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November 23, 2015

Fair Squared Natural Beauty Products & International Giveaway

onelittlevice beauty blog: international beauty giveaway november 2015


Fair Squared  is a brand based in Germany who offer vegan, cruelty free and fair trade beauty products. I first discovered Fair Squared when I received one of their hand creams in my Love Lula natural beauty subscription box (a service that I'd highly recommend) and I was really impressed with the quality of their beauty products - especially as they're relatively affordable. I was recently contacted by the brand who offered to not only send me some products to try out but also to give some away to my readers. I very gratefully accepted and here we are today!


one little vice beauty blog: international beauty giveaway november 2015



The first product that I was sent is this Apricot Shaving Oil. I've been using a shaving oil for years but it isn't from a cruelty-free brand and I'm always on the look out for good alternatives. I have to admit, this shaving oil isn't quite what I expected as it doesn't have any foaming qualities when it comes into contact with water - meaning it doesn't produce any lather, which many shaving products have. However, Fair Squared's Shaving Oil is packed full of natural oils and it does still result in a really close shave. Additionally, I find that using a product that's oil based always leaves my skin feeling and looking softer and healthier, so on that basis I'd definitely like to keep using it. Initially I was concerned that the product might have a strong apricot scent but it's actually very subtle and doesn't really interfere with other fragranced products that you might be using. This is because the product contains fair trade apricot kernel oil (as well as other oils such as olive oil and sweet almond oil) rather than any synthetic fragrance. I really enjoy using this product and I'd definitely recommend it.


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I've been using Fair Squared's Vanilla Shower Gel for about a month now - and I adore it. Initially I actually asked to try the Lime Shower Gel but when one of the Vanilla Shower Gels (which were all meant to be for me to give away as prizes) arrived with a broken pump I decided to keep this one for myself so that all the prizes were brand new and completely intact. It turned out to be quite a happy accident as I actually adore the natural vanilla fragrance! It's the most perfect sweet-but-not-too-sweet scent and the consistency of the gel is thick and nourishing, probably because it contains olive oil. If you have dry skin then opting for gentle and non-drying body care is a must, especially in the cooler, drier months. I'm really impressed with he formula of this shower gel and I'd repurchase it in a heartbeat.


After I get out of the shower I've been following up by using Fair Squared's Coffee Body Lotion. Initially, I thought that this was going to have a really strong coffee scent - which I would really have loved - but it doesn't at all. It's main hydrating ingredients are olive oil and grapeseed oil, but the texture of the lotion isn't too heavy and the product is absorbed into my skin pretty quickly. I feel as though it combines the moisturising properties of the oils and the fast-absorbing action of a lotion really, really well - it's the best of both worlds. The coffee extract, rather than heavily fragrance the product, is supposed to help revitalise fatigued or ageing skin and I've also heard on the grapevine that it's a great product for use on cellulite. Personally, I enjoy using this all over my body for effective and long-lasting moisturisation. For a body lotion it's pretty fantastic, but I don't think it quite beats some of my old favourites (such as Pacifica's Blood Orange Body Butter) to the top spot.


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Fair Squared very kindly sent me three sets of prizes to give away, so three of my readers will be able to receive one Fair Squared Shower Gel and one Fair Squared Lip Balm (all three prizes are pictured  together above). All you have to do is follow the instructions in the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. This competition is open internationally, so anyone who follows One Little Vice is eligible to enter. Good luck, and as always thank you very much for your continued support!

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53 comments

  1. I'd probably like the lime better - more refreshing a scent! Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  2. Nice to discover another brand! x

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  3. First of all, thank you so much for this giveaway! Ițd like to win the lime shower gel. One of my beauty winter essentials is my lip balm from Nivea, Lip Care Cherry.

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  4. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!
    If I have the chance to win, i would love to test the vanilla shower gel..
    Cross my fingers.
    You re very welcome to discover my new blog post with an international giveaway:
    http://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/2015/11/une-balade-au-souk-concours-international-a-stroll-to-the-souk-an-international-giveaway.html

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  5. My favourite winter beauty essential is a dry oil. I'd prefer to win vanilla. :)

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  6. I prefer to win the vanilla shower gel. My winter beauty essential is NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm :-)

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  7. I would prefer to win the Lime shower gel!

    My winter beauty essential has got to be hand cream as my hands get soo chapped!! xx

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  8. Love the vanilla shower gel :)
    One of my winter beauty essentials is Avène's face cream "Hydrance OPTIMALE Rich"

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  9. Vanilla for me, please. My winter beauty essential is Body Lotion.

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  10. I'd choose the vanilla gel.
    my essentials are a lip balm and a bb cream

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  11. I'd love to try the Vanilla shower gel. And I love having plenty of hand and cuticle cream during the winter. My hands always seem to get so chapped and dried out more than usual this time of year

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  12. the lime shower gel looks awesome!! I always make sure I have loads of hand creams as my hands feel very dry!

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  13. I would love the vanilla gel and my winter essentials is using lots of lovely moisturising hand cream and body lotion!

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  14. Lime
    Hand cream is a must in cold season, my hands are very dry in genaral. Thank you for the chance !

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  15. I'd prefer getting the lime shower gel, as I love lemonish scents.. thanks! :)

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  16. vanilla please. My winter essential is hand cream.

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  17. Vanilla! :) My winter beauty essential is lip balm! Especially Lip Smackers!

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  18. I'd choose the vanilla shower gel. My winter essentials are a lip balm and hand cream

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  19. Vanilla please. My winter essential is Clinique's Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator to keep my skin in top condition.

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  20. lime and my winter essentials are cream / lotion for my skin and lipbalm

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  21. Like the Lime shower gel
    One of my winter beauty essentials is Argan Oil.

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  22. I'm really torn but I guess I'd go for the Lime as I've never tried anything with that scent before.

    My winter beauty essential has got to be lip balm. Great giveaway! x

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  23. Lime! Lip balm is my beauty essential in the winter season.

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  24. OMG, my essentials : Argan oil. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

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  25. Ooh I'd prefer the Vanilla I think.. Winter essential is lip balm! x

    ForFeelingFab.blogspot.com

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  26. The lime would be lovely. My winter essential is lip balm, nothing worse than dry cracked lips!

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  27. I'd choose vanilla!
    And my winter essential is a lipbalm
    Laura Azevedo xx

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  28. I would love to try out the lime and lip balm is my must have foe winter

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  29. Vanilla.

    Please put me into the prize draw - thank you.

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  30. Id like vanilla. my beauty essential is chapstick

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  31. I love bodycare products!!!
    I would love to win this.
    Thank you so much.

    Santa,
    India

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  32. I think I would choose the lime please :) my winter essential has to be lip balm!

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  33. Vanilla would be nice. I could not live without my E45 cream for my dry skin

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  34. I would love the lime please - it would wake me up in the mornings

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  35. Oh, and moisturiser is my winter essential! A thick strong one to keep out the driving rain.

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  36. thanks for awesum giveaway .. Coffee will smell gud and vanilla will feel good .. thanks for an international one !

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  37. One of my beauty winter essentials is my lip balm , I like the vanilla shower gel.

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  38. I'd love the lime one :) I think my winter essential would have to be lip balm!

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  39. Tempted by the lime, but my fav is vanilla, so I know I'll like that.

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  40. The lime and I have to have hand cream.

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  41. I'd love the vanilla if I was lucky xx

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  42. I would love to have the vanilla scent the most

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