Friday Favorites: CAUSEBOX Fall 2020

My Fall CAUSEBOX arrived yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to tear into it.  While I mentioned my disappointment for the delayed shipping of my summer box back in August (COVID strikes again), I am happy to report that my fall box came right on time! If you are new here and don’t know about CAUSEBOX, it is an ethical, quarterly subscription box that includes beautifully curated pieces from brands that are socially conscious, cruelty free, and/or are sustainably made. I love that it is full of products that support a cause and artisans around the world.  It is all about lifting women up and supporting women owned businesses.  This is my fourth box since becoming an annual subscriber, and I have loved every single box I have gotten. My fall box is no different. I love everything in it.  My only complaint this time is that my box was missing one of my choice items.  I quickly sent an email and have been assured that the missing item will be on its way soon. This box came with 6 items total.  I was able to choose 4 of my items and then there were 2 items that came in every box.  Check out what I received.

Bathen Waffle Bathrobe (Choice of Mint or Charcoal)-a fair trade, handwoven robe crafted by women in Panipat, India

Artisan Direct Milky Way Lantern-beautiful golden lantern created by artisans in India

The Green Co. Set of 10 Reusable Facial Rounds-a sustainable alternative to cotton balls or cotton facial rounds that come with a laundry bag for washing, use these two sided rounds to take off your makeup or apply products

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel (my missing item)-a rub that cools, warms, and comforts tired muscles, ethically sourced ingredients include black pepper, ginger, and aromatic rosemary

Core Bamboo Serve Set-organically grown and FSC certified bamboo serving board, tongs, and spatula

Way of Will Brightening Face Serum-a serum made with vitamins A and C that fights free radicals and hydrates your skin for a dewy glow

Get a PMD Microderm Classic for FREE for a limited time using this link.

I think I am most excited for the facial rounds.  I had actually been looking into something like them for a more sustainable and economical option for my skincare routine, so these arrived at the perfect time.  I am also a bit obsessed with the soft comfy feel of the robe.  I am a total robe girl and am pretty picky when it comes to mine.  This one is a great addition to my collection. I seriously love it all! Since I have now received a full year of boxes, I can honestly say that I highly recommend this box if you have been thinking about trying a subscription box. It think the products are a great quality and I love what this company represents.  For a LIMITED time, sign up using this link and receive a FREE PMD Microderm Classic like the one above valued at $159 in addition to your first box of goodies! 


Friday Favorites: Causebox Summer 2020

I finally received my Summer CAUSEBOX yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to open it.  I was a bit disappointed that it took so long to get here.  I feel like summer is coming to an end and would have liked to have had it at the beginning of the summer season.  I understand that there have been delays due to the coronavirus, so I will forgive the lateness of my box.  The waiting is just so hard because I get so excited to see everything.  I will admit that when they started releasing the spoilers back in the spring for what was going to be in this box, I was a little underwhelmed with some of the choices compared to my previous boxes. However, there ended up being 2 items revealed that I was super excited about receiving. One is the PMD Clean, and I can’t wait to try it out tonight as I have heard great reviews.  The other item I was most excited for in this box is the set of nesting bowls because they are so pretty. The pictures do not do them justice.  Now that I have gotten the box, I am really happy with almost all of the products included.  There is really only one thing that I will likely never use, but I will gift it to someone else who would enjoy it.  It is the Reed Diffuser.  I have just never really been into those and I worry that the scent will be too strong for me.  As I have mentioned before, strong smells really can trigger my migraines.  Anyway, check out all of the great things I received in this box.

PMD Beauty PMD Clean (choice of Blush, Navy, or Teal)-a smart facial cleansing device that helps firm skin while you clean

Doctor Rogers RESTORE Healing Balm-a cream consisting of only 3 ingredients that is said to be great for healing chapped lips, fresh tattoos, scrapes, and more

Feya Candle Co. Reed Diffuser (choice of Bergamost & Grapefruit or White Tea & Ginger)-bringing scents of summer to your home, meals given to those in need with each purchase

Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum-helps moisturize and smooth fine lines leaving skin dewy and radiant

Matr Boomie Fringe Earrings-made by artisans in India using traditional techniques

Pepper + Vetiver Set of 3 Nesting Bowls-beautifully made featuring blended blue green hues and textured shapes, designed in partnership with LA-based artist Erin Wolf

Altcooking Hub Set of 6 Silicone Stretch Lids-durable, reusable, and leak free lids designed to reduce plastic and food waste

Overall, I am happy to report that I am still very much in love with CAUSEBOX! This is my third box, and I only have one more to go before having to renew my subscription.  I am fairly certain I will continue to support this company and all of the good they are doing.  If you aren’t familiar with CAUSEBOX, it is a quarterly subscription box that is full of socially conscious brands and/or fair-trade pieces.  They support artisan groups in other countries as well as a number of charitable causes around the world.  They are totally a brand that I can stand behind. If you are interested in giving it a try with either one box or as an annual subscriber, you can check it out and join here. I don’t think you will be disappointed!


Friday Favorites: CAUSEBOX Spring 2020

My new subscription box came yesterday, and I was so excited to open it.  I have been stalking my front porch for days in anticipation of my box arriving.  Of course, shipping was a little slower than normal due to COVID-19. This is the second CAUSEBOX that I have received.  For those of you that don’t know, CAUSEBOX is a quarterly subscription box that is different than the ones you normally see all over social media. Everything that comes in a CAUSEBOX is a socially conscious brand and/or fair trade. They support artisan groups in other countries and support a number of charitable causes.  I am in love with this company and all that they are doing.  

My second CAUSEBOX did not disappoint! I absolutely loved everything that came in my first box, and I am so excited about all the things in my new box. I did have some options for customization of my box, which I really like. Check out all the things I got this time. 

Fosterie Layered Gem Necklace-designed exclusively for CAUSEBOX and ethically handmade in Columbia

Bentgo Stackable Bento Box-a to-go container with two compartments and built-in utensils that offers a sustainable replacement to single-use plastic and donates to Feed the Children

Artisan Direct Sustainable Grocery Starter Kit-set of 5 mesh and muslin bags to replace single use produce and grain bags; made by artisans in Jaipur, India 

Earth Harbor Reparative Eye Cream-a smoothing and firming, all-natural, iridescent eye-cream made of seaweed collagen, blue tansy, and plant oils to help restore the skin around the eyes

Cardea Auset CALM Mood Mist-an all-natural, aromatherapeutic mood mist that can be used to help with focus and sleep or simply as a body spray

Jenni Earle Wild + Free Bandana-a beautiful bandana designed to serve as a talisman for courage and adventure; ethically made by artisans in Jaipur, India

Pixie Mood Zoe Crossbody in Honey-an everyday crossbody with detachable and adjustable strap made from vegan leather, with the inside made from recycled plastic

I could not be more pleased with my decision to join CAUSEBOX.  I truly love what they stand for and the quality of the products I have received so far.  I am totally in love with the crossbody from this box and cannot wait to use it.  If you have been thinking about joining a subscription box, I highly recommend CAUSEBOX. You can be assured that your purchase will be making a difference in the world, and you are getting quality products that are ethically and sustainably made. To get $10 off a new subscription, click here


Friday Favorites: CauseBox Winter 2020

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know all about the many different subscription boxes out there.  Some of the most popular ones include Stitch Fix (clothing), Ipsy (makeup), Birchbox (beauty products/makeup), FabFitFun (premium brand products), and there are many more. I have always been intrigued by these boxes and like watching unboxing videos.  The thought of getting this surprise box of cool things is exciting.  I have almost signed up for several different ones multiple times but just have never pulled the trigger until now. Since beginning my work with Trades of Hope, I have become more socially conscious and more aware of fair trade and the way products are manufactured. You know how Facebook tracks things you like and look up online and then magically puts ads in your feed based off of those things? Well, for about a year now, I have been getting ads for a different subscription box that I had never heard of before and would bet that many of you haven’t heard of either.  That is because it doesn’t include big name brands and flashy products, and it isn’t promoted by big name celebrities.  This box is called CAUSEBOX and it is a quarterly subscription.  I would say that it is similar to FabFitFun in the types of things in the box, but it is also way different because all the brands included the CAUSEBOX are socially conscious brands. Every item in the box is made ethically and sustainably. What is really cool is that, like Trades of Hope, they partner with artisan groups in other countries and in the US to promote job creation for women in at-risk areas. They also include products in each box that raise awareness for causes and charitable concerns. Each box comes with a magazine that tells the stories of the artisans and the causes they support.  It is all really cool.  

This is a company that I can get behind because they are doing great things and making a difference in the lives of women around the world.  I signed up just before Christmas when they were having a special on the price and could not wait to receive my first box.  I was able to select some of the products included in my box which was cool.  For example, one of my choices was between a beautiful hand-woven throw made by artisans in India or a vegan leather portfolio clutch.  I chose the clutch since I have a couple of throws already from India through Trades of Hope.  Honestly, it was hard to choose because I wanted every option! Anyway, I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first box, and it finally arrived on Wednesday. I was so excited to open it up.  I can say that I am super impressed by everything that I got.  It is all made with great care and quality. I don’t think there is anything in there that I don’t love or can’t wait to use.  Check out what I got in my box. 

Vitiv Daily Hair Vitamin-a vegan, cruelty free multitasking hair product that does the work of a mask, serum, and hot oil

Whitney Kerney Mugs-custom shaped mugs designed by Whitney Kerney with proceeds supporting victims of domestic violence

SOKO Petite Bow Earrings (choice of silver or gold)-a pair of delicate, minimal earrings handmade by artisans in Kenya

Wyld French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge-a gentle exfoliating facial sponge made from renewable plant root and French pink clay

SAMARA Luxe Jewelry Box-a vegan leather jewelry organizer that helps to provide solar backpacks to children in East Africa, Tajikistan, India, and Guatemala through The Souler Backpack Project and provided jobs for women in Kenya

Simply Straws Rose Gold Straw Kit-a set of three 18/8 grade stainless steel, rose gold finished reusable straws

Glass Ladder and Co. Megan Portfolio Clutch (choice of black or burgundy)-an exclusively designed vegan leather and suede portfolio clutch created by women for women

Isn’t it all so great? I couldn’t be happier with each item. I highly recommend this company and can’t wait to see what comes in my next box. If you have been thinking about joining a subscription box, CAUSEBOX is the one to go with.  Your purchase helps to make a difference in the world.  You can rest assured that you are getting quality products that are ethically and sustainably made and that your money is helping to change lives.