Celebrating Seven Years and a Beauty Box Giveaway

Giveaway box

I posted my first Scent Hive review seven years ago, and am so thrilled to be back sharing my favorite all natural perfumes and green beauty finds with you all.  As some of you know, I took a very extended break from blogging, and wasn’t sure if I would return. The time away from writing was much needed, as I have come back to Scent Hive with a renewed sense of delight and wonder, as well as an even stronger commitment to using all natural products for myself, my family and in my home. I still stand by what I say on my About page as I will never be a total purist and I believe firmly in balance rather than extremes. Having said that, I will always dig deep into ingredient lists, make conscious choices regarding my purchases, and inform you as to what I have learned and what I am loving.

As a thank you for either sticking out these past seven years with me (or for newly following Scent Hive) I have put together a fabulous beauty box giveaway, filled with perfume, makeup, skincare and body care. (Not to mention a delicious bar of chocolate from Woodblock Chocolate made here in Portland, OR!) Read on for entry details, the list of the goodies, and some photos.

To enter, simply follow me on Instagram, and leave a comment here with your Instagram handle and let me know what item from the box you are most excited about! You get an extra entry if you tag a friend over on Instagram (look for the picture of the box in my feed). Winner will be announced on Instagram on 2/15/16. International entries welcome.

Giveaway makeup

-Silk Naturals Greatest Hits eyeshadow “palette” (Full sized jars)
  Cutie Pie- light nude Suede (not quite matte) with pink highlights
  Miss You- light grey Suede 
  Cameo- medium pink matte
  Focus- deep taupe
  Tru Luv- pinkish brown Suede
  Selenium- deep aqua matte
-Living Nature Bliss Balm. (Full size)
-Kjaer Weis Cream Blush sample in Lovely 
Giveaway body care

-Kula Herbs Lemongrass Sage and Oatmeal soap (full size)

-Kahina Giving Beauty Beldi soap sample

-Persephenie Jade Camellia Organic Body Balm sample

-Rachel’s Plan Bee body oil sample 

Giveaway perfume

-Florescent sample set (includes Sundays, Gateaux, and Pretty Bird)

-Aftelier Vanilla Smoke perfume sample

GIveaway face care

-Rachel’s Plan Bee facial oil mini

-Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask sample (+ a few surprise Tata samples)

Thanks for reading and good luck!


Strange Invisible Perfumes Zodiac Collection


Alexandra Balohoutis, the nose behind Strange Invisible Perfumes, has relaunched her Perfumes of the Zodiac collection. First off, I want to say how much I love the new bottle. It embodies simple elegance, and feels substantial and weighty in the hand. I don’t think I would want to risk this gem bouncing around in my tote bag, but it is a suitable size (15ml) for travel if handled with care.

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Bath and Body by Providence Perfume Co.

Apricot Blossoms

Providence Perfume Company has branched out into the realm of bath and body products which came as a very pleasant surprise to me. I knew nothing of this development until a box filled with samples of body lotions and shower gels landed on my doorstep. I’m not inundated with press packages like many bloggers, especially since I’m on a bit of a break,  but I get a few, so I don’t normally get too excited over these things. This was an exception. When I lifted the top off of the box, I was truly thrilled and couldn’t wait to give them all a try knowing full well I would want to share my thoughts with all of you.

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Happy New Year + Acure Day Cream Review


It’s New Year’s Eve, and I’d like to say that one of my resolutions is to start posting on a regular basis again, but I’m not one for resolutions. I will say in earnest though, that I do hope to post more in the new year, and it feels good to be here now, sharing my newest find with you all.

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