If you know me personally or have been reading this blog for a while, you probably also know that I am a fan of all kinds of natural and organic products…and a few years ago I actually started Newf Brand Bath & Body with my husband and mother. We started making products in 2001 while we were still living in Miami. We really just wanted to make natural skincare products for ourselves because we were sick of having to pull out a dictionary every time we flipped over a bottle of shampoo or shaving cream.
Once we got started, of course we couldn’t keep quiet about it, and before we knew it, we were cranking out bottles of shaving goodies, haircare and everything else for everyone we knew (and even some people we didn’t know!) In 2006, we finally decided to turn this into a real business and the rest is more or less history.
Our first line of products called Venereous primarily focuses on women who adore being pampered and know they’re worth the extra effort…but they also don’t want to go broke while staying beautiful. In case you’re wondering how we came up with a word like “venereous” (pronounced “ve`ne´re`ous”) for this line, it actually means “lustful; lascivious; libidinous.” We find that many women like to indulge in beauty rituals because it makes them feel more in tune with their bodies, more desirable, and just downright sexy.
The Venereous Shaving Trio consists of shaving oil, shaving jelly and aftershave. The purpose of using three products instead of just one to shave is fairly uncommon for women, but there are a lot of reasons why one simple dollop of foam just won’t cut it with sensitive skin is raked over day after day with a razor.
Venereous Shaving Oil is a non-foaming product that conditions and moisturizes the skin while you shave. It establishes a base so that the razor glides easily over the skin, without cuts and nicks. Venereous Shaving Jelly is also non-foaming and is applied on top of the shaving oil to make a super moisturizing barrier for shaving. With both of these products being clear and without foam, you can finally see exactly what you are shaving and cut down on the risk of gashing open ankles and knees. And finally there is Venereous Mountain Mist which is formulated to leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized, as well as free of razor burn and ingrown hairs.
At Newf Brand there is NO animal testing of any kind. We think it is wrong and despicable to test on animals for cosmetic purposes! Ayla did once decide to perform animal testing on herself, though, and chewed up a bunch of lip balm tubes. We’re happy to report that she didn’t get harmed (although her floppy lips were silky smooth), but the lip balms were not so lucky!
We’re looking forward to expanding the Newf Brand product line in the next few months, and there will be several new luxurious facial products hitting the market soon which we are really excited about. We will even be introducing an entirely new product line called Wicked Good which will be a more rugged, unisex line. Here’s a little sneak peak of the first products:
One lucky winner in the US will be able to snag their very own Venereous Shaving Trio, and get a head start on trimming back that body hair that they’ve been neglecting due to the cold weather (come on, ladies, I know most of you slack off a bit on the leg shaving and so on during the winter — I’m guilty of it myself, especially if it’s really cold out! I need the extra insulation!)
The Venereous Shaving Trio is (not surprisingly) three products:
- One 4-ounce bottle of Venereous Shaving Oil
- One 8-ounce bottle of Venereous Shaving Jelly
- One 8-ounce bottle of Venereous Mountain Mist
How to enter
This contest is open to US residents only.
Main entry (required)
Since this giveaway is coinciding with Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to use that opportunity to drag some romantic stories out of you. Here’s what you need to answer to participate in this giveaway:
What is the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you? Did you get a love letter, a box of 365 hearts with loving quotes & fun IOU’s on it (I did that one year for Stefan) or something even more ingenious?
Additional Entries (14 total)
(please leave a comment below for each additional entry *after* you’ve answered the main entry question)
- Follow me on Twitter
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- “Like” or share this giveaway on Facebook (you must first “like” NOH on Facebook, then click “Like” on the post about this giveaway)
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- Follow NOH on Google follow (right side of blog — please leave your username on GFC in your comment)
- Subscribe to (and confirm your subscription to) one or both of the NOH newsletters (right side of blog)
- Subscribe (and confirm) to the Newf Brand newsletter to get natural living & beauty tips
- Retweet this giveaway (please use @txblond @newfbrand in your tweet) – You can retweet this daily until the contest ends, but please remember to leave a comment each day. For example: “Hoping to score a killer #shaving trio from @newfbrand & @txblond ! http://ow.ly/3RWW9 You can enter too until 2/13. US #Giveaway”
If you already follow, “like”, subscribe, etc. you can still count these as extra entries…you do not need to subscribe again or refollow. Just leave your comment for each entry below.
If you have questions about any of this, please just drop me an email (tiffany at noordinaryhomestead.com) or leave a comment below.
**Why all the extra ways to enter? By growing the following of NOH, you are helping me to let other companies know you are out there reading and participating. Acknowledging your presence helps me to secure more partnerships for the future so you have even more chances to win incredible prizes!
The contest will be open until midnight EST, Sunday, February 13th, 2011.
One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced on February 14th.
The winner will be contacted via email after the announcement and have 48 hours to respond. If I do not receive a reply, another winner will be drawn.
Disclaimer: As I have mentioned, and I am a co-owner of Newf Brand. I use the products daily myself and am very passionate about how great the are. I would not put my name and face out there with them if I didn’t know they work. But you don’t have to take my word for it either because there are also lots of other Newf Brand product testimonials too. There is no paid compensation to me for this review or giveaway.