Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Enter the Dove/Beauty Is Within Giveaway!

When I first started this blog, it was just a way to share my knowledge of fashion and to help women realize their true beauty - both inner and outer beauty. Never did I think that I would be approached by PR people or companies wanting me to review their products. Those types of things were for fashion magazines, right? Well, times are changing and bloggers now have quite a bit of influence when it comes to the fashion and beauty industries.

As part of my blog honor pledge I will disclose that I was approached by M80, a firm that represents Dove. I was asked if I wanted to try out the latest Dove hair care products and do a giveaway here at Beauty Is Within. Since I'm a big supporter of Dove projects, I obliged to try out what they had to offer...

Can you just imagine the big smile on my face when I opened up my mailbox today and was greeted with the smell of sweet cucumber and green tea! You would have thought I had never seen or smelled shampoo ever in my life ;) Of course, the photographer in me just had to take a picture (with props, mind you!) I will be doing a full review of the shampoo and conditioner in a couple weeks after I've tried them out...

Check out the latest Dove hair video:

Now, here comes the best part, Dear Readers...

In partnership with Dove, I've decided to do a giveaway for their latest hair products (the same shampoo & conditioner I received) PLUS I'm throwing in a $25 gift certificate to my jewelry shop AND a Beauty Is Within t-shirt! (T-shirt is available in three colors) Winner takes all!

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment here with a beauty tip to share with fellow readers - that's it! Contest ends on 9/30/07 and I will publish all the tips shared in a future post! Winner will be announced on October 1, 2007.

Make sure you enter the URL of your blog/website when you leave your comment so I know who you are and can contact you if you win. If you don't have a blog/website, please email your contact info to maria [at] salondemaria [dot] info.
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  1. I love your blog! My beauty tip for anyone is to remember to exfoliate. Use a scrub once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells to reveal fresh, new and glowing skin. My lifestyle blog is at http://susansspa.blogspot.com/

  2. My #1 beauty tip is to get rid of pimples! I'm in my 30s and still get them. Anyway, if you feel a new pimple coming up, rub a very small dab of toothpaste into it and leave it alone! The toothpaste does two things: 1) reduces the redness 2) brings the toxins to the surface. If possible, do this at night before you go to bed. Once the puss surfaces, you should use a blackhead remover to extract the puss (do not use your fingers, you introduce germs/dirt to the pimple and bruise your face). Your pimple will clear up much faster with this easy remedy.


  3. Drink Green Tea - it does wonders for the skin! :)

  4. When I'm running late, I pull my air in a low pony with a barrette, throw on in some face powder and red lipstick. Voila! Instant sophisticated glamour that takes all of 2 minutes.