Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year, Better Skin + Okamura Farmacopia Giveaway!

Though I originally thought I'd do this big giveaway around the holidays, I started to think about my own skincare routine in the month of December and realized that it's a terrible time to start something new. You're eating terribly, your routine is changed entirely, and you're likely traveling and experiencing the woes of change in climate, plane rides, and borrowed bath products. Not a great time to introduce something new into your life. But a great time to convince you that you definitely need to work on your beauty regimen.

I am having a personal awakening about my skincare routine as well - my complexion has been entirely awful from the date of the first holiday party of December through to today. Too much make-up, too much alcohol, too many sweets, too many rich meals, too much dry air, too many heaters, not enough water. I can go on and on, but I'm definitely feeling the effects. My hands look dry, my face broken out, my skin peel-y, my whole body revolting against that which is the transition from wet, rainy fall to harsh cold weather that destroys the skin. 

I've talked a lot about Okamura Farmacopia on the blog and hosted a Christmas giveaway for some of their beard oils, but today I'm really thrilled to be offering some of their skincare line as well. Sherry Okamura Leonard at Okamura Farm makes some amazing products all cultivated for specific skin types (dry, oily, etc.). All of her products are paraben, sulfate and cruelty-free! I've been the willing recipient of her facial services in which she uses her products and can say that even on my ultra-sensitive skin her gentle cleansers (being given away below) worked wonders. I didn't have any redness or breakouts following using her products and that's saying something. Each of these packages below have about a $80+ retail value so you're in for a serious treat if you win!

Read on for more info about the products and a chance to enter to win!



Oily Skin - Balance Serum; Balance Cleanse; Vita Balm (over $100 value!)


Sensitive Skin - Moisture Mask; Fairy Godmother Spray; Gentle Cleanse ($80 value!)



Dry Skin - Supreme Clean; Vanish SerumClear Cleanse ($89 value)

This giveaway for three different lines of skincare products (with three winners!) from Okamura Farmacopia will run from 1/2 through 1/10. The winner will be randomly selected and emailed. Open to U.S. entrants!

42 comments

  1. I love trying new natural skin care products and these look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I would love to win the dry line!

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  3. I would like to try the sensitive or dry line

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  4. I've never heard of this brand! I'd use sensitive!

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  5. I would try the dry line!

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  6. I won a couple of these products on Meredith's giveaway for beard oil. Drew loves them! I am not sure which I would choose as I have combo skin, but I'd love to give it a try!

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  7. i have oily skin! :)

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  8. I Would love to try them. I have dry skin

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  9. I have dry skin

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  10. I would love to try the dry skin line

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  11. Natalie Carlson BrownJanuary 2, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Lovely shop! I would to try the oily skin care line. Thank-you for the generous chance!

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  12. I think I'd try oily skincare line (:

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  13. Sensitive seems that it would be best for me! Although with combination skin, I imagine any would be beneficial.

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  14. I'd love the sensitive skincare line. You're so right about this time of year wreaking havoc on skin!

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  15. Thank you for hosting this giveaway - so fun!!! I have never tried this product and would love to test the combination.

    www.wearitforless.com

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  16. Geoffrey F. NormanJanuary 2, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Okamura Farms? Is there a garden involved?

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  17. Ashleyand NicholasJanuary 2, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Amazing ! I would love to win the sensitive skin ... Also dying to try the fairy godmother and joyful sprays !! 💕 thank you 👌

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  18. The dry air...hands down my nemesis!

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  19. I'd love to try the oily skin set, although I get adult acne breakouts I believe that they come from my oily skin. The products sound incredible!

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  20. Looks like very nice stuff!


    Sorry your skin has been up and down. I've cut out dairy entirely including butter to see if that helps with some breakouts and (unfortunately/fortunately) it has. Pretty bummed that I thought I could eat butter, but maybe I can't. I've also wanted to try oil cleansing but get overwhelmed by the differing instructions for different skin types and the trial and error most people do... if you ever try it, I'd love to hear about it!

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  21. I'd like most to try the dry skin line.

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  22. Always loved being introduced to new skin care brands. I'd love to try the oily skin set.

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  23. stephanie landerosJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    I would like to try the sensitive skin care line.

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  24. I would love to try the sensitive skin care line!

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  25. I'd love to win either the dry OR sensitive lines!

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  26. The masks look fun!

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  27. I would like to try the Sensitive line.


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  28. i've love to try the sensitive line. this line sounds so great!

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  29. the dry line

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  30. Sensitive! My skin isn't too sensitive, but I don't like to put anything too harsh on it.

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  31. This dress is so incredibly flattering and beautiful on you! Love the amazing job you did with the photos too! We're sharing our favorite Holiday Resort Wear Look on the blog this Monday morning and I think you would love it! Happy New Year!

    xo, Jennifer
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  32. I need something for sensitive skin! I have a few sin conditions that always make it hard when I'm buying cosmetics!

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  33. Aging, dry & sensitive skin

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  34. I have blemish-prone, sensitive skin.

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  35. I have sensitive skin!

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  36. I need the line for oily skin. I am extremely oily.

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  37. I love that super-sparkly belt on top of the super-sparkly dress! If there's ever a time to go full-on sparkle, it's definitely NYE! So cute!

    http://livingwithaholts.blogspot.com

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  38. That dress is awesome! And I love the lipstick. What color is it? I feel the same way about new years. It's one of my favorite holidays because it's all about hope and optimism. Fresh starts are really inspiring.

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  39. This dress is to die for, so sparkly and twirl-worthy!!!

    XO Courtney
    www.ColorMeCourtney.com

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