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Must Have Products for a New Mom

I'm guilty of having the unrealistic expectation that I was going to have a lot of free time during maternity leave. OMG - I couldn't have been more wrong! If I get a shower in I call it a successful day! I'm currently loving products that make my routine a bit easier. Below are some of my favorite items so far on maternity leave...
1) Neutrogena Makeup Remover wipes - I love these for when I'm a pinch or on the go. Sometimes I have to use these in the car on the way to the gym! These makeup remover wipes are a quick and easy to use to remove makeup. They don't make my skin feel greasy and are especially good at removing eye makeup. I like to keep a package in my diaper bag and gym bag.

2) Noodle & Boo The Balm - I LOVE this lotion. It smells like a sweet baby :) With the cold weather in full effect in Michigan, my skin is so dry. I keep this lotion in my diaper bag for both myself and my baby boy. My hands are constantly on my baby, so I'm extra careful of the lotions I put on my hands. The best part about Noodle & Boo products is that they are safe for both mommy and baby - win/win!

3) Dove Dry Shampoo - I can usually sneak in a shower, but washing my hair is a whole other battle. It seems like I never have time to dry it all the way straight unless someone else is home helping with the baby. I packed this dry shampoo in my hospital bag and have been using it ever since. When I use this dry shampoo my hair looks really fresh. It also has a great, nice and fresh scent (usually I don't like the smell of dry shampoos).

4) Bath & Body Works Antibacterial - I'm fanatical about sanitizing my hands now that I'm a mommy. I keep several of these everywhere: car, diaper bag, purse, living room, kitchen...no excuse for someone not to use them before picking up the bambino! Bath and Body Works usually has them on sale for 5 for $5. Great idea for stocking stuffers too :)

5) Love + Grace PJ set - It's a struggle to take this pajama set off....because they are so comfortable! I was super excited to try these out. They are the softest pajamas I have ever owned. And as a nursing mom, it's key to have an easy, button down PJ top to go over a nursing tank. The first few weeks at home with bambino I was in my PJs the entire day, so if you're going to be a new mom, I'd highly recommend splurging on an ultra-comfortable pair like these.

6) Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist - There's something about Fall and Winter that make me crave vanilla scents! The Bath & Body Works Wild Madagascar Vanilla Fragrance Mist, in my opinion, is the perfect scent for the holiday seasons. I've been staying away from strong perfumes because I don't want them to irritate my baby boy, but this light mist is perfect to spray on my body, and even hair, to make me feel (and smell!) pretty.

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Giveaway Break - Dove Pistachio Cream Body Wash & Beauty Bar

Hi Friends! Friday I posted about my newest obsession, Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash and Beauty Bar. Now's your chance to win a set to pamper yourself! 

 ***Giveaway***

Enter to win a set of Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash & Beauty Bar for yourself!

 
Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, add me to one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook. Make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day to increase your chances of winning!
 
This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Tuesday, May 13th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!





Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Review

I've always been a fan of Dove. Even before my dermatologist suggested that I use it for my eczema, I was buying the classic white bars in bulk from Costco. I was recently able to try Dove's new scent, Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia, and let me tell you, I've been having dreams about this scent! 

I can't get enough of body wash and beauty bar in this scent. I can't say that it smells like pistachios (not really sure what pistachios smell like), but the fresh fruity smell mixed with a bit of floral is out this world. It fills my bathroom with the refreshing scent but isn't too overpowering for first thing in the morning.

I'm partial to the body wash since it's super moisturizing, combining Dove's NutriumMoisture technology with mild cleansers, which is just want my sensitive skin needs. I was hesitant to try a scented body wash but so far, it's been very gentle on my skin. 

If I've enticed you with my review, check back tomorrow to enter to win a set of Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash & Beauty Bar for yourself to try! 


Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


Dove Hair Care Review Follow Up

 
Back in September I did a review of Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. I've continued to use this pair as part of my hair care regimen, and I can really tell a difference in my hair. After styling it looks much more softer and healthier (I previously had issues with dryness). 

My new hair condition also prompted me to try some new styles. Before, my hair was so dry, I didn't want to expose it to more heat than I already do with a flat iron. But now that its full of moisture, I wanted to try out the wavy bob look (totally inspired by Hannah from Pretty Little Liars). 


Voila! What do you think? I have some work to do on perfecting it but I think I'm off to a pretty good start, considering that I haven't used a curling iron in about 20 years! I blew my hair dry straight and then sectioned it off with clips. I started with the back and then worked my way forward, wrapping medium size sections of hair around my curling iron. After I was done curling I brushed all of the curls out. They came out very bouncy and soft! I finished it off with a spritz of hairspray.


Dove is sharing the love with Lipgloss Readers, offering up free samples from the Dove Hair Care product line to the first 500 entrants. Enter here!

http://www.dove.us/Products/Hair/default.aspx
Dove understands that having beautiful, healthy-looking hair gives you the confidence to feel your best. Whether your hair is dry or damaged, Dove has a tailor-made solution for your hair care needs. After just one wash hair is shiny, healthy-looking and full of life. Thanks to Dove, you can look and feel beautiful from the inside out.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dove via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dove.


Dove Intensive Repair Haircare Review




All of my life I’ve been obsessed with Dove products. I’ve used Dove body bars and body wash as long as I can remember (a 12pack of Dove body bars is usually in my cart every other Costco trip I make). Multiple dermatologists have told me that Dove’s Deep Moisturizer body wash is best to use for my eczema, so I use it pretty religiously.



Over the years Dove has really expanded their product offerings. I recently tried out Dove’s Intensive Repair hair care line and really liked it! Its creamy texture is just like the Body Wash.  It also has a really clean scent just like the body wash. 


Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner system contains Keratin Repair Activates, and according to Dove.com, it “repairs proteins at the cellular level.” I know, super scientific, so let’s break down the other benefits…according to Dove.com, this line:

  • Strengthens hair and prevents split ends
  • Leaves hair silky to the touch and easy to manage and style
  • Contains gentle everyday moisture and doesn’t weigh hair down

After using Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner my hair not only felt clean, but it was super soft and manageable. Normally I struggle getting a comb through my towel dried hair, but after using this conditioner and towel drying, the comb just glided through my hair.


Since I highlight my hair I like to use hair products that are geared for reviving tired and dry hair. Dove's Intensive Repair line is focused on fighting breakage and split ends, basically the most intense damage you can imagine. I definitely feel my hair is in good hands with this line. 

If you want to try out some Dove products for yourself, you have a chance! Enter Dove's Great Hair Affair Sweepstakes. There are thousands of prizes up for grabs!
Dove understands that having beautiful, healthy-looking hair gives you the confidence to feel your best. Whether your hair is dry or damaged, Dove has a tailor-made solution for your hair care needs.  After just one wash hair is shiny, healthy-looking and full of life. Thanks to Dove, you can look and feel beautiful from the inside out.


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dove via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dove.



Dove 'Mini Moment' Contest


A while back I posted information about the DOVEBAR Ice Cream Miniatures "My Mini Moments" contest, asking people to submit their ideal mini moment. Well now, Dove has selected the 10 finalists, and they are looking for your votes! Now through July 13, you have the chance to read all 10 entries by visiting the Mini Moment website. Vote for who you think is most deserving of a much-needed moment of escape.

Make sure to vote by July 13! The first 10 Lipgloss Break readers to comment on this post, with their ideal mini-moment of escape will win a coupon for a free Dove product. Looking forward to reading your posts!





Giveaway Break - Dove Visibly Smooth

I'm really enjoying Dove Visibly Smooth in Wild Rose. I've also heard nothing but good things from my friends as well.

I had this deodorant on over the weekend, and while at yoga class, I could smell it during different poses - it was so nice! It's not an overbearing scent, but just enough of a perfume scent to make it enjoyable to smell during the downward facing dog pose :)

***Giveaway***

Enter to win Dove Visibly Smooth Wild Rose Anti-Perspirant Deodorant!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

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enter to win Dove Visibly Smooth deodorant! http://bit.ly/9CoF1Z

This giveaway is open to US residents. The contest will end on Monday, March 29st. I will randomly select the lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Dove Girl's Night Out

Last Friday was Lipgloss Break's Dove Night Out Event, themed 'A Black Top Affair.' The day started off snowy...the roads were horrible here in Michigan. But have no fear, a little snow didn't keep us from having a great time! There were 10 of us girls that got together for wine tasting and h'orderves, music and a little dancing (specifically fist pumping, see video below).

I purchased a variety of wines from Main Street Cheese Market in downtown Brighton, along with painted glasses for all the girls to drink in style. We snacked on mini pinwheel sandwiches, cheeses, dips and breads. We sang happy birthday to the birthday girls and shared cake and desserts. We put on some good dance music, gossiped, and of course, topped off the bottles of wine by the end of the night.

I want to thank Dove for sponsoring a wonderful night to help promote their new deodorant, Dove Visibly Smooth. We all received a sample in the Wild Rose scent, which is wonderful! Like a light perfume, it smells like a sweet floral bouquet, but it's not overbearing. I've heard nothing but great reviews so far from my friends. Enjoy the below video, including close ups of our food, drinks and fist pumping.







To participate in the Dove Visibly Smooth VIP program, I was provided with five (5) product samples to giveaway on my blog as well as ten (10) product samples for my guests, car service and compensation for dinner out with my friends. Dove provided me with these items so I could organize the event myself and without any influence from Dove.