There Is Hope!
Neutrogena MEN & I Want Change!
Together, We Will #StopJunkface!
That’s right, the name of the game is to #StopJunkface. “What the heck is ‘JunkFace’?,” you ask much as I did when I first received the email asking me to be a part of this campaign from the good folks over at Neutrogena Canada. The answer is explained very nicely in the video below:
For those of you who didn’t want to watch the video, Junkface is when a guy uses the same bar of soap, shower pouf, loofah, or washcloth for their face as they do for the rest of their body – specifically their man-parts aka their junk. When Neutrogena approached me I got both disgusted and excited by the prospect of being a part of this campaign.
First I got disgusted…because I consider myself a very hygienic person and I realized I was one of the 72% of men afflicted by Junkface. Yup, it’s true. I thought about it and realized that although I have always maintained separate, distinctive razors and towels for upper and lower body use my soap was cross contaminating my face with my junk on a daily basis. YEEEEECH!
Thankfully Neutrogena started a website dedicated to this problem and helping people like me. I have since cleared my Junkface up with the Neutrogena MEN Invigorating Face Wash which I have a coupon for you available right here (PDF) and which you have the chance of wining along with some other great stuff in the contest below.
If you head on over to StopJunkface.com you’ll see that you are not alone if you’re one of the people who until now was using the same soap for their entire body. Neutrogena MEN Canada even hooked me up with a basket of awesome which I posted to my Instagram (@TheDanLevy) and can be found here and is embedded below.
The package was honestly one of the best a brand has ever sent me for the simple reason that what I at first thought was a t-shirt with my Twitter avatar’s face on it turned out to be a pair of boxers with my face plastered all over it! It also included the tools I need to change my hygiene and end my Junkface affliction:
- A bottle of Neutrogena MEN Invigorating Face Wash
- A bottle of Neutrogena MEN Skin Clearing Shave Cream
- A bottle of Neutrogena MEN Triple Protect Face Lotion (which is also SPF 20).
And I have been using them regularly since the day I received them and no longer have to worry about what a female friend or relative is kissing when they kiss me on the cheek hello.
To encourage the spread of this message and changing the face of men’s hygiene I have teamed up with Neutrogena to give away a prize pack of Neutrogena Men Canada goodies to one lucky reader! Just check out the Rafflecopter Giveaway link below and enter the contest. Just like in 2008 when President Obama was campaigning to become the President of the United States, there is still Hope and I know that together we can reach to the Change which is on the horizon. (Do you think Obama has Junkface? …I don’t think Michelle would let that go down in the White House so probably not.)
If you don’t want to wait for the contest to end, here’s a coupon direct from Neutrogena Men Canada to save $1.50 when you buy Neutrogena MEN Invigorating Face Wash.
- Check out the StopJunkface website for more info about this serious issue here.
- Check out the #StopJunkface hashtag on Twitter here.
- Check out Neutrogena Canada on Facebook here.
Disclosure: I received compensation for this post and being part of this campaign. However, all opinions and writing are my own.
You may recall my entry to the Mobilicity contest to be the CEO Blogger and go on a road trip with CEO Dave Dobbin.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who voted for me and supported me in this endeavor. You don’t know how much I appreciate it.
Here is the video below in case you have yet to see it:
I asked you all to vote for me and my YouTube video and the video garnered so much attention that YouTube approached me to become a YouTube Partner for that video. (I sent in the necessary forms but am still waiting to hear back.) But, alas, even with 391 views, 39 Likes, 20 comments, and a YouTube Partnership offer it was not meant to be – I did not win the contest. Instead, a young lady named Kathryn Tom’s video (below) which got 8 Likes on Facebook under 200 views (pre-announcement that she had won), 4 Likes, and 0 comments on YouTube was the chosen winner by the panel of Mobilicity judges including Dave Dobbin himself.
Cool, I hope she is having an amazing time and I wish her, Dave Dobbin, and Mobilicity all the best. But, as a runner-up Mobilicity hooked me up with some nice swag which I would like to share with my readers. The way I figure it, I didn’t win the grand prize so someone else who is part of the LevyNewsNetwork family should get something because you guys all rock.
This giveaway is open to residents of the Greater Toronto Area ONLY (unless you’re physically in Toronto on a regular basis so that means all folks who are within driving distance and are around the Toronto area often are welcome to enter).
First up, we have a really cool Mobilicity branded messenger bag Read more…
I was recently offered the chance to give my readers an awesome contest and because, obviously, I love all y’all I said HELL YES! They deserve something aside from becoming smarter every day by reading the thoughts whizzing through my brain.
The movie – as made obvious by the giant poster up at the top of this post – is called “Textuality”. The premiere is happening in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm. There are rumors buzzing around the interiorwebs that there is going to be a bunch of stars at the premiere too which will be uber-cool! Check below for the details how you can win.
The story is obviously a rom-com but it looks like one that guys can enjoy too. The movie is about 2 people who each want to start a serious relationship with each other but first they have to figure out how to get out of the numerous other relationships they are both in which they are managing via their BlackBerrys* and predate their meeting. The premise is all about trying to disconnect for love (it seems) and how difficult it is in today’s crazy always connected world.
Check out the trailer for the movie below:
The movie features two Canadian stars and was shot on location right here in Toronto – come to think of it maybe that’s why they chose to highlight BlackBerry, a Canadian product, as the smartphone the two main characters are managing their love lives through as BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is headquartered a couple kilometers down the road from Toronto in Waterloo.
The movie really is a something for everyone kind of production and by that I mean its cast. The movie has the one and only Carly Pope (from Vancouver) – you may remember her as the really hot best friend from “Young People F***ing”, that movie in 2007 which did really well at TIFF and caused the Canadian Federal government to attempt to pass Bill C-10 which would allow the government to retroactively strip tax credits from films deemed “offensive or not in the public interest” by the Heritage Minister.
As well, the movie has two male leads both of whom I am pretty sure are well known to the ladies: Jason Lewis – he played a waiter turned actor named ‘Smith Jerrod’ in the last season of Sex and the City and the two Sex and the City movies (thank you, Wikipedia!)
Finally, last but not least, the movie stars Torontonian Eric McCormack who so many of us know from playing the title role of Will for 8 seasons in the show Will & Grace. I don’t think he needs much more introduction than that.
You can find out a whole bunch more about the movie by checking out their website at http://www.textualitymovie.com/.
By now you’re probably wondering…how the heck do I win those tickets Dan? When will you stop blathering on and let me know? Well here you go:
All you gotta do is tweet these words and you’re entered into the contest!
(Clarification: The second half of the tweet is a JOKE in light of the movie’s premise. I am NOT going to hold you to it!)
Get me tix to @TextualityMovie premiere @TheDanLevy & you get my hot, single friends BBM PIN. Is it cool she doesnt want anything serious?
If you really feel strongly that you don’t want to tweet the part after the ampersand don’t worry about it. Just the part up to and including my Twitter handle is cool.
This is obviously a limited time contest – I’m going to call the ending right now for Friday night at 11:59pm.
*Side Note: I know I am a BlackBerry user myself but I swear that the movie is described on its own website as the relationships being managed via BlackBerry – I didn’t choose to use that brand name over other ones.