Lets face the number of hours I spend online between running TCF, BTSF, blogging, and the 50 billion other things I end up doing online, I can usually be found in a pair of sweats, a baggy shirt, and with my hair in a messy bun. I love to dress up, get manicures, wear make up, but like many of you with my life its just not something thats worth the time and effort. However you know Im an advocate for me time, so when a lovely beauticontrol consultant Amy offered to send me beauticontrol items I figured why not I could use a little me time. I got a lovely box of goodies, and she really matched me perfectly! Plus she included some school supplies for our charity which I really thought was sweet.
So what did I get?
Last Christmas bemoaning my dry, ashy hands I was encouraged to try an amazing product called Instant Manicure, Amy was more than kind enough to send me a jar and I love love it, it is a lovely sea scrub with natural oils in it. The great thing is I can have it sitting by my sink and I use a little once a day (sometimes twice if ive been working in the yard to help get my hands extra clean) and I end up with soft hydrated hands. The only downfall is that sometimes your hands will feel a little over oily after washing but I found that after drying them the towel takes out a good amount of the extra oils and then I just rubbed in the rest.
I also got awaken body wash, and lotion.. see Amy is fabo is matching people. This stuff is very refreshing, in fact some days Ill wash my hands with it just to smell it. My boy friend has gotten a kick out of me with the lotion cause Ill rub a dab of it right under my ears, like its perfume, just so that I can have the smell surrounding me. Downfall on this one? Keep a close eye on it, my boyfriends brothers tried to walk off with the body wash.
Finally I got a thermal face scrub. I will admit this one isnt so much for me. Its really nice and my boyfriend loves it, but I prefer a less abrassive scrub, and this one was a bit rough for me. It warmed up nicely, it smelled wonderful, its just not my cup o' tea. The fact is that with any skin care product you have to match up with you, and Im just a bit too finicky about face scrubs.. I blame my fair skin and the fact that abrassive scrubs make me blotchy. Like I said though my BF loves it, his take is if you want to get a good scrub this is awesome.
A bit about Amy.
"I'm a stay at home mom. I have 4 kids ages 6 and under. I got into the business after loosing a daughter and my mom + dad in a 10 months span. I needed something fun to do to keep me active and social. Otherwise, depression would have overcome me. BeautiControl Spa parties are just that - FUN. And, I even make money doing it lol.
Now after 3 years I stay with BC because I love and believe in the products and I love being able to make a few extra dollars here and there. For me it's more about having some grown up time away from my kids. They get to have a couple evenings a month at home with dad and I get to go out and share A Spa :)
and I must just add BeautiControl has some amazing products :)"
Looking to buy beauticontrol items and want to help TCF? If you buy beauticontrol products from Amy she will donate 25% of the profit to TCF isnt that awesome!
Amy has agreed to giveaway a really neat prize to one lucky winner!
Contest for (USA only sorry):
A few rules
1. You must complete mandatory entry first before commenting with any extra entries
2. 1 comment per entry so if you do an extra that is worth 2 entries you must post two comments, sorry for doing it this way but it is how I have been requested to do it.
3. You must include your email in your comment so I can reach you if you win.
Prize: One Container of Instant Manicure
Mandatory entry- Go like Amy's Beauticontrol Facebook page (you dont have to but it would be nice if you said thank you from TCF)and follow us via Google Friend connect (post what name you follow us under on GFC) (only one comment needed for the mandatory entry but make sure you do it first!)
-Follow Us on Twitter + 1 entry
-Tweet about the giveaway (post permi link to tweet) +2 entries
-Follow us on Facebook +1 entry
-Sign up to our email updates +2 entries
-Post about the giveaway on Facebook (post permi link to FB post on comment) +2 entries
-Follow us through Network Blogs +1 entry
- Join shopittome (must confirm email) +10 entries
- enter one of our other giveaways for this week (must comment with one other giveaway you entered) + 1
Entry period will end 11:59pm Pacific, Saturday May 7th 2011. Winner will be notified and will have 24 hours to reply to email. Amy will then send the prizes to the winners.
**I was not paid to review this product, my opinions are my own, however I did receive a product to review, also facebook in no ways endorses or has anything to do with this review.