Happy Earth Day Deal From Osmia Organics!

For those of you already familiar with Osmia Organics, you know exactly why this natural skincare line out of Colorado is the perfect fit for an Earth Day deal. If you haven’t experienced Osmia for yourself, here’s your golden opportunity.

We’ve loved Osmia’s body oils, perfume oils, soaps, hand creams, spot treatment, restoration serum—oh my gosh what don’t we love? Heavenly natural active ingredients plus heavenly scents made Osmia girls out of all of us. Osmia curated a limited edition Earth Day box with their most earth-a-licious products, and they’re giving NMDL readers a special deal on this otherwise $65 box.

NMDL Readers can use the code NMDL422 and get the Osmia Earth Day box for $49! The code is good through 4/23 while supplies last. Purchases over $150 include a free Osmia Girl bag!

Included in the Osmia Earth Day Box:

  • Full size Protein Exfoliating Mask with ceramic dish and mixing spatula
  • Samples of Osmia Organic Tea Bath and Salt Bath
  • Samples of 3 of body oils — Stream, Flower, and Forest
  • A 4.5-ounce bar of the limited edition Stracciatella Soap — It’s a combination of Oh So Soap and Black Clay Facial Soap (their best-selling body soap and best-selling face soap). It is basically unscented, divinely creamy, and perfect as an all-in-one travel soap.  It’s vegan and only available as part of this set.
  • Muslin soap travel bag

All products are vegan, packaged in earth-conscious packaging — glass bottles, biodegradable sample bags, recycled watercolor paper soap wrap, and 100% recycled box and crinkle paper, etc. Every day is Earth Day with Osmia Organics!

Osmia sent us the Protein Exfoliating Mask to try out in advance of the Earth Day deal, and now we understand why she was so eager to feature it as the star of the box. It’s a dry mask that gets its pretty pink color from red sandalwood powder. You mix it with a dash of water in the ceramic bowl provided. Like all Osmia products the scent is fresh from the earth and cleansing. Here’s what we think:

“I love the earthy bean scent — it makes me feel like I’m gleaning Mother Earth’s knowledge and using it to improve my face. It also give a great manual exfoliation when I remove it, which is always so gratifying (and leaves my skin smooth as a seal).” Nicolle

“Straight out of the bottle the dry powder gives me an immediate lift with its woody, yet warm and sweet scent. I considered bathing in it for that reason, but then it would be gone! Once mixed with water, the mask comes alive—literally—and the change in scent is your clue. It’s the ground adzuki beans and quinoa being stimulated by the water. I love to put this enzyme and protein rich mask on ten minutes before a shower, let it dry, and then exfoliate off. It has more texture than I’m used to, but it isn’t rough—just very satisfying.” Susannah

Osmia Organics made 220 of these Earth Day boxes. Hike on over and get yours before they disappear. But first, tell us how you plan to honor Earth Day!

Quick question: When was the last time USPS delivered you something other than credit card bills and catalogs you never signed up for? We thought so. Which is why we want to introduce you to (or remind you about) our special little boxes from Quarterly: delightful surprises in the mail, chosen for you, by us.

Simply: Quarterly is a subscription service not unlike a magazine, except that instead of getting words and pictures printed on paper, you get awesome stuff.

And just like a magazine, you don’t know in advance exactly what’s going to be in each issue, but you subscribe because you like the people who put it together and/or you think you’re going to enjoy what you receive. That’s how the No More Dirty Looks Quarterly boxes work: 4 times a year (for $50/quarter), you get a box of goodies (and no, it’s not a pile of those tiny sample packets companies give away free) along with a letter from us explaining what’s so great about the products and why we chose them.

Above you can see what was in our last box: shampoo and conditioner from the insanely amazing Rahua (plus samples), a beautiful hair brush, our favorite dry shampoo of all time. What’s in NDL010? We’re not telling, but…

You can enter below for a chance to win a box for free because we’re doing a giveaway!

The details: From now until midnight on Thursday, April 10 (like when the clock changes over from the 9th to the 10th), you can enter to win your very own NMDL10 NMDL09 box from Quarterly Co.! Enter below with your Facebook account or email address. You’ve got a few options for how to enter, but the more that you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. We’ll select one winner after the contest ends and we’ll notify you here on the blog so check back here on Thursday to see if you’re our lucky winner! (No purchase necessary, obvs.)

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Happy Friday Deal From Clementine Fields!

It’s spring time y’all, which means re-upping on seasonal favorites and trying new lipstick colors. Pretty much anything that helps shed that winter skin you’ve been living in would be welcome, right? Clementine Fields is here to help with an awesome Friday Deal!

Clementine Fields is giving 15% off all orders over $50 now through Sunday at midnight ET. Just enter the promo code NMDL to receive your special offer!

Clementine Fields carries some of the most premium names in green beauty. In fact, their collection is crazy good. Plus, they’re based in Toronto! Canadian readers rejoice—this one’s for you! Don’t worry, they ship to the United States and elsewhere, too.

So what do you want to try? What lines are you excited about from their collection?

There’s been some funny stuff going on in the comments lately.

All of a sudden, there seemed to be a lot of conflict, and not the healthy agree-to-disagree kind of conflict, but the kind of throw-’bows nastiness that is rampant on most sites—but which we’ve been lucky not to have to deal with here. The recent crappy comments are really in the minority, though, so I don’t really want to go on and on about it, but I do want to say this:

It’s come to our attention, from simple back-end analytics, that one person has been posting as at least seven different women (not that we know it’s a woman–just that all seven names are women’s names), and all of those people—sorry, that one person—appears to be responsible for the lion’s share of contention, aggression, nastiness in the comments. If not all of it, actually.

So that just sucks. We can’t really do anything about it, but we would kindly ask that if you come to the site regularly and you comment, that you not create seven aliases and then use those seven fake-yous to gang up on people. HONOR SYSTEM, people.

Thanks, and happy Monday.


Happy Friday Deal From La Bella Figura!

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?