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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fig & Ivy Naturals: Review and Giveaway

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all well and adjusting to the incoming Spring weather nicely. :)

Please welcome our sponsor Fig & Ivy Naturals today!




Fig & Ivy Naturals offers a variety of handmade bath & body products such as soaps , unique perfumes , and tinted lip balms , scented lotions. All of their items are made in small fresh batches using quality ingredients.

I had the opportunity to review a handful of products from Fig & Ivy Naturals. Here goes my review!

Rose of Fig & Ivy was super easy and nice to work with while I was coordinating my review products with her. 

When I got my package from the mailbox, I knew right away it was from her because I could smell the goodies inside when the envelope was still sealed! My products arrived in an airtight plastic sleeve envelope that had all of my products packaged and surrounded in a layer of bubble wrap inside. The packaging was very neat and protective. On top of that, the overall presentation of Fig & Ivy Naturals' products are present-worthy and adorable. The individual plastic sleeves is really smart to keep everything sealed and in tact as well.


I loved the extra mile Fig & Ivy Naturals went with presentation not just with the packaging but with the product labels as well. You could easily pop one or two of her products into a gift set, party favor, or stocking stuffer!

I wanted to review a variety of products from Fig & Ivy to best represent the variety in this shop. 
They have everything natural soap, lip tints, roll on perfume, and more. 

As many of you know, I'm not a big fan of make up. So when I saw that Fig & Ivy offered lip tints, I needed to try them. My lips are always dry and I noticed in the past year that a little color really spices up a plain jane face on the go. I chose a red "Cerise" color and a Plum "Perfectly Plum" color to try out. (The Cerise lip tint got wet so don't mind the sticker label-- it arrived in perfect condition)


These lip tints are only $5 and will arrive with a shrink wrap plastic seal around them. To me, that means they are super fresh batches of skincare products! Some interesting things I wanted to point out about these products include that they are scentless, non-greasy, and have "buildable" color. 


I hate sticky lip gloss. These lip tints are made with many hydrating and natural products such as sweet almond oil and coconut oil. One coat will apply a shine and some tint to your lips but if you want more of the color, you just need to apply it twice. It's nice since not everyone likes the same amount of tint so the fact that you can build up the color is awesome. 


The color surprisingly lasts throughout at least half the day. And even after you wipe it off, the tint remains present to a degree. Out of the reviewed, I like "Perfectly Plum" just a little more than "Cerise" because I naturally like the darker berry colors. But they are both gorgeous. These pictures of me wearing them show two layers of the lip tint! Also, they don't smell like anything so if you have scent sensitivities, these are perfect for you. 

Moving onto my little new bundle of joy: White Tea and Nectarine Roll on Fragrance ($6.50)


Wow. When I opened this, I just fell in love with this scent! I immediately smelled white tea and then the nectarine (which smells like Honeysuckles to me) kicked in. It's so lovely and romantic, but not what people would call "floral". It smells like when I prepare a cup of hot white tea and add a spoonful of honey to it. It's deliciously delicate and soft! 

I love to roll it on my wrist and my neck and take it in. You'll prominently get whiffs of it on your wrists over the next hour. It's so easy to use a convenient size to carry around anywhere. I love it! 

We can't forget about soap! When I saw this Lychee Berry and Sugar Cane Soap ($4.00), I immediately thought of Dorothy's shoes from the "Wizard of Oz". It's red, glittery, and well... pretty! The best I can describe this scent is Lychee bubble tea. It really smells like sweet lychee candy to me. The lathering process is quick, easy, and your whole bathtub will smell delicious!


Here's the shop's description:
"Crushed lychee berries , sugar cane , sun ripened figs , and a hint of tartness from cranberries and tamarind. An energetic sweet & tart blend of exotic fruits. Reminds me of a sophisticated "grown-up" fruit punch or perhaps a tropical red fruit cocktail."

Here's a mini interview and a few products at Fig & Ivy Naturals that stood out to me!
Honeysuckle Rose Soap - Handmade Soap - Floral - Summer - Scented Bar Soap
Honeysuckle Rose Soap $4
How did your shop get started?

I opened Fig & Ivy Naturals as I began receiving received great feedback and encouragement on my products from friends and family. What began as a hobby making soaps and perfumes in my spare time blossomed into a business and has been growing steadily since opening earlier this year.


Wild Currant & Sandalwood Hair Fragrance - Hair Perfume - Spray Mist - Body Splash - Perfume For Hair - Berry Perfume
Wild Currant and Sandalwood Hair Fragrance $7.50

What is your favorite product to design/make?

My favorite products to make are perfumes. Blending different scents has endless possibilities and I love when I get just the right formula for a new perfume. (Dana: That sounds like a lot of fun!)

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Perfume - Roll On Fragrance Oil - Sweet Bakery Scent
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Perfume $6.50
What is the most challenging part of your line of work? 
           
The most challenging aspect of my business is taking a risk to invest in putting out new products. You never know if the time and money invested in creating new products will result in an item that people want to buy. However, this is a really fun part of my business at the same time. I am a "tinkerer" by nature and love the creative process. (Dana: You never know unless you try right?)

Now it's time for a lovely giveaway thanks to our sponsor. It's an international giveaway!


Good luck! Feel free to connect with Ivy & Fig Naturals or start shopping now! 
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42 comments:

  1. I think that their soaps look really lovely & good fun as well.




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  2. The first products to grab my attention are the Wild Currant & Sandalwood Hair Fragrance and the Vetiver Woods Soap.

    (Heather G)

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  3. Nice shop! I'd most like to try https://www.etsy.com/listing/210990022/lime-ginger-deodorant-cream-natural?ref=shop_home_active_1

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  4. The lip tint is awesome! I would love to try that in a variety of colors!

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  5. I'd like to try Vanilla Sugar Cookie Perfume and Bath Melt Cookies Sugar Cookie Scented

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  6. I'd love to try so many things! :) One of my favs is 3 Bath Melt cookies sugar cookie scented bath bomb <3

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  7. I love to try https://www.etsy.com/listing/223901960/3-bath-melt-cookies-sugar-cookie-scented?ref=shop_home_active_22

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  8. I 'd love to try Pink Sugar (Type) Lotion - Silky Hand and Body Lotion

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  9. I want to try their sugar cookie bath melts! I love bath products and smelling like baked goods? Even better!

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  10. I would love to try the Vanilla Sugar Cookie Perfume :) lovely

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  11. Would love to try the Rainbow Sherbert Soap , Glycerin Soap , Pastel , Fruit Punch, Ice Cream , Sweet , Sugar , Yellow , Pink , Green

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  12. Would love to try the Honey Cake Handmade Goats Milk Bar! Looks good! :3

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  13. I would like to try the Vanilla Sugar Cookie Perfume - Roll On Fragrance Oil - Sweet Bakery Scent

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  14. I'd love to try the Rosewood Lip Tint and the Beach Babe Perfume Oil.

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  15. I would love to try the Banana Cream Pie Perfume Oil it sounds delish!

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  16. Beach Babe Perfume Oil

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  17. I would like to try the Soft Vanilla Hair Perfume - Hair Fragrance - Hair Spray Mist - Natural Hair
    Entry form name: Marlene V.

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  18. That white tea frangrance looks totally heavenly!

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  19. I'd like to try the Citrus Melon Perfume Oil.

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  20. I would love to try the kitten tinted lip balm.

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  21. 3 Bath Melt Cookies Sugar Cookie Scented - Bath Bomb

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  22. Honey cake homemade goats milk bar soap

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  23. I'd love to try the Sugar Cookie scented bath melts (for myself) and the Goldilocks detangler (for my kids)

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  24. I'd love to try one of the deodorants, since I'm always on the hunt for natural and aluminium-free deodorants!

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  25. https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/228059437/soft-vanilla-hair-perfume-hair-fragrance?ref=shop_home_active_4

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  26. gostaria de experimentar o perfume de cabelo

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  27. I like Sweet Orange & Jasmine Tea Foot Soak.

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  28. Oh there's so much I would want to try! I would want to try one of the hair perfumes, but I can't even decide which one yet. And the kid's detangler spray. And maybe an unscented soap too. =0)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  29. their lip balms look really nice. :)

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  30. https://www.etsy.com/listing/228288738/3-tinted-lip-balm-set-pick-3-lip-tints?ref=shop_home_active_3

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  31. thanks for the chance....very bautiful colors

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  32. Either the Cinnaberry or the Gypsy Lip Tints or perhaps the Bergamot & Tarragon Men's shaving soap

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  33. Vanilla Sugar Cookie Perfume is my pick

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  34. I'd love to try the bath melt cookies. How cute!

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  35. I would love to try Lychee Berry & Sugar Cane Glycerin Soap

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  36. I would love to try Cotton Blossom Soap

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  37. i'd love to try the Beach Babe Perfume Oil :)

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  38. Yum!! Those lip glosses look tasty!

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  39. I would like to try the classic clean hair perfume. I've never heard of anything like this and it's something I would love to try.

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  40. I would like to try the Wild Currant and Sandalwood Hair Fragrance $7.50

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  41. I would like to try your lip tints in any flavor

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All thoughtful comments are appreciated. :) Thanks for being here!

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