Eco-Beauty Giveaway Winner & More

Without further ado, The Penny Rose would like to congratulate Jordy Whitaker for winning our big eco-beauty giveaway! Jordy was one of dozens of entrants across Facebook, Instagram and on the blog, and is the lucky recipient of a Synergy Organic Clothing + The Penny Rose top, a variety of natural makeup from Whole Foods Market, and two tickets to this Friday’s “Spring Style Preview: Natural Beauty & Fashion” event.

Didn’t win? Don’t fret: tickets are still available (online and at the door) for $10, and are well worth the cost considering proceeds go to the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 13 at Synergy’s flagship store in downtown Santa Cruz (1229 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz), and will feature skincare demos by evan healy, mini eco-beauty makeovers by Whole Foods and a look at the new spring line from Synergy.

If this fun event whets your appetite for eco-beauty inspiration, you’re in luck. Whole Foods is kicking off its first Beauty Week (March 18-24), when the local stores will participate in a celebration of all things natural beauty. They’ll offer a $60-value limited edition “Hello Beauty!” bag stuffed with exclusive samples for $18 starting March 21, will be offering 25 percent off all facial products from March 20-22, and will be showcasing a new rosehip oil-based skincare brand, Trilogy.