Winner announced

Congratulations to our winner Heather!

Such a fun and interesting read! This is the perfect book for sitting on the beach or poolside, not only fun but educational. The right perfume can make people think you lost weight!!! I need to find that perfume and a nice cupcake. Good luck on this great contest!

About the book
Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day

Based on the blog at, this informative book cuts through the confusing, misleading, and sometimes false information that beauty companies bombard consumers with and provides scientific answers to hundreds of questions about cosmetics.

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About The Beauty Brains
The Beauty Brains are a group of chemists who have more than 40 combined years of experience developing and testing beauty products at major cosmetic companies including Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Alberto Culver. Perry Romanowski, the public face of the Brains, has spent the past 18 years researching and developing products to solve consumer problems in hair and skin care. He is also the coauthor of Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, an introductory textbook of beauty science.

1. Curling Shampoos Don’t Work!
2. Wearing the right fragrance can actually make people think you have lost weight.
3. While brushing your hair does temporarily help distribute natural oils, in the long run brushing “100 strokes every night” strips layers of cuticle and weakens hair.
4. There is no proof that tourmaline flat irons perform any better than the less expensive non-ceramic versions.
5. Sunscreen is one of the best cosmetics you can use to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free.
6. Spit on a zit may not be an old wives’ tale after all!
7. There is a difference between antiperspirant and deodorant. Antiperspirant actually stops you from sweating, while deodorant just masks the odor.
8. No cosmetic will make your nails grow longer and stronger, but you can do things to improve their condition.
9. Urea is found in cosmetics, but it does not come from urine!
10. Multiple types of parabens are used in formulas to ensure that your personal care and cosmetic products are as free as possible from disease-causing microbes.

To find out the details to all of the above truths (and dozens more!) pick up a copy of 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.

Available at these fine stores:
Barnes & Noble


* There will be 1 winner.
* 1 Winners will win a $25 Sephora gift card and a copy of “Can you get hooked on Lip Balm?”!
* To enter tell us your first fragrance purchase. Then leave your name and email info in our comment section on MakeHerUp!
* Contest runs Friday, 4/29/11 to Friday, 5/06/11
* US and Canadian residents .
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours

Sample & Prizing courtesy of Harlequin

Giveaway is open to US & Canadian mailing addresses only


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April 29th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

My first fragrance purchase was Euphoria by Calvin Klein. This is still one of my favorites!

April 30th, 2011 at 6:21 am

my first fragrance purchase was Clinique Happy. I used to LOVE that stuff and still do!

April 30th, 2011 at 9:47 am

Gosh, I’m not sure I can remember it, but it was probably something like Love’s Baby Soft! Remember that?! I still keep a bottle of it because it brings back such innocent and sweet memories when I smell it! :)

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April 30th, 2011 at 11:41 am

I want to win this!! omg id love to know these truths, because i used curling shampoo for a whole month and my hair is not straight. also i use this product on my nails and it becomes better!

April 30th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

My first fragrance purchase was Red Door. Weird for a kid, I know. But my mom had it and I loved it. She hid hers so I went out and got my own.

April 30th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

my first fragrance was Charlie … wow hadn’t thought of that in years.

May 1st, 2011 at 10:51 am

My first fragrance was White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor.

May 1st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

my first fragrance was light blue by dolce and gabanna

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May 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 am

First fragarance? I think it was Calvin Klein ONE….lol…that’s funny to remember!

Thanks for the contest! :)

May 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 am

My first fragrance was “Wings”…I used to just pour that stuff on me…lol…I haven’t thought of that fragrance in 20 years or more

May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 am

My first fragrance was Fahrenheit, a men’s cologne. It’s not overpowering and I’d only wear it on special occasions. Still love it.

May 2nd, 2011 at 2:30 pm

My first fragrance was Wisteria by Crabtree & Evelyn. I loved the pure clean smell of it.

May 5th, 2011 at 11:15 am

I remember I loved Tommy Girl…wore that stuff all the time!

May 6th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Yay!! Thanksn so much! I haven’t gotten an email yet, but I *think* I’m your winner. I am really looking forward to reading this…thanks again! :)

May 6th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

My first perfume was called Thaty. I borrowed it from my mother’s vanity, and never returned it. :)

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