Monday, April 9, 2012

Olay Total Effects Tone Corrector Review and $50 Giveaway

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After I hit puberty, and all through high school and university, I was regarded as the lucky one. Lucky, because I had minimal acne. While my sisters and friends battled mild to severe acne, I got away with occasional outbreaks which, when they quickly passed on, rarely left any spot behind. But I didn't really consider myself that lucky.


You know like when people keep pointing out your blessings, and you don't know how to say "but what about this other thing?" Yeah, that was me. True, my skin was mostly without spots but there was something I didn’t like so much about it, especially where my face was concerned.

I am quite hairy generally and I think, because of this, my face has somewhat large pores. I felt it made my skin look rough, and even when I applied makeup, it didn’t look like the smooth skin I saw on some other people. But then, I couldn’t complain too much because I couldn’t keep up when girlfriends started to list the beauty products they used. I was the wash-with-soap and keep it moving kind of girl. I got away with it when I was younger but as the years passed, the results began to show.

I had not been very careful when choosing skin care products, and moved easily from one to the other at any point in time. It wasn't as if I didn't know that sticking to one product gives the skin some stability, but back then, I just didn't care. Recently, as the effects of age and such a nonchalant attitude began to show on me, I knew I had to take better care of my skin. Olay was one of the products that I settled on to help me do that.


However the issue with my face was still not completely sorted.

So when BlogHer asked if I was interested in Olay® Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer, and if would care to review it, I snapped it up. In addition to using a higher SPF moisturizer and being careful of the sun, I wanted to try a product that will tackle some of the past damage, as well as preventing future age-related skin issues.

I have been using the product for almost a week now and I'm really liking it. I've noticed that there is an exfoliating effect when I'm massaging the product into my skin using the tips of my fingers. After applying it, I actually see that my skin looks smoother and younger. My pores also appear smaller and I just feel like I have more of a glow than with my usual moisturizer. This product is like a two in one moisturizer and foundation base. I need far less makeup for more coverage of my dark patches, and any lines are covered too. My skin is also kept hydrated without any oily sheen. The cream is supposed to reduce puffiness around the eyes, but that hasn't happened in my case.


The moisturizer comes in three skin tones, and I got two bottles, the light to medium and the fair to light tones. I prefer the fair to light for when I'm at home, and the light to medium for when I'll be using makeup over it. Both have worked out very well and, so far, I'm really happy with the results I'm getting from using them, saving me time and making me look better with less makeup.

What do you do to save time during your skin-care routine? Respond in the comments for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by email. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 4/9 - 5/16

Be sure to visit the Olay TE page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers' reviews and find more chances to win! While we're on the subject of looking good, you might want to check out the "Looking Your Best" posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great tips and expert posts!


I was compensated and provided free product for this post.  
The opinions expressed herein are my own.




108 comments:

  1. Unbelievable! was going through your blog and then i got a notification that u dropped a line.
    Thanks for visiting!!!

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  2. I moisturize at night before bed, when I have the most time.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/189396766788030464

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. I use a heavy moisturizer at night, and sun block during the day.

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  5. https://twitter.com/#!/roso1946/status/189402065670373376

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  6. i wear spf everyday

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  7. https://twitter.com/#!/akronugurl/status/189416784116465664

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  8. I use 2-in-1 skin care products to save time

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  9. https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/189423522068705282


    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  10. i wash my face twice a day and exfoliate once a week

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  11. tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/189434540052324352

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot cm

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  12. I keep my facial soap in the shower so I can wash my face while showering.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  13. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/kellydsaver/status/189528610997145600
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  14. Hello Myne,
    I wash my face once at night and I exfoliate twice a month. I do a revitalizing mask once every two months. I always use MaryKay products but I have been thinking about switching over.Your review makes me want to try this out.
    Always,
    Tarah and the City

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  15. I've never been an Olay fan, but this post makes me want to try it.

    What happens to those that reside outside the US?

    Anyway, nice review.

    Cheers!

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  16. "However the issue with my face was still not completely sorted."

    Try Clarins but it is more expensive than Olay but they last longer... Clarins products are excellent during the winter season. I also use Olay because I inherited using it from my mum when it was called 'Oil of Ulay'.

    I am not after any prize. I use a range of different products that suit me. I use 'Tree Tea Oil' to clean my face twice a week. You may need to add a blurb of water if it is very thick and oily. It removes a lot of dirt from clogged pores and my face changes within 15 minutes in texture.

    I used to use Pond's Cold Cream to remove make-up when I was younger. I 'got' that from mum too. Good luck! I hope I did not present myself as Know-All. Sorry if I did. Oh! I use Nivea cream once in a while too.

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  17. I shower @ night and use all in one products
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  18. What do you do to save time during your skin-care routine? Respond in the comments for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.
    Hey Myne,
    To save time I use a moisturizing sunscreen with an SPF of atleast 30 and follow with a transluescent powder.

    For my body I am a huge OLAY fan... cream body wash and lotion..

    college4mimi at gmail dot com

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  19. It's me again...

    I used Tree Tea Oil this morning and screamed in the bathroom because it was too 'strong'. It was the 100% tree tea oil instead of the normal one that I don't know the percentage. 'Greedy' me! I thought 100% would be better.

    So, avoid using the one that is 100% because it is better used as a bath oil. It is concentrated. I had to run cold on my face for about three minutes just to get the stinging effect down. 15 minutes later, my face was smoother and radiant. Wonderful!

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  20. My daily routine is I wash my face in the morning with face wash lotion and use SPF 15day moisturizer ,when needed I use sun block lotion and I do the same at night .

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

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  21. https://twitter.com/#!/Dealsfan32/status/191374347552833537

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

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  22. I wash my face twice a day and use a tinted moisturizer which saves time because I don't have to use a foundation and moisturizer

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  23. https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/191718708362747904

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  24. I use serum (before bed) and facial mask (during shower) to take care of my skin.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  25. https://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/191772074560327680

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  26. I wash my face daily and I use a prescription cream and moisturizer. Its a very quick routine.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  27. https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/191908691782545409

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  28. My morning beauty routine is quite a rush. I try to save time on my skin care routine by choosing products that have dual/multiple functions. Such as SPF-ed moisturizer or moisturized body wash, etc. The Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer sounds amazing and I need to give it a try! Thanks for the detailed review!

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  29. Tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/192144247619715073
    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  30. i wash and exfoliate and moisturize everyday! Thanks for a super giveaway!

    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  31. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/anashct3/status/192191888080637952
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  32. I put lotion on right after I get out of the shower and I put on a moisturizer with sunscreen everyday...and I don't wear makeup which saves a lot of time.

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  33. moisturize right before bed

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  34. I use Olay Regenerist skincare day and night to keep my skin moist and healthy, thank you

    tianhapsari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Tweet about the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/#!/tiankinasih/status/193116219694518275

    tianhapsari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I save time by having a simple routine, I just wash and moisturize, I always use a lotion with spf15+. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  37. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/193204821174648834
    songyueyu at gmail

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  38. To save time, I often will use a pre-moistened makeup remover cloth at night, instead of breaking out the face wash and washrag, etc.
    [mckinneymommas at yahoo dot com]

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  39. I save some time by keeping cleansing wipes, moisturizers and such by my home computer and doing skincare while I am online.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. @chrisdeglen tweeted:

    twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/193481491345444864

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. i go without makeup to save time
    thepryfamily@gmail.com

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  42. https://twitter.com/#!/thepryfamily2/status/193820611833901056
    thepryfamily@gmail.com

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  43. I use 3 in 1 cream and mouisturize every night
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  44. https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/194488510248534016
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  45. I tend not to try to save on time as just make sure the products are in fact working and doing what they say they're doing. If you don't know a difference in 2-4 weeks I call the comments on the products. I also use Rodan + Fields. They have great products that are clinically proven to heal acne, diminish age spots, soften wrinkles and even products that ease rosacea and eczema!

    Product Information: https://justinezingg.myrandf.com/

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  46. I use minimal products and I try to choose those that are multi-purpose, like foundation with sunscreen.

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  47. Moisturizer at night, spf during the day.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  48. https://twitter.com/#!/jen_r_horn/status/194524437276655616
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  49. I always use a moisturizer or foundation with sunscreen to save time every morning.

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  50. i always use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  51. To save time, I sometimes lather up a Dove bar and wash my face w/ that at night instead of using my special facial cleanser (which has to be massaged in, etc., instead of just splashing like I do w/ the soap). Then I moisturize.

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  52. i make it a point to wash my face and moisturize it everyday as part of my normal routine

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. i wash y face in the shower to save time scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  54. https://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/195259020574072833 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I do my teeth first, so there's no toothpaste at the corners of my mouth. I also have a regimen of cleanser, toner, spot acne treatment, serum and moisturizer for daytime.
    amwiden at aol dot com

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  56. I use dual purpose products to save time
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

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  57. https://twitter.com/#!/rjs682/status/195634765435645952
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

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  58. One thing I do to save time is apply a mask 2 or 3 times a week first thing in the morning. Then it has time to work and dry while I make coffee, get clothes ready, etc. By the time I take my shower, I just wash it off in the shower and my skin feels so soft!

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  59. https://twitter.com/#!/tnshadylady/status/196371532459683840

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  60. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/kj20082006/status/196399074948296704

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  61. I save time by using 2 in 1 products

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  62. I use makeup with sunscreen everyday.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  63. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/196866157934936064

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  64. I heavy moisturize at night before bed. A lot of times I use my Biore pore strips while I'm blow-drying my hair and I always use a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen. Sometimes its tough to find the time to take care of my skin like I should.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  65. https://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/196867397360156672

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  66. I save time by using a few products possible and staying organized
    tmc480 at yahoo dot com

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  67. https://twitter.com/#!/tmc480/status/197357775251177472
    tmc480 at yahoo dot com

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  68. I cleanse and exfoliate in the shower
    ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

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  69. https://twitter.com/#!/ryanac32/status/197718221229531136

    ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

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  70. USING MULTI- BENEFICAL PRODUCTS SUCH AS THIS ONE, BUT USUALLY A CHEAPER VERSION =)

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  71. 2ND ENTRY TWEET https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/198147769934954496

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  72. I take really quick showers.

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  73. I put cleanser on my face and brush teeth and then rinse face off
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  74. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/199381007332425728
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  75. I skip makeup and apply moisturizer only.
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  76. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/dmarie824/status/200352887283527680
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  77. I use good products on my skin, and always take the time to wash and tone my face before bed to remove makeup and the day’s dirt

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  78. I carve out time by taking a few minutes before bed to cleanse my skin properly and remove makeup and dirt.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  79. tweet=https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/201113676390993924
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  80. I skip using toners most of the time & I look for 2 in 1 products.


    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/201859761208164352


    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. I use my clarisonic every night - it saves me time and works wonders!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  83. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/201863171059875840
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  84. I wash my make-up off every day, without fail. I can't stand sleeping in it, and I think that's really helped my skin!

    chambanachik@gmail.com

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  85. i tweeted for a second entry:

    https://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/202212160473022464

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  86. I do as much as I can, like a deep cleanse and a deep moisturizing, at night. That way I can cut a few minutes off of my morning routine!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  87. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/202243245114269696

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  88. Keep makeup removal wipes, toner and moisturizer near your computer. You can do skincare while you read email and surf.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. @chrisdeglen Tweeted -

    twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/202276988986204160

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  90. I love using sugar and salt scrubs on my body to really make my skin soft and shiny! Its like three steps in one: cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  91. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/MsTofuFairy/status/202410405287575552
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  92. I use a rice hull scrub that exfoliates and moisturizes.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  93. I simplify my beauty routine by applying moisturizer with sunscreen and foundation follow by blush and lip gloss. It saves me time in the morning.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  94. I tweeted about this giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/202566489113505794

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  95. I use multitasking products like tinted moisturizer to save time.

    rawrms at gmail dot com

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  96. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/livelovelynn/status/202588629179183104

    rawrms at gmail dot com

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  97. I moisturize and cleanse my face in the mornings and make sure I wash any make-up off at night.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/202579280251731968
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. To save time I scrub my face in the shower! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  100. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mommysdizzy/status/202594312603705344

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  101. I care for my skin by getting 8 hours of sleep and drinking lots of water.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  102. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/05/win-50-visa-gc-from-blogher-olay.html

    slehan at juno dot com

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  103. I drink loads of water...
    I also a once a week facial thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  104. I cleanse at night and use moisturizer just before bedtime. But I often forget the sunscreen in the morning rush.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  105. I save time by using my cleanser when I take my bath or shower
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. i moisturize at night while watching TV
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. Tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/202909960273797121

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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