bar
Retail: $5.95

This was the most stunning of all of the sudsy bars for this month. It was just beautiful in color and marbling. The smell as well is something that makes me feel luxurious! This is the perfect pampering soap. Try taking a long hot bath or shower and treating yourself with cocoa with hints of peppermint and spearmint! How wonderful does that sound?! There are large amounts of silk, shea butter, and chocolatey goodness!

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Bath Sponge
Retail: $6.95

Not only did Sudsy Club make the perfect artisan soap for every occasion but they also added in the bath and body sponge. This is perfect for cleansing your body and face. I am so excited about this box and everything that this company stands for!

 

Remember to treat yourself!

Until next time…

~Courtny

Boho Babe Review| February 2019

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Boho Babe always knocks it out of the park when it comes to their items but as well as with their themes. Last month for January was all about goals, planning, and really figuring out what you want in your life. February’s box was not any different! It was all about self-love! There is nothing better than loving yourself for who you are. I can attest to that. You can’t truly love anyone else until you accept and love yourself.

So, let’s dive into what the Boho Babe magical mavens have put together for us in this month’s box.

2PC Love Knot & Arrow Bangles
By: Boho Babe
Retail: $28.00

Boho Babe always knocks it out of the park with AMAZING jewelry. They are perfectly matched and on point to the other jewelry that they send throughout the year. These bangles are supposed to remind you that love conquers all. They sure do that for me. The bangles aren’t too heavy or cumbersome either. The perfect addition to any outfit.

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Love Yourself Bath Salts
By Sister Sister Naturals
Retail: $8.00

Nothing says SELF LOVE more than running a hot bath, pouring bath salts in, lighting a few candles, a glass of wine, and a good book! If you ask for my HUMBLE opinion! Ha! These bath salts are meant to cleanse your aura and raise your vibration. They sure do that! They smell amazing and I just love the soft colors as well!

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Microfiber Yoga Hand Towel
By: Boho Babe
Retail: $18.00

I’m not going to fib, I was confused as to why this was in the box until I read the product card. This is a MICROFIBER towel! These things are so expensive in the store! The fact that we got one in this box is wonderful! I have been steadily working on my yoga game and sometimes I really work up a sweat! This is perfect for those days.

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Bi-Layered Heart Necklace
By: Boho Babe
Retail: $28.00

Again with the wonderful jewelry! This necklace goes perfectly with the bangles set that I talked about at the beginning of the blog. It is light weight and perfect for those days where you just want a simple and elegant look!

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Carnelian Gemstone + Description Card
By: Boho Babe
Retail: $10.00

I love that this box is constantly teaching you things! They almost ALWAYS have a beautiful gemstone in their boxes that revolve around their theme for the month. I love that this one is all about restoring your pleasure zone. The color is gorgeous.

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Lavender + Rosewater Sheet Mask
By: Pink Beauty
Retail: $3.00

There is just something about lavender that I can’t get over. I am constantly diffusing it in my diffusers around the house, my shampoo and conditioner have lavender, and my diffuser necklace has it as well. It is one of the most calming feelings and scents in the world if you as me. As you can imagine, with my obsession with lavender I was super thrilled to see this tightening and clarifying mask in the box! It is such a good price too!

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All Natural Hibiscus Flower Lip Balm
By: Herbal Chest
Retail: $9.00

Even though it is starting to feel like Spring or at least I am dreaming that it is starting to feel like Spring my lips are still chapped. There is nothing worse than going to laugh or smile and your lips crack. I love that they gave us something to show our lips some love too!

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7 Days of Daily Self-Love Journal
By: Arabella Nova Designs
Retail: $10.00

There is nothing healthier for your mind, body, and soul then being able to journal your thoughts. Even though it might seem simple or a waste of time, studies show that writing a little bit every day can calm anxiety, depression, and more! This journal will help you revive your positive feelings towards yourself and rebuild confidence.


Overview of Boho Babe
February Box!

The Boho Babe Crew made my heart expand and my love for myself grow. I love how thoughtful they were in every aspect of this box. This is the Boho Babe Signature Box for $39.99 and the value was $114.00! That is an amazing deal! I can’t wait to see what they have in store for March!


BohoBabe Mini Box- $19.99

 

XOXO

Courtny

Date Night In Box

The Month of Love

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Oh my goodness! The Date Night In Box just keeps getting better and better. This is one of the most beautiful and romantic boxes to date. I love how simple and yet how elegant they are.

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Everything in the box just made me smile. It reminded me of the 1940s for some reason. I love the light feel of the stationary, the simplicity of the snack, and the thoughtfulness of the games and talking points.

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They gave us The Five Love Languages Quiz which helps you really get to know your partner a little bit more. Something that helps you show them how much you truly love them, but in their own love language.

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Writing love letters is something that will stay with each other more and more as the years pass. This is something that I will treasure.

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I love how they always put so much thought into their games as well. This was so much fun and I love that it is something that you can play again and agian!

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This put you right in the mood for being in Paris on a romantic night. The game and the smell of the Aromabeads. Such a perfect way to end the night!

The Date Night In Box

This box is something that I would purchase every single month. With how much dinner and a movie costs  well into $50-70 for a date night out, this box is fantastic in cost savings and brings you closer to your significant others.

Month to Month

$41.99 for each date
with free shipping*

I can’t wait to receive next month’s box. It’s makes me giddy just thinking about what the Date Night In crew is putting together for March.

 

Until next time…

XOXO
Courtny