April 28, 2011

Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm? Win the book and a $50 Sephora Giftcard - Contest!

Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm? Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day by Perry Romanowski and the Creators of TheBeautyBrains.com - $19.95 - Harlequin - ISBN - 13:978-0-373-89234-1 - If you've ever wanted the answers to such burning question as: Is semen good for the skin? Are salon products really better than drugstore products? or Can perfume make me thinner? You'll want to check out this book, it has the answers to these and so many other questions you might not even have thought of - all answered in an easy to understand way by a group of chemists who have an extensive background in product research and development. They do an excellent job of separating fact from marketing hype and let you in on what really works, what doesn't and why.

I found this book very entertaining and actually always believed that it was possible to be addicted to lip balm - is this true?  Well, I don't want to spoil the ending for you...

Once you've read the book wouldn't you like $50 to go spend on lip balm (or whatever else) at Sephora?! That's right we're going to send you a copy of the book and a $50 gift card for Sephora!

Want in? Great! This contest is open to all lip balm loving Canadians and Americans, just leave a comment letting us know that you follow (if you aren't a follower you can sign up through Google or Facebook - signups are in the right sidebar)

1 entry for following and leaving a comment and letting us know -  what is your beauty question or myth that you've always wanted the answer to and what would you buy with $50 at Sephora? Don't forget to leave your e-mail address so we can find you

And for an extra entry you can tweet the contest with this tweet - Enter to win Can You Get Hooked On Lip Balm? and a $50 Sephora GC @BeautycrazedCan

Winner will be chosen by random draw on May 13th and Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -


  1. myth/question.. cleansing your face only with water to have clear skin? im pretty sure thats a myth! lol
    with 50 bucks i would buy the more pricier skin care items! :)
    email: donna_gragasin@hotmail.com
    GFC: donna <3 baby

  2. My myth/question: can pulling your eyelid out while applying eyeliner really make your skin saggy?? I don't buy it but IDK!
    $50 to sephora would be awesome! I tweeted:
    I follow you as well kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

  3. I follow!!!
    Question: which lip balm is best to use for chapped lips??
    $50 would buy me some really nice lip balm ;)

  4. I follow you through Google Friend Connect.
    My Beauty Question: does using Castor oil and/or Coconut oil actually increase hair growth?
    Sephora buy: I've heard really good things about the bliss moisturizing gloves - I want to give them a try!

    ellaprettyblog AT gmail DOT com

  5. I tweeted:


    ellaprettyblog AT gmail DOT com

  6. Hello girls!

    i follow via GFC as MsBubu!

    My question is: is not removing makeup at night really that bad? I means if you only put mascara, it`s not that bad, is it? i would buy Sephora by OPI polishes!


    i tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MsBubu26/status/63667596536446976

    Thank you!!!

  7. My myth: eating chocolate gives you pimples - I simply refuse to believe this one :P

    With my $50 GC I would get more Make Up Forever gel liners!

    following as Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    follow on twitter as @TOBeautyReviews

    And tweeting now!

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  9. GFC marshmallow
    I follow.
    My myth is can wearing makeup everyday really be bad for you.
    I would buy buxom lip gloss from sephora I really love it!

  10. I follow. :)

    myth/question: does using your fingers to apply makeup REALLY ruin it?

    I would buy more tarte products, or something dior :)


  11. already following!
    myth/fact: do lip balms have a drying agent in them so they ultimately dry out your lips and make you buy more?
    Sephora purchase: Blinc mascara and a stila convertible colour!

    and tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/procrast1nato2/status/63697532659834880


  12. GFC: Ashley
    Myth: Can pores really be "opened" and "closed"??

    If I won, I'd buy Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes!


  13. I follow via GFC.
    I would love to know if wearing mascara daily is harmful to your eyelashes?
    From Sephora I would love to buy lip gloss. I LOVE lip products!!


  14. Tweet:


  15. Following you :)

    Can your skin become tolerant to your cleanser?


  16. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

  17. I want to know the best eyeshadows to match up with a bright color, i can do the lid bright but have no idea what do with the crease and the top. also how to not make your face so shiny if you apply a sunscreen before you apply powder is there one that isn't so greasy. amypugmire@live.com

  18. Oh i would love to buy some new shadows. the roller girl pallette by urban decay looks pretty. here is my tweet. amypugmire@live.com

  19. Follow you on GFC and twitter.
    My Q - is Moroccan oil treatment really that effective as hyped?
    Would love to buy Amazonian clay blushes from Sephora!

    Tweeted about this contest too.

  20. My question: does the OCM (oil cleansing method) really work by the "like-dissolves-like" concept??

    I would probably buy a chemical peel to exfoliate my face, or a MUFE foundation or lipstick :D

    I also retweeted, but i don't know how to get the link for the specific tweet :( it's the most recent one: http://twitter.com/kristyphan

  21. i'm a follower :)

    i'd like to know if pantene shampoos and conditioners are truly bad for your hair! i've had so many hairdressers tell me that, but then i've seen a lot of gurus using them, so i'm confused!

    and with $50 i would likely try out makeup forever's hd foundation :)


  22. I already know that you CAN get hooked on lip balm, because I have done so before. It was a horrible, horrible habit to break. I just want to know WHY it happens.

    Follower! GFC = Bekka

    bekka (AT) glostix (d0t} net

  23. i'm a follower =]

    i've never really had burning beauty questions until you mentioned, if semen was good for the skin XD LOL I'm very curious now, but at the same time... if it was ... would i want to use it in my skincare regimen? lol

    $50 Sephora gift card, ou lala I'm thinking a new MUFE full cover concealer or the UD Naked palette when they finally re-stock lol


  24. Following with GFC

    My myth/queston: Does washing the face with cold water keep the skin clear and firm?

    digital_syren at hotmail dot com

  25. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/FayFey
    I have no idea how to find the timestamp with the new twitter layout :(

    digital_syren at hotmail dot com

  26. I follow with GFC.

    My question: Is it really REALLY true that shaving causes hair to grow in thicker? And I would totally go for some Ole Henriksen skincare products at Sephora!

    email: sos.lily.lai@gmail.com

  27. GFC name: Just_Me.
    My question: Is it wrong to remove eye makeup using make-up remover not made specially for eye make-up? Does this cause wrinkles?

    I would love the NAKED palette from SEPHORA (I know it's almost history but I didn't get one yet, it's a little bit too pricey for me).

    email: me.blogging10(at)gmail(dot)com


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  29. I follow!

    I've always been curious about the "only wash your hair every other or every third day" thing. I can't wrap my head around it. My hair looks horrendous if I go more than 24 hours without a wash!

    How I love Sephora!! I would have to invest in some dry shampoo to try on my locks, and some anastasia brow wax!! I am brow obsessed!!


  30. Hi..

    GFC: Lucia
    My question: which is the best long lasting eyeliner for the whaterline??
    I would get at Sephora: tate chic stains :)

    i twitt about this give away @lucnop
    E.Mail: lucnop2008@hotmail.com

    Hope i win :D :D

    See ya XOXO

  31. Thanks for another fabulous giveaway :)
    myth: will you damage your skin if you exfoliate more than once a week?
    what would I buy: the DKNY be delicious fresh blossom juiced.. it's the newest to the line and I've been to my Sephora 6 times since it was out online and they still don't have it ><

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Cinnatweetie/status/64055260074881024

    email: cinnabunniee(at)ymail(dot)com

  32. This looks so great!!!
    I've always wanted to really understand whether or not higher-end products (department store) makeup are truly better than drugstore products!
    Oh boy - what would I buy at Sephora? i have an ongoing list in th works - but prob soemthing that I wouldn't think of spending money own, like a splurge item of sorts like Guerlain Blondie lipstick (which is usually pretty pricey!)
    Oooohhh...now I'm wicked excited thinking about the possibility of winning!!
    email -alliwinston0816@yahoo.com
    Good Luck to all!
    Fingers Crossed!

  33. ooops i forgot to say that I susbcribe to your blog via GFC (alliwinston0816) as well as email subscription (alliwinston0816@yahoo.com)

  34. I would love to know if there are any products that repair/rebuild thinning skin under the eyes. I know concealer can cover the color change but it would be nice not to have to apply all the time.


  35. I want to know what is the best eyelash grower and i'd spend the $50 on clinique anti-redness foundation!!

    lcalida at gmail.com

    Thanks :)

  36. I've always wondered how much lead is actually in lipstick . . & if lipsticks with better staying power have more lead.
    With $50, I'd buy Urban Decay's Primer Potion
    Email: jaekayy@gmail(dot)com
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/themoobinator/status/64800906230763520
    thanks for the giveaway~

  37. I have always wondered if people with oily skin should really use some sort of oil cleanser
    With the $50 I would buy the new Stila summer palette and stock up on some staples
    GFC: jilliancad
    jilliancad (at) comcast (dot) net

  38. I am a GFC follower - hofken
    The myth that I've always wanted the answer to - does rinsing your face with cold water really close the pores?
    If I won the gift card, I would you buy replacement brushes for my Clarisonic at Sephora.


  39. Tweeted contest


  40. Is washing your face with warm water really better? :)

    GFC- Jo Tee

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

  41. I'm an email subscriber.
    I'm curious about perfume making a person thinner.

  42. Question or myth: Which causes hair to grow back thicker? Shaving or taking the hair out from the root (waxing, tweezing, threading, etc...)?

    What I would buy: A good quality liquid foundation or some new brushes.

    Email: leila.belknap@gmail.com

  43. Question? Can they make a lip product that is healthy since we eat so much of it in our lifetime, like maybe a vitamin dose every application?

    I'd buy one of the bronzers from Dior summer =D

    email is pinkrose398@gmail.com

  44. I followed via gfc!

    The beauty myth I've always wanted an answer to is if grey hair is related to stress or if it's hereditary?

    I would purchase some Makeup For Ever products. I have my eye on their primer!

    My email is in my profile.

  45. I follow on GFC.

    Beauty question or myth that you've always wanted the answer to: why do volumizing hair products never seem to work for me?

    $50 to spend at Sephora – I’d go for a new perfume.

    pinecone8 at gmail dot com

  46. I follow on google friend connect and always wondered if over tweezing can result in those very thin eyebrows on a permanent basis

    I would love to get the Photo Finish Foundation Primer from sephora


  47. tweeted



  48. i've always wanted to know if you can tweeze your eyebrows too much to the point that they don't grow back.
    if I had $50 at sephora, I would buy a nars lip pencil, a new set of tweezers and a new eyeshadow palette (yes, I realize that $50 wouldn't cover the total amount but once I'm there I always spend more than planned!)


  49. Lash growth serum, does it really work? :)

    I'll probably spend the gc on the Naked palette. Thanks

    My tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparkled_Beauty/status/66358502569934848

  50. Hey! I always wondered if moisturizer is bad for your under-eye area.
    I tweeted the giveaway as well :)
    good luck everyone!

  51. GFC: ola90210
    email: ola90210@hotmail.com
    One thing I've always wondered: do bacteria/germs really thrive in makeup products?
    I would probably buy one of the new Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes as I've seen so many good reviews.

  52. I've always wondered if chocolate can contribute to pimples!
    I'd love to try Boscia skincare items from Sephora if I win the $50 GC!

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/iceflurrie/statuses/67381577876901888

    theskinniegenes at gmail dot com

    thanks missy! <3

  53. I would like to know if sleeping on your face can contribute to wrinkles! I'd definitely like to buy some more Urban Decay eyeshadows with the giftcard!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/Maimaimaiii/status/67382714696867840

    m.stefanily at gmail dot com

  54. I've always wonder how the majority of orientals' eyelashes are pointed downwards/basically not curled whereas caucasians' eyelashes are naturally curled! I need new foundation so I'm hoping to find a good one suited for me at Sephora (my skin tone is unique so I can never find a perfect match!) GFC:azn-soul

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/AlyianaChu/status/67388505403293696


  55. GFC: Rae T. (Auqakuh)

    I've always wanted an answer as to whether or not toner is really is as useless as I have often heard.

    With the Sephora gift card I would definitely get some nice brushes and finally try out something(anything!) from Urban Decay - maybe their 24/7 liners.

    Thanks for the chance! :)
    rararomp at gmail dot com

  56. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/rararomp/status/67589854782963712
    rararomp at gmail dot com

  57. I follow!!
    Beauty myth: Does your hair really grow back thicker when you shave?
    I would love to get the Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette from Sephora...and some nailpolish! :)
    I follow you on twitter and tweeted about the contest.


    My email address is: a_cumley@hotmail.com

  58. I am a GFC follower as ktun

    Beauty myth: Does scratching your stomach while your pregnant really cause stretch marks? My sis in law told me that's true, and she was pregnant before.
    I would love to buy the Tarte eyeshadow palette.

    I am following you on twitter as KrispyTinCan and I tweeted

    My email is krispytuna@hotmail.com

  59. GFC follower: kadee johnson
    beauty myth: does water help with pimples?
    If I won, I would buy NARS blush, and the rest on urban decay. ahhh if only..

    email: kadeejohnson@gmail.com

  60. gfc follower


    does coco butter really help scars?

    i would love to get some eyeshadow primer and a new compact



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    sha t

  62. GFC Crea Moon
    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/bigbangGDbaby/status/68728901668585472

    Do you need to use a mask?

    I would love some new eyeshadows and eyeliner!

    giatse @hotmail .com

  63. GFC: a.sterisk
    email: a.sterisk (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I've always wanted to know if eating chocolate or other junk food actually causes acne. There's been a lot of debate over that in the many articles I've read.
    I'd buy a Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Tipsy! So pretty!

    I follow on twitter as @nutellawhore and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/nutellawhore/status/68740996250349568

  64. I am a GFC follower as thtgurl

    Beauty myth: “If its more expensive, its better”
    I would love to buy the Tarte eyeshadow palette.

    My email is ilovegummyybears@aim.com


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