Beauty Giveaways

Mother’s Day Giveaway – Natural Instinct

Written by Jennifer Nini

Mindful living is about living life in a state of consciousness, of being fully aware and connecting yourself with the present moment. Although I haven’t perfected the art of complete mindfulness (business planning and counting down to see my fiance can certainly get in the way of living in the ‘now’) I endeavour to live consciously each day – embracing each moment as an opportunity to grow.

As a result, I make what many people would describe as “conscious consumer” choices. I carefully choose the places I purchase my groceries (Apple & Sage Organic Wholefoods and the organic produce section at Queen Victoria Market are my faves), I watch what I eat, I avoid making unnecessary new clothing purchases, I walk everywhere and I am particularly active in vetoing companies that aren’t aligned with my social and environmental values (for an example of a boycott, refer to My very own BP oil fiasco post).

But I want to stress: I am not proclaiming myself to be perfect – just mindful! I am trying to live as authentically as I can and choosing each day to live my truth.

Which brings me back to the point of this blog post.

One of the biggest changes I have made has been in my beauty regime. I could see a glaring hypocrisy in choosing to eat organically to avoid consuming chemicals, only to be slapping them on my face and body! So I stopped dying my hair. I reduced the amount of makeup I used including my daily liquid eyeliner habit. And I embraced eco-friendly face, body and hair care products, moving away from the overly marketed beauty products awash with parabens and unpronounceable chemical combinations.

So to promote the idea of choosing natural products, I’m running a Mother’s Day giveaway thanks to Natural Instinct.

Natural Instinct is a line of Australian made natural beauty products that are made with carefully selected natural and organic ingredients such as jojoba oil, lavendar, rosehip oil, chamomile and nettle. In addition, these products are paraben free, contain no petrochemicals, PEGs, sulphates, are not tested on animals, are recyclable and greywater safe!

And not only are they a healthier and more environmentally friendly option to other beauty products – I adore them! Their hair care products are the secret to my shiny dark locks!

So here are the Natural Instinct products that you can win as part of this giveaway:

–          Facial Scrub

–          Foaming Cleanser

–          Cream Cleanser

–          Sensitive Body Lotion

–          Daily Moisturiser

–          Clarifying Toner

–          Hand & Nail Cream

–          Sensitive Soap Free Body Wash

Entering this fabulous giveaway is easy!

Just complete all four of the following actions:

  1. Subscribe to Eco Warrior Princess
  2. Like the Eco Warrior Princess Facebook page
  3. Follow Eco Warrior Princess on Instagram
  4. And in honour of Mother’s Day, leave me a comment below outlining the best advice your mother ever gave to you (and ensure that you  include your email address in the comment)


Terms and Conditions:

Competition is open to Australian residents only (for postal reasons – sorry!)

Entries close 7pm AEST Saturday 10th May 2014.

The winner will be drawn at random and will be announced on Sunday 11th May on this blog post, on Instagram and on Facebook.

The winner will be contacted via email and must reply with their postal address within 7 business days of notification.

In the event of the winner not being contactable, another random draw will be held.

Thanks for entering and may the luck be with you!

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About the author

Jennifer Nini

Jennifer Nini is a writer, activist and the founding editor of Eco Warrior Princess. In 2010, after studying Fashion Business, she launched Eco Warrior Princess to explore her interests in fashion, politics, social justice and sustainability. Jennifer is also the founder of The Social Copywriter, a digital agency harnessing the power of copywriting and content marketing to help mindful businesses reach more people. When she’s not perfecting a sentence or coaching business clients, you will find her at her certified organic farm reconnecting with nature.


  • Hi Jennifer!

    The best advice my mum ever gave me, as cliche as it may be, was that ‘we only regret the things we didn’t do’ which is something I have tried to live by. For a few years there I got swept up into a job I had no heart or soul for and was so very grateful when my mum supported and encouraged me to change my path. Today I study postgraduate sustainability, working in the field and am much more fulfilled than I was previously!

    Love your blog, so refreshing to read posts from someone who clearly values the same things as myself.

    p.s. the website wouldn’t let me “subscribe” but I followed you on Bloglovin if that counts?? hehe. You’ll find me on instagram as @summerforchange


    • Thanks Katherine for your entry! It’s weird that it won’t allow you to subscribe but thanks for letting me know that you’ve used an alternate means although I’ve tested Feedburner and it should be ok?

  • My mum’s advice was to never give up in life. While there is life, there is hope.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful products!

  • Hi Jennifer, The best advice my mum ever gave we was to live by my heart. My heart makes my decisions about what path in life to follow. I love your blog! BTW, I am also an Australian-based blogger writing on sustainable fashion- you may like to check me out and you can find me on Instagram @tortoiseandladygrey

    • Hi Summer, thanks for getting in touch and for your competition entry 🙂 I will definitely take a look at your blog and also if you could please leave your email address also as I will need to double check subscription and helpful too if you do end up winning! Good luck!

  • “Hagged skin, melanoma… Don’t venture there,
    Sunscreen’s essential, your complexion’s so fair.”
    It’s paying off now, there’s no skin despair,
    Mum’s best advice? “SPF30+… MUST WEAR!”

  • With weight loss my mum told me not to stress about it. The more you stress the harder it will be to lose the weight. She is right!

  • My mum always taught me to “be true to yourself, don’t let others influence who you are”. That has always stuck with me. It has especially applied in the last few years, when I decided to go out and use a donor and become a single mum by choice. I was worried about the reaction I would get from work colleagues but I didn’t let that get in the way. A lot of the reactions were extremely positive from unexpected people too.

  • My mum has been through a lot raising six kids on her own with 4 with special needs. She’s shown me how to be strong, resourceful and independent and that when things go wrong it’s not the end of the world.

  • everbloom36 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

    Mum’s best advice to me would have to be that growing old is inevitable, but growing up is optional! She is amazingly young at heart, joyous and loves life, and she has passed this vivacious spirit on to me and I am so grateful! 🙂

    I follow your blog, FB & Instagram. Thanks for the chance, my mum’s birthday falls on Mother’s Day this year so I’d love to win this for her!

  • Hi everyone, hope you all had an amazing time with your families for Mother’s Day. I’m finally announcing the winner of this Mother’s Day giveaway and I used the faithful random-name-draw-from-a-bowl-method to draw the lucky winner so here it is.. The winner who will be receiving the Natural Instinct products pictured in this blog is… Charlotte! Congratulations! I will contact you soon via email. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this giveaway. I have another great giveaway planned very shortly so don’t forget to stop in. Have a fabulous night my lovelies! x

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