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Gritty City Beauty Co. Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

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***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

My skin gets alot of wear and tear...especially my face. When I am outside it is prone to the elements...sun, wind, rain, cold, snow, etc. So, when I hit the shower at the end of the day I am looking to pamper my face and keep it looking soft and healthy. There are SO MANY creams, washes, toners and scrubs on the market today that it can be downright discouraging to stand in the cosmetic aisle at Walmart...staring at so many options. Most of the time I reach for the most inexpensive, no-name brand that is closest the the brand I like the most. It is difficult to find something that will not dry out my skin as most everything contains some sort of acidic ingredient.
The other day I was searching for organic beauty products and found a company that instantly caught my eye. Gritty City Beauty Co. is a company that offers clean, organic and gentle products for pampering your skin...and life!

Founded by a mom, this company is committed to providing beauty products that are handcrafted in small batches to ensure their quality. Here is a bit more about Gritty City Beauty Co...
Inspired by old time apothecaries on crooked cobblestone streets, Gritty City Beauty Co. conjures up images of a tiny boutique carefully crafting secret beauty potions with the best natural ingredients used by women around the world.
Founded by a self-confessed product addict, new mom and product liability attorney, Gritty City Beauty Co. is committed to providing small batch, handcrafted beauty products that are natural and clean. We seek to fill the ever expanding gap between the ultra-luxury natural beauty market and the products found at your local farmer's market by providing products with style at an affordable price.
Our philosophy is minimal ingredients, maximum health. Our products contain no cheap, artificial fillers, only pure ingredients and certified organic content whenever possible. We do not test on animals and we source our ingredients from businesses that also commit to no animal testing. All of our finished products are manufactured in the United States.
Our beauty products contain no artificial dyes, parabens, or phthalates. We are a member of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and our products can be found in several wonderful boutiques in the Philadelphia area.
I love the fact that they are so committed to providing products at such a reasonable price. AND their product contain no fillers...I hate reading through ingredient lists that are sooo long and full of language that is from another planet.
So, for this review I was sent a bottle of the Purifying Face Wash. I love how this bottle looks so rustic yet elegant at the same time. It truly does have an "apothecary" feel to it.

I have used this Purifying Face Wash for the past few days during my shower times and noticed several things. The first thing I noticed was the color. NOT what I was expecting! LOL! I was expecting a clear liquid or a cream. It was grey and kind of looked like volcanic mud. But no worries...color is not everything here!!! The reason for the coloring is because of the activated charcoal that it contains, which is very good for your skin as it is gentle yet deep-cleaning.
The second thing I noticed about this facial wash was the scent. Oh my...it smells SO wonderful. It kind of reminds me of a herbal/tea tree oil scent and is very relaxing. When I applied it to my face all I did was massage it in a circular motion and then rinsed it off. My skin is slightly oily so I was a bit concerned as one of the ingredients is Olive Oil. I was worried that the oil would not come off but rather mix in. However, that was not the case. My skin was soft...not tight and dry at all. It felt GREAT!!! If I had one thing that I could change about this product it is to perhaps find a way to make a water-proof label. When it got wet, it started to run a bit. But that is the ONLY thing I would change.

The ingredient list on this product contains items such as Organic Black Willowbark, Organic White Tea, Organic Green Tea, Organic Olive Oil and Organic Jojoba. How can you resist using something that has these ingredients in it?!?
Along with this Purifying Face Wash it is recommended that you also use the Organic Toner and Purifying Moisturizer. You can buy all three as a set for only $36.00, which is a really great bargain.

So, in my opinion...Gritty City Beauty Co. has a really nice selection of organic beauty products. I am really loving the way that the Purifying Face Wash is making my skin look and feel. It is very clean, light and beautifully scented product which I will continue to use and may even purchase when my current bottle is gone. This company has some wonderful products and will help you look and feel fabulous this summer!!

Gritty City Beauty Co. has offered to giveaway a $20 Gift Certificate that is good towards the purchase of anything on their site! Here are your entry options...



Mandatory Entry:
Visit Gritty City Beauty Co. and tell me what you would purchase should you win this giveaway. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents and will end 6/24 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.
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Want to increase your chances of winning? Here are some Extra Entries!

1. "Like" Gritty City Beauty Co. on Facebook. 2 entries, so 2 comments.


3. Become a GFC follower of My Opinion. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 3 entries, so 3 comments.

4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do. 1 entry

5. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.
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6. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 5 entries, so 5 comments.

7. Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs. 1 entry per day, so 1 comment per day.

8. Leave a comment on any review only post. 1 entry per post commented on. Unlimited.

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a bottle of Purifying Face Wash for review purposes. All quotes are from the Gritty City Beauty Co. website and email. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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134 comments

  1. I would probably get the Complete Organic Skin Care Trio.

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  3. I would like the Sugar Cookie Body Scrub

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  4. I voted for you today on picket fences

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  5. I am a GFC follower
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  6. Liked Gritty City Beauty Go on facebook

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  7. I am a GFC follower
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  9. Liked Gritty City Beauty Go on facebook

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  10. I would choose the Organic Hydrating Face Wash

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  11. If you like true organic face wash you should also check out DNA by Havvn.
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  12. I'd love to get either the ORGANIC PURIFYING FACE WASH or the FRENCH MISTRESS SOAP

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  13. voted 4 u on Picket Fence Blogs

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  14. definately the Dead Sea Therapy Soak
    these all look great !!!
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  15. GFC Kendra22
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  16. GFC #2 kendra22
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  17. #3 GFC Kendra22
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  18. follow u twitter kendra22007
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  19. Probiotic Face Masque i luv face masks! :)

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  20. If I had money to spare, I'd buy the George the Pug Dog Shampoo because my cockapoo's skin seems to be even more sensitive than my own. He likes to go swimming, but I don't like the pond-dog smell so he has to put up with regular baths.

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  21. I would get their All Natural Lip Gloss! Thank you for the giveaway!


    ~Beeb

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  22. I would love to get the Polynesian Body Creme
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  23. I follow In My Opinion publicly through google friend connect
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  27. I voted today on Picket Fence Blogs
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  28. I would love to try the Mineral Blush.

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  29. id like the ORGANIC INTENSE EYE CREAM
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  30. i would get this PROBIOTIC FACE MASQUE

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  34. I would check out the Complete Organic Skin Care Trio as I am having issues with my skin right now.

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  35. 1) "Like" Gritty City Beauty Co. on Facebook.

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  36. 2) "Like" Gritty City Beauty Co. on Facebook.

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  37. Follow Gritty City Beauty Co. on Twitter @MRSMEIER5627.

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  38. 1) Follow on GFC(KIMBERLEYMEIER).

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  41. Follow you on Twitter @MRSMEIER5627.

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  42. Tweeted!

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  43. Voted!

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  44. I would get the Organic Purifying Face Wash! Hopefully it would help with my acne.

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  45. I tweeted this giveaway.
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  46. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs.

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  47. I would try the face mask... I've been looking for a good one.

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  48. Daily Tweet for 6/21
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  49. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs 6/21}

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  51. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs 6/22}

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  52. I like Gritty City Beauty Co. on Facebook - Entry 1
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  53. I like Gritty City Beauty Co. on Facebook - Entry 2
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  54. I follow Gritty City Beauty Co. on Twitter.
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  55. I follow you on GFC - Entry 1
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  58. I follow you on Twitter.
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  59. I blogged about this giveaway - Entry 1
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  64. Daily Tweet for 6/23
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  65. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs 6/23

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  66. Sugar cookie body scrub!!

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  67. I like Gritty City Beauty Co. on Fb Nicole C

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  68. I like Gritty City Beauty Co. on Fb Nicole C

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  69. Im a GFC Follower Nikki Cole

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  70. Im a GFC Follower Nikki Cole

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  71. Im a GFC Follower Nikki Cole

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  72. I would probably get the probiotic face basque - it sounds great!
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  73. Liked gritty city on fb as Missy S.
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  74. Liked gritty city on fb as Missy S. 2
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  75. GFC follower. 1
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  78. I would get the ORGANIC PURIFYING FACE WASH.

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  79. I would get the Probiotic Face Masque

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  80. I'd love to get the Latte Body Butter Bar!

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  81. I would choose the Probiotic Face Masque!
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  82. following Gritty City Beauty on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  83. I follow gritty city on twitter!
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  84. I follow on GFC!
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  85. I follow via GFC!
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  86. voted on picket fence

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  87. I follow on GFC!
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  88. I follow you on twitter!
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  89. I tweeted!
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  90. 1 following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  91. 2 following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  95. I blogged!
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  96. I blogged!
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  98. I blogged!
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  99. I blogged!
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  100. I'd like to try the organic skin care trio. hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

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  102. I think I might try their mineral foundation.

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  103. I'd try the probiotic face mask.
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  104. -I would purchase: Organic Daily Face Moisturizer
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    Thank You!! :)

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  105. I Like Gritty City on Facebook
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    Thank You!! :)

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  106. I Like Gritty City on Facebook (2)
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    Thank You!! :)

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  107. I Follow Gritty City on Twitter
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    Thank You!! :)

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  108. I Follow You Publicly via Google Friend Connect
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    Thank You!! :)

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  109. I Follow You Publicly via Google Friend Connect (2)
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    Thank You!! :)

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  110. I Follow You Publicly via Google Friend Connect (3)
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    Thank You!! :)

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  111. I Follow You on Twitter
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    Thank You!! :)

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  112. -I voted for you (6/24)
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  113. Daily Tweet for 6/24
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  114. I voted for you on Picket Fence Blogs 6/24

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  115. if i won, i would get the Dead Sea Therapy Soak
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  116. I would get the purifying face wash that you talked about for my wife. She is allergic to most things, and this would be good for her. The soaks also sound nice...she is a bath girl. Thank you so much, even for the chance.

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  117. I followed you on GFC.

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  118. I followed you on twitter :)

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  119. GFC follower entry 2

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  120. I would choose the Sugar Cookie Body Scrub.

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  121. GFC follower entry 3

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  122. I follow Gritty City Beauty Co. on Facebook under the username likwan. #1

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  123. I follow Gritty City Beauty Co. on Facebook under the username likwan. #2

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  124. I follow Gritty City Beauty Co. on Twitter under the username likwan.

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  125. I follow you on Google Friend Connect under the username lilyk. #1

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  128. I follow you on Twitter under the username likwan.

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  129. I voted for you on on Picket Fence Blogs.

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