Amara Organics Trio Giveaway

Amara Organics is giving away a trio of their products to 25 people!! The products are Vitamin C Serum, Total Repair Eye Gel, and Retinol Serum (total value of $57.85). I reviewed the Vitamin C Serum here. The giveaway ends 11 days from today and is US only.

You can learn more about each product here:

Vitamin C Serum

Total Repair Eye Gel

Retinol Serum

Go HERE to enter the giveaway. Good luck!!

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Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum — [REVIEW]

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum for Face with Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid

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What is it?

Enjoy radiant, youthful skin again with our potent blend of ingredients, professionally formulated using the highest quality Vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic Acid available.

Forget the facelift, lasers, and chemical peels! Vitamin C has been shown to be just as effective at reversing the effects of time and environmental damage to the skin.

Notice brighter, smoother skin after your first use of our Vitamin C Serum. As the serum penetrates deep into your skin, you can feel confident knowing you are reversing skin aging and preventing further damage at the same time.

You deserve to have young, beautiful skin at any age, and now you can!

How does it work?

The Anti-Aging Power Of Vitamin C

Our Vitamin C Serum replenishes your skin’s vitamin C levels to give you these benefits:

-Increases the production of collagen to bring back skin’s natural elasticity and counteract fine lines and wrinkles

-Powerful antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals to reverse damage caused by the sun, pollutants, and cigarette smoke

-Protects your skin from UV damage such as age spots, discoloration, and fine lines

-Improves skin texture to give you a smoother, brighter complexion

-Combined with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for extra powerful anti-aging effects

What’s in it?

Natural, Vegan, & Cruelty-Free

We use only the best, natural plant-based ingredients available, with no parabens, no alcohol, and no animal testing. Made in the USA.

Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

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How is it used?

Wash and pat skin dry. If using toner, apply toner first. Apply a small amount of serum with fingertips to entire face, neck, and décolletage. Allow to dry. Follow with a moisturizer. Can be used daily, morning or night.

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Who is Amara Organics?

We are a small, family-owned business dedicated to providing quality products and excellent customer service. Our customers are our top priority. All our products are backed up by a hassle free 365-day money back guarantee (no returns necessary). We follow up personally on every purchase and are always available to answer questions or address any concerns our customers may have. We enjoy connecting with our customers on a personal level to get their feedback and suggestions on our products.

Does it work?

Amara Organics is the latest in a series of Vitamin C Serums I’ve been trying. It comes in a slim white box with the green & pink Amara Organics logo on it. Inside the box is a dark bottle with a medicine dropper, which is one of my preferred packaging methods for serums (the other being a bottle with a pump). The dropper ensures the serum stays clean and free of bacteria that may transfer if you were digging cream/serum out of a pot. The dark brown bottle protects the serum from light. Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum does not have a fragrance. I prefer a fresh citrusy scent (I’m looking at you, Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum!!), but fragrance free is the next best thing. The serum has a good consistency and feels nice going on the face. It’s easy to spread, and a little goes a long way. I noticed positive results when using this serum–my skin appeared brighter, healthier, and smoother. This (1 oz) bottle lasted me around 3 weeks, & I used it morning and night. If you use a separate night serum, you could probably get a good 2 months use out of 1 bottle of Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum. While it’s not my favorite serum, it holds steady in the top 5 of my list. It’s much cheaper than my personal favorite (Murad), and if you like fragrance free products, this is the serum for you. The company seems to have great customer service as well. Not only do they offer a money back guarantee, but I received an email from the company when my product shipped from Amazon. The email included directions for using the product and a way to get in touch with questions or problems. I also received a follow-up email about a month later asking for direct feedback. It’s impressive that the co-founder of the company is so involved and customer-centric! Amara Organics has made a good impression on me, and I’ll likely try more of their products in the future. Highly recommended!! (I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)

Where do I get it?

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum is available on the company’s website (currently $19.95) and on Amazon (currently $17.95 with Prime shipping).

*I received this product free in exchange for my honest review.

Subscription Box Deals & Coupon Codes!

There are a few really great deals on subscription boxes right now!

PopSugar Must Have (a personal favorite!) has released this code for $15 off a box: XL25K3Z. If you only want one box, be sure to check the box that says ‘this is a gift’ and your subscription won’t renew. The discount makes this box $25!! If you want a shot at getting the May box, check the box that says send me an earlier box if available. If you want the June Must Have box, make sure the check box is empty. Sign up for PopSugar Must Have here.

This Month's Box

Birchbox currently has a code to get your first box for only $5! That’s 50% off!! I never see coupons for Birchbox subscriptions, so I don’t know if this one will be back again. Birchbox makes a GREAT gift. The code is SUMMERSUB. Sign up for Birchbox here.

Plus Box Subscription from Conscious Box

Conscious Box is currently available on RueLaLa. A 3-month subscription is $35 and a 6-month subscription is $65. According to RueLaLa, a 3-month sub is usually $56.85 and a 6-month is $107.70. I got really frustrated with Conscious Box last year because the boxes weren’t great, but my mom’s been getting pretty good boxes lately. It might be worth giving Conscious Box another shot! Sign up for RueLaLa here.

Will you be taking advantage of any of these deals? If so, which ones? Let me know in the comments!

*This post contains referral links.

Sunday Social — 1/26/14

Sunday Social

 

Linking up for today’s Sunday Social!

This week’s questions:

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?

I was 12! My mom gave me a purse full of age-appropriate makeup products the next year, which got stolen from my athletic locker. Still, I’ll always remember the beginning: blue eyeshadow and pink lip gloss.

2. What are your top 3 favorite beauty products?

Eye shadow, lipstick, blush

3. What is one makeup product you don’t leave home without?

A lip product of some sort–usually Dermstore Lip Quench or a universal matte pink/red that can double as blush or eye shadow if necessary (Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Lucky, Besame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge)

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4. What is your daily beauty routine?

Wash face with gentle foaming cleanser, lather on a thick moisturizer, immediately follow with michael todd true organics knu facial serum. [+Michael Todd True Organics Charcoal Mask once a week]

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5. What is your favorite hair/makeup product you’ve discovered in the last year?

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tints or Besame Cosmetics Lipstick in Exotic Pink

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Next Weeks Questions:

 

All about the number 4

1. 4 Favorite bands you loved in high school
2. 4 go to meals you’d love to learn to cook or can cook really well
3. 4 necessities to your daily life
4. 4 makeup necessities you must have if you could only have 4 on
5. 4 favorite apps on your phone or iPad

I’d love to hear your answers! Leave a comment with your replies or a link to your Sunday Social post!

SockPanda Review

I’m a bit behind on reviews, so this post covers 2 months of SockPanda. The price is $11/month per pair of socks. The options are Women’s Bold, Women’s Cool, Men’s Bold, & Men’s Cool. The first month I received Women’s Cool socks, and I love them! They’re SUPER soft and made of organic cotton.

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For the second month I actually ended up starting a new subscription, and I’m not sure if these are the cool or the bold socks. I liked the design, but I have super muscular man calves and won’t be able to wear them. I’m sure I’ll gift them to someone!

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I really like SockPanda so far, but I don’t know how long Ill stay a subscriber. I feel the $11 price tag is a bit high. I’m obsessed with crazy socks, but I think I can beat that price and pick socks I know will work for me. I’ll do another update after my October SockPanda shipment arrives. What do you guys think? Like the socks?