Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Giveaway!

It's time for another giveaway! Woo hoo! This time I am giving away a Burt's Bees Classic Charm Gift Set. This set contains four small tins of the following:
  1. Beeswax Lip Balm
  2. Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
  3. Hand Salve
  4. ResQ Ointment

This is a such a cute little set, I had to get one for myself too!

I will be using random.org to choose a winner on Friday, October 3rd at 3:00 p.m.

To enter:

Please leave a comment on this post with your favorite frugal beauty/skin care/hair care/nail care tip. This can be anything - I just want to hear your ideas!

You can recieve one additional entry if you blog about my giveaway on your blog - just leave an additional comment with a link to your blog.

Please be sure to leave your e-mail address if I cannot contact you through a blog.

I can't wait to see who wins!

91 comments:

Sally said...

One of my favorite skin care products is from target. Its a face wash called Flake away. Its in a pink tub. Its a scrub. It leaves your skin very soft and its not oily like most of the scrubs. The small tub of it cost $2.99 and it usually lasts me 3 months. Another one of my favorite products is Tresemme anit breakage shampoo & conditioner. It helps prevent split ends. I don't have to get my hair cut as often because I use this. So it may be a more expensive shampoo & conditioner but I think its worth it to save money on hair cuts.

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Nancy said...

Hi Michelle, well, I'm a tightwad deluxe and one of my favorite skincare is to use sugar and honey to exfoliate with - I love burt bees stuff and keep it in my ready pack - my dog and I are part of a search and recovery team!

Nancy
http://ragingbearranch.blogspot.com

Kindall Klan said...

there is a walmart brand of facial moisturizer that is their answer to Oil of Olay. I love it, it's cheap and I love it even more than the real thing (which costs three times as much!)

buckeyebabe99 said...

Use generic witch hazel as a toner and astringent! It works like a charm. It's also great on the occasional breakout and razor rash too.

Beth said...

Hey Michelle! I use a moisturizer with sunscreen every day and hopefully this will save my skin in the future so I won't have to use wrinkle creams!

Mom of three little Princesses said...

Hello, I have been using Clean & Clear I love it, it doesn't break my skin out!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I leave the cap off cheap lotion for about 4 days until it thickems to a luxious cream, which I use a face cream.

Mom of three little Princesses said...

I posted a link to your blog from mine. Checkout my blog if you have time. Thanks

Sarah said...

I LOVE my sunscreen moisturizer, it helps so I don't have to use as much foundation! Another moneysaver!

Anonymous said...

I like to have stylish haircuts but they can kind of be spendy. I've found that I like to find someone who cuts hair from their home (that used to work in a salon) because their prices are much less expensive since they don't do it fulltime anymore plus they just know how you like it styled because you become a "regular". I've had the same gal for the past few years.

Also, when it comes to coloring or "highlights" a few times in the past I've checked out the local beauty schools. They've always done a great job but at a fraction of the cost of salons.

Gabrielle (You know my email :-)

toni said...

I love giving at-home pedicures!

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Anonymous said...

I use Vaseline for everything - lips, eyes, nails, you name it!

Becky
ram1118@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Lately I've been using whatever is on sale when I run out. How sad huh! Love bert's bee's!!!

Kim

akjulian@aol.com

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I put this up under giveaways at my blog, too! Thanks!

alyssa said...

I think on some beauty products, its better to splurge and get better quality, like my face soap is Purity Made Simple by Philosophy. Its pretty pricey, but a little goes a long way and it lasts forever. whenever I use it, I never break out and it washes all make-up in one step. Love it!

Jen said...

My mom used to be a hairdresser and she does my coloring and cuts!

Jordan said...

I have all the supplies to give myself a pedicure at home. Lots of nail colors, foot spa, etc. It's not quite as fun as actually going out, but it is definitely a lot better than nothing. I like to tip a little bit of epsom salts into the foot spa it really relaxes my feet and it isn't expensive at all.

jordannicole20 at hotmail.com

Sarah said...

One day a week I like to do a deep conditioning treatment on my hair to try and ward off some of the damages done to it from all the styling. I'll just slather on some good moisturizing conditioner to my wet hair, wrap my head up in a warm towel and leave it on for an hour or so. The results are great. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

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M said...

I use a scrub of olive oil and brown sugar on my feet, knees, elbows, and hands.

Nanci said...

I get my skin care creams at CVS using my ECB's. Thanks for the giveaway.

Single said...

Ever since I started using Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cleanser, my skin has gotten so much better!

Rachel A said...

Don't waste another dime on cardboard emery boards. Go with the $1.47 thick foam boards that come in pretty designs. They work so much better and don't tear up your nails.

GritsGirl said...

I really enjoy the pedegg. It 10.00 but cheaper than a pedicure every week!

maria said...

My husband uses Johnson's Baby Shampoo for his dry scalp instead of expensive medicated shampoos. It totally works (and actually, we use the Target brand of baby shampoo!)

LeAnn said...

I use as basic makeup as possible - foundation, powder, mascara. I don't have a million different eye shadow or lipstick colors so I don't have to worry about keeping up with the current trend.
llucas10@juno.com

Kelly said...

One of my favorite things to keep my feet from being dry is putting baby oil and a pair of socks on a couple of nights a week. Not only are my feet soft but they smell good too.

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tweezle said...

For a good deep conditioning for your hair, wash as usual, blot dry and while still damp slather on some mayo, wrap with plastic wrap and then a towel to keep in the heat. Relax for 15 minutes to 1/2 hour, then wash. Your hair will turn out beautifully!

bryan said...

EVOO can be used for so much more than cooking body oil or a dime size rub it in your hand and it cals frizzy hair

The Family =) said...

I really don't have many frugal things that i know of so this was a great giveaway to read! The only thing i really do is buzz my son's hair myself and since it grows so fast this saves a lot of money. Thanks!

tanyab @ paulbunyan . net

The Lady Riposter said...

It may sounds silly, but simply reducing the amount of shampoo you use can make a bottle go a lot further. You really don't need much to wash your hair and the more you use the harder it is to wash out!

Becky said...

I use BOGO coupons when items go on sale BOGO. Then I get two items I might not otherwise be able to afford for free.

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Jennifer said...

I don't use makeup because my husband says I look better without it! That's super frugal for me! Jennifer at knj_meybaum@yahoo.com

Miranda said...

Right now I'm using a great cleanser/lotion combo that I got for free AND will be getting paid to do a survey on it. Love paid research!

Miss Mommy said...

I love Oil of Olay Moisterizer...I buy it at Ulta with a $3.50 off Ulta coupon and then use a $1.00 or $2.00 manufactures coupon as well. It is the best moisturizer for my skin...and with all the coupons...it's a great deal too!!

Richelle said...

A frugal tip--anything like lotion or foundation that comes in a tube, when you think it is all gone, cut the tube open. You will be amazed at how much product is left inside!

Alaina said...

We have so much shampoo we sometimes use it as body wash. Hey it's soap, right?

Thanks so much for the chance! I also have a giveaway going on so come over and check it out!

KacieFlake said...

I love Norwegian Hand Cream. It's not particularly cheap but I find coupons for it AND it is so thick so it goes a long way. One small tube lasts me quite a long time and makes my hands feel amazing.

Leah said...

Nothing can take the place of daily lotion applications. If applied religiously, the kind doesn't even matter that much! So pick up the cheapest kind you can find at Walmart (or the store of your choice) and prepare for healthy, well-hydrated skin!

Erik and Megan Pyper said...

I love to have that sun-glow tan look but dont want to have the nasty rays along with it. So I use a lotion with spf in it and then use a little powder bronzer. Perfect!

megpyper@gmail.com

Jessica said...

This is a great contest! Thanks for putting it on. My favourite beauty-care product is my moisturizer from Clinique with spf in it. I do not leave the house without it. I also have a bit of a guilty pleasure. Once every week and a half I was my hair with L'oreal Kids shampoo. It makes my hair smell like watermelon, and my boyfriend loves it!

Dawn said...

I prefer at home manicure, pedicures, facials. I feel like because it's my body and I've done it before, that it works better....which might not be true, but I've fooled myself and kept more money in the bank!




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Shaunta' said...

I like to use the CVS brand make up remover towelettes...there are often printable coupons for these.

Sarah said...

I love using Everyday minerals. I like to buy the customizable kits. I can get a lot for my money and I can choose what I need. The markup also lasts me forever. It takes at least a year for me to go through a kit of foundation.

muffinsrock074 @ yahoo dot com

linda said...

We use beer in our hair to get the frizzies out. It works great!

lprouty@comcast.net

P.S GREAT GIVEAWAY

Christy said...

I use what i can get my hands on for cheap! :) I love burts bees but don't usually get it b/c it's expensive! i'd love to win! thanks for the chance!!

grizz1803@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

I get spa treatments and hair cuts at the local beauty school for a fraction of the cost. We also have a massage school nearby that gives massages for $5 for 30 minutes, $10 for an hour. All the schools (that I go to anyway) use students that are graduating within the month so they know what they are doing and I have yet to ave a bad experience.

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http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

Amber said...

Pedi parties! THey are great! My girlfriends and I get together with all our polishes, soak our feet, scrub our own feet and paint eachothers nails! always a bunch of colors to choose from, and great company!

Yelowflower said...

love this stuff, thanks

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lerinleigh said...

My best frugal beauty tip is CVS! I "buy" shampoo and beauty products there. It's allowed me to try different things for free or very cheaply. But I do have sensitive skin so I wash my face with Burt's Bees. One bottle lasts forever!

Mark and Erin said...

I use baking soda as a facial scrub. I mix a half tsp. or so with a small bit of my facial soap, and gently rub it all over. Then I rinse and my face is left soft and smooth...And baking soda is really cheap! -Erin-

Mrs. Bargain Hunting Wife said...

My favorite tip is washing my hair every other day! It stays so much softer, my color last longer, I use less shampoo and hot water!!

Maria in Columbus said...

One of the things that I do is to take advantage of Walgreen's Register Rewards and Rebates and CVS Extra Care bucks...I get free beauty products every month that way.

Thanks for the chance!

Brooke said...

I don't wash my face with soap so much, and I don't wash my hair every time I shower. I know it sounds gross, but it works.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tip is to use coconut oil as a hair moisturizer.

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tami said...

my frugal tip- since i think all products are the same regardless of cost i shop the clearance sections with coupons and buy only what's on sale. i love burt's bees tho :)

Courtnee D said...

Vaseline= USED FOR EVERYTHING! And bag balm :) Learned that from my Ma Ma

Erica M said...

I try to only buy when the items are on sale. I'm a huge fan of smell-good pampering products and would own one of everything if it wouldn't break the bank!

Speaking of smell-good pampering, I have a giveaway for a set of Bath and Body Works stuff going on at my blog this week!

Roxanne said...

I use toe shades nail polish, a non toxic nail polish that requires no nail polish remover. All you do is peel it off your nail! No toxic fumes, no mess!

Riannon said...

Hair care tip-everytime your bottle of conditioner runs out, get a different brand. Never use the same brand twice in a row. The reason for this is that conditioners have waxes in them that build up in your hair. Different brands have different waxes or amounts in them which prevents build up in your hair. This will definitely lead to healthier hair!

janetfaye said...

I mix one teaspoon of olive oil into 1/4 cup of body lotion and heat it in the microwave for about 15 seconds.

I then massage this into my hands and cuticles.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

MrsAdams06 said...

I look out for nice skin/hair/nail care products at CVS, and try to get them for free with coupons, sales, and ECBs. It's nice to have the products to pamper yourself while not paying a cent!

reinadrop said...

I like the Jergens Natural Glow self tanning lotion. It has worked well for me & is less-expensive (and better for you) than tanning beds. Also i like to shop the Bath & Body Works semi-annual sales. They have great deals & i've stocked up on gifts. Thanks!

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MrsAdams06 said...

I just blogged about your giveaway!
http://www.frugalinvirginia.com/2008/10/giveaways-galore.html

Rachel said...

I love to get everything I can at the Bath and Body Works semi anual sales in Jan and June. (I save some for gifts throughout the year too.)

My Precious Pennies said...

My tip would be to use olive oil for your hair. It's cheap, and it works wonders on cutting down on frizzies!

My Precious Pennies said...

I've posted about your giveaway on my blog, My Precious Pennies. Here is the permalink: http://mypreciouspennies.blogspot.com/2008/09/giveaways-galore_30.html

Thanks!

superpaige said...

I love Burt's bees! My tip? Always wash your face every night. Even if you're tired and don't want to, it will keep your face looking fresh if it's actually cleaned every night.

Sarah said...

My favorite tip is using toothpaste, not gel, on any acne spots that might pop on your face! This is something that most of us already have around anyway, and it beats spending $7-10 on a tube of something that does the same exact thing!

Anonymous said...

I got on of those squeezer things (technical term) that gets every last bit out of the toothpaste tube. I seriously can't throw anything away until I know it's all gone.

cmarieb2b at gmail dot com

susan said...

I use my moisturizing cream as eye makeup remover. For that mascara that just doesn't come off, dab a bit under your eyes and wipe with a q-tip! Works perfectly!

jsillinois said...

I used to be very brand specific. Now I use whatever is on sale.

pam said...

Vaseline is the one of the best and inexpensive moisturizers for chapped skin.

Earthmama said...

My favorite frugal hair tip is using pin curlers or rag rollers. It costs hardly anything, is comforable to sleep on and really works without damaging my hair!

Anonymous said...

My favorite hair tip is Suave shampoo/conditioner. It really is great. They even have new ones for colored or highlighted hair, it's pretty great. Why spend $10 on shampoo?

Melissa said...

My favorite tip is Alpha Hydrox products. I have found that they work just as good as the more expensive alpha hydroxy acid products but are so much cheaper. I have been using these products for years and can testify to the results. I am 45 and I hardly have any wrinkles at all!

ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter?

My favourite tip is using sugar instead of commercial skin scrubs.

Marlena U. said...

I always shop the clearance at Target for health and beauty. I've been able to try new products because they are marked down cheap and every once in awhile I find one worth buying at regular price. m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lucy said...

I color my own hair to save $.
Thanks

Laura... and the boys said...

Oh, I love me some burts bees!

My tip is baking soda! Brush your teeth, wash your face, you can even mix it with vinegar to clean your hair of harsh chemicals (works especially well during summers full of chlorinated pools).

Rebecca said...

You can make your own Exfoliating Body Scrub with Olive Oil and Coarse Sea Salt, add some essential oil so it smells nice! Don't use it on freshly shaven skin because it hurts BAD! Also you can get something similar at Bath and Body Works, when the salt is gone you have a ton of oil left, I just add sea salt and I can use it longer.

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Rebecca said...

I blogged about this giveaway:Here

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Just.Me said...

I use Cetaphil to wash my face. It is less than $10 and lasts a long time. It is safe for sensitive skin and I love it.

Anonymous said...

Bag Balm! I even have my kids using it now. Chapped lips, rough elbows, dry feet... Slather it on at night, cover up with cotton socks/gloves (except lips) and soft in the morning!
- Karen
car karen e at yahoo (no spaces of course!)

The Holdaway's said...

I like to use baby oil as a moisturizer at the end of my shower in the dry cold winter. It keeps my skin from drying out and is cheaper than lotion.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win!! Thanks for the opportunity. mhp3z@virginia.edu

Chrissy said...

My favorite frugal way to save money on nailcare is only get manicures and pedicures for very special occasion, otherwise I just give myself a mani/pedi at home and save a lot of cash! Thanks!

Gwen said...

I use coconut oil as a moisturizer. It works great and smells nice , too!

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Sarah said...

I use baking soda and honey to wash my face. It feels lovely and my skin looks great! Sometimes for a yummy change I use brown sugar and honey, it feels so indulgent!

sarahn4639 at gmail dot com

crazys_angel4u said...

Ohhhhh I love burts bees!!!!!!!! Love, love, love all the burts bees!! :)

Kerrie said...

I love Burt's Bees products...it just seems like I never have enough of them in my house!

Cris said...

I have never tried burts bees but I know everyone raves about it! Thanks for the chance to win. My frugal tip is try not be be too brand specific. I just started couponin' last month.I love it. I'm so addicted, however, my dh was and is a little spoiled with name brand products. I have found that given the sales and free stuff at CVS & Wags, I get to try new stuff (makeup/shampoo/lotions/etc) out that I would normally pass over! =) God Bless

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