Welcome to the #CleanOver40 series! I’ve teamed up with my girl Sarah from Whoorl to highlight effective skincare, makeup and lifestyle products that are rocking our forty-something worlds. This series will air the second Monday of every month so check back for the latest. You can also search #CleanOver40 on our blogs to access the entire series. And tag #CleanOver40 on social with your picks. We want to see your faves!
Okay ladies. THIS. IS. IT! Sarah and I are back with the November edition of #CleanOver40 – and let me just say this…Good things come to those who wait! In celebration of the holiday season we are showcasing our fave gifts for ladies over 40. Sarah chose her top 4 and so did I. AND to make this better than ever, we’ve teamed up with each of these brands to bring you the ultimate #CleanOver40 giveaway. One winner. 8 gifts. Over $1,000 in value. HOLLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you can’t wait to see what Sarah’s picks are, you can peep them all here!
To enter, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Or stick around with me for a minute to see why each of these picks makes a fantastic gift for the lady, mama, sister or bestie in your life.
1.THE ENTIRE MŪN SKINCARE LINE – $395
MŪN is an innovative range of pure and effective products that rely on healing botanicals to nurture, balance and brighten all skin types. Plus they source the best of the best through a union of women’s co-operatives in Morocco. I also love that they package in glass.
But what sets MŪN apart is their line is based around a common theme of Prickly Pear Seed Oil. Founder Munimi explains the benefits:
Prickly pear seed oil reduces the appearance of fine lines, helps prevent premature wrinkle formation, brightens dark under-eye circles, calms redness, helps relieve sunburn, and brightens and evens complexion. The vitamin E found in prickly pear seed oil is the highest of any plant oil on the market (3 times higher than argan oil). Prickly pear seed oil is also very high in linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), which is proven to lighten sun-induced hyper-pigmentation, protect the skin barrier, lower water loss, and increase moisture.
Can I get an AMEN!? I mean, I’ve seen it with my own eyes! I fell hard for her face serum AKNARI ever since the first time I used it and to this day it remains in my top three face oils of all time. It totally brightens and moisturizes my skin. It just gives my skin a fullness – like a complete saturation – that very few oils can do for me. And I just love that it’s formulated with only 4 ingredients. Simple, effective and it smells amazing.
But the beauty of the MŪN line is that it works together in symmetry to balance, brighten and feed skin. The MŪN cleanser AKWI is like none I’ve ever tried. It’s an oil-based viscous emulsion that grabs dirt and makeup and rinses off with just water. It leaves skin hydrated and it also smells beautiful with an essence of lemon.
Not to mention MŪN’s ANAROSE Hydrating Rose Toner. OH. EM. GEE. Featuring Bulgarian Rose Water, hyaluronic acid and a natural salicylic – spray this on a cotton round and lightly drag over skin to hydrate and gently exfoliate. It leaves skin glowing and also pH balanced, ready and happy to receive nutrients from your face serums/oils.
We’ve teamed up with MŪN to give our lucky winner a full size EVERYTHING from the MŪN line including:
- AKNARI Face Serum, $95
- ANAROSE Hydrating Toner, $65
- AKWI Cleanser, $60
- Protect + Revive Moisturizer, $65
- AYOUR Body Toning Serum, $75
- Organic Face Towel, $12
- Organic Headband, $18
And if you are interested in trying or gifting this lineup, starting 11/30/18 the entire collection you see above will be available as a set for a limited time only on the MŪN website so be sure to check back. This line would make anyone’s skin glow and heart happy! I am SO EXCITED to share this with someone!
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2. THE GRACES ORGANIC TOWELS – $100
It’s official. I’m in love. The Graces towels are oversized, absorbent, strong, durable, fast drying, plush AND ORGANIC! They even come with a little loop to hang the towel up neatly. I mean, WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE!? I’ve been using these towels for over a year and I can now add they just continue to get better with time. You can read my full review, get more details and see additional pics here.
I mentioned to The Graces owner/founder that The Graces towels remind me of the towels at The Ritz and he said, Well, thats because these organic towels *may or may not* be hand-loomed at the SAME mill by the same folks who loom towels for The Ritz. I mean, do I know my towels or do I know my towels!?
Pure luxury here friends without all the chemicals that come with conventional towels like:
- urea, PVA starch and wax coated yarn
- bleach used to whiten towels before dying
- hydrogen peroxide, caustic defoamer, optical brighteners and other proprietary ingredients added to bleach
- synthetic or chemical dyes to color towels
- chemicals to make towels feel softer – KKAP manufactures many of these agents, you can check out a list of potential softeners used here.
Plus they just look good. So with all that being said, you know The Graces is hands down one of my top pics for all the ladies over 40. I mean every woman needs a beautiful towel that’s big enough to cover her top bits and bottom bits at the same time without the use of toxic nasties. I got you girl.Every grown woman needs an organic towel that's big enough to cover her top bits and bottom bits at the same time!Click To Tweet
Our winner is taking home a $100 credit to shop THE GRACES online! Booyeah!
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3. FITGLOW BEAUTY HOLIDAY LIP SERUM DUO – $69
If you’ve been following me for a hot minute you know I can’t get enough of these Fitglow Beauty Lip Serums! I actually have one in every color. That’s how obsessed I am. But who wouldn’t be!? These lip serums are the stuff that dreams are made of. Let me break it down. As women over 40, no one needs to be walking around picking their windblown hair out of their GLOSSY, sticky lips. I mean a high gloss at this age is just so distracting IMO and not natural looking. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a good lip gloss just as much as the next girl at Claire’s except for one thing. I’m not 25 anymore.
One of the things I’ve learned over the past few years as a beauty blogger, turning 40 + growing my hair out gray is more often than not as we age we look so much better playing up our natural. And Fitglow does just that. Here’s what makes Fitglow Lip Serums a one-size-fits-all for us 40-somethings:
- They keep lips looking natural by adding shine and moisture, not gloss.
- The shade range is natural and flattering but also offers some deeper statement shades too.
- This plant-based formula actually works to plump lips without irritation.
- It’s totally nourishing with organic Pomegranate Plant Sterols, Beet Extract, Vegan Collagen, and antioxidants to improve lip cell structure and lip health.
- Lastly, and the biggest reason this is a pick for women over 40: it’s formulated to diminish fine lines and leave lips full and soft.
Our lucky winner will be taking home the brand new Holiday Lip Serum Duo in Deep and Juice. A $69 value. These lip serums make a fantastic stocking stuffer too!
4. MACHETE LARGE HOOPS IN CLASSIC TORTOISE – $28
I picked up these MACHETE Hoops in a little shop in Asheville, NC over the summer and I pretty much haven’t taken them off since. #srsly #SOCUTE! I love how they are oversized but the tortoise color just blends in with my hair so it’s like HI IM HERE but also, I blend. And they legit go with everything. I just picked up a second pair in Lucite – a pretty white – and I’m beyond excited for them to arrive in the mail. But these cutie pie earrings aren’t just another pretty face! They are also handmade with sustainable materials right here in Atlanta, GA!
Machete was created by Jennifer Machete in 2017. She creates eco-conscious jewelry made from cellulose acetates. Cellulose acetate is a natural and renewable material which provides an eco-friendly alternative to a petroleum-based material. Cellulose acetate is made by extracting cellulose fibers from cotton and wood pulp to create a transparent paste. This paste can then be colored, processed and molded for a variety of industrial applications. Earring posts & backings are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel.
They have a ton of pretty shapes, colors and sizes. You can check them all out here.
Our lucky winner will also be taking home the same pair that I always wear: Large Hoops in Classic Tortoise, a $28 value.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
These 4 picks present a whopping $592 in total value but that’s not all! Head over to Whoorl to peep what else the same lucky winner will be taking home! I am totally drooling over her picks and currently wondering how I can finance 10 Yearly Co. bracelets since me and Jason are coming up on our 10 year anniversary this May! Enter below then head to our Instagrams later this evening for additional chances to win! USA only. Winner will be announced next Tuesday 12/4/18.
PS Check out these 30+ organic budget stocking stuffers!