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Apparently, ancient civilizations attributed healing properties to pure gold, which was often included in cosmetic preparations. I’m not sure how true that is, but I do know that Linden Leaves is all up with their gold goodness, and when I wore it out on New Year’s Eve, I didn’t feel nearly as bad the next day as I should have!
Because Amy and I are lucky and spoilt, we were sent GOLD gel, GOLD lotion and also GOLD mist, as well as some lovely creamy gold eye shadow which I haven’t seen for sale anywhere. As I was planning my New Year’s Eve outfit to have all kinds of metallic accents anyway, it was the perfect time to try out the products. They all have a similar soft scent that matches their ingredients – extracts of avocado and chamomile with a hint of vanilla. After my shower, my skin was a little sparklier than usual, and once I had slathered myself all over with the lotion, I was sheeny and glittery and lovely – without looking like a raver from the ’90s, which is always a bonus. It’s probably the shiniest body shimmer I have ever used, but it does seem more subtle than other products at the same time, if that makes sense? Yes? Good.
Normally, we like to give away the products that we get to try, but I’m going to hold on to the gel and the lotion, hah! But! Instead, we’ve got some Linden Leaves Room sprays to give away. There’s a Green Tea & Lime, and Passionfruit & Echinaecia and both retail for $27.50 (have we mentioned that there’s free shipping on Linden Leaves NZ website?). If you want to win one, leave us a comment and tell us what stinks in your life right now, and which fragrance you’d prefer. We’ll draw them at random, and then throw in the GOLD mist for the answer we prefer. The competition’s open only to addresses in NZ, and we’re closing it next Friday. Yay for winning stuff!