Snag One of Our Favorite Things: Lavanila’s Vanilla Blackberry Perfume [Giveaway]

The effort it takes to find your signature perfume is positively excruciating. Talk about a true first world problem, right? But seriously, Marilyn Monroe had Channel No. 5, Katharine Hepburn had Miss Dior and Britney Spears has…well…just about everything on the T.J. Maxx sale shelf.

You want “your” scent to be one that’s unique and long-lasting, something that can work for both day and night, ideally something affordable (hello, college budget!), and you want your fragrance to be healthy. A lot of people don’t realize just how many nasty, creepy, icky chemicals go into perfume concoctions — chemicals that then absorb into your skin. Lovely!

In our quest for a healthy fragrance alternative, we learned about Lavanila Laboratories. They specialize in natural, timeless blends of pure essential oils, skin-safe botanicals and vita-rich technology for long-lasting, anti-oxidant rich fragrances bursting with beauty benefits. Not only does their line of vanilla-infused perfumes last for hours and ring in at price tag that’s student-friendly — $58 for 1.7 oz, or $19 for a rollerball vial  — the Vanilla Blackberry fragrance smells beyond amazing. It’s both warm and fresh and positively perfect for summer.

When we find a product we truly love, of course we want to get you guys in on the fun, too. This week, we’re giving away a bottle of Lavanila’s Vanilla Blackberry perfume to one lucky reader!

To enter, leave a comment below telling us who your favorite beauty icon is. We’ll pick a winner April 29th!

Contest Closed



    1. bianca says:

      my beauty icon is lauren conrad!

    2. Izzy says:

      Jennifer Lawrence!

    3. Yael says:

      My beauty icon is Emma Watson , she always looks put together , beautiful and they type of girl I would love to be friends with.

      Have a great day:)

    4. @emily__lynn says:

      Definitely Reese Witherspoon She always looks polished.

    5. Emma says:

      My beauty icon is rachel bilson! she always look sophisticated but with an edge

    6. abbydoo343 says:

      Rachel Mcadams. She's always flawless, and can work any color hairstyle.

    7. Sunni says:

      Audrey Hepburn

    8. Yuming says:

      My beauty icon is Taylor Swift:)

    9. Sassersaurus says:

      My style icon would be Princess Diana. She always exuded grace and poise, no matter what her life situation. Keepin' it classy, always😀

    10. Blake Lively! She's always gorgeous!

    11. Sophia says:

      My beauty icon is Kate Hudson. It always seems so effortless for her!

    12. Kaitlyn says:

      My beauty icon is Dita von Teese. I love her sense old world glamour that she manages to bring to modern times in such a beautifully classy and elegantly sexy way. I've always loved that look of the simple, yet statement-making, makeup, and the curvy hourglass silhouette of corsets and the body-contoring fashions of the 40's and 50's. Her style shows that beauty doesn't just mean a stick-thin figure and showing as much skin as humanly possible. Sexy can still be classy.

    13. abbie says:

      My beauty icon is Scarlett Johansson. She is classy, sensual, and genuine in all that she does!

    14. My beauty icon is Jennifer Lopez!😀 Love her sensuality!

    15. Meg S says:

      Lately, it's been Jessica Alba!

    16. Skye says:

      Natalie Portman. She’s always gorgeous.

    17. Julie Zhao says:

      Marion Cotillard

    18. Leanna French says:

      Beauty icon? I love Grace Kelly. She was so stylish, and she was very inventive with what she had (The silk scarf turned tube top ringing any bells)? Plus she made the capris famous! She kept glamour alive

    19. Rachel says:

      Blake Lively! She is gorgeous and so stylish. I love that she seems to have such a sunny outlook on life. Plus, I love seeing other tall girls represent!

    20. Leah says:

      Miranda Kerr! She is gorgeous and applies her makeup so it looks natural while accenting her beauty. She knows the line between too much makeup and enhancing with makeup.

    21. howdelightfull says:

      Emma Watson! So classy and gorgeous!

    22. @lammyjae says:

      Emma Watson.
      She manages to be cute and sexy and hot at the same time. She is also one of the few celebrities who keeps her private life 'private' and as a college student, it is nice to see she is serious about her education too. It makes her beautiful both on the outside and the inside.

    23. steph37xx says:

      My beauty icon would have to be Camilla Belle. Apart from being naturally beautiful with exotic features and luminous skin, she also knows exactly how to amplify the effect while still adhering to 'less is more' philosophy. She's one of the most classy contemporary actresses and honestly although people always say that Cara Delevigne pioneered the strong eyebrow look for this year, Camilla has been rocking it for years! Hands down, best organically beautiful icon there is.

    24. Beck says:

      Audrey Hepburn she rocked skinnies, wayfarers, Tiffany, Scarves, and everything else but was still classy

    25. Lauren says:

      Coco Chanel

    26. Virginia says:

      My Favorite beauty icon is Lauren Conrad, her look is always super classic and isn't always overdone with hair and makeup.

    27. fannylinnkraft says:

      I would have to say Blake Lively. I'm a honey blonde girl like her and I love to steal her style every now and then to get that effortless look.

    28. Angie says:

      My favorite beauty icon is Lauren Conrad.

    29. ccc says:

      My beauty icon is Grace Jones. She has such a cohesive and identifiable style, totally owns it, always looks amazing.

    30. Deanna says:

      My beauty icon would have to be Leighton Meester. She always looks flawless whether she is rocking the boho look or the chic red carpet style

    31. AubreyZ says:

      My style icon? I really like Zooey Deschanel. Everything she wears looks so cute, so well-put-together and so unique. So many other people these days wear clothes that are either super trendy (that everyone is wearing) or that are overly sexualized. I really love her look: the hair, the makeup, the clothes. And I like that she is unique and a good role model for young girls.

    32. Sean says:

      Jessica Chastain, I love her classic looks…wish I had them to pull it off.

    33. Karen says:

      SCARLETT JOHANSSON. She isn't what I would consider gorgeous . . she is so comfortable that she creates her style — picking here and there from icons of the past. She can be Platinum blond in perfect fifties diva style, brunette in a girl-next-door version, or a sexy red-haired warrior as in Iron Man 2. Scarlett Johansson loves changing looks, and not only for theatrical requirements. It is said she enjoys transforming herself . . . SHOULDN'T WE ALL?

      She's the face of Dolce&Gabbana makeup and their The One fragrance. Now there's a smart lady!!

    34. elenavo says:

      My beauty icon is Halle Berry. She radiates health, confidence and kindness. She's always in shape and manages to look sexy and seductive without being trashy, like some celebrities. I admire her perseverance and commitment to excellence.

    35. Cecilia says:

      Jamie Chung, because she always looks completely fresh and like she is having fun. You can barely see the makeup but you can definitely see a healthy glow!

    36. My beauty icon is Audrey Hepburn, her looks were always feminine and clean, classy and glamorous.

    37. boringzlifez says:

      My favorite beauty icon is Marion Cotillard. She's so stylish, classy, well spoken and extremely talented!

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