Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum. Opinions are 100% my own.
Spring seriously cannot get here fast enough for me. To get the ball rolling toward that, I am refreshing my own beauty routine! It is super easy to do right now too because, with the Take a New Look promotion, you can get a $10 reward by spending $30 on participating Unilever products at Albertsons/Safeway, and you can enter for a chance to win personal care products. More on how to do that below!
My New Spring Beauty Routine
Spring is a great time to focus on personal care and getting hair and skin in great shape after suffering the harsh effects of winter. For me, my hair really took a beating this winter from all of the running that I did outdoors and I also color treat it and use heat on it. So my hair needs extra care. My skin is on the dry side as well. So, I went shopping at Albertsons/Safeway for a refresh of my personal care routine. Here is what I picked up.
Sulfate-Free Hair Care
I am a big fan of sulfate-free items. Sulfate-free hair care products are good for preserving color as they are gentler on the hair. If you do Keratin treatments, like I sometimes do, then they are a must. I actually picked up two sets of sulfate-free hair products. I like to switch up the items that I use on my hair and I was curious about both sets, so I stocked up!
First off, I grabbed shampoo and conditioner from the TRESemmé Botanique Suflate Free Hair Line. With the TRESemmé Botanique line of products, the brand has infused nutrient-rich botanicals with their professional-quality formulas. The collection is completely free from parabens and dyes and is aimed at helping to reveal your hair’s natural beauty.
The TRESemmé Botanique collection has three different systems to choose from. I actually did a bit of mix and match. I grabbed the sulfate-free shampoo from the Color Vibrance and Shine system, which is perfect for my color-treated hair, and I was curious to try it. Then, I added a new bottle of my long-time favorite conditioner from the Nourish and Replenish system, which is ideal for thirsty, frizzy hair in need of a moisture boost. That is definitely my hair! You can also find the TRESemmé Damage Recovery system for damaged hair. I am loving the shampoo so far and it pairs very nicely with the conditioner. My color looks great, and my hair is feeling nice and soft.
I also checked out the Love Beauty and Planet Line of products because I had been wanting to give them a try. Love Beauty and Planet started with the goal to make you more beautiful and give a little love to our planet. The brand has a holistic approach in which they have given careful thought to ingredients, product packaging, and social partnerships in order to help make a difference towards a happier, less wasteful planet. Their products are also vegan, which is something I know is of interest to some of my readers. I think that their packaging is also particularly attractive.
I grabbed the Turmeric and Tonka Essence Prevent and Protect hair products, which are aimed at split end prevention for weak hair. They are also sulfate free. I find that all of my running tends to leave my hair weak, and I get a ton of split ends, so I really wanted to give these items a try. At the same time, I know that my color and keratin will be protected because the products are sulfate free. So far, I really like the products. They have a nice feel to them, and my hair feels great after using them. Love Beauty and Planet also makes some other shower products, and I am definitely going to check them out further in the future.
To address my dry skin, I grabbed a gentle exfoliator from the Dove Body Polish Line. Dove Exfoliating Body Polish is whipped, rich, fragrant, and it nourishes your skin as it exfoliates. The result is nice smooth skin after every bath or shower. Dove makes a number of these, and I got the Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe version. It has a light fragrance that I love. It is not overwhelming and is simply fresh and clean smelling. The body polish is enriched with Dove’s unique 1/4 moisturizing cream, which really leaves a noticeable softness to the skin. This is great for getting my skin in top shape for bare legs in spring!
Finally, I grabbed a couple of items form the Simple Water Boost Line. What I love about this line of products is that the products are lightweight, yet moisturizing. As winter ends and springs comes in, I like to switch from heavier creams to lighter products. The Simple Hydrating Gel Cream, is perfect for that. It has a light lotion/gel texture, and it hydrates the skin without feeling heavy. I am rather in love with it and suspect that I will be buying it repeatedly throughout spring and summer.
I also grabbed some Simple Micellar make-up remover eye pads because they are great for easily removing makeup and are also super gentle. Overall, the Simple Water Boost line consists of lightweight, hydrating formulas to help reverse the signs of dehydration. The products are great for sensitive skin.
Get Rewarded and Enter the Take a New Look Sweepstakes
So, now that I have shown you my new products for spring, what about yourself? With the current Take A New Look promotions you can get a $10 reward for buying $30 in Unilever personal care products and enter to win free personal care products as well! So, this is a great time to refresh your routine! Here are the prize details:
- The first 1,000 sweepstakes entries will win a free personal care product from one of your favorite brands in the form of a $5 Albertsons Companies gift card.
- One weekly winner will be chosen at random for 13 weeks to receive a year’s supply of free personal care products from the brands you love in the form of a $200 Albertsons Companies gift card.
How to Enter
To enter, remember BUY, SNAP, CHOOSE!:
- BUY $30 of Unilever Personal Care products in one or multiple transactions: When you spend $30 on participating Unilever Personal Care Products, you’ll receive a $10 eGift Card of your choosing to Nordstrom, Groupon, Spa Week or a Visa® Rewards Virtual Account.
- SNAP A photo of your receipt(s): Take a photo of your receipt and upload it to TakeANewLookRewards.com to receive your $10 reward.
- CHOOSE Your $10 reward after your receipt has been validated.
Also, SHARE your favorite beauty tips and products through popular beauty hashtags like #wakeupandmakeup and inspire others to take a new look and be a beauty boss just like you! That is always a fun hashtag to follow!
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