Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Earth Day Giveaway

There's Lead In Your LipstickIn celebration of the approach of Earth Day on April 22, I am featuring Gillian Deacon's new book, There's Lead in Your Lipstick, with a giveaway! To introduce you to the author of this wonderful book, here is a special Earth Day message from her:
          Earth day shouldn't just be an annual tip of the hat to greener living. This year, make it the day you recalibrate your everyday patterns to be more earth-friendly all year long.
You don't have to be a treehugger to care about avoiding toxins in your everyday bodycare. Synthetic chemicals in personal care products contaminating groundwater and wildlife is alarming enough—but they’re also contaminating us. Those hard-to-read ingredients you squint at on the back of a product label? They’re building up inside your body and in your children’s bodies—on Earth Day and everyday.
Make today the day you start paying attention to that fine print. Turn a product over and read the ingredients label before you are seduced by the “green” imaging on the package. The good news is, there are lots of safer products on the market.
Good luck and I hope you’ll check out There’s Lead in Your Lipstick for more ideas on how to clean up your act!
Here is a very informative excerpt from her book that makes me glad I choose not to wear make-up!
          Researchers in Finland tested eighty-eight colours from twenty-five brands and found forty-nine eyeshadows contained lead, cobalt, nickel, chromium, and arsenic. Eyeshadows also often contain petrochemicals, such as mineral oil, dimethicone to make the powder stick to the eyelid, and a binding agent like methacrylate, which in addition to being a strong skin irritant is also a contributor to 1,4-dioxane, a known carcinogen. Glitter eyeshadows use pure aluminum to create the shimmery effect; the aluminum can migrate into the eye and cause injury to the cornea.
From There’s Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon (Penguin Canada). Copyright © Backbone Inc. FSO Gillian Deacon, 2011
So on to the giveaway! has generously offered one lucky reader one copy of There's Lead in Your Lipstick by Gillian Deacon along with an Eco Kiss Kit from Saffron Rouge, with a retail value totaling approximately CDN $48.95. Because this prize is coming from Penguin Canada, the giveaway is for Canadians only, sorry!
According to Saffron Rouge, the Eco Kiss Kit is a collection of three moisture-rich lip balms that are all-natural, USDA certified organic, and petroleum-free. The three vintage style tins come in Lavender Vanilla, Chair Mandarin, and Pepperminty. As chapped as I get in this cold and dry climate, I wish I could keep them for myself!

I like to keep my giveaways simple. To enter this giveaway, you must be a follower of Jacob's Beloved's Books through one of three ways: Google Friend Connect, RSS Feed, or Email Subscription. Once you have done that, fill out the form below and you are done! Comments are always welcome, but not necessary to enter. This giveaway ends on April 29, 2011. I will email the winner for his or her mailing address, and Penguin Canada will be shipping the prize package to the winner.


Ourfamilyworld said...

I shared this giveaway on Twitter. I FIND IT SO SO GREAT!!

Rachel said...

Thank you for the share!

DawsonDee said...

Thank you for this lovely contest! Much appreciated!

Terrymac said...

Also tweeted about your great !!/Days1st/status/63409981923397632giveaway

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