Don’t you love blog giveaways?? There’s always cool stuff being given away, and because you’re not competing with, like, 1,000,000,000,000 other entries, your odds are usually pretty good for winning 🙂
It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway! So I’m super excited to be giving away a set of 3 of the yummiest skim smoothies creams I’ve ever smelled, all-natural, and homemade right here in Maryland!! I also wanted to show you guys how you can make a super-cute DIY gift box from SCRAPBOOK paper! I’m not kidding! Take a look at this gift box that I learned how to make the other day. Isn’t it so adorable?? Below you will find the VIDEO TUTORIALS on how to make one!
Keep reading to find out how to enter to win these sweet-smelling skin smoothies!
But First…..Meet Fran!
I’m soooooo excited to do this giveaway because I wanted to highlight this amazing woman that I met a few months ago, named Fran. She’s a local small business owner who makes, hands-down, the sweetest, yummiest natural, homemade lotions, soaps, and skin smoothies here in the Maryland area for her company called Buhdze (pronounced “Boozle” named after her hubby). She’s so popular that she has even started selling her products in two Whole Foods stores in the Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood where she lives! She used to work for “corporate America” but one day decided that she needed a change and wanted to live her passion, so she started Buhdze, and never looked back! (Amen, sister!)
There we are! And man……I look like a freakin’ Amazonian giant standing next to her! LOL
It’s not often that you find people that you click with on such a cool level. I truly feel like I’ve just made a new friend! :).
How to Enter!
Because I wanted to say “HI!” to you guys, and to show you how awesome these skin creams are, I shot a short video! I’m really trying to make my way into “YouTube Land” because who doesn’t like to see the woman behind the blog? 🙂
Take a quick peek to hear me rambling about how much I LOVE you guys, and how these creams have rescued my big ‘ole dry, ashy “man hands”! HA!
To enter this giveaway, you can receive UP TO 4 ENTRIES for each of the following actions:
1. Watch the video above! LEAVE A COMMENT in the comments section and tell me you watched it. Leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. LEAVE ANOTHER COMMENT and tell me which of the 3 skin smoothies you want to win! Choose between Vanilla Butter, Pink Grapefruit, Mango Madness, and Lemongrass. Fran will mail those in your gift box! Leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!
3. Go “LIKE” Buhdze on Facebook! Tell her that Thrift Diving sent you! LEAVE ANOTHER COMMENT to let me know you did that. Leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!
4. “LIKE” Thrift Diving on Facebook. If you already “LIKE” Thrift Diving, great! LEAVE ANOTHER COMMENT telling me that you “like” Thrift Diving. Leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!
Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry, my international friends!!
And the winner will be chosen at random via Random.org.
Fran is awesome! She actually set up special Valentine’s Day gift sets for us here at Thrift Diving, called a “Love Box.” She wanted to extend a special Valentine’s price for her products for my readers simply because I asked, and she really likes my blog! You can order these yummy skin smoothies, wrapped up in a pretty little box with a bow, three for $20, which is an awesome since they usually go for $25.99. If you’d like to get one of these limited gift sets, visit Buhdze to order as soon as possible, and be sure to enter “THRIFTYME25” at check out so you can get the special pricing of $20. Discounts are GOOD! 🙂 If you see anything else on her site that you like, such as the soaps or 100% coconut oil, if you enter my “THRIFTYME” discount code, you can save 25%. Isn’t that cool? The discount code is only valid until 2/14.
Order soon, because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you want to make sure you receive your goodies and gifts before The Big Day. Be sure to order by the Sunday at the latest!
These Valentine’s Day gift sets also include all-natural handmade soaps! Scents include Chocolate Raspberry, Vanilla Bean Crunch, Mojito, Pink Grapefruit. I think I’m ready to go eat something sweet right now, aren’t you? lol
TUTORIAL: How to Make a Gift Box Out of Scrapbook Paper
I promised you guys that I would show you how to make a DIY gift box out of scrapbook paper (compliments of Fran, because she’s the one that taught me!), so here are the videos! Be sure to watch for some unique ways to personalize your DIY gift box, including how to make tissue paper “heart” confettti, which is my favorite idea!!
Originally, I noted in the video that the Giveaway is valid until Saturday, February 9th, but let’s extend it through until Sunday, February 10th! Good luck!
Even More Gift Ideas!
And last but not least, Michelle from a spa called Skana, in a small town in upstate NY, contacted me and wanted to share some DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas with my readers. She had some really great recipes for body scrubs, face masks, and health drinks that you could make at home for a loved one, for just a fraction of the cost of buying them at a store! Here are her best recipes! Imagine how cool these gifts would be if you wrapped them in the DIY gift box from the video tutorial that I posted above??? Thanks for sharing, Michelle!
-1/2 cup Raw Sugar
-1/4 cup Light Oil
– 2-8 drops Lavander Essential Oil
-Mason Jar or other storage container
Mix the ingredients together until the perfect texture is accomplished. The mixture should be even and grainy, not too soupy. Fill your mason jar with the scrub and screw the top in nice and tight. DONE! The beauty of this scrub is that it’s made with all natural ingredients that will not cause breakouts or over drying. There are no unwanted chemicals either!
-1 soft cooked carrot
-1/2 cup heavy cream
Start by mashing the carrot and avocado together to achieve a smooth consistent mixture. Next, stir in the cream. Again, make sure the cream is mixed thru thoroughly. Place in storage container. This mixture, also natural, non-chemical ingredients, will give your loved one collagen-boosting effects.
*Note: mask should be applied, left on for fifteen minutes, and rinsed off with warm water.
Ginger Pear Water
-1 Gallon of Water
-1/2 cup ginger
-1, 1 Gallon Container (or smaller containers that fit 1 Gallon of water)
Slice your pears into 1/8-inch slices. Then combine all of your ingredients into a large pitcher or container. Let it cold seep for up to six hours and then thoroughly strain the mixture into your water bottles or storage pitcher. Garnish with a fresh pear slice. You now have a delicious drink that packs many health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!!