Wednesday, February 24, 2010

South of France Review & Giveaway



No, I'm not crazy and I didn't lie to you, this is still the Kids Event, but I thought the mommas who are on here trying to win something great for their kids deserved the chance to win something great for themselves!

I had the chance to review some really great products from a company called South of France. As you know, I like good and unique smelling soaps, lotions, perfumes, etc. I found some really great ones from South of France.

I was sent the Almond, Citrus Mint and Honey French Milled Bar Soaps, The Tea Tree Sandalwood Glycerin Bar Soap, the Green Tea Liquid Soap and the Acai Pomegranate and Shea Butter Body Lotions.

So far, I have used the Citrus Mint French Milled Bar Soap, the Green Tea Liquid Soap and the Shea Butter Body Lotion and have loved them all.

I really like how light the body lotion is and how just a tiny bit goes a really long way. The lotion smelled light and fresh, not heavily perfumed and overbearing. The Green Tea Liquid soap has a nice clean scent and the color goes perfect in my master bath (I'm kind of weird like that and like for things to match). My favorite though is the Citrus Mint French Milled Bar Soap. I am extremely sensitive to bar soap for some reason. For one, I hate how it feels like it leaves a film on my skin and my skin always feels so dry after I use it. Also, I have some other sensitivities to it (but I don't want to get too personal LOL) so I was kind of feeling bad that they had sent me 4 bars of soap (which are huge, by the way). I decided to just test one out and see what happened though. I peeled off the wrapper and loved the smell of the soap. So different from any other kind of soap I have ever used. Then, to my surprise, it didn't leave a weird film on my skin. The true test though was seeing if I was sensitive to it and I have used it for the past 4 days with no sensitivity whatsoever! I am sold!



That brings me to wanting to share the companies goals and values with you...

The South of France Mission

South of France Natural Body Care is obsessed with the little guy. We’re so obsessed, in fact, that we’ll guarantee we have a product that’s perfect for you. All our products are crafted specifically to whisk you away from the ordinary — to break your routine and transform the time you spend in the shower into your daily luxurious getaway. An industry innovator and leader, South of France is dedicated to making natural body care options more accessible to individuals and families by emphasizing affordability and the idea that we can build safer, natural, better-for-you soaps, lotions and body washes.



Our Core Values

something just for you
South of France offers an impressively wide variety of products & fragrances to ensure a perfect match for each customer — with over twenty unique fragrances, South of France covers the entire fragrance spectrum. Discover which scent will become the cherished disruption of your daily grind.

proactive products
It’s difficult living in the age of science and technology, where information is abundant and scientists reveal daily how more and more of the products and substances we come into contact with are detrimental to our health. South of France has made a commitment to be diligent and proactive in seeking out this information, understanding how it applies to our products, and reassessing ways to make our products better for you. For example, South of France products don’t contain harmful chemicals such as EDTA, SLS, Parabens or Phthalates, even when many of our competitors continue to do so; another reason why the South of France experience is one that you can feel comfortable trusting.

do no harm
The range of products under the South of France brand are Cruelty Free, which means they will never be tested on animals or contain animal by-products.

pride in quality
South of France utilizes premium ingredients, such as Shea Butter, Pure Vegetable Glycerin, 100% natural Vegetable Oils, Mineral Pigments & Essential Oils, as well as the traditional Triple-French-Milled soap-making technique – all in an effort to provide customers a product with a measure of quality that is simply superior to the competition.

sustainability
South of France searches for ingredients and packaging that decreases the impact on the natural environment. South of France also maintains East and West Coast divisions, which increases distribution efficiency and significantly reduces its carbon footprint.


Now, doesn't that sound like a company that you'd like to do business with? It does to me.

The really cool thing is that South of France would like to give one of my readers a South of France gift basket with an assortment of their body care products! Trust me, you should be excited about this. See below for how you can gain entries into this giveaway.

BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE ENTRY DIRECTIONS EXACTLY FOR YOUR ENTRIES TO COUNT!!!!

This contest will be open until 11:59 PM on March 1st. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents.

LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ENTRY AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORM - Jane (at) yahoo (dot) com


MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit South of France and tell me which of their products you would like to try. (1 entry)

Extra Entries:

Follow my blog (publicly via google friend connect, located on the top right sidebar) - You can use this as an entry whether you are a new follower or a current follower. (2 entries)

Follow me via Networked Blogs, located on the right sidebar, just below the Google Friend Connect. (1 entry)

Place my "All About The Kids" Event button on your blog and leave me 3 separate comments saying you did. The button is found on the right sidebar of my blog.
(3 entries)

Place my Finally Finding Me...I Think button on your blog and leave me 4 separate comments saying you did. The button is found on the right sidebar of my blog.
(4 entries)


Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and leave me the link to your post (5 entries) This counts as 5 separate entries so leave a comment for each and just number them.


Become a fan of South of France on Facebook. (1 entry)


That's 16 chances to win! Good luck!

Disclosure: I received these products for free for review purposes. My opinions expressed in this review were honest and genuine and I was in no way persuaded by the company involved.

65 comments:

Jennifer B said...

I would like to try their Lemon Mint liquid soap.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Shelley said...

I would like the shea butter body wash.

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Anonymous said...

Fab giveaway I would love to try the pure gardenia body wash.Thanks fingers crossed. Marian

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Katie said...

The Lime Basil Body Lotion looks wonderful!
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Carol said...

Oops, sorry, I think I posted under the wrong one! I would pick the Shea Butter liquid soap. I would be nice for my super dry skin!

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Wehaf said...

I would like to try the Acai pomegranate body lotion.

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socmama said...

I'd love to try their Acai Pomegranate
body wash.

Anonymous said...

I like the Acai Pomegranate body wash.

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Cassie M said...

I would love to try the Cucumber Aloe bar soap!
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Stephanie said...

I would try the Lime basil lotion!

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redfuzzycow said...

i like the lime basil body wash

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Trina said...

I would like to try the Pure Gardenia Body Wash.
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Julie said...

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*Michigan Momma* said...

I am HUGE aromatherapy fan ~ so if they are good-n-smelly, I'm in!!!

I went to their site - I'd love to try their Menthe de Provence (or maybe their Herb de Provence) organic liquid soap. It would be a mini-therapy session whenever I washed my hands throughout the day~

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**I do believe this entry makes 17 chances to win - not 16 - so I'm wondering if I did something wrong....???