Recipe for RELAXATION {…and $500 Spa Sweepstakes!}

Lazy days of summer?

Um not so much – seems busier than ever!

{I thought so!}

Did ya have a hard day at work? 

Been hanging with the kiddos all day?

Been crafting up a storm or cleaning/organizing the homestead?

Pulling weeds in the garden perhaps?

or maybe ALL OF THE ABOVE??


What do all these thing have in common?
They are rewarding and satisfying – yes…but the are also


So you know what?

You deserve an escape!!


I wish I could send you on a spa getaway
to a tropical island!!

{Sorry – umm can’t!}
But be sure to scroll down the bottom for a fun sweepstakes!!

I still think you deserve a getaway now!


How about one at home?  Here’s a…


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Recipe for Relaxation:

Light a candle

  Put on some relaxing music

Gather some fluffy towels, a loofah

and some

 NEW Dove® VisibleCare™ Toning Crème Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™

And then gently place yourself in a warm bath for a
good soak or a refreshing shower!  You pick!




C’mon – take a few minutes for yourself!! 
You deserve it! 

I’ve been setting a few minutes aside for myself
(literally just minutes is all it takes) and it is wonderful!

I’ve tried out this new body wash…And I’m in love!

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The new formula has all the things
a normal body wash does –
loads of yummy luxurious creamy bubbles,
skin softening results

but this one has a BONUS!

It is toning! 

hello ribbon

Who couldn’t use a little extra tone {am I right?} 

It contains NutriumMoisture & Vitamin E and using it daily makes your skin visibly softer and smoother and helps promote skin’s elasticity and strength!  yay!

We all know Dove® has been around forever taking care of our skin but they’re also on the cutting edge incorporating the newest technology
for us

I’ll take that toning bonus!
Especially with summer upon us – we’re shedding our heavy clothes and long pants
replacing them with more shorts and tanks.
This body wash can
help a girl out!!

dove visible care toning


Who wouldn’t take visibly more beautiful skin
especially since it comes in the form of a great smelling, indulgent body wash?


It makes me feel good…it makes me feel pretty…and it makes me smell good to boot!


I deserve that, right? 
You deserve it, too!

NEW Dove® VisibleCare™ Toning Crème Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™
Visibly More Beautiful Skin from a Body Wash in Just One Week*

The Dove® VisibleCare™ is available in three versions
so you can pick your fav!

  • New Dove® VisibleCare Toning Crème Body Wash helps to promote skin’s elasticity and strength
  • Renewing Body Wash nourishes and replenishes skin and
  • Softening Body Wash softens skin and dry spots

Visit Dove® VisibleCare® today to view these products and more and get a coupon for $1 off!



Okay so, again, I’m sorry I can’t send you to that tropical island but you CAN
Enter to win one of two $500 Spafinder
gift certificates!

Wouldn’t that be lovely?!  Here’s how:



You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Follow this link, and provide your email address and tell me
How do you reinvigorate and refresh your skin for the summer months?

b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: "#SweepstakesEntry"; and then visit this link to provide your email address and the URL to that Tweet.

c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and then visit this link to provide your email address and the URL to that post.

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. Winners will have 72 hours to claim the prize, or an alternative winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 7/18/2012 - 8/22/2012


Be sure to visit the
Dove® VisibleCare™ Crème Body Wash brand page
on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!


Chat soon -


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This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and NEW Dove® VisibleCare™ Toning Crème Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™  - all opinions are my own.


  1. OMG! SO funny! I have used Dove soap my ENTIRE life...literally. I use the bars more often and got a free example of the aforementioned cleanser and Oh. My. Goodness. I just bought a lifetime the smell, leaves the skin so soft and lathers so nicely...what else would we expect from Dove though? (and no, they are not paying me! LOL) Thanks for stopping by my blog BTW...good luck to you and now I am going to have to enter your giveaway! ;)

  2. Sounds great. I could use a bit of toning. ;)


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