Monday, October 29, 2012

The Hive Botanicals: a giveaway!

Before I get into the giveaway business, I just want you-all to know that I truly have the BEST blog pals ever. Seriously, I am so blessed. You gals are amazing and appreciate every comment you make and every email you send. I've been blogging for awhile now, but it's just been in recent months that I've built my own little community, and that community is now totally irreplaceable in my life. I can't imagine what things would be like without this blog and without all of you. So, thanks a million for being so freaking rad!

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OK, now onto one of the reasons I felt the need to get all mushy up in here. That reason or person, I should say, is Trisha from Veranellies. You've heard me talk about this amazing woman numerous times before, so if you haven't visited her blog yet, you probably should already!

Trisha has just started a wicked new business called The Hive Botanicals. She sells handmade vegan soaps and lip balms. And the other day, she sent me a box full of her goods as a b-day present. (When I say, FULL, I mean FULL!)

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As I dug into the box, the first thing I discovered was this Grapefruit Tangerine soap. Seriously guys, this stuff smells awesome. It's so fresh and citrusy. I'm usually a body wash kind of girl, because I generally find it has a better smell than soap, but this stuff proves that theory WAY wrong. I dig it big time and I think it's going to become my go-to shower-time soap.

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Trisha also sent me a bar of Lavender soap with a smell that makes me want to take a long bath and just relax. Yum! I could definitely use an evening like that one night this week.

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Now here is where the giveaway comes in. Along with the two bars of soap, Trisha also sent me every flavour of lip balm she makes. That equals EIGHT flavours. Not even kidding, as I moved the bubble wrap aside and saw the bottom of the box, there was a bit of a happy dance before I dove right in to find the Black Forest Cake flavoured one. I've been dreaming about this guy since Trisha told me about her dreams of a new shop. Seriously folks, black forest cake on your lips, all day!! So good. So, so gooood.

Anyway, after experiencing how awesome this stuff is and realizing that, even after a few days of constant use, I haven't even made a dent in my first tin, I asked Trisha if I could give four of the eight lip balms away to one of you. And, of course, she said "Go for it!" So here we are with The Hive Botanicals first-ever giveaway.

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What flavours can you win, you ask!? Well, let me tell you! Up for grabs are Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Cherry. Yum! If you mix all of those together it will taste like an AMAZING ice cream sundae. Dontcha think!?

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Good luck everyone! 

36 comments:

  1. I think the vanilla one sounds the best, does that make me plain jane boring? They sound awesome, though, and you're definitely a lucky lady!

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  2. The strawberry sounds absolutely heavenly! Talk about an awesome giveaway!

    And I'll get a little mushy here and say that I am all kinds of happy that you blog and that we have become friends because of it! You are an absolutely awesome lady!

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  3. what a great giveaway! i love animal friendly stuff (:

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  4. Can I just vouch for the deliciousness of Trish's lip balms? I bought the vanilla one and it is *killer!*

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  5. Love the label designs! Very cool Trish, very cool. Now, IF I win these.. is there some sort of health-care benefit claim I can make after I eat my own lips OFF when they're coated in chocolate balm?? Hope so!

    Thanks sweet ladies,
    mel
    needle and nest design

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    1. thanks mel!! and no sorry, no claims are being accepted at this time ;) its a "use at your own risk" deal!

      -trisha

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  6. What a great giveaway. Strawberry and Chocolate have me really intrigued. Great design!

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  7. Aww man I love lip balm. We have so much of it around the house, in the truck and at our respective offices... but I don't think Matt would steal this stuff. ;)

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    1. Derp, I didn't say what kind sounds awesome! I am a huge van of anything cherry.

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  8. thanks everyone, and thank you miss nicole for again being truly awesome. i'm totally envisioning someone putting on all four flavors at once and seeing if it really does taste like an ice cream sundae!

    trisha
    @ veranellies.blogspot.com

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    1. obviously don't enter me in the giveaway ;)

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  9. I want to give the activated charcoal soap a try!

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  10. Ah those flavors sound amazing! I want all of them on my mouth.

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  11. yum! sounds delicious! I'm never found without lip balm, I'm kind of addicted.

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  12. Yay! Strawberry or Vanilla would be awesome! I want that lavender soap too! :)

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  13. Prooooobbbbbably have to say Watermelon! Oh geez if I won this would go to my mom, as she's vegan and she finds it so hard to find good stuff! Excellent Christmas gift :)

    xo

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  14. Love it! Thanks for introducing this cool shop to me! I like the black forest and the cherry lip balms :-)
    Katie

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  15. I want to try the Sea Kelp Soap or the Bentonite Clay soap.

    sloan_gray at yahoo dot com

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  16. Her flavors and scents all seem wonderful but I would really love to try some of her watermelon lip balm.

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  17. How fun! I must say I'm drawn to the charcoal soap. I've got one heck of a repressed immune system and any sort of detox is a dream!

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  18. I think the lemon/lime cedar-wood soap sounds amazing!!

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  19. I'd love to try the chocolate or strawberry balm!

    I'm most interested in trying the activated charcoal soap though. Will definitely have to get myself some for Christmas :)

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  20. I like the lemon poppy seed soap. I love the idea of a vegan beauty products shop - go, Trisha! Thanks for having such a cool giveaway :)

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  21. What a great giveaway! Love everything I'm seeing in the Hive! But in particular, i'm a nut for all things lavender. Lavender Mint soap sounds amazing.

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  22. Oh, man. I LOVE handmade soap. That tangerine grapefruit sounds DIVINE. :D

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  23. I can't smell Lavender enough, so the Lavender Mint Soap would definitely be my first choice from the shop. Great giveaway!

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  24. hahah you never said anything about the "hat" letter!

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  25. the french green clay soap sounds awesome!

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  26. The lip balms, peach and strawberry sound amazing.

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  27. Oh, I am so glad I didn't miss out on this. I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance to read my favorite blogs this week and I was just catching up on Trisha's and saw this giveaway! My favorite/love to have would be the Lemongrass/Pink Grapefruit soap for sure :]

    ♥ Em
    teatreevintage.blogspot.com

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  28. uhhh, I love Lemon / Lime & Cedarwood Soap ♥**

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