Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ENDED Unilever Beauty Tip of the Day Giveaway From Rocket XL & me!

**Pixie the Kitty NOT Included**

Thanks to Unilever and the great people over at Rocket XL I've got the nifty little widget down at the bottom of the screen! They've also sent me some nifty beauty products to try out!
To help boost awareness of Unilever products, especially the great money saving tips that can be had with their products I've compiled a short list.

Top 5 money saving beauty uses for Vaseline

Nail Polish:
Rub Vaseline on the skin around your nails before polishing. If you make a mistake it can be wiped off when your nails are dry and it softens cuticles at the same time.

Rough Feet:
Are your feet are hard, calloused and dry? Apply Vaseline to your feet at night after bathing or showering. Apply within the first three minutes of bathing before the moisture on your skin evaporates. Then pop on a pair of socks and wear to bed, you’ll wake up with softer feet! This can also work if you want softer hands you can use socks too, or if you come across a great pair of cheap cotton gloves that works even better!

Chapped Lips:
Apply as needed.

Lengthen the life of perfume by putting a little Vaseline on your pulse points, then spray on the perfume.

To smooth wild eyebrow hairs, rub a dab into your brows.

Top 5 money saving beauty uses for Q-tips

Emergency make up fix:
Keep Q-tips® cotton swabs in a plastic bag with a small amount of makeup remover. They're convenient and great to use for touch-ups throughout the day (runny mascara, smeared eye shadow, smudged lipstick, etc.).

Soothe Puffy eyes:
For a soothing pick-me-up, moisten Q-tips® cotton swabs with water, place in a plastic bag and keep in the freezer. When needed, roll under eyes to help diminish puffiness.

Whiten stained nails:
Dip a cotton swab in a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, swab over fingernails and rinse after 3 minutes.

Nail polish clean up:
Remove excess nail polish off the sides of your nails or cuticles by dabbing a q-tip in polish remover.

Cleaner than a brush:
Inexpensive one use beauty tools, you can use a q-tip to apply eyeshadow or lipstick.

To Enter The Beauty Tip of the Day Giveaway

~The Prize~
One lucky Winner will receive a 1.75oz jar of Vaseline and a pair of 87.5% cotton/12.5% Ramie gloves! To try out the rough hands tip! (pictured above)

To qualify for your first entry (and so that you can enter extra entries afterwards) you MUST leave your own money saving beauty tip!

For extra entries you can:

•Friend me on Google Connect
•Subscribe to my Blog
•Follow me on Twitter
•Tweet about this Giveaway and include a link (each tweet = an entry)

Just be sure to submit a new entry for every method you use!
Also remember to include your Twitter username when submitting a Twitter Follow Entry!

Open to US residents only please. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm CST Thursday October 1st
The winner will be chosen via a random number generator Friday October 2nd and announced that same day before noon CST. The winner will be notified by email, and will have a shipping address requested. Personal information of any kind is used only by me to notify the winner and ship out the prize.

**Vaseline was supplied by Unilever via Rocket XL, gloves were furnished by me**

Harry Connick Jr Sings Your Songs :: One2One Network Review

From One2One press release:

Singer, actor, composer, pianist, philanthropist, husband, father – Harry Connick, Jr. is all those things wrapped up in one (handsome!) package.

Harry's been indulging his musical passion since the age of 3, and played publicly for the first time at the age of 6! His career has been studded with awards and recognition, including several multi-platinum and gold albums, 25 million albums sold worldwide, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Awards; Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, and so much more.

Album Tracklisting (Originally performed by):

All The Way (Frank Sinatra)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters)
Besame Mucho
The Way You Look Tonight
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Your Song (Elton John)
Some Enchanted Evening
And I Love You So (Don McLean)
Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett)
Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)

(You can check out snippets here)

On his new album entitled Your Songs, Harry performs classic songs by some of the greatest musicians of all time, with a full jazz big band and string orchestra! He collaborated with the legendary Clive Davis, who has managed & guided the careers of so many fantastic musicians (Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson).

I first came across Harry's music back when The Mask came out, I loved the music so I bought the soundtrack, by far my favorite song on that CD was Harry's "Whisper Your Name"

I liked the smooth, jazz/big band feel he had.

Well he has a new CD out that has the same great jazz/big band feel Called "Your Songs"

I usually judge a CD as worth buying if I like at least like half the songs, and this one meets my criteria! I loved the covers of the Carpenters, Elton John and Billy Joel, may be some of the best of those covers I've heard.

However, Besame Mucho sounds completely wrong, not sure if it's the arrangement, or Harry, but it's a big no go on that track.

And it may just be me, being a die hard Elvis and Beatles fan, but sorry I think I'll stick with the Beatles and Elvis Original on "Can't help falling in love with you" and "And I love her"

Overall I give this CD a 7 out of 10, and would recommend as a great relaxation CD, for in the bath tub, or a cozy night with the significant other!

Other links:
Behind the Scene look at ‘Making of’ the album
Harry’s website
Harry's Facebook