The Ritual of Karma – Limited Edition Goodiebox review

The Ritual of Karma – Limited Edition Goodiebox review

 

FIRST: an introduction:

I bought this box after trying some of Ritual’s products (ritual of happy buddha shower foam and the ritual of karma foot lotion) and I fell in love with the company and the way they sell and manufacture their products and brand.

Therefore; when I saw Goodiebox made a collaboration box with Rituals, I knew I had to have it!

 

The Ritual of Karma in introduced on their homepage with the words;

According to ancient Hindu belief, living with good intent attracts good karma.
Do good and good will come your way.

 

This mantra is something I wouldn’t mind living by, and I definitely believe that good people, often get good vibes back (smiles attracts smiles)

 

The collection contains Holy lotus and Organic white tea.

Holy Lotus is a symbol for purity, beauty and wisdom, and is known for it’s calming and nourishing properties.

Organic white tea adds a fresh, clean and green scent with a hint of flowers. White tea is said to sharpen the senses.

 

Now for the most important thing; The design

Holy smokes for this packaging! It is the most adorable, beautiful and stunning box design I have ever seen (well at least gotten in a Goodiebox) and I really really love it!

The products itself are also super pretty. The blue colour is stunning, and actually reminds me of summer AND good vibes. All the products have the words; do good and good will come your way, written on them

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When I opened the box, the White tea was the first thing I noticed. It’s scent is very clean and fresh, almost soapy, and it was a very pleasant scent, that stayed all the way through the products.

 

 

 

Feel compassion foot scrub

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Feel Compassion Foot Scrub

Their words:

This scrub combines the refreshing effect of Chinese mint with the nourishing organic white tea, polish your skin and makes it silk smooth.

 

My Thoughts:

This product smells a little stronger than the other products, which I think is due to the mint/white tea combination. It does not smell bad at all, just cleaner.

The scrub itself reminded me more of a gel like consistency, and I did not think the actual product would be blue. The colour made me smile, and it was a very gently but feelable scrub. The scent kind of spread when I used it, and that just made me happier.

I definitely felt compassion for my foots at that point.

 

 

 

Showerfoam full of kindness

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The “magician” of the day – Showerfoam full of kindness

Their words:

The rich, delicious foam with the unique technology where gel becomes foam, is enriched with holy lotus and organic white tea. It makes your skin silk smooth and makes it smell wonderful, so that you can have a nice summer atmosphere all day.

 

My thoughts:

My absolute favorite product that I have ever tried from Rituals, is their “The ritual of happy buddha shower foam” – that is the most satisfying, nice scented and most efficient shower/gel/foam product for showering that I have ever tried!

Because of this I had a lot of high hopes for this showerfoam, and I was definitely not let down! This foam is just as satisfying as the other one (the gel to foam makes me feel like a magician in the shower, and always make me smile).

The scent was once again subtle and I was enshrouded in the calming feeling it gave.

A fun thing I noticed while using this foam (and the other one from Rituals, that is) is that I feel like I want to be cleaner. Normally when I am in a hurry and shower, I will just wash the important parts and get on with it (you are welcome to shame me, but I am just being real here) but with these, I feel like I really want to take the time to wash everything so that I can be 100% enveloped in the calming feeling it gives me. (and yes, I did get silk smooth skin, so washing all your body with this wonder equals baby butt skin all over 😉 )

I will have to buy more of these when I am out of the ones I have now because I simply get insanely happy whenever I use them.

The only thing I am sad about, is the same issue I had with the first one I tried. The gel left in the top of the pump turns into foam, and makes a mess into the lid. It is not a “real” problem, just a little annoying, since I have to clean if after it is done foaming if I want to keep the product instaworthy.

 

 

 

24h anti-perspirant spray

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24h Anti-Perspirant spray

Their words:

This mind and nourishing spray, gives 24 hours protection against sweat and unwanted body odor, and it enriched with skincare ingredients like holy lotus and organic white tea.

 

My thoughts:

The spray is very even and sprays without trouble.

It smells just as clean as the other products and that makes me especially happy because it is a “deodorant” with a less fancy word 😉 (translation: I think almost all products with spray function like this, kind of end up smelling the same- that is; a little chemical)

Not much to say here, but I used it before nighttime, and when I woke up, I still felt fresh even after a warm night.

I will keep on using this, but am not sure if I will buy another one (shame on me, but I suck at using deodorant and the like)

 

 

 

Sun Protecting face cream

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Sun protecting face cream SPF 30

Their words:

A rich, moisturizing creme that quickly absorbs by the skin and with an advanced protection system with a powerful mix of antioxidants based on organic white tea, natural vitamin E and ginkgo biloba. When you use it, you get protected against early aging as a consequence of UVA and UVB-rays. The creme is also waterproof, so it is perfect at the pool or the beach.

 

My thoughts:

I had quite the roller coaster with this product when I put it on. At first the cream felt cold to the touch, when smearing it into my skin, it felt warm, and afterwards it just felt comfortable.

It didn’t sink into the skin right away, but it didn’t feel really sticky either. This did not surprise me though, because cremes with SPF usually feels sticky to me, so I am quite impressed with little stickiness was left.

Afterwards several minutes, it felt like the creme sank into the skin, and it felt more comfortable.

The creme hydrated my skin nicely, and I felt ready to go out and have fun in the sun.

In regards to the waterproof part, I tried putting some on my hand, and afterwards ran it under the faucet

 

 

 

Self-tanning face cream

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Self tanning face cream

Their words:

The product is easy to apply, is absorbed quickly by the skin, does not stick and gives a nice, even colour. It is enriched with vitamin E, which hydrated your skin and helps maintain the moisture balance. Aloe Vera and ginkgo biloba functions as powerful antioxidants, which boosts your wellbeing. The creme refresh the senses with the summery scent of holy lotus and organic white tea.

 

My thoughts:

The packaging on this product is different than the others since it is gold. It fits the theme of being a self-tanning cream, but still a bit off considering the blue theme we have going.

It does not smell as strong, and the white tea scent was a little laid back here.

The product was indeed easy to apply, you just have to remember to wash your hands afterwards and get the product out to the edge of your hair (to get an even skin tone) I got an almost instant shinier (and maybe a little more tanned) skin, so I definitely felt more sunkissed after than I did before.

I won’t really be using this later though, because I don’t feel like I need a self-tanning face cream.

 

 

 

Gratitude hand lotion SPF 15

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Gratitude hand lotion SPF 15

Their words:

This delicious lotion is made specially to nourish, soften and protect your hands against early aging and sun. It is enriched with the wonderful scent of holy lotus and organic white tea, and it gets absorbed quickly by the skin, so that you can get out in the sun as quick as possible.

 

My thoughts:

The fact that this is a hand lotion with SPF just gives the product a lot more street cred in my opinion.

It has a very nice consistency, but I- as always – used way too much! Therefore, I used it on my arm also, and it soaked in really quickly leaving no greasiness behind. I didn’t even feel like washing my hands afterwards, so for the first time ever; I didn’t.

My skin felt very refreshed afterwards, and overall, I am really happy about this lotion.

 

 

 

Overall, I really loved these products, and truth be told, I have already bought more of their products (guilty as charged!)

If you are interested too, you can buy their products – or just read more about them- on their webiste

 

 

Have you ever tried any of Rituals products, and which one is your favorite??

 

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

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Beauty Around The world – Goodiebox review    

Beauty Around The world – Goodiebox review    

 

This box has actually been one of my favorites so far (at least one of the ones where I actually still use most of it- mind this one is a old box, I am on vacation so I have not seen the june box yet)

The box brought home some of the world’s best beauty secrets.

We got introduced to some new and exciting products from all over the world, and they are all chosen because of their long, proud traditions and impressive results.

We discover, explore, love and share.

 

This box also contained 5 full size products which was really cool!

 

 

Dr. Botanicals – Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

The first thing I noticed was the delicious floral smell of roses. The smell makes me all happy and is not too strong, which I think is amazingly done since floral smells easily gets too overwhelming.

When the oil had really sinked into the skin, my skin felt calmed and amazingly not greasy after the oil.

It was a little difficult applying because oil is so runny, so it can be a little hard to not apply too much. 3 drops should be enough.

You can get 30ml (1oz) for 338DKK (45,3Euro)

Dr. Botanicals- Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

Beauty secret one – Morocco.

Moroccan women daily use a few drops of  olive oil to keep their skin healthy and young. This is because olive oil helps with the skin’s elasticity, protects against sun damage and aging.

 

 

Piz Buin – ultra light hydrating sun spray

This sun spray is easy to use and smear. It did not feel sticky at all after applying, and is easy dispensing. You just have to twist the top, and spray.

It has a SPF of 15 and in the hours, I was out, I felt no irritation or sunburns.

All in all a great sunscreen that is super easy to apply, and I have kept on using it since I got it.

One bottle costs 150DKK (20 Euro)

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My current favorite sun spray

Beauty secret two – Korea

Korean women are great at beauty, and therefore has their own term: K-Beauty. This is different and innovative products like sheet masks, snail slime or konjac sponges.

 

 

Nails inc. – INC. redible Jelly Shot Lip Quencher

This lip product comes from Japan and is a moisture giving lip conditioner, that moisturizes (duh) and repair your lips. It is made with rice bran oil, and gives your lips a light rose glow.

I absolutely love the packaging of this lip product! It is simple and beautiful, and the flower and glitter inside makes it feel even more luxurious. I got the colour ex-revenge.

The product is smooth and light on the lips and do not feel sticky at all. The colour is subtle and I honestly love absolutely everything about this product. My lips feel moisturized and comfortable all whenever I wear this.

It only costs about 66 DKK (8.8 Euro) which is very affordable.

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I a just in LOVE with the flower inside of this product

Beauty Secret three – Japan

Rice bran oil is considered one of the healthiest oils.
It has been extracted from the outer layer on brown rice, which is actually the most vitamin-rich part.

 

 

Wes sub company – soothing aloe after sun

I had been out for a short while in the sun, and my legs started feeling a little itchy, so I whipped out this after sun gel in the hope that it would give my legs some aid.

It is made with Aloe Vera, which is one of my absolutely favorite plant since is can be used for so many things!

I was very impressed about how fast it soothed my legs, they felt instantly non-itchy and cooled. I will definitely be using this again after being in the sun.

It only costs 40DKK (5.4Euro) and it definitely works wonders!

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Aloe Vera ❤

Beauty Secret four – Africa

If you run out of Aloe Vera, you can go explore your fridge.
Cold milk products like yoghurt or regular milk, has a calming effect on the skin.

 

 

Zenz – Paddle Brush Combi

At first I felt like the smell of this brush was really strong, but after it had got some air, the strong bamboo smell slowly disappeared.

I really love this brush actually, and it is the brush I normally reach for when needing to brush my hair.

The shaft is made of environmentally friendly bamboo, which is stronger, lighter and more durable than normal tree. And of course it is also MUCH better than using cheap plastic brushes; that is when thinking about quality over quantity.

The brush head itself is a mix of nylon and boar hair, and I feel like it gives a good but not too rough brushing without tugging too much in the hair.

It costs 200DKK (26.75Euro) and will stay with you for a very long time.

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The brush that saved my life – or at least my hair!

Beauty Secret five – Asia

Your scalps natural oils are the best care for your hair, and therefore it is a good idea to brush your hair from root to tip, to make sure your hair gets nourished all the way through.

 

 

These are the products, and did you knows from this box, but now I am excited to know:

Where in the world does your favorite product come from?

 

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!

 

 

 

Goodiebox review

Goodiebox review

 

As some of you might know (at least the ones of you following me on Instagram) I have been getting goodieboxes from goodieboxDenmark for quite a while.

Goodiebox is a subscribtion box that you can get once a month, and it delivers different beauty products each time.

I have been thinking about reviewing them in a while, but just took the leap now.
From now on though, I will review the products that I get so that you (and I) will get to know the products even better (and maybe think about keeping some of the products in our stash)

The beauty box from march, is called “The Goodieprice” and in here they put some of the products they are thinking should have the Goodieprice.

This basically means, that they get a product into the Danish Beauty Award, and it will be one of these!:

 

 

REN Clean Skincare- Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream

My first impression was that this cream seems very rich.
Often when a cream seems rich to me, it also easily gets greasy. I was very impressed when I massaged it onto my face and noticed that neither my hands or face seemed greasy at all afterwards!
Not much cream is needed for one use so even though I got a sample (15ml) it will last for a very long time

You can buy it here

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GOSH- Growth Serum

I’ve only used this serum once, and will use it the next few weeks (it says it should be working after two weeks), to make sure how well it actually works.
It should be used at night before going to bed so that it can “work” at night.
I am a little skeptical about this product because it sounds a little unreal that you might get longer lashes just by using it in two weeks.
Excited to see how this will go.

Buy it here

 

 

Sandstone Scandinavia – Mascara Intense

This mascara is absolutely great especially if you have sensitive skin (or wears contacts) since it is free of parabens and parfum. This means that even though I was very close to my eyes (read: almost poked my eye out) it didn’t hurt.
It is easy to apply and just a few coats is enough to make a big difference. (just look at the picture- one eye with mascara, one without! sorry for the blurry photo)
It should hold 12 hours, but I only had it on for 4 hours before having to shower. My eyes looked just the same all four hours, with no smudging or fallings.

Beside this, it contains Vitamin A, C and E and therefore helps with making healthier and happier lashes.

Get it here

 

 

Rodial- Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water

This cleansing water does not only have an amazing name, but also works amazingly.
With only a few swipes, I was able to take off my makeup and the applicator makes sure you don’t use too much. Beware though: even though you can take eye makeup off with this, it might sting a little in the eyes if you rub too much.

You can get yours here

 

 

Rituals- Happy Foaming Shower Gel

This product has a very fitting name. I took it with me in the shower to use, and got instantly happy when I saw the gel in my hands turn into foam. It was a very fun shower, and the shower gel smelled very good.

I’m a little sad about the way the product “makes a mess” when it has been used though.

Grab yours here

 

 

Karmameju – HERO pH solution 02

At first, I was a little skeptical about this product. It is meant to bring your pH to a optimal level after we have showered or washed our hands (because the soap and other products we use to shower and so on, changes the pH in our skin). This way it provides the best conditions for your skin to stay healthy.
To me, this sounds a little like the products that are said to do this and that, and actually does nothing.

Nontheless I tried it as soon as I got out of the shower, and I got really impressed.
Normally after a shower, my skin feels really dry (because I LOVE hot water when showering), and after applying this solution, my skin actually went “back” to normal without feeling, dry or uncomfortable.
The only thing I noticed was, as soon as I used it, it stretched a little bit in my skin before going back to normal. My guess is, that this is because I can feel the product going from dry to normal.

Go get yours here

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All in all, my absolute favorite was the REN Clean Skincare -Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream because it is one of the first rich creams that I have actually tried without feeling greasy or uncomfortable.

For me, it defenitely deserves the Goodiebox Award!

 

If you liked this post and want more like this, please leave a comment or a like, so that I know you would like to se more product reviews! 🙂

 

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!