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Positively Radiant with AVEENO

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT®. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Aveeno Positively Radiant

All moms want to look beautiful, don’t they?  Of course they do, they’re women!  Women want to feel beautiful…positively radiant even.  If you’d like to feel a bit better about your skin, check out AVEENO’s new Positively Radiant Collection.

AVEENO has always seemed like the cashmere of skin care products to me.  I don’t know if it’s the sound of the word or just its association with quality, but I love using AVEENO.  I can still remember the first oatmeal bath product I used from AVEENO as a child.  I was so intrigued that it used natural ingredients even then.  I mean, oatmeal for the bath?  Being a kid, I thought that was great!  Now, as an adult I’m learning about the benefits of soy in their products.

Aveeno Makeup Removing Wipes

AVEENO is a brand that I use for myself and it’s the only lotion I allow near my kids.  It is known for using active naturals ingredients, and I’ve recently been enjoying the new AVEENO Positively Radiant Collection, which is formulated to help even out skin tone and texture.  The line is made to make dull skin brighter and “more radiant.” While I don’t like to consider my skin “dull,” I have to admit that it is.  I’m attracted to anything that illuminates or brightens my skin.  The make up removing wipes were refreshing and removed my make up in a breeze.  I am addicted to these!   The daily moisturizer has a smooth texture, a soft scent, and SPF 15!

Aveeno Moisturizer

The Total Soy Complex helps to visibly transform the 5 FACTORS OF RADIANCE® including:

  • –  Tone
  • –  Texture
  • –  Dullness
  • –  Blotchiness
  • –  Brown Spots

The benefits of soy were initially discovered when workers who regularly handled soy in Asia’s soybean factories found that their hands were especially smooth and even toned.  How neat is that?  AVEENO scientists devised a way to process soybeans that retains the integrity of the proteins to provide immediate and long-term skin benefits.

Naturally, we all want to look good, and we can naturally. I really like AVEENO and their other lines for their natural elements. Some days I just don’t feel radiant, so it always helps to have an extra boost from AVEENO. 

If you’d like to check out more about the line you can look at Aveeno’s website, and of course you can buy them through Target (one of my favorite places to shop!).

OR you can win the full AVEENO Positively Radiant Collection! AVEENO Positively Radiant AET

Smile Every Day with Colgate Enamel Health

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Colgate. I received a product sample for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Smile

A while back I read something about saving a smile for your kids.  The article talked about the importance of smiling at your kids even on days when you don’t feel like it.  Even though I can’t remember where I read that the message has stuck with me and I’ve tried to intentionally smile more.  Do you know what I’ve learned since trying to smile more?  It truly improves my mood.  When I smile more my kids smile more and life is just better.  Give it a try it sometime; it’s remarkable.

Tips for Improving Your Smile

Charles Gordy once said, “A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.”  I love that.  A person does tend to be better looking when they smile, don’t they?

Smiling leads to a decrease in the stress-induced hormones that negatively affect your physical and mental health.  Here are two great examples:

  • – In the famous yearbook study, where they tracked the lives of women for 30 years who had the best smiles in yearbook photos compared to the rest. The women who smiled the most lived happier lives, happier marriages and had fewer setbacks.
  • The baseball card study found a clear correlation between how big a smile someone made on a baseball card photo and how long they would live. The people with the biggest smiles turned out to live 7 years longer than those who didn’t.

Smiling not only improves your mood, your looks, but also your life!  We should all actively try to smile several times a day now, right?  I think so!  If you lack a confident smile, cheer up because I have a few tips to help you improve your smile.

Tips to Improve your Smile

– Practice Smiling

Can you think of someone you know that smiles a lot?  They have a comfortable smile.  People who smile often can break out into a toothy grin effortlessly.  Everyone feels at ease around them.  Having a comfortable smile of your own will take a little practice but it will be worth it!

Practice smiling in the mirror.  Do you like your smile best with your mouth open or closed?  Practice smiling with your eyes.  After you’ve done this for a while purposefully make eye contact with strangers and smile.  Not everyone will smile back but chances are you’ll help brighten their day anyway!

– Brush, Floss, Rinse

Make sure your smile is the best that it can be by brushing with Colgate Enamel Health.  It will leave your teeth sparkling white and your enamel protected.  Flossing will help keep your teeth and gums healthy but will also reduce bad breath.  Rinse with mouthwash for a clean feeling mouth and fresh breath.  Good oral hygiene is essential for a confident smile.

Thanks to Walgreens’ Saturdate last month I was able to picked up a great deal on Colgate Enamel Health.  Be sure to check your local Walgreens for all the supplies you need to have a winning smile.

This holiday season, make a conscious effort to make eye contact and give genuine smiles at other people whenever possible. Smile at your kids—smile at your co-workers—smile with confidence at every opportunity!

Walgreens Saturdate with Colgate 11/15

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Colgate. I received a product sample for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Colgate Enamel

I’m a big fan of Walgreens.  It’s my go-to store for cosmetics, hair products, and photo developing.  It’s right down the road from my house and it’s so nice to get in and get out when I’m running errands.  Not to mention that their weekly coupon deals combined with their Balance Rewards card program saves me BIG money on the things I use most!

I’ve written about a few Walgreens’ special Saturdate events and I’m here to tell you about another one – one that’s happening tomorrow!

It’s short notice, I know, but if you can manage to hop in your nearest Walgreens you could get a complimentary sample of Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste.  There will be helpful Walgreens employees on hand to help educate shoppers about this new toothpaste and to answer any questions you may have about it.  Our Walgreens’ staff is always so friendly and eager to help.  You can learn more details about this Walgreens’ Saturdate here.

Smiles

I think that a person’s smile can be one of their best traits.  Taking care of that smile is important.  Drinking coffee, soda, and acidic drinks can not only terribly stain teeth but it can also wear away at tooth’s enamel.  Colgate has been my go-to toothpaste for quite some time now and Colgate Enamel Health is my new favorite Colgate toothpaste.  Head over to Walgreens tomorrow to pick up your sample!  Even if you can’t make it there tomorrow you should try and swing by there some time.  It’s good stuff. 🙂

Colgate Enamel Health

 

Are you going to the Saturdate tomorrow?

Update: I went with my grandma and picked up a sample for each of us.  They were having a killer sale and coupon combo.

If you went to your local Saturdate event and took a picture share a link to it in the comments or share it on social media with the hashtag #EmbracingBeauty and #ColgateEnamelHealth.

Confidence With Dove Advanced Care

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Dove Advanced Care Deodorant. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. #MC #Sponsored

Dove

This summer I’ve been enjoying sleeveless shirts and dressed thanks to Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture.  Thanks to Dove I’ve felt confident and haven’t had to worry about sweat or odor.Dove Advanced Care

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture keeps you dry and odor-free for a long-lasting 48 hours. Not only that but it’s also clinically proven to reduce irritation from shaving and provides softer, smoother skin in just three days.  I’ve been trying out this new Dove deodorant for a month now since I first posted about it here.  I also shared a sample with my grandmother to try.  She has always been faithful to another brand so I was curious if she liked it as much as I did.  She tried it for a few weeks before getting back to me and as I expected, she loved it.

Dove Deodorant

My favorite thing about this deodorant is that it makes my underarm feel smooth.  Some other brands that I’ve tried in the past left me feeling a bit itchy through the day.  Your underarm area isn’t something that you want to think about every day so it’s nice to know that you can put this deodorant on in the morning and forget about it.  Your skin isn’t irritated and it won’t keep bugging you through the day…and you don’t have to reapply midday either.  Dove Advanced Care Deodorant NutriumMoisture will keep you smooth and dry all day.

Deodorant Life Hack

Do you want to know a silly secret?  All of my life I used to pull and tug on the protective cap covering Dove deodorant.  Not the outside cap but the inside one that you throw away.  It wasn’t until I was married and complaining about it that my husband said, “Why don’t you roll it up?”  This was ground breaking, people!  Earth-shattering!  Why I had never thought of that, I’ll never know.  Now I can remove the cap with ease.  {By the way, Dove, if you’re reading this I miss the little Dove impression on my deodorant.  I always thought it was a cute touch.}  Just for kicks I made this #LifeHack image in case there are more people who struggle with removing deodorant’s protective cap.  I really doubt there are but you know, just in case. : )

Dove Advanced Care

Erin Walsh is an A-List Hollywood stylist and the new spokeswoman for Dove. She has shared a lot of advice on how to help women look and feel their best and I have included two of my favorite tips below.

  • – Our clothes will always look better if you feel beautiful and confident in them. As a fashion stylist, I know that sleeveless can often feel scary and make women feel vulnerable or exposed; however the Dove Advanced Care product line provides softer, smoother underarms in just 3 days, so that all women can feel confident going sleeveless.
  • – Lightweight cardigans and summer scarves are my best friend during this season. I always have them with me when I am traveling. I prefer to buy them in semi-neutral colors, such as ivory.