United States of Motherhood: Giveaway: Not By The Hair of My Chinny-Chin-Chin

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Giveaway: Not By The Hair of My Chinny-Chin-Chin

Approaching 40 is a bitch. It simply is.

Body parts are simply not as bouncy as they once were. Roots turn a suspicious glittery silver. And no, not the vampire silver kind. More gun metal gray.

No, not Anderson Cooper and George Clooney, rawr. Think Frau Hilda Frumapus. Think Coach Beast. More indignity? I've been finding rogue branches on my chin, my friends. Let me repeat that.

On. my. chin. As in a dark, ant-leg looking alien beings in the style of the wicked witch.

This. Will. Not. Stand.

I considered burning the little f#$%ers to the ground. I considered laser treatment. I considered acid.

In the end, a product sent to me in the mail saved my skin in my apocalyptic hair removal panic. To be honest, depilatory creams scare me. They've scared me ever since the seminal moment in middle school everyone seems to have when they think Nair is a good thing. Then, since more is better, you leave it on too long and realize having skin, not burning, bumpy-WTF-did-I-do-to-my-legs-skin moments, is something to be valued.

So I admit, I was nervous when I was chosen by Olay and BlogHer to try out their New Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo. They told me it was a uniquely formulated, two-step system designed to gently, yet effectively, remove unwanted facial hair, leaving skin smooth, conditioned, and visibly hair free.

The Skin Guarding Balm, applied before the removal cream, actually did hydrate my skin and guess what? No irritation, redness, nor other tell-tale signs that I'd just been boiled in acid like other hair removal creams.

Better yet? No branch coming out of my chin. Thank you, Olay. You saved my womanly pride. Feeling less Coach Beast and more girlie girl without the log in my chin.

Now if only there was something for those silvers in all the wrong places...

In the meantime, you'll find me rocking out to Pandora's 80's alternative mix-something my kids call "the oldies." Yep, feeling older than dirt but now way more feminine thanks to Olay.

What's cheering me up is I get to pass on some love to my readers. Yes, you!!

Leave me a comment or tweet commiserating with me with your own hair-in-all-the-wrong-places stories to be entered to win a $50 VISA gift card, courtesy of BlogHer and Olay.


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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.

  • This sweepstakes runs from 1/3/2012 - 2/3/2012.
  • Be sure to visit the Promotions & Prizes page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!
  • While we’re on the subject of looking good, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great tips and expert posts!
  • I wrote this post while participating in the Olay program on behalf of BlogHer. I received product information to facilitate my post and monetary compensation for the time to write my post.

UPDATE: Congrats to Jennifer Reed a.k.a. #225 chosen randomly by BlogHer.

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lmurley2000 said...

i have lots of hair on my neck and chin


lmurley2000 said...




Tabathia said...

I admit I have a very light mustache
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Mo said...

As i get older, im noitcing some new friends about my face, would love to try this!!

tattwo said...

I have downy soft very light blond "sideburns" that I seem to be the only one that notices. But as I get "older" I seem to have less hair everywhere so eventually it will go away, Right?

Tracey said...

I find hair in strange places every day. Even the nose hairs are trying to make an appearance. Aging is NOT for sissies! Every day bring some new horror.

Anonymous said...

From Mo and accidentally deleted---sigh fat fingers:


tweet! smallstarshines@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i have to take care of my eyebrows or else i will have a unibrow


BusyWorkingMama said...

I have a few hairs along my upper lip that drive me bonkers! I swear they were not there when I was younger.
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missrantsypants said...

Ugh, As I get older it gets worse!


Anonymous said...

I still wax my upper and lower lip areas. Would love to try this.

tlcfromtn said...

I seem to be getting more and more chin hairs every day! And dark ones at that.I un-lovingly refer to them as goat hairs. I can picture myself having a goat beard at this rate, lol

braaisjo at gmail dot com

tlcfromtn said...


braaisjo at gmail dot com

wizardewu said...

Hair in the wrong place springs from a mole that I have.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

GIRL!! I am a bearded lady so you don't have to worry about me empathizing! LOL I bleach my mustache and trim it and my chin hairs with scissors! LOL
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/165477024427806720
14earth at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I tweeze...what a pain, but I'd rather do that than grow a beard! :-)

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

E said...



~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

Jeanentt said...

I have a mustache I have to keep waxed!

Anonymous said...

I'm turning 40 this year and beginning to see those stray unwanted hairs and would LOVE to try this to help deal with them.
Lori L.
monlor AT aol DOT com

michedt said...

Oh God, Isn't that hair on the chin just horrible. What's even worse, is when the hubby starts trying to play with them. ARGH. Help, please.

michedt said...


~dab said...

PCOS - need I say more? I have a ton of unwanted hair :(

Reejen said...

Yes... silver hair on my head and chin hairs popping up instantaneously.

Jessica T. said...

I recently found stray hairs on my neck - yuck!
reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

Nancy said...

All the hair that should be thickly growing on my head has migrated and is sprouting on my chin. The only benefit is my legs seem less stubbly now.

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

My wife could use this.

Tim Moss, yupbucket@hotmail.com

cassandra said...

My aunt says this product is absolutely amazing. I have yet to use it but definitely will after reading your review as well. thanks!

Misty Sunrise said...

ever since I hit my mid 20's these pesky little chin hairs have been popping up everywhere! I hate it!

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

Misty Sunrise said...



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Kendra Gillilan said...

lol!!! yeah almost 43 and those bristles on the chin are lovely and in fact that is terrific with those grayies I detest also, shall they be my highlights??
kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

Julieh said...

I commiserate because my hair is always flat no matter what I do to it. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Julieh said...

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Lynn said...

I have some light fuzz on my upper lip!

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dvice12 said...

My hair can get super staticky

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...my wife has a freaky single hair, very dark & thick, that grows out of one of her earlobes...I am sometimes enlisted to pluck out the interloper, with tweezers, for her !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

brianpiero said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/brianpiero/status/165658806045515776

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Atreau said...

I'm Asian so not a lot of body hair here but I do have to tweeze my brows a lot!

Tara said...

When my 3 year old says, 'Mommy, your hair looks funny,' that is not a good sign!

daveshir2005 said...

I was at work one day and my nose kept itching while I was waiting on a customer. I kept itching under my nose(it looked like I was wiping it). When I was finished with my customers I realized I had a long hair growing out of my mustache(I am a woman) tickling my nose. I kept wondering if they could see it or not.


LuckyTJG said...

I have two sisters and we're all in our 50's. We pick on our oldest sister all the time because she slwasys says she has to go have her mustache waxed. I received a Norelco shaver and beard trimmer in a giveaway and my youngest sister and I joked about giving it to our "bearded" sister for Christmas. We laughed so much about it and still do.

Gianna said...

I'm Italian.. 'nuff said LOL.

purango said...

It is amazing where you find a hair growing. I found one on my breast. garrettsambo@aol.com

Scout's Honor said...

UPDATE: Congrats to Jennifer Reed a.k.a. #225 chosen randomly by BlogHer.

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