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Monday, May 14, 2018

#DeoMadeSimple at CVS

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Every time I have to pick up new deodorants at my local CVS, I always think of the same horrifying story of one not working for me. I was 19 years-old and my sister was getting married. I was the maid of honor and the only one in her wedding party as it was a pretty small ceremony. Still, it was my first real dress-up event so I wanted to make it special. Thankfully my sister gave me no specific instructions when it came to what she wanted me to wear. I ended up choosing this metallic navy and purple off-the-shoulder and to-the-knee dress. Looking back at it now, it was a little much but it worked at the time.

One duty that came with the position was to give a small speech at the reception, which I was unaware of, until the day before. So I had to come up with something tasteful, yet cool, and classy. That wasn’t the hard part. For me, speaking in front of more than 5 people at one time was harder and after I got all dressed with the hair and makeup, I started to sweat. Yup, my deodorant failed and it was the worst time for it to happen. I got through the speech no problem but I kept my arms glued to my sides most of the night.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

#WorkoutWithoutOdor with Unilever

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As the temps go up, the clothes come off and you want to look good out at the beach or in that cute mini dress. So in the spring, I try and up my workout routine. As much as I’m not a fan of working out, it’s a must for me and this season I decided to try something new, boxing. I’ve only been at it for 6 weeks but it’s fun and what helps in the motivation department is my SO. He is so loyal to his workout regimen all year round, so I look at him to help me stay on track, especially when I borrow his car with the huge trunk. I see his gym bag back there and it also reminds to also stay on track. It’s the little things.

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Monday, April 09, 2018

Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm 30-Day Challenge Results!

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I’ve been testing the Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm for the past 30-days and really giving this one a challenge on the dry parts of my body. Most in need were the hands, and two dry spots, one on my ankle and the other on my elbow. Have you been following my updates on Instagram?

What I like about this Dove DermaSeries Repairing Balm is how thick and emollient it is. That’s because of the unique petroleum jelly blend this contains. Regular lotion is fine but this liniment is more for those areas that might not respond enough to a cream and need something a little tougher, so to speak. It’s specifically made for those with dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and it also a proven itch reliever. #fromblahtodermaspa

 

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Friday, March 09, 2018

Dove DermaSeries Collection

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Getting older can be interesting. Interesting by how my skin is reacting to it. Overall, I think it’s doing well and besides the super dry hands, I have some random dry patches that have pop up. One is on my left elbow and nothing seems to fix it! It literally feels like sandpaper and it sometimes hurts when inside my sleeve rubs on it. Another is on the top of my left big toe. I told you they were random! So I am super excited to try out this new product.

Dove just came out with their Dove DermaSeries Collection available @ target.com, which consists of a Body Lotion, Face Wash, Hand Cream, Face Cream, Body Wash, and the Repairing Balm, which is the one I tried.

 

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Monday, November 13, 2017

#HolidayHairHowTos with CVS

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

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The holidays are pretty much upon us and last minute get-togethers will be common place so I wanted to create a cool hair style for when these crop up. I love that I can get all I need to create any style at my local CVS. Their hair care aisle is bursting with all the latest hair care products from brands you know like TRESemmé®, Suave® and Dove.

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I’ve been wearing my hair in a bun lately but when I make a top knot, the bun part is kind of boring so I found a way to jazz it up with braids and what I call the braided bun. It’s really easy to do!

What you will need for this tutorial:

  • Elastic band
  • Lots of bobby pins
  • Hair spray
  • Dry shampoo

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The key to this style is sleek and polished. The bun itself can be a little disheveled but the rest of the hair should be smooth. I achieved a really smooth finish without being crunchy with TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray. It gives me max control and tames those frizzies beautifully. This is a key product in this tutorial.

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After putting dry hair into a high ponytail, divide the hair in half and make a braid with each side. Before making each braid, spray some dry shampoo along the hair in the ponytail. I like to use Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo to give strands some grip, which will help hold the braid longer than without.

You don’t have to elastic the ends of each braid since you will be tucking them inside the bun, but you can if you want to.

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Then, wrapping one braid around the middle and then the other, pin with bobby pins as you go around. Make sure you are always holding the ends of the hair as you go around so they don’t become unraveled. Top with more TRESemmé hairspray to seal it all in, and you’re done.  

CVS has some great deals on the TRESemmé and Dove products I used plus others but they won’t last long!

Here are the offers valid from 11/12/17 to 11/18/17 and these are only good with your ExtraBucks® Rewards card:

  • Select Suave Hair Care 2 for $6
  • Select TRESemmé Shampoo, Conditioners & Styles are 2 for $8
  • Select TRESemmé Premium Hair Care products are 2 for $10
  • Buy 1, Get 1 50% off select Dove Hair Care products
  • Get $2 ExtraBucks Rewards when you buy any 2 participating TRESemmé products

 Offers valid from 11/19/17 to 11/25/17 good with your ExtraBucks Rewards card:

  • Select Suave® Hair Care products are 2 for $6
  • Get $4 ExtraBucks Rewards when you buy any 2 participating Suave® Hair Care products

Love a good BOGO? Check these out! Offers valid from 11/26/17 to 12/2/17

  • Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF WITH CARD Select TRESemmé products.

Offers valid from 12/3/17 to 12/9/17

  • Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF WITH CARD Select TRESemmé products.
  • 2/$6 WITH CARD Select Suave Hair Care products (excluding Dry Shampoo)

And here is the final simple look. Do you like it? 

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Photos by Kathleen Dimpfl @nycfrog1408

Friday, January 27, 2017

Make An #EssentialUpgrade with Dove

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.

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So we are getting to the end of the first month of the year, I decided to poll 5 people last week to see if they made any New Year’s resolutions. And I was quite surprised by the outcome! It was split down the middle.

One said, “I only do it now and then. Last year I failed at being a less angry LA driver.”

Another said, “I do but it seems to always be the same ‘lose weight’ year after year and it never works.”

And another was up there with me, “No way. Too much pressure!”

One way a friend handles the new year is she makes a list of 100 goals she wants to accomplish for that year. Whether it be taking someone out to dinner all expenses paid, increase her credit score or read XYZ book, I sure like hearing what hers are for the year as they just seem more obtainable. For me, I feel like creating 100 goals is much easier way to accomplish goals and the list is something worked on throughout the year.

But like everyone else, I’ve vowed (yup, not calling it a resolution!) to tweak something and that would be to move my body 3 times a week. That’s it and it’s all I’m focusing on. Now being a woman of a particular age, as Wendy Williams says, I seem to sweat more these days, of course under my arms, but also the back of my neck, so I picked up Dove’s Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant Original Clean at Walmart at the start of the New Year. It offers 48 hours of antiperspirant protection, protects against wetness and odor and it contains 0% ethanol alcohol so it helps underarms recover from shaving irritation.

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Now, I can climb any stairs or take the long way to a meeting from the parking lot each day and not have to worry about breaking a sweat before I get there. And of course I’ve been swiping this one on the back of my neck! I mean, if it’s good enough for under my arms, why not?

And because this also contains Dove Nutrium Moisture and ¼ moisturizers, it’s seems like it’s made the skin smoother under my arms smoother.

What are your New Year’s resolutions and are you sticking to them?

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Shake, Spray & Go this Season with Dove! #ad

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It’s funny, I’ve lived in the city of Los Angeles for the more than 10 years and there are a handful of tourist attractions that I’ve never visited before. Since we just had the big Thanksgiving holiday and I had a few relatives in town, I thought, what better way to discover my own city than with some out-of-towners?

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I’ve partnered up with Simply Stylist and Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant and their #ShakeSprayGo campaign to share my tips on feeling great by being prepared and getting ready for a day out exploring what Los Angeles has to offer.

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Tip 1: Always bring a small cosmetics case like in the above pic with things you might need on the go like band aids, aspirin, tissues, lip balm, hair ties and even some antacids. You never know what could crop up and you certainly don’t want it ruining your excursion.

Tip 2: Comfort is everything when it comes to outings and staying dry is a must as well. That’s why I know that when I’m using one of the many scents of Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, I’m getting a full 48-hours of underarm protection. I also love the instantly dry application (you can get dressed right away!) and the fact that it also cares for my skin. Yes, my heel on my shoe may break, or it may start raining but at least I know wetness will stay away from my underarms.

And I bring the can out with me in case someone I’m with needs a quick spray! Is that odd? I don’t think so. You never know what’s going to pop up and I’m just the queen of being prepared!

Tip 3: Plan on what shoes to wear or if you must wear some that are super cute but not great for doing a lot of walking in, bring some that are comfy with you.

So where did we visit? Check out the below!

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Urban Lights is a pretty unique place to visit in LA. Over 200 lights make for a nice backdrop to a photo but it's pretty bright so I had a hard time getting a good shot! Read more about Urban Lights here. http://www.lacma.org/urban-light

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The Grove is one of the biggest tourist attractions in LA now! And I can see why. They really do it big during holiday time. Read more about The Grove here. http://www.thegrovela.com/

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And a visit wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Hollywood Sign. This photo was taken up around Hollywood Lake, which seems to be the closest you can get to the sign. Read more about the Hollywood Sign here. http://hollywoodsign.org/

Be sure to visit learn more about Simply Stylist, check out their Twitter @SimplyStylistxo, @Simply on Instagram, Simply Stylist, and Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant on their website @ dove dot com, and social media channels @dove.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Unilever Wants You to #TryDry

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own.

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Even though most of the country is experiencing abnormally high temperatures for this time of year, it’s still officially fall and it’s about to get even more official with Daylight Savings coming up this weekend. I find I do most of my house changes at this time of year, like packing away spring and summer clothes.

So with change in the air, you may find yourself needing to change some of your beauty routine up like choosing a heavier face moisturizer and changing out a lighter shade of foundation and even changing  your deodorant. I do. Unilever offers a variety of dry sprays that I’ve kind of been hooked on since discovering them last year. I like these dry sprays because they go on the skin instantly dry and since it’s colder in the house, who wants to wait around waiting for their deodorant to dry? Not me! Check out ones from AXE, Dove Men +Care, Degree and Dove at your local #Walmart.

 

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#PamperWithPeony and Dove This Fall!

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What I love most about the nights getting colder in September is creating a home spa in my bathroom. It gets darker earlier in the day and that alone just makes me want to curl up in a warm bath or soak my feet! While an overall bath with candles and a good book is always pampering, I find just focusing on a part of my body and giving it a “super treatment,” like my feet or hands, is what I seem to do most.

And what better way to pamper this season than with the exquisite scent of sweet cream and peony inside the Dove Purely Pampering collection in Sweet Cream and Peony. Have you ever smelled peony flower before? It’s a little on the rosy side and a little on the clean side and 100% feminine.

They just came out with a Body Wash and Beauty Bar in the scent and it's just for taking care of your parts this season.

 

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

No More Crappy Dry Shampoos!

Dove-Refresh-+-Care-Volume-Dry-ShampooI’ve decided that going into 2015, I’ve done with less-than-desirable dry shampoos. So what constitutes a less-than-desirable one? Mainly a dry shampoo that makes strands look ashy, or ones that leaves residue or white flakes behind. No one has time for that!

Yes, I’ve had some luck here and there with them, but overall, most seem to be a big fail. One tip I read in Allure recently was if you were giving a new one a shot, put it back on the shelf it one of the ingredients is talc. Ewww…

So in reading all the products that one a Best of Beauty award from Allure, I decided to give a shot – DOVE Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo. So does this one win my vote? Yup! Everything about this one just works – invisible-in-the-hair formula, helps my blowout last a little longer, and the price is super reasonable. Is this one you think you’ll be trying out? $5.99/5oz @ walgreens.com.

 

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