Friday, September 25, 2009

And the winner is....

Thanks to all for participating in the giveaway! It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to trying some new things! So, after a random drawing involving slips of paper (one per person), a hat and my husband as the drawer, I'm happy to announce that the winner is....
Jamie at The4Bells!
Jamie, I know where to find you and will either get it in the mail or get it to you in person soon. :-) Thanks again all and happy weekend to you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I Want to Go to There & A Giveaway of My Own

I LOVE lavender; especially fresh cut or dried lavender. Once in a while I can find it at a farmer's market. But I also love anything scented lavender. And I would REALLY love to visit the Provence region in France and see the lavender fields for myself. It's a dream of mine. I didn't get the chance to see that region when I was there, but maybe someday...wouldn't you love to stand in one of the fields above?! Forget "wanting" to go...I think I NEED to go. :-)

The pictures above are from the L'Occitane website. I consider myself a drugstore-cosmetics-kind-of-girl for the most part, but my one indulgence is shea butter from L'Occitane. It's super smooth and creamy and very multi-purpose...I used it as lip balm, under my eyes, on my hands and cuticles and most recently on my hair to add a little shine (and tame flyaways!). Even better was the Limited Edition lavender shea butter they had a couple years ago. I have searched high and low to find that again (including every store I saw while in France), but to no avail (if you ever see it, let me know!).

They have lots of amazing products that are all natural and manufactured using socially responsible processes. I would love to try more of their products, but I digress....

So, all of that to say, what is your tried-and-true-can't-live-without-it beauty product? I am always on the lookout for something simple, but effective (and reasonably priced, but that can be negotiable). I have been wanting to do this giveaway for a long time (mostly to learn all your best beauty secrets!), so here we go:

  • Leave me a comment telling me your favorite beauty product.
  • Comments welcome through this Thursday (9/24/09) and I'll pick the winner on Friday (random drawing).
  • Make sure I can contact you either via blog or e-mail.
The winner will receive a mini-size Shea Butter from L'Occitane. It's small, but it's good. :-)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another fun giveaway...

So, I didn't win Trina's giveaway, BUT....there's another fun giveaway today at The Inspired Room featuring the jewelry of Lisa Leonard (I'll take one of each, please).
All of these giveaways are puttng me in the mood to try one.....stay tuned. :-)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Giveaway at la la lovely things!

Trina at la la lovely is having a giveaway this week featuring the handmade vintage jewelry of Vivi Reborn. I love their concept of repurposing vintage jewelry - and they have some beautiful pieces. Stop by and enter for yourself, and check out the rest of Trina's blog while you're there. It's full of beautiful things, and it inspired me to start this blog. :-)