Monday, September 28, 2009

Review and Green Giveaway #5 - Nutriganics Organic Skin Care from The Body Shop!

*** Post Update - Since writing this post, I am now an independent consultant for Neal's Yard Remedies/NYR Organic Skin Care and Cosmetics ***

We're going to celebrate Columbus Day and the Canadian Thanksgiving the Green, Organic Way!

We have an amazing giveaway lined up!  On Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving, one lucky Green Organic reader will win an awesome gift pack from The Body Shop's new certified organic NUTRIGANICS skin care line! 

Like many of the products that have made The Body Shop products unique and loved by many, the Nutriganics line features "Community Trade" all-natural ingredients, like babassu nuts -- sourced from Brazil. What makes the Nutriganics line special is the use of organic ingredients; earning this French-made line of skin care the "ECOCERT" organic cosmetic certification. 

The Body Shop generously provided me with several samples of their new line to try out.  I admit, I've been a skin care product addict for many years.  I've always had dozens of half-used bottles of lotions, cleansers, and other skin treatments lining my bathroom and vanity (but I do eventually use them up) ;)  So, when The Body Shop told me about this fantastic line, using organic ingredients, I couldn't wait for the package to arrive!  This is what I got to try out:

The ingredient lists are bursting with fruit oils and flower extracts.  Not a paraben or artificial fragrance to be found.  All of the samples I tried smelled amazingly soft, light, and refreshing.   I'm Asian, in my early 30's, and have combination skin.  My T-zone does get oily during the day, as it always has, but I HAVE to put on moisturizer after I wash my face.  In my twenties, I used a lot of  "oil-free" skin care products, to try to avoid the occasional breakout, but ever since becoming a mom, my skin has been noticeably drier, and "oil-free" products just don't cut it anymore.  So, even with my crazy skin, I was very pleased with all of the Nutriganics products I received from The Body Shop.  I found the Day and Night creams absorbed quite well, and the Day cream worked just fine under my makeup.  The eye cream is very soothing, and absolutely no irritation whatsoever for this contact-lens wearer.

My favorite cream, however, is the Smoothing Serum.  OMG!  I never thought I'd find a "natural" alternative to Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher, and I've foregone that beloved product for several years; shunning all of the artificial ingredients.  But the Nutriganics Smoothing Serum is a close substitute, and at about 1/3 the price!  I've been putting that on the drier parts of my face (mainly my cheeks) after washing, and before the day cream.  Works great!! 

I think I've also found a new favorite in the Foaming Facial Wash.  This one comes in a convenient foaming pump bottle.  Just a little bit goes a long way!  It has an amazing rich feel to it; unlike anything I've felt coming from a foaming wash.  I've been using it in the mornings, and also at the end of the day.  It does a great job of cleaning without the drying effect, and it even took off all my makeup cleanly.  The toner is also an amazing product.  I haven't been much of a toner fan most of my life, as most are so drying and burn my cheeks; or they are too gentle and don't do anything.  The Nutriganics Refreshing Toner is one that actually does work for me.  I tried taking off my makeup, after a long day at work, and it did a wonderful job, and really did leave my skin feeling refreshed, and not all alcohol-stung and dried-out.  I didn't have to apply moisturizer after the toner.  Amazing! :)

The packaging is all in convenient plastic pump bottles that are readily recyclable. And after four days of a strict regime of nothing but Nutriganics products on my face, I really do notice that my skin is softer, and my pores aren't so noticeable.  Thank you, Nutriganics and The Body Shop!


Thank you to everyone who entered! This giveaway has come to a close. Please click here to see the results of our Random.org drawing and to congratulate our winner!


Now here's your chance to win your very own Nutriganics products!  The Body Shop will be awarding one winner with all seven of the Nutriganics products; a prize pack worth $138 USD! 

Please be sure to read the complete rules:

To enter this contest, first visit TheBodyShop-USA.com and check out their wonderful line of products. Then, come back here and please leave a comment below, letting our readers know what product at The Body Shop you'd really like to try. Please be sure to leave your e-mail address, so I may contact you if you're the lucky winner.

For additional entries, please first leave a comment about a product you'd like to try from The Body Shop, and then do any of the following, for a maximum of 22 (twenty-two!) total entries in this giveaway contest [please be sure to come back and leave a follow-up comment for each of these completed tasks, in order to be counted as an additional entry]:

  • FOR BONUS ENTRIES: Earn up to one additional BONUS entry each day, between now and 5:00PM EST on October 12, 2009, by Retweeting this giveaway daily! Remember to come back and leave a comment and a copy of your new Retweet each day, in order for your daily Retweet to be counted. [Maximum of one bonus Retweet entry each day, for a maximum of 15 for the length of the contest.]
By entering this contest, you have read and understand the rules and fine print of this contest:
  1. Contest ends Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 5:00PM EST
  2. Contest open to U.S. residents, and Canadian residents
  3. Giveaway prize consists of one (1) Nutriganics skin care product prize package by The Body Shop, consisting of one (1) each of the following, to be awarded to one (1) randomly selected winner:
    • Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream
    • Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream
    • Nutriganics Smoothing Serum
    • Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream
    • Nutriganics Foaming Facial Wash
    • Nutriganics Refreshing Toner
    • Nutriganics Smoothing Mask
  4. One (1) winner shall be chosen from the pool of valid comment entries, using Random.org
  5. Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and will provide a U.S. or Canadian mailing address, which will then be provided to the giveaway sponsor, The Body Shop, for the purpose of directly mailing one giveaway prize to the winner.
  6. If Winner does not respond via e-mail within 48 hours of the prize drawing, another winner will be selected via Random.org, and new winner will be awarded the prize package.
  7. Approximate retail value of the prize pack: $138.00 USD.
  8. The Body Shop reserves the right to modify the prize package offering and quantities.
  9. Winner will be announced here on this blog, and on Twitter, and on FaceBook.
  10. No promotional consideration was paid for this post.
Good luck to everyone!! :)


Click here to be taken to the comments form to place your entry/entries.

114 comments:

  1. I would love to try either the Aloe or Buriti Baby body butter! With the winter coming up, anything that keeps my skin hydrated and soft is a favorite of mine!

    sophisticatedlygreenmom@gmail.com

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  2. I am a follower of your blog - it is great!

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  3. I added your badge to my blog:)
    sophisticatedlygreenmom@gmail.com

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  4. I am a follower on Facebook!
    sophisticatedlygreenmom@gmail.com

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  5. Nutmeg and vanilla Body Butter! that sounds awesome, but so does everything! I LOVE this stuff!

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  6. I am a new follower! I really like this blog!

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  7. Follow you on networked blogs as well, and I gave you a big 5 star rating:)

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  8. I would also like to invite you and all of your readers to join the Blog for a Cure Blog Party, going on all week long at www.whoknewreviews.blogspot.com! It's an awesome way to gain new readers, win prizes, and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

    - going to put your badge up on my blog now too!

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  9. I would love to try the Nutriganics smoothing day cream...It contains ingredients I can feel good about putting on my face on a daily basis! :D

    Marcela Rodriguez
    Miami, Fl
    marrod1977@gmail.com

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  10. switched the food to organics - now it is time to switch other things too!
    follower and added your badge.
    amanda @lunchboxlimbo.blogspot.com

    4ballfam at gmail dot com

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  11. I love their products, would like to get the Tea Tree skin care line for my daughter. She already loves the Hemp lip balm!

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  12. I would love to try Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator. I'm in love with anything ocean-based and my pores need HELP, seriously. the older you get the pores open wide! LOL

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  13. The proceeds from every Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream sold are donated to our campaign partner ECPAT*, a global network of charities who are working to stop the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and young people around the world.

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  14. @headacheslayer now following you on Twitter :)

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  15. 1st RT: RT @GreenOrganicMom #Green #Giveaway #5 - Nutriganics #Organic Skin Care from The Body Shop! http://retwt.me/obo3

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  16. Following you on facebook! :D
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  17. RT! Tweet Tweet :D
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  18. I would like to try the tea tree skin clearing facial wash.

    nasy2000 at aol dot com

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  19. The Body Shop trades ethically and preforms audits to ensure so.

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  20. I want to try the tee tree skin cleanser. Since having Olivia my skin has been AWFUL and I would love something organic and natural to clear it up. Most all other skin cleaners are full of chemicals that dry me out. :(

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  21. I am following you on FB Faye! :) Love your blog!

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  22. I love the body shop! We have one in our Galleria mall about 30 mins from here. When we were kids we used to hang out and save our money to buy the custom scented body oils. I always loved the Dewberry one the best. :) They also lobby for many things in our world that we ignore. One thing that really gets me is that they raise awareness of children being involved or pulled into sec trafficking. This, unfortunately is becoming more of a common issue in our world. At church a few weeks ago they mentioned a woman who had been sold into prostitution at FIVE years old. Having a child who is only about a year younger than that-it broke my heart. The body shop works hard to promote awareness about our planet and the issues on it.

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  23. I have been using the Tea Tree Products (for myself) and the Buriti Baby (for my babies) for awhile now and I love them. I would really like to try the New Organic Products!

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  24. The Body Shop continues to raise awareness and funding for women across the world affected by domestic violence in 2008.

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  25. Added your badge to my blog!

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  26. I would love to try the Olive Glossing Shampoo & Conditioner + Grapeseed Glossing Serum - my hair has lost its luster due to so much grey

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  27. I would like to try the body butter in wild cherry
    thank you
    kaiminani@gmail.com

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  28. n 2008 we continued to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS among young people, working with MTV Networks International. This campaign funds the Staying Alive Foundation, a grass roots organization supporting young people internationally.

    Fantastic!
    thank you
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  29. I tweeted
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    thank you

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  30. I follow you on twitter where I am broken teepee
    thank you
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  31. I am in your networked blogs. the crazy lady with the goat
    thank you
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  32. I follow your blog
    thank you
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  33. Love to try the tea tree cleansing facial wash

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  34. I would like to try the Black Velvet Apricot Body Butter. Sounds yummy!

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  35. The Body Shop Organic has committed to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2010. Pretty cool.

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  36. I would love to try the Tea Tree Skin Care Kit, it has the essentials of the system all in one handy zippered kit, great products and a way to keep them all organized, luvin it!

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  37. I follow your blog on google, my pretty lil picture is there now yay! :)

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  38. Following using Networked/Facebook as well, please consider following me at Ascending Butterfly (and entering our 3 newest giveaways as well) :)

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  39. I'd like to try the Nutriganics Foaming Facial Wash.
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  40. I follow via Google Friend Connect :)
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  41. I follow you on twitter :)
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  42. I have your badge on my site: http://organicdeals.blogspot.com/
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  43. So excited to get this product line....really want to try out the serum and the foaming wash. Fingers crossed!

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  44. I'd love to try this line, especially the facial cleanser. Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    tracyzutkis@gmail.com

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  45. I'm looking for something that actually works as a facial cleanser and clears up my skin!

    http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/skin-care-sale/prod1030423

    Gabreial @ vintagemorning@gmail.com

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  46. I love how The Body Shop is committed to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2010! Way to go!

    Gabreial @ vintagemorning@gmail.com

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  47. I would love to win this!

    russell17@att.net

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  48. I would love to try the Tea Tree products. I hear they soothe and quiet redness.

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  49. I am following your blog! Glad I found it!

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  50. I follow you on twitter
    amydray@gmail.com

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  51. I like the Aloe gentle cleanser. Seems perfect for my acting up pregnant skin!
    Thanks!

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  52. I am a follower!
    amanda 4ballfam at gmail dot com

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  53. Have your badge on my page - www.lunchboxlimbo.blogspot.com

    amanda
    4ballfam at gmail dot com

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  54. I would love to try the eye cream!!
    amanda
    4ballfam at gmail dot com

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  55. Love that they put so much money towards the stop the violence in the home campaign.
    amanda
    4ballfam at gmail dot com

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  56. I would love to try the Nutmeg and Vanilla Body Butter!

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  57. The Body Shop raises awareness and funding for women across the world affected by domestic violence. Their Stop Violence In The Home campaign runs in more than 55 countries and has raised more than $4 million.

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  58. What a lovely giveaway my fingers are crossed I'd love to win. I would love to try the coconut soap and coconut body butter.Thanks for the giveaway.Marian


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  59. I'd really love to try the eye cream because I'm starting to see fine lines around my eyes. :(
    Flbrown@gmail.com

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  60. thanks for the giveaway
    mattjenn03@msn.com

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  61. I would also love to try the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. I learned that in early 2008, The Body Shop introduced 100% PCR bottles (post consumer recycled).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. I am following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. I subscribe to your blog's RSS feed.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  65. I follow you on Networked Blogs (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  66. I am following you on Twitter (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  67. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/4672459012
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  68. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/4695027934
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  69. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/4719328293
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  70. I would want to try the Nutmeg and Vanilla Hi-Glimmer Body Glaze.

    dpc0ntest at yahoo.com

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  71. Just wanted to let you know that I added your contest to doubleprizes.com and hopefully more people find your blog.

    http://doubleprizes.com/contests/446

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  72. The Body shop raises awareness of domestic violence with the Stop Violence In The Home campaign.

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  73. I follow you on twitter

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  74. I think this new organics line is pretty interesting.

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  75. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/4749834748
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  76. I would love to try the Aqua Lily Body Lotion
    moreiraann@yahoo.com

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  77. I'd like to try Wise Woman™ Regenerating Day Cream!

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  78. The Body Shop has committed to becoming Carbon Neutral by 2010, ensuring that carbon dioxide emissions from the company's core retail business worldwide are reduced.

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  79. @tcarolinep Twitter follower.

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  80. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/ badge added.

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  81. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-green-organic-mama.html blogged.

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  82. Daily Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/4770737893
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  83. I would LOVE to try the Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter. I'm in LOVE with anything Cherry blossoms (gonna get a tattoo of them on my ankle soon)

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  84. I am following you on Facebook through NetworkedBlogs

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  85. Follwing you on Twitter

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  86. RT @GreenOrganicMom Review and Green Giveaway #5 - Nutriganics Skin Care from The Body Shop! http://retwt.me/obo3

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  87. The Body Shop gives back to it's planet by-
    Our unique Community Trade program creates sustainable trading relationships with disadvantaged communities around the world and provides essential income to more than 25,000 people across the globe.

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  88. I would to try the Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser.

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  89. shdwstrm RT @GreenOrganicMom Review and Green Giveaway #5 - Nutriganics Skin Care from The Body Shop! http://retwt.me/obo3

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  90. id like to try the Japanese Cherry Blossom Puree Body Lotion :)

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  91. i follow via google friend connect

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  92. i follow on networked blogs

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  93. i follow you on twitter

    pinpine77

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  94. and i tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Pinpine77/status/4777525125

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  95. =)
    I would love to try their facial products to help clear my skin. Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser

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  96. ** Daily Tweet **
    http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/4797210361
    Thanks!
    Aimee
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  97. Factoid:
    In early 2008 they introduced 100% PCR bottles (post consumer recycled) while all their PET bottles (polyethylene terephthalate) currently contain at the minimum 30% recycled material, with a target to convert to 100% within the next 12 months.
    =)

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  98. I follow along with the googly friends =)

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  99. we're networked blogs pals! =)

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  100. Pst! I'm following you. On Twitter. ;P

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  101. your blog badge is displayed here: http://ldylvbgr.blogspot.com/2008/09/favorite-links-bloggers-and-such.html

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  102. tweeted here! http://twitter.com/MommyImHungry/status/4798485891

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  103. Tea Tree facial cleanser sounds so refreshing. Thanks for the chance!

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