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Posted by Chelsea on September 18, 2009

Woo Hoo!

The Momtourage was just named one of FITNESS Magazine’s favorite beauty and fashion blogs! Check it out:

The Momtourage
A great blog for busy moms! It’s hip, hilarious, and helpful—and this ex-beauty editor packs it with useful look-good tips and tricks that make getting out the door easier and faster (and humorous)!

Thanks, FITNESS editors! The love is mutual.

Uh…does this mean I have to exercise now?

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Posted by Chelsea on September 16, 2009

Hasbro invites parents and kids to put on their chef hats and thinking caps to work together to create a fun, imaginative PLAY-DOH “recipe” that could win a makeover for both their playroom at home and at school. To win, visit to upload a photo of your child’s finest food-inspired PLAY-DOH brand creation along with the “recipe” to make it. The grand prize winner of the contest will receive a $5,000 playroom makeover as well as a $5,000 “Doh-nation” to their child’s school.

Contest entries will be accepted through September 30, 2009, at which point 10 finalists will be chosen. On October 15, 2009 the finalists will be posted on and the public will vote on who receives the $10,000 prize! For extra fun, the Ready Go Play-Doh website will also host daily giveaways with PLAY-DOH prizes, a gallery of creative contest entries and offer downloadable “recipes” for fun, original PLAY-DOH “snacks.”

To celebrate National Play-Doh Day and get you all in gear to begin creating your own “snacks” (if you or your kid accidentally takes a bite, no worries - PLAY-DOH is completely non-toxic), we’re giving away five of PLAY-DOH’s new Burger Builder Playset! Check it out, below:

PLAY-DOH Burger Builder Playset, $19.95,

To enter to win, click on the green button in the top, right-hand corner of this page to join our mailing list!


Posted by Chelsea on September 01, 2009

Fall is right around the corner, so today at 12:30 PM EST, I’ll be joining Broads Molly and Christine of Sirius/XM Radio’s “Broadminded” (tune in on XM Channel 155 and Sirius Channel 102!) to share my favorite beauty products and tools. Here’s a preview of some of what we’ll be road-testing:

Solano Power to Prevent Dryer, $159 at beauty supply stores nationwide or $119 online at discount
Sleek hair is a huge trend for fall. Luckily, as summer’s humidity has left the air, achieving a smooth, frizz-free style is easiest in the fall. The world’s best, most powerful dryers are made by Solano (check the one your hair stylist is using the next time you go to salon, and odds are, it’s a Solano). My favorite for fall is the new pink, limited edition Power to Prevent Dryer, which is available September through October.The dryer was developed in partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), and a portion of the dryer’s sale will go to the organization. A bonus: the dryer comes with a 2-year warranty to protect your investment!

Estee Lauder’s newly formulated Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex, $47.50 at major department stores or online at
Repair summer sun damage while you sleep with this upgraded version of Estee Lauder’s skin recovery cult classic. Its new patented technology helps repair visible damage from smoke and pollution - in particular, toxins and chemicals, putting this new serum at the forefront of visible damage repair from all known major environmental assaults. Essentially, this helps support skin’s natural repair enzyme to help effectively “clean up” damaging environmental effects before they become permanent. Use it day and night under moisturizer.


Lancome Oscillation Powerbooster, $39 at major department stores or online at

Another hot fall makeup trend: thick, lush lashes. Before you swipe on your mascara, fortify your lashes with this primer, which vibrates to ensure your lashes are fully, expertly coated. It allow for intensified color and defines for a perfect smooth lash surface, allowing allow for mascara to glide on for longer-lasting mascara.

Wanna win some of these beauty goodies? 5 winners will receive one Power to Prevent Dryer and one bottle of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex. To win, you must be registered for The Momtourage’s mailing list!

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