Friday, May 6, 2011

The Beauty Brains Giveaway

For serious, our giveaways are just


getting better and better.


Today's is brought to us by The Beauty Brains the smarty-pants chemists behind the oh-so-informative new book Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm?


This book is just as delightful and entertaining as its name suggests. It is filled with delicious factoids that we have all wondered about at one point or another. The book offers juicy little tidbits such as:


Do pore strips actually work? {Heck yes!}


How much hair loss is normal? {Losing .01% of your hair each day is normal (approximately 100 strands) phew, I thought I was the victim of early onset female alopecia.}


Do lip plumpers actually work? {yes, but only on a temporary basis.}


And guess what, it also tells you the right way to pop a pimple! (no more zit juices popping on the mirror!)


My favorite aspect of the book is that at the end of each section or beauty question, there is a "Bottom Line" which gives you the facts in layman's terms (i.e. YAY or NAY). I love reading scientific stuff that I can understand.


Official info


About the book:

Based on the blog at TheBeautyBrains.com, this informative book cuts through the confusing, misleading, and sometimes false information that beauty companies bombard consumers with and provides scientific answers to hundreds of questions about cosmetics.


Links

http://thebeautybrains.com

http://twitter.com/thebeautybrains


About The Beauty Brains

The Beauty Brains are a group of chemists who have more than 40 combined years of experience developing and testing beauty products at major cosmetic companies including Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Alberto Culver. Perry Romanowski, the public face of the Brains, has spent the past 18 years researching and developing products to solve consumer problems in hair and skin care. He is also the coauthor of Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, an introductory textbook of beauty science.


TEN TRUTHS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR COSMETICS:

1. Curling Shampoos Don’t Work!

2. Wearing the right fragrance can actually make people think you have lost weight.

3. While brushing your hair does temporarily help distribute natural oils, in the long run brushing “100 strokes every night” strips layers of cuticle and weakens hair.

4. There is no proof that tourmaline flat irons perform any better than the less expensive non-ceramic versions.

5. Sunscreen is one of the best cosmetics you can use to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free.

6. Spit on a zit may not be an old wives’ tale after all!

7. There is a difference between antiperspirant and deodorant. Antiperspirant actually stops you from sweating, while deodorant just masks the odor.

8. No cosmetic will make your nails grow longer and stronger, but you can do things to improve their condition.

9. Urea is found in cosmetics, but it does not come from urine!

10. Multiple types of parabens are used in formulas to ensure that your personal care and cosmetic products are as free as possible from disease-causing microbes.


To find out the details to all of the above truths (and dozens more!) pick up a copy of CAN YOU GET HOOKED ON LIP BALM?



Can be found at many of the most on-trend book stores (Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Borders)



The lovely brains behind this fab new beauty guide have been so kind as to set up a giveaway for our loyal followers!


The lucky winner will receive:


- $50 Sephora Gift Card

- A copy of the book!


To enter the GIVEAWAY you MUST:

1. Follow The Beauty Mark!

2. Like The Beauty Mark!

*For an extra entry, post about this giveaway on Facebook/Twitter/Blogger

Leave a separate comment for each!
Good luck, beauty junkies!

giveaway ends wednesday, May 13th at midnight!

95 comments:

Shelb and Ry said...

I am a follower... :)

--Shelby

Shelb and Ry said...

I "like" your Facebook Page

--Shelby

Krystal Arnett said...

I am a follower!

Krystal Arnett said...

I like your facebook page

Krystal Arnett said...

...and I just posted this to facebook. Now, I hope I win!

The Clawson's said...

I'm following the beauty Mark

The Clawson's said...

I "like" the Beauty Mark!

Taylor Loves Amanda said...

i am a follower!

Taylor Loves Amanda said...

i LIKE the beauty mark!

Taylor Loves Amanda said...

this is officially on my fb... i love sephora! this would be such a perfect giveaway to win! you ladies are awesome!

love_b said...

I'm a beauty follower!

love_b said...

I "Like" the beauty mark as well! Fingers crossed :)

The Princes said...

I follow the beauty mark!

Heather

The Princes said...

I like the beauty mark on FB.

Heather

***LIZ*** said...

I like you on FB.

***LIZ*** said...

I follow you on blogger.

Envy My Cooking said...

Great giveaway!

Amber said...

I am a follower and a liker! :]

Christi said...

I'm a follower!

Christi said...

I like you on facebook!

Cami said...

I follow Beauty Mark!

Cami said...

I like Beauty Mark on FB!

Cami said...

I shared about the Beauty Mark giveaway on FB!

Carly said...

I am an official Beauty Mark follower.

Carly said...

I "liked" you!

David and Carly said...

I blogged about the give away. Common baby, I'm running low on my favorite Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume.

Kaitie and Blaine said...

Um, yeah! I follow and "liked" you girls already! :-) Fingers are crossed!

Ashley Lois said...

I follow the beauty mark!

Ashley Lois said...

I "like" the beauty mark on facebook (and in real life) =]

Ashley Lois said...

I posted about the giveaway on facebook.

Scott+Tiffany said...

follower

Scott+Tiffany said...

liker

Scott+Tiffany said...

posted on fb

Laura Burtis said...

I stalk, I mean follow the Beauty Mark!

Ashley Lois said...

I blogged about your giveaway at didyouhearaboutsamandash.blogspot.com

Laura Burtis said...

I like the Beauty Mark on FB!! :)

Laura Burtis said...

I stalk, I mean follow the Beauty Mark :)

Jessica said...

I am now a follower, I love your blog and stalk it all the time! I should have followed forever ago!

AlexisAyn said...

i like the beauty mark of fb! and am a stalker of the beauty mark:)

Danielle said...

I'm now a follower!

Danielle said...

and I like you on Facebook!

Rachel said...

I "liked" The Beauty Mark on Facebook AND I'm a follower!!

This book sounds so fun to read, I love fun facts! GREAT GIVEAWAY!

Jessicaaa said...

I liked and follow!

Brooklyn said...

i follow and like on fb!

lrbodine said...

I am a follower via my Google Reader!

lrbodine said...

I "liked" the Beauty Mark on Facebook!

lrbodine said...

Posted about the giveaway on Facebook!

sarasue143 said...

I am a follower!!

sarasue143 said...

I follow on facebook!

Aubrey Gibson said...

I follow you!

Aubrey Gibson said...

I like you too!

Samantha said...

I'm a follower! :)

Samantha said...

I'm a liker! :)

Chery Quist said...

I am a follower

Chery Quist said...

I like you

Chery Quist said...

I have shared the giveaway on facebook

Katrina Shumway! said...

I follow The Beauty Mark :)

Katrina Shumway! said...

I "LIKE" The Beauty Mark on Facebook!!

Katrina Shumway! said...

I also blogged about the giveaway!!

Ali said...

I follow this blog because I have a brain! :) -Ali

Ali said...

I love you girls on Facebook too :)

The Bensons said...

I want this more than ever!!!! check out my profile woman and i follow your blog on blogger oh yeah!! this makes me the numero uno fan of the beauty mark and i beg you with my blood pumping red heart!! and i wear spf 15 beauty lotion every day to zap me free of wrinkle even though gravity will take a toll on my skin haha. LOve you guys!! My blog is bensons09.blogspot.com

The Bensons said...

I Like you guys on facebook too!!! now lets pick me and i will be the happiest most freshest and beauty marked lady on the planet. You guys are my fave seriously, theres nothing like juicy secrets to a better bod, style and makeup tips and hair. i'd be all about looking cute everyday but with my 9 month old and food in my hair its tough, so thats why i like some of your styles cuz you guys put out styles that can be fun cute and yet so comfortable love it!!! thanks

The Bensons said...

Okay so i posted a page on my blogger about your giveaway and told my mother in law, friends and fam damily!!!

Allyssa said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I loved the "hippie hair" braid, I tried it and got TONS compliments!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

Alissa Tyler Goates said...

I am a follower

Alissa Tyler Goates said...

I like you on facebook

Brooke Skousen said...

i like the beauty mark!

Brooke Skousen said...

i am a follower!

Tyra said...

I am FACEBOOK FAN

Stephanie Vogel said...

I like you on the good ole' FB!

Honore said...

I'm a follower on your blog!

Honore said...

I'm a fan of the Beauty Mark on FB!

Trenton + Brooke said...

I "like" the Beauty Mark.

Trenton + Brooke said...

I 'follow' the BM

Stephanie Vogel said...

I'm also a follower!

Clint, Marianne, Sage and Charlotte said...

I'm a follower!

Clint, Marianne, Sage and Charlotte said...

I like you fb!

Kayla said...

That book sounds awesome! Something I definitely would enjoy reading! I follow the beauty mark!

Kayla said...

I like the beauty mark on Facebook!

AZMarianos said...

I am a follower!

AZMarianos said...

I "Like" you on FB. :-)

AZMarianos said...

I posted this on FB - I sooooo want to win this!!

Victoria Gayle said...

I am DEFINITELY a follower :)

Victoria Gayle said...

I like y'all on Facebook.

The Stockton Family said...

I follow The Beauty Mark.

The Stockton Family said...

I have "liked" on facebook.

Jen said...

This book sounds fabulous! I follow The Beauty Mark.

Jen said...

I've also "liked" The Beauty Mark on Facebook.

Deanna G. said...

1. I follow The Beauty Mark on GFC via Twitter(same user name.)

2. I "Like" The Beauty Mark.

Deanna G. said...

Posted on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87/posts/145667362171854

nightowl said...

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nightowl said...

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beau&lindee said...

i follow the beauty mark:))

beau&lindee said...

i 'liked' the beauty mark!