Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Drum Roll Please! And the winner is...

THANK YOU to all that entered my Breast Cancer Awareness Contest. I had my Mammogram yesterday and encourage everyone to do the same or at least make sure you are doing regular self-checks. I can't stress enough the benefits of early detection!

So...I blended each suggested combination and took a poll amongst my family, friends, co-workers and even some strangers. The winning blend for "Pink Hope" is a combination of Strawberry, Water Lily and a dab of Egyptian Musk. It really turned out to be a nice light scent. Most of the time I find strawberry to be overpowering, but was surprised at how much the Water Lily toned it down. This combination was suggested by Sarah! Sarah will receive the first bottle of "Pink Hope" lotion. Congratulations!

The second bottle was to go to the person with the best tribute or survivor story. Reading Laura's tribute made me reflect on my Mother's experience and it gave me such a sense of "HOPE". When early detection has a happy ending and results in laughter, how can you not love the story. So...congratulations Laura! I will be sending you the second bottle of "Pink Hope".

Again...thank you to everyone that took the time to enter.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Contest...

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is a true time of reflection for me because it reminds me of my Mother.

My Mother passed away in 2003 and she was a Survivor of breast cancer. She had a radical mastectomy on her left side and then 9 years later it came back and she had a radical mastectomy on her right side.

Funny thing is she didn't die of breast cancer...she had a stroke.

In honor of my Mother, I will be giving away two full size (8 oz) bottles of a lotion that I will design specifically for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The lotion will be called "Pink Hope".

All you have to do to enter is go to my website and take the personality test. Come back here and post your personality results plus either a short story/tribute of someone that you know who is a breast cancer Survivor or a suggested combination for the "Pink Hope" fragrance. (or both) Please include an email address!

  • The first bottle will go to the person who posts with the most touching breast cancer Survivor comment.

  • The second bottle will go to the person that posts the winning scent combination for the "Pink Hope" fragrance.

If you would like to submit a scent combination, here are the scents to choose from:

FLORAL: Freesia, Gardenia, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Lilac, Lily, Linden Blossom, Lotus Flower, Mimosa, Plumeria, Rose, Violet, Wisteria

FRUITY Coconut, Frangipani, Grapefruit, Green Apple, Guava Fruit, Honeydew Melon, Lime, Mandarin, Naked , Passion Fruit, Peach Blossom, Pear, Pina Colada, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla

HERBY: Almond, Basil, Chamomile, Garden Mint, Lavender, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Tomato Leaf

LEAFY: Cucumber, Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Hawaiian Rain, Heliotrope, Honeysuckle, Verbena, Water Lily, White Tea

SPICY: Allspice, Asian Spice, Bergamont, Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Fig, Maple Spice

WOODSY: Cedarwood, China Musk, Egyptian Musk, Myrrh, Oakmoss, Pine, Sandalwood, White Musk

My Mammogram is scheduled for October 30th. The winners will be selected on that day.

Please...don't forget to do your monthly self-exams and if you are of age, schedule your Mammogram today!!!!
Early detection saves lives!