Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Final chance at Olay’s $100 Visa Card!

This is sponsored content BlogHer and Olay.
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I have discussed the reasons why I am excited to be reviewing the Olay product. I love Olay products and am excited to use them to try to reverse stresses in my life that have affected my skin and left me starting to see the effects of aging. I also love them for trying to stop any further damage that I am now doing to my body because of stresses in my life. For me right now my life is about presenting a more finished look for myself. It is about embracing who I am and how my life is changing.
I want to discuss why I feel it is important for me to be putting my best foot forward, or in this case it is my best face forward! ;) One reason I have already mentioned and that is that I still am young. So I need to start taking care of my skin while I can still do things to keep it as healthy as I can.
A second reason that I need to be putting my best foot forward is that I have been working out of my home for the last 12 years. This has left me being a little relaxed in my appearance during the work part of my day. I am finishing up my last classes towards getting my teaching degree and then I will be trying to get work in my new career field. This is such a highly stressful time in my life right now. I am averaging 3-5 hours of sleep a night because the only time I have to do my homework is after my kids are asleep. I am sure that this lack of sleep and stress over school work has not been kind on my body! I am seeing lots of other things being affected by this lifestyle as well.
Going into a new career field means that I will be interviewing and so I need to step it up a notch. I need for my whole appearance to be the best it can be (especially since we all know that getting a job in any career field right now is not the easiest thing). Since my face is the first thing people see I would like it to be the best it can be. I am not into drastic measures like surgery but am all for taking care of what I already have. I am also into trying to make what you have the best it can be.
I hope that if I start taking care of my skin, with a beauty routine, that my face will match how I feel inside, which is young and full of life! I don’t want someone to look at me and think that I must have had a lot of Sun in my life, been stressed out, or am older than I am. 
I would love to hear what everyone else is embarking on. Is anything new in your life that you are trying to get a handle on? Are you taking a leap of faith and going after any dreams? What specific steps are you taking to make your dreams happen? How are you embracing this time in your life (whatever time you might be in)?
 
Now onto the chance at winning a $100 Visa card!!
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d) Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.
Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 27, 2010
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.
Rebecca
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116 comments:

Jessica I said...

I. Love Play products. It has been used in our house for years. ;)

Smoochy said...

Over the past couple of months, I've been planning a mini remodel of my apartment. 2011 will be the time to execute my plans & hopefully have it all done by summer. So far, finding the sofa that fulfills my needs has been the hardest part.

Benny Williams said...

Are you taking a leap of faith and going after any dreams? Yes! I finally decided to go back to school to be trained as a dental hygienist. I've already got the applications!

Benny Williams said...

I tweeted too:

http://twitter.com/#!/benny8484/status/17315824243048448

MCantu1019 said...

No embracing. I am going to try this product though

MCantu1019 AT aol DOT com

JC said...

Besides getting a new job offer, we are considering to move closer to my family.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/17253533627715584

kelly said...

I would LOVE to win!! currently i'm stepping towards peace. you know the kind that God gives.... and it's BLOWING my socks off!!

The Sunshyn said...

I am trying to get out more after long years of being very disabled. This means I spend a good decade not caring about how I looked. Now that I am able to, I am trying to get out and see friends and loved ones as much as money and my disability allow even if that's only 4 times a year.
chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/17337953072185345

Susan C. said...

I have a five-year plan for my goal. I'm only about 3 months into it, and the goal seems very far away, but every step is important!

susan1215 said...

We are doing some house remodeling

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/17365364161650688

s2s2 at comcast dot net

stephanie said...

i have a 2yo and a 9yo. i'm at the point (again) in life where i'm trying to put some time back into me now that the baby isn't so much a baby anymore. that means taking time to take better care of myself so i can take better care of others, as well as being a good example to my children of living well.

stephanie said...

i tweeted: but i'm new to twitter and when i copied/pasted my tweet all i get is http://twitter.com/
? but i really did tweet! i'll read the official rules, too, just in case! :)

dukebb said...

I am continuing to search for a job in 2011. I lost my job about 6 months ago and have had a tough time finding another. It can really take a toll on your self esteem. I am determined not to let it affect my self worth and to let my faith guide me.

Happy Holidays to everyone!
VaDebby@cox.net

Kerry said...

Just embracing the fact that my kids are getting older and trying to deal with running them to every new event they are involved in.
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/17408467237081089
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Practically Spent said...

I'm trying to get a handle on the "things" in my life. I admit I LOVE things, but have realized that I own too many. It was a big realization ~ why were the things I loved so much making me so unhappy? Gee...now that I'm 40, think I can handle that one?

Stacey said...

I already use two of the Regenerist products, but I also need to take waaaaaay better care of myself. 2011 is the year I'm going to do that, starting with training for a race in June. Love the giveaway!!

barneyn said...

tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/nellybarney/status/17461964741545986

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

we just moved into our new home and i have been busy packing and unpacking! this is a whole new adventure for me! We have been waiting a long time for our house! we qre taking it a day at a time- enjoying every corner!

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

Tahnie said...

I'm embracing this time in my life with my miracle girl. There are only five other women in the world with my disease who have been able to bring children into this world, so she really is a special girl. I'm letting go of the laundry and keeping on top of everything and just basking in her beauty.

Mami2jcn said...

I'm not going for any of my dreams right now, but I hope one day to start a business with my husband.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/17583707934167041

Isabella said...

2010 was a very rough year for my family so I'm hoping 2011 will be better and it's going to start with me. I'm going to work on revamping my attitude and become the "glass is half full" person I once was and hopefully it will affect those around me. dawn@warrenbusinessassociates.com

cheercfa07 said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/vivalameaganx3/status/17606101625212928

--Meagan
cheercfa07 at aol dot com

cheercfa07 said...

I am trying to eat healthier because it's good for me and makes me feel great!

--Meagan
cheercfa07 at aol dot com

Melissa Jo - mjp photography said...

winter time blues...I need this!

Hetal said...

after being out of work for 2 months, DH just started work this Monday so we are coping up with child care issues first.

Hetal said...

http://twitter.com/#!/hminnesota/status/17673035993579521

Shae said...

My long-distance boyfriend just moved to the city I live in roughly four months ago. We're slowly but surely getting used to being around each other now that we see each other every day. It took a leap of faith, but it's working out for us!

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

I am embracing simplicity. In particular I would like to reduce clutter. I have been trying for a year now, but the modivation is hard. I can always find something better to do than clean.

Elizabeth said...

I am starting a bicycle shop with my husband- huge leap to move from regular employment to small business owner with 2 young children. But if we don't do it now, when will we? Better to jsut go for it than talk about it for years to come!

Mandy W. said...

I have a plan to be more organised in the new year and have started working on it already..who needs to wait for January?!

ms-texas said...

I've got new car fever!! Yikes -
Gotta wait til my daughter graduates from college and gets settled first though!

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

ms-texas said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/17800806929530880

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

sodahoney said...

http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/17845932016013312
batlorry at gmail.com

sodahoney said...

http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-do-bloggers-keep-lifes-stress-off_22.html
batlorry at gmail.com

Mary Sue said...

If I could go back in time to talk w/ my younger self, one of the things I would tell her would be to start taking care of myself then, before it became obvious that I needed to, haha!
This year, I am trying to refresh my image and land a job that sustains me, financially and intellectually! Good luck to all of you out there on a similar quest in these challenging times! :)

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

I am embracing how to be HEALTHIER. It is a great task but worth it.

leahforlove at aol dot com

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

http://twitter.com/#!/leahforlove/status/17908157560918016

leahforlove at aol dot com

Jeanentt said...

I had children late in life and I'm trying to savor every minute of their childhood

Margie said...

Even after having our 50th anniversary earlier this year, my husband and I are always finding new things to get in to together. Looking forward to the days ahead.

KaHolly said...

I've retired early and am enjoying nature and traveling around visiting my family.

Angel Jacklyn said...

MY LIFE IS FULFILLED BY MY GIVEAWAY WINS! LOL BUT SERIOUSLY. OTHER THAN THAT I HAVE TAKEN TIME TO MYSELF THIS PAST YEAR TO HEAL FROM A PREVIOUS ISSUE. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWITTERED twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/18521118449074176 kytah00@yahoo.com

paulasue said...

I too am trying to get a handle on the age thing, I have noticed that my jaw line have dropped a bit and it makes me so mad! LOL! If it wasn't for Olay, I would be depressed. But I will keep fighting the aging process everyday. :) Thanks, Paula C. paulasue39@yahoo.com

paulasue said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/Sexyknickers68/status/18534998361513984 paulasue39@yahoo.com

tattgiff said...

i jumping into a commitment to being healthy.
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

tattgiff said...

completed alternate entry on rules page
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

Deb said...

I'm try to do my best with aging gracefully. I'm trying to find my niche....not to dress, act, appear old, yet not seem desperately to be trying to regain my youth!

Deb said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/18626209525006336

Georgia said...

I am spending a lot of time reflecting on how blessed I am with everything in my life. I love my family, job and the universe. That is where I am and where I am going to continue to embark on.

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/18659778444132352

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

the Crave to Save said...

I recently had my first child and continue working full time outside the home, so we are just busy trying to keep it all together! :)

the Crave to Save said...

http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/18678441415024641

tweet!

marybug2 said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/18697421513035776
marybug2 at yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

I am 71 and wake up every morning and thank God for the day and for all my blessings, my family's health and my life's journey.
marybug2@yahoo.com

jillyrh said...

I am starting a new fitness program and trying to get healthier.

jillyrh said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/18868068478353409

Nancy said...

I just took a leap of faith last month, sold my house and moved to the mountains. Hopefully I will be able to pursue a better quality of life here instead of the rat race in the city.

Nancy said...

My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/19102501550694400

ConiSu said...

After years of being morbidly obese, I've finally managed to lose enough pounds that I'm able to move freely again. So now I've started focusing on toning up my body and undoing as much damage as I possibly can with exercise.

gnwg said...

We are planning on getting married but we are trying to get our lives a little more organized first.
ziggyga athotmaildot com

gnwg said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/gnwg/status/19113782521368576
ziggyga athotmaildot com

PauleyD said...

This year we are going to pay off the credit cards and have surplus money in the banks.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I'm in my 40s now and really trying to go after my dreams and set specific goals rather than saying "some day I will..."

Some day is now!

blondemomblog @ gmail.com

PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/19116106601988096


pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

LAMusing said...

I've been unemployed for over 2 years - clearly my old career is over. So I'm re-evaluating and going to take a leap into something new :)
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/19149898163167232
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

Norma said...

I'm retired and it's an opportunity to enjoy free time
bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

Racingjourno said...

At the moment I'm a bit challenged work-wise, but I can say it's important to follow your dream job. You'll be a happier person overall.


scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

Racingjourno said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco/status/19169765050294272


scoopster( nospam)at yahoo dot com

mrssquigg said...

I will soon be embracing my oldest son (now 18) leaving the nest for the Army. He signed himself up months ago (with our permission) and I'm not sure how I'll feel about that. I have always had my 5 kids here under my wing and to let one fly from the nest in hopes that he learns to fly before hitting the ground is a scary process to undertake. Of course he just rolls his eyes at me cuz ya know, he already knows it all.....


mrssquigg @ gmail.com

mrssquigg said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/mrssquigg/status/19189980085616640


mrssquigg @ gmail.com

mandala said...

I have recently started grad school and I am stepping up to the challenge. We are at a point too of considering to have a baby - it is a bit scary but I am embracing that goal as well. Thanks!
mandalarctic at gmail dot com

mandala said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/mandalarctic/status/19196449073926144
mandalarctic at gmail dot com

Marilyn's Money said...

We're trying to save money to open a salon for my daughters, I want to be the barista! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

Dee said...

I've been redecorating my room. It was the same for over a decade but now I figure it's time to try something new and more vibrant! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/19206130811019264

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Emily N. said...

I started a new job this year that I'm still trying to get a handle on.

emilynwins at gmail dotcom

Emily N. said...

http://twitter.com/#!/prizepuzzle/status/19235474702864384

emilynwins at gmail dot com

Shel said...

While I work full-time, I decided to try my hand at selling Scentsy. I'm viewing all the online videos now trying to educate myself to host some parties. My sister-in-law offered to host my first party in a few weeks and I want it to go without a flaw.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/19230606248386560

shel704 at aol dot com

swoodsonshoeclips said...

i am in a new time as a newlywed wife and trying to balane it with my new job! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

swoodsonshoeclips said...

http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/19265881452314624 scg00387 at yahoo dot om

Liz said...

Being in graduate school means I have less time to take care of myself the way I used to! I wish I could embrace this time in my life, but unfortunately I'm just trying to get through it sane!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/19276195019358208

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Betty C said...

I'm just taking it easy now after several years of competing for promotions. I'm at the age where I could retire but I prefer to stay in the workplace and keep sharp.

Betty C said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/19307899826212864

slehan said...

I sing with the Raging Grannies of Denver and it's fun and empowering. Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/12/win-100-from-blogher-and-total-effects.html

Tabathia said...

right now I am trying to get organized, but hope one day to pursue my dream of writing a book
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/19416093244260353
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I am still chasing my dreams. Back in 2007 I quit my desk job to pursue my dream of being a published poet and ended up becoming a published/shown/selling photographer! I am still chasing both of these dreams!
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/19420626619990016
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

Scott said...

Back in 2004 I actually tried chasing my dreams and fell on my face. I started my own businesses and both ultimately failed. One never left the station and the other just got to be something I didn't want to do. No more dream chasing here!
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/19448783913881600
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Barbarawr said...

Ugh - my son failed 3 out of his 4 classes in college last semester. I say enough is enough - I'm tired of him crashing and burning at the end of each semester. My husband thinks that the school will help him. Yeah right - they're going to get a babysitter to make him eat, sleep, and do the basic things that NEED to get done that my son never worries about! I'm having trouble getting my mind around the fact that my husband isn't on my side for this one!

Email address is in blogger profile

Barbarawr said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/19454984194105344

Email address is in blogger profile

amj1989 said...

Right now I am on a weight loss program. It can be so frustrating,but, if I give up the weight will never come off. It's just like the old saying "One Day At A Time"

amj1989 said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/amj1971

purplelover04 said...

i just move and it still new to me.

purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

purplelover04 said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/19476067538440193

Nicole said...

I am just embracing life with my two young children. They bring me such joy and I am just enjoying all of life's little moments with them.
nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/19482623055241216
nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

Anne said...

My daughter is starting college next year, so I feel like one part of my life is ending, but I'm still not sure what to do next.
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne said...

I blogged
http://lunaj14568.blogspot.com/2010/12/blogher-and-olay-giveaways.html

JJ said...

Currently I am working on my home business which is very sucessful but takes alot of time. My next goal is to get back into school and complete my BA in education.

JJ said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/jjudy04/status/19549321447870465

js22 said...

I was laid off 2 years ago and haven't found a job yet. At the beginning of this year, my horoscope said that this year my life's dream would come true. At this point, my only dream is to win the lottery! So I have a ticket for every Powerball and Megamillions drawing! At least that way I still can hope to achieve my dream!
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.
js22 [at] yahoo [dot] com

js22 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/19549970071814144
email in blogger profile.
js22 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Cathy W said...

The only thing on the horizon at the moment is redecorating my apartment. I think the painting will be the biggest problem.
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/19580246953033728
Tcjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Julie D. said...

I recently got engaged, so I'm gearing up to start planning my wedding soon. Also, I need to find a better job... blah.

jdawson02 at gmail dot com