My First iHerb Haul + a Giveaway!

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I’m always on the hunt for outstanding products and equally awesome places to shop. iHerb is a great place to find affordable, natural and organic personal care products, food, and home goods. Not only am I a fan of iHerb’s product selection and prices, but I also admire their commitment to the environment through many eco-friendly initiatives like using recycled packaging, providing paperless orders, donating profits to various international charities, and the use of carbon neutral UPS shipments.

Read on to hear about my experience shopping at iHerb* and what I picked up in my first order. You can grab $5 off your first order using my code: BLG494. Plus, enter to win a $50 iHerb giftcard at the end of this post! (There will be 2 lucky winners!)

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May Flowers Head-to-Toe Giveaway With Philtre

PhitreGiveaway2Philtre is a new online destination for all things healthy, transparent, and good for your body. Their lovely selection of skincare, haircare, and beauty brands feature so many outstanding and effective products all made in the U.S. If you haven’t already, check out Philtre online here and read my interview with founder, Heidi for more information.

Philtre is generously providing one of my readers with a head-to-toe giveaway from some of their top products. What better way to say goodbye to the month of May than a May Flowers giveaway! Scroll down to the Gleam form below to enter. (Sorry, U.S. residents only!)

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Green Beauty Bloggers ‘Happy 2015!’ Giveaway

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Happy 2015! A group of 8 green beauty bloggers (including yours truly) have banded together to make sure your year continues to be a fruitful one. That’s why we’re giving away 3 popular green beauty products from 2014 to one lucky winner!

The prize bundle includes:
~1 Odacite Pa + G Serum Concentrate
~1 YULI Halcyon Cleanser
~1 Tata Harper Lip & Cheek Lip Tint (in the shade, Very Charming).
That’s a total value of $124 worth of products!

I know these lovely products will encourage your most beautiful self in 2015!

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Experiencing The Genius of Nature With Odylique + a Giveaway!

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Nothing gets me more excited than when I discover international skincare brands with pure and natural ingredients, that work for my sensitive skin. The pain only sets in when I realize most of these amazing international products are difficult to find or just not available in the U.S. More and more, popular international brands are branching out to the States and I couldn’t have been more excited when U.K. brand, Odylique announced in October they’d launched their new web store for U.S. and Canada.

Odylique is a British skincare brand based on effective formulations containing only organic herbs, plant oils, and natural active ingredients suitable for even the most sensitive skintypes. There are no synthetic chemicals nor artificial fragrances added to Odylique products furthering the brand’s commitment to Soil Association-certified standards and also providing the very best for sensitive skin. Formerly called Essential Care, the brand was founded by a mother-daughter duo and all products are handmade locally in Suffolk, UK. With over 30 years of providing effective, beloved products in Europe, Odylique’s newest venture into North America is generating lots of buzz and even more fans across the pond. 

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Belated Birthday & Blogiversary Giveaway with Gressa Skin!

August 2nd marked my birthday, I’m a year older (ack!) and now it’s nearing the end of August and summer (agh). And actually, did you know Plein Vanity reached it’s 1 year anniversary in late June? I’ve been so crazed with work, my personal life, and day-to-day things that the date somehow slipped by without much fanfare.

I am so grateful and humbled for being a part of the green beauty community and for growing an audience of like-minded individuals. Thank you so much for continuing to read Plein Vanity and inspiring me to keep doing what I love. I’ve grown so much in a year and this blog has developed into a medium of creativity, passion, and community that I’d never imagined. Thank you! 🙂

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Rescue and Repair Skin with CV Skinlabs + a Giveaway!

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I was first introduced to CV Skinlabs at A Night for Green Beauty last year when the event was held in New York City. I briefly chatted with Britta Aragon, founder and creator of CV Skinlabs and was immediately intrigued with her brand’s story and the product samples she gave me. Britta’s experience caring for her father during his eight-year cancer battle and being a survivor of Hodgkin’s disease herself, culminated in her passion for promoting safe personal-care products. She created CV Skinlabs, which stands for “Cinco Vidas”, to offer products with gentle, effective, and safe formulas especially for individuals suffering with sensitive skin, chemical sensitivities, or skin conditions. Just reading the endless amounts of testimonials from everyone ranging from skincare professionals, celebrities to the average consumer, you can really tell that CV Skinlabs’ beneficial and effective healing formulas have stirred up some real attention.

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