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I have some pretty crazy news. A couple of weeks ago, when I wrote about my Clarisonic brush as a Best Thing Ever---and just to reiterate, no-one told me to do this, and you'd better believe I paid for that sucker myself---I was overwhelmed with the number of people who said they wanted one too. I mean, obviously you'd want one: they're awesome. But I wasn't prepared for just how many people would want one: apparently, according to the Clarisonic rep who found my blog post via some mad detective skills she picked up from watching reruns of Law & Order (either that or Google Alerts, I guess), Nothing But Bonfires was the number one source of traffic to their site that day.

This is baffling to me, you know, that I would be the number one source of traffic to anything. I feel like I should get that engraved somewhere, like on a large silver trophy that I place above my fireplace, except I don't actually have a fireplace, so maybe I'd have to place it above my parents' fireplace instead. But then I'd be calling them all the time, all where's my traffic trophy? and is my traffic trophy safe? and why are you guys keeping my traffic trophy from me? Have you sold it on ebay so you can buy the expensive kind of mango sorbet instead of the store brand? and, you know, that kind of thing could get tiring and also take up a whole bunch of cell phone minutes, so I guess it would probably just be better to buy myself a celebratory burrito or something instead. 

Or maybe I could give you a Clarisonic. Wait, make that two Clarisonics. 

Yeah, I kind of have two Clarisonics to give away. Would you like them? 

This is a pretty smashing turn of events, if I do say so myself, and definitely way better than a trophy. Does a trophy collectively make the collective skin of the collective Internet collectively look fabulous? It does not. A pair of Clarisonics, however, would. Well, maybe not the whole Internet, but definitely one person from it, plus whoever she decided to give her second Clarisonic to. Hmm, you'd better be nice to her, whoever she is. (Or him, I guess. Boys have skin too!)

So this is the thing, you see: Clarisonic has recently introduced something called the Clarisonic Skincare Pair. A Clarisonic Skincare Pair is really just two Clarisonics for less than it would actually cost you to buy two Clarisonics, so the idea---especially around the holidays, I bet---is that you buy the pair, save $40, and then keep one brush for yourself and give the other to a person you like a whole lot. Like, a whole lot. I mean, you'd better like this person enough to give them a kidney, not just a Clarisonic, because many people would argue that the Clarisonic is actually even more awesome than a kidney, though I'm not even going to touch that one because the next thing you know I'll get kidney stones or something just for talking smack about my kidneys. My body can be vindictive. One time I was all I never get toothache! and then bam, root canal the next day.

Anyway, if you would like to win a Clarisonic Skincare Pair---which is, in case I have to remind you, two incredible Clarisonics: one for you, one for your mother/sister/best friend/high school trigonometry teacher (hey, don't knock it, you're able to calculate the hypotenuse of a triangle in everyday life because of her)---then all you have to do is leave a comment below. I'll choose one randomly over the weekend with the help of some sort of random number generating thingamajig, announce the winner on Monday, and then that person will be the lucky recipient of a Clarisonic Skincare Pair and the rest of us can all just writhe with jealousy when she bags Brad Pitt in a few weeks with her perfect skin. Wait no, not Brad Pitt, he's got a dreadlocked beard right now, so maybe we'll just sit that one out. How about that vampire guy that all the kids like these days? Yeah, we'll go with that.

So since we're talking about pairs, why don't you tell me your favorite pairing in the comments if you want to be entered to win two (two!) Clarisonics of your very own. Like, peanut butter and chocolate, that's a good pairing. Or pants and a shirt, always a winner. Jim and Pam, another good pair. But damn, now I'm taking all the best answers. 

1113 Comments

1
afc
Nov 18, 2009

peanut butter & fluff! (marshmallow)

2
Dawn
Nov 18, 2009

Yay! I would like to win a Clarisonic. My favorite pair right now would be this pair of boots (http://tiny.cc/NfBfk
) - darn you, J. Crew, for being sold out of my size. A Clarisonic or two would ease my pain...

3
Lyne
Nov 18, 2009

my pair would be travel and writing!

4
Heather
Nov 18, 2009

peas and carrots!
wine and cheese!
dark chocolate and red wine!
light eyes and dark hair!
Bonnie and Clyde!
eggs and bacon!
bacon and syrup!
and the winner??? the giant zit right square in the middle of my forehead and a brand spankin new clarisonic!! :) Sounds like quite the pair to me!

5
sara c.
Nov 18, 2009

my favorite pairing is basically my daily uniform - dark, skinny jeans & a black tank top

6
Corrie
Nov 18, 2009

Nutella and bannanas!

7
Diana
Nov 18, 2009

I want to have "glowy" skin too! C'mon Clarisonic!

8
Diana
Nov 18, 2009

And my pairing? Cagney & Lacey. :)

9
Amy Bailey
Nov 18, 2009

My favorite pairing is rum and coke. I really could also use pretty skin! Call me!

10
Stephanie M
Nov 18, 2009

Chips and dip!!!

11
Kelly H
Nov 18, 2009

Probably Survivor and Homestyle Microwave Popcorn!

12
Lauren
Nov 18, 2009

Definitely ice cream and a good movie!

13
Katelin
Nov 18, 2009

This is a bit lame, but me and my Mum are the best pair. Make it a triple with me, my mum and a bottle of champagne!

14
Amy
Nov 18, 2009

Favorite pairing? Buffy and Spike.

15
Jennifer Wilson
Nov 18, 2009

Oooh... caramel and salt. Have you ever had Fran's dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt? They just about make me fall over they are so good!

16
Jill
Nov 18, 2009

Sun and surf!

17
Mia
Nov 18, 2009

Heidi and Spencer..... JK!

I'm going to go with Barack and Michelle.

18
Julie
Nov 18, 2009

Tomato and Mozzarella!

19
Barbara Handley
Nov 18, 2009

Popcorn and Sugar Babies

20
Mallory
Nov 18, 2009

Weddings and babies!

21
Alexa
Nov 18, 2009

Patsy and Edina!

22
betsy
Nov 18, 2009

have been pondering the purchase ever since you posted how you scored those fabulously glowy wedding day cheeks!!!

eggs & ketchup. best pair ever!

runner up~
children in bed & bottle of wine!

23
Beth B.
Nov 18, 2009

Wow what an awesome giveaway.

My answer: Chips & Salsa

24
Melissa
Nov 18, 2009

Butter and sugar. Especially on sourdough toast, which has been my snack this week.

25
AlisonofaGun
Nov 18, 2009

Little dogs + sweaters! Buttery popcorn + peanut m&ms. Towels + the dryer!

26
barbetti
Nov 18, 2009

gin and tonic. oh yes!

27
Michele
Nov 18, 2009

wine and cheese!

28
hillary
Nov 18, 2009

lime-flavoured taco chips and freshly made guacamole!

29
Liat
Nov 18, 2009

Chicken n' Waffles

Can't you tell I am hungry now?

30
Amanda
Nov 18, 2009

Um...Dwight and Angela???

31
Ali
Nov 18, 2009

I'd never heard of this product until your entry but now I totally want one! I am pregnant and my skin is doing odd things. My favorite pairing - chocolate and anything - especialy strawberries, pretzels, peanut butter, more chocolate, etc.
Thanks for the giveaway!

32
Melanie
Nov 18, 2009

You totally picked my favorite: peanut butter and chocolate.

Okay, second favorite: Reisling and Thai peanut sauce chicken (it's called Peanut Sauce Lovers at my favorite restaurant). YUM!

33
jessica
Nov 18, 2009

apples and peanut butter!

34
Judy
Nov 18, 2009

Holly and Sean of course. And also surf and turf.

Seriously, I realized the other day my pores are out of control. I need skin care! And if I won I'd give my second one to one of your readers, becasue it just seems right.

(Wow, how brown-nosey can one get in a single comment? I may have just found out)

35
Janet
Nov 18, 2009

Chocolate + peppermint!

36
Speedy Canizales
Nov 18, 2009

Peaches & Herb - reunited and it feels so good!

37
Julia
Nov 18, 2009

Banana and chocolate gelato. Delicioso. :)

38
Beth
Nov 18, 2009

Chocolate and peanut butter is definitively towards the top of my list, but how about film and darkroom?

39
Becca
Nov 18, 2009

WINE AND CHEESE.

I know that is so unoriginal but there is really nothing in this world that gives me more pleasure than an overpriced tray of cheeses wiht little crusty pieces of bread and a glass of wine (red, white, sparkling, WHATEVER). So there you go, that's MY awesome pairing.

40
Emily
Nov 18, 2009

My favorite pair?

Yarn & needles!
Caramelized onions & goat cheese!
Tea & a good book!

A Clarisonic brush would be lovely though.

41
Crystl
Nov 18, 2009

Chocolate and Lavender

42
Gabrielle
Nov 18, 2009

French Fries and Sour Cream

43
Beth
Nov 18, 2009

Cheese + Crackers. Orange + Navy Blue. Oversized sweaters + belts. Hugs + Kisses. Sleeping in + Brunch.

44
Sharon
Nov 18, 2009

Is this open to Canadians? I have a US address, if that helps. :)

My favourite pairs are pizza and a rum & Diet Coke, travel and photography, and a cup of coffee and reading a book. Oh yeah, peanut butter and chocolate are pretty spectacular as well!

45
Emily S.
Nov 18, 2009

Runny eggs over easy and crispy toast

46
Home Sweet Sarah
Nov 18, 2009

Oooh, I love a good giveaway, especially when my skin has been a fright these days!

Anyway, my favorite pairing? Tough one! How about Earl Grey and Sweet 'n Low, because that's what I'm having right now. I lead a riveting life...

47
Anna
Nov 18, 2009

My favorite pair is spicy cheese on a good cracker :-)

48
Flannery
Nov 18, 2009

My favorite pairs are as follows:

1) pajamas and hot chocolate
2) bacon and eggs
3) rainy days and novels

49
Jen
Nov 18, 2009

My holiday-related pairing: rum & eggnog.

And my wouldn't that clairsonic pair make some good good holiday giving!

50
elizabeth
Nov 18, 2009

potato chips and chocolate cake.
sounds bizzare, I know, but the sweet and salty - yum.

and the Clarisonic will ward off the chocolate zits, right?

51
carrie
Nov 18, 2009

potato chips dipped in ice cream! would love to win it.

52
Courtney in FL
Nov 18, 2009

Hmmm, chocolate and pretzels are a pretty good pair but chocolate goes with anything.

Fingers crossed for the pair of Clarisonic brushes!!

53
Alana
Nov 18, 2009

Green apples and caramels...mmmmm

54
Casey
Nov 18, 2009

Pizza and beer!

55
Mymsie
Nov 18, 2009

Mad Men & gimlets! :)

56
GuavaGal
Nov 18, 2009

Sweet pumpkin butter on a cracker!

Delicious, and fun to shout.

57
NGS
Nov 18, 2009

But I AM a high school trigonometry teacher! We need good skin, too!

Peanut M&Ms and popcorn. Sweet and salty. It's awesome!

58
Michelle Woo
Nov 18, 2009

Anything and wine.

59
Robin
Nov 18, 2009

Bonnie and Clyde. In the form of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. And because I love the way their names sound together.

60
Molly
Nov 18, 2009

Meat and Potatoes!

61
dani
Nov 18, 2009

How I would love one of these so that I too could have fancy pretty skin for my (date to be determined) wedding (hey, at least I'm actually planning and not just hoping that someday I'll get married).

So...favorite pairing. Jeans and a t-shirt. Peanut butter and chocolate (yes, you stole the best one). Strawberries and honey. Wine and more wine. Pen and paper.

62
Carmen
Nov 18, 2009

Definitely lusted over those clarisonics after your post and have been trying to justify the purchase ever since.

Favorite pair: Food and my mouth?

Or, leggings and boots works too.

63
Sarah
Nov 18, 2009

Bonnie & Clyde :-)

64
Christine
Nov 18, 2009

ooh! pick me, pick me! This is a terrific giveaway. My favorite pair (besides what has already been said): a week off from work and a plane ticket to Hawaii. A close second is a froofy cocktail and sunset at the beach.

65
Holly
Nov 18, 2009

I can't believe I'm admitting this but:

Chocolate Milkshakes and French Fries.

Sooooooo good.

66
Dr. Maureen
Nov 18, 2009

Dark chocolate and red wine!

67
C
Nov 18, 2009

sleep and chocolate.
Not in that order.

68
Beth
Nov 18, 2009

I've been contemplating asking for one for Christmas! I'd have to say feta and cucumber

69
Natalie
Nov 18, 2009

My favorite pairing is chocolate brownie ice cream with marshmallow topping. Mmm, I ate it every night when I was pregnant! Please pick me, as I'm in desperate need of a skin pick me up after having a baby!

70
abbersnail
Nov 18, 2009

Oh my gosh, please please please pick me. My skin has morphed into that of my seventeen-year-old-self, and I already lived through it once... I should NOT have to do it again!

My favorite pair: sparkling red wine and goat cheese.

71
Patsy
Nov 18, 2009

Cheese and well....anything.

Mashed potatoes and gravy! Thanksgiving can not come soon enough!

72
Lindsey
Nov 18, 2009

What a nice contest! Coffee and cinnamon, yumm I love fall.

73
Michelle
Nov 18, 2009

raisins and cheerios

74
Nora Casson
Nov 18, 2009

hot chocolate and marshmallows!

75
steff
Nov 18, 2009

cinnamon and vanilla!

BTW-- Mario skincare products reveal a different face very fast!

76
Claire
Nov 18, 2009

Beer and pizza.. mmmm

77
Lori
Nov 18, 2009

I would absolutely LOVE to win a Clarisonic Skin Care Pair! And I would say that one of my favorite pairings is wine and cheese. Though I could happily eat both on their own.

78
Erin
Nov 18, 2009

chocolate and peanut butter. CLEARLY.

79
Caitlin
Nov 18, 2009

This relates back to one of your recent posts actually...how about this for a tasty and fancy pairing:

Bubbly & Chambord! Mmm

80
Cameron
Nov 18, 2009

Couch lounging & the dog.
Stationary & a good pen.
Cold weather & a warm bed.

Thanks, Holly!

81
Tobie
Nov 18, 2009

Chocolate & raspberry, preferably from Godiva :).

82
sydney
Nov 18, 2009

cheese with cheese!!! best pairing ever!

83
Serror
Nov 18, 2009

Cheese and more cheese?

Right now I am loving cave aged gruyere and pears. NOM!

84
Carrie
Nov 18, 2009

okay, i stopped reading through the comments because i was agreeing with everyone! but, i'm a big fan of wine and cheese.

yum.

85
betsy
Nov 18, 2009

salami & cream cheese

86
Jill
Nov 18, 2009

thanks for this awesome giveaway. i'm far too cheap to buy one myself...but would love to win one and give one away. :)
and a favorite pairing...
~red velvet cake + cream cheese frosting
~granny smith apples + popcorn
~jim + pam

87
Amanda
Nov 18, 2009

cheese and crackers :)

or cheese and anything

PS sorry if I posted twice...I cant find my comment :(

88
koren
Nov 18, 2009

sweet and salty

89
Reé
Nov 18, 2009

red beans and fried potatoes (with cornbread and, uh, butter) (in keeping with the pairs theme, doncha know).

90
Elizabeth
Nov 18, 2009

Um...books and cocoa?

Cats and the Furminator?

Anthropologie and enough money to be able to afford Anthropologie?