I had forgotten that my Native Box was on it’s way so I was super excited when I opened the box, Christmas in July indeed! I feel like this month’s box was really thoughtfully curated, with products that were both interesting and useful, as well as the usual treats.
Just Snacks Peeled dried mango – treat! I personally don’t like mango but my partner was really happy that I got this (and don’t like it, therefore he gets it). It’s one of his favourite healthy snacks.
Morlife Goji Antiox Toasted Muesli – treat! A big plus from me. I love muesli or oats for breakfast. It’s one of the few things I find that actually feels me up for longer than 20 minutes and gives me energy to get on with the day. I love discovering newer healthier variations too.
Coconut Magic Raw Energy Rasberry Coconut Bar – TREAT oh my lord I can’t even describe how delicious this was. My only regret is that it was so delicious that it disappeared really quickly and I’m not sure I enjoyed it as much as I should have. Very sweet with a smooth but slightly gritty coconutty texture, yet not sickeningly sweet. I liked it so much, I used the included code to order 3 boxes of these in different flavours!!
Essentially Natural Coconut Flour – useful! Something that can sometimes be hard to find and has been on my ‘I’ll buy that eventually’ list for a rather long time. I’ve been wanting to do some experimental helpful backing so this arrived at a great time for me.
Vabori Olive Leaf Lozenge – Useful! And thoughtful! What a great idea to put in a natural home remedy type product during the cold winter months when everybody has been sick. I am healthy at the moment (touch wood) so I haven’t tried this yet but I think its a fantastic idea and great to know its out there as I can’t stand soothers etc and don’t find they help much anyway.
Go green at home eco toothbrush – Both interesting and useful! This toothbrush has a curved bamboo handle and charcoal enhanced bristles, sadly the one I received was split so I couldn’t use it but they are sending me another one (continuing the path of excellent customer service I have come to trust from Native Box) so I will test this soon and report back! They retail for $10 for a pack of 2 which is on par or slightly cheaper than leading brands plastic brushes.
Cherry brown creme mineral foundation – again both interesting and useful! I think this is a really fantastic idea! A smooth cream foundation in a little tube, it came with a makeup sponge and the instructions ‘apply directly to face then blend with a damp sponge’.
I can’t believe this is the first I’ve ever seen of something like this. One, its a great idea for travel – the tube in the box is a sample size but I actually think its a great travel size too, a larger tube might be a bit harder to use – and two, for someone like me who doesn’t like to wear a lot of foundation, I love that I can dot it directly on the areas that I want more coverage on and then just lightly blend it out to the rest of my face.
I’m lucky this sample was the perfect colour for me too (I think it was ‘warm beige’) but they have other colours as shown below (from the website cherrybrown.com.au). It went on smoothly, was easy to blend, didn’t leave thick patches or streaks, and felt very light, like I was wearing no makeup or maybe just a little powder.
Cherry Brown is made in Tasmania and the foundation retails for $29.95 for 15 grams (with free Australian postage).
I love this and think it will be my Go-To foundation from now on. Although this is a box review this product is going into my beauty must haves. Click on the category for more.
Additionally we got a small packet of soy crisps (another product I have a great weakness for) and a natural herbal face wash as extra little Christmas in July treats. What an exciting native box! I think all these products are great and the fact that they are Australian natural products is just the icing on the cake (or should I say cherry on the pudding?).