Friday, September 2

Manor Hall

Heads up: There is a giveaway with 3 winners at the end of this.  Hang on with me.  This is a special post!

I'm a sucker for local, handmade products.  We all enjoy a good old-fashioned success story, right?  In comes Manor Hall.  Susan Mann started in 2004 and well....I'll let you see the journey for yourself.

Susan graciously sent me some samples to try out of her 100% natural products.  That's right: no synthetic dyes or fragrances, and they are not tested on animals!

Camelina & Aloe Complexion Bar and Scrubber
This went on super smooth. Forget what they tell you about not using bar soaps for your face.  This is different.  It has a very calming effect and didn't dry me out at all.

Ignore the cray-cray hair, please.  Look how much fun I'm having!

Ruby Moon and Shea Butter with Rose
These are both wonderful!  Ruby Moon has a woodsy scent to it that I love and the Shea Butter soap is uber-moisturizing.  I've always been a body wash type person, but these make me rethink bar soap completely!

Art House Soap in Bella Coconut
I know it looks delicious, but don't eat it, it's not fudge!  It is Susan's art house line, a soap with looks!  I highly recommend the Bella Coconut scent too.  It just made me feel like I was in the Caribbean, that is, until I heard sirens outside and remembered that I live in Brooklyn.  Sad face.

Aroma Roll in Almost Sunset
Right now, this is a Godsend.  I just started school again, things are getting busy at work, it's almost NY Fashion Week, and I'm getting no sleep because of the puppy.  With notes of lemongrass, patchouli, and ylang ylang, it will have you relaxing in no time.  True story: it even made my headache go away!

Out and Out Shea
This is unrefined shea butter.  You know what that means?  It's the good stuff!  I wish I had this when I used to swim and the chlorine made me so dry and itchy.  It's very dense so you have to warm it with your hands.  After that, use it at your discretion.  It's super good for improving stretch marks and to prevent them for any potential mamas out there!

So....would you like to try all of this yourself?  Well you can!! Manor Hall would like to give away this complete set to a lucky winner.  And wait! There will be 2nd and 3rd place winners too!  They will receive an Art House Soap with a wooden soap dish.  I know you're so excited!

To Enter:
1. Go to the Manor Hall website and pick out your favorite item/scent.
2. Follow Manor Hall on Twitter or Facebook.

For Extra Entries:
1. Follow Black + Blonde One on Bloglovin.
2. Follow Black + Blonde One on Twitter.
3. Like Black + Blonde One on Facebook.
4. Tweet about the giveaway.
5. Facebook the giveaway.

Best of luck!  The giveaway will end on September 8th at midnight.  Winners will be announced on September 9th.  Please remember to comment on how you entered along with your email address. 


  1. Oooh! The Spearmint Grapefruit soap sounds lovely!
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  2. I joined you on twitter as mbm218
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  3. I follow Manor Hall on twitter as mbm218
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  5. Beautiful things, nice giveaway!

  6. Would love to try the hand polish & cuticle cream!
    I'm following Manor Hall on Twitter

  7. + tweeted about it
    Thanks for the giveaway Lindsay!

  8. WOW that shea butter and soap look awesome!!! =D You have the best giveaways! =D

  9. Heyyyy girly! I'm following you on bloglovin, FB, twitter and I retweeted your giveaway! =D YAY! So much amazing loot!

  10. Hey Lindsey ! I just found your blog and it's very nice ! You live in New lucky ! I am italian, been there last month for my honeymoon and my husband and I fell in love with the City, we wanna come back next year ! I am gonna pay you a visit, hehe ! I am following you via Bloglovin, follow back if you like my site, even on Google friend Connect if you want to ! Kisses

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