Wednesday, October 07, 2009
This week's giveaway is an amazing one - not only because it's brought to you by the famous Perricone skin care brand, but because it addresses the main skin issue that I myself have: large pores.
Perricone M.D. is well-regarded for its innovative approach to skin care. One of its main ingredients is DMAE or Dimethylaminoethanol,an antioxidant membrane stabilizer. When taken orally or applied topically, it helps to firm, smoothe, and brighten skin. It also enhances the effects of other antioxidants like alpha lipoic acid and Vitamin C ester. As a result, DMAE works best when used in combination with other nutrients and an antioxidant base.
I myself have been taking this orally for the last couple of months and it is working wonders on me - I have been happier, I'm suffering less distractions (sometimes I think I am borderline ADD) and I feel good knowing that the oil is helping my brain and heart function.
So I can only imagine how great this supplement is when used topically in a skin care product.
The item I am giving away is the Skin Clearing Cleanser, which addresses the problem of large pores. If you are anything like me, you have to deal with oily skin, breakouts and the appearance of large pores - it is a daily struggle for me, and despite assumptions, one does not always look their oily skin as they sink deeper into adulthood.
This deep-cleaning acne cleanser helps to clear troubled skin by reducing excess sebum and eliminating surface contamination's. Skin Clear Cleanser contains the anti-aging ingredient DMAE, which helps to firm and tone skin. Green Tea Extract calms and clarifies while Allantoin helps encourage skin renewal. Click here for pore refining tips.
I hope to have a sample of this soon to try out myself ( I NEED IT) but in the meantime, one lucky Anywhere But Here reader gets a bottle all to themselves.
To enter this fab giveaway you must:
A) Reside in the US (sorry!)
B)Leave a relevant comment, preferably let me know what skin conditions ail you the most. What has worked for you and what hasn't? (For example, I can tell you that drugstore acne medication does NOT work on me).
Good luck everyone! This contest will run until Friday, October 16th.
And now, back to me:)
Thanks for all your questions on the last post - I was afraid no one was going to ask and I'd consequently look like a big loser. If you wanna know more, just keep asking!
What do you do professionally?
I am a marketing/communications assistant for a global engineering firm (name ommited, but it is - according to wikipedia - is one of the world's largest engineering and architectural design firms, ranked number two by Engineering News-Record and number one by Architectural Record. It has more than 43,000 employees in more than 100 countries and is ranked number 458 on the Fortune 500 list).
I work from 8-430, Monday to Friday. I just had my one-year anniversary on October 1st, which makes it the longest job I have ever had. I tend to bail after 6 months - I need variety! I would have quit long ago but in this economy, I should be grateful I have a steady, well-paying job with benefits...even though it bores me to tears. But there are positions opening up where I will get to focus on more writing and PR stuff - my journalism degree finally coming in handy. At the moment I do write (company blog) but there's a lot of inane admin crap as well that I deal with. If I don't move up by March, I'll actually be laid off (my position is becoming obsolete) - which I am looking forward to...EI baby!
What do you do in your down time, hobbies other than fashion?
Write. At the moment, I probably write for 3 hours a day. Read...I have four books I am dabbling in at the moment: Wizard and Glass from The Dark Tower Series, Free Food for Millionaires, The List of Seven and Veronica. Also read tons of magazines and blogs. I listen to music, constantly. I ride my bike. I watch DVD's with my bf. On Sundays I watch Simpsons, Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad (that's the only TV I watch religiously...until Lost comes back on). I eat. Surf the internet. Shop online. Plan vacations. Make love, haha. Oh...and blogging!
What is your signature alcoholic beverage?
Why, the Caesar, of course!
What has been your motivation to keep up with the blog for all of the four years?
Wow - good question! Years ago I would have said validation. Now it's because I like to share...and I feel like this blog will come in handy someday. For what, I don't know...
When are you coming back to Australia?
Eek. No idea. I would love to go back - I am sad that I missed the West Coast entirely. I'll probably return in the next 5-8 years :)
Why are you so cool? ;)
You must have me mistaken with someone else.
How tall are you?
Average, on the side of short. I am technically 5'5" and 3/4, but with my posture it's less rather than more.
Which country are you craving to visit but haven't had the chance to do so yet?
Hmmmm. Botswana. Argentina. Brazil. Chile. Zimbabwe. Morrocco.
What is it that you're writing everyday? Is it a novel / fiction, autobiography, screenplay?? And will we ever get to read some of it? :)
It's a novel...well, will be the first in a series of novels. It is my first novel too, I have only written screenplays before. It is a whole different ballgame, let me tell you. With screenplays I follow a very rigid structure and can bang out 110 pages in a few weeks. This will take me a lot longer but I'm keeping on. I'm at 16,000 words already, don't think I've ever written so much!
Yes, you probably will get to read it. One day. If you wish :)
Favorite Beatles song?
Do you know how hard that question is?? It is actually impossible for me to answer...but the first three songs that popped into my head were: Something, Yesterday, Ticket to Ride.
Can you tell us about your travels?
Well, I've been to a lot of places with my family growing up...our usual haunts were Palm Springs, Maui, Mexico, Norway and Finland.
When I turned 18 I started doing solo backpacking...started with New Zealand, then Australia, then did a stint around Europe for 3 months, then went back to Spain to teach English, then went to Italy to teach English...went to France and Scotland and Mexico somewhere in between there too. And Maui again. And Palm Springs several times more. And Disneyland - been there 4x since 2000. Love Disneyland.
Next up: New Zealand (in 45 days) for a month, then Sweden (and Norway or Finland) in July. Might join my dad as crew on his boat in August when he sails it down from Vancouver to Mexico, again.
You said you grew up all over- is that what gave you your wanderlust? Well my one-word answer might have been misleading...I grew up all over the lower mainland of Vancouver. Born in Richmond...then lived in Point Grey...then in West Vancouver...then in Bowen Island...then in Tsawwassen....then in New Zealand...then in Kamloops...then in Downtown Vancouver...and now in Tsawwassen, again.
I don't know if that contributed to my wanderlust but having foreign parents who love to travel (my mother was a flight attendant with Air Canada for 30-years) definitely helped. I know moving around a lot has left me very adaptable and independent - two qualities about myself that I cherish above all else.
Most embarrassing moment?
I've had many.
This one takes the cake, though.
I was in Rome, taking the train from the hotel to the airport. I had my big ol' backpack and was wearing this new dress and boots that I had bought. I walked off the train and walked through the station and into the airport. I got on the moving walkway and stood there for a bit. I'd probably been on the move for 10 minutes.
I had noticed, though, that many people would turn around and look at me as they walked past. I figured it's because I was blonde and in Italy...no brainer.
So I'm standing there and these American girls tap me on the shoulder as they walk past. One leans in and whispers in my ear.
"Excuse me, but your dress is tucked up into your backpack."
They ran off, giggling. In horror I reach back and realize, yes, my dress is tucked up in my backpack, meaning my bare ass (I was wearing a thong) was hanging out in FULL display for the whole world to see for the last 10 minutes.
Utter mortification. Ironically, I had done this before, in a bar in Lyon, France...unknowingly tucked my skirt in my underwear and paraded past a group of guys.
Understandably, I'm very paranoid about this now.
Remember to enter the giveaway!!