14 July 2010

blue duckling - review and giveaway

So!
Hi!
A very good friend of mine started up a rockingly fabulous bath and body product line, and I'm partnering with her to do some promotional work for the company.  It's a fabulous company.  You oughtta know that I don't fling myself into bed with just anyone, and it should go without say that I wouldn't be writing this post if I didn't love the company and the product.
Can I tell you about it? Let me tell you about it, because then I'll give you some discounts and the opportunity to win some stuff and everything will be coming up Awesome.

blue duckling is a line of lusciously pure, handmade bath and body products. The products are made in Colorado, by hand, and in small batches. They use only the finest ingredients, including fair-trade shea butter and marula oil, beeswax, sweet almond oil, organic sunflower oil, olive oil, Dead Sea salts, and essential oils. All products are made without parabens, petroleum products, phthalates, unnecessary preservatives, sulfates, or animal products. This is the real thing y'all: lusciously pure.
The current product line includes two varieties of lip balm (peppermint and tea tree, both with a shea butter, beeswax, and organic sunflower oil base), signature solid lotion bars, four fragrances of solid perfume, bath salts, sea salt scrubs, cuticle cream, foot care, and liquid soaps.
blue duckling is committed to providing top-quality products at reasonable prices, striving to use recycled and recyclable packaging, they are as “green” as can be in production, and have kept prices at or below $20 on each and every product.

I'm a cosmetics snob, and these are very reasonable prices.  Most blue duckling products are about $10, and this company?  You guys they are seriously able to respond to customers’ comments, needs, and desires.
You guys?
You guys!
I received the lip balm, lotion bar, solid perfume, cuticle cream, and salt scrub for review.
You guys!
This stuff smells like heaven and it works, I don't really know what to tell you beyond that.  I'm a freak for keeping additives and junk out of the stuff I put in or on my body, and these products have a comfortingly short list of ingredients, they do their jobs, and they smell lovely.  My favorites are the lotion bar and the solid perfume (which is perfect for throwing in my purse).  Probably the thing of least use to me was the bath salt, but that's just because I don't do bath salts too often.  When I used I came out smelling clean, and with soft skin.
Considering the cost, I would definitely and without hesitation pay real cash money.  For serious.
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Guess what!
No seriously, guess what!
I have two awesome things to share with you.  First, I have a discount code, which is good through August 31st for 20% off your purchase! Just use the code MDG020 at checkout.
Awesome no?
But guess what else?
I also have some giveaways for you.
I have one first place $20 gift certificate, and two runner-up $10 gift certificates.
Something awesome is that because they are certificate codes, you can use them however you like.


How to enter:  Visit blue duckling, then come back here, and comment on this post telling me about one product you would like to try.  You must do this in order to be entered into the giveaway.

Additional entries:
-Follow @blueducklingelf on twitter, leave an additional comment here with your twitter handle.
-Tweet about this giveaway, linking back to this post, leave an additional comment here with a link to your tweet (pro tip - if you click on the time stamp on your tweet, it will give you a static url, took me MONTHS to figure that out).
-'Like' blue duckling on facebook, leave an additional comment here letting me know that you did so.

There are a total of four possible entries, I will close the contest next Thursday, July 22nd, at midnight or sometime thereabouts.  I'll pick three winners using random.org, so make sure you leave a way to get in touch with you.
If you have trouble with my commenting form, you can reach me at grace @ missdisgrace.com, and I will still count your entry (although please don't go this route unless you really can't comment).

I will be at BlogHer in NYC with samples and additional discount codes, so please seek me out if you are interested in these wonderful products.

Don't forget about discount code MDG020, good for 20% off any order you place now through 8/31/10!

Thanks for reading, and good luck!
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blue duckling is always available at www.blueducklingproducts.com, and can be reached anytime at blueducklingproducts@gmail.com, or by phone at (303) 666-6084.
International buyers please contact blue duckling via phone or email to place your order directly with a company representative.
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Disclosure info:  blue duckling provided me with products for review, as well as financial sponsorship for my trip to the BlogHer Annual Conference in New York City, where I will be representing the company's interests.  
My opinions are my own, and not for sale.

67 comments:

  1. Ooooh. This sounds much cheaper and just as awesome as Origins ;-) Seriously!

    me likey. That foot scrub looks like my kinda Friday night, for sure.

    mommy at mommygeekology .com

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  2. Ok. You said ONE. But the website was really cute and I poked about and found two. So sue me.

    The two that I narrowed it down to are the therapeutic bath salts (for my mom) and the solid block perfume (for me).

    I wish I was going to BlogHer just to smell you.

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  3. Lavender Sweet Orange bath salts all the way!

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  4. ooh i love the sea salt scrubs =) i need to make this skin SHINE!

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  5. Ooooooo, I love this stuff! The sea salt scrubs sound great, but I'm sorta a sucker for lip balm. The solid perfume sounds like something I need to try though!
    I too wish I was going to blogher to sniff you! ;)

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  6. I would love to try the twist-up lotion bar. My hands are so dry and that would be perfect for traveling!

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  7. The Solid Perfume (in Lovely of course!) for life! It sounds divine.

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  8. (I also have been following on twitter!)

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  9. please please please I need cuticle cream/hand salve!! Inherited from my mom I have the dry-est hands! UGh. Thanks

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  10. The Eucalyptus bath salts sound AMAAAAZING. *dies*

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  11. i seriously want to try the solid perfume...i'm intrigued!

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  12. and because i love you (and i love free stuff) i tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/BiddyMcBidson/statuses/18568358289

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  13. oh and i'm following them on twitter.

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  14. Huh. I thought I did this yesterday but apparently it was only in my imagination! Anyhow, I like the look of the salt scrub for my feeties.

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  15. The solid perfume sounds lovely!

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  16. ooohh SOLID PERFUME for all the stinky boys I work with. And it won't spill in my purse!!!

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  17. .....and I am 28th to like the facebook page - yo yo !

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  18. I like the cuticle cream.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  19. I already follow blueduckling on Twitter. (@chibijeebs)

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  20. Ooh, the Lush solid perfume sounds delicious!

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  21. I want to try the lip balm and the perfume bar. Which was your favorite scent? I'm thinking "lovely".

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  22. RTed

    http://twitter.com/blueducklingelf/status/18703657698

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  23. Sea salt foot scrub....yes please!

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  24. Additionally? I became a fan on FB. Is that the same as "liking" because I didn't see a "Like" button.

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  25. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/18711337259

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  26. I follow Blue Duckling on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  27. I would like the solid lotion bars in vanilla sandalwood, oh yes I would!
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

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  28. unscented lotion bar. Because do you even understand how much I love a bar of lotion?

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  29. I'd like the solid perfume in demure

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  30. Followed on twitter... mcqueenie23

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  31. If I could try any product it would be the lip balm...

    A) because I'm a lip stuff whore

    B) because my dentist kept my jaw open for 4 hours and maimed me and cracked the corner of lips and they hurt like a mofo and any soothing lip product sounds like heaven right now!

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  32. http://twitter.com/mcqueenie23/status/18821913432

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  33. I'd love to try the solid block perfume - the lovely scent sounds just that - lovely!
    mkzellmer@yahoo.com

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  34. I'd love to try their unscented lotion bar, my hands and feet are terribly dry this summer.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  35. I'd love to try the bd bath peppermint foot soak!
    lifwithjding at gmail dot com

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  36. Following on Twitter (@superjules) :)

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  37. btw, did i mention that i'm following blue duckling on twitter too? :)

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  38. I would love to try one of her sea salt scrubs!

    mscalitx(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Everything sounds yummy! But I'd have to go with the Solid Perfume in Lovely scent and the Sea Salt scrub. Now pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

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  40. I tweeted http://twitter.com/Pondipon/status/18952817742

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  41. And now I follow the Blue Duckling Elf on Twitter! (@Pondipon)

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  42. aaand tweeted about http://twitter.com/JustOneMiss/status/18953624560

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  43. Why am I doing all this? Because I'm a HUGE product whore. Especially awesome handmade products. They are usually the best. I'd totally love to rock some of the solid perfume AND all the foot products because I always want new stuff for my feet. Sigh. I'll end up shopping here anyways, I know it.

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  44. I would love to try the bd bath peppermint sea salt foot scrub.
    kat
    mz_katbalu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I like the solid perfumes- I recently discovered hoe much I love the solid instead of a spray. I would love to try out all their scents.
    emsfsemsfs(at)gmail.com

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  46. The peppermint foot bar sounds AMAZEBALLS! I would love to have that to give my feet that tingle they so deserve!

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  47. I tweeted the awesome giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/maniacalmom/statuses/18968564963

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  48. I am now following @blueducklingelf on twitter!

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  49. I "Liked" blueduckling on Facebook!

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  50. I need to try a lotion bar!!

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  51. I am following blueduckling on facebook!

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  52. Following blueduckling on twitter @sentmyway!

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  53. I would love to try the Cuticle Cream/Hand Salve. Thanks!

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  54. like Blue Ducklings-fb-Julie L
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  55. blue duckling solid lotion bars will keep your skin as soft as can be-like to try this
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  56. Following blueducklingelf on twitter
    puredove

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  57. I would love to try the Sea salt scrubs

    sturberry @ gmail.com

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  58. I love love the foot care set.

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