Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vaseline Aloe Fresh Summer Giveaway Contest Plus Benefit Stay Put Bonus

The oppressive summer heat is upon us! With temperatures topping 100° in many areas of the country (including mine!), how is it possible to look great and avoid a dreaded “make-up meltdown?”

Simple adjustments to your beauty routine can help you beat the heat, while still looking fabulous. Even better, Vaseline has offered a lucky Best Things in Beauty reader the opportunity to win the fabulous set of Aloe Fresh products shown at left, and I'm throwing in something extra - makeup designed to say put - to help you take advantage of Vaseline's great advice. More about the contest below. Here are Vaseline's great tips for making this brutal summer more bearable.

Switch-up Your Lotion: Summer heat waves are no time for your thick, heavy winter lotions. Swap them out for something light and fresh like Vaseline Aloe Fresh lotions. Try the Vaseline Aloe Fresh Moisturizing Body Gel right after showering. Formulated with 100% pure aloe, the lotion glides onto skin to hydrate and invigorate it.

Tame Your Tresses: Humidity during the summer can cause major frizz, especially with dry hair. The best thing you can do to combat frizz before it happens is to use a rich, leave-in conditioner that will keep your locks moisturized. You can also pop a moisture spray in your bag for mid-day quick fixes.

Preventing Makeup Meltdown: Heavy liquid and cream-based foundations can melt away with perspiration. They can also look too heavy for casual summer looks - particularly outdoors. Unless you have very dry skin, try using a light powder foundation or tinted moisturizer, preferably one with SPF. Adding a little bronzer on your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, and other spots the sun hits naturally will give you a sun-kissed glow. Waterproof mascara and eyeliner are also musts if you are going to be outdoors.

Chill Out Your Morning Routine: We can't all pop into the pool before work! Need a quick, refreshing start to your day before venturing out into the sweltering heat? Try popping your cleansers and lotions in the refrigerator overnight for a nice cooling effect in the morning.

Drink Water: We all know how important it is to drink water, and it's extremely important now. You can get dehydrated so easily, and that's bad for your body. Drinking water will keep your skin healthy too.

For more tips on lighting up your routine this summer, log on to You can view vignettes with tips for lightening up this summer from volleyball star Gabrielle Reece and vote for your favorite lighten-up tip for a chance to win a trip for two to Malibu and a $500 shopping spree. Wouldn't that be super-nice?

Of course, your odds of winning a contest will be better here! Vaseline has offered the set of fab, clean, and hydrating Aloe Fresh body lotions and gel (I love them!) shown above to a lucky Best Things in Beauty reader. Aloe Fresh Body Lotion replenishes the skin with a sheer burst of non-sticky hydration. The fast-absorbing and non-sticky moisture leaves skin feeling cool and healthy. Aloe Fresh Protecting Body Lotion is a lightweight, daily lotion with added SPF 15 that gives the skin a refreshing moisture boost along with the daily sun protection it needs - perfect when you plan to be outdoors. Non-greasy and fast-absorbing, skin is left hydrated and revitalized. Aloe Fresh Moisturizing Body Gel glides onto skin for a sheer burst of hydration. The light aloe vera formula conditions while instantly refreshing skin. It's intended for daily use all year round, but perfect for summer. I would love to have this set!

I'm sweetening the prize with Benefit's Stay Put Set, three must-have eye products for any time of year, but perfect for days when you want melt-proof eyes. There's Stay Don't Stray, a stay-put primer for concealers and eye shadows; Erase Paste, a brightening camouflage for eyes and face; and Benefit's creaseless cream shadow/liner in the shade R.S.V.P.

Win this contest, and the rest of the summer should be a breeze! You'll be looking good and feeling good. How can you enter? Just leave a comment here once. It's that easy. You don't have to subscribe to the blog (if you do, though, you will be eligible for the follower giveaway that starts this week) or retweet the contest - although I would love that!

After you comment, feel free to e-mail and identify your comment. You can never be too careful about sharing your e-mail address on a blog, so I would follow this second step if I were you (an alternative is to code your e-mail, e.g., myname at gmail dot com, in your comment).

The contest is open to residents of the United States only this time. The deadline for entries will be Saturday, July 17, at midnight. The next morning, I will use a random number generator ( to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner at that time. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected.

I will post this contest at Free!Grechen, my favorite giveaway site on the Web. If you like giveaway contests, you will love Free!Grechen.

Good Luck!

My thanks to Vaseline - this is a perfect summertime prize!

Vaseline photo courtesy of Vaseline
Benefit photo courtesy of Sephora


Lynn said...

Great tips and products!
Thanks for the giveaway.

lynnx512 (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

Awesome giveaway


ruralglamour at yahoo dot come

Valerie H. said...

I'm a subscriber via email. I've seen the Stay put set by Benefit and it's SO cute!

Sandy said...

I'd love to win these. Vermont doesn't usually get this hot and humid until August, so anything I can use to help out will be welcome!

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway -- thanks! Love your blog!!


zoethecat at gmail dot com

Erica K. said...

aloe <3
erica_kempf at yahoo dot com

Liz said...

I love love love Benefit products, and the aloe moisturizers look like they would be perfect in summee heat.

Kittylitter1 at gmail dot com

Georgia Mist said...

My skin always feel so hot and so dry in the summer -- I'd love to try this product to see if it relieves those issues!

outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! I am in desperate need of this because of the dry heat! :0(

- Eunise

euniechopsticks @ gmail [dot] com

Unknown said...

Amazing giveaway! Gah, especially in light of this hot weather.

angelabakes (at) gmail (dot) com

Mai said...

Yay, this is a fabulous giveaway :)

dancinbluegirl90 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

this is a great giveaway! thanks :) found you on freegrechen.

harriatsu at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tips...
and the chance to win!


imaginestudios at hotmail dot com
or shannosmail at gmail dot com

Deanna said...

Aloe is my friend
deannalw47 @

Anonymous said...

Amazing tips! This is a great giveaway, who wouldn't want to win these products : )

Angie Bailey said...

I have very sensitive skin and would love to win this contest.

lipton|TEE said...

Great tips! Thanks for the giveaway. Can't wait for the follower giveaway!

Jules said...

This is great! I have really dry skin, and I get burnt easily in the sun (even with a high SPF), so this vaseline combo seems made for me! It would moisturize and soothe! Thanks for another amazing contest You're the best! :)

Starved Fashion said...

great giveaway :)
karitsaj at gmail dot com

Jessie Lynn said...

Great tips! I'm always looking for new ways to beat Summer meltdown. I hate the hot weather, honestly. I like to be cool!



Gigi said...

I have always wanted to try this. Living in the hot weather I definitely need some help.

gingerpye at gmail dot com

MissWendy13 said...

Benefit has the most adorable packaging, and i've always been a fan of Vaseline! Thanks for the giveaway :]

misswendythirteen [at] hotmail [dot] com

MJ said...

Ooh, what a perfect summer giveaway!


DG said...

great contest! I love vaseline products! :)


Kammi said...

I am a subscriber of Best Things in Beauty and Benefit blogs/newsletters via email and RSS with email address I am a fan of Best Things in Beauty and Benefit on Facebook. I shared this contest with over 400 friends on FB.

Liberty said...

You always have THE BEST GIVEAWAYS!! Haven't been a winner yet but i'm gonna keep on trying! Come on, Random Number Generator!

As always, thanks for such awesome giveaways and reviews!


Rusthawk said...

Nice prize pack! I'm a subscriber. :)

Benita said...

These are great products. I'd love to win. And, I am an email subscriber.


Anonymous said...

Stay Don't Stray is a favorite product in my makeup arsenal! Sure would love to win this giveaway :)

Natasha E. said...

Really great giveaway! Thanks!

mrslevans (at) hotmail (dot) com

windycindy said...

I adore the Vaseline Aloe Fresh
line and the Benefit Eye Products
are a must here in the Midwest!
Many thanks to you...Cindi

Christina said...

Great tips and an awesome give away!
Christinalynch3 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Great giveaway and great prizes! I use vaseline right now, bot this variety though and I would love the Benefit!

shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love aloe in products- so soothing! Thanks for the giveaway!! decembeir (at) gmail (dot) com

Melissa said...

Great giveaway! Thanks! mstklangel (at) gmail (dot) com

Kimberly said...

Those are both great products! Thanks for the fun giveaway!
kimberly.reuter (at) yahoo (dot) com

Cynthia.Richardson said...

Still waiting for the "monsoons" to start here in Tucson. We have the humidity, but no rain. Wishing for that dry heat to return.

Liz said...

I need something to soothe my dry skin. I itch all of the time!

Charity S said...

The summer is hard on my skin, and I need some type of relief. Thanks

charisscharity at yahoo dot com

nightowl said...

What a nice selection of products! Thanks for the contests.
winit6 at hotmail dot com

Katrina said...

sounds like some nice products

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Grace said...

Vaseline is one of my favorite lotions! It's so inexpensive and it lasts a long time. Right now, my favorite thing to use is Vaseline sheer infusion botanical blend body lotion. You should try it :) It has a nice fresh scent.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Shai Williams said...

Oh I love all the tips. I have to admit that I tend to get lazy in the summer and not even wear makeup.


Christina Arzapalo said...

Thanks for all the great tips! This is an awesome giveaway. ;)


peaceology at gmail dot com

SunnyLee said...

yayyyy summer

Eliza said...

This looks yummy!


Stylista Fitness said...

I'm starting to use more Benefit and I'm really loving their products :D

Rose Mary said...

I'd love to get some relief for my very dry, flaky skin. The hot Georgia summer is just wreaking havoc.
Rose Mary
formosarose AT gmail DOT com

ewhatley said...

i love vaseline products and benefit products - what a great giveaway

ewhatley at

Loren F said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! lfior0022 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

Enter me!!! Thanks. hleepuchalla(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love using vaseline on my dry soles the winter! This sounds like it would be perfect for summertime! Thanks for the great giveaway! Email address: puch0022[at]umn[dot]edu

Shirley k said...

I'd love to win this great set. Thanks for the opportunity. Shirley- heart2heart866 at gmail dot com

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