Say Bye-Bye Dry Winter Skin With Eczema Care For The Whole Family #AveenoCA

Yeah, despite the weather being pretty balmy here in Edmonton this past week, my skin is deep in winter mode: DRY, DRY, DRY, ITCHY, ITCHY, DRY.

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Now, I don’t have Eczema, but my legs have been so dry and itchy this winter for the first time I think. I’m pretty sure it’s the lack of estrogen in my body that’s the cause, now that I am officially in Menopause-hey that rhymes haha! Anyways, I needed something to help. Scritchin’ and scratchin’ my legs all day is not fun.

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Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm & Baby Eczema Care Nighttime Balm

Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm is FULL of ACTIVE NATURALS® colloidal oatmeal to intensely moisturizes and help relieve dry, itchy, irritated skin. And boy does it work well! One night and my legs aren’t screaming to be scratched anymore so YAY!
It’s got loads of glycerin and ceramides to moisturize and strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier. And this is a true balm-it’s thick, with water being the last ingredient on the list. Now, as you know I’m usually not a fan of balms-I don’t like feeling like a greased up turkey. But Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm absorbs quite easily, and I don’t notice a scent. It’s great to use at night, as it’s not greasy at all. #NoButterballFeeling

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The New Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Nighttime Balm is awesome as well, and is the first and only nighttime balm specifically formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® colloidal oatmeal and cermaides. It’ll help your baby sleep better and bring relief to their dry, itchy skin as well.

Both of these Aveeno Eczema Balms are paraben-free, steroid-free and allergy tested and have been awarded the Eczema Society of Canada’s Seal of Acceptance.

Highly recommend them if you’re finding that your family’s skin is showing the effects of winter like mine! And especially if anyone has Eczema-these will be a godsend for them. Find them both across Canada, with prices around $21.99-$23.99 CAD. There’s a LOT of product in each tub, and since it’s a balm, you need to use very little, so it will last a long time.

What’s your favourite moisturizer for itchy, winter skin?

It’s no secret I love me some skincare! And when I find skincare at the drugstore that I like? That’s even BETTER!

New Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Collection

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Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Collection contains a Blackberry Complex that combines blackberry leaf extract and dill to help improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging like sagging. Who knew blackberry and dill could help us mature ladies out? Blackberry Extract helps protect elastin, while the dill helps encourage new elastin. Elastin is what helps hold everything in place and as we age, that’s kind of important. The more sagging, the more wrinkles, the more lines, the more….you get it I think. Elastin is our friend and we need it.

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Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Moisturizing Cleanser is a nice, gentle gel cleanser that doesn’t strip skin of moisture at all. It’s smells good too-a gentle berry scent that isn’t overpowering at all. Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Intensive Renewal Serum strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier and helps keep moisture in. It’s nice and light and sinks in quickly. I especially LOVE the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF30. It’s a great daily moisturizer that smooths and moisturizes, plus protects with SPF 30. My favourite product in the line is the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream. It really does help with any puffiness and makes my under eye area look smoother and brighter by keeping it well hydrated. And the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Restorative Night Cream is my fave night cream at the moment. After just a couple of days of using it, my face is less red and irritated. It’s very moisturizing and you’ll notice that your face looks smoother and brighter in one week. ONE. WEEK.

That’s the promise Aveeno makes when you try the  Absolutely Ageless line, and I have to say it’s true. I saw a difference for sure! And so will you.

And thanks to Aveeno, one of you will get to try the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless line and see the difference it can make in one week as well! You have to be a Canadian to enter though-please remember that. The contest will run for one week. Just enter using the easy rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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There’s a few things that will always ALWAYS be my favourite at this holiday time of year:

1. HIDEOUS Christmas light decorations-I’m telling you my neighbours are the WORST…they put like every FUGLY lighted crap they can find on their yards/houses and it’s just a ClusterF#*K of Christmas that smacks you right in the GRINCH spot. #Tracy’sHeartWILLnotGrowThreeSizesToday What else can you expect when one of your neighbour’s names is CHEETO. Yeah, like the CHIPS. #wishIwasKidding

2. Christmas Movies like Home Alone, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and of course A Christmas Story

3. The Mr. Bean Christmas Special-all others are just measly wannabes compared to this one:

I swear Marky was like this as a kid! She used to play with my Nativity set ALL. The. TIME. I’d find Baby Jesus sleeping with Sailor Moon ALL. The. TIME. 😀 😀

4. The Peter Paul and Mary Holiday Celebration With The New York Choral Society


It’s SO good. Folksy, and celebrates ALL faiths. It’s rarely shown these days, so I bought the DVD on Amazon and it’s a family tradition to watch it every year. The album and songs are available to purchase on iTunes and I highly recommend it. Yeah, I know I’ve said I hate Christmas music, but again, I like this because it’s more on the traditional side of Christmas music, which I LOVE. And this song? The Magi? Is an original song written by Peter and it’s so AMAZING. Please listen to it!

And the wise men spoke of peace on earth
Of harmony and struggle
Know you now a cycle’s gone
And a new one is revealed
In the weaving of your fingers
In the whisper of a love that’s born again
In the weaving of your fingers
In a promise that we made that never ends

Man, I miss them. Best folk group EVER. RIP Mary.

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A Few Of My Favourite Aveeno Things Giveaway

5.And Aveeno products? RIGHT UP THERE DUDES. My faves no matter what time of year!

That right there is a basket FULL of Tracy’s Favourite Aveeno Things! And you can win one! Let me tell you a little bit about each product that’s in there first though! And since it’s an Aveeno head to toe of product Loves, let’s start at the top.

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Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner contain Aveeno Active Naturals Balancing Seaweed Extract to rebalance hair’s optimal moisture level. It’s gentle and safe for colour-treated hair because it’s sulphate-free. And it’s the only line of hair products that doesn’t bleed out my hair colour down the shower drain. It’s always in my shower, no matter what other shampoos and conditioners I try and end up liking. These two though? Holy Grail and will always, ALWAYS use them, no matter what else I try.

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A Few Of My Favourite Aveeno Things Giveaway

 

Aveeno Hydrating Body Wash contains fig and shea butter and it smells so GOOD. I love fig in anything! This is a great body wash and it leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized long after that shower is over. Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion has triple the normal Aveeno Oat Formula and Shea butter to help soothe extra-dry, itchy skin. Aveeno Creamy Moisturizing Oil is for those of us that want to use body oils, but find them too heavy. This is a creamy moisturizing oil that doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy or heavy at all. It soothes dry skin with a combination of ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal and sweet almond oil. It’s got the most amazing texture! I love it a lot!

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Cleanser removes makeup and impurities without over-drying, and smoothes and softens your skin with moisture-rich ACTIVE NATURALS® Soy extract. I love the texture-it’s a mousse that foams and it works really well at removing my makeup without stripping every bit of moisture. Aveeno Fresh Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF30 is enriched with vitamins A, C and E, and is an oil-free moisturizer. It contains Southernwood, which creates a natural barrier on your skin to keep moisture in and protect it at the same time with SPF30! Dudes-a drugstore moisturizer with SPF30-and is affordable. You can’t beat it!

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Aveeno Positively Ageless Night Cream has an exclusive Aveeno ACTIVE NATURALS® Natural Shiitake Complex that complements your skin’s natural renewal process to give you softer, smoother younger-looking skin every night. It’s lightweight which is rare for a night cream, yet still manages to give you superior moisture. It’s a solid night time moisturizer and never, ever disappoints me.

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Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream SPF30 color corrects, protects, and perfects your skin. This is one of the most natural looking CC creams I’ve ever tried-giving you coverage that’s very skin-like, while brightening and protecting it too. Best drugstore CC cream! The Aveeno Positively Radiant® CC Eye Cream instantly conceals dark circles, dullness, and puffiness around the eyes, plus it protects with SPF25, which is so COOL you guys. It’s hard to find anything makeup wise that’s meant for around the eyes that contains sunscreen that doesn’t irritate the eyes. This is great stuff! The coverage isn’t extremely high though, but just enough to make you look more wide awake, and seriously-that’s all we need most days, right? RIGHT. I was watching a YT video the other day of a really popular makeup guru and she was using those new Artis Makeup brushes, which look DANG cool. BUT I was DYING laughing because you can’t use a TON of product with them-they kind of are really great at distributing foundation and concealer around your face. Well, you know how those YT gurus PLASTER on concealer and highlighter-and she just couldn’t blend the LITRE of concealers into her skin because those brushes don’t soak up product like normal makeup brushes, so she kept pushing it around and around….I was DYING LAUGHING. So tired of all that concealer and baking it with powder on YT I can’t even tell you…wait, I think I just did! Anyways, this Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Eye Cream conceals just right for me, and I think you’ll love it too.

A Few Of My Favourite Aveeno Things Giveaway

A Few Of My Favourite Aveeno Things Giveaway

 

So yeah! Those are a few of my favourite Aveeno things! Want to win them? Well, here’s how!

First you have to be a Canadian to enter-sorry International dudes! And then just use the easy entries on the Rafflecopter Widget below. The contest will go for one week-so until Dec. 9, 2015 midnight. Good luck!

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Happy November 1st! Wow! I can’t believe that it’s November already! #TimeReallyDoesFly

I don’t know about you guys, but now that it’s getting chillier here in Alberta, my hands are starting to rebel. I love the cooler weather and being able to see my breath in the morning on the way to Zumba, but my hands don’t! Plus I’m cooking and baking a lot more now that I don’t have to worry about the oven heating up the house. So that means I’m washing my hands more often, which dries out my hands even more.  So my hands are getting hit from both sides of the dry coin. They need some serious moisture and relief right now!

Aveeno Hand Creams

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AVEENO® Helping Hands For Fall

Aveeno has saved my hands with their awesome hand creams-Aveeno always comes to my rescue! #loveAveeno

Aveeno® Skin Relief Hand Cream

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AVEENO® Skin Relief Hand Cream

AVEENO® Skin Relief Hand Cream is the first one I start to use when my hands need help. It instantly relieves and soothes my dry, itchy, irritated hands with Active Naturals® Colloidal Oatmeal. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave my hands greasy. Plus it keeps on moisturizing for 24 hours, and even lasts through all the hand washing I seem to be doing right now. It’s fragrance-free too, so perfect for those of you that are sensitive to fragrances. This is one of the best hand creams in the market I swear!

Aveeno® Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream

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AVEENO® Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream

AVEENO® Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream has an extract of the southernwood plant that contains a natural combination of sugars and polyphenols. This formula has antioxidants to help restore the skin’s moisture barrier, making it stronger and more resilient. Your hands will be moisturized for 24 hours too. All of Aveeno’s hand creams do that and I love it. This one leaves your hands feeling silky smooth, and I love the light floral fragrance-smells like lilacs to me! Love it!

Aveeno® Eczema Care Hand Cream

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AVEENO® Eczema Care Hand Cream

AVEENO® Eczema Care Hand Cream is formulated with Active Naturals® Colloidal Oatmeal as well, and humectants and ceramides. It helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and helps prevent the extra dry, irritation that comes with eczema from recurring. I don’t have eczema, but this cream really keeps my hands from getting all itchy and dry again, so once I get my hands in tip-top shape with the other Aveeno hand creams, I use this one every night to lock in all that good moisture.

And there you go! My Aveeno Hand Cream Prescription for getting your hands ready for the cold weather! Now I’m not saying you need all THREE to help your hands, but get one of them for sure! Which ever one speaks to you and will help you and your dry hands feel better. And I promise, you won’t be sorry and your hands will thank you!

What’s your favourite hand cream to get your hands in tip top shape and ready to deal with the cold weather?

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SUMMER!! I kinda’ hate summer to be honest…. I’m really a true Canadian girl-I LIKE THE COLD. AND THE SNOW *ducks from all the snowballs thrown by you summer-lovin’ beauties*

I’m serious! Gimme a -20C day ANY TIME. Anything above +22C you can KEEP. I don’t want it! It’s a good thing I’m mostly a pretty good girl(crosses self), because there’s NO way I could handle living in HELL for all eternity! These hot flashes are bad enough! Pretty sure they’re HELL. ON. EARTH.

So, to help me deal with summer, I’ve decided to show you some of my SUMMER FAVES! Things that help me get through this horrid season of HELL ON EARTH. Hands up if you hate summer too!  😛

Let’s start with something  easy-my fave drugstore brand, AVEENO! And I may be a bit biased since I’m an #AveenoAmbassador, but DUDES-their stuff is AMAZING. And AFFORDABLE. Which means I have more money in the summer to spend on…BEER. WINE. POPSICLES. You know…IMPORTANT STUFF DUH.

Aveeno Shower/Moisturizer Summer Combo

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AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion, AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

With AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, skin hydration starts in the shower and stays with you long after that shower is over. Which is what you need in the hot summer! This body wash replenishes your skin’s moisture barrier with a combination of colloidal oatmeal and natural oils, giving you healthier looking skin. And we want that in the summer, right? Skin is on full summer viewing, so we want it to look good! This body wash is soap-free, dye-free and gentle enough for most sensitive skins, of whom I am QUEEN I swear. This is such a soothing shower gel I tell ya! Which is perfect for summer. It’s a staple in our shower at Beauty Reflections. We all really love most of the Old Spice Shower Gels, but sometimes? You just want a CLEAN, fragrance-free shower, ya’ know what I’m saying? And this? IS IT. It’s like the coffee beans they make you smell to clean your nose when you’re sniffing perfumes. SHOWER SCENT RESET.

AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion

This new ultra sheer lotion absorbs in seconds, for a fresh, powder like feel that’s SO NICE  in the summer! It moisturizes for a full 24 hours too, which is kind of amazing for a body lotion that disappears so fast. But it really does leave you feeling velvety soft all day, yet no greasy aftermath at all. Which is perfect for summer, right? RIGHT! And no fragrance to compete with whatever summer scent you feel like spritzing on yourself to make summer tolerable HAHAHA. Man…I really do hate summer, hey? I keep telling Terry we need to move to Scotland in our old age…somewhere in the Highlands there…a cottage…and a goat…I don’t know why I envision a goat in my retirement vision, but I’m pretty dang sure LILY @ChloeAsh might have something to do with it…. 😀

Yup! These two Aveeno products are #BetterTogether like peanut butter and jam, salt and pepper, summer and heat???! Yeah, all of those ok! Again, why can’t summer mean NICE, COMFY TEMPERATURES, HUH? WHY??!!

What’s your favourite Shower/Moisturizer Summer Combo #BetterTogether? Let us know! Tweet me dudes! Me and Aveeno really want to know and use that hashtag! And are you a summer lover? Or summer hater? Don’t worry…I’ll still love you no matter what! Me and my future goat-we PROMISE   🙂

And now, let’s  just enjoy The Cars -Magic! I’m going to try to show you a song I associate with summer, and feature them in these summer posts I write. This is a classic! And let’s talk Rick Ocasek-how’d that dude end up with Paulina??!!