Holiday Season Giveaway – Week 3

Hello Beauties!


Tis the season for all things beautiful! I’m so happy to bring you seven more clean, green and just plain FUN gifts for our Week 3 Giveaway. Thank you to all the generous companies that have participated to give you a chance to win this bundle of JOY this week! Being that it’s Thanksgiving week, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with each of you that I’m thankful for all the support and love I’m continually shown from YOU my readers. For YOU I’m grateful! Blessings to each one of you for joining me on our shared path to health, beauty and love~ always from the Inside~Out. Happy Thanksgiving! XO

One random winner will be chosen and announced each Monday at 12:00 noon EST. THEN get ready for next giveaway! AND just because you entered last week (unless you won…) you may enter again.

To help you get ready for the busiest weeks leading up to the Holidays , I’ve chosen a few of “the things I’m loving lately” and what I’m grateful for!

Supermarket Vegan by Donna Klein.” 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Real People in the Real World – I love this book because especially during the busy Holiday season with entertaining, etc. It’s nice to have a book full of recipes that most of the ingredients can be found in your grocery store (health section!).

Nourish Organic. Rejuvenating Rosehip & Rosewater Body Oil Mist – If you have tried any products from this incredible company, then you will be thrilled to experience this highly absorbent daily treatment that balances skin, improving texture and tone. Loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins to hydrate, condition and sooth. This is so great as an all over body treatment! Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Rosa Damascena Flower Distillate, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil,Autolyzed Yeast. GMO Free + Cruelty Free + Concern Free!

Rachel’s Plan Bee - Thank you to my friend, Kimberly Loc for introducing me to this new favorite brand of mine. Not only are the products exquisite, but the owner, Rachel is one of the nicest brand owners I’ve shared emails with! This Facial Oil is a botanical blend of skin loving oils. It absorbs quickly and delivers moisture and goodness.
I’m going to be testing out her complete line very soon and will report back to you. But I will say, this oil has become one of my “favorite things I’m loving lately!” Look at the ingredients: Apricot Kernel Oil, Squalene (Olive), Grapeseed Oil,Cranberry Seed Oil, Vanilla Planifolia, Orange Peel Oil. Only the best for Rachel~

Soapwalla Deodorant Cream – A natural & uniquely powerful deodorant cream with frosting-like consistency. Utilizes superfine vegetable powders and clays, lavender, peppermint, and tea tree oil to absorb moisture, inhibit bacteria and is long-lasting. Ideal for all skin types. I’m a huge fan of this company and adore the smell and formulation of this!

Banyan Botanicals. Breast Care Balm – (Has been recently renamed “Beauty Balm”). The name changed because over the years, Banyan Botanicals found that their customers came up with many creative additional uses for this powerfully nourishing formulation. In addition to self-breast massage, women have been using it as a skin cream, eye cream, hand cream, lip balm, and a general moisturizer for everything from the elbows and knees to the cuticles. This formula is heavenly and “oh so therapeutic!” Look at what’s inside: Ghee, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shatavari Root, Ashwagandha Root, Vidari Kanda Root, Fennel Seed, Licorice Root and Rose Geranium Oil. I’m a huge fan and happen to have quite a few Banyan products….(remember the Hair Oil I wrote about on MindBodyGreen?!).

Harvey Prince Au De Creme – Harvey’s done it again. Sends tingles up your spine with the flavorful aromas of pink passion fruit,rum raisin, french vanilla, and dark chocolate.’ This particular scent is playful, mischievous and romantic. Harvey Prince uses only eco-friendly and high quality ingredients. You have to try the many other perfumes as well. This company is genius.

Jane’s Signature Gilded Collection. 24- Karat Gold Dust – Gold, Silver and Bronze shimmer powders. ‘A product so versatile it compliments all moods, enhances any outfit and suits every event.’ Three 24-Karat Gold Dust shades packaged in a festive keepsake tin. A shimmer powder created from Mica, a diamond pearlescent pigment which enhances your sophisticated elegance. This multipurpose product can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips to create a delicate highlight. Or mix with your moisturizer for application to the body for a shimmer. It’s no secret that I love everything Jane Iredale. She is the pioneer of green beauty and just celebrated her 20th year in business! I can’t think of another brand on the market that has won the awards that this elegant and sophisticated woman has achieved. Jane Iredale is: The Skin Care Makeup!

And there you have it. All you have to do to enter is like the following companies on their site, IG and FB!

And then leave me a comment on if you have tried any of the brands that have gifted this weeks presents! And if you want to tell me what you’re especially “Thankful for” I’d love to read about what you’re grateful for in celebration of Thanksgiving Week.

Good Luck Everyone and Blessings!

Holiday Season Giveaway – Week Two *CLOSED*


Hello Beauties!

I am back with my second giveaway for my “Holiday Season Giveaway” series! Every Monday until the 22nd of December I will be offering a giveaway to you. Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite green, clean, and eco-friendly brands. Thank you so much to these special companies that are included in this weeks giveaway. Each brand has been personally chosen by me because I know you will love them (I do!).

Congrats to the winner: comment #21, Alyssa!

Be a part of the movement to upgrade your personal care products to those that will sincerely enhance your beauty and wellness. Remember that we create beauty from the inside, out

One random winner will be chosen and announced each Monday at  12:00 noon EST. THEN get ready for next giveaway! AND just because you entered last week (unless you won…) you may enter again.

To help you get ready for the busiest weeks leading up to the Holidays , I’ve chosen a few of “the things I’m loving lately”..

  • ”Super Cleanse by Adina Niemerow. Detox Your Body for Long-Lasting Health and Beauty.” Contains more than 100 Vegan, Gluten free recipes and offers eleven comprehensive cleanse experiences for both beginner and veteran detoxers. I love this book.
  • Your Tea: Tiny Tea is an intricately balanced herbal blend that will nourish and cleanse your digestive system. Tiny Tea provides the support you need to replenish and restore you to your natural state. This cleanse will assist with reducing weight, bloating, increase digestive function, improve skin clarity,  and increase energy levels. Formulated with Chinese medicine herbs and based upon Chinese medicinal principles. *Not gluten free.
  • PureProC: Natural Beauty through the Power of Silk. This hydrating serum is a revolutionary product designed to hydrate, seal in moisture and provide anti-aging benefits. This Scientist created formula gives an immediate visible difference in your skin’s look and feel due to  PureProC’s unique ingredients: Water, Silk, Hyaluronic Acid and Lemongrass Essential Oil.
  • Kaia Naturals: Bamboo and Tapioca Beads. Daily Cleansing Power. The first D.I.Y. Cleansing Kit for Face Detox. This Toronto based artisanal skincare brand creates custom-crafted kits in small batches. Geared to women on the go, wellness warriors, veganistas, and yogistas with the perfect  palm-sized container with a dial-and-lock sifter to prevent spillage. You can customize the cleanser by adding droplets of different liquids. You can intensify or lessen the degree of exfoliation with each cleanse, which is perfect for those of us with very sensitive skin. I love how versatile this Face Detox kit is!
  • Harvey Prince Eau Fling : With notes of lavender, blackcurrant, plum, apple, raspberry, jasmine, cinnamon, nutmeg, musk and rare woods, the press calls this Eau de Toilette the modern day, “love potion.” Harvey Prince uses only eco-friendly and high quality ingredients in their products. This company has created some of the best scent combinations ever!  This one is 100% delicious and sexy.
  • Wisdom Of The Ancients: Cream of Coco Face/Body True Sustainable Soap: ‘Cleanse your body…Save the Planet.’ Cream of Coco is a natural soap originating in the heart of the Paraguayan forest. This soap is sustainably produced to preserve the rainforest and uses every part of the fruit. You can bathe and shampoo with this luxurious body cleanser. It’s made from the Mbocaya, an edible nut that grows on the Paraguayan coco tree. This is a very revitalizing and softening soap.
  • Blissoma Natural Deodorant in Lavender: Toxin free, safe & effective. Made with a fresh fennel and green tea infusion, witch hazel, black cumin and other powerful plant-based odor busters. ‘Sweat without stink.’ I love everything about the products created at Blissoma. Founder and Herbal Chemist, Julie Longyear has spent hours pouring over research and breaking new ground in order to defy contract manufacturer’s stock formulations. She has created a sophisticated and unique collection of products that proactively heal and enhance health.
  • Nourish Organic: ‘Food For Healthy Skin.’ Deeply Nourishing Coconut & Argan Body Lotion. 100% Natural USDA-Certified Organic. Moroccan Argan oil, packed with restorative omega fatty acids, intensely hydrate skin. This is an advanced formula clinically proven to deeply nourish without being greasy. I love how this body lotion is so quickly absorbed into my skin.

So how do you win? Tell me in the comment section if you have tried any of the gifts in this weeks giveaway. Or if you haven’t tried them yet, which ones are you especially excited to receive and why? Do you detox regularly?

*Then Like the following on FB & IG:

BeautyByBritane / @beautybybritanie

TinyTea / @tinyteatox

PureProC / @pureproc

KaiaNaturals / @kaianaturals

HarveyPrince / @harveyprince

BlissomaSkincare / @blissoma_skincare

NourishOrganics / @nourishorganic

I really hope you love every product in this giveaway as much as I do! Enjoy and take extra good care of yourself in this busy, but wonderful season.


XO Good Luck to Everyone!

Holiday Season Giveaway – Week One! *Closed*

Hello Beauties!

Beginning today and continuing every Monday until the 22nd of December, I will be offering a giveaway to you!!! I’m so excited and honored to offer you these presents. With a grateful heart I offer a special thank you to the generous companies that are a part of this season of celebration, love and sharing. A few of the gifts are from me as well. xo

One random winner will be chosen and announced each Monday at 12:00 noon EST. Then get ready for next giveaway!

*CONRGRATS TO THE WINNER: Comment #18, Sophia!!!*

To help you get ready for the busy Holiday Season, I have picked a few of “the things I’m loving lately…”



I adore the Holidays. The feeling of being and celebrating with the people I love the most is indefinable. I also make sure to take extra special care of myself. With all the fun and special events, I know that I must keep my self nurturing routines at the forefront to keep me feeling healthy and balanced. In addition to my daily yoga practice what works for me is meditation, reading, writing, focusing on gratitude, and of course self pampering with natural and organic foods, beauty, & health products.


Let me introduce you to what I’ve been loving lately (and what you will win).

  1. A copy of one of my favorite reads. “Living Green A Practical Guide To Simple Sustainability”, by Greg Horn. What I love about this book is it guides you with simple steps to create a healthier and more fulfilling home and family environment. My favorite is Chapter 2: Sustaining Health from the Inside.
  2. Alba Botanica Good & Healthy Anti-Oil Weightless Face Moisturizer. “Your Power-Packed Skin Smoothie”. This instantly absorbed & water based milky moisturizer is loaded with vitamins and phytonutrients from Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard. I love this hypo-allergenic lightweight boost for my face and neck. With my sensitive skin I have to be really careful what I use to moisturize and my skin has adjusted very nicely!
  3. Yarok Feed Your Ends. Leave-In Conditioner for Hair. “Food for your Head. Good for the Earth.”
    I’m a huge fan of all the Yarok products. So far everything I’ve tried has made my hair feel so healthy and nourished. This leave-in conditioner is packed with vitamins, minerals and essential oils that protect your ends from blow drying or heat styling. Yarok also helps supports efforts to protect the Amazon Rainforest.
  4. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream. Kukui Nut Deep Moisturizing hypo-allergenic grand-luxe cream. Apply liberally to entire body, especially elbows and heels. Love this product so much. The Kukui nut is so moisturizing as well as nourishing for Autumn’s change in temperature. Chock full of the richest ingredients and the scent smells delicious.
  5. Alba Botanica Good & Clean. Fruit acid detox infusion. Daily detox foaming cleanser. Formulated for sensitive skin. I really love this product. The rich lathering cream breaks up oil and deep-set impurities. Hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic too. Powered by ten AHA-rich botanicals and partners with Green Tea and Rice in this detoxification and soothing refreshment.
  6. Pura Naturals Soap-Infused Sponge. Peppermint Volcano. I really love this take-anywhere sponge infused with biodegradable, vegan, and gluten-free soap! Activated with water for a robust lather. Comes in a three-pack which is really economical. Simply add water and squeeze multiple times. This sponge is infused with ground pumice and invigorating peppermint oil .Each Pura Naturals soap sponge is infused with plant-based cleansers and botanicals that are biodegradable. Not only are they great for our bodies, but also for the environment! The open-cell foam design exfoliates without the use of synthetic micro-beads and other harmful elements. They are available in: Active Charcoal, Eucalyptus Breeze, Lavender Mist (my favorite) and Citrus Splash and they even come unscented for sensitive skin.
  7. Portland Bee Balm. Unscented. I love love love this lip balm! Handmade in Portland, Oregon by beekeepers Brad & Anica. Their motto: Simple. Honest. Natural.
    Supporting Local Bees & Their Keepers. The ingredients are simply: Local Oregon beeswax, organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil, organic California extra virgin olive oil, organic Oregon peppermint essential oil. *This last ingredient is not included in the unscented version. This is the smoothest gliding, richest formula, best smelling (I personally love peppermint), lip balm and I find myself admittedly addicted! I’m also a proud fan of supporting such a sustainably minded family company. Their displays are made by a Portland Woodworker, the ink is soy-based and they don’t use paper for the labels. Instead they chose non-pulped wood designed by local artists. They do so much to support other local small businesses! This is a super company and what a perfect example they are for ethical and sustainable business practices.
  8. Beautifly Pure Facial Soap. Rose Clay & Oatmeal. This wonderful family owned small business was established in March of this year. Azalia and Tim Canan parents of three young children came up with the idea of making their own natural soap after two of their children suffered from eczema. They realized it was hard to find products that wouldn’t irritate their children’s sensitive skin.The Rose Clay & Oatmeal soap has these ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, distilled water, coconut milk, sodium hydroxide, mango butter, grapefruit & orange essential oils, oatmeal, rose clay and kaolin clay. Their products are handmade in small batches, are vegan & cruelty free and they have an impressive line of natural soap, facial soap, lotion bars, 100% natural hair serum and natural sugar scrubs. As I’ve said before, I love to support family owned and operated companies and Beautifly Pure is a great one.
  9. Organic India Tulsi Holy Basil Tea: (2) Honey Chamomile & (2) Vanilla Creme. Love these Caffeine Free and Certified Organic teas! Tulsi is considered “The Queen of Herbs” and is revered as a sacred plant infused with power. It possesses wonderful health benefits that support the body’s natural immune system while relieves the body’s negative reaction to stress. I find it mildly relaxes me and I have this tea daily. I’m a huge fan of the Rose and Jasmine flavors as well.
  10. Pacifica French Lilac Solid Perfume. Pacifica has some of my favorite scents. This particular blend was perfumed in a traditional French style, fresh with a blend of Lilac, Magnolia Leaves, Heliotrope, Ylang Ylang, Hyacinth and subtle notes of Nectarine. In a base of all natural coconut and soy wax. 100% Vegan, too! And “yes”, I know it’s Autumn, but I still love to occasionally wear light floral luscious scents in the daytime.


So how do you win?

*Tell me in the comment section how you keep yourself balanced and healthy in this upcoming Holiday season. Any “extra” efforts or secrets that you want to share?

*Then Like the following on FB & IG

Blessings to each one of you and take extra care of yourself with these gifts!

XO Good Luck Everyone


Spring is finally here and what better way to welcome the new season by owning a copy of Jolene Hart’s new book, “Eat Pretty, Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out” as well as a few other healthy Spring goodies!


I was so happy to finally meet Jolene at A Night For Green Beauty in NYC last September. She has quite an impressive following. You may know her too from her popular site; Beauty Is Wellness, where she offers one-on-one health coaching sessions. Jolene Hart has compiled a wealth of knowledge into these 208 pages. The book will weave together all the nutritional wisdom that you need to make 2014 a cleaner and more beautiful year for you! I carry this pretty little book in my bag (it’s the perfect size) at all times for jolt of inspiration. If this book doesn’t make you want to eat your vegetables and clean up your diet choices then nothing will!

I was so excited to purchase this book that I just had to get an extra in order to do this giveaway for all of you!

I’ve also included my favorite organic Roasted Dandelion Root tea for you to sip on while enjoying this informative read and of course, some delicious organic Honey to add to the tea!

What You Will Win:

  • A copy of “Eat Pretty, Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out” by Jolene Hart
  • 1 box of Organic Roasted Dandelion Tea
  • 12oz Jar of Organic Orange Blossom Honey

How To Enter:

  • Please leave me a comment on what you are doing for your health & beauty to mark the change of the seasons! or simply tell me your favorite thing about Spring!
  • Please “like” BeautyByBritanie on Facebook
  • (If you’ve already liked me on Facebook then please follow me on my other social media sites: bloglovintwitter, instagram, pinterest )

I will be choosing the winner randomly and announcing it back on this post on 4/17/14



Love & Blessings,


Valentine’s Day Giveaway *CLOSED*

Hi Everyone! I wanted to wish each and every one of you the happiest Valentine’s Day tomorrow! This is an occasion to express love and gratitude to the people that we care about. I wanted to tell you, my readers how grateful I am for your support, comments and the deep friendships that have developed through this blog.

Also to all the companies that have asked me to review their natural and organic creations, and put their trust in me, a huge thank you! Valentine’s Day is a celebration whether you’re in a relationship, or you are single. You can be your own Valentine! If you follow my blog and you are making the commitment to switch to natural and earth friendly products, then you deserve to celebrate. You love yourself enough to care about your health! I applaud you and support you!

I purchased these special goodies for this giveaway with the thought that you need to spoil yourself a little! This giveaway is valued at $150.00

Enjoy some of my favorite things-

Have a cup of the Pukka tea in your Lenox “Collage” china tea cup. Remember that even one tiny step in the direction of health is a beginning!

Osmia Organics “Oh so Soap” is gentle and the ingredients are just perfect. Saponified organic oils/butters of olive, castor bean, and mango, African pearl salt, and organic buttermilk powder, that’s it. Try and see the beauty in simplicity.

Pacifica Coconut Crushed Peal luminizing body butter, with coconut oil, pearls and sea minerals helps you shimmer and glow from the inside out. It’s ultra-moisturizing filled with  tropical phytonutrients. You will love this butter.

Suki face exfoliating foaming cleanser (sample) made with lemongrass extract, natural sugar and other beauties smells just incredible. I love the gentleness of this cleanser.

Lucky Brand crystal leaf wrist bracelet with a magnetized ball clasp. I fell in love with this accessory. And included is the matching ring in a size 7. You will love how these pieces accent your outfit.

Remember to tell the people you care about to have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

How To Enter:

  • Please leave a comment and share how you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day and if you feel like it, please share with me how you show yourself how much you care about YOU.
  • Please “like” BeautyByBritanie on Facebook
  • (If you’ve already liked me on Facebook then please follow me on my other social media sites: bloglovintwitter, instagram, pinterest )

The winner will be picked randomly and announced back on this post on 2/22/14

**This Giveaway is open internationally**


CONGRATS TO THE WINNER, SERENA (Comment #59) and thank you to everyone who tried out for this giveaway!!


If you read my latest post all about the wonderful Pollen & Wax you will have seen that I raved about this incredibly wonderful and pure company. Bee, the owner of Pollen & Wax has graciously offered to give a Typology Kit to one lucky winner here on my blog!

Choose from the different seasons and leave a comment letting me know which you would be. The lucky winner will receive the entire kit for their appropriate season!


How To Enter:

This giveaway is open only to US and Canada.

The winner will be picked randomly and announced back on this post on 2/19/14



and a huge thank you to everyone who tried out… keep out for more giveaways soon!!

GIVEAWAY | Jane Iredale Starter Kit *Closed*


Hi Everyone!

My friends at Jane Iredale have graciously offered two of my readers their new Starter Kit!

The Giveaway:

THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS for this Jane Iredale Giveaway!!!

Jane Iredale introduces the NEW Starter Kit, a skin-loving makeup system that embodies the foundation of the line with the essentials needed to reveal healthy, radiant skin. The Starter Kit makes it easy with just three steps (the Power of 3) that incorporate beneficial, multi-tasking, easy-to-use products. Bundled in a chic travel-size cosmetic case with an extra-large mirror, it’s also ideal for traveling and applying makeup on-the-go.

What You Will Win:


 Available in five shades (Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark) to suit a wide range of skin tones. Each new Starter Kit includes:

  • Smooth Affair™ Facial Primer & Brightener; (Read my review here) a luminizing, award-winning primer that nourishes and prepares the skin. It brightens, hydrates and helps makeup go on easily and last longer.
  • Amazing Base® SPF 20 Loose Mineral Powder; (Read my review here) the original foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen in one. It provides exceptional coverage with a luminous finish, and is ideal for covering brown spots, redness, eczema, rosacea and acne. Bears The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation as an effective UV sunscreen.
  • PurePressed® Base SPF 20 Mineral Foundation; the first pressed mineral foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen in one. It provides long-lasting, highly pigmented coverage with a semi-matte finish. Bears The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation as an effective UV sunscreen.
  • POMMIST™ Hydration Spray; a hydrating facial spritz with the added benefit of pomegranate extract. It conditions and protects the skin and may be used to set a mineral base and plump the skin. Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT.
  • Mini Powder Brush.
  • Travel-size cosmetic case with extra-large mirror.


  • Start with Smooth Affair to nourish and refine the skin.
  • Apply one of the skin-loving foundations with the Mini Powder Brush.
  • Finish with a nourishing spritz of POMMISST.
  • From there, all that’s needed is a swipe of mascara or a touch of bronzer to complete the look!

The new Starter Kit will be available beginning in January 2014 and will retail for $55, a $77 value.

How To Win:

  • Please leave me a comment with what shade you would be in the Jane Iredale Starter Kit (Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark)
  • Please “Like” Beauty By Britanie on Facebook

(If you’ve already liked me on Facebook then please follow me on my other social media sites: bloglovintwitter, instagram, pinterest )

That’s it! Good Luck everyone and remember THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY!

The winner will be randomly picked and announced back here on this post on 2/2/14

CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!!! Veronica (comment #47) and Brittany (comment #21)

Thank you to everyone who tried out and commented, keep a look out for more giveaways soon!



May Lindstrom Skin: The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Review + Giveaway!

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Most of you know by now how truly in love I am with not only this brand, but the woman who created it. If you are lucky enough to get to meet May and her most beautiful family, then you will understand how this luxurious skin care company is a natural offshoot of her being and her natural lifestyle. She grew May Lindstrom Skin with tender loving care and attention to the smallest detail as if it were her baby as well.

Not only is each and every one of May’s original formulations decadent in appearance, but the ingredients inside each, is as pure as it effective. She is truly a unique creator who has innovated a line different than any I’ve ever tried.


The beautiful May Lindstrom. Would you just LOOK at her skin!?

May has graciously offered a full sized Blue Cocoon beauty balm concentrate for my readers! Just in time for the Holidays (although, trust me you won’t be giving this away!)


May’s Blue Cocoon reminds me a bit of her. It’s exquisite and delicate. You need the tiniest amount of this miracle blend for it’s effectiveness. This product really helped me with my sensitive skin. It contains calming ingredients that help irritation and inflammation. Perfect for adding to your regimen especially with the harsh winter elements wrecking havoc on our delicate skin. I even gave in and let my Mom share some of this delicious treat and it not only helped her rosacea but cured some spots of eczema!

It’s packed full of powerful skin food ingredients like Blue Tansy Oil, Frankincense Oil, Virgin Marula Oil, Immortelle Oil, Schisandra Spenanthera CO2 Fruit Extract and many other Organic, Wild Harvested and Fair Traded ingredients.

Let the experience of Blue Cocoon wrap it’s arms around you and give you a hug. The aromatherapy experience of the Blue Tansy will encourage all of your anxiety to just melt away!

“May Lindstrom Skin inspires you to take your self-care routine to a new zenith of delight and indulgence. As a catalyst for decadent skin-care rituals, we invite you to create the time and space for the personal connection you deserve.”

Beauty Balm Concentrate

Tranquil. Intoxicating. Deep Calm.

Our balmy blue enchantress greets your skin with cool serenity, melting on touch to a fluid potion that tenderly envelopes you in the most decadent azule calm.

Mystical blue tansy eases feelings of emotional anxiety while releasing heat and providing nourishment and relief to delicate, inflamed and irritable skin conditions.

The Result: A complexion that is quiet, and a mind that is clear.

The Ritual: Massage a pea sized amount into damp skin following cleansing.



A full size jar (1.69 oz / 50 ml) of The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm. (Valued at $160.00)
Please share your experiences with May’s products or what about this product entices you. I’d also love it if you could share your own skincare rituals. Is there anything you’d like to see May add to her line of products? I will pick the winner at random on 12/22/13 (just in time for the holiday’s!) and announce it back on this post!



Congrats to the winner of this giveaway: Jessica (comment #22)

I cannot begin to thank each and every one of you for your in-depth responses sharing your routines. I learned so much from so many of you. Thank you so much for opening up and sharing all of your experiences. I will be doing many more giveaways in the future and there will be more opportunities to win things! Thank you again so much. xoxo

CV Skinlabs: Review, Before & After Photos + Giveaway *CLOSED*


I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Britta Aragon, founder + creator of CV Skinlabs during the Night For Green Beauty Event in NYC. She gave me some products and samples to try out and I fell in love with everything so much that I purchased a full size of the Calming Moisture Cream (which I have been using every single day on my face & neck). I also use the Restorative Balm, Rescue + Relief Spray and the Body Repair Lotion literally every single day since receiving.

Behind The Brand:

Britta discovered her passion for promoting safe self-care through her experience as a caregiver during her father’s eight-year battle with cancer. A survivor of Hodgkin’s disease herself, she understands firsthand the devastating effects cancer and cancer treatments can have on the skin. When she tried products specifically targeted for “sensitive skin,” they were often laden with potentially harmful chemicals that actually irritated her father’s fragile skin. She became acutely aware of how devastating the side effects from drugs and medical treatments could be. Inspired and determined to help others, she founded Cinco Vidas in 2008, and dedicated her work to her father’s legacy.

My Experience:

I may be a “beauty blogger” but I am human and I do experience reactions and skin problems! I am sharing these photos because it’s important to know that there are natural products out there to help with skin issues!

I recently had a horrible product reaction (the only downside to testing many products!) which resulted in a severe case of contact dermatitis on my face. I ended up at the doctors office because the pain was so bad I literally couldn’t handle the burning and itching. The doctor prescribed both oral and topical steroids for the dermatitis. I opted to not do either and instead I have been using only the Restorative Balm and Calming Moisture Cream on my face and within just two days the dermatitis went from severe to moderate and now another day later it is barely visible. Don’t believe me? The proof is in the pudding…

(the first photo is yellow because it was taken inside and the other two were outside. There is no editing on any of these!)

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Contact Dermatitis Before and After Photos Using CV Skinlabs:

  • Day 1: I woke up with my face entirely swollen, my eyes could barely open and both of my cheeks, especially the left side was red and blistered.
  • Day 2: After using the Calming Moisture Cream and the Rescue + Relief Spray the redness on the cheeks started to dissipate, the redness went down and the itching subsided immensely. My eyelids also felt and started to look much less swollen.
  • Day 3: I added the Restorative Balm on top of the Calming Moisture for the night and woke up with my skin looking drastically better, no more swollen eyes and there is even a glow to my cheeks!

My skin is still not 100% and I don’t expect it to be for awhile because this dermatitis was incredibly severe and has made my skin extra sensitive. I have had a hard time wearing makeup or using anything other than CV Skinlabs on my face. I am so thankful to have these products in my life at a time like this when my skin literally needs the ingredients.

I can honestly say that I have found my holy grail skincare brand for my sensitive skin. I recommend all four products in this line and literally can’t be without any of them.


In honor of my serious love affair with CV Skinlabs I am doing a giveaway with the very first product I fell in love with from this line: The Restorative Balm.This little baby helps to keep my lips kissable, my cuticles strong, my hands soft and best of all it keeps any eyelid eczema I am prone to completely at bay!

If you suffer from eczema, dermatitis, dry or sensitive skin: YOU NEED TO TRY THIS




One full size (0.5 oz) Restorative Skin Balm

Advanced Therapy For Burned, Wounded, Irritated Skin

One-hundred percent natural, non-petrolatum, cure-all balm instantly softens severely dry and chapped skin. Perfect for eczema, scars, lips and cuticles. A favorite among celebrity makeup artists.

This petrolatum-free, nourishing salve moisturizes and helps protect from environmental aggressors. Instantly softens severely dry, rough and chapped skin including lips, cuticles, eczema, cuts, scrapes, IV areas, abrasions, chaffing, new scars and any other areas needing TLC.

How To Win:

  1. Leave a comment telling me if you are familiar with CV Skinlabs and why you are interested in winning this product!
  2. “Like” my Facebook page (If you already like it, please share this giveaway on your wall or with friends. If you don’t have a Facebook page then subscribe to my blog via email which is located on the sidebar of the main page.)

The winner will be randomly picked and announced back here on this post on 11/28/13


GIVEAWAY! Jane Iredale Goodies + Other Treats! *CLOSED*


Just because summer is technically over doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be using SPF daily and preserving a healthy summer glow. So today I bring you a wonderful giveaway to help with that. This giveaway features some amazing products from Jane Iredale which I use daily and absolutely love. The Powder-Me SPF is perfect for on-the go SPF touch ups and never leaves over a white cast. The Pommist is so refreshing and the LipDrink is delightful and helps to keep your lips protected from the sun while moisturizing at the same time!

I also added in a few goodies including the most delicious brown sugar candle and some healthy and yummy teas to enjoy during the Fall and Winter months!


What You Will Win:

  • Jane Iredale POMMIST Hydration Spray (full size)
  • Jane Iredale Tantasia  (two sample sizes)
  • Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF30  (sample size)
  • Jane Iredale LipDrink (full size AND sample size)
  • Jane Iredale Cosmetic Bag
  • Flora & Fauna Brown Sugar Cinnamon Hand Poured Soy Candle
  • Wisdom Nectar Wake-Up Teas (Black Sage Tea, Purifying & Rejuvenating Tea and Happy Qi Tea)

How To Win:

  1. Leave a comment telling me if you are familiar with Jane Iredale products and if you love them as much as I do!
  2. “Like” my Facebook page (If you already like it, please share this giveaway on your wall or with friends. If you don’t have a Facebook page then subscribe to my blog via email which is located on the sidebar of the main page.)

The winner will be randomly picked and announced back here on this post on 11/10/13


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