This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. Trying…
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. Trying…
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
Trying to hide that you’ve looked exhausted since 2008?! Me too! Mine probably started in 2007 when I gave birth to my first child. No amount of sleep prepares you for that. But today I want to introduce you to something that will help. Olay Whips.
Olay Whips is the unicorn of moisturizers. Not only does it hydrate something fierce, but it absorbs instantly into your skin meaning you can jump right into your makeup routine without having to wait around for your face to dry. It also continues to hydrate throughout the day for a dewy finish.
Olay Whips leaves your skin feeling wonderfully smooth. I’m talking like velvety smooth, y’all. It’s like a no primer, primer.
I’ve been using Total Effects.
It claims 7 skin benefits in one little tub: Actively replenishes nourishing moisture, evens skin tone appearance, enhances brightness, visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes the look of pores, restores firmness + visibly reduces dark spots. It is also formulated with VitaNiacin Complex II and Vitamins C & E to fight the early signs of aging. Winning, right there! Anti-aging anything is a win in my book. But the fact that it moisturizes as well, plus it’s totally budget friendly…. major win all around. Don’t you think? Do you currently have a favorite moisturizer and/or primer? Let me know if you’d try this & switch it up! I’m excited to hear why or why not.
You can get your Whips from Wal-Mart here #WalmartBeauty #AwardWorthyBeauty #FeelTheWhip.
It’s 2018, y’all…. It’s February…. My words (yup, wordS) for the year…. “SELF CARE” I am putting myself first. Okay, not really…but I’m moving me up on the food chain and I feel like that’s a HUGE step in itself.
There’s a moment when we realize how important self-care truly is. It is SO easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life, but that’s where self-care comes in. There comes this moment usually followed shortly after a breakdown (or 20) that we truly decide that it’s time to take better care of ourselves, as women, as mothers, as wives, as people. Self-care is important.
You realize that going to bed a little earlier isn’t such a tragic thing.
You learn that veggies and fruits are part of a well-balanced diet.
You start cutting out the processed food a bit and just being more conscience overall about the stuff you’re putting in/on your body.
You skincare routine shouldn’t be any different! Take care of the outside as well as the inside. Use a cleanser that actually helps improve your skin. Let me help with that by introducing y’all to Olay Cleansing Infusions – the first cleansing solution for the face AND body. These babes work their hardest to draw out the impurities and bring in hydration for naturally glowing skin.
The facial cleansers are:
Olay MicropolishingCleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Crushed Ginger & Citrus Extract
Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp & Aloe Extract
The body cleansers are:
Olay Microscrubbing Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash with Crushed Ginger
Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash with Deep Sea Kelp
These are non-stripping cleansers that contain biorenewing hydrators that improve your skin’s condition as you wash, revealing your natural glow.
Crushed ginger body & facial cleansers contain exfoliators that break down as you wash, creating a micropolishing effect that
reveals a smooth surface for healthy looking and feeling skin.
Clinically proven to enhance skin’s radiance after just one use (as tested using Olay’s unique chromometer technology).
How awesome is that, right?!
Other ways to Glow up and make sure your skin is looking at it’s BEST – make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. H2O is a big key to hydration. Exfoliate once or twice a week. Massage your facial products in. Clean your makeup brushes. Wear sunscreen. Clean your phone! A dirty phone makes for a dirty face. Wear blush. Weird, right?! But a pop of color can make your skin look more awake. Get plenty of sleep. Take your makeup off at the end of the day. Drink your water, eat those fruits and veggies (Watermelon is my favorite go-to,), cut down on the alcohol, and just glow.
YOU GUYS!! I did it! I finished the 28 day Olay challenge! Do you follow me on Instagram or Facebook? If not, you might not know what I’m talking about. (ambernmccain is me, but you can click to go straight to either) If you didn’t do the challenge, I suggest you give it a try. I mean, it’s 28 days. What do you have to lose? That’s not even that long. Start with a visit to Olay Skin Advisor. It is the most precise skin diagnosis available to the public. By doing this, you can really save yourself a lot of time and money wasted on products that you don’t need. It’s a no brainer way to make a decision about what skin care regimen is right for you. After using Skin Advisor, 95% of women agreed that the products recommended to her were “right” for her! YAY! Isn’t that awesome?! Keep scrolling down for more info, my final results, and a coupon code just for you!
So, I’m 28 days in. Here’s my before photo & the products I’ve been using.
I’ve been using Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel & Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15.
The Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 benefits include: healthier looking skin, noticeable difference after ONE day, and provides 7 benefits in 1 (replenishes moisture, evens skin tone, enhances brightness, visibly smooths lines & wrinkles, minimizes the look of pores, restores firmness, and visibly reduces dark spots)
The Hydrating Eye Gel benefits include: hydrating and plumping of tired eyes, instantly hydrates for a wide-awake look, fast-absorbing, long-lasting, cooling formula helps fight signs of fatigue and dehydration.
Two weeks into this challenge I shared this photo update. I could already see some changes from the before photo.
Now that we’re 28 days in, let me chat a bit about how I’m feeling about it. GREAT! That’s how! This challenge has been SO fun & really, pretty easy. I mean, two products and done. It’s saved me a ton of time I’m LOVING the eye gel. I love the Moisturizer as well. My pores look smaller. I look less tired and worn out. Well, see for youself… here’s my after photo.
I can see a difference. My skin looks better than ever. My eyes look less puffy and brighter. My skintone overall looks more evened out. My face just feels more moisturized. My eyes just look less tired. Win all around.
Are you taking the 28 Day Challenge? Start with a visit to the Olay Skin Advisor. Wanna save $40 on your purchase? Use the code 28DAYS9101
First come, first serve, limited.
I can’t wait to see your results! Tag me (@ambernmccain) when you post them so I can see 🙂
We all know how easy it is to fall into a routine and put ourselves on the back burner. Right?!
I’m guilty of it. I put myself on the backburner all the time. It’s like MOMLIFE 101. Today though, I want to chat with you about how to break that habit, easily and without spending a small fortune. You ready?! Yay! Me too! Start by taking this quiz.
Once you’ve taken the quiz, you’ll know what you need to do.
If not, I’ll lay it out for you… GO get dressed, get in the car, head to a store (grabbed mine from Walmart), grab that fragrance and then head back home to take a shower. Sounds a bit silly, huh?! But nope… that quiz will pair you with the fragrance that best suits you! And it won’t break the bank! It’s Suave!! Suave has been around for 75 years! Suave has provided high-quality, value products that work as well as premium brands. From shampoos, body washes, body lotions to deodorants, Suave has you every part of you covered and it won’t hurt your bank!
I recently took the quiz and it suggested that I give the “coconut butter & Shea” bodywash a try, so I did. It smells heavenly, you guys. I took one of those long, well deserved, hot showers that us moms can only seem to get
A: when our kids are old enough to take a shower without stressing that the house will burn down
B: Dad’s on duty. *wink*
Thankfully my kids are older. I never really thought that that would be something I’d be glad for – my kids aging I mean, but it means that I can shower and actually shower… none of that quick rinse, picking and choosing what to shave today, “do I wash my hair or no?!”… YAY, right?!
My little sister just moved to town, well about an hour away to my Mom’s town. But, we went out to see them yesterday & in the process of visiting, had a chat about how long it had been since we’d seen each other, how big the kids were, etc etc… then we got to talking about how old we all are now and WHOA. That’s a weird one. I feel young, I feel great… however when I see myself in the mirror, I can see signs of aging. That’s not always a bad thing – I’ve been blessed with a good life up until now, and am OK with my laugh wrinkles overall, but if I also really like seeing the shock on stranger’s faces when they realize that I have older kids and not just my preschooler. I love seeing them try to do math to figure out how old I am when I say that my oldest is almost 10.
Y’all…. my oldest is almost TEN. It’s high time to invest in a good cream, don’t you think!? Something hiding the fact that I’ve been tired for the last decade, maybe?! 😉
Applying this to my skin was such a little treat. It smelled good, it was so smooth, it left my skin feeling smooth to the touch. There was no sticky, icky feeling leftover on my skin (I know you know what I mean). I didn’t feel like there was anything on my face & that’s just always a nice bonus.
At Good Housekeeping Institute, GHI’s engineers, scientists, and other experts test products & evaluate them based on a few things: Performance, ease of use, safety, durability, and design. This year, GHK tested the latest Micro-Sculpting Cream formula (found online for under $300) against TEN prestige creams found in most department stores (prices ranging $26-440). Good Housekeeping Institute’s Beauty Lab conducted clinical & blinded consumer studies. Scientists collected more than 10,000 hydration measurements and Olay rose to the top.
At the 3hr mark, Olay moisturized 400% better than a cream nearly 18x in price.
Olay increased moisture by 50% on average over a 24hr period.
In some blind comparisons, costumers preferred Olay 80% of the time over other creams – reporting it felt “rich” without feeling heavy.
Olay improved skin’s texture by 10% in four weeks! That’s impressive, huh?!
These new findings underpin Olay’s commitment to bringing visible anti-aging products to women without premium prices. A recent Olay study with 155,000 women showed that 80% of skin’s anti-aging destiny is in a women’s control and not related to genes.
The new formula contains a new ingredient, Carob Seed Extract that aids in skin repair & regeneration according to in vitro & in vivo testing.
Other ingredients include:
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) which boosts cell turnover & maintains skin’s moisture barrier.
Amino-peptid helps decrease the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5) soothes & moisturizes the skin
Vitamin E is an oil-soluble anti-oxidant which protects against free radicals.
Olivem is a derivative of olive oil that’s been modified to increase the penetration of anti-aging ingredients into the skin’s stratum conium
Glycerin & Hyaluronic Acid -humectants with intense miniaturization properties.
I haven’t used this for the full 4 weeks yet, but overall I’m pretty pleased with this product.
You simply apply it to your face & neck morning & night to clean skin. So easy, huh?!
Don’t believe me? Try for yourself — grab one here.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. #ad #ageless
Y’all… it’s HOT! I mean…. H. O. T. HOT! My house is actually hotter inside than it actually is outside. I’m having Alaska flashbacks & missing the lake we’d take the kids to as a prebedtime cool off. Gotta love those AC-less older Colorado houses. *sigh* We’ve recently taken up this new thing we try to do nightly — a walk down the road to the park. It’s cooler outside, it wears the kids out before bed, it cools us all off, it gets us all outside for a bit, we get in a good mile walk, and it’s just a nice way to end the hot, hot, hot day.
With this extreme heat comes sweat and we all know that that’s no good for anybody. So, when we get home, I like to take a quick Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean 4-in-1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloths to my whole face & neck! These 4-in-1 water activated cloths are my so perfect for these hot summery days. After a quick hike, after a fishing trip, after whatever outdoor thing Colorado has thrown our way that particular day, these cloths are great to just quickly help scrub off the day.
Let’s chat real fast about the 4-in-1 formula
1. Cleanser – washes away the dirt and makeup from the day
2. Toner – tones skin with an essential cleansing formula
3. Mask – hydrates with specialized Olay conditioners
4. Scrub – exfoliates to smooth your skin’s surface
And they’re super (I mean SUPER) easy to use.
1. Wet with water
2. Rub to lather
3. Cleanse (even around the eyes)
4. Rinse (using cloth)
5. Throw in the trash
See, how easy right?! So, just go ahead & toss your old products and let these bad boys into your life.
Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean 4-in1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloths are textured with cleansing pockets to help gently break up & lift away oil, makeup, dirt, and even your mascara!
Your skin looks so good you can totally go out and about rocking a makeup free look! And these soap-free formula cloths are intended for all skin types. Win all around, huh?!
Have you tried em yet?
Get your Olay Daily Facials here.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay . The opinions and text are all mine.