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Monday, March 23, 2009

Mea Culpa Bath and Body Review and Giveaway!



*****This Contest Is Now Closed*****
Mea Culpa is owned by Jasmina, who is a stay at home mom that enjoys making all natural bath and body creations. A Reiki II practitioner, her love of aromatherapy is seen (and smelled!) in all of her wonderful products. Jasmina also has her own blog, so be sure to check it out!


Mea Culpa Bath and Body Creations makes all kinds of lotions and creams, hair products, home products, and there's even a men's line! The prices aren't those of most natural products that I've seen, you know the ones, so expensive you could feed your family for the week on the same amount. Mea Culpa's prices are more than reasonable!


I've been having a terrible time with dry skin on my face, so she sent me her Facial Moisturizer with Orange Blossom Floral Water and Sweet Almond Oil to review.

Orange Blossom water helps inhibit sebum production in oily skins, making this an especially useful skin care product for teenagers who often have an excess of skin oils. Great for use on all skin types, especially for oily and mature skin types as a balancing and toning facial mist. Its regenerative properties promote the production of collagen and discourage dry, wrinkled skin while stimulating the replacement of old cells and balancing the skin's natural acid. It also stimulates the circulation of lymphatic fluid to reduce puffiness, and relieve swelling in the facial area.

Sweet Almond is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin. It is rich in proteins and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing - particularly when used regularly. Contains Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid. It can be expected to sooth dry skin and irritated areas.


This moisturizer was a liquid, but when it went on it was silky like lotion. Very unique from any product I had used before. Not very much was needed, and it didn't leave a greasy feeling behind, either.

I have combination skin but instead of having oily skin in my T-Zone it's dry and the rest of my face is oily and acne prone. I have trouble finding facial moisturizers that do the job without breaking me out worse.
So how has my face fared after testing the moisturizer? Wonderful! My skin is so soft my husband even noticed! The dryness is almost completely gone, and there were no extra acne breakouts (that's a big plus, since I'm always leery trying new facial moisturizers because I'm afraid of break outs).

How many hugs does Mea Culpa get from this mom? 5 out of 5! This store rocks!!!

Jasmina has generously offered a 2oz. lotion or yogurt, winner's choice of scent, to one of my readers!

How do you enter this giveaway? You have 7 ways to enter, but you MUST DO #1 FIRST, or the other entries won't count. This giveaway will end on 3/30/09 at midnight EST. Don't forget to leave your email with your comments, or make sure it is visible on your profile and that your profile is set to public. I will pick the winner using randomizer.org, and send an email notifying them. They will have two days to contact me back or a new winner will be chosen.

1. Go to Mea Culpa and come back and tell me which scent you would choose if you won the 2oz. prize. This must be done first.

2. Leave me another comment letting me know something you learned from the shop or the blog, that was NOT in my review.

3. Do ONE of these: follow my blog, subscribe to my blog by email or RSS feed, and leave me a comment letting me know. Don't forget to click on the "verify your subscription" email you get for email subscribers.

4. Follow me on Twitter, and tweet about this giveaway (following me alone, does not count). Leave me a comment with the link, so I can check.

5. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this giveaway and a link to Mea Culpa. Leave me a comment with the URL to your post.

6. Email 5 friends about this giveaway, and CC: me at jadco123 @ hotmail.com. Leave a comment letting me know!

7. Buy something from Mea Culpa and let me know what you bought! (This will be verified before counting.)

Good luck to everyone!!!

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94 comments:

mverno said...

my pick the WHITE TEA AND GINGER Body Yogurt with Shea and Goats Milk antioxidants and aha rich Extra Hydrating mverno@roadrunner.com

Sue said...

Almond Biscotti. Thanks for sharing!

EdenSong said...

Jami, I added you to the blogs I am following and my pick is BERGAMOT YLANG YLANG Lotion with Jojoba and Sweet Almond EXOTIC.

Thanks for doing this.

Stephanie
edensong@hotmail.com

Vicky H. said...

I would love to try the Oriental scent, among other things.


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CiCi said...

I would choose Ginger Peach.

Thanks

charisscharity[at]yahoo[dot]com

Valerie said...

raspberry cream
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Condo Blues said...

I'd like to try the Accai Berry.

Dani said...

Gah, forgot my email address. Lets try this again.

Dragons blood! mmmm...

winferris@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Acai Berry and Satin. Mmmmmmmm...

Elena
elenaamble@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog.

Elena
elenaamble@yahoo.com

Tracy M said...

Butt Naked....the name is a hoot!

ttmogan at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/anatolyevna/statuses/1378723426

Elena
elenaamble@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I learned that Jasmina uses real (liquid, not powder) goat milk in her concoctions! I like that, because I think it is always best to go to the source. Besides, goat milk has such wonderful skin soothing properties!

Elena
elenaamble@yahoo.com

s8r8l33 said...

I would like the juicy pear.

deedleweedle said...

I'd love to try the White Tea and Ginger Body Yogurt!

ky2here said...

Juicy pear for me!

Just_Kelly said...

WHIPPED ORANGE SLICES sounds fabulous!

valerie2350 said...

morroccan sands yogurt :)

valerie2350 said...

mea culpa is in warren, MI

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1379992254

valerie2350 said...

subscriber

cstironkat said...

I love the smell of coconut.

Tracy said...

I would choose the ACCAI BERRY AND SATIN (Herbal Essence Type) Body Yogurt with Goats Milk Shea Butter and natural extracts

Courtney said...

LEMON BLOSSOM Body Yogurt looks awesome!

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Anonymous said...

I like the BLUE RASPBERRY Body Yogurt
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mogrill said...

Whipped orange slices! MMMM!!Thanks for the Chance.

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gkstratos said...

Mimosa Moisturizing Yogurt for me
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gkstratos said...

From her blog, I learned that Oregano is an essential oil that combats wrinkles
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Following
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Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I would choose MOROCCAN SANDS. Thanks!

tara[at!]fiveoclocksomewhere.us

KristiLynn said...

Skin Repair Cream for Neglected Hands 2oz sounds great
kristi2bsb@yahoo.com

Duni said...

I would choose the JUICY PEAR. I have a candle in my bathroom that also smells of pear. I just love this scent!

Jasmina's shop is gorgeous. Great products!

my email's on my blog profile.

Janelle said...

I would choose Almond Biscotti. Thanks for the chance!!!

Janelle said...

Instead of water, she uses teas and floral waters. That's definitely intriguing!

Janelle said...

I'm a new subscriber! :)

Janelle said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/1387981918

Tina12312 said...

I'm very curious about the Butt Naked scent so I'd like to try that! Thank you!

Tina12312 said...

I'm a follower.

Jay said...

Almond biscotti sounds good!
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

Nickolay said...

I like the margarita Lime


jason@allworldautomotive.com

susan1215 said...

Jiucy Pear sounds nice

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would choose the Oriental Scent. Thank you!

Sarah Z said...

Lemon Blossom sounds yummy!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Gourmet Chocolate!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

skybluefusion said...

ACCAI BERRY AND SATIN sounds really nice. bleuteam at gmail dot com

Tamara B. said...

I like the scent of MANGO MADNESS - FO,
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Tamara B. said...

What I learnd from her blog was Essential oils that are combating wrinkles are:

Violet Leaf, Frankincense, Clary Sage
Myrrh, Fennel, Lemon
Neroli, Hyssop, Rose
Carrot, Galbanum, Oregano
Lavender, Orange, Thyme
Vervaine, Patchouli, Rosemary
Yarrow, Palma Rosa, Chamomile German
Lime
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

wendy said...

maybe black rasberry vanilla? There are so many to pick from!

madamerkf at aol dot com

JamericanSpice said...

I'd choose the CHERRY BLOSSOM (BBW Type) light cream with Mango Butter and botanical and fruit extracts AHA rich for anti aging properties

Marianna said...

the fresh lime scnet sounds fantastic!

Marianna said...

I learned and like that she refunds shipping overages!

Donna said...

I would like to try the Strawberry Jam scent.
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Donna said...

I subscribed to your feed.
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Donna said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/donnak4/status/1399598874

Gertie said...

Favorite scent: CHOCOLATE

garlandofroses@gmail.com

souldolphindream said...

I would choose the juicy pear.

souldolphindream@aol.com

thanks for introducing me to a great new shop!

Smooshy said...

arabian nights!

joannaonthelake said...

What a luxurious giveaway! So many beautiful sounding scents to choose from! My favorite is the ANGELICAS SECRET Body Yogurt Shea and Goats Milk. The scent sounds very alluring, exotic and different from anything I had tried before and that would make having it so much more special and unique for me. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I learned from visiting Jasmina's blog that Custard Apple Extract is rich in alpha-hydroxy acid, which refines and rejuvenates the skin. It is best known for it’s moisturizing and anti-aging properties, making it perfect for dry or mature skin. It also has exceptional elastase inhibition activity, making it suitable for treatments aimed at maintaining the skin’s youthful elasticity. I never even knew about Custard apple extract so this was fun and very interesting! Very cool indeed.

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I am following your blog. My username is joannaonthelake

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I am following you on twitter. My username is joannaonthelake and here is the link to my tweet:

http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/1407146377

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

terri142 said...

Black Raspberry Vanilla sound great

Karen said...

Would love the WHITE TEA AND GINGER Body Yogurt with Shea and Goats Milk antioxidants and aha rich Extra Hydrating.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

ktanjatk said...

I'd like LEMON BLOSSOM Body Yogurt

Danielle said...

I would choose the Strawberry Jam Body Yogurt.

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http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

I learned that goat's milk pH is similar to the pH of human skin and it contains alpha-hydroxy acids.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

I would pick the White Tea and Ginger yogurt!

kkondek at gmail.com

Katherine said...

Following and Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/1410873701

kkondek at gmail.com

lezanac said...

I would choose butt naked

Annemarie said...

The Beach Body Yogurt sounds great!!

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Annemarie said...

I learned that: The low pH level of goat milk is close to our skin’s own pH.

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Annemarie said...

I subscribe via email.

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

chromiumman said...

would love to try the Oriental scent

imaclutz89 said...

I like the Nail Strenghtener Cream with essential oils blend perfect for growing healthy nails.

imaclutz89 said...

I learned that they use real goat milk in their products.

imaclutz89 said...

I am a follower on blogger.

imaclutz89 said...

I am a follower on twitter and tweeted.

http://twitter.com/imaclutz89/status/1415684807

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

The Mango Madness lotion would be my pick - that sounds like it would smell yummy!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I think I would go with Angelica's Secret!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/wastebasket/statuses/1417112767

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a follower!

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GC said...

Strawberry Jam & ty! retirenaval(at)yahoo.com

Betty C said...

Moroccan Sands sounds wonderful.

Sarah Z said...

I want to try the coconut!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Mary
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I would love to try the CHOCOLATE Body Yogurt!!!

Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com]

And I learned that she also makes custom orders which, while probably more trouble, is very nice!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I would choose the:

BERGAMOT YLANG YLANG

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

They make their prioducts with goats milk!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I subscribe!

lilyk said...

I love the Strawberry Jam scent!

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

lilyk said...

I learned that Custard Apple Extract is rich in alpha-hydroxy acid, which refines and rejuvenates the skin.