Sunday, April 26, 2009

Summertime's calling me ... and telling me to host a giveaway!

After a weekend of 90 plus degree days, strawberry picking, and some margarita drinkin' I've got Summertime on my mind. With the temperatures on the rise and sundresses & sandals taking priority, a girls got to have a golden glow. And for all the fair skinned gals out there like me this does not include soaking in the rays!

I was lucky enough to test out a few of Not Soap, Radio's palates, glosses, and a souffle. Now you may be wondering, "What a crazy name for a cosmetic company!" It's ok, I did too. Upon asking a few "inquiring minds want to know" questions, I found out that the name came from a nonsense joke told to company founder Laura by a friend's uncle when she was 6. The joke goes – There are two polar bears taking a bath, one turns to the other and says, “Please pass the soap.” The other looks at him and says, “Not Soap, Radio.” Out of Laura's fond childhood memories and love of bathtime (you'll still find most of her books or magazine's with splash marks on them), Not Soap, Radio was born. They have a wide range of products from a sorority specific perfume to a palate of lipgloss & eye shadow designed specifically for the beautiful bridesmaid! (Keep an eye out for their new line of Lilly inspired line of scrubs and souffles debuting soon!) Out of my goodies I found two shining stars in my book: the "I'm not here, I'm really at the spa" body souffle & "I'm not here, I'm really longing poolside at a beachfront resort" bronzer palate. I am a rather picky customer when it comes to my body lotion. I prefer products with light-to-no scent. I was optimistic when i twisted off the mint green, black, and white lid of the body souffle to take a wiff. Pure clean and calming bliss (I even got a complement on the new scent)! The souffle has a thicker than lotion consistency, more like that of your grandmom's cold cream. After showering, the souffle goes on smooth and never greasy! While dressing for a double dinner date I decided to try out the bronzer palate "I'm not here, I'm really lounging poolside at a beachfront resort." The palate features a silky bronzer powder, 4 eye shadow options, and 4 lip glosses. It gave me a lovely and safe summertime glow.

Not Soap, Radio has graciously agreed to provide a bronzer palate to the first winner of my "Summertime's Calling Me Giveaway!" For the second winner, I've pulled together a few of my favorite summer things!

Rules: Since this giveaway is for two separate packages, part 1 is open to anyone and everyone. To win the "favorite summer things" package, you must be a follower of Barefoot in the Park (you can tell me you follow on reader if you don't blogger follow) and/or have commented within the last 2 months! (A perk for my regular park patrons!) Simply leave me a comment with your favorite thing about summer. The two winners will be chosen Thursday morning, April 30th. Good luck!

34 comments:

Northern Girl Southern Living said...

What a great giveway! My favorite thing about summer is going back to the camp I work at, It's such a great place and getting a tan in the process doesn't hurt either :)

Pink Julep said...

Since it's warm where I live all year long, my favorite thing about summer is that all my bosses go on a lot of trips & vacations!!! So the work load is a little lighter!

Great giveaway!!!

Red and White Preppy said...

Great giveaway :) My favorite thing about summer is long, sunny evenings spent with lovies that involve lots of laughter and fun!

Rachel Ann said...

What fun names for products! My favorite thing about summer is fresh tomatoes and the easiness of getting ready--skirt, polo, flips, done.

Preppy Money Penny said...

You are too sweet to host a giveaway! My favorite thing about summer is laying in my Nags Head Hammock with a yummy drink!

The Wife said...

My favorite thing about summer is not having to get up early to get my son on the 7:10 am school bus!

QueenBeeSwain said...

Hello Miss Barefoot Bird! Thank heavens I've commented and am a staid follower of you :)

I'd have to say my fav' thing about summer is lounging at the pool on the weekend in a fab bikini with lots of new magazines to read! could life get any better than that?!

kHm

Prep in the Big Apple said...

I love Not Soap, Radio. My favorite thing about summer is getting to wear flip flops all the time and going to Philharmonic in the Park in NY.

EmFabulousFunshine said...

my favorite thing about summer has always been my birthday and getting a break from school. This year i'm still itching to celebrate, but i will be stuck in grad summer school :-/

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I'm a loyal follower ;)

My favorite thing about Summer is beach trips to Florida =)

Mrs. Potts said...

What a great giveaway!
This loyal follower (& I believe commenter) loves sitting on my deck with Mr. Potts in the summer time. We're really worked to make it cozy & comfortable and there are days/afternoons/nights where we'll sit and relax and talk out there. Sometimes even napping.

Stereos and Souffles said...

Hmm, my favorite thing about summer...knowing fall is right around the corner! Seriously, I live in Florida where it's 95 degrees in the shade. I do love summer travel, exploring cities in the bright sunshine then stopping at an outdoor cafe for a cold drink.

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I love this giveaway! Sign. Me. Up. :-)

The Pink Tutu said...

How fun!! I'm a follower and have commented in the last two months. My favorite thing about summer is a trip to the beach. Lay out and play in the ocean by day and throw on a sundress and sip cocktails followed by a yummy dinner at night.

Molly said...

Hmm, my favorite thing about summer would be the weather. I just love the warm and sunny days. I'm a follower and of course I comment! Hope your having a wonderful Monday!

Erica said...

Fun giveaway..count me in!

My favorite thing about summer is beachin' it all day, coming home and showering, and then going out at night to an outdoor bar or restaurant and just hanging out with good friends :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes and the kind words for my layout! I used a basic plain template for my layout just to get the ground work and changed everything myself to fit what I wanted! Its still not perfect, but I'm really proud for teaching myself the html code! So thanks so much for the complement on my handy work!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Yay for 2 great giveaways! I'm so glad I qualify for both. What a fun way to do it! My favorite thing about summer is summer hours at the office. I'm out by 4 and its fantastic!

Jules said...

I'm a new follower and must say that I love your blog! Please count me in. My favorite thing about summer is laying by the pool with a good book or magazine.

Kate said...

Count me in! I am a follower too :)

Taryn said...

My favorite thing about summer is the 4th of July. I love getting together with the family back home for great food and fireworks.

(PS I follow you in google reader.)

Kim said...

Such a fun giveaway! My favorite thing about summer is going to the pool after work, bringing a few cocktails and cooling off on a hot day!

And I'm a follower and commenter
:-)

Well I Do Declare said...

Yes, please! I can't wait for summer!!! My favorite part of summer... everything? Dresses, Music, Cocktails, Warm Breezes, the Water, etc!

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

my favorite thing about summer is going to the beach and riding the jet skiis, or just working on my tan while sipping a margarita! plus schools out!!

Team Clancy said...

What a fab giveaway! Of course I am a follower and commenter! My favorite thing about summer is easy - painted toe nails and flip flops. It just doesn't get any better than that!

capperson said...

My favorite thing about summer is being able to go swimming. I have always loved to swim. When I was little, my granny and grandpa had a big garden and my cousins and me would have to shell butterbeans or peas or snap them or shuck corn or peel skin off new potatoes and tomatoes for canning. My granny wouldnt let us go swimming until we got done. It felt good to go out there and go swimming afterwards. During the summer i spend a good deal of time swimming with my niece and nephew. It's a great stress reliever and a great exercise. My parents almost brought a new house without a swimming pool and they backed out because they knew how much we liked to swim. I cant wait!!!

I am also a follower!

Belle on Heels said...

ooh what a sweet giveaway :) i am obvi a follower/commenter. my favorite thing about summer (other than my birthday) is camping!! we grew up camping every summer when i was little with our family friends and there is nothing like it. it's cheap, there are s'mores, hot dogs, and beer, and you get to be out in nature (and at a higher elevation, where it's a wee bit cooler!)

Sara said...

Oh! Enter me! I'm a follower and I sure think I've commented in the last two months! I've been a blogger if I haven't. :)

Jodi said...

I follow :) what a lovely giveaway

my favorite thing about summer is the smell of fresh cut grass..

Denim and Pearls said...

Pick me! Oooh, ooh, pick me!! :)

My favorite summertime thing is a sundress, a summer breeze, and an ice cold beer on a fab night out with friends.

And I am definitely a follower.

b is for brown said...

i happily follow. i love the vitamin k i get from the sun. i love my first sunburn and being tan! i love the smell of suntan lotion!

Morgan said...

I love summer and the warm weather! It just seems people are happier in the summer! Love the giveaway! Oh and I am a follower!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Awesome giveaway! I love the warm summer weather, looking forward to spending more time on the weekend just going to the beach!

I am a follower!

CAC muffin said...

i love it! of course i'm a follower and have posted a comment yesterday i think haha! My favorite thing about summer is tan lines. I know its sounds odd but theres soemthing younth and cute to me about summer tan lines!