Friday, August 14, 2009

A little "Me" time and a GIVEAWAY! - CLOSED



Since school has started and ALL THREE kids are back in school, I haven't been quite so sure what to do with myself.

I mean, I never really had any real time on my hands. Yeah, Miss Missy is one of those "perfect" kids that takes care of herself and pretty much let her TV and her doll house keep her occupied, but there's nothing like being totally alone during the day.

So, now after goodness knows how many years of only knowing how to cater to my kids, I'm home alone.

If you know me, then you know that I spend A LOT of time at my kids' school. I mean, a whole lot! You'd think I was getting a paycheck!

But that's what I love, so that's what I do with my time.

Well this week, I got a lot of advice on what I SHOULD be doing with my new found freedom, none of which included volunteering at the school, mind you.

Take A Nap

Go Shopping

Read a Book

Spend More Time With Facebook

Have a Drink (not sure that this one was good for morning freetime!!)



All were EXCELLENT ADVICE!!

My best friend has called me every day this week and asked if I'd done anything for myself (and to tell me to keep myself out of that school!)


If no one else, she knows that I rarely take time to take care of myself, to nurture myself, to pamper myself. I opt not to get my hair and nails done, as there are more important things to take care of with that cash... football registrations, birthday parties, school clothes. You know, those pesky little everyday life expenses.


Well, I DID take a little time and have a little ME time. Something that is a luxury to me is a bath. I get a good shower in everyday, but to sit in the tub with bubbles, music, a book and maybe a candle lit, is a luxury that this mom only sees every blue moon.

But when Amy at MomSelect offered me a little box of goodies from Suave, the first think I thought about was trying it out in a bath!



Here's what was in my wonderful little box:
·
NEW Suave® Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom Indulgent Body Wash
· Suave® Naturals Body Washes for luxurious lather and perfect nose bliss: Apricot Exfoliating and Ocean Breeze
· Suave® Body Lotions for clinically-proven moisturization: Advanced Therapy and Cocoa Butter with Shea



Suave is striving to create relationships with the African American mom community, though their products are obviously suitable for use by anyone.

Now, I'm one of those folks that doesn't really buy the cheaper body products because in my experience, the scents dont last as long, the lotions don't get rid of the ash, or they give me hives! (that's a whole nother story!)

Well I decided to give these a try, to see if, as the commercials claim, Suave really could stand up to the other more expensive products I like to use.

So into the tub I went, the first chance I got. It was not only nice to be able to take a bath without kids knocking on the door to tell me that there were no more paper plates, or that one of the others wouldn't stop passing gas, but the scent of the Apricot Exfoliating Body Wash was AMAZING! My favorite out of the 2 lotions was the Cocoa Butter with Shea. As you can tell, I'm all about good smells! LOL! The Advance Therapy did surprise me, as I expected to feel dry by the middle of the day, but found it to work as well as my current lotion. GOLD STAR!

Holly Robinson Pete, actress and celebrity Mom, has also offered her personal tops for feeling beautiful every day.


So, if you're like me and never take that time to pamper yourself, try some of Suave's products and “Showering Themselves Beautiful” this summer.

For a chance to do just that, I have a GIVEAWAY!!!!!







All the products I got to try, you can try too, and all you have to do for a chance it to win is leave a comment and telling how you pamper yourself.



After that, you can earn more chances to win:



Follow My Blog - Leave a message to let me know you did.

Twitter about this giveaway - Leave a link to your twitter.

Blog about the giveaway - Leave your link in the comments.



Be sure to leave your email so that you can be contacted if you are the winner!

ENDS: Wednesday, August 19, 2007

49 comments:

Stephanie Reed said...

I pamper myself by reading, but maybe the outside of me could use some pampering, too. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I pamper myself by taking really long showers. I'll shave my legs, exfoliate my skin, and use my pumice stone to make my feet nice and smooth. Doing this routine every now and then makes me feel so much better!

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Debbie said...

I now follow your blog.

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shopannies said...

long hot (nearly 5 minute) showers
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following
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janetfaye said...

I pamper myself with warm bubble baths.

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janetfaye said...

I follow - janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

I blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/mommy-fabulous-little-me-times-and.html

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Sadiana! said...

I pamper myself by taking looooong baths. Warm water, maybe some music, maybe some bath oil or bubbles, and a good book are a must.

Thanks for the great contest!
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hondaray6 said...

Pampering? Whats that? LOL As a Mom of 6 there was never time for that! I swear, the highlight of my child rearing years was when we finally got a home with 2 bathrooms! HEAVEN!
Now my kids are grown and I have tons of grandkids so its still never quiet around here! But the girls have recently introduced me to manicures, not professional but teen-done! And I love it! Not only are my nails much nicer but I get some time with them that normally a Grammy wouldn't! (Sometimes playing dumb pays off!)
I love the Suave products. I haven't tried Apricot yet but I did get one that was grapefruit scented and just loved it! Now I can't seem to find it again. I sure hope to discover it on a shelf soon! Thanks!
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

Kat C. said...

I love thrifting, so once in a while, i get lost in many shops trying to find a nice vintage thing. then i go home, eat a nice bar of chocolate and paint my nails. that's how i pamper myself :)

katch05 at gmail dot com

hondaray6 said...

I follow your blog

hondaray6 said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted
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Annette D said...

I treat my self to a nice hot bubble bath every night! It is my chance to relax and get a little me time.
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Annette D said...

I follow Annette D
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Annette D said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/statuses/3327871332
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dctm said...

I pamper myself by taking a really nice long warm bath in our tub...no kids around and no noise.

Christie
dctm at bellsouth dot net

Dolphin Girl said...

I read a good book.

Spamgirl said...

I'm a bather too - a good book and a hot bath is heaven :)

Spamgirl said...

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I'm a follower on Blogger/Google Friend. :) Thank you!

Spamgirl said...

realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

I blogged your contest! http://www.cancontests.com/2009/08/contests-from-elsewhere-win-suave.html

Thank you!

Beth said...

I take a long bubble bath! What a great giveaway.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

amanda said...

I pamper myself by taking bubble baths when I need to relax, and reading when I need a break.
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

amanda said...

I am a blog follower
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Lauren L said...

I pamper myself at night with a hot cup of tea and 10 minutes to myself!

Jaime said...
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Jaime said...

I pamper myself by reading at night with a glass of wine. The ultimate pamper? Pedicures. Wish I could get them more often!

I am a follower!
Posting this on twitter! www.twitter.com/historyslover

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Thanks for the op!

Valerie said...

Chocolate and a good movie, can't go wrong!
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Diana D said...

I pamper myself by taking a nice hot bubble bath. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Mary said...

I pamper myself by laying down for an hour in the afternoon (I'm due with baby #3 next week so I need the rest).

mfalcon13 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Doreen said...

Pampering...I like to take the every now and then bubble bath! :) I also enjoy reading. purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

I'm following your bloggy! :)

roswello said...

i pamper myself by taking in an aqua fit class then hitting the hot tub, it is all relaxing me times away from the kids
body washes are great for getting the cholrine off my skin

roswello at hotmail dot com

roswello said...

i am a follower

hope canadians can enter

jerseygirl137 said...

I pamper myself by getting a pedicure.

jerseygirl137 said...

New follower.

shopannies said...

taking a nap is a great way to pamper myself
shopannies@Yahoo.com

Deb K said...

I pamper myself with a nice long hot bath and a good book :)

Deb K said...

I follow your Blog

daer0n said...

I pamper myself by watching my favorite shows, blogging, taking care of myself by working out, which i LOVE, using facial treatments at home to take care of my skin, and taking warm showers when i can on my own! :)

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daer0n said...

I follow your blog.

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daer0n said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/3356790795

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daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/08/suave-goodie-box-giveaway.html


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Laurie said...

I pamper myself by doing at-home pedicures every Friday.

lauriemac982 at aol dot com

Clueless_Mama said...

I try to get a pedicure once a month:)

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow your blog

wendy said...

I love to go to the spa for a hot rock massage when I can afford it!

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