Dec 7, 2013

Benz's Favorite Things: My Daily Necessities Giveaway(s)

We're going to do things a little differently today for Benz's Favorite Things.  There are some products and accessories that just make my world a better place, and I'd like to share them with you.  So today we're going to do THREE separate, but equally awesome, giveaways of my daily necessities.
1st off, let's talk about hair, because we all know waking up with bad hair can ruin your day.  As someone who tries so many different 'do's, I know all about having a bad hair day.  Frying your hair with hot tools, getting Keratin treatments, getting your hair colored... it all damages and ages your hair.  More and more people are coming into salons with not just a little damage to their hair, but severe damage to their hair.  Well that's where my new friend Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Treatment Duo Serum comes in.  That's a long name, but a product that gives big results.  This Duo Serum makes hair more manageable and helps repair the damage you've done using a duo of oil and serum that comes out of one pump in a lightweight, wonderfully-smelling miracle hair potion.  Not only does it repair, but it has heat protection, so it's wonderful to use before, during, and after styling to improve your hair's health.  The trick with this potion is a combination of Lotus Infusion and Ceramide 2000 PPM.  I'm not going to pretend to know all the science behind it, but basically Shu is combining the best parts of nature (a lotus flower that is know for its ability to survive in the harshest environments) and of science (reinforcing the ceramides that hold your hair's cuticle together).  I should mention that you don't have to have terrible hair to use this either, it's good for so many different hair types.  I've been using it daily since I discovered it and it's phenomenal.  Besides the hair being healthier, it's almost like perfume for the hair because of its fragrance of peach, orange blossom, jasmine, geranium, ylang, tonka beans, santal, and vanilla musks.  

Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Duo-Serum Giveaway:
Comment below and tell me what you've done to damage your hair.  Are you a color junkie like me?  Are you into chemical straightening treatments or hot tools?  Leave your comment below and please remember to leave your email address in the event that you win.     
Winner will be selected at random and will win 1 Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Duo-Serum.

Next, let's talk about skin.  Skin is everything.  You can do a stellar makeup application, but if the skin underneath it is busted, nothing can help you.  I'm a huge fan of Dr. Jart products, so I'm giving away my newest and most favorite: Ceramidin.  Since we're on the topic of ceramides and the good they can do for your hair, imagine what they can do for your skin.  Dr. Jart has a Ceramidin Cream and a Ceramidin Liquid (that's a serum-like consistency), and they've both changed my skin for the better.  Now, I should tell you I already take good care of my skin, so I didn't realize there would be such a NOTICEABLE difference once I started using Ceramidin.  I'm never going back.  Not ever.  If they ever discontinue this stuff, I'll just die.  It's good for all skin types, especially sensitive types, because it helps to build back the skin's natural ceramide levels, thusly protecting skin from damaging external factors.  Skin looks more youthful, and you barely have to do anything.          

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Giveaway:
1 entry for each of the following: 
-Follow Dr. Jart on Twitter
-Follow BeautyByBenz on Twitter
-Tweet about this giveaway to @DrJartUS and @BeautyByBenz, and don't forget to use the hashtag #BenzFavoriteThings.   
Winner will be selected at random and will win 1 Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream and 1 Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid.

Lastly, let's talk about what I tote this stuff around in.  If you're a fan of this site, then you know that I love Jouer makeup products, but you may not know that I'm equally enamored with their accessories.  Their It Bag is a staple in my handbag, every single day.  It's the perfect size, and it's the most delicious leather, so it can double as a clutch if you're in a pinch.  For holiday they've come out with a new, Paint The Town Red It Bag that is too adorable to not share.  This giveaway will be a Pinterest contest, because you NEED the Jouer Pinterest page in your life.  Not only is it visually appealing, but they tell you what kind of makeup you can use to create the coveted looks they're posting on their Pinterest page daily.  Trust me, you'll thank me for this.

Jouer Paint The Town Red It Bag Giveaway
1 entry for each of the following:
-Follow Jouer on Pinterest
-Follow BeautyByBenz on Pinterest
-Pin a picture of this red Jouer It Bag with the hashtag #Paintthetownred.
Winner will be selected at random and will win 1 Paint The Town Red It Bag, courtesy of Jouer.

Contests are open to U.S. residents only.  Contests will end on December 21st, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.  Entries are unlimited, so tweet, pin, and comment as much as your little heart desires.  Good luck!


  1. I'm always looking for new hair products to try on my thick, wavy mane! Although I have never colored my hair, I have subjected my hair to MANY years of hair straightening using my flat iron. As a result, I have some damaged, brittle and broken strands! Would love some restorative serum to help heal my hair!

  2. What haven't I done to my hair... Blow dry almost every day, coloring my greys so I don't look like Steve Martin, and the occasional straight and curling iron. Plus I live in the city and we all know about the DIRT in the air here.

  3. What haven't I dine to my hair? I blow dry it every day. Color it so I don't look like Steve Martin. And of course the occasional straightening and curling iron. Plus I live in the city and we all know how DIRTY the air is here...

  4. I blow dry AND straighten almost every single day. Dear lord do i need this!

  5. I have belched my hair and as a result it has left my hair damaged and dry.



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