Sunday, May 05, 2013

P&G Mother's Day Spa Giveaway! { $95 Value } #PGMom @PGInsider #spon


May is sort of bitter sweet for me. Especially this year.

In May of 2008, we discovered that we were pregnant with Little One. That was one of the happiest days of my life. It was also the 6 year anniversary of my Father-in-law's death.

May was always a happy time for me, because I got to spend Mother's Day with my grandmother and spoil her. She used to come visit us on the Island and I'd throw a big Mother's Day meal together with flowers for all the moms - My grandma, my mom, my mother-in-law, my aunt, and my sister-in-law. My my grandmother wasn't on the Island, I'd get to talk to her on the phone or go to Montreal for a Mother's Day brunch at my aunt's house to celebrate with my grandmother.

In May (end of April, actually) of last year, my then 3 year old daughter and I made the very long plane ride to the Philippines to be with my grandmother in her last days of life. She died in May.

Every time I catch the scent of Olay moisturizer (or any Olay product), I think of my grandmother. My grandmother swore by Olay products. It was her "brand".  To be honest, it makes me happy and nostalgic, yet deeply saddened at the same time. It probably sounds really crazy that a product or brand can bring back memories and have such a powerful effect on a person, but it does.

My grandmother was always so glamorous. Her hair was always perfectly in place, and she routinely applied her Olay moisturizer and her signature red lipstick.

This May marks the one year anniversary of her death. I'm still weepy. The funny thing is that every month, P&G sends me a package in the mail and recently, there have been a lot of Olay products included in those parcels!  It kind of makes me laugh, because it's almost as though my grandmother is reminding me that she's still around and living in our hearts and our memories.

I keep thinking of the fun times with my grandmother. She loved her Spa Days and getting her manicure and pedicure done!

Spa Days remind me of my grandmother. Being able to sit back, enjoy some pampering, and take care of yourself is so very important.

This is why it makes me happy to be able to give my readers a chance to enter a...

P&G Mother's Day Spa Giveaway!


Enough about me walking down memory lane! Mother's Day has always been a time for us to pamper the mothers in our lives (including my grandmother)! What better way to do so than with a Spa Day? Here's what one lucky Life on Manitoulin reader will win:


P&G is providing a Mother’s Day Spa bundle valued at $95*. The bundle includes:  


  • Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle
  • Pantene Repair & Protect Conditioner 
  • Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo 
  • Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum 
  • Pantene Stylers Hairspray Flexible Hold
  •  COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine 
  • COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara 
  • Olay Massaging Bar Soap 
  • One Free Clairol Hair Colour Coupon 
  • COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm 


I use all of the above products and am thrilled to be able to give this Mother's Day Spa package to one of my readers! Good luck!

TO ENTER:

Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form. Open to residents of Canada. Ends May 13, 2013 at 12AM EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway




DISCLAIMERS: Products may not be exactly as shown. I am a P&G Mom. As part of my affiliation with this group, I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are always my own, are never influenced by brand relationships, and are not paid unless otherwise stated (“sponsored post”). 
By entering the contest, you agree that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program; however, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected.

82 comments:

Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens said...

Oh my goodness Christine...Your Grandmother was gorgeous young & old! I know how much it hurts to lose a loved one, but I have no doubt that she is watching you from above and feeling so proud at what a beautiful & kind Mom you are! **Hugs**

leanne_mac said...

pedicures because I like pretty toes

Annie1 said...

I would love the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because sometimes its nice to be quiet and have a lovely scent fill the room!

I love a good massage from time to time; gets all the stress out of my muscles.

Thanks

RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

Christine McN said...

Kristen:
Ahhh! Thank you so much! I was actually having a REALLY tough time writing this post! It's so weird how P&G keeps sending Olay products that remind me so much of my grandmother! I miss her terribly!

Doris Calvert said...

The Febreeze Candle!

Olivia L said...

I'm especially interested in the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine because it's such a gorgeous colour!

Yan Deng said...

Olay Massaging Bar Soap - to smell nice the whole day

Danielle said...

My favourite item is the candle because it seems more luxurious and out of the ordinary than the other items.

Dreena said...

My favourite item is this: Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle. I think it is great to create a "spa" atmosphere in a nice bath by candlelight.

Thanks.
p.s. it is a beautiful photo of you and your grandmother.

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

The COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine would be my choice because it sounds lovely (like the photo you posted!)

MsAspy said...

Hello, LoM.
My Mother's favourite item would be the free product coupon for a Clairol hair colour. Her second favourite item would be the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle.
Thank you so very much for this chance to win my Mother such a wonderful prize pack from Life on Manitoulin and P&G.

Skees said...

My favourite Spa item is a nice cup of Herbal tea because it taste great and helps me relax.

Rene Beaubien said...

The COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara - because a little of this makes me look like i slept last night!

Christine McN said...

MsAspy:
Aww! You're very welcome! Good luck! :)

Christine McN said...

Heidi:
That's one of my favourites too! I love the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss! Grapevine is a great shade too!

Christianna said...

My grandmother was not into too many beauty products, but I do remember the smell of lavendar. Smell is one of the biggest memory triggers. My grandmother used to have lavender hanging in her car, it made the car smell so good. I planted lavender in my garden, used lavender bath salts and keep dried lavender beside my bed. Everytime I smell it, it takes me back to riding in her car as we travelled to picnics or on an adventure. Memories.

Christine McN said...

Dreena:
Thanks so much. That is Little One in the photo with us! That was the first time my grandmother met and got to hold her great granddaughter.

gibberish said...

The Febreze candle caught my eye. I really enjoy candles & have not tried a Febreze one yet, so I am curious about the scent.
My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

bwright said...

The candle would be my favourite item. Along with a pedicure. This would make me so relaxed.

Brenda Penton said...

Not sure if you meant my favourite item in this prize pack or any spa item.

If in the prize pack, it would be the Pantene Overnight Miracle Repair Serum.

Otherwise it would be a nice relaxing foot bath :)

Jeannie Lam said...

My favourite spa item is the nail gloss. Nothing makes me feel better and prettier than nicely painted nails and toes.

Victoria Ess said...

My favourite product is the Olay Massaging Bar Soap, because it sounds like such a treat in the shower!

Ashley said...

I love getting a facial! It is something so refreshing and relaxing :)

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Jennifer L. said...

My favourite spa item is the massage because it's so relaxing.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

Jonnie (JB) said...

I love the Febreze candles. The scents are balanced so perfectly. I love to light one while I relax in the tub.

Sydney Bows said...

I like the febreze candles, as they make bathtime so much more relaxing.

Vesper Meikle said...

The olay soap - hopeful to help smooth my skin

meikleblog at gmail dot com

jackiekatie1105 said...

Febreze candles love the smell and love candles

Belinda M said...

My favorite item is the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because I love candles

Lori Bazan said...

The Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle would be perfect paired with a glass of wine and a hot jetted bubble bath! Your grandmother looks so young which is great advertising for Oil of Olay! I swear by cover girl foundation but I am most in need of the hair colour!! Huge roots showing.

Jason said...

I know exactly what you you mean Christine :) Fleecy is my Brand, every time I smell it I think of my Grandmother as it was also her brand!

Lori Butler said...

oh dear, besides everything, I would say the candle, I love candles

Glogirl said...

My favourite item is the COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm because I love lip products!

Bee W Bedard said...

love hanging baskets with flowers

Kate Fuller said...

My favorite item is the Febreze candle because I love candles.

Erin D said...

Christine, your grandmother was lovely and you look just like her. I'm glad that you're able to enjoy the good memories.

Fan R. said...

I think COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine would be my fav as nail treat is the best for me and my mom.

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Dianne said...

My favorite is the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine because I like to paint my nails and it looks like a pretty colour.

sarah sar said...

the Olay massage soap bar looks so relaxing!

texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

suzie said...

I would like the Olay massage soap bar , love the thought of a massage

ksceviour said...

I love the COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara !! I have always used and loved Covergirl makeup products,and I need new mascara,,this would be a nice gift,thanks :)

(Karla Sceviour)

silverneon2000 said...

I like the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle as it would be relaxing

Londia

silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

Shirley said...

I like the Febreze candle because they make my bathroom smell so good.

loven mommy said...

what a great prize pack. I hope you don't mind, I was on another blog about waxing and found a link to your site
(for a funny waxing story) in a comment and came over to check you out. my fav would be the nail gloss or the candle. I love to do my nails but rarely take the time and I just love when my house smells nice so the candle would be perfect.

JeannetteNL said...

I would love most everything but I am always a sucker for candles. Nothing better than a few nice scented candles burning in the evening. ;-)

fesspoire said...

My fave P&G spa item is the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because I love candles and this scent would be perfect for soaking in the tub.
Rafflecopter name: Jay Tee

torlonias said...

The COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm because I wear gloss every day.
Rafflecopter - Natalie T

Sweet Panda said...

My favourite is Olay Massaging Bar Soap because I enjoy the quiet time I get when I take my shower and I would love to try out this massaging bar

privyseel said...

my fave item is the Olay Massaging Bar Soap because i love trying new soaps.
rafflecopter ~ rachelle t.

Dayna W said...

My favourite is the nailpolish, because it's always so much fun painting toenails with girlfriends.

June Lisle said...

Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because the smell could put you in such a good mood.

June Lisle said...

Oh so sorry. Tired dumb moment. I am not from Canada. Please remove my entries.

Lindsay Cyr said...

Great story about your grandmother, I'm so glad you got to spend time with her and she got to meet your daughter! My favorite item is the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle, I love candles and love the Vanilla scent.

flowerchild said...

My favourite is the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because I love having a scented candle going at night.
thanks

Nicolthe pickle said...

Hugs* I'm sorry about your grandmother.

My fav product is the mascara. I haven't tried it yet, but am in great need of a new one.

J said...

My favourite product is the shampoo b/c we use Pantene.

tobyhir said...

Definitely the clump crusher mascara...i hate those clumps!! :)

Anu Chopra said...
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Anu Chopra said...

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Grapevine is my favorite spa item- there's just something about getting my nails done that make a girl feel *beautiful*!

SG said...

Would love the mascara - I'm almost out!

lelalacc said...

my fave item would be the Pantene Stylers Hairspray Flexible Hold. Seems like a good hairspray, that still lets your hair move, and would not be too expensive.

entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

Faa said...

The massaging bar soap. I need massage. Hope I get someone give me a massage too. lol

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Ann said...

My favourite item would be the Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because it creates a relaxing atmosphere.

Rebby said...

Clairol Hair colour!

Kristi R. said...

The mascara!

Catherine Kelly said...

Tongiht it's the Febreeze candle. We made fish for dinner. :-)

Erin said...

I love the Olay Soap, because it has such a great smell!

MrDisco said...

Olay Massaging Bar Soap is my fav because it gets the knots out of my muscles after a long day at the stove cooking up #Bacon

Tammy D said...

I love the COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss because I'm a nail polish Junkie and I love purple!

tammy dalley on rafflecopter

maria said...

I would like the mascara as i love CG mascara's.

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Sandra mitchell said...

The repair and protect conditioner because my hair gets so tangled at the base of my neck

Kathy Brown said...

So many good products to choose from. So nice of you to share this package of pampering. Thank you!

Kathy Brown said...

So many wonderful products, how can you choose only one! Thank you for sharing

AmberXXX said...

Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because vanilla is my favorite scent and i collect candels

AmberXXX said...

Febreze Vanilla & Moonlight Candle because vanilla is my favorite scent and i collect candles

Janet McNeil said...

I like the olay products because they are one of the few that don't bother my skin or my eyes.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to say the mascara
Jan

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to try the Pantene repair shampoo and conditioner. My hair is so thin and fine that it needs help. Thank you

Kathy Crenshaw

Tricia said...

My favourite Mother's Day Spa Day item is the COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara because I'm all about the mascara - it really opens my eyes up!

jackiekatie1105 said...

the hair dye

Jennifer said...

The Hair Color to cover up my 40's Greys! But all of it really! Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Mother's Day

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Mother's Day Opportunity! It will make any woman happy to receive these gifts.
I especially like the Pantene shampoo and conditioners.
I had my hair permed and now my hair has very dry ends...it should help a great deal.
Thanks again.

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