Sunday, June 27, 2010

Giveaway: $50 Jafra Gift Certificate

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS, LISA KEENEY!

Here it is, the giveaway I promised when Fishing and Wishing reached 50 followers:

the winner will get to pick $50 of their choice of JAFRA products!



A little bit about JAFRA, since I know most of you probably won't have heard of it before:



JAFRA was founded over 50 years ago by Jan and Frank (Ja-Fra) Day, in California. JAFRA is a "party plan company with a multilevel compensation plan" (similar to many direct marketing companies where you have a party in peoples' homes, for instance). JAFRA sells high-quality skin care products and empowers women to earn financial independence on their own terms.



Their premiére product is Royal Jelly Milk Balm Moisture Lotion, for the face. Royal Jelly's rejuvenation properties are legendary. Offered in Jafra's Royal Jelly line are the milk balm, milk bath, body complex, vitamins, lift concentrate, and nutritional drink. If you visit the Royal Jelly page, you will see that these products come with a price. However, I can tell you from personal experience that they are absolutely worth every penny and, with the exception of the vitamins and drink, will last for months.



Personally, I, Melanie, have been involved with JAFRA since the Spring of 1999. I was working as a legal secretary in an estate-planning law firm, and my office manager was also a JAFRA Manager. She tried for months to get me interested in the products, but I was a loyal Mary Kay customer at the time. My then-best friend and her mother were MK consultants, and I liked their products. A lot. They had tried repeatedly to get me to sign on with them, but since I'm not really a "sales" kind of girl, I kept saying no.


And then I finally broke down and let my office manager schedule a one-on-one consultation with me to try JAFRA. Oh, my goodness, what an impression it made on me! My skin never felt more amazing; I could not stop rubbing my face after putting on the Royal Jelly Milk Balm (RJMB) and my elbows after trying the RJ Body Complex.



I tried a little of everything that day, and there was not one single thing that I didn't absolutely love. I went home with a catalog that night, to decide what I wanted to order. Imagine my manager's surprise when I showed up the next morning wanting to sign up as a Consultant for JAFRA! I did so that same day, so convinced was I of the value, quality, and effectiveness of these products, and I still use them more than 11 years later.


I love JAFRA and think that truly, it is the best skin out there for me - and maybe for you! One lucky winner will get to try JAFRA by selecting $50 of his or her choice of products.


Let's visit a few more of your options:



You have four choices in the JAFRA Dynamics Intelligent Skin Care line: Hydration for dryer skin, Balance for combo or "normal" skin, Control for oilier skin, and Calming for sensitive skin. There are further options for mature skin, some of which I am starting to add to my skin care regime. I didn't use them when I was starting out, at 22, but now that I am 33, I feel like it's time! I use Balance Dynamics, pictured above, and I love it. But then, I love almost everything JAFRA. There are many more skin care products available, many of which I use (eye treatment is a must, ladies!), so be sure and check them all out.

JAFRA offers a full range of nail care products. I have many of them and have used them since the beginning of my time with them. They are wonderful. (Full disclosure, though: I have tried L'Oréal nail polish recently and may like it just a tad bit more. It dries super-fast! But I don't paint my nails often anymore, and it's entirely possible that JAFRA has changed its formulation since the last time I had to buy more nail stuff from them. Which isn't to say they aren't great; they are, and I think you would be happy with them.)


In addition to skin care and nail color, JAFRA offers a full range of top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art cosmetics. You can ask my husband: I own practically all of it. I don't have a make-up bag; I have a make-up suitcase. Or three. Seriously, I love it. If you are a cosmetics queen, you will find something you love at Jafra.


JAFRA has many other product lines, including sun care (we use it), spa products (we use it), teen items, fragrances (we have some), and more. Make sure you look at everything when deciding how you'll spend your $50!

Perhaps the most well-known of JAFRA's many products, aside from its Royal Jelly line, are the other Royal lines. They now have Royal Almond (which has a huge fan base; I use it every day myself), Royal Ginger (love it!) and Royal Rose (not a fan of floral scents, so I don't use it). These products are delicious and will make you feel truly pampered.



When my children were babies, I was a big fan of the Tender Moments line. I mean, of course I still am, but they are much bigger now! I was a big believer in the benefits of baby massage, and after each bath with Tender Moments Baby Hair and Body Wash, I would give them a long, loving massage with Tender Moments Baby Massage Cream. It facilitated a real connection, a strong bond, between mother and child; I loved every moment of it, and I know they did, too. Plus, it smells great!

(There are products for toddlers and older children, and I've bought and liked them, but I don't use them too often out of sheer laziness!)

The men are not excluded! JAFRA offers advanced formulas for Men's Dynamic Skin Care as wella s for women. I introduced my husband to the men's products at the very beginning of our relationship, almost 10 years ago, and he still uses them faithfully. There was a bit of hand-holding at first - I remember having to leave post-it notes on the bathroom mirror about the order of application! - but he's good on his own now. Hee!
From Rob (the hubs): "It's got a pleasant scent that's not overpowering. It gets me clean. What else do you want me to say?" I love that guy.
BUY IT!!!
As I mentioned before, I'm technically a JAFRA Consultant, but I don't actively sell it. I am what they call a "wholesale buyer," meaning I'm just in it for the discount. I'll share that with you! If you're interested in trying Jafra for yourself, email me with what you'd like to order and mention this blog post. I will take 25% of your entire order (tax and shipping not included, or I'd go broke on this deal!). Want to re-order? Fine. Take off another 25%. It's all the same to me. I'm not in it to make money; I just want to share the excellence that is JAFRA.
WIN IT!!
To win your choice of $50 in products from Jafra, visit the website and then come back here and comment with what you would choose if you won. You can pick one $50 item or five $10 items; it's up to you. (If you want to pick MORE than $50 worth, then I will just take off $50 and discount the difference 25%.) This is required and must be done before any additional entries will count.
EXTRA ENTRIES!!
You can do any or all of the following for extra entries into this contest.
1. Blog about this post, linking back to both this post and JAFRA in your post.
2. Follow Fishing and Wishing on Twitter and tweet about this contest. Make sure to include "@FishingNWishing" in your tweet!
3. Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect (on the right sidebar). If you already follow, just leave me a separate comment saying so.
4. Friend Fishing and Wishing on Facebook. If we're already friends, just leave me a separate comment saying so.
5. Grab my NEW button (right sidebar) and post it on your blog.
That's it!!
This contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on July 14, 2010, when I will choose a winner at random. Please make sure I have some way to contact you, since a lot of you don't have your email address in your profile. Twitter/Etsy/Ravelry IDs are fine, as long as they work! The winner must respond within 36 hours of being notified by me.
Open to international winners! Woo-hoo!
JAFRA Cosmetics International is not sponsoring this post; I am. All opinions are my own. I have used these products for more than a decade and love them just as much now as I always have. I am proud to call myself a JAFRA representative. JAFRA has not compensated me in any way for this post.
Good luck!
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80 comments:

  1. Stretch Mark Corrector $23
    Royal Almond Body Oil. 8.4 fl. oz $21
    Extra Care Body Balm $11
    And I'd just pay the extra difference!

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  2. I've got your button on my blog!

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  3. I'm already a follower and I'm very excited for the possibility of winning this! I'm 28 years old and I still haven't got a regular facial regime. I kept putting it off and now that I'm in school full time again I just don't have the money. I would LOVE tow in this!!

    Also, if you could suggest just one product that would help me enhance my noxema cleaner/drug store moisturizer, that'd be great!

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  4. Posted about this giveaway on my bkog

    http://globug-piecesofme.blogspot.com

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  5. I'd get the Extra Care Body Balm.

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  6. Royal Almond Body Lotion $21
    Royal Ginger Body Lotion $21
    Peppermint Foot Scrub $13

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  7. 3. Already a google follower. :-)

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  8. 4. Already a friend on fb. :-)

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  9. 5. Added the button to my (other) blog. Not that anyone reads it... LOL

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  10. Body Shaping Gel $27
    Peppermint Foot Balm $16

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  11. I think the Facial Boosting Cream SPF 15 with Intellishield would be good for my skin being in my 40's and due to hormonal changes that have happened in the past several years it sounds like it would be beneficial:)Hugs Darcy
    Thankyou for telling me about these products I have sensitive skin and have very seldom found products that my skin doesn't have a reaction too.
    darcysknottyknitter[At]gmail[DoT]com

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  12. I'd like some face cleaner for normal skin and the foot scrub! I'm having a hard time finding some of the items you have listed above though on the site!
    thekillerbeesx3@yahoo.com

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  13. I follow!
    thekillerbeesx3@yahoo.com

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  14. PEPPERMINT FOOT SCRUB $13
    BUST FIRMING SERUM $23
    MALIBU MIRACLE MASK $16

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  15. FOLLOW YOU VIA GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  16. SENT YOU A FRIEND REQUEST ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN kytah00@yahoo.com

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  17. POSTED YOUR BUTTON @ http://hypnoticblend.blogspot.com/p/blog-buttons.html kytah00@yahoo.com

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  18. I like the Spa Therapy Hand treatment system.
    tiffypoot@aol.com

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  19. http://twitter.com/tiffypixie/status/17466674956
    Tweet tiffypoot@aol.com

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  20. I follow publicly on google connect-Tiffypixie tiffypoot@aol.com

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  21. Button on my blog tiffspixiedust.blogspot.com tiffypoot@aol.com

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  22. I LIKE on facebook tiffypoot@aol.com

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  23. I'm not sure what I'd get...
    Actually I think I'd give it to my mom. She deserves to be spoiled!

    Although I doubt it would be used on any of the Royal Jelly products, because we saw an episode of, Tales of the Unexpected, that made Royal Jelly extremely creepy.

    KJo

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  24. I blogged about the giveaway.
    KJo

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  25. I would choose the Jafra Teen Skin Care Line~as it is still under 50.00!!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  26. I would want:
    Imperfection Corrector $19
    Balance/Control Mask $16
    Clear Pore Clarifier $18

    this is such a great giveaway!

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  27. I'm following you on GFC, BTW!

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  28. I would choose:
    -Royal Almond Body Lotion. 8.4 fl. oz. $21.00
    - Nourish Night Therapy Handcream $14.00
    - Sunblock Cream SPF 30 $13.00
    Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  29. I follow via google friend connect
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  30. I would try the Intensive Retinol Capsules
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  31. follow with GFC
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  32. facebook friend
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  37. Main Entry:

    If I won I would choose.

    Double Nature Cool EDT -$18.00

    Peppermint Foot Balm -$16.00

    Imperfection Corrector -$19.00

    Total $53.00

    sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

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  38. I am following through google friend connect as sweetmelbelle31.

    sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

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  39. I've requested Fishing and Wishing as a friend on facebook. I'm Melissa Belle there.

    sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

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  40. I have your button on my blog located on the right scrolling sidebar under the section titled blogs i love.
    http://sweetmelbelle31.blogspot.com/

    sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

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  41. I follow via twitter and I've tweeted this giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/sweetmelbelle31/status/17850991854

    sweetmelbelle31@yahoo dot com

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  42. There are so many products with proven results, difficult to choose just one. I'll pick the Revitalizing Pearl Cleanser, love that there are actual crushed pearls which are truly known to help exfoliate and brighten the skin. I'll also pick the Epic Eau De Cologne for my husband, he's going to smell so nice!

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  43. Already a follower via gfc, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  44. I would choose:
    Powder Blush in Tea Rose $14
    Always Color Stay-On Lipsticks with Shine in Breathless $11
    I breathe, I love, I live, I dream, Eau Aromatique $23


    yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom

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  45. i am your follower.

    yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom

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  46. i have your button in my blog's scrolling sidebar:
    http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com


    yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom

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  47. Great assortment of products! ^_^ I would probably choose:
    a) Liquid Eyeliner (Black) $11.50
    b) Eye Primer $12.00
    c) Eyeshadow Duo (Black and White) $14.50

    Thanks for this giveaway! c:

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  48. Royal Jelly Milk Balm Advanced with Sirtuin Activators and Cellspan Complex!

    savvyhousewife @yahoo.com

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  49. I would love items from the Royal Ginger collection like the body lotion and body oil - or maybe all three products! Thanks for the chance to win.

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  50. I'm a follower of Fishing and Wishing via GFC (Kelli Lee)!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  51. I've sent a Facebook friend request to Fishing and Wishing (Kelli Flanders Robinson)!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  52. Hydrating Cream Cleanser. $14.50 12002

    Hydrating Toner. $15.50 12006

    Moisture Replenishing Cream SPF 15 with Intellishield. $19.00 12010

    And maybe
    Nail Lacquer. $7.50 each. Sangria

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  53. Following this blog on Google Friend Connect.

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  54. Friend-ed Fishing and Wishing on Facebook.

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  55. I tweeted and follow your twitter!

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  56. I really like these 2 products:
    Optimeyes Eye Treatment $24
    Ginger and Sea Salt Body Rub $28

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  57. I follow this blog on Google Friend connect.

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  58. I would try the Spa Therapy hand Treatment and the Face Protector Sun Block.

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  59. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/18318929794

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  60. I would choose the Intensive Cellulite Concentrate & the Royal Almond Body Lotion!

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  61. I follow Fishing and Wishing on twitter as "calidreamin87" & I tweeted the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/18417192889

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  62. I added Fishing and Wishing on Facebook.

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  63. I follow this blog on GFC via Twitter.

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  64. Everything in the Royal Jelly line is fantasic! Especially the almond line!

    hiney2871@yahoo.com

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  65. Night Therapy Provides intense nourishment while you sleep: $14
    Today, I decided, is going to be different, Eau Aromatique: $23
    Peppermint Foot Mask: $13
    Total : $50 :)

    thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. I like the-Royal Almond Body Lotion $21 and the -
    Royal Ginger Body Lotion $21, I would like to give them to my mom, wish she could have seen them, she would of love to pick.

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  67. I follow GFC.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  68. Friend on facebook.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  69. Makeup Primer - $16
    Clear Blemish Treatment - $13
    Peppermint Foot Spray - $13
    Teen Care Exfoliating Gel -$7.00
    ksmartin78@gmail.com

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  70. I follow you on GFC
    ksmartin78@gmail.com

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