Sunday, July 26, 2009

This old skin and Skin Free Giveaway

Every time I look in the mirror at my skin, I realize the damage that I did when I was young. I'm probably a lot older than some of you (I'm not embarrassed to say that I'm 55). Back in "the day" we'd sit out on the beach having slathered baby oil over our faces and bodies to get the darkest tan that we could. Some of us even put iodine in the oil to make the tan DARKER. We weren't aware of UV rays, sun damage, aging skin and the like.

It's no surprise that my skin looks the way that it does. I've got age spots, sun damage, a small brown spot that I developed during pregnancy that never went away.....dry, creeping skin with dark circles and hollows under my eyes. I'm definitely a dermatologist and plastic surgeon's dream (he/she could buy a new Mercedes with what it would cost to fix this face).

As a result, I jump at skin care products that make promises to prevent wrinkles, reverse sun damage and firm my sagging skin.

When the owner of Skin Free approached me about reviewing her firming cream, I was ALL IN! I was so surprised when I received my package from Skin Free, because not only had Julie sent me the Skin Free Firming Matrix Creme for Face , but she had sent me a bar of Extra Moisturizing Soap, some Acai Scrub for Sparkling Skin and a bottle of Skin Free Corrective Face Nectar.


I began my regime of using these products almost 3 weeks ago. I wanted to give them a REAL workout on my skin before I did this review. In retrospect, I wish that I had taken some "before" pictures - because the change has been dramatic. I guess you'll just have to take my word on this. I'm not saying that I look 25 years old (I WISH!!!), but my age and sun spots have become lighter. As a matter of fact, my skin tone which was muddy looking, has lightened.

I'm just amazed that in 3 weeks time that I've seen such a difference. This had to be from the Skin Free Corrective Face Nectar combined with the Acai Scrub. I think that taking what must have been a layer of dead skin off of my face has made a HUGE difference. Combine that with the retinoic acid (from carrot seeds) in the Corrective Face Nectar and I've got skin that actually is going through a repair process.

I expected that the extra moisturizing soap wouldn't work for me, because I haven't used soap on my face since I was a child. I've always used cleansing creams and lotions. I was actually pleasantly surprised that my skin didn't dry out from using the soap.

I DID find the Acai Scrub to be a little difficult to use. I scooped it out with my fingers the first time and ended up making a huge mess of the bathroom sink area. So, be warned - use a spoon or a popsicle stick to take it out of the jar or you'll have olive oil and acai all over the place. In the end, it was worth the mess - because my skin looked radiant.

I noticed a LITTLE firming from the Firming Matrix cream, but my skin is creeping SO much that I think it's going to take more than 3 weeks to see any significant change. That being said, you can feel a slight tightening when you first put the cream on in the morning.

The best part of all of this is that these products are all completely natural. Created by a pharmacist, using a doctor recommended formula for delicate, sensitive, dry and VERY dry skin, Skin Free products are

  • All Natural, Vegan Ingredients
  • No Perfumes
  • No Petroleum Products
  • No Harmful Chemicals
  • No Steroids
  • No Colorants
  • No Greasy feeling
  • No Animal Testing, Cruelty Free
Julie told me that they're great for those with eczema and psoriasis, people with any type of skin or fragrance allergy, etc.

Right now you can buy Skin Free products both online as well as in Walgreens stores. As a matter of fact, if you purchase certain Skin Free items at Walgreens, when you send in your receipt - you'll get a FREE PRODUCT. Also, Skin Free's products are EXTREMELY reasonably priced. I'm used to paying at least FOUR TIMES what they charge for my skin care products.

Results - I'm giving a FULL flute of champagne for the Skin Free products that I tried, as these products DELIVERED what they claimed.

GIVEAWAY

Skin Free is giving one of Champagne Living's readers a $30 gift certificate to SkinFree.net

RULES:
  • Go to Skin Free and choose what YOU'D purchase with your $30 gift certificate. Come back and let me know.
  • Don't forget to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you.

EXTRA CREDIT

Get one extra entry by:
  • Subscribe to Champagne Living for FREE
  • Follow Champagne Living - on the sidebar
  • Link to this giveaway on your Facebook page
  • Twitter this: RT "Win $30 in Skin Free products at http://tinyurl.com/kt86mg"
  • Add our badge to your blog/site
  • Blog about this giveaway
  • Be sure to leave a comment letting me know if you've done any of these (if you already subscribe - please note that in the comments as well).

Please make sure you leave your email address when adding a comment or I will not be able to contact you if you win.

* This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and over and ends on August 17, 2009 11:59 EST.
* The winner will be randomly chosen and contacted via email.
* The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email or an alternate winner will be chosen.
* Please make sure you check your junk mail folder
* Good Luck


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179 comments:

foamfan said...

Soooo many choices...but I think I would definitely choose the Niaouli Butter Stick to work on my dry-as-dust heels and the Corrective Face Nectar.
donnajt-at-comcast-dot-net

Just Stuff said...

Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin would be my choice. I love stuff like this.

Just Stuff said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MWLinMadison/status/2878654548

rrshep said...

I would try the Eczema Relief Kit.

arochel52@hotmail.com

rrshep said...

I'm a subscriber.

arochel52@hotmail.com

rrshep said...

I'm a follower.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin

Courtney said...

i would try whipped body butter

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Courtney said...

follower

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Courtney said...

subscriber

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Courtney said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/2881247533

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cstironkat said...

I would put the gift card toward the purchase of their Skin Free Firming Matrix Creme for Face

rosannepm said...

I'd like the Extra Moisturizing liquid soap
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Nancyloohoo said...

Let me just say that your newest post on these products was a god send. I just found out that the products I was using and in love with was filled with toxins! And they said they were "mineral" care. I love that Skin Free rates their product by the EWG! This is awesome and I would totally buy the skin care basic set 1 if I won your gift card :) My email is nancyloohoo@gmail.com

djolsen said...

I would like to try the skin renewal system.

throuthehaze said...

I would get the lite moisture for blemish prone skin
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throuthehaze said...

follower
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subscribe in google reader
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Anonymous said...

I would get: About Face Power Pack and pay the difference

Debbi R

debbirich@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Debbi R

debbirich@bellsouth.net

I subscribe

Anonymous said...

The Corrective Face Nectar sounds deliciously decadent to me!!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Shopperguru and I'm a subscriber.:-)

dkcurry at gmail dot com

Alicia said...

I would try the About face power pack!!(and pay the difference) It sounds like you had a great experience with the scrub!! I am always interested in trying new facial products to help my skin look younger!!

radar626 said...

I would like to try the About Face Power Pack. A little bit of everything you need.

I am a subscriber at jokers@bellsouth.net

radar626 said...

I linked to you on facebook. Glad to know you are there!

Kay said...

I am going to try many of the products but with the $30 I would put it toward the Skin Free Firming Matrix Creme for Face.
kaypayne@bellsouth.net

www.kaysbestscents.com

Katie said...

I would get the Eczema Relief Kit.
catherder44 at yahoo dot com

clc408 said...

I think I'd try the Whipped Tamanu Body Butter. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

If I won, I would purchased "whipped Tamanu Body Butter" and "Extra Moisturizing Soap and Shampoo Bar". Thank you for this opportunity.
Panda32(at)verizon.net

Anonymous said...

sucess300(at)gmail.com

I am a avid fan of your blog, and just got the courage to email you to enter your skin free giveaway. If I would win the giveaway, I would get their basic four starter kit for 35.00 and just pay the additional $5. I am so excited about the product that I am going out today and buy the soap to use as a shampoo. Thanks again for a wonderful tip, and I hope I get chose for the giveaway!

Nelsby said...

I would also really like to try the Super Moisture Butter Creme.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I'm a subscriber.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am following your blog.
Thanks!
Aimee
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Nelsby said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2891271560
Thanks!
Aimee
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Roxy said...

I'd probably get the Eczema Relief Kit.

hockiemack at hotmail.com

Roxy said...

follower!

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Anonymous said...

I would get the eczema relief kit for my two boys. Thanks for offering this.

satcphile1@yahoo.com

cstironkat said...

I would put the gift card towward the purchase of Skin Free Firming Matrix Creme for Face

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I'd probably get the Whipped Tamanu Body Butter™ - 8 oz - $18.99

cdziuba said...

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Blogged: http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/07/skin-free-products-30-giveaway_28.html

cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com Posted your giveaway on my Facebook page Carol P Dziuba

Sunnyvale said...

skin renewal system

riley said...

I've been eager to try these products & would LOVE to win this. The product I'm most interested in is the Skin Free Corrective Face Nectar.

Anonymous said...

"After Shower Moisture Spritz™ - 8 fl oz - $11.99

Use immediately after your shower and towel dry to soak in rich moisture and relieve skin of itching and dryness. This is a lighter, but very effective moisturizer for daily use for all skin types."

Jolie Hastings via Facebook

Lostinthemission said...

I'd pick the green clay mask and the blemish prone skin moisturizer. I'd love you to check out my blog!


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Lostinthemission said...

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Lostinthemission said...

I tweeted

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shelliblog said...

I would like to try the skin renewal system.

michelle_troutt@yahoo.com

llinda29 said...

I will buy Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar™ - 3.5 oz - $3.99

CandiceC said...

I would try the After Shower Moisture Spritz and Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin as they both sound unique and interesting.
candicech1 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I am relatively new and I would love I would love:



Corrective Face Nectar™ - 1 oz - $24.99

Use a drop or two at bedtime on face, neck, of damaged skin. Helps to reduce wrinkles, acne, eczema, scarring, & sun damage.



And/or



Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin - 6 oz - $15.99

French Green Clay enriched with soothing Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and hypoallergenic Macadamia Nut oil helps to draw out impurities from blemish prone skin without over-drying.

jennifer@itsallaboutkids.org

Peggy said...

If I won the gift certificate, without a doubt I'd purchase the "Lite Moisture Cream for Daily Use". I'm close to turning 50 and can use all the help I can get!! Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

Peggy said...

I subscribe!

Smooshy said...

i'd get the corrective face nectar!

msrodeobrat said...

i would get the Skin Free Firming Matrix Creme for Face

Kristy said...

I would get the Excema Relief kit for my whole family to use!
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Kristy said...

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Kristy said...

Follow your blog
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Kristy said...

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Kristy said...

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simone/ thebubbledies said...

I would try the Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

simone/ thebubbledies said...

I follow your blog. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

courtneystoffel said...

I love the Spa Scrub Pak!

hebert024 at aol dot com

Judy said...

Hi Zippy:

I would purchase the Basic four gift set for $35.00. My email is rzerbe6462@comcast.net in case I win (which I hope!) Love all your Freebies!! Judy

Mariessa said...
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Mariessa said...

I would get both the Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin, and Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin. I'm not a teenager any more, and yet still able to have teenage skin problems.

Congratulations on these products helping your skin get better!

mariessad (at) gmail (dot) com

J.Danger said...

I would love to try the facial nectar!

J.Danger said...

i tweeted-

http://twitter.com/FreeJDanger/status/3065349301

Jessilyn82 said...

The Whipped Tamanu Butter looks so moisturizing, I love it!

Jessilyn82 said...

I subscribe

Jessilyn82 said...

I follow

Jessilyn82 said...

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J.Danger said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/FreeJDanger/status/3071810942

John Deal said...

The Whipped Body Butter sounds interesting. AztecFeller@aol.com

J.Danger said...

http://twitter.com/FreeJDanger/status/3089483816

Donna said...

I would like the Nutritional and Anti-Oxidant Synergy for Face.
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Donna said...

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Donna said...

tweeted:
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Donna said...

subscriber
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Donna said...

Button on my blog.
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tatertot374 said...

I like the Whipped Body Butter
Thank you for the chance
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Anonymous said...

Debbi R
debbirich@bellsouth.net

The whipped body butter

Jana Cleveland said...

The Sweet & Smooth Sugar Scrub

Jana

justboycrazy@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great product! I would purchase the Basic Four Gift Set to start, if I won.
kagate1@aol.com
Kathy

Leslie B said...

I would try the skin renewal system,or the spa scrub pack, or extra moisterizing soap, or Acai scrub---Its so hard to choose--I'd like to have EVERYTHING!!!:):) email is lcb2929@yahoo.com
Thanks so much--Leslie

PAdoglady said...

I'd love to try the whipped butter cream

J.Danger said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/FreeJDanger/status/3171663046

Anonymous said...

i would love to try the matrix for aged skin

jennem said...

At Skin Free, I'd like to try the Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin along with the Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I was one of those baby oil tanners as well! So, I have some sun damage as well. Also a couple of brown spots! Who knew all these years later we'd be facing this!
If I got the $30 gift cert., I would get the Corrective Face Nectar. I would love to try it and see if it would help out! My email is: mysister35@hotmail.com
Thank You,
Tina

Anonymous said...

I would have to try the skin renewal system. I love to try new body products and these sound absolutely wonderful. These two products sound like just what I need for a great spa-like experience at home!!! My email is angy1965@msn.com
Thanks...Angela.

Winter Witch said...

Lite Moisture Cream for Daily Use

I really need moisturizer right now and I think this would work great.

fiestafun@gmail.com

Winter Witch said...

Sub'd to Champagne Living

Winter Witch said...

Following Champagne Living on the side bar

Winter Witch said...

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Tweeted and following as NetworkingWitch

Winter Witch said...

Added your button to my blog

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Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to try the following...

Extra Moisturizing Liquid Soap
After Shower Moisture Spritz
Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar

If I had any money left over, Would like to try:
Niaouli Butter Stick
(Have always wondered what it would feel like to put butter on my face but don't have the nerve to use the one in the fridge...)

jkrisch@comcast.net (Jane Krisch)

Terry said...

Skin Free Corrective Face Nectar is my choice. I'm 62 and currently looking for a new job. I think this product will enhance my condifence. Thank you. terry.sparkleplenty.kaye@gmail.com

STRANGEONE1120 said...

I would choose the skin renewal system and the corrective face nectar Thanks

J.Danger said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/FreeJDanger/status/3200932832

Anonymous said...

I would love to win!
jh289@hotmail.com

Thanks!

PAdoglady said...

The Super Moist Butter Creme

ky2here said...

I'm going with the Skin Renewal System.

Anonymous said...

I like the Corrective Face Nectar.
kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

Izzie said...

I'd buy the Green Clay Mask because it just sounds cool.

J.Danger said...

tweeted today

http://twitter.com/FreeJDanger/status/3259436594

Anonymous said...

I'd get the Eczema Relief Kit
momjudy22@hotmail.com

denyse said...

I'd get the Excema Relief kit.

denyse_g@hotmail.com

pcm1313 said...

I would choose the Niaouli Butter Stick as one of my gifts. I always have cracked heels.
acsrelay2008@gmail.com

BOJESNE said...

The Extra Moisturizing Liquid Soap is something I need. I wash my hands a lot. Speaking of that, save bread, potato chip and other food bags and use them to cover your hands when you do dirty work so you won't have to wash so much.

Ken said...

I would buy the Eczema Relief Kit. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Sucklehoney said...

I have no ideal what to buy I cant decide I would definitely have to put in my own money also.
hishoneysuckle@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

I would like to try the lite moisturizer and clay mask for blemish prone skin. That would be a good combo.

avaperry said...

I'd try whipped body butter.

Anonymous said...

I'd try the whipped body butter. It sounds luscious.

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe via email.

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heaventrees said...

Skin Free sounds like it's good for sensitive skin so I'd try it. I would like to try the Corrective Face Nectar.

terri142 said...

I would try the Corrective Face Nectar and the Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar.

Anonymous said...

Today's the world is returning towards natural way of curing due to the harmful effects of today's chemical & synthetic medicines. People are deeply worried on this issue and also insisting to use natural way of curing to get health & security.

Our psoriasis cure process is 100% Natural / herbal.
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erma said...

I'd pick the Super Moisture Butter Creme.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Izzie said...

The Green Clay Mask would be awesome to try.

Molly K said...

I would pick the Skin Renewal System.

Molly K said...

I subscribe.

Molly K said...

I follow.

Julie said...

For starters,I would like to try the Acai Scrub for Sparkle skin

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I follow

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Julie said...

email subsriber

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Heather22 said...

I would buy the Basic Four Gift Set - 1 - $35.00. It's worth a little extra over the gift certificate.
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Heather22 said...

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Heather22 said...

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kngmckellar said...

I'd get some of the Whipped Tamanu Body Butter!

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

Candie said...

I like the Spa Scrub Power Pak. Thank you

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kngmckellar said...

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kngmckellar said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to try the Spa Scrub Power Pak! Thanks for the chance!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

electricisland said...

Spa Scrub Power Pak
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electricisland said...

Subscribed. electricisland(at)gmail.com

electricisland said...

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chazvgo said...

I would try out the Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin and the Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin. Thanks :)

susan1215 said...

Spa scrub power pak

wendy said...

I would buy the skin care basic set.

madamerkf at aol dot com

ktanjatk said...

I'd get the Lite Moisture Cream for Daily Use

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ktanjatk said...

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purango said...

I would purchase the Super Moisture Butter Creme and the Sweet & Smooth Sugar Scrub. garrettsambo@aol.com

FDP 4 Life said...

i would get some of the Acai Scrub for Sparkling Skin - 6 oz

Gabriel J. said...

I like the Eczema Relief Kit.

kathy pease said...

id get the Skin Renewal System - 1 - $32.00

kathy pease said...

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kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965
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Anonymous said...

Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin is the first thing I'd get. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

kathy pease said...

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Tylerpants said...

The Spa Scrub Power Pak sounds fantastic!
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Tylerpants said...

I'm a subscriber
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Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower
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denise said...

i would pick the Eczema Relief Kit deniseturnerwa@gmail.com

denise said...

i subscribe deniseturnerwa@gmail.com

Sarah Z said...

I would love to try the Skin Renewal System!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

master_moneky said...

I'll buy 7 Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar with a $30 gift certificate!!!!!

ladycat713 said...

I'd like to try the butter stick on my heels.

ladycat713@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

I would buy the Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin and the Niaouli Butter Stick.

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

kelsey said...

I would like to try Green Clay Mask for Blemish Prone Skin!

Thanks!

ksweeper21@gmail.com

dvice said...

I'd get the eczema relief kit

Anonymous said...

Drop by http://your.healing-homes.org for lots of goodies

Donna said...

wonprizes@gmail.com
I would get the Skin Free Firing Matrix Creme for Face

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