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bridal bliss and giveaway!

September 1, 2009

Happy 1st of September. Can you believe summer has come and gone so quickly?

This past weekend was great! We went to one of my friend’s bridal shower in PA. I went with my friends Lauren and Meg and it was our first πŸ™‚ We played field hockey in college with the bride to be, so it was so nice to be able to be with her on this special day. The food was amazing, and the bride’s sister had printed out recipe cards for each of the dishes they had there. I made sure to grab the sangria one πŸ™‚

The cake was BEAUTIFUL! It was a white chocolate mousse cake, and has gorgeous white chocolate massive shavings on the top with roses. I am not really a big fan of cake, but I made sure to grab a slice and have a few bites to taste. Cake has always been a little too sweet for me, but it was gorgeous nonetheless.

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We had to pair off in teams of three’s and was given 3 pieces of tissue paper, 1 5 pc of toilet paper and 3 paper clips to make a veil. Oh don’t worry… all 3 of us tried it on. Even though we didn’t win… sigh…. it was the prettiest veil there haha.

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I don’t know why but all my pics of the bride came up blurry…. rats.

After the shower we drove back to Baltimore and managed to drag ourselves out πŸ˜‰ Fun night out with friends just never get old. And to add… Firefly sweet tea vodka with water and lemons are my new favorite drink. amazing.

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Okay, I have a giveaway for you lovelies. I was given the chance to try a packet of Ponds Towelettes. I personally had loved these sorts of towelettes because of their convenience. Last winter when I went to Bikram yoga I always had a packet of these in my yoga bag. I hate the feeling of a dirty face when I sweat like crazy and especially when my makeup has smeared all over my face during the sweat sesh. These were the perfect way to get a clean swipe, and get the makeup off and feel refreshed. They were also in a nice little package so they were easy to bring with me.Β  What’s also nice is that at night sometimes I’m so tired and exhausted that the last thing I feel like doing is going into the bathroom and washing my face. sad i know. BUT those are the nights when I’ll use one of these toweletes that takes about 2 seconds to clean your face up and I don’t go to bed with makeup on and its as simple as that.Β  The Pond’s Towelettes have even won Best Beauty Editor’s Choice award from Allure Magazine.

Katie has given me the opportunity to let one of my amazing readers win a Pond’s Towelettes Gym Essentials Gym Pack.Β  This includes a water bottle, gym towel, a Nantucket cosmetic bag, and your own package of Pond’s Towelettes to try. The perfect little pack to bring to the gym I’d say πŸ™‚Β  If you don’t win, you can still get $1.50 off of the Towelettes if you go to and print out the coupon!

The Nantucket Cosmetic Bag

The Nantucket Cosmetic Bag

Now to enter simply leave a comment on this post about why you need/want Pond’s Towelettes in your life! Contest will end tomorrow at 4 PM! Happy winnings!

65 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2009 6:40 am

    Aww, what a fun day. I love bridal showers!

    I would love to try the Pond’s Towelettes because I think they would be great for the gym!

  2. September 1, 2009 7:01 am

    Sounds like you had a great time at the bridal shower! So fun that the bride printed out all of her recipes for you girls to try at home. And the cake is absolutely gorgeous.

    I would love to win Pond’s Towelettes! As a new dietetic intern, I have plenty of nights that leave me exhausted, and it would be so nice to make my nighttime beauty routine one step easier.

  3. September 1, 2009 7:14 am

    I could definitely benefit from those… I recently started taking classes at a yoga studio and I’m dealing with the whole “sweaty face” thing. Yuck.

  4. September 1, 2009 7:14 am

    Are you going to share the sangria recipe? πŸ™‚

    I just saw that Glamour did a blurb about the Ponds Towelettes. I really could have used them the other night when I was too pooped to wash my face… or after a night out when all I want to do is crash because I hate hate hate waking up with makeup smeared all over my face. Its bad enough to have eye crusties but eye crusties with makeup is 100 times worse.

  5. Kristin permalink
    September 1, 2009 7:16 am

    WHAT A GREAT CONTEST! I need some Ponds in my life for the same reason you loved having them – I hate when my face gets sweaty and my make up smears all over when I work out after work! πŸ™‚

  6. September 1, 2009 7:23 am

    Aw, i love bridal showers. they are such a fun way to catch up with old friends! i love your yellow top, very cute! and yes, it’s crazy how fast the summer came and went.. i cant believe its already fall! i am not complaining though, its my fav season.

  7. Jessica permalink
    September 1, 2009 7:43 am

    I would love to win this Pond’s giveaway because as a full-time grad student and avid exerciser I’m usually running between the gym or yoga and class. Hopefully these towelettes can help me look and feel a little more presentable and help make my transitions a little smoother!

  8. gretchen permalink
    September 1, 2009 7:58 am

    who DOESN’T need something that convenient?! great giveaway – would love to win πŸ™‚

  9. September 1, 2009 8:06 am

    cute veil!!! and what an AWESOME giveaway. i would absolutely LOVE to have this. for a couple of reasons… i teach spinning at my school’s gym and always feel GROSS afterwards- so it would be nice to have something. also- I go to bikram yoga in hampden (is that the one you go to???) and like you- it leaves you feeling pretty sweaty/smelly/gross. the bag/waterbottle/towlettes would be absolutely perfect for bikram yoga and spinning!

    p.s. do yo know any good cafes around baltimore area? organic/natural, too?

  10. September 1, 2009 8:21 am

    True story: I am currently having my bathroom re-done at home and they have to re-route the plumbing… AKA, I don’t have any means of washing my face during the day (they turn it back on at night)… I’ve already gotten my hands on some Stridex wipes, but they are a little intense and I’d love to try Ponds!

    PS-I feel you on the not loving cake front… People think it’s weird, but unless it’s cheesecake–or maybe some good Carvel (haha, I have such kiddie foodie taste)–it doesn’t do wonder for me!

    PPS-Be careful with the sweet tea chica! It;s a new fave of mine too, and that stuff is STRONG,.. which I guess is partially why it’s a favorite πŸ˜‰


  11. September 1, 2009 8:37 am

    I would love to try these since my face gets super sweaty and gross after any work out. These would be great for traveling too!

  12. September 1, 2009 8:59 am

    I would love these because I am usually to lazy (or drunk) at night to wash my face! Wipes like these would be an easy way to get my makeup off! Love the cute gym bag too!! I would use it for days that I go during my lunch hour!

  13. Lauren permalink
    September 1, 2009 9:16 am

    As sad as it is, i have more nights than i’d like to admit when it’s really hard to bring myself to wash off all my make up. I’m a big fan of these types of towelettes and that make-up bag is so cute!

  14. September 1, 2009 9:22 am

    What a great idea to hand out recipe cards! And that cake is just gorgeous. Perfect for a bridal shower. Great shirt you wore, too!

    And about Foodbuzz, I’m not going 😦

  15. September 1, 2009 9:22 am

    awe what a fun bridal shower! i would love to win the towellettes because I work at a resturant and I feel dirty all the time! lol

  16. September 1, 2009 9:25 am

    Just found your blog and was excited to see a giveaway! I would love to try the Ponds towlettes as I despise washing my face! Using the towlettes are the only chance in hell of me washing my face πŸ™‚

  17. homegirlcaneat permalink
    September 1, 2009 9:28 am

    That drink sounds amazing and you and your friends are always looking so gorgeous!!! You are a tan lady all the time and I am jealous!! πŸ˜€ And this giveaway is amazing! I would love to win it because I would just look so stylish at the UVM gym πŸ˜‰

    Heart youuuu!

  18. September 1, 2009 9:32 am

    Fun bridal shower and that cake looks gorgeous!

    Omg, I NEED these towelettes! I’ve been breaking out like crazy from my workouts and I look for something like this every time I go to Sephora and they never have it. I get so sweaty from cardio! Also, I’m really lazy with taking my makeup off at night. I usually just sleep with it on :/

  19. September 1, 2009 9:37 am

    awww you look like you could be a bride-to-be yourself! hehehe and WOW that cake has amazing chocolate curls…it almost looked fake!! πŸ˜› *drool*

    OK so I need Ponds in my life because I constantly get racoon eyes after workouts!! I always try to get the make up off before working out, but soap and water stings the eyes!! 😦 Plus I can ALWAYS use a cute baggie like that! muhahaa

  20. September 1, 2009 9:57 am

    OHH awesome…i would love to try those towelettes. god knows i can def use some after a nice sweat session.

  21. fromatopink permalink
    September 1, 2009 9:59 am

    Oooh I could definitely use those towelettes! It’d be so refreshing to wipe off the post workout residue. And the bag is cute too πŸ™‚

  22. September 1, 2009 10:17 am

    I would love those towelettes because I live in Florida, and I feel like I always get gross and sweaty whether I’m working out or just running errands!

  23. September 1, 2009 10:39 am

    WOW! That cake looks so delish. NOMNOMNOM.

  24. September 1, 2009 11:07 am

    sounds like such a great time girl! and you look muy bonita in the veil.. perhaps the boy is getting some ideas πŸ˜‰

  25. Tiffany permalink
    September 1, 2009 11:17 am

    I love Pond’s towelettes! They are the perfect thing to take makeup off at the end of the day. They especially work well after the gym. Great giveaway!

  26. September 1, 2009 11:18 am

    I`d love to win the giveaway~ I`m always running after I get off work, but when I after I get back and eat supper, I`m too tired to actually take the time to wash my make-up off. I hate going to bed wearing make-up as it really breaks out my skin, but it just takes too much effort right now!

  27. September 1, 2009 11:52 am

    that bag is tres ador.

    and i need those because homegirl can get her sweat on. lots.

  28. September 1, 2009 11:55 am

    Be careful of that Firefly stuff. It tastes good but sneaks up on you and leaves a nasty hangover. I found out for myself a few weekends ago.

    Umm, I need the Ponds because it’s still hotttttt in GA. They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing.

  29. September 1, 2009 12:04 pm

    ohhh loving the veil. you totally should have won! that cake looks divine.

  30. September 1, 2009 12:05 pm

    cool bridal shower!!! the cake is beautiful!!! i love it!

    i would LOVE the prize for the giveaway- i often have to workout at lunch time so it would be nice to have some nice new towelettes to clean my make-up off with afterwards.. i get kinda gross and sweaty!!

  31. Gina permalink
    September 1, 2009 12:28 pm

    I could definitely used the Pond’s towelettes in the afternoon! My face gets all sweaty and red from walking around campus, ech!

  32. September 1, 2009 12:43 pm

    oh my gosh that cake looks fantastic! I have to make a cake this weekend and those white chocolate shavings would love perfect on it. I might just make the attempt!

    looks like the weekend was a blast!

    I would LOVE to try those ponds towelettes and have them to take back and forth from class to the gym or yoga or work etc.- It would make life so much more conveient!

  33. Katherine permalink
    September 1, 2009 1:32 pm

    I would love to try Ponds Towelettes because if I don’t wash my face right after I work out, I tend to break out and this seems like a more convenient post-gym option than toting around soap and a washcloth!

  34. September 1, 2009 1:55 pm

    Aww, looks like so much fun! And yes, that cake is GORGEOUS. White chocolate you say??! Mmmmm. πŸ™‚

    Oooh! And i’d always love a new bag!

  35. September 1, 2009 1:55 pm

    hehe those pics are SO cute!! I want to try them too! It would be great for post work-out before I sit in a commute – grrr. πŸ™‚

  36. meghan permalink
    September 1, 2009 2:04 pm

    Cuteee veil!! I love the ponds towelettes and I totally keep them in my gym bag to freshen up after a workout if I am running a quick errand or something!

  37. lowandbhold permalink
    September 1, 2009 2:06 pm

    So sad that your veil didn’t win. I thought it looked quite haute couture, haha.

    I need Pond’s towlette’s in my life because I travel so much and those little wipes are so handy! After a long day of flying or riding in a car the last thing I want to do is wash my face. But being able to just wipe all the yuckiness away would be fantastic!

  38. Menden @ Skinny Menny permalink
    September 1, 2009 2:39 pm

    Mmm, that Firefly is the BEST, no?

    I’d love to win the Pond’s giveaway! Pond’s products never break out my sensitive skin, and the towelettes make it super easy to take off makeup in a jiffy!

  39. September 1, 2009 2:52 pm

    i would love to have them for on the go exercise. sometimes i can squeeze in a short little mini workout here and there, and it would be fabulous to have the towelettes in my bag! great giveaway!

  40. AnAppleADay permalink
    September 1, 2009 3:23 pm

    I would love to have the towelette to keep things organized in my bag esp when I travel. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. foodieinthecity permalink
    September 1, 2009 4:08 pm

    Hey dear! Looks like you had a wonderful time this past weekend. That cake? To die for!

    I’ve heard about the sweet tea vodka, I’ve been wanting to try it. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it πŸ™‚

    I would love to try the Pond’s towelettes because I usually workout before work and need something to keep my face fresh and clean, instead of dragging my whole bathroom along with!

  42. September 1, 2009 4:19 pm

    Cute pictures! You are beautiful! That cake looks so, so good….I’ve already had a mexican food craving going on today, but now I think I have to add wedding cake to my list! Lucky for me, I’m going to a wedding this weekend…

    I want to try Pond’s twoelettes because they would be the perfect thing for me to throw in my bag and just wipe the makeup off my face before busting out a workout.

  43. chocolate pickle permalink
    September 1, 2009 4:21 pm

    I would LOVE to try Pond’s towelettes because I sometimes go to the gym in the middle of the work day so it would be a great way to freshen up post-shower when I still feel hot on my way back to work!

  44. Laura E permalink
    September 1, 2009 5:20 pm

    Wedding are so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity. I would love to win Pond’s Towelettes so I can do as you did and take them to the gym for when I’m a sweaty makeup mess!

  45. sals permalink
    September 1, 2009 6:08 pm

    that cake looks amazing. The Pond’s Towelettes would be super convenient to tote around in my bag if I need to quick freshen up during the day.

  46. September 1, 2009 6:44 pm

    i’d like to win. my reason? my sister calls me greasy wonton. yeah. i think that says it all.

  47. Annie permalink
    September 1, 2009 9:29 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway because my crazy schedule doesnt allow me any time to shower before class after the gym, and these towels would be great!

  48. September 1, 2009 9:54 pm

    I would love to try these. They would be perfect for after the gym or when you come home dog tired at night!

  49. September 1, 2009 9:58 pm

    That cake looks pretty awesome to me. I’m sure I would have loved it!

    As for the ponds package, my face tends to be to sensitive to try a lot of that stuff, and just creates a problem when there wasn’t really one in the first place. But the cosmetic bag is awfully cute! Maybe that’s not the response you were expecting, but at least I’m honest, right?

  50. September 1, 2009 10:20 pm

    this is lovely! I can totally use this! after teaching my abs class i have to rush to class, and I hate going and looking like a hot mess~

  51. September 1, 2009 10:35 pm

    Wow, that cake looks soooo beautiful and delicious! I’m glad you had such a good time πŸ™‚

    I’d love the Pond’s towelettes because I just got a locker at my school’s gym–they’d be great to stash in there so I can freshen up after my workouts πŸ™‚

  52. Allison permalink
    September 1, 2009 11:10 pm

    Hiii! So the teriyaki salmon went wonderful and all the roomies loved it! I decided to make fried rice with veggies with it with some miso soup mom gave me! it was yummmmmmy! mmm firefly is my favorite too, they have peach, raspberry, and mint now too πŸ™‚ cant wait to come home and see your new house! love youuu

  53. September 2, 2009 7:29 am

    You’re right! This would be so great for the gym! I love that bag πŸ˜€

  54. Robin permalink
    September 2, 2009 9:39 am

    This would be great to win! I generally work out in the morning but when I do work out in the afternoon or evening, I always forget face wash to wash my makeup before I sweat. These would be perfect to stash in my bag!

  55. September 2, 2009 9:48 am

    WOW – that cake looks amaaaaazing!! White cake + white frosting is my fave. πŸ™‚

    I would love the towelettes! I’ve used them before and they are so great for when you’re on the go – especially when it’s still warm outside.

  56. September 2, 2009 2:53 pm

    If your veil didn’t win, what did the winner look like? That cake was beautiful! I hope you had yourself a big slice.

    I would like to win because after yoga class, I usually run errands and the thought of having all those germs, dirt and sweat just sitting on my face, clogging my pores makes me want to cringe.

  57. September 2, 2009 6:48 pm

    Hi – new reader, here. I love your blog!

    The cake is lovely but I think those types are better when the vanilla flavor is stronger than the overall sweetness, no?

    Cute idea w/ the veil challenge! I am my friend’s Maid of Honor and will totally incorporate this into her shower next spring πŸ™‚

  58. stefe1202 permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:47 pm

    That cake looks amazing and it looks like you had such a great time at the shower.

    I would love to try the Ponds towelettes. It sounds like a great package to win. It would be great after runs when you just feel grimy and sweaty.

  59. julie permalink
    September 2, 2009 8:56 pm

    Awww looks like a great bridal shower πŸ™‚ love the paper towel veils!

  60. September 3, 2009 1:46 pm

    aw, how fun!
    cake tasting .. deadly!

    that little bag looks like it is filled with goodies

    i would love one of those to freshen up quicker after my workouts !

  61. eatlivelovedream permalink
    September 3, 2009 2:33 pm

    You and your friends are adorable!!! Those face towelettes sound wonderful! We sell some great ones at my work, so I won’t put my name in. But good luck everyone!!!!

  62. September 3, 2009 3:15 pm

    That cake looks amazing! The shavings? Oh my!

  63. September 3, 2009 9:14 pm

    hey! i found your blog while searching through blogrolls of food blogs (wish i could tell you which one exactly, but i’ve gone through about 10 of them in the last hour!). love the veil! i’m getting married in december, and my bridal shower is in a couple weeks. we’re doing the toilet paper game, but with dresses!

    pond’s…i’d love to use the giveaway at the gym. i’m trying to up my workout to prep for the big day!

  64. Taylor permalink
    September 5, 2009 6:33 pm

    I would like to win some ponds towelettes simply because I am running out. 😦

  65. September 8, 2009 6:04 pm

    Glad to be back! That cake looks delicious and i LOVE FIREFLY. I drank it all the time last year with lemonde but never lemons and water – I will have to try that because firefly is amazingg but can be a little scary if you have too many πŸ˜‰
    I have never heard of that toilet paper game, but its such a great idea! That bag is cute – nice product review!
    You look fab in all of those pics btw!

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