This Sunday – May 13, in case you haven’t checked a calendar about it – is Mother’s Day! Now’s the time to order those flowers and put together those gift baskets, if you haven’t already. And for the moms who read – I’ve got special Mother’s Day goodness for you through the rest of the week! Some of my FAVORITE brands have offered Mother’s Day giveaways, and I handpicked only the best for you!

I’ve already rhapsodized about the goodness of Shea Radiance, let me tell you again why I love this brand. It works brilliantly on my hair and skin, and it’s 100% made with love. If you’re a lover of natural, vegan, fair trade beauty products, you’ll want to learn more about Shea Radiance. Founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Shola and Funlayo Alabi, their hair and skincare products are of tremendous quality and directly benefit communities in Africa that have partnered with them.  These are some of the women that work to create these shea products – and Funlayo herself is wearing the blue and white patterned outfit in the row of standing women.

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I’ve been lucky enough to try out Shea Radiance’s hair products – all are made with unrefined shea butter, so using the complete product line from shampoo on through to styling product means your hair is intensely moisturized. My favorites of their hair products? I love the Moisturizing Hair Milk – it’s a light spray for kinky, curly, wavy hair and it’s made with water, aloe vera juice, shea butter, avocado seed oil, castor seed oil, and hemp seed oil. My hair drinks this stuff up and LOVES it. The Nourishing Hair Repair Cream is formulated for kinky curly hair that needs a heavier product – it’s great for braiding or twisting the hair but isn’t a super heavy product that has a ton of hold.


Shea Radiance’s skincare products are also awesome – thus far I’ve tried the Deluxe Spa Sampler which includes their Ivory Seed Sugar Scrub, Whipped Shea Butter with Kalahari Melon seed Oil, and the Shea and Baobab Antioxidant Cream which is light and fabulous for your face or specially beloved body parts. Of all their skin care products I have to say, a little goes a long way. Also if you’re seeking highly fragranced items, these aren’t what you might be seeking, they are earthy and clean smelling, but not all Shea Radiance products are infused with artificial fragrances or lathering agents. These are natural products for natural beauties! And FIVE lucky bellas could win a set of Shea Radiance goodies – including their hair products and the Deluxe Spa Sampler — in this special Mother’s Day giveaway!

How do you enter, how do you win?

Leave a comment below telling me why you think you or your mom will LOVE these products, and the contest will remain open until Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13 2012. Winners will be announced the week of May 14.

This contest is open to entries in the U.S.A, from readers over age 18.

Winners will be notified via e-mail, and they’ll have 48 hours to respond with their name, address and phone number — if a winner fails to respond in time, an alternative winner may be selected.

You can like Shea Radiance on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter! Good luck, mamas!



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