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Striking Skin Care Review & Giveaway

As I entered my thirties, I started to think more about skin care. Unfortunately, my teen years were spent in the sun (and tanning beds - grrr...) Let's just say, I've earned a few wrinkles.

I was so excited to try the Striking Skincare set. I don't always like the products I review, but I can honestly tell you that I loved this product. I tried the Striking Skin Care System which includes:
  • Striking Multi-Vitamin Cleanser, 8 oz bottle
  • Striking Multi-Peptide Serum, 1.13 oz bottle
  • Striking Rejuvenating Eye Creme, 0.5 oz jar
  • Striking Restorative Moisture Creme, 1 oz jar
I used each product in the evening, every day, for a few weeks. At first, my skin tingled in an almost painful way. Since I have experience with different facial treatments, I took this as a sign that it was working. After 2 or 3 days, my face no longer tingled, but I felt like my skin looked remarkably more radiant.

Yes, it's summer, but I guarantee this was not a "sun glow". I wear a minimum 45 SPF on my face every day and am one of the few people that reapply (read: excess teenage sun exposure creates thirty something sunscreen maniac.)

My skin really looks and feels better. I had never used a facial product that contained peptides prior to trying the Striking system, and I like the results. To be fair, I still have every wrinkle I started with. And they are as deep as they were before, but my skin is more radiant, is free of dry patches, and just feels better.

When you try the Striking products, the first thing that you'll notice is how well they smooth into your skin. I loved the Multi-vitamin cleanser. While I'm sure most of the vitamins actually go down the drain, the cleaner was creamy and smooth. It didn't sting my eyes and I didn't dread washing my face at night (I'm lazy like that.)

My absolute favorite was the Multi-Peptide serum and I can't say enough about the eye creme and moisture creme. That's why I selected the Striking Daily Defense Product Duo for this giveaway. It contains the Multi-Peptide serum and eye creme (see below.)

The only downside - no SPF. The directions say to use the products in the day and evening. I never used them during the day because they didn't provide UVA/UVB protection. But I loved them in the evening and I think you will too.


Helix Biomedix is offering one Suburban Jungle reader the chance to win the Striking Daily Defense Product Duo Set. A $100 value.

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to win

Extra Entries:

(5) Extra Entries for blogging about this contest (leave your link and 5 comments)
(3) Extra Entries for tweeting this contest (include @suburbanjung in your tweet, 1 extra for daily tweets)
(2) Extra Entries for following Striking Skin on twitter
(2) Extra Entries for following this blog on google friend connect
(2) Extra Entries for being a feedburner subscriber
(2) Extra Entries for following @suburbanjung on twitter

*Helix Biomedix provided the products for review and giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on September 16, 2010 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org, posted here, and notified by email. This contest is open to US residents only.

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  1. I'd like to win because I'm always looking for quality products to use on my face!

    Trudy
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

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  2. I am getting wrinkles and would love to improve my skin. amypugmire@live.com

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  3. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  4. I follow your blog. 2.. amypugmire@live.com

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  5. I follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  6. I follow u on twitter. 2. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  7. tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
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  8. tweeted. 2. amypugmire@live.com
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  9. Like you, I wasn't very vigilant in taking care of my skin in my teen years and 20's. It wasn't until those first tiny wrinkles began that I started to care more about how I was taking care of my skin. Now that I'm in my 40's I realize that the cheaper really isn't better and I've gone through a gamete of moisturizing, anti-aging, & revitalizing products..some better than others but none are "perfect". I could really use something that moisturizes without leaving a greasy film on my face and even out my skintone which tends to be a bit ruddy.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  10. Following Striking Skin on Twitter @auntiethesis
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  11. Following Striking Skin on Twitter @auntiethesis
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  12. Following you on Twitter @auntiethesis
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  21. I would love to win because my skin could use some TLC and nourishment!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I follow @strikingskin on Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
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  23. I follow @strikingskin on Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
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  24. I follow @SuburbanJung on Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  25. I follow @SuburbanJung on Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
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  26. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  27. I follow your blog with google friend connect
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  28. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/22805535720
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  29. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/22805535720
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  30. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/22805535720
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
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  31. I would love to win since I am aging by the minute and my skin would love this help!

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  32. the downside is def no SPF. what were they thinking - you are right !

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  33. I'd like to win because I'm into my 40s and really need to put more into taking care of my skin

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  34. I tweeted
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  35. I'm following SuburbanJung on twitter (The_Sunshyn)

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  36. I tweeted #2
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  37. I tweeted #3
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/22832259510

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  38. I'm following SuburbanJung on twitter #2

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  39. I'm following you on google friend connect #1

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  40. I'm following you on google friend connect #2

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  41. I'm following Striking Skin on twitter #1

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  42. I'm following Striking Skin on twitter #2

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  43. I want to win because the old gray mare is not what she used to be. I used to get so many compliments on my complexion, but I am in my early 30's and loosing that youthful glow. I could use a little help!
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

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  44. I would love to win cause I'm beginning to see wrinkles around my eyes, so would like to give this a try.

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  45. I tweeted http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/22844613386 entry #1

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  46. I tweeted http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/22844613386 entry #2

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  47. I tweeted http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/22844613386 entry #3

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  48. I following Striking Skin on twitter @kimmi78_sd. entry #1

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  49. I following Striking Skin on twitter @kimmi78_sd. entry #2

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  50. I follow you blog on GFC. entry #1

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  51. I follow you blog on GFC. entry #2

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  52. I follow you on Twitter @kimmi78_sd. entry #1

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  53. I follow you on Twitter @kimmi78_sd. entry #2

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  54. I'm in my late 40's and my skin is definitely aging. I'd like to try this.

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  55. I'd like to win because I am always looking for ways to clear my complexion!

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  56. I would love to try these! I am 29 and have been pregnant for pretty much 2 years now. This has not been kind to my skin at all...I have been breaking out, have dark circles from the exhaustion of having an 8 month old and being 20 weeks pregnant again. I could really use the pampering!

    girlforgotten81@aol.com

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  57. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/22866933883

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  58. turned 40 this year and skin looking for some new products
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  59. i would like to try their eye creme..to help prevent/fend off eye wrinkles
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  60. let's just say I don't have a regular facial regimen, so this would be good to try!

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  61. I would like to win because I am always willing to try out new, good skin care products as I am very viligant about taking care of my skin
    pedidentalasst@yahoo.com

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  62. GFC follower 1
    pedidentalasst@yahoo.com

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  63. GFC follower 2
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  64. RSS feed subscriber 1
    pedidentalasst@yahoo.com

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  65. RSS feed subscriber 2
    pedidentalasst@yahoo.com

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  66. Over 50 so I can always use help with taking care of my skin

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  67. I'd like to win because I want beautiful skin. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. I blogged: http://sunnystreetz.blogspot.com/2010/09/suburban-jungle-helix-biomedix-giveaway.html

    Entry #1

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  69. I blogged: http://sunnystreetz.blogspot.com/2010/09/suburban-jungle-helix-biomedix-giveaway.html

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  70. I blogged: http://sunnystreetz.blogspot.com/2010/09/suburban-jungle-helix-biomedix-giveaway.html

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  71. I blogged: http://sunnystreetz.blogspot.com/2010/09/suburban-jungle-helix-biomedix-giveaway.html

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  72. I blogged: http://sunnystreetz.blogspot.com/2010/09/suburban-jungle-helix-biomedix-giveaway.html

    Entry #5

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  73. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnystreetz/status/22903102341

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  74. I followed strikingskin on twitter.

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  75. I tweeted: I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnystreetz/status/22903102341

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  76. I tweeted: I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnystreetz/status/22903102341

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  77. I followed strikingskin on twitter.

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  78. I follow your blog on GFC.

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  79. I follow SuburbanJung on twitter.

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  80. I follow SuburbanJung on twitter.

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  81. I tweeted http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/22907491321

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  82. I recently found out I'm in manopause and my skin is so much dryer because of it. My thirsty skin would love to be spoiled by these awesome products!
    Clownscrytoo@gmail.com

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  83. my lines and wrinkles are saying PLEASE!

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  84. I'd really love to win because skin cancer runs in my family and sun damage has really taken its toll. This would be a wonderful way for me to manage my skin and take more care of myself.

    ama(dot)givens(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. This would help protect my skin from all the toxins I get from living in a smoggy city.

    hmcnaron at gmail dotcom

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  86. i'd like to win because i need this, found wrinkles , skin isnt smooth any longer , i just need a good product that will help me!

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  87. following strikingskin on twitter now ,as tracisme123, #1

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  88. following strikingskin on twitter now ,as tracisme123, #2

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  89. i follow on google friend connect , #1

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  90. i follow on google friend connect , #2

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  91. I'm starting the climb up my thirties and would like to keep one step ahead of wrinkles!

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  92. Follow Striking Skin on Twitter. @rowellowl #1

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  93. Follow Striking Skin on Twitter. @rowellowl #2

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  94. Follow you on Twitter. @rowellowl #1

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  95. Follow you on Twitter. @rowellowl #2

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  96. Iam 28 and I have also been thinking about anti aging, I use Olay products more. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sunniewoody plus2@msn.com

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  97. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/22950310273

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  98. I tweeted
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  99. I would love to win since I am aging by the minute

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  100. My skin could really benefit from this. I have lots of signs of aging and my skin is dry and dull looking. I'd love to get something that works.

    winit6@hotmail.com

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  101. #1 I follow Striking Skin on twitter as winsome6

    winit6@hotmail.com

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  102. #2 I follow Striking Skin on twitter as winsome6

    winit6@hotmail.com

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  103. #1 I follow your blog on google friend connect as nightowl.

    winit6@hotmail.com

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  104. #2 I follow your blog on google friend connect as nightowl.

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  105. #1 I'm a feedburner subscriber via Google Reader.

    winit6@hotmail.com

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  106. #2 I'm a feedburner subscriber via Google Reader.

    winit6@hotmail.com

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  107. #1 I follow @suburbanjung on twitter @winsome6

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  108. #2 I follow @suburbanjung on twitter @winsome6

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  109. #1 tweeted
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  110. #2 tweeted
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  111. #3 tweeted
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  112. I'm due with baby #4 any day. I would love to pamper my face after birth.

    kristen_yeh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  113. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/23034879617

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  114. I have a daily skin routine because I can't get rid of acne at 39. I have tried so many brands from many healthfood stores when I can afford them and not having such luck. First time trying a giveway and hopefully I can win to get better skin! dittman3@gmail.com entry#1

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  115. I'm always looking for good skin care products.

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  116. I tweeted
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  117. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/23124769594

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  118. I tweeted http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/23163058358

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  119. 9/6 rt
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/23174050085

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  120. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/23207734132

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  121. 9/7
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/23225189540

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  122. Oh I want to win this because I was just thinking how i should start and anti-aging skin routine. Yeh, barf. I pretty much just moisturize and use spf. I don't try to tackle wrinkles as I don't really have that many major wrinkes, but I'm getting crows feet and all that fun stuff. :( Thanks for the giveaway.

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  123. I follow you on GFC.

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  124. I follow you on GFC.

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  125. I tweeted
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  126. i would love this to combat aging.

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  127. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/23884252498

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  128. 9/8 rt
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/23922402703

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  129. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/23933587729

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  130. I would like to win because after a little too much sun this summer, my skin needs a little tlc.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  131. I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  132. I'm 41 (ouch!) so I'm constantly on the lookout for new anti aging products. They really do make a difference (as does SPF!)

    savvyhousewife @yahoo.com

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  133. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/23984393219

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  134. 9/9 rt
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/24017610896

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  135. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/24029991872

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  136. I would like to try this product because I'm in my 30's now. If this product keeps your skin looking younger than BRING IT ON!!
    kerriekg@yahoo.com

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  137. I follow you on Twitter @36momma
    entry 1
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  138. I follow you on Twitter @36momma
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  139. I follow Striking Skin on twitter @36momma
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  140. I follow Striking Skin on twitter @36momma
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  141. I follow you through Goggle Friend Connect!
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  142. I follow you through Goggle Friend Connect!
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  143. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/24078214472

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  144. 9/10 rt
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  145. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/24127177038

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  146. Who wouldn't like to have better skin?! As I'm in my 30's, I've noticed small but apparent skin changes. I would love to try a product that works!

    stefany21@yahoo.com

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  147. 1 - I am a Google follower (stefany21)

    stefany21@yahoo.com

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  148. 2 - I am a Google follower (stefany21)

    stefany21@yahoo.com

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  149. I would like to win since I am in need of this type of product and would love to try it since you made it sound great
    Denise B
    defrog@consolidated.net

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  150. I tweeted
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  151. 9/11
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/24241252877

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  152. I want my skin to look better, it is getting close to winter i always have a dry face

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  153. I tweeted
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  154. I'm starting to see the wrinkles that I earned during my sun worshiping days, so I would love to try this.

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  155. 9/12
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/24316636954

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  156. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/24356518581

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  157. I tweeted
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  158. I need the best skincare products.

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  159. I'm really interested in brightening up my skin and it sounds like these products would do that.

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  160. I follow your blog on google friend connect.

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  161. i would like to try this because i too have spent my time in the sun and could use a way to pamper my tired dry skin
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  162. daily tweet http://twitter.com/kimmi78_sd/status/24449976087

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  163. Daily tweet
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  164. I blogged here: http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/09/feeling-lucky_04.html

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  165. I blogged here: http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/09/feeling-lucky_04.html

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  166. I blogged here: http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/09/feeling-lucky_04.html

    Chelle
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  167. I blogged here: http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/09/feeling-lucky_04.html

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  168. I blogged here: http://thenewmommiezblend.blogspot.com/2010/09/feeling-lucky_04.html

    Chelle
    newmommiez at gmail dot com

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  169. I have combination skin with several prominent dry patches. I would love to try Striking Skin to see if it would help to smooth these areas out and help them to look and feel more hydrated and smoother.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  170. I am following Striking Skin via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  171. I am following Striking Skin via Twitter as jlsc123. #2

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  172. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  173. I am following via Google Friends Connect #2.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  174. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  175. I am following via twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  176. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  177. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com #2.

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  178. I would try this as since I've hit my 40's my skin has lost it's smoothness & let's just say it's less than radiant!

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  179. I'd like to win Striking Skin Care products because my skin needs some help and I do have a little sun damage.

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  180. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/DchrisG3/status/24517301053

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  181. Because my skincare budget is a little tight these days.

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  182. Will tweet for young looking skin, entry one.

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/24528853862

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  183. Will tweet for young looking skin, entry two.

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/24528853862

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  184. Will tweet for young looking skin, entry three.

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/24528853862

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  185. GFC follower kycouple2000, entry one

    ky2here at msn dot com

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I thought we would never own a cat. My husband is allergic. And my son is allergic. So we put pet ownership out of our heads until some how we came across the Siberian cat breed. My husband spent all sorts of time researching Fel-D1 levels and everything he could about cats and allergies. He was convinced we could do it.

So we began our search. First of all, you should know that there aren't very many Siberian cat breeders. At least on in our area. We called and emailed a few but they all had super long waiting lists and were hours away from our home. Then we found two that were close to home. They also had long waiting lists, but were close enough that we could go visit.

We visited two separate breeders. We found them both to be very loving homes filled with cats. Soft, lovey, playful cats. But my both my husband and son had severe reactions after visiting the homes. Click here to see results of our first breeder visit.
Even still, my husband…

Figuring out What's Wrong with Your Berry Plants by Leaf Analysis

I've been growing berries all my life. First raspberries and over the last 9 years blueberries and strawberries. Over that time, I have encountered an endless stream of problems and have figured out how to fix many of them. So I thought I'd put that knowledge online so people can easily figure out what might be going on with their berry plants and have a place to start to search for information.

Most plants give signs of trouble with their leaves. In general, most plants (and especially berries) should have deep green leaves. Any other variation means trouble. Sometimes it's major. Sometimes it's an easy fix.

Raspberries

If your leaves have a purple tinge: It may mean the weather has been cold, they are just forming, or they are deficient in Potassium. To fix - apply light fertilizer (tomato fertilizer is a good choice, since it is higher in potassium which results in more flowers and more fruit - or buy Organic potassium source.)

If your leaves are yellowing: If they are…

9 Months Wearing Thinx - What I REALLY think and What you should know if you decide to use them!!

It's been 9 months since I bought my first pair of Thinx underwear. Since that time, I have transitioned to 90% reusable period products. I've figured out how to wash them, get them to stop being stinky, and when to use them.

 I first heard of Thinx when a friend of mine showed me an article on Facebook.The article was an obvious paid to endorsement.

I was disappointed that my friend couldn't see through the propaganda, but it did motivate me to dig deeper into reusable menstrual products.

So I bought my first pair - I used a $10 off coupon and first time customers got free shipping. (This link will give you $10 off if you decide to give them a go.)

The first thing I did when they arrived was try them on. They fit well and looked really good. Fancy even? Well, maybe not for most people but they had lace and that is fancy in my world. I then tested them with a syringe of water to be sure that they could actually hold the liquid they claimed. They passed.

I bought the hiphu…

How to Make Raw Almond Butter using a Blender (Vitamix)

You CAN make your own almond butter (peanut, cashew, sunflower, or ANY nut butter.) It's fast and easy - and you can do it in a blender!

If you love almond butter, then I'd highly recommend learning how to make it yourself. I buy raw almondsfor about $3 a pound, so the savings aren't huge, but knowing what goes into my almond butter is priceless. 
What goes in? Nothing but almonds. You can certainly add salt, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, or whatever floats your boat - but the truth is - you don't have to! 
You can roast the almonds and have a rich nutty flavored almond butter or you can make it raw (which to me - tastes more like cookie dough mixed with peanut butter, yums.)
Here's the deal: you don't need to add oils or anything else. A vitamix blender
(or other similarly powerful blender) can handle it.  
Here's a video of me making raw almond butter. I used about 3 cups (measured by a 5 year old - so about 3 cups is fine). 

You will notice a lot of icky …

Homemade Deodorant that Really works - recipe with activated charcoal!

I've tried many "natural" deodorants and have always been super disappointed in the results. Either they smell like old lady or they just don't work very well. Not anymore! I made my own charcoal based deodrant.

I have heard great things about Primal Pit Paste  so I decided to try and make my own.
Mine was slightly messy...and black. But here's what worked for me - you can play around with the quantities to get a harder/softer, stronger/weaker, more/less scented deodorant.

1 Tbsp Coconut oil (the solid kind)
1/2 Tbsp Shea Butter
1 tsp magnesium chloride
(you could use Epsom salt if you don't have this - just grind it up first)
1 tsp charcoal (I used bamboo charcoal from room deodorizing pouch and ground it in my mortar and pestle.)
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp corn starch
10 drops of tea tree oil (or sub in another antibacterial oil like orange, lemon, or rosemary - be advised that lemon and orange will react with and deactivate your baking soda - turning it in…