Thursday, December 6, 2012

Winter Gripes and Olay Body Wash

I have a gripe about the cold weather that is rapidly descending. Truthfully, since I firmly believe I was meant to live in a warm climate, I have many gripes about the cold weather that freezes me every evening.

However, in an effort to keep things simple (always my style), I'll stick with one gripe at a time.

I can't stand cracked, dry, winter skin. It's enough to make me relocate.  Since relocation isn't in the cards, I've developed a system to deal with hands that feel like sandpaper and itchy arms under my sweaters. My system involves heavy moisturizers right out of my hot showers. The moisturizer needs to be thick, creamy and leave my hands looking as if I dipped them in oil. I need to apply the moisturizer immediately after I dry my skin.
When the weather really drops into the freezing zone, I can't skip my moisturizing system. Ever.

This week, I found a body wash that not only moisturizers as I wash, but prevents dry skin in the future. It smells like warm vanilla and makes me want to shower forever.

Seriously.

While shopping with Moopa, I purchased Olay® Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash. Since Moopa is three now, and she is fascinated with my phone and all of its gadgets, Moopa chronicled our shopping adventure.

Here is me finding the body wash:
And here is my body wash next to my French bread:
I think I have a photographer in the making. Or a broken cell phone.

Olay® has made my life easier with a body wash that smells of delicious vanilla and helps cure dry, cracked winter skin. With continued use, skin stays soft and crack-free. I'm convinced Olay's® Winter Retreat may just be the best thing since sliced bread. Or low-fat ice cream.

Olay® has made a body wash that keeps me feeling clean, my skin smelling good and my hands softer than sandpaper. I never thought I'd see the day.

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88 comments:

  1. This sounds great! I love the smell of vanilla and my skin gets so dry this time of year. Olay's® Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash would be a perfect product to use right now.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/276877419154124801

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. It would make my skin softer and more moisturized. I love Olay products and can't wait to try the Olay's® Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash!

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  4. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/276894406634782720


    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  5. Best review ever!!!! Laughed at "i may have a photographer or a broken phone." Haha! Love your red scarf!

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  6. I have dry skin anyway and it just gets worse in the winter. This would help keep my skin soft and moisturized. Might keep me from looking like a lizard someday.

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  7. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/276926654889197569

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  8. i love the smell of vanilla in winter:) reminds me of xmas

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  9. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/277057820120215552

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  10. This body wash would fit into my every day life because it would keep my skin moisturized during the dry winter months & the vanilla scent would be uplifting.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  11. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/277058716572983298
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  12. sounds great! i love olay!

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  13. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/277060894293389313 .

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  14. I love Olay! I need all the help I can get this time of year keeping my skin moisturized.

    shelly8806@hotmail.com

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  15. My skin gets really dry this time of year, so it would be a big help to moisturize it.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  16. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/277137969826111488
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  17. I am always looking for good smelling cleansers since i am chasing 3 kids around the house everyday. This would make me feel clean and smell great at the same time. amypugmire@live.com

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  18. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/277160979308105729

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  19. I have such horribly dry skin - especially this time of year - that I can see myself using the Olay's® Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash every day to soothe my skin!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway and great review!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

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  20. I just Tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/katygmorris/status/277240142035562497

    Thanks!

    katygmorris at gmail dot com

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  21. Olay's® Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash fit into your everyday life because I have dry skin all year round!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!
    d(dot)h127(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I get extremely dry skin during the winter. This body wash would help that, and it smells great to boot.
    mfeeney88@yahoo.com

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  23. Olay's Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash would fit into my everyday life easily as daily out-of-the-shower moisturizer.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  24. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/277534892550676480
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  25. bye bye dry skin, Olay's Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultar Moisture Body Wash puts the end to my dry skin and makes me smell good.. so yes I would say that it has fit in perfect.

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  26. It would help my skin stay softer and less dry during the cold winter months!

    roxannewv@yahoo.com

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  27. I have very dry skin in the winter so Olay's Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultar Moisture Body Wash would help a lot.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    https://twitter.com/leedhowell/status/277658991465742336


    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. I suffer from extremely dry skin and know that once the peak of the holiday season hits that Olay's Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash will come in perfectly handily to relax me and get me back into the joyous spirit!
    Thank you for the opportunity(;

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  30. With winter on it's way it would fit perfectly into my everyday life.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  31. I need that scent to wake me up and the extra protection for my dry skin

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  32. tweet
    https://twitter.com/BBirdie2/status/278367533394968577

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  33. I'd use it every day. Our house is so dry...I need moisture help!

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  34. i'd feel better about the days i forget to apply lotion if i used this
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  35. tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins2/status/278912909625667585
    thismomwins@gmail.com

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  36. I could use it everyday in the shower, especially during the winter months when my skin tends to be dry

    cgies25 at hotmail

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  37. would allow me to skip moisturizing with lotion on hectic days

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  38. I love olay body wash, lathers up nicely and doesn't dry my skin. I like to use it in guest baskets when someone stays over.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  39. tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/280189930775392256
    songyueyu at gmail

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  40. I'm a big fan of Olay. I 'd love to try this body wash
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  41. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/280435188067074048
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  42. Olay's Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash helps to protect my dry skin

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  43. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/280931333969166336

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  44. The Olay Body Wash would help keep my dry skin moisturized and feeling and smelling good!
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

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  45. I have very dry skin and love vanilla, so this would be great!!

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  46. i already love olay so this sounds wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  47. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/281926925629394944

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  48. I love olay body wash, so I would work this into my daily shower routine!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  49. I'd use it every time I shower. I love the vanilla smell!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  50. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/282272046652739584

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  51. The Olay Winter Retreat Body Wash has really helped with our winter dry skin issues, the scent is not overpowering and takes care of the itching dry skin.
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  52. This would help keep my dry skin more smoother and moisturized.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  53. It'd be the miracle savior to my dull, dry winter skin! Thanks for listening! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  54. Doubling my chances with a tweet https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/284186215564054528 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  55. Olay's® Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash would fit into my everyday life for sure because I'm always in a rush. Body wash and moisturizer all in one is just what I needed.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  56. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/284565648414232576

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  57. this would be a big help to moisturize my skin in the winter months

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  58. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/284771822891831296

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  59. It would be great for my dry skin this time of the year!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  60. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/285186737414746113
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  61. i love trying new body washes! this one looks great!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/285199963200290816

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot)com

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  63. it would moisturize and clean me at the same time, saving me time

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  64. I love Olay products and it would be nice to not have itchy flaky skin all winter!
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  65. I love using body wash, but I've never found one that really leaves my skin soft. I would love to try this!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/285337935979610112
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. It would fit in my everyday by assuring me my skin won't get dried out this winter. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  68. This would moisturize my skin and smell really good

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  69. My skin gets so dry during the winter - all over, not just my hands. And I love the scent of vanilla. I'm going to have to find this product! (oh, and the mini photographer starts at 3? I'm in trouble ... I can see this happening to us next year)

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  70. I use this and love it! It helps with the dry skin all winter long.

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  71. Tweet: https://twitter.com/njhhb/status/285525767629176834

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  72. it would fit hopefully by giving my a nice scent after shower
    Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  73. I blogged:
    http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/12/its-all-good-in-mommyhood-winter-gripes.html
    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  74. I don't use a body wash so it won't fit in my life.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  75. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/285691329898500096

    slehan at juno dot com

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  76. In the winter, I have severe dry skin. This would help to keep that in check and plus, the vanilla scent is one of my fav all-time scents too! I would not use it in the summer though, as my dry skin is not an issue then.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  77. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/285807179192205312
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  78. i have dry skin and the Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body would help so much

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  79. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/285859802775707648

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  80. I love love love Olay body wash. I haven't tried the Vanilla Winter Retreat but it's definitely on my shopping list.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  81. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/285859993780121601

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  82. I have dry winter skin. I'd use Olay's Vanilla Winter Retreat Ultra Moisture Body Wash.

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  83. This would make my skin softer and keep it moisturized.
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  84. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/285888597347946496

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  85. I'm like you and have extremely dry skin in the winter. I live in Michigan so it gets very cold. This would be a huge help in eliminating dry skin during the winter and keeping it moisturized daily.
    twety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/285949528513855488
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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