Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday's Mother's Day Gift Guide: Guest Blogger DESIGN MOM

This week on Make You Over I am featuring some of my favorite Mom Bloggers and their Mother's Day gift ideas. Make sure to tell your husband and children to check it out for some ideas! Check out my e-consulting GIVEAWAY...great prizes included!

G
abrielle Blair, also known as
Design Mom, is the queen of blogging.  Let's just say I might have done a happy dance when she agreed to guest post this week (my boys were wondering what got into their mom)!  She has been so kind and wonderful to work with, especially considering she is due any day now with baby number 6.  Can I please have her figure when I'm expecting number 6?  Gabrielle is a designer who shares her awesome finds and ideas with the world via her blog.  One of the things I love about Gabrielle is that she keeps it real.  No false pretenses and she even admits to staying in her PJ's during the day...glad I'm not the only one!  Better Homes & Garden named her Blogger of the Month for their March 2010 issue.  Check out the rest of her press articles and interviews HERE.   

Well Hello Make-You-Over Readers!

Gabrielle of
 
Design Mom
here. So nice to meet you. Chelsea asked me to write about one of my favorite Mother's Day gift ideas. And she asked me to think of an item with a price point under $100. But I'm cheating. The product I wanted to tell you about is $149. But. It is awesome. So if you can splurge, put this on your list.

 
It's called Clarisonic. And basically, it's a motorized scrub brush for your face. Friends. I have been using this for about 2 years now and I'm addicted. Nothing else comes close to getting my face as clean. It's like a mini-facial every single day. A few things I love about it (and I swear, I'm not being paid to say any of this):

- It comes with a charger and the charge works for about 30 days. Which is fantastic. It means I don't have to charge it very often and when I travel, I don't have to pack the charger.

- You can use it in the shower. That's where I keep mine -- and now, washing my face is just an easy part of my morning routine.

- Sometimes I add a smidge of face cleanser to the scrub brush. Sometimes I use it alone. It works well in both cases.

- The scrub brush pauses at certain intervals so that I know it's time to move to another area of my face. Great for me -- because I get easily distracted.

I'm telling you, I used to have to purge my pores constantly, but no more. And my moisturizer goes on so smoothly. You will love it. I promise. I think I might even get one for Ben Blair for Father's Day.

P.S. -- I use the Clarisonic Plus. But really, I only ever use one speed. If I was buying now, I would go with the Mia — I like the yellow!

kisses,
Gabrielle (http://designmom.com)

 ***After reading Gabby's post, I knew I needed to get Clarisonic in on a giveaway.   I did some work (what, you thought all of this just fell into my lap?) and Clarisonic was happy to oblige my request!  They are giving away one of their Clarisonic Classic Sonic Skin Cleansing System which is a $195 value!!!!  Not only that, but they are sending me one too, so that I can try it out for myself and tell you all how much I love it--I already know I will love it!

To enter, leave a comment in this post by Friday May 7th at noon EST. (I hope you all plan on checking back to see if you won because I don't plan on tracking you down ).  I will need the winner to contact me at makeyouoverblog@gmail.com.  Winner will be chosen at RANDOM.

Check out Monday's Giveaway HERE
 Check out Tuesday's Giveaway HER
Check out my e-consulting with AMAZING prizes giveaway HERE

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brandi said...

THIS is what I need! Wow! I had NO idea this even existed!

I never win these things, but it never hurts to try, right?

Siouxzy said...

Lovely!

Kendra and Devin said...

This little tool sounds fantastic!

Mommy to M said...

I am awlways looking for something that cleans my face well...

Anne said...

I tried this out at a fragrance event at a local department store and it is great! I'd love to have one of my own.

Mrs. Alston said...

Wow, i think this has my name written all over it! What a fantastic give away
THANK YOU for all of your work and offering it to us!!!

Shauna said...

Oooh, I really want this one!! Crossing fingers!

Marilyn said...

Oh, I want one. It sounds perfect!

cabesh said...

Nice! We benefit so much from your work. Thank you.

Kelsey said...

Oh I'd love to give that baby a try!

Ann said...

This is great!

Candace said...

Will this help me look younger? :)

Cafe Johnsonia said...

I totally want this.

Carrie - C said...

SO hoping to win this - my pores will be so thankful! And I will luxuriate in blemish-free skin : )

Patti said...

When she mentioned the pores thing I was IN. I need this. :)

Happy Mothers' Day.

Lauren F. said...

A mini-facial?! Be still my soul! I'm in!

Shells said...

I'd like to try this. I'm in.

Jill said...

Yes, I'll take one of those.

Heidi said...

Maybe I would wash my face more frequently. But if I kept it in the shower, I still wouldn't wash my face on the days when I stay in my pajamas all day . . .

Kara K said...

OMG. I have been yearning and yearning and yearning for this product. I never understood why people think only teenagers get pimples - let me tell you my complexion is living proof that giveway would be a lifesaver!

Lacey said...

Wow, this sounds wonderful. Since I'm going a second puberty on my face it would be so helpful.

The Haertlings said...

oh man that thing sounds awesome! I would love to win this!

leardonsbelle said...

I had never heard of one before. It sounds great! I'd love to have one.

Claybrook Family said...

I would love to be entered! Thanks for the chance! :)

the emily said...

W.O.W. I've never heard of this, but I am ALL IN, sister. I'm going through the post-baby hormone break out, and this? This would just brighten my whole outlook on life, I tell ya.

Kati said...

Please enter me! I would love to have one of those bad boys!

Heather said...

Wow! I love it!

Carolynn and Corby said...

Yes please.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

I am doing a happy dance just thinking about this giveaway! imagine the dance after I win!!!

dandee said...

this looks amazing! I would be thrilled to have one.

Natasha said...

just what I need!

Vanessa said...

Me Me Me! I love your blog BTW

Crazy Conley Clan said...

PICK ME!

The Bluths said...

This sounds divine! Great giveaway. (Candace sent me)

mhhunt said...

This is just what I need!

Amanda said...

Sounds like what I need!

Aimee said...

wow.. i so need this!

Jackie said...

Sign me up! WOW!

Anonymous said...

what can I say--me! me! Daishan

Rachel Jennings said...

I've never heard of this thing, but it looks amazing! I want in!

Jennifer said...

I hope I win!

i i eee said...

me oh me

Melissa said...

Oh goodness. Gadget envy has completely set in! I really need one of these cleansers. How nice of Clarisonic to sponsor this giveaway! Really, this is R-A-Dical.

Oh please, I hope I'm the lucky winner! Oh please!

MIMOM2 said...

Definitely need it.

Marilyn said...

Oh, make me over in a sonic way!!!

Kelly & Joe said...

I would love, love, love to win!

Jessica said...

Cool! This would be a great gift!

s g said...

I have heard great things about the clarisonic and I would LOVE to get one!!
sara

PRP said...

Since you could park a bus in one of my pores, I think I need this sucker.

Netti said...

What a wonderful Mothers Day gift. I found your blog from Design Mom... already added to my Favorites.

rachel said...

I think this may solve a lot of my 'starting to get zits on my wrinkles' problem!

Edwards Family said...

Well aren't you just the best little blog hostess ever??? You have the most fantastic giveaways and I love the whole premise of your blog...here's to you being the next Stacy London!!! (c: Love it.

Lisa VT said...

my face asked me to enter this contest.

Ľubaša said...

I think Clarisonic is really useful and I am a woman which needs it too. Thanks for a chance!
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Gabriella is such a great read. I lover her suggestions for just about everything!

Who couldn't use a mini facial everyday?

tricia said...

ooh...I have been wanting one of these for a while!

Amy said...

That is so cool!

The Queens said...

I have read so much about these and have yet to splurge. I really hope this might be my lucky day! :)

Faith said...

This sounds great. My pores would thank you.

Embrace the Circus said...

This might actually motivate me to take better care of my skin! A girl can hope!

Tina said...

would love to try this

Morgan Anne said...

just what i need

Kristen said...

Oh, would love to try this out! Your blog is new to me. I love it!

Stephanie said...

Sounds good!

flip flop and fancy free said...

Oh, you read my wish list, didn't you. I have a friend with this, and her skin is amazing. Please, please help my look younger and prettier!!!

erin said...

i am dying to try it!

erin said...

i am dying to try it!

lovely lindsay said...

sign me up!

Stefanie said...

I would love to try this out! What a fun giveaway!

Sarah said...

My sister would absolutely love this for her birthday!

angela said...

Oooh, I really want this!!!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Ooh, I covet!! A Clarisonic has been on my wishlist forever!

Rebecca said...

pick me please!

tyKa said...

me! me! me!

Lilly said...

I didn't know this existed but now I HAVE TO HAVE IT.

Andrea C. said...

I've never won something - but if I were to win...this is the thing I'd want for sure...had never heard of it but it sounds amazing...pick me please!

Brooke said...

Crossing my fingers for this one....wow!!

Azúcar said...

This is exactly what my pores need. I mean, my mom's pores. Just kidding, she doesn't have pores, her face is like porcelain with fresh angel dew.

Whittney said...

Oh my gosh! I need one of these so badly. I would love to have beautiful skin like Gabrielle!

Firefly said...

That is the coolest thing I have in awhile!!!


Rachel

john & catherine said...

I'd love to try this. Thanks for sharing.

john & catherine said...

I'd love to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Steph said...

Thanks for the chance! And Happy Mother's Day!

Lindsey said...

I have wanted this for a while now...please pick me!

Rachel said...

sounds amazing.

Chelsea and Manuel said...

What a great Mother's Day gift!!! I'd love to be chosen- Thanks!!

Neralee said...

Chelsea you are a super-star organising all of this!

Paula said...

Wow, this is an awesome giveaway! You are rocking this blogging thing, Chelsea!

Wendy said...

I love Design Mom and this giveaway rocks! She often mentions her love for this product!

Emskyrooney said...

This looks awesome!!

Meg said...

This sounds amazing and my face would love me if I won :)

Lily Magnolia said...

I would LOVE one of these!!

Jill said...

I'm telling you...my new-mommy skin could certainly use this doodad!

Ginger said...

What a perfect gift to myself for mothers day :) we all need a little pampering sometimes. Thank you!!!

Sarah S. said...

Can I please have one?? :)

Todd, Rach & Audrey said...

I've never heard of this, but it sounds lovely! Yes please!

Amber said...

I'd love to win this. It's one of those things I would like to try but wouldn't just buy for myself.

blindblogger said...

love it fo sure.

luke & sammy said...

I would love this, what a neat little tool!

Beth said...

Amazing!

Michelle said...

Me me :)

Little Sunshine said...

This would be so perfect because it is impossible to find something affordable and SAFE to use on your face while you are pregnant. Luv the idea!

lulutom said...

great design and really needed!

Andrea J said...

I'm intrigued!

Annie said...

My face needs this so much right now!

Lfoxy said...

I hope I win! My face could definitely use some refreshing!

bludworths said...

My face would love something like this!

Kristi said...

I need this!

Sara said...

I have wanted to try one of these for about a year. Please, please let it be me!!

kimberly said...

I have the worst skin! Its like every year I get closer to turning 30 my skin looks more like I'm a teenager! Yuck! I am going to start saving up now...if I don't win ;)

jenna said...

This is something I would love to try out. What a great giveaway!

Stephanie said...

What a fun blog you have Chelsea, I love that you are sharing your talents! And the giveaways are just a bonus :)

Linds said...

Ooh! What fun!!!

Lindsey said...

Sounds great!

hb said...

So RAD!

AO said...

I'm in! Thanks for the heads up!

Chelsea said...

I NEED ONE!!!

k8theriver said...

my aging skin needs this!

JAS said...

My skin needs this!

Becky said...

I'm a BIG fan of Design Mom and came over here from her blog. I like your blog too. Isn't it fun to get introduced to new people? Nice to meet you, I'll be reading you in the future :)

Sarah R. said...

My just-starting-to-age face really needs this!

Caroline said...

i know i don't stand a chance, but what the heck.

Melanie said...

This would be SO nice. I'm crossing my fingers!

J.J. Killins said...

I would love this! Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

DrDrama said...

I'd love to win a Clairsonic! I have heard so much about them!

Lisa said...

I'd love to win this!

Christina said...

My SIL swears by hers!

Amalie said...

I would LOVE to win!

Karrie & Matt said...

Oh, I would LOVE to win this, what a fantastic giveaway!

Jennifer said...

How absolutely LOVELY!

Elizabeth said...

Oooohhhh............I would LOVE to have that!

redpamplemousse said...

This would seriously be a great Mom's day gift for me!

kelly said...

wow this is awesome!! love you blog!

Amy D. said...

please, oh please, let this be the first thing i win in my big-pored life! : )

Raddit said...

I have been wishing for one of these! Please, oh please!

Janna said...

good bye dull and tired skin!

Cooper Squared said...

Maybe this can help be my damage control for all the time I plan to spend in the Texas sun this summer.

Kristen said...

Sure, I'd be up for some face therapy.

tharon000 said...

What a fun mother's day present!

Christine said...

very cool!

[M] said...

pretty sure i need this...

Alie said...

Would love to win!

ashlynn said...

Yes please! Sounds dreamy

heather said...

I didn't know about these either! And, if Design Mom recommends it, you know it's gonna be good.

Thanks so much!

erica said...

ooo i would definitely love/need this!

megan said...

It sounds fabulous! I'd love to try it!

Tippetts said...

Cool!

Carolyn said...

I'd love to try one!

Cara said...

Sold! Who wouldn't love a mini facial every day?

Marianne & Clayton said...

Please oh please, this is amazing! What an amazing giveaway!

mariannemarguerite@yahoo.com

Susan said...

yes please.

Kimberly said...

this sounds like a heavenly device!

CardGirl said...

My pores definitely need this!!

Madeline said...

I've heard AMAZING things about this product! I'd love to win it and try it out!

sneffik said...

I think EVERYONE needs one of these things! =D

kendall said...

I have heard SO many good things about these.

Mommy in the Making said...

OMG - one of those things I could never ever rationalize BUYING to my baby daddy but one of those things I want down to the bottom of my toes! Fingers crossed....

Amanda

kristin said...

I'd love to try it out.

Mrs. Dontje said...

i would love to win!!


bdontje.blogspot.com

Grussing Pike Tribe said...

my pores soooo need this!

Leslie said...

Oooh!! I've been wanting one of those for ages (but the pricetag honestly scares me!!) My "maturing" skin could certainly use it, though!! Thanks for the chance!

Cathy said...

Still have acne even though I've got wrinkles. Looks great

sdelmast said...

man i want one

Leslie Wessel said...

pick me!

Naomi said...

ooh, my pores need this!!!

Shauna said...

This looks amazing!

Lisa said...

Keeping my fingers crossed!

lime said...

I've heard how great these are and would LOVE one for myself! THANKS!

marymary said...

I and my pores would be forever grateful.

Debra said...

Nothing like a good clean face. Thanks for the giveaway.

gwyn said...

Looks awesome. My face is already thanking you!

Tyla said...

As a recently turned 40-something I am screaming, "Pick me! Pick me!".

Maria. said...

this is exactly what in need for my "texture-y" face that i wash with "a product that was made for feet" ..or so the rep at Nordstrom told me :)

ivyjeanne said...

oh my, i was just drooling over these at sephora yesterday. it must be fate. ;)

Kathleen said...

After an awfully cold winter and a spring heat wave that made my skin into an oil slick, I'd love to try this. I'll bet it's less messy than the baking soda scrubs I use each month.

Kiersten said...

Wow. This sounds fantastic!!

Colett (*.*) said...

this would be wonderful! ps thanks for all the Family Tree love!

Alexandra said...

OMG! I am so excited for this contest! I hope I win! I have only heard amazing things about the Clarisonic!

Seymour Chase said...

This would be awesome! After my daughter was born, my skin just wigged out. Plus the pollution here is awful - my pores need serious help.
Thanks!

Christine said...

Wow, looks great!

Emilee said...

Oh, my skin could SO use this.

whitney said...

Oooo, my skin definitely needs some TLC!

whitney.lifferth{at}gmail.com

Aaron & Adrian said...

sounds amazing. I would love to try it out!

Sarah Starr said...

Love It!

kim @ stellacake said...

Wow! What a write up! Pick me, random number generator, pick me!

Lauren said...

This would be an amazing gift! My mom would love it!

halfitalianhalfswede said...

would love to have my face glow again!

C said...

Wow, I'd love to win this. Happy mother's day!

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

This is so awesome! Thank you!

Heather said...

This sounds so awesome!

heatherandscott030709 at gmail dot com

Meg said...

This sounds so nice! I would love to have one!

Liltater512 said...

I would love to try this out!

ltmommy said...

Ooh, I have been dying to get one of these! Everyone says they are amazing.

joolee said...

yes please! this sounds AMAZING!

Heather Vincent said...

This sounds amazing!

robbi said...

Maybe this will get me to shower more often too.

ailidh briar said...

hello dolly, does my skin need this!

linda said...

Oh yes! My face is all I've got left!! ;)

Kim said...

Wow that sounds fantastic!

Nemesis said...

I had never even heard of such a thing, but I'm pretty sure my pores need it. :-)

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