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 Hi Beautiful! My name is Kassie and I’m a 27 year old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty, being green, and writing which is why I started Beautiful Basics. In this blog you will find my thoughts on natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself.

I like to keep this blog as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love.

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I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Talk About It - Honeybee Gardens Truly Natural Mascara + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

If you ask women who wear cosmetics to pick their one absolute makeup must have chances are at least half of them would answer mascara. Would you?

Mascara dates all the way back to approximately 4000 BC when Ancient Egyptians lined their eyes, covered their lashes, and coated their eyebrows with a mixture of kohl, water, dung and honey. They used bone and ivory to apply the kohl mixture. The eyes were considered to be the windows to the soul so they used it to ward off evil spirits and bad energy. Men and women alike wore mascara.

Mascara was used throughout the centuries (women experimented with their own mascara concoctions at home) but it wasn’t until 1917 that the first mascara was born. The founder of Maybelline, Eugene Rimmel, created and marketed a formula that was made of petroleum and black coal dust. Luckily for us, mascara and cosmetics as a whole have come a very long way in the past 94 years.

These days there are tons of options, and the world of green and natural mascara is constantly expanding. One of the best natural mascaras I have found and used is from a company called Honeybee Gardens. Their Truly Natural Mascara is truly amazing.

Honeybee Gardens was started in 2005 and they never test on animals, package their products in recyclable materials, and use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients they can. They strive to, "Create pure, all-natural bath and body care products made from only the finest organic ingredients, offer them at a reasonable price, and treat every customer like a friend."

I love their mascara. It doesn’t clump, flake, or irritate my eyes. It’s extremely lightweight which is a must have for me. I’ve noticed that some natural mascaras feel heavy, thick and uncomfortable on my lashes but this one keeps them looking and feeling soft and weightless.

This mascara makes my eyelashes look longer, more voluminous and separated. I don’t ever have a problem with my curl not holding so I can’t attest to curl hold-ability. It is not waterproof, but that makes me happy because I’m not a fan of waterproof mascara formulations. It is water-resistant and safe for contact wearers. I find that it doesn’t smudge throughout the day or travel. The brush is a pretty standard brush with regular bristles, but the formula is incredible.

The price could not get any better. It’s only $10.99, which is comparable to drugstore mascara prices. It comes in 3 different shades – black magic, espresso (black/brown), and chocolate truffle (brown). This 100% natural mascara is fantastic and you can find it online by clicking here.

Honeybee Gardens has so generously allowed to give my lovely readers the chance to win their very own Truly Natural Mascara in their choice of color.

(US entries only, please.) Mandatory entry – Leave a comment telling me which color you would like if you won.

Extra entries (Leave a separate comment for each task you chose to complete): -Leave a comment telling me what your 1 makeup must have is (example: mascara, foundation, lip gloss, etc. You can be as specific or as general as you would like).
-Leave a comment telling me what you look for in a mascara.
-(+2) Like my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BeautifulBasicsBlog
-Post a comment on my Facebook page ^ telling me your favorite beauty trend is
-Like Honeybee Gardens on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Honeybee-Gardens-Inc/176899300237
-Visit http://www.honeybeegardens.com and tell me which other product(s) interests you besides the mascara.
-Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter

This giveaway will run until Halloween at Noon PST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be announced on the Beautiful Basics Facebook page.

(FTC: The company so generously provided this mascara to me for review consideration, and gave me the opportunity to have a giveaway. I am not being compensated to write this review. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own and honest.)

posted by Heglaé
10/18/11

I would love to win the Black Magic mascara.


posted by Heglaé
10/18/11

I think foundation is the most important in make up. It makes the skin looks flawless and fresh.


posted by Heglaé
10/18/11

I'm looking for a mascara that doesn't smudge or flake or make my eyes watery. I just want a mascara that make my eyes pop. My eyeashes are really long, but straight down and ticky. It makes my eyelashes touches my undereye area and, when I'm using mascara, it smudges and let everything black in there...


posted by Heglaé
10/18/11

I already like your facebook page. =)


posted by Heglaé
10/18/11

I'm c razy about HoneyBee Truly Natural Lipstick color Karma. I love nudes!
http://www.honeybeegardens.com/product/lip-care/cbnl.html


posted by Tonia Ruck
10/18/11

I would love to try the chocolate truffle mascara. :)


posted by Tonia Ruck
10/18/11

My number one makeup must have is foundation. I can live without a lot of things but not my foundation.


posted by Tonia Ruck
10/18/11

Foundation is my #1 makeup must have. I can live without a lot of things but not my foundation. And I think I posted this twice so forgive me if I did. :)


posted by Caroline MorningStar
10/18/11

I would love the Black magic too! Mascara, actually, is my one makeup must have. My eyelashes are short and fine and i feel much prettier when i have some mascara on. It's the one thing i really do put on almost every day.

I went to the Honeybee Gardens page and i'm interested in a lot of their other products. I already use and love their eyeliners (i have black and brown), they're just smudgy enough but stay put unless i'm REALLY sweating. I'd love to also try their lipsticks, mineral eye shadows, nail polishes, pedicure kit, body care.... i'm a junkie for this kind of stuff!

Also, i already like them on Facebook, that's how i got here!

Caroline


posted by Taylor Webb
10/18/11

I would love Black Magic!


posted by Taylor Webb
10/18/11

My must have product would either be lipstain or mascara!


posted by Taylor Webb
10/18/11

I'm interested in Honeybee Gardens nail polish because it's water based!


posted by Taylor Webb
10/18/11

Above all else, I look for a mascara to be lightweight, non-clumpy, and natural looking. It's awesome if it can curl, lengthen, or volumize lashes, too, but natural is best!


posted by Kate Spencer
10/18/11

I would love to try the Chocolate Truffle mascara if I win it. I'm into using make-up products that have safe ingredients that I recognize & works on me well. I'm slowly discovering some wonderful companies & would love to try this mascara from Honeybee Gardens since I've been seeing great feedback on it.


posted by Michelle Spayde
10/18/11

I would love the chocolate truffle !!


posted by Michelle Spayde
10/18/11

Mascara IS my number 1 must have!


posted by Michelle Spayde
10/18/11

I look for a mascara that defines my lashes WITHOUT irritating my eyes. Of course I prefer natural ingredients, and will not use ANY product that utilizes animal testing.


posted by Michelle Spayde
10/18/11

I like your FB page
#1


posted by Michelle Spayde
10/18/11

I like your FB page
#2


posted by Michelle Spayde
10/18/11

Like Honeybee Gardens on Facebook


posted by Michelle Spayde
10/18/11

I went to the site, and am also interested in the Luscious Lip Gloss


posted by Rachel Hogue
10/18/11

Black magic sounds like ti would be a great mascara


posted by Rachel Hogue
10/18/11

I MUST always have lip gloss, Its the best


posted by Rachel Hogue
10/18/11

In a mascara I look for ones that won't clump, and one that won't make me look like a raccoon at the end of the day...


posted by Rachel Hogue
10/18/11

and I just liked their fb :)


posted by Elizabeth Owens
10/18/11

I would love to win Espresso! :) Thanks for this giveaway


posted by Candace Ross
10/20/11

Espresso sounds perfect!!! Thanks Taylor for telling me about this mascara!!!


posted by Dallass Downey
10/20/11

Would love to win the chocolate truffle!


posted by Dallass Downey
10/20/11

I look for natural ingredients in my mascaras...and a formula that is easy to wash off without harsh removers.


posted by Dallass Downey
10/20/11

Like you and Honeybee Gardens on FB!


posted by Dallass Downey
10/20/11

Really interested to try their nail polish! Been looking for a natural option for me and my 3 little girls.


posted by Dallass Downey
10/20/11

Shared it on FB!


posted by Taylor Webb
10/21/11

Liked your facebook page!


posted by Taylor Webb
10/21/11

Liked Honeybee Gardens Facebook page!


posted by
10/24/11

Espresso would be perfect


posted by Cristina Chopalli
10/24/11

A girl could get used to a little "Black Magic" mascara.


posted by Cristina Chopalli
10/24/11

"Applicator Brush!" Beyond a mascara's must have's--the wand is mucho important. Does it separate, lift and style? In other words, can it do for your lashes what a bra does for your boobs? ;-)


posted by Cristina Chopalli
10/24/11

Make-Up Must Have: Dewy, lipgloss. Sheer, shiny color. Maybe a hint of fruit fragrance...flavor? Watermelon? Root Beer? Why do I have this sudden urge to go rollerskating?!


posted by Viv Laughlin
10/26/11

I have to tell you, I just on a whim tried honeybee cosmetics, just today! I absolutely love it. I never wear make up! I mean NEVER!!! But I do wear mascara everyday. Having a vegan plant based diet, I am switching everything to vegan and plant based products and this is right up my alley. Also, I have an eye condition...so I have to be careful about what goes on my eyes, as they are very sensitive.


posted by Viv Laughlin
10/26/11

Oh and by the way...i'd love to win the black mascara...thank you. *praying I win*


posted by Viv Laughlin
10/26/11

if i win i'd like to try the black mascara. *praying I win*


posted by Pam Crow
10/26/11

Can't go anywhere without Honeybee Gardens mascara on. I love the Espresso.


posted by LoryAnn P
10/31/11

I would love black magic.


posted by LoryAnn P
10/31/11

My number one make-up must have is mascara! It is usually the only thing I wear.


posted by LoryAnn P
10/31/11

My number one make-up must have is mascara! It is usually the only thing I wear.


posted by Jennifer Clay
10/31/11

I would like black magic if I won.
sexyhots29@yahoo.com


posted by Jennifer Clay
10/31/11

My makeup must have is foundation. I feel naked when I don't wear it.
sexyhots29@yahoo.com


posted by Jennifer Clay
10/31/11

I look for a mascara that will not clump on my eyelashes and will not run.
sexyhots29@yahoo.com


posted by Karen Foster
10/31/11

espresso


posted by Diana Bradford Hatch
10/31/11

I would like the expresso


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