Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blue Ridge Gypsy Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!!
Now that the holidays are over and we are about to begin a new year, I want to focus a little on cleansing. Not cleansing your house, but your body. The holidays can be stressful! And there's no need to start a new year holding on to things in the past. It's time for a new beginning and to let go of all of the "drama" from 2009.

I wanted to start off by sharing with you Blue Ridge Gypsy. They are the same company as Skin Free, but sell a larger variety of products. You can find fragrant soaps, lotions, spritzes, salts, diffusers, and more. They are made with the same ingredients as the Skin Free products, but they come in 8 different fragrances. Blue Ridge Gypsy only uses real essential oils for their and organic when possible.

I believe in using the senses to help heal and relax your body. Looking at beautiful art makes me happy. Listening to relaxing music or positive speeches mellows me out. Being wrapped in a fuzzy blanket or robe comforts me. Tasting is an easy one- there are all sorts of comfort foods and drinks that change my mood. But my weakness is Godiva. And then there is smell. I think smells can affect your mood without you even knowing it. I was having trouble sleeping and couldn't figure out why. When I'd go upstairs, I'd be exhausted. But once I got into my bed, I was wide awake. I wash my hands before I go to bed and one night I was reading about the scents in my hand soap. I was using a ginger soap and didn't realize ginger is a stimulant for your body. I quit using the soap at night and had no problems.

So if you are having problems sleeping, look at what your soaps and cleansers are made with. Or if you need an extra kick in the morning, find a stimulating fragrance to start your day. This also works if you are in a bad mood. Find your favorite scent and take a whiff to clear your head. Tangerine always refreshes me!

Blue Ridge Gypsy sent me their Mandarin Vanilla Handmade Shea Butter Soap and Butter Creme Lotion and I've loved them! Mandarin has sedative qualities and helps with restlessness and insomnia. Which is a perfect night time soap. Vanilla is a sweet yummy scent and it is actually an aphrodisiac. Vanilla is also the 2nd most expensive spice due to the extensive labor required to grow the seed pods. The mandarin vanilla combination is really delightful and has helped me fall asleep fast. Since the mandarin and vanilla is mixed with Shea butter, your skin is left moisturized and soft. I can't wait to try the Mandarin Vanilla bath salts, diffuser, and liquid soap! They are on my wish list. :)

Blue Ridge Gypsy fragrances include Truest Rose, Mandarin Vanilla, Tuscan Lavender, Winter Yuzu, Woodspice, Honeysuckle, Peaceful Patchouli, and Grapefruit Geranium. I love the variety of scents and all of the options. They really have something for everyone's mood.

The Giveaway: Blue Ridge Gypsy would like to give 1 lucky reader a $30 Gift Card! You can combine Blue Ridge Gypsy purchases with Skin Free and you get free shipping when you spend $25 or more!


Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST January 10, 2010 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US and Canada

How to Enter: Go Blue Ridge Gypsy and tell me which fragrance would put you in a good mood.
Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries total)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 entry total)

6. Tell me what you'd purchase with your GC
7. Subscribe to the RSS Feed to the Skin Free Blog or follow their blog
8. Become a Fan of Skin Free on Facebook
9. Follow Skin Free on Twitter
10. Grab my button

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New disclaimer: I was sent these items to review from Blue Ridge Gypsy. This is NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.

319 comments:

  1. I think Mandarin Vanilla would put me in a great mood!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  2. I think I'd like the Grapefruit Geranium scent because I love citrus scents. I find them so refreshing and youthful.

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  3. I follow via twitter - @ktkatherine
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  4. I think the Honeysuckle fragrance would put me in a good mood! it's such an intoxicating smell!

    Kimberly
    fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

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  5. I follow your blog!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  6. I subscribe via email!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  7. I'm a fan on Facebook (Kimberly Bartlett)
    Kimberly
    fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

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  8. I follow through Google Friend Connect.

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  9. I subscribe by email.
    Kimberly
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  10. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/7111762058
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  11. I subscribe by email.
    Kimberly
    fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

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  12. I would buy the mandarin vanilla After Shower Moisture Spritz - 8 oz. bottle and Reed Diffuser - 6 oz.!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  13. I entered the Get N' Green giveaway.

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  14. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/fishinmom/status/7111826067
    Kimberly
    fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com
    Entry 1

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  15. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/fishinmom/status/7111826067
    Kimberly
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  16. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/fishinmom/status/7111826067
    Kimberly
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  17. I'd purchase some
    Hand-made Shea Butter Soap
    After Shower Moisture Spritz
    & some Butter Crème Hand and Body Lotion

    They all sound wonderful!
    Kimberly
    fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

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  18. Tuscan Lavender would put me in a good mood.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. My first pick would be Mandarin Vanilla!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  21. I follow via Google Friend.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. Email subscriber.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I would love the mandarin vanilla

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  24. With the gift card, I'd buy the Butter Creme Hand and Body Lotion and the Shea Butter Soap.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. I am a Twitter follower - clctaube

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  26. I am an email subscriber

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  27. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/7112127621

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  28. I would purchase the reed diffuser!

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  29. I publicly follow the Skin Free blog.

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  30. I follow Skinfree on Twitter - clctaube

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  31. I entered your Eden Fantasys giveaway

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  32. I think the vinalla one would be the one to lift my spirits
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

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  33. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/LynnAnnMatthews/status/7112468858
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

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  34. Facebook
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=223301157289&id=1314518354&ref=nf
    Lynn Ann Matthews

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  35. I entered your little twig giveaway
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

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  36. I would buy a reed defuser in honeysuckle and some hand soap in vinalla
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

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  37. i get the rss feed of skin free blog
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

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  38. I am a skin free facebook fan
    Lynn Ann Matthews
    lynnnjoe2hotmail.com

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  39. I follow skin free on twitthe
    @LynnAnnMatthews
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

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  40. The Mandarin Vanilla would put me in a good mood. I am extremely partial to vanilla.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. i updated your button on my website
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

    http://mommyofalittleblond.blogspot.com/

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  42. I believe I would get the Mandarin Vanilla Shea Butter Soap, Butter Creme Hand and Body Lotion and the Moisturizing liquid Soap.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I entered your BarBar Eco 8000 giveaway.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I'm an email subscriber.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I now follow the Skin Free Blog on google friend connect as Frugal Tumbleweed Acres.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I posted your button on my blog:
    http://driftalongattumbleweedacres.blogspot.com/
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Mandarin Vanilla would be great.


    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  48. email subscriber


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  49. Honeysuckle sounds very uplifting
    (amt at telus dot net)

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  50. I am following on twitter (amt946)

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  51. Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/7116132132

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  52. Honeysuckle would be the fragrance to put me in a good moood :)
    mandalarctic@gmail.com

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  53. e-mail subscriber
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  54. I'd purchase the Hand-made Shea Butter Soap, Butter Crème Hand and Body Lotion and the After Shower Moisture Spritz
    mandalarctic@gmail.com

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  55. I like the honeysuckle soap
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  56. I am a facebook fan
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  57. I follow on twitter
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  58. I follow
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  59. I subscribe
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  60. I would purchase the honeysuckle soap
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  61. I subscribe to skinfree via google
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    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  62. I am a skin facebook fan
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  63. I follow skin on twitter
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  64. tweet
    http://twitter.com/tatertot374/status/7127464233
    Thank you
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  65. The mandarin vanilla would be the scent for me!
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  66. I follow your blog.
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  67. I'm a facebook fan: http://www.facebook.com/doot65

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  68. I follow you on twitter (blueviolet)

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  69. Email subscriber
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  70. Following SkinFree on twitter (blueviolet)

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  71. I'm a SkinFree facebook fan: http://www.facebook.com/doot65

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  72. I would buy some hand and body lotion and some liquid soap! :)
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  73. I entered the Barbar giveaway.
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  74. I would love to try the Honeysuckle or Lavender
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  75. a fan of Mkokopelli on FB
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  76. follow on twitter
    @copperllama
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  77. blog follower
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  78. email subscriber
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  79. I would start with the After Shower Moisture Spritz - 8 oz. bottle in Honeysuckle, than some lotion and soap
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  80. a Fan of Skin Free on Facebook
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  81. Follow Skin Free on Twitter
    @copperllama
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  82. have button
    http://copperllamastudio.blogspot.com/
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  83. Honeysuckle would put me in a good mood. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. email subscriber
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  85. I follow your blog.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  86. The Mandarin Vanilla would put me in the mood!

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  87. have to go with the mandarin vanilla

    naturalluxe@yahoo.com

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  88. facebook fan

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  89. email subscriber

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  90. I would buy the mandarin vanilla body cream and liquid soap with my GC

    naturalluxe@yahoo.com

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  91. #1. Eco Chic Contest
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  92. #2. ...Eco Chic Contest
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  93. #3...Eco Chic Contest
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  94. #4...Eco Chic Contest
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  95. #5...Eco Chic Contest
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  96. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7185679557 tweet 1

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  97. tweet 2 http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7185679557

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  98. tweet 3 http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7185679557

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  99. i'd get a soap, lotion, spritz and liquid soap all in the vanilla scent

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  100. button http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/

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  101. I would love to try Truest Rose..one of my all time favorite scents :)
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  102. Already love Patchouli, so Peaceful Patchouli would inspire me
    cathyhorner(at)embarqmail.com

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  103. follow (google)
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  104. email subscriber
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  105. entered the clean flame giveaway
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  106. With the GC would purchase the diffuser and liquid soap in Peaceful Patchouli
    cathyhorner(at)embarqmail.com

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  107. Facebook fan of Skin Free (cathyhorner)
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  108. The Woodspice sounds heavenly!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

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  109. Mmm...definitely Mandarin Vanilla! (I love vanilla anything, and mandarin is such a cheerful scent. They'd be perfect together!)

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  110. I'm a fan on FB!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  111. I follow on Twitter as hybroanglid.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  112. I follow on Blogger.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  113. I entered the Celery Street giveaway. (Another great one!)
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  114. I follow Skin Free on Twitter as hybroanglid.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  115. I fanned Skin Free at Facebook!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  116. I would totally buy the Mandarin Vanilla After Shower Moisture Spritz!! :)

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  117. I'm following Skin Free on Blogger.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  118. the yuzu, for sure! amanda g-dayamanda@lycos.com

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  119. the fragrance i love is Mandarin Vanilla

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  120. follower

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  121. i'd use my GC to get the mandarin vanilla body cream

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  122. I would choose the Mandarin Vanilla.

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  123. I also entered the Celery Street giveaway.

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  124. Oooh, Woodspice sounds so good! I think it would put me in good mood.

    ignoramoose (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  125. I entered the Celery Street journal giveaway!

    ignoramoose (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  126. I follow via Google Friend Connect!

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  127. Grapefruit Geranium sounds very good

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  128. Manadrin Vanilla sounds wonderful!

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  129. Oh a hard choice, I would have to choose between the Mandarin Vanilla and the Wood Spice

    kholt1211 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  130. I am now a follower of your blog

    kholt1211 at comcast dot net

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  131. extra entery #1
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com

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  132. extra entery #2
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  140. extra entery #10
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  141. the mandarin vanilla would put me in a good mood for sure


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  142. I follow your blog


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  143. I am an email subscriber


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  144. I follow skinfree on twitter as Prairiebelle



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  145. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/7276952878

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  146. I would love to try the honeysuckle fragrance; it's such a marvelous, delicate scent.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  147. I like honeysuckle.
    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  148. google follower
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  149. email subscriber
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  150. twitter follower
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  152. I would pick the geranium grapefruit

    csolheim at manawa.k12.wi.us

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  153. I'm sure the honeysuckle fragrance would put me in a great mood... I have such great memories that involve the smell, it would be lovely!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  154. I'm a blog follower

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  155. I entered the celery street contest also!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  156. yummy skincare! i would love the fragrance of peaceful patchouli, myself 8) my email is: phranne[at]yahoo.com

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  157. i am following your twitter as well 8)

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  158. also following Blue Ridge on twitter too!

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  159. i entered the Celery Street giveaway too 8)

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  160. Honeysuckle. It's hard to find this fragrance in stores. When you find it you have to have it.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  161. i'd like mandarin vanilla-- peaceful and not over-stimulating is good! and i love pretty much anything with vanilla...
    miriam.nussbaum@gmail.com

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  162. blog follower
    miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

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  163. also entered clean flame log
    miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

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  164. The 'Winter Yuzu' sounds so great - love to try these products!
    1955nursehjc4me@myway(dot)com

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  165. I follow your blog :)
    1955nursehjc4me@myway(dot)com

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  166. And... I subscribe via E-Mails, too!!! Great giveaway :)

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  167. Really want to try the Shea butter soap and
    the Butter Creme Hand/Body lotion. And I do love the reed diffusers as well - and need something new now that Christmas is over!
    1955nursehjc4me@myway(dot)com

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  168. I voted for your blog :) (#1)
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  169. I'm a facebook fan of Mkokopelli( qualifying entry was #92) first

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  170. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/carolp8/status/7342023437

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  171. I'm a facebook fan of skin free.

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  172. I Follow Skin Free on Twitter.

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  173. Grapefruit Geranium would make me very happy! Thanks!

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  174. The Honeysuckle fragrance may do the trick.
    letessha@yahoo.com

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  175. fb fan of yours/letesshaw

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  176. following skinfree in twitter/dahliamomma

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  177. I like the sound of Woodspice, the outdoors always smells nice in nature.

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  178. I entered the Belly Bandit giveaway

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  179. I would purchase After Shower Moisture Spritz and Moisturizing Bath Salts in Woodspice if I won.

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  180. I have your button on my blog http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  181. I follow Skin Free on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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