Boxwalla’s October Green Beauty Box*

Discover great artists and artisans from all over the world with Boxwalla. This subscription service allows you to explore a bimonthly selection of curated products in four different categories, including Artisanal Food, International Film, Literature and Green Beauty. You may subscribe to one interest, or hop around to explore other categories if you please.

I have the October Green Beauty Box to share, and its pretty amazing!


The Boxwalla October Green Beauty Box features a brand that has been getting a ton of buzz recently and one that I’ve been anxious to try, Siam SEAS:

“SEAS is an acronym for South East Asian Spa & every product is brimming with precious botanicals from Southeast Asia. The knowledge of these botanicals & how to use them has been preserved and passed down through generations. Supadra Geronima, the wonderful, knowledgeable founder of Siam SEAS, has distilled some of these ancient beauty secrets into incredible potions that sooth, heal, & nourish the skin.” 

This months selection features one full-sized Twilight BeCalm Skin Serum that retails for $80, along with two generous trial-sized products, including the SEAS Elements Beauty Balm and a brand new product making its debut, the Mekha Herbal Active Cleanser. All products add up to a $150 value, so it’s a fantastic service to discover new and great products at a great value. Also included are two promo codes to save on your next purchase at

A closer look:


The Twilight BeCalm Skin Serum

24 precious active organic, wildcrafted and non-GMO ingredients hand blended to provide a powerful synergistic bioactive liquid gold that will help your skin repair and regenerate cells under the twilight glow. Formulated with powerful botanicals treasured by Southeast Asian people since ancient times to relieve inflammation, remove toxins, promote blood circulation, inhibit melanin synthesis, fight infection and heal cuts and skin wounds.

SEAS Elements Beauty Balm

The Elements Beauty Balm has the most intoxicating aroma and beautiful green color. Carefully created with reactive, easily congested skin in mind, the Balm works to heal the skin, allowing it to glow without clogging your pores.

“Formulated with four powerhouse Southeast Asian botanicals used by the ancestors to provide relief for stressed acne prone inflamed skin while replenishing hydration, reactivating skin elasticity, boosting collagen synthesis and regenerating skin cells to create a natural glow.”

Mekha Herbal Active Cleanser

The brand new Mekha Active Cleanser has a bright lemon and ginger scent, and gently exfoliates skin while adding hydration. It contains raw honey infused with royal jelly, propolis and pollen to provide an enzymatic exfoliation, while drawing moisture into the skin, along with active herbs to absorbs toxins, tighten the pores and stimulate blood circulation.

About the Boxwalla Boxes themselves:

The beautiful boxes that contain each monthly selection are hand crafted from tree-free paper by a small company in India from cotton scraps, using the traditional art of paper-making that involves 9 steps and takes several weeks. The whole process is completely child labor free and employs 63 local villagers and 20 skilled artisans whose families have been making paper for generations.

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*sample – Boxwalla kindly gifted me October’s Green Beauty Box
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Credo Beauty Clean Beauty Discovery Kit*

Are you new to clean beauty, or a product sampling junkie like me? Then you will love the Clean Beauty Discovery Kit from Credo Beauty. This set features 7 travel-sized (autumn appropriate) samples of some of the “world’s best” clean beauty products to kick-start your journey into the world green beauty, all in a custom Credo canvas bag.


Credo Clean Beauty Discovery Set

Clean Beauty Discovery Set $59


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Brighter, Smoother Eyes with Kahina Giving Beauty

I’m sure you’ve heard me rave about Kahina’s Prickly Pear Seed Oil time and again. High in amino acids, Vitamin K, essential fatty acids, this powerhouse ingredient performs miracles at brightening the under eye area. This truly transformational oil has given me mind-blowing results, and in a fairly short amount of time I’ve experienced its powers. Two new products from Kahina Giving Beauty lets us experience the wonders of their PPSO oil, now in an easy to apply rollerball format and again in their reformulated Eye Serum*.


Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil Rollerball*

When I first discovered Kahina’s Prickly Pear Seed Oil a little under a year ago, I’ve been a die-hard fan since. You see, dark under-eye circles were my greatest skin care concern. I’ve sampled and tossed dozens of eye creams, and had lost much hope that I would ever be able to change the dark pigmentation under my eyes. So, when I experienced the brightening effects of Kahina’s Prickly Pear Seed Oil** (before my eyes) under my eyes, my mind was blown. I noticed a change after just one week, and continued to see results weeks later, not to mention substantial growth in my eye lashes. My mother also swears by PPSO for lightening her dark spots.

I guess you can say, I’m pretty psyched to discover the new stainless steel roller ball applicator for targeted application to the eye area. The stainless steel ball feels cool to the touch and works additionally to reduce puffiness. It gently rolls across the skin, releasing the perfect amount of product. This is a product I’ll never be without!


Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum*

Kahina’s best-selling Eye Serum is now super-charged with the magical benefits of PPSO. This weightless serum absorbs instantly and works beautifully under makeup. I personally like to use the oil at night and the serum in morning, or sometimes I layer both at night. Since introducing the Serum into my routine, I’ve noticed my eyes are far less puffy. The Eye Serum is rich in peptides and antioxidants and works to:

• Increase lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness
• Increase microcirculation to minimize dark circles
• Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Restore collagen and improve elasticity

The Eye Serum and Rollerball Prickly Pear Seed Oil are a dynamic duo that outperform and receive my highest recommendations.

Kahina Prickly Pear Seed Oil $40 & Eye Serum $78

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*pr sample – all thoughts expressed are unique and true to my personal experience, as always
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RMS Beauty Swift Shadows

RMS Beauty, the supermodel favorite brand responsible for glowing complexion everywhere, releases their new long-awaited pressed powder eye shadows, aptly named the Swift Shadows. As a long-time fan of RMS, a brand responsible for igniting my passion for green beauty, I was thrilled to see this new product and a nod toward the everyday woman desiring a lower maintenance pressed powder formula.



“Formulated for those who prefer powder instead of cream eye shadows, RMS Beauty Swift Shadows are designed for quick and easy application. Mixed with the industry’s best mineral color pigments, Rose-Marie’s favorite wild-crafted Buriti Oil and organic Jojoba Oil, Swift Shadows will not dry out the lid like traditional formulas. Unlike other powder eye shadows, Swift Shadows are pressed, not baked, which avoids heat exposure and preserves the integrity of the raw ingredients.”

Available in 18 beautifully wearable shades, the Swift Shadows are split into six color categories:

  • Twilight Madness (grey / black)
  • Sunset Beach (yellows / golds)
  • Tempting Touch (beiges / tans)
  • Tobacco Road (greens / browns)
  • Garden Rose (pinks)
  • Enchanted Moonlight (purples / burgundies)


The original Eye Polishes are beyond, but (lets be real) not the best formula for everyday wear. I’m happy to report that fans of the Polishes will love the new Swift Shadow formula. The new shadows offer a similar light-reflective metallic finish and pigment, but with long-wear and no creasing. When applied dry, the shadows easily blend to deposit a sheer wash of color, while the texture is buttery smooth and almost creamy. My favorite way to use the Swift Shadows is wet, the pigment intensifies and the light-reflective (almost wet) quality can be compared to that of the original creams. After playing around with two shades, I did find that the shadows are not all created equal.


Sunset Beach SB-48 is a golden apricot

Garden Rose GR-12 is a medium bronzed-rose

As you can see in the images above, the pigment and reflective quality of the shadows are intensified when wet. While GR-12 is absolute perfection in my opinion, for its performance both wet and dry, SB48 does not apply as well – but still a great shadow nonetheless.

RMS Beauty Swift Shadows $20

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Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Honor

Kjaer Weis is a beloved brand of the green beauty community and well beyond. Their most recent Lipstick release has been gaining a ton of press and praise. In true Kjaer Weis form, the new lipstick formula is housed in the most aesthetic eco-luxe packaging, that is of course refillable. In complete contrast to the sheer Kjaer Weis Lip Tints, the new Lipsticks are uber pigmented, matte, and long-wearing.



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Bottega Organica – A Transformational Line of Skincare

Meet Bottega Organica, the revolutionary line of skin care that is worth its weight in gold. From first impressions and months of trials, Bottega Organica’s line has proved transformational and a true stand-out in the world of green beauty. Bottega Organica has a quite an extraordinary story of development, backed by scientific based research – and is clinically proven to improve the youthful appearance of skin. Pure extra virgin olive oil and prawn sage serve as the key ingredients and the basis of this line. Many ingredients are wildcrafted or organically grown on Bottega Organica’s very own farms located in Italy and Upstate NY – talk about farm to bottle!


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Meet My New Best Friend – The Pranamat Eco

In a non-beauty related review, lets talk back pain! There is a funny thing that happens once you hit your thirties and that is the very noticeable presence of aches and pains. I truly feel like I went from 29 to 80. With the addition of a slipped disk, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, my back is one area that gives me a ton of trouble. Simply sitting at my desk, standing for too long, and lifting anything over 20 pounds could potentially cause the onset of pain. When Pranamat Eco* reached out to see if I would like to try one of their massage mats, I was totally game!


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Forager Botanicals Fragrances and Body Oils

Forager Botanicals’ line of all-natural beauty products and fragrances are all luxe with none of the nasties. When brand proprietor, Casey Coyle, found herself overwhelmed by the offensive scents of synthetic ingredients in mainstream perfume (while pregnant with her daughter) Forager Botanicals was thus born. Handcrafted in small batches in Brooklyn, NY, Forager Botanicals harnesses all the beauty and power of nature in their products. This divinely crafted line is a sure stand-out and a must know for the natural and non-toxic aficionado, or really any beauty lover. 

Many of todays mainstream fragrances and beauty products are scented with synthetic chemical compounds. There is little known about what effects these chemicals may have on your body. That’s why all of Forager Botanical perfumes are 100% natural. We use only natural, organic and wildcrafted essential oils in all of our products. Our beautifully crafted fragrances are designed to closely embody the scents that mother nature has bestowed on us. We use only the finest ingredients and oils to create fragrances that are completely natural yet truly luxurious.


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Leonor Greyl Paris #nomorebadhairdays

If you’re looking to achieve your best hair ever, look no further, Leonor Greyl is a truly transformative line of hair care. This award-winning hair care brand formulates their products using all-natural plant extracts and vitamins. Leonor Greyl products are free of sls, silicones, parabens, coal tar, are color safe and cruelty free – no cheap fillers here. “Many ingredients used in Leonor Greyl product are certified BIO by Ecocert and come from sustainable sources around the world.” The Leonor Greyl difference is immediate upon first use, providing me with more manageable, deeply hydrated and luminous locks.


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