Dove Challenges Women to Choose Beautiful

Wow, this film gave me goosebumps. I know I would choose the average. And it seems however a woman chooses she would feel self concious about her choice. I love this movement by Dove and their whole push to help women love themselves just as they are. I love Dove products but the company behind them makes me even more happy to purchase their products.

Dove launches Choose Beautiful
A fresh perspective on women’s relationships with their own beauty – one that truly captures women’s perspectives on a global scale, and hinges on mindfulness.

96% of women do not choose the word “beautiful” to describe the way they look. Choose Beautiful encourages women to understand that they have the power to choose to feel beautiful for themselves every day. The film was shot in five international cities, but the same concept remained: presenting women with a choice regarding the way they view themselves. Each woman had the opportunity to choose “average,” or the frequently avoided “beautiful” as their personal descriptor. Through the results of the film, Dove hopes to encourage women to reconsider the choices they make about their beauty.

Choose Beautiful will culminate at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit in NYC (April 22-24), where Dove hopes to further a multi-dimensional discussion on beauty and self-esteem.

Dove believes that when a woman chooses beautiful, she radiates happiness and confidence that help her reach her full potential, so choose beautiful every day, and encourage every woman and girl in your life to do the same.

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AcneFree Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes

acne free orang and mint wipes

Summer is a coming ladies and gentleman, and we all know what that means. Time to pay the piper for eating freely from Halloween to New Years Day.. wait I am not the only person who declares those diet free months am I? I am mostly back on the wagon save an arm I leave hanging off the side to grab some Cadbury mini eggs or the occasional slice or 4 of pizza. Along with trying to not eat every pretty thing that passes in front of me I have been doing the Insanity Max 30 program. I love the results and that I can do it in 30 minutes. The only downside is sweaty workouts always tend to lead to breakouts for me. Between my morning workout and weekend hiking I have been fighting to keep my skin clear.

I have just found the most amazing cleanser that not only feels great but has really cleared up my skin. I have always been a fan of cleansing wipes they are great for the gym or camping but these AcneFree bring my love to a new level. First thing is the scent combo, Iced Orange and Mint! It smells so good and I love the fresh tingly feel while I am cleansing my skin. And after a hard workout nothing feels better than a shower and one of these energizing wipes. I wash my face first then my chest and neck, all the areas that are prone to breakout post workout. In the last week my skin has been clearing and I haven’t had any new spots pop up and even with sensitive skin I have had no issues with it drying out.  These will definitely be a staple for me this Spring and Summer!


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AcneFree Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes $6.99
Cleanse, treat and energize anytime, anywhere

Cleanse your skin, treat your acne, and energize your senses with our new medicated wipes. Disposable and convenient for on-the-go use, our Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes contain invigorating Iced Orange & Mint and 0.5% Salicylic Acid for a powerful clean, anytime.

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Disclosure: AcneFree sent a complimentary sample for review. I was  not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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Nordstrom Nationwide Beauty Trend Events: April 10th & 11th

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event
Get the VIP treatment in stores with complimentary beauty consultations with pro stylists, exclusive gifts and samples, and a look at runway-inspired trends. Call or visit a store near you to reserve your spot and get complete event details.

Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with savvy beauty experts. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it!

About Beauty Trend Shows:
Here, you’ll watch top industry insiders reveal spring’s best beauty trends during a high-energy runway show. Then, get complimentary makeup, skincare and fragrance consultations full of DIY tips and tricks. Plus, score an exclusive (and free!) Nordstrom tote bag – just for attending! Tickets at $20 and redeemable toward your beauty purchase day of the event. The show starts around 8am, so don’t miss out!

Simply RSVP or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom.

This Weekend (April 10th & 11th) Join The Fun At:

Nordstrom Anchorage
603 D Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Nordstrom City Creek

55 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Nordstrom Irvine Spectrum
800 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Nordstrom Mall of America
1000 NW Court
Bloomington, MN 55425

Nordstrom Northgate

401 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125

Nordstrom Park Meadows
8465 Park Meadows Center Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Nordstrom South Coast
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Nordstrom Thousand Oaks
346 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Nordstrom Walnut Creek
1200 Broadway Plaza
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Nordstrom Westchester
135 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Nordstrom Woodfield
6 Woodfield Shopping Center
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser – Special Edition

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I am not a cream cleanser kind of girl, haven’t been since I was a teen using the minty stuff in the blue tub. Since my teen years, I’ve always felt gel cleansers leave my face cleaner. The first time I used Elemis Pro-Radiance cleanser I still thought I was only a gel cleanser girl.

But I gave it a few days, days turned into two weeks and I think I have been pulled to the cream cleanser side. This face wash you use on your dry skin and work in until you feel it start to warm. The warming process feels amazing and this cleanser smells gorgeous. Once you have worked it in let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes and let it dissolve all the dirt and makeup and wipe your skin clean.

elemis cream cleanser swatch

The cleanser is very thick and creamy, it works amazing for removing my makeup at night. After removing I just tone and I’m ready for my night cream. The Elemis Pro-Raidance cleanser leaves my skin looking radiant ,dewy and hydrated . I might just be a cream cleanser girl after all.

Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser – Special Edition $49.00
Our award-winning cream cleanser with a beautiful new fragranced special edition of precious neroli, fresh bergamot and sensual cedarwood, inspired by the aromatics of the Mediterranean.

This luxurious deep cleansing cream is scientifically formulated with skin protecting moringa seed peptide, balancing great burdock, noni and assai fruit known for their high levels of anti-oxidants to help defend against daily pollutants.

Key Benefits:
Deep Cleansing – Deeply cleanses to deliver exceptional clean and clear skin.
Maintains skin’s natural oil balance – Purifying the sebo-regulating, this rich cleanser both moisturizes dry areas and purifies oily areas.
Protects skin from oxidative stress – Skin is protected from oxidative stressed caused by heavy metals and cigarette smoke, helping the skin stay clean, pure and fresh.
Skin soothing and softening – Moisturizes and softens the skin to care and restore the skin barrier, helping to protect against external stressors.

User Trial Results*
98% of women agree that skin is left feeling comfortable and not dry
94% of women agree the Cleanser effectively removes make-up and grime
86% of women agree that skin is left looking radiant
84% of women agree that skin is left feeling purified
86% of women agree that skin is left feeling richly moisturized

*2014 User Trials – 50 women


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Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.




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