Want to know one of my new favorite things? Wailani's Body Scrub
|Golden Pineapple and Salty Hibiscus (courtesy of Wailani's)|
1. The scents are inspired by Hawaii. If I close my eyes and breathe deeply, it's like a mini vacation in the shower...as long as my kids stay out of the bathroom.
2. The ingredients are all natural and pronounceable. Read: I don't freak I'm poisoning myself for smooth skin. No fear abides in this girl for coconut oil or Kona coffee or organic flower petals.
3. It's not super oily. Some scrubs I've purchased use ingredients that are next to impossible to remove so that if I forget to put my contacts in before I shower (seriously, who does that?), I spend the day peering through lenses damaged from an oil slick.
4. Lisa Czlonka, the founder, is a friend of mine who lives in Oklahoma and brought her childhood in Hawaii with her. Clearly, she likes sharing what she loves with others, too. I like to buy from "mom and pop" businesses, maybe because one puts food on my own table or maybe because it just seems like the right thing to do. Small business owners are in close contact with what goes into a product and how their clients feel about it. That matters to me.
5. It's a great gift. I'm not a great gift giver, but I play one on Pinterest. My mind keeps coming up with different gift baskets.
|The morning coffee for those who drink tea. (courtesy of Wailani's)|
Golden Pineapple. Citrus smells make me happy. This scrub is like opening the window to morning sunshine. It has a smaller grain than the Kona Coffee so keep that in mind when you consider your preferences. I'm glad to have both. I like using the pineapple on my legs because my skin is more sensitive, and I like using the Kona Coffee for my elbows and feet. Gift idea: The pineapple is often a symbol for hospitality, so the Golden Pineapple body scrub would be a nice leave-behind after being an overnight guest. For a new homeowner, pair it with bath towels.
Salty Hibiscus. Wow. Just wow. I'm extremely picky about floral scents, and I adore this scrub. I wish Salty Hibiscus came in a lotion and a candle and a laundry detergent and.... The smell is not overpowering, but it is distinctly relaxing and feminine. Plus, the scrub is a pretty pink and contains actual organic flower petals. Gift idea: A lovely gift for a girly girl would be Salty Hibiscus and a gift certificate for a mani-pedi or massage. In the spirit of Hawaii, why not toss in a bikini? Yes, I'm serious. Your favorite gardener might appreciate it paired with an actual hibiscus and gardening gloves.
Warning: You'll love being indulgent so much that you might get selfish. Case in point: Lisa gave me the coffee one. Then I bought the last two with the intention of giving them away, but used them for myself instead. This works in your favor because some lucky reader will get to select a scrub of his or her choice.
Yep. I'm giving one away.
Want a mini vacation? Here's how you can win one of Wailani's Body Scrubs in three easy steps.
1. Check out the different body scrubs here.
2. Comment below with which one you'd like to win. Leave your contact info.
And...here's where you earn it...
3. Give me an idea for a real mini-vacation. Tell me your favorite place to go for a long weekend.
Contest is through next Thursday at midnight. I'll announce the winner Friday, September 13, 2013.
|Lisa Czlonka, founder of Wailani's Body Scrubs|
Also, Wailani's Facebook page has all sorts of healthy tips.
You can enter the contest now.
i'm a huge fan of the coconutty calm - but would love to try mango green tea! (colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org)ReplyDelete
as far as a real mini-vacation...i don't actually venture out and about too much, but if i did - any body of water would do! a small cottage or room off of a lake or a place by the beach! but to pick 1 spot - i'll just go with niagra falls would be a terrific mini-vacation...
Those are the two I haven't tried yet! I, too, love vacations by water and can imagine the sound of the falls right now. Thanks for entering!Delete
Ooh, I was just told by the fabulous Brandi that I can get on here and comment too. You totally deserve a babymoon Colleen and Niagra Falls would be awesome. Wish I was closer, because that mini-vacay is sounding amazing.Delete
I like the coffee - because like you I don't drink coffee, but love the smell.ReplyDelete
A great mini vacation - why OWFI 2014 conference in May in OKC. HEHEHE well it is a fun weekend, is close, is cheap and I always feel revived afterward.
OWFI is a great weekend getaway, but you must get more sleep than I do. (Tell me how that's possible.) I am usually exhausted afterward.Delete
Thanks so much for entering. The Kona Coffee is my favorite too and I don't drink coffee either. I feel a kinship here!Delete
Hope you check out the FB page and message me if you have any feedback on content about healthy living that you'd like to see.
Kona! Kona! Kona! (Chanting Rocky style) is my favorite. Which is saying a lot since I absolutely adore each Wailani's scrub fragrance.ReplyDelete
My newest idea of a quick vacation is set on my back porch, after the kids have gone off to slumber, under the twinkle lights. Complete with Edith Piaf on iTunes, lit candles and wine (of course). And to top it off...inviting the hubster to cuddle on the futon for an impromptu rendezvous. THIS is my idea of a magnifique mini-vacay!
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Twinkle lights and wine with the man you love? So romantic!Delete
Maybe we need to add some twinkle lights. Oh, wait. I DO have some. I've had them in a cupboard for four years and haven't gotten around to putting them up. Your submission inspired me.
I love your word, rendezvous, definitely adds allure. Maybe a nice foot massage with the kona coffee scrub?:) Make sure you take time to pamper yourself you hardworking mama.Delete
A dream long weekend would be for me and my family to fly to Miami. I would get on my bike. My family would get in the car. I would ride the Florida Keys and my family would meet me for meals. Late that night, we'd get to Key West and spend the night. The next day we'd play and then fly home.
This sounds doable--with a lot of assistance from technology (dvd player, iPad, etc.).Delete
I was thinking that a long weekend would be hard to get a flight in, but I just had friends that shot off on an international trip for a four day week. Florida Keys is totally doable...say Fall Break? I want to see pictures from that trip.Delete
Pineapple would be great for these loooong Minnesota winters!ReplyDelete
A mini vacation? Where haven't u been? Lol! I'm not sure what proximity is considered for a mini vacation, but I'm guessing its pretty much any where in the US if Garrett suggested FL keys! Our family really enjoyed the outer banks of NC. We brought our bikes and found some great places to ride. The kids liked all the lighthouses and different sights too!
Good luck with your choice!
Love from the north!
NC is a place we've not explored, Melissa. Thanks for the suggestion.Delete
And, yes, the pineapple would be perfect for the long winter.:)
My husband life guarded on the outer banks of NC for many summers while in college. I got to visit there with him once and have a Nags Head Hammock in our back yard. I feel like taking a swing it in right now and picturing those sandy beaches.Delete
I have a post for Wailani's coming up on Facebook that talks about how exfoliating isn't just a summer thing. Pineapple in winter is a great idea!
A mini vacay? How about going to the grocery store without the chimps and eating a candy bar, in blissful silence, in the car before I come inside the house? Does that count?
"Does that count?" Absolutely! Right now, I'm locked in a bedroom with headphones while the kids play with their dad in the garage. My music is turned up loud and I just ate three Oreos. I'm feeling pretty relaxed.:)Delete
Mommy's day out to the grocery store without the kids, it's the simple joys in life! The kona coffee scrub is infused with the aromas of chocolate macadamia nuts, so it might have you eating more than 1 candy bar:)Delete
Oh the Kona Coffee sounds amazing. As a dedicated coffee drinker, I would definitely appreciate it! Contact info: email@example.comReplyDelete
Weekend getaway: Kennebunkport, Maine. Its the perfect little New England beach town with amazing restaurants, shops, and beaches. In the spring and fall its nice and quiet, but you can still stroll through the streets, along the beach, and your only 30 minutes from Portland, which is a fun little city with lots of art and amazing food.
I love beautiful little towns where one can "stroll." Plus, you pretty much had me at "amazing restaurants." Thanks for entering!Delete
I lived in Rhode Island for a couple years and of course it was the dead of winter when we found out we were going to be moving and I never made it to Maine. It's on my bucket list though, so thanks for the great tip on where to go when I make it there...sounds lovely!ReplyDelete
The Salty Hibiscus has been highly recommended and I'd love to try it!ReplyDelete
A great mini-vacation for me would be to take a couple of days and go do the local "touristy" and family activities (such as the aquarium, zoo, air and space museum, water parks, etc.). If it was just me, I'd spend a few days at a fancy spa. Ahhh!
I do love the Salty Hibiscus.:) Both the spa and the local family activities sound fun. There are so many activites in my own hometown I've not done yet.Delete
The salty hibiscus is our best seller, so great pick. I'm right there with you about going to a fancy spa. Any recommendations? Hopefully you'll feel like you're at a spa with our all natural body scrubs.Delete
Uh - I'm so indecisive when it comes to flavors - they all sound great. If forced to pick just one, I think I'll join the coffee club with Kona.ReplyDelete
"In your own back yard" vacations are fun and affordable. Pick a town within a two-hour radius you haven't spent much time in, check out the local Bed and Breakfasts as well as the Chamber of Commerce for activities and dining options. A friend and I did this in Bay City, MI and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Huz and I were driving to Texas today and stopped to eat in 'boring' Ardmore at a cool pizza place on Main Street (10 Stars Pizza Kitchen). I learned there is a local B%B that offers rooms or cabins with hot tubs or whirlpools and "scrumptious" breakfasts and dinners served in the room. I could make a vacation out of that!
B&Bs can be so fun. As a family, we love going to nearby towns, Shel. Just today we were planning one. I've even considered having a Tour Your Town guest blog series because there are so many hidden gems out there.Delete
That is such great advice about talking to the locals and finding the cools spots. You really make your trip an experience, though I have nothing against the commercial establishments. If breakfast in bed sounds good, dinner sounds great. Thanks for entering the giveaway!Delete
Kona coffee for me! I only drink coffee on weekends (my pseudo diet plan since I drink it w/sweet cream) so getting into morning shower with rich coffee scent would so work for me! Yummy! Like the chocolate covered coffee beans gift idea, too!ReplyDelete
Mini vacation for me is feet up on our porch with a good read. Nothing like a good story to take me out of everyday life. (Cheap too!)
If Shel wins, tell her that Kona scrub would make a nice birthday gift for her favorite sister... :)
I'll remind Shel about the coffee beans, too. Thanks for entering!Delete
I love it, sharing the giveaway with family. If someone you know wins, they might be willing to share:) Did you know that the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine reported that topical applications of caffeine can decrease skin cancer formation by stopping the photoaging of skin recently exposed to UVB rays?-Just in case your feet get some sun while you're sitting on your porch. Hope you enjoy the healthy tips on Wailani's FB page and good luck in the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Hi, I would LOVE to try Kona Coffee. I adore the smell of coffee, even if I can't stand to drink the stuff.ReplyDelete
As far as a mini-vacation goes - I love to take the family to my parents house in Tawas City, MI to my parents place. Why you say? Wonderful small town on a beautiful lake. Inexpensive housing as we stay with my mom and just help with groceries, and it comes with free (grandma and grandpa!) babysitting so my hubby and I can go out on a date while the kids and grandparents get some bonding time in.
Nothing beats having Grands as babysitters. Maybe they'd like the Pineapple scrub next time you visit. :)Delete
What a great description of your ideal vacation, economical and the kids having fun with getaway options for the parents.Delete
I like you don't like drinking coffee, but every time I use the Kona scrub, I keep thinking that I'm missing something in life:)
Coconutty Calm - the quintessential scent of all things sun and surf. And tanning oil. ; )ReplyDelete
My idea of a perfect mini-vacation would be a ski in/ski out cabin at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Oklahoma is in the thick of heat and humidity right now, so finishing a hard ski day with a delicious gourmet dinner, a warm bath (insert Wailani scrub here) and snuggles by a crackling fire sounds fabulous. No flying or driving, please. Just get me there. Somehow. : )
I love so many things about your ideal weekend--especially the part where one is magically transported without the stress of travel. Thanks for entering!Delete
Well, Valarie, if you want to hop on the bus with the men's soccer team, they're heading to Colorado next week. I've heard that riding on a bus with those guys is comical. Seriously thinking about trying to head north to beat this heat myself. Thanks for entering!Delete
Mango & green tea. At a slumber party in Dallas last year with some of the women I practiced law with, we played a game where we anonymously answered questions like, "What is your favorite fruit?" Of seven of us, six said "mango!" And for a mini vacation, nothing is soul-restoring like a slumber party with women who are smart and funny, especially when you add wine and champagne!ReplyDelete
Um, I didn't practice law, but can I come to the slumber party? Be sure to share the mango love with your friends that like Mango, maybe even the one that said something else, if you are planning to get together with them again and they share:) Wine, champagne and mango smelling body scrub, yippee.Delete
If you've read any of my other posts, you already know I love sisterhoods. I enjoy slumber parties as an adult as much as or more than I did as a girl. Every woman deserves a "soul-restoring" weekend--complete with wine, champagne, and a little spa time (mango and green tea style).Delete
I recently bought the Mango Tea. It's so lovely. But it was a hard decision. They all smell wonderful!ReplyDelete
As for a suggestion for a mini-vacation. Just returned from a weekend in Eureka Springs, AR. It was delightful! There is a lot to do, including shopping, nature, spa treatments and great food and wine. Did you know at one of the restaurants, the chef was trained in Provence, France? Also, discovered one of the coolest wine bars I've ever been in. Extensive wine list without a hint of pretense. Loved it!
I'm almost jumping in my car now, except for the fact that I have a Girls' Night planned for the end of this week in which I get to do some fabulous yoga on a paddle board...let me clarify you will be fabulous leading the session, I will be a little less than graceful. Thanks for entering!Delete
Eureka Springs sounds fabulous, Heather. Do you remember the name of the restaurant and wine bar?Delete
I like the coconutty calm! But I would love to try the Mango tea..it sounds wonderful. As for a mini vacation...I like the dallas/houston area...shopping, museums, lego land for the kiddo...can't beat it!ReplyDelete
I just got compliments today on your beautiful pictures of my kids and I of course shared that you did my wonderful profile pic that was shared on Brandi's recipe share blog for Kalua Pig. So glad you entered the giveaway.Delete
I love your work! Thanks for commenting on my blog and entering the contest. I may have to load the kids into the car/plane/train and head to the land of the Lego.Delete
Salty Hibiscus just sounds so luscious!ReplyDelete
As for a mini vaca...since I live in Oregon, a weekend getaway to the Pacific coast in one of those cute little ocean side towns sounds heavenly. No technology, no work, just long walks on the beach and bubble baths...
Such an important reminder to leave the technology and work behind. Please take a long walk on the beach for me. I can feel the relaxation come over me now just thinking about it!Delete
Salty Hibiscus IS luscious. LOVE IT.Delete
I'm guessing I'd love one of those sea-side towns, too. I've never been to Oregon, but a part of my family lives there. My parents love it, so Oregon is officially on my list.Thanks for commenting!
They all sound so lovely, it's hard to choose! There's something about Salty Hibiscus that I just can't resist though- perhaps my love of the flower is helping that decision.ReplyDelete
My idea of a great mini vaca is going up to my family's cabin. It's a tiny little thing but cozy as can be. It was built by my papa, uncle & dad about 50+ years ago. The "town" consists of one restaurant, one itty bitty general store, and one lumber shop. The lake is surrounded by beautiful trees and the people there are as friendly as can be. There are acres of woods to explore and plenty of boulders to climb! Peddle-boating on the lake is always fun as well. Ending the day with a hot shower (&scrub!) then curling up with a good book and a mug of tea is my ideal mini vacation! :)
^oops! My name didn't post. Hi, I'm Liz!ReplyDelete
Book...tea...lake...cabin. I feel relaxed already. Since I feel like kindred spirits from your post, I assure you that you would love the Salty Hibiscus. Thanks for commenting on my blog.Delete
I was wondering if you were going to pick mountains or ocean. Sounds like an awesome retreat. What a treasure to have in the family.ReplyDelete
Kona coffee, please!ReplyDelete
For a long weekend, I would go to Big Sur...gorgeous ocean views right next to majestic redwood groves- beautiful!
Thanks for adding Big Sur to my list. I really think I need to head west for a vacation soon. "Majestic" is a very convincing word.Delete
Ah, ocean and mountains and trees.Delete
Kona coffee is my favorite and I have to keep my husband away from my supplies so he doesn't start brewing it:)
I would like to try the golden pineapple as I like the fresh smell of any citrus. Have tried the salty hibiscus and love the scent........My favorite mini vacation would be at lake of the pines in Ore City; Texas....in late October....peaceful....quiet....beautiful....majestic pine trees....and best of all nature and a deep closeness with God.ReplyDelete
I am so ready for fall. I love lakes in late October. That sounds fabulous.Delete
I just did some samples for my pumpkin pie scrub and with the heat, I think everyone is longing for fall here. A cool late October weekend getting back into the quiet of nature sounds heavenly.ReplyDelete
Kona! I don't drink coffee much either but there's just something about the smell of it that perks you up! My skin could use some perking up :)ReplyDelete
My current mini vacation wish is to go to Austin, TX for a long weekend. My best friend lives there and we hardly ever get to see each other, as I live in Pittsburgh, PA. Plus, she has an adorable 5 month old baby boy that I've been dying to meet! The food and music in that city are awesome as well and going to the bridge where all the bats come out to feed at dusk is definitely a sight to see.
I hope you get to visit Austin soon--and it sounds like your friend with the baby could probably use a little Kona, too. Some of my best friendship memories are taking special trips to see new babies. Thanks for entering.Delete
My neighbor was just in Austin and was telling me about the most amazing gourmet food trucks there. I can't wait to hear about your trip when you make it there and see pictures.ReplyDelete
I would love to try the Salty Hibiscus. We did a mini vacation in Vermont in late September/early October and it was beautiful. Another option is Sedona. It is gorgeous out there and the sunsets are amazing.ReplyDelete
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Either one sounds fabulous. I'm so in the mood for a mini vacation right now.Delete
What a diverse set of inspiring options. Sunset it one of my favorite times of day. Thanks for entering the giveaway.ReplyDelete
Thanks to everyone who entered. Check out the winner here: http://brandibarnett.blogspot.com/2013/09/friday-favorite-giveaway-and-getaways.html Please come back and visit my blog again soon.ReplyDelete