Black Friday and Cyber Monday Natural Skincare Deals — Indie Lee, Yes To, Sibu Beauty, VMV Hypoallergenics and Miyu Beauty

I have more fab Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals to announce!  Fortunately, there are so many great deals to choose from!

Below are some wonderful natural skincare to try at greatly reduced prices. Enjoy!

Indie Lee


  • Shoppers who make a $65+ purchase on – from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday – will receive a sample size trio including the CoQ-10 Toner, Squalane Facial Oil and Lavender Chamomile Moisturizing Oil as a special gift with purchase
  • On Cyber Monday (Monday, December 1, 2014), all of Indie Lee’s all-natural body products will be 25% off – including the must-have moisturizing body oils and body lotions, as well as the Hydrating Body Balm and Lemongrass Citrus Body Wash.

o   How To Get It: Shop online at ( and enter “CYBERINDIE” at checkout.

Yes To


  • Black Friday 3-day event: 40% off Friday and 35% off Saturday + Sunday
  • Cyber Monday:  Gift with purchases for any orders of $35 (GWP includes Yes to Grapefruit Facial Scrub, Yes to Grapefruit Wipes (2 pack), Yes to Carrots Anti Frizz Serum or Yes to Carrots Hand Cream)
  • Starting Tuesday (December 2, 2014), Yes to will be offering free shipping on all online orders

***All offers are for purchases made on

Sibu Beauty

Sibu Beauty, a line of premium skincare products and supplements made from the Himaylayan sea buckthorn berry, is offering 60% off all of their entire line and free shipping on orders over $50 after the discount. Known as the “beauty berry” across Europe and Asia, sea buckthorn contains over 190 bioactive compounds that restore, revitalize, and protect youthful beauty – from the inside-out AND outside-in. Use code: SIBU60. Nov. 28 – Dec. 1.

VMV Hypoallergenics

VMV Hypoallergenics, the gold standard in hypoallergenic skincare, will be offering 20% off several of their skin care lines including Essence, Red Better, Illuminants+, Re-Everything, Id, SuperSkin and Grandma Minnie lines and 50% off of their Skintelligent Beauty Line.  VMV’s Holiday Kits – All Ye Merry Gentlemen, Creams de la Crème, VMVery Favorite Things – will also be available. Even better, VMV will be offering free shipping from November 27th to December 1st. Guests spending $100+ will received a branded VMVerdant canvas tote.  Available at


Miyu Beauty — For 4 days only, buy one 80ml beauty essence and get the 2nd one FREE! Simply enter promo code: MIYUblackfriday at checkout.
*Offer applies to 80ml essences only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Promo starts 8:00am EST, Nov 28, 2014 and expires 11:59pm EST, Dec 1, 2014

Korres Quercetin and Oak Instant Lift Age-reversing Eye Cream


Korres Quercetin and Oak Instant Lift Age-reversing Eye Cream

Is eye cream an integral step in your skin care routine? It is for me. I use eye cream around my entire eye in the morning and night. It makes a huge difference in helping me look younger. When I skip this step, after a few days my eyes begin to look tired.     

So I am always looking for a new eye cream to perk up my peepers. Korres Quercetin and Oak Instant Lift Age-reversing Eye Cream ($42.00 USD) is a great one to try.  

The info: Based on Nobel Award-Winning research, Patent-Pending Quercetin&Oak Instant Lift Eye cream is clinically proven to reverse the signs of aging – where you need it most. Revolutionary technology stimulates cell growth and protein synthesis to dramatically reduce eye wrinkles, significantly increase skin elasticity and reduce puffiness and dark circles.  Skin is instantly lifted, rejuvenated and returned to its youthful state.  

Clinical Results show:
·        97% saw a reduction in wrinkles
·        97% saw visibly firmer skin
·        94% saw a reduction in eye puffiness
·        84% saw a reduction in dark circles
·        100% saw improved skin texture
What I think:  This is an exceptional cream that is priced well for what it does. This is creamy, but not greasy, and feels great!  I notice that the skin around my eyes looks tighter and smoother immediately after use, and after using for a few weeks my eyes looks much younger. So nice!  

Visit to learn more and to purchase this great eye cream!

Refresh Your Skin With A Cooling Toner or Face Mist

Toners and Face Mists are fantastic ways to get your skin a little extra clean and refreshed. Place any one of the following fab products in your fridge for a bit of summer cooling! All of them offer different benefits, so be sure to find the tonic that is perfect for you!

Arctic Face Mist with Multivitamin Complex ($29.00 USD 3.99 fl. oz) — Refreshing, toning mist with a multivitamin for skin to instantly soothe and protect stressed, irritable skin. Has your frantic lifestyle led to a surge in stress-related hormones and histamines? If so, your skin may be irritated, exhausted and depleted of vital hydration and nutrients. You need relief and protection against future damage — and you need it fast.

The newly reformulated, dye-free Arctic Face Mist instantly helps calm and stabilize irritable, depleted skin with a cooling burst of natural mineral water, while fortifying it against the aging effects of free radicals and environmental stress. Powerful antioxidants and a daily dose of multivitamins for skin help energize and replenish for a radiant, healthy glow.

What I think: I always feel pampered with Skyn Iceland products, and the Arctic Face Mist is no exception. It not only feels great going on, it leaves the skin glowing, and smells lovely.  Learn more at

H2O Plus Oasis Mist ($16.50 USD 6 fl. oz.) — An energizing mist of nutritive hydration enriched with natural vitamins and minerals to replenish skin instantly.

Sea Mineral Complex™ delivers hydrating extracts of wakame, sea lettuce and sea fennel plus anti-aging extracts of himanthalia, spirulina and nori to help restore skin’s natural balance. Enriched with vitamins A, C, E and Provitamin.

What I think: This is the only mist in a can of the bunch. It sprays on pretty hard, so it’s like a blast of hydration. You’re face will be instantly moisturized and freshened! Purchase at

Zensation Deep Purifying Toner ($35.00 USD 4.2 fl. oz) — A detoxifying and revitalizing toner with tea tree oil to control misbehaving skin and for occasional spot prevention, this toner is dedicated to soothe and refresh the skin as it removes any excess of dirt, debris or cleaners residue, the mixture of essential oils of thyme, sage, lavender and mint to produce a calming, yet mildly astringent effect.

What I think: This luxury line is new to me, and I was happy to try a product from Zensation. Not a face mist, dab a bit of this toner on a cotton pad and wipe away all of the crud. I like that this is alcohol free, but will help with blemishes. Visit to learn more.

Boscia Clear Complexion Tonic with Botanical Blast  ($19.00 USD 4.06 fl. oz.) — This soothing, preservative-free tonic gently clarifies and refreshes skin that needs pampering and deep cleaning.

Preservatives have been shown to over-dry and cause further irritations to the skin. Our preservative-free, botanically rich proprietary formula offers a gentle and effective means to ensure your skin stays clear and healthful.

Botanical Blast technology is a pure, highly effective problem skin treatment using a select blend of the finest botanicals available to improve skin clarity, tone and texture. This product contains Willow Herb, a unique anti-irritant, and Jojoba Leaf, a strong and effective antioxidant.

What I think: I can really tell that this mist cleans the skin, it is so refreshing! It is a soft spray that soothes as it cleans. Visit to purchase.

Update Your Summertime Bath Routine With Fresh New Products

Summer is the time for herby, fresh scents and tropical fragrances like my favorite, coconut. I love trying new bath products in the summertime — it really seems to set the mood for a relaxing season. Try a new product and scent this summer; there are some great suggestions below.  

Buddha Nose Bohdi Sugar Scrub ($28.00 USD)  — contains organic and wild crafted essential oils of cedarwood, frankincense, ho wood and juniper berry for a sultry scrub. It also boasts organic sugar, certified organic potassium cocoate, organic tapioca starch, vegetable glycerin, and citric acid powder to give natural exfoliation. To use, scoop desired amount into hand and moisten with warm water until foamy and scrub face and body, as the sugar melts and washes away. I love that this is good for the face in body. It is great in the shower as a quick scrub all over to start the day. And exfoliating is so important when self tanning! Visit for information on this product and to purchase it.

Korres Basil Lemon Shower Gel ($19.95 for Jumbo Size 13.53 fl. oz) — This has a fresh, green citrus scent and is very invigorating. The website touts these benefits of the shower gel:

• Basil Lemon showergel is enriched with Active Aloe® that stimulates collagen and elastin to reduce the visible signs of aging.
• Wheat Proteins form a protective shield to help maintain skin’s ideal moisture level.
• Potent Vitamins C, E & Zinc enhance the natural immune system of the skin.
• New pump packaging is convenient and easy to use.

This scent is also available in a Jumbo Body Butter ($29.95 7.95 fl. oz.) and a Body Scrub ($17.00  5.07 fl. oz.)  This lovely shower gel is also 89.2% natural and all packaging components are recyclable. Check out for these products and so much more!

The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion ($16.00 USD) — This is a fun, light spray lotion that has a natural coconut scent that is made with Community Trade organic pure cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. I love that it is so light and milky and sinks into the skin instantly. No greasy lotion here! Try it with the Coconut Shower Cream ($13.00 USD) and various other coconut-scented products by The Body Shop. Visit  for more info and to purchase.


Paint Your Face Beautiful Naturally, with Josie Maran Cosmetics.

I have been wanting to try and to review Josie Maran’s Natural makeup for a while, because it is glamorous as well as great for you and the environment. Josie Maran is a former top model who had a contract with Maybelline that lasted 10 years — which is amazing. She loved learning makeup trips from the artists, but decided to make a cosmetics line that complimented her natural and organic lifestyle. Thus Josie Maran Cosmetics was born!

I have tested ( and love ) the following products:   

Mascara ($22.00 USD) — First of all this is a great mascara. It lengthens and defines my lashes without clumping or smearing. Plus it is paraben and fragrance free and contains organic ingredients like Jojoba oil, Argan oil and Beeswax to condition and strengthen. I love the fact that my lashes are being treated as I am wearing one of my favorite types of beauty products (I never leave the house without mascara).  Available in Black and Brown.

Eye Shadow ($20.00 USD) — This is  beautiful, velvety eye color that glides on and blends so easy. The ingredients are natural plus paraben and fragrance free — and even cooler is the fact that each shade comes in a state-of-the-art biodegradable compact.  You can apply the shadows dry, or wet for more intensity.  Available in 27 shades. I have Beach (shimmery pale sand), Embrace (shimmery coppery brown), and Divine (matte medium brown). All three shades work together seamlessly to make a natural look or a pretty smoky eye.  

Lip Gloss ($18.00 USD) — I love a good, non-sticky lip gloss — and I have found a great one here! Full of natural and organic ingredients, this gloss contains no parabens. Available in 6 shades. I have Confession, which is a coppery gold. It looked very shimmery in the tube and I thought it might be too coppery for me. But it goes on sheer and very pretty.

Visit to learn more and to purchase these fab natural products.

100% Pure Creates Fab Fruit Pigmented Cosmetics

I absolutely love the natural beauty care movement. In 2009, I have tried so many wonderful natural and organic hair care and skin care products. Although I have reviewed a couple of natural cosmetic companies, there aren’t as many out there as the other products.

Thats why I was so happy to try 100% Pure, a company that makes truly natural color cosmetics and skin care. They do not include synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, or harsh detergents in their products.  Their products are not tested on animals and are vegan, which I really like (I’m an animal lover). Another thing I love about these cosmetics is the all of the fragrances are real — real fruits, pure essential oils and pure absolutes make up the fantastic scent in the products. 

One important note about these products is since there are no preservatives, each product ahs an open jar symbol with a number on it. That number indicates how long you can use the product once it is opened.

I was lucky to try the following four outstanding products:

Fruit Pigmented Mascara ($21.00 USD) “This 100% natural mascara lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses lashes with fruit pigments and Black tea pigments. Lash conditioning ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, Oat and Wheat protein conditions for healthier lashes. Gentle, all natural, good for you formula is suitable for everyone, even if you wear contacts or have sensitive eyes.” Water and smudge resistant and available in 4 colors, Black Tea, Blackberry, Blueberry and Dark Chocolate. I tried Blackberry, which is a purpley-black color. On the eyes it appears very dark and is so pretty. I wear contacts, and the mascara doesn’t irritate my eyes and it lasts all day without smudging!  

Fruit Pigmented Champagne Eye Shadow ($15.00 USD) – The website touts this shadow color as, “A glamorous eye shadow color of cocktail inspired, fruit pigmented cosmetics to make you sparkle and shine! This Champagne Eye Shadow is colored with the antioxidant and vitamin rich fruit pigments instead of minerals or synthetic dyes.” This shadow has organic rice starch as its first ingredient, and I think it is such ans interesting idea for a powder shadow, since they are usually made of talc or minerals. It is shimmery, pretty and long-lasting. A perfect base color, brow bone color or great for a natural look.

Shimmery Cocoa Berry Lip Gloss ($13.00) — This “100% Natural lip glosses made with 83% Vitamin E from organic rice bran and beautiful colors from fruit pigments. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant that drenches your lips with moisture and deeply softens.” This is a beautiful lip gloss in a lovely neutral pink that would look good on all skin tones. It is very moisturizing, and I feel good knowing that it is natural and make with ingredients like shea butter, hone and fruits. Lovely!

Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream ($19.00 USD) — “Anti-inflammatory, caffeine rich green tea and coffee de-puffs and reduces swelling while increasing circulation to alleviate and brighten dark circles. Concentrated with potent anti-aging vitamins, antioxidants, and nourishing rosehip oil. Truly, 100% Pure.” This smells like coffee, which is fun, especially in the morning! It’s your first wake-up call, even before the first cup of joe! This great eye cream soothes and smooths  my tired eyes. I use it morning and night and my eyes look refreshed all day long!  

Check out these fab products and more at They will satisfy your craving for excellent natural makeup!

US $19.00

LAVANILA The Healthy Roller-Ball Gift Set

Lavanila the Healthy Mini Roller Ball Set
Lavanila the Healthy Mini Roller Ball Set

Have you began your holiday shopping yet? I know it is early, but it is time to get started so you don’t wait until last minute (like I do, sometimes)!

Many beauty companies are releasing gifts sets for the holidays. It is sometimes difficult to know what women will like, especially in perfume. A perfect idea for this is Lavanila The Healthy Mini Roller-Ball Gift Set ($28.00).

Fragrances in the Lavanila Healthy Fragrance Mini Roller-Ball Gift Set include: 

Vanilla Coconut – top notes: young coconut; mid-notes: Tahitian Tiare flower; base notes: Madagascar vanilla bean

Pure Vanilla – top notes: freesia petals; mid-notes: heliotrope; base notes: Madagascar vanilla and vanilla orchid

Vanilla Grapefruit – top notes: grapefruit, bergamot, lime and orange; mid-notes: patchouli and heliotrope; base notes: Madagascar vanilla

Vanilla Lavender – top notes: Spanish lavender; mid-notes: rose absolute and violet leaf; base notes: Madagascar vanilla

These sweet 100% natural fragrances are made with the finest pure essential oils and plant botanicals and are untouched by harsh chemicals. Lavanila was the first to fuse luxury fragrance with natural science.  What’s unique about these fragrances is that they are free of chemically laden alcohol, petrochemicals and phthalates, and they include the following unusual ingredients: 

Proprietary Marine Technology:  Long-Lasting.  Breakthrough marine derived technology creates an invisible filter on the skin that locks in fragrance and potent anti-oxidants while protecting against environmental toxins.

Goji Berries: Nourishes & Protects.  An antioxidant-rich berry that is loaded with beta carotene & Vitamins C, E, B1, B2, and B6. 

Kakadu Plum:  Nourishes & Conditions.  A potent antioxidant-rich fruit with a Vitamin C concentration 500 times that of an orange

Canadian Willowherb: Calms & Soothes.  A powerful extract with incredible anti-irritant properties

This great gift is available at Sephora,, and  With each purchase of a Mini Roller-Ball Set on, Lavanila will plant 4 trees (one for each bottle) through the Nature Conservancy.


Borlind System Absolute

Being 40 (-ish), I am always looking for skin care that can slow down the aging process. I am fairly lucky with my skin (not many wrinkles), but I do have red areas and larger pores, which help show that my skin is not as young as it used to be!

Annemarie Linder is a German pioneer of natural cosmetics and co-founder of Borlind cosmetics. She devotes her passion to creating natural beauty products like the System Absolute (advanced skin care for mature skin) that I have recently tested. 

Borlind’s System Absolute claims to deliver valuable botanical hydrating ingredients and potent antioxidant vitamins deep into the skin. The products I have tried are:   

System Absolute Cleanser ($53.99, 5.07 oz): A creamy emulsion which gently, yet thoroughly, removes dirt, makeup, and other pollutants. This smells great and is refreshing as it cleans.

System Absolute Beauty Fluid ($92.99, 1.7 oz) : A potent antioxidant gel which hydrates and strengthens skin’s resistance to environmental damage. I love this light gel that instantly absorbs into the skin and gives my skin a nice glow.

System Absolute Day Cream ($109.99, 1.7 oz): A rich cream which provides intensive hydration, care, and protection against environmental damage. This cream is nice, but is a bit heavy for me. I have to wait a while after application to put my makeup on. 

System Absolute Night Cream ($109.99, 1.7 oz): A luxurious cream which works to smooth, restore suppleness, repair environmental damage, support regeneration, and replenish moisture and oil. The cream is too heavy for me that it borders on greasy. My skin does look good in the morning after use, but I have been breaking out.

After a few weeks of trying these products, I have found that I really like them. I do think they are made for skin a little more mature than mine, but I will continue to use the cleanser and beauty fluid as I enjoy the feeling and results I get with these products.

Visit to learn more and to purchase these products or items from their other skin care collections. Enjoy!  

Pevonia Botanica Skincare

Pevonia Botanica is an elite spa-exclusive natural skincare brand. Treatments are given at their spas, but the home products are touted to help people maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin. The website states that, “Pevonia Botanica is passionately committed to providing effective skincare solutions to teens, women, and men of every age and ethnicity.”

I really like that “Pevonia International believes that protecting and preserving the planet is a global responsibility.” They offer natural, cruelty-free formulations in eco-packaging (fully recyclable and biodegradable). I tried a few different types of products from this line:

Youthful Lip Cream ($48.00)  The claim is that “this combines the repairing effects of Retinol with regenerating Collagen and Elastin, to smooth lines, hydrate, prevent wrinkles, and even coloring. Your lips are rendered smoothly toned and lusciously rejuvenated.” I have been using this every night and some mornings for a couple of weeks. I apply it around my lip line first, then rub it in and around my lips. It is non-greasy and fragrance free, just like a light lotion. I have noticed that my lips to look smoother and a little plumper, probably because the lines are diminishing. Very nice!

Restore Neck & Bust Cream ($62.00) is touted to “firm and tone your delicate neck, bust and décolleté. A potent blend of Kigelia Africana, Elastin, and Vitamin E reduces visible signs of aging, smoothes overall texture and improves skin elasticity for a visibly, youthfully restored neck and bust/chest.” This is a luxurious product that smells like sweet flowers, (maybe lilacs or gardenia?) and is thick and creamy. I my neck and chest are in pretty good shape, so I haven’t noticed much of a change, but I feel great using the product and it is quite lovely! 

Blemish B Gone ($24.00) “Radically effective, this spot treatment heals blemishes through a Micro-Matrix advanced time-release delivery system with Organic Benzoyl Peroxide and Organic Salicylic Acid. It counteracts bacteria, preventing future breakouts and hyperpigmentation.” Even though I’m forty (something), I still break out once in a while. Yuck! I like to apply this extremely gentle cream at night and in the morning my pimple is smaller! After a few day it is completely gone. Yay!  

Visit to purchase the products and find a spa near you. It might be nice to be pampered by someone else for once!

Amazon Beauty Presents Rahua Hair Products

Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner
Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner
Amazon Beauty has created a wonderful hair product line called Rahua made with rain forest grown organic ingredients.
The key ingredients in this unique haircare, according to the Amazon Beauty website, “include Rahua® Elixir which instantly repairs damaged hair and speeds hair growth and Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), a centuries old calming ingredient from aged “holy wood” that imparts an amazingly beautiful aroma and is traditionally used in Shaman ceremonies.” And boy does it smell good!
Amazon Beauty Rahua® Organic Shampoo ($32.00 9.3 oz) and Rahua® Organic Conditioner ($34.00 9.3 oz) are a wonderful duo to help dried out hair become soft and managable again. The products are safe and claim to strengthen color-treated and delicate hair. I like to wash with the shampoo then apply the very thick conditioner and leave it on in the bath or shower for a few minutes. When I rinse it out, my hair is noticeably smoother.
Visit the website at to learn more about these amazing rain forest ingredients and to purchase or locate the products.