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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Vegan Lip Store Review & Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com
Winner has been redrawn and emailed.
Hopefully she will send her info by 6/3 10 pm
or I will redraw again.  =<


 

I don't wear a lot of makeup.  I tend to be allergic to it and with my skin as sensitive as it is usually it's just too uncomfortable and itchy for me to wear.  I recently received a sample of Lip Glaze from The Vegan Lip Store and I actually held off for a while before trying it - but I honestly have to say I Like It!

Who is Monave?
Handcrafted mineral makeup that has purity and performance as its top priorities. Developing womens' businesses, and green education are Monave's pillars.

Monave Lip Glaze is a silky, natural lip product that adds a bit of shine, some sheer color that is perfect for a relaxed look. It is completely free of irritants, and preservatives, abiding by the philosophy that makeup should have organic food-based ingredients. Luscious coconut oil and natural orange flavor give slip, and shine without being sticky. Pigments are 100% naturally derived minerals.

100% vegan.  Many companies who claim to be vegan still use carmine and beeswax in their products.  We all know where beeswax comes from but did you know Carmine is associated with questionable practices such as killing thousands of beetles for the pigment that comes from their wings. (I was shocked to read this!)

100% Gluten FREE. According to the brochure I received from Monave their product line is almost completely gluten-free at this time. I have a friend with Celiac and I know she is going to be so excited to hear of this. She has to be very careful of everything such as lotions, body care products, soap, even the cartons something is packed in!  It's amazing! If you need absolutes on which product is GF, please contact information@monave.com or call 410-534-1058.  

The formulas used in their products are made from whole food, edible ingredients (not derivatives) such as cocoa butter, macadamia-nut oil and avocado oils.  Natural fruit extracts provide a pleasant taste, they use healthy skin-loving ingredients and their products are 100% handmade to support traditional craft industries.

The MonavĂ© line of mineral cosmetics includes lipglosseslipsticksblusheye linersbronzersmineral makeup foundation, as well as naturally formulated facial skin care and natural hair care products.  They have a multi-ethnic palette to meet the needs of all skin tones from African, Indian, Caucasian (they had a color originally created for Irish tones (that's me!) etc....  Each page has a link with full-disclosure of the ingredients used and you can also ask for help from a make-up pro if you aren't sure which colors would look best on you.


Did you know?
Monave has earned the admiration of Natural Solutions "for combining healthy ingredients and sustainable processes with the luxury and indulgence of high-end skincare."
My review: I received the Lip Glaze in  Honey Glaze which I thought was really pretty.  I was afraid it was going to be dark on me but it's actually a nice neutral color for those of us with very light colored skin (I'm a red head).  I found their lip glaze to be a little thick but if you shake it up good before pulling the wand out it smooths on nicely and is long lasting.  I wore it today to a job fair and it was still there 2 hours later when I left.  My lips weren't dried out which was wonderful and I didn't feel like I had to keep wetting my lips.  (I hate how my lips always feel so dry with lipsticks!)


Priced for the everyday woman: Monave's Lip Glazes are $13 and they also have mini lipsticks (not glazes) for $3.50 if you'd like to try a few colors before you invest in a full size stick.  Their lip products come in several styles: lip crayons, lip pots, glazes, glitter lipsticks, matte and sheer lip glaze and their prices run from $3.50 to $13. Lip Line

Monave is generously offering one of my readers a FREE Lip Glaze!  (YAY!)

Contest rules:  The mandatory entry is the only required entry and must be done before you do any of the optional entries.  PLEASE NOTE: (Please list each entry SEPARATELY - 3 entries = 3 comments!)


Mandatory: Go to Monave.com and look around.  Tell us about a product you would love to try if someone gave you a $25 Monave giftcard! (I know what'd I'd like - I'd love to try their skin care line!)


Optional:
Follow ME on GFC (left column, scroll down)
Follow Monave on FB at: Monave Mineral Makeup
Follow Monave on Twitter at: Monave
Check out their Make Up Studio & tell US something you learned - Make Up Studio!
Enter the following giveaway:
  - 2 bk set of Imagination Station kid's bk series (4/15, US/CA) ENTER
Follow ME on FB at: Family Literacy
Follow ME on twitter at: @familyliteracy

Please tweet: (max 5 times for 2 entries each time)
" #WIN a FREE #Vegan Lip Glaze from #Monave- long lasting, #gluten free and isn't tested on animals! http://ning.it/hri4mN #celiac, 4/25, US "

Extra Credit: 
What does the name Monave stand (or mean) for? (Hint: look on the about page) (x5 = 5 comments)


This contest will end 4/22 at 10 pm.  A winner will be drawn by Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond to my email with their home address (no PO Boxes please), and phone number (in case of shipping problems).  Thanks for entering! 


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

82 comments:

  1. Hi! I'd love the Saturnina Concealer-Foundation.
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  2. I follow you on GFC.
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  3. I follow you on Twitter. (@ninajoleisa)
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  4. I follow Monave on Twitter. (@ninajoleisa)
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  5. Monave is an abbreviation for modern, natural, and versatile.
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  6. Monave is an abbreviation for modern, natural, and versatile.
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  7. Monave is an abbreviation for modern, natural, and versatile.
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  8. Monave is an abbreviation for modern, natural, and versatile.
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  9. Monave is an abbreviation for modern, natural, and versatile.
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  10. I tweeted this giveaway.
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  11. I tweeted this giveaway.
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  12. Tweeted for today!
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  13. Tweeted for today! #2
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  14. I'd love to try the Black Cream to Powder

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  15. I learned that our skin has sensors, and when we strip our natural oil mantle, which is there to protect our skin from dryness, our body produced oil to replace that which was stripped.

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  16. 1. Monave stands for "Modern", "Natural", and "Versatile"

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  17. 2. Monave stands for "Modern", "Natural", and "Versatile"

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  18. 3. Monave stands for "Modern", "Natural", and "Versatile"

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  19. 4. Monave stands for "Modern", "Natural", and "Versatile"

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  20. 5. Monave stands for "Modern", "Natural", and "Versatile"

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  21. Daily tweet #1
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  25. Tweet for the day #1!
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  26. Tweet for the day #2!
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  27. the Black Cream to Powder


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  28. Daily tweet
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  29. Daily tweet #2
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  30. I'd love to try the Light Oil Control Humectant.
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  31. I follow you publicly via GFC - Kelly T/texastypeamom
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  32. Facebook fan of sponsor - Kelly Tee
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  33. Facebook fan of yours - Kelly Tee
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  34. Twitter follower of yours - @texastypeamom
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  35. I like the Gold Salmon #70

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  36. I would get a few of their mineral powders from the greens/blues section.

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  37. Monave stands for "Modern", "Natural", and "Versatile" #1

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  42. From their Make Up Studio I learned that buffing (similar to what you would do with a car wax) is key to successful application of mineral foundation.

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  43. I follow you via GFC (Wendy)

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  44. follow you on twitter @nursenicole3255

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  45. I'd like to try the loose mineral foundation.

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  46. Body Shimmer
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  47. I follow via GFC
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  48. Liked them on FB: Stephanie B.
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  56. i would try the mascara - i can never find any i really love.

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  57. I'd like to try the loose mineral powders

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  58. I would want a flat top brush!
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