GIVEAWAY: Dove Does a Body Good

Some brands become so integrated into our lives that they become an extension of us. For me Dove is one of them.

My bathroom is filled with an array of their tried-and-true body washes and each new formula gets better and better. The Deep Moisture wash is my current fave and for good reason. The rich lather swathes skin into a sudsy, frothy euphoria—caressing it like no other. The blend of nourishing and moisturizing properties penetrates and replenishes hydration deep beneath the surface.

It’s so moisturizing (even after one shower!) that I can actually skip applying lotion if I’m in a pinch for time.Plus, the ultra-calming and cool fragrance is a real treat for your senses. Not overpowering, it clings to the skin creating a pleasant aroma that stays with you all day.

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Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash available here, $4.99

It’s hard to believe that a cleanser as decadent as Dove is readily available at your local drugstore. You’d think it would be reserved for fancy spas or specialty bath and body retailers, but nope, it’s conveniently sold at your neighborhood Duane Reade or Rite-Aid.

If you have sensitive skin and are often moisture-zapped, this body wash will change your life. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it will leave your body feeling fresh, velvety soft and super moisturized.

Want to try it for yourself? If so, I’m giving away Dove’s Deep Moisture Body Wash to two lucky readers. Simply leave a comment telling me why you want to give this body wash a test run. The contest is only open to U.S. residents and will run until Friday, September 30th, 2016 11:59EST. The winners will be randomly selected and announced by Monday, October 3rd, 2016.

Farm Fresh Festival Promotes Healthy Lifestyle for Kids

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This past weekend, my family and I had the pleasure of attending the first Farm Fresh Festival for Kids here in New York City. Held at South Street Seaport, the event was created to inspire healthy habits, featuring farm-to-table foods. The one-day celebration was the perfect way to usher in the new school year. Organized by the Generation Fresh Foundation, Howard Hughes Corporation, Fresh Kids and a host of community volunteers, entertainers, authors and small business owners, the event was a smorgasbord of fun. Packed with tons of interactive and experiential discovery zones, kids were able to explore how their food is grown to actually making their very own healthy snacks. From small farm animals to hands-on cooking demos, children in attendance were treated to a ton of engaging … Keep Reading

Get the Look: Taraji P. Henson’s Emmys Beauty

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This cookie never crumbles. Taraji P. Henson who plays “Cookie” on Fox’s hit show Empire, stunned at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Although she didn’t snag the coveted lead actress in a drama award for her work on the music-centric series, she certainly won top honors for her style and beauty game. Her makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff delivered the goods when it came to her flawless skin and gorgeous makeup. “Getting ready for the Emmys is actually a fun process,” Ashunta said in a release. “Taraji is very zen and relaxed, it’s the glam team who’s not. We listen to great music and laugh, but most importantly she makes sure we have fun.” And that fun, laidback environment paid off. Taraji, who recently launched a cosmetics collection with M.A.C, beamed with … Keep Reading

Probiotics Keep Kids’ Tummies Happy

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Now that school’s back in session, unfortunately those pesky germs that cling to kids are also making a comeback. With classrooms being a cesspool for germs and viruses, it’s imperative that we moms protect our children as much as possible. The germ-ridden surfaces they encounter on a daily basis can wreak havoc on their immune systems. And reinforcing proper hand washing isn’t enough. Did you know that most sicknesses start in the gut? Yep, hand washing alone can’t prevent nasty bugs from entering their intestinal tract. That’s why we have to help build their systems from the inside—literally, in their tummies. Bio-Kidz Probiotic Supplement available here. One of the best and easiest ways to do this is by introducing probiotics into their diet. Probiotics have many benefits namely, … Keep Reading

An Enchanted Experience: Cirque du Soleil—Toruk

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Some things are just so beautiful that they take your breath away — leaving you searching for the words to fully justify their magnificence. That’s exactly the case when it comes to describing the experience that is Cirque du Soleil: Toruk—The First Flight. I had been looking forward to attending the show ever since the invitation popped up in my inbox a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the days preceding opening night, I had fallen ill with the flu. Thankfully, the night of the show I was well enough to make the three-block trek to the Barclays Center. From wondrous waterfalls to lava spewing craters to amazing acrobatic feats, the show was packed with fanciful performances and stunning sets. The light displays and set designs were so spectacular that my daughter incessantly … Keep Reading

‘Stomp’: A Sonic Sensation

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Many parents know that pots and pans are just about every child’s first musical instruments. What baby hasn’t crawled into a kitchen and quickly turned it into his or her own personal concert hall? After recently seeing the groundbreaking off-Broadway show, “STOMP,” I’m convinced that just about any household item or even garbage for that matter can be transformed into an innovative musical tool. Since opening its stage doors in 1994 at the iconic Orpheum Theatre in the East Village, the unique show has been a must-see for New Yorkers and theatergoers from all over the world. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, this show-stopping production has been making noise for more than two decades and shows no signs of slowing down. Comprised of several talented body … Keep Reading

GIVEAWAY: Baby Magic Products to Keep Baby Fresh & Clean

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There are scents that just stay with you. New car, fresh baked cookies and newborn babies are the first to come to mind. For many, the latter is a smell that we moms wish could linger forever. Unfortunately, infants grow up and no longer possess that unique scent. Until then, we can slather them in Baby Magic’s “Original Baby Scent” lotion – my favorite for after bath time. Somehow the legacy brand managed to bottle the elusive smell we moms crave and sold it to the masses. In fact, they’ve been in the business of making babies smell heavenly and clean since 1951! Oh, and course they accomplish this by infusing that fresh scent into many of their products including cleansers, shampoos and moisturizers. Baby Magic Gentle Baby Lotion available here,   Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash click … Keep Reading