Anniversary Giveaway from Good Earth Beauty and Lee-Lai

logo-good-earth-beautyI knew that the title would get you right away. Who doesn’t love to win something? When Good Earth Beauty learned it was our anniversary they kindly sent over some deluxe samples of their products for us to use in a giveaway. There will be three US/Canada winners so read on to learn about Good Earth Beauty and Lee-Lai and what you can win.good earth beauty giveaway

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whips deluxe sample size

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whips deluxe sample size

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip is one delightful product. It’s currently available in 5 fragrances and more may be on the way. This is one of Good Earth Beauty’s most popular products. good earth beauty shower whips

Shower Whips are exfoliating shower soaps. No need for any other cleansers since these do double duty. You can use these on your face and body! I have two of these in the giveaway – the amazing Chocolate Amour and and the incredible Pink Lemonade.

Chocolate Amour Scent Description –  A seductive and lingering chocolate fragrance – the unsweetened chocolate acts as an aphrodisiac with notes of vanilla and bitter orange. An ideal fragrance to offer for your chocoholics.

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Amour Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Amour Shower Whip

Pink Lemonade Scent Description – Recapture your youth with this memory provoking fragrance. Includes top notes of lemon, orange and pineapple. Sweet strawberry and lime at the heart. Concludes with a creamy vanilla base.

Good Earth Beauty Pink Lemonade Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Pink Lemonade Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip open

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip open

Which one would win your heart? Hard to choose with these descriptions. And the creaminess is intoxicating.
Good Earth Beauty carries a huge variety of natural and organic products (only cruelty free ones) so it should be a go-to site for all your Earth Day needs. One of their many brands is Lee-Lai Natural Skincare.lee lai

I was sent two of their bath & body deluxe samples for this giveaway. The first is Lee-Lai Camelia & Coconut All Over Body Oil. If you haven’t joined the body oil club then you don’t know what you are missing. These oils aren’t oily, they are meant to exfoliate, smooth & renew your skin. You’ll love the feel of your body with an oil on.

Lei-Lai All Over Oil

Lei-Lai All Over Oil

Lee-Lai Rose Hip + Shea Body Cream with Lavender & Jasper is a matching body cream meant to repair, hydrate, and protect. Together these make a mighty duo.  —  Marcia

Good Earth Beauty has free shipping on their products and I have a 10% off code to use on their amazing site: BEAUTY10.  Just add that at checkout and you’ll get an extra 10% off!

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Today’s anniversary giveaway will have 3 winners – 1 winner for GEB Chocolate Amour Shower Whip, 1 winner for GEB Pink Lemonade Shower Whip, and 1 winner for both Lee-Lei products. But the giveaway doesn’t stop there. If you are one of the three winners you’ll receive a package of goodies that includes eye colors, lip colors, skincare samples, haircare samples. As many as I can fit in the package will be yours.

By now you should know the routine: You MUST be an email subscriber of Beauty Info Zone and you MUST comment. Without those two you are o.u.t. The 3 winners can be from the US or Canada. This giveaway ends on 5/2/17 at 11:59 pm EST. If comments close please email me at [email protected] and label it Good Earth Beauty.

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Cleaning up with Good Earth Beauty (and a giveaway)

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You’ve read about Good Earth Beauty several times on Beauty Info Zone. This is a brand that we are always happy to receive for articles and even happier to use. The Good Earth Beauty site is one that sells brands that are both natural and organic and in addition they’ve created their own brand which has all that goodness. Today we have a few bath and body products to share with you and also a giveaway.

MARCIA is using SHOWER WHIP

Shower Whip is an exfoliating whip that is also a soap. It’s available in 5 scrumptious fragrances: Flower Cart, Pink Lemonade, Chocolate Amour, Coconut Lime, and Lavender Vanilla.

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip in Flower Cart

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip in Flower Cart

They are available in 12 oz tubs and all contain natural ingredients. I was sent a smaller size to test out. What I’ve found is that it’s gentle enough for both my face and body.

Ingredients:

Organic RAW Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Powdered Volcanic Ash, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Oil, Natural fragrance and essential oils.

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Flower Cart is the one I have and the one that our giveaway winner will be receiving. The Good Earth Beauty description says it all: “Flower Cart Scent Description – Filled with the delightful and perfectly balanced aromas of blooming tulips, heavenly frangipani, purple hyacinth, exotic orchid and sweet lily of the valley.”

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

The granules in the whip are very subtle which I think is best for my skin. I want to add moisture to my skin, not remove it with harshness. It washes off well with either my hands or a wash cloth leaving a subtle scent behind. This isn’t a sugar scrub or a salt scrub, instead I believe the granules are from the powdered volcanic ash. Since it contains shea butter along with oils it’s a good moisturizing scrub that only strips away the dead skin and leaves behind softness.

LISA is using STRAWBERRY MARGARITA BODY WASH and STRAWBERRY LIP SCRUBGood Earth Beauty

This is one of those times I really wish our blog had a ‘scratch and sniff’ feature. The super scrumptious strawberry scent for both the Strawberry Margarita Body Wash ($18) and the Strawberry Lip Scrub ($8.25) is out of this world. These can be purchased separately, or – even better – together. The 8 0z. bottle of body wash and a 1 oz. jar of lip scrub set goes for just $20, a really terrific value.

Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Margarita Body WashThe Strawberry Margarita Body Wash is a very hydrating wash that scrubs up to a soft foam. It has some great ingredients, including organic milk and honey, that make it a very soothing soap that works for sensitive skin. The scent is a combination of fresh lime and ripe strawberry, along with just a hint of lemon. I am not kidding when I say that it smells INCREDIBLY delicious. It isn’t sugary sweet like some strawberry fragrances.  It’s more of a grown up take – I guess maybe that’s good since it’s modeled after an alcoholic drink – yet it will still take you back to your childhood and soft summer days picking ripe, juicy strawberries.  Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Lip ScrubGood Earth Beauty inside Strawberry Lip ScrubAnother mouth-watering scent can be found in the Strawberry Lip Scrub. It smells and tastes so darn good (the taste I am sure thanks to the sugar that puts the scrub into the product). A tiny scoop of the sugary scrub with a bit of water makes for a delicious exfoliating treatment for lips that leaves them plump and perfect. So yummy I really can’t get enough. All of Good Earth Beauty products have no parabens, pesticides, petroleum, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, or artificial colors, and they are handmade with love in the USA.

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Good Earth Beauty is offering their Shower Whip in Flower Cart along with the Strawberry Lip Scrub to one US BIZ subscriber. This giveaway is open through 3/13/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If our comment section closes please email us your comment to [email protected] and label it Good Earth. Be sure you click “I commented” when you do this or Rafflecopter won’t recognize your entry. Thanks for entering, you’ll love this prize.

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Farmhouse Fresh and fabulous holiday buys

Welcome back to Makeup Wars. We took a break over the summer which then extended into the fall but we’re excited about being able to come back full force now. Today’s topic is Holiday Beauty Buys. My beauty buys aren’t quite within the norm since I’m taking you into bath and body products specifically from Farmhouse Fresh. I didn’t want to go the typical route with cosmetics since I’m sure the rest of the crew will be sharing theirs. I’m so enamored with Farmhouse Fresh and I think they make great gifts for holidays, hostess gifts, housewarming gifts, and, most important, for you!

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Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness Body Sampler

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness Body Sampler

I only have one of the many Farmhouse Fresh gifts but I hope that will change. SWEEPING SOFTNESS is a 3 step sampler for your body. What you’ll get is a ready to wrap box with three of Farmhouse Fresh’s top selling body products. For $18 you’ll be able to see what bloggers rave and rave about. The plastic jars each contain 1 fl oz of product. Enough for many uses and enough to tempt you to try these full size or other FHF products.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Scrub, Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, Agave Nectar Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Scrub, Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, Agave Nectar Body Oil

Start your day in the shower with Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub. This has been on Oprah’s Favorite List so it’s easy to understand why it was chosen for this set. When you open the jar you’ll see the sea salt and silky rice bran oil. I mix them together with a tiny spatula that I have from a previous jar, then scoop it out to exfoliate my body with its goodness.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub

It melts on my skin while hydrating it with the oil. The fragrance is sweet and luscious; it will remind you of baking sugar cookies.

From there you want to apply Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, a fluffy body cream that smells like a vanilla layer cake just out of the oven. It’s really wonderful for dry skin as it contains shea butter, vitamin E packed jojoba and soybean oils. Your skin is going to be so soft after. While this smells good enough to eat, save it for your body. My legs are eating this up.

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream Shea Butter

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream Shea Butter

Before dressing give yourself a wonderful experience with the Agave Nectar Body Oil. I’ve previously raved about the FHF Body Oils so having this one is a delight. Since it’s in a jar it’s harder to use though which is why I cut part of the liner off. This is an oil so you don’t want to spill it and waste the delight inside.

Farmhouse Fresh Agave Nectar Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Agave Nectar Body Oil

FHF describes the smell as similar to Tiramisu with an oat milk scent. I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything quite like this fragrance wise. I smell vanilla in it too. “Barley, Sandalwood and Amurense bark combine with Agave Nectar and a blend of natural oils to deeply hydrate without a greasy afterfeel.” These oils are heaven scent. They don’t leave my body feeling oily and they don’t cloy with their scent. I notice the fragrance for a while but it never interferes with my day.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness

Sweeping Softness is a perfect gift for any woman you know even if you have no idea of what she likes. It’s the kind of item to have on hand for a last minute gift or to take with you. While I highly recommend it for you too to have the chance to try 3 amazing products from Farmhouse Fresh there are two other gift sets that look pretty amazing too.

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors has 3 shea butter items within: This travel trio of our best-selling shea butters is ready to quench on-the-go. Whoopie! Cream (scented like fresh-baked whoopie pies), Rainbow Road (scented with coconut and Bartlett Pears), and Fluffy Bunny (a light lavender mint julep) bring along decadent scents and the promise to hydrate – wherever you may be!

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery is a face mask kit containing Guac Star Avocado Mask for hydration, Splendid Dirt Organic Pumpkin Mud Mask for radiance, and exfoliate to smooth perfection with Pudding Apeel Tapioca Glycolic Mask. I’ve used both the Guac Star and Pudding Apeel and know that they are outstanding.

No matter which of these is your choice, you can’t go wrong. There aren’t enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe how I feel about Farmhouse Fresh and these holiday gift sets will make your days and nights a lot brighter.  —  Marcia

Join the Makeup Wars team to see what else stands out for the holidays this year. Enjoy their posts.


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Make your shower Be Delectable with these luscious items

beDelectable Lemon & Cream Shower delights

be Delectable Lemon & Cream Shower delights

Whatever you do, don’t take a shower for granted. I know I never will again. When I was away from home recovering from my accident and then learning to walk without pain, I dreamt about taking a hot shower and in my dreams were these three products from be Delectable. They were sent for review before I fell and I put them aside to photograph before moving them into my shower.  I was miserable when I was in rehabilitation and one of the reasons was not being able to easily take a shower. I’d lay in my hospital bed dreaming of the unbelievable aroma of Lemon & Cream items from be Delectable. Even worse once I got home I couldn’t get upstairs for over a month to jump into my shower with be Delectable.

Now the situation has changed and I live for my daily showers. I sit there with my Lemon & Cream Supremely Rich Body Wash ($10) and the Lemon & Cream Super Smoothing Body Polish ($14) by my side. It’s wonderful!

be Delectable Supremely Rich Body Wash

be Delectable Supremely Rich Body Wash

be Delectable Body  Wash

be Delectable Body
Wash

I soap up with the rich and bubbly Body Wash and get myself clean. The scent is divine, it’s a little bit lemon and a little bit sweet cream. It’s not the least bit overpowering. My skin feels extremely refreshed and yet still moisturized with this body wash. It’s not drying like some products in this category can be. It’s enriched with both aloe vera and coconut oil to hydrate your body.

be Delectable Super Smoothing Body Polish

be Delectable Super Smoothing Body Polish

I’ve become devoted to exfoliation after my ordeal. I couldn’t believe how dry my skin became from all I had gone through. My skin was flaking to the extreme. I’d wake up in the morning and see another set of skin on my sheets. I’m not going without exfoliation these days and the Body Polish is perfect for daily use. It’s gentle yet effective. It contains very finely ground apricot shells to do the exfoliation. Since that’s a product of nature, you aren’t jamming up the waterways with microbeads. I use a washcloth after to make sure that I’ve gotten it all off and usually follow up with the Body Wash.

be Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion

be Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion

be Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion

be Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion

Once out of the shower I add to this with the Triple Moisture Body Lotion. My trifecta! This lotion is perfect for me since it’s rich but not sticky. I can put on a pair of slacks quickly without feeling I’m mucking up the inside. The lotion is moisturizing and keeping that extra skin from flaking all over. It contains aloe vera, coconut oil and shea butter to keep your skin soft. Plus the fragrance is perfect with the Body Wash and Body Polish. I love it when I catch a soft whiff of lemon during the day.

Be Delectable is a division of Cake Beauty so you know just from the names of these two companies that you are in for something to delight your senses. Their products come in 4 different scents: Strawberry & Cream, Vanilla & Cream, Coconut & Cream, and my wonderful choice of Lemon & Cream. (Lisa has reviewed some other products and scents that you can read with this link.)

Look at this cute trio! It would not only make a great gift but it’s a perfect way to try out the products and see what scent you like. ($14)

be Delectable trio

be Delectable trio

  • Be Delectable Lemon & Cream Body Wash (60 mL)
  • Be Delectable Lemon & Cream Hair & Body Wash (60 mL)
  • Be Delectable Lemon & Cream Body Lotion (60 mL)

What’s wonderful about be Delectable products is that they are sold at Kohl’s (as well as online). If you are a Kohl’s shopper then you know about their coupons and rewards which are wonderful. You can indulge in some wonderful products for yourself and use your rewards for gifts (or vice versa). No guilt involved with these three delicious items or the be Delectable line.

Which of the available scents would be your favorite? You know I’m all about this lemon! — Marcia

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So long cellulite? Orlane Aqua Svelte Slimming Scrub

I’ve always thought that the ultimate high-end beauty line was Orlane. Every time I am in Saks or Neiman’s, I stop at the counter and marvel at the cool minimalist packaging and the fabulously chic products.  Orlane sent their Aqua Svelte Slimming Scrub ($65) to try, and I couldn’t wait to see if it would magically turn me into a gorgeous French model with perfect legs.

Why yes, that is me!!  (photo from styleite.com)

Why yes, that is me!! (photo from styleite.com)

Aqua Svelte Slimming Scrub is a shower gel that does three things:  detoxifies, exfoliates, and reduces the appearance of cellulite. Marine algae is an emollient as well as an antioxidant. The sea salt is an exfoliant and it’s small enough grains to not irritate my skin. The caffeine and ginger are anti-inflammatory ingredients that actually constrict the skin, which help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Orlane Aqua Svelte

Orlane Aqua Svelte

Orlane Aqua Svelte

Orlane Aqua Svelte Slimming Scrub with Algae and Sea Salt

The texture of the scrub is described as an “iron fist in a velvet glove”, which I have officially adopted as my ‘mom’ motto. Warm water releases the exfoliants and other ingredients, and the scent is wonderful – just like you would imagine a Parisian spa would smell. To get the best results, don’t be afraid to really pummel yourself while scrubbing. Vigorous massage and hot water followed by a quick blast of cold water gets the best results.

Orlane Aqua Svelte

Orlane Aqua Svelte

see the magic scrubbies?

see the magic scrubbies?

I guess it’s easy to figure out how this story ends – no I have not magically become a gorgeous French model with perfect legs. Nevertheless, my short, somewhat dimply and definitely not perfect legs look better when I use my Aqua Svelte Slimming Scrub…and I certainly feel pampered. It is as close as I can come to relaxing in a spa in Paris.  So if it’s in your budget to go Parisian in your shower, this is a great little indulgence.   – Lisa

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I’m beginning a new ritual with RITUALS bath and body products

RITUALS Fortune Scrub & Touch of Happiness body cream

RITUALS Fortune Scrub & Touch of Happiness body cream

Typically I’m not a bath and body type person but when a brand like RITUALS comes into my life I take another look and decide that I need to make some changes. RITUALS is a European brand that is now in the United States in stores like Barneys NYC. It was started in 2000 by Raymond Cloosterman because of his beliefs that life could be a little more meaningful if we just looked at the smallest things and found happiness in those. He created a brand that is luxurious and enriching to our bodies and our souls.

The RITUALS collections are created based on Eastern customs and traditions. The ingredients they use are chosen to be distinctive for the category they use them. The company is socially responsible and creates products that are never tested on animals, are vegan, dermatologist tested and use sustainable sources for packaging. One of the things that totally warms my heart is their philanthropic ideals – they have committed resources to Tiny Miracles Foundation which aims to break the cycle of proverty in Mumbai, India. Seeing the video on this page will help you understand why this foundation is so important.rituals tiny miracles

While it’s obvious I’m impressed with the company and their manifesto, this is a review of products. I was sent two items from the Laughing Buddha line. The Laughing Buddha was a famous monk from 1100 years ago whose smile was so infectious that it brought happiness everywhere he went. Rubbing his belly is a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

Since I only have the representation of the Laughing Buddha on the beautiful bright orange packaging I’ll just do my rubbing on my body with Fortune Scrub ($17/5 fl oz) and Touch of Happiness Body Cream ($25/6.7 fl oz). There are other great sounding products in the Laughing Buddha line including Fortune Oil (a shower oil) and Happy Mist.

RITUALS Fortune Scrub

RITUALS Fortune Scrub

Fortune Scrub started slowly with me in the shower. Even though I did sniff tests, sometimes you just can’t tell how strong a fragrance is going to be. I started with my legs and noticed just how smooth they felt after using this scrub. There are small scrubbies in it to exfoliate without scratching.

RITUALS Fortune Scrub

RITUALS Fortune Scrub

RITUALS Fortune Scrub

RITUALS Fortune Scrub

Fortune Scrub contains Sweet Orange extract and Cedar Wood oil. The combination of the orange with the cedar wood is invigorating without being sweet. Since Fortune Scrub passed the leg test, it’s now moved on to my entire body. This isn’t too strong for me to use 3x a week and it adds in some needed moisture. Plus it’s easy to wash off without leaving anything behind.

RITUALS Fortune Scrub

RITUALS Fortune Scrub

I did the same leg test with Touch of Happiness Body Cream.

RITUALS Touch of Happiness Body Cream

RITUALS Touch of Happiness Body Cream

I can be especially picky with body creams and lotions since they linger but happily the combination of Sweet Orange and Cedar Wood has made my skin sweet smelling and soft as can be. Touch of Happiness is a very rich and thick body cream, it’s got a whipped cream formula. You’d think with a cream this lush that it would be hard for it to dry down so you could get dressed but that’s not the case. Sure I have to give it several minutes but after it’s a pleasure to toss on a pair of slacks and notice legs that are soft as silk. I’ve even allowed this to move up my body since the warm scent is pleasant and not too noticeable. It also contains a unique blend of antioxidants, Vitamin E and the strengthening ingredient Centella Asiatica.

RITUALS Touch of Happiness Body Cream

RITUALS Touch of Happiness Body Cream

For me to love a bath and body line like the RITUALS Laughing Buddha line is indeed incredible for me. I love the natural fragrances, I think the line is very reasonably priced, and I’m thrilled with how the skin on my body has lapped this up. RITUALS might just be the line that converts me from being a fragrance-phobe.

Have you tried anything from Rituals that you love? — Marcia

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Fortune scrub

INGREDIENTS: AQUA/ WATER, GLYCERIN, SILICA, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, PARFUM/ FRAGRANCE, PEG-100 STEARATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL EXTRACT, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDARWOOD) OIL, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, CITRONELLOL, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, CITRIC ACID.

Touch of Happiness:

INGREDIENTS:  AQUA / WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, CETEARETH-20, PHENOXYETHANOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, ISOHEXADECANE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CETEARETH- 12, ALLANTOIN, CARBOMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, LINALOOL, CETYL PALMITATE, ALCOHOL, OLUS (VEGETABLE) OIL, LIMONENE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CITRONELLOL, CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU COLA) HERB EXTRACT, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDER) WOOD EXTRACT, BAMBUSA VULGARIS LEAF EXTRACT, RIBOFLAVIN, SORBIC ACID.