Friday, November 15, 2013

New from Lancome: Blush Subtil Palette Blush & Glow Trio



Introducing the NEW Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette Blush & Glow Trio

Looking to create beautiful cheeks with endless blushing effects? Lancôme's latest Blush & Glow Trio, available in 3 flirty palettes - Ménage à Trois Flush, Ménage à Trois Kissed and Ménage à Trois Glow – helps you to create the perfect, natural yet sexy glow for every mood and every occasion.

Need the perfect day to night glam look? Ménage à Trois Kissed has a flirty pink for the essential day look and a sexy golden peach shade to take your style to the next level for a night on the town. With a warm variety of shades that apply flawlessly for day or night, Ménage à Trois Glow gives you a flawless complexion. For an elegant, natural look be sure to warm your cheeks with Ménage à Trois Flush.

Looking to blush some more? Lancôme National Celebrity Makeup Artist, Darais has some great tips to create your own blushing look:

· In winter months, you should take a break from your bronzer, especially if you are going for a natural beauty look.

· For light skin use Flush, for medium skin use Kissed, for dark skin it’s all about Glow. Apply shade 1 softly to the center of the cheek apples. Use the second shade to buff and blend over it in a soft pressing and swirling motion. Less is more with shade 2. Use shade 3 to highlight on the cheek bone, brow bone, and inner corners of the eye.

· You can also set lipsticks with these blush shades for longer bleed proof and more matte wear. Just lightly dab it on your lips to give you a great shine without lip gloss, or even under lip gloss.

For all these blushing looks and more, be sure to visit www.lancome.com and join the conversation with the hashtag #LancomeMakesMeBlush.


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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Allure Winter Beauty Box Available 11/19

Allure's popular Beauty Box will be available November 19 beginning at 12:01 PM EDT. These sell out very quickly, so make yourself a reminder if you're interested in purchasing one. Below is the list of products that will be in the Winter box, and at $39.99 + $10.00 in shipping, it's definitely a great deal. The products are valued at over $300.00, and $5.00 from each purchase will go to the I Am That Girl Foundation. The link to purchase the box will be activated at the start of the sale. I believe the L’ORÉAL Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color is a new product for 2014, so that's the item I'm most interested in!


ZOYA PixieDust Nail Polish in Tomoko

SMILE SCIENCES Teeth Whitening Pen

SATION On Cloud Wine

SALLY HANSEN® Triple Shine™ Nail Color (shades may vary)

SALLY HANSEN® Insta-Dri® Anti-Chip Top Coat

SALLY HANSEN® Complete Salon Manicure™ Dry & Go Drops

SALLY HANSEN® Airbrush Legs® Liquid Makeup

RUSK® Deepshine® Color Care Lock-In Treatment

RUSK® Deepshine® Color Care Invisible Dry Shampoo

RIMMEL Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

RED CARPET MANICURE Youth Crème

ONE 'N ONLY® Brazilian Tech™ Keratin De-Frizz Wand

NYX Love in Paris Eye Shadow Palette (shades may vary)

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S® Knotty to Nice™ Conditioning Detangler

NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining® Daily Cleanser

NEUTROGENA® Healthy Skin Primer

NEUTROGENA® Crease Proof Eye Shadow

L’ORÉAL PARIS® Extraordinaire by Colour Riche (shades may vary)

JULEP Vixen Polish Duo

FIRST AID BEAUTY® Ultra Repair® Cream

E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

CETAPHIL® Moisturizing Cream

AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion

ALMAY COLOR + CARE™ Liquid Lip Balm (shades may vary)



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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Day 13: 30 Days of Thanksgiving



11.13.13 ~ Today I am thankful that our new Ulta is only a mile from my house!

I mentioned yesterday that we'd gotten over a foot of snow, and it's still here! I was hoping for a quick melt off, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Luckily for me, our shiny new Ulta is very close by, so I was able to plow through the snow and do some Christmas shopping. It's the perfect set-up for me--Ulta, TJ Maxx, and Target all right next door to each other. It's the little things, right?!!

Are you familiar with The Soap & Paper Factory? They make some gorgeous products such as room fragrance items, soy candles, soaps, solid perfumes, and hand creams. They are all natural, beautiful, recyclable, reusable, and they are never tested on animals. Their room diffusers are normally priced at $32.00, but if you use the code DIFFUSEME12, you can receive $10.00 off. They also offer free shipping at $50.00, so you can order gifts for friends, family, and yourself! Keep up on product news and specials from The Soap & Paper Factory on their Facebook page and Twitter page.



11.13.13 PRIZE: There's nothing like the small of fresh pine to get you in the mood for the Holidays. We may not have a real Christmas Tree, but this scent is the next best thing, because it smells so fresh and realistic. One follower will receive a Soap & Paper Company soy candle and room diffuser in the Roland Pine scent. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day! 

*All prizes furnished during the 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway are furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, or by Body & Soul.


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Day 12: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway



11.12.13 ~ Today I am thankful that I didn't have to go anywhere, because we received well over a foot of snow!

I could not believe how much snow we got last night and this morning...remember that magical feeling you used to get when you saw that first snowfall every year? Well, age is making me bitter I think, because that magical feeling is now replaced with disgust and irritation! It was pretty though, I must admit.


11.12.13 PRIZE: I do like snow around the Holidays however, and Studio M (carried only at the midwestern chain Meijer and manufactured by Color Club) has a nice Holiday collection called Sparkle & Shine. My camera refused to focus well on these, probably because of all of that sparkle and shine! The green shade on the left is a duo chrome that flashes purple, and the others are pure glitter bombs! One follower will receive the 4 selected shades above from the Studio M Sparkle & Shine Holiday Collection. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day! 

*All prizes furnished during the 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway are furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, or by Body & Soul.




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Monday, November 11, 2013

Day 11: 30 Days of Thanksgiving



11.11.13 ~ I’m thankful to have been able to live my life by “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you”.  ~Stephen Strassler, Founder/President of Reviva Labs

Today's giveaway features products from one of my favorite skin care lines, Reviva Labs. Rather than my daily offering of thanks, Mr. Strassler was kind enough to share something he is thankful for, and his sentiments are something we should all strive for. 

Reviva Labs is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, so they certainly know a thing or two about skin care! If you're looking for a wide range of natural, cruelty-free products, visit their web site and see what they have to offer. I seem to learn something new about ingredients or products every time I visit the site. You can follow them on Facebook (here) and Twitter (here) for additional information and updates. They host a Twitter party on Wednesdays, and it's a good opportunity to learn more about skin care and maybe even win a product prize!


Mr. Strassler also wants to share with you that Reviva Labs was the first to introduce a non-chemical European Exfoliant to Health Food Stores, known as “Light Skin Peel” (our product #107).  That was back in 1973 when exfoliation was unheard of in America and had to be explained to both retailers and the public.  Light Peel’s unique formula and blending remains unduplicated today!
Our prize offering for today is what I like to refer to as the "Yes! You Can Have Dewy Skin Even in the Dead of Winter Duo"! Facial sprays are becoming quite popular and are being offered by more and more brands. I love them because they refresh my skin, prep it for make up application, add hydration, cancel out pesky dry flaky spots during the cold weather months, and give my skin a dewy finish when applied as the final "setting" step over my make up with a flat top brush. I have a variety of similar type sprays that I've narrowed down to my favorites, but these two are at the top of my list. The mist is very fine and even, I like the combination of ingredients, and at $9.00 each for an 8 oz. bottle, they're the most reasonably priced of all of my favorites. I tend to use the Lindenflower Spray more during the warmers seasons, and the Rosewater Spray during the colder months. 


11.11.13 PRIZE: Do you want a glowing, dewy complexion all year long? One follower will receive 1-Reviva Labs Rosewater Facial Spray and 1-Reviva Labs Lindenflower Facial Spray. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day! 

*All prizes furnished during the 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway are furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, or by Body & Soul. 


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Day 10: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway



11.10.13 ~ Today on the eve of Veterans Day, I am so very thankful for all of those who have served in our military. They have my honor, respect, and gratitude not only on Veterans Day, but every day.

Giving thanks each day for something large or small often makes us realize just how many things we take for granted. Our freedom in this country should never be taken for granted. The sacrifices made by those who served and continue to serve this country deserve our thanks and recognition. If anyone is entitled to anything in this country, they are the most deserving of all.

  
11.10.13 PRIZE: It Cosmetics recently launched the Naturally Pretty Matte Luxe Shadow Palette & Brush on QVC, and while I think matte shadows are pretty on others, I am not so sure that they look that great on me! This palette gives me hope though, because it has the transforming pearl shade (the larger off-white shade above) that when applied over a matte shade, gives it a pearl finish. If I don't like the matte look, presto-chango, it's a pearl finish! One follower will receive 1-It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Luxe Shadow Palette & Brush kit. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.


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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Day 9: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway


11.9.13 ~ Today I am thankful for the kindness of strangers. 

Random acts of kindness, simple acts of decency...whatever you want to call them, they restore my faith in humanity. Being on the giving end, the receiving end, or just witnessing an act is always an inspiration to me.   


11.9.13 PRIZE: China Glaze has another beautiful holiday collection this year and it's called Happy HoliGlaze. I'll be sharing reviews and swatches of the shades in some upcoming posts. China Glaze has generously offered an amazing prize for not just one winner, but five winners!  Five followers will each receive 1-complete set of the China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.

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Lulah Bath & Body Products: Vanilla Orchid



Lulah is a "new to me" bath and body product line from Thymes, and today I have a review of some of the products from their Vanilla Orchid fragrance line. If you haven't entered my 30 Days of Thanksgiving series yet, you still have time to get in on a chance to win a Lulah body lotion and body wash in their Peony scent here. That product giveaway ends late tonight, but there are still others open for entry, and new giveaways being added daily throughout the month of November.


Vanilla Orchid is a light but fragrant blend of lush orchid, sweet jasmine, comforting vanilla, soft sandalwood, and warm tonka bean. The scent lingers for a good while, and layering the products adds to the longevity. I picked up the body lotion ($13.25/10 fl. oz.), body wash ($11.25/10 fl. oz.), and the hand cream ($9.00/2 fl. oz.). Their are five scents available in the product line: Vanilla Orchid, Peony, Citron, Magnolia Fig, and Tamarind Ginger. Products include body lotion, body wash, hand cream, body mist, and a cologne rollerball.

I find all of these products to be rich and hydrating, and the lotion and cream absorb nicely without a greasy residue. The body wash foams up beautifully, rinses clean, and smells heavenly in the shower. I love vanilla scents, but sometimes find them too sweet and artificial for my taste. The slight hint of Sandalwood mixes nicely with the vanilla, offering a unique and appealing blend that is very pleasing to me.

The graphics on the packaging are both charming and beautiful, and everything about these products make them perfect for gifting. They offer free shipping at $25.00, and I was very impressed with the way they were presented in their shipping package. The quick shipping and free Lulah tote bag with my order were additional bonuses!

All Lulah products are produced without the following:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Petrolatum
  • Mineral Oil
  • SLS/SLES
  • Animal Testing

Visit Lulah's web site to view additional information, including ingredients. You can follow them on Facebook and Pinterest for news, updates, and fragrance inspiration.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Day 8: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway


11.8.13 ~ Today I am thankful for sunshine!

It was a beautiful Fall day here today, crisp and sunny with the scent of burning leaves in the air. We've had so much rain lately, it was just uplifting to see the sun all day!


11.8.13 PRIZE: It's getting colder every day it seems, and I'm stocking up on some of my favorite hydrating products for the winter months. I enjoy the Tokyomilk Dark Lip Elixirs to soften and nourish my lips, and they also happen to smell amazing!  One lucky follower will receive 2- Tokyomilk Dark Lip Elixirs in La Vie En Rose and Salted Caramel. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Day 7: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway



11.7.13 ~ Today I am thankful for the Sephora Friends & Family sale!

That's kind of a shallow thing to be thankful for, but I look forward to the Sephora Friends & Family sale every year. It's sort of a pre-Thanksgiving ritual, a time to save 20% on makeup that I really don't need. But, it does make me happy, so maybe I should change that to read I'm thankful for my happiness, and leave it at that! I also love hearing about what everyone else got, although that often tempts me to place more orders. Did you get anything from the F & F?


11.7.13 PRIZE: I did pick up a couple of Stila palettes from Sephora today, but one of my favorite Stila products is their Smudge Stick. One lucky follower will receive 1- Stila Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Set, which includes 5 full sized eye liners. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Day 6: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway



11.6.13 ~ Today I am thankful for my 3 dogs, who give me unconditional love, more loyalty than most humans, and they never argue or talk back!

Welcome to Day 6 of my 30 Days of Thanksgiving series! Today was rainy and windy all day, and my dogs decided they wanted to be outside more than inside. Of course every time they came in, they brought leaves and mud in, so I ended up having to clean up after them at the door more times than I can count! That makes me crazy, but that's what happens with a pack of dogs. We have a German Shepherd, a half Shepherd, and the crazy leader of our pack is a Shih Tsu, all rescues. I love them to pieces though, and they are very spoiled. 


11.6.13 PRIZE: Lulah is a newer fragrance line from the makers of Thymes. I'll be doing a complete review tomorrow on one of their other scents, Vanilla Orchid. These smell divine, they're extremely hydrating--great for the upcoming dry winter months, and my dogs thank Lulah, because they're cruelty free and only tested on people! One lucky follower will receive 1- Lulah Body Wash and 1- Lulah Body Lotion in the Peony scent (10 fl. oz. each). Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day 5: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway



November 5, 2013 ~ Today I am thankful for my loving husband.

He's my best friend. My confidant. The calm to my crazy. The logic to my whimsy. The sensible to my senselessness. The realist to my idealist. The strength to my weakness. And after 24 years of marriage, he's still the one. And, bonus points for him because he never complains about my makeup, handbag, fashion, and accessories obsession!

11.5.13 PRIZE: I think Sephora has really upped their game on their own line of cosmetics the last couple of years, and this palette is a favorite of mine lately.  One lucky follower will receive one Sephora Limited Edition Black Magic Palette. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.


RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Day 4: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway



November 4, 2013 ~ Today I am thankful for the lessons my parents have taught me.

Welcome to day 4 of my 30 Days of Thanksgiving series! Today was a little bit of a challenge for me...it was two months ago today that my Dad passed away, and I was over at his house doing what has become an almost daily routine, going through everything, sorting, throwing away, saving...all of the things that need to be done to sell my childhood home. It seems to take such a long time, because I find things and start recollecting my past...all happy memories, but sad because the two people who loved me even before I was born are now both gone. It amazes me that they saved so many letters from all of their kids, so many birthday cards, newspaper clippings of our achievements, drawings and crafts we'd made over the years, sweet and touching letters they'd written to each other over 50 years ago.  I've purposely avoided digging into those types of things until today, but in doing so, it just instilled in me what I've known along...that I was so blessed to have them for my parents. So today I am so very thankful not only for them, but for the lessons they taught me, and for the lessons about kindness and decency that they continue to teach me through their memories. 

11.4.13 PRIZE:  Enough of my sadness, here's today's prize! Now my Dad would say "What would you need all of those for, they all look the same to me!" He didn't understand my makeup obsession, but he knew it made me happy. One lucky follower will receive one Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip set. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions. 

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day 3: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway


November 2, 2013 ~ Today I am thankful for that extra hour of sleep I got last night, thanks to Daylight Savings Time!

Welcome to Day 3 of my 30 Days of Thanksgiving series! Daylight Savings time started today, and thanks to that extra hour of sleep, I was so much more productive today! I cleaned the house, took down all of the Halloween decorations and put out the Thanksgiving ones, got through a lot of paperwork that was piling up, worked in the yard, did laundry, made dinner...and I'm not even tired yet! I only sleep about 5 hours a night, so clearly it would benefit me to try and get a little more sleep if I want to continue this productivity streak. One thing I never seem to have enough time for though, is me. I so enjoy the simple pleasure of that first cup of coffee in the early morning solitude, so I want to pass a little bit of that feeling to one lucky winner! Reminder: Days 1 and 2 are still open for entry here and here.


11.3.13 PRIZE: Won't someone look cute curled up in their fluffy robe drinking their coffee from such a fitting mug?!! One lucky follower will receive one Makeup Diva travel mug and a $15.00 Starbucks gift card. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.

RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with e-gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Day 1: 30 Days of Thanksgiving Giveaway


November 1, 2013~Today I am thankful for the kind and generous people I have had the pleasure of knowing through my blog, and for all of you who take a little time out of your busy days to visit me here, and read what I write!


Today kicks off my 30 Days of Thanksgiving series! This is something I've had in the back of my mind for quite some time, and I think it will be a nice way for us to give thanks each day for something in our lives, no matter how big or small. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to do this, don't you agree? We sometimes tend to take people and things for granted, not realizing just how much better they make our lives. Grand gestures or gifts are wonderful and appreciated, so perhaps this is what you're thankful for today. The little things that make our day or touch our hearts also give us reason to be thankful. Whatever it may be, recognizing these things not only in our lives, but in the lives of others, sometimes helps us to realize just how happy and successful we really are in this game called life.

There is a favorite quote that I try to remind myself daily about from Oprah Winfrey that says: "Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough."  Of course this doesn't apply to makeup and nail polish, but I think it does apply to life in general! 

Each day I will share something that I am thankful for, and I encourage you to do the same. In keeping with what I have noted above for what I am thankful for today, there will be a giveaway for all of my followers every day in November. It makes me happy to know that if you win something, your day may have been made just a little bit happier. 

11.1.13 PRIZE: Today's giveaway is just in time for the upcoming Sephora VIB 20% off sale (beginning November 7). Even if you're not a VIB, you can still put it to good use! One lucky follower will receive a $100.00 Sephora e-gift card. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions. 


RULES: All prizes will be offered for an entry period of 3 days, at which time a winner will be selected and notified. The only requirements to enter are that you leave a comment below telling me something you're thankful for today, enter your basic information in the Rafflecopter widget below, and that you are a follower of Body & Soul (via social media, eMail subscription, Google Friend Connect, or various reader subscriptions). Only one entry per prize per person is allowed. You can gain additional entries in the Rafflecopter widget by tweeting the giveaway, becoming a new follower of the blog on Facebook, and/or becoming a new follower of the blog on Twitter. Entries will only be accepted by those residing in the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Prizes will be shipped either from myself or the product's PR firm or representative, or they will be eMailed, such as with gift cards.

Good luck, and remember to be thankful for something each day!

*Some prizes furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm, some prizes furnished by Body & Soul.

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