Monday, November 29, 2010

Time for Me (part 1 – Skin Care) and enter to win $100 Visa gift card

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and Olay.

For the last almost three+ years I have either been pregnant or nursing.  Yes, that’s right.  I had my daughter Savannah and then when she was 7 months old I found out I was pregnant with my younger daughter Matilda.  Two weeks ago I finally got my body back.  After 15-months of nursing my daughter Matilda, I finally decided it was time to wean.  I’d definitely say weaning was a bittersweet time for me.  But all and all, I think it’s a little bit more on the sweet side.

Pregnancy and nursing have definitely caused a shift in hormones, so what once felt like a fool-proof beauty regime, just hasn’t been doing the trick for me lately. With all of these changes going on, I was thrilled to be asked to test out a new beauty product for Olay.

I have been using Olay’s Total Effect 7 in 1 Anti-Aging with Cooling Hydration moisturizing lotion for several weeks and I have to say it’s a definite winner!  I have used many different beauty products over the years, but Olay has been one that I have come back to time and time again.

I love the lightweight feel of this moisturizer.  I have been using one pump in the morning and one pump at night before bed for the last several weeks.  My skin has felt more evenly toned and I have noticed definite improvement around my eyes.  With two children under the age of three, I need all the help I can get around my eyes!

I typically have very sensitive skin, so I was a little nervous about trying this product.  But luckily I felt some reassurance in the fact that I have never had any reactions to Olay products.  Olay’s new moisturizer kept my skin feel hydrated all day (which is hard to do in this cool Chicago fall air).

How long did you all nurse your children?  Or did you go straight to formula?  Did you have any skin care issues post-pregnancy?

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Over the next four weeks I will be focusing on posts regarding taking time out for myself. I will be giving away a total of four $100 Visa gift cards, so make sure to check back and enter to win all four!!  You could win $400!  And if you check out the other 14 awesome bloggers participating you could enter to win a total of $5,600 over four weeks – now that would be some awesome holiday spending money!