This September, I’m hosting 5 weeks of giveaway on the blog to celebrate my birthday month and first year of being a #greenbeauty. A new giveaway will be posted every Monday, and each contest will be opened for a week. All winners will be announced on Monday, 6 October 2014.
short, small, & sweet giveaway: Integrity Botanicals is treating 1 lucky reader to a make-up set from W3LL PEOPLE!
Integrity Botanicals is one of my favorite online retailers to shop for green beauty brands. They recently revamped their site and so the shopping experience is now even better! Currently, you can find more than 40 natural/organic brands in their store, and co-founder Terri, is constantly adding more brands to carry in her store. I love Integrity Botanicals for their wide selection, free samples with every order, and they offer free 2-day priority shipping for orders over $50, which is super awesome.
The kind folks at Integrity Botanicals are giving away an incredible make-up set by W3LL PEOPLE (total retail value of $158.50)! Co-founder, Terri, has hand-picked these items with which the winner will be able to re-create the smoky-eye-nude-lips look, a NYFW 2014 look from Oscar de la Renta. This W3LL PEOPLE make-up set includes:
Purist Mineral Blush in #62 Satin Coral Pink
Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick in #2 Moonstone Glow (recently renamed to the Bio-Brightener Stick)
Elitist Mineral Eye Shadow in #87 Taupe
Hypnotist Mineral Eye Pencil in Black
Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara in Black
Nudist Colorbalm Lip Shine Stick in #7 Nude
Bio Extreme Lip Gloss in Natural
To enter this giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. The more options you complete, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway is opened from now to 21 September, 11.59pm, open internationally.
The winner will be announced on Monday, 6 October. Winners are picked by random through Rafflecopter, and will be contacted by Ru after the winners are announced. If no response is received from the selected winner(s) within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected on random.
In the green beauty world, we’re now fortunate to have many brand options available that offers us products made using natural and organic ingredients. However, Laurel Whole Plant Organics strives to do more than that.
“As we are awakening and learning where our food comes from, this is also a time to be aware of where our skin care comes from, how its made, and what is in it. The most effective skin care is raw, organic, farm sourced, handcrafted, and made with love. It’s time to raise the bar for skin care ingredients.” – Laurel
All of the plants and herbs used in Laurel Whole Plant Organics’ products are grown organically and directly sourced from local farmers. They’re then processed by the company itself – meaning they do not bulk purchase chemically-processed plant extracts, in which the integrity and quality of ingredients may be compromised. As such, you can be confident that Laurel WPO gives you 100% natural, non-synthetic elements derived from nature.
I am proud to say that I’ve been using the Balance Serum* daily for 2 straight months now, 2 drops a day, morning and night. This is a huge feat considering it’s my “job” to test and try a bunch of beauty products. I received the serum in July, which was perfect timing when summer was setting in and I realized I didn’t have a facial oil that was light enough for the warm/humid weather.
Some times, natural is not enough. Whole plants and herbs are, and that is the basis for Californian skin care brand, Laurel Whole Plant Organics.
Formerly known as Sequoia Beauty, the company re-branded to Laurel Whole Plant Organics in early 2014, which also brought along updated and new formulas for the entire line. Born from the hands of Laurel Shaffer, the company believes deeply in sourcing for and utilizing only the purest of ingredients in their raw forms, which is the only way to maintain efficiency and potency of every product they create.
On the quest for internal health we would never compromise ingredients; our skin should be given that same opportunity to thrive.” – Laurel
I was very excited when I learnt about the re-launch of Laurel WPO, and for the past 2 months I’ve been enjoying some of Laurel’s products, which I can’t wait to share with you! But for today, let’s meet the plant-loving founder and creator, Laurel:
This wonderful tag has been going around, and I was requested by Liz, Jade, and Nic to show my Signature Summer Look. I thought I should get it up quickly, before we officially enter the Fall season!
This tag was created by Nath from Beautycalypse, and the rules are:
Create your Signature Summer Look, make your post as detailed or casual as you like (the style of your post is completely up to you, you can include a how-to video or a step-by-step visual, or only the look + description) and then post it following these rules:
Link back to this post so I can include you + and title your post as I have.
Only use make-up products that you own for 6 months minimum. No exceptions! And have a lot of fun creating, as though you were introducing your own collection.
It’s on to the 2nd week of celebration! I’m hosting 5 weeks of giveaway on the blog to commemorate my birthday month and first year of being a #greenbeauty. A new giveaway will be posted every Monday, and each contest will be opened for a week. All winners will be announced on Monday, 6 October 2014.
short, small, & sweet giveaway: Rosemira Organics is treating 4 lucky readers to a skincare sample kit each!
Rosemira Organics uses the purest ingredients in their products, and founder, Dr. Mira, created the formulas based on her knowledge of herbs, nutrition and Chinese Medicine. My top faves are their Spring Flowers Calming toner, and Lavender & Geranium Deep Cleansing masque (both reviewed here).
Each set will include sample sizes of a cleanser, a toner, and a serum. There will be 4 winners for this giveaway, and each winner will get to choose 1 sample skit that suits their skin type: normal, combination, mature, or sensitive skin.
To sweeten the deal, Rosemira Organics has also kindly offered everyone a site-wide 20% discount! Simply enter the code: ‘SHORTSMALLSWEET20′ at check-out (valid till 4 October 2014).
To enter this giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. The more options you complete, the more chances you have to win! The giveaway is open from now to 14 September, 11.59pm, to US and Canada residents only.
The winners will be announced on Monday, 6 October. Winners are picked by random through Rafflecopter, and will be contacted by Ru after the winners are announced. If no response is received from the selected winner(s) within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected on random.
hello I'm Ru // short, small, & sweet is a green beauty blog which documents my quest in transiting to natural/organic skincare. I made the switch to green skin care after my move to the US in 2013. On this site you can find reviews of green beauty products and my personal experiences with them, healthy recipes, and also my knitting projects.