January 3, 2012

Let's Talk About Hair Removal...


Facial Hair Removal.
I know I can't possibly be the only new mom (can I still call myself a "new" mom 16 months in?) that struggles with finding time for maintenance. Things like trips to the salon, pedicures, brow and lip waxing, etc.
In all honesty, I could find the time, but sometimes when I have 30 minutes free, I just want to sit on my couch in leggings and a t-shirt in the comfort of my home. The salon means looking decent, going out in public, and putting on something that is not covered in food your toddler threw on you lovingly smeared on you while refusing to eat.
When BlogHer and Olay contacted me about reviewing the New Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo, I agreed to test this uniquely formulated two-step system designed to gently, yet effectively remove unwanted facial hair, leaving skin smooth, conditioned, and visibly hair free.
I was skeptical at first-how would my sensitive skin handle the product, and would it actually remove unwanted hair? When I learned the system contains a Skin Guarding Balm you apply before the Hair Removal Cream to hydrate the skin in order to minimize irritation and redness, my skepticism started to fade.
After all, anything that allows me to feel more confident in my appearance, simplify my routine, and save time (hello comfy clothes and the comfort of my own home) is worth at least trying!
I was excited when I received my New Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo and was eager to try it out! I expected complicated instructions and was pleasantly surprised by just how easy this hair removal is to use! You simply apply the Skin Guarding Balm, apply the Hair Removal Cream, wait 6-8 minutes, and gently wipe off!
What? You don't take pictures while waiting for your hair removal to work?
The best part? It works so, so well! I was shocked by how smooth my lip area was-and that sensitive skin I mentioned? It wasn't even the slightest bit red. I've had absolutely no irritation, which is unheard of for me when it comes to hair removal!
Best of all, I was able to do all of this in the comfort of my own home after I put Kate down for the night! And, I still had time to make a microwave chocolate cake and sit my pregnant behind on the couch to relax.
I am confident the New Olay Smooth Finish Hair Removal Duo will become a staple in my beauty routine! How awesome is that? You know what else is awesome?
BlogHer and Olay are giving a $50 gift certificate to one lucky We're Finally Three reader!
Leave a comment telling me how you express your inner beauty, and you'll be entered for a chance to win.
Rules:
This sweepstakes runs from 1/3/2012 - 2/3/2012.
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
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c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
Be sure to visit the Promotions & Prizes page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!
While we’re on the subject of looking good, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great tips and expert posts!

128 comments:

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Since hitting 30 (3 years ago) and welcoming our daughter, the hair sitch is becoming ridiculous. I joke with my Hubs all the time that it may be time to call Ideal Image!

Thanks for the info! May have to give this a shot!

Mami2jcn said...

I express my inner beauty my helping others.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/154230540638228481

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

I express my inner beauty through the smile on my face and happiness in my heart.

Rachel said...

I express my inner beauty by wearing lots of bright, happy colors!

A. E. said...

I love to put quotes on the walls all over the house.
aliah (at)myutahdermatologist(dot)com

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eileendovr said...

I express my inner beauty by organizing blood drives at my school & donating blood whenever I am able to!
eileendovr@gmail.com

laceysmom82 said...

I express my inner beauty in making dinner from scratch (every now & then)!

Lindsey said...

I have a tough time expressing my inner beauty but I do believe that beauty lies within and I think my genuiness is part of mine. And I tweeted: www.twitter.com/birthdayrn

Hi, I'm Susan! said...

i might have to try this if it really works as well as you say it does!

i express my inner beauty by trying to be as caring and loving as possible to those i come in contact with. :)

Lauren said...

I express my inner beauty by being the best me I can be & living my life to the fullest while maintaining my core moral values. At times I fail, but that is when I am reminded that I'm not perfect and it's ok.

Sonya said...

I express my inner beauty by taking vitamins, moisturize, drink lots of water, and using my best smile!
sonyamorris2carolina.rr.com

Sonya said...

Tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/catholicfanatic/status/154312954471395328
Thank you!! sonyamorris@carolina.rr.com

Lauren said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/LaurenR0904/status/154313964799533056

cw said...

I express my inner beauty when I offer to host playdates so my mom friends can have a "me" time break and when I smile at strangers

Does my hair look okay? said...

I express my inner beauty by making people have fun learning about pathology.

And, as I read this, I'm contemplating the minor burn on my left upper lip from my hair removal yesterday....Hmm, skin saving balm sounds good!

Courtney B said...

i try to be kind to people, and a good mother, sister and friend:)

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Courtney B said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/154364484029390848

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Tj and Amy said...

by being kind to others and doing as much service as I can even if its something simple. like a nice note! amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweet. amypugmire@live.com
https://twitter.com/#!/1amypugmire/status/154372048049799169

StephanieC said...

i express my inner beauty by choosing my outfits with flair - and volunteering :) scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

https://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/154397288230424576 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Lauren said...

I express my inner beauty by drinking a ton of water and smiling at strangers. It goes well with snacking all night while laying on the couch ;)

Alyssa said...

I express my inner beauty by being the best person I can be, and always being thoughtful and respectful of others.

Kellie said...

I express my inner beauty by being kind and helpful to others/strangers.

FreeIndeed said...

I express my inner beauty by smiling!
thepryfamily@gmail.com

FreeIndeed said...

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/annatiffany2/status/154440811004706818
thepryfamily@gmail.com

Matt, Michele and Mattilyn said...

I express my inner beauty by letting the kindness in my heart show!

Karina said...

I express inner beauty through kindness

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

susan1215 said...

I express my inner beauty by helping others

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/154666273626791937

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Amy said...

expressing my inner beauty? i do that by lovin on my babies. there's nothing that makes me feel better than knowing i can make my two littles feel special! :)

Robin M. said...

Inner beauty... I need to work on that!

Deb said...

Inner beauty to me is state of the soul. When I'm living right, I'm at peace with the world and I think that flows out of me in beauty, not just myself but the world around me too.

eileendovr said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/eileenjennifer/status/154729261566140416

eileendovr@gmail.com

Rosa said...

https://twitter.com/#!/loveMaegan/status/154739508598947840

Rosa said...

I try to be good to myself and kind to others.

Kelly Massman said...

I show inner beauty by smiling as much as I can!

thanks for a chance to win!
And, have a GREAT day!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

agatewood1 said...

I express my inner beauty by helping people when I can by giving in my community and donating what I can thank you!
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

agatewood1 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/shuggysmommy/status/154987755624075265
ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

Amy said...

I express my inner beauty by keeping a simple life style. Be happy with what I've got and help those are less fortunate. :)

amy [at] utry dot] it

Amy said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/155173854325637121

amy [at] utry [dot] it

Lynn said...

I express my inner beauty by smiling and laughing.

rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

Carolsue said...

I express my inner beauty by trying to treat people with kindness and respect.
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Carolsue said...

I posted this contest on my blog. Here is the link:
http://mscarolsue.blogspot.com/p/inner-beauty-sweepstakes.html
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

ms-texas said...

i express my inner beauty by being myself!

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

ms-texas said...

i tweeted about the giveaway

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

Christina said...

I express my inner beauty by caring the elderly friends when they are sick or too old that cannot go to our church, I visit them and sing Hymns with them.

ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

Anash said...

I express my inner beauty by regularly washing, exfoliating...Thanks for the chance to win!! What a lovely giveaway

anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/155981229911580672
Thanks for the chance!!
anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

JC said...

My beauty routine is quite simple. I avoid complicated process and am all for multi-purposed products. I like easy and simple. Less is more helps me express my inner beauty.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

https://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/156271675862814720

April said...

I express my inner beauty, but giving a quick smile to those that I encounter that least expect it. Like a person driving by that expects a scowl, I do my best to smile at them.

The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

by trying to smile more
flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com%

The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com%
my tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/flyergal82/status/157271201843130369

Leann said...

hmmm.. expressing my inner beauty... I am not sure how to answer. I try to be a good wife, mother and daughter. chefl@swbell.net

JunkySouthernGurl2 said...

I strive to do all I can for the animals out there that need a loving 'furever' home!

linda brooks said...

I express inner beauty by never letting other people get me down.

J said...

I express my inner beauty by trying to be the best person I can be.

Christina said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/158108148627013632

ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

Tracey said...

I express my inner beauty by setting a good example in my behavior and my style of dress.
traymona[at]aol.com

Amy L said...

I express my inner beauty by trying to always follow the Golden Rule - Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Amy L said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/amylou61/status/158229600856580096

Tina said...

I express my inner beauty by be nice to people
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

Tina said...

https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/158395015209562112
merleandtina@Yahoo.com

Deb said...

I try to let my inner beauty shine by not covering myself with too much makeup, and also simplifying my accessories. When I look more natural, I feel more like my true self.

sy said...

I express by wearing colorful socks. Thanks for the review & giveaway!
songyueyu at gmail

sy said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/158792383012667392

traciet said...

I express my inner beauty by giving of my time to young children, tracietrump@yahoo.com

Melanie said...

I express my inner beauty by helping others.

melduke26 at gmail dot com

Sarah - PS Mom Reviews said...

I like to express my inner beauty by creating items to give to other people to bless them.

psmomreviews@gmail.com

Sarah - PS Mom Reviews said...

I tweeted about this post- https://twitter.com/#!/psmomreviews/status/160490639409152000.

psmomreviews@gmail.com

Lee said...

I show my inner beauty by an honest smile.

leedhowell (at) gmail (dot) com

Lee said...

tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/wizardhlee/status/160964132793892864

leedhowell (at) gmail (dot) com

Debby said...

Being there in others time of need
I really need to try this. As you age I think your eyelashes fall to your chin.

LAMusing said...

I express my inner beauty by being creative
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

Just one more bite and I'm done said...

If you call waking at 4 to feed the baby, re-waking up at 7 (in a puddle of drool 'cuz you slept on your face) and slapping lunches together as you fly into a fast shower, smearing tinted moisturizer on your cheeks as you flail wildly to get the least-wrinkled clothes on WHILE also brushing teeth, scraping off yesterdays eye makeup AND jiggling baby on hip with minutes to spare before shoving everything (minus the dogs) into a diaper bag that gave up zipping after 3 months and trying to make it to daycare and work that is 24 miles away..in 16 minutes-inner beauty, then I am EFFING GORGEOUS inside!!!

MANDY83 said...

i express my inner beauty by smiling at strangers and being as kind as possible.

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/161550332470636544

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Kerry said...

I express my inner beauty every time I am laughing and enjoying time with friends and family.
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/161622240952197122
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

marybug2 said...

I try everyday to help someone whether at work or home.

marybug2@yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

Tweeted

https://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/161832209563656194

marybug2 @ yahoo . com

Kathryn Costa said...

I express my inner beauty by being kind to everyone and donating my time in my community.

katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathryn Costa said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/katbirdfl/status/161962751672070145

katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

Janice said...

I express my inner beauty by wearing a smile, being nice to others and positivity.
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janice said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/162632724883046400
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nicole Larsen said...

I show my inner beauty by donating to the food bank several times a year :)

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole Larsen said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/pittsy82/status/162709281748156417

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

MY INNER BEAUTY SHINES THROUGH MY FRIENDLINESS! kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2nd Entry TWEET https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/163409855351242752

purplelover04 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/163418321000210433

purplelover04 said...

my beauty routine is simple because i am simple girl

jwfong said...

I express my inner beauty by always thinking about others and how my actions affect them!

jwfong said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/jfong1130/status/164228465208471552

CharLuvsAbby3 said...

I express my inner beauty by treating others the way I would like to be treated, giving my heart & soul to my family everyday, & I love painting/drawing to express what I'm feeling on the inside.

CharLuvsAbby3@yahoo.com

Sassy Gigi said...

My inner beauty shined the most when I worked at a Cancer Center for 2 years, I loved my job, the way it full-filled me. Then I got sick and can no longer work. Funny how things work out that way. Now, I try to shine when I can.

agape4gigi at gmail dot com

Gigi

Sassy Gigi said...

I just tweeted about the post @CouponClippinTX :

https://twitter.com/#!/CouponClippinTX/status/164386094207610880

agape4gigi at gmail dot com

Gigi

coriwestphal said...

I express my inner beauty with my hair! My hair style can usually tell you what kind of day I'm having or how I'm feeling inside. A big fun up-do is a fierce day. A low simple bun is a demure day. And my hair down and wild is a crazy-out-of-my-way day!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/164407801379176449

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Debra Lee said...

I express my inner beauty by helping everyone I can!

Debra Lee said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/DistractedDebra/status/164604429495054336

Melissa O. said...

I express my inner beauty by making sure I keep my mind and body happy so I can let it shine through!

wolverina401 at gmail dot com

Suburban Correspondent said...

I express my inner beauty by acting and dressing as though I feel like a million bucks, even when I don't. Amazing how I can fool myself into feeling good!

slehan said...

I express my inner beauty through swimming 3 times a week which energizes me and keeps me fit.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/01/win-50-visa-from-blogher-olay.html

Eileen said...

I have to admit, having lost a lot of my OUTER beauty from illness...I did learn a lot about inner beauty. That comes through pushing myself through the day in trying to remain positive for my kids and husband. Gifting others with verbal praise is how I show my inner beauty. Without giving this, how do others close to you know how much you care and appreciate them just BEING!? If that is all I can give right now, it is nothing compared to what they have given me throughout this 10 year fight.

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

(mammablestx6)

bdiane34 said...

I express mine by just being myself
sweokgrl@gmail.com

bdiane34 said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/bdiane35/status/164989742864285696

Carmen said...

I let my inner beauty shine through by keeping my routine clean and simple.

Julie said...

I love to smile-this expresses my inner beauty thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Valeen said...

I try to always keep a smile on my face, and a listening ear available to anyone who needs it!

sweepyhead at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

By not judging someone based on their appearance
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/165291175220232192
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

I express my inner beauty by being kind to people.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/wizardewu/status/165473971733663744
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I express my inner beauty thru my poetry, photography, and how I treat others around me!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/165475794947280898
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

E said...

I enjoy taking care of myself and looking my best...helps me to feel better about life, but God's beauty is the most important thing that I want others to see through me! :-)

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

E said...

https://twitter.com/#!/tigergal01/status/165487820885082112

tweet

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Jeanentt said...

I express my inner beauty through acts of kindness.

~dab said...

Trying to be a better person inspires me, and I express it through being kind to others, as well as to myself and my body. A lesson that's taken me a lifetime to learn.

won said...

I express my inner beauty by being uncomplicated and simple – the same things that are inside of me.

won said...

http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/165560711215448064

Atreau said...

I don't use a lot of products which helps me to keep things simple.

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Emily Kevin said...

Well i take good care of myself and my family, this is how express my inner beauty, as for hair removal this Olay products seems to be nice, might try it.

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