Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Great Giveaway!!! Get Glowing with Mario Badescu!


As many of you already know I am in the beauty business. I've been a cosmetic product developer for 16 years. One of the most exciting parts of my job is the competitive evaluation part. Meaning I am able to test any product on the market to see what works and what doesn't. I am a beauty junkie and I love to try new things so it's really a dream that I get to do this for a living. Pretty cool, right?

Over the years I've tested hundreds of formulas. And I have to say there are some amazing products out there but no matter what I always go back to a skincare line that I first tried about 15 years ago, Mario Badescu.

For over 40 years, Mario Badescu has been helping to treat the skin of both women and men alike. No matter your skin type or condition, they have a solution for you. Believe me when I tell you, this line is absolutely amazing! And I'm not the only one who thinks so. Their celebrity client list is a mile long. Charlize Theron, Gwenyth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Aniston, Rachel Bilson, Laeticia Casta and Eva Longoria are all devotees.

In addition to using their skincare products, I also go to them for the most fabulous facials. If you're ever in the NYC area and need a little skin refresher, be sure to make an appointment. Your skin will love you for it.

They have an extensive line of products from cleansers and toners, to moisturizers, eye creams and exfoliants and masks. They also have specific formulas to address specific skin concerns like acne, rosacea and eczema. My most favorite products are the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Orange Protective Day Cream, Hyaluronic Eye Cream and Drying Lotion.


The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is a fabulous non-foaming gel cleanser that smells absolutely divine. It thoroughly removes make-up, dirt and oil and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts that are exfoliating Alpha Hydroxy Acids that help prevent dulling build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples. I've used this every single day since the first day I tried it.


The Orange Protective Day Cream is my must have moisturizer. It contains Orange Peel Extract which exfoliates skin leaving it soft, smooth and hydrated. It also has a fresh citrus fragrance that is amazing.


The Hyaluronic Eye Cream is a medium weight eye cream that contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps lock in the skin’s own natural moisture without the use of heavy, greasy oils.


And finally, their best selling blemish busting Drying Lotion. Just one try of this will make you understand why it is so deserving of it's cult status. This amazing Acne spot treatment is made with a blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid that miraculously clears up and soothes pimples overnight. I've gotten many a person hooked on this one.

OK so now onto the exciting part...the wonderful people over at Mario Badescu have agreed to offer one of my lucky readers my favorite MB products! Not one, not two, but all four of my favorite products! I'm so excited to give you guys the opportunity to try these fantastic products!

So here's what you can do to win:

1 - You must be a follower of The Alternative Wife to be eligible for this giveaway. If you're not a current follower, don't fret, new followers are absolutely welcome! Indicate in your comment how you follow. If your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
Note: Please WRITE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH EXTRA ENTRY.

* Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment.

* Become an Alternative Wife follower on Twitter @altdawn and give me your twitter ID in a comment.

* Tweet this: "I just entered @altdawn @MarioBadescu skincare #giveaway! http://bit.ly/cezrt5 (Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet ONCE A DAY.

* Follow Mario Badescu on Twitter here

* Follow Mario Badescu on Facebook here

* Post the contest on your page linking back here.

You have from Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 until Tuesday, March 23rd 2010 at 11:59 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. The winner will be chosen randomly.

Good luck to all!!!

Images: MB & here

65 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Dawn, this is probably one of the best giveaway EVER, really! I love mario Badescu, I use the drying lotion whenever I need it and it's the very best I have ever tried! OMG, fingers crossed, I never win anything, like really, but I'm really hoping for this one!
Im a follower OF COURSE! I'll blog about it in the evening and let you know too
Thanks darling!
ps: so jealous, you have a great job!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Eeeek, this giveaway is AMAZING! Sigh I just posted a tiny giveaway today that totally pales in comparison.

I'm a Google Friend connect follower doll! I'll comment when I do the other entries!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi dear Dawn!-)*Beauty lady from Blogland!!!

Great giveaway!That's true!
I'll dont know about this wonderful sciencare ever...not yet!-)))***
I can imagine how many,many plesant giving for all womans this product!!!-)*

I am you follower and I crossed my fingers too!-)))

Love and hugs,

***Violetta***

Natalie said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH. This looks amazing. You know how I loooove my skin... this would be so amazing to win! :) xoxo

Natalie said...

I'm a follower on Twitter :) @natwhat

Natalie said...

I am following Mario on Twitter.

Natalie said...

I am following Mario on FB. :)


(can you tell I reeeeeeeeeeally want this stuff????) ;)

SogniSorrisi said...

Great giveaway! I follow your blog.

SogniSorrisi said...

I also follow you on Twitter - SogniESorrisi

SogniSorrisi said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/SogniESorrisi

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Of course I'm a Twitter follower!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I follow Mario Badescu on Twitter!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I just tweeted! http://twitter.com/cncliving/status/10570865458

verypurpleperson said...

I've just followed your blog and twitter!
My twitter id is @verypurple

Natalie said...

http://twitter.com/natwhat/status/10570196009

doy.

Marie-Ève said...

Amazing giveaway! I'm a follower of both your blog and Twitter...

Stacy Marie said...

I follow your blog, what a killer give away!

Stacy Marie said...

And I blogged!

http://stacymaried.blogspot.com/2010/03/give-away.html

buhdoop said...

Best giveaway ever? This is really awesome. I have a cleansing line that I love, so I'm not entering, I just had to comment though :)

jennie said...

i have been planning on scheduling a spring facial w/ MB - love their stuff. i follow you via google reader & on twitter.

Ginger said...

I'm a follower..

gingerbutler_@hotmail.com

Sarah Pasikowski said...

New follower! What an amazing giveaway!!

Sarah Pasikowski said...

and I am following mario on FB

Sarah Pasikowski said...

and i blogged


http://sarahpasikowski.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway.html

Sarah Pasikowski said...

and folowing mario on twitter

Sarah Pasikowski said...

and i tweeted!


https://twitter.com/sarahashley811/status/10583411999

Sarah Pasikowski said...

and i'm following you on twitter!! yip-ee!

Ginger Roxy said...

I tried the drying lotion and really liked it I was always hesitant about the other products but now I really want to try the facial cleanser!!!

Great blog!

xox

GR

http://gingerroxy.blogspot.com

lorenabr said...

Never heard of him and but sounds very good:)

G. said...

Best giveaway ever!

=D

Elaqua said...

hi i just wanted to say thanks for commenting on my blog and thanks for linking it
xoxo
elaqua(hot mess in a walmart dress)

AZ in August said...

I follow via Google Reader :o)

AZ in August said...

I follow on Twitter @AZinAugust

AZ in August said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/AZinAugust/status/10595369162

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

Love your fabulous blog! I just signed up to follow it - I have never used Mario Badescu products but am now inspired. Please stop by and visit my food & wine blog at www.stephaniesavorsthemoment.com. Looking forward to your next post!
Stephanie

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I tweeted again!
http://twitter.com/cncliving/status/10616637477

ColorCoated said...

I signed up to follow your blog! I have heard about this line before but have never tried it :). I wonder if it's as good as everyone says!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Oh, what a fab giveaway! I'm already a loyal follower of your blog! Thanks for the hosting this amazing giveaway.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

http://twitter.com/probridesmaid/status/10622560631

My 2nd entry!!

natwhat said...

http://twitter.com/natwhat/status/10626477358

Sarah Pasikowski said...

i tweeted!!


http://twitter.com/sarahashley811/status/10628101798

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It's me, the Twitter addict!
http://twitter.com/cncliving/status/10666897799

Sarah Pasikowski said...

tweeted again!

http://twitter.com/sarahashley811/status/10686891395

natwhat said...

http://twitter.com/natwhat/status/10687381358

natwhat said...

have fun in boston!!! :)

http://twitter.com/natwhat/status/10727719581

Anne-Marie T said...

I am now a follower.

I don't see any rule about it, but I am hoping this is open to Canadians??

amt(at)telus(dot)net

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/amt946/status/10747904670

amt(at)telus(dot)net

Sarah Pasikowski said...

tweeted....


http://twitter.com/sarahashley811/status/10754219045

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/amt946/status/10782100113

amt(at)telus(dot)net

ipehishere said...

nicee i wanna try it !
Enter Me Please! ! :)
I am new follower via google friend !

my name ipeh
email me : ipehishere@gmail.com

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Weekend tweet!
http://twitter.com/cncliving/status/10815916808

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/amt946/status/10854453438

amt(at)telus(dot)net

natwhat said...

tweet tweet

http://twitter.com/natwhat/status/10877757630

Sarah Pasikowski said...

tweeted....


http://twitter.com/sarahashley811/status/10887023187

SMK said...

Tweeted (smackdown928) - unfortunately I can't log into twitter at work but I did 2 mins ago.

AZ in August said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AZinAugust/status/10887960895

AZ in August said...

I tweeted 2 days ago and forgot to comment: http://twitter.com/AZinAugust/status/10802393091

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/amt946/status/10906467562

amt(at)telus(dot)net

Anne-Marie T said...

I am following you on twitter (amt946)

amt(at)telus(dot)net

Anne-Marie T said...

I am following Mario Badescu on Twitter (amt946)

amt(at)telus(dot)net

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My last Tuesday tweet! http://twitter.com/cncliving/status/10916075893

natwhat said...

Another tweet tweet :)

http://twitter.com/natwhat/status/10927882619

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/amt946/status/10929566149

amt(at)telus(dot)net

Sarah Pasikowski said...

tweeted again!

http://twitter.com/sarahashley811/status/10933571912

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

im a fan on FB!! last chance!