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La Prairie Giveaway: Swiss Bliss

La Prairie Giveaway

My introduction to luxury skin care came when I was 18. A lot of Snobs think it’s too early for them to curate an anti-aging regimen and then with the first sign of trouble, they wish they had started much sooner. I’m grateful to have a had a girlfriend with foresight– she was studying to be an esthetician when she convinced me that the key to slowing down the aging process would be to use quality products, and she convinced me to buy a jar of La Prairie’s eye contour cream. It was a serious splurge for a college freshman living on an allowance, and yet it’s been the best investment I’ve made for my skin. I’ve since upgraded to its Skin Caviar collection as well as trying a slew of other eye creams, but I always make sure the Swiss brand has a place in my beauty repertoire.

And that’s why I’m so excited to be given the opportunity to share my old and new favorites with you! I tried the Extrait of Skin Caviar firming complex ($150) for the first time when I turned 30. With a silky finish, this does an incredible job firming your skin, giving you a perfectly smooth base for foundation application. I also recommend a few choice swipes of the Light Fantastic Cellular Concealing treatment ($70). The brush applicator makes it super easy to cover those dark circles and highlight your best features. Then complete the look with one of the Cellular Radiance cream blushes ($70 each). I like Berry Glow – it gives you a youthful flush like you just ran four miles!

Want to get your own glow going? La Prairie is giving away a gift basket with the above plus two other items (over $465 value for all FIVE products!) – the Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex ($135) Kelly was raved about yesterday and the Cellular Lip Color Effects ($40).

To win, leave a comment below and tell us why you need La Prairie in your life. 

International readers welcome! The giveaway will end on June 28th at midnight! Winner will be selected via random computer drawing. Items available at La Prairie.



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  1. This is one of the top brands in beauty. It surpasses the other brands with their product quality.

    Why do I need it? I just started working after being unemployed. It has been rough. Having the experience of using this brand would be AMAZING!!!

  2. Thank you for hosting this competition for your readers, such a great opportunity. I would love to try the La Prairie range of skin care products as I have heard only good things about them! The quality of products made in Switzerland are always out of this world and I imagine La Prairie to be no different. I think that good skin care is essential and I take every precaution I can to protect my skin from damaging products and sunlight.

  3. Wow what a giveaway! I have wanted to try La Prairie for ages! Definitely have been trying to find the right regime for me so fingers crossed!

  4. La Prairie is the Rolls Royce of skincare products. It’s not only luxurious, it’s effective and the two are not always synonymous. On that note, I hope I win!!!


  5. I want to baby my skin now, when I’m young so that I can put my best face forward 20 years from now. I have been curious about La Prairie and would LOVE to try their products (especially after your glowing reviews)!

  6. I am just now starting to see the adverse signs of aging march across my face (I’m only 29!!). I think it’s time to battle that. 🙂

  7. Wow! La Prairie! It’s a line I’ve drooled over for some time now. I truly would LOVE and appreciate the opportunity to try out their products. My skin is starting to show it’s age and I’m hoping to make that process go as slow as possible. I love skin care and would love to make La Prairie part of my routine. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. My goal is always to take good care of my skin. I would love to pamper my skin with the best products available, but my budget is limiting! I would love to win!

  9. Why do I need La Prairie in my life? To slow down the aging process & allow me to lie about my age. 🙂

  10. I had been sick for a while, and I feel that I’ve been aging quite a lot since last year. This set will definitely make me feel so good to start taking better care of my skin 🙂

  11. I need to try Prairie because I am over the age of thirty-five and have started developing fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes. Also, my lips have become dry and are showing signs of aging. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  12. I’ve been using anti-aging products since my 30’s and I’m in my 60’s now, which is the time I especially need a product line like La Prairie, which is geared toward toward older, drier, needier skin that requires more attention.

  13. Thank you so much for the review. Have you heard the saying, “It Takes A Village,” well it really does. When women try products and are brave and giving enough to share their experiences, with beauty products, with the sister-hood, it allows other women who may or may not have a lot of free time and or money to waist on products to simplify their efforts by reading and sharing the experiences of other’s. Let’s face it, we all want to look great and smell good and the one thing that women are completely honest about, are their experiences with beauty products. Thank You!

  14. I would like to win so I can try it out on my face. I am turning fifty this year and can really use a good firming cream. I see my skin getting looser every day, please help.

  15. Why I need La Prairie in my life? For the first time in my life I live in an environment that has dried out my skin like no other and to add to that I have passed the big 3-0…oh a few years ago. I would love the chance to try out these products

  16. My skin is so dry I just cannot seem to use enough moisturizer. I have been using Estee Lauder & Lancome products, but I would love to try La Prarie,as I have heard many great things about them. Please enter me in the draw…Thank you.

  17. I need this in my life as I just had my 30th birthday and am really trying to take better care of my skin and do not know where to start! when I read the blog last night i thought to myself that i should really try la prairie out and if I win this, it would be great!

  18. I need La Prairie’s products as I have had a difficult time health wise, and even my skin has been affected.

  19. I need La Prairie in my life because I am over the age of 30 now (32) and I need to make sure I do everything I can to slow down my aging process! Please help! =)

  20. I’m in my mid 40’s, living in the Midwest, and would love to get my glow glowing! La Prairie is a very swanky brand and I would love to try. Thank you!

  21. I would love to try La Prairie products. I am 42 years old and looking for new anti-aging products for my skin. I have never tried La Prairie but they have a good reputation. I have heard they are wonderful products.

  22. I need a La Prairie set because I am a fashion conscious mom of 46, but taking care of everyone else is taking it’s toll on me. It would be great to have some products to help me get my ju-ju back and hopefully make my skin as young as I feel!

  23. At 66 years of age, there are some things I need help with. I would like to try this product to see if it works for me.

  24. I need some La Prairie because I just graduated from grad school and can’t afford nice skincare. However, I’m conscious of anti-aging and taking care of my skin!

  25. After finding myself at 52, back in the work force (as a bilingual kindergarten teacher, and newly divorced….I NEED SOME HELP!!!! Please help me look fresh again! xoxo

  26. Now that I am 50, I realize I should have started doing some things for my tone, circles, darkness, a while ago. I know that if I win La Prairie will definitely show and help me take better care of my skin!

  27. I’m in my early 30’s and I regret not starting earlier with a quality eye treatment. After having two kids (and not enough sleep for two years), it really shows 😛 I’d love to try La Prairie, it sounds wonderful!

  28. I would love a chance to try this brand and I’ve noticed my eyes have been making me generally tired lately so could do with something to make me look happy and fresh again. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  29. I need LaPraire products because I have, dry, mature skin with lines, wrinkles and sagging. The LaPraire products would hydrate and plump up my skin. Plus they would remove my lines and wrinkles while firming my face, neck, and eyes. I would look much younger.

  30. Where there were never dark circles…poof..DARK CIRCLES! Poof….hollowing out. After reading yesterday’s blog I am ready to purchase new products. Would be great if won them. Fingers crossed.

  31. I have never used any creams, serums or masks on my face. In fact, I go to sleep without washing my makeup off. I think it’s about time, I take care of my skin and what better way then with a premium product like La Prairie! I would love to stop neglecting my face and discover what a difference I would see!

  32. Thank-you for hosting this fabulous giveaway!
    I am 44 & it’s been a rough year health wise & economically. I would love to win the lush La Prairieproducts because my beauty routine has fallen to the wayside. I have always taken care of my skin & have learned that it is not selfish or superficial to do so, it is a ritual of self-love.

  33. I tried a sample of the La Prairie line of radiance cream and completely feel in love with what it did for my skin.I purchased the full size the very next week. Although their skincare products are pricier than I can afford to try out more in the full sizes. So I haven’t had the chance to try anything else from their line yet. I’ve read so much about what La Prairie has done for others online and in blogs etc.I only wish I had the chance to try more of their line and be lucky enough to even have the slimmest of chances to try their new makeup and more of their skincare. It’s the best I’ve ever used bar-none.

  34. I need La Prairie Redux in my life because genetics can only take you so far. I am 43 and have been using anti aging products for the last few years. I have been holding off the crows feet and dark circles and would love to have some reinforcements!

  35. I need La Prairie in my life because I’ve always wanted to try their products. The concealing treatment and cream blush sound amazing. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  36. I’m a beauty-junkie and La Prairie has always been in my must-try list. Your skin is the most prominent feature, and it deserves the best!

  37. I would love to try La Prairie products. The wrinkles under my eyes are not cute and they need to go. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I have long wondered how the higher priced skin care systems work versus the drugstore variety. Now that I am about to rejoin the work force I would love to indulge in a quality product that works well against the signs of aging. I have used everything from Neutrogina to Perricone. But have longed to try LaPraire.

  39. One of my friends told me that she knew a girl who’s dad worked for La Prairie and had been using the products since age 18. When I asked her if it really worked, she said that girl still looks like she’s 18 (for reference my friend is in her 30s).

    I’d love to try out La Prairie – I’m so anxious about what continued aging will do to my skin! thanks for the giveaway =)

  40. My skin causes me more problems than anything else. Since I have sensitive, dry skin, I’m trying to keep on top of skincare to prevent aging down the road!

  41. I need La Prairie in my life because every gal needs beauty maintenance in their everyday routine and I would LOVE to try their products!

  42. As much as I would LOVE to keep it for myself… to gift to my mom who deserves something special in her facial routine!

  43. I’ve always wanted to try La Prairie, but haven’t been able to bring myself to make the splurge! I’m 100% sure it’s worth it, though, and I would love to have the chance to try it…my skin needs all the help it can get!

  44. I need these products in my life because I have never even thought it was “early enough” and now I will be 28 years old this July. These products sound amazing and I like reading genuine information about how well they have worked for others. I would feel fortunate as these La Prairie products are not exactly in my “budget.” 😉

  45. I am 42 and have aging skin. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to buy luxury beauty and skin care products right now because I am unemployed. I would really like to try the Extrait of Skin Caviar firming complex to see if it would firm the contours of my face. I am also interested in trying the other products in the La Prairie gift basket as well.

  46. I would love to try these wonderful high end products. I’m a 50+ woman and I think this line is geared perfectly for me.

  47. I have never tried anything from La Prairie and I have always wanted to. I’d love to receive this basket so that I could tell my subscribers about these products!

  48. I need La Prairie in my life because it is so luxurious and my skin is really showing signs of aging. This would make me a whole new person.

  49. I am going to turn thirty this year and even though im a total beauty snob i have yet to start using anti-aging products. I can definitely tell my skin is starting to change and that i need to update my beauty regimen. Reading about your rave reviews I think La Prairie products would be a great way to do so!

  50. I need this gift basket cause La Prairie is my FAVOURITE brand and I use it every day! Seriously! Please pick me. I could really use these products. Thank you

  51. A woman in her mid 40s needs all the help she can get to fight the aging process. And it is a blessing when this help is provided by a luxury brand like La Prairie, with high-quality products. For sure the results will show quickly. I’ll be more than happy to try them.

  52. Thank you for this opportunity! I would love to try anything that Tina recommends. Tina has beautiful skin! Recently sent into early menopause, La Prairie has a product line that I’m sure will help with aging skin.

  53. We all need some good luxury product once in our lifetime such as this awesome brand La Prairie , to not just improve our skin but to feel special and beautiful. Loveeee

  54. It’s the one brand I have always wanted to try but have never gotten around to. I need a good eye cream and was searching for one.

  55. I would love to try these products. I have tried to take care of my skin what seems like forever.
    I need more help now that I’ve reached the half way mark!

  56. I would love to win this! I’ve always wanted to try this brand but the price always scares me off! I am in my early 30s and want to do all that I can to keep my skin looking young and healthy!

  57. I’m in my mid 20’s and I have dehydrated skin and dark circles under my eyes. I’m from Montreal, Canada and I believe the winter took a toll on skin this year. I would love to try these La Prairie products as they would help rejuvenate my skin. I can see the extrait of skin caviar firming complex used as an anti-aging product and the eye contour cream reducing lines on my sensitive eye area.

  58. I have been wanting to try La Prarie products for a long time. This is a perfect chance for me to try them! Fantastic giveaway! Thank you!

  59. Omg… at 55 years old I need all the help I can get! These products would be a wonderful start to a whole new me. Thanks.

  60. I need La Prairie because I just turned 40 and though I started using anti aging products in my early 20’s I would like to step it up and these products sound perfect

  61. I’m always open to trying new brands, and this is one that I’ve always seen but never been able to afford. Was so excited to read this post, the gift basket sounds amazing! Thanks for this giveaway.

  62. I’ve heard many, many good things about the brand. My skin definitely needs refining and thus far the budget and natural products I’ve used are not making any difference. To the contrary, my pores seem more clogged than ever, regardless of my efforts.

  63. I’ve bought one LaPrairie product in my life — a lipstick that I could not pass up. I love it. Just love it. Having some of the of their products would be the ultimate in cosmetic luxury. Thanks so much foe the chance to own them!

  64. I’ve been under a tremendous amount of stress (I won’t say what, as I don’t want to upset anyone who might read this)for the past year and it’s starting to really show in my face. Now that I have decided to take just a little time for myself, I need the most powerful help that I can get!

  65. My girlfriend would love to get a La Prairie gift basket.
    It would be exciting for her to use a high end line and see and feel great results.

  66. What a wonderful giveaway! Every girl could use some extra firming and smoothing, including me. I’d also love to try this brand. Fingers crossed!

  67. I think I am the oldest person who reads this blog! That said, I am looking for something for my eyelids and this is a fantastic recommendation! Funny that lots of products are familiar to you but somehow off your radar until someone spotlights them. There are way too many things in the world to pay attention to, so thanks for focussing on one good thing at a time and making our choices more effective!

  68. My skin has been looking rather dull lately so I need this win to try out some new products and brighten my look.

  69. I believe that the right cream for your skin makes all of the difference. There are so many to choose from that it makes it even more complicated. This is why sites like this are imperative. Knowledge is power and collaborative beauty knowledge truly is essential for filtering through all of the information. Eye cream has been one of the more elusive products for me. I definitely hope to investigate this suggestion further.

  70. La Prairie has always stressed skin care more than its colors, I think. Obviously they are committed to helping women stay healthy looking by having a great skin. I would be honored to win this chance to try such recommended products.

  71. I used Prairie before and the products are always so refreshing when applied onto my skin 🙂 Supple skin and clarity always result when I use their line regardless of my skin condition!

  72. My first experience with LaPrairie was approximately 8 years ago. I was walking though the mall with my daughter who was approximately one and a half. I approached the counter since I had never tried the line before. I remember the beautiful packaging and amazing selection of products. The most memorable part was the salesperson who was very passionate about the line and who also made me feel welcome and deserving of such a high end product line. I have tried almost every line there is on the market. I however continue to use a few LaPrairie on a daily basis because there is no other skincare like it. This giveaway is an amazing opportunity to try products that one would not normally be able to afford. Thank you Beauty Snob for this exciting giveaway!!!

  73. I would absolutely love to try this!! Sounds like one of the most fabulous skin care lines you could spoil yourself with 🙂

  74. I need help finding the right skincare to bring the youth back to my 35yr old skin. The past 10 yrs. I’ve been sick and my skin has never been the same. Help La Prairie!

  75. I’m in my early thirties and I swear my forehead line is getting deeper by the day! I like to blame my 4 children. 🙂 I’d also like to prevent more lines from cropping up!

  76. I need La Prairie in my life because I just turned 40, had a baby…and despite 20+ years of sunscreen, things are starting to creep through! I’m ready to step up my anti-aging regime and these products can help me jumpstart my new skin.

  77. La Prairie have a very long history of proven effectiveness.
    I’ve always wanted to try them, but they are well outside the
    realm of my limited budgetary restraints. I’m now on the +side of 50, and skin needs more help these years.

  78. I need a quality brand like La Prairie in my routine. As I approach middle-age, I’m finding my current products are not working. These products could improve my skin greatly.

  79. I would love to have these! My fiancee is about to go back to school, so I certainly can’t afford this kind of splurge on my own. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  80. In med school, turning 30 next month, not enough sleep. That’s why I need some help from La Prairie! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  81. I was lucky enough to be introduced to La Prairie skin care a number of years ago by a friend who raved about the line. (I was also very excited when they introduced their color line)! I have been a faithful user until the last 18 months, as I have been unemployed. I really, really miss using La Prairie as the line is luxurious, feels wonderful on, and most importantly IT WORKS!! I also love their perfume Life Threads Gold. I would be so appreciative to get this lovely selection of their products!

  82. I need La Prairie because my skin is stressed and dehydrated. Life as new graduate is hard, and I need a little luxury in my life.

  83. I just turned 25 last week and really want to try these products that I otherwise cannot afford. I have been working on a blog post for my own blog in which I am trying out less expensive products because I am about to buy a house and I know I won’t be able to afford more expensive skin care products for some time. I would be very grateful to have these! I agree we should be starting early and that is what I’m trying to do! Thanks 🙂

  84. My skin is sensitive, reactive (I have an excess of environmental allergies), and also a severe case of bipolar combination skin (flaky dry, red, and a breakouts at the same time) I would love something that pulled moisture into my skin while not causing it to react and inflame.

  85. I’ve always prided myself on looking younger than I am but the minute I turned 45 my skin said “haha!” and is making up for it. I can’t afford this but I want to see if the price is worth it. If it is, I’m splurging!

  86. Have always been curious about La Prairie, been having major skin issues lately, and would like to switch skincare products, mahalo!

  87. I need this because I am getting older, and firming products are appealing to me. Plus, what girl can’t use more beauty products. You can never have too many. 🙂

  88. I need La Prairie in my life because I live in a region with very hard water and a rather harsh climate (especially in the winter).

  89. I had a sample of La Prarie from Glossybox. I feel in love with it. It’s nice as La Mer gel Creme samples. I suffer from a thyroid condition so my skin often has dry patches that I’ve been battling for years. Trying to find a simple product to cure (at least) or curb the dryness and itchy. The sample did the job!

  90. I wish I’d stayed out of the sun when I was younger. I love skincare and have always dreamt of using La Prairie skincare. On a teacher’s salary with kids in college, I can’t afford it right now, but my 52-year-old skin would surely benefit. Thanks for all your skincare and beauty tips.

  91. How great! After giving birth to the second baby, my skin needs infusion to fight dark circles and uneven skin tone. I am excited to try La Prairie out!

  92. I need La Prairie because I am searching for a very effective eye cream to reduce puffiness and dark circles. I have a feeling that it will be the best product for me.

  93. I would like to win La Prairie products. Everything what I read about this brand sound believable and unique. Iam always looking for best products for my skin ,for me.

  94. Turning 50 does something to a woman; it makes you decide ‘am I going to like myself as I get older, or not?’ I decided I AM. Taking care of my skin and makeup routine is a pleasure and part of making myself feel great. How wonderful to include your line!