Sunday, November 1, 2009

Review and giveaway: Beautiful soap from Chic Moderne- (giveaway closed)



Congrats to my winner, Julie!

I recently learned about Chic Moderne, a great website that has some eco-friendly and truly gorgeous items.  Patti, the woman behind Chic Moderne, kindly sent me a beautiful soap from her site to try out for myself.  The soaps available at Chic Moderne are triple-milled soaps with shea butter, made by hand in Provence.  Doesn't that just sound so luxurious!

I was really pleased to open the package and see the beautiful box inside and to smell the lovely aroma of the soap. I was sent the honey almond soap and the scent was great- pampering but not overwhelming.


Isn't that soap so pretty? Doesn't it just make you feel like you've been shopping in some little store in France? I am happy to report that the soap was also great to use. The variety I got has a light exfoliating property, which felt really nice on my slightly dry winter skin.  I especially liked that the scent of the soap was nice in the shower, but did not linger on my skin after I washed. I like to use lotions or perfumes, so don't want my soap scent competing with those. Soaps are available at Chic Moderne for $6 each, or 3 for $15.  They would make wonderful Christmas gifts, or just a nice little way to spoil yourself for not much money.

Chic Moderne also has some other great eco-friendly products, specializing in things made from recycled Italian leather scraps that are mixed with natural rubber to form a composite. Then the composite is used by Italian artisans to handcraft some gorgeous products like briefcases, handbags, portfolios, notebooks, wallets, organizers, CD holders and pen/card cases!

 

The Tuscany Briefcase. Isn't it beautiful! $80, available in 4 different colors.



Also available at Chic Moderne are eco-friendly candles, made from all-natural palm oil, a renewable plant material. Not only are they eco-friendly, but also are scentless, low soot and are drip resistant!



 The Austrian taper candles with stand.($18 each, including stand)

If you're looking for some eco-friendly, but still very nice, gifts for your loved ones for Christmas, check this site out! It has products in lots of different price ranges, so you'll be able to find something for everyone.

One of you will get to win a triple-milled French soap- your choice of scents (based on availability). US mailing addresses only, please.

To enter:
Visit Chic Moderne and let me know what you like best.

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
1) Follow my blog
2) Put my button on your blog- let me know where I can find it!

Giveaway will end on 11/30 at about 9 PM Pacific time. I'll choose a winner by random.org and will email that person; the winner will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was sent a soap from this site to test out for myself and write about here. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.


46 comments:

Michele P. said...

I like the CD holders, very different!

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mom2boys said...

I like the Curvy Carol Austrian Candle with stand. Thanks!

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Ang said...

I love the small wallets!! Everything is beautiful.

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jakiesmom said...

i like their relax kit

Kindra said...

I love the hand milled French soaps. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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brandon and jakell said...

Hand-Milled French Soap...cucumber i'd like to try..also their Eco-Friendly Italian Recycled Leather hand bags are neat

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EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

http://www.chicmoderne.com/Pages/ProductMain.aspx?m=pd&pid=CRY is my favorite item. my email is littleheathen9109 at yahoo dot com

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Jaime said...

I like the Medium Notebooks with Snap
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Charity said...

I like the Organizer with snap. Very nice! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!
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Also a follower:)

Frances said...

I would want the soap! I love French soaps!

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Sarah said...

Love the small card cases!

Viva said...

The Relax Kit looks really beautiful. Thanks!

Niecey said...

I like the Lucca Handbag

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Young in TX said...

CD Holders. Neat.

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BeingAGreatMommy said...

Their notebooks are really neat!

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Winona Real Estate Professional said...

I like the Tuscany briefcase very minimalist and sleek which I like! avajankowski@gmail.com

Abbi said...

I like the austrian taper candles! They are pretty neat. THe soap is beautiful too.

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I like the small wallets
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Evan and Brighid said...

I would love to try the Verbena Hand Milled soap! Sounds Lovely : )

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soccermom1 said...

i like the small wallets
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Julie said...

I like the small wallet in red-my favorite color :)

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Hayley said...

I like the Tuscany briefcase! THanks for the chance to win!

one4earth said...

My fav item is the soap you are giving away, but I cannot get their drop-down menu to work so that I can see all the scents. I would love a lavender or honey almond or something spicy like cinnamon or clove though.
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nynekats said...

I really like the medium notebooks in lime green.
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