Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
For an upcoming issue, Parents is looking for moms with children under the age of 10 to test out new beauty products in the following categories: facial skin care, body skin care, hair, and makeup. If you’re interested, send an e-mail to email@example.com by January 7th, 2013 that includes the following information:
2. E-mail address
3. Mailing address
4. Your hair type (curly, wavy, straight)
5. Do you color your hair? (highlights count!)
6. Would you be willing to color your hair at home?
7. Do you have stretch marks?
8. Do you wear body sunscreen on a daily basis?
9. Please refer to the chart below and list the number that most closely matches your skin tone.
Note: You cannot be allergic to ingredients commonly found in cosmetics (i.e. fragrance), and must be willing to test products that don’t promote themselves as “natural” or “organic.”
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Friday, March 4th, 2011
Want to look fabulous for your next date night? Could your significant other use some help in the hair and wardrobe department too? Parents is looking for couples with kids who live in the tri-state area who are up for a major change. We’d need you in NYC for a full day during the week in late March. Interested? Then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/11/11 that includes the following:
* A recent picture of the two of you that demonstrates your need for a makeover (along with a short written description).
* Your ages, as well as the age of your children
* Your city and state
Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Friday, July 16th, 2010
If you’re a mom who lives in the NYC metro area and are interested in getting a makeover for the holidays (yes, we’re planning winter already!), please e-mail a recent photo to email@example.com by July 21st, 2010. Include your age, your children’s ages, and your city/state. Wish we could have women from across the country participate! Maybe someday.
Friday, June 18th, 2010
We’re always curious to know the beauty secrets of busy moms like you. Leave your responses to these questions below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by June 23, 2010, and your quote could appear in a future issue of Parents!
1. What’s the most unusual beauty use you’ve found for a household item (cosmetic or otherwise)? For example, have you ever used a #2 pencil to fill in your brows?
2. How far will you go when it comes to primping in public? Are we talking a full-on makeup application or do you stop at a lip gloss touch-up?
3. What is your “can’t leave home without” beauty product and why?
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
American Baby magazine is looking for African American women ages 23-33 in the Tri-State area who had a baby in the last year and want a new look! We’ll need you for the whole day on June 7th, 2010 and respectfully ask that you arrange for a full day of child care. Makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff (who works with Alicia Keys) will be doing the makeup!
Here’s what we need from you in advance of the shoot:
- A recent photo
- The age of your child (ren)
- A few sentences about why you want a makeover
- Your cell phone number
- Your T-shirt size
- You must be willing to get your hair cut
If interested, please send the above info to email@example.com by June 2, 2010.
Friday, April 16th, 2010
Earth Day is this month (April 22nd, to be exact), and Kiehl’s is doing something cool to honor it. The skin care company commissioned four different celebrities from the world of art, music, sports, and acting to design labels for its Acaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist. For every purchase from this Limited Edition Label Arts series, 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Rainforest Alliance. From left to right, here’s who designed each bottle: actress Julianne Moore, artist Jeff Koons, musician/producer Pharrell Williams, and model/surfer Malia Jones. If you want to learn more about the skin-renewing benefits of the acaí berry and giving to the cause, click here.
Friday, April 9th, 2010
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of getting my hair done by the talented Adrian De Berardinis, owner of the De Berardinis Salon in New York City. To style my hair, he used what can be considered the hybrid car of blow dryers: the Cricket Q-Zone Dryer doesn’t have that loud, dull roar you’ve come to expect. It’s a little hard to explain just how quiet it is, but De Berardinis says he’s had clients fall asleep in his chair while using it. No joke! The Q-Zone features a patented energy- efficient technology that allows it to operate on just 1500 watts when it really delivers power equal to 1875 watts. It’s lightweight and erognomically designed for comfort, and contains tourmaline to cut down on drying time and add shine to strands. At $200, it’s definitely an investment, but for all the reasons above and because it may keep the kids asleep a little longer in the morning, it may be worth it!
Friday, March 5th, 2010
Now that dreary February is finally behind us, I’m looking forward to spring and the return of softer hues for makeup. One of my favorite looks: peach-toned blush. “It works perfectly on all ages and skin tones,” says Achelle Dunaway, creative director and makeup artist for e.l.f. cosmetics (Most everything in the line costs just a dollar!). “It’s a subtle look, but enhances cheekbone structure beautifully.” Shown here: e.l.f. Studio Blush in Peachy Keen, $3. So what do you think, will you be getting peachy come spring?