Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Giveaway!


Spring breaaaaaaaak! One of the perks of teaching is that you do get a (much much much needed) break from the kiddies. The week leading up to vacation was incredibly long: Wednesday felt like Friday, Thursday felt like I wasn't going to make it, and Friday was numbness from such a long week. And then there was nothing but relaxation (finally!). Having a break from teaching school has given me time to think about what's going on at ajoeynamedroo. I am going to be phasing out some of the more "wintery" products, as well as those that don't get as much love, in favor of brighter, more spring appropriate picks like the Lemon Meringue Pie Body Butter.

Many of the balms in the black recycled tubes will be going on sale. They are especially wonderful for boys with chapped lips; toting around a manly black lip balm tube is very cool, trust me. My favorite of these flavors is definitely the Root Beer balm. I'm also thinking of discontinuing the Wild Mint & Ivy scented scrubs. I love the fragrance, but it doesn't sell as well as some of the other scrubs, most notably the Strawberry Shortcake and the Cafe Mocha scrub. Between these two, Strawberry Shortcake is my favorite (though I did read somewhere that coffee can help reduce cellulite. I don't know if it's true, but it smells great anyway!).

So - things to look forward to. I'm going to start making VEGAN pigmented balms using mica. You've got to watch out for colored lip products: many of them contain carmine, a pigment made of crushed up beetles. Yuck! Anyway, mine will of course be free of all animal product, including beetle bodies. I'm also going to add watermelon to my lip balm flavors. I've also got all the ingredients for a lemon poppyseed sugar scrub. It's going to have real poppyseeds in it for exfoliation, in addition to the sugar. I'm a little obsessed with lemon fragrance right now - I think it's the weather. Until the scrub is ready, you can always grab the deliciously scented Lemon Sugar cuticle cream. It's one of my favorites.

And that brings us to the giveaway! To celebrate new beginnings and new products, you can enter to win a $20 gift certificate to ajoeynamedroo.  You may leave a separate comment for each entry.  Please make sure we have a way of getting in contact with you if you're the winner.

1. Mandatory entry: follow our blog and leave a comment telling us your favorite item from ajoeynamedroo.

Additional entries:
2. Fan us on
Facebook
3. Follow us on
twitter

4. Tweet about this giveaway and mention @ajoeynamedroo for one entry
5. Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to it here
6. Heart
ajoeynamedroo on etsy
7. Comment on any of the other posts on this blog, then come back here and tell us which one.

The contest is open internationally and will end May 2nd.  We will choose the winner via random.org.  Thank you for supporting ajoeynamedroo.
While our giveaway is active, you can also use the coupon code SPRINGCLEAN for a whopping 20% off everything at ajoeynamedroo. Happy shopping!

89 comments:

creationsbycolette said...

Hi! My favorite item in your shop is the birthday cake body butter :)

creationsbycolette said...

I have already hearted you on etsy, as well!

Frances said...

The birthday cake whipped body butter looks so good! Following your blog.
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Frances said...

Hearted them on etsy (username fsl324)
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faithspage said...

added you as a favorite on etsy

kyfaithw at aol dot com

faithspage said...

follow you on twitter

kyfaithw

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faithspage said...

i follow on gfc

kyfaithw at aol dot com

faithspage said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61968736/strawberry-shortcake-vegan-sugar-scrub-2

FAVORITE ITEM (AND EVERYTHING ELSE)

faithspage said...

I added the giveaway on twitter

kyfaithw

https://twitter.com/#!/kyfaithw

kyfaithw at aol dot com

faithspage said...

i am a fan on fb

Can you tell I reaaaaallly want to win this??

kyfaithw at aol dot com

craftink said...

The Strawberry Shortcake Vegan Sugar sounds sooooo lovely!
Sophia Komninou
sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Marija said...

GFC follower.
My favorite item is the rosemary and grapefruit salt scrub!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

hearted on etsy- username bokononist

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
Thank you kindly.
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Anash said...

I follow you on twitter @anashct
email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

I blogged your giveaway: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/04/ajoeynamedroo-creations-spring-giveaway.html
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com
Thanks!!

Anash said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/61225127320358912
email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

i favorited the shop on etsy!!
Thanks for this splendid giveaway
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Anash said...

Mandatory Entry: my favorite item in the shop is the Cake Whipped Body Butter 2
Thanks for the opportunity!
Anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

kiddo said...

I love your Free Love Whipped Body Butter!

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kiddo said...

I'm a FB fan (Suzanne G.).

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kiddo said...

I follow you on Twitter @kiddo47.

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kiddo said...

I heart you on Etsy (houseofplush).

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helen said...

I am following and I love the cafe mocha and coffee sugar scrub.Fingers crossed. Helen

malfie@care2.com

EB Designs said...

Fav item has to be Sugar Kisses Whipped Body Butter. That scent sounds soooo... delicious! and its vegan so it must be amazing.
Following your blog :)

Ria
spitintheface@gmail.com

EB Designs said...

following twitter
@eleftheria
Ria
spitintheface@gmail.com

EB Designs said...

Liked on facebook

Ria
spitintheface@gmail.com

EB Designs said...

hearted on etsy


Ria
spitintheface@gmail.com

EB Designs said...

posted on my blog about the giveaway :)
http://ebcreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/vegan-givwaway.html

Ria
spitintheface@gmail.com

jc said...

I'd love to try the Take Your Vitamins Eye Cream to invigorate my tired lines. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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Girly Girl Moments said...

I've always wanted to try your Strawberry Champagne lip balm. Yum!

Girly Girl Moments said...

I liked you on Facebook!
Chandler A.

Girly Girl Moments said...

I hearted you guys on Etsy!
girlygirlmoments

Girly Girl Moments said...

And I am following you on twitter :)
@girlygirlmomentc

Girly Girl Moments said...

I tweeted it.
https://twitter.com/#!/girlygirlmoment/status/61280735373443072

Jaz said...

My favourite item is the Lemon Lime Soda Vegan Lip Balm as lemon and lime soda is one of my favourie beverages :)

I have followed you via. GFC.

My email address is coppernails8@gmail.com

Jaz said...

I commented on the post Who In the World Am I (http://ajoeynamedroo.blogspot.com/2010/11/who-in-world-am-i.html). :)

My email address is coppernails8@gmail.com

Katarzyna said...

GFC follower (Goga)
My favorite item is Birthday Cake Whipped Body Butter

gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

Katarzyna said...

Following you on Twitter as @Kaziutka

gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

Katarzyna said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/61329747543719936

gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

Katarzyna said...

Heart ajoeynamedroo on etsy as Kaziuta

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jhalef said...

The Rosemary & Grapefruit Salt Scrub sounds amazing.

Salad For Breakfast said...

GFC follower as SaladforBreakfast. i love the Strawberry Shortcake Vegan Sugar Scrub 4oz

saladforbreakfast AT gmail DOT com

Salad For Breakfast said...

FB fan follower as "salady s"

saladforbreakfast AT gmail DOT com

Salad For Breakfast said...

Twitter follower @SFBBlog

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Salad For Breakfast said...

left a comment on The Evolution of the Shoe post

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Melody said...

I like Gingersnap Cookie Whipped Body Butter.


melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

ligata said...

I like the Cafe Mocha Sugar and Coffee Scrub 8 oz.
i follow via gfc!

vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

Kat said...

OMG! I am drooling over the wild mint scrub..include the cafe mocha sugar, too! and the whipped boy lotions, particularly the one in Birthday Cake! Yum!

please count me in xx

katch05 at gmail dot com

Pegs said...

Everything looks so amazingly awesome at your shop, but if I had to choose a fav. it would have to be the Cafe Mocha Sugar and Coffee Scrub

GFC follower - peggylikesstuff

peggylikesstuff at gmail dot com

Pegs said...

Fanned you on FB - Peggy R.

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Pegs said...

Following you on twitter - @peggylikesstuff

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Pegs said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/peggylikesstuff/status/61654173690757120

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Pegs said...

Hearted your shop on etsy, username: pegspirate

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ohkeeka said...

I follow your blog now (yay!). My favorite item is the Rosemary and Grapefruit Salt Scrub. I have troubled skin (boo!) and I'd love to give this a try.

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

I follow you on Twitter (@ohkeeka)

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

I hearted you on Etsy

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

KimmyKat320 said...

i follow your blog :)

Favorite item is the Strawberry Shortcake Vegan Sugar scrub..yes please!!

KimmyKat320@gmail.com

KimmyKat320 said...

Kimmy Kat likes you on facebook

KimmyKat320@gmail.com

KimmyKat320 said...

KimKat320 follows you on twitter

KimmyKat320@gmail.com

KimmyKat320 said...

MrsHoff320 <3's your etsy shop

KimmyKat320@gmail.com

KimmyKat320 said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/KimKat320/status/61986444121616384

KimmyKat320@gmail.com

ElfRenee said...

My favorite item is the Cafe Mocha Sugar and Coffee Scrub! Sounds amazing!!

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ElfRenee said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

@ElfRenee

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

ElfRenee said...

I commented on your Earth Day Tomato post!

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ElfRenee said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/ElfRenee/status/62062916437942272

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

Poppy said...

Cafe Mocha Sugar and Coffee Scrub 8 oz yummy!!! My fave!

and I follow via GFC:)

Poppy said...

hearted the shop @poppyland

Brooke said...

I'm following your blog and this is my favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59403266/vanilla-mint-vegan-lip-balm

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Brooke said...

I hearted their shop. :) username: StitchesOfThePast

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Darcy said...

I follow and the birthday cake whipped body butter looks so wonderful!

darcylee99 at yahoo dot com

Darcy said...

I follow on twitter - smartbottomkids

The Teacher said...

Flowers in the Night
jessicajhennings@gmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 and my favourite item is the 'Lemon Lime Soda Vegan Lip Balm'

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm a fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

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Jasmine1485 said...

I tweeted about it:

http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/63856674485702656

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I hearted the store on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

kate1485 at hotmail.com

oksana said...

Following your blog (ksyshenka) and I would love to try Rosemary and Grapefruit Salt Scrub!

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I am already your Fan on FB:

(oksana vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following you on Twitter!

(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/64034848683212800

(@oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I hearted ajoeynamedroo on etsy! (oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I comented under your The Evolution of the Shoe post!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Forget Shyness Reviews said...

I follow you vai GFC and this is my favorite item - http://www.etsy.com/listing/52797480/2-vanilla-lace-solid-body-butters

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Forget Shyness Reviews said...

i like you on facebook as emily ev--t

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Forget Shyness Reviews said...

I follow you on twitter as @Forgetshyness

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Forget Shyness Reviews said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/forgetshyness/status/64890793294434305
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