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Fall time! The return of colorful leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, cute boots, and (oh, the horror!) dry skin. While you're probably enjoying the foliage, pumpkinated caffeine, and footwear... the havoc crisp fall weather can wreak on your skin is not so fun. Lucky for you, Caitlin Abshier of Revive Bath and Body has teamed up with Lovely Undergrad to host a giveaway that you're chapped, chafed skin will thank you for.
Caitlin, a sophomore at Kennesaw State University, is a lovely undergrad with a passion for soap making and savvy mind for business. As a kid, she started making soap when she received a kit as a Christmas present. Now in college, she's a young entrepreneur that sells her homemade products at markets around the South and in her online shop ReviveYourBath.com. Her soap fragrances include True Lavender, Lemontini, Classy Oatmeal, and Blue Fir (...plus, she's always developing something new!) And Caitlin doesn't stop there. Besides soap, you can buy her handmade lip balms, bath soaks, and linen spray.
Wondering what the difference is when it comes to buying off the store shelf vs. handmade? Here's a blurb off of Revive's website:
"Compared to a store bought bar of soap, this handmade soap is made from vegetable-based oils (oilve, coconut, organic palm, safflower, sunflower, and castor) and does not contain any harmful chemicals, preservatives, parabens, or synthetics found in commercial soap. It is gentler and milder, which guarentees the softness of your skin.
At Revive, we strive to provide our customers with the best quality products available. All of our homemade soap is made in small batches using the cold process method. 100% pure essential oils are used to scent the soap – never any synthetic scents."
And if that doesn't pique your interest... Caitlin was kind enough to send a bar of True Lavender soap and a tube of Peppermint Tingle lip balm for me to enjoy and review.
Let me start out by saying that when it comes to bath and body products, I'm a tough cookie. I have very, very sensitive skin and am prone to drying up and even eczema. So when it comes to anything I'm going to put on my skin (especially my face!) I'm wary and skeptical.
The products Caitlin sent me were a pleasant and addictive surprise. For starters, as soon as I opened the package of True Lavender soap I was hit with a burst of wonderful lavender. The bar of soap is simple, elegant, and fragrant--with dried lavender petals down one edge. In the shower, the soap is fantastic. It lathers well and smells amazing, but what I love most is how my skin looks and feels. After my first use, my skin felt smooth and quenched. I didn't feel the urgent rush to lather up in lotion. And the soap is gentle enough to use on my face, too. (Oh, and did I mention the amazing smell?!) I've been using this soap bar religiously since I got it and as I watch it shrink into a sliver, I debate which Revive soap bar to try next!
As for the Peppermint Tingle lip balm, it has not left my pocket. I'm a chapstick addict and have considered myself a Burt's Bees girl since high school. But my typical beeswax definitely has some competition. Revive's lip balm goes on smooth without clumpiness or stickiness. It banishes chapped lips and tastes delicious. Plus, the peppermint tingles when you put it on.
Now, for what you've all been waiting for...
One lucky Lovely Undergrad reader will win one bar of Revive soap of her choice. (Choosing from: True Lavender, Tackle, Skinny Dip, Blue Fir, Sweet Citrus, Euphoria, Cara, Lemontini, Classy Oatmeal, and Uncomplicated.)
How to enter:
2. Visit the Revive Bath and Body website and check out all the soaps, bath soaks, and more.
3. Come back to this post and leave a comment with your email address and your favorite Revive product.
One entry comment per reader.
This giveaway is open to readers in the 48 contiguous United States.
Please be sure to include your email address in your comment! If you are randomly selected but there is no email address in the comment so that I can contact you, I will have to draw another winner. If you're hesitant about listing your email because of the bots out there, use (at) and/or [dot] rather than the actual symbols. For example, lovelyundergrad[at]live[dot]com or lovelyundergrad (at) live (dot) com. But including your email address is crucial, darlings! Don't forget. :)
You have until 11:59 October 31 to leave an entry comment. I will use Random.org to generate a random winner and announce that winner on November 1.
I like Revive on facebook!
I really want to try the Euphoria bar because I loveee jasmine.
kvarkony [at] hotmail [dot] com
I liked revive on Facebook, and - funny enough - I go to KSU! ha ha. I'm really interested in the Uncomplicated bar, because I have super sensitive skin, and am allergic to most bath soaps. I break out in hives almost every time I take a shower! ha ha. I think I'm gonna have to try it either way!
My email address is sj.eller3737(at)yahoo(dot)com
Cara facial bar
joanne243 (at) gmail (dot) com
Oh, I do like the Revive products so much! So beautiful and inviting! I am excited about the Candy-cane soaps being cured right now and if I win I'm gonna love this soap to death! firstname.lastname@example.org
I already like Revive on Facebook
and I LOVE the Sea Salt Spa Bar
I loooove homemade soaps, and these are so pretty. I almost wouldn't want to use it if I bought one. It's really hard to choose a favorite, but I'd have to go with Tackle. Confession: I love 'manly' scented bath products...Plus this is one that both me and my boyfriend could enjoy!
iamabookworm [at] comcast [dot] net
Thanks for the giveaway! :)
the new peppermint soap looks awesome! and the vegan body soak - so cool!
LIKED ON FACEBOOK!
My favoite is Sea Salt Spa Bar
I love the soap sampler and bath soaks the best! Beautiful products!
I like the true lavendar bar!
bunnygrrl_61793 (at) hotmail DOT com
Oh my goodness these look divine! I would love to try the limited edition peppermint or the classy oatmeal soap! :)
Liked it! Although I always love lavender ... I think the Euphoria soap is my favorite.
tobie.rose at gmail dot com.
I'd love to try some of the soaps. I love the pretty ones (especially the lemontini and skinny dip).
I'm a fan of the Lemontini Bar :)
My favorite product is: http://www.reviveyourbath.com/true-lavender.html
I love lavender!!!
Shared your giveway on my blog: http://ecocraftsupply.blogspot.com/p/handmade-giveaways.html
I 'liked' Revive on Facebook. http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz
After reading your post, I checked out the site and really like the Orange Pop Lip Balm. I too use the Burts Bees, but still always feel like my lips are dry and put it on all the time. I think that product sounds wonderful. If I win, I'd like the Lemontini soap bar. Sounds great.
Friended on FB (Haylee Anderson)
My favorite profuct would have to be the soap sampler gift set. That way I wouldn't have to choose between all of the fabulous kinds! Though if I won I think I would have to choose either the classy oatmeal bar or the lemontini bar. :)
The Sweet Citrus Cold Process Soap Bar sounds amazing. I love citrus scents. I also really like that the chapsticks don't have gross ingredients in them!
I like Revive on Facebook. Roxann T
I like the Blue Fir soap but all of their soaps sound great!
ladyt64 at gmail dot com
I liked them on facebook! I like the facial soap! email@example.com
I lovelovelove the Blue Fir soap!
The Candy Cane Peppermint Soap bar sounds like it would get in me in the spirit of the Holidays. Yummy.
I like Revive on Facebook. Crystal Sell
I really want to try the Cara Shea Butter Facial Bar and the Euphoria Cold Process Soap Bar. I couldn't pick just one!
sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com
like on facebook.
i like the Blue Fir Soap Bar
chevybelair1 at juno dot com
amanda hoffman on facebook and i like the soap and lip balm set
amandahoffman35 at yahoo dot com
Liked Revive on facebook as Amy Orvin
My favorite Revive product is Peace of Mind Lavender Bath Soak
Like Revive on Facebook
The Sweet Citrus is my favorite
I Like Revive Bath and Body on Facebook (kelly D Saver)
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I like Revive on FB(kelly D Saver)
The Sea Salt Spa Bar looks great.
Liked Revive Bath & Body on FB.
My favorite item is their Sea Salt Spa Bar.
Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com
Blue Fir soap!
I follow Revive on Facebook (Rebecca F.H.).
My favorite Revive product is the lemontini soap.
rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com
I like Revive on FB (janice alvarez herberger) and I'd love the sea salt spa bar! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com
I "like" on FB
I really like the sound of the "Blue Fir Cold Process Soap"
I "like" on FB (Karrieann Warr)
Blue Fir soap sounds heavenly!
not sure if my first post made it through, if it did please disregard this one. Thank you!
LIKED Revive Bath & Body ON FACEBOOK AS ANGEL JACKLYN
LOVE THE LOOK OF THE Skinny Dip Cold Process Soap Bar & WOULD LOVE TO TRY!
I liked them on Facebook! I'd love to try their Sweet Citrus soap.
kcindyloo at gmail dot com
Liked on FB: Matt Ferrell
Their "True Lavender Cold Process Soap Bar" sounds good!
animasou @ comcast . net
I'm following Revive on Facebook. My fav is the Spring Trio of Revive soaps. :)
janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com
I like Revive on Facebook and I would love to try their Soap + Lip Balm Gift Set in Uncomplicated :)
I had a bad day yesterday and came home to receive my new peppermint soaps, They made me instantly happy! I also love her lip balm in orange pop:)
Is it too late it like it?
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