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Andalou Naturals Skincare Giveaway!!

Of course I love doing giveaways for you guys, but today I’m DOUBLY excited because these products are something I use on the regular (like, everyday), and I’m stoked to be able to share them with you!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember that since last spring, I’ve slowly converted nearly all of my beauty products to those that are formulated without the use of parabens, pthlates, and other unnecessary chemical junk. I’ve seen such an amazing difference in my skin, so much so that I no longer wear foundation or powder! That’s right. Only a dab of concealer (a natural one, of course), and I’m good to go.

Part of the secret of course is a great skin care program. And lately, Andalou Naturals has played a huge role in that. I use their Probiotic +C Renewal Cream, which uses apple and grape fruit stem cell cultures and hyaluronic acid to deliver smooth, perfectly moisturized skin. It soaks in SUPER fast, with no gross greasy, oily feeling. Plus, I like that it’s easy to find at my local Whole Foods.

Once they heard about how much I was digging their stuff, Andalou Naturals was kind enough to send me their Luminous Eye Serum. It’s been a lifesaver given some long nights and the fact that I’m in my late 20s and my skin just isn’t what it used to be. The extra bit of under eye moisture has really helped with lines! I also got to sample their brand new Grapefruit +C exfoliating peel, which had me a little nervous at first. Mention the word ‘peel’ to me, and I somehow always envision that episode of Sex and the City where Samantha has a chemical peel gone awry. I had zero reason to worry though. The peel soaks into your skin, and after 10 minutes and a rinse, you’re left with soft skin that for me, seems to make moisturizer work better! It’s gentle enough that you can use it up to 3 times per week.

Andalou is a fantastic company that uses all fair-trade ingredients, with a minimum of 70% organic content. Additionally, for every single sale of their products or newsletter subscriptions, Andalou donates $1 to one of four charitable organizations! And of course, none of their products are ever tested on animals. Beauty you can actually feel good about? I’m so down.

So today, I’m sharing the love with you guys. Andalou has been kind enough to offer one reader a full-size Probiotic +C Renewal Cream and the Grapefruit +C exfoliating peel to try — probably before the latter even hits stores! These two are sure to help perk up your winter skin routine.

Want in on the free beauty goodies? Here’s how to enter (up to six times!)

1. Leave a comment below. Whatever you want to say!
2. Like Andalou Naturals on Facebook and comment telling me you did so (or do already)
3. Like vmac+cheese on Facebook and comment telling me you did so (or do already)
4. Follow Andalou Naturals on Twitter and comment telling me you did so (or do already)
5. Follow me on Twitter and comment telling me you did so (or do already)
6. Sign up for Andalou Natural’s exclusive newsletter on their website or via Facebook. Remember, for every sign up, they donate $1 to one of four amazing organizations!

And that’s it. Enter once, enter six times, it’s up to you! The giveaway will stay open through next Friday, January 13, and a winner will be announced the following week. Good luck!!

The full disclosure part: all opinions are my own. Samples and prize provided gratis by a very generous Andalou Naturals. Yes, I really like and use their products.

117 Responses

  1. I need to try this stuff! The moisturizer sounds great. My skin seems to get worse as I get older so maybe a switch to something more natural is just the thing I need. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. I “like” you on Facebook too!

  3. Wow awesome giveaway, well since one of my big resolutions is to start taking really good care of my skin and stop taking advantage that it hasn’t caused me too many problems..this would be incredibly welcome!! I liked both of you on Facebook.
    Fingers crossed!!

  4. Amazing giveaway. I love skin products!

  5. I’m doing my best to try and switch over to natural and organic facial products as well. Havent heard of Andalou. Would love to try them out!

  6. I’ve been wanting to switch my skin products lately, but haven’t gotten around to it yet! This would be perfect!

  7. i don’t have twitter but i liked on FB… and i love beauty products… is should try the american ones….ill send you french ones!!!

  8. I would love to be foundation/powder free! These products sounds fab! I already “like” vmac+cheese on facebook and “liked” Andalou Naturals today! I also signed up for the newsletter on their website! Yay for healthy skin :)

  9. I’m totally down for a more natural skin care routine!

  10. Ever since you mentioned your natural skin care routine a while back, I’ve been totally into it! Would love to get a jump start on my skin care in the new year with Andalou!

    xo,
    Ashley

  11. “Like” vmac+cheese on facebook and Andalou Naturals!

  12. And I follow you on twitter too :)

  13. Just liked Andalou Naturals on fb!

  14. Done and done for all of the above. It goes without saying but I REALLY want to win this – you are my guru for all things great skin care related and these products sound AMAZING. Probably going to enter every day. Don’t hate me, ok?
    xx

  15. Just liked vmac+cheesse on fb too!

  16. Wow – Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! I just had a facial yesterday and it was pretty clear when I left that I need to take better care of my skin LOL!

    So excited to learn about new products (especially ones that you personally use and recommend!!)
    XO – Marion

  17. And you are one of my favorites to follow on Twitter!! :-)
    XO

  18. i’m in — i tend to try new products by recommendation only….and i trust you with my skin :)

  19. of course, i follow you on FB

  20. I’d love to try this stuff, I’m trying to go all natural with my beauty products so this would be perfect!

  21. amazing! I need a new all natural regime for 2012!!! I am starting to get peels too and the first thing i said to my derm was ….ummm I cannot look like samantha in SATC!

  22. I have been trying to switch to an all-natural skin care regimen. I haven’t tried this brand yet. Great giveaway!

  23. Oooh, I’d love to win these. Me and my family members are very into natural products, and its usually me that goes and tries stuff first, then passing it to them. These sound fabulous!

  24. Liked Andalou on Facebook!

  25. Liked VMac on Facebook!

  26. Following Andalou on Twitter as @melisspazpr

  27. Follow Vmac on Twitter as @melissapazpr

  28. Great giveaway and though I never win things I am super excited for the winner!

    Love & Lollies… Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  29. My skin needs help… badly!

  30. I would love to try this brand! I too try my best to buy chemical free products. However, I’m stuck with some not so luxurious brands. This stuff looks great!

  31. Just started using the Luminous eye serum last week, and I have already noticed a difference. Usually I buy an organic brand that must be purchased at a spa, but they were out of stock and I just couldn’t wait a week for more. I went to my local co-op and saw this relatively new product. The ingredient list was impressive and comparable to the “other’ eye serum. So glad the spa was out of stock, I like this product so much better!

  32. would love to win this awesome giveaway!

  33. you had me at undereye moisture. Consider me entered.

  34. Bam, I already follow you on Twittah.

  35. And bam again. I like you in real life and on facebook.

  36. i’m always looking for new facial products to use. still in search of the perfect one! would love to try this line.

  37. Oh my goodness, I would love to try these! I have super sensitive skin and it’s always tricky for me to find products that won’t leave me red and blotchy. Fingers crossed!

  38. I liked Andalou Naturals on Facebook!

  39. I liked vmac + cheese on Facebook!

  40. And of course I follow you on Twitter!

  41. One line in your blog smacked me – “the fact that I’m in my late 20s and my skin just isn’t what it used to be.” – I’m smack dab in the middle of my 20’s and dreading these changes….perhaps this would be a good time to start looking into that serum. :S

    (just in case I win, my email is scotlynnd(at)yahoo(dot)com) :)

  42. I am always looking for a good eye cream. Thanks for sharing!

  43. I “like” you on Facebook!

  44. I follow you on Twitter too!

  45. I’ve been meaning to try this brand. It looks amazing!

  46. Cool! I could use a change in my beauty routine. I follow you on Twitter and Facebook!

  47. I’m always looking for natural skin products.

  48. I liked you on FB.

  49. I follow you on Twitter.

  50. Awesome giveaway! I’m making an effort to go all natural too. And the chemical peel line totally cracked me up ;)

    pick me, please!

  51. I’m also a new facebook Liker of yours! (That doesn’t sound right…)

  52. This product looks amazing…you have me super intrigued!

  53. Love this giveaway! And all Andalou products ;)

  54. I “like” Andalou Naturals on FB!

  55. I already “liked” vmac+cheese on FB ;)

  56. I follow Andalou Naturals on Twitter!
    @viv_fashiontruf

  57. I already followed vmac+cheese on Twitter!
    @viv_fashiontruf

  58. Lastly, I signed up for Andalou Naturals’s newsletter!
    Keeping my fingers crossed :)

  59. My face is a disaster lately, perhaps it was all that food gorging I did over the holidays, needless to say, I could use a new beauty regimen. Great giveaway!

  60. You’re the best, I love this giveaway. Pick ME lol

  61. I follow your twitter

  62. I liked your FB

  63. I liked their FB

  64. What an awesome giveaway. I’m SUCH a fan of natural products, and always looking to try new ones! Thanks for sharing, am going to read up on them now!

  65. Great giveaway!! I love trying new skin care products!
    courtney.e.perkins07 (at) gmail.com

  66. I liked Andalou Naturals on Facebook! my FB name is Courtney Elizabeth :)
    courtney.e.perkins (at) gmail.com

  67. I liked your blog page on FB! FB name is Courtney Elizabeth :)
    courtney.e.perkins07 (at) gmail.com

  68. I”m following Andalou Naturals from their twitter @andalounaturals now! My twitter name is @ceperk!
    courtney.e.perkins07 (at) gmail.com

  69. Following you on twitter now from @ceperk!
    courtney.e.perkins07 (at) gmail.com

  70. Signed up for their newsletter! What a great cause!! :)
    courtney.e.perkins07 (at) gmail.com

  71. I’ve been using Origins products to stay clear of anything unnatural. I’d love to try the Andalou line, awesome giveaway!

  72. Alright, I like/follow/subscribe to it all! I’m so excited, I hope I win!!!

  73. I always love trying new skin products! Especially ones that help keep you looking young : )

  74. I’m on the hunt for a new skincare routine, thanks for introducing me to a new brand!

  75. wowza!! never heard of their products. Love trying new things! Crossing my fingers!xo

  76. Already liked Vmac&Cheese on FB!

  77. LIked their Fb page as well!

  78. Follow you on twitter of course!

  79. now following them on twitter too :)

  80. also signed up for their newsletter!

  81. I’d love to win these!

  82. I also like you on facebook!

  83. Curious to try this since it made a difference with your skin! Crossing my fingers! :)

  84. I’m a huge fan of any natural products!

    I follow you on twitter and facebook :)

  85. Always open to trying new skin care products. I have such weird, acne prone, dry skin!

  86. Would love to try this! Thanks for the chance!

    xo,
    Laura

  87. I would love to win this and give this product a shot.

  88. These products look great! Always looking for natural skin products! Following you on facebook and Twitter now for more great info!

  89. I just discovered their toner at my local PCC and I LOVE IT. I have to win these to complete my collection!!

  90. I already like them on FB!

  91. I signed up for their newsletter!

  92. I followed them on twitter!

  93. I liked you on FB

  94. And, FINALLY, I follow you on twitter!!

  95. i’ve been on the hunt for a natural skin care line and reading your review of andalou has me so excited to have a chance to win some in this giveaway- thanks for hosting!!

  96. hi! great giveaway- i did all six steps- 1. left comment, 2. Like Andalou Naturals on Facebook, 3. Like vmac+cheese on Facebook, 4. Follow Andalou Naturals on Twitter,
    5. Follow me on Twitter, and 6. Sign up for Andalou Natural’s newsletter… thanks!

  97. I have been looking for a skin care regimen like this. So glad you shared this info.

  98. Liked them on FB

  99. Liked you on FB:)

  100. Liked you on facebook and Andalou! I have been trying to slowly switch all my skincare to natural too! I hope I win!

  101. I would love to win these great products!

  102. already like Andalou Naturals on facebook

  103. I like vmac+cheese on facebook

  104. following Andalou Naturals on twitter
    @DonnaJustine

  105. following you on twitter
    @DonnaJustine

  106. signed up for Andalou Naturals email

  107. Please enter me in your giveaway. I have always wanted to try Andalou Naturals products.

  108. I “like” Andalou Naturals on Facebook.

  109. I “like” Vmac+cheese on Facebook.

  110. I am subscribed to emails from Andalou Naturals.

  111. yaaaaaaay! =D This is very nice of you. Thank you! Good luck everyone!

  112. This is such a great giveaway! I use natural, chemical free products as well and would love to try this line.

  113. I like Andalou Naturals on facebook.

  114. I have signed up for Andalou Naturals newsletter. Natural skincare is the way to go!

  115. I am not a twitter, so I can not tweet! But that is ok. Thank you for the opportunity for such a great giveaway!

  116. Yes! Finally someone writes about fragance.|

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