Unboxing May 2016 Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box + Promo Code & June Spoilers!

This is my second month with Yogi Surprise Lifestyle box and I am pretty happy with it!  I  have been sub’d to their Jewelry boxes for a while now and decided to take the plunge into their lifestyle boxes.  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 “The Divine Within”  and there are a lot of good things in this box!  

Informational Card


A trio of skincare and makeup items from some pretty popular brands!

Bayberry Naturals Rosehip & Hibiscus Moisturizer  This is a very lightweight moisturizer and full of antioxidants and nutrients: rosehip oil, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids and hibiscus extract, which is a powerful antioxidant.  This is also full of vitamins E and B3, Provitamins A and B5 ~ helping to combat free radicals and reverse the damage they cause, while providing anti-inflammatory properties.  This moisturizer does not contain sulfates, parabnes  phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes and is certified vegan and cruelty free, made in the USA.  It is made with 81% organic ingredients.  This is a nice sized sample and it will go at my office desk stash for when I need to apply more moisturizer.  Sample Tube 15 mL RV $2.00

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Juice, Hibiscus SP (Hibiscus) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE Bitartrate), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), ProVitamin B5,  ProVitamin A, Calcium D Pantothenate (Vitamin C Ester), Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid  cosDNA.com analysis

MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser  I have received MyChelle products before and I really like them. This is a nice little travel sized sample of their sugar scrub, which smells amazing!  Very sweet, just like sugar.  You don’t need a lot of this, just a dime size amount and then you just gently buff away dead skin cells and dirt, leaving being radiant skin.   Sugar cane crystals are a natural skin softener and since they are an AHA, they will exfoliate as well, removing excess dirt and oil, which reveals healthy new skin.  This also contains anti-aging peptides, crocus for firming and anti-wrinkle power and green tea, which is a powerful antioxidant, as well as witch hazel, which is a soothing astringent.   Made without GMO, gluten, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and artificial colors and is vegan and cruelty free.  If you purchase this at MyChelle, use promo code SUGAR30 to get 30% off their full sized version of this product.  Travel Size .24 oz RV $7.00 (err, not really, but okay)

Ingredients: Sucrose, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Canola Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Vanillin, Zeolite, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Sodium Polyglutamate,  Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract,  Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate cosDNA.com analysis

Acure Lip Lush in No Strings I have received Acure Lip Lush products before and I love them!  They are a sheer, fruity banana tastin’ lip gloss, very shiny.  Perfect for the spring and summer time and this is a shade lighter than Date Worthy (the one that I love) and it is also shimmery ~ it is a sheer swipe of a reddish brown color.  So pretty! I also received a coupon for $1.00 off Acure products.   Full Size .5 oz  RV $6.00


Product Description: The lush formula uses argan oil, echinacea, and edelweiss stem cells to give you a high-shine plump finish, without the addition of parabens, gluten, synthetic fragrance, silicone, or phthalates.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil*, Cera Alba* (Beeswax), Brassica Campestris Fordii (Rapeseed) Copolymer, Natural Flavors* (Gluten Free), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil*, Glycyrrhizic Acid (from Licorice Root), Silica, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470) Glycerin, Xanthan, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Stem Cell Culture, Echinacea Angustrifolia (Echinacea) Stem Cell Culture. *Certified Organic

MitoSynergy Green Tea 8-day Rejuvenating Pack  This is an energy booster supplement and contains 8 days worth of 2 products:  MitoSynergy Green Tea Synergy in Strawberry Pineapple flavor and MitoSynergy Mito Activator Pro capsules.  The Green Tea Synergy is a powder drink mix that you just add to 8 to 16 oz of room temperature water.   You take the capsules 30 minutes before food and do not take other supplements in this time period.    These supplements will help increase energy, reduce discomfort, by increasing ATP and reducing  lactic acid helps the body reduce discomfort and increase mental clarity due to the bio-available copper found in these supplements.   They are reported to help with chronic fatigue and discomfort and increases the quality of living.  As I suffer from fatigue and IBS, I am really looking forward to trying these out!   RV $35.00

MitoSynergy Green Tea Synergy Description: For thousands of years, green tea has been a staple of the Asian diet and is thought to be responsible for long life, and healthy living. Recent research associates green tea with weight loss and weight control. MitoSynergy is breaking new ground with the worlds first blend of Humic Acid, Noni and Green Tea. We ask you to please use refillable containers when consuming GreenTeaSynergy.

MitoSynergy Mito Activator Pro Description: Cunermuspir: Our key ingredient, defined. Cunermuspir is a coined word for our patented, one of a kind complex for optimal neuromuscular health.  Cu= chemical symbol for Copper, ner=neuro, mus=muscle, pir=spirit.  Thus, “Cunermuspir” stands for a copper B3 chelate complex (copper chelated with, or surrounded by, Vitamin B3), a term which you will see in most of the product descriptions below.  MitoActivator is designed to obtain the maximum benefit from the Cunermuspir, with the consumer taking the Cunermuspir in MitoActivator 30 minutes before food. Following this with MitoFM or MitoEnergy 30 minutes after food, may maximize the effectiveness. MitoActivator must be taken alone, please do not take any other dietary supplements or prescriptions for at least 30 minutes after taking MitoActivator. There are no known negative interactions with dietary supplements or prescription, however dietary supplements or prescription greatly diminishes its effectiveness.




Energy Muse Chakra Healing Stones  This was one of our spoilers last month ~ these stones are to help you cleanse and align your 7 chakras ~ throat, crown, third eye, heart, solar plexus, sacred and root.

The seven chakras are wheels of energy within our bodies that our energy flows through. When your chakras are aligned and balanced, we feel energized, grounded and centered—making chakra cleansing extremely important for our overall health and wellbeing. The Chakra Healing Stones combine 7 chakra stones to help you with chakra healing and balancing: 

Smoky Quartz is connected with your first Root Chakra, and brings stability and grounding energies to connect you with the energy of the Earth. Carnelian is connected with the second Sacral Chakra to infuse your body with creativity, passion and courage. Connected with the third Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine energizes your body, filling it with light, happiness and joy. Aventurine is connected with the fourth Heart Chakra, bringing unconditional love and helping to open up your heart. Connected with the fifth Throat Chakra, Sodalite facilitates open communication and truth. Amethyst brings intuitive and spiritual energies and is tied with your sixth Brow Chakra. Quartz Crystal is connected to your seventh Crown Chakra, bringing clarity, enlightenment and self-realization. 

Affirmation: My chakras are in alignment. I am balanced, connected and grounded. 

For more in-depth reading on how to use your stones, check out Energy Muse’s blog on Healing Stones here.  RV $20.00

How to Use: Lay on your back, with your feet uncrossed. Place each of the 7 chakra stones on the corresponding chakra center: Smoky Quartz stone on your pubic bone, Carnelian stone over your spleen area, Citrine stone on your abdomen, Aventurine stone over your heart, Sodalite stone on your throat, Amethyst stone on your forehead and Quartz Crystal near the top of your head.  Clear your mind, relax and let the crystals do the work. Leave the chakra stones on your body for 8-10 minutes. Feel your body become more centered and balanced.  Try this powerful 30-minute guided chakra meditation from Amy Budden of Connect the Mind. It really helps you to go deep and relax without distraction, to align and balance your chakras.  Cleanse your stones under running water or place them under the sunlight after you are finished.

Yogi Surprise Sequence Card “Opening Your Heart”  These cards give me inspiration to slowly get back into Yoga.  I have lost a lot of flexibility over the years and surgeries, I need to get it back.

Made in Nature Cuban Mojo  Nom Nom Nom.  I love grain mixes and this is side dish that has coconut milk, cilantro, roasted red pepper and garlic.  This side dish is ready in 60 seconds ~ just tear the top part way, pop it in the microwave and cook on high for 60 seconds, fluff with a fork when done.  These grains and legumes are tasty and dense with nutrients, full of flavor.  Gluten free, non GMO project verified and USDA Organic.   8 oz bag (2 1 cup servings) RV $5.00

Traditional Cuban flavors fused with the sweet breeze of the Tropics. A savory combination of sweet coconut milk and cilantro paired with a Latin kick of roasted red pepper and garlic! Inspiration from the Chef: Perfect paired with grilled fruit skewers and plantains. Also tantalizing served with grilled fish or on top of a pork sandwich.

Ingredients: Organic Mojo Sauce (Organic Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Pineapple, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jalapeno Pepper, Organic Garlic, Organic Cilantro, Sea Salt), Organic 7 Grain and Legume Blend (Water, Organic Red Beans, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Black Beans, Organic Black Rice, Organic Red Quinoa, Organic Canahua, Organic Amaranth)


Sola Bar Wholesome Savory Meal Bar in Jalapeno This is a meal bar in a savory spicy flavor ~ full of seeds (flax, sunflower, sesame, anise) and peanuts, spices such as garlic, jalapeno, oregano, rosemary ~ it really sounds fantastic!  I love a good savory bar ~ most of the time, I just get the sweet ones, but this is a better substitution for chips. This contains 5 grams of fiber!!  RV $3.00

Description: Spicy hot is the first impression you’ll have as you eat your way through our Jalapeno bar. The heat is pungent and intense. It will get your attention, but won’t leave you screaming. It’s just plain fun. Besides, some of that heat will be absorbed by the peanuts and seeds and offset by the sweet anise seed. Aromatic rosemary also blends in well with its pine-like flavor. The jalapeno might be a staple in Mexico, but in the southern U.S., it’s a sport. When you bite into a Jalapeno Sola Bar, visions of street fairs and chili eating contents will come to mind.

Ingredients:  Peanut, Sunflower Seed, Flax Seed, Sesame Seed, Tapioca syrup, Tapioca Starch, Garlic, Jalapeño Pepper, Sea Salt, Onion, Black Pepper, Oregano, Anise Seed, Rosemary.  Allergen Information: Contains peanut. May contain traces of nut shells and other tree nuts.

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Himalayan Institute Eco Travel Neti Pot  This was the other spoiler from last month and I am so happy to get this.  I have a neti pot already, but it is getting old and cracked.  This one is really nice looking ~ a white, BPA free pot (made with corn, not oil), that has a nice lotus/yogi design embossed on the sides.   This pot is also bio-degradable, so when it gets worn and cracked, it can be recycled. 

What is a Neti Pot?  This little pot comes from India and I started using one several years ago when I was getting sinus infections.  It helps clear out your sinuses ~ you add boiled water with salt ~ this came with 2 pre-measured salt packets, but you use pure non-iodized salt (make sure it has no other additives) ~ and then let it cool down. Then tip your head down and to the side and insert the nozzle up your nose ~ let gravity work as the saline solution goes up your nasal cavity and come out the other nostril, flushing out pollen, dust, excess mucus and other “stuff” you got up there.  Repeat with the other side and yes, it does work!  I always make “gargle” noises while I am using the pot, as it helps prevent the solution from going down my throat.  It does take some practice, but I was able to use a neti pot without any problems very quickly. There are youtube vids out there that show different techniques, so give it a try!

If you suffer from allergies or colds, migraines ~ try a neti pot ~ it will help soothe your dry nasal passages, flush and cleanse your nasal cavity and leaves the inside of your nasal passages moist and clean, helping prevent disease.  I use these all the time during allergy and cold season ~ and when I am sick too ~ it really helps clear out my nose.  RV $14.00


This is a great box from Yogi Surprise ~ I love the balance between food, skincare and healthy items, plus spiritual.  I will use all of these products and can’t wait to try out the Cuban Mojo grains ~ I will have to cook some pork and try it that way.  I am also happy to have some energy supplements as well, as I am feeling a big low energy (hahaha)   I paid $35.96 (as I used a promo code)  for this box and received a RV of  $92.00 ~ great deal!

Do you subscribe to Yogi Surprise Lifestyle Box?  What was your favorite item this month?  Let me know in the comments below, I would love to read them 🙂

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 June’s boxes below! 


June Spoilers

LifeStyle Box:  Cuccio Somatology Yoga Essentials Kit & Kate’s Magik Moon Goddess Anointing Oil

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