Natural Beauty Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

vintage shopper

I’ve rounded up some discounts from my favorite all natural lines, and a few that I am really excited to try out for the first time.

Acure: Take 50% off all orders on Cyber Monday, no code needed. I have reviewed their Day CreamBrightening Facial Scrub and Towelettes. On Monday I plan to order their dry oil (can’t decide which scent!) and maybe give the conditioner a whirl.

DSH Perfumes: Get 20% off site wide (*excluding Scent of Hope) from now until December 14, 2015. use code: sparkle15. Dawn is a truly gifted perfumer, and has many 100% natural offerings. (Some are 85% natural and above, but under “about this product” at the bottom of the screen you will see 100% botanical if that’s what you are looking for). Vanille Botanique is my favorite.

French Girl Organics: All orders over $40 receive a free Lip Tint, through Nov. 30. Enter Code Freeship at checkout & leave note for color choice: Rose Noir, Cerise, or Véronique (while supplies last).  I have yet to review the FGO lip tints, but I love them!

In Fiore: is 20% off with code Red20, through Nov. 30. I have reviewed In Fiore too many times to link to the posts individually, but here’s one link that lists them all. If I were to recommend one item though, it would be the Lustra Cleansing Balm. Heaven!

Kahina: is 20% with code Kahina20, through Dec. 1. Here’s an overview of the brand. I adore their facial lotion, toning mist, bar soaps, and facial cleanser. They now have Fez Perfume Oil and I can’t wait to try it!

One Love Organics: 25% off with code merryolo25, Nov. 28-Dec. 1. This is my new favorite serum, and I have and order of Gardenia and Tea Antioxidant Serum and Vitamin B Cleansing Oil coming to me any day now! (Sit tight for reviews on all of these).

Osmia Organics:  20% off with code OOHOLIDAY2015. This is a brand I have never tried, but will ASAP. Read the founder’s bio, and you will too.

Petit Vour:  20% back in store credit, plus a *free* green beauty gift (check site for availability) with your purchase of $29+. I have never ordered from this site, but I plan to! They have a terrific selection of all natural beauty products, so I thought I would let you all know about their holiday promo.

Providence Perfume Co: 10% off on cyber Monday with code CYBERSCENT. This is one of my most favorite natural perfume houses. Hindu Honeysuckle is my current love. Their Beauty Elixir is my go to for taming wayward frizzes and their body care is stellar!

REN Skincare: 35% off with code BF35 until Sunday (Nov 29). I adore their Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial,(another one I need to review, but in a nut shell it’s a hard working, efficient exfoliator). I have never tried this one, but I plan to treat myself to the Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish real soon.

Tatcha: is 20% with code FF2015, through Dec.6. Man I have been away for a while! I need to review my faves from Tatcha as well! Anyway, if you’re going to start somewhere with this luxurious line, get the Dewy Skin Mist and the Camellia Cleansing Oil. Next on my list to try from Tatcha is the Pore Perfecting Sunscreen. Tatcha might not be up to the hard core 100% natural standards that some of you have, but it’s pretty darn clean. Their products are formulated without Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfate Detergents, Parabens, PEGs, PPGs, Urea, DEA, TEA or Phthalates.

So there you have it! If you have any promos you have found, please share them in the comments



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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Thoughts on Mother’s Day

iris bouquetMy older son went to an iris farm outside of Portland yesterday. He had a sleepover at a friend’s house, and in the morning his buddy’s dad drove them to Salem and I’m assuming they went here. When I woke up this morning, this enchanting bouquet awaited me at breakfast and their delicate but delightful aroma warmed my heart almost as much as my boys’ hugs and excitement.

But this post is not a humblebrag about my charmed life as a mom. I wasn’t going to post at all actually. After I read Anne Lamott’s piece about Mother’s Day on (thank you to IndiePerfumes for posting it on FB) I started to think more about all of the expectations around the day. Ones that aren’t met, either by us or for us. I thought about those who have lost their mothers literally or figuratively. Those who have lost children, or who have had difficulty in having children. As a midwife, I have to break the devastating news to women and couples quite frequently that the pregnancy they have been nurturing is no longer viable. I just had to tell a couple this last week. It’s a lot to bear on this day. This is a day that carries a lot of weight.

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