Monday, January 2, 2012

a Botani birthday giveaway!

Hip Hip Hooray, it's my birthday today!

 I thought it would be appropriate to showcase a product I love today, so here is my rave about the Botani Spirulina Salt Scrub! The lovely Sabine from Echolife sent this to me, and I promise that all opinions are honest and not affected by that in the slightest.

There are those times when you connect a certain scent to a place or to a memory, and it is forever attached to that no matter what you do. My favourite smell comes from my kindergarden, and I think it is because it opened my world to real learning which is to this day my passion. The kindy is just around the corner from me, and after I went there my sister worked there so I had opportunities to sneak back to visit that intoxicating smell. It smelt of cleaning products with a citrus twang, and some good old fashioned love from the lady who works there (still! she taught my nieces and nephews 10 years after she taught me!) If this description seems quite vague and hard to imagine, I have a solution for you.

Stick your nose into Botani's Spirulina Salt Scrub. It's that exact smell, it's crazy!
I was beyond ecstatic to find something that brought me back to such a happy memory, and even more so when I used the Botani Spirulina Salt Scrub and realised how amazing a product it is! I'm happy that on my 21st birthday I have this little pot of memories from my childhood to enjoy as I get ready to spend time with my family.

Made with the moisturising jojoba and shea butter, the Botani Spirulina Salt Scrub is scented with Australian lemon myrtle and mandarin which gives it that amazing smell. A little goes a long way, which is a big plus for me as I like to use a scrub each time I shower. It's a nice thick scrub, which is another thing I look for.

The scent lingers on the skin after you hop out of the shower, but in my opinion is not overwhelming. This scrub retails for $24.95 and is available from EchoLife online here, with free shipping. As stated at the beginning of my review, I was gifted this to trial and review, and Echolife have kindly offered another to giveaway to one of you! I figured that even though it was MY birthday, you deserved a treat,too!

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is be following my blog on GFC/email/bloglovin, and leave a comment on this post with a new years resolution! Please leave your email,too, so I can get in contact with you if you win. This competition will run until the 20th of January, and is open Australia wide. Good luck!

(Please note that this product was provided by Echolife for my review, and the giveaway is sponsored by them also. Honesty, always!)



  1. Hi Emma!! I follow you on GFC as Tegan McIntosh, and Bloglovin as Teganias Thoughts :)

    My new Years Resolution is to spend more money and time on moments and memories, and less on material objects!


  2. I was only thinking this morning I need a new scrub! This one sounds divine :) Am following via bloglovin! No idea what my username thing is... I think its confessionsofabeautyaddict as my blog. :) Anyway. Email is lilpreenyh(at)gmail(dot)com :)

  3. Happy birthday and happy new year! I follow via GFC and My email is I can't actually give you a resolution because I don't believe in them!

  4. I just commented and I don't think it worked!! I'll try again... wasjust thinking this morning I need a new body scrub :) He he. Following via bloglovin! :) Email lilpreeny(at)gmail(dot)com :)

  5. Happy bday!!

    News years res: to be more organized!

    new follower :)

  6. That is so amazing how you found this product with such a meaningful smell for you! I'd love to be able to try it.
    One of my new years resolutions is to do some exercise every day, even if it's just taking my dog to the beach!
    My email is

  7. Hap Hap Happy birthday!!!!
    MMmm this scrub looks amazing. I love lemon and orangey smells. So refeshing! I follow you on blogger lol

    My new years resolution is to take care of myself, inside and out- I will do this by taking all of my vitamins (like I am meant to :p) and by taking care of my skin, with lots of moisture and sunscreen. No one wants wrinkles!!
    What's yours??

  8. Hi! Oooh a scrub, perfect for making you feel all shiny and new. My new years resolution is to keep on Zumba-ing every week day. My email is =]

  9. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Emma
    Happy Birthday to you
    Seems like a fantastic product :)
    I love anything that has jojoba and sheabutter in it :)

  10. Happy Birthday Emma! Hope you had a blast :)
    Great giveaway! My New Year resolution is something not very specific because if I fail, it won't be a big motivation at all. I have decided to 'Stay Focussed' in whatever I do :)

  11. happy birthday!
    my new year resolution is to enjoy life!

    gfc: prettymom
    email: prettymom at gmail dot com

  12. My NY Resolution doesn't involve resolutions, I just have a goal to be better with the $$$ and travel to Melbourne more! Not sure how that can work when I have to spend money to get to Melbourne :p

    I already subscribe through Feedly but I've added you on GFC! :D

  13. Happy birthday Emma! I hope you had a lovely day.

    My New Year resolution is to stop being a wallflower and really put myself out and meet new people.


  14. My New Year's Resolution is to keep working on my blog to make it successful.
    Ps: I'm a GFC follower!

  15. Followed :) My new years resolution for 2012 is to be happier and healthier :)

  16. My new years resolution is to be healthier and happier in 2012 followed :)

  17. To find a part-time job, not far from home, so I can return to work after 4 years as a stay at home mum

  18. GFC- bbBeauty
    New years resolution- watch my spendings!! I blew through too much money last year :s

  19. My new years resolution is to quieten the nagging voices and be content with what I have and what I've acheived :) GFC following as Suzanne :D

  20. Shame i can't enter but Happy Birthday to you! :D

  21. Sounds like something I'd love to try!!
    New Year's resolution is to maintain eating healthy and in moderation, and to balance that with peaceful mind and to keep fit.

    GFC and Blog Lovin : Cendana K / Blushfully
    Email: dearblushfully [at]

  22. Hi! I'm on the lookout for a new body scrub so am keen to enter!

    I'm following you on Bloglovin (A Beautiful Story) + Twitter (beautstoryblog).

    One of my resolutions is to exercise at least 3x/week and include weights in that routine. So far I'm doing it! (I hope I can keep it up LOL!)

    Happy new year to you x

    Ps. email:


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