Recycled Bride & Ely Organics Giveaway – Win $50 of Miessence® natural beauty products!
For bridal beauty that keeps your outsides pretty and your insides even prettier, all natural skin care and makeup are a must. Looking for beauty products that are free of ugly, toxic ingredients? Then say hello to the fabulous USDA & ACO (that’s Australian Certified Organic) certified organic goodies from Miessence®! <!–more–>
Miessence skin care, beauty, personal care products, and fragrances are so pure you could eat them. They’re 100% natural & synthetic chemical-free, and will make you look like one hot mama! And now one lucky reader of the RB Blog can try these amazing products for free because we’re giving away a $50 Miessence Organics gift certificate.
There are two easy ways to enter the giveaway:
1. If you’re on Twitter, just tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #Miessence50. If you’re not sure how to do this, see the end of this post for some sample tweets*
2. Check out the Miessence products at ElyOrganics.com and leave a comment at the end of this post telling us which you’d like to try.
A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, January 14th at 5pm PST.
Now nobody likes a lecture, but let’s you and me have a quick chat about all of the icky stuff that’s in conventional beauty products, and why you should start making the switch over to great natural products like Miessence.
The cosmetics industry is nastified, and it’s extra important for young women who are planning to have families to be careful about applying chemicals on your skin, eyes and lips that can affect your long-term general and reproductive health. The FDA doesn’t regulate personal or body care products who call themselves “natural” and “organic”, so it’s important to read labels and understand what substances to avoid and why. Ingredients like lead, parabens, petrolatum, and sodium laurel sulfate are found in almost all fragrances, soaps, shampoos and makeup on the market today, even though they’ve been proven in many cases to contain cancer-causing neurotixins and cause hormonal irregularities. Learn more at SafeCosmetics.org or Ecostiletto’s Big List of Things That Suck.
So what does it mean when we say that Miessence products are “certified organic”? Since the FDA doesn’t regulate beauty products, Miessence applied for USDA and ACO food-grade organic certification. This means that all of their ingredients comply with the same standards your organic foods do, including no artificial chemicals or pesticides. Organic ingredients also contain more vitamins, nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants than their non-organic counterparts.
And as if all that weren’t enough help you make the switch from your old-school department store makeup brands, Miessence products are actually beautiful, long-lasting, and smell delicious! I was lucky enough to sample some Miessence makeup and skin care, thanks to Erin Ely from Ely Organics, who kindly send me a small goody bag! (I love my job!)
Everything I tried from Miessence was amazing, but the real winner was these lip cremes. Holy guacamole! I don’t know what’s in them (well actually, yes I do, because the ingredients are printed right on the label, and they’re all strictly pronounceable ), but I have never worn such rich, moisture-filled, durable lipstick in my life. In fact, I’d pretty much given up on wearing lipstick at all because I every one I tried would just stick in the cracks of my lips (scary old lady look!), or just wear off five minutes after application.
For me, Miessence lip cremes are nothing short of a makeup miracle. The colors are super dense and vibrant, the creme keeps your lips moist, and it stays on forever — more like a lip stain than a lipstick. I’m really not joking about how long the color lasts. I put mine on in the morning, and after eating, drinking, smooching and sleeping, my lips were still rosy when I woke up the next day! That’s pretty cool for an all-natural product.
The Miessence Mineral Foundation powder is also pretty fab. It’s super versatile: Apply with a brush, and it acts like a very light, oil-absorbing, mattifying layer. Put it on with the small sponge that comes in the container, and it works like a foundation, providing moderate coverage and evening out the skin. I was sad because my “Fair” powder turned out to be just a bit too light for my skin, but passed it on to an alabaster-complected neighbor, who’s over the moon about how it covers her freckles without looking “makeup-cakey”.