Saturday, November 29, 2014

unboxing: Petit Vour November 2014

Petit Vour is a monthly subscription box that sends out vegan, cruelty-free beauty items every month. Not everything is 100% natural, but I always love my box and have discovered some of my favorite things subscribing to this box.

Petit Vour
November 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

eco Birdy Black Friday Special !!

With Thanksgiving officially over, Black Friday madness has begun! I have my own special giveaway for you featuring four birdie brands in honor of my newly named blog. I have three tiered options to give away to eight of my lovely eBay customers and here they are!

UPDATE: Promotion Expired.

For the first eligible purchase over $50, I have one awesome four piece set:

● Meow Meow Tweet Lavender Deodorant Cream 1 oz jar
● Lulu Organics Hair Powder in Lavender & Clary Sage 5 g cardboard sample
● Lov Organic Exotic Fruit Tea single sealed sachet
● Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush in Mimosa sample jar

For the first two eligible purchases over $25 is another great four piece set:

● Meow Meow Tweet Vegan Lip Balm in Tangerine Lime OR Rosemary Eucalyptus
● Lulu Organics Hair Powder in Lavender & Clary Sage 5 g cardboard sample
● Lov Organic Lemongrass Tea single sealed sachet
● Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush in Antique Rose OR Apricot

For the first four eligible purchases over $10 are these fun and free duos:

● One Lov Organic sealed tea sachet, assorted flavors
● One Alima Pure mini powder sample jar, assorted products

How to get your Black Friday gift:
1) Leave me a nice comment on your choice of post anywhere on this blog. Not applicable on comments made previous to this post.
2) Make a purchase from my eBay store here. Send me a note to seller at checkout letting me know you commented, where, and which of the three free gift options you are interested  in. Not applicable on purchases made prior to this post. I will update this post as they are claimed, so if the option you want is still posted here, it is still available.
3) This offer is available while supplies last or until November 30th at 11:59 PM CST, whichever comes first. I reserve the right to substitute free gifts with items of equal or greater value in the event that I cannot update this post in time if too many customers claim a particular gift.

I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving and is ready to snag some awesome Black Friday deals :)!

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. This giveaway is sponsored solely by eco Birdy. All opinions are my own!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


As you may or may not have noticed, I have made a lot of changes to this blog lately, including the name.

eco Beauty all yours now..
eco Birdy

What's in a name?
Formerly, "eco Beauty all yours" was a play on words in that the first letters spelled out "eBay", the location of my online store. It wasn't particularly an attractive or creative name, but it worked for awhile. Now, though, I'm ready to start promoting my blog more, become a more active online presence with social media and the like, and so decided I needed a new name. Something simple, cute and quirky yet easy to remember. A name that fits me as a person as well as my store. I chose eco Birdy, a name still suggestive of "eBay" and "eco Beauty", but better than before and more.. me.

Birdy: A story of teenage cruelty, self-image and the like..
When I was in high school, I had the nickname of Birdy. You see, in the middle of my face, where most people have a nose, I have a beak. Haha, not really, but I do have a slightly large, rather crooked nose. At this point in my life, I love myself just the way I am, but as a teenager my nose made me feel ugly. One day at school, I was listening and nodding along to a story a friend was telling me, when an eavesdropping boy started laughing and said that me nodding reminded him of a bird pecking at the ground. I was hurt, shocked to silence as the entire classroom watched my face go dark red, but my dear friend spoke up for me and said, "Yes, she's a pretty birdie alright." And just like that, a nickname was born that some of my oldest friends still call me.

You're such a tease!
Birds are such beautiful creatures, and plenty of green companies have taken them as logos. Sometime in the near future, I plan to acquire my own personalized birdy logo, but for now I am focusing on a super Black Friday deal for my eBay store! I won't spoil the surprise, but I will tell you the giveaway features products from four green brands that represent themselves with birds. I have a post with full details all typed up and scheduled to post automatically at 12:01 AM CST on Black Friday, so make sure you come back to see me then because I only have supplies to give away to eight customers! I hope to see you then!

Monday, November 17, 2014

unboxing: BuddhiBox November 2014

If you read my unboxing of my November mini BuddhiBox, you know I had a little mixup with them during their first ever monthly subscription shipment. I reached out to customer service who were apologetic and kindly offered to send along my box free of charge to make up for the mistake. I'm very happy with how they handled the situation with me and am so excited to finally have my box :)!

November 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

unboxing: Birchbox November 2014

Most boxes I subscribe to are either fair-trade items or green beauty items. Birchbox is my one exception that sends out a mix of green and not-so-green beauty items, but I just can't give it up!

November 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Keep lips soft this winter with natural lip balms on eBay

It's mid-November and would you believe that yesterday there were little snow flurries outside where I am living in the Midwest?! Snow, snow, go away! I would rather be warm today.

The cold weather is already taking a toll on my skin, making it dry, uncomfortable and flaky. Yesterday, I noticed that my lips were really neglected and chapped. I own at least 10 or more lip balms, but having them doesn’t do my lips much good unless I start using them more frequently.

I feel strongly about using natural beauty products all over since the skin absorbs the ingredients, and lip balms especially should be natural because they are applied to the lips, enter the mouth and are ingested. Why would anybody willingly consume chemicals and synthetics?

So, if your lips sound as winter-dry as mine, this post is for you. I want to share a picture of some of my favorite natural lip balms that I currently have in stock now in my eBay store :).

● 100% Pure Organic Mint Lip Balm
● Ellovi Tinted Lip Butter
● Figs & Rouge Wild Cherry Lip, Face, Hand and Body Balm
● Meow Meow Tweet Lip Balms in Cocoa, Grapefruit Clove, Rosemary Eucalyptus and Tangerine Lime
● Pacifica Vanilla Hibiscus Color Quench  All Natural Lip Tint
● Shea Terra Organics Shea N' Bees Extreme Menthe Chocolate Lip Butter
● Stark Skincare Argan Lip Treatment infused with vanilla and rose
● S.W. Basics Lip Balms in Cocoa and Cinnamon

Buy them from my eBay store here and stay warm now that the weather outside has gotten so cold :)!

Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. All opinions are my own!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

unboxing: BuddhiBox Mini November 2014

BuddhiBox is a brand new subscription service that sent out their first boxes filled with yoga-inspired items this month. They have a regular size box option and a mini box option. Out of curiosity, I ordered both, which resulted in quite the mix up! See, yesterday I received a box that contained two of the mini version, but no regular box. I e-mailed customer service, who promptly replied, apologized and explained that somewhere, somehow my regular subscription was refunded and cancelled. They promised to send out my regular box this Friday, free of charge, and reinstate my subscription. I'm still kind of confused as to why I received two of the mini box when I only paid for one, but I understood mistakes happen and am just glad they are being apologetic and gracious in their attempts to fix it!

Mini Box
November 2014

unboxing: Eco Emi Deluxe Beauty Box November 2014

I missed out on the first ever Deluxe Beauty Box from Eco Emi last month due to being indecisive if I wanted it or not. When I finally did decide to sign up, I was too late for the first box, but here is my unboxing of the second month of a new subscription from an established company!

Eco Emi
Deluxe Beauty Box
November 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

unboxing: Eco Salon Limited Edition Winter Wonderland Box

I LOVE the amazing boxes that sister sites Eco Salon and Organic Authority come up with. I was soo ticked with myself that I missed out on the last one, so I was especially excited to snag this newest one from Eco Salon, the Limited Edition Winter Wonderland Box.

Eco Salon
Limited Edition Winter Wonderland Box

Monday, November 10, 2014

unboxing: Fair Treasure November 2014

Fair Treasure is my monthly treat to myself that sends me a box of 2-3 beautiful fair-trade creations from artisans around the world. The monetary value of the items for me is always equal or slightly more than the box cost, but the business it creates for the artisans is incredibly valuable to them and their families.

Fair Treasure
November 2014

unboxing: Limited Edition Conscious Commerce for Birchbox Men's Box

I make every effort to live a green and mindful life, and my husband supports me, but I'm still working on encouraging him to be more mindful himself. I mean, he will use my 100% natural shampoo if it's within his reach during his shower, but if a bottle of Old Spice or something was there instead that would be what he used. Still, I really liked the look of the men's version of the limited edition Conscious Commerce for Birchbox and bought it because I figured I could keep for myself what he wasn't interested in :).

Limited Edition
Conscious Commerce for Birchbox
Men's Box

unboxing: Limited Edition Conscious Commerce for Birchbox Women's Box

This year, Birchbox has really impressed me with the wonderful holiday boxes they have created. Great as they looked, I was able to restrain myself from purchasing one until I saw their two Conscious Commerce collaboration boxes, and I had to have them both. This unboxing is for the women's version.

Limited Edition
Conscious Commerce for Birchbox
Women's Box

Saturday, November 8, 2014

unboxing: Yogi Surprise November 2014

Last month was the first ever shipment of the new and amazing subscription box, Yogi Surprise. Each month, subscribers receive a retreat in a box as well as a chance to win a real retreat to a different destination each month. This month, one lucky subscriber will win a trip to the Kalani Ocean Retreat in Hawaii. I sure as heck would love to win, but even though I probably won't, I still love my box this month. Let's dig in!

Yogi Surprise
November 2014

You like me, you really like me! 500 positive feedbacks = five free samples!

This week I reached a feedback score of
for my eBay store.
500 feedbacks and every single one rated as positive.

I think this is an occasion worthy of celebration, don't you?

In honor of my 500th positive feedback, I am offering five free samples to every eBay customer who asks for them over the next five days.

UPDATE: Promotion Expired.
Here's how it works:
1) Leave a nice comment for me. Commenting on this post or any other post on my blog is perfect, but not comments previous to this post.

2) Make a purchase from my eBay store here, no minimum purchase required. Purchases made prior to this post are not eligible. During checkout of your purchase, please send a note to seller letting me know where you commented and that you would like your five free samples. I cannot honor specific requests, but letting me know preferences such as "skincare for oily skin" or "makeup for fair complexion" I can do.

3) Receive a mix of foil sample packets, cardboard samples, sample vials, tubes, jars, etc. Enjoy! 
Promotion ends five days from now on Thursday November 13th at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Thanks again, so so much for your business and support, and here's to another 500 positive feedbacks!

Friday, November 7, 2014

unboxing: Eco Emi Limited Edition Cosmetics Box

Eco Emi might not have the highest valued boxes, but the curation is amazing, like opening a care package from a good friend, and I have always felt like I get my money's worth. When I heard about a new limited edition box with a high promised retail value as compared to Eco Emi's cost for the box, I was curious and immediately ordered one.

Eco Emi
Limited Edition Cosmetics Box

unboxing: October 2014 Trick or Treat Bonus Goodebox

Trick or Treat! This year Goodebox came up with a spooky good deal on a limited edition bonus box. For just $31, subscribers and non-subscribers alike could buy a box jam-packed with 31 items from previous boxes, one or two of which were promised to be full size.

Limited Edition
Trick or Treat Bonus Goodebox

Saturday, November 1, 2014

unboxing: Mercy House + Fair Trade Friday Limited Edition High End Box

Fair Trade Friday is a super-popular monthly subscription that delivers 3-4 high-quality fair trade items to subscribers by the first Friday of every month. They are so popular that their subscriptions are often sold out! I am currently on the wait list for a spot, but I did snag a limited edition box from them I want to show off! The box I am featuring today is a collaboration with Mercy House featuring high end fair trade items.

Mercy House + Fair Trade Friday
Limited Edition High End Box

unboxing: Goodebox November 2014

I have only been subscribing to Goodebox for a few months now, but it is easily my favorite subscription for delivering exciting green beauty and lifestyle samples to my door every month. Let me show you why!

November 2014