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2017 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales (Cruelty-free Edition)

2017 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Cruelty-free Sales

Hello all! I don’t know about you, but I’m keeping a Black Friday wishlist of all the products I have (1) ran out of and (2) had my eye on! I typically wait to buy a lot of my favorite green beauty products until now because this week tends to be most brands’s biggest sales of the year.

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Advice = create an account for each brand you are planning to purchase from and add your desired items into your cart or wishlist now. This will save you time & stress this weekend and help you check out in a timely fashion (before your fav products sell out)!

Disclaimer = This list contains some affiliate links from which I can earn a small commission. I appreciate you going out of your way to use my affiliate links to help support my blog and fund my giveaways! ❤️


Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

100% Pure

  • When: NOW! Black Friday (11/24)
  • $10 items! Various items for just $10 each with any sale over $45! Perfect for stocking stuffers!

14e Cosmetics Black Friday Sale14e Cosmetics

  • When: Black Friday (11/24)
  • 25% off entire online store with coupon code “14eholiday”

Acure Organics Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Acure Organics

  • When: Black Friday – Cyber Monday (11/24 – 11/27)
  • 40% off sitewide with code “SNOWFLAKE”

AILA Cosmetics Black Friday

AILA Cosmetics

  • When: NOW (11/23) through Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 20% off entire order with coupon code “BLACKCYBER”

Alima Pure Black Friday

Alima Pure

  • When: Black Friday (11/24) – Sunday (11/26)
  • 10% off entire online purchase with coupon code “STAYCOZY”
  • Free shipping on domestic orders
  • Free mascara and eyeliner with all purchases $75+

Angela Roi Black Friday

Angela Roi (Vegan Leather)

  • When: NOW through 11/30
  • 10% off entire purchase with code “2017Holiday10”

Au Naturale Cyber Monday

Au Naturale Cosmetics

  • When: Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 25% off sitewide! No code needed. Plus, free gifts with purchases over $50!

Beauty by Earth Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Beauty by Earth

  • When: Black Friday (11/24), Small Biz Saturday (11/25) & Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • Black Friday: 30% off entire online store
  • Small Biz Saturday: Buy One, Get One Free (Excluding Bath Bombs)
  • Cyber Monday: 35% off entire online store

Buckaroo Organics Small Biz Sat and Cyber Monday

Buckaroo Organics

  • When: Small Business Saturday (11/25) & Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • Small Business Saturday: Site-wide sale of 20-40% off! All products will be on sale – no code needed!
  • Cyber Monday: Starting on Sunday, 11/26 at 12am MST enjoy 20% off entire website with code. Discount code revealed to World of Buckaroo email subscribers on Saturday. Sign up here!

CALIA NATURAL

Calia Natural

  • When: Black Friday – Saturday (11/24 – 11/25)
  • 15% off entire purchase with coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY15”

Casetify Black Friday

Casetify

  • When: NOW through Saturday (11/25)
  • 15% off $35+ with coupon code “BLACK2017”
  • 20% off $75+ with coupon code “BLACK2017”
  • $10 off your first order! –> If you’re only buying one case, this will save you more money than their Black Friday Sale!

Clove + Hallow Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Clove + Hallow

  • When: Black Friday – Cyber Monday (11/24 – 11/27)
  • Site-wide sale of up to 30% off! Every CLOVE + HALLOW product will be on sale – no code needed!

Crunchi Black Friday Sale

Crunchi

  • When: Thursday (11/23) 6pm EST – Sunday (11/26) 11:59pm EST
  • Up to 30% off select items!

Dr.Brite Black Friday

Dr.Brite

  • When: NOW!
  • 40% off entire order with coupon code “BlackFriYAY”

 Erin's Faces Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Erin’s Faces

  • When: Black Friday – Cyber Monday (11/24 – 11/27)
  • 20% off your entire online purchase with coupon code “THANKYOULOVE”

Fitglow Beauty Black Friday

Fitglow Beauty

  • When: Now through Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 15% off all orders with coupon code “BF15”
  • 20% off orders over $200 with coupon code “BF20”
  • 30% off orders over $300 with coupon code “BF30”

Freedom Deodorant Black Friday

Freedom Deodorant

  • When: NOW!
  • 30% off select items – no coupon code needed!

GOOD BEING BLACK FRIDAY (1)

 Good Being

  • When: Black Friday (11/24)
  • SIGN UP HERE to receive PRIVATE Black Friday Deals in your Inbox – for Subscribers Only!

Good Juju Apothecary

Good Juju Apothecary

  • When: Black Friday (11/24): ends at midnight!
  • 50% off entire online store with coupon code “THANKFUL”

Go Organik Box

  • When: Black Friday (11/24) only!
  • 20% off your first subscription box with coupon code “GREENFRIDAY”
  • 20% off entire online store with coupon code “GREENFRIDAYSHOP”

Gunas Black Friday Sale

Gunas New York (Vegan Leather)

  • When: NOW through 11/26 midnight
  • 20% off entire website with code “THANKS20”

Hynt Beauty Black Friday

Hynt Beauty

  • When: NOW through Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 30% off your entire purchase excluding lipstick, sets, and samples with coupon code “BLACK2017”

Kiss Me Honey Black Friday

 Kiss Me Honey

  • When: NOW
  • 20% off entire online purchase with coupon code “THANKS”

Kosmatology Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Kosmatology

  • When: Thanksgiving – Cyber Monday (11/23 – 11/27)
  • 30% off entire purchase with coupon code “CLEAN30”

Know Foods Black Friday

Know Foods

  • When: NOW!
  • 30% off your entire order with coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY”
  • Get Free Shipping On Orders $40 Or More!

Lauren B Beauty Black Friday & Cyber MondayLauren B Beauty

  • When: Black Friday (11/24) and Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • Black Friday: 50% off all products & free shipping over $5o with code “BLACKFRIDAY50”
  • Cyber Monday: 40% off all products & free shipping over $50 with code “CYBER40”

lily lolo black friday

Lily Lolo

  • When: NOW (11/23) through Black Friday (11/24)
  • 15% off your entire purchase with coupon code “Black17”

Little Barn Apothecary Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Little Barn Apothecary

  • When: Black Friday – Cyber Monday (11/24 – 11/27)
  • 20% off entire website!

Little Words Project Black Friday Little Words Project

  • When: Thursday (11/23) 6pm EST – Friday (11/24) midnight EST!
  • 30% off the entire online store plus free-shipping (yes, you read that right!)

Luxie Beauty Black Friday

Luxie Beauty

  • When: NOW (11/23) – Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 50% off entire online store with coupon code “BF17”

Matt & Nat Black Friday

Matt & Nat (Vegan Leather)

  • When: NOW!
  • 25% off select styles (prices as marked in online store)

Mineral Fusion Cyber Monday

Mineral Fusion

  • When: Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 35% off the entire online store!

OLO Black Friday

One Love Organics

  • When: Saturday (11/25) 8am EST – Tuesday (11/28) 12pm EST –> this is their only sale of the year!
  • 25% off online purchase with discount code “OLOCYBERSPREE”

Orgain Black Friday

Orgain

  • When: NOW through 11/29
  • 15% off your entire order or 20% off orders over $100!

Organically Becca Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Organically Becca: Organic Is The New Black T-Shirts!

  • When: NOW through Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 15% off your shirt purchase with coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY”
  • While you’re at it, check out Becca’s amazing blog and follow her on Instagram!

organic bunny

Organic Bunny

  • When: NOW (11/23) through Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 15% off entire online store with coupon code “LOVE” (Kypris & Crunchi products not included)
  • FREE 2-day shipping on orders over $125!
  • Orders over $450 will get a bonus FREE gift automatically added.

Original Beauty Box Black Friday

Original Beauty Box

  • When: NOW
  • 60% off entire website with code “blackfriday60”!

Osmia Organics Cyber Monday

Osmia Organics

  • When: Cyber Monday (11/27)
  • 20% off your entire purchase!

Petit Vour Black Friday

Petit Vour

  • When: NOW
  • Prices as marked on various skincare, haircare, and more! Plus, mystery beauty boxes!
    • Spend $100 and get a free Sculp & Glow Contour Duo by Lily Lolo

Prim Botanicals

  • When: Black Friday through Cyber Monday (11/24-11/27)
  • 25% off your entire order plus free domestic shipping! (after the 27th, the 25% off sale will continue but you will be charged for shipping)
  • Coupon Code: “YAYBLACKFRIDAY”

Red Apple Lipstick Black Friday

Red Apple Lipstick

  • When: Black Friday (11/24) beginning at 10am CST
  • You must register (click here to do so) for their VIP where you will receive a link and coupon code! Various deals, coupons, and bundles to be revealed then!

Simply Gum Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Simply Gum

  • When: Black Friday – Cyber Monday (8am 11/24 – 11/27)
  • 15% off your order when you buy (3) 6-packs with coupon code “CYBER”
  • Read my review of this brand here. Mint & Cinnamon are my faves! 

S.W. Basics Black Friday and Cyber Monday

S.W. Basics

  • When: Black Friday – Cyber Monday (11/24 – 11/27)
  • 10% off already discounted prices (already up to 40% off!) with coupon code “BLACKFRIYAY”

Urban Originals Black Friday

Urban Originals

  • When: NOW!
  • 20% off cruelty-free bags and wallets with coupon code “BLKFRIDAY”

Vanity Planet Black Friday

Vanity Planet

  • When: Black Friday (11/24) – presales in days leading up!
  • Up to 90% off the entire site!

Vapour Organic Beauty Black Friday (1)

Vapour Organic Beauty

  • When: Thursday (11/23) – Sunday (11/26)
  • 30% off entire online purchase!

Vera Bradley Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Vera Bradley


W3ll People Black Friday and Cyber MondayW3LL PEOPLE

  • When: Black Friday – Cyber Monday (11/24 – 11/27)
  • 25% off your entire purchase!

Wet Brush Black Friday

Wet Brush

  • When: Now through Saturday (11/25)
  • 25% off entire online store!

Wholesome Culture Black Friday

Wholesome Culture

  • When: Thursday (11/23) – Sunday (11/26)
  • 10% off purchases $25 and over with coupon code “BF10”
  • 15% off purchases $50 and over with coupon code “BF15”
  • 20% off purchases $80 and over with coupon code “BF20”
  • Free shipping on orders $75 and over to the U.S. and Canada

Zoe Organics Black Friday

Zoe Organics

  • When: Black Friday – Sunday (11/24 – 11/26)
  • 25% off entire purchase. No code needed!

I will do my best to update this page with sales as I hear about them and get more details. Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping!

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

1 In DIY/ Gifts

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 2017 Cruelty-free Edition!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Hello, everyone! April is almost over which means we’re already less than a month away from Mother’s Day! (Is it just me, or did this month fly by?!) If you are like me and have yet to pick up a gift, I figured I’d throw together a post on some Mother’s Day gift ideas that I’m considering for my own mama! I’ve included gifts for every price range and, as always, all items are cruelty-free! Happy shopping!


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 2017

 

1. Swarovski Crystal “Mom” Bracelet | Little Words Project

Little Words Project | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: “Mom” Swarvorksi Crystal Bracelet

Other Styles: LWP Mother’s Day Collection

If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of Little Words Project. Their bracelets make the perfect little gift and they recently launched their Mother’s Day Collection! Their beaded bracelets feature a “little” word surrounded by a strand of Sworvorski crystals. Each bracelet comes with a unique numbered tag so you can register it on their website (so cool). Your mom will wear her little word for as long as she pleases and then, when the time is right, pass it on to someone else (maybe her mom or a mommy-to-be). How cute!?

*Please note, the leather band versions are made of genuine animal leather so I recommend sticking to the crystal beaded bracelets!*

2. Lotus (Mother) Crystal Bouquet | Little Box of Rocks

Little of Box of Rocks | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Lotus Collection

This adorable wooden box from Little Box of Rocks is one of my favorite products on this list. The Lotus Collection is designed for mothers making it the perfect Mother’s Day gift. It comes with 4 powerful crystals: Desert Rose (believed to quiet worries and promote mental clarity), Moonstone (aka “the stone of motherhood”; believed to be a powerful healing gem for women, balancing hormones, relieving stress, and bringing deep spiritual insights), Rose Quartz (aka the stone of love; symbol of the bond between mother and child), and Clear Quartz (believed to amplify the power of other stones or be programmed with your desired intention). In addition, it comes wrapped in a black satin ribbon and addressed with a personalized letter! This collection makes such a meaningful and beautiful gift.

3. Premium Vegan Leather “Cher” Tote | Angela Roi

Angela Roi Cher Tote Light Gray | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Light Gray Tote

Other Colors: Black | Creme

I use to love buying my mom designer bags for Mother’s Day or her birthday. However, when I switched to a cruelty-free lifestyle, I ditched buying anything made from genuine leather or suede! Luckily, there are several designer brands that sell all vegan leather products (learn more about vegan leather here) that are just as beautiful as the real stuff. I’ve had my eye on this tote by Angela Roi for a while now. I love the light gray color for spring but the black is SO stunning. It’s a little on the pricey side but its craftsmanship makes it worth every penny.

4. Organic Bath Bomb Gift Set | Beauty by Earth

Beauty by Earth Bath Bombs | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: 6-pack | 2-pack | Single

*Code “SMELLTHEROSES” saves you 15% off your entire order from BeautybyEarth.com!*

I wrote about these bath bombs in my bath essentials post and knew I had to include them in this gift guide (my mother actually stole one of them from my pack). Unlike the bath bombs you find in Lush or Bath & Body Works, these are made of 100% natural & mostly organic ingredients! That means, no synthetic fragrances/dyes and no animal-testing! Even better, each bath bomb is designed to fulfill a different need (sore muscles, joint relief, relaxation, etc). How cute would this gift box be paired with a new loofa and bottle of wine?!

5. Paper Flower Bouquet | The Lovely Ave

Paper Flower Bouquet | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Lavender Bundle

Other Styles: Tropical | Peony

Flowers are a popular choice on Mother’s Day but, unfortunately, most die after a week or so (and make a mess in the process). These hand-made German and Italian Crepe Paper flowers are a beautiful alternative that will last forever! The Lovely Ave designed 3 bouquets for Mother’s Day and they are all equally gorgeous and comes in small (5 blooms), medium (9 blooms), and large (15 blooms – pictured) sizes! Although they may seem a bit pricey, they are worth the investment. I own one of their small size bouquets and am still in awe that the flowers aren’t real. They are the prettiest addition to your desk or entry table and I know your mom will love them!

6. Vegan Leather Toiletry Bag | Matt & Nat

The Face Oil | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Quartz Toiletry Bag

Other Colors: Black | Cerise | Chili | Glass | Olive

Another great vegan leather brand is Matt & Nat. I actually bought this toiletry bag for my fiance in the Chili color and he loves it! When I saw it in this Quartz color, I fell in love. I included this toiletry bag on my Mother’s Day list because it would be so cute to buy and fill with cruelty-free beauty products for your mom! My mom is slowly trading her conventional beauty products for cruelty-free options, so this Mother’s Day I plan to buy her this bag and fill it with a few of the products she has yet to replace. I love the idea of a gift that is not only thoughtful but will be well used!

7. Every Day I’m Hustlin’ Travel Mug | Ashley Brooke Designs

Every Day I'm Hustlin' Travel Mug | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Everyday I’m Hustlin’ Travel Mug

Other Styles: Lips | Palm Leaf | Now Watch Me Sip

If anyone needs this travel mug it is definitely our mamas! Who hustles more than them?! This travel mug is a new product from one of my favorite brands, Ashley Brooke Designs. It holds 16 ounces of liquid and is insulated so it will keep your beverage hot or cold. It is BPA-free, phthalate-free, lead-free and dishwasher safe. The lettering was hand-drawn by Ashley herself and is shiny metallic gold (so pretty)! It comes with the cutest hot pink heart-shaped and gold-lettered gift tag so wrapping is totally optional. Pair this with a bag of coffee or tea and it makes the perfect inexpensive gift!

8. Vegan Leather Sunglasses Case | Matt & Nat

Sunglasses Case - Matt & Nat | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Quartz Sunglasses Case

Other Colors: Black | Cerise | Chili | Glass | Olive

How cute is this sunglasses case from Matt & Nat? My mother has a slight sunglasses obsession so when I saw this I immediately thought of her. Just like all of their products, this case is made of 100% vegan leather and comes in a variety of colors. Gift it with a new pair of sunglasses or on its own, either way, it makes a great gift!

9. Non-toxic “Gypsy” Candle | Prim Botanicals

Gypsy Candle - Prim Botanicals | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Gypsy Candle

*Click here for a 20% off coupon to PrimBotanicals.com!*

This candle from Prim Botanicals may be my new favorite! It is made from 100% American-grown Soy Wax that is grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides. It is scented with clean fragrance oils and uses a pure cotton wick so you can burn your candle without worrying about inhaling toxic fumes! Not only does this make a great gift because of its beautiful scent, but its packing is also gorgeous! It even comes with an adorable box of matches!

10. The Face Oil | Prim Botanicals

The Face Oil | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Face Oil

Other Faves: Hair Oil | Hey Now Lip | Potion No 2

*Click here for a 20% off coupon to PrimBotanicals.com!*

This is hands down my all time favorite facial product and currently the only one I use. I recommend it to all of my friends and family since it is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive and oily skin! Rich in omega fatty acids, it helps fight signs of aging while reducing inflammation and preventing blemishes. It is light enough that it won’t clog your pores but rich enough that it will nourish and moisturize your skin. I use it daily and it leaves my skin looking glowy and fresh! I know my mom is going to love this product as much as I do!


I hope this post helped you find some inspiration for your Mother’s Day gifts! Thank you for reading!

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

 

 

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)!!

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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!


 

4 In GIVEAWAYS

Blog Launch Giveaway!

BLOG LAUNCH smelltheroses.com

WE HAVE A WINNER..

ALYSSA A.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


To celebrate the blog’s launch, I am offering an awesome giveaway valued at $245! I LOVE giving gifts so I thought what better idea than to give away some of my favorite things as a thank you for your early support. I can’t wait for one of you to get this box of goodies in the mail 🙂


Enter the Giveaway:

  • For U.S. residents only.
  • You have until Tuesday, August 23 at 11:59pm EST to enter. All mandatory entry criteria must be met in order to be counted.
  • A winner will be announced Wednesday, August 24 at 12pm EST via social media and email.

Happy entering…and GOOD LUCK!

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What’s included:

1. The Wet Brush | Pro Original Detangler and Mini Combo Pack = $12

  • Trust me when I say this brush is life-changing. Say goodbye to all that time wasted untangling your hair and all that breakage! Bonus – it comes with a super cute mini brush for your purse.smelltheroses.com

2. 100% Pure | Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream = $15

  • This product is a staple in my skincare routine. It has been a lifesaver in preventing puffiness/dark circles under my eyes. I even make my boyfriend use it and he loves it. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!smelltheroses.com

3. Mai Couture | Highlighter Papier (St.Barts) = $18

  • If you have never tried highlighter sheets you are in for a treat. I keep this product in my purse and use it midway through the day when my skin needs a little pick-me-up. The sheets can be used on both the face and body and compliment all skin tones. To use, remove one sheet and lightly press on desired areas of face/body. So easy and so pretty!

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4. John Tenniel | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Coloring Book = $13

  • I have been wanting to try an adult coloring book so when I saw this I had to buy it. Anyone else mesmerized by Alice in Wonderland? A great stress reliever or rainy day activity. The floral pages are my favorite 😉

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5. It’s a 10 | Miracle Leave-in Plus Keratin (2 fl oz) = $12

  • This tiny bottle is pricey but worth every penny. Spray in your hair after you shower and your knots will detangle with little effort. The keratin-infused formula helps strengthen hair while preventing breakage and frizz. I know numerous people who use this product and say it drastically improved their hair’s quality. I HIGHLY recommend it! (FYI: it’s not as clean of a formula as the rest of my beauty routine but it is cruelty-free)

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6. Acure Organics | Brightening Facial Scrub (4 oz) = $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.

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7. MY Konjac Sponge | French Pink Clay Facial Sponge = $10

  • Konjac sponges take washing your face to a new level. This sponge is 100% natural/vegan and is great for sensitive skin. I use it when I wake up to gently exfoliate my face before I apply moisturizer/makeup AND at night to wash it all off. smelltheroses.com

8. 100% Pure | Lip Creamstick (Cake) = $25

  • This is probably the best feeling lip product I have ever used. It not only looks great on, it also nourishes your lips. I have it in 3 colors so I knew I had to include it in this giveaway!smelltheroses.com

9. Orgain | Organic Vegan Protein Powder 2lb (Chocolate or Vanilla) = $40

  • 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 or chocolate tub.

smelltheroses.com10. Little Words Project | “Explore” Bracelet = $26

  • If you haven’t heard of this amazing company, allow me to introduce you to Little Words Project. Their bracelets feature an inspirational word surrounded by a strand of Sworvorski crystals. Each bracelet comes with a unique numbered tag so you can register it on their website (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 🙂 smelltheroses.com

11. Fringe Studio | Saturday Tray = $14

  • This little jewelry tray speaks the truth! What an adorable addition to anyone’s vanity.

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12. Lily Lolo | Black Vegan Mascara = $20

  • Ask anyone in the natural/cruelty-free beauty world, this is one of the (if not the) best mascara on the market. I know I’m a believer!smelltheroses.com

13. Orgain | Organic Superfoods Powder (Original) = $30

  • I love Orgain so much I had to include my second favorite product in this giveaway! This powder is a blend of 50 organic superfoods in one great tasting powder. It contains organic vegetables, fruits, fiber (7 grams/serving) and probiotics (5 billion/serving). The perfect addition to help you boost the nutrition of your shakes!

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14. Justin’s | Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups = $6

  • These are my guilty pleasure and I eat them more often than I would like to admit. They are not vegan (contain milk product) but their ingredient list is a lot less scary than the beloved Reeses. I dare to you to try and only eat one (never worked for me).justins - smelltheroses.com