July 14, 2009

Body Shop Giveaway!!!!



I'm thrilled to be teaming up with The Body Shop again to bring you a chance to win another fabulous prize: this time, a gift set of the company's newly relaunched line of coconut-scented skincare products!



As a general rule, I'm against things that haven't been tested on animals and don't cause redness or swelling at the site of application, but I make an exception for fancy lotion that calls itself butter and makes me smell like a piña colada.

The Body Shop's newly revamped coconut line is special for another reason as well: everything in the collection is now made with organic virgin coconut oil from the company's new Community Trade supplier in Samoa.

Samoa...otherwise known as the great (and totally gorgeous) place that boasts of this:


And is the namesake of this:

By now, you know the drill. If you want a chance to win the skincare gift set, all you have to do is leave a comment. Want a second entry? Link to this giveaway post on your blog and leave a second comment.

The contest starts NOW and ends this Friday, July 17 at midnight EST. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

Thanks Body Shop and, as always, good luck!







593 comments

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 400 of 593   Newer›   Newest»
TORI said...

yummm... I already smell like coconut (it's my signature scent this summer) but more can't hurt. :-)

anshuj said...

I would love to get one of those.
anshuj@gmail.com

CountessLaurie said...

I have linked to you and your giveaway, so this is my second chance! Hurray for giveaways!!

Mike and Nic said...

Yum...coconut.

Ber said...

"I need I need, I want I want!"
~Bill Murray, What About Bob...his words were very inspirational!! And by the way, I want to win!!

AVONLadyinSC said...

I would love to win, and if I do I am certain you would love to throw in a giveaway trip to Samoa :) I'm going to pretend I'm on vacation far far away if I win this..

marbeemay@yahoo.com

Deborah Graff said...

Mmm. Coconut.

kandra said...

oooo yummy yummy! It's my birthday today so maybe I'll win!?

SUnnyfreesia said...

After reading oyur story..I may never fly with kids again!

Sarah said...

Ooooh pick me!

Angie said...

Ooh, the smell of pina colada. Beats spit up and dirty diapers! Sign me up.

mom2kylonna said...

YUMMMYYYY!! I love those cookies and would love to smell like one!

millefleur said...

Yum, samoas . . .

farmerette said...

Yummy Smells! Please sign me up.

HOA Mgr Lady said...

I'm in. Don't know how many other Southern California Beach Lovers like me smell like coconut now but I love L.O.V.E. Body Shop products.

JenniferB said...

I have sort of an inappropriate love of coconut -- you could be helping me with my "love" by letting me win!
squirrelsmom*at*hotmail*dot*com

mommyatlaw said...

Yum! I am coo coo for coconut! Can't wait to smell the new line!

Martha & Al said...

I love anything coconut! Lotions are a favorite though.

AverageMom said...

I love, love, love Body Shop. Sadly, the nearest one to me is a two day drive. Sigh. Coconut stuff would certainly help me get over the sadness of living in the boonies!

Amy said...

Maybe a box of Samoas could be included in the prize. There's no question it would be the best part.

Courtney said...

mmm... coconut. I just might have the urge to lick myself if I win. :o)

courtneygarcia@mac.com

Stephanie said...

mmm this would be awesome! stephanielonas@gmail.com

Mike and Alleen said...

That scent takes me to another world. A vacation with my husband and NO kids. Meals that are warm and I don't have to cut anyone's meat or separate my 3 cuties from killing each other. Coconut take me away!

Kayla said...

Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up. . . oh wait, this is lotion not a drink.

Kristi said...

Mmmm... I would love to smear myself with some coconut scented butter.

Jennifer said...

Coconut is my favorite smell of summer! Particularly in the form of ice cream. But the body butter form sounds pretty good ...

Chelsea said...

I love the Body shop, and I love Coconut....especially Samoas..Yum!! I bet those wouldn't fly in your in-laws house :)

Hope said...

Oooh all things coconut are fabulous!!

Nicole said...

Yeah! Fun contest! Thanks!

mel said...

All things coconut are amazing. And, the smell of coconut makes it feel like you've just stepped off the beach.

Shana said...

Love coconut! Love to eat it and smell like it.

Triplets07 said...

I could use this to cover up the smell of me not taking a shower until 8 at night! That's what happens when you have Triplets:)

Megan said...

Oooo...rubbing myself with the smell of coconut...the closest thing to a vacation that I'll have for years!

Sarah said...

Help. I stink. I need body butter to mask by odor.

Diane said...

me too.

Wendy Lopez said...

Yummy---I really need this. And thanks for all the laughs!

Sarah said...

oops, i meant to say that i need body butter to mask MY oder. anyway, here is my second comment~ i linked this post to my blog!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm...........coconut...delish!!

Carol Miller
millers@mcn.net

Kim said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm in.

Ryan and Heather Bartron said...

I love coconut! and now I definitely need some girl scout cookies!

Mary Ellen said...

The Body Shop products bring back memories of trips to the mall at age 12 for free lotion samples and makeovers! The only thing better than smelling like pina coladas is drinking them!

Sheryl said...

You are definitely the funniest writer mom out there. As a mother of 8 children, I should know funny. You just gotta laugh.

Chad and Elizabeth said...

Coconut is my absolute favorite smell of anything! Seriously, its kinda sick how excited I get about anything coconut scented! Crossing my fingers I win!!!

Natalia said...

Pick me! I need body butter to combat this dry UT summer

April said...

pick me, please :-)

I Play With Fire said...

I love me a good Girl Scout cookie!!!

Raelin B. said...

Coconut is my fav.. My Husband and I were married in Vegas at Treasure Island... They have that smell "island" smell in the hotel.. always reminds me of my wedding..

Raelin said...

Coconut is my fav.. My Husband and I were married in Vegas at Treasure Island... They have that smell Island smell in the hotel.. always reminds me of my wedding..

Mary Ellen said...

I just linked you on my blog. Still hoping I win and not one of my readers! ;)

Amanda said...

oh boy! lot's of competition on this one! but who doesn't want to walk around smelling of a pina colada?! makes me want to be sitting somewhere tropical right now!

amandalatkinsonatgmaildotcom

Pat T said...

I love the smell of coconut and could sure use some lotion for this dry gardening skin of mine!l! Count me in!

Foursons said...

OK, nothing clever or funny to comment. Just Pick me, pick me, pick me!

Rachel said...

Oh, man! Thanks. Now I want girl scout cookies...

And some yummy smelling Body Shop stuff!

mom2maddie said...

Wow! To smell good all summer without having the time to shower? Fantastic! I love body butter!

Anonymous said...

Love that Body Shop doesn't test on animals! Count me in,
Jody the animal advocate from PA :)

Melissa said...

i love the smell of coconut! awesome giveaway!

Unsinkable Kristen said...

I'm having my third baby this week (not my third baby in a week, but my third baby in total :) ) and I can already see this aiding me in getting back to "normal" :)

Gina and David said...

I've smelled like chlorine from the pool everyday for a month. I'd love to smell like coconut!

Sibley Saga .... said...

I would LOVE some lotions that smell like pina coladas. However, since I am pregnant with my first child and hormonal as all get out, I may want to eat the stuff. Still, I'd love to try it. It may taste, er, uh, I mean help me LOOK good.

Amy said...

Coconut...hate to eat it, love to smell it. Thanks.

Chuck & Sue said...

pick me! Pick me!!

KK said...

Ah, a vacation for the nose.

Amy said...

I blogged about your giveaway at
http://lovegiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/meanest-mom-body-shop-giveaway.html

Julie said...

That would be awesome!

Stephanie said...

What a great giveaway! I could sit in our living room and pretend I am on vacation.

Noelle said...

ooooh! I love coconut, it's my favorite!

Brittany Crane said...

Once again I'm in. I love and NEED free stuff!

Anonymous said...

Yum, coconut is my favorite. I'm going to have to go find this if I don't win.

Michelle said...

I love their mango body butter! Thanks for the giveaway!

comichelle51 at hotmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

Coconut is the best smell!

Post-it Note said...

I almost cried when I saw that over 250 people have already posted! I just had a coconut dum-dum, is that good luck b/c it's coconut, or bad luck b/c it makes me look dumb? My pregnant belly says count me twice I'm posting on my blog!

Love Paige

The Walton's said...

What a wonderful give away - count me in!!

Post-it Note said...

Post complete! Count me in twice!
Paige

Valerie said...

Sounds delightful and summmery!

Brooke said...

Boy this would do a pregnant lady some good!!! Random number generator.....please pick me!

Camille said...

I'm cuckoo for coconut!

Olivia Singleton said...

Pick me, please!

Aaron, Vicki Tunell said...

I love coconut!!! I hope I win :)

Jennifer said...

This could take the place of our 10 year anniversary trip to the islands that we didn't get to take! :)

The Lewis's said...

well, my post will be #279, so i'm not holding my breath, but count me in anyway!

Valerie said...

I added a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Janel said...

Well, there is nothing wrong with smelling like a cocktail, as long as you have an umbrella!

What a fab giveaway!

Jessica said...

Me! I wanna smell coconuty!

Jill Dupras said...

i love coconut! pick me pick me!

Stacey said...

Shimmery summery coconut--I love it!!

Kristin Brewer said...

My twin 2 year old niece and nephew just "used" the last of my coconut body butter... I think this is meant to be!!

Kmama said...

Love your blog. I started reading it a few weeks ago. Your post about the airplane fiasco was hilarious (sorry!). Unfortunatley I've had a similar situation once. So glad that I can now laugh about it.

Jennifer said...

You said Samoa...Mmmmm.

mamacoreenie said...

Dang, freebies sure have a way of getting people to comment! :)

My two year old poured the last of my yummy smelling lotion down the shower drain trying to make bubbles so I now have a need for new supplies.

mamacoreenie said...

Double the fun. I've linked your giveaway post to my blog. :)

http://fussypantsandwonderdog.blogspot.com/

Keep on keeping on.

Kristin said...

I love coconut scented bath products!

Jessica said...

I would LOVE to smell like coconut all day! It would certainly beat the scent of spit-up and #2 diapers!! LOL

franticallyheidi said...

Are you aware that I can't get a samoa cookie for another 9 or ten months? I think I need to win this lovely coconut luxury to take my mind off that sad fact.

megan said...

Nothing better then a coconut! And of course girl scout cookies I think you have me wanting that more :) Yummy all the way around.
megan

Richelle said...

All things Samoan are wonderful!

cat said...

i'm cuckoo for coconuts. if you're nuts, you might as well nice, right?

Chase and Leah said...

mmmm that sounds fantastic!!

Ross & Amanda Goodman said...

My husband got very excited when he saw this. . . for me! (I hope).

Rachel Sue said...

I am so in!

Robin said...

I'd love to win

La Yen said...

yes, please!

Joni said...

I'd love to smell like a coconut beach...


joniwallen at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

Oh gosh! I have a secret love affair with The Body Shop. Love it!!!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I want to smell like a pina colada. Instead of sunscreen and a sandbox...it just doesn't have that same "beachy" feeling.

According to Ana said...

I might shower more If I had all that scubbie butter stuff

Christy said...

Oh...I love coconut...makes me think of nice warm tropical places!

Mindy said...

I would enter for the single samoa (cookie that is..) those things are awesome!! I will settle for smelling like one too. ;)

Latisha said...

Bring it on - I love smelling like coconut!

Emily said...

Ooooh- I love just about anything butter----- especially body butter! Delicious! The hardest part will be keeping my husbie off of me if I win! -e

betsyb said...

pick me, pick me, pick me .... pleeezzzze! i want some! great giveaway, jana ...

Mommom said...

Oh...now you've done it...I've come out of the woods where I've been lurking. Actually the desert is more like it and although it smells good here it's hot and I don't....here's my entry!!!

Mommom said...

And now besides once you've made me do it twice. Gotta get that second chance so linking you onto mine!!!

Daisha said...

I could use some of that for my 8 month pregnant body!

Joel and Sara said...

That lotion will make me feel better about being pregnant in the middle of the summer....

cindy said...

Oh "body Shop" take me away! It may just help me end the Summer still sane after 3 months of teenagers at home bickering with each other!

Anonymous said...

i want in! yay!

kkicks said...

I like thin mints best. Oops sorry that's not what this is about...

I love coconut cupcakes!

Christie said...

I love there coconut butter. It is especially nice to use during pregnancy when your skin is extra dry, itchy and stretching. It makes you feel oh so nice.

IandS said...

ooh, I need to smell of food too!

Steph said...

I am Puerto Rican! We must have coconuts to survive!

SVILK2 said...

Count me in on this great contest!

Lin said...

I love the smell of cocunut! I hope I win :)

Lin said...

I linked this post on my blog :)

Audrey said...

All of my skin care products are dollar store gifts from my mother-in-law. I think it would be amazing to have something in a scent other than berry. I love coconut!

Emmy said...

mmm coconut! i would love to win this!

Anonymous said...

Will I feel less stressed if I smell like a coconut?? I'm not sure, but I'm willing to give it a try!!
-Jen
jenshops@cfl.rr.com

Megan said...

Free coconut body shop products are my favorite.

Rebecca Clarke said...

The Body Shop rocks! And so does the Meanest Mom! And so do coconut lotions, soaps, and bras!

Desiree and Lars said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Sarah Pugmire said...

oooooo this would be perfect! After lounging around my daughters blow-up kiddie pool, and sipping on grape kool-aid,(all the while yelling that I DONT wanna be splashed) I can put kids to bed, lather myeslf in coconut, hopfully drifing into a dream where your kool-aid comes with an unbrella!

Mary said...

Oh, yummy!! I can almost smell the coconuttiness here at my desk at work . . .

Anonymous said...

i love the smell of coconut and it would smell even better at the beach!

sophie0792@ymail.com

Diane J. said...

Schnikes! That's a long list of comments. =) Love the Body Shop so I'm all over this.

Thanks for teaming up with them and have a great day!

amyablester said...

This blog is absolutely hysterical. And free giveaways are quite a lovely bonus!

Sam said...

love the body shop, pick me, pick me!!

Sam said...

I also posted a link on my blog!!

Megan said...

OOoh! I need this! My hubbie would eat me up! He LOVES coconut!

Dancing Hula in the Sunset said...

coconut coconut siss boom bah!
Body Shop Body Shop
Mean-est-mom!

Kristin said...

My SIL had a link to your blog on her blog and I loved the name so clicked on it. I love your blog. I've been laughing all day after reading your experience on the airplane a few posts ago. Your hilarious! I also love the smell of coconut and would love to win.

Elizabeth said...

I really, really need this. I mean I am a BYU graduate who is single and still living in Provo. How else am I going to get married?

Leslie said...

Coconut has ALWAYS been my favorite!!!

Michaela said...

I'm a long time reader but this is the first time I have ever left a comment.

I for one would love to smell like a tropical oasis (or a cheap tiki bar)

Plus this comment has the added bonus of drawing my husbands scorn at my blogger-stalker-ness. Love is a beautiful thing.

Elizabeth said...

I want to win this! I LOVE lotions and especially ones that smell like coconut....yummy!

Jen Lee said...

I sure could use some good news in my life these days... this just might do the trick!

Tammy said...

Coconut smells better than sunblock. I'd love some pampering.

Lisa C said...

pick me, pick me, pretty, pretty please!

Kista said...

Pick Me! Pick Me! I will keep my fingers crossed for this great giveaway!!

Audrey said...

wow! hope I win, I love coconut.

Jenn said...

Ohhh...very nice....coconut take me away...

The Hullingers said...

I need that! I could take a tropical vacation while I drive the crapool. Aaaaah...

Our Family said...

I love coconut! Pick me, Pick me!!

K said...

Who doesn't want to smell like a beach from far, far away?!? Because I know I do!

Pink Little Ladies said...

I would love to smell like a pina colada!

luvin' life said...

How fun! I love coconut! Thanks for the chance. Now I just need a vacation to Samoa!

Asiaha said...

I would love to win!!

Scrapingirl said...

I wanna win!!!

Christine said...

yummm... coconut... :D
I would love love love to win!

Brooke said...

ohh coconut, nothing makes me feel better then the scent of a warm summer day on the beach with beautiful men surrounding me...at least that is my fantasy when I wear that scent...A girls got to dream! :-)

Anonymous said...

I need to smell like something tropical and breezy, since my summer vacation consisted of moving from The Netherlands to Georgia, USA.. gotta love the military!

Frugalista Mama said...

I would love to win this... I would smell so summer ;)

Angela said...

I just discovered your blog a few days ago and absolutely love it. You make me laugh everyday!
Love coconut scented everything!

Anonymous said...

oh pick me! I need a lot of help in the self grooming department.
deborahstone2 at comcast.net
deb

Rachel said...

Fun giveaway! Just found your blog and I'm so glad that I did! racheleng82 AT hotmail DOT com

lisha said...

1) Pina Colada's are delicious.
2) Smelling like one would make me delicious...maybe?
3) Samoa is in my top 10 places I MUST visit...I think I deserve to win just on principle.

Jessica :) said...

I'd really like to be entered please!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway . . . and for your blog. Brightens my day!

Blog Buddy said...

WOW!!-Over 300 comments already!? Well, can I just say that I look really good with coco-nut shells and a grass skirt? It would be an added bonus to smell good too-♥ Mmmmm!

Mommy Words said...

MMMM islands, mmmm cookies, and coconut smells yummy!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

If you like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain... Now that song is in my head!

Blog Buddy said...

Posted the story and linked too!!!:)

Suzanne said...

Whoever came up with the name, "Body Butter" is a genius - what an image it creates! I am a fan.

Janille said...

Hmmmm. Coconut.

Jackie Blue said...

coconuts are good....about those Samoa cookies.....

Jackie Blue said...

awesome....I love coconut and pina coladas ....and about those Samoa cookies.....

Anonymous said...

OOOhhh....Lovin' this giveaway....makes me think I'm sitting on a beach in Hawaii, drinking a Mai Tai!
Michelle in NJ
meeshella2 at aol dot com

The crazy Shaw Family said...

I want to smell like a coconut! and be all shimmery and yummy!

Stacy said...

I love the smell of coconut! I had some body wash of theirs that was coconut and it smelled amazing!

Lynn said...

Yum-o!

Anonymous said...

yay! coconut i luv it!

A Few Tacos Shy... said...

Sigh. I love The Body Shop and would love to slather myself with an array of beachy smelling products.

Anonymous said...

oh myyyy goodness! I am SO hoping i win this!!!!!!
I love me some coconut smellin goodness!!!!!

i am going to advertise this on my bloggy right away :)

Anonymous said...

aaah.... please pick me! ;)

JSharp said...

Okay this is kind of freaky. Besides coconut being one of my fav scents, one of my earlier Facebook statuses tonight had to do with how much I wanted a piña colada fruitista from Taco Bell. Then my inlaws are currently in Am. Samoa. It would be extra freaky but in a good way if I won. Doncha think?

Carrie said...

Yay, coconut!

Kelly_cs said...

me me me! I love the smell of coconut, I bought Suave coconut shampoo & conditioner for my daughter (I, of course, think I need salon products).

Becca said...

Mmmmmmmm.... body shop. :)

Jenn said...

When I die, I hope heaven smells like coconuts.

Tarcoulis said...

Me, please! I need more extra virgin coconuts in my life.

Heather Forcey said...

I love that summer scent!

Ashley Lynn said...

oo I hope I win! Pick me! Coconut is my mom's favorite scent of all time, it would make the PERFECT present. We've had several house guests over the past two weeks, with absolutely no breaks - she deserves to be pampered!

Cathryn said...

Don't pick me, I don't want to win.

Anonymous said...

I could use a little coconut in my life right about now.

Thanks for this opportunity Jana!

janetrosedavis@yahoo.com

Erin B said...

What a great giveaway!!

GibblerKelly said...

After spending the past 4 days changing my daughter room and painting it, I could deffinately stand to smell like some coconut as long as its not lime green color,....I will be dreaming of lime green for another week!!!

shayla said...

caramel delites are called samoas now? i must be old school. anyway, great giveaway!

Crystal said...

I LOVE coconut!!!! Mmmm I want to smell like pina colada's too. Shoot them I may have to eat myself after that! haha

Lora Dawn said...

Oh yes -- - a batch of luxury before I head back to the classroom at school.

Deanna said...

I love the body shop! Please count me in :)

Kathryn said...

I love the coconut line -- in fact I'm past due to stock up. So hope I win!

Breezi said...

The smell of Coconut must be better than the odor that usually accompanies me. Namely vomit and dirty diapers.
It's it great being a mom?

Meg said...

I love the scent of coconut body products!

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 400 of 593   Newer› Newest»