Kickin’ off the New Year with some Yogi Style! What is Yogi Surprise?
Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box
- 6-8 full-size yoga lifestyle items
- Vegetarian and GMO-Free
- $70+ retail value in every box
- $44.95/month + free shipping
This month’s theme is “Future Self“ ~ This month’s offerings will detox, purify, heal and renew both body and mind and start the year off with hope and optimism.
Derma-e Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid I love Derma-E Hydrating Day Cream with HA ~ it looks thick, but works so well on my oily skin ~ absorbs quickly and without a greasy or sticky residue, leaves a matte finish on my skin and it smells great ~ a fruity-floral. Someone told me it was plumeria. So, I am thrilled that I have the matching night cream, which I read has the same lovely scent. Derma-e states this is for dry, dehydrated skin, but they also said that about the Day Cream too, and that worked for my oily skin. Night creams are a little bit more thicker, more occlusive ingredients to help lock in that moisture in your skin, while you sleep. Hyaluronic acid is an intensive moisturizing ingredient which bonds water to keep skin hydrated. It is a natural substance found in the human body, made up of amino and uronic acids and helps retain 100 to 1,000 times its own water weight in our skin cells. This also contains anti-aging anti-oxidants Vitamin C and E, along with Aloe Vera ~ a powerful moisturizer that doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily or greasy. It soothes, treats inflammation, helps speed up skin healing and also has a plethora of antioxidants ~ beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, which help improve your skin’s firmness and keeps your skin moist and hydrated. It also contains over 75 different nutritious ingredients, including minerals, enzymes, amino acids, salicylic acid and much more. This is vegan, GMO-free and cruelty-free. Full Size 2 oz RV $29.95
Description: Thoroughly moisturize and plump skin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles with this ultra-hydrating night cream. This extra-rich, deeply penetrating formula delivers the unmatched hydrating properties of nature’s moisture magnet, Hyaluronic Acid (HA). A single molecule of HA can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, binding moisture to help plump, soften, smooth, tone and rehydrate skin. Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, and soothing Aloe, this formula helps defend skin from free radicals and the effects of the environment. Ideal for dry, dehydrated skin that needs richer moisture throughout the night, this cream delivers maximum hydration while helping diminish the signs of aging for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived) , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived) , Stearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid; Actimoist® Bio-1), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel Extract*, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Allantoin, Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (Aristoflex®) , Titanium Dioxide, Caramel Color, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natural Fragrance Oils cosDNA analysis
Essence of Vali Renew Mist ~ Detox This refreshing, citrus and pine scented mist can be used as a body spray or a room refreshener! This is non-toxic, which is why you can spray it on your skin. It helps revitalize your senses and renews your energy. This is 100% vegan and natural 2 oz RV $8.50
Description: Renewing essences relieve fatigue and ease the effects of jet lag. Detox is great to use when you are off your normal schedule and are overindulging in food and drink. Gently shake bottle. Mist around room to freshen air or use as a body spray.Use any time to restore energy.
Ingredients:Essential oils (from plants) of grapefruit, lemon, cypress & juniper in a base of distilled water.
Soulstice Wrist Compression Sleeve in “Breathe” This was our spoiler for this month and it looks like we could have gotten a different variation of this compression sleeve. “Breathe” has a beautiful ocean sunset background in blues, peaches and golds, with a hand drawn hamsa design. This compression sleeve is great for when you do poses and need to have that little added support on your wrist. This is a compression device, so it is supposed to be tight ~ mine came in small (fits 5 to 6 inch wrists), so it really was perfect as a compression sleeve.
They do make medium and large sizes, if you need one that is bigger or you just want to wear this as an accessory. This is made from 16% spandex and 84% recycled PET (plastic bottles) RV $20.00
Description: Wrist compression sleeve to help relieve tension and prevent injury. Can be worn for functional benefits or sized up and worn as an accessory. Mantra on inside (can be flipped out for visibility). Fabric made from recycled bottles, 84% Recycled PET, 16%Spandex. MAX-DRI Moisture wicking technology. MICROBLOK Anti-microbial treatment. Made in USA. Sleeve insert with hidden flower of life element in spot uv
Bonus Item: Yogi Surprise Yoga Sequence Series Card: January Develop the Future Self. This sequence will strengthen the foundation of your practice. As you flow, focus on what touches the ground, as that is the foundation from which the rest of the pose grows. Yogi Surprise always has a sequence card in every lifestyle box with poses and positions that reflect the theme of the box.
Pacifica Super Detox Deep Purification Wipes Made with kale, cucumber, green tea, willow bark (BHA), aloe and mangosteen these facial towels will deeply cleanse your skin and unclog your pores. I do love Pacifica items ~ they are a vegan and cruelty free brand that makes amazing scents, skincare and makeup products. I am also a huge fan of facial wipes, as when I get home from work, I want to remove my makeup, oil and grime from the day, but not do a full wash up right away. These are fantastic as they are a detox wipe, so perfect for oily or blemish prone skin! 30 Towelettes RV $9.00
Description: For all skin types. Work towelette in an upward circular motion on face and neck. Rinse if needed. 100% vegan. Cruelty-free. Formulated without sulfates, SLS, parabens, phthalates and petroleum. Recycling: Everyday we work to reduce our impact on the environment. Our goal is to have zero product-manufacturing waste in our factory. Pacifica recycles and uses post-consumer materials. Our boxes are all 100% recyclable. We work to use components that are recyclable. We work with suppliers who share in our vision.
Ingredients: aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride, natural grain alcohol, salix alba (willow bark) extract, glycerin, aloe barbadensis (aloe leaf) extract, salvia officinalis (sage) extract, carica papaya (papaya) extract, garcinia mangostana (mangosteen) extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract, brassica oleracea acephala (kale) extract, malic acid (apple source), camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, tocopherol (vitamin e), xanthan gum, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, fragrance (all natural) cosDNA analysis
Pacifica Lotus Garden Natural Soap Another Pacifica product! Look at this packaging too ~ so beautiful and exotic. I can really smell the citrus and deep scents of frankincense from this soap ~ the description is confusing as there is no jasmine listed as part of the scent on the box, but the card states that. Since this doesn’t make me sneeze, if there is jasmine, it is really not registering. It has ground almond meal in this soap to help exfoliate. It is sulfate-free in a vegetable-glycerin base. 6 oz RV $6.00
Description: A Place in the Sun ~ A meditative and intoxicating blend with notes of lotus blossom, green violet leaf, olibanum (frankincense) and pink pepper with radiant citrus (yuzu) at the top. Moisturizing, rich-lathering, sulfate-free and bio-degradable, Pacifica Natural Soaps are handmade soaps with a proprietary vegetable-glycerin base, herbs and Pacifica’s signature perfume blends with essential and natural oils. Precious and innocent in Lotus Garden, these are fresh, invigorating and clean.
Ingredients: Pacifica’s beautifully natural soap is handmade using a proprietary biodegradable, vegan, vegetable oil and glycerin soap base, ground almond meal and Pacifica’s own perfume blend with natural and essential oils.
The Good Living Guide to Medicinal Tea by Jennifer Browne Yes!! This is amazing ~ I love herbal teas and I do use them to help with IBS and stress. Ginger, peppermint, chamomile and ginseng teas are a staple in my kitchen and I use them to help soothe my tummy. This lovely book explains the different types of plants that can be used to help make a medicinal tea for your ailments. It has 3 main chapters
Chapter 1: Tea Tales ~ A history of tea
Chapter 2: Powerful Plants ~ this chapter will talk about different plants and their medicinal uses
Chapter 3: 50 Teas for 50 Common Ailments ~ this is fascinating to me ~ contains recipes to help all different issues, from IBS to high blood pressure to cramps. Great stuff!
I love this book!! The recipes are simple and many of these ingredients are commonly found in our local grocery stores. I do take prescription medicine and OTC medicines when needed, but I do like to stay “natural” when I can. I think our bodies build up their immunity to drugs and I feel that if I use natural herbal remedies first, this will help me in the long run ~ as I would not have built up an immunity to life saving drugs. I am not against prescription or OTC medicines at all ~ but I do believe that herbal medicine can be used alongside our more modern medicines. RV $15.00
Description: More than just a warm and comforting drink, tea has medicinal properties that are widely underused in North America. Common herbs, spices, fruits, and barks have been scientifically proven to help relieve pain, menopause symptoms, high blood pressure, insomnia, stress, and digestive angst. When taken preventatively, certain herbs in tea can help fight off cancer cells, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease and fibromyalgia. By learning about what these various natural ingredients are capable of and how they work, readers can begin to treat many ailments with what grows in their gardens—plants that have been used in eastern medicine for thousands of years. The Good Living Guide to Medicinal Tea invites readers into a world of medicinal plants, instructs on the specific healing properties of each, matches them to ten common North American health disorders, and provides simple tea recipes readers can make in their own homes.
What a great month from Yogi Surprise ~ I think they really did a fabulous job with this theme to detox, purify and renew for the New Year. I love that I have another HA cream from Derma-e to try, as I love their day cream, a freshening mist, purifying facial wipes and a invigorating soap. Not to mention, a great compression wrist sleeve to wear ~ I type all day long, so this will be good to wear during the day too ~ and a FANTASTIC book on plants and teas! I paid $35.96 (as I used a promo code) for this box and received a RV of a little over $88.00.
Do you subscribe to Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box? What was your favorite item this month?
If you are interested in signing up to Yogi Surprise for either their Lifestyle or Jewelry box, I would love it if you used my referral link They are currently running a 10% off special for the first month of the Jewelry Box, no promo code needed. If you sign up for the Lifestyle box, use BELOVE to get 20% for the life of your subscription! Check out the spoilers for next month below!
Next Month Spoilers
If you sign up now, you get a free gift worth $20.00 ~ Chakra Healing Stones (these came in the May box ~ see my unboxing here)
Jewelry Box: Rose Quartz & Jade ‘Love Yourself’ Mala Exclusively created for our February 2017 ‘Love Yourself’ theme. We couldn’t help but incorporate two of our most favorite gemstones for love, harmony and vitality: White Jade and Rose Quartz. Together as a mala, we’ve selected magical and sacred Sandalwood beads to complete this wonderful piece.
Lifestyle Box: Calming Yoga Elixir and Yoga Mat Wipes: A wonderful yoga elixir spray with the scents of earthy and aromatic Cardamom combined with soothing and restoring Lavender. Spray in room or studio for a relaxing and calming yoga experience or refreshment as a mid-day pick me up. Can be used as room spray, on moist towels in a spa setting or in between yoga classes at a studio. These amazing yoga mat wipes from Jasmine Seven feature soothing lavender + invigorating tea tree oil. These 100% pure and natural wipes come in a convenient travel pack to help keep your yoga mat clean and sanitized wherever your next adventure may take you! Strong enough for your mat and gentle enough for your skin.
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