Can you get hooked on lip balm?


As many of you know, I’m a science geek to the core. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that the immensely popular blog, The Beauty Brains came out with a book called “Can you get hooked on lip balm?” If you are not familiar with The Beauty Brains, you need to check out their site…STAT! Out of the many beauty help guides I have come across during my years in the industry, this has got to be one of my fav finds. It is a GREAT resource, written by a team of cosmetic chemists with more than 40 years of combined experience, who really help you understand the truth behind your beauty products.




I know it is difficult to sift through the gazillions of beauty products on the market, but The Beauty Brains provides you a no-nonsense, unbiased and witty take on the facts, helping you make smarter purchases. They are not cosmetic marketers nor environmental lobbyists with political agendas, but they’re the real people behind those lab goggles who actually make the stuff. They know exactly what goes inside these formulas, and which ingredients are truly efficacious.

Even after studying cosmetic chemistry myself, I still learned a lot from this book. And it’s not just for big nerds like me! For ANY beauty shopper who wants to see past the marketing clutter and figure out which products are worth the money, this is a must-have. Yes, there are some science-y terms thrown in, but don’t worry, it is an easy read. You will be enlightened, I promise. Don’t believe me? Check it out yourself. Just click here for a little excerpt on the book.

In this book, you will find answers to some of your most-asked beauty questions, including:
♥ What does ORGANIC really mean?
♥ Why does my shampoo STOP WORKING?
♥ Does snake venom really work as BOTOX?
♥ How does TUBING MASCARA work?
♥ Are NAIL POLISH FUMES dangerous?
♥ Why do people think PARABENS are bad?
♥ And of course, can you really get HOOKED ON LIP BALM?

In addition, The Beauty Brains gives some valuable tidbits + recos including:
♥ 3 reasons why moisturizers on hands and face should be different – that’s right, some marketing is NOT just hype!
♥ 5 home beauty gadgets that really work – including one of my favs, the Zeno!
♥ 5 ways that beauty products can go bad – better check yours, asap!



Honestly, for $16.95, the book is well worth the money. Eager to purchase? Just visit one of these stores: Amazon, Indigo, Barnes & Nobles, Borders, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, or Walmart.


And what can be more exciting than the launch of this new book?? Why, a giveaway for my dear Beauty Nerd readers, of course! Courtesy of The Beauty Brains, I will be giving away a free copy of the book PLUS a $25 gift card to Sephora. Want to enter?
Here’s how:
1) Share the link of this post on Facebook or Twitter. If you tweet it, don’t forget to mention @beautynerds so I can easily track it.
2) Paste your tweet or FB post of the shared link in the comment section below. (Feel free to use the Share/Save widget for easy sharing!). Please also tell us how you are following The Beauty Nerd: via FB, Twitter, Google Connect, or better yet, all of the above :)!
3) One lucky winner will be selected by a random number generator through Excel. The contest closes Sunday, June 5th, midnight EST (any entries after this time will not be accepted). The winner will be announced on Monday, June 6th here on the blog, so stay tuned!

Rules:
♥ You must be a Beauty Nerd follower (on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Connect).
♥ You must reside in either the US or Canada (sowwy to my international Beauty Nerds – shipping and gift cards is kind of complicated globally)
♥ Only Beauty Nerds that share this post on FB or Twitter AND include the link in the comment section below will be eligible. Don’t forget to tell me your Twitter handle, Facebook name and/or Google Connect name.
♥ Only one entry per person will be accepted.


Good luck!!!

xoxo,

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  • Blossom T. Barnes

    Blossom T. Barnes
    Connie, the Chronicle of a Beauty Nerd blogger, is showcasing the newly published “Can You get Hooked on Lip Balm?”. Check our her article on the beauty myths that most of us are dying to hear the answers too.

    • Connie

      Thanks for the comment Blossom! Also let me know how you are following us on Beauty Nerd (FB, Twitter, and/or Google Connect)? What is your username in either of those mediums? A link to where you have posted the above comment would be great as well! Thanks and good luck!

  • http://whatabind.blogspot.com/ AKB

    Hey Connie! I did a RT of the link that you posted on Twitter that automatically got posted onto my Facebook. I’m an “all of the above” follower! AKB on GFC, whatabind on Twitter, and Amanda Brobeck on Facebook. This is very generous of you! But, I’m happy just to share the info! I’m following Beauty Brains thanks to you!! XO

  • Ara

    Hi Connie:

    Here is the following tweet I posted to my timeline (@araindia):
    #Beauty #Contest: win ‘Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm’ book & 25$ @Sephora gift card – thebeautynerd.com/can-you-get-ho… via @beautynerds

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog :)

    Ara

    • Connie

      Thanks so much Ara – you just made my day! :)

  • Krista G.

    Here’s my tweet:

    Can you get hooked on lip balm? @beautynerds http://bit.ly/iiVrl4

    I’m also following on Google Friend Connect!

  • buckeyemom

    I often “share” your site on FB. I try to spread the education on cosmetics as best I can and you always have great information and advice.
    http://www.facebook.com/gpernotto

    • http://www.thebeautynerd.com Connie

      Thanks Geniene – your support always means a lot!!

  • Rochelle

    Hi Connie,

    Here is my tweet: “Can you get hooked on lip balm? http://t.co/czJT9U1 via @beautynerds”

    I follow on google and twitter (@rochelle_t). Don’t have fb…yet lol

  • http://beautybonbons.com/ Adrea

    I just posted on Twitter. It says Can you get hooked on lip balm? http://t.co/xdp4iAc via @beautynerds I also follow you on Facebook. Love your site btw! My twitter handle is @designtart Thanks!!

    • http://www.thebeautynerd.com Connie {the beauty nerd}

      Thanks so much Andrea! :)

  • Amber

    Ooh awesome, I really want to read this :) I follow on Google Friend Connect and Twitter. I tweeted the giveaway:http://twitter.com/#!/roomofmyown/status/76316958500470784

  • Isabel

    I just tweeted the following :)

    “I want this book!! http://bit.ly/ip08oY @beautynerds introduces super nerdy but easy & fun educational read by @thebeautybrains w/ excerpt!!”

    Totally just spent the good part of the past hour @ work reading that excerpt… thanks for sharing with us!!

    I follow both @beautynerds and @thebeautybrains on twitter!

    • http://www.thebeautynerd.com Connie {the beauty nerd}

      Awesome tweet Isabel :)

  • Isabel

    oops sorry! and of course my tweet is on my page https://twitter.com/xoxisabel

  • M.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I follow you on Twitter, and here’s my post: https://twitter.com/#!/nova_heart/status/76421815001550849

  • Connie

    It is definitely a great book – good luck to all of you! xx

  • Emmy

    OMG THANK YOU so much for this I GREATLY appreciate it this book looks so amazing and so my type of thing to read I cannot believe I have not heard of it before and adding the sephora gift card was just plain genius what beauty junky doesn’t LOVE Sephora THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!:) I follow you via gfc like you on facebook and follow you on twitter LAluver101, Emmy Sla, emmybear411(: and I just tweeted @beautynerds I would LOVE this book thank you for the AWESOME giveaway:)!!! http://bit.ly/ip08oY the link is https://twitter.com/#!/emmybear411

    Thank you so much:D!!!

    • http://www.thebeautynerd.com Connie {the beauty nerd}

      Makes me smile when I see people so excited and share my obsession for beauty! Good luck Emmy!

  • Gianna Patton

    Hi, Connie =)

    I love your blog! I am a follow via GFC (Gia_Pet) and Twitter (@giapatton). I tweeted the giveaway: https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/giapatton/status/77491849371197440

    Thank you!

    G_Patton@hotmail.com

    • http://www.thebeautynerd.com Connie {the beauty nerd}

      Thanks Gianna – it’s always so nice to hear positive thoughts! xx