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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

WFMOTP: Margarita Bloom, Wholly Hemp, and Bestowed

Now I know the title seems a little jumbled but all will be explained in due time. My porch was brimming with goodies today! And I am excited to share them with you! 

Margarita Bloom's Fabulous Box of Goodies

I actually came across this quite by accident. I typed box of goodies into google and this was one of the first search results to pop up. I had never heard of Margarita Bloom before. It was a link to a sample box full of goodies. I was intrigued, I just had to click. Margarita Bloom mixes handmade vegan skincare with retro beauty. Hence: Retro Skincare and Bath. Margarita's Fabulous Box of Goodies is 10 samples for $19.99 plus about 8 bucks for shipping. After going through the website, I decided to order it. Here's the goods:

What an adorable little box. I love the retro beauty too! Now when I did open it, my heart almost dropped. It was all foil samples. Each sample iooks to be about only 1-2 uses. Here are the contents:

I got a cute eye mask! Margarita Bloom also has different product collections with adorable names as I will demonstrate :)

From Left to Right: Racy & Risque Rosie! Rose Hydrating Lip Balm, Oh, Lolita! Bubble Gum Lip Balm, ans Untamed Dame Lemon Pound Cake deodorant, all from the Retro Queen collection.

Top Left to right: Sweet Dreams Buttercreme Snickerdoodle Luxorious Milk Bath Soak from the Fairytales & Folklore, Splendor Wild Rose & Violet Luxe Milk Bath from the Splendor collection
Bottom left to right: Pinktini Raspberry Lime Cocktail Sea Salt bath soak from the Hollywood Land collection, and Antoinette's Rose Gadren Himalayan Pink Salts from the Mademoiselle collection.

From top to bottom: Ravishing Rosalee Facial Serum from Retro Queen, Charmed, I'm sure! pumpkin masque from the Beauty, Grace & Charm collection, and Lola Strawberries & Champagne Luxe Bath wash from Hollywood Land. I find the packaging so adorable. Retro beauty! I can't wait to dive into all these goodies!

Wholly Hemp

While on my google searches I stumbled upon this little company out of California, Wholly Hemp that makes soap and moisturizers using Hemp seed oil. They have a sub service in which for $10 plus shipping, which is $13.80 all together, they send you a full bar of handmade soap, 1.5 oz jar of moisturizer, and a surprise product. The scents change month to month. Here is a picture of my package:

At the top is a bar of Wholly Hemp Soothing soap in Raw. It has no scent or colours added. And you can totally use it as a shampoo too! I also received a jar of Organic Moisturizer in Lavendar and a tube of Organic Lip Balm. All in all, a pretty good deal. I'll be staying subbed for now. The have great customer service too! Prompt and courteous responses :)


This is a healthy food sub that sends you 5 or more food products. The choices are often healthy, gluten free and vegan friendly. Its hard to find food that tastes good and is good for you, so I thought I'd give this a try. Bestowed sends products curated by a nutritionist named Heather Bauer. It is $15/month and yes this includes shipping to Canada. I signed up after seeing the amazing looking boxes reviewed by other bloggers. I thought I had missed out. But I received a shipping notification that my box was on its way and here it is! :

They also include an information sheet on what is in the box, tips on how to eat them, and where to buy them. 

First on the left we have Enjoy Life Plentil chips in garlic and Parmesan. My husband and I just split these a few hours ago and they did not last long! They are chips made from lentils and have 40% left fat then their potato cousins! On the right is Kind Healthy Grains Oats & Honey clusters. This is a very versatile granola with coconut instead of sugar. I enjoyed them this morning in my yogurt and popped a few during the day as a snack. Yum!

At the top is a Kashi soft-baked chocolate square. Hubby and I split it for dessert last night. It looked like a brownie and tasted just as good. I will definitely be picking up a box of these when I see them! Left to right, now; Hail Merry Vanilla Maple Almonds. This will be tomorrow's afternoon snack! Sunbutter Sunflower seed spread. This just about blew my mind, it is sunflower seed butter. I am going to enjoy this on some toast! Somersault Snack co. Crunchy Somersaults: these were my afternoon snack today. They were delicious! Crunchy baked nuggets made out of sunflower seeds and tasted like a cinnamon roll. MMMMmmmm! I cannot wait til the next box!


  1. OMG those are great boxes. I will have to check a few of them out and I really love the packaging of the first one very cute. Thanks for sharing all this info with us :)

    1. No problem! I'm happy to share with my Lovelies :)

  2. holy moly! your mailman must be tired delivering all these boxes to you!!
    you've definitely been opening the door for me to other boxes. i just have to decide which one i like best. the Margarita Bloom one looks super cute! but i am not a fan of foil samples. let me know how that one works for you!!

    1. yup, they are definitely getting a workout!
      I'll do a post on Margarita Bloom when I get through my goodies. Don't you worry! ;)

  3. Wow, you are like the queen of new samplers! I've never heard of these before. I do like the packaging of the retro bath goods, but dislike how it's all foil samples. The hemp sounds neat too - but I think my favourite of the three is the food sub - I've only heard of Kashi and it's cool that it's a healthy sub.

  4. Great job .Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog.Keep up writing.
    honey onyx


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