Friday, September 9, 2011

Good-bye Summer...Hello Fall Giveaway: Day 5

Welcome to the final day of my Good-bye Summer...Hello Fall Giveaway week! On Day 1 of this theme week, I asked you what scents came to mind when you thought of the Fall season. You have all been giving such great answers, and many of you responded that Pumpkin and Rain were some of your favorite Fall aromas, which I would definitely agree with. One winner will be able to treat their skin to an all natural softening experience, and they will also be able to enjoy the scent of Pumpkin and Rain at the same time!

THE PRIZE: The package for this giveaway includes two 8 oz. lotions and two 4 oz. body butters--a lotion and butter in Rain, a lotion and butter in Pumpkin. (photo is for reference and only shows one of each product).

Last year I was contacted by a small company called Zi Ran Body, and they asked if I would like to try their products. I'm always looking for new to me body care products, and these are simply wonderful. I was impressed with the natural ingredients, the products themselves, and the fact that Stephanie makes these products fresh to order. She will make the winner's products on the day I order them, and they will be shipped the next day. Here's some information from Zi Ran's web site about their products and ingredients:

We make them fresh, based on YOUR order. They are not sitting on warehouse shelves LOADED with chemical preservatives to sustain shelf life. Our body products contain NO sulfates, NO parabens, or any other chemicals that are scientifically proven to be linked to cancer. You can actually read our product labels, and pronounce every word. Our ingredients are simple, because they should be. The combinations of enriching oils, vitamin E, butters, aloe, and essential oils give our products the advantage over the chemically overloaded products that line the store shelves. Time and time again nature has prevailed in enriching us with some of its finest ingredients for our skins beauty.

Because Zi Ran's products are all natural, there are no synthetic preservatives. They use natural preservatives and because of that, their shelf life is about six months. I personally have never had one of their products that long, because I use them up before then! After sampling their scents last year, I've since ordered every scent they currently offer, and my favorites are the Pumpkin and the Rain. If I was asked to describe the scent of their Rain lotion, it smells clean and fresh with a light floral scent and just enough musk to give it that hint of actual Rain mixed with earth smell. It's not an exact "rain in the Fall" dupe, but it is a very nice fragrance. The Pumpkin scent is, hands down, the absolute best pumpkin scented body product I've ever found. I've been tempted to actually taste it (hey, it's all natural, right?!!), it smells that good.

Zi Ran describes these scents this way:

RAIN: Fresh aquatics with very, very light florals and subtle fruits, yield to a harmonious blend of musks and sandalwoods to create one of the best aquatic scents out there today.

PUMPKIN: Hints of pumpkin,cinnamon, clove and nutmeg round out this wonderful hearty, fall scent. Warm, natural and robust!

THE RULES: This is only open to those who answered Pumpkin and Rain in Monday's post...I'M KIDDING! If any of my lovely followers would like to enter for a chance to win these goodies, just leave your eMail in the comments section below. A reminder that all prizes offered this week are open for entry through September 10, and that all winners will be announced on Monday, September 12. Products will be shipped directly from Zi Ran Body, so this is only open to U.S. residents. Followers only, please.


  1. pereditacreations(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I love pumpkin smells! And pumpkin tastes...

  3. Oooh, Rain sounds amazing.




  5. Awesome!

    jegaffney at gmail dot com

  6. Rain sounds awesome! Thanks, Mary!

    m2hnj25 at gmail dot com

  7. Yummy :)

  8. These sound so yummy... too bad they are not edible ;)


    thanks so much :)

  9. hadia_salahuddin[at]hotmail[dot]com

  10. SomeoneSunshine at gmail dot com
    <3 <3

  11. yum, thanks!

    lisa.welding at gmail dot com

  12. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    yeah for lotions and butters
    let it rain pumpkins
    figuratively speaking lol
    Happy Fall

  13. Thank you for having this giveaway! :)


  15. Mmmmmm....I can taste er smell them already! LOL.

  16. Mmmmm.... Pumpkin.....

    Stephanie.l.ciosek at gmail dot com


    I love Pumpkin stuff! :D

  18. <3

  19. Sounds like an adventure, I can almost smell them! :D
    lucia at erickerns dot com

  20. Rain sounds really nice and I love pumpkin scents around this time of year.

    shimmering_madness @ yahoo dot com

    Sounds good... tanks for all the amazing giveaways! Even if I don't win. :D

  22. These sound like some wonderful products. Thanks for all of the giveaways this week Mary. Your beyond kind! Have a wonderful weekend.

  23. These look like good products to try.


  24. That pumpkin scent sounds great!

    Guinnaddie1 at gmail dot com

  25. spinshadow(at)
    Oh I love a good rain-scented beauty product!


    Thank you *SO* much for this giveaway--and for all the amazing, valuable advice I have gleaned from your blog (I just got done fuming over the whole Nails vs Bloggers issue lol)

    Those look and sound so delicious!

    With all the bloggers having giveaways this week, I almost feel like it's Christmas LOL *crossing fingers*

    Have a great weekend and enjoy your rain and pumpkin ;)

  27. So glad I found your blog! terandbob(at)gmail(dot)com

  28. nikolina.linnea (at)


  29. oh wow that sounds amazing... Rain? i adore the smell but never would have thought it had a lotion? :P

  30. catherinesi[at]yahoo[dot]com

    thanks for the giveaway!

  31. vallis_schroteri at hotmail dot com

    This is super great of you <3<3

  32. Thank you again for offering all these wonderful giveaways. :)


  33. Rain sounds really interesting - I'd love to try it!

  34. It's not midnight in California yet!

    Dude, I want to try the pumpkin...

    Thank you!

  35. pumpkin sounds yummy!

  36. i love the smell of rain!


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