Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cowgirl Dirt Makeup Review and Giveaway!

  Today I'm reviewing some NATURAL cosmetic items from Cowgirl Dirt. As most of y'all know, I'm a growing supporter of anything natural, homemade or organic. So I was pretty excited to find this company. So many big cosmetics companies today use ingredients which are harmful and even toxic to us so I was super excited to find Cowgirl Dirt!.

Here’s how the gals at Cowgirl Dirt describe their cosmetics:
“Cowgirl Dirt products are made with the purest organic ingredients. Our collection of mineral-based products not only enhances your natural beauty, but also contains vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants that nourish your skin.” 
Cowgirl Dirt products are non-allergenic, gluten-free (I love that!), sun resistant, anti-inflammatory and they are all made in Bozeman, Montana (not who-knows-where overseas). .and anything with colors like Buckskin, Rawhide and Roan has got to be worth checking out. Also, I LOVE that they list all the ingredients to every product, so you know what you are putting on your body. This company is true to their word! I love that I can read the labels on many of the products and actually recognize most of the ingredients! Organic oils, organic beeswax, zinc oxide, natural clays, Aloe Vera, are some of the ingredients that I know. Check them out here. .
Some of the products they sell:
Face: Bronzer, Blush, Foundation.. etc
Lips: Lip gloss, lip tint, lip liner.. etc
Eyes: Eyeshadow, Eye Liner, Mascara.. etc
Body: Body Butter, Body Glitter, Body Oil.. etc
The Cowgirl Dirt folks sent me 10 samples to test and review:
  I really enjoyed using each one of them!
Now I’ve been reading a lot lately about people washing their face with oil, and honestly, this makes no sense to me. I don't have oily skin as it is, the thought of purposely putting oil on my face makes me feel like a new breakout is about to appear.
But I tried the
Rawhide Organic Facial Serum anyway.
They say it opens up your pores, removes bad oils, and replenishes good ones.
I gotta tell you, I just felt like I had rubbed olive oil on my face, and I couldn’t really get it off. Not so sure this stuff is for me …
But, I’ll keep going. This may be perfect for those of you with dry skin.
The cream foundation is very easy to apply. I loved that it was creamy and that it felt nice on my face. not that gritty feeling that I have had with other brands. Cowgirl Dirt offers it in multiple shades, to match each person's skin best. I got in it "Warm, 4" and it seems to match my skin well! 
Cowgirl Dirt explains that not only does this concealer hide your blemishes (oh, what a nicer word than zit!), but it also heals and repairs your skin.
I was really hoping the Finishing Powder would do some great things for my skin tones and smooth everything out. While it went on and felt great, I really couldn’t tell any difference with it on or off. I noticed on their website they suggested putting it under foundation to absorb extra oil. I think I’ll try that next time. I used my own mascara and skipped my normal eye liner since I didn’t get samples of those, but Cowgirl Dirt does offer both products (and I think they are next on my list to order).
Overall, it looks like Cowgirl Dirt makes some great, high quality products. And they're made in the USA! Love to support home-country based businesses.
I'm glad to know that when I put on this makeup, it's not full of junk and junk and chemicals.
I definitely recommend checking out the shop for yourself. You can get samples of your own for just 99 cents each. I love that! 
Now on to the Giveaway!!!
Cowgirl Dirt is graciously giving away to one of you a
Bodacious Botanical Lip Gloss!!

So now for the Giveaway!
Just leave me a comment below WITH YOUR EMAIL telling why you love Spring! The Kiddos and I will put all the names in a hat and draw some lucky winner on Saturday and I'll announce the winner on Monday.



Ivy said...

It is so good to see you back on the blog! I have missed you! We love Spring around my house because we finally get to be out of the house and in the yard for extended periods of time! So many benefits to that - burning off extra energy, seeing God's creation wake up from winter's sleep, and absorbing all that natural vitamin D! I could go on and on about the wonders and joy of Spring!!

Anonymous said...

Why I love spring: because there are bulbs hidden in the ground that come up with their lovely green sprouts. And then the next day you look out your window and you see a beautiful bloom, a glorious display of Gods creation!

You know my email. :) ~Cayla

Christa Miller said...

Thanks for the giveaway. One of the many things we love about spring is seeing new life all around us.

Kara Abbey said...

favorite thing about spring is the days getting longer & the sun being around a little more often!! :D

Kate Scott said...

I just love to be outside more enjoying the fresh air and sunshine!

Cheri P said...

I don't think I have ever wanted spring more than this year! Can't wait to get outside with our kiddos! Love the smell, sun, flowers, and GRASS! :).

Jennifer Edwards said...

I love spring for so many reasons, but this year in particular I am looking forward to telling the kids that its time to go and not needing to spend the next 10 minutes donning hats, gloves, boots, etc and looking forward to not finding wet snowsuits and gloves, etc lying at the back door. This year spring is going to feel so great!

Jennifer Edwards said...


King's View Academy said...

thanks for reviewing this co. I've been wanting to check them out for some time, but did not know about the samples, been buying some stuff from Amazon and Vitacost that is natural. On to spring, I love opening the windows and hearing the kids playing in the yard!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful choice for a give-away! Thanks for the opportunity!
Here's to spring: It's the new dawning of fresh, vibrant life. Seeing God's miracles through the simplest things such as leaves budding, or flowers blooming, brings both a sense of awe and joy into my heart! It's also the beginning of rodeo season which is my biggest passion, and being able to compete again after a long winter is SO REFRESHING!