One of the hardest parts of being a new vegan (or even an old seasoned vegan) is trying to keep up with all the new products out there. I must have spent over $50 looking for the "right" vegan cheese my first year being a vegan and I have over 50 vegan/vegetarian cookbooks in my arsenal but not all the recipes are the greatest. I’m the first born so I’m used to being a Guinea Pig and now I’m your Vegan Guinea Pig. So here are my recommendations and critiques. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

GIVEAWAY!!!! Tom's of Maine New 24 Hour Odor Protection Natural Deoderant

In great sadness I must announce that summer is almost over, just in case you didn’t know. Temperatures here in the great state of Georgia have quickly dropped from the high 80s and 90s in August to the low 60s and 70s as soon as the calendar changed to September. But before summer officially ends I have to slip in one more natural deodorant review and a GIVEAWAY!

The crafty folks over at Tom’s of Maine have come out with yet another new natural deodorant. The new 24 Hour Odor Protection Long Lasting Deodorant Line in Beautiful Earth and Mountain Spring scent. If you’re an experienced purveyor of the natural deodorant section of your local store then you’ve probably seen Tom’s of Maine’s older version of this product called Long Lasting Deodorant. The older model was good but not great. Your experience wearing it all hinged on what you defined as long-lasting as opposed to what Tom (yep, we’re on a first name basis) believed was long-lasting. But now Tom is boldly throwing out a defined time frame 24 whole hours. Well, I put Tom to the test. After all, 24 hours of odor protection in Maine during August is a little different than 24 hours of odor protection in Georgia in August.

If you follow me on twitter then you know that I spent a solid 16 hours (a girl does have to sleep) sniffing my armpits every hour on the hour through a day of class, work, errand running and a light outdoor workout in the middle of August. To my surprise this stuff really does work! I was a little unsure of the scents at first (nothing compares to my Bay-Lime love) but as the day wore on it worked out perfectly. My only complaint is that after a few uses this solid stick begins to turn into a semi-solid. Kinda ½ gel ½ solid and begins to feel a bit slimy when you first apply it. The slimy feeling goes away as the deodorant begins to work but it does take a bit of getting used to.

So now it’s time for you to try Tom’s of Maine’s new 24 Hour Odor Protection Long-Lasting Deodorant for yourself. But wait…I did say something about a giveaway didn’t I? The good folks over in Tom’s magic deodorant factory were nice enough to send me over a sample of each scent and I’d love to pass one on to you! I tested using the Beautiful Earth scent so the Mountain Spring is up for grabs!

The rules of the giveaway are very simple - leave a comment below telling me why you love (or hate) summer and on September 10th I’ll pick one lucky person using a random number generator to win. Please remember to leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you win. You can enter as many times as you like over the next week. Good Luck!

33 comments:

  1. I love summer for all the delicious watermelon I get to eat. But I hate having to worry about if my deordorant has what it takes to keep me fresh all day so I'd love to win the giveaway. I've never been to the mountains so I'd be cool if I could at least smell like I have.

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  2. I love summer because all of my favorite produce is available then, but I hate it because of the humidity and the heat. They make me cranky and sweaty. I need extra deodorant!

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  3. On the grand scale of summer I've finally been tipped to the side of liking it. I love it because I can ride my bike everywhere, I can pick tomatoes out of my garden, I can eat breakfast on my front stoop, I can sit outside and read, and of course - because the watermelon is plentiful and sweet tea doesn't get any better than a hot July day.

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  4. I love summer... because autumn is right around the corner!

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  5. I love summer... because autumn is right around the corner!

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  6. I'm still in school, although it's grad school. I love summer because it still has that lazy feel, even though i have to go to school to work. I also love how empty the campus is during the summer, like the whole thing belongs to the grad students :)

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  7. I love summer! My birthday is in August, the days are long, and the farmers market is open! Unfortunately, I sweat like a fat 12-year-old boy, despite being a rather petite 30-year-old woman. I've tried Tom's long-lasting formula, and although it worked pretty well through the work day, it kind of pooped out after 7 - 8 hours. I think most folks plan to get through the work day without reapplying, so I wasn't terribly impressed. Plus, the long-lasting formula doesn't come in the calendula scent that I love.

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  8. I love the heat of summer as long as I don't have to be active. Generally overheated = grumpy for me! But oodles of fresh peaches make up for it a bit, I guess. :) -Eve

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  9. I love all the fresh berries! oh, and not being cold.

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  10. i hate sweating in the summer. but i love the sunshine! and i would love to try this new toms product!

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  11. I LOVE SUMMER IN THE MTNS! No sweating just glorious wildflowers and smell of the pines. Sunny blue skies and cool temperatures. What's NOT to like! :)

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  12. I love summer because of the fresh produce available. But I hate it because it's hot.

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  13. I love the summer first of all because my birthday is in July! The season possesses a sense of freedom that is unique. So many things: light and airy summer fabrics, fresh fruits and veggies, summer vacations and best of all..summer nights. They hold some of my favorite memories: Driving in a convertible on a clear, warm night in CA or hearing the crickets and frogs singing in the night at my grandparents'house in MD. Bliss :-)

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  14. I Love summer because I am a beach person and I love to swim. And errr swimming is a ton more fun if it is warm out.

    I feel badly as I write this as if I am cheating on other seasons. Truth is I love all four seasons and I too am enjoying the fall up here in baltimore. Baltimore is not so nice but I like that we get to have all 4 seasons. Thank you!!

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  15. I live in San Francisco. I love summer because I get to wear all my cute jackets. The ones made for 60 degree weather.

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  16. I love summer b/c it means trips to the beach!! :)

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  17. I looove summer because of all of the travel opportunities I have! But I hate summer because I live in Texas and we had a summer of record high temps the whole summer. 70+ days above 100 degrees :(

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  18. i love summer, but i don't care for the bugs. i have big mosquito problems where i live (because of poor drainage plans on the part of my apartment building). i could definitely do without those.

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  19. i hate summer b/c I live where the temps get above 106+ degrees F. Sweating is no fun!

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  20. My favorite part about Summer is Farmers Market!!

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  21. I love knowing that it won't rain at all, which is great when planning an outdoor event!

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  22. My least favorite part of summer is swim suits. My favorite part is BBQ cooking on the grill! Veggie kebabs, seitan, etc. I LOVE grilled corn, too. (Secret- grill then put on earth balance and old bay seasoning. holla!)

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  23. My favorite part about summer is my birthday! :D

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  24. I love summer, I think my favorite parts are tomatoes and swimming. And swimming with tomatoes.

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  25. I love summer because of all the great produce, and I especially love daylight savings time for the longer sunlight.

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  26. I love summer because it means that I am required to be awake and functioning far less.
    I hate summer because it ended!

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  27. i love summer because it's hot and saves us from the miserable cold of winter.

    i hate summer because it's hot and i can't wait for it to be winter again!

    ...wait a minute... something isn't right about this.

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  28. I hate summer because I live in South Florida and it is so hot!

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  29. I love summer because the kids are out of school and I'm stress-free with no homework worries and we're having fun!

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  30. I love summer because it's not September to April when there's some holiday that requires cooking an elaborate meal. Everything is easy!

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  31. Summer is not my favorite time because I can't bring my dog with me on errands because it is too hot!! :-)

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