Musings About Life... After Birth
Posted by Chelsea on September 18, 2009
The Momtourage was just named one of FITNESS Magazine’s favorite beauty and fashion blogs! Check it out:
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?
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 www.ReadyGoPlayDoh.com 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 ReadyGoPlayDoh.com 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:
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 beautycenter.com.
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 esteelauder.com.
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 lancome.com
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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Meet the Kiefers: a quirky, lovable family of five on a quest to transform their 1940s Kansas City bungalow into the house of their dreams. The budget is small, the dreams are big, the creativity is inspiring. Check them out - you can thank us later. Happy reading, everybody!
- Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® All Purpose Cleaner
I don't understand gals who claim to loooove cleaning. That said, I do get a certain joy from using Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® All Purpose Cleaner to care for my home. You can't lose with this stuff...it is hard-working & earth-friendly, and will leave your abode smelling like a day spa instead of a chemical spill. Try Lemon Verbena in the kitchen and Basil in the bathroom. At only $7.99 a bottle, you can afford to pick up both!
- True Blood
Um, does this even need a caption? Doubtful, but let me just say that this is the hottest hour on television. Vampires are seriously sexy (especially Eric), and on this show you get to see a lot of them--if you get what I mean. Put the kids to bed and flip the channel to HBO on Sundays at 9 p.m. to taste the fun that is True Blood.
- Valentino Bow Thong Sandals
So comfy and feminine, I know I'd wear them all summer. But dang, that much money for jellies? Possibly worth the splurge. $275, nordstrom.com
- New Balance Kids’ Sneakers in wide sizes
My boys have wide feet, which means finding cute shoes for them is tough. These, however, rock. Prices vary, visit nbwebexpress.com to purchase.
- Zoya “Laurie” Nail Polish
This sheer pink polish is, without question, the PERFECT nude pink. Plus, the polish is free of formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate (read: yucky crap that isn't really safe for prego gals). $6, enailsupply.com.
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