Did I mention I celebrated my birthday last month? I think birthdays are always a big reason to celebrate! I love to make big deals out of my kids’ birthdays and love to be surrounded by family and friends when I ring in my own birthday… and just for the record, this year was not the B-I-G three-oh! Not quite yet. Anyways… because I like to make a big deal out of birthdays, I thought it would be lovely to give you, my readers, a chance to win a few of my favorite things for my birthday! Soooo, without further ado, here are some awesome items I am offering up to one of you lovelies, brought to you as a giveaway from some amazing sponsors!
My Favorite Body Care Item
Have I ever told y’all about Bumble and Co? If you don’t know about this awesome company, you need to check it out now! Bumble and Co. makes “natural artisan luxuries for the bath & body to soothe, nourish & pamper the skin from head to toe.” The products are made by hand using natural ingredients, including plant & fruit oils and butters, extracts and fresh botanicals. It was with these products that I first fell in love with the scent of lavender and I cannot get enough of it! Bumble and Co. is giving away one Lavender Lotion Bar, one of my favorite products! It is a solid lotion that comes in a beautiful bee design and is made from shea and cocoa butters, a mix of fruit and nut oils and, of course, lavender essential oil. This lotion bar is perfect for rubbing over dry areas like knees and elbows, and I love to smooth it over my hands, making them so soft and scenting them with the wonderfully earthy scent of lavender. Lotion bars are also really great for back massages!
My Favorite Hair Accessory
I can’t believe I lived most of my life without a Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose! Now that I’ve been using one, it is easy to see why Flexi-Clips are not only one of my favorite things, but of many other ladies as well! They are so pretty and they really hold your hair well.
My favorite part about my Flexi Clip is that I can easily throw my hair back and still feel pretty and put together. There are over 80 ultra-feminine designs in countless color combinations, ensuring there is a Flexi Clip that will match your wardrobe! In fact, I plan to get more in different sizes so I have lots of options! Because the Flexi Clips come in lots of sizes, it’s easy to do lots of different hairstyles with them. Since my hair is fairly thin, I’m able to get all of it in a size small, but I think I’d like to try a bigger one so I can do French twists and chignons as well. With so many cute styles, I definitely want to grow my collection! Wisdom Seeking Mommy is giving away one Flexi Clip valued up to $16 to one new customer.
My Favorite Makeup
While I don’t wear makeup very often, when I do, I want to make sure what I’m wearing is healthy and natural. I have been slowly changing out my makeup supplies over the last few years, but it has been pretty slow going since I go through it so slowly! Last year I came across an awesome company with organic mineral makeup. Faerie Organic products contain no bismuth oxychloride, no parabens, no GMOs, no micro/nano particles, no fragrance and no petrol products. The company is truly committed to a 100% natural mineral product, unlike most other mineral makeup companies that use fillers and harmful ingredients. I have been using a blush and bronzer from Faerie Organic for quite some time and love the way they look, feel and last! I also just received a sample kit from the company so I can determine what type of foundation to purchase, as it can be difficult to decide on color and finish. I love the way the foundation performs as well! One winner will also receive a sample kit from Faerie Organic to give this fabulous makeup a try!
My Favorite Yoga Mat
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that I love yoga (even if I don’t get to practice as much as I’d like these days!). I spent a long time looking for the perfect mat and trying out different ones at various yoga studios. A good mat was an investment and I wanted to make sure I got the perfect one! What I finally decided to buy was the Jade Harmony yoga mat. It is the perfect mat for me for so many reasons: it is long, which is so important when doing a very active vinyasa/ashtanga style yoga; it isn’t too heavy, which makes it easy to haul around; it is made from sustainable natural rubber, but doesn’t have an awful rubber smell that some yoga mats have; and most importantly, it has amazing grip and traction, which is super important when you’re taking a hot yoga class and getting really sweaty! And, Jade Yoga mats are beautiful! They come in tons of colors to suit any taste, male or female, but I personally love my orchid-colored mat! I hope you, dear readers, are also yoga enthusiasts, because one of you will win one of these awesome mats!
My Favorite Essential Oils
Did I mention I love lavender? I love it so much. I love having it in essential oil form because you can do so much with it! My favorite thing to do with it is scent homemade lotions, but I also love its medicinal properties. Lavender is wonderful for burns, scrapes and stings! In fact, when my oldest got three terrible wasp stings recently at a friend’s house, she whipped out her doTERRA lavender essential oil and I applied it right away to his stings and he became calm almost instantly. I have used several brands of essential oils, and I do think that the doTERRA versions that I’ve used seem to be more potent and effective than those I’ve bought at grocery and health stores.
One of my other favorite essential oils is peppermint, another that I’ve found to be much more effective in the doTERRA brand! Headaches always seem to be my default health issue when I am lacking sleep, am not taking enough care with my diet, or when I am very stressed out. doTERRA peppermint essential oil is ESSENTIAL for relieving my headaches naturally. It works so well to just dab a little directly on the place that the pain seems to be coming from; it instantly alleviates the pain. Sometimes I need to dab it on several times, but it will generally get rid of a headache for me! Cheaper brands of oils have not had the same effect on my headaches.
One winner will receive one bottle each of doTERRA Lavender and Peppermint oils from Nourishing Simplicity!
I’m so excited for one of you to win all of these great prizes! To enter, just complete the Rafflecopter below:
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