Posts Tagged ‘holiday gifts’

Calia Natural USA

Calia is a small beauty products company located on Canada’s west coast. We care about creating the best natural products, without compromise.

Calia Essential Oil Starter Ensemble


Calia Essential Oil Starter Ensemble

Review: Included in the starter ensemble are five popular oils (Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Tea Tree), Sweet Almond Carrier Oil, Vanilla (although not a true essential oil), and two of their blends called Breathe Easy and Sleep Easy. The 10 ml size makes for easy sharing. A great starter set for a holiday gift (hostess gift). 

Hair Care

I also tried their Hydrating Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner. Both products are enriched with silicia (horsetail extract), something I haven’t seen in natural hair care. They have a light fragrance from Lavender, Bergamot and Rose Geranium essential oils. The website is easy to use with product ingredient are clearly shown. 

Do you love trying new natural beauty products? Or know someone who does? (Calia Natural Gift Card) 

Calia Natural Gift Card

Calia provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Book Description

The NIV Wonders of Creation Holy Bible explores the wonders of our created world though detailed black-and-white illustrations—each one ready to be filled with the hues of your imagination. From amazing Eden-esque gardens to the creatures God made, this Bible features over 50 ready-to-color pages alongside the full text of the New International Version (NIV) translation.

Zondervan (November 1, 2016)

NIV Bible with coloring pages in it. for ages 8 and up.

The images are typical of the commonly found adult coloring books. Having coloring pages in the Bible adds a personal touch to your Bible. It also makes a nice gift Bible with a some colored pencils or gel pens. Coloring in this book is user friendly since the binding lays flat and the hard cover gives support. The illustrations are printed on thicker paper than the rest of the book.

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.




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Organic and Natural Skin Care – Beauty By Earth

Beauty By Earth was created by two friends asking a question that is so often considered these days: how can you find health and beauty products that are safe to use around young children? Like so many parents, we found it incredibly difficult to find products that were effective, easy to access, and natural. So we figured why not make them ourselves?

Since we first decided to create Beauty By Earth, it’s been one heck of a ride! But throughout this experience, we’ve stayed dedicated to the idea that got us started: inspiring beauty and nurturing health. We’re thrilled to bring the items that have enriched our lives and improved our well being to you and your family. 


This is way better than I ever imagined it would be. It “detangles as it spreads oil from your roots to the tip of your hair. No more breakage, no more split ends, no more frizz: just strong, healthy, beautiful hair.” It is gentle on hair. The longer nylon bristles help with tangles and the boar bristles make hair shiny and smooth. It feels great.


A box of six (joint relief, bedtime ritual, just relax, get well soon, muscle relief, relaxing detox) made with natural ingredients. “Even the humblest bathtubs are transformed into an oasis when you drop in one of these soothing, aromatic fizzies.” Good gift idea for many occasions. Each bath bomb is labeled so they can be gifted individually.

What a find! Products for face, lips, body, and hair. Beauty By Earth offers a 30-day guarantee on all  products.
Products provided by Beauty By Earth to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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PEAR Hand-Sewn Originals

PEAR products are created by sisters, one who lives locally here in Raleigh, NC. Their designs are unique and colorful; their product line consists of messenger bags, change purses, shoulder bags, clutches, and headbands in a variety of fabrics.

Shop for something unique and have yourself a merry holiday! 


The Blue Owls Change Purse is functional and stylish. It is just the right size for some paper money and change, credit cards and loyalty cards, and id. A great holiday gift. (make it extra special with a little surprise inside!)



Their cotton headbands are reversible so you get two options. It’s super cute. Made in one size but the elastic gives it a good fit. 

Available online and in select NC stores. (check online for December specials)

I received these items from Pear to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not  guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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