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Woman vs. Irene

September 3rd, 2011


Flashlights, batteries and beauty.

Hurricane Irene by any measure was a disaster. Many were left homeless; homes and businesses flooded, damaged and left powerless.

imageIrene whipped, whirled and weathered my area last week as it wreaked havoc throughout the East Coast. My green community suffered badly from down trees and electrical lines causing no power for days some even a week and still counting. Power for me took 6 DAYS to be restored. No power also means no water, since our water is dependent on a well. My beauty survival tactics I reported on pre-hurricane went into full gear and my trusty products of choice were CVS Aloe hand and face wipes, Target everyday wipes for hands, two favorite dry shampoos used were Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and TRESemme PLUS battery-operated Olay Pro- X Advanced Cleansing System, Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel Pads and of course gallons of bottled water. Along the way I also went back a generation picking up some tips from the Ingalls Family, the classic 19th Century adventure, Little House on the Prairie. I carried pails of water from my tub to toilets to promote flushing and filled a ceramic bowel with bottled water to cleanse my face. (I cheated along the way and snuck into a shower or two at my moms.)

In honor of this post and the end of summer, I am offering TWO of my readers a "Summer Skin Survival" giveaway including Olay regimen as well as other fun beach essentials for the summer months. The giveaway would include the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System, Discoloration Fighting Concentrate, Age Repair Lotion SPF 30 and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. The products, along with a fun beach towel/blanket, are in a favorite LL Bean Tote.

After the winds have settled and life gets back to normal, its nice to feel good about yourself with beauty products. Olay offers a complete skin care routine with proven effectiveness. Skin benefits from a good clean start and the Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System exfoliates and gently deep cleans leaving a radiant glow. Post-summer spots can be targeted with the Pro-X regimen. Age Repair Lotion SPF 30 continues to protect your skin as you move into fall. From start to finish there is a product in the line highlighting the latest in skincare technology.

ENTER HERE for your chance to WIN. Deadline: 9/5 at midnight.
(Above image only represents a few of the products in the giveaway.)

Click here for more information on the Olay Professional Pro-X Line.


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You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.

—Marie Stopes