Monday, April 27, 2015

My First Product Review AND a Give-away!!

Recently my friend Wendy, from the blog A Day in the Life on the Farm, asked me and 11 other blogging friends to participate in a review and a give away, for one of our readers, in support of her daughter and son-in-law's little company called Petosky and Pine.

I am up for it! They sent us either a free bar of soap or a candle  (the scent of our choosing) along with a complimentary lip balm.
I anxiously awaited it's arrival. I've never participated in a product review and I am so excited.

 While I was waiting I perused (maybe stalked) their website Petosky and Pine. I also visited their Facebook page, which can be found here. I learned they are a bath and beauty company that uses the purest of ingredients with respect to the environment and make bath soaps, soy candles, and lip balms. Who doesn't like these things? I am hoping a lotion line will soon follow. I like to layer my bath products!

Finally my little package arrived. I was very taken with the aroma when I opened my mailbox. It smelled like heaven had arrived in a small package. I opened the package to discover my beautiful bar of soap, specially packaged in environmental safe packaging, along with the lip balm and a sweet, handwritten note from the owners! Impressive! 

The soap I chose was Lavender Spice. It was a beautiful bar of soap to hold and it smelled delicious. Lavender with a hint of cloves. The colors of lavender and brown, with streaks  of a silvery color, were very appealing. I couldn't wait to take a shower and try it out. I have used it several times now and I am very impressed. The smell in the shower makes me never want to leave. It lathers nicely. I can use it without problems with my loofah. There are luxurious suds. And oh the smell......you just have to smell it to believe it. I have some dry patchy areas on my arms and they are much less dry after several uses.  I received this bar free to review but I will be heading to their site to order more.


I also received a tube of lip balm. It was the Lavender scent as well. I wish it had been Spiced Lavender. These are made with almond and coconut oils and packed with vitamin E. A very nice feel on my lips. The only thing I DID NOT like was the taste of the lavender oil. I just didn't find that appealing. Others might. I am anxious, however, to try the lemongrass and the tangerine lip balm.

Petoskey and Pine will be giving away one beautiful gift box set to one of our lucky readers.
 
 
 
They will also give away, to two of our lucky readers, a beautiful bar of soap packaged on a wooden soap dish. Sadly they are only able to ship currently to the United States.
But if it is one of my out-of- States readers who wins they can ship it to me and I will ship to you! I promise! (cough, cough) No, really I will.


Use the Rafflecopter below to sign up for the give-aways! I'll keep my fingers crossed!!










a Rafflecopter giveaway Please sign up! I'll keep my fingers crossed!! You can go check out the other bloggers here:

Nichole of Cookaholic Wife
Sarah of The Pajama Chef
Rebekah of Making Miracles
Traci of Burnt Apple
Anshie of Spice Roots
Shilpi of Simply Veggies
 
* I was given these products free of charge to try for the review. All of the comments are mine.

15 comments:

  1. Sounds great; count me in. I'm from (cough, cough) Canada ;)

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    1. Good Susan. It's okay. I am hoping that if one of my Canadian readers is the winner, they will send the product to me and I will forward it on!!

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  2. I'm glad you were happy with the products Paula. You weren't the only one that was not crazy about the lavendar scent for the lip balm, fortunately they have lots of other scents from which to choose. Thanks for participating.

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    1. You are welcome Wendy. I can't wait to try some of the other products. I would love for them to branch into lotions

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  3. Canadian here too ( as you know, lol!) but I entered anyway! xoxo

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    1. I will be catching up with your blogs shortly, it has been busy here!

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    2. I'll keep my fingers crossed Ellie

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  4. Choices, choices, choices! I almost went with the spiced lavender, then typed lemongrass. I'm sure it's all good ... and doesn't their packaging look inviting!

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    1. I'm going to try the lemongrass too Myra

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  5. WOW- sounds very nice! I am a lip balm addict. I have too many as it is.

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  6. I almost smell the soap through my computer

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  7. Yay for your first product review and a giveaway! The soap sounds amazing! :)

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    1. It was nice soap Mandy. Thanks for participating

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