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Summer Causebox: Worth It or Not?

“To move forward you have to give back.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Let me be candid: since I started this blog, I’ve been searching for ways to work with brands that I care about. I recently found out about a new subscription box called Causebox and I knew I needed to work with them.

Causebox reached out to me and told me they wanted to work with me so of course I jumped at the opportunity to get their summer box. So without further ado, I thought I’d give you my two cents on this amazing box!

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What is Causebox?

Well if you haven’t seen Causebox all over your Instagram feed yet, trust me you will soon! This subscription service puts together hand-curated socially conscious products every season. You get $200+ worth of products for only $49.99. Giving back could never be this easy, right?

Each box is limited edition with a variety of brands you’ve probably never heard of (but trust me, they’re amazing). All the products included give back in some way and help create a better world for everyone. Sounds like an amazing box to me!

What do you get in the box?

First of all, the box is beautifully designed! This season’s box is very summery and cute (look at the little swimmers…LOVE IT). I really love the packaging the Causebox put together. It really shows how much they care about their audience!

Now let’s get into the products I got in the summer box:

  • All Good Sport Sunscreen – Sunscreen that’s reef friendly and keeps the environment clean? Bring it on! I love putting this on before hitting the pool because it’s non-greasy, water and sweat resistant and long lasting. What more could you want?
  • Banded Scrunchies – I honestly never thought scrunchies would make a comeback but I’ve been loving them lately! And why not wear scrunchies that provides 3 meals to a child in need? You can feel your best wearing these adorable scrunchies while helping kids worldwide!
  • Hanalei Papaya Enzyme Powder Face Cleanser – You know your girl can never too many great skincare products! This cleanser is cruelty free, paraben free and uses 100% kukui nut oil from Hawaii. I’m all about this baby!
  • Reduce Everyday Insulated Wine Tumbler – Are you super into recycling and reducing waster? This insulated tumbler is perfect for you! It keeps your wine or other beverage cold for 12 hours, is shatter proof and vacuum insulated. I’ve been looking for one of these for so long and I’m so excited to have this now!
  • Quagga Green Wet Swim Pouch – To be honest, I totally thought this was a laptop case but I’m excited that it’s actually for wet swimsuits. Total summer must have! This pouch is made sustainably out of recycled plastic, so you can feel good about keeping the environment safe.
  • Altru Goods Straw Tote – Who doesn’t want a cute straw bag for summer? This tote is so perfect for heading to the beach and carrying everything you need. Altru also donates to charitable efforts that help preserve marine life. I seriously love this bag and this brand is so incredible!
  • Tribe Alive Caftan Coverup – Get your hands on some more sustainable fashion with this cute swim coverup! Artisans in India made this beautiful piece from high-quality breathable cotton and what I love about Tribe Alive is they work with at-risk women to give them better quality of life and empower them to create their own futures. So amazing!

So is Causebox worth it?

1000% worth it! We get so caught up in our everyday lives that we rarely stop to think of ways we can help change the world. Even if it’s in a small way with this box, it felt good knowing that the products I got are making a difference. Sure, it’s not the same as directly working with those in need or volunteering at a local shelter, but it certainly makes you feel good about helping the environment and people who need it most. For $49.99 per season, I’d say this is an incredible deal!

Are you hooked and want to try this box for yourself? Lucky for you, you can use my code roses10 to get $10 off your first box! Now you gotta do it!

 

Want to check out my last blog review? Here you go!

Pool Party Essentials for Stylish Girls

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”

– Charles Bowden

I’m back after a short blogging hiatus! For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram , my boyfriend Adrian and I recently moved into a new apartment. If you’ve never had to deal with moving, you’re one lucky b*tch because moving sucks! It’s great once you’re all settled in (like we are now), but the actual moving part is THE worst. Anyways, I took a short break to focus on moving but now that my routine is back in motion, I’m excited to be back to what I love doing!

Who’s excited that summer is finally (unofficially) here? I know I am! This will always be absolute favorite time of the year. I’m a huge fan of hot weather, time spent in the sun and pool days! Just thinking about this right now with my glass of wine on a Sunday night makes me so excited to hit the pool again.

If you’re like me, you’ll be seeking out the next opportunity for a pool party so you can get your tan on, show off your cutest kini and hang with friends. Check out my below picks for the best pool party essentials for those stylish chicas out there!

(I’ve linked these items on my LIKEtoKNOWit page so you can shop now! Go check them out now, and feel free to hit me up if you have questions about how to shop through the app.)

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Cute Beach Towel

Ok if this isn’t on everyone’s list, you must be crazy! You’re probably thinking Well, no sh*t you need a towel to go to the pool. But why not find one that’s stylish too? I have a few at home that I love and I always feel that extra touch of style when I use them. Honestly, there are so many cute ones now so you have lots of options!

Chic Pair of Shades

Another obvious one but hey, sunglasses can make or break a look! I posted my prescription shades here (yes, I’m blind as a bat and need glasses to drive) because I wear them the most and they happen to be super cute. But you can find cheap and stylish ones at a lot of stores (Target and H&M, to name a couple). Plus you can keep your eyes protected while you’re laying out!

Delicious, Cold Beer

I’m a HUGE beer fan! I can never say no to a really great wheat, saison or helles (my fellow beer fans will know what I’m talking about). One of my favorites beers of all time is San Tan Brewery’s Mr. Pineapple wheat beer. It’s so perfect for summer and very light for non-beer drinkers (trust me, my friends who don’t like beer LOVE this one). Mr. Pineapple is the perfect pool party companion!

Stylish Swimsuit

I’ve always loved bikinis (or as I call them, kinis) but one pieces have become popular again, and there are some super cute ones out there! Whatever swimsuit you choose for your next pool party, pick something you feel confident in. This blue kini is one of my faves because it gives me an extra boost of confidence every time I wear it. Make sure you love how you look in the swimsuit…and of course look for a cute color or print that you’ll love!

Comfy Sandals

You definitely don’t need a pair of heels to go to a pool party, so opt for some comfy sandals or flip flops instead. I love these leopard print slides for the pool because they keep my feet cozy and I always get so many compliments when I wear them. I mean, who wouldn’t want some fun leopard print sandals for a pool party?

 

What are your pool party go to’s?