I Smell Amazing Thanks to Olay (Plus a $50 Gift Card Giveaway!)

True fact: I had to go out and buy a loofah to review this Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash because I haven’t owned one in years. I subscribe to the “meh, my shampoo sort of dribbles down and gets the rest of me clean enough” school of Shower Techniques. “But Suzanne!” absolutely no one just asked, “What about when you shave?” I don’t want to alarm you, gentle reader, but I used regular old soap. The kind meant to make men less smelly. It’s like I was on a mission to make my knees as rough and scaly as possible. At least I could save money on sandpaper!

In the winter, dry skin is itchy and uncomfortable but easily hidden with pants and sweaters. With spring quickly approaching – not to mention all the shorts I knew I’d be wearing on my vacation – I needed to do something about my dry skin but I don’t want to spend a bunch of time applying moisturizer.

Enter Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash! First of all, I want to tell you I really, really like how the Olay Body Wash smells. A LOT. It’s like a fancy perfume, kind of reminiscent of lily of the valley, and it stays on my skin for a long time after I shower. The whole bathroom smells fantastic and I’ve been surreptitiously sniffing my arms when I think no one is looking. Second, I LOVE that there’s more than a whole jar of Olay moisturizer in every bottle. The body wash feels rich and creamy and luxurious whether I spread it on directly as shaving cream or on the loofah to wash all over. A small amount goes a long way and it lathers up nicely.

But most importantly, my skin feels great. Even my husband noticed my skin felt smoother, although it might have been because every time I put on a sundress I said, “Look at how soft my skin feels! Touch it! So niiiiice!” I love that using Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash means I don’t have to waste any time applying moisturizer and I can use that time for more important things, like taking iPhone photos of my kids while they sleep.

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109 Responses to “I Smell Amazing Thanks to Olay (Plus a $50 Gift Card Giveaway!)”

  1. Mami2jcn says:

    I simplify my morning beauty routine by really keeping makeup very simple. I only wear blush and lip gloss on any given day, sometimes concealer if my skin needs it, and mascara only on special occasions!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. Kelsey says:

    I simplify my morning routine by showering at night! :)

  4. Elena says:

    I simplify my routine by not wearing makeup unless it’s a special ocassion

  5. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i simplify my routine by blowdrying my hair at night

  6. LC says:

    I simplify my routine by actually having a routine. For years I was so disorganized in the morning that sometimes I’d run out of the house without brushing my teeth. My husband is the opposite- he’s very disiplined and always does things in the same order every morning. Not long after we moved in together, his ways rubbed off on me. Now I always eat, brush my teeth, take my vitamins, etc. in the same order and its rare that I forget any part of the routine. It also makes it easier to remember non-routine things (e.g. I needed to bring headphones to work today for a webinar, and I actually remembered them) since I’m not using much brain power to remember the stuff I do every day.

  7. Alecia says:

    Wear your hair in braids after an evening shower and walah.. its crimpy & cute in the morn!

  8. rosa says:

    I keep my routine simple by keeping my skin well moisturized, and when in a hurry, I just add some blosh.

  9. barbra says:

    I save time in the mornings by letting my hair air dry on the drive in to work.

  10. courtney b says:

    i use tinted moisturizer instead of foundation when i’m in a hurry

  11. Ris says:

    Great giveaway! I simplify by using tinted moisturizer and tinted chapstick. They’re magical.

  12. Crystal W says:

    I simplify at night by leaving Olay cleansing wipes beside the bed to take off my make up when I’m too tired or forget to wash my face! Also keep my facial serums and moisturizer beside bed so I don’t forget to put it on!

  13. Amanda says:

    I simplify my routine by never, ever blow drying my hair. If you find a product that works well with your hair type, you really should be able to just put in the product while your hair is damp and leave it to air dry.

  14. Robyn says:

    I also like to save time by air drying my hair…so nice to be able to do that again since it is fake summer in the midwest right now.

  15. Katherine says:

    Does showering with my two little girls count as “simplifing?” Probably not, but thats all I got :-)

  16. Melanie says:

    I simplify my routine by showering at night.

  17. Kimberly says:

    I just found an awesome tinted moisturizer with SPF. Love 3 steps in 1!

  18. Stephanie says:

    im going to use dry shampoo on days that im in a rush!

  19. anna pry says:

    by not wearing makeup

  20. ellen says:

    I keep things simple by having what I want to wear planned out and watch the weather so I dress for it!

  21. Joanna says:

    I simplify my routine by waking up before the girls to shower most days so that I’m ready to go.

  22. arely says:

    Great giveaway : ).

    I simplify my routine by letting my hair air dry till it’s lightly damp. I then blow dry it straight and save my hair a full 15 min under hot air.

  23. Ashley H. says:

    I shower at night to save time in the morning.

  24. Jennifer W says:

    I simplofy my routine by only washing my hair every other day. Then I do an alternate style on the off days to keep it from looking oily, i.e. ponytail, etc…

  25. AubreyLaine says:

    I simplify by showering at night since it takes so long for me to get ready in the morning even without showering!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  26. Michelle says:

    I simplify my routine by organizing more. I lay out the clothes that I plan to wear. Print off to do lists.

  27. Jessica T. says:

    I simplify my routine by washing my hair every other day. I have long hair so it really saves time.

  28. Jamie B says:

    I simplify by only doing the things I want to do. Don’t feel like doing makeup? Don’t do it. Etc.

  29. Debbie B says:

    I have a nice vanity area in my bathroom that I’m able to keep everything organized and ready for my morning routine. Showering at night helps saves time in my routine as well

  30. Jessica F says:

    I try to be as simple as possible in the mornings… just a little lip gloss and mascara! I also shower at night too so I can spend more time sleeping :)

  31. anash says:

    to keep my routine simple i use one product for more than one thing- i use vaseline for lip gloss and moisturier sometimes! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  32. anash says:

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  33. Janice Cooper says:

    I simplify my routine by keeping my hair simple and wearing minimal makeup

  34. Ashley C says:

    I like double-duty products like a facial moisturizer with SPF or a face wash and makeup remover in one!


  35. cw says:

    At night, I shower and let my hair dry naturally…In the morning, I just refresh the curls with a little spritz.

  36. Susan Smith says:

    I simplify my beauty routine by wearing a miminal amount of makeup and letting my hair dry naturally.

  37. steph says:

    i wash my face while i shower!

  38. Jessie C. says:

    I simplify my routine by using tinted moisturizer and lip gloss in order to save time in the morning.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  39. Amy Tong says:

    Some of the ways that I’m able to simplify my morning beauty routine? I put less make ups. Yes, it took me a while to get used to it but I’m loving it so far.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  40. sandra says:

    i shower in the evenings so i don’t have to in the morning

  41. Chris Ziegler says:

    One way I simplify my routine is to set out my cereal box before I go to bead.
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  42. Chris Ziegler says:

    I have tweeted your giveaway-

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  43. Jamie says:

    I skip shampooing!

  44. Denise L says:

    I skip makeup and just wear moisturizer and lipgloss.

  45. I skip showering at least twice a week (what, I’m busy!) Also, my gift card arrived from your last giveaway – thanks!

  46. abby says:

    I let my hair air-dry unless I am going somewhere fancy (like, um, a playdate). A little bit of Argan oil and I’m out the door!

  47. Janice Cooper says:

    I keep my hair simple and wear minimal makeup

  48. Dee says:

    I use 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner! I also cleanse my face while showering instead of doing so at the sink.

  49. christina says:

    I use tinted moisturizer and take a shower at night

  50. Kelly D says:

    I simplify my routine by setting out everything I want to wear the night before.

  51. sy says:

    I don’t use much body wash so I don’t spend time moisturizing, but body wash with moisturizer sounds better. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  52. MelissaO says:

    I only wear very basic make up most days…mascara, powder, and lip gloss…this makes things quite simple!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  53. Gina M Maddox says:

    I simplify by using the basics – a good tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, and mascara. Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. Gina M Maddox says:

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  55. Tina M says:

    I simplify my morning beauty routine by using 3 in 1 day cream

  56. meredith says:

    Ive simplified my AM routine in order to save time by prepping all I can the night before – ie coffee maker is set so it automatically starts with my wake-up alarm or using moisturizer at night

  57. Christina Tong says:

    I simplify my beauty routine by applying moisturizer and foundation follow by blush and lip gloss. It saves me time in the morning.


  58. Christina Tong says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/189136547055022080


  59. Kerry says:

    I simplify by only washing my hair every other day.

  60. Sunnymay says:

    Sometimes I let my long hair “air dry” and have what they call “wash and wear” hair that I comb with my fingers. A lip gloss and a bit of attention around the eyes with serum and I’m out the door.
    In my 20’s it took 10 minutes, now it’s 15 to 20 for the bed to world look.

  61. Ashley Tucker says:

    I simplify my routine by using 2 in 1 products

  62. Marie Howard says:

    i keep my stuff together and use dual use products!

  63. Maria Cantu says:

    I wash my hair at night and then use moisturizer in the morning.

  64. ANGEL JACKLYN says:


  65. I try to do as much as I can the night before. That way I’m not rushing around in the morning trying to get backpacks together, lunches made, and everyone dressed and ready to go!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  66. Sarah L says:

    I simplify by having wash & wear hair.
    Thanks for the contest.

  67. Betty C says:

    I keep my hair short so it doesn’t take a lot of time to look decent.

  68. Jill L says:

    The easiest thing to do was to keep a simple hair style. I can just get up and go which is a big help.

  69. angie lilly says:

    I simplify by not wearing makeup and having a natural hair style that does not require product or styling, so its just dry and go!

  70. Carmen says:

    I’ve been known to shower the night before.

  71. Mari says:

    I simplify my routine by exfoliating in the shower.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  72. Kimberly says:

    I wear minimal makeup, apply a tinted moisturizer and lipgloss. I also have a hairstyle that is low maintenance.

  73. Sand says:

    I simplify by washing from top to bottom.

  74. Michelle Spayde says:

    Unless I really need to look super nice, I’ll shorten my makeup routine to mascara and lip gloss.

  75. amanda j. says:

    I make my routine go faster by multitasking while I condition in the shower by shaving and brushing my teeth.