April 13, 2010

Better For Grownups Organic Cotton Reusable Face Rounds Giveaway! Ends 4/27. (Closed)


I saw Better For Grownups Organic Cotton Reusable Face Rounds on Outblush and wondered if they would be good for removing nail polish as an alternative to regular cotton balls. The Better for Grownups line is actually a spin-off of Better for Babies so I sent them an email asking if the Cotton Rounds had ever been tested for this application. Nail polish removal is NOT what they are designed for just to be perfectly clear! I received an enthusiastic reply almost immediately and they kindly offered to send me some of their slightly imperfect (yet still lovely) Cotton Rounds to try! I LOVE companies that are not only responsive, but gracious to potential customers & I know you do too.

So I received my rounds very quickly and eagerly tried them out for nail polish removal. Sadly, I didn't really like them for this purpose. First, they are so pretty that I didn't want to ruin them. Second, while they actually worked great for removing my polish, they became either sticky or crusty afterward because of the nail polish. I tried rinsing them out immediately and I tried washing them in the washing machine which helped some but not enough for me to be able to reuse them.
I thought "Oh well, it was a nice thought." and then after sending the results of my little experiment to Better For Babies, I didn't really think about them again for a while.

Now I have a confession; I don't have a regular skin care routine! I've never had a lot of money to experiment with products and my skin has always been pretty good as long as it gets some sunscreen and some moisturizer. I even skip washing my face sometimes (the horror, I know!) for a very simple reason. I hate getting out a new wash cloth every morning and every night! After a few days of regular washing my bathroom looks like this!

I have to let the wash cloths dry before I put them in the dirty laundry and I know you're supposed to use a clean one every time. This has always been one of those embarrassing little things that left me wondering "How on earth do other people solve this problem?" I know some people just use their hands, but my skin is on the dry side and I feel like I need a cloth for exfoliation.
One day I remembered the Better For Grownups Organic Cotton Reusable Face Rounds and it was like a light bulb went off above my head. I had dismissed them since they couldn't be a replacement for the way I use cotton balls. But they are quite obviously perfect for washing my face! After all, they are essentially pretty little washcloths that come with a net bag for storage after I've used them. No longer will my bathroom be constantly strewn with washcloths in various stages of the drying process! Woohoo! Now I keep my used Cotton Rounds in the nifty net bag that they come with, neatly out of the way on a hook in my bathroom.

I emailed Better For Grownups again last week to express my gratitude and to see if they would be interested in sponsoring a giveaway for my lovely readers. Once again the response was swift and enthusiastic! One lucky reader will win their very own set of Better For Grownups Organic Cotton Reusable Face Rounds! And guess what? It's open to all of my readers worldwide! YAY!
Here's a little more information about Better For Babies from their website.
REUSABLE - Because if we keep adding trash to the planet, our kids will run out of room to enjoy it.
FAIR TRADE - Because farmers deserve a fair wage and safe working conditions, don't you think?
ORGANIC - Because conventional cotton uses more pesticides than any other crop (and we'd hate to rub your nose in it!)
Our cotton is certified organic and sustainable by Control Union Certifications. It is Certified Fair Trade by FLO (Fairtrade Labeling Organizations International).
And a few more details about the prize. The winner will receive a reloadable dispensing box containing 30 rounds and a little net bag in which to wash them as pictured below.


The dispensing box is so cool! From the site.
Our corrugated boxes are made locally from Water Resistant Cardboard which means they can sit in your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, etc and be used over and over again. When you are done with them, they are fully recyclable or compostable (and worms love cardboard).
Better For Grownups boxes were specifically designed to minimize packaging and are printed with water based inks using the latest technology using large format aqueous direct print for efficient and minimal use of materials, labor and energy.
And now even more good news! Better For Grownups is offering all of my readers a 10% discount on your whole purchase. Enter CNPBFG at checkout to receive your discount. Expires 4/30/2010.

RULES:
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING.
  • This giveaway is open internationally. Woohoo!
  • This giveaway starts today, April 13th, and will end Monday, April 27th, 2010 at 11:59PM Central Time.
  • We'll select the winner with random.org's random number generator and notify the winner by email on Thursday, April 28th.
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't reply within 24 hours, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected via random.org.
HOW TO ENTER:
  • Check out the Better ForGrownups site and tell me what you think using the form below. This is required for a valid entry! Please feel free to leave additional feedback, comments and questions for Better For Grownups in the space provided.
  • You can earn an optional second entry by becoming a fan of Better For Grownups on facebook. Be sure to leave your facebook user name so I can validate your entry.
  • You can earn an optional third entry by following Better For Grownups on twitter. Be sure to leave your twitter name so I can validate your entry.
  • You only need to fill out the form once. This works MUCH better than comments, so I've turned them off for this post to avoid confusion.


I did not receive any compensation for this post! I requested a sample months ago and fell in love with the product so I asked them to sponsor a giveaway. I love to share great products with my readers! All of the opinions are my own!

Thanks for reading!
April