Hello Beauty Lovers!! 

I finally got to film my January Satva Box to share with you & so happy that this box never disappoints! Check out the video & details below if interested in your own monthly boxes.

Go Green, Stay Glam!

Products in the box

  • Skin Yoga Sandalwood and Saffron Face Mask $15 value, Vegan
  • Sarah’s Sweet Scrubs $7.60 value, Vegan 
  • Garden of Wisdom After Bath Conditioning Oil $6 value, Vegan 
  • Garden of Wisdom Heal My Heels Foot Balm $5 value, Vegan
  • 4 Products 
  • Vegan 
  • Total value was $33.50!

Get more details at Satva. Plans as low as $14.99 a month. Receive 3-4 handpicked natural beauty products and usually a bonus sample. Skip a month or cancel anytime. 

Use code HOPEMARIA for 10% discount off the monthly, 3 month prepay or 6 month prepay subscription.

Thanks for popping in! Click “thumbs” up if you enjoy these and please share & subscribe. 

XO & Merci, Hope Maria

FTC DISCLOSURE: This subscription box was purchased wth my own money & opinions are based on my own personal product experience.

THRIVE MARKET HAUL | 25%-50% off Popular Natural & Organic Brands

Love shopping membership stores where you get to save real money off of genuine retail? Love Whole Foods and the amazing eco friendly, nongmo, organic, vegan & paleo type brands they carry but find yourself short on time, or need to save more money or perhaps you have no Whole Foods near by? 

Well this might work for you! Checkout Thrive Market to save 25%-50% off popular natural & organic food, pantry, beauty, home care, home goods & gifts popular brand products. 

Everything was well packed and my order shipped UPS & arrived in 3 days. I’m loving this “give back” online healthy market that lets me buy my favorite natural brands while saving time & money. 

Products mentioned: 

•DaVita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30+ 2.5 oz tube

$26.49 retail/$15.95 member

•Maxim Hygiene Organic Cotton Rounds, 80 count

$3.89 retail/$2.75 member

•Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner – Rose Petal, 12 oz bottle

$9.95 retail/$6.95 member 

•Natracare Regular Tampons without Applicator, 20 count per box

$6.92 retail/$3.95 member 

•Dr. Bronner’s Organic Pump Soap, 12 fl. oz bottle

$9.99 retail/$6.75 member 

•Fourth & Heart Grass Fed Original Ghee, 9 oz jar

$15.99 retail/$11.45 member 

Thrive Market offers a 30 day free membership & $59.95 annual membership if you decide to continue shopping. Free shipping on orders over $49. 

Your paid membership helps provides for a membership for a low income family, teachers, veterans, students, etc. 

Learn more on their site. Use my friend referral link to learn more about Thrive Market & save 15% off first order. 

XO, Hope Maria



Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone had a great weekend. This weekend I worked really hard to finish up a very special video to follow in my next blog post. It is something I have needed to do for a bit because I start back to school next week for an on-line class this semester, so I will not be able to film as often. I will still pop in from time to time on my blog and of course share regularly on my social media, but filming and editing, even as basic as my videos are…takes a quite bit of time. Continue reading



Hello again!!

I know, I know…am supposed to be cutting back a tad since  I will be taking a class this semester, but…I had a chance to get some videos done this past weekend so I hope you enjoy them. Upcoming video posts will cover green beauty, aromatherapy, empties and a few extras! I still plan to film my series of eco-wellness discoveries from ShiftCon over the next couple of months and of course my monthly Satva Box unboxing.

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New Year is about fresh starts and babies …right! So, today I’m sharing my natural and organic ShiftCon discoveries for moms and babies in my latest video.

I also share the EWG’s Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen list as a guide to buying produce for your family. It’s a great and easy guide to use if reducing pesticide exposure is on anyone’s 2017 agenda.  Continue reading


img_8816Happy Last Day of the Year!!!!!  

I know “breakfast for dinner” does not seem like an expected post for New Year’s Eve but today is a “knock it out”  day for me. I am scratching things off of the perpetual “to do” list that seems ever growing and that includes sharing this super quick video of one of my favorite quick meals. This video highlights a few favorite brands if you are looking to increase your options for grass fed and pasture-raised eating in the New Year. Continue reading

Natural & Organic Brands: Breakfast, Protein, Snacks, Baking & Allergy Free

shift-con-2If words like natural, organic, nonGMO, sustainable, grass fed, & eco-friendly are part of your healthy living love language…you’ll love this new series.

ShiftCon was held in New Orleans…December 1-3, 2016, and I was given the glorious opportunity to attend! ShiftCon is a 3-day blogger education & networking conference & expo for online publishers who provide content related to  natural, organic, eco-friendly & green lifestyles. ShiftCon is sponsored by food, health & wellness brands with shared values and there were about 40 brands there, sharing the love!  I came home with so much stuff that there is no way I can share it all in one post or video, so I decided to break it up into categories and give you a mini series. Continue reading