Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Review and giveaway (giveaway closed): Belli Skincare!



Congrats to my winner:  Darcie K.

I recently had the opportunity to review some amazing skin care products from a local company, Belli Skincare. I've seen this line of products in Seattle-area stores, and they're utterly beautiful. The products that I reviewed (just a few of the many they have to offer) were no exception- gorgeous packaging, lovely products, overall-- completely amazing. Belli is a great line of baby/mom skincare- beautiful and dedicated to safety for moms and babies during and after pregnancy. From their website:
 Belli Pregnancy has set a higher standard for prenatal safety, as the only skin care line in the world that is teratology screened. We search through over 16 million medical research articles in over 5000 international journals, and use this information to exclude ingredients with even remote links to birth defects or other problems with pregnancy.  Belli Motherhood is LactMed screened to avoid ingredients linked to harmful effects during breastfeeding.  Belli Baby is screened for xenoestrogens—chemicals which can act like hormones that interfere with normal development of the reproductive system.  So no matter which Belli products you use, you can have peace of mind erring on the side of caution.



The first two products that I tested were from the Belli Baby line of products, in this case, the Calm Me Hair and Body Wash and the Nourish Me Body Lotion. Both of these products were beautifully packaged in nice pump containers. I currently have them sitting on my bathroom counter, and they make me smile every time I walk in the room.  In addition to looking nice, both products have been great for use with my kids. I really like that the Calm Me Hair and Body Wash is good for both hair and body- when I'm trying to wrangle my toddler or baby in the tub, the last thing I need is to deal with multiple bottles. I'm a big fan of the all-in-one. The smell of the wash is great too.

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And the lotion- where do I start? It's light and soft and goes on so nicely. It's not a heavy lotion that feels too thick- it provides just the right amount of moisturizing. The scent of the lotion is also gorgeous- it smells slightly honey-ish, and totally expensive. I have to admit, I've been using it on myself more than I've been using it on my kids. It's perfect for when I want to smell nice but not perfumey. I think these two products together would make amazing baby shower gifts- so different from what anyone else would buy, and they look and smell totally luxurious and beautiful.


I also got to try out the Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer. This is definitely another favorite in my household.  We have a bunch of hand sanitizers, and all of them either smell super mediciney or super girly.  This hand sanitizer is really nice because it doesn't have any strong smell. It just does the sanitizing work and gets done! It's also a nice moisturizer, which is good, since I'm using hand sanitizer 4-5 times per day when I'm out and about.



Next up in our testing was the Protect Me Diaper Rash cream. My kids have (fortunately) not had a lot of problems with diaper rash, but we still have an arsenal of products from the few times that they have suffered from this. I liked how easily this rash cream went on, that it was thick and stayed put on my baby's bum,  and I really loved that it didn't smell like some of the other diaper rash creams that we've used in the past. My baby smells nice and I don't like her baby smell being overpowered by diaper rash cream smell. So this one was great!

The final product that I got to test out was one that I think is an utter must have for all moms, no matter what the age of their kids!  It's the Eye Brightening Cream- and it has made me look about 100% better! My kids are not big fans of sleeping at the same time, so there has been little sleep in my house for the last 3 years or so. This is a nice, light cream, that you apply in a small amount to your undereye area.  And thanks to the ingredients, your undereye area will be brightened. I've been using it under my eyes every day, and I really think it's helping me look much less tired.  I have fairly sensitive skin, so I've been nervous about using undereye creams in the past, but this one goes on nicely, cools my undereye area, and helps my eyes look so  much brighter and not tired.

If you'd like to shop at Belli skincare, I have a discount code for you! From now through February 16, 2010, use the code: GROWING to get 15% off your order.

And- more good news! One of you is going to win a tube of the Belli Skincare Eye Brightening Cream! (Retail value $37) (US mailing addresses only).

Mandatory entry (must be done first for extra entries to count):
Visit Belli Skincare and let me know what (other than the products listed here), you would like to have.

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):

1. Sign up to be a Belli VIP- upper righthand corner of the Belli homepage
2. Follow my blog on google friends.
3. Subscribe to my blog via email (on the right side of the page)
4. Become a fan of Growing a Baby Reviews on Facebook.
5. Put my button up on your blog (let me know where to find it)
6. Visit LuvnLife and enter one or more of her giveaways! Leave a separate comment for each one that you enter. 

Giveaway closes at 9 PM PST on February 26, 2010. I'll choose the winner via random.org and will email the person who will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review, but did review Belli skincare products to test out for myself. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

156 comments:

sushi_noem said...

I'd love to try the Elasticity Belly Oil for my growing belly.

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I would love to try the Complexion Protection Duo : )

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Kathy said...

Would love to try the moisturizing hand sanitizer. Sounds like something my dry, sensitive skin needs.
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moushka said...

The Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen SPF-25 would be great too.

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I want to try the Pamper Me Talc-free Baby Powder

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kirida said...

my pregnant face could really use the Complexion Protection Duo.

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Debbie said...

Another product I would like to try is the Skin Smoothing Body Exfoliator

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trixx said...

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Judy said...

I would love to try the Stretchmark Minimizing Cream and the All Day Moisturizing Body Lotion, (in addition to the Eye Brightening Cream and other products you described).

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