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Burt's Bees Product Review

Saturday, December 05, 2009

You know the winter weather is upon us when your skin starts to feel dry and your lips feel chapped. It's enough to make you browse through travel catalogues in search of warmer climates and pristine beaches. But for those of us who are stuck facing sub-zero temperatures and the effects of dry air, we can take consolation in knowing that there is a solution to our dry-skin dilemma. And it goes by the name of Burt's Bees.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Burt's Bees, it began back in 1984 as a candle-making operation ran by Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz that produced $200 worth of sales at their first craft fair. (You can read about their "unusual" story written by Roxanne here.)By the end of their first year, their sales reached $20 000, an indicator that their candles were of high quality and their craftsmanship highly valued. Soon enough, their company expanded to include natural soaps, perfumes and eventually lip balm, their best-selling product to date. By 1998, their sales surpassed a whopping $8 million! Their expansive product line now includes other natural products such as body lotions made with natural milk and sugar enzymes, bath products made with sea ingredients, toothpaste, shampoos and a Baby Bee product line to name a few. This year marks their 25th anniversary.

When I first met my husband, I was introduced to the notion that natural and organic was the wiser and healthier option. It has been a way of life for him and his family for longer than most people I know, so when they introduced me to Burt's Bees lip balm almost six years ago, I had to try it. I loved it then and I still love it now. So imagine my delight when I was asked to try Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil for review. The first time I applied it, it went on oh so smoothly and tasted oh so sweet! My husband and I went out that evening to catch the premiere of New Moon, and after having applied it only once, and then devouring a large tray of salty tortilla chips, my lips still felt refreshed and kissably smooth. This naturally hydrating lip balm has definitely earned it's place in my purse! Best of all, it is infused with the antioxidant properties of pomegranate oil that coats your lips with a hint of colour.



I have also had the pleasure of sampling their Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey and Orange Wax body lotion that soothes, hydrates and revitalises your skin. It contains vitamin-rich humectants and emollients and is 99.05% natural. I don't usually use mosturizers mainly because it's hard to find a lotion that is easily absorbed into the skin and doesn't feel greasy. But this Burt's Bees lotion does the opposite; it feels creamy yet absorbs into your skin without that greasy feeling. And to top it off, it has a mild yet sweet fragrance that reminds you of how natural this product is.

One last product sample that I had the pleasure of trying was the Naturally Ageless Skin Firming Night Creme. Yes, I'm (only) 31 years old and no, I don't feel like I've aged that much since sadly departing my twenties. So I didn't think I would really need to incorporate this creme into my daily routines. But after about a week or so, I was surprised at how my skin felt slightly smoother than the week before. I didn't think I had wrinkles that were terribly noticeable but when I would awake the following morning and look in the mirror, strangely enough, it felt like I had less wrinkles. The area I felt the most improvement was on my forehead. Now it could have been all in my head, but using this lotion has definitely made me more aware of the effects that (gasp) aging, along with dry weather and the stresses of a working mom can have on your complexion. This 98.99% natural product contains three important ingredients:

  • Pomegranate, rich in antioxidants and known to help fight skin-damaging free radicals
  • White birch, to help restore firmness
  • Para cress, to help lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
This creme does all this while you sleep. That's my kind of creme! I also really like the packaging for this product, too.


Burt's Bees products are now available for purchase through the Burt's Bees Online Store. They are currently offering a free gift with purchase along with free shipping on orders over $75. Need to buy a gift for someone special? They'll wrap it up for you, too! Be sure to place your orders before December 7, 2009 to ensure your order is delivered before December 24, 2009.

Now on to the giveaway.

Burt's Bees has graciously offered one reader of Toronto Teacher Mom an amazing prize pack of their Burt's Bees products worth $75!



This contest is now closed.

 
For your initial entry, which is mandatory, check out the Burt's Bees website and tell me which product you would like to have to help fight dry skin this winter, or any other product from any of their lines including the Baby Bee line that catches your eye. Leave a comment on this post with the name of the product and a way to contact you if you win. (You need to click on "comments" at the end of this post to leave a comment.)

For additional entries, you may choose to do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each indicating what you have done.
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post. When you are done, leave a link to your post in your comment.
  • Become a follower of Toronto Teacher Mom using Google Friend Connect.
  • Subscribe to Toronto Teacher Mom.
  • Become a fan of Toronto Teacher Mom on Facebook.
  • Update your status on Facebook to notify your friends about this giveaway.
  • Become a follower on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Tweet daily for additional entries. Feel free to use the following tweet: Win a Burt's Bees gift pack worth $75 @teachermomoftwo http://tinyurl.com/yztwhan
Contest ends December 16 at midnight EST. Open to Canadian residents.
Winner will be selected using Random.org and must reply to the notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be drawn.

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139 COMMENTS

  1. I would like the Radiance Body Lotion.

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  2. Great giveaway I love burts bees products. I like the citrus facial scrub .Thanks for the great giveaway.Marian

    mtzeenla@yahoo.com

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  3. Thank you so muh for this contest! I would love the Carrot Nutritive Night Creme. Lidia.Vila@gmail.com

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  4. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    My favourite item is the Lip Shimmer.

    Link: http://www.burtsbees.ca/natural-products/lips-lip-shimmer-and-gloss/lip-shimmer.html

    Thank you!

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  5. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I blogged your contest! http://www.cancontests.com/2009/12/contests-from-elsewhere-win-75-burts.html

    Thank you!

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  6. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

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

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  7. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Subscribe through Google Reader.

    Thank you!

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  8. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a Facebook fan - Kitty Cartouche. Thank you!

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  9. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I shared your contest on my Facebook - Kitty Cartouche. Thank you!

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  10. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    I'm a follower on Twitter and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/6414688988

    Thank you!

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  11. I would like to try Naturally Ageless Line Diminishing Day Lotion

    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  12. I am a google friend follower
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  13. I follow on twitter as nicjosemm and tweeted http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/6414900858
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  14. I would love to try the Tips 'N Toes Hands & Feet Kit! Sounds like the perfect remedy for dry feet and hands in the winter. Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

    shopaholicmommy at hotmail dot com

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  15. I follow your blog!

    shopaholicmommy at hotmail dot com

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  16. I follow you on twitter @Shopaholic_Mama and tweeted too!!!

    http://twitter.com/Shopaholic_Mama/status/6415724445

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  17. I would like to try their Vitamin E Body and Bath Oil

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  18. Burt's Bees products are the best!
    Would love to try the Tips 'N Toes Hands & Feet Kit for my poor old footsies!

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie Site. This giveaway is shared here:

    http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/30418-toronto-teacher-mom-burts-bees-products-giveaway-dec16-canada#post160097

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I follow you PUBLICLY with Google Friend Connect!
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  21. I subscribe!
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  22. I follow you via Networked Blogs!
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  23. I follow on Twitter as coolcanucks!
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  24. I tweeted!!

    http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/6417146975

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Tweeted. (amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6417923059

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  26. I love the lip balm with pomegrante, I use it every winter for my dry lips!

    lisakai at mchsi dot com

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  27. I'm following your blog!

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  28. I'm following you on Facebook!

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  29. I'm following you on Twitter and here's my tweet!

    http://twitter.com/lisakai/status/6418580234

    lisakai at mchsi dot com

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  30. I like their Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub

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  31. Followed and tweeted http://twitter.com/Sparkled_Beauty/status/6425764428

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  33. i think i would love the THOUROUGHLY THERAPUTIC HONEY AND GRAPESEED OIL HAND CREME
    this time of year is soo hard on my hands , they crack and itch ,love burts bees
    roswello athotmail dot com

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  34. i follow on google friend
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  35. i follow on twitter @roswello stacey dempsey and TWEETED
    http://twitter.com/roswello/status/6430720894
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  36. I would love the beeswax and banana hand creme

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  37. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/6432446105

    Thank you!

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  38. Tweeted. (amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6439584927

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  39. I have used these products before great stuff. I would like to try the super shiny lip gloss. Any juicy shade, but especially Nectar Nude, or Pucker Berry sound good.
    I just had to tweet about it too.
    http://twitter.com/sweepsgirl62

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  40. I would love the radiance body lotion

    josiefiorda@yahoo.ca

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  41. daily tweet tweet for 12/7 thanks!
    http://twitter.com/Shopaholic_Mama/status/6453824422

    shopaholicmommy at hotmail dot com

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  42. I love their beeswax almond hand creme.

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  43. I didn't know they made moisturizers, so I'd like to try the Beeswax Moisturizing Day Creme

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  44. Blogged:

    http://canadiangiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/12/toronto-teacher-mom-burts-bees-giveaway.html

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  45. following and tweeted:

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  48. i'd love to try the Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Shampoo

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  49. i follow your blog!

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  50. I would like to try the Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Creme

    pamr@mts.net

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  51. I would love to have the Tips 'N Toes Hands & Feet Kit for my really dry feet.

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  52. I'm a follower via google friend connect

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  53. I follow on twitter and tweeted giveaway
    http://twitter.com/carolp8/status/6466759455

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  54. The citrus facial scrub sounds really nice!
    hails_18@hotmail.com

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  55. I'd love to try the Radiance body lotion.
    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  56. i subscribe by email
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  57. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/status/6476704726

    Thank you!

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  58. I would love the coconut foot cream
    amandartr@gmail.com

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  59. I am follower via google friend connect.
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  60. subscriber.
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  61. I am a follower on facebook.
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  62. Thats a tough choice. But I would pick the Radiance Body Lotion, sounds devine. But I don't go a day without the lip balm.
    lizevlug@hotmail.com

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  63. I am a follower on Twitter as Redlizzy1.
    lizevlug@hotmail.com

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  64. I follow on Facebook too.

    lizevlug@hotmail.com

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  65. I subscribe via email too.
    lizevlug@hotmail.com

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  66. Following on Twitter (as amt946) and Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6469174459

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  68. tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/6495116706
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  69. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/6506040667

    Thank you!

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  70. I would like the Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub!

    crystalmarieporter at gmail dot com

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  71. I follow!

    crystalmarieporter at gmail dot com

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  72. Tweeted. (amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6502393464

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  75. I like the Foot Care and Hand Moisturizers

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  76. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/6539009694

    Thank you!

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  77. I like the Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash. I'd also love to try out the lip balm in this cold weather.

    Nicole
    myrealreview[at]gmail[dot]com

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  78. Following you on Twitter and just tweeted about this giveaway

    twitter.com/myrealreview

    Nicole
    myrealreview[at]gmail[dot]com

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  79. Tweeted. (amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6525565135

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  80. daily tweet thanks
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  82. I would love to have the Baby Bee Diaper Ointment for my little guy. For me, the Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil and the Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Creme for my poor dry and cracked hands.

    arctic_teacher(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  83. So glad you enjoy my blog! Thanks for the comment. I blogged about this giveaway and Burt's Bees today :)

    Nicole
    www[dot]myrealreview[dot]blogspot[dot]com

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  84. I am a new Follower

    arctic_teacher(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  85. Email subscriber

    arctic_teacher(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  86. I'm also following you on facebook.

    Nicole
    myrealreview[at]gmail[dot]com

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  87. I blogged about this giveaway here:
    http://beingmom1.blogspot.com/2009/12/burts-bees-75-giveaway.html

    arctic_teacher(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  88. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/6577504230

    Thank you!

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  89. I would be interested in the Soothingly Sensitive Aloe & Buttermilk Lotion.

    jodzjodz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  90. Tweeted. (amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6570848253

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  91. I'd love to try the Baby Bee Bubble bath. The sunscreen was the only one we could use with my daughter that didn't make her break out. So great.

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  92. daily tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/6599097924
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  94. Super Shiny Lip Gloss sounds yummy. "Drench your lips in moisture..." I don't usually bother with colour or shine because they dry out my lips to much, but the first few ingredients in this are natural oils and waxes ... so I bet it would be great.

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  95. Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6601196270

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  96. I would love to try the radiance body lotion.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  97. I would like to try the repair serum.
    vivaglampink@yahoo.ca

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  98. daily tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/6629886833
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  99. i'd love to try the Carrot Nutritive Night Creme!

    fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

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  100. Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6632984424

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  101. I'd like to try the baby bee bubble bath - might be nice for Mama too! :)

    julie.biljardt@gmail.com

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  102. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/roswello/status/6645421095
    roswello athotmail dot com

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  103. My family has used Burt's Bee products for years! I have the lip balms in every room of the house! I also especially like the cuticle salve.
    Ihave a new granddighter so I would like to try the products in the baby line for her.

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  104. Ifollow you on Twitter sdiego1717

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  105. I tweeted your giveaway! sdiego1717

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  106. I love the citrus wash.

    follow and tweeted - teegzmum

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  107. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/6661553694

    Thank you!

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  108. daily tweet
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  109. daily tweet
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  111. Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6665349227

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  112. The Beeswax and Banana hand creme sounds great for winter! cearamcneil at hotmail dot com

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  113. daily tweet
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  114. Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6699350474

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  115. i bet i could use the hand salve, mine dry and crack in the winter - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  116. daily tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/6705064187
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  117. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/6705551984

    Thank you!

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  118. I'd like to try their ageless product and also something for my extremely dry dry hands that are red and itchy! Help!

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  119. daily tweet
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  120. oh wow i want to try the peppermint shower soap!!!!!

    tiffany
    texan_michael(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  121. daily tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/6728234759
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  122. daily tweet
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  123. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    Tweeted! :) http://twitter.com/antispamgirl/statuses/6731538737

    Thank you!

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  124. Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6732625820

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  125. I like the Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil.

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  126. I want the honey and orange wax lotion, I didn't have the cash last time I was at the store to purchase it, so it is on my Christmas wishlist.

    graybabi@gmail.com

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  127. I'd love to try their super shiny lip gloss.

    ebickell at hotmail dot com

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  128. I think the replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil sounds yummy!
    Please count me in!
    ~Carol

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  129. daily tweet
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  130. I like the citrus facial scrub. Bet it smells wonderful!

    @shelliclickedit

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  131. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/Shelliclickedit/status/6820214004

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