Sunday, November 1, 2009

Holiday Gift Guide Unveil with Softlips Giveaway! CLOSED


It's the first of November and you know what that means...holiday shopping season! Some of you early birds may have already started making your lists and checking them twice but if you're anything like me, you tend to wait until the last possible minute. Not only does procrastinating mean fighting holiday crowds but in your frenzied rush, you may not have the time to research the perfect gifts for the special someones in your life.

So, I'm unveiling my very first Winter Holiday Gift Guide to assist you with your shopping this season! You'll find fun, unique products for mom, dad, baby and toddler - from one-of-a-kind handmade items to the must-haves that will be flying off your local store shelves. I've already added some of my favorites but rest assured, I will be adding things daily until Christmas Day. If you have any feedback on items or categories you'd like me to investigate, please leave a comment and I will be sure to include them. Also, if you own a business and would like to be featured in my holiday guide - at no charge! - just click on the "contact" link on my navbar and send me an email request with product information, retail price and photos. Family-friendly products only, please!

You can also grab my holiday guide button on the sidebar and post on your blog or site for an extra entry into all of my upcoming giveaways!

Speaking of giveaways, to celebrate the launch of my holiday guide, I have a special treat for you!

I admit I am a bit of a lip gloss junkie. I think the addiction began when I was in middle school and discovered Bonne Bell Pink Lemonade Lip Smackers. I had borrowed one from my best friend and I was instantly hooked. I went out and bought out almost the entire line at Wal-mart. I just love the smooth, slick feeling on my lips. To this day, nothing makes me feel more girly than gliding on a nice, yummy scent.

So, when I was offered an opportunity to review the new winter line of Softlips chapstick, I gladly accepted. A girl can never have too much lip gloss, right?!

Softlips is a leading brand of lip care products. They recently introduced a new limited edition collection of seasonal flavors including sugar cookie, winter mint, sugar plum berry and sugar & spice. These winter flavors contain the same conditioning balm of the other flavors but also includes SPF 20 sunscreen for added protection from the elements. Also, each new flavor is partnered with a tried-and-true original flavor like cherry or vanilla, so you can change your lips to suit your mood - or your appetite!



I was lucky enough to try out all 4 new flavors. They all left my lips feeling hydrated and kissably soft. They left behind just a hint of tint and shimmer so I could pair it with lipstick or leave as is for a more natural look. My favorite flavors were the sweet sugar cookie and tingly winter mint, but you can't really go wrong with any of them. I just wish they had more of a taste, but then again, if they tasted as good as they smelled, I may just eat the tube! I also like the slender design of the tube. It fits neatly in a wristlet or clutch for a night out.

Bottom line: I would highly recommend having any of the Softlips winter flavors on hand when you get caught under the mistletoe this Christmas. *wink wink* And at a price of just $3.99/2-pack, it's an affordable stocking stuffer!

BUY IT: You can find Softlips online at Drugstore.com or use their handy dandy store locator to find the retailer closest to you.

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win all 4 new limited edition winter flavors!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Visit the Softlips website and tell me what flavor you want to try most. Remember to leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile or if you are not a blogger!

SUGAR ON TOP (BONUS ENTRIES): To maximize your chances of winning, you may do any or all of the following. Be sure to complete the above mandatory entry or your bonus entries will not count!

1.) Follow my blog or subscribe via reader or email. Comment telling me which method you chose. If you already follow or subscribe, that counts! (1 entry)

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest. Just leave me a comment with your tweet link. (1 entry)

3.) Become a fan of Softlips on Facebook. (2 entries!)

4.) Add my button to your blog and comment with a link to where I can find it. (1 entry)

5.) Add my holiday guide button to your blog and comment with the link. (1 entry)

6.) Enter any of my other current giveaways and leave a comment telling me which one(s) you entered. (1 entry each)

Giveaway will end on November 15, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I was offered this review and giveaway opportunity due to my membership at the Product Review Place. I was sent a limited edition winter collection of Softlips lip balms, as well as a collection of PURE organic Softlips lip balms, from Laura at Robin Leedy Associates to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other manner for this post.

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I want to try sugar plum berry :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Subscribed in reader
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Following on Twitter and Tweeted
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Softlips Facebook fan
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Your blog and button are in my blogroll
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Your holiday guide button is in my events

Bonita12 said...

I would try Vanilla and Winter Mint.

Bonita12 said...

blog follower

Bonita12 said...

Entered PUR Pitcher giveaway.

Terra H. said...

I'd most like to try Softlips Raspberry. Thanks.
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Terra H. said...

email subscriber
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Terra H. said...

I have your holiday guide button up on the right hand side of my blog.
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dolls123 said...

Sweet sugar cookie sounds yummy !!!!!

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dolls123 said...

Blog follower

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dolls123 said...

Softlips facebook fan # 1
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Softlips facebook fan # 2
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dolls123 said...

Just entered the PUR Flavor Options Pitcher giveaway

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Just entered the Anti Monkey Butt Powder giveaway

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Cheryl said...

I want to try the Pure pomegranate from their Organic Line.

Cheryl said...

I chose to subscribe to your blog via email.

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Cheryl said...

I am a Facebook fan of Softlips.

Entry #1

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Cheryl said...

I am a Facebook fan of Softlips.

Entry #2

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Cheryl said...

I follow you on twitter HeartnSoulmom

I tweeted this giveaway

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Cheryl said...

Entered the Anti Monkey Butt powder giveaway.

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peg42 said...

I really want to try the vanilla. Thanks so much.

peg42 said...

I'm a subscriber.

peg42 said...

I'm a follower.

peg42 said...

I'm following Softlips on facebook
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I'm following Softlips on facebook
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Amber said...

I would most love to try Acai Berry!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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clenna said...

The flavor I'd love to try is Raspberry.

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clenna said...

I already subscribe via email.

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clenna said...

I already follow your blog

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clenna said...

#1 I'm a fan of Softlips on FB

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clenna said...

#2 I'm a fan of Softlips on FB

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clenna said...

I entered Unilever Goodies Box giveaway.

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tawnda said...

my daughter would love these too! Wintermint sounds great

lisa said...

I would love to try the vanilla. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

I follow you on Twitter(samasam) Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/5424957792

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lisa said...

Email subscriber. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

I entered PUR Flavor Options Pitcher Giveaway. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

I entered Anti Monkey Butt Powder giveaway. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

Entered Softlips Winter Flavors. msmith572@yahoo.com

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Joy said...

Acai berry.
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mogrill said...

Pomegranite sounds great. Thanks for the chance.
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krissygrl84 said...

I'm classic I want to try Vanilla. That's my favorite flavor and scent with everything I use!

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Leslie said...

I would like to try Chai and Sugar Cookie!

julis55 said...

I want to try the Pure pomegranate from their Organic Line

zachsgran said...

I love vanilla!!
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Katie said...

I want to try the winter mint & vanilla :)

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Katie said...

I follow via google :)

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Katie said...

I entered the permission slips giveaway

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txgiggles45 said...

I would love to try the Sugar Cookie, because I LOVE sugar cookies and this one has no calories! lol!
Have a great day!
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clc408 said...

I'd like to try Wintermint. Thanks!

littlelatina said...

sounds wonderful

missdenise said...

I want to try the wintermint, yum!

missdenise said...

I entered your permission slips giveaway

missdenise said...

I entered your unilever contest

Leona P said...

the vanilla

orchidfae said...

Vanilla and Winter Mint

Hope said...

I think winter mint would be my favorite; I love anything mint! I follow via the feed.
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vboackle said...

i want to try vanilla.

clynsg said...

I would try the Winter Mint first, although I haven't found any that I do not like as yet.

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clynsg said...

Blog follower

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Entered the Unilever giveaway.

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Rachel said...

Sugar cookie and cherry for sure!

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samsakara said...

I would love to try the vanilla.

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samsakara said...

I follow your blog

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samsakara said...

1) I'm a fan of softlips on facebook as Shilo Beedy

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samsakara said...

2) I'm a fan of softlips on facebook as Shilo Beedy

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Tammy said...

I wolove to try soft lips pure
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Bacallsmom said...

I want to try vanilla. What can I say, I love vanilla anything! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest.

Renee said...

Yum--sugar cookie!

Renee said...

entered this giveaway too: Rebecca Frezza and Big Truck CD

Whitney said...

I want to try vanilla & winter mint!

Whitney said...

follow your blog

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Whitney said...

entered permission slips

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entered the gift of an ordinary day

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entered peeing in peace

Kia89 said...

I would like to try the Vanilla.
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Holly B said...

I'd love to try the sugar cookie..I love their vanilla too, have some in my purse now!

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Anna-Lena said...

I would love to try the Vanilla.
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Deb K said...

The sugar plum berry sounds the best to me!

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Deb K said...

I follow with Google

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Deb K said...

I follow you on Twitter

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Deb K said...

fan of Softlips on Facebook {Deb S}

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KOB said...

I would love to try the Pomegranate.

Meaghan F. said...

The sweet sugar cookie flavor sounds nice!

momznite said...

I would like to try sugar cookie from the winter collection and chai tea from the pure line.

chlorinebrain said...

the flavor i want to try most is the Winter Mint & Vanilla

elkaye said...

I'd love to try the acai flavor.

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elkaye said...

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courtneystoffel said...

I'd love to try the sugar plum berry. Sounds great!

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mail4rosey said...

I'd like to try the Sugar Cookie Cherry flavor.

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missdenise said...

I entered your carrot butter cleanser giveaway

LOVEIS said...

winter selections sound great

Hearts N Flowers said...

I would like to try vanilla

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Some Lucky Dog said...

I'm wanting to try Sugar Plum Berry!

Some Lucky Dog said...

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entered The Gift of an Ordinary Day giveaway!

Susan said...

I like to sound of the Softlips Pure Pomegranate. It jsut sounds rich and juicy.

Susan said...

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops subscriber

Susan said...

Softlips fan on Facebook

Susan said...

Entered the "Peeing in Peace" Book Giveaway

Tara said...

I'd like to try Sugar Cookie!

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Holly said...

I would love to try Winter Mint.

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Smooshy said...

i want acai berry!

Desiree said...

I want to try sugar cookie and cherry

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Desiree said...

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Desiree said...

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Desiree said...

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msrodeobrat said...

i would love to try the winter mint

Nickolay said...

I want to try the Sugar Cookie.

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Amanda said...

It's alway so hard to find a good vanilla. I would love to try theirs. :)

Erika*Coffee said...

vanilla and winter mint
perfect combination i'm sure

autie said...

I'd love to try sugar cookie

terri142 said...

I would love to try the Sugar Cookie SoftLips.

terri142 said...

I follow your blog.

Alicia said...

Pomegranate.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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TX_Jen34 said...

Sugar cookie sounds good!!

TX_Jen34 said...

I follow your blog.
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TX_Jen34 said...

Tweeted.
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TX_Jen34 said...

Fan of Softlips on Facebook.

idahomom said...

Sugar Cookie sounds good.

AngelaK said...

The Vanilla sounds yummy!



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erma said...

I like the cherry flavor.
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denyse said...

Sugar Plum Berry, it just sounds so Christmasy.

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Lisa said...

The cherry looks good.

Lisa said...

I follow your blog.

karen said...

I would like to try Pure Pomegranate.
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Molly K said...

I would love to try the Softlips® Pure honeydew
organic lip conditioner.

Molly K said...

I subscribe.

Molly K said...

I follow.

Melodic Mom said...

I want to try the Sugar Cookie flavor.

Melodic Mom said...

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checkers said...

Vanilla !

Nancy S. said...

I want to try Sugar and Spice.
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I follow your blog with google friend.
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I entered your Permission Slip giveaway.
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Egare1 said...

I'd love to try the Sugar Plum Berry, it sounds delicious!

trixx said...

Pure honeydew sounds great. I love fruity scents, might be tempting to eat!

trixx said...

I follow your blog! =)

Pamela S said...

I love raspberrY so i'd pick that


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Pamela S said...

Follower on GFC.

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Pamela S said...

Subscriber via feed.
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Gina said...

I'd love to try the Softlips Raspberry

Gina said...

I follow your blog

Gina said...

I subscribe via google reader

Gina said...

I subscribe via email lyricsmamaAThotmailDOTcom

Gina said...

I follow on twitter and made a tweet http://twitter.com/wrestlingaddict/status/5737998457

Gina said...

I'm a fan of softlips on facebook (facebook.com/ginaturner)

Meet the Browns said...

I'd like to try Sugar Plum Berry :)

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Meet the Browns said...

I follow on Blogger!

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Jammie said...

I want to try sugar cookie most

Jammie said...

I follow your blog

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ktgonyea said...

Sugar cookie is my pick :)

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susan1215 said...

Sugar Cookie sounds nice

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giggling kids said...

I would love to try the soft lips Sugar Cookie.

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tlcfromtn said...

The Pure Honeydew sounds good!

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amyd said...

winter mint is the one I would love to try the most

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AnneTracker said...

Chai Tea!

bridget3496 said...

I want to try the sugar cookie!

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Barbarawr said...

I want to try the winter mint

Barbarawr said...

I subscribe with google reader

Barbarawr said...

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Barbarawr said...

I am a fan of Softlips on Facebook - barbarawr

Stephanie said...

I would really like to try the Pure Honeydew
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