The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: CLOSED ~ Need Holiday Gifts? Check out GCDSpa ~ Review and Giveaway

Monday, November 23, 2009

CLOSED ~ Need Holiday Gifts? Check out GCDSpa ~ Review and Giveaway

A few years ago my friend and co-worker Kathryn was getting married. I was put in charge of planning the Work Bridal Shower. We decided on a Spa Theme for the shower and asked everyone in the office to buy something spa-related for her. She received a massage certificate, a robe, slippers, spa stuff etc. I wanted to give her something unique so I went on the Internet and did a search.

One of the sites I came upon was GCDspa.com. What I liked about this site was not only did they have tons of bath and body goodies to pick from but they had Bridal Shower gifts. They had a beautiful Bridal Bouquet Box that included sugar scrub, hand cream, and bath gel in bridal flowers fragrance, a pumice stone and jute weave washcloth all in a beautifully decorated box. She loved it and so did I.

I also received two lip balms as a little bonus and I loved them as well. They were delicious and kept my lips soft during the winter! I was hooked. I always kept this site in mind if I ever had to plan a party or do an event that needed favors. So one day when I received the e-newsletter, I decided to ask if they would like to do a giveaway on my blog. I was thrilled when the answer was yes!!

As I said before, I am not a girly-girl but I am nuts about all Bath & Body items. I love them! I was so excited because I got to review the following products. I am using the descriptions provided to me by GCDspa.com because I want you all to see what's included and the ingredients used.

Red Currant Skin Smoothers Gift Set: This set includes 8 oz bath gel with colorful exfoliating jojoba spheres; nylon pouf; 6 oz sugar scrub with the gentle exfoliation of cane sugar and soothing shea butter, sunflower and grapeseed oils; and moisturizing body lotion, combining sunflower oil, soybean oil, and oils from palm and coconut for a non-greasy feel. All products share the fragrance of Red Currant, a bold, red berry scent joined by tart citrus, softened with a hint of rose, and anchored by subtle wood notes. Paraben-free. Wrapped in cello with tulle ribbon and gift tag. Retail price $19.95

The Gingerbread Bath Indulgence gift set: This special gift set is only available through the holiday season. Our gingerbread products will make your mouth water with their sweet, spicy fragrance--and ingredients so good your skin will eat them right up! NEW paraben-free Scrub offers the gentle exfoliation of cane sugar and jojoba spheres, while the shea butter, sunflower and grapeseed oils soften and soothe. After polishing, apply our Silky Cream and let your skin enjoy the shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils, aloe vera and vitamins as well as silk amino acids to impart a smooth powder finish. Scrub and Cream jars are stacked and wrapped in an organza bag with gift tag. Retail price $16.95
Candy Cane Pedicure ~ No matter what time of year it is, your feet can always use a little pampering! To get your toes ready for their "close up," try our Candy Cane Pedicure. It's packaged for holiday giving—to a friend or to yourself—a perfect at-home pedicure! We've included exfoliating sugar scrubs, a 2 ounce bottle of our moisturizing foot cream, and a tube of balm, all with the refreshing and invigorating scent of peppermint! We've tucked in a red pumice to rub away rough areas and leave your toes picture perfect! All of this is packaged in a cello bag and decorated with a candy striped bow and a holiday gift tag. Holiday special $13.95

Okay, can I tell you I was in heaven?? The first thing I did when I received the package was use the extra Gingerbread Lip Balm I received. It was delish. It was the same wonderful lip balm I remember. It kept my lips soft and moisturized for the whole day. Plus, the taste was exactly like gingerbread. It was spicy and sweet.

The next products I tried were the Red Currant sugar scrub and body gel. The sugar scrub worked like a wonder to get rid of my scaly dry skin especially on my legs. The sugar scrub buffed away all the dead skin. The Body Gel was smooth and felt wonderful after the scrub and I used the pouf to make sure I covered the entire body area. After my shower, the Body Lotion kept my skin feeling great. The smell is fantastic. If you like fruity scents with a touch of floral, this is for you. It is also not a strong fragrance but it lasted all day. I smelled yummy!

The Gingerbread Set was just as good. The Sugar Scrub was wonderful and I really loved the Silky Cream. I actually liked the Silky Cream more than the Red Currant Body Lotion because it was creamier. In general, I like Body Butters more than lotion. Again, the smell was fantastic. I smelled like a cookie the whole day.

I saved the best for last. One of my favorite fragrances in the world is anything mint. The Candy Cane set is right up my alley. If you saw my feet before I used the pedicure set, you would have run screaming for the hills. But now I have the smoothest best smelling tootsies ever! The scrub really took off all the dry skin and the cream really made them soft and smooth. They feel and look good.

As you can tell I am a huge fan of GCDSpa and have been for years. You can find some really great stuff there. My favorite things are the party favors. There are favors for every occasion under the sun. I was looking around at all the new cool things and I saw these fantastic favors for Quincenera parties. Quincenera parties are the Sweet Sixteen parties for the Latino community. I thought these were so darling and have some friends whose daughters are turning 15 soon so these will make fantastic favors for the parties. But GCDSpa also has favors for bridal or baby showers, bachelorette parties, weddings, birthday parties, girl getaway parties and holidays. It's just the coolest and cutest stuff. You just need to go visit the site and see all the cool things GCDSpa has.

GDCSpa has some really cool and unique holiday gifts. You can find body gels, sugar scrubs, lip balms, body lotions or even a gift for that special man in your life. You can also find some wonderful stocking stuffers there as well!! If you did decide to visit and buy some special gifts, GCDSpa has given me a special coupon code just for my readers! Use WILLYNILLY10 when you check out for a 10% discount!!! THe coupon is good until January 31, 2010!

Three (3) lucky readers have the chance to snag some of these great GCD Spa gifts. Thanks to GCDSpa, I have three gift sets to giveaway. I have the sets I got to review: Candy Cane Pedicure Set, the Gingerbread Gift Set and the Red Currant Gift Set. YAY!! I tell you, you will love these products! (see below for pictures of the packaged & wrapped gift sets)
By now you know the rules. Complete the mandatory entry then do the extra entries if you want more chances to win. Trust me, you want those extra entries! To make it fair the first person chosen by Random.org will get their choice of gift set, the second person will get the second choice and the third person will get the last gift set! What are you waiting for?? Enter now!

Mandatory Entry

Visit the GCDSpa and take a look around and come back and tell me your favorite product.

Extra Entries

* Follow GCDSpa on Twitter (1 entry)
* Subscribe to the GCDSpa newsletter (go to bottom of home page) (1 entry)
* Subscribe to my blog through email (2 entries) **NEW**
* Follow me on Twitter @carogonza and tweet this giveaway. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry/tweet per day)
* Follow my blog (1 entry)
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* Add my NEW button to your site (2 entries)
* Add this Giveaway to a Sweepstakes site, Mr. Linky,your giveaway list etc. Leave the link!! (2 entries per submission)
* Fave me on Technorati (leave your username - 1 entry)
* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
* Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry - see right sidebar for widget)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Friday, December 18 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.




Disclosure: As part of my review, I received the product I discussed in this review. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. My opinions have not been influenced by the product given.




352 comments:

  1. My favorite product is the bath indulgence gift set in gingerbread.
    Heather C (heav4@yahoo.com) don't use my google account much.

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  2. Though it's just a little product, I'd like to try the Green Clover & Aloe Purse Potion. It's a small roll-on fragrance that would fit nicely in my purse. I usually don't carry perfumes, because I wouldn't want them spilling and ruining my purse and contents. A roll-on would work just peachy-keeno.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  3. I follow GCDSpa on twitter (name=nape9393).

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  4. I signed up for the GCDSpa newsletter.

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  5. The skin soothers set in lavender looks perfect for me. I especially love sugar scrubs.

    Although, truth be told, if I was ordering for myself right now I'd go with the gingerbread.

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  6. I'm following GCDSpa on twitter (tammigirl)

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  7. I subscribed to the GCDSpa mailing list.

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  8. I follow you on twitter and tweeted you here:
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  9. #2 for being subscribed to this lovely blog.

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  10. I follow you on Networked Blogs.

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  11. #1 I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  12. #2 I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  13. I loved all the lavender products; I've put the hand cream on my to-buy list for next month.

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  14. I'm now following GCDSpa on twitter: I'm melaylao

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  15. I've just subscribed to the GCDSpa newsletter.

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  16. I'm new to twitter and have no idea how to link just that one post. Here's a link to my page tho and I don't twitter a lot so the entry is easy to find.
    http://twitter.com/melaylao

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  17. I now follow your blog: melaylao

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  18. I just subscribed to your site thru google reader.

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  19. Added your button to my blog
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  20. second entry for adding your button to my blog http://melaylaslife.blogspot.com/

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  21. The Limited Edition Bath Indulgence Gift Set would be fun to try.

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  22. Email subscriber #2
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  23. Email subscriber #1
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  24. The petite spa gift tub looks nice!
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  25. I loved the cosmetic bag essentials for christmas

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  26. I am now following GCDspa on twitter @pami22

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  27. I am following you on twitter now @pami22

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  28. I am following you on networked blogs on facebook

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  29. I think that the red currant line would be great, and I love that Deluxe Gift Basket!

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  30. The sweetini pedicure set looks awesome too!
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  31. MMMM... sugar plum and cranberry orange lip balms

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  32. My fav is the Lavender Eye Pillow.
    It's supposed to be good for headaches.
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  33. I'm a facebook fan.
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  34. I like the Skin Smoothers Gift Bag:) Please enter me!! Thanks!!
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  35. Blogged about it #3
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  36. I blogged about it. #2
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  37. I blogged about it at my blog. #1
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  38. i follow the blog

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  39. i follow them on twitter: @shootingstarmag

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  40. i like this:

    Purse Potion
    Our roll-on perfume dries quickly to leave a gentle fragrance and a dusting of glitter.


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  41. subscribe via email

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  42. follow via google connect

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  43. My favorite product is the gingerbread bath indulgence gift set.

    I love body scrubs and any other gingerbread scented bath product I've tried is fantastic.

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  44. I love lip balms and I think the Blushing Bride lip balm would be a great shower gift.

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  45. I like the Feel Better Balms for kids.

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  46. following u on networked blogs
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  47. following GCD spa on twitter (meandbells)

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  48. faving you on technorati (meandbells)

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  49. I like the Sweetini Spa Gift Pack

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  50. following GCDSpa on twitter @alyssasmom9807

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  54. tweet http://twitter.com/alyssasmom9807/statuses/5998816763

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  55. tweet http://twitter.com/alyssasmom9807/statuses/5998816763

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  56. My favorite product is the holiday lip balm jars
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  57. i subscribe to email 1
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  58. i subscribe to your feed with google reader

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  59. the cupcake bath salts sound yummy!

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  60. i follow gcdspa on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  61. i subscribed to the gcdspa newsletter (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  62. i subscribe to your blog through email (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com) #1

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  63. i subscribe to your blog through email (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com) #2

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  64. i follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/6000342019

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  65. i subscribe to your feed (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  66. i faved you on technorati (redfuzzycow)

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  67. i follow you through facebook networked blogs (jen reda)

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  68. Would like to try the hand cream. Says it will not leave hands greasy. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  69. my favorite is gingerbread scrub, or anything gingerbread. Yummy

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  70. I can only imagine how wonderful the Spiced Orange Shower Gel is.
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  71. feed subscriber

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  72. I like the peppermint pedicure set!

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  73. Love the perfect pear lip balm!
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  74. daily tweet http://twitter.com/alyssasmom9807/statuses/6016189334

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  75. The Cranberry Orange lip balm sounds divine!

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  76. bath indulgence gift set in gingerbread---thanks for the opp
    kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  77. I love the bath indulgence gift set in gingerbread.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  78. The sugar plum and cranberry orange lip balms sound yummy.
    foolishfire at gmail dot com

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  79. I follow GCDSpa on twitter as @MamaDweeb
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  80. I like the bath indulgence set in gingerbread
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  81. I follow you on blogger as @MamaDweeb
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  82. tweet http://twitter.com/alyssasmom9807/statuses/6100694870

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  83. My favorite product is - Lavender Eye Pillow.

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  84. Following GCDSpa on Twitter
    @JalapenoMama

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  85. twitter follower @JalapenoMama and a daily tweet
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  86. Your new button is on my blog.
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  87. following you on Networked blogs
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  88. Your new button is on my blog.
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  90. 1 button http://tryingnewproducts.blogspot.com/ clallen at ntin dot net

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  91. i would love to try The Limited Edition Bath Indulgence Gift Set clallen at ntin dot net

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  92. follow gcdspa on twitter clallen at ntin dot net

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  93. 2 sub to your email clallen at ntin dot net

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  94. 1 sub to your email clallen at ntin dot net

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  95. faved on techno, clallen , clallen at ntin dot net

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  96. follow you on net blog clallen at ntin dot net

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  98. follow your blog clallen at ntin dot net

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  99. Sweetini Spa Lip Balm. Thanks!

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  100. tweet http://twitter.com/alyssasmom9807/statuses/6128773592

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  101. Daily tweet http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/6130058669

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  102. I love anything Gingerbread, so that set would definitely be my favorite.

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  103. i would love to give my granny the gingerbread bath gel

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  104. follow/tweeted

    http://twitter.com/erunuevo/status/6135130276

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  105. I LOVE everything! Had to bookmark that site! anyways, I love the Sugar Plum and Cranberry Orange
    Thanks for the chance :)

    daxkimd@gmail.com

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  106. I follow your blog :)


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  107. I follow them on twitter now! (shopwithmemama)

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  108. I'd love to try their Gifts of the Magi: Frankincense and Myrrh salts

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  109. follow sponsor on twitter at misaacmom

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  110. I like the Bath Indulgence Gift Set in Gingerbread AND the birth month sets

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  111. follow you on twitter and tweeted giveaway at misaacmom

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  113. Daily tweet http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/6168947934

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  114. i love the varity here at this site as they cater to all sorts of parties from bridal to baby showere! I liked the honey comb soap best.
    lynnnjoe@hotmail.com
    I liked it best because I like to give honey from our local bees here in coos bayy as gift baskets and the honey soap and milk and honey line would fit well to create a lovely basket!
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  115. i subscribe to your blog through email
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  116. i subscribe to your blog through email
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  117. I follow the spa on twiter
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  118. i follow your blog
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  119. i follow you on network blogs
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  120. i subscribe to your feed
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  121. I follow you on twitter and i tweeted this giveaway!
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  122. It all sounds great. In addition to the sets you tried, the Gifts of the Magi Bath Salts sounds awesome!
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  123. signed up for GCD Spa's newsletter
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  124. Following GCDSpa on Twitter as sleatham1
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  125. following on twitter and tweeted
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  133. your button is on my blog
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  134. I like the Gingerbread lotion set!

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  135. I think the cranberry orange lip balm sounds totally yummy!

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  136. The bath indulgence gift set in gingerbread looks divine!

    Thanks!

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  137. Tweeted
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  138. Follow you on Twitter @Dina926

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  139. Following @GCDSpa on Twitter!

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  140. I would love to try any of the cupcake products and any of the sugar scrubs. Thanks for the chance

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  141. I follow you on twitter (WendiP) and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/WendiP/status/6252445598

    thanks for the chance!!

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  142. lavender body scrub, sounds so soothing!


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  143. follow blog


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  145. I like the lip balms. Chocolate Truffle sounds good.

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  146. I'd love to try the Perfect Pear scented products. All of them.

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  147. Twitter follower of GCDspa @brennaboo

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  148. FB NW Blogs follower. Brenna Chavez.

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  150. Twitter follower @brennaboo - Tweet 12/2 - http://twitter.com/brennaboo/status/6294051568

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  152. Following GCDSpa on Twitter @auntiethesis

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  153. I like the Cupcake Shower Smoothers Gift Set

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