Nov 282014
 

You’re not going to believe all the discounts, awesome holiday gift sets and free gifts we’ve found for you this black…err… Green Friday! FREE 100% Pure Mascara, FREE Caudalie Divine Oil, FREE Jurlique Balancing Mist, FREE REN Rose Duo, FREE Trilogy Bauble, FREE JOhn Masters Organics Duo and MUCH more!

♦ We’ll start with Love Lula’s 15% discount on everything (code: FRIDAY).

A few greatly discounted Christmas gift boxes:

Love Lula Stocking Fillers Box

Love Lula Luxury Box

Make sure you check their Christmas Gift Sets, where you can save up to 60%!

And here are some FREE gifts with purchase for you to check out:

Love Lula Free Gifts

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Only Naturals has 10% off discount (code: SALE10) and some FREE gifts with purchase:

Only Naturals Free Gifts

FREE A’Kin Unscented 24 Hour Moisture when buy any two A’Kin products (code: PUREMOISTURE)
FREE Alva Sanddorn Skin Oil when you spend £25 or more on Alva products (code: SKINOIL)
FREE Green People Trial Size products when you spend £20 on Green People
FREE Living Nature Lip Balm when you spend £25 or more on Living Nature products (code: LIVINGLIP)
FREE Nourish Hand Cream when you buy any two Nourish products (code: NOURISHHAND)
FREE Oskia Bedtime Beauty Boost when you spend £50 or more on Oskia products (code: OSKIABBB2)
FREE Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser when you buy any two Suki products (code: SUKICLEANSE)
FREE Trilogy Eye Contour Cream when you buy any two Trilogy products (code: EYECONTOUR)
FREE Living Nature Foundation and FREE Living Nature Lip Balm Giveaway

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FeelUnique has a 15% discount (code: CYBER15) and great savings in their Christmas gifts section!

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Pharmaca has a big 25% discount, valid only on Thanksgiving Day (code: THANKS).

Pharmaca Discount

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Happy Weekend! ♥

Nov 262014
 

Less than one month ’till Christmas, we’ve combed through affordable organic beauty products under 10€ and under 20€, as well as organic beauty gift sets under 20€.

Here’s our selection of organic beauty stocking fillers:

Organic beauty products under 10€:

Organic Beauty Holiday Products Under 10

1. Balm Balm Rose Geranium face balm  2. Skin Blossom moisturizer 3. Barefoot Botanicals face&body cream 4. MyChelle concealer 5. Deep Steep body lotion 6. Hurraw! lip balm 7. Figs&Rouge lip balm  8. MyChelle lip balm 9. Everyday Minerals eye shadow 10. Alva concealer 11. Madara soap 12. Benecos mascara  13. Bulldog moisturizer  14. Benecos day cream  15. Andalou Naturals toner  16. Andalou Naturals shampoo  17. Dr Hauschka day oil  18. Pacifica solid perfume 19. Lavera body lotion  20. Acure lip balm 21. Balm Balm all over balm

Organic beauty products under 10€:

Organic Beauty Holiday Products Under 10

1. Skin Blossom eye cream 2. Everyday Minerals tinted lip butter 3. Benecos lipstick 4. Caudalie lip balm  5. Konjac Sponge co.  sponge 6. Cowshed lip balm 7. Deep Steep lavender stick 8.  Pacifica roll-on perfume 9. Acure lip gloss 10.  FairSquared lip balm 11. Lily Lolo eyebrow duo  12. Badger Balm tinted lip balm 13. Benecos eye shadow palette 14. EOS lip balm 15. Pacifica lip gloss 16. Lily Lolo lip gloss 17. Moa the Green Balm balm 18. Andalou Naturals lip balm 19. Burt’s Bees lip shimmer 20. Pacifica lip butter

Organic beauty products under 20€:

Organic Beauty Holiday Products Under 20

1. Avalon Organics vitamin C serum 2. Madara lotion 3. Kure Bazaar nail polish 4. Acure eye cream 5. Caudalie elixir 6.  Essentially Natural face cream 7. Melvita argan on roll-on 8. MyChelle cleanser 9. Balance Me shower gel 10. Pacifica body lotion 11. 66 30 cleanser 12. REN cleansing gel 13. Suki cleansing lotion 14. UrbanVeda night cream15. Everyday Minerals jojoba base mineral foundation

Organic beauty products under 20€:

Organic Beauty Holiday products Under 20

1.  Green People face cream 2. Melvita mist  3. Mox Botanicals lip butter4. Essential Care cleanser 5. Zoya nail polish 6.  Madara lip gloss 7. Pulp de Vie makeup remover 8. Dr Bronner’s lavender soap  9. Caudalie shower gel 10. S5 serum 11. UrbanVeda toner 12. Badger Balm rose beauty balm 13. Trilogy rosehip oil 14. Trilogy everything balm  15. Suki foaming cleanser 16. Acure eye cream 17. Andalou Naturals rose oil 18. Sukin facial moisturizer 19. JOIK cleansing facial oil 20. Kae eye contour gel

Organic beauty gift sets under 20€:

Organic Beauty Holiday Gift Sets Under 20

1. Deep Steep gift set 2. Andalou Naturals gift set 3. EcoTools brushes 4. Caudalie lip conditioner and hand cream 5. EOS Rachel Roy set 6. Trilogy lip balms 7. Pacifica Island Vanilla set 8. Laidbare duo  9. Balm Balm facial skincare set

Organic Beauty gift sets under 20€:

Organic Beauty Holiday Gift Sets Under 20

1. MyChelle age defense sample kit 2. Badger Balm lip balms 3.  Everyday Minerals blushes and kabuki brush set 4. Badger Balm focus balm kit 5. Burt’s Bees essential gift Christmas set 6. Pacifica Good Karma skincare set 7. Deep Steep gift set 8. Caudalie hand cream trio set

This is a pretty cute selection of affordable organic beauty gifts, isn’t it? Have you found something for yourself or your loved ones?

Nov 212014
 

This week we have more big and exclusive discounts for you, FREE REN Cleansing Duo, FREE Nourish Shower Gel, FREE Trilogy Eye Contour Cream, 20% off on EcoTools, FREE 100% Percent Lip Butter and up to 50% off 100% Pure, Green People and Juice Beauty gifts sets! And much more bellow for you to check out!

♦ This week’s FREE Love Lula gifts with purchase:

FREE Badger Balm Stress Ball when you spend £10 on Badger Balm products (code: BADGER):

FREE Badger Balm

FREE REN Duo when you spend £30 on REN products (code: ROSA):

FREE REN Duo

FREE UNE Cheery Lips Gloss with any item in from the UNE ‘Face’ category (code: GLOSS).

FREE UNE Lipgloss

FREE Trilogy Radiance Restorers Set when you purchase two or more Trilogy products (code: TRIO).

FREE Trilogy 3 piece Radiance

FREE Organic Surge Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser when purchasing any item from the Organic Surge Extra Care Range (code: CLOTH).

FREE Organic Surge

More great free gifts with purchase to choose from:

Love Lula Free Gifts

And our selection from Love Lula’s Christmas Shop:

Love Lula Christmas Sets

1. Zoya Ornate Collection 2. REN Sensitive Skin Gift Set 3. Neom Scents of Christmas Collection 4. Balm Balm Bath and Shower Collection 5. Cowshed Bath and Body Collection

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Only Naturals has quite a sweet collection of free gifts with purchase:

Only Naturals Free Gifts

FREE A’Kin Unscented 24 Hour Moisture when buy any two A’Kin products (code: PUREMOISTURE)
FREE Alva Sanddorn Skin Oil when you spend £25 or more on Alva products (code: SKINOIL)
FREE Green People Trial Size products when you spend £20 on Green People
FREE Living Nature Lip Balm when you spend £25 or more on Living Nature products (code: LIVINGLIP)
FREE Nourish Hand Cream when you buy any two Nourish products (code: NOURISHHAND)
FREE Oskia Bedtime Beauty Boost when you spend £50 or more on Oskia products (code: OSKIABBB2)
FREE Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser when you buy any two Suki products (code: SUKICLEANSE)
FREE Trilogy Eye Contour Cream when you buy any two Trilogy products (code: EYECONTOUR)

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iHerb has a 20% discount on EcoTools!

iHerb Ecotools 20% Discount

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Green People has some great and affordable  limited edition Christmas sets up to 50% off:

Green people Age Defy+ Lift & Illuminate Gift Pack Green People Skin Care Stocking Filler Gift Pack

Green People Red Mandarin & Ho Wood Body Lotion & Body Wash Pack - Limited Edition Green people Eyes Wide Stocking Filler Gift Pack

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That’s a truck-load of affordable organic beauty goodies, isn’t it?

Happy weekend! ♥

 

Nov 202014
 

Livign Nature Foundation Review30ml

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Sodium PCA, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Jojoba esters, Glycerin (vegetable glycerin), Mica (Cl 77019), Zinc oxide (CI 77947), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil**, Macadamia ternifolia seed oil (macadamia oil), Cetearyl wheatstraw glycosides (&) cetearyl alcohol (wheat straw extract), Persea gratissima oil (avocado oil), Iron oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Talc (CI 77718), Citrus grandis seed extract (grapefruit seed extract), Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Sclerotium gum, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Leptospermum scoparium oil (manuka oil), Melaleuca alternifolia oil (tea tree oil). **Certified organic

Living Nature is New Zealand’s original natural skincare company, which has been creating natural beauty products for about 25 years now. Today, I will be reviewing Living Nature Liquid Foundation.

I’ve been using Living Nature Foundation for years now; the first time I bought it was about 6 or 7 years ago, and this is now my 3rd bottle.

Living Nature Foundation ReviewLiving Nature Foundation comes in a 30 ml glass bottle with a pump – this is a big plus for a natural product, as it keeps the oxygen and our fingers from spoiling the product. Make sure you shake the bottle before applying foundation, so the minerals and other ingredients mix well. The foundation is of a pretty liquid/runny texture, but tends to get drier upon application, so I would suggest using either a primer and/or moisturizer before applying the foundation.You can apply the foundation either by using your fingers, a foundation brush (I use Everyday Minerals Foundation Brush) or a foundation sponge (the cheaper Real Techniques one or the more expensive one – BeautyBlender). Living Nature Foundation spreads easily and the coverage is very good. The foundation lasts good 8 hours. Living Nature Foundation is suitable for all skin types; for those with more oily skin, a bit of a dewiness may set in after a while, and for those with dry skin, some “flakiness” may set in, so make sure you use moisturizer before applying the foundation, as well as keeping your skin exfoliated. Living Nature Foundation Review The Living Nature Foundation comes in 5 different colors; I am using Pure Taupe, which can be a bit light in summer times. One thing to keep in mind when using mineral based foundations is the oxygenation of the minerals; meaning, over time, due to oxygenation of the minerals, the color of a foundation will get a bit darker (in some cases, an orange sub-tone might get more visible).

Let’s take a look at the ingredients. Sodium PCA, a natural component of the skin,  is, when derived from amino acids, a skin-identical ingredient and a humectant; with its high ability to absorb water thus works as a great moisturiser. Cetyl alcohol is an emulsifier and an emollient, derived from derived from plants (usually from palm oil or coconut oil); it can be also produced from petroleum and it used to be derived from whale or dolphin sperm (yeah, no kidding!). Cetyl alcohol is a softening and conditioning agent. Stearic acid, an emulsifying agent, is a naturally occurring fatty acid, which can be derived from animals or plants; in natural beauty products, it goes without saying, that the ingredients must not be animal derived. Jojoba oil is a sebum-identical ingredient, a great moisturizer, which softens the skin. Macadamia oil is another sebum-identical ingredient, high in palmitoleic acid, which softens the skin. Avocado oil is a very nourishing oil, antioxidant and rich in fatty acids and vitamins. New Zealand’s native manuka oil has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-irritant properties. Titanium dioxide works as a natural SPF, while tocopherol and grapefruit seed extract work as natural preservatives.

Not so good ingredient? Talc due to potential contamination with asbestos fibers and it can contain small amounts of aluminum silicate. Talc is far worse when used in a powder form as opposed to mixed in a liquid form with other ingredients, as there’s far less possibility of being inhaled.

Price? 34€ for 30ml, which is pretty reasonable, since only a small amount of Living Nature Foundation is needed for acquiring a good coverage. Would I buy it again? Yes, I would; this is my 3rd bottle and I recommend it. But before I buy it again, I am interested in trying Living Nature Illuminating Foundation.

Have you tried Living Nature Foundation? What’s your favorite natural foundation?

For more information visit our Living Nature dedicated page.

Nov 182014
 

Avalon Organics Ylang Ylang Shampoo and Conditioner GiveawayWe’re opening the Holiday Giveaways 2014 with Avalon Organics Ylang Ylang Shampoo and Avalon Organics Ylang Ylang Conditioner Giveaway, sponsored by Big Green Smile.

We’ve reviewed both, Avalon Organics Shampoo and Conditioner a few days ago, so now you have a chance to win both!

The entry for the giveaway starts on 18.11.2014 and will close on 25.11.2014. There are  geographical restrictions: the giveaway is open for participants from Europe only. The winner will be randomly picked and announced in this post. If the winner does not come forward until 27.11.2014, we will randomly select another winner.

Here are the conditions to win the giveaway. Make sure you follow ALL the requirements, otherwise, even if your number is randomly selected, we will have to select another winner.

– like Big Green Smile Facebook page
– follow Big Green Smile on Twitter
– like Nature of Europe on Facebook and share the giveaway status
– follow Nature of Europe on Twitter and share/RT this status (again, make sure you share this status, as opposed to copying it or any other variant)
– leave a comment bellow, so we have your number for the purpose of drawing a winner. Make sure you include in your comment the links to where you liked both Facebook pages, followed both Twitter accounts and RT the status. If your comment does not include all these links, where we can easily verify you followed the instructions, we will have to randomly select another winner.

Due to spam, the comments are moderated; we ask for your patience for your comments to be posted.

Please note: if you liked Nature of Europe’s Facebook page and followed Nature of Europe on Twitter for previous giveaways, but no longer liked our Facebook page and no longer followed us on Twitter after the giveaways were closed, you’re not eligible to participate in this giveaway.

Good luck to all the participants!

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And we have a winner!

Avalon Organics Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Cristina! You’re the winner of our Avalon Organics Shampoo & Conditioner Giveaway! Please, send us your address to natureofeurope@gmail.com, so you can receive your gift.

Thank you to all the participants, and a special thanks to our friends at Big Green Smile who generously sponsored this giveaway!