A Merry, Merry Season Start: International Giveaway *closed*

The Good Shopping Weekend just ended: it was such a beautiful experience. Here’s a short review + a chance for YOU to WIN a wonderful GIFT box! 


Adventurers, the event I announced here last week was a blast!
Co-hosted by Andrea of Abury – beyond fashion, Lyss of Blyss chocolate and Yours Truly in Abury’s showroom in Berlin, it was a celebration of social enterprise, green change and the global tribe that demands business to become ethical – and a Christmas market with gift sets for sustainable giving.evening-impressions-thegoodshoppinggiveaway-opener

On Friday, we had a party and a wonderful reading, old-fashioned way, seated on oriental leather pouffes. A story from One Thousand and One Nights was read and we were hanging on every word of the actress. FridayNight
On Saturday, we listened to and gave talks on cultural preservation, of building a social enterprise, of partnerships with rural communities, of conscious consuming, of learning and of supporting business that give back! The discussion was amazing. Andrea (Abury founder) spoke about starting a sustainable partnership with rural communities in Morocco, Daniela (Abury designer) spoke about her journey to Ecuador to start a new collection of handmade knitted goods. Lyss (Blyss) spoke about ethical giving on Christmas and beyond. And I spoke about my quest, the importance of being informed and making good decisions – and about supporting the right cause rather than blindly following the advertised trends. thegoodshopping_team_abury_blyss_beautycalypseOh look, this is the beautiful crowd that does beautiful things – Abury, Blyss and Beautycalypse.

shopping-at-the-good-shoppingHere’s a guest in shopping fever 😉 Our guests received cool extra treats: Uber provided driver service vouchers, and Dr. Hauschka sent Andrea, their ambassador, rose oil based body care sets as luxurious giveaways.dr-hauschka-giveaways
Today, on the first Advent Sunday – which marks the beginning of the holiday season in Germany – a few late arrivals shared with us the last glasses of vegan prosecco (I like supporting unique businesses) and the last bites of amazonian nuts. healthy-snackNom! 😉

Thanks to everyone who showed up! It’s been a genuine pleasure meeting you.


I have a very special gift that one lucky reader can win. The gift set that you can win, includes:
+ One 100g bottle of Blyss chocolate covered cocoa nibs;
+ one 100g bottle of Blyss chocolate covered dried physalis;
+ one 100g bottle of Blyss chocolate covered coffee beans;
+ one Abury handmade leather pouch in nude and blue;
+ one Abury handmade necessaire in yellow and pink (incl. Zwilling manicure set);
+ an extra gift from me! One Beautycalypse eco-printed Christmas card.
This amazing gift set by ethical brands is worth 120€! giveaway

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY you have to (#1) fill and send the form below and (2) to be following Beautycalypse.com either using the email widget on the left “RIDE ALONG, NOT ALONE” or the WordPress “follow” function, if you have a WordPress account) before December 8th at noon CET.


By entering the giveaway you agree to the following terms and conditions: The giveaway is hosted independently and free of compensation by Beautycalypse.com, not affiliated with any company mentioned in this post and open to everybody worldwide (keep it fair: one entry per individual only). The information collected from the contact form below is not shared, not sold, and used only to contact the winner. The giveaway ends December 8th at 12:00 (noon) CET, the winner is chosen by random. The winner has to get in touch with me within 48 hours or another winner has to be selected. Prizes cannot be shipped to post-office boxes; shipping is made by me personally and is free for the winner. All decisions are final, no right of appeal, no refunds, no cash.

Read the winner’s beauteous, sweet, grace-ful report here.


Geeking out about all things truly green, healthy and ethical over at BEAUTYCALYPSE.com (Avatar illustration by A. Goncharenko)

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