There's a new beauty subscription on the block. What's different about this one? It's all natural products, and this one comes every second month (making it more affordable). Although it's based in Australia, it also ships to New Zealand, U.S.A. Canada, the U.K and Singapore! So now I have your attention, do you want to see what's in my November bag?
Excuse the dark photos, I'm under the weather and not on top of my photo game today. Anyway, I just wanted to mention first up, I love the actual bag my products came in. It's not thin and flimsy like I expected. Made from thick durable fabric, this nicely stitched bag has a pretty satin lining and a big magnetic closure. I'm going to enjoy carrying this in my handbag for my make up and lip balm on the go.
|Absolutely Gorgeous organic lip balm in Coconut and Lime|
|Cherry Brown natural mineral lipstick in Hot Pink|
|Australian Bush Flower Essences Intensive Eye Serum|
|$10 voucher for any Marina's Ambrosia products|
The Marina's Ambrosia website features a tempting array of natural skin care, make up and sunscreen. The Natures Beauty (November) Bag includes a $10 off voucher for subscribers to choose something for ourselves from the Marina's Ambrosia site. Maybe I'll try a lipstick ($29.95), made with lovely ingredients such as avocado butter, macadamia nut oil and Vitamin E, hand made by Maria herself. Apparently she adds extra colour so the lipsticks are not only moisturising, but leave a long lasting stain on the lips.
|Morlife Cacao Mint Greens Rush bar|
O.K I'm a little scared to try this Cacao Mint Greens Rush bar. I'm not a fan of mint, and the list of ingredients includes broccoli, celery, alfalfa, and asparagus. There are more familiar snack bar ingredients like apple and pineapple though. It has the antioxidant equivalent of 5 serves of vegetables and fruits, and contains minerals, prebiotics and probiotics. They actually call it a "live raw food bar". Oh and it's not suitable for children under 15 years or pregnant women. Now I'm really afraid, but because I love you guys, I'm going to try it......oh man it looks like tar with little bits of fibre in it. It's not too bad. It tastes a bit like a Christmas cake made with plain flour so it didn't rise. It's very heavy, not sure if I can finish it. Interesting though. I really wish Morlife gave us their Goji Antiox museli to try because the one on the pamphlet they sent looks delicious. I just saw on their site that it's available at Woolworths supermarkets, so I'll give it a try.
|Rubifresh Cleansing Oil|
I thought this Rubifresh Cleansing Oil would be like Dermalogica's Precleanse, but you don't use it the same way. It is brilliant at lifting all of your makeup, even waterproof mascara, as you massage it all over your face. However you don't add water and your regular cleanser to wash it away (I tried this first and I had to use my gel cleanser 4 times to get it off). This one is like when you have very greasy hands from cooking or eating greasy food. You need to wipe it away with a tissue or damp cloth first. In fact Rubifresh advises you to leave it at this point, I guess as a form of moisturiser. I'd rather get it all off with a cleansing gel so I know my face is completely clean. Interesting product. I never seem to get it all off, so this might be best for people with dry skin??
|The Little Alchemist Ultra C Radiance Serum|
Lighter than The Little Alchemist serum, Maeve's Vitality Face Serum is easy to apply all over my face, and 2 or 3 drops is enough. It actually smells delicious, like orange and cinnamon cookies and makes my tummy rumble. This sample will last a very long time, but the card I've been given has a special offer. One full size bottle for $16 and you receive a 20gm pot of summer skin body butter free. Tempting! I wish there was a label on the bottle though, as once I've use this up, it may be hard to remember the name and brand.
Overall I'm happy with my Natures (I wish it had an apostrophe) beauty bag. The products and the bag itself are good quality, and I'm happy to see that some smaller, Australian makeup and skin care companies will have the opportunity to showcase their products internationally. I've had a look at all of their websites and there's a treasure trove of lovely products to choose from. I've signed up for an ongoing subscription, so now I'm looking forward to the January Bag. What do you think? Do you, or would you like to subscribe to a beauty or other bag/box? I happened to have noticed there's some delicious food boxes out there too.
Natures Beauty Bag Subscription Prices
Australia $29.95 every two months (first bag is $24.95)
New Zealand, U.S.A, U.K., Canada, Singapore $44.95 every 2 months (first bag $39.95)
You can cancel any time. Postage is included in the price. You can buy just one bag rather than subscribe. For more details, take a look at the Natures Beauty Bag website.
I paid for my subscription with my own money. This is in no way a sponsored post.