Monday, January 21, 2013

Olay Total Effects (Review and Giveaway)

It's a long running joke that Chris and I don't look our age. In fact, in the year I got pregnant we BOTH got ID'd (at different bars, but both ID'd nonetheless). When I gave birth, I felt like the nurses looked at me like I should have had cameras following me as if I was part of the cast of Teen Mom (I suppose my doctor had checked my chart long ago and realized my true age, regardless of the fact I had a stuffed Raptor in my hospital bag). We may not look 30 (even if we have the IDs to prove it), but we at least look 24.

But now that I'm back at work and have to set an alarm (not to mention venture out in to the cold on a daily basis), my skin is dealing with the consequences of less sleep, more coffee and drier air. My skin could do with looking a little younger.

Enter Olay Total Effects. It's not your Mom's anti-aging cream anymore. It provides seven anti-aging benefits including line appearance minimization, nourishing moisturization, subtle appearance firming, brightening, gentle exfoliation, pore appearance refinement and anti-oxidants. All things I want to do at this age, long before I'll be able to order from the Denny's Seniors Menu (my own Mom's current joy, after her granddaughter of course).


My favourite items from the Olay line have to be Olay Total Effects Daily Anti-Aging UV Moisturizer Plus Touch of Foundation Cream and Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Eye Cream Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush. The former is an awesome, weightless foundation which spreads easily and evenly (and even covers my zits. Yes, I still get zits! At this point, you're probably saying to yourself, well no wonder you get ID'd...). Since returning to work the latter has saved me. I look attentive and alert in meetings even if I did have dark circles when I woke up that morning (and am drinking my third coffee). Plus, the brush is so fun to use, I feel like some sort of makeup star.

Are you facing some winter blahs? Would you like the chance to win an Olay prize pack worth approximately $140? One lucky reader will win:
  • Olay Total Effects Daily Anti-Aging UV Moisturizer Plus Touch of Foundation Cream
  • Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Eye Cream Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush
  • Olay Total Effects Refreshing Citrus Scrub 
  • Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Night Moisturizer 
  • Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Eye Treatment

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below.

Open to Canadian Residents who are the age of majority only. Valid entries only. Contest ends Monday, February 4, 2013. For further contest rules, refer to the Terms and Conditions within the Rafflecopter. By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own. 

© 2013 YYZ Bambina. All Rights Reserved.

80 comments:

  1. Excited to try the Olay products. Hope I win.

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  2. The most essential part of my beauty routine is to start clean; make sure your face is clean, and definitely apply moisturizer, especially one with an SPF.

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  3. The most essential part is a good clean up first... and again at the end of the day

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  4. Right now making sure I put on eye cream is the most essential part of my beauty routine.

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  5. The most essential part of my routine is applying foundation. I won't leave the house without it on!

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  6. I will try anything to help get rid of my raccoon eyes

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  7. the most essential part of my beauty routine is taking omega 3s, hemp oil and flax oil to internally to moisturize my skin on the outside.

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  8. The essential part of my beauty regime is to moisturize

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  9. Moisturizer. My skin is so dry in the winter.

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  10. The most essential part of my beauty routine is to moisturize.

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  11. The most essential part of my beauty routine is moisturizer.

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  12. Dreena1/22/2013

    Always washing my face/removing make-up at night is an essential part of my beauty routine.
    Cheers.

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  13. The most essential part of my beauty routine is moisturizing.

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  14. Aside from washing my face, a really good daily moisturizer with SPF is most important! I think it pays off!

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  15. The most essential part is my eye makeup remover!

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  16. Washing my face before bed
    amymbrown at gmail.com

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  17. Washing my face before bed
    amymbrown at gmail.com

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  18. cover-up & foundation. I have icky skin.

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  19. moisturizer, especially in the winter

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  20. my most essential part of my beauty routine is concealer for my dark circles.
    thanks

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  21. Moisturizing, definately moisturizing.

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  22. Cleansing the skin. Too much moisturizer - or layer after layer of moisturizer - makes my skin feel funky. A good cleansing refreshes the skin and gives it a break.

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  23. Exfoliating in the shower!

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  24. the essential part for me is a good cleanser and mask

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  25. My most essential thing is moisturizer, my skin is so dry it hurts sometimes.

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  26. A clear skin regulating mask once/week.

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  27. Washing my face daily is a must! :-)

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  28. Anonymous1/22/2013

    I cleansie and put on moisturizer in the morning and again before i go to bed

    Florence C
    fossie@hotmail.com

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  29. Drinking plenty of water then I don't need much on my face!

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  30. Making sure I wash my face at night and apply moisturizer


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    belinda mcnabb

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  31. The most essential part of my beauty routine is moisturizing. I moisturize in the morning before putting on my makeup. I moisturize when I get home after I remove my makeup and then moisturize before going to bed. These cold Canadian winters really dry out my skin and I hate the feeling of dry skin so I like to keep it moisturized. Thank you for this amazing giveaway

    Lee Pearson
    teaparty92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. using moisturizer, morning and evening

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  33. I moisturize every day

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  34. Most important for me is cleaning my face before bed.

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  35. The most essential part of my routine is washing my face.

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  36. My wife makes me moisturize

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  37. I have to have my morning shower and natural handmade soap.

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  38. eleanor1/23/2013

    Washing my face to remove all my makeup at night and during the day, wearing eye cream, concealer and BB cream.

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  39. A good night sleep followed by a clean face in the morning.

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  40. most essential is moisturizing...if i dont, then i might as well not do anything else. lol

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  41. The most essential part of my beauty routine is to take vitamins to clear psoriasis and moisturize before bed.

    Rafflecopter Name: Stephanie LaPlante

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  42. gentle cleansing & moisturizer

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  43. Personally I think the most important part is cleansing and moisturizing. I made it my little New Year's resolution to remove my make-up, cleanse well and moisturize no matter how exhausted I am in the evenings. Some nights, I practically drag myself to the bathroom to do it but I think my skin is looking better for it.

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  44. Victoria Ess1/25/2013

    Washing all my makeup off and moisturizing at night

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  45. The most essential part of my beauty routine is applying under eye concealer after moisturizing. I hate the dark circles or bags under eyes... Of course brushing and flossing is important for beautiful teeth too! ☺
    ladybugcda (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  46. The most essential part of my routine is using a gentle cleaner followed by a moisturizer.

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  47. The most essential part of my beauty routine is washing my face.

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  48. The most essential part of my beauty routine is to moisturize!

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  49. Most Essential part of my beauty routine is making sure my pores are clean. So hot cloth on face for about 3 minutes to open pores and then an Olay Cleanser. Thanks for the Giveaway.

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  50. moisture, moisture and more moisture

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  51. Washing and moisturing morning and night

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  52. Washing and moisturizing daily

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  53. Washing morning and night...I tone and moisturize too, but I can skip those in a pinch. Without washing, I almost always notice a zit as a result.

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  54. Anonymous1/27/2013

    cleanse and moisturize otherwise my skin can breakout and be damaged
    FanterraF

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  55. My most essential part is just trying to get enough rest in the day lol always squeeze in time to wash my face, if nothing else.
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  56. Cleansing my face properly and moisturizing :)

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  57. For me it's wearing an eye cream(spf)...A must!!!

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  58. Putting on moisturiser every morning and night.
    (Karla Sceviour on rafflecopter)

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  59. chapstick - I hate dry lips

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  60. Moisturizer... especially during the colder months! Good luck everyone!! :)

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  61. Most essential part..start with a clean face and then begin with moisturizer every morning and every night!

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  62. Moisturize, even when your skin doesn't feel dry

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  63. keeping my face and hands moisturized is the most important

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  64. Trisha Y.1/31/2013

    Moisturizing is the most important to me.

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  65. Moisturizing! My skin is so dry, and actually starts flaking during the winter if I don't moisturize (it's IMPOSSIBLE for makeup to look good on flaky skin).

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  66. keeping my skin clean

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  67. I like to wash,exfolliate and moisturize.

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  68. Moisturizer is my essential!
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  69. Properly washing and moisturizing my face twice a day.

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  70. Eye cream morning & evening a must do

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  71. Moisturize every day!
    rafflecopter name Tammy Dalley

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  72. moisturize, moisturize, moisturize :)

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  73. cleansing is a must

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