bonJOY: Spring box 2016
It’s a ton of fun when a new bonJOY box arrives. I don’t know what’s in it when I order it. The surprise is part of the fun! What I do know is that every item in it will be chosen because the person/company that produced it is invested in fighting global human trafficking or the exploitation of women. The items are always of very nice quality, too, and they’re usually from brands new to me. An added bonus with the Spring box is that bonJoy donated a dollar to A21 Campaign for every box sold, and purchasers had the opportunity to add their own extra donation.
Wanna see what was in the Spring 2016 box? Of course you do. That’s why you’re hanging around, wishing I’d shut up and get on with it!
The Happy begins the moment I open the box. Happy colors, pretty wrapping. Life gets livelier with beauty, you know?
This box contained several really awesome items. Here’s the rundown:
-A beautiful pink and coral handcrafted tagua nut necklace from Tipharahs. It’s surprisingly lightweight, and truly lovely. Tipharahs is a platform for women who have been freed from trafficking or other kinds of abuse/exploitation to be able to make a sell their handmade goods and encourage others through the sharing of their stories. Retail $20
-A Free To Bloom cotton pouch from The Tote Project. Listen, you may think you don’t need a tote or a pouch, but if you go check out The Tote Project you may very well change your mind! Cool stuff made from recycled saris and 100% organic cotton by women in a certified Fair Trade factory in India. Retail $15.
-4Her fragrance by The THX Co. Very nice scent; fresh, light, and pretty. Kinda floral and citrusy and such. The Sparkette has already absconded with the entire bottle. I don’t even know how to explain this company, except the consumer gets to choose what cause their purchase supports, and the THX gives 100% of their profits. Super cool. You should check it out. Retail $10+.
-Rose Sparkle lip gloss from My Sister. Pretty, shimmery, nice for wearing alone or adding a pop of sparkle as a top coat to your regular lipstick. My Sister gives portions of their profits to help free women and girls from a life of sexual exploitation. Retail $7.50.
I seriously love bonJOY. I really believe that consumers have a lot of power when it comes to social justice. Our choices impact people who have no choice.
If you go to http://www.bonjoybox.com you will find several ways to get you own bonJOY box. Not the same as this one, though. Those are all gone. But you can get a three-month subscription, or a box just for April, or a fun little Bitty Bundle. And the Summer 2016 box will soon be for sale. It will be kinda like the box I’ve described here, except with different stuff in it, so not really like the box I’ve described here other than the outside will probably be brown and there will probably be a festive yellow sticker on it. But the Summer box will be $45 and you’ll get a good value for your money, and there will be awesomeness inside. And you’ll be a do-gooder ordering a box from do-gooders who curate items from other do-gooders.
OH! And if you order a box and you use the code LISAJOY when you check out, you’ll get $2 off the price of your box. How awesome is that?!