Sweet smells for summer.

2008 08 07 – 9079 – St Petersburg – Hermitage – Bathing Aphrodite and Eros © by thisisbossi

Much of the country has been baking in higher-than-normal summer temps. Stinking hot, in meteorological terms.

Days like those call for tepid showers or long, cool soaks. This week’s giveaway will help you along. They will also help you not to stink.

Your bath and after-bath experience will be all the sweeter with this small collection of personal-care items:

  • Victoria’s Secret “Aqua Kiss” body scrub and matching body cream (each about 7 ounces)
  • Five 1-ounce Philosophy shower gels and creams: “Inner Grace,” “Pure Grace” and “Amazing Grace”
  • Three 1-ounce tubes of Guinot body firming cream, which is intended for (among other things) “slack and dehydrated skin” — at this time of year, plenty of us are there

Cool baths, lots of water, and ice-cold fruits will reduce the heat stress. Of course, so would a 20-degree drop in the mercury. But we don’t always get to choose.

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline is 9 p.m. PDT on Monday, July 23. If the winner does not respond to my e-mail by midday Wednesday, I’ll have the random number generator draw another winner. In other words: If you enter the contest, check your e-mail.

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  1. Great giveaway Donna

  2. I suscribe to your rss feed.

  3. I receive your emails.

  4. And i may be a great smellin’ facebook fan too.

  5. Ria Neubauer

    Excellent giveaway for the heat!

  6. Reta Davis

    I subscribe to RSS, get your emails and would really love to smell good in this weird weather we are having. Hotter than H-E-double toothpick, then cool and windy next day. Crazy stuff.

  7. It’s been really hot here in So Cal so we headed tot he beach today for some surfing!

  8. Ooh, this sounds soooo relaxing to use! Thanks!

  9. Kathy King

    Sounds soooo COOL!!!

  10. Valerie

    Great giveaway!

  11. Valerie

    I follow you on FB.

  12. Valerie

    I subscribe via a reader.

  13. Wonderful prize. Thanks!

  14. Facebook too.

  15. KHBride

    Would love to win! Perfect for summer

  16. I have some slack skin, but I don’t think dehydration is the problem! Put my name in the hat.

  17. KHBride

    I subscribe via email

  18. KHBride

    I follow on faecbook and twitter as KH Bride

  19. Great Give away ! Follow your blog.

  20. Stephanie

    Great give giveaway! I love VS Aqua Kiss…

  21. Nicole G

    Those giveaway items sound lovely! Thx for the chance.

  22. Nicole G

    I subscribe via email.

  23. mrs short

    What a fun giveaway! I follow via email.

  24. mrs short

    …and facebook…

  25. mrs short

    …and twitter!

  26. lostAnnfound

    That prize sounds very luxurious to me!

  27. lostAnnfound

    I follow you via RSS and also read you at GRS.

  28. Sarabel

    I follow the blog via e-mail.

  29. Katie Schulz

    Hooray for not stinking!

  30. Judy Rohde

    Thanks for the “sweet” giveaway!

  31. Judy Rohde

    Follow on Facebook.

  32. Judy Rohde

    Also receive emails.

  33. CandiO

    Mmmm I could be frugal and sweet smelling, I’m in!

  34. Gail Thibodeaux

    Sounds like a nice giveaway. Thanks.

  35. Gail Thibodeaux

    I subscribe by email

  36. Elizabeth

    I love Philosophy products – thanks!

  37. Sounds so “cool”

  38. Elizabeth

    I subscribe via email. Really enjoy reading your writing.

  39. Nice giveaway!

  40. email subscriber

  41. What a luxury this would be since I very rarely actually BUY this kind of thing!!!

  42. RebeccaRaye

    I signed up to follow you on twitter a week or so ago. Heat had broken here for a bit, but August is still to come!

  43. I follow by email 🙂

  44. I think the only thing at Victoria’s Secret that I would fit into is the body scrub and body cream! lol

  45. Elena Rodriguez

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Elena Rodriguez

    I subscribe via email.

  47. Elena Rodriguez

    I follow you on Facebook.

  48. Sandra J

    Count me in! (how could you not keep these goodies for yourself??)

  49. Sandra J

    I follow you on facebook! (stalk stalk …)

  50. Sandra J

    I subscribe by email! (more stalk stalking…)

  51. This would be perfect for Daughters’ Christmas stocking stuffers!

  52. …and I subscribe via e-mail.

  53. I subscribe via email. This is a great giveaway. We just moved to a Phoenix suburb 2 months ago-from Wyoming-and to say the weather is HOTTER is a huge understatement. Thanks for offering this…even I’m not the lucky one!

  54. Meghan

    I’d love to win.

  55. Meghan

    I follow you on Facebook.

  56. I subscribe & follow!

    Thanks for the cooler days reminder! In PDX, we’ve been the anomaly so far (knock on wood).

  57. ImJuniperNow

    I’m in New Jersey, and like the Wicked Witch of the West, I’m meeeeeeeeeelting!

  58. teinegurl

    Oh would love to win . Im subscribed via email

  59. Great giveaway. Would love to win!

  60. Sounds like a soothing prize. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  61. Jackie

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  62. Jackie

    I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  63. Jackie

    I follow on facebook

  64. Debbie

    Sounds like a wonderful self-indulgence!

  65. SherryH

    What a lovely giveaway! Please include me.

    No long showers for me, though. Our part of the country is in a light to moderate drought, and according to the last map I saw on the Weather Underground site, we’re better off than a lot of the country. So I guess it’s short showers or long soaks for me, at least for now.

  66. Sandra Gonzales

    Yes please!

  67. Sandra Gonzales

    I follow your Facebook

  68. Sandra Gonzales

    I follow your tweets

  69. Sandra Gonzales

    I subscribe to your emails too

  70. Follow you on facebook

  71. read your blog! Love it

  72. debbie jackson

    great giveaway
    debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  73. debbie jackson

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  75. debbie jackson

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  76. Carol Sharpless

    Hope I win. I’m getting pretty smelly in this heat!!! LOL

  77. I subscribe by email and also follow you at Frugal Cool!

  78. This sounds like great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  79. Joyce Ackley

    I would enjoy those sweet-smelling, cool bath products! ♥

  80. These sound wonderful…very nice giveaway!

  81. Kristen

    Love the giveaway this week! I subscribe via email! Love reading all your articles!

  82. Kristen

    I also follow you on Twitter (@kchowy). 🙂

  83. Lake Livin


  84. I subscribe by email and facebook.

  85. Oh my a body scrub is exactly what I need. As an Albuquerque CPA I get really stressed working on numbers the whole day…lol. A body scrub is a stress reliever for any hardworking gal. I just followed you on Twitter 😉

  86. Hot and nasty in Texas, Donna-I could really use these goodies!

  87. Tracy Stone

    I subscribe by e-mail

  88. Tracy Stone

    I wanna try that body-firming cream…Hope I don’t use them all in one application!

  89. Suzanne in VA

    My birthday is this week – in case that gets me extra luck!

  90. I could use a little “pure grace.” Count me in.

  91. I follow both you and your daughter’s “I Pick Up Pennies” on email.

  92. Glenda

    I so need this! 🙂

  93. I’d love to win!

  94. Coupon Ninja

    I follow on FB

  95. Coupon Ninja

    I also would love to win.

  96. I’d love to win this prize!


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