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Celebrate “Have An Extra Dessert Day” With Korres And MacarOn Café — PLUS Enter To Win A Set of 7 Korres Lip Butters

You may be secretly huffing’and puffin’ about returning to work after a blissfully relaxing long weekend, but don’t go into full on Debbie Downer mode. Here’s a little something to turn those smiles upside down: today is “Have an Extra Dessert Day,” one of many unofficial food-related holidays that while, utterly ridiculous, we are much too happy to dutifully observe (others include National Chocolate Cake Day, observed on January 27th, National Waffle Day on August 24th, and National Ice Cream Day on December 13th).  Of course, you can have a second dessert serving regardless of where you live in the US but, if you happen to reside in the New York City area, you may want that added treat to hail from the MacarOn Café which, as the name suggests, specializes in the French confectionery delight known as the macaron (which has been inching its way toward replacing cupcakes in the “trendy sweets” realm). See, thanks to a partnership with Korres, patrons who purchase six macarons or more at any MacarOn Café within Manhattan will receive a complimentary Korres Lip Butter as an added treat (and one without any calories at that!).

Those of you who are long-time readers know of my undying love of the Korres Lip Butters, which I’ve raved about in pieces such as 2009’s “Kiss and Tell,” where it was listed as one of the best lip balms to get you through winter. Formulated with softening and moisturizing shea butter and moisture-locking rice wax, the all-natural Korres Lip Butter ($12 at Sephora.com) is available in seven scents, each with a semi-sheer tint: Wild Rose, Pomegranate, Guava, Quince, Plum, Mango, and Jasmine (one of my faves).

This offer is a one-day-only extravaganza and  is valid only while supplies last, so make like the early bird and head to one of the three MacarOn Café locations in Manhattan: 750 Third Avenue (between 46th and 47th Streets), 625 Madison Avenue (between 58th and 59th Streets), or 161 West 36th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). You’ll be able to savor crispy, cream-filled macarons in flavors like Dulce de Leche to Dark Chocolate, Creme Brulée, Vanilla, Matcha Green Tea, Lemon, Cassis, Raspberry, Apricot, and Cappuccino, and you’ll have one of the best, most delectable lip moisturizers on the market to sweeten the deal even further.

Not in the NYC area? Well, we’ve got a sweet surprise in store for you too! One lucky reader will have the chance to win all seven shades in the Korres Lip Butter range, a prize valued at $84. That’s enough lip butters to keep your pout in tip-top shape for about a year!

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

1. Like Sicka Than Average on Facebook (Facebook.com/SickaThanAvg)

2. Follow @sickathanavg on Twitter (Twiter.com/sickathanavg)

3.  Follow @korresUSA on Twitter (Twitter.com/KorresUSA)

4. Tweet about the giveaway, making sure to @reply both @sickathanavg and @korresUSA and using the hashtag #LipTreatNYC.

Here’s a sample tweet: “I just entered to win a collection of @korresUSA Lip Butters from @sickathanavg: http://bit.ly/Q1NN7i  #LipTreatNYC  Please RT!”

5. Once you’ve completed these steps, leave a comment below saying you’ve fulfilled these tasks, making sure to note your Twitter handle and Facebook name when doing so. Also, make sure to leave an e-mail addy at which you can be contacted should you be selected as the winner.

6. To increase your chances of winning, make sure to keep those tweets coming! Every tweet will count as an additional entry!

That’s it, my lovelies!

As usual, you must be 18 years or older to enter the giveaway and you must reside within the US. Besides that, all you have to do is follow the steps above!

The contest ends September 10th at 11:59 p.m. EST and a winner will be selected and announced in the comments section below, as well as on Twitter and Facebook, by Sept. 14th.

Good luck! Hope this giveaway was the cherry on your sundae 😉


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