And now, let’s make you even prettier

By Mir
December 1, 2008
Category Contests

Hey, I just want to start this off by saying thank you to all of you who’ve been reading along and sending in deals and shopping through the site, this year. I am very thankful for all of you! And I hope you’re finding that even in these uncertain economic times, some of the deals here mean you can still afford a treat or two.

And so—much like the recent Clarisonic contest—this is a chance to give something back to you, a little bit of pampering by way of thanks.

Viviscal is a specially formulated vitamin to promote healthy hair growth. Does it work? Well, Cosmo called it the “miracle mane” pill, and it’s apparently good enough to cost $49.95/box. I’ll admit to being intrigued. DermaScyne is an anti-aging dermal activation serum by AminoGenesis designed to help reverse the effects of aging and keep your face gorgeous. Does it work? I certainly hope so, because it costs $139 for a 2-ounce bottle.

I have two boxes of Viviscal and two containers of DermaScyne to give away to two lucky Want Not readers (one of each). Each pair is worth $189 (!) apiece. And will make you lovely. Or at least more expensive.

Want a shot at winning one of these two sets? Simply leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. Eastern (8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008. Valid email address required; one comment per person; I will not construe your entry as an admission of less-than-prettiness, because you’re already excruciatingly gorgeous, darling. Winners to be determined by random number generation and beauty marks.

Ready? Go!


  1. I NEED this…

  2. Here’s my comment!

  3. I really need this! My hair still thinks I’m 3 years old! Trust me. Thin and stringy is NOT cute!

  4. i want-fix this face-thankyou

  5. I’m in.

  6. I may have the mane of a lion (a curly lion, if there is such a beast) BUT I would like to look a little younger than my 41 years!

    Thank you!

  7. Count me in!

  8. Hey… it’s worth a try! But, then again, finding time to shower daily has always picked me up, too.


  10. You are the best, pretty Mir!

  11. I really NEED both of these items :=) Thanks!

  12. me? please? thanks.

    you’re very pretty.

  13. Me, me!

  14. ooh cool! One for me, one for my sister! Thanks!

  15. Fantastic give-away! Thanks, Mir.

  16. I could definitely use either one!!

  17. I could stand some prettification.

  18. I can always use a little help.

  19. Bought the Scholastic DVD sets as suggested…such a great find! Thanks 🙂

  20. Please make me more beautiful! 🙂

  21. Me, me, me!!!

  22. Dang…. I just turned 39. I DESERVE this!

  23. I want to be as pretty as you…but the random number generator is foiling my plan!

  24. all I want for Christmas is to win this contest!!

  25. You rock!

  26. Sounds good to me! Count me in, please!

  27. Pretty please!

  28. You know, I can use all the help I can get! And thank you for posting all your great deals! You’ve made holiday shopping VERY stress-free this year!

  29. Yikes. That’s a whole lotta prize!

  30. Willing to give anything a try at this point!

  31. Hey I’d love the hair stuff and my momma could use the face stuff!

  32. merry christmas to me!! Pick me!

  33. If I admit to less-than-prettiness, does that guarantee me a prize? I haven’t slept in over 19 months, my son is still not sleeping through the night, so anything to make me more pretty, is worth a try LOL!!

  34. I actually want to win this for my Mom. Does that increase my odds?

  35. I need all the help I can get.

  36. Mir, you’re too pretty for this….send it to meeeeeeee!

  37. I need to be more expensive!

  38. Yes, please!!

  39. This would be a wonderful gift for my hair-challenged mother! Count me in!!

  40. Thanks!

  41. awesome im in!

  42. You are so kind…and pretty!

  43. And we’re all thankful for all the good deals you give us all year!

  44. Thank you for giving us a chance! I would love to win this.

  45. You’re looking rather pretty yourself. Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. My hair needs the help. BAD.

  47. Aging? I have two teenage boys! ‘Nuff said. Count me in.

  48. anything to make me prettier!

  49. This is great I would love to win this. And I do have a rather cute birthmark on my tummy is that as good as a beauty mark?

  50. Hmmm…I’m dubious of any cosmetic product with a huge price tag, so I think I need to try these. Mebbe they are magic.

  51. Me please!

  52. As long as it doen’t grow hair on my chin!

  53. I’d try it!

  54. I have been searching for a product to help my hair. This is perfect timing!

  55. oooOOooo…sign me up! 😀

  56. growing out my hair right now. also…. looking lots older. both would help me immensely

  57. Ditto Sarah Lena! COuld you include liposuction, a tummy tuck and a boob job in the deal? Then I would really think you are pretty and I would BE really pretty!

  58. Pick me.

  59. Oh I could use these!

  60. I would love to try it!

  61. Oh, nice! Count me in!

  62. I would love to try it also. Thanks!

  63. Sweet!

  64. My kingdom for better hair!

  65. Sure, the first one’s free. Once you’re hooked it’s $139 a hit.

  66. Maybe this will stop my hair from shedding way too much these days!

  67. My hair needs all of the help it can get.

  68. Maybe better luck this time?

  69. Sounds interesting.

  70. Count me in!

  71. hahahaha on the magic hair growth. I envision wives everywhere pouring capsules into their husband’s coffee…

    totally want the magic face cream. totally.

  72. I’m always willing to make myself even prettier.

  73. I would like them please. Thanks.

  74. Help THIS mommy!

  75. There are times where I wonder if I’m pretty enough to read this blog . . .

  76. I need the hair help. PCOS is not kind to me!!!

  77. Mom of four ready to be a hottie for Santa. 😉

  78. Is this the lucky number?

  79. Me me me mememememe! ;0)

  80. I could so use some help with my hair!

  81. me!

  82. If this will make my face look 10 years younger, then I’m in!

  83. Thanks Mir!

  84. I have the flu– i need all the help i can get right now.

  85. Another fabulous contest! You rock!!

  86. I’ll try anything!

  87. Wow, I so could use both of these products! THanks for the chance

  88. You’re kind AND pretty!

  89. Would love to win this for my daughter!
    Thank you!

  90. my hair is thin and limp and i really need the help!!!

  91. fun, fun!

  92. Need all the help I can get…

  93. These sound awesome…..kind of like prenatal vitamins!! LOL! Thanks!

  94. Please pick me!

  95. I dunno if my hair can be helped, but if $189 pills can’t…well I will give up.

  96. you’ve been having some amazing contests, lately, mir — thanks! my face and hair are crossing their fingers!

  97. My hair is desperate right now!! Help!!!

  98. Ok. I’m in 🙂

  99. I could use some younger looking skin! Please, pick me!

  100. To make me look even more beautiful? Mir, you shouldn’t’ve, but ok! Thanks 🙂

  101. yes, please!

  102. Ooh! Pretty pretty!

  103. Interesting products. I’d love to try ’em! 🙂

  104. 🙂 Anything to be

  105. I really need this….pick me!

  106. Oooooh my goodness, do I ever need to win this!!! Please, please, please!

  107. I’m about to be thirty seven. I mentioned to my girlfriend that I was about to turn 47. I know the serum won’t stop senility but I’m in.

  108. I need that hair one. Puuuhleeeze, Eddie!

  109. Oh this would be such a great pick-me-up!

  110. I just turned thirty…and although that’s not TOO old, my hair is not near as thick as it used to be after having children. I would love to try this stuff!!!

  111. Oh, the hair one… please. Trying desperately to grow out a bad cut… One that I paid for and everything… Even hairdressers are not immune to the pain and torture of a bad cut.

  112. Count me in! Thanks!

  113. Oh, I do need this!

  114. Leslie wants to be prettier. And I really really want to try the hair stuff…
    and I was kind of hoping a new stylist came with it.
    Well I guess I’m on my own on that one

  115. I have a mane of curly, unruly hair already, but my daughter could use that. Now the anti-aging stuff, I’ll keep that for myself – thank you very much.

    Thanks for the chance!

  116. You are gorgeous as well, darling! Here’s hoping.

  117. Hey, I’d love beautiful skin and lots of hair…count me in!

  118. you are so lovely to share something that you couldn’t possbily have any use for Pretty Mir! Thank you!

  119. what the heck – can’t make me worse, can it?

  120. Yay, me! I would like me some expensive lovely…

  121. pick me! pick me!

  122. These sound great! Pick me 🙂

  123. Wheee! Love the girly stuff.

  124. Who can’t use a little prettifying this close to the holidays?

  125. Thanks for the chance, and for all of your work today!

  126. Remember when the doctor said you will lose some hair after having a baby? That was more than a year ago and I am still losing! Count me in.

    Thanks, Mir, for this great site!

  127. Goodness knows I need some help with the beauty 🙂

  128. My hubby needs this! He He!

  129. I want to be pretty. Pick me!

  130. Youngness. And hairy. What more could a girl want?

  131. Why sure, let’s give it a try!

  132. I would LOVE this!!!

  133. WOW I’d like to be rich, thin and beautiful. Can these help? Pick me pleaseeeeeee.

  134. Sweet, I want to enter!

  135. If your random number generator could just see me, none of these other entries would have a chance…..

  136. that sounds great – hope i’ll get to try them!!

  137. Oooooo I want to be pretty too!

  138. Please consider me! Thank you!

  139. I would love to be made more expensive!!

  140. I could totally use this- hubby will love the new me when comes home from overseas!

  141. Me please! Stress is getting the best of my hair=(

  142. Pick me!!

  143. Please enter me.

  144. Being the mother of four boys has done a number on my beauty….

  145. You know how your hair falls out after having a baby, and then grows back in the most unsightly manner?

    Um, yeah hi – that’s me right now.

    Wish me luck!

  146. Count me in!!!!!!!!!

  147. Wow would I love to have this! I’m plagued with Thinning hair so I would love to own some Viviscal. The facial cream DermaScyne… well I’m in my early 60’s so anything is worth a try!!

  148. My hair could totally use some of this loving..

  149. Thank you for offering these giveaways!

  150. OMG! Your contests rock!!!

  151. Hoping for the miracle grow hair for my sister…

  152. I just had a baby.

  153. Well, it’s worth a shot, eh? 🙂

  154. I would consider this my holiday gift to myself!

  155. Oh, why the heck not? (Come on, random number generator…)

  156. Oooh, another nice contest! Thanks, Mir!

  157. Dying your hair is no longer fun when you do it to hide the grays!

  158. I’m Reaaaaaaaaadddddddyyyyyy!

  159. My face gets older every day, so I’ll take the cream… and my son shaved the cat, so maybe we’ll see what miracles Viviscal can do with Mr. Chuck… 🙂

  160. Oh please you have no idea how badly I need for something this Christmas to bring me out of the doldrums of unemployment! I would love to have a Happy Freebie!!

  161. Wow…I’m very intrigued by these products. Would be interesting to try them out!

  162. Pick me!!!

  163. Hope this is my lucky number

  164. I have been both blessed and cursed with my father’s hair. This would be great to see if it improves the ‘cursed’ part…

  165. This would be awesome, thank you so much Mir!

  166. Oooh, ooooh, pick me! Pick me!

  167. Random Number Generator, generate yourself my way!

  168. Now only if they made a pill that magically gave me all the benefits of exercising!

  169. I wasn’t going to enter this contest, not because I think I’m so beautiful I don’t need this, but because I’m in my late 20s and figure others would want this more than me (even though I’m starting to see the effects of gravity when I inspect myself closely). However, if RNG picks me, I would give my prize to commenter #33, Dana, because I know what it’s like having a 19 month old still not sleeping through the night.

  170. Oh, to have hair again. After having five kids, the hair just kind of thins, you know? Or maybe you don’t know, and then you would be happy not to know. You know?

  171. Like so many, my hair is kind of, well, hideous, after having kids so the random number generator can feel free to pick me…

  172. I DO like to think that there is a product out there that will magically make me truly pretty, maybe this is it!

  173. Sign me up! I would love to be beautiful!

  174. With this latest batch of Psoriasis having lasted over a year, my hair and scalp are in desperate need of some serious attention. My daughter is having her Bat Mitzvah in FOUR months, and I’d love to be able to do something nice with my hair so as not to embarrass her.

    Pretty Mir, can you make my hair pretty?

  175. Yes, please make me prettier! Does it do thinner as well?

  176. Help me!!

    p.s. I love your site – I have been “winning” lots of stuff from Amazon!!

  177. Pick me!

  178. Hey gal, I could give them a REAL test!!

  179. I need this too….

  180. pick me /fingerscrossed

  181. Me please!

  182. I need to feel expensive for a change 😉 Pick me!

  183. I’m hoping for some anti aging miracle!

  184. Great prize! Thanks for doing this!

  185. Thanks..

  186. Wow! That is a COOL giveaway!

  187. my face needs heeeeelp!

  188. Sounds good!

  189. Oh! Sounds great!

    *crosses fingers*

  190. Me please!

  191. Helloooooo!

  192. I could use all the help I can get. Please pick me.

  193. Thanks for all these contests Mir!

  194. Me too!

  195. I’d give it a whirl!

  196. Thank you so much for doing this!

  197. Count me in, beautiful one!

  198. I am old with wrinkles and bad hair so please enter me!

  199. if it makes my unruly hair smooth -i’m in!!

  200. I need the Viviscal! I just got my hair cut and I hate it … this would help it grow out faster, right?

  201. Ha…at this point, I’ll try anything prettier. 🙂

  202. I have to win one of these contests eventually.

  203. My HUSBAND needs the hair stuff while I will always appreciate anything that makes me look younger!

  204. I definitely don’t measure up to “excruciatingly gorgeous”, not even plain gorgeous, and could use the help. I’m looking forward to singing: “I feel pretty, Oh, so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright!”

  205. Count me in.

  206. Either of these would be great — thanks! Hope I’ve got the lucky number this time 🙂

  207. Me, please!

  208. I’ll try…NOT that I need any of this

  209. Victim of hormonal hair loss. Sad. Need hair vitamins.

  210. My son is 4 and still doesn’t sleep through the night….he looks great…my face…not so much. Would love the help.

  211. Loving this, Pick Me!!

  212. I totally wanted the shoes but this would be nice too! 🙂

  213. After this holiday season, I need all the help I can get!

  214. Count me in. Thanks!

  215. I could use a little lovely!

  216. Now that my kids are becoming teenagers it will be fun to torture them by earning comments like “Is that your mom, no way, she’s too young…” the carefree part won’t happen but too young would be awesome!

  217. Hey!

  218. ME ME! I have been loudly lamenting the state of my 40something hair of late. I would use this and have beautiful hair and be quieter, for awhile. 😀


  219. Pick me, pick me!

  220. This is the one for me!!!

  221. Me, me!!! My hair begs you! 🙂

  222. love it!

  223. Me!

  224. My mangy head of hair wants in

  225. Boy do I need this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  226. OMG, I need these.. getting married in 5 mths and counting…. And I need all the help I can get 🙁

  227. I’m in~!

  228. Puhleeze…..I need all the help I can get… especially if it is free.

  229. Count me in!

  230. Intrigued, too. 🙂

  231. I want to be pretty too!

  232. You can never have hair too thick or look too young! Somebody said that once…

  233. Pick me!!

  234. I’m kinda curious about this…

    pick me!

  235. I’d love to try either of these, but would hate to get hooked!

  236. Woohoo! Love this blog!

  237. Thanks for all the give-a-ways Mir!

  238. Sounds great!

  239. Me too, Me too! Thanks Mir! You are the most Beautifullest there is.

  240. I have beauty marks. Before Cindy Crawford, people used to make fun of them. I think people said they were going to play dot to dot on my face.

  241. I’d love a free gift!

  242. Pretty skin/hair, please!

  243. I can always use a little help with skincare.

  244. Ooh! Pick me!

  245. This would be great. 🙂

  246. i’m in.

  247. i’ll try again….make mama pretty!

  248. Both areas that need working on. Cool!

  249. Sure, why not? I’ll enter. I’m not getting older, I’m getting better, right? RIGHT??!!

  250. Worth a shot, huh? Thanks!

  251. Beauty in a bottle…..Love to win1

  252. Another great giveaway, thank you!

  253. I’m game

  254. Ooh! Pick me!

  255. Thanks!

  256. Pretty Please??

  257. thanks!

  258. Please count me in! I need all the help I can get! Thanks!

  259. The random generation thingie really has something against me. Is it my bad spelling? my name?
    Come on, random thingie, It’s MY turn!

  260. It would be great to win! Thanks!

  261. I have a beauty mark!!!! And no wrinkles but lots of laugh lines. Do you think the hair vitamins can reverse the greys?

  262. I would to try them too! Thanks!

  263. I would love to be given this opportunity for pretty. My family and I have been through some pretty stressful stuff during the past year and my skin and hair are really showing the effects. If there is someone who needs it more than me I wish them the best of luck.

  264. Happy Holidays to all, and good luck!

  265. pick me please!

  266. Me please.


  267. Pretty please

  268. I’m random.

  269. This would be so wonderful!!


  270. me me me!

  271. Me, please!

  272. Me, please!

  273. C’mon… *fingers crossed*

  274. Please pick me!!!

  275. Hey-ho, I’m in! But I don’t think I have any beauty spots…

  276. I would love this.

  277. Anything to reverse the effects of aging and parenting!

  278. I don’t think I entered yet. I would love this too.

  279. Pick me!

  280. I could use either of these, my 4 year old just asked me how come I have more lines on my face than she does. Charming!

  281. I definitely could use both of those!

  282. Pick me please!

  283. I would love to look prettier, but barring that, more expensive would also be nice.

  284. I’m broke and want to be pretty.

  285. Oh! Sounds lovely!

  286. I’d love to win one of these!!!

  287. Oh, pick me!

  288. Who can say “no” to being prettier?? Not me.

  289. I’ll try anything to look younger!

  290. I’ve love to win!!!!

  291. C’mon lucky number 294 (or whichever number I end up being) :).

  292. Pick me please!!!

  293. I could use all the help I can get

  294. Anything would help.

  295. Pick me please!

  296. GREAT giveaway!

  297. I feel pretty! Oh so pretty! Or at least I want to!

  298. An awesome contest!

  299. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  300. almost missed this one!

  301. aw, pretty for christmas!

  302. This would be great! Thank you!!

  303. Pick me !!!

  304. What a generous prize! Come on random number generator! LOL!

  305. Awesome! Best of luck to everyone! 🙂

  306. my skin is horrible! Please pick me!

  307. My mom would love to get this for Christmas.

  308. I’m in. Pick me.

  309. pick me 🙂

  310. Hey, Thanks Mir.

  311. sounds great!

  312. Thanks Mir, this would be a wonderful Christmas present to myself!

  313. Pretty please!

  314. I want to win please!!!

  315. Pick me! 🙂

  316. Oh I could use a miracle mane pill! Fine, stringy, thin all describe my hair.

  317. pick me!!!

  318. I hope you pick me.

  319. if Cosmo says “it must be good” well then maybe it is.

  320. Another great giveaway!!!

  321. Boy, do I need to feel beautiful!
    Thanks MIr!

  322. Pick Me!

  323. I would love to be more beautiful!

  324. Would love love love to win this!

  325. Me, please! 🙂

  326. Of course I need this!

  327. Count me in!

  328. pick me. please.

  329. I could really use this!

  330. Pick me!!!!!!!

  331. I could really use this! Thanks for a great giveaway! 🙂

  332. I want to be pretty too! Please!

  333. this would be so neat to try!

  334. love it!

  335. OOOhh!!! OOOh!! Pick meeeeee!!!

  336. I just became a new mommy nov11th….the anti-aging might help reverse the evidence of all the worry I am having about it…pick me!

  337. I need this- I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and the medication I take for it is making my hair very thin and falling out. At 45- I am too young to have old lafy scalp! Help!

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