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:
- Subscribe to Eco Warrior Princess
- Like the Eco Warrior Princess Facebook page
- Follow Eco Warrior Princess on Instagram
- 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!