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48 In GIVEAWAYS

October Giveaway: Nontoxic Fall Scented Candles

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway | smelltheroses.com

For the second year, I am giveaway away my favorite nontoxic fall scented candles from Carefull Candles on Etsy! 🍂 If you’ve been following along for a while, you may remember this brand from last year’s October Giveaway.

To make this year’s giveaway even better, I am giving away 3 candles to one lucky winner. Continue reading below the giveaway to learn why I ditched my toxic conventional candles for these and for a COUPON CODE!


THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


How to Enter the Giveaway:

  • Complete at least one entry option in the Gleam plugin provided on this page by first entering your name/birthday/email. Remember, the more entry options you complete, the better your odds of winning but additional entries are not required. Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway!

Rules & Disclaimer: 

  • Open to the U.S. and Canada to anyone 18 or older with a valid mailing address.
  • You may enter the giveaway anytime between October 3rd and October 17th 11:59 pm EST.
  • The winner will be randomly generated using the Gleam Plugin and announced October 18th at approximately 12:00 pm EST on this blog post, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.
  • I run giveaways for my readers who are genuinely interested in the products I am offering. Entries completed with social media accounts used solely for giveaways will not be counted. Although the giveaway winner is randomly generated, if you are chosen as the winner and I see you did not follow this rule, I will manually invalidate your entry and have a new winner randomly generated.
  • Once a winner is selected, I will personally contact him/her with the email address he/she used to enter the giveaway in order to obtain his/her shipping address. If no response is made within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • I have not been paid to feature any of this brand.
  • No purchase necessary.

About Carefull CandlesCarefull Candles on Etsy | smelltheroses.com

Carefull Candles is a small business that launched on Etsy last year. Caroline, the shop owner, started making her own candles after discovering the hidden dangers found in the big-name conventional brand candles. In an effort to avoid her and her family from inhaling toxic fumes, she starting formulating and pouring her own candles using 100% non-GMO soy wax and 100% non-toxic essential oils/fragrances. Loving how her home-made candles came out, she decided to sell them and the Carefull Candles Etsy Store was born!

I discovered Carefull Candles last year after tirelessly researching for a candle company that met my strict standards. Although there are many soy-based candle companies, not all have a completely clean label. I wanted a candle that was safe from its ingredients to its wick to its container — you can imagine how excited I was when I found this brand on Etsy!

  • Ingredients: 100% non-GMO soy wax | 100% pure essential oils and/or phthalate-free natural fragrances | No additives/fillers
  • Wick = Flat Braid Cotton + Paper Fiber (free of zinc, tin, and lead)
  • Container = reusable glass jar
  • Charity = $1 is donated to Hearts2Honduras with every purchase

What I’m Giving Away: 

  • Pumpkin Spice Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Marshmallow Campfire Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Autumn Day Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Total Value = $54!

These candles smell absolutely amazing.. I guarantee you will love them. Marshmallow Campfire is my personal favorite because it smells exactly like a melted marshmallow! Autumn day is the perfect “everyday” candle which will fill your home with warm yet light fall scents. 🍂 And pumpkin spice smells EXACTLY like a pumpkin spice latte! 🎃

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway from smelltheroses.com
Nontoxic Carefull Candles from Etsy | smelltheroses.com

Nontoxic Carefull Candles from Etsy | smelltheroses.com


Carefull Candles vs. Conventional Scented Candles:

Life would certainly be much more convenient if I didn’t know as much about the chemicals/ingredients in my everyday products. This time of year, Bath & Body Works and Yankee Candle have so many amazing scented candles that immediately make you excited for the fall and nearing holidays. However, these seemingly harmless candles hide an ugly truth. When burned, they release toxic fumes which pollute the air and are harmful if inhaled. For instance, big-name conventional brand candles made with parrafin wax produce benzene and toluene (known carcinogens) when burned. Inhaling these toxins are similar to inhaling the fumes from car exhausts.

Remember, chemicals don’t have to have a harsh odor to be harmful; many are actually odorless! Synthetic fragrances may smell nice but they are still chemicals and can be hazardous to your health.Fall Scented Candle Safe Swap | smelltheroses.comCarefull Candles vs Conventional Candles | smelltheroses.com

Care Suggestions from the Carefull Candles Etsy Shop:

  • When lighting a soy candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container – this is usually 3/4 hours long. If you do not have 3/4 hours please wait until you do! Trust me, it will extend the life of your candle tremendously. If you do not let the wax melt all the way to the sides of the container, it may cause a “tunneling” effect, and your candle may not last as long as it is intended too.
  • The wicks need to be trimmed before EACH and every burn, failure to do so may result in black spots in the candle, a shorter burn time, and soot.

You can shop these amazing fall scents and more on Etsy! 🍂

COUPON CODE “BABYWATCH” WILL SAVE YOU 15% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE

(the shop owner is about to have a baby!)

Carefull Candles on Etsy | smelltheroses.com


Did you know there is a SmelltheRoses.com inspired Carefull Candle? Check it out here!

I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am! Let me know why you’d love to enter this giveaway in the comments section below! As always, if you have any questions you can email me through my contact page.

This giveaway ends October 17st at 11:59 pm! Good Luck!

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

50 In Beauty/ GIVEAWAYS/ Wellness

Smell the Roses Turns 1: Birthday Giveaway!

Birthday Giveaway | smelltheroses.com

Smell the Roses is officially 1 year old and to celebrate I am offering an AWESOME birthday giveaway valued at over $115! These 10 products are some of my all-time favorite cruelty-free products that I have been using ever since I made the switch to a cruelty-free lifestyle. This giveaway is my attempt at thanking all of you for your support over this past year. I am so grateful for each and every one of you!

*This post contains affiliate links in which I earn a small commission. I have not been paid or compensated to feature any of these brands in this giveaway. All opinions are my own! 


WE HAVE A WINNER..

Amber B.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


How to Enter the Giveaway:

  • Complete at least one entry option in the Gleam plugin provided on this page. Remember, the more entry options you complete, the better your odds of winning but additional entries are not required. Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.

Smell the Roses Birthday Giveaway

Rules & Disclaimer: 

  • Open to the U.S. and Canada to anyone 18 or older with a valid mailing address.
  • You may enter the giveaway anytime between August 16th and August 31st 11:59 pm EST.
  • The winner will be randomly generated using the Gleam Plugin and announced September 1st at approximately 12:00 pm EST on this blog post, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.
  • I run giveaways for my readers who are genuinely interested in the products I am offering. Entries completed with social media accounts used solely for giveaways will not be counted. Although the giveaway winner is randomly generated, if you are chosen as the winner and I see you did not follow this rule, I will manually invalidate your entry and have a new winner randomly generated.
  • Once a winner is selected, I will personally contact him/her with the email address he/she used to enter the giveaway in order to obtain his/her shipping address. If no response is made within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • I have not been paid to feature any of these brands although this post does contain affiliate links through which I earn a small commission.
  • No purchase necessary.

What I’m Giving Away:

 

1. Buckaroo Organics | Soapberry Suds Organic Laundry Detergent (2 Load Sample)

  • This year I finally switched over my household items to cruelty-free/natural alternatives. In place of my Tide Pods, I started using Soapberry based laundry detergents. Included in this giveaway is a sample size of Buckaroo Organics’s Soapberry Suds. This is a powder form of detergent made with only 4 ingredients, one being 100%  Certified Organic Soapberries. The soapberry not only cleans your fabrics but also naturally softens them. I still can’t believe how well this detergent works! It feels good knowing I’ve eliminated countless chemicals from my home and the environment. Soapberry Suds | smelltheroses.com

2. Acure Organics | Brightening Facial Scrub = $4

  • This is the best natural facial scrub I have come across. I use it bi-weekly to gently exfoliate my face without drying out my skin. After using, I am left with a more even skin tone and baby soft skin. Best part? It’s 100% cruelty-free and vegan.acure scrub | smelltheroses.com

3. 100% Pure | Bright Eyes Mask = $7

  • I am in love with these little eye masks from 100% Pure! I put them under my eyes in the morning after washing my face and leave them on for as long as possible. They are infused with caffeine to depuff and brighten your under-eye area while also providing intense hydration from organic aloe water. These are a great addition to your morning routine and truly make a HUGE difference! Since they are a little on the pricey side, I only use them on the mornings when I really need to depuff my under-eyes (i.e. after a late night working in the ER or after watching the Notebook 😂).

100 Percent Pure Bright Eyes Mask | smelltheroses.com

4. Beauty by Earth | Muscle Relief Bath Bomb = $8

  • If you read my bubble bath post, you may remember these bath bombs from Beauty by Earth. Unlike other popular bath bombs, these are 100% natural and made without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a chemical used for foaming), artificial dyes, colorants, or synthetic fragrance (all found in the Lush Bath Bombs 😕). Each of their bath bombs are designed to fulfill a different need. This giveaway features their “Muscle Relief” Bath Bomb! Beauty by Earth Bath Bomb | smelltheroses.com

5. S.W. Basics | Rosewater Spray 1.8oz = $13

  • If you can’t already tell from the name of my blog, I love roses. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they have become a staple in many people’s beauty routines. This Rose Water from S.W. Basics is made from pure, steam-distilled rose water with no other additives or ingredients. I spray it all over my face and neck after washing to serve as a toner and gentle moisturizer. It is also great to spray on before applying makeup, as a setting spray for your makeup, or to simply keep in your purse to freshen up when on the go. S.W. Gasics Rose Spray | smelltheroses.com

6. Little Words Project | Peace & Love Bracelet = $28

  • If you have been following my blog all year, you know what a huge fan I am of Little Words Project. Their bracelets feature inspirational words surrounded by a strand of Swarovski crystals. Each bracelet comes with a unique numbered tag so you can register it on their website/app (so cool). You wear the little word for as long as you need and then pass it on to someone else who could use a little inspiration. Talk about a beautiful concept 🙂

Little Words Project | smelltheroses.com

7. Lauren B Beauty Blushing Bridesmaids 7-Free Nail Polish = $18

  • This is the prettiest light pink nail polish I have ever come across so I knew I had to include it in this giveaway. This color is just one of Lauren B Beauty‘s gorgeous colors from their new Bridal Collection. All of their polishes are cruelty-free and made without 7 of the most dangerous chemicals still lingering in most popular nail polish brands (i.e. Toulene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Palate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP, & Xylene… yuck). I have an entire post on this brand coming soon so keep an eye out!Lauren B Beauty 7-free Nail Polish | smelltheroses.com

8. David’s | Premium Natural Toothpaste = $8

  • I have been using this toothpaste for over a year and it is definitely my favorite! I love it because it naturally whitens and removes plaque without destroying your enamel. Its formula is of fluoride-free, sulfate-free, and made without artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, & preservatives. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and American made! David's Toothpaste | smelltheroses.com

9. Carefull Candles | Smell the Roses 100% Soy Wax Candle (3oz) = $3

  • You may remember this brand from my Fall Scented Candle Giveaway last October. Until last year, I never put much thought into what my favorite candles from stores like Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works had in them. Unfortunately, when burned these candles release toxic fumes into the air which are harmful when inhaled. Luckily, brands like Carefull Candles make amazing smelling candles using 100% Soy Wax and essential oils. This candle was inspired by this very blog so I had to include it in this giveaway!Carefull Candles | smelltheroses.com

10. 100% Pure | Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara (Black Tea) = $26

  • This was one of the first cruelty-free, non-toxic mascaras I ever tried and it has since been a favorite of mine. The pigment comes from actual black tea rather than harmful chemical-filled dyes so it’s perfect for anyone with skin/eye sensitivities. Its natural ingredients actually condition your lashes instead of drying them out and making them susceptible to breakage. As with all of 100% Pure‘s products, this mascara is 100% natural and cruelty-free!100 Percent Pure Black Tea Mascara | smelltheroses.com

I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am! Let me know what your favorite product is in the comments section below. I’d also love to hear which of my blog posts over the last year was your favorite or what kind of posts you’d like to see this year. As always, if you have any questions you can email me through my contact page.

This giveaway ends August 31st at 11:59 pm! Good Luck!

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

0 In GIVEAWAYS

Win a $500 Target Giftcard from Beauty by Earth!

Beauty by Earth Target Giftcard Giveaway! smelltheroses.com

My friends at Beauty by Earth are hosting an AMAZING giveaway for all of us Target lovers!

How to Enter:

It’s free and super easy to sign up – you simply enter your name and email address through my link. Once you have entered, you will receive your own unique link which you can share with your friends/family to earn bonus points! Anytime someone uses your link to enter, you will both earn 5 extra points! Sounds like a win-win situation 🙂

Enter Giveaway Here!

You can also earn bonus entries by sharing your unique code on your social media accounts. Remember, the more people you get to enter the contest using your code, the better your odds of winning!

Target Giftcard Giveaway | smelltheroses.com

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

 

52 In Beauty/ GIVEAWAYS

January Giveaway: Petit Vour Beauty Box Subscription!

petit vour

WE HAVE A WINNER..

Rhonda H.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!

(ALMOST 4,000 ENTRIES INCLUDING INSTAGRAM — THIS WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GIVEAWAY TO DATE!)


When I first switched to cruelty-free/natural beauty, I spent SO much time researching brands and trying to find replacements for my conventional products. At the time, my mother was receiving the Ipsy Glam Bag and I remember wishing there was a similar subscription service that only included cruelty-free/natural products. I did some research and, to my surprise, I found SEVERAL subscription services that fulfilled my wish.

One of the subscription services I decided to try was the Petit Vour Monthly Beauty Box! Each month I received 4 personalized beauty products ranging from sample to full size for only $15/month (shipping included). This subscription introduced me to brands I would have never found on my own and to several of my favorite products that I still use today.

Since this subscription service was so helpful to me, I figured what better giveaway for the first month of 2017 than a subscription to Petit Vour!?

That’s right, I’m giving one lucky winner a 3-month pre-paid subscription to the Petit Vour Beauty Box! 


GIveaway: Petit Vour 3-Month Beauty Box Subscription

How to Enter the Giveaway:

  • Complete at least one entry option in the “Gleam” plugin provided on this page. Remember, the more entry options you complete, the better your odds of winning but additional entries are not required. Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.
  • After completing at least one entry option in the Gleam Plugin, there are opportunities to earn bonus entries:
    • Tag your friend(s) on this Instagram picture and receive 1 bonus point per friend! You may tag as many friends as you would like but tagging brands/blogs/inactive accounts will not be counted.

Rules & Disclaimer: 

  • Open WORLDWIDE to anyone 18 or older with a valid mailing address.
  • You may enter the giveaway anytime between January 12th 8:00 pm EST and January 26th 11:59 pm EST.
  • The winner will be randomly generated using the Gleam Plugin and announced January 27th at approximately 12:00 pm EST on this blog post, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.
  • I run giveaways for my readers who are genuinely interested in the products I am offering. Entries completed with social media accounts used solely for giveaways will not be counted. Although the giveaway winner is randomly generated, if you are chosen as the winner and I see you did not follow this rule, I will manually invalidate your entry and have a new winner randomly generated.
  • Once a winner is selected, I will personally contact him/her with the email address he/she used to enter the giveaway in order to obtain his/her shipping address. If no response is made within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • The 3-month subscription will begin in either February or March depending on Petit Vour’s processing time.
  • This giveaway is in no way sponsored or paid for by Petit Vour.
  • No purchase necessary.

ABOUT PETIT VOUR:

Since 2013, Petit Vour has served as a “luxury vegan destination” to women by offering cruelty-free beauty products, skin care, and accessories. Their monthly subscription box has become popular as a mechanism to introduce women to ethically responsible vegan brands. Any products featured in their boxes or sold in their online store are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and made without “the dirty thirty“.

What does “petit vour” mean?

Petit Vour is a Frenglish word made by combining the French term “petit four” (meaning a small bite-sized confectionery) and the English word “vegan”. Therefore, “petit vour” means a small vegan luxury (in reference to the types of items included in their subscription boxes).

Who should subscribe to their monthly Beauty Box?

I believe their subscription box is best for anyone interested in learning more about the vegan beauty market. This may include, but is not limited to, people switching from conventional to cruelty-free beauty.

What kind of products do you receive each month in their Beauty Box? 

Each box contains 4-5 vegan & cruelty-free beauty products, ranging from sample to full-size. Typically, you’ll receive 1 color item, 1 hair care item or fragrance, 1 skincare item, and 1 body care item. Each box is valued at around $35-40.

Learn more about Petit Vour’s monthly beauty box at PetitVour.com or check them out on Instagram!


Be sure to get all your entries in by January 26th at 11:59 pm! Good Luck!

xo Caitlyn

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Petit Vour. There are no affiliate links included in this post. All opinions are entirely my own!

10 In GIVEAWAYS/ Mental Health/ Wellness

December Giveaway (Week 4): 2017 Gratitude Kit

Gratitude Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

WE HAVE A WINNER..

Karen L.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


My final December giveaway is here!

One of my personal 2017 New Year resolutions is to practice daily gratitude. This may sound simple, but I think it is a resolution we all should commit to. Having worked an entire year as a nurse in the Emergency Department, I have seen how fragile life is and have become ashamed of moments when I took everything I have for granted. I think we all can admit to such moments. When we become stressed, we tend to focus on the negatives and forget to look at the big picture. That is why I decided to create a little “Gratitude Kit” for my final December giveaway. I hope these products will help one lucky winner remember to cherish his/her life and make gratitude part of his/her daily routine!

This giveaway features two of my favorite brands: May Designs & MantraBand.

You will win…

Enter the giveaway below and keep scrolling past the giveaway plugin to learn more about each prize! 😊

Gratitude Kit featuring May Designs & Mantra Band

  • Open to anyone at least 18 years old with a valid U.S. or Canada mailing address.
  • You have until Saturday, December 31 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.
  • The winner is randomly generated through the Gleam Plugin.
  • The winner will be announced Monday, January 1st at 12 pm EST via this blog post, social media, and email.

Instructions:

  • Use the Gleam plugin below to enter the giveaway (may take a few moments to load).
  • How to Enter: Submit at least one entry option using the “Gleam” plugin provided on this site.
  • There are opportunities to earn extra entries and increase your odds of winning!
    • Simply pick and choose as many or as few as you would like. You need to complete at least 1 entry to be added to the giveaway pool. Additional entries are completely optional. 
    • Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.
    • If you are already following on any of the social media platforms, that is fine – just list your name/username for it to be counted!
    • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.

 


What You’ll Win:

May Designs | “my little gratitude book” Mini Notebook = $18

  • This is the perfect little pocket-sized notebook to keep track of your daily gratitude any time of day!
  • Size: pocket-sized, 4″x5.75″, 64 pages
  • Material: soft canvas cover
  • Binding: hand stitched down the spine for an eco-friendly binding solution!
  • Ethics: the entire book is completely recyclable & hand-made by their team in Memphis, TN!
  • Inside Features:
    • ‘This Book Belongs To” page
    • Message to Book Owner Page
    • 30 days worth of gratitude pages
Gratitude Journal Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

📷: maydesigns.com

MantraBand | “Gratitude” Bracelet (Yellow Gold) = $35

  • This is the prettiest and most delicate bracelet you can wear daily as a reminder to be grateful for your wonderful life!
  • About this mantra via mantraband.com:
    • “Remember to express gratitude and live by it. Because gratitude brings peace and happiness and turns what you have into enough. Count your blessings. Know that you will have more of what you are grateful for.”
  • Details:
    • “Gratitude” Bracelet in Yellow Gold
    • Material: made of hypoallergenic/lead-free/tarnish resistant stainless steel with a thick overlay of 18K gold
    • Fit: fully adjustable to fit almost all wrist sizes
    • Comfort: lightweight
Gratitude MantraBand giveaway via smelltheroses.com

📷: mantraband.com


Wouldn’t you be grateful to win all these prizes!? Make sure to get all your entries in by December 31st at 11:59 pm! Good Luck!

xo Caitlyn

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored by May Designs or MantraBand. There are no affiliate links included in this post. All opinions are entirely my own!

29 In Fitness/ Food/Supplements/ GIVEAWAYS/ Wellness

December Giveaway (Week 3): Get Healthy Kit!

SMELLTHEROSES.COM GET HEALTHY GIVEAWAY

WE HAVE A WINNER..

Nichelle P.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


Who else wants to start 2017 off on the right foot when it comes to health!? I think we all do. This week’s giveaway is all about getting healthy and being prepared for the new year. My hope is that these prizes will help your new year’s resolutions become a reality! 💪

This giveaway features three brands that I absolutely love: Orgain, inkWELL Press, & GoMacro. Up for grabs are..

Enter the giveaway below and keep scrolling past the giveaway plugin to learn more about each prize! 😊


Enter the Giveaway

Inkwell Press Fitness Planner / Orgain / Go Macro

  • Open to anyone at least 18 years old with a valid U.S. or Canada mailing address.
  • You have until Saturday, December 24 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.
  • The winner is randomly generated through the Gleam Plugin.
  • The winner will be announced Monday, December 25 at 12 pm EST via this blog post, social media, and email.

Instructions:

  • Use the Gleam plugin below to enter the giveaway (may take a few moments to load).
  • How to Enter: Submit at least one entry option using the “Gleam” plugin provided on this site.
  • There are opportunities to earn extra entries and increase your odds of winning!
    • Simply pick and choose as many or as few as you would like. You need to complete at least 1 entry to be added to the giveaway pool. Additional entries are completely optional. 
    • Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.
    • If you are already following on any of the social media platforms, that is fine – just list your name/username for it to be counted!
    • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.

 


What You’ll Win:

Orgain | Organic Vegan Protein Powder 2lb (Chocolate, Vanilla, or Natural Unsweetened) = $39.99

  • There are a lot of plant-based protein powders out there.. but how many are organic and actually taste as good as they are for you? In my opinion, Orgain is the best vegan protein product on the market. This is the only protein powder I will drink. I drink a shake once a day so it has become a staple of my plant-based diet. Winner gets the choice between a vanilla,  chocolate, or unsweetened 2lb tub.
  • Ingredients & Nutrition Facts:

inkWELL Press | Fitness Planner (Blue Herringbone) = $29.00

  • This brand makes near perfect planners (what I’ll be using for 2017) and was featured in my “Choosing Your Perfect Planning System” blogpost. I am in love with their Fitness Planner. It’s the perfect sidekick to help you tackle your 2017 fitness goals from beginning to end! Click and scroll through the pics below to see details of each page/book section.
  • Features:
    • 3 Months of Daily Fitness/Food Logs with Weekly + Monthly Check-Ins
    • Fitness Resource Section = portion size references, calories burned guide, & healthy snack ideas
    • Ultra Thick 140 gsm (100#) Paper = no bleed through or shadowing on pages
    • Lay Flat True Gold Wire Binding
    • Hardcover Design with Matte Laminate Coating (6″x8″)
    • Full Color Throughout!

GoMacro | Protein Bar 12-pack (winner picks flavor) = $34.68

  • Are you looking for a protein bar that is actually good for you and not full of scary ingredients and a ridiculous amount of sugar? Say hello to the GoMacro MacroBar! These bars have become a staple in my diet (especially as a vegetarian on busy days at work) and are definitely my favorite protein bar currently on the market. They are USDA Certified Organic, 100% Vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free Certified, Kosher Certified, sustainably sourced, and free of common allergens such as soy, eggs, and dairy. What’s not to love?! With so many flavors I am confident there is one for everyone’s palate. My favorites are Protein Pleasure, Protein Replenishment, Protein Purity, & Sweet Rejuvenation.
  • Check out all their flavors and nutrition info here.
  • Side Note: They also recently launched their Thrive bars which I’ve tried and loved!

Wouldn’t you love to win all these healthy prizes!? Make sure to get all your entries in by December 24th at 11:59 pm! Good Luck!

xo Caitlyn

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Orgain, inkWELL Press, or GoMacro. There are no affiliate links included in this post. All opinions are entirely my own!

15 In DIY/ GIVEAWAYS/ Productivity

December Giveaway (Week 2): 2017 Planner Kit!

PLANNER KIT GIVEAWAY VIA SMELLTHEROSES.COM

WE HAVE A WINNER..

Samantha A.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


I am absolutely in LOVE with this week’s giveaway! With 2017 right around the corner, I figured it would be a good idea to help one lucky reader get ready for the new year with some planning essentials! Enter to win your very own 2017 Planner Kit!

This giveaway features two brands that are personal favorites of mine: Sugar Paper and Ashley Brooke Designs. Up for grabs are…

Enter the giveaway below and keep scrolling past the giveaway plugin to learn more about each prize! 😊

*If you haven’t already, check out my “Choosing Your Perfect Planning System: 2017 Edition” blog post to see my top picks for planners!


Enter the Giveaway

  • Open to anyone at least 18 years old with a valid U.S. or Canada mailing address.
  • You have until Saturday, December 17 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.
  • The winner is randomly generated through the Gleam Plugin.
  • The winner will be announced Monday, December 18 at 12 pm EST via this blog post, social media, and email.

Instructions:

  • Use the Gleam plugin below to enter the giveaway (may take a few moments to load).
  • How to Enter: Submit at least one entry option using the “Gleam” plugin provided on this site.
  • There are opportunities to earn extra entries and increase your odds of winning!
    • Simply pick and choose as many or as few as you would like. You need to complete at least 1 entry to be added to the giveaway pool. Additional entries are completely optional. 
    • Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.
    • If you are already following on any of the social media platforms, that is fine – just list your name/username for it to be counted!
    • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.

2017 Planner Kit Giveaway featuring Sugar Paper & Ashley Brooke Designs!


PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS:

 

Sugar Paper L.A. via smelltheroses.com

Sugar Paper Planner Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

  • Value: $14.99
  • Dimensions: 8.3″ long x 6″ wide
  • Features:
    • 2-page month view (Jan 2017-Dec 2017)
    • 2-page horizontal week view
    • Extra notes pages in the back of planner

 

Sugar Paper L.A. via smelltheroses.com

Sugar Paper Pen Set Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

  • Value = $8.99
  • Black Ink

Shop other products from Sugar Paper in their online store, at Target.com (and in-store) or check them out on Instagram!

 

Ashley Brooke Designs via smelltheroses.com

Ashley Brooke Designs Desk Calendar Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

  • Value = $38.00
  • 12 hand-illustrated monthly calendars printed on thick card stock
  • Comes with a heavy/foldable gold easel!
  • Dimensions: 5″x7″
  • Jan 2017-Dec 2017

Ashley Brooke Designs Desk Calendar Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

Ashley Brooke Designs Desk Calendar Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

Ashley Brooke Designs Desk Calendar Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

Ashley Brooke Designs Desk Calendar Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

Ashley Brooke Designs Desk Calendar Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

Shop other products from Ashley Brooke Designs in their online store or check them out on Instagram!


You have until December 17th at 11:59 pm to enter! Good Luck!

xo Caitlyn

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Sugar Paper or Ashley Brooke Designs. There are no affiliate links included in this post. All opinions are entirely my own!

4 In GIVEAWAYS/ Home/ Wellness

December Giveaway (Week 1): Clean Air Products from Way Out Wax

Clean Air Giveaway

WE HAVE A WINNER..

Kathleen D.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


Happy December to all my Smell the Roses readers! In case you haven’t heard, instead of my regular monthly giveaway, I am doing a giveaway each week of December to celebrate this holiday packed month! Yup, that’s right… 4 giveaways! 💃🎁
This week (Dec 4-10) I have teamed up with Way Out Wax to give away 3 of their Clean Air Products! (Enter below through the Gleam Plugin or on Facebook)
As part of my new year resolutions, I am switching my cleaning and home care products to natural/cruelty-free options. Continue reading (below the giveaway plugin) to learn why I love Way Out Wax and have made their products a new home staple. 🏠
p.s. code “SMELLTHEROSES” saves you {10%} on your order from the Way Out Wax Online Store. \\ Valid until Dec 24th. Cannot be used to buy gift cards. \\ 

Enter the Giveaway:

  • Open to anyone at least 18 years old with a valid U.S. or Canada mailing address.
  • You have until Sunday, December 10 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.
  • The winner is randomly generated through the Gleam Plugin.
  • The winner will be announced Monday, December 11 at 12 pm EST via this blog post, social media, and email.

Instructions:

  • Use the Gleam plugin below to enter the giveaway (may take a few moments to load).
  • How to Enter: Submit at least one entry option using the “Gleam” plugin provided on this site.
  • There are opportunities to earn extra entries and increase your odds of winning!
    • Simply pick and choose as many or as few as you would like. You need to complete at least 1 entry to be added to the giveaway pool. Additional entries are completely optional. 
    • Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.
    • If you are already following on any of the social media platforms, that is fine – just list your name/username for it to be counted!
    • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.

Way Out Wax: Clean Air! Giveaway


ABOUT WAY OUT WAX

Way Out Wax has been creating non-toxic and environmentally conscious products in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont for over 20 years (way before it was the trendy thing to do). Unlike other candle and home fragrance companies, you will not find a single chemical additive, fragrance, or dye in any of their products! This is a company that is passionate about making products that reflect an individual’s connection with the environment.

Their Ingredients:

  • Scents: Way Out Wax believes the healing botanical essences found in nature should be easily incorporated into everyday life. That is why their products are scented using only 100% pure/natural essential oils without any dyes or synthetic fragrances.
  • Wax: Their candles are composed of 100% natural non-GMO soy wax. The soybeans used to make their wax are sustainably farmed and free from pesticides and herbicides. To top it all off, their candles are also 100% biodegradable.
  • Animal Testing: None of their ingredients or final products are testing on animals. Their products are Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free! 🐰

Their Commitment to the Environment:

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle:

Way Out Wax believes that “healthy products make for healthy people and a healthy planet”. On top of using natural & sustainable materials, they recycle whenever possible throughout their manufacturing process. They even go as far as reusing packing materials they received from their raw supplies for shipping their customers’ outbound packages.  Even their shipping boxes are often second-hand from a company that sources “overruns” and other gently-used boxes. That is some serious dedication! 🙌

You can continue the reduce/reuse/recycle practice when you’re finished with your products too. Their candle jars and travel tins are easy to clean out and reuse as a storage container.

Read more about Way Out Wax’s Environmental Commitment here

Why I Love their Clean Air Product Line:

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Febreze vs. Way Out Wax:

We all want our home to smell good. For years I used Febreze and Bath & Body Works home fragrances to prevent my house from smelling like a puppy infested stinky sock land 😂 However when I started researching what was in these products and their brand’s animal-testing policy, I immediately had to stop. There is no requirement for companies to disclose ingredients in air fresheners so it is close to impossible to know exactly what is in these products without third-party testing. According to the Environment Working Group, when they tested our beloved Febreze they found AcetaldehydeBHT, artificial fragrance, and propylene glycol, all linked to cancer, allergens, & developmental toxicity. These are just a fraction of the chemicals found in Febreze – kinda scary! While Febreze advertises they will “purify” your air, they are actually just contributing to indoor air pollution.

Way Out Wax: Clean Air Products

If you want the benefits of Febreze without the hidden dangers, I highly recommend the Clean Air Collection from Way Out Wax. I had read amazing reviews for their candles so I was really excited when I found out they had an air-purification line! I have been using it for the past month and have noticed a HUGE difference in the freshness of my bedroom’s air. My dogs sleep in my bed so I always feel like my room smells like them. These products have been a big help in keeping odors at bay! I wish I had found them sooner!!

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Candle:

This product is great for gradual odor elimination. The neutral scent is very light and refreshing, so it works for all individuals’ tastes and for all times of the year. I like that I can light the candle and its clean scent will slowly disburse throughout my bedroom.
Way Out Wax Odor Candle

Odor Neutralizing Spray:

These sprays are great for targeting specific areas of a room. I use the Lavender scent to spray my bed in the AM after my puppies have slept in it all night. They would also work great as an addition to your gym bag to spray your clothes or yoga mat after an intense workout.Way Out Wax Odor Spray

So How Does It Work?:

Clean Air is 100% natural and Scientifically-Proven to eliminate odors by attracting odor particles on a molecular level, attaching to them and neutralizing the unwanted smell.

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Recommended Use:

Way Out Wax recommends their Clean Air Collection for use in the air, fabrics, auto-care, yoga mats, athletic wear, by the litter box, in the kitchen after cooking fish or for accidents when food is burnt. 


Find Way Out Wax in a store near you: Store Locator


1 In GIVEAWAYS

December Giveaway Announcement!

Happy December to all my Smell the Roses readers!

December is the month of giving so I knew I had to do something special for this month’s giveaway. While struggling to narrow down all my ideas to just one, it dawned on me.. why do just 1 giveaway!?

I am excited to announce I will be hosting a new giveaway each week for the month of December!

With 2017 right around the corner, I thought it would be fun for each giveaway to be focused on some of my new year resolutions:

Week 1 (Dec 4-10): Clean/Green Home 🏠

  • I am a firm believer that you need to have a clean home to have a clear mind. My goal for 2017 is to clean my house using all green/natural products. This giveaway will be a couple of my new favorite household essentials!

Week 2 (Dec 11-17): Planning 📆

  • If you read my 2017 Planner Post, you know I am a big advocate for a paper planner. However, since graduating college and starting my big girl job, I haven’t used my paper planner as much as I would have liked. One of my goals for next year is to bring back my old planning habits (stickers and all)! This giveaway will be for a few of my planning essentials!

Week 3 (Dec 18-24): Health/Fitness 💪

  • Okay, okay, I know its cliche but I am really determined to step up my workouts and take full control of my health this coming year. This past year has taught me how hard it is to motivate yourself to go to the gym. If you’re in the same boat as me, don’t worry – this giveaway has you covered to kick start your new health/fitness routine!

Week 4 (Dec 25-31): Gratitude 😌

  • I think we can all admit we sometimes take our lives for granted. We get caught up things that we shouldn’t and complain more than we should. I don’t know if it’s been this past year working in the ER or if it was something else, but I have realized I take a lot for granted and need to appreciate all the beautiful things in my life. I think we all could benefit from doing that. My biggest goal for 2017 is to practice daily gratitude. This giveaway will help with just that!
Items included in each giveaway won’t be announced until that giveaway launches (we have to keep some element of surprise 😉)! As always, each giveaway will be run through a plugin on each corresponding blog post here on the blog.
Don’t miss out on the giveaway announcements! Make sure you are following my social media accounts:

I hope you’re all as excited as I am! Stay tuned!

0 In Beauty/ GIVEAWAYS

November Giveaway: Original Beauty Box

Original Beauty Box

WE HAVE A WINNER..

STEPHANIE A.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


Enter the Giveaway:

  • Open to anyone aged 18+ who has a valid U.S. mailing address.
  • You have until Sunday, November 27 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.
  • A winner is randomly generated through the Gleam Plugin.
  • A winner will be announced Monday, November 28 at 12 pm EST via this blog post, social media, and email.

Instructions:

  • Use the Gleam plugin below to enter the giveaway (may take a few moments to load).
  • The only mandatory entry requirement is to submit your name and email address. Please acknowledge, by doing so you grant permission to be added to the Original Beauty Box Newsletter. Once you have done so, you are officially entered into the giveaway with +1 point!
  • There are opportunities to earn extra entries and increase your odds of winning!
    • Simply pick and choose as many or as few as you would like.
    • These are completely optional and not required for entry into the giveaway.
    • Certain options are weighted more heavily than others.
    • If you are already following on any of the social media platforms, that is fine – just list your name/username for it to be counted!
    • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.

Original Beauty Box Giveaway


Original Beauty Box Giveaway

This month, I have teamed up with the Original Beauty Box to give away their standard Original Beauty Box. This company specializes in premium high-quality makeup organization products. Besides their acrylic makeup boxes, they also carry a spinning lipstick tower, eyeshadow palette holder, lipgloss holder, brush holder, brush drying-tree, lighted vanity mirror, brush set, and accessories!

Code “SMELLTHEROSES20” saves you 20% off your entire online order!


What You Will Win:

Your very own, brand new, Original Beauty Box Acrylic Makeup Organizer (valued at $119)!!

Original Beauty Box Giveaway via smelltheroses.com

Features:

  • 100% crystal clear acrylic (no yellow tint or fogginess!)
  • Smooth sliding drawers
  • 4 drawers
    • Narrow 1″ tall top drawer – ideal for lip/eye products
    • (2) 2.25″ tall middle drawers with removable dividers
    • 3.25″ bottom drawer with removable divider
  • Overall Dimensions: 10” L x 7” W x 9.5” H

Why it’s Better than Other Acrylic Organizers:

I purchased a couple other acrylic organizers before finally buying my Original Beauty Box (OBB). The alternatives were less expensive and it showed in their quality. Both of the ones I purchased came with cracks and I found their acrylic was easily scratched. The drawers also did not slide smoothly and often got stuck. I was also disappointed that if I wanted to divide the drawers it was either not available or an added cost.

Last year, I decided to treat myself and buy the Original Beauty Box after reading tons of great reviews and watching countless YouTube reviews. I am proud to say I believe the hype and feel this is the best acrylic makeup organizer out there! Because I love mine so much, I knew I had to reach out to the company and see if they would do a giveaway with Smell the Roses!

Smell the Roses + Original Beauty Box Giveaway

My personal Original Beauty Box filled with only 100% cruelty-free and natural products!

How I Use Mine:

  • Top Drawer: lipsticks, lip glosses, and chapstick
  • Second Drawer (left side): eye shadows and concealers
  • Second Drawer (right side): mascaras and eye liners
  • Third Drawer (left side): mineral foundation, bronzers, and blushes
  • Third Drawer (right side): primers, serums, and oils
  • Bottom Drawer (left side): jarred moisturizers/creams
  • Bottom Drawer (right side): various tubed products – pimple remedies, moisturizers, under eye treatments, etc.
  • On Top of Organizer: frequently used products – hair oil, perfume, lip scrub, etc.. (this constantly changes)

 

Smell the Roses + Original Beauty Box Giveaway

I recently switched all of my lip products into the top drawer where I used to hold my mascaras/eyeliners. I love how easy it is to see all the products and find which one I’m looking for.

Smell the Roses + Original Beauty Box Giveaway

Smell the Roses + Original Beauty Box Giveaway

Love how tall and spacious the bottom drawer is. It fits SO many products.

 

Smell the Roses + Original Beauty Box Giveaway

Love my Little Words Project bracelets – they look so pretty displayed on top! (and can we talk about how crystal clear the acrylic is..?)

Smell the Roses + Original Beauty Box Giveaway

The Prim Botanicals products are gorgeous and? their perfume smells so good!

 


I hope you’re all as excited about this giveaway as I am! My Original Beauty Box has seriously stepped by my makeup organizations game and has been a beautiful addition to my vanity.

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

 


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Code “SMELLTHEROSES20” saves you 20% off your entire order at the OriginalBeautyBox.com!