CV Skinlabs

 

It’s the 4th of July weekend, which means summer is in full swing. We want you to have the best of the best for healing and protecting skin from the skin-tormenting culprits that come along with this glorious season: sunburn, razor burn, heat rashes, and more. Are your feet cracked and rough from running around barefoot? CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm will help your tootsies stay sandal-worthy. Did you get a bad case of poison ivy or fail to wear enough sunscreen? The Rescue + Relief Spray will quell your discomfort.

We love these natural healers and don’t want you to miss out, so we’re giving away 2 Restorative Skin Balms and 2 Rescue + Relief Sprays!

The details: From now until midnight on Monday you can enter to win. You have a few options for how to enter, but the more you complete, the more chances you have to win: follow CV Skinlabs or No More Dirty Looks on Twitter, like CV Skinlabs or No More Dirty Looks on Facebook, or tweet about it. You’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win one of these two summer essentials. We’ll announce the winners on Monday, July 7th.

U.S residents only.

And the winners are… Eve G., Colleen Boudreau, Greta G., and Jessica Wagner! We’ll be emailing you shortly to get you your goodies. Congrats!

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Happy Friday Deal from NuboNau!

NuboNau has upgraded their website! To celebrate their launch plus the new brands they’ve added to their shop, they’ve put together a very special Friday Deal for all you lovelies. Check it out from Hazel and the NuboNau crew…

The NMDL De-Luxe Discovery Set

As many of our lovely followers know, we have now upgraded our website and moved our distribution to sunny Texas! So we now have more central location to get your goodies to you faster and more room for more fab brands! We have welcomed the lovely Kahina Giving Beauty and Shankara Ayurvedic — with more new brands arriving over the coming weeks!

Our official launch is next week, and we wanted to give our NMDL partners a ‘sneak peek’ and a treat…in advance!

We are giving away a gorgeous, Deluxe Discovery Size Set with every order over $50! It contains a really great selection and is crammed with goodies — from right across our brand collection — and is perfect way to discover, and re-discover our natural and organic luxuries! Plus, everyone placing an order using the special code this week will be sent a ‘special treat’ bonus voucher via email at our official launch next week!

So, once you have chosen your products simply add the promo code DISCOVER to the basket to receive your Deluxe Discovery Set and a ‘Treat Bonus’ voucher next week via email! (Remember the minimum spend is $50 to receive the Offer.) It’s free shipping for all orders over $95.00 too!

There you have it, friends! We are so excited to see what NuboNau includes in the Deluxe Discovery Set! Do you like surprises like this one? Have you missed NuboNau as much as we have?

 

Suzanne Hall's Makeup Monday
It’s that time again, lovelies: Makeup Monday! Today, we’re so excited to take a peek inside the makeup bag of Suzanne Hall, the editorial director for The Chalkboard Mag. TCM is not only one of the lovely brands bringing you A Night For Green Beauty on August 7, but it’s also one of our favorite wellness sites. Read on for a glimpse into the life of a true green beauty.

Name: Suzanne Hall

Where I currently live: Los Angeles

Relationship with makeup: I love makeup. Lipstick and gloss and eyeshadow are like toys, but truth be told the way I use it isn’t very playful. I’m definitely committed to my shimmering neutrals, but it doesn’t keep me from piling my vanity with vampy red and purple lipsticks. Despite all the brands and trends I love, I’m a little methodical.

We cover natural and non-toxic beauty of all kinds on The Chalkboard Mag and are always on the hunt for the best new natural and artisan products that truly deliver the results we’ve come to expect from the best in beauty. It’s an exciting time in natural beauty—I’m impressed on a daily basis by what some of these brands are creating. Gone are the days when those rough around the edges hippy products are the only non-toxic options. Natural beauty is now completely glossed out—and we love it!  Our readers love their clean and green products, but still want items that look gorgeous on the vanity and so do we. Here are a few of my personal favorite products out of the dozens of brands we see each month. Swipe a few of these up and let me know what you’re loving too…

In the bag: It’s possible that I am an envelope and clutch hoarder. My handbags are always filled with other smaller bags — often zippered pouches like these two from Claire Vivier and Beautycounter. Envelopes are perfect for quickly upsizing or downsizing what I carry on any given day and keeping the chaos at bay.

Equipment: Beauty tools are the easily the least toxic part of a green beauty regimen. An eyelash curler, natural bristle brush, blending tool… compared to all the creams and balms, these tools are easy to buy green and rarely contain the ingredients we work so hard to avoid. I rarely go without an eyelash curler, but use whichever brand I have on hand. Am I missing a great curler out there? Tell me if you have a great pick!

For the skin: The better my skin looks, the less makeup I wear. I prefer a bare-skinned look touched up with a little concealer and bronzer. To keep my skin looking and feeling healthy, I mix a little day cream with a great oil, like one of Odacite’s new Pure Elements Boosters. Best of both worlds. I also love a deeply nourishing oil at night like La Bella Figura’s Aria treatment or Nude’s oil to give my skin a head’s start overnight.

There are two natural foundations I find super-impressive. I swap them in and out of my routine as concealers. W3ll People’s Narcisst stick is like an old-fashioned pancake stick, but sheer and aloe-infused. It never, ever irritates my skin and it’s fun to use. I also love the French brand Studio 78 for their strange and uber-flattering Chameleon Foundation. RMS has their cult-level Living Luminizer which is also a fun upgrade for evening right on top of cheekbones.

Wink, wink: We’ve seen no less than a dozen new natural mascaras in the past year. It seems as though everyone is making one, which I’m excited about. But this is a rare area where I’ve yet to find an all-natural alternative that really blows me away. There are a couple of gold standard mascaras in the conventional luxury beauty world that I still rely on—but I look forward to finding that perfect all-natural wand. What do you use?

For everything else eye-related, I love Jane Iredale’s potted gel liner with angled brush, Studio 78 and W3ll people pencil eyeliners, and brow and eyeshadows from Josie Maran and Alima Pure.

Kiss, kiss: Lipstick. Although I swoon over a rainbow of colors on my vanity, truth be told, I almost always opt for a nude or sheer pink for both day and night. Jane Iredale makes a double-sided wand called Lip Fixation that stays for days and a high-shine gloss in Sugar Plum, both of which perform impressively for natural products. Beautycounter’s gold-cased lipsticks are pretty incredible with the genius of celeb makeup artist Christy Coleman infused in, ILIA’s colors and packaging are completely gorgeous, and Bite Beauty’s high-pigment lipsticks and lip crayons are the perfect picks for a bright red or orange lip. For moisture, Italian eco-brand Comfort Zone makes a minimalist sacred nature lip balm I love.

Now that you’ve read through Suzanne’s must-haves, head over to The Chalkboard to see Nicolle and Susannah featured in their Green Goddess Guide. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Sign up for our newsletter on the righthand side of our site + sign up for TCM’s newsletter here and be entered to win your very own copy of No More Dirty Looks and some yummy juice from Pressed Juicery! We’ll select one new subscriber to both newsletters to win! Leave us your comment below so we know to look for you—and good luck!

Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway closes Thursday, June 12 at 5 P.M. PST

 

UPDATE: Extended Through Friday, May 30th! Enjoy this promotion all week!

We first bumped into CV Skinlabs at the last Night For Green Beauty and boy did this clean, ingredient conscious line intrigue us. This gentle and healing line was created for cancer and chemotherapy patients whose skin is at its most sensitive and vulnerable. With anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients like turmeric, reishi mushroom, aloe, beta-glucan, and St. John’s wort, CV Skinlabs line is ideal for skin conditions that need calming.

Check out the deets on the Tri-Rescue Complex, a unique blend of healing ingredients featured in every CV Skinlabs product. Got eczema? Been shaving, waxing, and laser-ing in anticipation of summer? Your irritated skin is going to love CV Skinlabs. Just ask Nicolle, who fell for their Body Repair Lotion and Rescue + Relief Spray.

CV Skinlabs is giving you 15% off your order! Just enter the code fridaydeal at checkout. Offer expires May 26, so shop before the weekend is over! Shipping is restricted to the U.S.

Word to the wise: the Restorative Skin Balm fits nicely into a clutch. The Calming Moisture for Face, Neck, and Scalp is another winner—super hydrating yet lightweight and silky.

Have you tried CV Skinlabs? What do you love? Tell us your thoughts!

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Help! A Reader Needs a Gel Moisturizer

We’re still enjoying the breezy spring days, but we know that summer is just around the corner. For many of us on the east coast and elsewhere, that means high humidity that threatens to wreck our hair and make our skin shine more than we’d like. It often means tweaking our normal skin care regimen to account for the seasonal change.

One of our readers, Suzannah, wrote in with a question along these lines, and we thought we’d kick it back to you. Here’s her pitch:

“I’m looking for the lightest possible moisturizer for the coming muggy months in NYC. My skin is clear for the first time in…years, really, due to spironolactone. It’s not the cleanest, but it’s the only thing that’s helped. In any case, I’m in need of some very mild moisture that won’t mess up my good skin streak!”

Alrighty, let’s do this. Hit us up with your picks for gel moisturizers or super light moisturizers in the comments and tell us why you love it.