Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sand Gone: A Review (and Giveaway)


I live in Hawaii and before I started working, I practically lived at the beach with my kids. But, now the beach is just a weekend ritual. Regardless, my minivan seems to accumulate the same amount of sand even with the decreased amount of beach-visits. So, I was excited to try out Sand Gone -- "a dry body powder that, when applied to sand covered skin, removes the sand and leaves the skin soft and smooth while feeling fresh and clean." I put this claim to the test this weekend with different types of sand here on the North Shore: Waimea Beach sand, which is coarse and has chunkier grains and Malaekahana sand, which is fine, "stickier" sand. My Waimea experience did not include jumping off the rock or soaking in the sun at all. I got there at 6:40am to play some beach volleyball. Yes, the moon was still out and the sand was still damp, but this made for an even better Sand Gone experiment. By the time I was leaving I was very sweaty and very sandy... and very excited to have a "dry shower" that smelled of coconutty goodness. Sand Gone did get rid of the majority of the sand, but there were some stubborn grains that stuck to my skin. When I rubbed my skin after applying Sand Gone, most of these fell off as well. The Malaekahana sand was a bit trickier because it's so fine and was really stuck to my kids' skin. 

I liked that Sand Gone did get rid of most of the sand and the sand that was still stuck on my kids was most likely going to stick until they had an actual shower, so I wouldn't have to worry about excess amounts of sand being left in the car. It also removes the salt from your skin that can sometimes be itchy-scratchy and irritating once you put clothes back on over your bathing suit. And the scent really is lovely both my kids and I couldn't get enough of it. The only drawback for me is the whitish glow it leaves on my skin. I would think that people with fair skin could get away with putting this on and it not being very noticeable. However, my skin color is on the tanner side and my kids are definitely brownies, so after we put this stuff all over, we looked like a bunch of Halloween costumes gone bad. If I know I have to stop at the grocery store after the beach, I probably wouldn't rub Sand Gone all over myself. But, that really is the only (very minor) drawback. I love that Sand Gone is non-toxic and non-talc. And did I mention how yummy it smells? You can buy your own 8 oz. container of Sand Gone here for $12.95. It is a good-sized container and you really don't have to use that much, so it's worth it!

The makers of Sand Gone are offering one lucky Moana Saves reader their own 8 oz. container of Sand Gone!  For your mandatory entry, become a Google Connect Follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar). (Mandatory entry means that if you don't do this first, all of your other entries will be disqualified.) 

To earn an additional entry, do one (or all) of the following and leave a separate comment for each thing you do: 

3.  Follow Sand Gone on Twitter.

4.  Follow Moana Saves on Twitter. 

5. Tweet about this giveaway (limit one tweet per day) using the following:
#Win an 8 oz container of Sand Gone from @SandGone and @moanasaves #giveaway ends 2/8 http://bit.ly/e6ATmZ

 
6. Become a Networked Blogs follower of Moana Saves (in the sidebar).

 

7.  Subscribe to the Moana Saves feed via RSS reader and/or email updates.  

8. Grab the Moana Saves button and put it on your blog until the giveaway is over. 

Only one person per email/household/IPaddress can enter this giveaway.  He/she must be 18+ years old and reside in the U.S.  This giveaway ends on Tuesday 2/8/11 at 11:59 PM HST (Hawaii Standard Time).  One winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org.  I will notify the winners via email and he/she must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours or I will draw another winner.  

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

49 comments:

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    This would be great to win. I'm getting married on the beach and it'd be nice to have this for me and my bridal party so when we take pictures on the beach it will be easier to remove the sand.

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