Beauty Goals for 2015 + a giveaway

garnier headhshot I remember this one time during my sophomore year of college. I was pulling an all-nighter, cramming for my Western Civ midterm. I recall turning the pages of my heavily doodled notebook, doing my best to memorize the information I had highlighted on the each of the pages. I remember pausing to think about the future… and concluding that life would most certainly be much easier when I didn’t have the stress of college. No more exams, no more studying, no more textbooks, and arrogant professors, and internships, and deadlines and drama. And sleep! After college I’d be able to sleep any time I wanted–I’ll never be tired again, I remember thinking. Then I buried my face back into my notes and pressed on with newfound motivation from this “light at the end of the tunnel” epiphany. I laugh now when I look back at my naive prediction of what life would be like for future Ashley. If only college Ashley knew there would be even greater expectations and deadlines and pressure and responsibility when it became time to take on the real world. Because future Ashley (also known as Momma) hasn’t slept in 6 years. I pull different kinds of all-nighters these days. The kind that involve toddler night terrors, fever-watch, drinks of water, rubbing “growing pains,” pee pee accidents and diaper changes (yes we’re still in diapers). Also, parenthood has taught me that the only time to efficiently cross any task off one’s to-do list is after the kiddos have gone to bed. So naturally I stay up into the wee hours of the night packing lunches, writing blog posts, printing invitations for a church activity, and ya know, catching up on Scandal and Nashville. Then, before I know it, Scandal and Nashville has become Scandal, Nashville, Downton Abbey and The Good Wife. Needless to say, I’m a night owl. And about the furthest thing from a morning person that you’ll ever come across. I wake up in the morning with what feels like a brick on my face. I struggle to lift my head, throw my feet over the side of the bed and begin the morning “get-the-kids-ready-for-the-day” routine. I often catch a glimpse of my reflection in the mirror–wild bedhead and cowlicks in full force, residual mascara under my half open eyes and a pale, ghost-like color to my skin. In the morning I’m “scary Mommy”–and trust me, it’s not a pretty picture when scary Mommy drops you off at school.

For the sake of not embarrassing my children as they get older and more observant (and also, so I can feel better about myself), I set a goal for 2015: make mornings easier… and less unattractive.garnier headshot 3

So far, this year I’ve learned that the most important part of feeling refreshed in the morning has to do with my beauty habits at night. For the first time in my life, I’ve taken up a consistent night-time beauty regiment and boy has it made a difference. Every night I wash and lightly exfoliate my face, sure to remove all foundation and eye makeup, then I follow up with Garnier Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream and Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream: Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream. I’ve noticed that truly “getting ready” for bed makes getting ready in the morning so much easier. Before, I was waking up with dull and dry skin every morning. I’m now noticing that my skin is less puffy, smoother and hydrated when I wake up. I have skin that can get dry very easily but is also prone to being oily–I guess they call that combination skin. This night cream has given me the perfect balance of being moisturized without feeling greasy. In the morning I look more rested and “awake” even if I’ve woken to a crying toddler 3 times in the middle of the night. I embarrassed that it took me so long to be consistent about skincare. Sure, it takes more time at night to get ready for bed but it also helps me sleep better too! garnier miracle cream Can’t get your nightly beauty sleep? Garnier has you covered with prizes that will make you look like you didn’t miss a wink! Enter the Sleep With This Sweepstakes now for the chance to win Garnier’s Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream, a Westin Heavenly® Bed and more. 

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Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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Comments

  1. Kelly Keitzer says:

    I totally plan on trying it. Now that I am 32, I noticed that I need to up my beauty game to look even remotely normal

  2. Mami2jcn says:

    Yes, I’d like to try it since I’m turning 40 this year.

  3. Mami2jcn says:

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  4. I would love to try it!!

  5. I would love to try it!

  6. I’m always up for trying something new. I feel like I’ve been good to my skin, but aging catches up to everyone!

  7. I definitely remember having that same mindset in college….”I can’t wait to be done here and working a regular schedule that way my work will begin and end at a set time each day and I can enjoy the rest of it!” And not to say I don’t enjoy my time with the kiddos and running around the house like a chicken with its head cut off simultaneously folding laundry, watching dinner on the stove, and supervising (read: doing) 2nd grade math homework, but I certainly do not ever just get to turn “off” after a workday is over. Ah to be young and naive!

    <3 Haley @ http://www.beautyinthischaos.com

  8. Julie Wood says:

    I plan to try Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night and I want to see how it helps my skin look smoother and younger! Looks like an amazing product!

  9. Thanks for introducing me to these products….I can’t wait to try them!

  10. I would love to try something – usually creams break my face out, but I really need to start moisturizing.

  11. Yes, I would love to try it

  12. Holly M says:

    I had never heard of it but YES I would love to give it a go! I’m a mess in the mornings but I get the most done at that time. Scary thought.

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  14. Barb McLaughlin says:

    Sounds amazing and would love to give it a try! So important!!!

  15. stephanie edwards says:

    This Momma needs to try to wake up less scary too!!

  16. Kelly D says:

    Yes, I would like to try this cream to see if it would help my skin.

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  18. jackie p says:

    I always feel so much better in the morning when I take time out the night before to clean my skin and apply moisturizer. Getting in a good habit of it is the hard part!

  19. Julie+Wood says:

    I am going to try Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to help fight wrinkles and the signs of fatigue! I need to try this cream so bad!!

  20. Julie+Wood says:
  21. steve weber says:

    Oh yes, I would love to try this!

  22. Valerie Smith says:

    I am definitely going to try these 2 products. I am a single Mom and at 41, I need to stop time. LOL. It’s important that I take my skin care more serious so I can stay looking young and vibrant.

  23. joellen says:

    This sounds like just what I need! As I’ve passed my 20s and mother 4 kiddos, I need all the help I can get! =)

  24. Lisa S. says:

    Just noticed my first wrinkles! Would love to try it!

  25. Yes! I just got LASIK eye surgery and was shocked that once my vision improved, so did the realizaton of how much my skin has aged.

  26. rachel l. says:

    Yes, I will try this! I’m 42 and have a career and four young children. “Fatigue” is my middle name! 🙂

  27. I’d love to try it out, but like someone else mentioned, I have somewhat sensitive skin so I’m a little hesitant to buy a whole bottle or whatever it comes in if I’m not sure how my skin will react. Any ideas on just getting a sample? =)

  28. Yes! Anything that works while I am sleeping is key to this mama face. Finding time to tend to myself during the day is an endless battle, so this work be perfect for me!

  29. heather says:

    I do plan to try Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to help fight wrinkles and the signs of fatigue. I sure need to find something that really works.

  30. Jennifer H. says:

    I turned 40 this year and I am starting to take skin care seriously. This sounds like a great product!!

  31. eva scott says:

    I turn 35 next month and I’ve been noticing my skin is duller and the lines around my eyes need some help! I always love trying new products so will definitely add this to my list. Thanks!

  32. I don’t have a nightly ritual either so after reading this post I feel, like you, like I should for the sake of my kids and myself. I am definitely going to go pick up some of this sleeping cream and hope it works miracles on me. 🙂

  33. Lisa B. says:

    Yes!! I would love to try this product. I’ve never heard about it until now! Thanks for sharing…sounds like a great invention!!

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  35. As a 30.5 year old…. yea… I should definitely try it out!!!!

  36. Neha Kaul says:

    It would be lovely to try this particular anti-ageing product given that I’ve turned 30 recently! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Neha+Kaul says:
  38. I really need this product. Sounds like a life saver.

  39. I am looking for something new to try!

  40. Jessie C. says:

    I plan to try Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to help fight wrinkles and dull skin.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  41. Jessie+C. says:

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  42. tina reynolds says:

    I would like to try since getting older it seems some new line or mark pops up all the time

  43. tina+reynolds says:
  44. Yes I am going to try these creams, its about time I started taking care of my skin!

  45. Julie Tate says:

    I’ve been recently looking for a good anti-aging and night cream. I’m glad you recommended this one! I will definitely give it a try!

  46. Yes, I love trying new products that can help fight the signs of aging skin.

  47. i plan to give it a try!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  49. Lacie Rowell says:

    I am totally going to give this stuff a whirl!! I just turned 39 and am freaking out a little…I too wake up with dryer less hydrated skin than I want. 🙂 I hope this helps!!

  50. yes, I plan to try it

  51. I am a “lotion and potion” fan, so I would likely really like to try it out.

  52. i would try it! and also let my mom try

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  54. This sounds right up my alley!

  55. Kristen says:

    I’d love to try this night cream! With a 7 month old, I need all the help I can get!

  56. I keep seeing this on blogs and would love to try it!

  57. Julie M says:

    Yes! This products looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it!

  58. Enrica H says:

    I so want to try this now!!

  59. I would love to try this!

  60. Jessica says:

    Yes I plan to try it!!! This almost 33 year old momma face needs something these days!!

  61. Stephanie says:

    Wish I could try it tonight! Goodbye wrinkles…hello rested face!

  62. I’d like to try it!

  63. Sayoko Lynn says:

    Yes, definitely! As a mama of a one year old, I definitely see a little less pep in my skin. I’d love to find something that helps hydrate my skin and make me look a little fresher! I’ve always had good experiences with Garnier products in the past so I’m excited to try this one. And that’s it’s one that’s not going to break the bank like some of the other anti-aging creams out there. Thank you!

  64. Turning 40 this year…it’s time to step up my game. I’d love to try the skincare products!

  65. Lisa Brown says:

    no, i do not plan to try it at this time, i have to finish up other skin care i have

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  67. courtney b says:

    yes I plan on using this form y fine lines and wrinkles.

    Really need some help in that area!

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  69. amy pugmire says:

    yes! it sounds so amazing! I will be trying it.

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  71. Renee K says:

    Definitely will try this product! Time to add anti-aging into my regimen…

  72. Katrina says:

    I’ve been thinking about adding a night cream to my regimen, but I always wonder if it’ll do anything more than my slather-it-on-everything coconut oil. Would love to know how it ends up working out!

  73. Maybe! I’m only 23 but I guess it could be good for my skin since I have trouble with it drying out.

  74. I’m gonna try it.

  75. Yes, I’d love to try this! I turned 31 this past May and want great products for my skin!!

  76. Yeah, definitely I’d try this! I love how many drugstore brands are really making great anti-aging and night creams now. So affordable and this looks like a great one!

  77. I’m all about fighting off father time! Bring it on!

  78. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Yes I plan on trying it

  79. Yes, I would love to try this Garnier product. I definitely need something!

  80. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would love to try the cream!

  81. Yes, I plan on trying it – I need all the help I can get!

  82. Susan Smith says:

    I’d love to try this product

  83. Susan Smith says:
  84. Unfortunately, after reviewing the ingredient lists, I will not be trying these. 🙁 Just too many things in them that I try to avoid.

  85. Denise L says:

    I don’t plan on trying this cream right now.

  86. Bert Ruiz says:

    I don’t. But my mom wants to try the Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream

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