Friday, February 18, 2011

Walgreen Products for your Next Vacay!

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Walgreens.

When Joe called me from work to tell me that he had won a cruise through his office, I almost collapsed on the floor! We were both SOOOO excited/nervous (we have never been on a cruise before)---and yet, there was SO much to do to prepare for this fun filled 5 day excursion.
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First on my list- was trying to figure out how to get all of the supplies that we needed without breaking the bank! Sun products, motion sickness items, etc.---these things can get pricey. We are on a very tight budget in the Steece household (can I getta “AMEN” from all of you hard workers out there??!)- so I needed to find cheaper items without sacrificing the quality of the items.
That’s where Walgreens came into the picture. I was given a $50 gift card to try out some Walgreens Brand Health and Wellness products! It couldn’t have been better timing!
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Walgreens Motion Sickness Relief: $5.99 (So we won’t be puking our guts out on the ship)
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Its competitor: $7.99, You save $2.00!

Walgreens Continuous Spray Sunscreen: $7.99 (So we won’t be tending to 3rd degree sunburns all week)
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Its competitor: $9.99, You save $2.00!

Walgreens WAL-BORN: $5.99 (So the lady in front of us who is coughing and sneezing- will not infect us)
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Its competitor: $6.99, You save $1.00!

Walgreens One Daily Energy Vitamins: $5.99 (So I can keep up with my crazy husband who has endless energy)
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Its competitor: $8.99, You save $3.00!

Walgreens Spin Toothbrush: $6.49 (to take care of that funky morning breath)
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Its competitor: $8.49, You save $2.00!

In addition to being an exceptional value, Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products:
a.        Are Walgreens pharmacist recommended.
b.        Most contain the same active ingredients as other national brands.
c.        Have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
I’m sold on it the products! They are absolutely 100% just as effective as the name brands- and SO MUCH CHEAPER! I was able to save a total of $10.00 on my cruise supplies!
Which allowed me to use that money toward more *FUN* things! Yippieee!
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(Cruise pictures will be up soon on my main blog: Steece’s Pieces! Be sure to check them out! We had a blast!)
Now its YOUR turn to get shoppin! How would you like to win a $100 Walgreens gift card???
Leave a comment and tell me:
“Which Walgreen Brand Health and Wellness Item Would YOU Like to Try???”

Giveaway dates are 2/18 – 3/13
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o   You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
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o   d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
o   This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
o   Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
o   You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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Ashley said...

I MUST take extra contacts!

ashleykirnan@gmail.com

Cheryl Wade said...

Cotton swabs. I am miserable if I don't have them.

Jennifer :) said...

I have to have a book! :)

aggiegal114@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

I have to have chapstick with me at all times. :)

Anonymous said...

Not just a conditioner, detangler is a must.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I couldn't just take one thing. I guess one thing would have to be hair ties! I can't handle my hair down!

Tara
TaraTheSpaz@aol.com

The Dawkins said...

running shoes, always like to explore wherever we go!!

amelia7588@bellsouth.net

Amy Seaberg said...

Mine would BY FAR be extra contacts!! I will never make this mistake again. I went on my first vacation when I was in 8th grade to Washington DC with my school. So No parents just me!!! And you guessed it...THE FIRST DAY I lost one of my contacts.....SO I went the rest of the trip with "one eye"!!!! I will NEVER make that mistake again. I even take an extra pair to the lake with us!!!!!!!

Alkvll@yahoo.com

Kari said...

Hand lotion! I can't live without it!

LStewart said...

Conditioner. I'm willing to give in and use the Hotel shampoo for a few days but I must have my conditioner.

Mami2jcn said...

I have to take disinfecting wipes for the kids!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/38966098217025536

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Corbitt Family said...

I must have hand lotion!

Tracey said...

With 2 little girls in our brood, we MUST have hair ties or we will totally lose control of the hair! :)

Triple Threat said...

I need sunscreen!! I sure hope those motion sick pills helped you guys!!

Sarah said...

I MUST take hand lotion! so necessary!

Momma and Her Doodle said...

Advil, a heaadache always creeps up when you least expect it too...

Sarah P said...

Snacks, snacks, snacks!!

saw99a AT yahoo DOT com

The Kalivoda's said...

I must take my sunglasses on any trip!!

lacyekalivoda@suddenlink.net

Elizabeth said...

My camera. I would be lost without it.

Cathryn's Closet said...

My camera!
cathrynscloset@aol.com

Christie said...

Must I choose just one thing? I typically MUST HAVE these three things: snacks, my pillow and my small fan (for that "white noise" to sleep by). I suppose I could live with a different pillow and I guess I could buy snacks wherever I go, but I MUST have my fan! Yes, I've even taken it on a cruise (along with my pillow and snacks!)

SMccracken said...

oooh, so many things! but i'd say q-tips. ha!

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time sleeping if I am not in my own bed so tylenol pm or advil pm
bethlalli@msn.com

Teresa said...

now that we have kids I always take a thermometer and first aid kit with us...it has come in handy!

Victoria said...

If I had a gift card to Walgreens I'd definitely buy a lot of frames and use their photo lab to print out pictures of my family! I have nothing hanging up, I'm so ashamed. I need to get cracking!

VictoriaFL84 @ aol dot com

Rachel said...

I would have to say...headbands. If I am having that bad hair day - I pull my hair back and add one of my MANY headbands. They are my lifesaver!

Rachel D said...

I would have to say...headbands. If I am having that bad hair day - I pull my hair back and add one of my MANY headbands. They are my lifesaver!

rachdemharter@yahoo.com

Sariah said...

Sadly, I MUST take some sort of aspirin or tylenol b.c even on vacations I always get tension headaches! What I need is a vacation sans children one day! lol

angela said...

I have to have a good book... the old fashioned kind with pages and all.
kevindormer at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The one thing I need is my kids!! I tried going without them recently and missed them terribly. So from now on they are a must. :)


kefferfamily5@hotmail.com

AmazingGreis said...

I must have a good book (or two!)!!

J-Berg said...

Body Lotion. Hotel soap makes me itchy!

glasera said...

I have to say some sort of aspirin!

katie said...

I would never go on a trip without a good book to read!

Billy's Mommy said...

I must take my camera!

~K~ said...

I have to take my camera! To capture all the memories!!

Krystal D
lucky7_ks@yahoo.com

carrie said...

Earplugs. I'm a very light sleeper!

Carrie
mollie_79@yahoo.com

Ali said...

Sleeping pills! You just never know what kind of bed/pillow you'll have to contend with.

Bingham said...

It's hard to choose just one, but I guess I would say medication (allergy & pain) for kids and adults. Vacations are no fun when you are not feeling well!

Corrinne said...

I must have Chapstick!

corrinne_witt@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

my own pillow. I mainly travel via car so not a problem packing.
Christy
cwayhudon@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Must have my TOOTHBRUSH!! D. Carson

Jamie said...

My camera, so I can take a million pictures as always :-)

Teej said...

My pillow! No other pillow fits me right...and neck crinks are no fun on a vacation.

tjwallace04 at gmail dot com

anonymous said...

I would need to have my glasses with me for backup in case my contact lenses got lost or damaged.

Anonymous said...

I always carry wipes in my purse.

MCantu1019 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

love browsing all the travel size products at Walgreens before a trip!

Tabathia said...

Facial cleanser and moisturizer
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/40183994695950336
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Stacey said...

I must have sunblock!

Stacey said...

tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/#!/gr8savingstacey/status/40233720828923904

Kathleen McDade said...

Antihistamines. We always end up needing them for allergies, bug bites, bee stings, SOMETHING.

The Parsons Family said...

For myself...I need some benadryl!!

BUT we have always gone with children (so far) and I need to take the entire medicine cabinet for them (otherwise I'm buying more motrin or tylenol or benydryl!!)

josephine (.) parsons (@) yahoo (.) com

Emily N. said...

lip balm for sure!

emilynwins at gmail dot com

Our little family said...

A toothbrush must always accompany me on all trips!

mmburdette22 said...

I need a good pair of walking shoes. If I am going to be out sightseeing, my feet have to be comfortable.

Henria O. said...

I must take my Sedu flat iron!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Tara said...
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Tara said...

Tylenol!
tarafleener@hotmail.com

susan1215 said...

My hair gel otherwise my hair is unmanagable

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/40532992917118976

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Karina said...

I have to have hand lotion

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

nape said...

Like you, I need to buy the Walgreens Motion-Sickness Relief tablets. When I travel in planes, boats, and long-distance automobiles, it takes a few weeks afterwards for me to quit "moving." Somehow the motion causes some weird inner-ear upset.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

nape said...

Tweeted you!
http://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/40556065246547968

Marie said...

My #1 travel item is my prescription medicine!

Marie said...

My #1 travel item is my prescription medicine!

Lauren said...

A book or five. LOVE to read. :)

churchik918 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Beth said...

I have to have lip balm! Can't leave home without it!

bwiltrout at yahoo dot com

Carolyn said...

Walgreens-brand sunscreen, and band-aids. It's always those everyday items you don't realize you need until it's too late.

JC said...

Lip balm and body lotion.

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/40650561883734017

The Sunshyn said...

I'd like to try out their Wal-Itin allergy tablets because I've been sneezing and snuffling since the heat first started coming on this winter.
chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted about this
http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/40749988015390720
chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

Jeannie said...

I need to take sunscreen and some kind of pain reliever (for those nasty headaches that come out of no where)

Megan said...

Pain reliever or sunscreen!

Melinda said...

I would take chapstick

Anonymous said...

a good book is amust!

bluegirl1423 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

my dog? is that allowed

artisticbaker (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Sunscreen, because it is SO expensive normally, and I don't know that I've ever tried a private label brand.

mdaugher@blueridgectc.edu

Kelly Massman said...

I would like to try the ibuprofen!


thanks!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Jill said...

Definately chapstick:)


jillwood@live.com

Lindsey @ I Run in Heels said...

I want to try Wal-born!

cathy said...

I usually pack my kit with Walgreens brands of pseudophenedrine, ibuprofin, vitamins, and fish oil capsules.

bikemom@gmail.com

Jeanentt said...

The One Daily Energy.

Jeanentt said...

Walgreens pharmacy is my absolute fav!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try their ibuprofen! and i always have to take sunscreen. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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bdiane34 said...

I already use Walgreen brand items, from Medicines to beauty items. They work just as well to me.
sweokgrl@gmail.com

bdiane34 said...

My tweet
sweokgrl@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/41473301809332224

Lori Thomas said...

Gotta have a toothbrush & toothpaste and of course dental floss

ctymice@gmail.com

Kerry said...

I'd like the Wal-Itin 24 Hour Indoor & Outdoor Allergy Tablets
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/41683059648626688
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Lori Thomas said...

Tweeted (http://twitter.com/#!/crftyldy/status/41684986327339008)

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Anonymous said...

sherri
sunscreen... spray is even better
sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot/com

Melanie said...

Hair ties for sure!

melduke26 at gmail dot com

Lexiquin said...

I would like to try the Walgreens Continuous Spray Sunscreen (wishful thinking on my part--considering it's snowy & cold here still). Seriously, I do buy sunscreen for my kids, so will be buying this soon. Thanks for the giveaway.
aleq13@gmail.com

Lexiquin said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/lexiquin/status/41928022856712192

Deb said...

I'd like to try the Walgreens-brand sunscreen. The commercial brands are just so darn expensive!

pestkaj said...

I would like to try the sunscreen

pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)comcalent

Bel said...

I would like to try the sunscreen. I have been reading some good things about it.

bellbottoms809@gmail.com

Heather said...

I use a lot o Walgreen brand items. I think one of my favorites is their Aveeno type lotion for sensitive/dry skin.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I would like to try some walgreens allergy meds... it's almost THAT time of year!
thanks!
gail

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

tweeted!
thanks!
gail

christy said...

I love store brands! I live right around the corner from Walgreens. It has been a huge lifesaver so many times. Store brands are not only cheaper, but often better than the more expensive name brands. A gift card from Walgreens would help me in my quest to save money.

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I would love to try their band-aids! We can always use more of those in our home :)

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/42661111937511424

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Bev said...

I'd love to try their allergy relief meds for my family. It seems one or more of us is always sniffling and stuffy, almost all year round. It would be great to find some relief without breaking the bank!
b (dot) edge315 (at) gmail (dot) com

suburban prep said...

I think the next Walgreens name product I try might be the cough drops or sore throat drops.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

all78 said...

I always have to have cotton rounds for my exfoliant to keep my face looking fresh!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
all78(at)aol(dot)com

Tara said...

I would love to try the walgreens sunscreen lotion.

The Parker Family said...

I would try the body wash.

krista said...

the wal-born! i'm sick of being sick! :)

Sara said...

the sunscreen! no skin cancer for me :)

Jalynn said...

the wellborn so that i don't get sick!!

cocojack10 said...

I've been taking Walgreens Cold Meds (equivalent to Tylenol Cold) and has been working great! Highly recommend. :)

Sarah Crosby said...

I MUST have face moisturizer and sunscreen!

emma said...

sunscreen for sure!

Kim Ryden said...

The sun screen! I will have to check it out this year!

Allison said...

Definitely the sunscreen. I could always use that and I love trying new ones out!

Beth said...

I'd like to try out their allergy meds...every little bit of savings helps!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Janna said...

I'd like to try Walgreen's generic ibuprofen - I'm training for a triathlon and could definitely use some pain meds after my long workouts :)

Jen said...

Lotion and chapstick get my vote!

LB said...

Sunscreen... definitely! I'm done with suffering through nasty sunburns.

Lindsey said...

definitely sunscreen and multi-vitamins!!

Anonymous said...

Sunscreen! I love the spray on stuff, but it is expensive.

mmga_kc at yahoodotcom

OneGirl said...

I'd like to try the one-daily energy vitamins!

Kim said...

Definitely the energy vitamins. I could use some extra energy (and a housekeeper, but I didn't see that on the Walgreens brand list:) ) right about now.

Danielle said...

I like the subtle glow - tanning stuff!

Shosh said...

childrens ibuprofen!!

Joe, Christina, & Rocky said...

The sunscreen! We are on the beach all summer long and it adds up so quickly!

AZT369 said...

The Vitamins--gotta love the extra energy!

Danae Jones said...

The vitamins sounds promising... I have 2 boys 2 and under!

Southern Queen of the Crazies said...

I'd like the vitamins or the sunscreen. We go through both fast.
timkelly@tds.net

Melanie said...

I'm up for any off-brand item that will save me money and not sacrifice quality! Our most recent purchase was the Walgreen's brand of sinus medicine, just a couple of days ago. Works great!

Sue said...

I need antibiotic cream and sunscreen.

Cindy said...

I would have to take my prescription migraine meds. Walgreens is the ONLY pharmacy that ever gets our insurance right. Love them for that - those pills are EXPEN$IVE.

Kim said...

Energy vitamins! I need all the energy I can get!

Kim said...

twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/jkim12

Sonya said...

I use Walgreens a lot! I'm sure there are all kinds of things I could spend a $100 on!

tracy said...

I'd like to try the Wal-born :)

Kristen said...

Bodywash is a must for me!

Kristen said...

Definitely the sunscreen! My little fair skinned kiddos go through tons of it each summer!!

Audrey said...

sunscreen! i'm regretting now what I did to my skin years ago! aclillpop@gmail.com

Leigh said...

I will use the Walgreens brand of headache relief (Excedrin) for those headaches that come with a bit too much sun.

Melissa said...

Well my husband and I are adopting a baby. She is due in the next few weeks so I would use the gift card to buy baby supplies.
Ridgley51405@aol.com
Thanks!
Melissa~

Jill said...

I was at Walgreens last night and I was so excited to see that they have MucinexD in walgreens brand! It was almost $10 cheaper!

jillk77 at aol dot com

Christine said...

I want to try the sunscreen. Getting married in Florida and I don't want a sunburn for the big day!

Molly said...

The Wal-Born is something I would love to try! We use Airborne currently throughout the winter season when we feel the beginnings of a cold and it gets pricey! Nice to know that someone has a product that is cheaper but still of useful quality. I guess I'll pick mine up there next time.

cbentley413 said...

Ibuprofen!

Jennifer and Mark Kiel said...

It's a toss up between ibuprofen and body lotion!

Krystyn said...

Sunscreen...definitely the sunscreen.

reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

Ginna said...

Walgreens "advil" is the best!

Kaia said...

Vitamins! Especially if they have adult gummy vitamins-love those!
jenius 47 (at) hotmail dot com

JWill said...

For me it would have to be sunscreen and chapstick.

Lindsay said...

The sunscreen! We're going on a beach vacay soon!

lindsayddd@yahoo.com

Tina Michelle said...

I am thinking we could use some new sunscreen for all that time we plan to spend in the sun when it finally comes out! I love Walgreens. They take great care of us for our pharmacy needs. Thanks for doing this!

tauvamomof2 at gmail dot com

The Goewert Family said...

I would love to try Walgreen's baby products. My baby breaks out so easy

Barbara Manatee said...

Contact solution or pain reliever are must haves for me!

Megs said...

Vitamins. Maybe they would give me some extra energy to keep up with the kiddos.

Tina Michelle said...

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Check it out, I made a blog post about your giveaway! Good luck to whoever wins.

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Amy said...

The walgreens energy pills -my husband and I are going on our first vacay to FL w/our 2 1/2 yr old (although not quads!) in a few weeks and I have a feeling we'll need some extra energy to keep up w/him!

baillies@surgery.wisc.edu

SarahJarnagin said...

Oooh, I want to try the spin brush!

Mona Baker said...

q-tips!

miteeq@aol.com

Hunter said...

If I were going on vacation I would love to try Walgreens version of sunblock. It can truly be EXPENSIVE to buy enough name brand sunblock to care for my super pale skin on a vacation!!

Anonymous said...

Gotta have Ibuprofen/Advil...I always buy the Walgreens brand and it works just the same!

Becky
winnett@consolidated.net

ASHENFELTERS said...

If I were going on a cruise I would have to get the motion sickness pills. With Vertigo in my recent diagnoses, it would be a MUST!!
ashenfelters@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

Sunscreen...i love my tan...but hate it when i burn...

Christine said...

Sunscreen! The winter months have made me ghostly white.

beth said...

I like the Walgreens brand ibuprofen

Helen said...

Definitely sunscreen!

Anonymous said...

Anti-itch lotion for poison ivy/sun rash.

eownby@airmail.net

Momma Resendez said...

The toothbrush is a must

mresende@sbcglobal.net
Mendi Resendez

Caralyn said...

I use many Walgreen products, their migraine medicine is my favorite as it really works for me!
I'd like to try their allergy medicine, I'm sure it works just as well as name brand products!

shansmith said...

I am interested in the energy pills.

Ash said...

I'm interested in trying the toothbrushes you bought!! I love walgreens but wasn't aware they had battery toothbrushes in their own brand!! Must have them now! ;)

ryanashnryley@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

I will need my antihistimine and Walgreens brand is great.

Margaret said...

Lip balm!!!

margseb@aol.com

Jessica said...

It would definately have to be lotion or chapstick.

Brittney said...

great products!!!

MUST take aloe vera! :)

Brittney said...

posted on twitter :)

https://twitter.com/#!/meltonbritt/status/43324198017441794

Melissa said...

If they have their own brand of anti-wrinkle cream, I would like to try it!

Terrell said...

Gotta have chapstick..lots of it!

froufroudecor@yahoo.com

Mary said...

I would like to try their shampoo and conditioner!

Thanks,
Mary_Reiss @ hotmail.com

Bryan and Sarah said...

I will be trying the continous sunscreen at the beach this summer!!!

Anna said...

Sunscreen. I always have to wear sunscreen, otherwise I'd need aloe vera!

carie said...

I would like to try the sunscreen. We go through lots of it at our house!

Kathy said...

Always take Qtips ~ hate that feeling like I am drowning via my ears.

April said...

i recently tried the walgreen's brand of sudafed. did just the trick!

Cindy said...

I buy Walgreens pain relievers, band-aids and things like that. I'd like to try their sun block.

Robin said...

So many good products to choose from - I'd like to try the vitamins.

robin.pentland@gmail.com

Morgan said...

i would love to try the walgreen's brand of travel size hand sanitizers so we would make sure to stay healthy our whole trip!

morgan
mderaad3507@hotmail.com

Leighann said...

I try to buy the Walgreens brand of any OTC medicine. I love that their equivalent of Tylenol is about half the price.

If I don't take this on a trip, I surely regret it!

Morgan said...

i left a tweet here :)

http://twitter.com/#!/mbderaad

thanks!
morgan
mderaad3507@hotmail.com

Anotheramy said...

Pain reliever for headaches from not getting much sleep

Heather said...

I have to take sunscreen! I am so fair complected that I fry if I don't.

mag2020@hotmail.com

The Dotzler's said...

I would have to take the motion sickness medicine! My husband and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon, and I was extremely sick!

lovinsanta said...

I would have to say contact solution since we both wear them, or motion sickness meds. Nothing worse than being sick on vacation!

Thanks for the chance.

Heather
melody806@yahoo(dot)com

Kate Giovinco Photography said...

Lipstick! Lots of lipstick! Love that stuff!

Jessica said...

I would have to say lotion. It can be so expensive, but is a must!

babyj_99@hotmail.com

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