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Share The Love // 500 Instagram Followers Giveaway

Share The Love // 500 Instagram Followers Giveaway


I can't tell you how much it means to me to be able to connect with all of you and to share our love of beauty! Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

And if you've been following my blog and Instagram feeds, you know I’m a huge fan of Tatcha!  So it’s only fitting that I share my excitement of getting to 500 followers with you with this Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit.

This kit is a great way for you to try this lovely and luxurious Japanese-inpsired beauty brand and it includes one of my faves - the Camellia Cleansing Oil!

Without further ado, here are the details for this celebration giveaway!



Hula With Me Blog 500 Instagram Followers Celebration Giveaway with a Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit.

One (1) Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit that includes the following items:

  1. PURE One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil Travel Size (25ml).
  2. POLISHED Classic Rice Enzyme Powder Travel Size (10g).
  3. RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum Travel Size (10ml).
  4. SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream Travel Size (10ml).

*Photo credit: Note: While products remain the same as pictured, the outer packaging may differ for actual prize pack.



  1. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. 
  2. Very Important!  Be sure to follow instructions in the Rafflecopter widget to complete the 4 requirements.
  3. Also very Important!  Entering Instagram handles or emails in the Rafflecopter widget does not count. Please follow specific instructions listed in widget.
  4. Participants must be 18+ years of age.
  5. Giveaway, fake, business Instagram accounts and fake email addresses will not be considered.



  1. All entries must be submitted by 11:59PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on August 15, 2016.
  2. One winner will be chosen at random and to be announced on August 17, 2016.
  3. The winner's name will be listed in this blog post & on Instagram post.  Winner will also be contacted via IG.  Be sure to keep your IG account in “public” mode to receive notification.
  4. The winner will receive prize pack as stated above.



  1. Please use caution when trying a beauty product for the first time.  Spot-test your skin first to test for any reaction.
  2. Winner is responsible for any applicable taxes and custom/import fees.
  3. This is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram.
  4. By entering this giveaway, participants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram and giveaway host of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

Good luck!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access // Deal Hunting for Popular Beauty Brands

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access // Sharing some great beauty finds on sale.

*Scroll down to see details and sale prices of these beauty finds*


I shop at Nordstrom often as the store is known for excellent customer service and flexible return policy.  Also, I find great deals during their sale event, both normal ones and big ones like the Anniversary Sale.  

I do have a Nordstrom credit card, so I am able to have early access to their biggest sale of the year - the Anniversary Sale - where even regular-priced items would be put on sale.  Credit and Debit cardholders have early access to this event, for about a week in advanced of the official start date on 7/22.  There is no additional $ or % off, but cardholders simply get to shop early.

I've combed through the Beauty Exclusives section of the sale and picked out the items below from brands I love and use often.  And they are all under $70!

~ for your body ~

Nordstrom Anniversary Sales Early Access // Kiehl's Creme de Corps


Kiehl’s Jumbo Size Creme de Corps with Pump 33.8oz
Sale $52
After Sale $75

You guys know how much I like this body lotion!  My body stays moisturized for hours after I put it on.  I will be stocking up since this is a true bargain for this luxe item.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access // Kiehl’s Jumbo Size Grapefruit Bath & Shower Liquid Body Cleanser   


Kiehl’s Jumbo Size Grapefruit Bath & Shower Liquid Body Cleanser 33.80z
Sale $33
After Sale $48

My gym provides this body cleanser in the shower stalls.....I love its light soothing scent and my post-shower skin feels nice and soft.  I've been hesitant to invest in my own bottle because I'm not used to buying expensive bodywash, but with this sale, I'm definitely going to buy one!




Note: Both items are eligible for Kiehl's Gift with Purchase offer - Receive deluxe samples of Ultra Facial Cream, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Daily Reviving Concentrate & Midnight Recovery Concentrate with $85 Kiehl's purchase.

~ for your home ~

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access // Diptyque Scented Candle Set (Set of 5 1.2oz Candle)  

Diptyque Scented Candle Set (Set of 5 1.2oz Candle)
Early Access $55

You see Diptyque candles all over Instagram, making it so hard to resist from owning one myself!  However, their candles are very pricey, but with this gift set, it's a great way to sample different scents without breaking the bank.  Do note that these are half the size of the brand's normal standalone candles.

Set includes // Baies: featuring notes of blackcurrant and Bulgarian rose // Figuier: featuring notes of the fig tree // Feu de Bois: featuring woody notes // Roses: featuring notes of tender, changing roses // Tubéreuse: featuring notes of the tuberose flower.

Helpful Comparison for Value // A Diptyque 2.4oz candle is $32 each, so a 1.2oz candle would be around $16, making a set of 5 to be around $90 if purchase each candle separately.

Great Gift Option // This set makes a great housewarming gift.  Or if you're like me and like to put together your own gift set, you can also split up the set and include one candle per personalized gift for your friends (and maybe save one for yourself!).

7/26 Update // This candle set is now sold out.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access // Voluspa “Maison Blanc” Mini Tin Candle Trio (One-Wick)

Voluspa “Maison Blanc” Mini Tin Candle Trio (One-Wick)
Sale $15.90
After Sale $21

I bought a Voluspa candle (Bellini scent) years ago and have been a fan every since.  They are pricey though, so I save it for special occasions or maybe a stressful day.  I love this trio set not only for the value (see below for "the math"), but also the soft pastel colors.  Similar to the Diptyque set above, this also makes great gifts for your friends.

Trio includes // Pink Citron: ripe citron grapefruit with a juicy pink center, layered with tart cassis and a heart of subtle rose // Laguna: a fresh blend of California verbena and white freesia // Saijo Persimmon: Japanese saijo persimmon, considered to be the finest gourmet variety, is layered with juicy peach and red currant.

    Helpful Comparison for Value // Each two-wick candle is $16.  These mini’s are one-wick (about half), so each would be around $8 , making a set of 3 to be around $24 if purchase each candle separately.

    More Voluspa Options // 1 more mini tin trio and 2 more two-wick tin trios.  Click here to see these.

    * sells another trio set at $25, but it includes different scents. I personally prefer these scents and the soft pastel color of the tins.

    ~ for your face ~

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access // Fresh Beauty Ritual Set.   

    Fresh Beauty Ritual Set
    Early Access $57

    You guys know I am a loyal user of Fresh Soy Face Cleanser because of its mild nature and how it doesn't dry up my skin post-cleansing.  This item alone in the 1.7oz version included in this set is $15.  Plus, the set comes with the popular Rose Face Mask along with two other great items.  I think this is an excellent option for those who want to try Fresh for the first time as you'll get a flavor of what this brand is all about.

    Set Includes // Soy Face Cleanser // Sugar Advanced Therapy for Lips // Rose Face Mask // Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream.  All items are small sizes.

    Similar Set at Sephora // "Black Tea SkinCare: Age-Delay Essentials” Set at $94. Also includes the cult faves Soy Face Cleanser + Sugar Advanced Therapy for Lips, but the rest are from their Black Tea line and does not include the Rose Face Mask.

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access // GLAMGLOW “Glamazing GRAVITYMUD” Set

    Early Access $69

    I don't think GLAMGLOW needs much introduction!  This set is a good choice for those who want to try the brand's iconic xxxMUD treatment items (set includes full size).  Plus, the set includes a branded application brush and deluxe sample size of 2 other awesome treatments.  The GRAVITYMUD alone is $69, making this a truly great deal.

    Set Includes // GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment (Full Size) // SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment // THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment // An application brush.

    No similar set at Sephora.

    7/26 Update // This skincare set is now sold out.

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access // GLAMGLOW “Glamazing SUPERMUD” Set

    GLAMGLOW “Glamazing SUPERMUD” Set
    Early Access $69

    Similar to the above GLAMGLOW set, this is also a great deal as the SUPERMUD alone is $69.

    Set Includes // SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment (Full Size), FLASHMUD Brightening Treatment // YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment.

    Similar Set at Sephora // “Stay Sexy Clearing” Set ($69).  Includes SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment (Full Size) + SUPERCLEANSE Daily Clearing Cleanser (Small Size). 

    Photos Credits: All images used in this story are from Norstrom website @

    ~ About the Nordstrom Credit Card ~

    I feel the need to say a few words about this - I am seeing many bloggers advocating readers to apply for the Nordstrom card in order to gain early access to this sale.  I don't know how many of them are sponsored by the retailer.  From my retail days (working in the buying office and in the store), retailers always try to convince you to apply for their cards because they make quite a nice profit from interest if balance is not paid in full and it's a way for them to keep your loyalty with them. 

    The only thing I want to share is to do what is suitable for your own financial situation.  I own the card because I do shop at Nordstrom and Norstrom Rack often (have been since I was in college) and I can truly take advantage of their reward program and their sale events.  I wouldn't recommend getting the card just for this sale or just to gain early access to this sale.  Many items would still be there when the sale starts on 7/22.

    Happy Deal Hunting and thanks for stopping by!


      L'Occitane Inflight Duty Free Exclusive

      L'Occitane hand creams & fragrances gift collection - Inflight duty free exclusives

      One of the things I discovered from flying to/from Asia is the amazing selection from each airline's duty free catalog!  And some of the offerings are exclusive to in-flight shopping only and that makes it even more of a special treat. 

      This beautiful L'Occitane gift set is a perfect example.  It is exclusive to Dragon Air in-flight duty free catalog.

      L'Occitane hand creams & fragrances gift collection - Inflight duty free exclusives

      The set includes three of L'Occitane's popular scents: Roses et Reines, Cherry Blossom, and Verbena (left to right).  Each collection has a pairing of hand cream and eau de toilette and comes with a matching pouch that is exclusive to this set.

      L'Occitane inflight duty free exclusives - Hand cream

      The hand creams are 1.0 oz, perfect to throw in your purse, gym bag, travel bag, etc.

      The eau de toilette are these cute little mini's that look great on your vanity and for traveling as well!

      L'Occitane inflight duty free exclusives - Eau de toilette

      rose et reines

      L'Occitane inflight duty free exclusives - Rose et Reines collection

      If you have read my post on Diptyque, you know I'm addicted to the rose scent.  Naturally, the Rose et Reines is my favorite of the 3 in this gift set. 

      L'Occitane uses a proprietary process where rose petals from Grasse, Bulgaria, Morocco, Turkey and Provence are steeped in oil and become saturated with the natural fragrance of the roses.  I probably wouldn't use the hand cream and eau de toilette at the same time as it is quite a powerful fruity scent, but individually, they are just lovely additions to any outfit.

      The hand cream also doubles as a nail cream.  It contains shea butter and Vitamin E which helps soften the skin while it strengthens the nails.  I think this will become a regular in my in-flight pampering kit!

      Individual items are available -

      Hand Cream 1.0 0z USD $12.00 (Also comes in 2.5 oz for $22.00)

      Eau de Toilette 2.5 oz USD $55.00

      cherry blossom

      L'Occitane inflight duty free exclusives - Cherry Blossom collection

      The Cherry Blossom is a lighter scent.  Cherry Blossoms bloom in the spring and this scent carries that refreshing and rejuvenating feeling as we welcome spring after a long cold winter.

      The star ingredient is a cherry extract from the Luberon region of Provence, France.  "It is because cherry blossoms fly away in the first breeze of spring that they are so rare and precious," says Olivier Baussan, L'Occitane founder.  I can't agree more - Cherry Blossom is one of my favorite flowers as they are so pretty and delicate.  I think that's why I love the pouch so much and have been using it to carry my phone whenever I'm running errands in the neighborhood.

      Individual items are available -

      Hand Cream 1.0 oz USD $12.00 (Also comes in 2.6 oz for $22.00)

      Eau de Toilette 2.5 oz USD $55.00

      Voyage Set USD $28.00 (This is a great value set!)


      L'Occitane inflight duty free exclusives - Verbena collection

      The green verbena leaf is the star of this collection - It grows in abundance in Provence, France and gives out this lemony fragrance that wakes up all your senses.  In this collection, the eau de toilette has a much more powerful verbena lemony scent than the hand cream, so it's also ok to use both at the same time as you pamper yourself. 

      What's unique about the Verbena hand cream is that it gives you this cooling sensation upon application.  A blend of organic verbena extract and tapioca powder helps soothe and absorb, leaving hands dry and cooled.  I think this is perfect for those hot summer days

      Individual items are available -

      Hand Cream 1.0 oz USD $12.00 (Also comes in 2.6 oz for $22.00)

      Eau de Toilette 3.3 oz USD $58.00

      Holiday Bauble Set USD $14.00 (Another great value set, but minus the eau de toilette)

      I can't wait to fly to Asia again and get my hands on some exclusive beauty goodies!  Besides the shopping, I also love the great hospitality by flight crew on these Asian airlines.  They treat everyone with a great smile and, more importantly, with respect.  Something the U.S.-based airlines should learn to do.

      What's your favorite L'Occitane goodie? Do share with me!


      Thanks for stopping by!