Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The postal service came through! and a SCAPE giveaway!

I think it was back in March, when I found an envelope from Stefano, the Black Knight in my mailbox.  He had sent me a keychain from Venice, but somewhere along the way, someone opened the envelope, and decided to take it for themselves.  Boooooo!!!

However, I was very happy yesterday, because I received another envelope from Stefano, and this time.......ding ding ding! Success! 

Stefano sent me another keychain, this time from his trip to Brussels, along with a kind note and DVD that shows the seaport where he works.  I had to laugh when I saw the keychain, it's a depiction of the Manneken Pis, a statue of a little boy peeing into the water below him.  Mike and I actually had dinner not to far from the statue during our visit to Brussels several years ago. 

Brussels has really good Belgian Waffles:

And now.....giveaway time!!!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  It is now June, but that's no excuse, you need to wear sunblock every, single, day, 90% of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, and 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.  Scary.

I wear sunblock, but my issues are that it either makes me break out, or when I sweat or swim, it drips into my eyes, which is never fun. 

This is where SCAPE comes in.  It was developed by Dr. Nic Martens, a Triathlete and surfer, who knew exactly what athletes needed when it comes to skin protection.  SCAPE is waterproof, sweatproof, and noncomedogenic (no breakouts!). 


I first started using SCAPE last summer, during all my hot, outdoor marathon training runs.  I used the SPF 30 Athlete Sunblock on my body, and for my face, I protected it with the Lip Balm, and the SPF 50 Face Stick.  I loved the stick, I would use it like a magic marker, and swipe it along my hairline, forehead, down my nose, and under my eyes.  It never ran, and I didn't burn.

This is an interesting point, when I used the lotion on my body, I felt like my skin didn't get as hot as it would have without the lotion.  As I read more about the product, I learned that SCAPE helps the skin breathe, it prevents dehydration, and as a result, your body temperature stays regulated while being active.  
So for today's giveaway to benefit The Children's Tumor Foundation, I have a SCAPE Moisturizing Face Stick, SPF 50, along with a bunch of sachets of the SPF 50 lotion, which are perfect for keeping in your car, purse, or gym bag. 

To enter:

1. please go to my fundraising page here, and make a dontion. Thank you : )
2. if you have already donated, THANK YOU, you get extra entries!
3. be a friend of my blog, or follow me on twitter
4. like SCAPE on facebook here, or on twitter here

I'll choose a winner using random.org, on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Use your sunblock!!!!!!


Teamarcia said...

Love the keychain and I love that pic of you enjoying a gaufrette!
Don't enter me as I already enjoy Scape, let someone else win.

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Christi said...

That is a great keychain but it sucks that someone took the first one. That is just rude!

A Prelude To... said...

That keychain cracks me up. One summer when my nephew was about 4, we were all standing around a fountain at a resort and when we looked to find him, he looked just like that little boy - just peeing away and having a good 'ol time.

I am one of those statistics. In addition to the the cancer removal scar, my skin has really lost so much of its elasticity :-(

Jeff Vanis said...

Following your blog, twitter, scapes fb and twitter! I have heard great things about scape! Glad to hear you got a new key chain, love that one!

Zoë said...

I follow you!
That keychain is HILARIOUS! I've had some stuff go missing or just not show up in the mail from blogging friends. That sucks that someone took your Venice keychain!

Unknown said...

I'm so glad that you finally got a keychain. I never got my necklace! :( I love Brussels. Such a great city!

I'm a follower! :)

The Green Girl said...

Aw, I'm glad you got this one.

You know I'm a follower! And a supporter! That's me!

J said...

My new best friend this summer is sunscreen. Usually i don't wear it on my runs but this year I am! I use the neutrogena stuff which seems to work pretty well!

Stephanie Anne said...

Im a follower

Stephanie Anne said...

I've already donated!

Black Knight said...

Thank you for the mention, you are very kind.
Of course the keychain is not rude because it reminds a part of the story of Brussels.