Monday, April 18, 2011

Earth Week Focus & Giveaway: Day One!

Welcome to Day One of my Earth Week Focus! Each day I'll be highlighting a company that produces beauty products that I am not only fond of, but that I also respect for maintaining an eco-friendly belief in the manufacturing of their products. Each focus will contain a review, some information to let you know how they do their part to help sustain the earth, and a giveaway of something from their product line.


If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that Reviva Labs is my everyday skin care line. While I continue to test skin care products to review on my blog, I personally have not found another line that works as consistently and effectively as Reviva. Their range of products seems endless, but because everyone has different skin care needs at different times in their lives, I think they are able to offer a product for just about anything your skin might require.

Their commitment to utilizing natural ingredients rather than chemical ingedients in all of their products has been recognized by their peers, and they have received numerous industry awards. Their products contain no animal ingredients, nor do they practice any form of animal testing. Their products can be purchased on their web site, and also in many natural product stores such as Whole Foods. If you're interested in natural skin care, Reviva's web site contains a wealth of information on the subject.

The prize package contains five products to get you started on a basic but thorough skin care routine. I selected four items that I use regularly, and the kind folks at Reviva suggested that we also include an exfoliant of some sort to complete the facial care process. One winner will receive this five piece skin care set which includes:

-Organic Cleansing Milk




-Make Up Primer

I've reviewed a couple of these products in the past (check my Reviva label to view), and today I'd like to share my thoughts with you on the Makeup Primer. After recently starting the transition from a powder foundation to a liquid foundation, I felt the need to start using a makeup primer on a more regular basis. I've tried numerous ones, but to be honest, I saw no real difference in the final look. That's not to say that some of them didn't work at all, because they did to some degree. However, my main issue was that the foundation seemed to settle into the pores on and around my nose, making them more obvious. I saw very little visible difference in that problem area, until I started using the Reviva product.

The things that I prefer about Reviva's Makeup Primer are first, it's a clear gel formula so I don't get any chalkiness or discoloration from the primer. Also, it applies like silk and I experience an even application without flakiness. Some of the other products I've used seem to "ball up", for lack of a better term, and that is not a pretty sight when mixed in with foundation! I'm still mastering the application of a liquid foundation after having used a powder one all of my life--I just felt that I needed something with a little more coverage, and having finally found the right foundation seems to be the answer. Reviva's Makeup Primer definitely helps me to gain a near-flawless finish when using a liquid foundation. I apply it after my Day Cream, and one quick pump is all you need. It also helps to control oil, so that will be appreciated if it ever warms up around here! You can click the link above to view more information, including the ingredients.

How to enter: If you'd like to enter for a chance to win this fantastic Reviva Skin Care Set, just leave your eMail address in the comments section below. Feel free to add other other comments as well. I'll leave all of the Earth Week Focus contests open for entry through midnight Sunday, April 24. All of the winners will be announced on Monday, April 25 in my Come Monday weekly newsletter.


*Prizes furnished by Reviva Labs.

74 comments:

  1. Wow, I haven't tried any of their stuff so....

    kathyteo at yahoo . com

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  2. I'd like to check out that primer... I'm on the lookout for a new one. Thanks.

    kay.natalie@gmail.com

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  3. Love that you are focusing on earth day ALL WEEK!! (I'm having my students do something that makes them think green all week too - although no exciting giveaways in English class! haha).

    I'd love to be entered too (blogbabblingbrooke@gmail.com). Thanks so much, Mary!

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  4. Hey Mary! I've seen your reviews of Reviva's products and I've really been wanting to buy some. I need to go back over you old reviews and make a list. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of them!

    jessi.mckinney AT gmail.com

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  5. This is so exciting! I will be sure to check back :] I haven't had the opportunity to try their stuff, so I would definitely love to.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    SiSi
    sihuivice[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. Awesome! :)

    GFC: Natalie
    email: nataliesnails2011@hotmail.com

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  7. The primer sounds great! I'm constantly on the look-out for a great primer so I'm excited to hear about this one! My e-mail for the giveaway is dolphins_dream_too@hotmail.com

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  8. :D Nice!
    i want it so much!

    Jussiara santos
    email: jussiara2006@hotmail.com

    Tchau!

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  9. Love the Earth Week Focus concept !
    I'm entering ;)
    honey_lili
    honey_lili@msn.com

    Thank you

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  10. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    Happy Earth Day Week
    I am wearing OPI don't Mess With OPI and i love it

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  11. OOOh!!! Enter me! :)
    afroella@gmail.com

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  12. i LOVE lines that use natural ingredients. our bodies are natural, so it only makes sense that the things we use to groom ourselves should be too. i will have to look into this line in the future.

    meag_davis[at]hotmail[dot]com

    p.s. have you tried bonaroo buzz yet?! haha.

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  13. awesome :)

    sexxiedanyal@gmail.com

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  14. this is a great giveaway, i've wanted to try them but i have super sensitive skin and was scared to spend so much $$$ on them!

    email is heyheylove87@gmail.com

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  15. Hi

    Thanks for the Giveaway..

    I would love 2 try Pomegranate Lactic Acid Exfoliant..It sounds interesting....never tried pomegranate tried apricot n grapefruit..

    diptich15@gmail.com

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  16. thanks so much!

    I have their scrub and love it. Would like to try other products too!

    giatse@ hotmail.com

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  17. You give such thorough reviews on products. You make it easy to read about them. I would love to win these products. I always use a makeup primer. I'll be needing a new one soon! Thanks for all your research and great reviews.

    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  18. I think it's so awesome that you're promoting products that are earth-friendly!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  19. I don't know if international entry is valid but I'm going to take my chances.
    basakiper [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. Your amazing reviews of these Reviva products have got me really wanting to try some of them. Besides, at my age (30...something) it's probably time for me to start doing a little bit more than soap and water, right? :) Thanks for this giveaway!

    amyfchurch@gmail.com

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  21. Hi there. Thanks for those inormations. i woudl like to say that i like the Earth Week Focus concept. I wanna win that package.

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  22. I'd love to try this products!
    irene.olocco@hotmail.it

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  23. You got me very curious about these products with your glowing reviews, so please enter me :-) I'd love to give them a try! And thank you again for your generosity and sharing with us, it's so nice :-) I try to make my life Earth Life, but the flesh is weak and lazy, so regular reminders and pokes are essential...
    lucia[at]erickerns[dot]com

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  24. Nice! I would like to try these, for sure!
    Thanks!


    medievalconch@hotmail.com

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  25. Hi! I would like to try the Organic Cleansing Milk
    and the Organic Day Cream.
    ancageorgescu@ymail.com

    Thank you!!!

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  26. I'd love try out these!

    barbara(dot)skledar (at) gmail(dot)com

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  27. lauraebier at gmail dot com

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  28. I would love to try out these products. You don't find a lot of companies these days that are consistent on being earth friendly because it might be too expensive or a time waster. I would love to win some of these but if I don't, I am still going to think about purchasing some in the future. Thanks for the opportunity :)
    chimdaluc@gmail.com

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  29. I'd love to try Reviva Thanks for the giveaway! matlock.james@sbcglobal.net

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  30. Tried the firming eye serum and liked it...would love to try more Reviva. Thanks, klsitt@yahoo.com

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  31. This is the best way ever to celebrate Earth Week!
    Thank you,
    Jen
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Reviva has gotten a lot of good press lately. If I can look better and eliminate the bad stuff from my skin care, all the better.

    happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

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  34. Thanks for the opportunity :)

    GFC: Charlene
    Mail: acosmeticaffair@gmail.com

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  35. I would love to try Reviva. I am always looking for good skincare products.

    scarter305 at aol dot com

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  36. the exfoliator and cleanser sound great
    antonsen-fomai(at)comcast(dot)net

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  37. Hi, I just found your blog today, and I really like that you review natural products! I have tried a couple makeup primers in the past and had the same problem you had with the primer seeming to settle into my pores and make them more obvious. I'd love to try Reviva's natural primer!
    Thanks for the opportunity for winning the items!
    ~Alisha
    awells0687@gmail.com

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  38. How kind, Mary! Thanks for doing all these giveaways!
    jmarisol (at) gmail

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  40. i have a primer that i like, but i'm interested in trying other face products, especially cleansers and moisterizers. i have a couple that work fine, but just looking to see if i can find others that are better.

    Courtney Young
    youngcou (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. What a great giveaway!
    jenniphifer [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  42. I would love to try these products! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    sweetps123 (at) frontier (dot) com

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  43. Earth power! ^^

    I've never tried any Reviva Labs products but they sound great :)

    cherise(dot)abela(at)gmail(dot)com
    GFC: starrynight

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  44. Thank you!
    smerkow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. falloutgirl(at)windstream(dot)net

    amazing giveaway! thanks for this chance!

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  46. Thank you for this giveaway ^^

    polishinfatuated at gmail dot com

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  47. These sound great - I've liked all the Reviva Labs products I've tried so far!
    Thanks! walkerjs7920 at gmail d0t com

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  48. Wow, what an amazing and generous giveaway! Thank you, Mary! I'd love to try Reviva Labs products.

    m2hnj25 at gmail dot com

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  49. Never tried Reviva... would love to be able to check them out. Thanks for this chance.

    conniewest3@frontier.com

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  50. I'm still looking for the perfect skin care and you keep raving about Reviva Labs, so I'd love to give them a try!

    danielaalston at yahoo dot com

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  51. wheespree [at] gmail [dot] com

    after reading all your rave reviews, i'm really eager to try out their products! (:

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  52. I'd be so excited to try these! They sound so lovely and the love they give back to our planet makes it all the more special every time you pick them up :-) I am a huge Weleda and Wala fan, but there is always room for more love!
    lucia[at]erickerns[dot]com

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  53. Very curious about the lactic acid exfoliant!

    ehinks21 at yahoo dot com

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  54. I've always wanted to try Reviva! Please enter me. My email is kirby.monk (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you :)

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  55. seems great! I'd love to try Reviva :)


    tati.abaurre@gmail.com

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway! never.unpolished@gmail.com

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  57. Susyincolor[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thanks for posting all this, its great to find out about all these brands! :)

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  58. I'd love to try those products!
    aslavoy(at)bellsouth(dot)net
    Thanks!

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  59. Ooo.. Oil control caught my attention lol

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  60. deariesx (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Lol sorry left this out

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  61. Thanks for giving one of us the opportunity to try these out. I'll be happy to be the one chosen :-)

    pixelpig(at)ymail.com

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  62. I've been looking for a new primer to use as well. I think I'll be trying this one. Thanks!

    liquidjelly76 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. falongoesgreen @ gmail dot com

    thanks!

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  65. I'm looking to change skin care products right now so this set would be awesome :)

    catherinesi[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway!

    hana.onee.sama[at]gmail[dot]com

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