Tuesday, September 11, 2007

FREE STUFF: A Schwagilicious September Giveaway and...Silly Science!

Friends, I'm disappointed to see how few of you want to win my Dollar store prize. But that contest remains open, so I remain hopeful. But really, are you guys too good for the Dollar store or what? Only want fancy prizes, do ya? Well, FINE THEN!

You shall have them.

I have real goodies to give away this September. People, the beauty-booty peeps are coming, waving their tubes of lip balm at the Crabmommy and I say, yes please!

And now 9 of you lucky readers will get the chance to win a super-schmantzy lip balm from Aussie company Become Beauty, which will arrive in your mailbox inside a fetching silver tote, containing also sachets of face cream as well as a tiny koala bear clasping a boomerang, which you can give to your tot.

I can certainly vouch for the lipsmackibility of my lips after using that balm. In truth, this sort of beauty product line is out of my price range, given that I live in a prefabricated house and have attended birthday parties in trailers. But some of you are in different circumstances and I am trying not to resent you for your swankiness, you spoiled little tarts.

Back to the balm! It has jojoba in it and it's also nicely minty and sort of Kiehls-y in its texture, smoothing out those crustacean lips. Crabmommy's are especially unplump because I am allergic to water and live at high-altitude, so I'm basically a round-the-clock raisin. This lip treatment also promises to reduce the appearance of fine lip lines, so if you smoke too many cigarettes, do too much meth, pout too much, gossip too much, or are just plum getting old, then by all means comment, and I will draw 9 winning entries within 5 days. Winners will then email me at crabmommyatgmaildotcom with your postal addresses and that's how we'll do it.

Right then! Put your moniker in the hat. Five days and then we draw the winners!

p.s. Silly Science: I love that scientists are funded to find out that curly hair in fact tangles less than straight hair. (I disagree, what with Crabtot's curly dandelion puff permanently ensnarled...and I dont know how to handle it as one with stick-straight untangly hair...What 'choo think?)

22 comments:

Allison said...

I a a fairly new reader to the site and enjoy hearing about your life. I live just outside of Washington DC so the stories you tell about life in teh country are very different from mine of city life. They bring a smile to my face. And now to find out that you do free giveaways, what more could a girl ask for? I am keeping my fingers crossed for the lip balm

Anonymous said...

You might try using "Infusium 23" on your little girl's hair. I use it for my own (similarly snarly and dandelion puff-like) locks. Just spray a little bit on her hair after you've washed it and it makes it much easier to comb out. I used to use "No More Tangles" when I was a kid -- I'm not sure if they still sell that, though.

P.S. Who can turn down an offer of free "balm"???

-Char

marina12 said...

As to the Silly Science, I have to totally disagree. My 3 yr old daughter has her fathers curls and every morning and evening without fail I have to help her comb the knots out. There are some great resources on-line about info for curly heads but the boiled down info is this- curls need to be shampooed far less often than straight hair (we do the once a week or so method). If you bathe your daughter often, like we do, just do a conditioner rinse instead and then use a leave-in conditioner often as well- for us that means before bed and in the morning. For young kids you need to be careful about using adult products since they might be too harsh for their delicate hair. We unfortunately use the expensive conditioners for her hair that I found at the children's hair salon (me I use only the cheap grocery store brands so this is still a shock to the system). On-line (http://curlykids.com/)you'll find tips for what chemicals to avoid and natural oils to look for when chosing a good hair care product for your daughter's hair. Just cutting down on the use of shampoo made a big improvement though. Best of luck to you and your daughter!
PS And I could use any lipbalm that promise to make my alligator lips supple :)

al of a&a said...

gimme!

Crabmommy said...

Marina! You are a mine of info! Mostly I feel I don't care if Tot's locks are a puffball frizz. After all, she is so delicious and she has her whole life to fiddle with her hair and bloody damned if i have time for it. That said...the notion of seeing some potion make those locks into yummy corkscrews does tempt...I went to that curly website and see all those rather lovely potions. I think I am going to order one that has a weird Germanic illlustration of an elfish little boy and is called Hans's Oom-Pah-Pah conditioner or somesuch... and that is just so VERY odd that we simply must have it. Plus, it looks like it might actually work without being some sinister chemical spray-on goop.

Thanks for the info. I did laugh in looking on Curlmart and seeing one can buy a DVD about managing your tot's curly hair. I'm going to watch a DVD about curls. Right.

Welcome allison and char. All your names are in for balm so stay tuned.

elisa said...

Put me in for the lip balm, please!

Jaime said...

lmbo at your tampon dog craft idea... my husband might flip which is even more reason to give it a try. Thanks for the awesome idea!

Crabmommy said...

Jaime,
So glad Crabmommy has encouraged you you to get crafty with tampons. I live to inspire! Go make that white wienerdog!

MommyKnows said...

Pick me, pick me ... my old puckered lips could use jojoba.

Tangled hair ... hmmmm ... if it's more than 2" long it tangles, straight or curly - around here anyway.

We use: Johnsons No More Tangles Spray Strawberry Blast.

I tell my two year old that there are 'owies' living on her head and we have to get rid of them. I think the idea of some horrible litte creature crawling on her head is so horrible, that she allows the torturous brushing while we both scream, "GET. OUT. OWIES. GET. OUT."

Amy said...

me me me me me me me me me me me me

Oh sorry, this isn't a meme? It's a giveaway again? You're too generous!

Now remember, I know where you live so I can come'n steal your balm if I wanna.

As for the curls, I hear crazy putty works wonders (oh wait, no thats not right, crazy putty would surely rust?)

Anyway ho'hum, I'm chancing my luck a second time....

A

neisha.cedeno@gmail.com (Neisha) said...

I am addicted to lipbalm. I would love to try a new one. Here's hoping!

stephanie said...

I must have been using lip balm since I was a pre-teen or something. I vaguely remember actually EATING Bonne Belle lipsmackers with my sister once. What can I say, it was the 70's? Anyway, please put me in for a fancy lipbalm.....

but even if i don't get one, i want you to know that i check your blog almost every day and it is really the only one that makes me hoot out loud. thank you.

Crabmommy said...

Crikey, Stephanie, eating Bonne Bell? You are one lipbalm-loving girl. Thanks for being a friend of the Crabmommy. We value each reader sooooo much. And even if we speak with the royal "we" we are still humbly grateful for your patronage so thanks for all the reading. Keep up the good work!

lace said...

I also disagree with that silly science. I have never had to use detangling spray on my straight hair but have to use it all the time on the crazy curls on my niece's head.

I would love some schwagilicious lip balm. My lips won't know what to do without the $.94 chap stick on them. They might just do a little dance right off my face. Then how would I look? You might just want to give me that lip balm to see the funny no-lips lady.

LizB said...

Mine!

esther said...

me, please! Me, please!

julietN said...

I don't know if you'll send that lip balm all the way over the sea to S. Africa, but I could use some!

Wynne said...

ME ME ME ME ME ME!!
Its not that I NEED more make up, I just want it.

Daisy said...

Oooo, that balm sounds wonderful. Here in the cold North, I'd love some protection from the elements. Count me in!

skape7 said...

IT'S AUSSIE! What better to soothe my Aussie lips than Aussie lip balm? And my poor deprived Aussie tot has no Aussie toys so that koala should definately be hers! Can't you hear her whining for it right now in her little Aussie accent? Admit it, you love our accents, whiny or not!

Redsy (formerly CrankMama) said...

Dude count me in... I aspire to attend parties in trailers.

love,
rachael

Redsy (formerly CrankMama) said...

meanwhile, love your tag line... you are a rock star (and i'm obviously still trapped in the 80s)