Get Gorgeous Giveaway!

beauty skin giveaway

It’s here, it’s finally here!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Ok, I guess it’s just me that’s been waiting for it, because you guys didn’t even know it was coming. I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway on the blog for some time now, and what better day than my birthday (woohoo!) to kick off Feeding Your Beauty’s first ever prize drawing!

Today through midnight (EST) on September 22, all of you lovely people have the chance to win some of my favorite DIY natural beauty swag, including everything you need to make my two most popular face masks, the Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Mask, and the Bentonite Dream Skin Detox Mask. This beauty grab bag contains:

  • 4 1/2 oz. of bentonite clay
  • 3 oz. Moroccan Red Clay
  • 4 oz. Desert Essences Pure Jojoba oil
  • 9.5 oz. Organic Pure Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 oz. Organic Vegetable Glycerin
  • 8 oz. package of Navitas Naturals Raw Cacao Powder
  • a bar of my favorite vegan/organic/fair trade PASCHA dark chocolate
  • Prize value: over $40! Having soft, smooth, clear skin: priceless πŸ™‚

I hand-selected these specific ingredients because they are my absolute favorites. The clay, aloe vera gel, and vegetable glycerin come from one of my favorite shops here in Grand Rapids, which sellsΒ organic carrier oils, essential oils, cosmetic clay, herbs, and more for making your own DIY natural hair and skin goodies (Moon Drop Herbals, for any of my fellow Michiganders). These are all the exact ingredients I use to whip up my face masks, and what I put on my skin on an everyday basis.

These natural ingredients can be used for so many different things, and I’m hoping if you aren’t already a DIY beauty nerd like me, that winning this giveaway is going to commence some serious geeking-out on homemade skin care. I have a ton of ideas for future beauty recipes, utilizing many of these ingredients. I’m talking cleansing grains, homemade shampoos, easy DIY cosmetics, facial toner, detangling spray, and more. I’ve been testing and re-testing and hope to have some ready to share with you soon. In the meantime, a quick google search of these ingredients will have you up to your awe-struck eyeballs in natural beauty instructionals.

Why You Want This Stuff

Here are just a few reasons you’re going to want to enter this contest and start crossing your fingers…

  1. Bentonite Clay – seriously my favorite beauty clay, ever. When combined with liquid it acts as a sponge/magnet, becoming highly absorbent with a negative electromagnetic charge, sucking up all the toxins it finds on your skin like a miracle vacuum for your face. It’s a dream for acne prone skin, but can make all skin types smooth and radiant. You can even use it on your scalp. Or in toothpaste. Or deodorant. I’m not sure there’s anything this clay can’t do. Google it.
  2. Red Moroccan Clay (also known as Rahssoul Clay) – many swear by mineral-rich Moroccan red clay for it’s ability to smooth, tighten, remove excess oil and impurities, and iron out fine lines and wrinkles. Others love it because it is good for sensitive skin. It’s been used for centuries by Moroccan women to enhance skin and hair. It is my second favorite clay, ever.
  3. Jojoba Oil – ohh jojoba, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… You make my skin feel oh-so-soft. You sink it perfectly without being greasy, you’ve even made my pores look invisible and keep me from breaking out. You’re my go-to for oil-cleansing. You work great in so many face masks. I even use a little bit of you on the ends of my hair to tame frizz. Jojoba oil, I love you forever.
  4. Vegetable glycerin – vegetable glycerin is a new find for me. It’s a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture, and I like to use it as a replacement for honey in homemade beauty care. It is great for adding bulk, moisture, and thickness to face masks. You can find it in lots of conventional hair and skin care, as well as in tons of DIY recipes. I’m currently working on a shine spray/hair detangler, and most likely vegetable glycerin will be in the mix.
  5. Aloe Vera Gel – I love putting aloe vera gel into all kinds of homemade skin products. It’s awesome in masks, toners, face cleanser, and scrubs… aloe vera is healing, soothing, lightly moisturizing, and is an important component for many DIY beauty treatments, even homemade cosmetics. I like to use a small amount as a super simple soft-hold hair gel/frizz tamer. It’s also great on it’s own as a very light, oil-free moisturizer on hot and humid days.
  6. Navitas Naturals Raw Cacao Powder – I love this cacao powder! I have several recipes on this site alone with cacao powder, besides the face mask, that involve eating this lovely superfood. Check out alllll the gorgeous benefits of this aromatic face food in my Raw Cacao Face Mask post, and all the great reasons to eat it here. Which brings me to last glorious prize.
  7. PASCHA 70% CacaoΒ Dark Organic Chocolate Bar Β – Because… chocolate. And it’s my birthday. Also, see the links on cacao above.

One of you lucky souls is going to have SO. MUCH. FUN whipping up some non-toxic, cruelty-free, all-natural, skin nourishing treats. I’m picturing mother/daughter beauty day, his and hers face masks and massages, bachelorette party/bridal beauty bash, best buds DIY day… the possibilities are endless! Go tell your friends, mom, dad, husband, wife, sisters, brothers, coworkers, etc. to enter the drawing and plan a get-gorgeous day! (Yes, dads, husbands, and brothers want to get gorgeous too. I’m sure of it).

Enter the contest below! You have 2 ways to enter the drawing, definitely do both to increase your chances! The giveaway will close at midnight in two weeks, on September 22, 2015. The winner will be announced the next day, and I’ll ask you to send email me your address so I can send you the beauty swag. Good luck!

(p.s. I’ve got to set some ground rules… please be 18 or over to enter)
Click on the FIRST link below to enter the Rafflecopter drawing
The Giveaway is now closed… thanks for entering! See the winner here

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32 thoughts on “Get Gorgeous Giveaway!

  1. Happy birthday Larice!!! πŸ™‚ I hope you are having a great day! I powered up the laptop to come here and wish you, and I am so happy to see a giveaway… I hope I win (keeping my fingers crossed)…Like I mentioned before, waiting for your lip stain post… xoxo

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  2. Wow that’s so generous of you. I really enjoy your blog, especially as I have difficult skin to manage and natural products seem to work better for me. I’ve got my fingers crossed, but even if I don’t win I’m going to try out a natural clay mask because so many people have raved about it xx

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    1. Wow thank you so much! I too have struggled with “difficult” skin most of my young adult life and using natural products and changing how I eat has done wonders for me. I love keeping things simple! I’ve had so much positive feedback with the bentonite clay mask, I’d definitely give it a whirl! Best of luck and thanks for entering! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Your posts are very interesting & insightful. I have difficult skin & your posts give me hope. Your skin looks great by the way! I hope to win the giveaway to jumpstart my natural skin care remedies.

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    1. Thanks so much Kate! I’m so happy you find them interesting or helpful. I struggled with difficult skin for many years so I know where you’re coming from. It’s very frustrating. Don’t give up! I wish I could give every person this box of goodies! Good luck πŸ™‚ for more skin care tips check out my post Get Pretty Skin on the Advice page πŸ™‚

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  4. How fun! Larice, I like the face mask recipes, and would love any kind of hair mask, especially something to tame frizzy hair in high humidity. Also, which brand of bentonite clay would you recommend? All the clay I’ve seen, including Frontier brand, is a cream color, not gray.

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    1. Hey Anna πŸ™‚ I’ve been playing around with a hair serum idea, but so far I’m not 100% satisfied. That is definitely on my radar though, and a great suggestion! For the bentonite clay.. I’ve been buying mine locally by the ounce and I think the shop sources it from Mountain Rose Herbs. At any rate I’ve heard good things about theirs and will be ordering mine from there next. I’ve also read good things about Aztec Secrets and majestic pure brands, which you can find on Amazon. They label it “indian healing clay” which is indeed bentonite clay. Haha long answer but hopefully that helps! Xoxo

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    1. Hi Kim! Ah! You must’ve been reading my mind, because I was just thinking to myself today…is it too late to do a post on sunscreen? I’ve been meaning to do one all summer! My favorites are Alba Very Emollient sunscreen and Keeki Pure and Simple sunscreen. I also tried Babyganics mineral based sunscreen spray this year for my daughter, and I also used it myself, and really liked it. After reading about chemical sunscreens on ewg.org, I will always use mineral based, natural sunscreens from now on. Their guide to sunscreens is very informational and eye-opening! They also have a searchable database where they rate the toxicity/harmfulness of thousands of cosmetics and skin care. Hope that helps! Thanks for taking the time to comment, much appreciated!

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      1. DeVita makes a great natural sunscreen facial moisturizer (30 spf) that I use every day. It is pretty pricy, but can be found cheaper on vitacost. It also has the best score on ewg.org, and doesn’t leave the white, chalky film that most natural sunscreens do. I highly recommend it πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Donna. This is something I’m always thinking about, as I struggled with acne a long time. I have a few homemade face masks on my beauty page that address acne: Indian Four spice mask, pumpkin probiotic mask, and the bentonite dream skin mask (my favorite). I’m working on a toner for acne-prone skin, and a few other ideas πŸ™‚ Thanks for your feedback!

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    1. Hey Cindy, thank YOU for participating and for the great suggestion! I’m hoping to perfect a hair serum for that very problem – taming the frizz! My hair is just barely wavy, but since having my daughter the texture has become more frizzy. Be sure to check back, I have several hair care ideas in the works πŸ™‚

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  5. Your blog is always informative and I appreciate that. It shows the hard work you put in to it. This is a very generous giveaway my friend, thank you. I hope you will continue to bless us with your plantbased knowledge. I love your blog posts.

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    1. Thank you so much, I can’t express how much that comment means to me! I appreciate your kindness and support πŸ˜€ Thank you also for sharing this post on your site!

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  6. Lovely blog and giveaway. I just discovered your blog, but I am always looking for acne skin care recipes! This bentonite clay is something that sounds awesome.

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    1. Thanks Alexandra! That is always on my mind for diy skincare as well. I love the bentonite clay mask on my Beauty page, it clears up small spots so fast, and really reduces redness and inflammation. Best thing about it is that it doesn’t dry my skin out, but makes it nice and soft! Definitely check it out! Thanks for taking the time to comment and check out the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey Stephanie, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I am currently rocking some dry heels at the moment, and they are probably what you’re thinking. Not pretty! I’ve heard that actually vegetable glycerin is good for this, which is one of the items in the giveaway so I am trying it tonight and will have to report back my success! I think a foot scrub would feel mighty nice too! I’ll be thinking about that one. Thanks again!

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  7. I love serums. Evening serums for anti-aging. Something to get rid of sportiness – sun spots. A good nourishing mask. A firming mask/serum. A list of ingredients with benefits and potential combinations would be great! Love to learn more about clays!!

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    1. Ooh I love those ideas!! All of them! I love serums too and I’ve been thinking up some fun ways to mix some oils, essential oils and other ingredients for something that really packs a punch! Great idea for an educational type posts on different ingredients with benefits and different ways to put them together. Going on my to do list!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, it makes my day! πŸ™‚

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