05 Oct

L’OCCITANE Giveaway and Friends Night Out

l'occitane shea butter products

l'occitane shea butter products

Sometimes a girl just needs some pampering time with her gal pals. The problem is you may not feel like planning it all. Well, have I got something to share with you!

L’OCCITANE offers a Friends Night Out and will plan a party for you! You can invite up to five friends and take credit for being the hostess with the mostess.

L’OCCITANE will pamper you and your girlfriends with signature beauty rituals. This is ideal for bridal parties, sorority get-togethers, small office gatherings or just because you want to! (and in some cases need to!). And here’s the best part…

Everything is completely FREE of charge at any of L’OCCITANE’s 190+ free  standing boutiques nationwide. You’ll find a listing here: http://usa.loccitane.com/retail-boutiques-list,82,1,51362,437041.htm

L’OCCITANE Friends Night Out Includes:

  • A two-hour private event at L’OCCITANE for the host and up to five of his/her friends on the day of their choice
  • A “Pampering Master Class” – with a choice of three themes:
    *   Skincare (mini-facials)
    *   Body care (signature hand massages)
    *   Fragrance (fragrance personality testing)
  • An exclusive 10% discount toward the purchases of any product during the two hour event
  • A thank you gift for the host
  • Refreshments, including  rosé wine

This is an amazing offer and it’s available in just about every state! I don’t about you but I don’t think I could throw as elaborate of a party on my own :-)

L’OCCITANE NEW Shea Butter Pampering Treats

As if Friends Night Out weren’t enough L’OCCITANE has also launched a new Shea Butter line which you may be able to sample should you book an event.

The full line of L’OCCITANE’s Shea Butter products includes:

  • The Softest Embrace Rich Body Cream
  • The Sweetest Kiss Lip Balm
  • The Strongest Commitment Solidarity Soap
  • The Greatest Love of All Hand Cream

Love the names!

To find out more about these skin care products, including the retail prices from L’OCCITANE, visit http://usa.loccitane.com The products will be available on October 9th, 2013.


In celebration of L’OCCITANE’s launching a new Shea Butter line, they are giving away some of their New Limited Edition Shea products – the Greatest Love of All Hand Cream and The Strongest Commitment Solidarity Soap in Tender Rose (Picture at the top of this post).

If you want to be entered to win it, simply follow the rules on the Rafflecopter below:

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RULES: Must reside in the United States. Must be over 18 years of age or have your parents permission to enter the giveaway. This giveaway will be quick and will run through midnight on October 11th, 2013. This is a sponsored giveaway and the winner will be chosen at random on October 13th, 2013.

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19 Aug

Light Bladder Leakage? Take a Moment to Poise

poise for lbl

Light bladder leakage isn’t the sort of thing you talk about openly and publicly right? Especially, not on a beauty blog. Why not?


Beauty isn’t just about how much makeup you put on, how sassy you can style your hair or how absolutely gorgeous you can paint your nails (Can you tell those are the things that I tend to obsess over? :-))

On the contrary; beauty is also about how you feel in the parts that people DON’T see. You know. The feminine parts. You want to feel fresh and smell fresh but if you have an issue like light bladder leakage, all the perfume in the world won’t help you. That’s where Poise comes in.

poise for lbl

Now, I’m going to be a little transparent with you and share something that not many people would willingly talk about in a public forum. Before I do, I want you to know why I’m sharing it.

Women are often competing against each other when what we should be doing is uniting with each other on common concerns. That’s why I have no problem sharing about certain personal issues if the end result is helping someone else. Now, onto my deep dark secret.

I sometimes deal with Light Bladder Leakage. That’s right y’all. There are times when these 44 year old kegel muscles aren’t able to contain what they once used to. If you’re a younger lady reading this and experiencing LBL then you know age isn’t always a factor.

Some Causes of LBL

There are a number of reasons why you may have Light Bladder Leakage or LBL. While I did mention my age, age is not always a factor. Here are some causes of LBL:

– When you have to go #1 (Pee pee. You say it to the kids so don’t act all stunned), if you can’t get to a bathroom immediately sometimes you leak a little. Hey, it happens.

– After a vigorous work out, it’s possible to experience LBL

– Simply laughing or coughing.

– Hormonal changes (ex: Pregnancy)

– Weight gain

A Fresh Way to Deal With LBL

When your bladder isn’t holding itself the way it should, you need something to absorb and neutralize any odor that may result. Poise LBL products are made specifically for that purpose. Now, you could use regular old panty liners if you choose but they don’t absorb as quickly nor are they as effective at neutralizing odor. Poise pads do both immediately and are just as thin.


Get a Free Sample AND Enter A Sweepstakes!

poise for lbl

While this post was sponsored by Poise and BlogHer, LBL concerns are real. That’s why Poise is offering a free sample of Poise pads and liners for making the fresh switch. Poise and BlogHer are also sponsoring a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Psyched yet? Here are the deets:

For a free sample or couponhttps://poise.com/samples

Sweepstakes Question: Leave a comment sharing what it is that you currently do to feel clean and fresh.  

Sweepstakes Rules: 

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 8/13/13 – 9/12/13.


 brown beauty gal

09 Jun

Giveaway: LaVanila Deodorant (CLOSED)

lavanilla deodorant giveaway

lavanilla deodorant giveawayA while back I reviewed LaVanila All Natural deodorant. If you are health conscious, you know that deodorants containing aluminum and other chemicals are no bueno!

LaVanila is well aware of breast healthy and the importance of using natural deodorant. That’s why they’ve teamed up with Las Vegas actress Molly Sims to put LaVanila to the test. And now it’s your turn. Want to put it to the test? How about you win one and let me know?

Enter to Win Your Own LaVanila Deodorant

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Rules: Winner will be selected using the Rafflecopter. You must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the United States

brown beauty gal