Monday, March 18, 2013

rareEARTH Winner

And the winner is ...

Anonymous comment #34! Thanks, and I'll be in touch.

Monday, March 11, 2013

rareEARTH Fragrance Review Giveaway

I'm the kind of person who gets a migraine five seconds after walking into a Bath & Body Works. No fooling. I'm extremely sensitive to smells, especially overpowering ones, and am therefore extremely picky about perfumes. For several years I've spritzed a little of an Aveda essential oil scent most mornings, which smells lovely and fades away after about an hour.

When the lovely folks at Twin Cities-based rareEARTH reached out to see if I'd be interested in trying their products, I hesitated. But when they told me that they use 100% pure essential oils in their scents, create their candles using non-GMO soy wax and natural mineral color, utilize sustainable and cruelty-free materials, and that all of their products are made locally, I was intrigued. This company goes out of its way to avoid artificial colors, dyes, and irritating synthetic fragrances.

I got a lovely care package from rareEARTH and immediately adored the candles. They're just lovely to look at, and are scented with warm, welcoming fragrances. Many of the perfumes turned me off at first. They smell a little harsh when you sniff the bottles. But let me tell you friends, these mixtures become absolutely heavenly once applied to warm skin. I'm particularly fond of the Divino blend, which includes angelica root, jasmine sambac, and oak moss oils. It's spicy and woody, lingers for hours without being overpowering, and makes me feel utterly serene.

I've got a sample set of nine rareESSENCE fragrances - just like the one pictured in the brown organza bag above - to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter.

  1. Visit the rareEARTH website and peruse the candles and fragrances.
  2. Do one of the following: follow rareEARTH on Twitter OR like rareEARTH on Facebook OR sign up for the rareEARTH e-newsletter (bottom right corner of the homepage).
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling us which rareEARTH scent you think would suit you best, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  4. Cross your fingers!
Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, March 17, 2013. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers.

Good luck!