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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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Walgreens Health and Wellness Review

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Walgreens.

Thanks to Blogher and Walgreens, I was given the opportunity to try some of the Walgreens Brand Health and Wellness Products. I headed straight to the sunscreen products, because in my family we can never have enough sun protection and I wanted to stock up on sun screen for my track tream. We’re going to attempt to end the season with no sunburns. The Kansas sun and wind can be brutal this time of year so I chose three products that will help block the damaging rays of the sun and help keep our skin moisturized.

The Walgreens Brand products are located on the shelf next to their name brand counter parts so it is easy to compare the ingredients and price. I purchased the following ingredients to try out on my family and track team:

Walgreens Sunscreen Lotion 50spf, very water resistant- I bought two 3 ounce tubes for $5.00. These tubes will live in our vehicles for a quick cover up before heading out in the sun. We wore them today as we ran outside and so far, no complaints.

Walgreens continuous Spray Sport 50spf- These were on special buy one 6 ounce bottle for $7.99 get one free which is a great savings. I’ll use this sunscreen on my track team to keep them protected during our practices and meets. I love that it’s water and sweat resistant which means I can spray it on my team and they can run, jump and throw as hard as they want without losing the protection when they are dripping with sweat. The continuous spray application makes it easy to apply in a rush. Since most of my athletes rush from one event to the next, this will come in handy.

Walgreens Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen 100+spf- $9.99 I’m eager to try this product on my own children since I gave birth to four very pale skinned children. It’s dermatologist recommended, contains anti-oxidants and is oil free. I’ll start my kids with this product and hopefully avoid sunburns this spring as they run out to play in sun. I tried this product today and I like it a lot. It’s not as thick as most sunscreens, it doesn’t feel tacky but leaves the skin with a shimmer and soft texture and a little goes a long way which means this tube should get me through track season just fine.

I’m happy to be using these products to help prevent sunburns on my kids and athletes. All the Walgreens Brand products are recommended by the Walgreens pharmacists and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. I think the price and quality of the products are great for a family needing the best product at a good value.

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!!!

Blogher is giving away a $100 gift card so you can try these products for yourself. Here’s the deets on the giveaway:

To enter the contest tell me if you’ve tried any of the Walgreens brand products and if so, how they compared to their name brand counterparts.

Giveaway dates are March 14th – April 13th

One comment per person.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
Try Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness products. Visit the site for more information


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