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January Future Self Yogi Surprise box!

I think this January Yogi Surprise box has won my heart! The jewelry box to be specific… why you may ask? Well, this box contained the most yummiest organic Vegan truffles from Missionary Chocolates I have ever had. I would buy this box over and over again just to have these truffles! Seriously that worth it!

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One was a salted caramel truffle, and the other dark chocolate. The point is, they were both so tasty I almost forgot there was jewelry in this box too and not just chocolate treats! I received a beautiful rose quartz pendant and matching bracelet. This bracelet was one of the most beautiful and delicate pieces I have got in the box. It was so pretty I put it on immediately and even forgot to take it off before bed, haha! SO pretty!

This months box theme focused on “Future Self” providing the tools to refresh our spirit by detoxifying, purifying, healing, and renewing both the body and mind. What a perfect start to the new year! Especially with BATH STUFFZ! Loved this Pacifica ‘Lotus garden’ soap! It is all natural and look at how gorgeous the bar is! It looks like little sparkle flakes embedded into this clear bar.

I also found some Pacifica Detox wipes, in such a lovely scent. Kale, cucumber & mangosteen infused! Now that is a scent I have never heard of before, but it is so refreshing! these will come in handy for yoga classes and traveling! I also got a wrist compression sleeve which is great for when you do handstand or arm balances a lot. If you find you have weak wrist and have to warm them up a lot before doing arm balances then this sleeve is probably a good idea. It keeps your wrist in place and almost ‘together’ while you practice!

Next up is from one of my favourite skin care brands DERMA-E <3 I discovered this brand through Yogi Surprise actually when I received an amazing eye cream. These products are incredible and 100% vegan! All natural stuff goes into this face cream and it smells so yummy too, like cucumbers. FRESH! I have been using this every night and it has a unique tightening feeling. It is very thin which I like but VERY hydrating. I know it says night time cream but I have actually been using this DAY & NIGHT because it is just that thin and hydrating. It really does pull your skin and make it tighter too! My dry, fine wrinkles are already disappearing, it’s like magic, really! SUPER RECOMMEND THIS CREAM TO EVERYONE!!!

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I have been building up my yogi books collection and so far Yogi Surprise has given me two wonderful books! My first from them was “The Little Red Book Of Yoga Wisdom” which was such a cute and fast read. The Book I received in Januarys box is more informative¬†– “The Good Living Guide to Medicinal Tea”. I’m not much of a tea drinker but this book actually focuses on more than just the benefits of herbs for tea. You really get to know more about each plant and the benefits it has to the body, a lot of these herbs are things you can cook with too so it is always good to know just what you are putting in your body and how amazing it is for you!

Always love my Yogi Surprise box! I heard February is going to be exceptional too! ūüėČ

Use the code YOGILOVE to get 15% off a purple Yogi Surprise box at yogisurprise.com !!! You won’t regret it!

 

November Yogi Surprise featuring OM PHONES!!

I have been seeing sneak previous of this months Yogi Surprise all over, and one of the items that really caught my eye are the fantabulous OM PHONES!! These are super unique mala headphones that soothe your mind and nourish your soul. They are made from sustainable materials and the sounds quality is killer. I will definitely be taking these on my holiday because they are the cutest headphones ever!!! I got the red tassel mala phones but I did see a beautiful blue version as well! The ear buds are super comfy and soft in the ear, I can see myself wearing these for a while during a workout. IMG_0562

Last month I received an awesome yoga mat strap my Manduka, which I was thrilled for because I finally had something to wrap up my Manduka mat in! Coincidence, or does Yogi Surprise know me too well? Either way, this month I got a certified organic Manduka yoga mat spray – you can tell it is a high quality spray that won’t degrade you mat over time. I always find there is something super yummy smelly in the box, and this month it was the Aura Cacia Chakra balancing roll on scent. This is one of my favourites in the box, it allows you to roll on without having to spray anything. The scent is a calming earthy floral aroma, love it!

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This whole time I was going through the box I was wearing the first thing I pulled out which were SOCK – I FREAKING LOVE SOCKS! These Toe Talk manta Socks are made for practice with their grippy leafy design at the bottom and they have a personal mantra printed on the top. My socks said Find Your Zen – ah, yes I will socks… yes I will.

Next comes our yummy Balance Superfood shot, containing half a days worth of fruit and veggies in such a little cute green bottle. I am saving this one for after a yoga practice, will let you know how it goes but I read the ingredients and it cant get any more natural than this. PURE fruit and veggies with no¬†sugar or chemicals added. HOW YUM! <3 There is also a Buddha Teas Organic Zen Cleanse blend in a Hibiscus and cranberry flavour which I have yet to try, but like all Buddha Tea products – you can’t go wrong.

The surprises are not done yet as I still have the Yogi Surprise Jewelry box. I love this cute little box the most because there is always a yummy treat inside too, and this one had a limited batch Apple Pie virgin chocolate bar from Raaka. I had one of these in a previous box – it was salted dark chocolate, so I was excited to see one in this months box too. I know it’s cheesy but I personally love the packaging on this bar. These are hand crafted in Brooklyn and you can see and tatse the love that goes into each one. Lovely Bean-to-bar magic.

On to the jewelry! a beautiful matching set of beads, one bracelet and one necklace. The wood and fire agate beads on the necklace hang on a fine chain and are strung in a line Рsuper simple. They are a warm ambery colour, perfect for this fall. Perfect for this months gratitude theme!

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Such happiness every time I get one of these boxes, so many subscription boxes to choose from, but this is for sure my favourite little parcel that lands on my doorstep. Sign up for Yogi Surprise, You really won’t regret it.

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October Yogi Surprise – the perfect birthday treat!

October is the best month ever, not only is it Halloween and the leaves start to change colour, but also IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!! What better way to celebrate than with a Yogi Surprise box – one of the best joys to receive in the mail. Every time you open one of these little purple boxes, you are immediately met with a beautiful lavender scent. I swear they spray their boxes or something, because they smell amazing when they arrive ūüėõ

I immediately see one of my favourtie things from the Yogi Surprise box, the flow card! LOVE these little cards of yogi knowledge! Flows are hard for me to come up with outside of the classroom, so I have been collecting these and take a look every now and then for some inspiration.

Next came a clear bottle from Buddha Teas called Matcha Now. This looked like regular water until I noticed there was a mechanism to release the matcha into the bottle. SO COOL!! I’m not crazy on matcha, but this looks so intriguing I am going to have to try it.

I am a big fan of skincare products and always like trying new things. The Yogi Surprise box always seems to have an assortment of creams or balms to use, so I can always expect some exciting goodies to try! For super dry skin there is the Good Medicine Lab balm – which I love applying to knees and elbows. The Revive lip balm from Eco Lips also looks like a clear essential product for the upcoming cold weather. It is 100% organic and it will be living in my bag this winter.

The manduka logo stood out to me next, and I absolutely love this brand and know they have amazing quality products, I was sure to love anything this was going to be! It was a yoga mat strap, which coincidentally I don’t have for my Manduka Pro yoga mat! HOW PERFECT WAS THAT?!?! It is a grey strap, and it looks so comfortable to wear, especially since my mat is super thick and I couldn’t figure out which strap would work best with it.

The Namaste Ninja by Happy Spritz is extraordinary Рthis product will clear your mind + clean your mat. It uses an aromatherapy blend of organic tea tree essential oil as one of the main ingredients which is known for its antimicrobial + anti-fungal properties, perfect for post workout. The design is really lovely too.

Best for last of course, the Pure Botanica bath Infusion Rose Retreat bath salts. The second I saw these in the box I knew it was going to be an amazing birthday.¬†Ros√© Retreat¬†Botanic Bath Infusion combines organic bath salts with calming rose and geranium essential oils. I think this might have been what made this Yogi Surprise box especially smelly this month. But I’m not complaining!

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I always love receiving one of these boxes. If you don’t have any gift ideas for a great friend or you just want to treat yourself, these little purple boxes will be a gift no one can forget. Especially for the insane amount of valued products in an affordable little subscription box. Give it a try and use the code YOGILOVE for 15% off at Yogisurprise.com

Fit Booty Body – Cocoa Scrub

There’s nothing better than a shower after a long, intense workout. One of my favourite shower items has to be a body or face exfoliant of some sort. I love exfoliating at least once a week to scrub off dead skin and it leaves me feeling light and fresh after a sweaty workout. Sometimes I will use a harsher exfoliant like a special towel, but every now and then I will treat myself to a creamier scrub.

I tried out Fit Booty Body Cocoa scrub and loved how sugary and oily the crystals felt. It was like smoothing a cream with beads over my skin and it just melted in making it nice and easy to scrub my skin. Sometimes I find¬†exfoliants are a bit harsh but this one feels like melted butter with sugar crystals on your body. I would say it’s even great for kids who would find most coffee scrubs very hard to handle on the skin.

Fit Booty Body would be perfect for someone who has sensitive skin! The ingredients are natural and it’s a very nice light exfoliant. I also can’t help but want to eat the scrub LOL! It smells so fragrant of cocoa and just looks like I could use it as an ingredient to bake with!

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Check out their website which is launching soon with products! They also have a Fit Booty Body giveaway happening where you can sign up to win a free sample of FBB scrub!!

Check out their Instagram feed for some more inspiration!