Bloggers Without Makeup! (but really just a skincare review)

Okay. That was totally a sensationalist headline. It was a ploy to get you here. I hope it worked. If it did, then you must be one of those people who checks out the latest edition of Star or Enquirer when the headlines read “STARS without makeup.”

Why do we feel better looking at those pictures? Maybe it’s because we like knowing Angelina Jolie gets a zit once in a while.

I don’t think you have any pretenses about my celebrity status or my make up (but it’s okay if you do). I generally do wear makeup because I like the way it looks, or rather the way it makes ME look.

To be honest, I don’t use much. I don’t use foundation at all. I prefer to keep my skin looking as healthy as possible and then use a light dusting of face powder. At my age, it’s not always easy to pull off. I’ve been pretty satisfied with my skin care routine but at the urging of @stayathomebabe, I decided to give Honey Girl Organics a try. You never know when you’ll find that magic bullet, right?

All the way from Haleiwa, Hawaii, I received a package chockful of beauty goodies. Here’s what I got:

and a bunch of little samples of pretty much everything else (including the lip balm).

But instead of telling you all about these products, I thought I’d show you.

WARNING: I appear in this video with NO makeup on. In a bathrobe. With wet hair. No, it’s not one of those kinds of videos. I just like you to see that I really put products to the test.

Now that you’ve recovered from seeing a little too much Fadra, I thought I’d give you the quick lowdown on Honey Girl Organics. The bee-related products used in the line (including honey, beeswax, and pollen) all have anti-inflammatory properties. That scavenge free radicals and stimulate collagen. If those words mean nothing to you, then clearly you’re not yet at an age where you need to care. But you should!

And remember what was in the serum hair treat? Olive oil. It’s used throughout the entire line. I think it was @atruckerwife who first told me she uses olive oil on her skin and swears by it. And the flawless skin we seen on Mediterranean women must count for something, right?

Awesome product. Ugly packaging. Sorry, Honey Girl. Can't win them all!

As an example, here is the ingredient list for the Face & Eye Creme: Organic extra virgin olive oil, purified water, organic beeswax, organic honey, organic bee pollen, organic propolis, oil of rose, organic royal jelly, d-alpha Vitamin E, essential oils.

So there you have it… all natural ingredients, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, preservative-free, and cruelty-free. And most importantly, my skin feels great and looks pretty good (even though you maybe can’t tell in that awful bathroom lighting).

Just for the record: My experience is that new skincare products ALWAYS look good on your skin when you first use them. I’ve been using these products for 2 weeks to give my skin time to adjust and really see the results. The results? Me likey.

Oh, and I almost forgot. What fun is a review if you don’t get a chance to try the products for yourself?

Giveaway:

Get ready. This is exciting…

The winner will get a giftbox with their choice of any three products from Honey Girl Organics.

If this wasn’t my giveaway, I’d totally enter.

Now, let’s make this giveaway superlogical. Here’s how to enter:

  • Go to Honey Girls Organics website and leave a comment below telling me which three products you would like to try

Extra entries:

But WAIT, there’s more! I’ll give you some extra chances to win. You can do any or all of the following but you must leave a separate comment for each action.

  • Like Honey Girl Organics on Facebook
  • Follow @MarkAtHoneyGirl on Twitter
  • Tweet it out (once per day!)

The contest will officially close on Monday, April 4th at 9pm EST.

Buy your own:

You don’t have to be a winner to be a winner! Between now and April 30th, you can get 15% off any Honey Girl Organics products by entering the code FADRA at checkout. I actually know for a fact that I’ll be using it too.

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Disclosure: Honey Girl Organics provided me all of the products mentioned above for review. I was not compensated in any other way than amazingly awesome skincare products. All opinions are my own.

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WINNER ANNOUNCED!

I conducted a drawing through Random.org and I’m pleased to announced that the winner of the Honey Girl Organics giveaway is lucky comment #8 from Melisa Smithwick (aka @mommythisnthat).

Congrats!

  • Geri

    Watched the ‘Fadra’ treatment and I’m sold! Entering the contest so I can enjoy my own home spa…..w/out the up close and personal camera shot. :)

  • Geri

    Oh and the three products I’d like to try…..definitely the mask and moisturizer….and I’m torn between the lip balm and the hair serum. Probably the hair serum….Wish me luck!! =)

  • Kristiinalong

    Okay…I NEED the face and eye cream…two in one is fabulous!! And the serum hair treat would be much appreciated this summer.

  • Kristiinalong

    and I already am a fan of HGO on FB

  • http://profiles.google.com/dawnknudtson Dawn K

    The facial scrub would be phenomenal, as would the cleanser. The Hair serum would be great as well; I have yet to find a product that can tame my frizz!

  • Anonymous

    The 3 things I want: 1. the facial scrub – I got a sample and LOVE that stuff! 2. Mom & Baby butter 3. Personal lubricant (cause 6 weeks will be here before I know it…)

    I keep holding out thinking I am going to win…but I think I need to just suck it up and use the discount code. OR maybe they will let ME do a review… ;-)

  • Anonymous

    I Like HGO on Facebook!

  • Anonymous

    I follow @MarkAtHoneyGirl on Twitter!

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578376789 Nicole Barrett

    Great contest Fadra and love the vid! As a former Hawaii resident I am swooning over Honey Girl and I would definitely want to try the rejuvenating mask, face & eye creme, and the facial scrub!

    I liked Honey Girl on FB & tweeted. Since I am also all about a discount I will tweet the 15% off code too.

    I’ve reached a follow limit on twitter so couldn’t follow you or @MarkHoneyGirl but will as soon as the twitter gods allow.

    Mahalo!

  • http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/ Kelly Whalen

    Ooooh! Pick me, pick me! No really!
    I’d love to try the facial cleanser, super skin food (love the way that sounds!) and the hair serum for my daughter’s dry hair.

  • Tina @ Life Without Pink

    Oh I really need new products. I would love to try the face & eye cream, cleanser and the mask!

  • Tina @ Life Without Pink

    I follow them on twitter.

  • Tina @ Life Without Pink

    I’m a fan of theirs on facebook!

  • http://mamikaze.com/ mamikaze

    I have roseacea and need natural products on my skin. I would love to try this. Kudos for using for 2 weeks before you made a judgment.

  • http://www.havestrollerwilltravel.com Alissa

    I’d like to try the Lip Balm, Body Creme and Rejuvenating Mask.

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  • http://twitter.com/ens0204 Erica Strother

    I would love to try the hair serum, facial cleanser, and rejuvenating mask!

  • Anne-marie T

    I would love to try the Rejuvenating Mask, SuperSkin Food and the Night Creme.

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • Anne-marie T

    Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/51478094556573696

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • Anne-marie T

    Liked Honey Girl Organics on Facebook (Anne-Marie T)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • Anne-marie T

    Following @MarkAtHoneyGirl on Twitter (@amt946)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbird946 Anne-Marie T

    Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/51683779894444033

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • http://www.letsbegreentogether.com/ Cathy Let’s Be Green Together

    I think I need more time to pick 3, but I like the face and eye cream, mask, and facial scrub. Also? Great video!!

  • http://www.letsbegreentogether.com/ Cathy Let’s Be Green Together

    I’m a “liker” on Facebook!

  • http://www.letsbegreentogether.com/ Cathy Let’s Be Green Together

    I follow on Twitter – @CathyIsReal

  • http://www.letsbegreentogether.com/ Cathy Let’s Be Green Together
  • http://www.letsbegreentogether.com/ Cathy Let’s Be Green Together
  • http://profiles.google.com/tbird946 Anne-Marie T

    Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/51979798364434433

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • http://www.mentalgarbage.com Kelly

    I bought some after seeing the reviews on Stay At Home Babe…. This stuff is great… I wasn’t crazy about how it smelled the first time I used it (it smelled like patchouli to me…) but that must have just been a weird day because now it smells delicious… Light, flowery, and sweet.

    If I won, I would get the Facial Scrub, Rejuvenating Mask, and another Face and Eye Creme…

    Love it!

  • http://www.mentalgarbage.com Kelly

    Also – I already follow Mark on twitter! :-)

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbird946 Anne-Marie T

    Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/52689917700096000
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbird946 Anne-Marie T

    Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/53053269186056192
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbird946 Anne-Marie T

    Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/53448052299677696
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • alisha

    i would love the face & eye creme, body creme, & rejuvenating mask

  • alisha

    i like honey girl on fb

  • alisha

    i follow lovely mark on twitter

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbird946 Anne-Marie T

    Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/53799702033997825
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbird946 Anne-Marie T

    Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/54176748941737984
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

  • alisha

    i tweeted again…

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbird946 Anne-Marie T
  • Alishayarbrough

    and i tweeted again!