Hello there SGVegan readers!
We’re now reaching the end of January. Hope all of you have been well, healthy and happy. Here’s wishing you all a belated Happy New Year and may everyone of you have a prosperous healthy year ahead! 🙂
As the title of this blog post goes, I’m conducting a giveaway for the new year, courtesy of Handmade Heroes. There will be 2 prizes up for grabs, so read on!
Handmade Heroes is a local homegrown brand founded by Lynsey and launched in December 2014. As a firm believer of natural ingredients, a plant based vegan for 2 years and a self-proclaimed modern day hippie, Handmade Heroes embodies everything Lynsey stands for.
As the name goes, all the products retailing on Handmade Heroes are all handmade by Lynsey. Everything is vegan, cruelty free, 100% all natural with no parabens, preservatives or synthetic chemicals used. All the packaging used are BPA-free. Even the ingredients contained in Handmade Heroes products follow the EWG (Environmental Working Group) ratings. Read their FAQ here.
So in mid-December last year before I headed to India, Lynsey sent me a package of goodies to review, and 2 prizes as giveaway for you readers. Keep scrolling down for more info!
I love how simple yet elegant the delivery was. Inside, there was even a handwritten card personally written by Lynsey. How could one not love Handmade Heroes? Such small gestures really makes one feel happy and blessed to receive this wonderful bag of goodies!
After trying out the Handmade Heroes products I was sent, here are some of my thoughts.
First up, Handmade Heroes: Butt Kickin’ Deep Detoxing Coffee Scrub – Cinnamon Chai
The name really caught my eye when I was browsing the website. Butt Kickin? Oh yeah, I would love to kick my cellulite away!! Go away fats!! Shooo~~
Upon opening the bottle, I noticed the texture was quite watery and I had to give it a stir. It was a bit messy after the shower as the bathroom floor was covered with coffee bits.
Inspiration struck me, and I placed my bottle of Handmade Heroes: Butt Kickin’ Deep Detoxing Coffee Scrub – Cinnamon Chai into the fridge. When I took it out of the fridge, I liked the drier texture. Even after leaving it outside in Singapore’s humidity for the next few weeks, the drier texture did not return to the initial watery texture when I first opened the bottle. Take a look at the before/after pics below!
And what does it look like when used on the body? Although the texture looks rough, the Handmade Heroes: Butt Kickin’ Deep Detoxing Coffee Scrub – Cinnamon Chai contains fine bits of organic rice as seen by the white bits…
My thoughts about Handmade Heroes: Butt Kickin’ Deep Detoxing Coffee Scrub – Cinnamon Chai?
Personally, I love the coffee scent as its smells really awesome. After trying on my body, I prefer to use it on the problematic cellulite areas such as my thighs, butt and tummy in the hopes that prolong use would butt kick the cellulite away! Also, I believe it would be awesome for the feet as it leaves a moisturised layer on my skin, though not that greasy. However for my body, I preferred to use the other scrub, which is Handmade Heroes: Super Duper Nourishing Rice Scrub – Christmas Mint.
So what makes this other Handmade Heroes: Super Duper Nourishing Rice Scrub – Christmas Mint my preferred scrub for the rest of my body?
First, see the before/after pic of the bottle when kept in the fridge:
Notice the drier texture after keeping it in the fridge? I prefer it this way, rather than slopping the watery scrub over my body. Guess its just my preference. So keep it in the fridge if you prefer like me to have a drier texture. Do note that the texture remains, it does not “melt” even after you leave it out for a long time after taking it out of the fridge.
And this is how it looks on my hands:
So why do I love this Handmade Heroes: Super Duper Nourishing Rice Scrub – Christmas Mint scrub?
Well, its smoother in texture compared to the Butt Kickin’ Coffee Scrub. But what makes this scrub stand out from all the other scrubs I have ever used is the fact that while using this scrub in the hot shower, I love the smell. Nice mint scent, reminds me of Christmas and of snow. Then when I come out from the shower, and after drying myself, that went the mint tingle starts. Its a nice pleasing and cool sensation. You have to try it out yourself, this is a great product! Just don’t get too excited and use too much of the scrub in the shower as you’ll end up probably having to wear a sweater! 😉
Overall, I really love the ideology behind Handmade Heroes and it is evident on the products:
On a sidenote, this is the nicest lip tint I’ve ever used. It does not taste weird and the color is just nice to give some life to my lips on those dull-looking days! I feel safe even if I were to consume the lip tint accidentally. Handmade Heroes states on their website that the Iron Oxide and Boron Nitride contained in the lip tints are naturally occurring with a low EWG hazard rating of 2 and 0 respectively. Read their FAQ here.
So what are you waiting for?
Valentine’s day is coming up and I would love to giveaway 2 gift sets that Handmade Heroes had put together for you. Ladies, here’s something for you to pamper yourselves. Men, here’s a little something for you to give the special someone in your life – be it your mum, sister or partner! 🙂
So how do you win the Handmade Heroes Body/Valentine’s Gift Set (Set 1) or Handmade Heroes Lip Gift Set (Set 2)?
- Leave a comment below telling me which set (Set 1 or 2) you would like to win.
- Why would you want to win this set?
This Handmade Heroes giveaway will close on 5th February 2015, 10pm.
Both winners will be separately contacted via email. A new winner will be drawn if there is no reply within 24 hours. Prizes must be collected in person at Clementi MRT @ 5pm on 7 Feb 2015. Only enter this draw if you are able to make it for the prize collection.
Otherwise, you can head straight to Handmade Heroes website here to order the gift sets or other products such as their new Drop Dead Gorgeous Dry Shampoo for that special someone. I really love how the wooden container at the base of the gift sets can be re-used. Its very beautifully carved.
All the best and stay tuned for more upcoming giveaways! Remember to subscribe to SGVegan at the top right hand corner of this page with your email address to receive the latest news. 🙂