Biggs & Featherbelle plant-based body care products

Biggs & Featherbelle: All-Natural, Plant-Based Body Care

We are not morning people. In fact, we can step into the shower and still be asleep; which is why we welcome invigorating scents to wake us up. Of course when it comes to your skincare, the most important isn’t scent, it’s how great it is for your skin. Luckily with the all-natural, plant-based body care, Biggs & Featherbelle, we get the best of both worlds. Get ready to invigorate your skin and your senses with the range of handmade soaps, bath fizzies, body butter, bath soaks, and body scrubs.

Created by sisters, Kelly and Kasey, Biggs & Featherbelle are made only with pure essential oils and plant-based ingredients. The soaps are handmade the old-fashioned way using cold processing to preserve the natural beneficial properties of the ingredients. We had the wonderful pleasure of trying out a few Biggs & Featherbelle products including the Barbados Sweet Orange & Grapefruit Soap, Bar-garita Key Lime & Sea Salt Soap, Lemon Bar Lemongrass & Shea Butter Soap, Lime & Sea Salt Body Scrub, Soul Kiss Sweet Bergamot lip balm, and Lemon Coconut whipped shea butter.

As soon as we opened the package, our entire apartment was engulfed in the amazing combination of sweet citrus scents. It was like having a scented candle burning. Talk about amazing aromatherapy! Of course, we couldn’t wait to indulge in the products and started with the Barbados Sweet Orange & Grapefruit Soap. This amazing cleansing soap is great for oily skin; it features sweet orange to nourish and balance excess oil, pink grapefruit to tone skin, and olive oil to moisturize.

We’re waiting until we’re done with the Barbados soap to use the other soaps; from what our skin has experienced (no dryness or tightness and it feels supple even before applying a moisturizer), we know we won’t be disappointed.

The Lime & Sea Salt Body Scrub is even more incredible than it sounds. It’s not teeming with oil, so there are no worries about possibly slipping in the shower. Its scent is vividly potent and you’ll love how your skin feels afterward. The multitasking Soul Kiss Sweet Bergamot lip balm is a dream. Not only does it moisturize, but it’s also great for reducing inflammation, soothing chapped and cracked lips, and heals, cools and helps prevent cold sores. We’ve never heard of a non-medical grade lip balm doing that!

Finally, the absolutely heavenly Lemon Coconut whipped shea butter. Raw shea butter is whipped into an almost fluffy, lightweight body butter that regenerates the skin, hydrates dry and damaged skin and hair. The lemon essential oil helps to tone and balance the skin.

We are in love with the all-natural, plant-based products from Biggs & Featherbelle. They have 20 soaps and we’re dying to try them all. Plus you can buy raw shea butter or cocoa butter in bulk.

GIVEAWAY: ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint in Four New Colors

Ask anyone who loves kissing, they’re nothing like the feel of soft lips. As we enter the season of cooler, dryer temperatures, keeping your lips properly moisturized is essential. Why not do something good for your lips every day! Who better than the original lip balm (ChapStick lip balm was created in the early 1880’s) to nourish, smooth, and instantly moisturize your lips. Of course, the ChapStick lip balm we’re highlighting today does more than just moisturize, it colors as well. The ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint lip balms now come in four new colors, and we’re celebrating with a giveaway. We’re giving away a few tubes of all the colors of ChapStick’s Total Hydration Moisture+Tint lip balm to our wonderful readers.

Joining the already available three colors, Merlot, Rose Petal, Coral Blush, is four new on-trend shades to enhance your natural lip color. ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint now, which retails for $4.99 each, comes in NEW Pink Nude, Flaunt it Fuchsia, Hello Bordeaux, and House Red (all of which are featured above). That’s a total of seven shades to enhance your natural lip color with a hint of alluring tint. ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint boasts an advanced moisturizing formula with raspberry seed, jojoba oils, and shea butter that instantly smoothes and moisturizes your lips. These moisturizing lip balms are also sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and paraben-free. Are you ready for incredibly soft, kissable lips?

As we previously stated, we’re doing a giveaway of all seven colors of the ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint lip balms. How many winners? We’re not sure yet, maybe five, maybe 10, but the winners will receive at least three colors from the available seven. So be sure to let us know which colors are your top three favorites. To enter our ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture+Tint lip balm giveaway, enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Burt’s Bees Asks – Why Do You Like Natural Beauty Products?

I was posed with the question – “Why do I like natural beauty products?” This is possibly the easiest question I’ve ever had the pleasure of answering especially when it comes to lip care products. Ladies, while we tend to worry about the ingredients of food we eat, we never think the lip products we’re eating – YES Eating!!! With every lick of your lips, every bite of your croissant or spoonful of your yogurt, you are eating whatever lip product is on your lips. Do you know or even pay attention to what ingredients are in those products? With Burt’s Bees lip care products, there’s no need to worry about what you’re ingesting because their lip color products – Natural Lip Glosses, Natural Lip Shines and Natural Tinted Lip Balms – are 100% natural.

While most lip products are made with these ingredients:

Burt’s Bees’s lip colors are lovingly made with those featured below (notice the the difference in not only quantity of ingredients but with Burt’s Bees, you can actually recognize and pronounce their ingredients):

For 25 years Burt’s Bees has worked to become the most Earth-friendly natural personal care company. Recently they’ve has partnered with celebrity make-up artist Katey Denno and beauty bloggers Alexis Wolfer, Jeannine Morris and Amber Katz to bring the best lip looks mother nature has to offer:

In this video, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Katey Denno states that she “believes mother nature gives us everything we need to feel beautiful” and I truly believe that. If we look to nature for our medicines, why not look to nature for our beauty ingredients? We already know Burt’s Bees does that and have for years. This video also highlights the fact that we can mix and layer all of Burt’s Bees products which gives you the opportunity to create your own color for day and night with the help of the three Beauty Bloggers.

But if you’re a beauty lover, you must check out this video and Burt’s Bees products because with lip colors, it’s more than what you’re putting on your body but what you’re putting in it as well.

GIVEAWAY: Win Soft, Kissable Lips from NIVEA

Last week I told you about NIVEA’s “Kiss of the Year” Contest on Facebook and the introduction of Mario Lopez and his fiancee, Courtney Mazza as NIVEA’s Kiss Ambassador Couple for New Years, check out the post here – Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza Join NIVEA to announce the “Kiss of the Year” Contest. New Year’s Eve is just about two months away, so besides making sure you have a date for that night, your lips must be kissably soft. NIVEA has the perfect lip care products to help you achieve those very soft lips and I’m here to give you the chance to win some of those amazing products.

The Grand Prize – One very lucky winner will win the above assorted 15-Piece NIVEA Lip Care products which houses 15 ways to moisturize your lips.

Second Prize – 10 of you will win one of the two NIVEA Lip Care products featured below. Win either one A kiss of Shimmer (shea butter and jojoba oil keeps your lips soft, smooth, and kissable while leaving a glamorous, pearly shine) or Pure & Natural Olive & Lemon (the moisturizing effects of olive oil and the power of lemons soothe and nourish dry, rough lips) Lip Balms.

Whether you want to protect, moisturize, relieve and soothe, or plump your lips, NIVEA has a lip care product for you and eleven of you will get to try these wonderful products. To enter the giveaway, see Rafflecopter instructions below:

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