I turn 40 today ….!
Or to be more precise, I turned 40 at 4:17 a.m. (East Coast U.S. time) this morning.
There is a part of me that’s upset about the whole thing …
40? Really?!?! Wasn’t I just 14 not that long ago? You know, back when 40 was “old” …
But a wise friend, or ten, recently reminded me that “Life begins at 40”
…. Ummm, right. I’ll let ya know in another decade.
But I have to say that 40 did begin a supremely high note thanks to my Twitter BFF @AspiringMama. I’m not exactly sure what I’ve done to deserve this great gift the universe was so kind to bestow upon me this last year, but I totally *heart* my Mexi-fro Momma.
She got me the best gift EVER!
A Pandora charm bracelet!!!! With a charm that reflects my social activism concerns.
Does she know me, or does she know me???
What makes this gift so great – beside the activism nod and that it reminds me of my childhood – is that somehow she knows exactly what I want but would never buy for myself. I’m guessing it’s because she’s a version of me that is slightly less black leather-loving, monster-obsessed, and lame-geek-nerdy freak.
In the spirit of “one good turn deserves another” I decided to use my aging process to conduct the first giveaway I’ve ever done on the blog.
Recently Eucerin sent me some products to test out from their Aquaphor line.
I was a little nervous about testing a product in the fear I might not like it – but I actually do love this stuff.
It isn’t fancy, but boy is it effective!!!
Take it from me, I have very “challenging skin” that just goes ballistic as soon as the first leaves on any tree within 500 miles begin to turn!
Both the Aquaphor Lip Repair and Aquaphor Healing Ointment worked wonders – and I’ve already gone and purchased more of the product to get me through the winter.
So here’s the giveaway deal!
I’d like to hear from you what was the best or worst birthday gift you ever received!
On December 2 one random winner will receive the following:
A 14 oz. jar of the Aquaphor Healing Ointment
an 8.4 oz. bottle of the Aquaphor Gentle Wash & Shampoo
Aquaphor Healing Ointment: Protects extremely dry, chapped, cracked or irritated skin and helps enhance the skin’s natural healing process. The multi-purpose ointment is safe to use on babies’ sensitive skin; it relieves chapped cheeks, treats diaper rash and relieves dry skin associated with eczema.
Aquaphor Gentle Wash & Shampoo: A convenient cleanser that gently cleanses both skin and hair. Enriched with soothing chamomile and provitamin B5, it is specially designed to be gentle for baby’s sensitive skin. Soap-free, fragrance-free, tear-free and pediatrician recommended.