Monday starts the very first day of the first-ever Crunchy Betty Challenge, and it’s the easiest, most simple, and most amazingly effective thing you can think of.
We’re going to be – for two entire weeks – washing our face with honey. Just honey. (Well, and water.)
We’ll talk all about it on Monday – why you should do it, how you should do it, and what you may very well receive at the very end of it all.
But for now, let’s pop a squat and talk about other people. (That’s always fun, no?)
Challenge 1st Stage: Bring It On With Everyone
You beauties, you who read Crunchy Betty on a regular basis, you’re old hats at this crunchy stuff. In fact, while this IS super exciting and chock full o’ simple, beautifying goodness, you’re probably not all that shocked by this challenge.
That’s because … you’re ahead of the curve. The game. The pack. (The world?)
It occurred to me that this challenge would be the best challenge ever to invite new, curious crunchistas-in-the-making into our fold. Into learning a little bit more about how easy and effective it is to go completely, utterly green with your beauty routine.
New people? Their reactions will be that of shock and awe. They’ll be curious.
Maybe, if we show them that we’re doing it and loving it, they’ll slowly start to dip a toe in the pure, natural water here.
So the first rule of Crunchy Challenge is:
TALK ABOUT THE CRUNCHY BETTY HONEY CHALLENGE
Bloggers – I’ve created a button for you to put up on your sidebar (if you want), as well as a photo that you can use in any blog post you write about your experiences with the challenge (or if you want to announce that you’re doing it).
Non-bloggers AND bloggers alike, I’ve also made a cute little batch of business-card sized “challenge cards” that you can hand out to your friends to remind them, or to strangers on the street just for fun. Just in time for the weekend! So cut ’em out and pass ’em out to everyone you meet.
Here are all the goodies:
The Photo You Can Use On Your Blog
All you have to do is right click, hit “save image as,” and it’s yours!
Feel free to resize it as necessary, but please don’t alter it with more text or anything of the like. I worked very hard at learning how to fade layers, and I’m pretty darned proud of the results. =)
NOTE: When you write about the challenge, please use the link http://crunchybetty.com/honey-challenge – it’s not a real post yet, but it will be on Monday morning, when we all start the challenge.
The Button You Can Put On Your Sidebar
<div align="center"><a href="http://crunchybetty.com/honey-challenge" title="Crunchy Betty's Honey Challenge" target="_blank"><img src="http://crunchybetty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/cbhoneybutton.jpg" alt="Crunchy Betty's Honey Challenge" style="border:none;" /></a></div>
Just copy and paste that code, and then all you have to do is put it in the place where you put all your sidebar buttons. EASY as pie.
NOTE: This button will take you to a blank page UNTIL Monday, at which point it will take you to the very first post on the Crunchy Challenge. THAT is where we want people to start!
The Cards You Can Print Off and Hand Out Willy Nilly
If you click on the photo above, it will take you to an easily printable PDF. From there, you’ll see these are business-card sized.
You do not need to have a special business card-type paper to print these off and use them.
Just print them, cut them, and hand them out this weekend to everyone you think would enjoy a challenge like honey-face-washing.
Oh! And like this post on Facebook, Share it on Twitter, and email it to all your friends! Get them ready for the good stuff come Monday.
Put Pure, Raw (Unpasteurized) Honey on Your Shopping List
You don’t need a whole bunch.
In fact, each time you wash your face, you use maybe half a teaspoon. Probably not even that.
You just need to make sure your honey is raw and pure (and if you can, make it local!). If you needed an excuse to visit your local farmer’s market this weekend, here it is.
Otherwise, you should be able to find raw (unpasteurized) local honey at the supermarket (our King Soopers carries raw Colorado honey). It’s just right there in the honey section. Check it out.
(If you can’t find local, no biggie. Just go for the good stuff.)
People can come and go throughout this challenge as they’d like, but let’s try to get as many people to start with us as we can.
Here’s the schedule of events:
- Monday, July 18th – An introduction into how to wash your face with honey and why you’ll do it. On this day, you can also “sign up” for the challenge in the comments.
- Friday, July 22nd – I’ll send out emails to everyone who’s participating in the challenge just to check up on you and see how it’s going (however, there will be a thread on it in the Crunchy Community, so you guys can chit chat about your experiences).
- Monday, July 25th – There will be a post about the Honey Challenge on this day talking about ways to modify it for easier makeup-washing, as well as a chance for you guys to talk about what you think so far.
- Monday, August 1st – We’ll do a wrap-up post, which will include a super deluxe linky-party where everyone who blogs about their experience with the challenge can link up, and we can go around and read from all the other crunchistas blogs! In addition, on this day, I’ll choose one person to receive some raw Colorado honey from one of my local farmer’s markets. (THIS fun giveaway comes courtesy of the 10 AMAZING ladies who have sent financial support to Crunchy Betty over the last week; if it weren’t for that, this wouldn’t be a fun perk. AND, if more people want to donate over the next week, I’ll TOTALLY buy more honey to give away.)
AND, OF COURSE:
The best part of all of it?
YOUR FACE IS GOING TO BE SO SOFT, CLEAR, AND BEAUTIFUL WHEN WE’RE DONE!
Are you excited?
Tell me about it!