Thursday, April 26, 2012

Amazing Allergy Free Skin Care and a Giveaway!

Update~ We have our giveaway winner!  The gift certificate goes to Maegan, with comment #57 as chosen by random.org.   Congrats Maegan!  Please come back after you have tried out your new products, and tell us how you like them!





Here at Shadow's house, we are having a nice easy day off~ a spa day, for much needed pampering and rejuvenation.  I'm using my favorite new skin care products, and I am SO excited about them! Why?

Spa set 


Because I have dry hypersensitive skin, and the worst allergies of anyone you will likely ever meet. My doctor said he wants to put me in a bubble. I have chemical sensitivity.  That means chemical odors, especially PERFUME, make me very ill. I didn't always have this problem. It came upon me gradually, as my allergies got worse and worse, and I slowly withdrew from the "normal" world. Things got so bad, I had to take a medical leave from work, and I was off for a year.  During that time, I rid my home of all scented items, and now I search for natural alternatives to commercial products that I used to take for granted.

Any of you who have a perfume allergy already KNOW how difficult it is to find  products that won't irritate your skin.  Things labeled 'sensitive', 'hypoallergenic', and 'fragrance free', have gone through my bathroom in a sort of sorry trial and error parade.  Most of them give me the heebie jeebies. Rashes, itching, headaches, nausea, and a general unhappy funk.  Into the wastebasket they go.  If you read the label, yes they might not contain artificial perfume, but they still have harsh chemical additives.
What to do?

I'm so sensitive, I actually cringe at the thought of trying anything new. Branching out into a new line of products took an act of real bravery! If you are hypersensitive like me, let me be your canary in a coal mine, the proverbial guinea pig.

So I decided to try some of the new organic products from Winsome & Green.  The idea of using something made in small batches by a real person is appealing; as well as the use of natural organic ingredients, with no artificial fragrances or chemical additives.

Calendula Baby Balm

Baby Balm
I'm not a baby, but I do love this balm. It takes care of my super dry skin, and soothes the itchy owies away.
Smell: pleasantly warm and buttery.  Yum!




Cleansing Grains

Cleansing Grains


An interesting product! It's a powder. I mixed a tiny bit with some lotion and warm water, and massaged it onto my face; then I scrubbed with a washcloth, and rinsed.  My skin felt soft, smooth, and clean. 
Smell:  fresh, clean oats with a slight pleasant herbal odor.


Honey Bee Lip Balm

Lip Balm 


I confess, I'm a bit of a lip balm addict. Usually I need to reapply my lip balm constantly to keep my lips from chapping.  This balm is the bomb! I used a teeny dab of it last night, and 8 hours later my lips were still moist and protected. 
Smell:  delicious mint and orange. I want to eat it. 



Honey Mint Sugar Scrub


Sugar Scrub 

This is heaven in a jar.  It is wonderfully revitalizing and refreshing, and it feels great.
Smell: like you are enjoying a peppermint patty in the shade of a juniper tree in the high Sierra.  Take me away!



Sierra Juniper

I loved every one of these products, and they passed my sensitivity test with flying colors! No adverse reactions of any kind. I'm very hard to please, but I must admit, I'm impressed! 

In fact, I  love this natural skin care line so much, I have decided to partner with Christa of Winsome & Green  for an exciting giveaway!  Christa has graciously agreed to provide our giveaway winner with a $50 gift certificate.  This gift certificate is good for anything in Christa's shop: beauty products including the lip balms, cleansing grains, detoxifying masks; along with her line of organic garden seeds. Perfect!

Christa has also given our readers a very generous coupon code!  Enter code SHADOW20 at checkout for 20% off any Winsome & Green order through the duration of the contest. :)



The Rules

This giveaway is available to the US and Canada only!

(note: leave a separate comment for each entry to increase your chances!)
To stand a chance to win, you MUST:
1. Be a follower of this blog

For extra chances do any or all of the following: 

1. Tweet about this giveaway and show us a link to your tweet

2. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and link back to our blog (leave your blog link behind)

3. Share this giveaway on your Facebook (leave your FB link behind)

4. Follow Christa on twitter 

5. Visit Christa's shop, and tell us what your favorite item is

6. Like Christa and Shadow, and leave a comment on our pages.

7. Follow Christa's blog 

DURATION 

This giveaway will run for 2 weeks from April 26 to Noon pacific time, May 10, 2012.

The winner will be chosen by random.org on  May 10, 2012 and will be announced immediately and contacted via email.
If the winner cannot be contacted within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen by random.org.

This giveaway is available to the US and Canada only!

Good luck!

129 comments:

  1. I love Christa's new shop to!!!!

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  2. Happily tweeted this awesome giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/#!/Boutique72/status/195672338468061185

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  3. Shared on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/BoutiqueVintage72/posts/142495385881123

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  4. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/JeannieRichard/status/195750350291087360

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  5. Love the skincare spa set! http://www.etsy.com/listing/96946864/organic-natural-skin-care-spa-set

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  6. Love Christa new shop
    twitted https://twitter.com/#!/MariaBeads/status/195840083386052608

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  7. shared on Facebook
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  8. I would love to win the products!

    Doris
    mamansmart@yahoo.com

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  9. Count me in!

    Eric
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  10. I'm a new blog follower! Absolutely lovely!
    reilly (dot) meagan (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. Followed Christa on Twitter!
    @Mod_Mode

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  12. Really interested in trying the cleansing grains!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/96138273/cleansing-grains-spot-treatment-with

    (ModernMode on Etsy)

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  13. Used to follow Christa's blog, somehow didn't transfer to my new reader, so re-following now!

    reilly (dot) meagan (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I am a follower of the blog

    laurenalexis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. the seaweed facemask is my favorite in her shop

    laurenalexis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I'm following!

    efusty06 at yahoo dot com

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  17. following Christa on Twitter (@laurenawrecksus)

    laurenalexis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I like the Organic Natural Skin Care Spa Set!!

    efusty06 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I followed your blog!. Thanks for hosting it.

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  20. My favorite item on the shop is the natural lip balm sampler.

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  21. Love Christa's new shop. I follow via gfc!

    Devin
    dbwais at gmail dot com

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  22. I follow Christa's blog.

    Devin
    dbwais at gmail dot com

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  23. I follow Christa on twitter (via @ShinyStitchy)

    Devin
    dbwais at gmail dot com

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  24. I really really want to try the lip balm - all of them!

    Devin
    dbwais at gmail dot com

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  25. Followed Christa on twitter : )

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  26. i follow on gfc!
    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

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  27. my fave item is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/97960129/detoxifying-moroccan-red-clay-rhassoul
    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

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  28. I follow Christa's blog now :)
    sammybigtoesure at gmail dot com

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  29. GFC Follower of your blog.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I like the Natural Lip Balm Sampler.

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  31. GFC Follower of Christa's blog.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I'm a follower via GFC!
    carizzatabobo@gmail.com

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  33. I love all the products, but the natural lip balms and sugar scrub sound amazing.
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  34. liked both facebook pages and left a comment!
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  35. GFC Follower as Amy Orvin

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  36. tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/amyorvin/status/196137301951254529

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  37. shared giveaway on facebook as Amy Orvin
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/amyorvin/posts/388368774540674

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  38. following Christa on twitter as amyorvin

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  39. From Christa's shop, I like Honey Mint Sugar Scrub

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  40. Liked Christa and Shadow and leFT a comment as Amy Orvin

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  41. following Christa's blog via GFC as Amy Orvin

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  42. I follow your blog as Chels. These products look amazing, thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/580chels/status/196174527867260928

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  44. I follow Christa on twitter as @580chels

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  45. I would love to try the cleansing grains! http://www.etsy.com/listing/96138273/cleansing-grains-spot-treatment-with

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  46. I follow Christa's blog via gfc as chels

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  47. I follow you via GFC as Karen
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

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  48. I like the Natural Facial Wash Acne Cleanser Herbal Skin Care -Travel Size - 2 oz
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  49. I follow you on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  50. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/zaira_faith/status/196330114018050050

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  51. I shared on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=231080196992526&id=100002725914388

    megnate at telus dot net

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  52. I follow Christa on twitter as @zaira_faith

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  53. I would really like to try this cleanser: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95962965/natural-facial-wash-acne-cleanser-herbal

    megnate at telus dot net

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  54. I follow Christa's blog on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  55. Following on GFC as Danielle/See Shop Love!

    dhsauers(at)gmail.com

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  56. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/gimmetweets3/status/196361467849748480

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  57. Following Christa on Twitter as @gimmetweets3

    dhsauers(at)gmail.com

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  58. My favorite item is the Honey Mint Sugar Scrub

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  59. I'm following Christa's blog on GFC as Danielle/See Shop Love!

    dhsauers(at)gmail.com

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  60. I follow this blog via GFC as deb_oro

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  61. I added Christa's shop to my Etsy faves as DESPINA VNT
    My favorite is the Organic Natural Skin Care Spa Set - Cleansing Grains, Honey-Mint Sugar Scrub, Herb Garden Cleanser, Lip Balm!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  62. I follow Christa's blog via GFC as deb_oro

    DESPINA
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  63. I like both pages on Facebook and left a comment, as Despina Vnt

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  64. GFC followed you ^_^

    I like this item best: http://www.etsy.com/listing/97210350/natural-lip-balm-sampler-the-whole-sha
    I go through lip balm like mad and love variety.

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  65. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I follow Christa's blog with google friend connect as Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo:
    https://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/196646045751574530
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. My favorite item from Winsome Green is the Natural Facial Wash Acne Cleanser Herbal Skin Care

    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. GFC follower MoonRae
    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

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  70. @SharonSiqueiros follows Christa on twitter

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

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  71. The Moroccan Red clay detox mask sounds wonderful!!

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

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  72. I already like both of you on FB, but I did leave a comment on both pages(Sharon Siqueiros)

    lunrei at yahoo dot com

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  73. Tweet: twitter.com/#!/vivacious4/status/196701743223013376

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  74. I follow Christa on twitter

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  75. I love the Natural Lip Balm Sampler.

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  76. I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue).
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  77. My favorite item is:
    Natural Organic Facial Cleanser - Herb Garden 4oz - Herbal Wash for Acneic , Oily and Combination Skin
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  78. I follow Christa on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  79. I am a public follower of Christa's blog on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue).
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  80. I like Christa and Shadow on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  81. I shared this on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/MsCarolsueA/posts/228173963953780
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  82. Your giveaway is posted on my blog
    http://mscarolsue.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaways-ive-entered.html
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  83. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. I follow you via GFC.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/normawatson/status/196956590270726145

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. Shared on Facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=196556873798531&id=100000982041953

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. I follow Christa on Twitter - @normawatson

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. My favorite item is the Sweet Orange lip balm.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/97224366/natural-lip-balm-sweet-orange-honey

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. I like Christa and Shadow on Facebook, and commented on both pages.

    Facebook: Cindy A.
    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. I follow Christa's blog via GFC.

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  90. I follow Shadow Jewels via GFC as Black Asphodel

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. https://twitter.com/#!/BlackAsphodel/status/197125381638205440

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  92. Blog post: http://blackasphodel.tumblr.com/post/22160320716/winsome-green-giveaway-on-shadow-jewels

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  93. https://www.facebook.com/BlackAsphodel/posts/259176034180895

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  94. I'd like to try this product: http://www.etsy.com/listing/95962965/natural-facial-wash-acne-cleanser-herbal

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  95. I liked Christa and Shadow on Facebook and left comments as Black Asphodel

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  96. I follow Christa's blog via GFC and Linky Followers as Black Asphodel

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  97. I follow Christa on Twitter as @BlackAsphodel

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  98. I follow via GFC.

    jenniferleeday at gmail

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  99. I'm a follower on Twitter.
    @jenniferleeday

    jenniferleeday at gmail

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  100. I am following you site via GFC - Monique J. Thanks for this giveaway

    moniquehasana @ hotmail . com

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  101. I follow via GFC as "M"

    azurielm@aol.com

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  102. I follow Christa on Twitter as @Azurielm

    azurielm@aol.com

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  103. I liked both on Facebook as Muriel Grubb

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  104. my favorite item from Crista's shop
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/95987414/natural-lip-balm-tin-healing-honey-and

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  105. Gfc Kendra Gillilan
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  106. Honey mint sugar scrub
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  107. I follow you via gfc as Nenna

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  108. Great information on this site thanks for sharing!
    Take Care
    Meaningful Beauty Reviews

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  109. i'm a follower!

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  110. i follow christa on twitter (ichbinseins)

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  111. the honey mint foot scrub sounds amazing!

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  112. Thank you so much for this generous giveaway! Following via GFC as Elena V.

    lifesdeepcolors(at)hotmail.com

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  113. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/LifesDeepColors/status/199571912387592193

    lifesdeepcolors@hotmail.com

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  114. favorite item is the Detox Face Mask - Seaweed. want to get it!

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  116. I love the organic carrot seeds! I started a garden for the first time this year, I need to try carrots :)

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