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!


Blogoversary, demolition and a giveaway.

This is not a photo of my house, but it might as well be. It’s pretty much what our kitchen currently looks like. We’ve embarked on a major remodel, and it’s taking up much of my free time. I’m not the most frequent poster as is, and unfortunately it’s going to slow down even more over the next several months. I know how annoying it can be, checking a blog daily, or even weekly to find the same post lingering there, so please bear with me! And do consider subscribing to Scent Hive so you will get an email notice when I post something new.

Since it is Scent Hive’s 3rd year “blogoversary” today, I want to thank you so much for reading, commenting and supporting my blog, and what better way to do so than hold a giveaway? Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a full bottle (save for a few spritzes for reviewing purposes) of Red Flower’s Garnet Hill exclusive, Sweet Alyssum. I included Sweet Alyssum in my 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, which you can read more about here. Drawing is now closed. I will post winner in the next couple days. 

Again, I can’t tell you all how much I appreciate you stopping by Scent Hive over these past three years. As Scent Hive enters its fourth, it might be slow going at first, but I will be sure to write about my most precious finds.



Anniversary card image from graphicsfairy.blogspot.com

Image of remodel from zillow.com