Day 5 of 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways: Lala & Elm

December 5, 2020 (updated December 6, 2023) — Written by

Welcome to Day 5 of The New Knew’s 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways! Today we’ve teamed up with North Carolina’s newest clean beauty store Lala & Elm to give away the COSMOS approved LA FERVANCE Gommage Extraordinaire, Eclat Extraordinaire and more. A must-try, multi-ritual gommage & balm duo worth $469! This duo is everything!

A woman holding up clean beauty products.

This giveaway is generously sponsored by Lala & Elm, a mother and daughter owned clean beauty and wellness boutique featuring sustainable, eco-luxe gifts. As always, The New Knew only works with brands who we trust are making the world a better place.

By: Lisa Fennessy

Ask any woman who is trying to make better decisions how their journey started and 9 out of 10 of them will say it started with their first pregnancy or a cancer diagnosis. The same is true for Erica Mearns, owner and manager of Lala & Elm, Wilmington, NC’s newest clean beauty boutique. Her godmother’s breast cancer diagnosis coupled with the birth of her first daughter was the catalyst to pursuing healthy living and clean beauty. 

Erica explains, “Like any parent, I simply wanted better for my children, I wanted purity, efficacy, transparency and integrity when it came to the products we used.” 

For more information on the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways, read my intro blog!

Lala & Elm offers…

Lala & Elm is also available online and carries skincare, makeup, haircare, body care, bath, lifestyle and gifts. 

When I checked out the shop online for the first time, I saw some familiar faces like Leahlani, Maya Chia and EVOLVh but what really drew me in was I saw SEVERAL brands I had never heard of before. And let me tell you, there is nothing like being delighted and surprised in this way when, as an insider, you feel like you’ve seen it all. Like how about a clean beauty advent calendar, plantable candles, body planes, flavored liquid collagen sups in beautiful apothecary glass…or how about a fermented rice essence for your hair??

To me, curating in this way exudes integrity, innovation and leadership and I really value that from people in this space.

Lala & Elm also stands out because…

👩‍👧‍👧This is truly a family run business with Erica’s two daughters (in high school and college) working alongside her on merchandising strategy and curation. 

🐚A portion of every sale is donated to non-profit organizations focused on ocean conservation and environmental health.

♻️They partner with TerraCycle as a Zero Waste Box location so that you can conveniently recycle your used beauty products.

💰They also have a generous point program where you can earn store credit for every dollar spent.  

Lala & Elm featuring LA FERVANCE

That being said, I was super excited to get my hands on two products from LA FERVANCE, an Australian-French brand I’d never seen before. Both of which we are giving away today! 

Gommage Extraordinaire – An exfoliator and cleanser like no other. First of all the color and texture here are both chef’s kiss. This dark, rich, creamy, thick, textured mask is what you want to reach for when you need exfoliation and a deep clean. Massaging this mask in will activate its natural exfoliating agents (naturally derived apothecary of macadamia seed powder, French quartz sand powder, seawater from the Bretonnes coasts, and organic sugar) while the rest of the team (including vegetable bamboo charcoal, Australian fruit complex, and French red algae extract) also helps to moisturize, nourish and even skin tone. 

My skin feels so soft and super clean without feeling dried out after this which is rare for a deep cleaning / detox-esque type of treatment. Also love that it’s COSMOS approved. 

Eclat Extraordinaire – Um, so when I opened this I literally said, “WOW!” outloud to myself. Can you see the color of this moisturizer? It’s literally GLOWING—thanks to the addition of 23K gold (for reals!). But this cream to oil moisturizer is not all glitz and glam, 67% of the total volume of this treatment is active ingredients boasting double hyaluronic acid, a bio-active complex of Australian mountain plant extracts, mimosa and jojoba extracts, baobab lifting gel, Buriti oil, Kakadu plum extract, vitamin E and pure seawater from the French Breton coasts. Also COSMOS approved. 

Using both of these products together is a complete dream. Gommage Extraordinaire cleanses and exfoliates leaving skin super soft and then Eclat Extraordinaire delivers serious moisture and a subtle glow that leaves my skin feeling and looking über radiant. 

The Lala & Elm giveaway

As a pseudo-southerner and a lover of clean beauty, I’m so excited to team up with Lala & Elm to give away this experience! One lucky winner will be taking home the following luxe set from LA FERVANCE worth $469:

  • Eclat Extraordinaire
  • Gommage Extraordinaire
  • Spa headband
  • Travel bag including travel sizes of Eclat Extraordinaire and Gommage Extraordinaire (so you are never without)

Be sure to check back tomorrow for your chance to win all the cute accessories from Machete!  


xo, lisa in cursive

*This giveaway is open to the United States and internationally. Winner will be emailed after giveaway closes on Dec. 14.

By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!