Dec 232016
 

Hello greenies! Another Friday and another edition of discounts and free beauty gifts – this year’s last one! It may be a bit too late for the last minute Christmas shopping, but if you’re interested in some pretty good bargains, I’d especially point out the up to 50% off sale at FeelUnique (check for more bellow).

Are you in full Christmas mood yet? I can’t lie – I am dreading the coming days. My feelings are all over the place, as this will be my first Christmas without her. I think I’ll just take these days as easy as possible, with some introspection, some writing, and hopefully some much needed sleep. Some old Christmas songs, going through old photographs… The pain is still unbearable, I am still lost in space and time and I miss her so much, I sometimes feel I’m gonna combust.

Hold your dear and loved ones; not just around Christmas time. Be grateful and thankful and full of faith. Because no one knows the day…

I’ll be back first week in January. All the plans, reviews, articles I’ve had planned this year for you, my lovely readers, I’ll present them to you in the up and coming year.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – and – thank you for all the kind words in my most difficult moments and for reading my blog – it all means so much to me. May God bless you :)

 

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Love Lula has:

 

 

–  cute selection of stocking fillers
–  huge collection of Holiday gift sets
–  up to 50% off in their sale section
– FREE gifts with purchase including Madara Total Skin Saviour Set (worth £62) when you spend £50 on Madara (code: MADARASET)

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Content Beauty has:

– huge collection of Holiday gift sets
– great savings in their sale section
free gifts with purchase:

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FREE Alima Pure Starter Set (lip tint and eye pencil) when you spend £50 on Alima Pure
FREE Plant Apothecary Travel Size Zit Zap when you spend £30 on Plant Apothecary
FREE Antipodes 75ml Reincarnation Facial Exfoliator (£21.99) when you buy any TWO Antipodes products
FREE Therapi Travel Set of Moisturiser 15ml + Toner 30ml when you buy TWO Therapi products
FREE Dafna Eye Care Serum worth £50 when you purchase TWO Dafna products
FREE Amala Brightening Face Polish worth £60 when you spend £100 on Amala
FREE Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask (12.5ml) when you spend £80+ at Content Beauty
FREE Skin and Tonic Coco Mask 50g (£22) when you spend £50+ on Skin & Tonic

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iHerb has:

– 10% off for new customers (code: LBK652)
– 10% off on orders over $40 (code: YEAREND). Valid till 30.12.2016

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FeelUnique has:

 

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REN kit |   Melvita nectar supremeThe Organic Pharmacy antioxidant serumJurlique hydrating emulsionInika mascara  |  Dr Hauschka rose gift setBalance Me luxury detox kitJohn Masters Organics travel kit |

– amazing up to 50% off in their Holiday sale
– great selection of gifts in their Christmas section

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Onlynaturals has:

– big discounts in their sale section
FREE gifts with purchase:
FREE Antipodes hand cream (worth £28,99) when you buy 2 Antipodes products (code: JOYFUL3)
FREE A’Kin night cream (worth £28) when you spend £30 on A’Kin (code: AKINNIGHT)
FREE Balance Me hand cream when you spend £30 or more on Balance Me (code: BALANCEHAND)
FREE Madara Cellular Repair Serum (10ml) when you buy 2 Madara products (code: CELLULAR)
FREE Nourish Peptite Serum (15ml) when you spend £20 on Nourish (code: NOURISH2)

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The Detox Market has:

 

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BEST of Green Beauty Box (worth $270) for only $149
Detox Your Beauty Box (worth $230) for only $99

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Happy Weekend and Merry Christmas!

 

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Dec 162016
 

Hello greenies! How have you been this week? I’ve posted a new review after a long time; in case you’ve missed it, I’ve reviewed a new luxurious facial oil – the Cacay oil and since it’s a Holiday season, two of my lucky readers will get a chance to try this amazing oil themselves. And since it’s Friday, let’s check this week’s discounts and free organic beauty gifts – in case you haven’t started with your Holiday shopping yet. Also, don’t forget to check out my Holiday gift guide.

 

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→ Love Lula has:

 

– FREE Beauty Box when you spend £50 (code: FREEBOX)
– FREE Cacay oil in our giveaway: 2 winners each receiving 15ml Cacay oil
– cute selection of stocking fillers
–  huge collection of Holiday gift sets
–  up to 50% off in their sale section
– FREE gifts with purchase

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Content Beauty has:

– huge collection of Holiday gift sets
– great savings in their sale section
free gifts with purchase:

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FREE Alima Pure Starter Set (lip tint and eye pencil) when you spend £50 on Alima Pure
FREE Plant Apothecary Travel Size Zit Zap when you spend £30 on Plant Apothecary
FREE Antipodes 75ml Reincarnation Facial Exfoliator (£21.99) when you buy any TWO Antipodes products
FREE Therapi Travel Set of Moisturiser 15ml + Toner 30ml when you buy TWO Therapi products
FREE Dafna Eye Care Serum worth £50 when you purchase TWO Dafna products
FREE Amala Brightening Face Polish worth £60 when you spend £100 on Amala
FREE Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask (12.5ml) when you spend £80+ at Content Beauty
FREE Skin and Tonic Coco Mask 50g (£22) when you spend £50+ on Skin & Tonic

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iHerb has:

– 10% off for new customers (code: LBK652)
– 10% off on orders over $40 (code: YEAREND). Valid till 30.12.2016
– 20% off on Mad Hippie

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FeelUnique has:

– 12€ off your order when you spend 70€ more (code: GIFTS12). Valid till 16.12.2016
– great selection of gifts in their Christmas section
FREE gifts with purchase:

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FREE Antipodes joyful hand & body cream (worth £28) when you spend £30 on Antipodes
FREE Weleda Skin Food (10ml) when you spend £20 or more on Weleda
FREE The Organic Pharmacy Rose Balm (10g) when you spend £40 or more on The Organic Pharmacy
FREE Caudalie Radiance 3-piece Pouch (worth £30) when you spend £40 on Caudalie
FREE Melvita Nectar de Roses Fresh Micellar Water when you spend £25 on Melvita
FREE Trilogy GIft Set when you buy 2 or more Trilogy products
FREE A’Kin Leave In Conditioner when you spend £30 or more on A’Kin
FREE Jurlique Calendula Redness Serum and Pouch when you spend £40 on Jurlique
FREE Odylique Superfruit Concentrate (10ml) when you buy 2 or more Odylique products
FREE Green & Spring Relaxing Shower & Bath Foam when you spend £35 on Odylique

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Onlynaturals has:

– big discounts in their sale section
FREE gifts with purchase:
FREE Antipodes hand cream (worth £28,99) when you buy 2 Antipodes products (code: JOYFUL3)
FREE A’Kin night cream (worth £28) when you spend £30 on A’Kin (code: AKINNIGHT)
FREE Balance Me hand cream when you spend £30 or more on Balance Me (code: BALANCEHAND)
FREE Living Nature lip balm when you spend £25 or more on Living Nature (code: LIVINGLIP2)
FREE Madara Cellular Repair Serum (10ml) when you buy 2 Madara products (code: CELLULAR)
FREE Nourish Peptite Serum (15ml) when you spend £20 on Nourish (code: NOURISH2)

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The Detox Market has:

 

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BEST of Green Beauty Box (worth $270) for only $149
Detox Your Beauty Box (worth $230) for only $99

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Happy Weekend!

 

This post contains affiliate links. For more info, read our disclaimer.

Dec 142016
 

Oils of Heaven Cacay oil is the new addition to the world of luxurious facial oils, loaded with antioxidant Vitamin E and anti-aging Vitamin A.

 

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Every now and again a new, even luxurious facial oil graces the natural beauty market. In the past few years, we had immortale oil, followed by prickly pear seed oil.

Today, I’ll present you a new luxurious facial oil – Cacay oil.

The Cacay oil was introduced to European market by Oils of Heaven – a new brand under the Love Lula’s umbrella. I’ve received Oils of Heaven Cacay oil back in May; it took me a while to post this review due to personal reasons – but at the same time – this has given me enough time to thoroughly test the Cacay oil and actually monitor and see the actual results on my skin.

If my skin were able to talk, it would have said – and the results are splendid!

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As this year has been incredibly difficult for me, with a lot of stress, exhaustion and little time to take care of myself, including beauty pampering, my skin had shown all the signs of my life’s burden: dull, dehydrated and in a dire need of a boost and some type of rejuvenation.

Masks and peelings were not as regular as they used to be; aside from toner and occasional moisturiser, my skin didn’t see much beauty pampering. But when I received Oils of Heaven’s Cacay oil, which contains a steep percentage of antioxidant Vitamin E and anti-aging Vitamin A, I thought I’d give it a try; after all, I’ve always been a great fan of facial oils.

My skin drank up the Cacay oil! At first, I used Oils of Heaven Cacay oil as a night treatment: after using a facial toner, I’d gently massage a drop or two of Cacay oil into my skin – and that’s all that’s needed – a drop or two, but I won’t hold it against you if you go a bit overboard with it, as your skin will really indulge in the Cacay oil as if it’s food.

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oils-of-heaven-cacay-oil-reviewCacay oil is, while rich, especially in its compounds (Vitamin E and A, and Linoleic acid), a light and dry oil. Cacay oil has a quick absorption phase and does not leave a greasy feeling after applying it. That’s why, aside from my skin’s reaction, I started using it during the day as well – but less of an amount than during the night.

Already after a few days upon first applying it, I noticed a change on my skin – there was, actually, a bit of a glow peaking through, the skin felt soft to the touch. As it contains Linoleic acid, my skin felt less irritated as well, and believe me – such stress will bring out the irritation and sensitivity in your skin as well. After about a month, I noticed my skin started showing some healthy color again and even looked like it’s on its way to feel rejuvenated.

So, now it’s December, and, unfortunately, I’ve squeezed the last drops of Cacay oil – after nearly 7 months of using it daily! Yes, a little, a drop or two goes a long way, and I’ve used it on my face and neck, but I was not always modest with application – and a 30ml bottle still lasted for so long.

While the stress and an all around difficult situation are still part of my life, and it shows, on my skin as well – the Cacay oil greatly stopped and reduced the effects on my skin that such life’s tragedies bring out. It may seem I’ve taken the quickest route to adhere to some type of skin regiment by only using a toner and Cacay oil – and it’s true. However, with a facial oil so kind to one’s skin – it’s all that was needed. I have to mention this as well – Cacay oil is excellent for the delicate skin under the eyes; a tiny tiny drop before applying make up makes a difference.

So having said all that – I’d absolutely recommend this luxurious facial oil – to anyone, actually, regardless of your skin type. If you have dull, tired, dehydrated skin, in a desperate need to soften, hydrate and rejuvenate it – Oils of Heaven Cacay oil is my recommendation to you. I’ve tried many facial oils (and when I say many, I mean many!)  but this oil, after using ot for the past 7 months – is something else. And given its high percentage of antioxidant Vitamin E, Cacay oil is a stable oil, which won’t go rancid soon.

Would I buy it again? Would I now?! Cacay oil will have a permanent place on my cosmetic shelf!

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The price of Oils from Heaven Cacay oil is £39 (around €45) for 30ml – very reasonable and it will last you a long time. Or you can get a travel size (15ml) for only £19,50; I’d guess this bottle would last you around 3-4 months.

However, if you feel like testing it first, you can try out these cuties ( a set of 5 mini oils, including Cacay oil) for only £12,50.

So, tell me – have you heard about this new oil? Have you had a chance to try Cacay oil for yourself? Let me know how you liked it!

For more information on Oils of Heaven, please visit their dedicated brand page.

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Oils of Heaven Cacay oil has been provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula’s own brand Oils of Heaven for the purpose of an honest review.  Special thanks to Stephan for professional, yet lovely and friendly communication.

Nature of Europe is Love Lula’s Accredited Blogger.

The post contains affiliate links.

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And since it’s a Holiday season, and I haven’t been around much this year, and since Oils of Heaven Cacay oil is so great – I thought – the least I can do for my lovely readers is to have a giveaway and give two readers a chance to win 15ml bottle of this amazing facial oil. At first, I thought about gifting one reader with a full sized Cacay oil, but then I thought I’d rather spread the Holiday joy to two lucky winners, each receiving a 15ml Cacay oil.

As always, special thanks go to our friends at Love Lula for their generosity!

The entry for this giveaway starts on 14.12.2016 and ends on 20.12.2016. There are no geographical restrictions: the giveaway is open internationally! The winner will be randomly picked and announced in this post. If the winner does not come forward until 21.12.2016, we will randomly select another winner. If you wish to participate in Love Lula’s Holiday Giveaway, you have to do so by following the instructions:

– follow Love Lula on Twitter
– follow Love Lula on Instagram
– follow Nature of Europe on Twitter
– follow Nature of Europe on Instagram
– RT this tweet on Twitter
– repost this post on Instagram
– leave a comment: have you heard about Cacay oil yet and why would you like to win it.

By participating in this giveaway you confirm to have read the Giveaway Guideline and Rules and you agree to the terms of this giveaway.

Good luck everyone!

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And we have two lucky winners!

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Congratulations, Tea and Theresa! I hope you enjoy this amazing Cacay oil. Ladies, please send your info to natureofeurope@gmail.com so you can receive these goodies :)

Special thanks, again, to Love Lula and I wish you Merry Christmas and much love to you all!

Dec 092016
 

Hello greenies! Another week has rolled over – and – it’s Friday already, which means – another edition of weekly discounts in case you’re planning on doing some Holiday shopping. Have you seen my big Green Beauty Holiday Shopping Guide? Check it out if you need some ideas for green beauty gifts – and – combine the guide with this week’s discounts (and free gifts).

Make sure you check back next week, too, as I’ll have a review of a special facial/vegetable oil for you.

Christmas is nearing, isn’t it? This December, for me, is unlike any prior; I just can’t get into festive mood, and I’m sure I won’t. Not this time around. So many things remind me of her, and memories only emphasize the reality of the tragedy. Yet still, I try to to find the light in those small things that used to bring me so much joy – a walk in the forest, chatting with birdies, feeding cows, my kitty purring while cuddling, a chat with friends, whether in real life or when good souls I’ve had a privilege to meet due to my blog send me kind emails…

What are you up to these days? Put up a Christmas tree already? Does it already feel like festive time?

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→ Love Lula has:

– cute selection of stocking fillers
–  huge collection of Holiday gift sets
–  up to 50% off in their sale section
– FREE gifts with purchase

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Content Beauty has:

– 10% off for new customers (code: NEW10)
– huge collection of Holiday gift sets
– great savings in their sale section
free gifts with purchase:

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FREE Plant Apothecary Travel Size Zit Zap when you spend £30 on Plant Apothecary
FREE Antipodes 75ml Reincarnation Facial Exfoliator (£21.99) when you buy any TWO Antipodes products
FREE Therapi Travel Set of Moisturiser 15ml + Toner 30ml when you buy TWO Therapi products
FREE Kiki Health 125ml Magnesium Oil Spray when you purchase any TWO Kiki Health products
FREE Dafna Eye Care Serum worth £50 when you purchase TWO Dafna products
FREE MV Skincare 8ml Rose Plus Booster (£16) when you spend £50+ on MV Skincare
FREE Madara Brightening AHA Peel Mask (12.5ml) when you spend £80+ at Content Beauty
FREE Skin and Tonic Coco Mask 50g (£22) when you spend £50+ on Skin & Tonic

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iHerb has:

– 10% off for new customers (code: LBK652)
– 10% off on orders over $40 (code: GET10). Valid till 12.12.2016
– 20% off on selected makeup tools

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FeelUnique has:

– 15% off your order (code: DAZZLE). Valid till 11.12.2016
– 3 for 2 on Lily Lolo
FREE gifts with purchase:

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FREE Antipodes joyful hand & body cream (worth £28) when you spend £30 on Antipodes
FREE Weleda Skin Food (10ml) when you spend £20 or more on Weleda
FREE The Organic Pharmacy Rose Balm (10g) when you spend £40 or more on The Organic Pharmacy
FREE Caudalie Radiance 3-piece Pouch (worth £30) when you spend £40 on Caudalie
FREE Melvita Nectar de Roses Fresh Micellar Water when you spend £25 on Melvita
FREE Trilogy GIft Set when you buy 2 or more Trilogy products
FREE A’Kin Leave In Conditioner when you spend £30 or more on A’Kin
FREE Jurlique Calendula Redness Serum and Pouch when you spend £40 on Jurlique
FREE Odylique Superfruit Concentrate (10ml) when you buy 2 or more Odylique products
FREE Green & Spring Relaxing Shower & Bath Foam when you spend £35 on Odylique

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Onlynaturals has:

– big discounts in their sale section
FREE gifts with purchase:
FREE A’Kin night cream (worth £28) when you spend £30 on A’Kin (code: AKINNIGHT)
FREE Balance Me hand cream when you spend £30 or more on Balance Me (code: BALANCEHAND)
FREE Living Nature lip balm when you spend £25 or more on Living Nature (code: LIVINGLIP2)
FREE Madara Cellular Repair Serum (10ml) when you buy 2 Madara products (code: CELLULAR)
FREE Nourish Peptite Serum (15ml) when you spend £20 on Nourish (code: NOURISH2)

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Happy Weekend!

 

Dec 062016
 

This year’s Green Beauty Holiday Shopping Guide may be a bit late, but – not too late. I’ve got emails, asking me whether I’m gonna post a holiday gift guide this year, and until I was certain, I didn’t want to confirm it. But it’s here now! Stocking fillers, affordable products for every need, gift sets and luxury products in case you feel like you need a bit more spoiling this season!

I’ve put the holiday gifts under several categories. Check them bellow!

 

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Gifts under 20/Stocking fillers:

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|  Suki foaming cleanser  |  Trilogy everything balm  |  Amala lip balm  |  W3LL People Bio Correct Multi-action Concealer  |  De Mamiel rosey lip balm  |  Pacifica Solid Perfume  |  Absolution lip balm  |  RMS nail polish  |  Zuii Organic Lipstick  |  Schmidts deodorant  |  Smith & Cult Nail Polish  |  Colorisi Mascara   |  Andalou Naturals Eye Contour Gel  |

 

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|  Konjac sponge&co mini green clay sponge  |  Lotus Wei lip balm  |  W3LL People Nudist Colourbalm Stick  |  Ilia Lipstick Crayon  |  Aurelia Botanical Cream Deodorant  |  Vapour Elixir Lip Plumping Gloss  |  Intensae Nail Polish  |  Rms Beauty Swift Shadow Garden Rose  |  AS Apothecary first aid balm  |  Antipodes divine face oil  |  Aromatherapy Associates My Treat  |

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Gifts under 30:

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|  Ambre Botanicals face cream  |  Tata Harper Lip & Cheek Tint  |  ELDE lip & cheech rush  |  Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments™ Satin Lip Cream  |  Ilia Organic Lipstick  |  Alima Pure Lipstick  |  Supernatural beauty cleanser  |  Plant Apothecary Matcha face mask  |  Absolution tinted cream  |  Tata Harper lip treatment  |  100% Pure Lip Creamstick  |  MV Organic Skincare Rose moisturiser  |  100% Pure Mascara  |  Ere Perez oat milk foundation  |  Osmia Night Body Oil  |

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Gift sets under 30:

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|  Suki Skincare 7-piece Starter Kit  |  Sierra Bees Lipbalms  |  Weleda Winter Rescue Kit  |  Andalou Naturals Age Defying Starter Kit  | Caudalie Vinosource Cracker  |  Trilogy holiday heroes gift set  |  W3LL People Pretty In Pink Limited Edition Collection  |  REN skincare gift set  |  S5 Purity collectionodacite mature skin discovery kit  |  Lola’s Apothecary Body & Massage Oil Pocket Collection  |  Odacite Pure Elements Discovery Kit  |  EOS Limited Edition Trio Set  |

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Gifts under 50:

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|  La Belle Luna face oil  |  Kjaer Weis Lipstick  |  Nudus Lipstick  |  Odacite hydration booster  |  One Love Organics Vitamin D Mist  |  Juice Beauty Clearing serum  |  De mamiel cleansing dew  |  May Lindstrom Mist  |  Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments™ Flawless Serum Foundation  |  Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow  |  Amala toner  |  Elde lipid serum  |  Juice Beauty CC Cream  |  Kahina giving beauty lip and face balm   |

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|  REN skincare gift set  |  Weleda Winter Rescue Kit  |  Beautyblender Pro.On.The.Go.Kit  |  Aurelia Refine & Glow Miracle Collection  |  ILIA Mini Lip Trio & Limited Edition Baggu Pouch  |  MOA The Green Gift Box  |  Isla Apothecary Radiance Body Rituals  |  Balm Balm Indulgent Gift Set  |

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Luxury gifts:

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|  May Lindstrom Honey Mud Mask  |  Dafna Anti aging serum  |  Amala Rejuvenating Serum  |  Tata Harper Elixir Vitae Serum  |  Julisis silver cream night  |  Kypris Beauty elixir  |  Julisis Toner  |  Kahina giving beauty prickly pear seed oil  |  MUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum  |  Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Balm  |  Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum  |  Oskia Bedtime Beauty Boost  |  Kahina eye serum

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Luxury gift sets:

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|  MV Skincare Travel Essentials Normal and Sensitive  |  Rahua Haircare Holiday Gift Box  |  Aurelia Night Time Repair Gift Set  |  Rms Beauty Content Magic Gift Set  |  May Lindstrom The Collection  |  Kahina Giving Beauty Travel Basics  |  Laurel Whole Plant Organics Travel Set  |  Tata Harper The Luminous Glow Collection  |  W3LL PEOPLE Beauty Essentials  |  Odacite Limited Edition Beauty Bag  |

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Will you add any of the above green goodies to your Christmas gift bag this year? Let me know!