December 2018 Bless Box

Contents of December 2018 Bless Box
December 2018 Bless Box: So. Damn. Good.

Hello lovelies! Every month, I look forward to my Bless Box delivery, as it is always full of SO MUCH good stuff. Instead of just highlighting a few favorites here and there, or trying to explain all of the awesomeness on my Insta (http://bit.ly/lgsmInsta), it kinda made more sense to write a blog about it (on my blog…what a concept…). I’m a little late this month, so let’s just dive right in, shall we? This month’s box was AWESOME!

Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Delicious Glow Body Butter
Love Beauty & Planet Body Butter, $11.99

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the smell of roses. Oh good grief it is a wonder I don’t just tape the damn flowers to my body. And, anyone who knows me or has seen any of my posts, knows I have the world’s driest skin (romantic, I know). So this product, which is also cruelty-free and ethically sourced, is basically A GIFT FROM GOD. It’s nice and thick, but massages in completely. I may need to order it by the crate full.

Love Beauty & Planet Shea Butter and Sandalwood Hand Lotion
Love Beauty & Planet Hand Lotion, $5.99

True story, I was a little bit disappointed that this wasn’t also the Murumuru butter and rose scent that the body butter was, but what do you expect from someone rose obsessed like me? That being said, this is a definite winner. Cruelty-free, vegan, super nourishing and the moisturization LASTS. No need to reapply in 20 minutes (that’s not just me, right? …right???)

Oh K! God Dust Hydrogel Mask
Oh K! Gold Dust Hydrogel Mask, $8.00

I love me a good face mask. Love love love. So yes, I did a happy dance when I found this beauty in the December box. I freely admit, I’ve only met one face mask I didn’t like, but this one REALLY impressed me. It’s a hydrogel mask, so it feels a bit rubbery (not in a bad way) and, well, gel like. Very soothing. Plus, it’s actually 2 separate pieces, not just one sheet! For me, this was the best feature, because I always have a gap around the eyes, or the mouth doesn’t line up, or something. This solved all of those little issues. I got everything lined, relaxed for 30 minutes and was left with delightful, moisturized, radiant skin. I will absolutely be adding this to my regular rotation!

Maybelline Lash Sensation Boosting Eyelash Serum and Lash Sensation Washable Masacara (in Blackest Black)
Maybelline Lash Sensation Eyelash Serum, $11.99 and Washable Mascara, $5.00

*ahem* I might have been a little eager to get into the lash serum, as evidenced by the open box in the photo. What I’m most intrigued about here isn’t necessarily the promise of more lashes (although yes, please, of course) but that the serum helps strengthen your lashes. If I can keep them strong and supple and attached to my FACE, then that mascara and I will get along fabulously. Oh, and don’t let anyone tell you that a lower priced mascara isn’t any good. I have a handful of different brands in rotation and the highest priced one does NOT deliver as well as my Maybelline does. No joke.

Bambu Ivory Bamboo Toothbrush and Steripod Classic Single Toothbursh Protector
Bambu Toothbrush, $5.50 and Steripod Toothbrush Protector, $3.99

I’m fairly certain this month’s box was designed specifically for me, because I am in love with everything in it but really absolutely did an over the top freakout happy dance when I saw these beauties. I’ve been feeling massive guilt over my plastic toothbrush (liberal treehugger from way back, I can’t believe I even still use plastic ANYTHING) and …okay fine, I’ll just SAY IT, I’m a bit of a germophobe. I’d spent the last couple of weeks eyeballing my toothbrush in its little holder, on my counter, feeling all kinds of icky about it and trying to figure out where else to put it besides the medicine cabinet which I don’t think gets ENOUGH air (I’m a handful, y’all) and then these two show up! Fate! Kismet! I signed up for text message reminders from Steripod to change out the brush and pod every 3 months! I might be too excited about this but you can’t stop me!!!

Steripod Single Razor Protector
Steripod Razor Protector, $4.99

Steripod, where have you been all my life? Not only did you solve my germophobe freak out over my toothbrush, but my “why does my razor rust so fast” meltdown as well? We’re meant to be , Steripod. And yes, every single person I know will be receiving these lifesaver products for the birthday this year.

Starting with my husband. He stole this, so I have to buy a new one for myself (his birthday is in two weeks, so I’m letting it slide.

This Bar Saves Lives, Maple Pecan Bar
This Bar Saves Lives in Maple Pecan, $1.99

Oh hey, did I mention the Bless Box always comes with a snack?!? It’s always on the healthy side too, with plenty of dairy free, soy free and gluten free nibbles to suit everyone’s needs. I can’t really report on this yet, as I haven’t nipped into it, but I am taking it at face value and keeping it stashed in my purse to fend off a low blood sugar emergency.

Swisse Ultiboost High Strength Cranberry Vitamin
Swisse High Strength Cranberry Vitamin, $20.00

Dang, the Bless Box has everything covered this month. Need a snack? They got you. Beautiful lashes? Covered. Urinary tract health? BOOM. Taken care of. They even included the “check with your doctor first” warning to make sure everyone’s individual concerns were addressed! This is another that I can’t report on, as I don’t have problems with UTI’s (knock on wood), but a friend does, so these have been blessed forward to someone who is putting them to good use (so far, so good, she reports).

Soapiary Citrus Coriander Cleanse Soap
Soapiary Citrus Coriander Soap, $4.00

I’m such a sucker for a good smelling soap. You know that area in Whole Foods will all of the all natural soap bars? That’s where you’ll find me, sniffing all of the soaps like a soap fiend (my husband just leaves me there and goes about the shopping on his own, win-win for both of us). This little beauty right here smells sooo good. Citrusy and delicious with a subtle note of coriander underneath. My skin doesn’t feel stripped or dry when I’m done washing up, AND it’s free from paraben, phthalates and sulfates. Double plus bonus (and very important to me), it’s cruelty free (are you sensing a theme here?). Absolute winner here, y’all.

Green Goo First Aid Travel Tin
Green Goo First Aid Tin, $8.95

You’re going to want to grab and gift this travel tin to all of your crunchy hippie friends and aunties (that would be me, so I kept this for myself). They can throw this in their purse (or backpack or macrame tote) and deal with sooo many pesky skin issues. Insect bites, cuts, sunburns, cracked skin, cuts, it’s good for everything. And of course, it’s 100% all natural, and is even safe for pets!

Puracy Citrus & Seal Salt Natural Body Wash
Puracy Citrus & Sea Salt Body Wash, $5.99

Another natural product that you can feel good about using (that ALSO smells fantastic). This is sulfate free, non-toxic (safe for kiddos), plant based, gentle, and biodegradable! Come on, no one can find fault with this. The sea salt and citrus will leave you feeling squeaky clean, but not overly dry (although hey, if it did, you could just slather on that body butter I talked about earlier). Personally, I like to use this one after a workout (it’s yoga, but still….you sweat!!!).

Manduka Yogitoes Headbands, 12-pack
Manduka Yogitoes Headbands, $48.00

And last but not least, and tying in with my post-yoga citrus wash, the perfect workout (okay…YOGA) headband! Look, I know that $48.00 pricetag is daunting, but you get 12 in a pack and these things are gooooooood. They’re light and stretchy and they DO NOT BUDGE. Take it from me, she of the silkiest, slipperiest, most headband unfriendly hair ever, these things will not let you down. Plus there’s a color to go with almost everything (I like to match head to toe, so this was a major plus for me).

And there you have it, the December Bless Box of supreme awesomeness! I haven’t been disappointed by any of the boxes (okay there was one I was hesitant about, but was won over – see my Meaningful Beauty posts for more) but this one might be my favorite yet. Every single product was a winner, and nothing will go to waste. Also, $145 worth of products showing up in the mail…does not suck. Have a great week, lovelies, and I’ll be posting the January Bless Box before you know it!