Giveaway #2 – Body Shop Vanilla Bliss bath crystals and body butter

Are you feeling the holiday stress?

Are your shoulders aching?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night wondering how you will possibly get everything done before the end of the year?

Yes. Yes. And I do.

Today’s giveaway just may help you chip away at some of that tension.

The limited-edition Vanilla Bliss Bath Crystals and Body Butter by the Body Shop features a sweet vanilla fragrance made for the holidays.

The  Vanilla Bliss Bath Crystals dissolve in the water and leave a rich vanilla scent and a bit of shimmer on the skin. While the Vanilla Bliss Body Butter helps intensify the scent and provides 24 hours of moisture.

You want it? Just leave a comment telling me your favorite (affordable) way to beat holiday stress.

A randomly selected winner will be announced tomorrow by noon. Comments close at 5 p.m.

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– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog

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December 11th, 2012
9:08 am

My favorite (afforable) way to beat holiday stress? Spend time with your family and focus on what you already have instead of focusing on what holiday gifts to buy, parties to attend, and the like. So many in our country don’t have the luxury of being able to buy a gift or attend a holiday party, so please stop stressing and just be thankful for what you have this holiday season.


December 11th, 2012
9:17 am

My favorite way to beat stress is to sit with my Bible and rest in the promises of God.


December 11th, 2012
9:26 am

My favorite way to beat the stress is to put my feet up, sip on a delicious drink, and listen to my collection of Christmas music.


December 11th, 2012
9:29 am

I usually take about 4 – 5 days of vacation to have enough time and energy devoted for shopping, cooking, family and friends. The 5th day of vacation is allocated for me to wind down and relax which may include reading, soaking in the tub, walking the trail or eating that piece of pie I hid from everyone


December 11th, 2012
9:30 am

Listening to music while decorating for the holiday or preparing for company can be a great stress reliever.


December 11th, 2012
9:57 am

My favorite holiday stress reliever is a nice hot cocoa on a nice walk…bundled warmly in a big coat and gloves.


December 11th, 2012
10:40 am

My favorite way to beat stress – all the time – is to make popcorn and color with my kids!


December 11th, 2012
10:45 am

Reading by candlelight! There is something about the quiet and flicker of the flame that is sure to relax your body alongside a great book which in turns relieves the mind. All that is left to do is put on your warm fuzzy socks!


December 11th, 2012
11:00 am

My favorite time to relax and be stress free is playing with my 2 dogs, Kobi and Koko. They are my stress relievers, and always put a smile on my face. They give me lots of kisses and always love to play. I call them my “snuggles” bc they love to snuggle all day and always make me happy! Plus they are waiting for thier xmas presents, they always know what they get under the tree, they start to open them before xmas :)


December 11th, 2012
11:02 am

My favorite way to beat holiday stress is to drink some hot chocolate and sit with my feet up and one of my cats purring in my lap with a dog snoring at my side. My animals always make me happy.


December 11th, 2012
11:25 am

My favorite way? Relax with a nice drink in a massage chair getting a manicure pedicure. Plug in headphones, sit back for at least an hour of uninterrupted mindless relaxation! This can be done totally alone, or with a group of friends. Usually I go with several friends and we all just relax and enjoy the pampering. :)


December 11th, 2012
11:27 am

My favorite way to unwind from the holiday stress is taking a warm bath and reading a book. Oh, and sipping on a glass of white wine!!

Chelsea W

December 11th, 2012
11:35 am

Preparing a soothing cup of tea! Even the act of taking the time to make it is soothing for me, because I know I’m about to have “me time.”

Wanda Powell

December 11th, 2012
11:48 am

Praying everyday and walking 3 miles a day and listening to Christmas music.


December 11th, 2012
11:49 am

Watching It’s A Wonderful Life every year always soothes any holiday tension away.


December 11th, 2012
11:56 am

My favorite wa to relax is to eat popcorn, put on the coziest pair of socks, curl up on the couch and watch holiday comedies all night with my son. We have the best time laughing at the movie and spending time together.


December 11th, 2012
11:56 am

I pour a glass of wine, get a 1.50 facial packet from Target, and recline like I’m in a spa. For an added bonus I get my husband to take the kids to the arcade while I’m doing this!


December 11th, 2012
12:15 pm

Running and/or yoga! Both keep me sane.


December 11th, 2012
12:19 pm

Turn off all the lights, turn on the Christmas Lights while sipping egg nog and listening to my motown christmas cd! It doesn’t get any better than that, all my worries go out the window!


December 11th, 2012
12:42 pm

My favorite way to relax is to take a nice hot bath.


December 11th, 2012
12:46 pm

Massage and mani/pedis every week. Deal sites help with the cost and it is totally worth it!

Javier Brown

December 11th, 2012
12:50 pm

alone time with a good book and a great merlot is the best way to beat holiday stress


December 11th, 2012
12:59 pm

Send the kids to school, take a vacation day or a “cough-cough, I’m sick,” aka mental health day. Snuggle in the bed with a cup of hot chocolate and alternate between reading a good mystery and watching reruns of Roseanne, Cosby Show, Dick Van Dyke Show and any other classic TV. In between snoozing, take a nice long steamy shower. Do not answer phone. Do not check email. Do not do anything that I do not want to do.


December 11th, 2012
1:06 pm

Favorite way to beat stress is to put on some music and dance.


December 11th, 2012
1:32 pm

my best way to beat stress is to make a list of everything I am grateful for, big and small. Read & re-read each one and realize my life is really great, could be so much worse and that there are millions of people in the world that would give their life right now to live the life I complain about.

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December 11th, 2012
2:00 pm

I beat holiday stress by soaking in a warm bath filled with lavendar and chamomile oil. Followed by wrapping up in my favorite cashmere throw while sipping on peppermint tea.

Just let me have it

December 11th, 2012
4:43 pm

My best way to relax during the holiday stress is to grab a cup of egg nog, a good book, and a hot tub filled with calgon and think about how lucky I am to have to a caring family and friends that are worth going through the stress for. (After I lock the bedroom door!)


December 11th, 2012
4:49 pm

Go for a walk! It’s a great way to beat stress – and it allows you to eat a few more Christmas cookies, too!

Donna Vuong

December 11th, 2012
11:05 pm

I purchased everything during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The only time I need to make any new purchases can be during my lunch hour or during my rush home to buy any other gifts.