BONUS BOXES! Daniella Monet and Evanna Lynch’s Favorite Beauty Items of 2019
Spoiler Alert: Daniella Monet and Evanna Lynch are about to give you the opportunity to buy one of two limited-edition specialty boxes—Evy’s Favorites of 2019 and Daniella’s Favorite’s of 2019! Get one or both today, as they will sell out! These boxes will cost $38 each and include over $150 of products each!
A Letter From Evanna Lynch and Daniella Monet …
Dearest Kinder Babes,
Can you believe it’s almost 2020?! What a year it’s been! Not long ago, Kinder Beauty was a mere twinkle in our eye—still just an idea of how we could help people shop for stunning, next-level beauty products that don’t harm animals while making us look and feel amazing. Fast-forward to now—not even one year later!—and that little idea has turned into a thriving company and community, all pointing to the best, top-of-the-line vegan and cruelty-free beauty products out there.
Each month, we hand-pick stellar products that we simply adore from brands we fully trust—and we curate special monthly beauty boxes just for you. They include skin care, cosmetics, and accessories, and each item is chosen with an understanding that we all deserve to prioritize self-care—and we should look and feel good while we’re at it, don’t you think? While we firmly stand behind each product we choose, some have really shined and become part of our personal, day-to-day beauty regimens. So, with that in mind, we decided to cherry-pick from all of the fantastic products we’ve used over the past year to create The Ultimate Best of 2019 bonus box, just for you. Are you feelin’ it? Thought you’d be!
There was one problem though! Each of our picks were completely different! We simply couldn't agree on whose collection would make the final cut for the year-end bonus box. So, in the interest of holiday giving, we decided the more, the merrier!
Kinder Babes, we turn to you to choose which one you want—Daniella’s or Evy’s! You can get both of these specialty boxes, or you can choose just one. You decide! There are only a limited amount of boxes available though, so get yours today, because these gems will sell out. Keep the items all for yourself, or spread the joy and divide them into your loved ones’ stockings. Or ... get your own and buy your loved ones a box all for themselves (that way, you don’t have to share!).
We believe so firmly in supporting ethical, vegan, cruelty-free companies, and the brands and products you’ll see below reflect that. They also are drop-dead gorgeous, just like you. We know you’ll love them as much as we do.
Daniella Monet & Evanna Lynch, Kinder Beauty Box Co-Founders
HERE’S WHAT’S IN THESE TWO SPECIALTY BOXES:
Hi everyone! It’s no secret that 2019 was completely life-changing for me! I am the happiest I’ve ever been—thanks to the recent birth of my baby boy, Gio!—and I want to take a moment to thank everyone for their well-wishes and support. You kept me going the whole time! I chose the items in my faves box not only because they’re things I personally can’t live without, but also because I wanted to put together a box that’s got everything that a busy person (like myself) needs. I think this is a perfect self-care box that’s also got some very practical elements to it. I hope you enjoy my faves from the past year!
<3 - Daniella
Timeless Organics CoQ10 Age Defying Lotion (Retail Value: $19.99)
This body lotion is light and doesn’t feel greasy, so you can use it everywhere—even on your face. Timeless Organics calls this lotion their “miracle in a bottle,” and for good reason; it’s their signature lotion, and it reverses the effects of aging with a really impressive amount of CoQ10 (as compared to other brands). Timeless Organics hand-makes its products in small batches so that everything is fresh and potent.
Why I Chose It: Timeless Organics is a truly customer-forward, conscious company that uses natural and organic hand-picked ingredients, and they even use recyclable packaging—which speaks to my eco-minded soul.
Flower Mill Beauty Vitamin C Facial Serum (Retail Value: $75)
This full-size serum will make your skin glow and soften like never before. It’s a real miracle-worker for all skin types, so it’s no surprise the product gets rave reviews from customers. It also works wonders for reducing dark spots and fine lines.
Why I Chose It: This is pure luxury, which I’m totally craving these days, and is formulated with natural ingredients like coconut oil, hazelnut oil, and a special essential oil blend that I honestly can’t get enough of.
INIKA Organic Loose Mineral Bronzer (Sunkissed) (Retail Value: $35)
INIKA Organic is not only a company that I like to support for ethical reasons (vegan and cruelty-free for the win!), but in my opinion, they also make some of the best makeup on the market. Sunkissed is a universal shade that works for many skin tones, types, and complexions, and I just know you’re going to love it.
Why I Chose It: It gives me the perfect bronze glow without exposing my skin to harmful UV rays. This bronzer always makes me feel beautiful, and it uses pure, finely-milled minerals—which are what makes this Loose Mineral Bronzer blend so effortlessly. It’s a dream.
Bamboo Toothbrush from Koha Beauty (Retail Value: $3.80)
Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three months? Bananas, right? With that information, my mind goes right to plastic waste, and Mama’s having none of that! Enter this superb toothbrush: It isn’t your typical plastic one that harms the planet, as it’s made from sustainable and biodegradable MOSO bamboo—so you don’t have to feel guilty about tossing it when it’s time is up.
Why I Chose It: This toothbrush, my new go-to, has BPA-free nylon bristles with feathered tips, meaning they’re safe for my gums and can get those hard-to-reach spaces. But mostly, I feel really good about supporting a responsible company that’s kind to the environment.
ClayBrite White Non-Fluoride Toothpaste from Zion Health (Retail Value: $7.49)
To go along with your new Earth-friendly toothbrush, you need this natural toothpaste, too, obviously! It uses minerals to whiten teeth, help heal gums, absorb bacteria, and fight bad breath.
Why I Chose It: Zion Health is a natural health company that specializes in the healing powers of Kanwa Clay Minerals (which I find super-cool!) and, of course, they never test their products on animals!
Scentuals Sleep Well Mist Spray (Retail Value: $10.63)
This is perfect for when it comes to setting the mood for relaxing and drifting off into la-la land. Spray this mist onto your pillow and in the air around your bed for a great night’s sleep. Chamomile and lavender restore your sense of peace, while ylang-ylang and jasmine inspire sweet dreams—which we could all use more of!
Why I Chose It: The calming scent helps me unwind after a long day (and I’ve been having plenty of those lately!). Scentuals uses fair-trade and all-natural ingredients in all of its products, and is formulated for sensitive skin—which, as a new mother, I definitely have!***
Hi friends! Big thank you to all of our subscribers for taking this cruelty-free journey with us and trying out the fabulous products in our boxes. Every time you choose to support a cruelty-free and vegan brand, you're voting with your dollars and saying “no” to animal abuse—which is such a hugely important value of mine, as you probably know! My picks include items that blew me away with how they transformed my skin and hair. I haven’t been able to stop raving about these finds, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them just as much as I do. Oh, and my fave-fave? Well, you’ve probably picked up if you follow me, but I am—shall we say—obsessed with finding the perfect red lip, so of course I had to throw in my favorite, no-budge lipstick. I’m excited for you!
<3 - Evanna
Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask (Retail Value: $18.99)
If you wind up getting both my box and Daniella’s, then for sure use this amazing mask in combination with the Sleep Well Mist, as you’ll be in for the best night’s sleep of your life. Massage the overnight treatment on your face before bed and wake up with super-hydrated, youthful, and refreshed skin. This is regularly a life-saver for me!
Why I Chose It: For one, it smells glorious and is chock-full of healthy antioxidants. Plus, I like to keep my beauty products clean, and all of Dr. Botanicals products are natural and free from harmful chemicals (such as synthetic perfumes, colorants, and parabens), making this one perfect, natural product. It’s the ultimate in self-care.
Akar Skin Mini Balance Toning Mist + Mini Clarify Face Oil (Retail Value: $39)
Akar Skin’s toning mist and face oil duo comes in a cute pouch, perfect for throwing in your bag and carrying with you wherever you go (for me that frequently means rehearsal, a performance, or a shoot). Akar Skin is a brand that brings new meaning to the word "luxury”; everything in their collection has an emphasis on sea buckthorn and goji berries, all sustainably sourced from the Tibetan Plateau—one of the highest plateaus in the world. Wow, right?!
Why I Chose It: Those two superfood ingredients have long been used in traditional Tibetan medicine and are known for their wide range of healing properties, which is intriguing to me to say the least, especially since I try to prioritize getting in my superfoods regularly. I put it in my smoothies, so why not on my skin, too? The Balancing Toning Mist rejuvenates my skin and help protects it from environmental pollution, while the Clarify Face Oil balances any oil build-up and calms inflammation.
Folly Fire Lipstick in Full House (Retail Value: $15)
When this was in the July box, I fell in love with it. (This is my must-have cosmetic!) The full-size matte lipstick from Folly Fire in the gorgeous, bold red shade “Full House” is highly-pigmented and stays put all day.
Why I Chose It: The best part about this lipstick is that it’s buildable, so I sometimes find myself adding even more of it for an extra punch of robust red coverage—which is perfect for when I have an evening event to get dressed up for. Folly Fire is an exciting new company, and all their lipsticks are cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, and good for sensitive skin like mine.
Dear Self “I Am Gleaming” Face Moisturizer (Retail Value: $29.50)
Dear Self was created by pro-surfer Tia Blanco (whom I adore) and her sister, Aja. They believe in self-love (hey, me too!) and in the power of plant-based, natural, and cruelty-free ingredients. All Dear Self products are vegan, non-comedogenic, paraben-free, and free of synthetic fragrances.
Why I Chose It: In the time I have used it, I have noticed that “I Am Gleaming” soothes, firms, and heals my skin, probably thanks to its vitamin C, E, and A. In other words, I’m remembering to take my vitamins! It leaves my skin glowing while the powerful anti-aging and anti-sun-damage ingredients work their magic, leaving me feeling well taken care of.
EVOLVh Ultra Shine Shampoo and Conditioner (Retail Value: $15)
EVOLVh’s UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner adapt to the needs of anyone’s unique hair—and who doesn’t love having a good hair day? The shampoo and conditioner are both super concentrated (a little goes a long way), so you’ll get a lot from these 2oz bottles. They are perfect for traveling, and since there are no fillers and minimal water in the products, there’s less waste—which is a value I hold near and dear to my heart. Unlike many shampoos and conditioners, which simply coat hair to hide imperfections, EVOLVh uses biology-driven, non-cosmetic formulations that meet the molecular needs of every hair strand from deep inside the core of each fiber. I don’t know about you, but I find that idea that we’re fixing our hair from the inside-out to be really outstanding!
Why I Chose It: EVOLVh uses recyclable packaging and materials, and they also refuse to use foam or harsh chemicals that could contaminate the water supply when they’re rinsed out in the shower. I love this planet we all share, and I want to do my best to support companies that also value that; this one certainly does.
Clove + Hallow Hydratint Blush Serum (Retail Value: $20)
This unique product might look like nail polish, but don’t be fooled! The Blush Serum is infused with Meadowfoam Oil and Hyaluronic Acid. It will hydrate your skin while giving your cheeks a lively, healthy flush.
Why I Chose It: Clove + Hallow is all about clean beauty (and so am I!), which is why they've replaced thousands of questionable chemicals with a well-researched roster of natural ingredients and safe synthetics you can trust—such as skin-loving botanicals, butters, oils, and waxes, and other luxe ingredients that contribute to a high-quality product that looks beautiful. If you get my faves box, you’ll receive one of three beautiful options that should work for every skin tone, type, and complexion: Georgie, Nakey, or Velvet. Let me know which one you get and how you like it!
MOTD Cosmetics Get Cheeky With It Blush Brush (Retail Value: $16)
As I’ve learned, a quality makeup brush can make all the difference in how your makeup look turns out, but unfortunately, many people don’t realize that some makeup brushes are made with animal hair (this means that animals actually had to be killed for them; no thanks!). At Kinder Beauty, we believe that animals should never have to suffer for our beauty routine, and that’s why we’re proud to support MOTD Cosmetics—which also just so happens to be one of my favorite products from the past year.
Why I Chose It: The Get Cheeky With It Blush Brush is one of my favorite brushes on the market. The angled shape and soft synthetic bristles perfectly blend blush or bronzer every single time. I love that.
If you’re feeling mysterious, you can also get a mystery box bundle of three surprise boxes—containing $225 worth of products—for only $60!
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