How about a giveaway to kick off this Monday? The very first Monday of fall, actually. Are you as excited as we are? To transition into fall, our friends at NIVEA have a special giveaway for Product Girl readers. Did you know that September is National Skin Care Awareness Month? Well, it is, and NIVEA is reminding us all to readjust our skin care regiment to keep up with changing weather.
Here’s what one (1) winner will receive:
NIVEA Touch of Renewal Lathering Body Scrub. Prime your skin for winter (yeah, it’s coming sooner than later). Look for Nivea’s ‘HYDRA IQ’ technology, which delivers a balance of exfoliation and a rich cleansing, moisturizing lather.
NIVEA Smooth Sensation Daily Lotion. Formulated for dry skin, this lotion, enriched with Ginkgo, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, intensely moisturizes and absorbs quickly.
NIVEA Kiss of Olive & Lemon Soothing Lip Care (new!) We love the ‘Kiss’ balms (cherry is our fav) and this new kiss on the block is pretty yummy, too.
$50 Visa gift card. For you to stock up on some skin care essentials.
To enter to win this NIVEA prize package, leave us a comment on this post with a fall skincare tip! We’ll pick a winner on Saturday, September 29.
Disclosure: NIVEA provided Product Girl with product samples and a $50 gift card.
Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion AM Moisturizer SPF 30 keeps racking accolades, most recently from Dr. Oz who called it a “one-two punch” for looking young. What’s so special about PTR’s fusion? Well, typically, retinols are used in nighttime treatments as the powerful anti-aging ingredient makes your skin sensitive to sun. PTR combats this by adding in SPF 30 to a special time release retinol solution to gradually deliver the ingredient over an eight-hour period. The result is improved skin renewal with less irritation.
What the man Oz loves, and so do we, is how this product is clinically proven to leave your complexion brighter. With regular use, up to a 48% improvement in skin smoothness, 35% improvement in skin tone and a reduction in pesky fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a no-fuss product that has a big payoff. It’s free of oil and fragrances, too.
And, bonus: we are giving away three bottles of PTR Retinol Fusion AM Moisturizer SPF 30. We’ll pick three winners at random at the end of day on Friday, May 11.To enter, leave a comment on this post. Extra chance to win if you tweet about it, too! Just let us know in the comments that you did so! Good luck!
I am a sucker for anything with Jason Segel in it so naturally The Five Year Engagement immediately went on my “must see” list. For this movie, Jason teamed up with the producers of Bridesmaids for this comedy about an engaged couple (Jason’s fiance is played by the lovely Emily Blunt) that keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. The cast also includes Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Rhys Ifans. You can watch the trailer for The Five Year Engagement here. Here’s a brief synopsis of the movie for you:
Exactly one year after Tom Solomon (Segel) met Violet Barnes (Blunt), he surprised her with a ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after, but career plans and comical problems manage to torpedo every “save the date.” Five years later, two people who once dreamed of the perfect day just want to get it over with. Through the humorous trials of discovering who they will become as a couple, Tom and Violet will learn if they have what it takes to survive their five-year engagement.
We’ve partnered up with the film for a new giveaway. You can win a $25 Visa cash card for a “Night at the Movies” and a Five-Year Engagement Cosmetic bag filled with lip gloss, nail file matchbook, eye mask, purse hanger, comb/mirror and a little faux bling engagement ring. Call it a mini emergency kit for your night out, if you will.
Keep reading for your chance to win our “Night at the Movies” courtesy of the movie!
If you’re not exfoliating your body, you are missing an essential step in skin care. And I don’t mean using a grainy, physical exfoliator (though, those are good to have, too), but rather FRUIT. Fruit and its Alpha-Hydroxy Fruit Acids help slough off dead skin like a champ. The new Tone Fruit Peel Daily Exfoliating Body Wash with aforementioned AHAs has an amazing blend of apple, kiwi, citrus and Vitamin E to gently exfoliate your skin. It works incognito, since the body wash is a smooth formula, but trust, those fruit acids are working to shed your winter skin. Also, it feels refreshing and smells delicious. Almost good enough to add to a blender for a citrusy smoothie (but don’t…)
We’ve teamed with Tone to give away one (1) Tone Fruit Peel Package, including:
Tone Fruit Peel Daily Exfoliating Body Wash
Canvas Market Tote
$50 Visa Gift Card
To enter, leave a comment on this post! You can talk exfoliation, fruit, ANYTHING. Let us know your thoughts. We’ll pick one winner end of day Friday, April 13.
The perfect time to test a new body lotion is most definitely when temperatures fluctuate in a matter of days by 40 degrees. Or the “pneumonia front” we experienced in Chicago a few weeks ago where the temp dropped by 25 degrees in just minutes. Definitely situations that have my skin begging for stability.
Enter Eucerin Professional Repair, a new innovation in lotion for extremely dry skin. Eucerin designed this to improve the condition of skin by combining your skin’s own natural moisturizers, Ceramide-3, and Gluco-Gylcerol, a breakthrough ingredient which improves moisture reserves in the skin. Think of it as like your own personal watershed. I love it because while it intensely moisturizes it does so in the lightest way.
And, for the fun news, I have a Eucerin Professional Repair Tool Kit to give away! The tool kit has everything you need to get ready for spring.
Eucerin Professional Repair
Eucerin water bottle
$50 Sunglass Hut Gift Card
To enter, share a skin tip in the comments. How do you keep your skin healthy and hydrated? Feet, hands, etc? Let us know! And, if you’re up for it, share your tip on on Eucerin’s Facebook page. They may even feature you in their “Tip Tuesday.” We’ll pick a winner Monday, April 2.*
*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
Disclosure: We received a sample of Eucerin Professional Repair as well as the Professional Repair Tool Kit.
A few things I’ll always love: big hair and television. My DVR is the hardest working electronic in my house, and it will be adding ABC’s new Texas-inspired show GCB to its roster. It’s Texas, so GCB is about big hair and larger than life everything. Premiering Sunday, March 4, at 10 p.m. est. (in Pan Am’s time slot), GCB starts with high school “mean girl” Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) being forced to return home to Dallas in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. The problem is that Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago and is hesitant about re-entering this world of opulence, status and salacious rumor mills. She is hopeful for a new start, but soon finds it’s not that easy to escape your past in this tightknit community.
To get in the Texas spirit, we have a special GCB Beauty Kit* to give away to one (1) Product Girl reader. The kit includes:
Tweezerman Nail File
Dual Lip Gloss
Big Lash Mascara
Mini Designer Perfume
To enter to win, watch the GCB preview below (or here) and leave us a comment with your thoughts! Will you watch? We’ll pick one winner on the day of the premiere, Sunday, March 4.
*Prize pack valued at $55; Prizing courtesy of ABC
**GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congrats to Kristin, winner of the GCB Beauty Bag!
***For more ways to win GCB prizes, visit www.GCBConfessions.com through March 15 and tweet #GCB to unlock exclusive content and be entered for a chance to win.
One of our favorite looks from last night’s SAG Awards Red Carpet was Lea Michele in Atelier Versace. The slit was DARING, and she just totally killed it. The makeup and hair complemented the dress perfectly, too. The man responsible for Lea Michele’s soft and sultry hairstyle was Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend. Mark used several products from the new, nine-piece Dove Style+Care collection to get the look. This line officially launches March 1, and is designed to help nourish and protect hair for long-lasting style.
“I started by applying a large dollop of the new Dove Style+Care Nourishing Amplifier Mousse to Lea’s damp hair and blow dried with a large round brush for volume.
Next, I took a dime-size amount of the new Dove Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum in my hands and rubbed them together to warm up the product, and then raked my hands through her hair. I am obsessed with this cream; it gives the hair amazing shine and separation, and also nourishes the hair too so it’s like having a styling product and a conditioner in one bottle.
I pulled her hair into a loose bun while Lea had her makeup done to set a loose wave in her hair. Then, I let the hair down and sprayed Oribe Après Beach Spray all over to give the hair that great sexy “second-day” hair.
Just before Lea left for the red carpet, I finished her hairstyle by spraying the new Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray all over to keep her hair in place without it looking stiff or crunchy.”
And, we’re giving away the three Dove Style+Care products used to create Lea Michele’s SAG look! Leave us a comment and tell us what you thought about the SAG styles. Did you like Lea’s look? Who was your favorite! We’ll pick one winner* end of day Thursday, February 2.
Update: Congrats to Jennifer, the winner of the Dove Style + Care giveaway!
I like good odds. Which is probably why I never play the lotto, or gamble much. I’m thinking a lot of you think along these lines, too. So I know you’ll appreciate skincare guru Peter Thomas Roth’s Facebook giveaway, happening now. With 20,000 winners, it’s the biggest Facebook Skincare giveaway to date.
The prize? A deluxe travel-size Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer serum. The ingredient to note? Dragon’s Blood. Lest you think that Mr. Roth resurrected mythical creatures, let us assure you that Dragon’s Blood is a red resin drawn from a tree native to the Amazon that was used by natives for centuries to repair skin.
To get in on this, head on over to Peter Thomas Roth on Facebook and “like” the page. From there, enter your mailing info and check back to see if you won. The odds are in your favor.
But wait…there’s more! Peter Thomas Roth is offering Product Girl readers the chance to win a $100 gift card to spend on his products. To enter, visit PeterThomasRoth.com and leave a comment on this post telling us what you’d buy. We’ll pick a winner on Sunday, December 11.
***NOTE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner, Tamara C!
Last month my baby, my labor of love known as Product Girl, turned 6 years old. When I started blogging about the makeup and beauty products I was buying, I never imagined this blog would become such a big part of my life. It was something I did for fun and now it is practically a way of life for me. How many gals do you know that carry makeup remover wipes with them at all times just in case they see something good to swatch?
Product Girl has brought me many opportunities that I never imagined I would have and it is all because of you, my readers. Without you, none of this would have happened and I appreciate all of you more than you know! Thanks to you, I’ve been backstage at New York Fashion Week, I’ve met some of my beauty idols, I won a trip to Paris and now I’m hosting my very first beauty event here in Seattle (which you should definitely attend if you’re in town) next week. Even better more amazing is that I just accepted a position with Nordstrom as their beauty social media specialist! Make sure you follow @nordstrombeauty on Twitter and Like us on Facebook by the way, you’ll be hearing from me there as well.
As a thank you to all of you, I worked with some of my favorite brands to put together the largest single giveaway I have ever hosted. The lucky person who wins this giveaway will be set in the makeup, nail polish, skincare, bath and body and hair department for quite awhile!
We are huge fans of Birchbox here at Product Girl, and we know some of you are as well. Which is why our next giveaway is so exciting! If you’ve always been wanting to sign up, but aren’t quite sure what it’s all about, now’s your chance! Birchbox is teaming with us to give away three 3-month gift subscriptions. The deadline to sign up for the July box closes today, but if you are one of the three lucky winners, your first box will come in July. And we know it’s going to be a good one — it’s designed and curated by Cynthia Rowley!
Here’s how to enter:
Leave a comment on this post from now until Thursday, July 7 (U.S. gals only). If you want extra credit, “Like” Product Girl on Facebook, leave a comment here and let me know for an extra entry. You can also follow me on Twitter and tweet about the contest for an extra entry, just leave another comment and let me know about it. But, note: any comments made as “extra credit” without mention of your name on Facebook/Twitter will be discarded.