Thursday, April 19, 2012

White Apricot's Green Grab Bag, April

I've posted before about my current attempts to live a more eco-friendly and health friendly lifestyle.  A big part of this is replacing many of the products I use with more natural and green alternatives.  I was given the opportunity to test out a Green Grab Bag, and I was really excited!  Green Grab Bag is another monthly subscription service.  This one focuses specifically on green beauty products, and promises around 6 samples per month for $15. I received it today and I really liked it!

The way it came was a nice change from what I'm used to!  A cute little gift bag, tied up with a bow.  I loved the presentation!

The outside of the box.  It has the contents listed on a little card, tied to the bag with a bow.  So cute, I felt like I was opening a present.

Here are the contents of the bag!  I love that this little card also lists a discount code for the included products...a nice touch I haven't' seen in any other subscription services.

The first thing I pulled out was the Heaven's Alchemy perfume.  This is all natural fragrance.  They take their inspiration for each scent from cities. I love receiving perfume samples, as I love to change up my scent!

I received two fragrances - Kyoto and St Petersburg.  Kyoto is a fruity floral that contains notes like apple, cherry blossom, and melon with a base of musks and sandalwood.  St Petersburg is a spicy gourmand with citrus notes, jasmine, vanilla, and musk. I can't wait to try each of them!

Update:  I have now tried them and they are both very nice! I especially love Kyoto - lovely and sweet without being overpowering.

The AnnMarie Gianni Coconut Oil sounds and smells awesome.  It promises to hydrate parched skin.

It can be used on the face or body. I want to try it on my dry elbows and cheeks!

Update:  I've been using this on my dry areas and I really like it! It absorbs well and isn't too heavy, and it smells really nice.

I'm really excited about the Prem Soaps organic olive oil soap.  These are made in small batches.  I got tea tree with chamomile, and it smells so good and clean with the distinct tea tree smell.  This particular variety says it is good for itchy or acne-irritated skin.  

I thought this was a nice touch!

Here's the soap itself...I love soaps like these, you can tell how natural it is.

Update: I used this little piece of soap and I loved it!  The smell was a bit spicy, like chai or something! I loved that it didn't dry out my skin, and the texture really left me smooth.

This is hydrating facial creme from Aguacate & Co.  It uses organic and all natural ingredients to hydrate.  I can't wait to try it, I'm always looking for a good moisturizer.

This is what I'm most excited about!  It's a full sized Deep Steep Moisture Stick (it's very large, .5 oz).  It melts when it comes in contact with your skin and hydrates.  This will be great to keep in my purse. I love the Rosemary Mint.

Update: I've been using this daily, and I love it! It's like a good lip balm for your body, and slicks on easily.

How cute is this little sack?  I opened it up and found three Angelina Organic products.  So adorable!

I got Rose and Cardamom Foaming Face Wash, Coconut Bliss Exfoliating Cream Mask, and Youth in Bloom Phyto-Active Firming Night Cream.  I can't wait to try these out this weekend.  They smell great!

In all, I think this was a great bag, and I definitely plan to subscribe!  These are all products that are new to me and I'm excited to explore them.

Note: I was provided with a bag, free of charge. I was not paid for my opinion or otherwise compensated, and all opinions are my own.

Edited to add:

Green Grab Bag has informed me that they are running a Mother's Day promotion!  If you buy your mama a gift subscription, you get a free bag for yourself, how awesome is that?  If you have an eco friendly mama, or just one who loves to try great beauty products, this would be an amazing gift for her.

Here's the full info:

With gift subscriptions starting at just $45, Green Grab Bag’s easy to use gift options, allow customers to customize how the recipient is notified using one of three options:

  • An e-mail gift notification to the recipient on the day the order is placed.
  • An e-mail gift notification to the recipient on a date specified by the customer.
  • An e-mail gift notification to the customer, which can be printed out and presented to the recipient personally. 

The recipient will receive her first Green Grab Bag the month following her notification. 

Named one of Lucky Magazine’s “Five Eco Sites to Love,” White Apricot has become a “go-to” resource for staying on top of what’s hip and hot in the eco friendly world. Each week, brings its readers and subscribers the latest trends in the ever-expanding world of eco fashion, beauty and lifestyle, and directs them to where they can buy these items now. 

In an effort to demystify the world of eco friendly beauty, White Apricot introduced Green Grab Bag in October, 2011. For just $15 a month with free shipping, this sampling program delivers a recycled bag, filled with natural, organic and vegan beauty product minis, into the hands of beauty addicts all across the United States. Full sizes are available at a discount via Green Grab Bag’s Exclusive Offers. 

*only one bonus bag per person, regardless of number of gift subscription orders placed
For more information, visit 


Ashley said...

Looks like a great bag. The Rosemary mint product sounds really cool too I love the smell of rosemary mint too!

Angela Scooler said...

Wow, you got alot of stuff! May have to check this one out.

yousoldtheworld said...

I really enjoyed this bag!  I've used several of the products already and like all of them.  Definitely one worth checking out, if you like green/natural products!

yousoldtheworld said...

After using for about a week, I can tell you that I LOVE the Rosemary Mint moisture stick...I've been using it on my elbows, knees, and feet as well as on the seasonal dry feeling rash I get thanks to my allergies.  It's like a really good lip balm for your body!

Ashley said...

 That's awesome I'll def have to look into it for a future purchase