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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:
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.