And so it begins! The Witty + Pretty 1-year anniversary weeklong giveaway extravaganza!

But more importantly: It’s Earth Day. The ONE day you have of the entire year to SAVE THE PLANET. Did you recycle your Starbucks cup this morning? Extra points if you walked in with your own mug and asked them to fill it up so you wouldn’t waste a cup. There ain’t no shame in your Earth-saving game.

In honor of the holiday, I’m giving away three packages of some of my favorite natural/organic beauty products that all use ingredients from nature instead of ones that can damage it (and our bodies).

earth day giveaway


1. Sally B’s Skin Yummies:
This line is non-toxic (of course), paraben-free, and uses Earth-friendly ingredients to nourish and beautify skin. The package includes a delicious-smelling (but not overpowering) organic bar soapย ($5; I have the lemongrass in my shower right now), Carrot Facial Dream Creamย ($36) to calm your skin and make it silky smooth, and a B Glossy lip glossย ($18), which I love for its shine and subtle color, moisturizing power, and cool tingle.

2. HollyBeth Organics: These primo products need no introduction (because I already blogged about them HERE), but know that they are top-notch in all-natural luxury skincare. The giveaway package includes the magical Orange Peppermint Shea Butter Cream ($25) that will transform your hands, Geranium Jasmine Lavender Body Lotion ($37) to have you smelling like a flirty flower, and the Rose Geranium Toner ($12.50), a face-freshening, travel MUST-have.

3. Dirty Beauty: Don’t get it twisted–despite the edgy name, these products will clean you up the natural way with ingredients from the ground (and they’re fair trade certified so you’re supporting local farmers). Make your skin glow and/or prep for a spray tan with the Sugar Body Polish ($24), then give your face the same treatment with the clarifying, gently exfoliating Oatmeal Papaya Face Wash ($22).

Ready to win!?

1. Leave a comment on this blog entry stating what you do to help save the planet (recycle, carpool to happy hour, BYO bags to the grocery store, etc.). Make sure to leave your correct email address so I can alert you if you win!
2. Like the post featuring this blog entry on the Witty + Pretty Facebook page.
3. Winners will be picked at random and the contest ends Friday at 5 p.m.

Word to your Mother (Earth).

LYLAS,
Ashley

Comments

  1. Erika says:

    I try to do my part to help save the planet by recycling & by walking to work. And, I also use re-usable shopping bags whenever possible.

  2. Lindsay says:

    I carpool to work and recycle.

  3. Catherine Schultz says:

    I try to make the planet a little greener by driving a hybrid, bringing my own cup to Starbucks for my caffeine fix, and glaring at people that litter and picking it up while maintaining said glare).

  4. Ashley McAnulty says:

    I recycle at home and at work and keep reusable grocery bags in my car so I never forget to use them!

  5. Nicole Westover Rose says:

    I make alot of my own natural cleaning products, personal care items, and recycle just about every container I can. We are truly trying to live a more natural healthy lifestyle in our home. I really hope we win, thank you for the opportunity!

  6. Jeanne says:

    I recycle everything I possibly can, use tote bags and recycle all plastic bags I get. I also try to run the dishwasher and washer/dryer only when I have full loads.

  7. blake says:

    I walk or carpool to work almost every day. I recycle the plastic bags when I forget to bring my own to the grocery store. I bring my own mug to a LOCAL coffee shop whenever I can plan ahead.

  8. Eugenian Sandoval says:

    After living 12 years with a car in the US I moved to Ecuador and I have decided not to buy a car to avoid more pollution and traffic jams, there are plenty of taxis and buses in Quito or I ride with friends, on top of that I don’t have monthly payments or car insurance to pay every month ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s a change but it feels good. I also bring my own bags to the supermarket and most of the time I refuse to take the plastic bags in the stores. I also try using natural sustainable products.

  9. becky says:

    You know I bring my own re-usable bags to the grocery store- they are way cuter + Earth friendly. Bam!
    -Becky
    The Pumpkin Spot

  10. Erica says:

    This week I am teaching my students all different ways that we can help the planet. They’ve had tons of great ideas: Reusing waterbottles, bringing lunches instead of buying and using sytrofoam trays, picking up litter on the way to recess, etc.

  11. Hilary Quirk says:

    I recycle everything and find a good home for everything I possibly can to keep items out of our landfills. I’ve also been trying to shift away from the chemical laden products out there that eventually find their way down my shower…everybody lives down stream and if we don’t take care of our bodies then we will ultimately be someone else’s problem even if it’s just the other folks whose insurance premiums go up to take care of my sickly butt.

  12. Vicki says:

    I try to bring my own cup to the coffee shop, my own bags to the grocery store, and bike to festivals when possible (saves on time needed to look for a parking spot too…win win!)

  13. Anyie says:

    I recycle, bring my own bags when I go shopping, and bring my own tupperware to restaurants if I anticipate leftovers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Victoria Jones says:

    I always use my own coffee cup at work, since most days require 3 cups to make it through, and I try to bring my own bags with me when I go shopping. The bags are much cuter and Target gives a discount if you BYOBags, and who doesn’t love that!

  15. S. Sue says:

    I print double sided and then recycle, walk to work, and most odd of all, when leaving work I turn off the lights in empty offices. I’m that girl.

    Happy Earth Day!

  16. Xun says:

    I will save the planet by having ALL of my friends share ONE uber everytime.we.go.out.

    That’s right, ONLY ONE UBER FOR THE CREW! That’s cutting down so many cabs/cars/transportation options.

    Happy Earth day, Earth!!!

  17. Valerie Theberge says:

    I’m going to work by bike, I recycle, I make a small garden with beautiful vegetables and this year we start composting
    v_theberge@hotmail.com

  18. Liz says:

    I try to reuse everything! I pack lunch in reusable containers instead of plastic bags, I have a tumbler for water..no need for plastic bottles that you throw out! I also try my hardest to bring ecofriendly bags to the grocery store…but sometimes I forget…Its the little things that help the planet!

  19. Taylor Griffon says:

    For New Years I gave up using plastic bags… the first few weeks were a struggle. I had to carry alot of stuff in my arms from the store to the car or awkwardly give back a plastic bag to a store (where I’m sure they just threw it away anyway) but now i alway carry around a reusable tote and havent used a single plastic bag in over 4 months! LYLAS

  20. Brittany Robinson says:

    My husband and I have been carpooling to work. Good for the earth and saves us about $70 a week in gas!

  21. Kristin says:

    MARTA MARTA everywhere! I also recycle everything and buy local meat, produce, etc., repurpose as much as I can, and have used canvas bags for groceries as long as I can remember.

  22. Mary Beth says:

    I ride the bus to work. Mostly because I don’t want to park downtown, but I appreciate the green aspect too!

  23. Caroline says:

    I walk to work everyday and when I go out home times. I also basically recycle anything possible!!:)

  24. Melissa C says:

    Hi! To help the earth, I bring my own reusable bag to the stores (you have to, there are no plastic bags on Maui!) I have a garden and several fruit trees I eat from and what I don’t grow, I walk a half mile to the farmers market to buy. I also live in a house that has no heat or air conditioning.

  25. Lauren Janis says:

    How do we help the Earth everyday…Let us count the ways: recycle, bringing our own grocery bags when shopping, we stopped used plastic bottles for our water…we use mason jars only now with our filtered water….ride our bikes as much as possible/walk or carpool!!! We also try to upcycle items that we have and do clothing swaps!!

  26. Macie H. says:

    Recycling. Recycling is definitely my obsession. I can’t throw anything away that could be saved to recycle. Even at work I’ll save my plastic bottles to bring home and be recycled just so I won’t have to toss them. Like the song I sang in the second grade play says – Everyday is Earth Day.

  27. Kaitlin says:

    Whoohoo! Love me some eco friendly beauty products. I always use a reusable water bottle, recycle, and bring my own bags to the store.

  28. Jenn says:

    I use reusable cups for my coffee and water each day and I use reusable bags when shopping. And our apartment complex is so great because they have recycle bins all over. I’m going to try and do more though, because I know I can do better! Thanks!

  29. alicia says:

    I recycle whatever i can and i turn off the water while i brush my teeth ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Inga says:

    I BYO bags to the store, recycle, and don’t let the water run unnecessarily. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. josie sturkey says:

    we recycle EVERYTHING – in particular: la crouix cans, tito’s and jack bottles, and cereal boxes for days!

  32. Caroline says:

    I take MARTA or walk, I try to buy things with minimal packaging, and I have started bringing my lunch to work so I can use reusable containers and real forks instead of the plastic stuff.

  33. Beth says:

    I take my bags to publix (when I remember), I recycle, and I keep my thermostat set on a steady temp.

  34. Katie says:

    I take Marta to work everyday!

  35. Michelle says:

    I recycle… and I’m selling my car as I move to NYC in 2 weeks. Nothing like reducing pollution AND my monthly expenses!

  36. gressa says:

    i recycle and use re useable water bottles!

  37. Lorraine V. says:

    Here in San Francisco, it is easy being green. We have curbside recycling and compost pick up so there is no excuse not to. and we were one of the first cities to ban plastic bags. I use reusable bags since there is a ten cent per bag penalty when we don’t! I also choose greener cleaning alternatives like vinegar and baking soda, steam cleaning, natural products etc.

  38. Vivian S. says:

    Cloth diapering my daughter.. Hope to reduce diaper waste in the landfills.

  39. rachel says:

    I bring my own grocery bags and also recycle like crazy! And try to use tupperware instead of plastic baggies.

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