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Get AMAZING GIFTS from Bella Vida SB for Holidays while helping our Sustainable Luxury Beauty co. to grow! (Save off retail too.)

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Have you thought about where your plastic cosmetic bottles go after you throw them away? It is estimated that consumers throw 120 Billion units of plastic containers away each year.  

According to Oceana,  "an estimated 17.6 billion pounds of plastic leaks into the marine environment from land-based sources every year—that’s roughly equivalent to dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into our oceans every minute." It has also been estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. 

Sea Turtle caught in plastic fishing net in ocean
Sea Turtle caught in plastic fishing net in ocean

Hi,  I’m Erin Schmidt, founder and CEO of Bella Vida Santa Barbara. It has been my mission since founding the company in April, 2019 to not only become the most sustainable Luxury Skincare brand on the Market, but to disrupt the luxury beauty space so Larger, Major Beauty Companies would step up to change their wasteful and unsustainable business practices. 

We are now seeking funding to expand our efforts to grow and open a second business to serve other businesses with Luxury Private Label Beauty.    We have found that most private label companies out there are boring and their packaging is not sustainable.

What is the problem? 

Plastic Pollution is a huge problem in the Beauty industry.  Most plastics used in Cosmetics cannot be recycled and can take over 450 years before they decompose.  According to the World Wildlife Fund, each year over 1,000 Sea turtles die, and 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises are dying due to getting caught in plastic nets or from eating plastic.

Our Solution: 

At Bella Vida SB,  we are not only plant-based and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, but we use glass and recycled plastics, post-consumer recycled paper and paperboards and  we now ship carbon neutral.  We use sustainable suppliers and have planted 130 trees in Africa with Eden Projects, which also provides jobs for local residents. 

From this campaign,  we will also donate 1% to Oceana to protect oceans from plastic pollution and to social good project, Feeding America, to help families in need this Holiday season. 

With the new private label company, we hope to bring Sustainable Beauty to both small and large spas, boutiques and stores seeking to offer their own line of Sustainable Skincare products.  

Erin S, Founder of Bella Vida Santa Barbara

 

The Global Beauty industry worldwide is worth $511 Billion dollars and targets mainly professional women ages 25 to 60 years of age.  As women age, they often look to having more quality formulas to help them look beautiful and protect their skin. However there are very few Luxury beauty companies who are truly sustainable, and this market has been largely overlooked until recently.

The Private Label Beauty industry is worth over $16 Billion yearly.   Most Private Label companies offer plastic containers that are not recyclable and often they only offer 1 option for each formula to package in. 

I have successfully run Bella Vida SB for over 2 and 1/2 years and in that time have been featured in many Major Magazines, like British Vogue, LA Fashion Magazine, Planet Mindful and four times in Foundr Magazine, most recently with a 6 page article in their hallmark 100th issue about my company.  We are now a "Top Shop" on Faire wholesale and our products can be found in shops in Macau, Hong Kong, Canada and the UK.  I am also an Investment Advisor and have worked in finance for 8 years and have run four e-commerce websites as well.

Bella Vida Santa Barbara

 

What is the money going towards?

Now we are seeking to grow our marketing to reach more customers, buy equipment, hire more employees,  rent a warehouse for processing orders and storing larger amounts of products. 

And we are also opening an offshoot of the company to serve other businesses called Luxury Private Label Beauty.  We seek to change how private label is done by offering natural, luxurious formulas and a variety of sustainable packaging, with luxurious glass, recycled plastics and aluminum from Italy and the best of the USA. 

Luxury Private Label Beauty logo

 

Since 2019, I have run the business on my own savings and  am now raising capital to fund the growth of the business to hire more employees, run ads and grow the Private Label company I have formed as an offshoot, to serve other beauty businesses and licensed estheticians looking to create luxury, sustainable packaging and formulas.  We will be expanding to rent a retail store or warehouse to run operations and hiring employees to assist with operations and marketing efforts, creating jobs in our community.

THANK YOU! 
 I hope you will help support our crowdfunding campaign to help us grow both Bella Vida SB and  our new Private Label Beauty branch to bring truly Sustainable Luxury skincare to more customers across the globe.   Thank you so much!   

Many blessings.

Love, Erin

 

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Products:

Are your products Cruelty-Free, Natural or Vegan?

Yes!  We have been certified by the Leaping Bunny Program since April, 2019 and always will be.  All of our formulas are Vegan, except for the Matcha Green Tea Cream Cleanser as it contains Organic Honey.  We strive to be as Natural and "clean" as possible, however we do use preservatives to keep mold and bacteria out of many products.  We have been verified Clean by Think Dirty on several of our products.

Where are your products sourced and manufactured? 

We source from all cruelty-free suppliers in the USA, but some ingredients may be sourced from other countries by our suppliers.  Our cosmetic packaging is sourced from Italy and the USA.  

Where can I view your products and the list of ingredients? 

Please visit our website at www.bellavidasb.com  to see full list of ingredients and read our Customer's reviews to see what they say about our products. 

Note: If you have any allergies or are pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommend reviewing the ingredients on the formulas before using them.  Consult with your doctor if you are not sure of any ingredients. 

How do i get in touch if I have a question about a product? 

You can reach us at info@bellavidasb.com to get info on any products.  We are happy to help! 

What if there are "NEW" items in my order?

If a product is marked NEW, it is a new product we are launching on our shop.  Those items may take a bit longer for the printers to send us the new labels.  The New items will not have outer cartons yet as we will be using funding to get those designed and printed, which can take up to 6 weeks and we don't want you to have to wait that long.   Once we have the labels and all products ready, we will ship to you with a beautiful product card that has the ingredients and information on it instead of an outer carton. 

Shipping

When can I expect to get my items?

As an operating business, we are able to ship most items that are in stock within 2-4 business days.  If an item or it's packaging sells out, we will notify you and update you on when that item will be shipped.  We always strive to ship items as fast as possible, but this time of year, it can be challenging to get new products back in stock if they sell out due to shipping delays.  Rest assured,  we will keep you updated all along the way!  If you have questions about an order, please email us at info@bellavidasb.com.

Where are my items shipped from?  

We ship from two warehouses.  One in Nevada and the other in North Carolina to get items to both sides of the United States, Canada and other countries as fast as possible. 

Funding:

Why are you raising capital now for the company?

Since 2019,  the business has been run solely on personal savings and small private credit.  We are now expanding to add a New Division for a Private Label B2B company called Luxury Private Label Beauty.  We are raising capital to be able to hire employees to help with operations, shipping, marketing, sales and upper management.  We also are raising capital to rent a warehouse and purchase equipment for both companies.  

Are both businesses women-founded and women-led?  

YES!  Erin Schmidt founded Bella Vida SB in April, 2019 and the new private label division was launched in October, 2021 by Erin as well.  Nearly all employees and contractors of the company have been women as well.  Both partners that have been assisting with the business are also women.

Sustainability:

How can I verify that you are a Sustainable business?  

We currently offer carbon neutral shipping with Shopify Shipping on all orders.  We partnered with Ecodrive and Eden Projects in 2021 to plant over 130 trees in Madagascar, Africa, which both offsets carbon emissions and produced income for local residents in need.  We also donate each year 1% of profits to Oceana and social good projects, like Feeding America.  To learn more about how we take Sustainability seriously, please visit this link on our website for details on further efforts in our packaging and business: https://www.bellavidasb.com/pages/sustainability-our-pledge-to-mother-earth

 

 

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Skincare Essentials for Dry Skin
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Just Because I Care

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Say Good Luck!

Just to say GOOD LUCK! You can choose this reward if you just want to cheer us on.  We thank you in advance for your cheers! 

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Bella Vida SB Mini Skincare Set

If you want to try a mini 5 ML size of our most popular products and support us with a donation too,  we have the perfect set.  Very popular as a Gift item at the Holidays too! 

The Bella Vida Mini Skincare set includes: 

1 Blueberry Coco Charcoal Clay Mask 5 ML jar

1 Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask 5 ML jar

1 Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask 5 ML jar

1 Coco Citrus Noir Cleanser 5 ML jar

1 Dolce Vanilla Collagen Moisturizer 5 ML jar

1 Radiant Sunflower Serum Retinol Cream 5 ML jar

1 Eye Amour Serum 5 ML jar

Regular Retail Price is $35.00. save $5.00 plus free shipping! 

You can view this product on our website here: https://www.bellavidasb.com/collections/mini-sizes/products/bella-vida-minis-gift-set

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Pick one of our Best Selling Face Masks

Regular Retail Price $60.00.  You can pick one of our Most popular Face Masks in 1.7 oz jar and save $10.00 and get free shipping too! 

Pick from one of the following:

- Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask (For all Skin types, esp. Oily)

- Blueberry Coco Charcoal Mask (For all skin types, esp. Oily and Acne Prone)

- Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask (for all Skin types)

- Herbal Hydration Cream Mask (for Dry Skin)

- Calma French Pink Clay and Turmeric Powdered Mask

- Azul Sea Mineral Powdered Clay Mask

To Read about the benefits and ingredients, you can view our website here: https://www.bellavidasb.com/collections/glowing-skin

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Skincare Essentials for Dry Skin

This is the Perfect Reward Package for those with Dry or Mature Skin and includes some of our most luxurious facial oils and serums. 

This Reward includes: 

1 Eye Amour Serum (0.5 ounce jar. Retails for $50.00)

1 Green Tea Cream Cleanser (3.4 ounce bottle. Retails for $45.00)

1 Stella Divina Serum Facial Oil with Neroli and Marula (0.5 oz bottle Retails for $70.00)

1 Dolce Vanilla Collagen Moisturizer (1 oz bottle.  Retails for $50.00)

1 Herbal Hydration Cream Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

Total Value of Reward: $275.00.  A $25.00 Savings plus free shipping and a Perfect Gift for the Holidays too.

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

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Acne Prone & Oily Skin Essentials

Our Founder suffered from Cystic Acne for many years and started Bella Vida SB out of a passion to help others find luxurious skincare that works for acne, but is still sustainable and uses naturally derived ingredients.

This Reward Includes some of our most popular products that fans rave about for helping reduce acne, blackheads and oily skin:

1 Blueberry Coco Charcoal Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 Coco Citrus Noir Purifying Oil Cleanser with Charcoal (3.4 oz bottle, retails for $65.00)

1 Sapphire Serum Facial OIl and Oil Cleanser with blue tansy for acne prone and irritated skin (0.5 oz bottle, Retails for $60.00)

1 Cristal Sea Mineral Toner with real gemstones of Amethyst, Lapis and Rose Quartz (3.4 oz bottle, Retails for $50.00)

1 Eye Amour Serum (0.5 oz jar, Retails for $50.00)

Total retail value over $285.00,  save $35.00 plus free shipping! 

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

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Fountain of Youth: Premium Anti-aging

Our most luxurious Serums, Facial Oils and Masks for a wonderful treat for all skin types, especially Mature, Dry and Combo skin.  SAVE Over $55.00 with this bundle and you get NEW Products not yet released on our website.  

This Reward includes:

1 NEW Sunlight Serum with Niacinimide, CoQ10 and Retinol (1 oz bottle, Retails for $175.00)

1 Radiant Sunflower Serum (1 oz bottle, Retails for $160.00)

1 Sapphire Serum Facial Oil and Oil Cleanser (1 ounce retails for $60.00)

1 Eye Amour Serum (0.5 oz jar, Retails for $50.00)

1 Stella Divina Serum Facial Oil with Neroli and Marula (0.5 oz bottle, Retails for $60.00)

1 Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask with Glycolic Acid (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

Retail value $565.00,  save plus get Free Shipping! 

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

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The Holy Grail

This is the Ultimate Pampering Package.  Get All of our Luxurious Products in one incredible package and save money too.

The Holy Grail Includes:

1 NEW Sunlight Serum with Niacinamide, CoQ10 and Retinol (1 oz bottle, Retails for $175.00)

1 Radiant Sunflower Serum Retinol Cream (1 oz bottle, Retails for $160.00)

1 NEW Matcha Green Tea Cream Cleanser for all skin types, esp. Dry, Combo and Mature skin. (3.4 oz bottle, Retails for $65.00)

1 Stella Divina Serum Facial Oil with Neroli and Marula (0.5 oz bottle, Retails for $60.00)

1 Sapphire Facial Oil and Oil Cleanser  with blue tansy for all skin types, especially irritated or acne prone skin. (1 oz bottle, Retails for $60.00)

1 Brighten Vitamin C Cream Serum (1 oz bottle, Retails for $50.00)

1 Dolce Vanilla Collagen Moisturizer (1 oz bottle, Retails for $50.00)

1 Eye Amour Serum (0.5 oz jar, Retails for $50.00)

1 NEW Hydrating Rosewater Toner (3.4 oz bottle, Retails for $50.00)

1 Cristal Sea Mineral Hydrating Toner with real gemstones of Amethyst, Lapis and Rose Quartz.  (1 oz bottle, Retails for $30.00)

1 NEW Herbal Hydration Cream Mask for Dry, Mature and Combo skin (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 Blueberry Coco Charcoal Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 NEW Calma Pink Clay and Turmeric Powdered Mask, Retails for $60.00)

Plus Free Shipping!

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

 

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Queen Bee

In this Reward Package, we are going the extra mile to say Thank you for your support!  You will get everything in the Holy Grail Package above, a personalized video from Erin  saying Thank you, plus you will get these very exclusive and limited items.

1 Holy Grail Package Above (retails for over $1000.00)

1  Hand-carved Lotus Shaped Coconut Bowl from Bali for mixing face masks or decoration (Retail $35.00)

1 Teak Hand carved wooden mask spoon (retail $7.00)

1 Black Zipper "Beauty Comes from Within" cosmetic bag (Retail $25.00)

1 Zero Waste Skincare Set from Kitsch (Retail $25.00)

1 Luxe Sonic Cleanser with heated Rose Quartz head in color of your choice in Pink, Red, White or Black. (Retail $85.00)

One Free Refill of any 3 of your favorite Face Masks or Cleansers we offer (no expiration date) Retail value over $100.00)

A Personalized Video saying Thank you from Founder,  Erin S.

A Shoutout on our Instagram and Facebook pages to say thank you! 

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

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Just Because I Care

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Say Good Luck!

Just to say GOOD LUCK! You can choose this reward if you just want to cheer us on.  We thank you in advance for your cheers! 

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30.00 USD
Bella Vida SB Mini Skincare Set

If you want to try a mini 5 ML size of our most popular products and support us with a donation too,  we have the perfect set.  Very popular as a Gift item at the Holidays too! 

The Bella Vida Mini Skincare set includes: 

1 Blueberry Coco Charcoal Clay Mask 5 ML jar

1 Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask 5 ML jar

1 Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask 5 ML jar

1 Coco Citrus Noir Cleanser 5 ML jar

1 Dolce Vanilla Collagen Moisturizer 5 ML jar

1 Radiant Sunflower Serum Retinol Cream 5 ML jar

1 Eye Amour Serum 5 ML jar

Regular Retail Price is $35.00. save $5.00 plus free shipping! 

You can view this product on our website here: https://www.bellavidasb.com/collections/mini-sizes/products/bella-vida-minis-gift-set

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50.00 USD
Pick one of our Best Selling Face Masks

Regular Retail Price $60.00.  You can pick one of our Most popular Face Masks in 1.7 oz jar and save $10.00 and get free shipping too! 

Pick from one of the following:

- Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask (For all Skin types, esp. Oily)

- Blueberry Coco Charcoal Mask (For all skin types, esp. Oily and Acne Prone)

- Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask (for all Skin types)

- Herbal Hydration Cream Mask (for Dry Skin)

- Calma French Pink Clay and Turmeric Powdered Mask

- Azul Sea Mineral Powdered Clay Mask

To Read about the benefits and ingredients, you can view our website here: https://www.bellavidasb.com/collections/glowing-skin

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250.00 USD
Skincare Essentials for Dry Skin

This is the Perfect Reward Package for those with Dry or Mature Skin and includes some of our most luxurious facial oils and serums. 

This Reward includes: 

1 Eye Amour Serum (0.5 ounce jar. Retails for $50.00)

1 Green Tea Cream Cleanser (3.4 ounce bottle. Retails for $45.00)

1 Stella Divina Serum Facial Oil with Neroli and Marula (0.5 oz bottle Retails for $70.00)

1 Dolce Vanilla Collagen Moisturizer (1 oz bottle.  Retails for $50.00)

1 Herbal Hydration Cream Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

Total Value of Reward: $275.00.  A $25.00 Savings plus free shipping and a Perfect Gift for the Holidays too.

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

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250.00 USD
Acne Prone & Oily Skin Essentials

Our Founder suffered from Cystic Acne for many years and started Bella Vida SB out of a passion to help others find luxurious skincare that works for acne, but is still sustainable and uses naturally derived ingredients.

This Reward Includes some of our most popular products that fans rave about for helping reduce acne, blackheads and oily skin:

1 Blueberry Coco Charcoal Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 Coco Citrus Noir Purifying Oil Cleanser with Charcoal (3.4 oz bottle, retails for $65.00)

1 Sapphire Serum Facial OIl and Oil Cleanser with blue tansy for acne prone and irritated skin (0.5 oz bottle, Retails for $60.00)

1 Cristal Sea Mineral Toner with real gemstones of Amethyst, Lapis and Rose Quartz (3.4 oz bottle, Retails for $50.00)

1 Eye Amour Serum (0.5 oz jar, Retails for $50.00)

Total retail value over $285.00,  save $35.00 plus free shipping! 

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

500 Left
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550.00 USD
Fountain of Youth: Premium Anti-aging

Our most luxurious Serums, Facial Oils and Masks for a wonderful treat for all skin types, especially Mature, Dry and Combo skin.  SAVE Over $55.00 with this bundle and you get NEW Products not yet released on our website.  

This Reward includes:

1 NEW Sunlight Serum with Niacinimide, CoQ10 and Retinol (1 oz bottle, Retails for $175.00)

1 Radiant Sunflower Serum (1 oz bottle, Retails for $160.00)

1 Sapphire Serum Facial Oil and Oil Cleanser (1 ounce retails for $60.00)

1 Eye Amour Serum (0.5 oz jar, Retails for $50.00)

1 Stella Divina Serum Facial Oil with Neroli and Marula (0.5 oz bottle, Retails for $60.00)

1 Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask with Glycolic Acid (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

Retail value $565.00,  save plus get Free Shipping! 

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

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1,000.00 USD
The Holy Grail

This is the Ultimate Pampering Package.  Get All of our Luxurious Products in one incredible package and save money too.

The Holy Grail Includes:

1 NEW Sunlight Serum with Niacinamide, CoQ10 and Retinol (1 oz bottle, Retails for $175.00)

1 Radiant Sunflower Serum Retinol Cream (1 oz bottle, Retails for $160.00)

1 NEW Matcha Green Tea Cream Cleanser for all skin types, esp. Dry, Combo and Mature skin. (3.4 oz bottle, Retails for $65.00)

1 Stella Divina Serum Facial Oil with Neroli and Marula (0.5 oz bottle, Retails for $60.00)

1 Sapphire Facial Oil and Oil Cleanser  with blue tansy for all skin types, especially irritated or acne prone skin. (1 oz bottle, Retails for $60.00)

1 Brighten Vitamin C Cream Serum (1 oz bottle, Retails for $50.00)

1 Dolce Vanilla Collagen Moisturizer (1 oz bottle, Retails for $50.00)

1 Eye Amour Serum (0.5 oz jar, Retails for $50.00)

1 NEW Hydrating Rosewater Toner (3.4 oz bottle, Retails for $50.00)

1 Cristal Sea Mineral Hydrating Toner with real gemstones of Amethyst, Lapis and Rose Quartz.  (1 oz bottle, Retails for $30.00)

1 NEW Herbal Hydration Cream Mask for Dry, Mature and Combo skin (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 Pineapple Paradiso Glow Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 Pumpkin Pie Enzyme Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 Blueberry Coco Charcoal Mask (1.7 oz jar, Retails for $60.00)

1 NEW Calma Pink Clay and Turmeric Powdered Mask, Retails for $60.00)

Plus Free Shipping!

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

 

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Queen Bee

In this Reward Package, we are going the extra mile to say Thank you for your support!  You will get everything in the Holy Grail Package above, a personalized video from Erin  saying Thank you, plus you will get these very exclusive and limited items.

1 Holy Grail Package Above (retails for over $1000.00)

1  Hand-carved Lotus Shaped Coconut Bowl from Bali for mixing face masks or decoration (Retail $35.00)

1 Teak Hand carved wooden mask spoon (retail $7.00)

1 Black Zipper "Beauty Comes from Within" cosmetic bag (Retail $25.00)

1 Zero Waste Skincare Set from Kitsch (Retail $25.00)

1 Luxe Sonic Cleanser with heated Rose Quartz head in color of your choice in Pink, Red, White or Black. (Retail $85.00)

One Free Refill of any 3 of your favorite Face Masks or Cleansers we offer (no expiration date) Retail value over $100.00)

A Personalized Video saying Thank you from Founder,  Erin S.

A Shoutout on our Instagram and Facebook pages to say thank you! 

You can read the benefits and ingredients for these products on our website at https://www.bellavidasb.com/

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