Sunday, 11 December 2016

Luxurious, All-Natural Holiday Gifts from EcoDiva!

Hi, everyone! If you're like me, the holidays have totally snuck up on you and your shopping isn't quite finished yet. No need to panic! If you're also like me, you're a sucker for giving the gift of beauty and if you have a penchant towards the world of green beauty, EcoDiva has you covered! 

EcoDiva Beauty is an online retailer that carries an impressive range of natural, organic, cruelty-free makeup, skin care, hair care, and lifestyle products. They were kind enough to send a few holiday gift sets my way, so I'm here to share some info about those as well as a variety of the other fab gifts that Eco Diva has to offer. See below my holiday gift picks for The Sophisticate, The Party-Goer, and The No-Nonsense Groomer

*For the Sophisticate*

"All you need for radiant skin from head to toe is in this limited edition set from Kahina Giving Beauty.The Glow Box contains: Kahina FEZ Body Serum (30 ml/1.0 fl. oz.), which deeply moisturizes for a dewy glow, leaving a hint of its intoxicating scent blend with rose, vetiver, clove and patchouli. Kahina Rosemary Lavender Argan Soap (100 g) cleanses and exfoliates with coarse-ground rosemary and leaves skin soft thanks to coconut, olive, shea and argan oils. Kahina Argan Oil (30 ml/1 fl. oz) is a multipurpose, antioxidant- and vitamin-rich lightweight oil for face, hair and body."

Kahina has been on my to-try list for ages, due to the numerous raves I've heard about the brand as well as the line's pure, all-natural formulas and philanthropic roots. I've already tested the oil and serum and absolutely love them both! The Argan Oil is so deeply hydrating and soothing on my finicky skin (no breakouts at all; in fact my spots have been shrinking) and the FEZ Body Serum smells absolutely heavenly- like rose, neroli, ylang ylang, clove and patchouli. 

"Kjaer Weis' classic-look duo that's great for business women, everyday wear or creating a polished look. It creates depth around the eye and punches up natural lip color with a little bit of plum".

Wisdom Eye Shadow: The taupe of all taupe eye shadows, Wisdom enhances eyes with a simply great
Sensuous Plum Lip Tint: Classic plum color that gives the subtle hint of make-up with a polished, chic finish.

Onyx Eye Shadow: Their darkest eye shadow, a vibrant black shade with a hint of iridescence to it.
Romance Lip Tint: Vibrant, reddish-pink Lip Tint that gives a modern pop of bright color.

I am properly obsessed with the incredibly luxury, design, and quality behind Kjaer Weis cosmetics and these duos are such a glamorous way to be introduced to the brand! 

Dr. Alkaitis' Essential Starter Kit for Unbalanced Skin is the perfect combination of the line's food for your skin products. It cleanses, hydrates and soothe even the most unbalanced of skin, addressing concerns from oiliness to acne and eczema. Gentle enough for irritated skin.

Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser
Organic Soothing Gel 
Organic Nourishing Oil Treatment

This is a pricier option, but I promise that your skin will thank you! I tested out a trial set from Dr. Alkaitis earlier this year and was totally blown away with the quality and the results. The three products in this gift will work for any skin type, but it's nice to know they're suitable for even the most sensitive or breakout-prone skin as well.

*For the Party-Goer*

One Love Organics 3-2-1 Facial Kit-Trial Size** ($62.50 CAD)
The routine features 3 easy steps, requires only 2 products and gives 1 fantastic result. The Kit contains:
Skin Savior Multi-Tasking Wonder Balm (.6 oz)
Brand New Day Microderma Scrub + Masque (.4 oz)
Custom designed cotton travel LOVE bag
Facial Instruction card

One Love Organics is another brand that's been on my wishlist for ages- the formulas just sound so lush and dreamy- and effective. I have to say that I totally adore the set so far. The Skin Saviour is absolutely wonderful as a makeup remover, leaving my skin clean and plump, and the Brand New Day provided gentle manual and chemical exfoliation without a hint of irritation (plus it smells like pineapple!). Such a rarity with my skin! I could see myself purchasing the full sizes of both these products once the minis are finished up. 

Edible Australia’s Core 4 skincare products in convenient travel sizes. 
Kit Includes:
Cleanse and Purify with No. 1 – Belle Frais Cleanser (30 mL): This cleanser is like a breath of fresh air on the skin. Coconut oil acts as a base to remove impurities and leave the skin fresh, radiant and hydrated.
Tone and Uplift with No. 2 – Citrus Rhapsody Tonique (30 mL): The ultimate in uplifting and refreshing skin care, this tonique nurtures the skin with a unique blend of antioxidant rich fruits and herbs.
Plump and Boost with No. 3 – Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum (10 mL): A youth and beauty booster. Hyaluronic acid and beta glucan provide smoothing and plumping actions. Kakadu, davidson plum and edelweiss are super charged with antioxidants, reducing fine lines and promoting collagen production.
Hydrate and Refine with No. 4 – Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion (15 mL): A lightweight hydrating face moisturizer with a luxurious satin consistency. Cocoa and shea butters provide a burst of hydration with strong repairing, preventative and wrinkle-reducing effects.

I have yet to try this brand, but everything sounds delightful! This four-step kit seems like everything someone would need for deliciously scented and smooth skin as part of party prep or after an epic night out. You might even want to eat them (and you can!), though it's probably not the best bang for your buck ;)

Illuminator in Cosmic Dancer (a shimmery gold)
Lip gloss in White Rabbit (a gold glimmer)

Ilia makes my favourite lip products in the realm of green beauty. I couldn't imagine a more festive set than this- a glowy golden cream highlighter and a shimmery golden gloss to add warm radiance to any holiday makeup look. I'm loving the shade names too! 

*For the No-Nonsense Groomer*

Set contains:
Feed Your Volume Shampoo (59mL)
Feed Your Volume Conditioner (59mL)
Feed Your Youth Hair & Scalp Serum (1omL)

I'm always on the lookout for natural hair care products and I love that all of Yarok's items are free from sulfates, alcohol, and parabens. They're made with natural botanicals to keep hair healthy and they smell amazing! The Feed Your Youth serum is such a nice treat and the Feed Your Volume Shampoo and Conditioner are light and lovely. 

Oui Shave Charlotte Razor Set- Santal ($65.50 CAD)
The Charlotte Razor is perfect for throwing in your bag and hitting the road.
A heavy-weight, gold­-plated razor that is easy to replace and looks great on your vanity, Charlotte provides a close shave, especially when combined with Oui’s sandalwood-scented shave oil.
The Santal Shave Oil features plant­-based and essential oils, and is formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA.

Charlotte Razor Handle (gold-­plated finish)
Two razor blades
2 oz. Santal Shave Oil

Beauty confession: I'm so lazy when it comes to shaving my legs. That said, if I had a set as beautiful and luxurious as this, I just might change my tune! I love that Oui Shave fills the market of luxurious shaving products for women; why do men have to be the only ones to make shaving a special experience? If you're sick of plastic disposables and generic shave cream, check this duo out! 

Soapwalla Tasting Menu ($98 CAD)
This deluxe set of luxurious essentials contains six of our most popular products, and is the perfect introduction to the Soapwalla skincare line. The custom screen-printed and lined denim cosmetic bag was specially created for Soapwalla by Maptote, and is machine washable.
Soapwalla’s Tasting Menu is the perfect travel companion or gift, and is ideal for newcomers to the collection.

Restorative Face Serum
2 drams Luxurious Body Oil
1 fl oz. Deodorant Cream
5 oz. Almond Luxe Body Polish
2 oz. Hand and Body Wash
1 oz. Essential Facial Toning Mist
1 oz. Custom designed, lined denim tote bag -Hand sewn and screen-printed in Brooklyn, NY

My husband is a huge fan of Soapwalla's Deodorant Cream (which says a lot, as he's so low-maintenance), which has piqued my interest for the rest of the brand. I think this would be an amazing unisex gift for anyone newer to skin care of who travels often!

And of course, all EcoDiva packages come housed in luxe black boxes with gold lettering, topped with stickers that remind you of your beauty :)

I hope this has been a helpful guide! If I didn't feature any items that quite tickled your fancy but you're interested in treating someone (or yourself!) to some organic beauty this year, you can also check out EcoDiva Beauty's Holiday Shop, here!

EcoDiva offers free shipping on orders more than $75USD/CAD and it's definitely not too late for your items to reach you before Christmas! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! xo


**Products marked with these asterisks were sent along as PR samples for consideration and review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% authentic and my own!

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1 comment:

  1. I am drooling over Ilia and Kjaer Wais but ouch, the price...both will be added into my Christmas wish list! Haha!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity


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