Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Beauty Tips of the Day with Unilever Giveaway! CLOSED




It's been almost two months since I introduced you to Unilever's Beauty Tip of the Day widget, which you'll see displayed in the footer of this blog. I hope you've enjoyed reading along and learning some new tricks of the trade. I promised you that I would check back in and share my experiences with some of the tips so here I am!

There were many tips that I found useful and I wanted to share them with you because they really work!

First, I always blow dry my hair in the bathroom directly following my piping hot shower. Big NO-NO! Steam from the shower creates humidity and leads to frizz. Duh! Why hadn't I figured this out a long time ago? So, they recommend blow drying outside of the bathroom and taming any flyaways with a clean, dry toothbrush. I've seen a dramatic difference in my hair since I've adopted this tip. The top layer of my hair is much more manageable and I don't have to use my flat iron nearly as much, so I can lessen the amount of heat damage to my mane. Yeah!

Second, I tend to suffer from dry, chapped lips - especially in wintertime. I avoid wearing lipstick because when I do, it flakes and looks ridiculous. So, I learned to exfoliate my lips with a soft toothbrush and dab some Vaseline on my lips to moisturize them overnight. In the morning, my lips are smooth and luscious, and I can wear my lipcolor and lip gloss comfortably.

Lastly, I have oily skin and am prone to breakouts. It is important for me to wash my skin regularly and I also apply astringent so I can feel the deep clean. What I didn't realize was that oil and dirt from my phone and keyboard could be transferred to my face. Gross! Since then, I've made more of an effort to be aware of what I'm putting on my face and keeping them tidy and clean.

I was fortunate enough to receive a box of goodies from Unilever to test out these beauty tips, including Dove shampoo, conditioner and deodorant, Pond's cleansing towelettes, Vaseline and Q-tips. The Dove shampoo and conditioner smell fantastic and make my hair shiny, while the Pond's towelettes are perfect to throw in my purse and clean my face or remove my makeup on-the-go. Vaseline and Q-tips are already standard essentials in my bathroom. I use Q-tips to clean my ears, as well as apply my eye makeup and concealer. And I use Vaseline to soothe my chapped lips, act as a barrier to diaper rash on Nate's bottom and even help heal minor cuts and scrapes. I haven't tried the Dove deodorant yet but I'm sure I'll be pleased with it, just as I have with all of their other products I've tried.

So, you've heard all about the tips from my perspective. Are you ready to give them a try yourself? Unilever has graciously offered one lucky reader a box of surprise swag similar to the one I received, containing an array of products from Dove, Pond's, Vaseline and Q-tip!

MAIN COURSE (MANDATORY ENTRY): Check out the Beauty Tip of the Day widget at the bottom of this blog and tell me your favorite hair, body or face tip. Remember to leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile or if you are not a blogger!

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Giveaway will end on November 17, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: As noted above, I was sent a box of random Unilever products from Victoria at Rocket XL to facilitate my candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. Participation in this widget campaign qualifies me to win an all-expense paid trip for two to any blogging conference in the U.S.

179 comments:

cdziuba said...

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Gerrie said...

I like the tip to keep an emergency kit in your glove compartment of your car for those makeup emergencies.
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sweepmom said...

Drink water at parties to help prevent social sweating.

Tracey said...

I like the tip about contouring your face.
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tatertot374 said...

I like the the tip about keeping a humidifier in your room at night to help your skin
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christin said...

I love the idea of an emergency kit to keep in your car, so you're always ready for whatever, even if you're rushed:)

Amber said...

My favorite tip is to take a shorter shower - less than 10 minutes to avoid drying out your skin!
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clenna said...

One of the tips that I thought was awesome was keep Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes in the fridge and use on my face at the end of the day - sounds very relaxing.

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I already subscribe via email.

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite tip is "Be ready for whatever, whenever by creating a beauty 'emergency kit' of your favorite essentials. Stash in the glove compartment of your car for quick and easy touch-ups while on-the-go." *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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lisa said...

Great tip! I will be using Vaseline on my lips at night. msmith572@yahoo.com

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marthajane said...

I found the tip about drinking water at parties to avoid nervous sweating kind of funny :)

mogrill said...

I like the tip about using the humidifier. Thanks for the chance.
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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

10 minute showers is my fav

Michele P. said...

I like the tip about using the Dove Volume therapy shampoo and conditioner for extra volume between salon visits...

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like the idea of putting my Pond's Towelettes in the refrigerator for a refreshing pick-me-up-this would be especially great in hot weather. Thanks

llinda29 said...

I acn't find the widget. I looked hard

Leslie said...

My favorite tip is to limit showers to less than 10 minutes so the heat and water don't zap all the moisture from your skin.

julis55 said...

I like the tip about using the humidifier

zachsgran said...

I like the tip to change the part in your hair to change up a hairstyle a bit.
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Jean said...

I like the tip about switching sides with my parts

Bebemiqui said...

I'd never considered leaving a humidifier in my room to help my skin!
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Jennifer said...

I think it's a great idea to use cooler water & a shorter shower to prevent drying out your skin and hair. Better for the environment and energy use as well!

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clc408 said...

My favorite tip is to use a humidifier to keep skin hydrated. Thanks!

The Dreamer said...

Tip: never shave as soon as you get in the shower. Wait until the moisture and water has absorbed a bit in your skin and then shave. Helps with irritation and drying.

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littlelatina said...

sounds great

missdenise said...

I like the idea of simply changing your part can change your hairstyle

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Hope said...

I have started taking cooler showers. Not always easy in the winter, but hey...
Thanks for the chance to win. I love the Dove shampoo and conditioner.
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I also entered your Softlips giveaway!
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clynsg said...

I like the idea of mixing the end of a lipstick with Vaseline to make a lip gloss.

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ehhogan said...

I never thought of this but it says you can make lipgloss with you lipstick and Vaseline.


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Tammy said...

I like the tip where if your lipstick is on the stubby side and its your fav. Take Vasoline and mix it together and there you go.
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Kia89 said...

I like the tip about using a humidifier.
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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I love the tip of using vasoline to condition eye lashes!

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elkaye said...

I like the tip about using vaseline to moisturize dry lips.


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Luv to Save said...

My favorite Face beauty tip is the stress buster tip - keeping ponds wet cleaning towelettes in the refrigerator and using it at the end of the day!
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Erica C. said...

The tip about switching your part in your hair is pretty nice!

momznite said...

You can make your own lip gloss by combining leftover lipstick from the bottom of the tube with Vaseline.

chlorinebrain said...

My favorite tip is to keep an emergency kit in your glove compartment of your car for those makeup emergencies.

js22 said...

My favorite tip is the idea of an emergency kit to keep in your car so you are always ready to 'repair' your face!

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vboackle said...

i like the tip to use a humidifier in your room at night.

mail4rosey said...

Slough your lips lightly with a toothbrush, apply Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and let sit overnight. When you wake up your lips are renewed and very soft.

That's a great tip.
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missdenise said...

I entered your carrot butter cleanser giveaway

Smooshy said...

i like the tip about drinking water at parties to avoid sweating!

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Nancy said...

I like the tip about about changing your part once you hair is dried to add volume and fullness. That is quick and easy.

Nancy said...

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Desiree said...

I like the tip about using qtips-- so true!

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Terra H. said...

I like the hair tip to cut strips from a pillowcase and put them in your hair to create waves. Thanks.
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msrodeobrat said...

i like the tip about using vaseline to moisturize your eyelashes

Erika*Coffee said...

easy lip gloss! mix vasoline with your lipstick :) plus its a great moisturizer

Erica said...

I like the tip about mixing the last bits of your lipstick with petroleum jelly to make it last longer. Thanks!

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LittleEagle said...

I wasn't aware until now that drying your hair in the bathroom can cause the frizziness that I get due to the moisture.

mindy said...

i like the idea of having an emergency kit in your car, as i do an excessive amount of driving, and some days wish i did have it!!! instead of running into a store to get what i needed minsthins at optonline dot net

monky said...

I like the tip about using the humidifier

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autie said...

I like the tip about mixing the last bits of your lipstick with petroleum jelly to make it last longer.

somedaynewyorker said...

I loved the stress buster face tip. Its good to have everything organized.

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heaventrees said...

I like the tip to use Qtips for makeup application.

JoAnn said...

The stress buster face tip was great.
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ktgonyea said...

Use a humidifier in your room at night :)

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Karrie said...

use a lip stain for great lips..apply with q tips..that is my favorite tip

JulieMoe said...

My favorite tip is to use vaseline overnight to soften your lips.

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idahomom said...

Use Vaseline to condition your eye lashes.

Mimi the kitten said...

I like the tip, "Be ready for whatever, whenever by creating a beauty 'emergency kit' of your favorite essentials. Stash in the glove compartment of your car for quick and easy touch-ups while on-the-go."

River Tam said...

I like the tip to use Qtips for makeup application.

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dreamcleavers said...

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my hair tip is simple use head and shoulders, it does work great for dandruff

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Pamela said...

I like the beauty emergency kit idea. I have one in my car & one in my desk at the office.

Jammie said...

use qtips to fix smears. Very helpful.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I like the tip to change the part in your hair to change up a hairstyle a bit, thanks!

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Molly K said...

I like the tip to put the Pond's cleansing wipes in the fridge and they provide a cool refreshing feeling for your face and mood.

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terri142 said...

I like the tip about keeping an emergency kit in your car for makeup emergencies.

Melodic Mom said...

My favorite tip is to change your hair part for instant volume.

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Darcie said...

Be prepared for the snow! Moisturize,moisturize, moisturize!
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myspiral said...

I like the makeup emergency kit idea!
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Jackee Ann said...

I like the tip to change the part in your hair to change up a hairstyle a bit.
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Dispatcher_kristy said...

I like the tip about keeping the pond's towellettes in the fridge...excellent idea

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chazvgo said...

I like the Quick Lip Repair. Exfoliate with a toothbrush and then apply Vaseline :)

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I like the tip that what's in for fall is single toned hair color. I'm so glad, I hate obviously highlighted hair!

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Amanda said...

Face contouring is a great tip for anyone!

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Susan said...

Remember to moisturize during dry weather

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Reeva said...

apply vaseline to lips to get them soft overnight

Stephanie said...

I love the tip about exfoliating your lips with a toothbrush!

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Pamela S said...

Of all the tips I've read so far on there, my favorite is the one about combining leftover lipstick at the bottom of the tube with Vaseline to make your own lip gloss. Brilliant I think!! Thanks so much. pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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scat413 said...

I like the lip tip. I take meds that dry out my lips and this could work for that problem too. Thanks
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I like the beauty emergency kit idea

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pat jasmin said...

i like the idea of lipgloss made with vasoline

amyd said...

I like the take a shorter shower,to long makes your skin dry

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bwaybabe912 said...

My favorite tip is to change your hair's part for a different look!
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dvice said...

My favorite tip is to revitalize lipstick by adding Vaseline

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I like the tip to keep an emergency kit in your glove compartment of your car for those makeup emergencies.

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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

I had NO idea you can keep Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes in the fridge!!!
So cool!
Ive been doin that ever since!

So RELAXING!!

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I'm Anitra! said...

Carry the q-tip purse pack to deal with smears and smudges from eyeliner and mascara

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the tip to use a wide tooth comb to detangle wet hair

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I really like the tip to keep an emergency kit in your glove compartment of your car for emergencies.

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Gianna said...

Be ready for whatever, whenever by creating a beauty 'emergency kit' of your favorite essentials. Stash in the glove compartment of your car for quick and easy touch-ups while on-the-go.

Valeen said...

I like the tip about shorter and cooler showers. though sometimes I'll still need a really hot shower after a really hard day!

Mishia said...

I like the keeping Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes in the fridge tip

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Fionen said...

My favorite Unilever beauty tip is - "Blemishes are bound to happen. To help quickly heal and hide them, use a Q-tips cotton swab. Moisten one end of your Q-tips cotton swab with an alcohol-free astringent and lightly dab on to the blemish. Use the other end of your Q-tips cotton swab as a makeup applicator to apply an oil-free concealer to keep the blemish under wraps!"

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Cindy said...

I love the beauty emergency kit tip!

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Atreau said...

I like the one about extending lipstick by mixing it with Vaseline.

Heather said...

Exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush!
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