Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday! Update, a review, a little giveaway. Sorta.

First, let me share something that I think is pretty cool. You know how I mentioned the Complaint Free World book yesterday and how I'm working on becoming complaint free? Well, the author, Will Bowen, visited my site and commented. Really! He took the time to stop over at my little blog and congratulate me on my quest. I just think that is cool.

And maybe it is the boost I need because I did complain to my husband yesterday about a ticket sale that went awry. The good thing about it, though, is that caught myself and didn't get all worked up. So, half success? Sure!

OK, second, my legs are continuing to feel good after the two runs on Wednesday followed by a 4.5 mile run yesterday. I have a run on the schedule for this evening and then I'm off tomorrow because we have a big family party to go to. Then, a long-ish run on Sunday.

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I've been remiss with my reviews and have a few good ones to do over the next few weeks.

I'll start getting back on track with my review of Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth antiperspirant and deodorant. Apparently the folks at Dove think I'm just sweaty enough to test drive this stuff! And they aren't that wrong...

The idea behind this new antiperspirant is that it also reduces stubble over time. According to the material they sent, it has:

All the benefits of a Dove antiperspirant/deodorant
  • 24-hour odor and wetness protection
  • Alleviates white marks
  • Conditions and cares for underarm skin
Makes stubble easier to deal with
  • Reduces that prickly feeling between shaves
  • Keeps underarms smoother for longer
  • Within weeks of regular use, hair feels softer, finer and easier to remove for a cleaner, closer shave
I've been using the stuff for about a month and I think it works well. The smell is a bit strong for me (Wild Rose) but I normally use unscented antiperspirant so I'm not used to heavy scents. Other than that I like it. It keeps me sweat free and (I hope!) stink free. Now, what about the stubble, you're probably asking. Good question! I'm not sure. See, it's summer and so I shave my underarms every day, which means I can't really tell if it's made a ton of difference. I think it has made for closer shaves but how can you tell?

Dove also makes a version in a nature fresh scent so I'll check that out and see if it is a little less strong. If you'd like to try it out, you can either print off a coupon from their web site here or let me know and I can send you a few (they sent me a stack of them -- it's the same as on their site).

Since we're talking (OK, I'm writing) about a giveaway, I want to make sure to mention that Marlene is hosting a really, really cool giveaway on her blog. But, you might not want to enter because you might not want to decrease my chances of winning. Ha!

And that's it for this Friday! Good luck to everyone racing this weekend especially Terri and J who are running the Boilermaker. I wish I could be there with you!!!

~ Felice


J.J. said...

Just found your blog! I read J's :) I am a mom of 4 and started running in January. I did a 10K in May and am gong to do a half marathon in Sept. I dig reading about other runners! It helps keeping me motivated!

Quix said...

I like Dove, I don't use this particular version but I've used the same other one for years. The only downside is it does tend to leave nice streaks on my shirt when I pull it on. Oh well. Happy weekend!

Marlene said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Felice!

Too cool that the author stopped by!! You just never know who is reading. :)

Also, thanks for the Dove review. I have never been able to find a great antiperspirant so I think I'll try this one out.

Have a great weekend!

Diana said...

I haven't used it before, but I may have to try!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Happy Friday, as a fellow sweaty one I may have to check out Dove.. The summers months are the WORST!

Have a great weekend..

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just bought that deodorant! Been using it for about a week so far. So far I haven't noticed a difference in the underarm hair... but it hasn't been long. And now I'm feeling slightly self-conscious that I was so excited to "bond" over deodorant use! ;-) LOL

J said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Maybe next year you can run it! I saw the commericial for the dove stuff and thought it was cool!

Queen Lindsay said...

I need to work on not complaining myself, I feel a challenge coming on!!!

Lindsay said...

very cool about the author stopping by :) a little motivation for watching your attitude!

have a great weekend!

Denise said...

I use the clinical strength deodorant and think it works pretty well.

joyRuN said...

That's awesome about the author!

Definitely sounds like a worthwhile pursuit - a complaint-free week. I'll have to try that out :)

carla said...

I luv the dove.

I sweat a lot.


(I provide too much info.)

Anonymous said...

I love dove deoderant. I prefer (and recommend) the pear scent.

Liz said...

Critical question on your product review: is it an aluminum-free deodorant??

Felice Devine said...

I checked on the ingredients and, no, it isn't aluminum-free.

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