Monday, 9 May 2011

Radiance Mineral Cosmetics Giveaway **CLOSED**

Radiance Mineral Cosmetics was created by Leigh Polidoro in Beaumont, Alberta, Canada.  As an aesthetician and makeup artist, Leigh had always had an interest in the health and beauty industry, but never pursued any of her ideas until she experienced trouble with rosacea and adult acne in her late 20’s.  Leigh began experimenting with different brands of mineral makeup and loved it, but found she was still experiencing breakouts and irritation.  When she started to research mineral makeup, she discovered all the hidden chemicals, preservatives, and cheap fillers that many companies use.  Deciding she could create her own affordable, 100% pure mineral makeup, Radiance Mineral Cosmetics was formed in the fall of 2007.  Originally experimenting with eye shadows, Leigh created her first (and most popular) shade, “Fairy Dust”; the line has since grown into 9 foundations, 4 blushes, 25 eye shadows, 6 lip glazes, and more.

Radiance Mineral Cosmetics are made with all natural 100% pure minerals.   The products are free of all parabens, synthetic fragrances, filler, and chemical dyes, all of which are all irritants, and things that you should avoid putting on or in your body.  Since minerals are inert, microorganisms are unable to grow in these cosmetics, which means reduced cross contamination of powders.  All Radiance Mineral Cosmetics are oil free as well, which means they don’t clog pores.  This is GREAT for acne prone, oily skin like mine.

Leigh has ensured that Radiance Mineral Cosmetics are free of fillers like talc, cornstarch, and Bismuth Oxychloride.  All of these fillers can clog pores, and Bismuth Oxychloride, which is a by-product of copper and lead refining, can irritate and cause itchiness to the skin and thus should be avoided.  The three main ingredients in these cosmetics are: Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide and Mica.  Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide are both natural sun protectors and provide the makeup with approximately SPF 15-20.  These two minerals also have natural anti-inflammatory properties, making this makeup ideal for people who have acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

As I learned when testing this makeup, Radiance Mineral Cosmetics can be used wet or dry to achieve a variety of looks.  The powdered minerals can also function as liners, or added to clear lip gloss or nail polish to find that perfect colour.  Since it can be mixed with water, or other gels and fluids, Leigh even suggested mixing the powdered foundation with a medicated acne cream as a quick blemish concealer.  It is very very versatile stuff!

It’s Radiance Mineral Cosmetics' goal to provide their products (foundations, concealers, blushes, bronzers, primers, veils, eye shadows, lip glazes, and facial spritz) at a price everyone can afford.

As someone who has used the SAME liquid foundation her entire life, and has never really 1) thought it worked well or 2) been good at applying it, Leigh’s suggestion that I try her mineral makeup came as a new adventure.  As I said before, I have struggled with oily, acne prone skin my whole life, which makes wearing makeup vital at times. 

Leigh hooked me up with a very generous starter package including: a Radiance Mineral Cosmetics Exfoliating Cloth, foundation, blush, 2 eye shadows, and facial spritz.  




As soon as I applied the makeup, I could feel the difference between this and my old liquid foundation.  The mineral makeup felt light and breezy on my skin, and it was very easy to brush on using a large makeup brush.  The foundation covered REALLY well, and blended in really nice into the skin on my face and neck.  I also used a damp Q-tip to apply some of the powder directly on blemishes which pretty much made them disappear instantly!  (I seriously cannot stress how exciting this was, for someone who has had so much trouble with acne!).  After laying down the foundation, I gave myself a quick brush over with some of the blush which was a gorgeous rosy colour, but I learned that less is more, as you don’t need much to cover the apples of your cheeks!  At this point I gave my face a spritz with the facial spritz to help set the mineral makeup, and then I put on some of the gorgeous "Brown Sugar" eyeshadow for a perfectly put together look that I felt SO comfortable in.  I also experimented with mixing the "Brown Sugar" and "Cafe Latte" eye shadows I received to create different varieties of colours.  The mineral eye shadows have such a gorgeous sheen to them that they reflect many different colours at once, which is REALLY beautiful.  I think I'm in love.  After experimenting with eyeshadow I dabbed on some of the mineral lip gloss which was SO shiny and rich on my lips, and I was ready to head out for anything!  As I wore the makeup throughout the day, I also noticed that it didn’t start to slide around on my face like my old makeup.  After a week of wearing it, I noticed that it did not clog my pores, or have any poor results on my skin, which means that this is the makeup I plan to keep using from here on out! 




Radiance Minerals Cosmetics and Skin FX have been kind enough to offer the same makeup set to one lucky reader (2 eyeshadow, 1 foundation, 1 blush, 1 lip glaze, 1 facial spritz, and 1 exfoliating cloth ($117.00 value))

We also have a promotional code for you to use at http://www.skinfx.ca/ if you would like to purchase some products for yourself at a 10% discount.  The promo code is:
WHOLESOMEABODE

Please read the rules and regulations of this site’s giveaway policies here and then start entering!
This giveaway is open from May 9 to May 26, 2011.
This giveaway is open to THE USA & CANADA only.
PLEASE ensure you have a valid email address entered on EACH comment.


To enter
MANDATORY ENTRY:  -“Like” Wholesome Abode on Facebook and visit www.skinfx.ca and pick one product or product colour you like and mention it in a comment below.


Extra entries
-Follow @skinfxinc on Twitter
-“Like" Skinfx on Facebook
-Purchase something on www.skinfx.ca using the promo code WHOLESOMEABODE (5 entries)
-Follow @wholesomeabode on Twitter
-Become a GFC follower of this blog

-Tweet this contest and tag @wholesomeabode (max. 1 tweet per day). Leave the permalink in the comments section. (1 entry each tweet) You can use the following tweet:

Win a set of 100% pure mineral makeup valued at $117 from @WholesomeAbode 

http://bit.ly/lUqQFn (ends 5/26) #makeup #eco #green #giveaway

129 comments:

  1. I like you on FB (elizabeth Lind) and I would like to try the Terra Cotta eye shadow OR the lip glaze!

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  2. I like SkinFX on FB (Elizabeth Lind)

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  3. I follow your blog via GFC (elizlind)

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  4. tweeted (moedesu)

    http://twitter.com/#!/moedesu/status/67805875959631872

    eliz_lind at yahoo.ca

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  5. I like you ion FB and I would love to try the Storm or Athena's Kiss eyeshadow. Love the colors she has!!

    k.mcgowan@shaw.ca

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  6. Can you delete my last post and put this one up? I forgot my email address in the last one!

    I like Skin Fx on FB.

    k.mcgowan@shaw.ca

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  7. Hola! I have to say that I really love the colours Mediterranean and Envy that she has for her Eyeshadows. Quite gorgeous!

    SO... Hope I win this sweet contest! ;D

    GoldyLox8@Hotmail.com

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  8. I keep forgetting my email addy. Shoot.

    I follow Wholesome Abode on Twitter!
    o0sarah.brown0o@gmail.com

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  9. Can you delete my first three posts? Forgot the email address. I'm going to repost with the emails.

    I like Wholesome Abode on FB and would love to try the mineral lip glaze in Romantic or Innocent!
    o0sarah.brown0o@gmail.com

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  10. I follow Skinfxinc on Twitter!
    o0sarah.brown0o@gmail.com

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  11. I like Skinfx on FB!
    o0sarah.brown0o@gmail.com

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  12. i absolutely love the copper mine colour. i am also thrilled that you product is so good for sensitive skin as people like me are limited to the choices for makeup.
    i have liked skin fx on facebook as well as wholesomeabode. (amanda wilbur) and i am going shopping right now
    my email is wilburan@hotmail.com
    thanks! keeping my fingers crossed

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  13. I like wholesome abode on fb and I would love to try the playful lip glaze

    Jennyfer1@gmail.com

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  14. I like Skinfx on fb

    Jennyfer1@gmail.com

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  15. I am a GFC follower of wholesome abode (awesome blog)

    Jennyfer1@gmail.com

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  16. Cathleen Lovell10 May 2011 at 18:20

    The lipglaze in the color dreamy is so pretty looking.

    I liked them on facebook!

    oxeyes2die4xo@live.com

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  17. Stephanie Perry10 May 2011 at 18:33

    i like you on facebook and i like the terracotta eye shadow, it's purdy!

    gardenpetal@hotmail.com

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  18. I would love to have some make up brushes, I do not have any at all, still using old fashioned sponges and fingers...lol....need to get with the times and learn more about the new make up on the market today and then get some brushes so I can try some..:-)

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  19. I like Wholesome Abode on FB and I love the SkinFX product color G.I.Jane!!!
    coleman_brenda@hotmail.com

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  20. I like SkinFX on FB!
    coleman_brenda@hotmail.com

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  21. I follow you on Facebook and love the sound of the bronzing powder from SkinFX!
    cdcontests at gmail dot com

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  22. I follow you on Twitter (@CDcontests)
    cdcontests at gmail dot com

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  23. I follow this blog with GFC
    cdcontests at gmail dot com

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  24. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CDcontests/status/68191912716275712
    cdcontests at gmail dot com

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  25. I follow @wholesomeabode on Twitter!

    GoldyLox8@Hotmail.com

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  26. I'm a GFC follower of this blog!

    GoldyLox8@Hotmail.com

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  27. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/moedesu/status/68416081638858753

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  28. --“Like” Wholesome Abode on Facebook (molli mc g)
    and I'd like to try the Shikoma Salty Sea Scrub, or Cafe Latte or Fern eyeshadow

    mollig at roadrunner dot com

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  29. follow this blog via gfc (molli)

    mollig at roadrunner dot com

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  30. I like wholesome abode on FB and I like the Radiance Mineral Prime Perfect on Skinfx.ca!

    kristin.kalan@gmail.com

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  31. i like the Radiance Mineral Bronzer.

    i 'like' wholesome abode on facebook!
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  32. Following @skinfxinc on Twitter; @collifornia.
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  33. following via GFC; collifornia
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  34. I “Like" Skinfx on Facebook; colleen boudreau.
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  35. tweeted; http://twitter.com/collifornia/status/68690315313283072
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  36. Following @wholesomeabode on Twitter; @collifornia
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  37. I liked wholesome abode on fb (erin d) and I like their Pretty n' Pink (Matte) eye shadow! (my email is in my profile)

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  38. I follow you via gfc (erin) email in profile

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  39. I liked your Facebook page (Anne-Marie T)

    I would like to try their Jumbo Powder Dome brush

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  40. Following @skinfxinc on Twitter (@amt946)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  41. Liked Skinfx on Facebook (Anne-Marie T)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  42. Following you on Twitter (amt946)

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  43. I am following on GFC as Anne-Marie T.

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  44. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/69159799241191424
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  45. tweeted (may 12 - stupid blogger being down...)

    http://twitter.com/#!/moedesu/status/68824569670139904

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  46. tweeted may 13

    http://twitter.com/#!/moedesu/status/69199740335693825

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  47. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CDcontests/status/69501771977998336
    cdcontests at gmail dot com

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  48. Love LipGlaze in Romantic, super cute for a night out with the hubby!!

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  49. I liked you on fb and I would love the envy eyeshadow

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  50. like both on Facebook, follow on twitter also!!

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  51. lIKE WHOLESOME ADOBE ON FACEBOOK. ANGELA HOTCHKISS. WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE CLEARCHOICE MOISTURISER AND EYE CREAM. a dot bhotchkiss at sasktel dot net.

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  52. I liked Skin Fx inc on facebook. a dot bhotchkiss at sasktel dot net.

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  53. I follow this bolg on GFC. a.bhotchkiss
    adotbhotchkissatsaskteldotnet

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  54. like you on FB as becca scott
    i would like to try radiant C brighten!
    beccascott0312@gmail.com

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  55. like skinfx on FB as becca scott
    beccascott0312@gmail.com

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  56. follow on gfc as becca scott
    beccascott0312@gmail.com

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  57. I like you on FB and I would love to try the copper mine eye shadow ::drool::
    audleedoo@yahoo.com

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  58. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/moedesu/status/69554303681052672

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  59. Christine Basile14 May 2011 at 18:17

    I love the Radiance Mineral Blush "Heavenly"! Its great as a blush but looks great as eye shadow and a tint to lips as well! :)

    Christinebasile@live.ca

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  60. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/69436977224753152
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  61. I like Wholesome Abode on fb and I'd love to try the mineral foundation!

    Vashti M
    hun423 at hotmail dot com

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  62. I follow SkinFX on twitter!
    @MamaHunfy
    hun423at hotmail dot com

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  63. I like SkinFX on fb!
    Vashti M
    hun423 at hotmail dot com

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  64. I follow Wholesome Abode on twitter!
    @MamaHunfy
    hun423 at hotmail dot com

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  65. I follow Wholesome Abode blog via gfc!
    hun423 at hotmail dot com

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  66. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/69787805647241216
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  67. Like Wholesome Abose on FB (molli mc g)
    and I like the eyeshadow colors Chocolate and Fern.

    mollig at roadrunner dot com

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  68. aaf vis gfc (molli)

    mollig at roadrunner dot com

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  69. I follow you on FB and like the storm shimmer eyeshadow :)

    Dscorziello@gmail.com

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  70. I follow you on twitter

    Dscorziello@gmail.com

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  71. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/70166265750241280
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  72. calypso looks like a neat color :)
    Liked you on FB, too!!
    karjaygel (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  73. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/moedesu/status/70519776769875968

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  74. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/status/70628592987541504
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  75. like you on fb teh doll

    darkgothgdoll@hotmail.com

    i love this color
    Mediterranean (Shimmer) of their eye shadow

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  76. follow @skinfxinc

    @mommyluck13
    sha t
    darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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  77. like Skin Fx on fb teh doll

    darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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  78. follow gfc mommydoll13

    darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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  79. follow @WholesomeAbode on twitter

    @mommyluck13
    sha t
    darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

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  80. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/70871206148063232
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  81. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/moedesu/status/71075594581970944

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  82. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/moedesu/status/71251020700848129

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  83. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/71241579402235904
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  84. I like you on Facebook and I like the eyeshadow dragonfly!

    Rachelle
    Rlspence84 @ gmail.com

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  85. I follow you on twitter!!!!! Yeah I do! :)


    Rachelle
    rlspence84 @ gmail.com

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  86. Hey there, I new fb fan (karen l) and I really like the Fairy Dust and Hollywood eyeshadows. I haven't bought myself any new colors in years and those are really nice. :) Thanks for the chance. I'm interested in mineral make up as I too have pretty acne prone skin (since college...)

    blondredhead at mac dot com

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  87. new skinfxinc twitter follower (lilmamak77)

    blondredhead at mac dot com

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  88. Followed you on twitter (lilmamak77)

    blondredhead at mac dot com

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  89. New GFC follower (.:karen:.)

    blondredhead at mac dot com

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  90. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/LilMamaK77/status/71599705112588288

    blondredhead at mac dot com

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  91. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/71613550564610048
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  92. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/71985031828078593
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  93. I Like Wholesome Abode on Facebook.
    Jennifer Doe

    I'd like to try the FACE UltraWave Scrubber!

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  94. I tweeted this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/kittenishcutie/status/72149872685490176

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  95. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/72344312414867456
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  96. Daily Tweet for 5/22
    http://twitter.com/#!/kittenishcutie/status/72417713867333632

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  97. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LilMamaK77/status/72467309012328449

    blondredhead at mac dot com

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  98. Daily Tweet for 5/23
    http://twitter.com/#!/kittenishcutie/status/72774328202170368

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  99. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/72680118509776896
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  100. Radiance Mineral Cosmetics "Serenity" Blush - woud love to try this one!
    I was already following you around the social Media World and now I follow Skin Fx too!

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  101. I follow skinfx! Would love to win that amazing sounding git package!

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  102. I now follow @skinfxinc , you should too ...wonderful organic skin care products @WholesomeAbode

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  103. I Follow @skinfxinc on Twitter.
    @kittenishcutie

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  104. I Like Skinfx on Facebook.
    Jennifer Doe

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  105. I follow @wholesomeabode on Twitter.
    @kittenishcutie

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  106. I follow this blog with Google Friend Connect.
    GFC name: Kittenish

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  107. Win a set of 100% pure mineral makeup valued at $117 from @WholesomeAbode
    http://bit.ly/lUqQFn (ends 5/26) #makeup #eco #green #giveaway

    TWITTER'ED IT 2 TIME TODAY.

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  108. Liked Wholesomeabode on FB
    I like their Radiance Mineral Blush "Serenity"

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  109. -Follow @skinfxinc on Twitter

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  110. -“Like" Skinfx on Facebook

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  111. -Follow @wholesomeabode on Twitter

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  112. -Become a GFC follower of this blog

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  113. -Tweet this contest and tag @wholesomeabode
    IDK how to get a link besides my own profile on twitter:
    http://twitter.com/CrawlMomma

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  114. I like wholesome abode and skinfx on facebook as Michelle Lescure Fink, follow both on twitter as angryfink - email address michelle.lescure@hotmail.com and would love to try the lip glaze!

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  115. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/73063298983133185
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  116. liked skinfx on fb as michelle lescure fink

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  117. follow wholsesome abode on twitter as angryfink

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  118. follow skin fx on twitter as angryfink

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  119. Daily Tweet for 5/24
    http://twitter.com/#!/kittenishcutie/status/73168477103460352

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  120. the "tranquility" blush is gorgeous!
    I have no idea how to post this comment as anything but "anonymous"
    so here is my info: Dana Ramsey @organicEater or @danarams
    danarams@mac.com

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  121. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/73403635287072768
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  122. Daily Tweet for 5/25
    http://twitter.com/#!/kittenishcutie/status/73480936871825408

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  123. My Daily tweet: Win a set of 100% pure mineral makeup valued at $117 from @WholesomeAbode http://bit.ly/lUqQFn (ends 5/26) #makeup #eco #green #giveaway

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  124. Tweeted (@amt946)
    http://twitter.com/amt946/statuses/73757909611323393
    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  125. Daily Tweet for 5/26
    http://twitter.com/#!/kittenishcutie/status/73817572839141376

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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