Valentine’s Day Beauty Ideas, Plus a Good Earth Beauty Giveaway!

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away!  Do you have any plans yet?  My husband and I usually give gifts, then stay home with the kids.  Romantic, huh? LOL!

Below are some great beauty products that you can use for V-Day or give as a gift. There is also a Good Earth Beauty giveaway, at the end of the review.

Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream in Silky Red
Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream in Silky Red
Essence Stay Matte Lip Cream in Silky Red ($2.99 USD)This ravishing lip gloss in silky red, complete with a semi-matte creamy formula, delivers a natural opaque coloring sans the shine and stickiness. Super long-lasting, this gloss oozes sex appeal and is sure to elevate any look.
I gave this lip color to my 18-year-old daughter who can pull off reds.  She loves it.  It’s a really bright shade of red that lasts a long time!
Available at Ulta stores and www.ulta.com.
Valentine Edition-Anti-Stress Shower & Bath Gel
Valentine Edition-Anti-Stress Shower & Bath Gel

Shower your love with kisses on February 14th!  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Kiss My Face introduces a Limited Edition Shower Gel set available in playful packaging.  These foaming formulas combine hydrotherapy and aromatherapy to cleanse, soothe and invigorate the skin.  Infused with skin balancing botanicals including juniper, jasmine and lavender, these gels offer a special way to prep the skin for Valentine’s Day. The different scents are:

Peaceful Patchouli Shower & Bath Gel

  • ·         Uplifting patchouli oil moisturizes, clarifies and balances the skin
  • ·         Comflower helps to tone and soothe the skin
  • ·         Olive oil provides added moisture 

Kiss My Face Early To Rise Shower & Bath Gel

  • ·         Hydrotherapy and aromatherapy work together to stimulate and invigorate the skin
  • ·         Exhilarates the senses with botanicals including bay, basil, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen 

Kiss My Face Early To Bed Shower & Bath Gel

  • ·         Creates a relaxing oasis out of bath time
  • ·         Utilizes clove, chamomile, jasmine, lavender and ylang ylang to calm and soothe the skin 

Kiss My Face Anti Stress Shower & Bath Gel

  • ·         Infused with natural herbs and botanicals to rejuvenate, soothe and purify skin
  • ·         Woodland pine and ginseng create a tranquil aromatic environment

The Limited Edition Kiss My Face Valentine’s Day Shower Gels (16 oz) are available for $10.95 at Whole Foods, Natural Supermarkets, KissMyFace.com and natural thinking retailers nationwide

Good Earth Beauty Lip Balm
Good Earth Beauty Lip Balm

— A Good Earth Beauty Exclusive – soothing and moisturizing – helps heal chapped lips – comes in a convenient sized .25 oz tin. All natural ingredients.  Available in Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Pink Lemonade, Bubble Gum and Lavender Vanilla.

I have been sampling the Lavender Vanilla balm.  It smells and feels fantastic and is flavor-free.

GIVEAWAY:  I’m giving away a three-pack of these balms to one lucky winner in White Chocolate, Pink Lemonade and Bubble Gum.

TO ENTER:  Leave a comment on my blog.

I will announce the winner on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th.  Please enter by the 13th.  Available to United States residents only.

Good Luck!

Kiss My Face Oral Care Value Packs

Achieving a healthy and beautiful smile doesn’t haveto come at a steep price, thanks to Kiss My Face’s oral care value packs.  Kiss My Face is now offering its naturally fresh toothpaste  in value packs.  For a beautiful smile, customers can buy two3.4 oz tubes of toothpaste for $8.99 (usually $5.99 per tube)).  Each deal is sure to keep teeth bright, happy and healthy!

Kiss My Face Whitening and Triple Action Toothpaste Value Packs Xylitol and Aloe Vera gel promote a healthy smile.  Formulas are free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, parabens and artificial flavors and colors.

·        Whitening toothpaste contains Olive Leaf Extract, Peppermint Oil and Icelandic Moss, a natural whitening agent

·        Triple Action toothpaste contains Herbal Extract, Olive Leaf Extract and Tea Tree oil to cleanse and act as an antiseptic; it incorporates Co Q10 to promote healthy gums

The Kiss My Face Toothpaste Value Packs are available starting for $8.99 at www.KissMyFace.com.

As Summer Winds Down, Keep Your Skin Healthy With Natural Products From The Vitamin Shoppe

I love that you can use natural products, and get great results for your skin at the same time.  Win, win! Try one of the following products — you will love them!

Vitamin C W/Coq10 Facial Cleanser from Beauty Without Cruelty ($11.99 USD) — This wonderful softening facial cleanser contains Organic aloe vera gel, organic botanical infusion (chamomile, calendula, lavender), Co-enzyme Q10 and many other natural ingredients.  It does not contain parabens, animal ingredients and it is not tested on animals.

Kiss My Face Face Factor Spf 30 For Face and Neck ($11.99 USD) — Kiss My Face combines Oat Protein and Oat Beta Glucan, a dynamic duo of patented ingredients that reduce irritation and inflammation and fight against damaging free radicals as they moisturize your skin. This contains UVA/UVB Protection, it is water-resistant and is 100% paraben free.

Vanilla Honey Spf 15 Lip Balm by Kiss My Face ($3.29 USD) — Smooth, soothe and protect chapped lips organically with this 72% organic treatment. It works quickly to return your lips to a happy state with SPF 15 and tasty vanilla honey flavor. This product contains no animal ingredients, artificial colors, or unnecessary  chemicals and was not tested on animals.

One With Nature’s Shea Body Wash ($8.49 USD) — With a sweet and soothing scent, this ultra moisturizing body wash provides a thick, rich lather to gently cleanse the skin.  Shea butter and natural minerals, muds and salt of the Dead Sea Basin moisturize your skin and leave it feeling clean, healthy and rejuvenated.

100% Pure Cosmetics Honey Almond Body Scrub ($22.99 USD)  Juicy and invigorating body scrub smoothes away bumps and flakes for incredibly silky soft skin.  Fruit oils deeply moisturize while anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants nourish.  Fruit acids brighten gently for a healthy glow.  No harsh detergents, no synthetic chemicals, no artificial fragrances or any other toxins that can strip, irritate or dehydrate your delicate skin.  Truly, 100% Pure.

All products are available for purchase at The Vitamin Shoppe or at http://www.vitaminshoppe.com.

Kiss My Face Olive Bar Multipacks Big Deal!

For centuries the people of the Mediterranean have recognized the benefits of Olive Oil to nourish and moisturize the skin.  Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz, founders of Kiss My Face, recognized these benefits back in the early 1980’s and began selling their first product, olive soap imported from Greece.  Today, this unique cleansing and softening bar remains as simple and pure as a soap can be.  Long lasting and made from the purest natural ingredients, the Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soaps are suitable for all skin types.
 
For a limited time only, Kiss My Face is offering its Mediterranean miracle olive oil bar soaps in multipacks.  You can purchase two 4 oz bars and get two free or buy two 8 oz bars and get one free. 

Key Features:

  • Each bar contains 86% pure olive oil harvested from sun drenched Mediterranean olive orchards
  • Soap works to heal eczema, acne and psoriasis
  • 4 oz Multipacks are available in Olive & Aloe, Pure Olive Oil, Olive & Honey and Olive & Lavender
  • The 8 oz Multipacks are available in Olive & Chamomile, Olive & Green Tea, Olive & Lavender, Olive & Aloe and Pure Olive Oil

My Favorites are the Olive & Honey and Olive & Green Tea because they smell fantastic, but all of the bars really soften the skin and last a super long time!
 
The Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Multipacks are available for $5.99 (4 oz) and $7.99 (8 oz) at KissMyFace.com.

Purchase Kiss My Face Peace Soap to Support Seeds of Peace

Kiss My Face Peace Soap

Want to make a difference in a child’s life! Support the Pledge for Peace. For every 10,000 pledges that are made, Kiss My Face will send one camper to the Seeds of Peace summer camp during the 2011 season (a value of $6,000). There is no limit to the number of kids that Kiss My Face will sponsor!  The campaign will be running through September 21st, 2010. The “pledge” is free and simple – all one needs to do is log onto the Kiss My Face Facebook page or Thepledgeforpeace.com and click the “like” button. 
 
Given the current Arab-Israeli conflict, it is easy to overlook the positive efforts and significant progress being made to foster universal acceptance among the youth in areas of unrest.  Seeds of Peace is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization dedicated to empowering young people from regions of conflict with the leadership skills and interpersonal networks necessary to advance reconciliation and coexistence. 
 
The specific objectives of Seeds of Peace programming are to humanize the conflict; provide conflict resolution and leadership training; facilitate open dialogue; and to create a network of young leaders who will become a core constituency for peace. What began as a camp program with 46 Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian teenagers has expanded into a global operation with offices in over ten cities around the world and over 4,000 young leaders (called “Seeds”) working for peace. 

This mission is, of course, made possible by sponsors like Kiss My Face, who will support Seeds of Peace with “The Pledge for Peace” and by donating 10% of all profits from Peace Soap to the organization.  As the company brainstormed the creation of a product to help raise funds for the much applauded organization, they felt offering should be one that could be used by all campers in a variety of ways – expected and unexpected. They landed on a 100 percent natural, multi-purpose castile soap, as it is a universal formula that can be used by anyone, much like the values and tools Seeds of Peace strives to instill in its participants. 

I have tried the Peace Soap. I used it for washing dishes and cleaning counters, plus washing my hands. This is a fresh smelling soap, which I like because it will leave your house (and you) smelling nice and chemical-free. Visit www.kissmyface.com to purchase.

Kiss My Face Sheer Organic Lip Shimmers and Shines

Kiss My Face is an organic beauty company that believes that nature creates the best ingredients and that its their job to combine these natural and organic ingredients into fabulous body care.

On of their newer products are the Sheer Organic Shimmers ($4.95 USD) & Shines ($6.95 USD). These good-for-you lip colors contain natural mineral color, vitamins A&E to repair and protect lips and have a minty organic flavor. They also contain organic shea butter for protection and shine, organic cocoa butter to soothe and jojoba oil to moisturize. All are earth friendly products containing no parabens, SLS, phthalates, synthetic colors or flavors, and use of animal ingredients or testing.

My favorite of the two is the lip shimmer. This is a very sheer lip balm that has a hint of color and leaves a really pretty shimmer to the lips. It is very moisturizing and stays on my lips for a long time. The flavor is subtle, too. The lip shine is nice as well, and is not a sticky gloss which is very good. It is for when you want a lot of shine, but its minty taste is almost overwhelming.

I recommend these affordable and fun lip colors! Both products come in 6 jewel-toned shades: Opal, Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst, Topaz and Ruby. Visit www.kissmyface.com to learn more and to purchase. Enjoy!

Kiss My Face Potent and Pure Face Care

 

Kiss My Face makes natural and organic skin care. I was lucky enough to try items from their Potent & Pure line. The system was created by combining scientific knowledge with botanicals, vitamins, extracts and minerals. Potent & Pure is safe for sensitive skin and does not contain parabens, phthalates, SLS, artificial colors and fragrances, and is not tested on animals.  

The products I tried are:

Start Up® Exfoliating Face Wash ($15.00 USD) “Cleanse and exfoliate skin with organic ingredients. Clarify, cleanse and luminize skin with this revitalizing blend of natural green tea and other pure renewable plant sources, many certified organic. Gently exfoliate with natural fruit acids.” Contains Natural Fruit Acids, Lemongrass oil and green tea.

Shea Soy Facial Cleansing Bar ( $13.00 USD ) – “Gently cleanse and calm with organic ingredients. This creamy, fragrance free bar contains organic oils, shea butter and aloe to moisturize while you cleanse. Your skin will feel fresh, smooth and hydrated.” Contains shea butter, aloe and soy oil.

Cell Mate® Face Crème & SOF 10 Sunscreen ($21.00 USD)  – “Lightly moisturize and protect skin while reducing the signs of aging with organic ingredients. Instantly enhance skin tone, reduce fine lines and protect from environmental stresses. Antioxidant vitamins and botanicals soothe and revitalize throughout the day while natural mineral sun block helps protect skin.” Contains titanium dioxide, lavender and horsetail.

Eyewitness™ Eye Repair Crème ($19.00 USD) –  “Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness with organic ingredients. Smooth the appearance of wrinkles and moisturize the delicate skin around your eyes. Natural and organic oils and butters leave skin looking hydrated and rejuvenated.” Contains hawthorne Bery exrract, shea butter and rose hips.

So Refined® Jojoba & Mint Facial Scrub ($15.00 USD) –  “Exfoliate and polish the skin’s appearance with organic ingredients. This non-drying, natural humectant gently exfoliates and purifies skin by removing dirt with organic jojoba beads and other natural and organic herbs and plant oils. Helps skin look visibly younger and refreshed.” Contains jojoba beads grapeseed oil and mint.

Pore Shrink™ Deep Cleansing Mask $15.00 – “Organic ingredients detoxify skin and diminish the appearance of pores. This deep cleaning clay mask helps to remove oils and bacteria from the skin. Cloves, tea tree, lemongrass and other natural, organic and aromatherapeutic® botanical extracts clean and smooth skin’s appearance. Contains bentonite clay, teat tree oil and lemon grass oil.”

I really liked both the face wash and the cleansing bar. My skin is combination, so both worked for me. The face wash smells citrusy and is refreshing. The bar is very mild. Both left my skin clean and fresh-feeling.  Also very cleansing, (and exfoliating) is the facial scrub. This smells very minty and feels great on. Once its rinsed off, my face is very smooth.

My favorite product is the cleansing mask. I love clay masks. They get rid of all of the gunk in the pores. Plus it is green and I got to chase my 5 year old around screaming, “Green Mommy Monster”, so that was a plus!

Probably my least favorite was the face cream. Since it does contain sunscreen, it left a white film on my face that took a while to soak in. I had to wait a bit in the morning to apply my makeup. Besides that, it is a nice cream as is the eye cream.

I really recommend this line. It is very good for you and affordable, too. Check out the website at www.kissmyface.com to check out the Potent & Pure line and other great products. They also have a store locator so you can find a retailer near you.