Friday, August 30, 2013

carefree organics: handmade skincare with lots of organic ingredients & a chance for you to win my favorites!

I just love handmade skincare.  There's just something so cool about knowing that someone made something with their own hands just for you.  In my opinion, it's art, it's old school and that makes it incredibly cool.

Mother of two, Rebecca Pastore of Carefree Organics makes all of her own products (her hubby makes the soap bases).  With stellar ingredients and handmade great skincare products, it's pretty incredible that Carefree Organics is so affordable.  Purchasing over-priced products that are mass produced and filled with chemicals vs. handmade, organic products made with love? No contest.  Oh, but actually,  there is a contest, but we'll get to that.

My favorite natural products are ones that have great ingredients and serve multiple uses.  A quick favorite was Carefree Organics' awesome 3-in-1 Eco Acai Scrub.  Not only does it exfoliate your skin in thee most gentlest way, but it leaves your skin so hydrated from the many oils that there's really no need to moisturize after using it.  I like to apply it in the shower and leave it on whilst I do all my scrubbing up.  Using this is like a big treat because it feels wonderful to apply and I love the feeling it leaves on the skin.  It comes in both Lavender and Eucalyptus and, at $15.00, it's super affordable.  Can also be used as a shaving cream on my legs, but my face wouldn't allow it. 

Bonus?  The ingredients are all organic and pretty much perfect:  Euterpe oleracea fruit (acai) extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, butyrospermum parkii fruit (shea butter), laminaria digitata (sea kelp) powder, lavandula officinalis (lavender) oil or eucalyptus globulus leaf (eucalyptus) oil.

I love myself a good cream eye cream...and an all-organic one? Disco!  Lately I've been on the eye serum train and although I love it, sometimes it's nice to put on a hydrating cream with a thicker consistency.  I liked Carefree Organics' Essential eye cream immediately.  Not greasy, this cream/balm has a the feeling of a drier shea butter (so it's not sliding down your face).  
I think this is going to be great for the upcoming colder weather. It's so smooth to the touch and with these ingredients, I'm totally recommending this.  I also have been wearing it under my eye makeup and it's perfect.  Oh, and if you can imagine, it's only $9.99 in a jar (BPA-free) that will last you.  

Contest is closed.  Thanks for playing!

Yep! The super generous Rebecca of Carefree Organics wants one of you to win her full-sized 3-in-1 Eco Acai and a full-sized Essential Eye Cream.  

To Enter:

1.  You must like Carefree Organics on their FB page here...who doesn't want to be popular?
2.  Name the three cheesiest songs that you just love to sing along with and keep 'em funny please!  :)

Type your entries here or on my FB page!

Have at it & I hope you win!



  1. Ice, Ice Baby....Mickey as in "Oh Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind"....and Dancing Queen! Email =

  2. Ice, Ice Baby is not as easy as it looks, good on ya! Thanks for entering...yeah, nothing beats the cheese of Dancing Queen. Full-on Gouda. Katie

  3. You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates. Brass Monkey by The Beastie Boys. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot.... lol

    1. Love! I was just listening to that Hall & Oates song. Thanks for entering, Marilyn

  4. Him: Hey Can I Get Your Number? Me: Hey?!?!?!.....Sure Jenny....8675-30Nine!!!!!! LOL They Never Get It!!! Cause There's Always A "Sun Rise" by Simply Red!!!! & I "Love Just The Way You Are" By Keri Hilson!!!!! <3 <3 <3

  5. I love Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl", and One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful". I don't know if there's a theme here but I guess I love songs about girl power haha.

    1. Total girl power right there. Thanks for playing, Angie!

  6. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme Song
    It Wasn't Me Lyrics - Shaggy
    Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

    1. Terribly cheesy. Thanks for playing, ya playa!

  7. Forgot to put my email: ashstray at

  8. Ok-- Jennifer Lopez 'Waiting For Tonight' is a total guilty pleasure
    Aladdin "A Whole New World (narrowly beating out "Part of Your World" from Little Mermaid)
    and... I'm really opening up here, but.. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard I totally love.
    Thanks for the fun contest. Fun to read everyone's entries. :)