Thursday, April 14, 2011

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Olay Total Effects Line and Dark Circle Minimizing Brush


This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and OLAY.



I’m excited to share about a new product from Olay with you! As a new mom (again) sleep is a hot commodity around here. Translation: I’ve got some scary looking dark circles under my eyes!

Olay Total Effects Line & Dark Circle Minimizing Brush is a new product in my makeup arsenal that helps me combat the 7 signs of aging: dark circles, fine lines, puffy eyes, loss of firmness, uneven texture, uneven tone, and dryness.

Since I began using this new product I really have noticed a difference – especially in the dark circles, tone, puffiness and fine lines. I’m one of those people who slathers on the under eye concealer but I’ve noticed that I really haven’t needed it since adding the Total Effects Line and Dark Circles Minimizing Brush to my regimen!


It instantly makes me skin feel fresh and renewed. The brush is in a pen type applicator and you just push the end to disperse the product, which is flesh tone in color. It sweeps on gently and then I just massage it under my eyes with my fingertips.

I’m not one to go out of my house without makeup on, but this product really is simplifying my beauty routine. I don’t need to apply concealer, let it dry, apply it again etc. which I am SO excited about!

With a trusted name like Olay (Visit the Official site), you know this is going to work!

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118 comments:

  1. If I am in a real big hurry I just use soap and water at night to clean my face and remove my makeup...

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  2. When I'm in a hurry I just put on some mascara and lipstick. It's not much but it helps.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  3. I always make sure i wipe my face before I go to bed. I never sleep with makeup on. For a quick fix, i usually get a wash clothe and damp it with hot water and clean my face. and smtimes i just put some vasaline on my eyes and use a hot cloth to wipe it away!

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  4. When I get home from work and am really tired I try to wash my face then and not wait until bedtime when I am really tired. I cannot stand to sleep in make up.

    eparker@arkwest.com

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  5. I use make up wipes to take my make up off and then splash cold water on my face before moisturizing!

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  6. Always wash my face. If I'm too strapped for time to put much makeup on, I make sure I use mascara & lip gloss-- enough to make me feel confident!
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  7. If I am running late, wash my face, moisturize, a little foundation and mascara. Usually enough to not look scary.

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  8. I feel like I could do my makeup half asleep (because I do!) but I can't think of one part of it that I could take out because I feel like I have to have a full "face" on in order to leave my house unless I'm working out. But I really could not go without my cream eye liner!

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  9. Baby wipes are a great make-up remover! I always use them when too tired to wash! For make-up, a powder foundation, physician's formula vegas strip highlighter (cheeks, eyes, allover! Love this stuff!), mascara and gloss- easy peasy! And then a low messy bun! I am amazed at how fast I can be when needed! If I have extra time to begin with- I always somehow seem to end up running late- funny how that works! rose(dot)jennylee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. To simplify, I go all natural!
    dbowen@northstate.net

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  11. baby wipes! my go to, in a hurry trick!

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  12. When I'm in a hurry, I go all natural and hope no one notices! ;)

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  13. I make sure to always wash my face before bed and to always use lotion before makeup!

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  14. I simplify my routine by washing my face in the shower!

    kibeagle at gmail dot com

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  15. i skip the fancy eye make up and just go for mascara

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  16. i use my moisturizer and concealer

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. i tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/59820856037212160

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. To save time, i wash my face in the shower with my face wash at the same time!

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  19. I love tinted moisturizer when I'm in a hurry and don't have time to put my face on.

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  20. i simplify by just putting on lotion and lip balm, hydrated skin helps a lot.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  21. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/60588847393816576

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  22. To simplify i generally just use some mosturizer and foundation :)

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  23. My whole routine is simple. I don't wear too much makeup...but I do love concealer under my eyes. If I don't have much time, that and mascara can hold me over!

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  24. If I'm in a hurry, mascara and chapstick will do the trick!

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  25. If I am in a hurry-I use Bare Minerals and some blush..... it makes me feel polished and pulled together!!

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  26. When I'm in a hurry, I use Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Mineral Correcting Powder on my face. I add mascara and a touch of lip balm, then I'm out the door. Sometimes I put a dab of light colored eyeshadow in the inside corners of my eyes--I read that tip somewhere a long time ago and it really brightens your eyes up!

    jenniferbeairsto at yahoo dot com

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  27. In a hurry- Olay moisturizer, mascara, blush and lip gloss! :) And I ALWAYS take mineral veil with me because it never fails that my face will get oily on me fast! Early.Erica@gmail.com

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  28. I have naturally curly hair which I like to straighten. But when I am running short on time curly it is!
    melissa_aowens@hotmail.com

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  29. If I'm running late, I just throw mascara on and go. Can't live without my mascara!

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  30. I use baby wipes to clean off my makeup when I'm too tired to wash my face with face wash.

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  31. I simplify my beauty routine by not wearing make-up at all some days! :-)

    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  32. I simplify my beauty routine by wearing my hair in a ponytail some days so I don't have to style it every day.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    newlywedsnextdoor@gmail.com

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  33. Tinted moisterizer and a pony tail holder is how I simplify my beauty routine!

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  34. Macara and lipgloss are my go-to for an awake face!

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  35. my favorite thing right now is a sparkly black headband. I can pull my hair back and put it on to instantly look like I took more time getting ready

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  36. I've simplified my makeup routine by switching to mineral makeup & mascara. It literally takes me 5 minutes in the morning to get ready, and with a 4 month old in tow, that's perfect! Plus, I love how light it feels on my face. I also shower at night & dry my hair then (the longest thing for me in my beauty routine), so I can just brush, straighten, or pull back & go in the morning, depending on how I'm feeling. I'm a lot less picky about what I look like these days, which is an awesome feeling. :)

    katieharrison13 at gmail dot com

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  37. I simplify my beauty routine by letting my hair dry naturally and just using a tinted moisturizer, masacara and lip gloss on my face.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  38. https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/61913707592159232

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  39. Mineral make up! SO fast!! Also, on just at home days (I work part time) I just put on foundation and mascara, and maybe some blush. 3 min! It helps me feel a little prettier while changing diapers all day =)

    I wash my face EVERY night. Can't go to sleep with make up on, no matter how tired I am!

    Thanks for the chance to win! Boy could I use a Spa visit =) Or some dark circle remover!! Ha!

    dklahoffmanATgmail.com

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  40. In a hurry, I wash my face, put on lotion/sunscreen, swipe my cheeks with my blusher brush, swipe my eyebrows with my eyeshadow brush (gotta love being a blonde), swipe my face with powder, and put on tinted lipgloss. Off I go not looking quite as scary.
    jfair007@gmail.com

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  41. In a pinch...lip gloss & mascara. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

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  42. I just go with little. I normally just do my face washing routine...or you could add lip gloss, etc.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  43. I just wear primer and concealer with some lip gloss on my off days.

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  44. I never go to bed with my make-up on. I use bronzer to make my skin look better when I don't have a lot of time to get ready!

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  45. At night, I usually just use one of the face wipes to clean my face.

    PS...I would LOVE to try this! :)

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  46. I simplify my routine sometimes by not putting foundation on, and only putting eye-shadow, mascara, and blush on. I can usually get by with these three things.

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  47. I don't wash my hair (it's naturally wavy) and instead brush it against the part and then back again for instant volume!

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  48. i will just watch my face with soap

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  49. I rely on combo shampoo/conditioner to save a step in the shower. That's my go-to when I'm running behind!

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  50. When I'm in a hurry, I just use a loose powder mineral foundation to hide imperfections and skip the rest!

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  51. When I am tired, I use only soap and water.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  52. I don't always wear makeup.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  53. Put on a bit of Oil of Olay, dab on some lip gloss and I'm out the door.

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  54. What a great give-away - I am all for an easy beauty routine - and a product that helps with dark circles? SIGN ME UP!

    Love your blog :)

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  55. I put on mascara and tinted lip gloss.

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  56. i don't have much a routine - just keep it simple and natural ;-) soap and water,.... a baseball cap ;-)

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  57. Two words - dry shampoo! It's a great way to get a second day out of your hair without washing and blow drying!

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  58. I keep the core products I need to get ready quickly on my bathroom counter. Then I put them on fast and am out the door

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  59. I don't wear much/any makeup, so I'm all about the bare minimum of effort! Not much to simplify - it's already simple.

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  60. I just throw on some powder and go out the door

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  61. wash my face in the shower - saves time and mess
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  62. I usually just put some gel in my hair.

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  63. tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/mrcheapo/status/65388484357128194

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  64. IF YOU MOISTURIZE EVERYDAY LIKE I DO, THERE WONT BE MUCH NEED TO DO ANYTHING ELSE! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  65. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/65487388738191361 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  66. I don't do a whole other than sleep and clean my face 2 times a day.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  67. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/65496575266390016

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  68. No matter how rushed I am, I will NOT do without two makeup basics: concealer and blush.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  69. Tweeted you!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Ida_Sessions/status/65526089233088513

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  70. I can be pretty lazy and if I'm tired I just skip the routine altogether and splash water on my face in the shower the next time I'm in it.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  71. when i'm tired i use a face cream that i can use near my eyes without having to apply my special eye cream
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  72. I'm all about simplifying. My hair goes up, I brush my face with powder and throw on some lip gloss. During the summer when I have more color in my face, it's even easier

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  73. My beauty routine is to wake up before everyone else and just spend a few minutes relaxing in a hot shower. The day goes by so much better after that. God Bless.
    THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

    Scott Martin
    spmartin122@gmail.com

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  74. Most days I simply use soap and water on my face while in the shower. But when I want my face to look extra hydrated and feel noticeably softer, I use Olay Regenerist face wash. I can feel and see the difference!

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  75. **How do I simplify my beauty routine when I'm tired:

    I just do the minimum -- I don't apply full makeup. I use Concealer, Lip Gloss and Lipstick.

    Thank You!! :)
    aliaskys (at) yahoo . com

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  76. I simplify by skipping the makeup and just using my natural beauty...well except for lip gloss :P

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  77. No matter how tired or rushed I am my one beauty secret is to ALWAYS clean my face thoroughly

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  78. I try to stick to the basics when I am strapped for time. Go for a fresh,
    clean face with a little blush, some mascara, and lip gloss
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/66308080018796544

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. I try to use products that can do 2 things at once :)

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  81. [Congrats on the children!]

    I'm a pediatric nurse and night shift worker. So I've got simple down to a science, since I don't have the energy to play with makeup most nights.

    Noxzema to wash, to wake up my face, and Clinique to moisturize. A bit of lip gloss, occasionally a bit of sparkle for my hair, and I'm good to go.

    This looks like it would be helpful those rare nights I do get dolled up and go out. I'll have to check it out.

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  82. I've been skipping toner and foundation for a while now, it saves a lot of time!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  83. http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/67636490330587137

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  84. When I'm in a rush, I just let my hair air dry in the car while I'm driving.

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  85. i cut my routine to mascara and mineral foundation
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  86. My secret is drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  87. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/04/win-100-spafinder-gc-from-olay-blogher.html

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  88. A good blush that also doubles as an eyeshadow. One quick sweep over the face and I'm done!

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  89. I always use moisturizer at night to save time in the morning rush.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  90. I look for products that are multi-purpose, such as moisturizer with SPF protection. Saves time!

    eugeniewu-at-gmail-dot-com

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  91. If I am in a hurry, I just moisturize, use mineral powder, eyeliner and lip gloss. It takes less than 3 minutes.

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  92. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/heatherzilla8/status/69125252441047041

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  93. I do the bare minimum of concealer and mascara. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  94. A quick cleansing followed by a basic moisturizer is good when I'm on the fly.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  95. http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/69172459621974016

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  96. Mine is already pretty simple, but if I'm late or tired, I'll skip the bit of eye shadow I use. Never skip the mascara though!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  97. To simplify I use just some moisturizer and bronzer in the summer time.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  98. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/69236948446871552
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  99. I wash my face in the shower. Thompson.Brittany@gmail.com

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  100. When I've hit the snooze button too many times I use a tinted moisturizer, mascara, and lip gloss.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  101. My "Oh NO!?!" routine is some deoderant, some mascara, hair in a ponytail, and a little lip gloss. Fortunately, I can still get away with this!
    pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

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  102. When I'm short on time, I'll simplify by putting on my moisturizer (w/spf) and some lip gloss. Moisturizer makes any face look immediately better and you gotta have the sun protection too. Thanks!
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  103. When I'm really tired at night I skip taking off mascara. I wake up with raccoon eyes, but there's always a trade off, right?

    3oink63moo484@gmail.com

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  104. Ouch...when I'm tired I simply add moisturizer
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  105. I go with just the basics: concealer, blush, and mascara.

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  106. I simplify by using a combination sunblock/moisturizer instead of separate products.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  107. http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/69527333874319360

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  108. I have no beauty routine but will bypass drying the hair if rushed.

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  109. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/Ardy22/status/69542443019800577
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  110. When I'm tired, I do a quick teeth brush and simple face wash and a great eye and face moisturizer, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  111. Tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/marilynjaegly/status/69545522972721152 mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  112. I have to simplify all of the time because I am always strapped for time! Simple face wash, mascara and lip gloss does it for me! Thanks for the giveaway!
    dana10879@yahoo.com

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  113. Tweeted
    dana10879@yahoo.com

    http://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/69565732370923521

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  114. skip the makeup
    Thanks for the entry!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com

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  115. I love baby wipes to help clean my face

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  116. I wash my face with face wash lotion and use SPF 15 face moisturizer.

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

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  117. https://twitter.com/#!/Dealsfan32/status/192053061479436288

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

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