Today La Bella Figura, one of our favorite lines, launches not one but two new products. We’re celebrating with a Friday Deal! It’s been hard to keep this little secret to ourselves, as we know many of you also swoon for the luscious scents and impeccable ingredients that make La Bella Figura so special. So here it is:
La Bella Figura is giving you 10% off all orders over $75. Just enter the code NMDLLBF at check out. Everyone that uses the code will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card from LBF! The winner will be announced on Monday, and the deal ends Sunday at 11:59pm CST.
Before you rush off to the La Bella Figura site, stick around to hear about the new kids on the block: the Gentle Enzyme Cleanser And Makeup Remover and Aria Nighttime Cell Recovery Treatment. We’d love to say we’re early adopters, but really we were just lucky enough to try these new LBF beauties in advance of today’s launch. Aria has captured our hearts, and the Gentle Enzyme Cleanser is a lovely, unique addition to the world of natural cleansers.
Suitable for aging or damaged skin types, Aria was created to regenerate lackluster skin while you sleep, plump up thinning skin, and boost nutrition. The unique healing compounds found in saffron, helichrysum and arnica flower oils aid this renewal process. Here’s what Rebecca has to say:
“Aria is a sublimely scented treatment oil, packed with regenerating and anti-inflammatory ingredients. It is rich with actives that promote graceful aging, and as a sensitive sort I was a bit concerned it might be too much for me. I tested it on my wrist, then decided to go for it. When I saw my skin the next morning, I kind of couldn’t believe it. The anti-inflammatory effects are obvious. I am hooked after using it a couple of weeks, and I look forward to seeing the long term effects. Aria’s ingredients include some of my old favorites (oils of rose, helichrysum, Barbary fig, carrot seed, camellia) and some new-to-me, exotic ingredients (saffron, rooibos, acai and papaya oils). I apply it at night before my DIY oil, and it layers beautifully, sinking right in with a light massage. Three drops does it for my face, neck and chest.”
The Gentle Enzyme Cleanser is a gel-based formula that cleanses while maintaining pH balance. It’s full of moisture retentive ingredients like aloe vera, cupuacu and marfura butters. Pineapple and papaya enzymes provide gentle exfoliation. It has a light herbaceous scent and works well, in our experience, as a morning cleanser to kick-start the day. It’s impressive that this gel formula is able to deliver so much moisture. Skin feels fresh, protected, and baby soft after use. If you use the double cleanse method at the end of the day, it makes a great second step after an oil cleanser.
Let us know what you plan to get with this Friday Deal! Are you going to try one of the new products? Something different?
If you’ve never tried One Love Organics, your skin is in for a treat! It’s hard to resist a line with so much to offer — from pure, organic ingredients to the charming packaging, we were smitten from the beginning. However, as with everything, it’s the performance of OLO products that really hooked us. Nicolle has shared her love for Brand New Day and the Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics goodies, and Susannah adores the Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil. Plus, we’ve heard from countless readers about how they incorporate OLO into their routines. So whether you’re new to this line or returning for more, we’ve got you covered with this amazing deal.
So here’s the deal: One Love Organics is giving you 20% off their entire site! Just use the code NMDL14 and shop away. This offer excludes the sample packs, but get this — all purchases over $40 will receive a deluxe 15 ml sample of the not-yet-released Gardenia Daily Body Serum! The deal ends Sunday at midnight PST, and OLO only ships in the USA.
We got a little sneak peek of the new Gardenia Body Serum. Trust us, do not miss out on this chance to snag your own! Here’s what Nicolle thinks:
“True to all the One Love Organics products I’ve tried, this serum has an intoxicating floral scent that’s helped pull me out of the depressing and icy grasp of the Minnesota winter. Plus, it’s truly a serum, which I’d forgotten I love—it’s not as thin as a body oil, so you use less and get as much of a moisture boost. It also absorbs quickly, which is a necessity when I have to scramble from the shower to putting on my long underwear in 10 seconds flat.”
Tell us what you love from One Love Organics and what you intend to stock up on with this sweet deal!
Hold the phone, everyone, because we have an awesome surprise in store for you. Our friends at NuboNau just told us that they are moving to a lovely new, and more centralized, distribution center soon. As such, they’re looking to move out some inventory. Lucky for us, we were their first call.
And it’s a blowout, y’all! They’re offering NMDL readers 25% off of EVERYTHING (even sale items!) for an entire week. But don’t tardy because popular lines will move fast! Just use the code NMDL25 at checkout and the discount will be applied.
We know we’ll be stocking up on favorites like Juice Beauty’s CC cream, PAI, Ilia, Studio 78 and and and! What are you going to get?
Special note: All brands will be restocked in April when NuboNau is at their new location—and word is that they’re going to be adding some exciting new brands to the mix too.
As per usual, you will still be awarded the regular loyalty points and free shipping will also apply to all orders over $95. Happy natural beauty bonanza!
Guess who is celebrating a birthday? Stark Skincare! This indie natural skincare line from Canada has a lot to celebrate, so let’s party. It brings a little tear of happiness to our eyes to think about how much Stark has grown since Alexandra first featured them here. They’ve introduced more delights to the line, including a body oil Rebecca loves and the new Neroli Midnight Oil, oh yeah. So here’s your invitation to the birthday party:
Stark is giving you 15% off! Just enter the code starkbirthday at checkout. The offer expires on Monday at 11:59 pm EST! Shipping is free in Canada and the US for orders over $100 (after the discount).
So we have our Stark favs, but a little birdie told us there’s more to look forward to in Stark’s future, and we’re not a bit surprised. The artiste behind Stark, Jessica Lafleur, has been hanging out in some pretty exotic places this winter. You know, just sniffing her way around outdoor markets and getting lost in it all. But really, we’re the ones who will benefit from all of her galavanting. A perfume oil is on the way! Huzzah! Until then, we’ll just keep inhaling very, very deeply when applying our favorite Stark products. Happy birthday Stark!
Do you have a favorite Stark Skincare product? Tell readers what you’ve tried and why you like it.
Hot smoothie what? Yes, it sounds a little weird, but stick with us on this one. The Chalkboard Mag is one of our go-to sources for great recipes and information on wellness. This recipe caught our attention because it’s chock full of good-for-you ingredients, but it can also satisfy that longing for a warm, sweet cup of hot cocoa that some of us may indulge in more than we’d like to admit during the cold dark winter mornings. Check out the recipe below and read more about the Cozy Hot Chocolate Smoothie over on the Chalkboard Mag.
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1 vanilla bean, halved and seeded
2 ripe dates, pitted (medjool or halawi work well, or substitute some honey if preferred)
1 cup boiling water, or tea of your choice
1/2 tsp cinnamon, plus a pinch for garnish
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Be sure to let boiling water or tea cool slightly, and pour in carefully! Blend until smooth, garnish with the leftover vanilla bean pod and a pinch of cinnamon, and enjoy!
Thanks for the inspiration Chalkboard Mag! OK, your turn. Tell us where you get your Meatless Monday ideas.