In just a few hours we'll be counting down to the end of 2014 and excitedly welcoming in the New Year and most likely a new set of resolutions, or what I refer to as daily steps to improvement. One of my biggest vows to myself is to set aside more "Mom - Me" time, even if it's a brief twenty minutes to myself (when the kids are asleep & hubby is at work, I squeeze in an episode of New Girl & flip through a magazine while indulging in a cookie & glass of Moscato) in some shape or form.
It's funny my hubby and I were just talking this morning about how he manages to get in his "Dad-Me" time even if it means just grabbing the dog and taking him for a walk to clear his head. Yet I, and I'm sure quite a few other ladies out there don't put themselves as a priority and when we do, often feel guilty & question what other more important tasks, we could be crossing off our lists. Shame on us!
Earlier this month I attended the Dove Build Your Own Beauty Bar event on behalf of Lady and the Blog, at the De Berardinis Salon where both media and the public were invited to an evening of pampering. Guests stocked up on beauty essentials for the season, enjoyed a customized makeover and got festive nail art at the mani station, while mingling and enjoying light bites and cocktails.
One of our very first actions of the day is probably where our self-care and beauty regimen should begin, right in the shower! I remember after having each one of my boys, managing to hop in the shower was one of those fleeting luxurious moments and even now with them both 9 and 4 I live for that quite solitude (maybe not so quite while I belt out tunes on spotify) to help me jump start the day.
Dove has been a long time staple in my house, and has been since I was a kid (I always loved the scent and how creamy the lather was & how soft my hands felt after washing them). Having received the Best of Beauty Award from Allure magazine and If you've ever used a Dove beauty bar, you know it's not like any ordinary soap. And if you haven't tried it yet you'll discover that with it's signature 1/4 moisturizing cream it replenishes nutrients lost during cleansing and helps your skin feel firmer and more elastic, not tight, itchy or dry. I hate when my face feels like it's cracking after using some other products in the past.
No matter the fragrance preference we can all enjoy the beauty benefits in the New Dove Beauty washes that are made with an ultra-mild cleanser found in face moisturizers & provide smoother, softer skin after just one shower (I won't even lie, I've stopped buying shaving cream and replaced it with this collection because the lather works just as well for me).
This time of year, my skin gets super dry & flaky so I know it needs lots of moisture and that I need to stay hydrated. That evening, leading, dermatologist, Dr. Ellen Marmur was on hand to prescribe guests the type of Dove products that would help address their skin's personal needs.
Without a doubt the ladies were enjoying their consultations and getting a bit of pre-holiday glam, for FREE! I had such a good time with my glam-fairy Michael who had me laughing the entire time as he helped me create my customized lip-color, and they made it right in front of me!
This event was a lovely reminder before the holidays that we all need to take time out to focus on ourselves. I am true believer that in order to take care of others we first need to make sure to take care of ourselves. Yes, Be GOOD to YOU!
So as a special treat to welcome in the New Year, I've teamed up with Dove to offer one reader a year supply of Dove Beauty products: Your choice of an assortment of (8) Dove Beauty Washes or (16) Dove Beauty Bars. This giveaway is open to U.S residents only ages 18+
To enter: Simply answer the question below in the comments and then the rafflecopter for any additional entries. Lots of Luck and continued blessings in 2015!
How are you planning to take better care of yourself in the New Year & Which Dove Beauty Wash or Dove beauty Bar are you hoping to try or gift ?
I would like to try the Dove body wash for sensitive skinReplyDelete
I would love to try dove shea butter wash.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
I love the soap so I would like to try the Body wash for sensitive skin.ReplyDelete
That looks like so much fun! I love Dove products. I haven't found one that I don't like.ReplyDelete
I would definitely go for the body wash! Dove body wash is all I use because it offers so much moisture I don't even have to use any outside of the shower usually!ReplyDelete
We use the unscented bars in our house for our sensitive skin and eczema. Only Dove products.ReplyDelete
love shea butter products, so moisturizingReplyDelete
I plan on cutting out wheat and sugar from my diet for another two months, and exercise more in the wintertime. I would like to try the Winter Care Beauty Bar - never knew that existed.ReplyDelete
I have been using Dove body wash for years. I have sensitive skin and it's one of the few things that doesn't irritate my skin!ReplyDelete
I would LOVE to try the Dove Replenish Dry Skin With Dove Winter Care. My skin is naturally dry, and the winter months are the absolute worst - my skin is dry, itchy, and irritated. I love Dove products, but can honestly say that I've never seen this one before.ReplyDelete
I love Dove! Any product I have ever tried I have loved! That said I had no idea about winter care beauty bar! Must check it out!ReplyDelete
I love Dove bath and shower products, they always keep my skin feeling moisturised. What a great giveaway, thank you!ReplyDelete
I am really hoping to the try the Purely Pampering Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla Body Wash!! Everything about it looks amazing! Thank you! :)ReplyDelete
I would love to try the dove shea for our family. Megan Tilley firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
the shea butter - love that stuffReplyDelete
A year of dove products sounds great! I'm planning to get outside more this year, it's just a small thing, but I think getting enough time outside is really important.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, I would love to win a year supply of Dove products. I bet it was amazing to attend the Build Your Own Beauty Bar event of which I'm jealous that I didn't get to go, lol. Thanks for the chance to win and for the information.ReplyDelete
I've already started to drink more water which I don't do enough of and I'm making myself walk more daily. If I win this giveaway, I'd love to try the Purely Pampering Shea Butter Beauty Bar With Warm Vanilla. I love anything with a vanilla scent to it.
I just love Dove, it's the only deodorant I will ever use. I'd love to try that Winter Care Bar, that sounds amazing.ReplyDelete
I would like to try the Deep Moisture Body Wash with NutriumMoisture.ReplyDelete
I love all the Dove products, but I'd really love to try their beauty bar with the vanilla. I don't think I've tried that one yet!ReplyDelete
My goals for this year are to eat healthier, lose weight and exercise amongst a lot of other goals. I love Dove and would love to try new ones they may have. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
Those are all great improvements to make in the New Year! I'm also hoping to eat a bit healthier and definitely exercise to tone up. Although I'm petite I fell very out of shape.Delete
I'm looking forward to trying the Winter Care Beauty Bar. I do get itchy, dry skin in the winter. Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
So funny you should as that question, one of my new year's resolutions was to actually take the time to add lotion on every day. I've been horrible about taking the time throughout my life and my skin is so dry! Great giveaway!ReplyDelete
I want to try the Dove Go Fresh Body Wash with Nutrium MoistureReplyDelete
That looks like so much fun! What a great way to remind women to take time out for themselves. It seems we so often take care of everyone else. I love what dove is all about!ReplyDelete
Yes, it is such an important message and we as women have to allow ourselves the me-time especially if we are taking care of a family and tend to put our priorities at the bottom of the totem poleDelete
I want to try Shea butter body washReplyDelete
I want the unscented because we have extremely sensitive skin and lots of excema!ReplyDelete
I am all about the sensitive skin body wash.ReplyDelete
I actually watch a dog commercial in Youtube the other day and I was so inspired with my wife. Dove is the right deal for women's product.ReplyDelete
Due to dry skin in the Winter months, Winter Care Beauty Bar is sounding better and better by the minute. I need something to stop my flacky, ashy legs from staying dry all the time.ReplyDelete
I'd love to try the Winter Care Beauty BarReplyDelete
Oh that looks like a blast! I really enjoy Dove products. Awesome giveaway, thank you!ReplyDelete
I use the body wash but hubby only uses the pink dove bar shhhh don't tell anyone! LolReplyDelete
I would love to try the Shea Butter! Awesomeness in a bottle I'm sure!ReplyDelete
I have always been a huge dove fan, even when I was a kiddo!!!! Such great product for a decent price :)ReplyDelete
Would love to try the Dove Wash for sensitive skin!ReplyDelete
I want to try the Shea Butter and Winter Care body washes, and I regularly use the Sensitive Skin body wash.ReplyDelete
i wanna try the Winter Care Beauty BarReplyDelete
I want to try the sensitive skin body wash!ReplyDelete
I'd like to try the Winter Care Beauty Bar.ReplyDelete
Oh wow this looks like so much fun! I'd love to the sensitive bar soap :)ReplyDelete
The Shea Butter Wash sounds amazing!ReplyDelete
I would like to try the Purely Pampering Shea Butter Beauty Bar With Warm Vanilla Bar.ReplyDelete
I am really hoping to the try the Purely Pampering Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla Body WashReplyDelete
I'd love to try the Winter care beauty bar!ReplyDelete
I already us their shampoo and conditioner but I would love try some bath wash or normal soap bars!!ReplyDelete
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I am trying to take better care of my body by eating right and drinking more water. I would love to try the Winter Care Body Wash because my skin is always super dry, and I love Dove products already so this is a no brainer! :)ReplyDelete
I'd Love To Try The Winter Care Beauty Bar!ReplyDelete
Looks like you really had a fun time, feeling pampered and relaxing at that event. Happy New year to you!ReplyDelete