Thursday, 17 September 2015

THE CHOOSY CHICK | YOUR NATURALLY SELECTIVE BOUTIQUE HAUL + GOODY BAG + DISCOUNT


The Choosy Chick Online Boutique epitomes Safe + Selective + Effective skin, body and hair care. There's been a movement in the green community, with mainstream stores selling green beauty brands. While this is great for exposure, these stores will never match the integrity and respect green beauty boutiques, online or in-store, have for our well-being and the nurture they offer our environment. Green beauty isn't a fad to them, but a way of life that rings true and deep. It's a love for our health, as well as our planet. I can't imagine you will find that kind of esteem in mainstream stores, but you will most certainly find it in online stores liken to The Choosy Chick. So to the many who are dipping their toes into the green community, but feeling a sense of confusion in what ingredients to embrace and avoid, The Choosy Chick will flock to your side with an ease of comfort.

**Before I begin my ramble, scroll down for information regarding The Choosy Chick 'Special Edition Anniversary Goodie Bag' offer and a little discount code for you lovely readers**

I'm sure you have all heard of this babe, with her fluffed up yellow feathers and proud beak. Margot, the actual babe behind 'The Choosy Chick', has a standard that she adheres to, so you can shop in the contentment of your home with the understanding that each product undergoes a scrutiny in its performance and ingredient transparency.

The good news is, there are some AMAZING products out there that are far more effective than their toxic counterparts.  We value the manufacturers we have selected for their commitment to creating high quality products and for putting the safety of consumers first! - The Choosy Chick
All ingredients are extensively researched for your safety. All products stocked, ranging from skincare, haircare to babies and kids, are non-toxic, created with great regard for the planet by employing sustainable practises for the environment. My admiration continues- The Choosy Chick only partners with brands that do not test on animals and use recycled and/or reusable packaging. You see it's not just about what we place on our skin, it's also becoming significant how the environment is treated when ingredients are grown and harvest and packaging moulded together.


At The Choosy Chick, we’re committed to researching, sampling and selecting the finest non-toxic personal care products you and your family deserve.  We developed our very own standard for ingredients which has become the foundation for our product selections. We will NOT be duped by natural sounding names or natural looking packaging.  At times we have had to dig deep to find products that meet this standard.  As a result of our choosy nature, we offer the purest, most effective and unique products available today - The Choosy Chick

For a full list of The Choosy Chick 'Big Baddies' - a compilation of harmful ingredients that should be avoided, click here. There is also an entire tab dedicated to offering you information about toxins in our homes and cosmetics.

We shall begin with a haul curated by The Choosy Chick's favourites.

Buttercup & Jack- Natural Skincare For Kids

Made with 80% certified organic ingredients, this light and gentle cream allows the skin to heal with an abundance of soothing and moisturising oils. With a multitude of clean, non toxic, gluten free and food safe ingredients, we must but take note of the presence of Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Calendula Oil, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera gel and Honey. A safe option for toddlers and kids but with all the goodness for the old too. This is what ingredients (see below) for kids skincare should look like. I don't know why we bother ourselves with traditional moisturisers sitting quite guiltily on our supermarket shelves. 

My daughter has somewhat sensitive skin. She had a break out of some sort on her cheeks in the form of a angry red and dry patch. This healed it up after only one application. The smell is incredibly delicious, I know it smells like desert, but I cannot put my finger on where I've smelt this scent before. 

ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Safflower Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate (from Olive Oil), Local Honey, Organic Olive Oil infused with Calendula, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Natural Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla Beans, Vegetable Glycerin, Olive Squalane, Gluconolactone, Safflower Oleosomes, Soy Lecithin, Natural GMO-free Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Organic Chamomile Essential Oil.

Price: $17.50 USD (international shipping available)
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SCHMIDT'S Deodorant- Bergamot + Lime (sample size)

All natural, vegan and cruelty free. Schmidt's Deodorant uses the most simplest and health conscious ingredients without undermining performance and value.
Schmidt's Deodorant is cream based that will eliminate odours all day and well into the next day. I've reviewed this all time favourite deodorant, here. You wont find aluminium, parabens, propylene glycols, synthetic fragrances, and phthalates, just a simple blend of butters and oils that can easily rival commercial brands. It'll last longer than conventional brands (3-4 months if used everyday) with a price so reasonable, especially for a natural product. There are five different scents being offered, one being fragrance free. The Bergamot + Lime has a light, fresh and citrus scent.

ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Citrus bergamia (bergamot) essential oil, Citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Humulus lupulus (hop) extract

Price: $9 USD for full size (international shipping available)

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DN-UNIK Age Defying Night Cream + Day Cream (sample size)

Ah Paree, a little taste to sweeten our love for you. DN-UNIK Organic Skincare comes to us all the way from Paris to help us age as graciously as we possible can. The day and night creams both aim to delay the visible signs of ageing while improving skin tone, texture and elasticity. With certified organic and naturally derived ingredients (botanical extracts), these creams help to delivery radiance and hydration. Performance is strengthened not tamed without the use of synthetics, harsh chemicals and fillers. We're choosy ya know?

ingredients (day cream)AQUA, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER*, GLYCERIN, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL*, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, PARFUM**, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, MICA, CI 77891, TOCOPHEROL, BETA-SITOSTEROL, MENYANTHES TRIFOLIATA LEAF EXTRACT, CI 77491, CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT, SQUALENE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL

*certified organic
**naturally derived from botanical extracts

Price: $57.95 USD for full size (international shipping available)
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ingredients (night cream)AQUA, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER*, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, GLYCERIN, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, PARFUM**, POTASSIUM PALMITOYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT*, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE, RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL*, TOCOPHEROL, BETA-SITOSTEROL, SQUALENE, CRITHMUM MARITIMUM EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE

*certified organic
**naturally derived from botanical extracts

Price: $59.95 USD for full size (international shipping available)
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EVOLVh StartSmart Leave-in Condtioner (deluxe size)

A leave in conditioner brimming with nutritious oils to soften and strength hair, tame fly-waysde-tangle hair and protect your strands against UV rays and heat damage. Oh let's not forget the fullness it adds to limp hair. I am so intrigued with this brand more so for how incredibly clean and rich their ingredients are with all their natural oils. I've only used this once on my daughters hair and pleased at how widely the pump disperses. I can attest to its de-tangling capabilities. We must make a point at the fact this brand is vegan friendly and cruelty free. That alone is encouraging to try the entire line. The Choosy Chick also stocks their UltraRepair Treatment Masque, Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

ingredients: Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Rice Bran Extract, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Lecithin, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Red Grape Seed Oil ,Cranberry Seed Oil, Citrus Orange Peel Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Patchouli Oil, Cinnamomum Oil, Geranium Flower Oil, Thyme Leaf Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol Vitamin E, Grape Seed extract.

Price: $25.99 USD for full size (international shipping available)
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Kimberly Sayer Pure Lavender Toner 

This brand has been on my radar and as a lover of all things lavender, I'm enthralled to have had the chance to mist this all about. The size of this bottle in reference to its price, is quite generous. My husband reaches for this more often then I do. He shaves his head every week or so and that friction leaves his head riddled with redness and dryness. One mist and his shiny head is calmed and moisturised. No dry patches, no irratation, no redness, It's said to correlate well with sensitive, dry skin, hormonally imbalanced skin and those who suffer from rosacea skin condition.


To reduce redness and irritation resulting from rosacea apply to damp cotton pads and place on the affected areas for 15-20 minutes - The Choosy Chick

ingredients: Deionised water, Organic Lavender Flowers 

Price: $28 USD (international shipping available)
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The Goodie Bag (sold out)


To celebrate their anniversary, The Choosy Chick is giving away a 'Special Edition Anniversary Goodie Bag' ($30 value) (insert congratulatory applause) with any purchase of $75 or more with Free US Shipping (insert woooohoooo). It's only available while stock lasts ( no code needed)!

Here's what you get:
• EVOLVh travel size shampoo OR Smart Start Leave-in Conditioner 
• HollyBeth Organics sample Rose Geranium Face Cream
• Solavedi Organics Cleansing Grains/Mask - one of three types: ROKK + GREEN, ROKK + BLOOM, or ROKK + FRUT
• Acure Organics Lip Lush lip gloss in Birthday Suit (full size!) 
• Graham Gardens Soap sample - Bella Luna
• Skinnyskinny Organics Body Scrub - sample
• DN UNIK Day or Night Cream - travel size
• Ahnesti Puriti Uplift Shampoo- sample
• Josh Rosebrook Tinted Nutrient Day Cream - sample


Discount CODE

The Choosy Chick offers an extensive range of cult green beauty favourites (for women, men and kids). In case you've emptied your most treasured serum or toner, until the end of September, The Choosy Chick is offering 10% off your purchase with the code ORGANICSPIRIT (insert high five!). 


Spot any favourites? Let me know in the comment section below -be kind, laugh often


*This collective haul was kindly given to me by The Choosy Chick. Ya'll know I'm honest, no need for formalities

Rowie

1 comment :

Aimee said... [Reply]

I've actually never come across the Choosy Chick before - I will certainly be checking it out! I love discovering new places to buy from, so this is super exciting!