Kudos to Laughing Stork reader, Joni, for her winning photograph and to runner-up Heather (for whom we also have a prize package of beauty goodies). As you’ll see, their snapshots perfectly capture those “moments” (oh, those moments) in motherhood:
Joni notes: The story of my life. I am convinced my washing machine eats them.
Heather notes: Dogs, kids, craziness. Looking at the baby’s face, there isn’t much need for a caption.
Congrats again, ladies!
(Yes. You read that right: I just said “mama-licious.” Blame it on third trimester lack of sleep. At least I didn’t say CERVIX.)
If Mother’s Day exists for one reason, it is to keep the “World’s Best Mom” mug business afloat. Oh yeah, also (and this one is very important): to enter contests with a prize package worth more than three-hundred buckeroos!
The Laughing Stork is thrilled to offer one lucky reader the chance to win “the mother of all giveaways,” with beauty and parenting prizes such as Lexli Skincare Starter Kit, Le Baby Hair Gel, Envyderm Lash Regrowth Serum, Beanstalk Express Snack Time Survival Kit, The Bar Method DVD & Onesie, the book “My Beautiful Mommy” and Dermacyte Eye Complex.
All you have to do is submit a photograph — yes, your own, please — that you believe encapsulates motherhood, or just one of “those moments” in motherhood. Preferably a funny one (you know I’m partial to silly stuff), but heartwarming photos work, too. Can be a snapshot of you and your kids, you and your pet, you and your mom, you and the kid next door who eats at your place and seems to think you’re his mom… whatever. The only rule that applies is that you must become a fan of The Laughing Stork on Facebook and upload the picture there, along with a caption or explanation, if you’d like. Okay, I lied: You must also be a U.S. resident to enter. (With apologies to my dear readers from abroad!)
More details about the MAMA-LICIOUS prize package after the jump. Again, The Laughing Stork Facebook page is here. Last day to enter is May 7, 2011. Good luck!
The Lexli 30-Day Starter Kit- Starter Kit Price: $84
Lexli’s 30-Day Starter Kit is an easy, inexpensive way to try our skincare line and make sure it’s right for you. Each kit provides a month’s supply of products featured as a part of Lexli’s Simple 4-Step System. Included in the travel-friendly kit is: Aloe-Based Cleansing Lotion (2 oz.), Aloe-Based AloeGlyC® Renewing Exfoliant (0.50 oz.), Aloe-Based Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 for Normal to Dry Skin (0.50 oz.), Aloe-Based Tone and Balance (2 oz), Aloe-Based Night Moisturizer (0.5 oz).
Lexli skincare products are available at select spas, physician offices and salons. To purchase products or to find a listing of participating retailers, visit www.lexli.com. Because Lexli is unlike any other over-the-counter skincare brand, it is advised that consumers use the product line under the guidance of a licensed skincare expert.
Le Baby Hair Gel: $9.95
Spotted recently in the West Village were Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick with their daughters, Marion and Tabitha. However, instead of SJP turning heads as usual with her unparalleled style, were her daughters, rocking their edgy new hair do’s! Setting the trend at a young age, the adorable one year olds, are strolling around and working the “spiked hair look.” Help your tyke be a trendsetter on the playground or at daycare by using Le Baby Hair Gel, a product designed for kids that is free of sulfates, fragrances and harsh chemicals. The lightweight formula makes it easy to spike hair, tackle unwanted fly-aways and tame after-nap hair. For more information, please visit www.lebabyinc.com.
Envy Derm: $99.95
We all know the wonders of mascara well; in fact, most of us feel naked without it. But breakage, thinning and damaging of the lashes are mascara’s little known drawbacks. Fortunately, EnvyDerm, a groundbreaking new nonprescription formula eyelash growth serum is here for our eyebatting rescue.
What is in EnvyDerm?
EnvyDerm is formulated with active natural ingredients such as bioavailable lipo-oligopeptides that stimulate keratin genes. Powerful SymPeptide technology lengthens and strengthens natural lashes. EnvyDerm uses vitamins, minerals and amino ccids to moisturize and nourish lashes and brows.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
One should begin to see the lash line becoming thicker, fuller and healthier looking in as little as 2 weeks! In a clinical study, users saw a 25 percent increase in eyelash length during this period. EnvyDerm will continue to prove results over time if used on a consistent basis.
Beanstalk Express: $49.95
Because the years of preventing childhood obesity are over by the time our children reach kindergarten, parents need products that offer a fun and practical approach to teaching their children balanced nutrition. And we have it: Welcome to Beanstalk Express, the home of the world’s first snacktivity game, The SnackTime survival kit At Beanstalk Express, we make healthy fun! And in the process, they become habit.
The Bar Method’s Pregnancy Workout DVD
Master teacher Lee Potter in her third trimester with twins adds her own special wit and playfulness to the Bar Method’s pre-natal workout, a long-standing and popular class at its flagship studio in San Francisco. Lee leads you through this 45-minute long series of gentle, safe and challenging moves, including free-weight work, thigh exercises, standing seat-work, and abdominal strengthening exercises performed while propped up on pillows. The Bar Method is full-body exercise program created by Burr Leonard. The workout utilizes a ballet bar fitness technique and draws from the principles of isometrics, dance conditioning, interval training, and physical therapy.
Dermacyte Oxygenating Eye Complex: $95.15 ml
Dermacyte Oxygenating Eye Complex is a smooth, delicate treatment to refresh, hydrate and restore the appearance of youth to your eye contour area. It is designed to enhance the skin’s hydration, elasticity and smoothness while protecting it against environmental stress. Dermacyte Oxygenating Eye Complex is a gentle marriage of modern technology and nourishing emollients extracted from avocado essence, oat kernel, sunflower oil, the calming High Ash, a tree indigenous to European forests rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and seeds from the Pacific Northwest Meadowfoam plant among other nurturing ingredients.
It provides a lightweight solution with its patented technology, a powerful oxygen-carrier developed to infuse oxygen for a fresher appearance and overall improved complexion. It immediately imparts a cool, moisturizing effect while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These effects along with skin brightening and anti-irritating benefits deliver a lighter and healthier feel to your skin.
My Beautiful Mommy”: Ground-Breaking New Children’s Book on Plastic Surgery: $19.95
Young children are naturally curious – they’re full of questions and excited to learn about the world they live in. However, as times change, children’s curiosities have addressed more complex and sensitive issues, often at younger ages. In today’s American culture, more than ever, answers can increasingly be found in children’s books. Everything from divorce and global warming to potty habits and how to deal with a death in the family, children’s books have tackled it all. Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a Miami board-certified plastic surgeon and father of four, has taken the reins on a very hot topic and wrote “My Beautiful Mommy,” the first ever children’s book that addresses plastic surgery.
Shavasana Home-Care Products
Max2 Eyelash Tonic Essence is a natural way to create the appearance of longer, thicker eyelashes and eyebrows! Max2 Eyelash Tonic uses the oriental herbs used in alternative medicines in Western countries. The nurturing ingredients in the tonic enhance the durability of your eyelashes and eyebrows. The ingredients used help to stimulate blood circulation around the root of your eyelashes and eyebrows. Increased blood flow helps to activate the root. This will then create the appearance of longer, thicker lashes and brows. Price: $95
Volume Up Extended Eyelash Mascara
Specially formulated for eyelash extensions, Volume Up Mascara is gentle enough to wear every day. Nutritional botanicals leave the extensions looking softer, thicker and even more dramatic without the damage that other mascaras can cause to your extensions. Water-washable, you can literally rinse the extensions with only water to remove the mascara. Price: $28
Cucumber Chamomile Make up Remover Specially formulated for use with the Shavasana lash extensions. This is a gentle oil free, botanical based eye make-up remover that soothes as it removes make up and residue from your lashes. Contains chamomile, cucumber and botanicals. Completely glycol-free. Price: $18
About Shavasana Eyelash Extensions
Launched in 2005 Shavasana is a leading eyelash extensions company and one of the first to offer professional products and training in the procedure of eyelash extensions. The Shavasana Eyelash Extensions procedure is a semi-permanent treatment to add length and volume to the eyelash line by the addition of extensions to your own natural lashes. Shavasana Eyelash Extensions are available nationwide at select spas and salons. For a complete list of Shavasana professionals, please visit http://www.eyelash-extensions.com/find-professional-eyelash-extensions.php. Shavasana also offers a wide range of eyelash enhancing retail products for purchase at select spas and salons, and www.eyelash-extensions.com.