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Seriously, your skin care routine doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, sometimes simpler is better...

I'm horrible about washing my makeup off at night, but a few weeks ago I discovered micellar water. Have you tried it yet? This magical potion is totally the lazy girl's solution to skincare. A simple swipe of micellar water poured on a cotton pad is all you need to remove your makeup at the end of the day -- mascara included. No rinse, no fuss!

Micellar water is suited for all skin types, and I'll let you in on a little secret... Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is every bit as good as the more pricey high-end formulas. Considering the product is mostly soft water combined with tiny oil molecules that attract dirt, grime and oil, I'll take the drugstore-available brand every day -- and it happens to be on promotion at Walgreens this month!

Take advantage of a few offers at the Be Your Own Beautiful event at Walgreens this April -- where you can test out select skin care products and snap up a few coupons. Plus, get 2,000 Balance Rewards points when you buy any 2 participating Dove Personal Wash, Dove Men+Care Personal Wash, Simple or Vaseline products. It’s a beautiful thing!

Be sure to ask the beauty advisor at the Walgreens beauty counter for a coupon good for $1/1 Dove, Dove Men+Care, Vaseline, or Simple skin care products to save even more!

Some of the products included in the in-store promotion:

  • Simple Micellar Water: Their “most advanced yet gentle cleanser” instantly boosts skin hydration by 90%, removes makeup, unclogs pores, and doesn’t require rinsing. It is skin care’s most awarded product.
  • Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes: These are great “for makeup free, instantly hydrated skin.” The smart cleansing bubbles attract and gently lift impurities and makeup out with no leftover residue.
  • Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body Wash: “Hydration for healthier, stronger skin.” Ultra-light formula rinses easily and cleanly, and is clinically proven to fight skin dryness.
  • Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash: “Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower.” This formula is hypoallergenic, unscented, and is #1 dermatologist recommended.
  • Vaseline Advanced Repair Pump: “Clinically proven to heal very dry skin in 5 days.” It is appropriate for sensitive skin, absorbs fast for a non-greasy feel, and relieves even stubborn dry patches.
  • Vaseline Deep Moisture Jelly: “Instantly increases skin’s moisture by 250%.” Infused with Vitamin E, it keeps skin moisturized for 18 hours, and is perfect for dry areas like hands, elbows and heels. This product has been accepted by the National Eczema Association.

Win a $50 Walgreens gift card!

How would you like to win a $50 Walgreens gift card? To enter to win, just head over to the Be Your Own Beautiful Walgreens page, read their helpful skin care tips and advice from dermatologists, and come back here to this blog post to leave a comment sharing which skin care tip you found most helpful. I’ll choose a winner from the comments below to win a $50 Walgreens gift card!

Complete Giveaway Rules: This giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, April 24, 2016 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

For more tips from certified dermatologists Dr. Nussbaum and Dr. Luftman, visit

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If wedding bells are in your future you'll want to take a minute to enter the Amazon Wedding Registry Sweepstakes (valid now through 5/31).  You'll need to create a wedding registry and add at least one Lenox item to the registry during the sweepstakes period (April 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016) to be  entered for a chance to win a Honeymoon Getaway Package. This great package includes a getaway to Costa Rica, a prize package from Lenox, and a $1,500 Gift Card. Visit the sweepstakes page for more information and official rules.

Here's how to enter:

1.       Create an Amazon Wedding Registry
2.       Add a minimum of one (1) Lenox item to your registry to be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes
3.       One (1) winner will be selected on or about June 15, 2016
4.       Winners will be contacted by e-mail within 1 week following the applicable drawing

The lucky winner will enjoy:

  • Round trip economy class air transportation for winner and one (1) guest
  • Up to five (5) nights standard hotel accommodations for winner and guest in a Master Casita at Hacienda Alta Gracia
  • Daily breakfast for winner and guest throughout stay at Hotel
  • Dinner for winner and guest for one (1) night
  • A ninety (90) minute horseback ride adventure for winner and guest while on trip
  • A Lenox dinnerware package service for eight (8)
  • One (1) $1,500.00 Gift Card


Take a minute to enter to win FOUR boxes of Costa Rica Medium Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups from Cross Country Cafe!  This giveaway runs through 3/31/16. The random winner will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway end date.


Enter to Win $100 Cross Country Cafe Gift Card!

by Tara Kuczykowski on February 24, 2016 · 0 comments

Follow Cross Country Cafe on Pinterest to be entered to win a $100 Cross Country Cafe Gift Card!

Here's how to enter:

  • Visit Cross Country Cafe for complete contest details.
  • Follow @CrossCountryCafe on Pinterest
  • Post a picture of your morning coffee with #MyMorningCup
  • Submit the link to your pin on the contest landing page
  • The winner will be chosen on 3/19/16!


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As you're probably aware, it's awards season! And in the spirit of celebrating the best in music and movies, let's highlight something that truly matters -- real beauty.

I've always been impressed with the way Dove celebrates real beauty, and right now, you can join in their celebration by picking up one of their award-winning products, available now at Meijer. Dove embraces real beauty with products that are awarded by beauty editors and loved by real women.

Save $1 off participating Dove Products

Visit the Meijer mPerks page through February 27th, and you can save on Dove Beauty Bars and Dove Body Wash with the following mPerks coupons at Meijer:

Find these two coupons easily by searching for "Dove" in the offer field!

Dove White Beauty Bar

  • #1 Dermatologist recommended bar
  • Provides beauty benefits that ordinary soap does not
  • Contains ¼ moisturizing cream and gentle cleanses to cleanse skin without stripping it of essential moisture
  • Dove is proven to be more gentle and mild than soap

Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash

  • Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower
  • Mild body wash formula has even more of our gentlest cleansers
  • Improved lather rinses cleanly and quickly

Win (2) $25 Meijer gift cards!

How would you like to win two $25 Meijer gift cards (one for you and one for a nominee)? Just head over to the Deal Seeking Mom Facebook page through Saturday 3/12/16 at 11:59 pm PT to enter -- one lucky reader will win both!