Unlike the other reviewers here, I know nothing about Crystals. Nothing. As in: Not. A. Thing. But I also did not know much about facial care/K-beauty and I learned through SB. I've been using SB products exclusively for about 3 years. So, when there were some Sabbatical Beauty Community Facebook Page posts and videos from founder Adeline Koh, I was intrigued, especially because like her (she admits this), I was so into YANG energy and everything male and fire-y. Crystals are balancing and help with your yin energy, and interestingly, I was reading about *that* elsewhere. When I saw that it only 10 bucks, I thought, what the hay. I got them and I will admit to having been drawn to them. I can't explain it, and I kinda don't want to (? that seems more yang-y lol). I put them around my yoga mat and after practice see if one of them is calling to me and hold it in meditation. Last night I was feeling very tired and overwhelmed and I was drawn to the rose quartz one. I grabbed it and held it. It did make me feel better. I'm just going with this so I don't know how helpful will be, but if you're curious and 10 bucks is in your budget, I say start with SB's crystal kit. It's guaranteed to be from a reputable source, because Adeline doesn't allow us any crap stuff. And you might find your energy and inner soul helped. [that said I have not put it in water to drink it yet, lol].
Although I grew up loving crystals, rocks, and stones: things that can take a time to create, never would I have thought myself a person who would use crystals. How things change! The Self Love Crystal Kit reminds me to be generous with forgiveness, love and care—for myself and others. When I find myself out of balance, for example, I hold the clear quartz; the crystal is now familiar to me in shape and feel. The familiar crystal quickly brings me back to the present, at which point I can ask myself questions that help me make decisions about what will help me reclaim my balance. All my crystals are familiar in shape and feel. I hold them singularly at different times and by two or three at other times. My amethyst reminds me to stay in my own lane, which helps me relate energy/feelings/stuff that does not belong to me. Rose quartz softens the edges of life, especially when I focus on caring for others above myself, by reminding me to be more gentle with myself. I am looking forward to using the kit for a crystal elixir. I am curious to see how I feel and focus after drinking a rose quartz, amethyst, and clear quartz elixir. For me, the crystals are an invitation to be more intentional with my kindness, forgiveness, care, focus, and love. (In the picture are my three crystals from the Self Love Crystal Kit and my moonstone bracelet, which comes from of the 2019 Deluxe Autumn Moon Box.)
I didn’t get this SB product because I have long been into crystals. Instead, I thought, “Let’s see; it’s $10.” What I found was and is surprising. The energy was instantly present when I took the crystals from their bag. The hair stood up on the back of my neck in a GOOD way; my pulse raced in several different moments that told me which stone was most powerful and useful in a certain moment. I have since used them for meditation (with and without yoga), water infusion/elixir making (as suggested), and stress relief breathing/meditation. I am becoming a crystal person and never thought that was possible! Another amazing SB innovation in my life.
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Rice Against the Patriarchy! Blue Wave Cream! Dreamers Mask! These delights were surpassed only by the attendees who came together to support this launch. As an introvert stretched to my limit by the chaos circus of a week of ZoomSchool kindergarten (kindergartner pictured below -- he refused to rinse off his mask, citing his appreciation of the "blueberry flowers"), an active toddler, and a stressful career, I was hesitant to log in yet within moments was SO glad I did. It felt all the more cathartic to attend in the wake of RBG's crushing death. Finding self-care that doubles, at least nominally, as political activism is a rare gem. SB, thank you for merging these two objectives. I look forward to gifting #wearamask products to friends in need of a little pick-me-up these days.
ps - the "Spa Wash Packet" was a sleeper hit! If I had my way, everything I put under my nose would smell like this dreamy blend of lavender + hinoki. I am saving up my money for the day when SB launches a product with this scent.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Red wine in glasses and this review I've written...
Ok, take one last eyeroll and read on ;-) RWPS has a deceiving name because what it actually does for your skin is *REDUCE* redness. And while it's fighting that good fight, it also manages to leave your skin plump, glow-y, and moisturized. And unlike most red wines, a little bit goes a long way.
Who knew you could have such a wonderful experience of self-care via Zoom! The mini-self administered facial was just what I needed. The Blue Wave cream will be flying off the shelves!
Every time I slather this on my face, I half-expect I'll be whisked away on a magical journey to some far-off fairytale land. That's figuratively happened in terms of how Holy Lotus has plumped up my skin. Luscious on, luscious off.
I am the type of person who likes to do whatever I possibly can on-line, from the comfort of my home- and this party really delivered. Who knew you could have such a fun, relaxing spa experience at home?! It's also a really great way to meet and hang out with new like-minded people,
safely in the time of COVID. The products themselves are all wonderful, and smell amazing, and the experience is completed with Adeline leading the party through calming breathing exercises, product use and information, and of course a fun game of bingo! I hope there will be more of these virtual Sip, Shop & Skin parties, because I can't wait to attend again!
This toner leaves my skin looking super clean and healthy. It works equally well in both my morning and evening routines. Its kombucha scent is as expected, but dissipates quickly.
This was a very needed relaxing spa experience. I love that Adeline sends an email in advance so you know exactly what to expect and what you'll need. The spa wash packet is my favorite! The smell is so relaxing and rejuvenating. Then we get to try the actual products. The Rice Against the Patriarchy face wash is lovely and super exfoliating. It is really thick and luxurious feeling. My favorite products though have to be the Dreamer's Mask and the Blue Wave Cream. I love all the blueberry in this collection! While testing the products, we got to go into break out rooms and I got to meet some lovely people.
These virtual parties are so fun, relaxing, and it is amazing to connect with the community.
I have loved SB for a long time but loved this event and these products. Smaller group of folks and more connection than in online FB parties, and it was really nice to be able to try things and get instructions at the same time. We also got this amazing essential oil blend to add to our warm water wash basins that you can’t buy from SB yet—but I really want to.
I am on Zoom all day long, all the time, but I liked this online engagement and found it fun and relaxing. I really needed good self care and good skin care—and this event was 1000% it. That extra zero is not a typo.
In these tumultuous times, a party like this was just what I needed. Fun, relaxing, and a real treat for my skin. I got to try the lastest products, that were lovingly created by Sabbatical Beauty founder Adeline and I got to meet someone of my fellow Sabbatical Beauty community members. This was a wonderful escape and a great way to treat myself to a little self care.
This is my favorite last step product for my morning routine. It goes from a gorgeous glassy texture in the jar to a matte finish on my skin. I definitely will be purchasing more as soon as I'm running low.
I'm a kombucha fiend, but never considered it would be a match made in heaven for my face. Thank you, SB, for encouraging me to revisit this assumption! The cleanser leaves my skin silky soft yet remarkably clean, a result I've never achieved with other cleansers.
Full disclosure: I ordered Microbiome out of curiosity rather than well-defined expectations about how it would affect my skin. I was pleasantly surprised when a thin layer produced a matte finish and a sense of tautness that seemed to minimize fine lines and yield a lifting effect. Yet another magic potion from SB!
With pandemic precautions getting extended well-beyond the foreseeable future, I decided to spread a little cheer within my forensic psychology practice by making SB hand sanitizers available as an alternative to the soul- and moisture-sucking vats produced by big-name companies. It's a winning situation all around. Examinees actually enjoy sanitizing their hands, and I appreciate how my office smells less medicinal compared to the commodity-level goops I relied on in the past. Thank you, SB, for making it possible to take something that feels like a burden and transform it into a bright spot!
With pandemic precautions getting extended well-beyond the foreseeable future, I decided I needed to up my self-care game by replacing standard hygiene measures with things I actually enjoyed. Hinoki Rose instantly transports me to a cypress forest, a welcome mini-break from the covid-amplified stress of balancing two young children with a demanding career. Better yet, it doesn't dry out my hands as much as the commodity-style vats produced by big-name hand sanitizer companies. Small improvements add up quickly; do yourself a favor and give this a try before it disappears!
This toner really works it. There is a little bit of a sensation after application and that’s the acid working. After a few days, I noticed my bare skin is not so dull looking. Definitely noticed a glow. Not sure if it’s appropriate for sensitive skin as the sensation may possibly be too much for those with sensitive skin.