This is a sponsored post. All thoughts & opinions are my own. YOU GUYS!! I did it! I finished the…
This is a sponsored post. All thoughts & opinions are my own. YOU GUYS!! I did it! I finished the…
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.
You guys, I know that by now you’ve probably seen me post about my new lipstick obsession, LipSense. Before discovering LipSense, I was not much of a makeup person. And even when I was, I didn’t often wear lip color. I hated how easily it would smudge and wear. I hated worrying that it’d be all over my face or that it’d be faded in weird spots. It just wasn’t worth my time, it frustrated me. Now, with LipSense, I honestly forget that I’m wearing it. I don’t stress about what it looks like because I know that it’s good.
The other day I wore Fly Girl, a very bold red of a color. I ran errands ALL day, I drank water, I munched on popcorn chicken, I had a Parent-Teacher conference, grocery shopped, picked up my oldest early from school, chatted with preschool moms at drop off & at pick up. I came home, changed clothes, and went about my day. It wasn’t until later that evening that I saw my reflection & realized I still had Fly Girl on. (Instagram pic) And she still looked great!
So, let’s chat about LipSense, what it is, why you need it, and why I signed up to distribute.
What is LipSense?
LipSense is a long wearing, waterproof, kiss-proof, smudge-proof lip color that wears for up to 18 hours. It’s lead-free, wax-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, cruelty-free, and is made in the United States! LipSense is not a lip stain. It molecularly bonds to the lip and is worn with a shea butter gloss that permeates through the color to hydrate your lips while keeping the color on.
Why do I need a Starter Kit?
Color, gloss, remover. People often ask, “Do I need the remover?” and I tell them that I’ve only ever tried the remover, but others have suggested various things work, but I figure I’d spend about $10 on buying whatever they suggested anyway, so I go with what I know works – the Ooops Remover.
Speaking of gloss…
We offer quite a few different glosses. Glossy being our most hydrating and Matte being our least
Why I decided to become a distributor.
I decided in February, maybe towards the end of January that I was going to sign up to become a distributor. One of my best friends, Melissa had just signed up. I’d seen quite a few girls that I’ve followed for years jump on board and it was just so neat to watch them show demos, and so cool to watch LipSense in action. When I decided to sign up, I was not in a great place, my husband was in the middle of a medical retirement from the Army, our life was being flipped upside down, we had no idea what was coming next, and I’d just gone through all that mess around losing baby #4. My brain was a mess, my heart was aching, my stress level was through the roof and I was drowning. I wasn’t happy, I was becoming very bitter and I’d find myself just crying to my husband about how I didn’t want to be like this. I knew that I really needed to change that, so when I heard Melissa getting all excited about such a fun product, I thought, “this is it. THIS is what I need” and I spent a while chatting with her. The more we chatted, the more excited I got about it. I started setting up my business account, my Facebook group, I ordered business cards, etc etc. When my first order arrived, I was beyond giddy. That’s when I knew that I’d made the right choice. LipSense was the little bit of fun that I needed to help pull me out of my funk, it gave me a reason to get dressed, to take selfies, and to actually care how I was looking.
I mean, come on… I get paid to take selfies. My job consists of talking to people about how cool this product is, which is another reason I was excited to sign up. I’m not a people person. Small talk makes me cringe. This brings me out of my comfort zone. I know the things that I need to do for my small business, and it’s all out of my comfort zone. That’s SO good though. That’s good for me, it helps pull me from my funk bubble. It’s good for my business. I get to meet really cool people. Treating people to coffee is a tax write off. That might be my favorite part, right there. I love coffee and treating people.
Do you want to join me? Wanna sling lipstick? Want the discount for yourself? (20-50% off!) Want to just use the discount for you and your inner circle?! Seriously, all the options! And to keep your wholesale membership, it’s just $55 a year (like a costco membership) and you just have to buy $200 worth of products a year.
Worried you won’t like it? There’s a 100% money back guarantee on all of our products (So much more than just LipSense).
I’ve done a few happy dances already! I get SO excited when someone just wants to chat with me about LipSense. It’s such a fun thing to show off to people. It’s a game changer, you guys. People love LipSense. And why wouldn’t they?! This stuff is so cool! At my last Vendor event, I played this video on repeat & oh my gosh, so many people would stop to watch it!
So, there you have it. LipSense, what it is, why I love it, and why you need it. Who doesn’t need smear-proof, long lasting lip color?!
I feel like I’m forgetting info, but this post is a bit on the long side already. If you have ANY questions/comments/concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask me. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org You can find me on social media (ambernmccain) and ask me there. You can join my group (I’d love to have you). Whatever is easiest for you.
This is such an awesome product, I really hope you take the time to read this post and learn the cool things about LipSense and the other awesome SeneGence products. Again, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you’d like to place an order, ask questions, join my team, etc etc. I am SO excited about this, and I know you will love it too!
POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try. All thoughts & opinions are mine. Post contains affiliate links because why would I NOT use affiliate links?!
POPSUGAR Must Have Box makes me SO happy. Each month that this little pink box shows up on my doorstep, I just get SO excited to open it up and see what goodies are inside. This month’s did not disappoint.
Breaking down this month’s box.
1. Henry Bendel Packable Umbrella.
I am super pumped about this. It’s adorable, and we do not own an umbrella.
2. Lalicious Brown sugar vanilla shower oil & bubble bath
Anything with brown sugar & vanilla has my vote. That smell combo just is ideal, it’s the perfect Fall scent.
3. My Cup of Cocoa™
I really doubt that I’ll even get to try this before my kids steal it. But I love the cute little container and I’m sure they kids will love it.
4. Morning Culture Rise & Shine Diner Mug.
This was my mug of choice this morning and it didn’t disappoint. I’m weirdly picky about my mugs.
5. Makeup Eraser: The makeup eraser mini
I haven’t tried this yet, but I plan to. I’m really excited about it. Apparently it’s good for 1,000 washes! And all you have to do it get it wet with warm water.
6. Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar.
This upbeat memoir is written by POPSUGAR’s very own founder, Lisa Sugar. I am super excited to dive into this book, hopefully this weekend but probably not until next. Life sometimes gets in the way of my book reading. *sigh* The struggle, right?!
7. REVLON® ColorStay™ Liquid Eye Pen
I haven’t tried this yet but it’s supposed to last up to 16 hours! That’s insane and I’m excited to test it out.
Just like every other month, use the code SHOP5 to save $5 on your order. (First time orders only).
It’s definitely a fun box to sign up for. You’re guaranteed over $100 worth of products, it’s fun to see what you get, and it’s only $39.99 a month (cheaper if you order more months at a time).
Do you subscribe? What’s your thoughts on this month’s box?