Crazy Busy Beautiful Giveaway And AIR OPTIX AQUA Surprise Your Eyes Contest

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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crazy busy beautiful book cover

“Crazy Busy Beautiful” is a new beauty book that was released earlier this mnonth, on April.

From the Publisher –

Women today are crazy busy. And they want to be beautiful!

Beauty can be overwhelming. Walk by any cosmetics counter or into any drugstore and you’re suddenly surrounded by thousands of products promising to make you look younger, fuller, lusher, thicker, and just about every other “er” you can think of. It sounds too good to be true and most of it is. But who has the time to navigate though all the beauty myths out there (or even her own makeup bag!) to find the tricks that will help you be your most beautiful? Is it really that hard to look and feel your best?

Not anymore! Carmindy, the makeup artist on TLC’s hit show What Not to Wear, is opening her beauty treasure chest and sharing more than 600 beauty tips and secrets she’s learned on the show and during her years as a makeup artist across the globe. Try these tips from Carmindy:

* Blackheads be gone! Elmer’s Glue is just as good as a pore strip for removing blackheads from your nose.
* Forgot to pack your eyeliner? In a pinch, mascara can pull double duty as eyeliner. Use a brush to pick up a little color from the mascara wand and smudge it into the lash line.
* Can’t get that last bit of blush to come off? Swipe a cotton ball dipped in mineral oil across stubborn makeup. It will melt off.
* Traumatized by age spots that just won’t go away? Put lemon juice on age spots at night to help fade them. But never apply lemon juice to the skin right before sun exposure.

I was lucky enough to receive a review copy. I must say that the book is not at all what I expected. I thought it was going to be a girly-girl book but in fact it’s quite useful, interesting and informative.  The easy to read  book is frequently splashed with color and is full of fast and easy ways to solve common beauty problems. The book is a light read that is interesting to go through, as well as a great resource for beauty emergencies and questions. There’s a “nasties” section in most chapter, this is my favorite – it highlights the common issues many women share.

Celebrity makeup artist Carmindy from TLC’s “What Not to Wear” is serving as an expert judge for the AIR OPTIX AQUA “Surprise Your Eyes” contest. Two grand prize winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a spa day with a friend. To enter submitting their best photo or video tip for keeping their eyes healthy and beautiful in the  at To see more tips from Carmindy:


ONE winner will receive a copy of the book Crazy Busy Beautiful.


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Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.


US addresses only please. This contest will end on Friday 05/07/10 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!


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pat. April 30, 2010 - 9:26 am

Elmers glue????

Mozi Esmes Mommy May 2, 2010 - 7:52 am

It’s all in the shoes… 🙂

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Kimberly May 2, 2010 - 9:39 am

If you have small eyes, use eyeliner and mascara from the middle of your eye to the outer edge only to make your eyes appear larger.

Kimberly May 2, 2010 - 9:40 am

I Subscribe to your newsletter.

Kimberly May 2, 2010 - 9:41 am

I Subscribe to your RSS feed.

Kimberly May 2, 2010 - 9:42 am

I Follow you on Twitter @winsome6

Kimberly May 2, 2010 - 9:47 am

Facebook friend of yours.

Kimberly May 2, 2010 - 9:48 am

Follow you on Google Friend Connect.

Mama Zen May 2, 2010 - 12:44 pm

Always curl your lashes!

Carla Pullum May 2, 2010 - 4:03 pm

I learned this week need to wear a sunscreen under my foundation! Was a new tip to me! Also sleep I tend to stay up late and get up early and it messes with my beauty!

Staci A May 2, 2010 - 7:59 pm

My beauty tip…use a Q-tip to fix any smudges in your eyeliner. It works like a charm without having to redo everything.

Staci A May 2, 2010 - 8:00 pm

I subscribe to your RSS.

Staci A May 2, 2010 - 8:00 pm

And I follow on Twitter @MommaStaciA. Thanks!

Becky M May 3, 2010 - 11:05 am

my beauty tip is to drink a lot of water and get enough sleep every night!

Ashley May 4, 2010 - 3:45 am

No crazy *colorful* MiMi eyes (Drew Carey Show I think she was from!). That’s my favorite/funniest/most true beauty tip EVER!!

ashleyreynolds1 at hotmail dot com

Rachel May 4, 2010 - 10:48 am

My beauty tip is sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen!

Rachel May 4, 2010 - 10:48 am

I subscribe

Rachel May 4, 2010 - 10:49 am

I subscribe with a RSS feed — google reader

Rachel May 4, 2010 - 10:50 am

I follow on twitter: 3catsand1dog

Dianad May 7, 2010 - 7:27 am

Get a good night’s sleep is an important tip. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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