Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sibu Beauty - Review and Giveaway!

Sibu Beauty is a remarkable company with products focused around the sea buckthorn berry. I hadn't heard of this superfruit before so I was intrigued. The sea buckthorn berry is an orange berry that is rich in Omega (3, 6, and the rare 7) fatty acids, which are beneficial to our health and protect against free-radical damage. It is harvested in Tibet and Sibu makes a point of ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions for the people who harvest the berries.

I've had the opportunity to try a few of Sibu Beauty's products. I've tried the revitalize and renew liquid supplement, which is a juice primarily made from the sea buckthorn berry. It tastes like a yummy fruit juice, kind of exotic, and is a beautiful orange colour. The juice promotes healthy hair, nails and skin, and is a great source of those Omega fatty acids.

The repair and protect sea buckthorn facial cream is fabulous. I love the smell and the light consistency and the subtle citrusy scent of this cream. I also love the packaging - it comes in a glass bottle with a pump, very high-end in style and looks great on my counter! The Omega 7 in the cream helps boost collagen production.

I also tried the cleanse and detox sea buckthorn facial soap. I liked the smell initially, it is (to my nose) kind of like a mix between orange and jojoba, but now that my high-intensity pregnancy smelling superpower has kicked in I find the scent too strong. But while I was using it, before I became a bloodhound, I liked the way it left my skin feeling soft and clean, and I did not feel that my skin was dried out or screaming for moisturizer. The soap is all natural and lathers up really nicely.

The last item I got to review was the sea buckthorn seed oil. This oil is used as a topical treatment for skin problems (and I'm, unfortunately, like a poster child for skin conditions). I really was looking forward to testing this one out. It is 100% therapeutic grade organic sea buckthorn seed oil. Very intriguing. BUT... sadly for me, the package insert instructs to consult your health care practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and because my doctor has never heard of it, I decided to live on the cautious side and haven't tried it. It's probably fine but with my history, I'm not taking any chances. So this one I can't weigh in on, but would love to hear if anyone has!

My photo doesn't really do the products justice, but here it is (and please excuse my freak show of an orchid):
Sibu Beauty has VERY generously offered not one, but two fantastic packages, so two of my lucky readers will have a chance to try their natural products:

Package #1: Sibu Beauty’s Beauty & Wellness Package (ARV $55.85 US):
  • Cleanse & Detox Facial Soap,
  • Revitalize & Renew Liquid Supplement,
  • Repair & Protect Facial Cream.
Package #2: Sibu Beauty Anti-Aging Package (ARV $69.95 US):
  • Cellular Support Gel Caps (note to my vegetarian friends: these do contain gelatin),
  • Age Defying Eye Cream,
  • Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil.
The giveaway: One winner will receive the Beauty and Wellness Package, and one winner will receive the Anti-Aging Package!

How to enter: Head over to Sibu Beauty and let me know what product intrigues you, OR one thing that you learned there. Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner! Also (and this is mandatory!) - please leave in your first comment WHICH of the two packages you would like to win!

Extra entries (please leave an extra comment for each. If you already do any of these things, leave the comment - you do get the entry for it!):
  • Visit the Sibu Beauty Blog and tell me something you learned there.
  • Follow Sibu Beauty on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Tweet about this giveaway for ONE entry, this is not a daily! You can use this if you like:
    Win 1 of 2 @Sibu_Beauty prizes at Emily's Latest. Natural, Organic and Gorgeous! @emilyisland http://bit.ly/dbgvwX US/CAN 8/26
  • Like Sibu Beauty on Facebook (leave your first name and last inital for verification)
  • Follow my blog (publicly) – 2 entries, leave 2 comments
  • Add my blog button to your blog– 2 entries, leave 2 comments (please leave a link to your blog)
I will be verifying comments so please actually do the things you say you do ☺

Please be sure to include your email address if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends August 26th at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!

Prize will be shipped by sponsor. Note for Canadian entrants: Sibu Beauty is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge. For what it's worth, I was not charged any additional fees at the border on my order.

118 comments:

  1. The Sibu body lotion sounds amazing. My arms could use some repair!
    (not pregnant just gmail.com)

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  2. I follow you on twitter.
    (notpregnantjust)
    not pregnant just gmail

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  3. I follow Sibu on twitter.
    (notpregnantjust)
    not pregnant just gmail

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  4. I follow your blog.
    (I also would like the beauty & wellness package)

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  5. I tweeted about the giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/notpregnantjust/status/21029597376

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  6. I liked Sibu on facebook.
    Michelle M.

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  7. I like the Sea buckthorn facial cream jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  8. I follow Sibu Beauty on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  9. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  10. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/21109590227 jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  11. I follow your blog #1 jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  12. I follow your blog #2 jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  13. button #1: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  14. button #2: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  15. i like the Sea buckthorn facial soap

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  16. i follow sibu beauty on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  17. i follow you on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  18. tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/21112997213

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  19. i like sibu beauty on facebook (jen reda)

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  20. i follow your blog (redfuzzycow) #1

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  21. i follow your blog (redfuzzycow) #2

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  22. your button is on my blog www.redfuzzycow.blogspot.com #1

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  23. your button is on my blog www.redfuzzycow.blogspot.com #2

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  24. The Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil is of interest to me because the website states it can relieve symptoms of acne-something I still deal with!

    Package #1 would be my first choice.

    (e-mail is in profile)

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  25. From the Sibu Beauty Blog I learned that "sea buckthorn is an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6 and 9."

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  26. I follow Sibu Beauty on Twitter @glogirl3

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  27. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/21117159041

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  28. I "like" Sibu Beauty on FB. (Amy M)

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  29. I followed link from giveawayscout.com for this contest, mainly because I like all natural products. I went to Sibu's website and learned that they are all natural, paraben free, and provide fair wages to the native Tibetans that harvest the product. I would like package #1 or #2, but #1 would be my first choice.

    Dawn Miya
    dawnmiya@yahoo.com

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  30. I follow your blog.

    Dawn Miya
    dawnmiya@yahoo.com

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  31. I follow Sibu's blog now. I watched the vlog by Michele to hear her review of the products that she has been using for the last couple months. Sounds like she really likes the facial bar and moisturizer.

    Dawn Miya
    dawnmiya@yahoo.com

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  32. I learned that the Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil helps relieve Rosacea, Acne, Eczema

    I would love Package #1 but would be thrilled to win either one of them. Thanks for the chance.
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  33. On their blog I learned that during a recent survey 95% of respondents said that the Sibu Beauty products made their skin feel softer/smoother and would definitely recommend the product to a friend
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  34. Following Sibu Beauty on twitter (asmithonline)
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  35. Following you on twitter (asmithonline)
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  36. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/asmithonline/status/21207062851
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  37. I like Sibu Beauty on facebook (Abby Smith)
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  38. Following you publicly on google friend connect (asmithonline) #1
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

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  39. Following you publicly on google friend connect (asmithonline) #2
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  40. I'm actually most interested in the Cellular Support Gel Caps! I truly believe that beauty comes from within, and starts with nutrition, so I love the idea that a product that provides Omega 7 fatty acids and fights free radicals can make you feel AND look better!

    If I were the lucky winner, I'd be THRILLED with either prize, but since I would love to try the Cellular Support Gel Caps, I'll say the second prize pack would be my preferred prize.

    Thanks for this great chance!!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  41. I learned that Sibu Beauty could help me become an arm wrestling champ! LOL...I watched the 'The Power is in the Berry' video! :)

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  42. I already follow Sibu Beauty on Twitter as hybroanglid!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  43. Brand new follower of YOU on Twitter as hybroanglid! :)
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  44. I tweeted this giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/21247249678
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  45. I LIKE Sibu Beauty on Facebook!
    (Heather S ChaffeR)
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  46. I am already a follower via GFC!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow via GFC!
    #2
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  48. I learned that the SB berries contain the rare Omega 7 which provides cellular support and healthy skin, hair and nails.

    And I'd like to win Package #1: Beauty & Wellness Package

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I “LIKE” Sibu on Facebook! ID: Lynda Castillo

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I follow Sibu on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  51. I’m your twitter follower. ID: Lyndadawinda

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  52. 1- I grabbed your button and posted it here:

    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  53. 2- I grabbed your button and posted it here:

    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  54. 1- I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  55. 2- I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  56. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lyndadawinda/status/21252875444

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  57. The Sea buckthorn facial cream sounds wonderful!

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  58. @busyworkingmama follows sibu on twitter

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  59. busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

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  60. The cleans and detox facial soap keep catching my eye!

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  61. I follow vi aGFC!

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  62. I follow via GFC!

    Megan
    mommyminded at gmail dot com

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  63. The sea buckthorn facial cream seems great! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  64. I learned that 95% of respondents said that the Sibu Beauty products made their skin feel softer/smoother and would definitely recommend the product to a friend .. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  65. I follow you via GFC. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  66. I follow you via GFC entry #2. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  67. I like Sea buckthorn facial cream and I would prefer the second anti-aging package.

    burcuacar1624(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. I would be very interested in Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil because my son has very bad eczema and corticosteroids not helping at all. I am open to natural medicine.

    vkt_in@yahoo.ca

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  69. Sea Buckthorn Berry is an excellent source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9!
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  70. I would like to win package 2!
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  71. Sea Buckthorn berries contain the rare Omega 7!
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  72. I follow this blog! 1
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  73. I follow this blog! 2
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  74. The Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream and I would like to win the beauty package.

    Thanks!

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  75. The age defying eye cream. I would love the anti-aging package.

    mromo55@gmail.com

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  76. The repair and protect facial cream really interests me. I would like to win the beauty package. my email is girl23rocks@hotmail.com
    Thank you!

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  77. The Sea buckthorn Omega 7 softgel supplement intrigues me.

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  78. Sibu Beauty is the global leader of premium sea buckthorn berry- based nutritional and personal care products
    This is from the Sibu Beauty blog
    My email is ehesketh@gmail.com

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  79. I am following you on twitter
    My id - ehesketh
    My email - ehesketh@gmail.com

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  80. I am following Sibu-Beauty on twitter
    My id - ehesketh
    My email - ehesketh@gmail.com

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  81. I tweeted about the giveaway - my id ehesketh
    My email ehesketh@gmail.com
    I would like package 1

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  82. I'd love to try Sea buckthorn facial soap!

    and I'm interested in package #1
    osggiveaways at gmail dot com

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  83. following you on twitter (@HappyReviews)
    osggiveaways at gmail dot com

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  84. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/HappyReviews/statuses/21719923955
    osggiveaways at gmail dot com

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  85. following publicly via GFC
    osggiveaways at gmail dot com
    #1

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  86. following publicly via GFC
    osggiveaways at gmail dot com
    #2

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  87. got your button!
    www.happilysouthernreviews.blogspot.com
    osggiveaways at gmail dot com
    #1

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  88. got your button!
    www.happilysouthernreviews.blogspot.com
    osggiveaways at gmail dot com
    #2

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  89. The Sea buckthorn liquid supplement sounds great and I love the 100% natural part!

    patriciaaguirre21@yahoo.com

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  90. I like Sibu Beauty on facebook
    Patricia Aguirre

    patriciaaguirre21@yahoo.com

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  91. I follow your Blog

    patriciaaguirre21@yahoo.com

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  92. I'd like to try their body cream. #1 would be my pick, but either one sounds great!

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  93. I would like to try the sea buckthorn facial soap, as I've been having trouble finding a soap that doesn't make my face break out. So I would love to win the Beauty package. Thank you.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  94. I would really like to try these products. I would be interested in the anti aging products. The softgel supplement is really intriguing to me

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  95. I would pick package #1 and I think the body cream!
    Missmich911 at aol dot com

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  96. I went to their site - the product I would like to try is the Sea buckthorn liquid supplement. I like how it helps with energy levels and improves skin tone and texture. If I won I would choose Package #1: Sibu Beauty’s Beauty & Wellness Package (although I'd happily take package #2 if #1 was taken).
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  97. I follow your blog (psychdog).
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  98. I follow your blog (publicly)- psychdog. #2
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  99. I went to their blog and watched the video "The Power is in the Berry". It's hilarious. I also read that they have a 95% approval rating on their skin care products.
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  100. I'm interested in the Sea buckthorn liquid supplement because it is good for skin tone, hair, and sustaining energy levels. Yum. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  101. Twitter friend of Sibu (pricelessteam). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  102. Facebook friend of Sibu (Priceless Writers). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  103. I learned on Sibu Beauty blog that Women's Day reviewed on of their products and they got a high rating! Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  104. Twitter friend of you (pricelessteam). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  105. Im a Google Connect Friend. #1 Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  106. Im a Google Connect Friend. #2 Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  107. I'm intrigued by the Sea buckthorn facial cream. I would like to win package #1 (though 2 is pretty cool too.)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    laurapita4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. I love that they are 100% natural!

    also, I would love to win #2!

    cobb(dot)ja(at)gmail.com

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  109. I'm intrigued by the Sea Buckthorn Body Cream since it is for all skin types.
    JustCoupons@triad.rr.com

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  110. Tweeted http://twitter.com/Just_Coupons/status/22213611033

    Forgot to put what pkg I would want to win with my mandatory entry!! I would prefer pkg #2.
    JustCoupons@triad.rr.com

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  111. At their blog I learned that numerous scientific studies have concluded that sea buckthorn demonstrates the ability to improve hair, nail and skin tone/texture, digestive wellness and promotes healthy aging.
    JustCoupons@triad.rr.com

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  112. I learnt that they follow FSC standards towards shipping. I would go for 'Package #1: Sibu Beauty’s Beauty & Wellness Package'. Thanks for the giveaway.

    thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  113. I tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/Thabal628/status/22229893692.

    thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  114. Never heard of the Sea Buckthorn Berry and that it has been used for 1300 years!

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Hey, why not leave a comment? I'd love to hear what you think. If you're entering a giveaway, be sure to leave your email address if it's not set to public in your profile!