Lovely Dove-ly

If your baby is seven weeks old, that still counts as "postpartum," right? Because I'm still feeling postpartum-y (that is totally a word). You know: perpetually tired. Slightly crusty with spit-up. Desperate for the day I fit into my jeans again so I can take off these stretchy "workout" pants that I'm not working out in nearly as often as it would appear.

But despite those facts, I am slowly, steadily working toward getting back to my pre-pregnancy mediocrity smokin' hotness. Gotta do this in baby steps, y'all. And one of the ways I'm doing that is to take a little more "me time" ... pampering myself a bit more than usual. Making myself feel pretty and girly again. Because mothering four boys can leach the femininity right outta you, if you let it.

So when I got the opportunity to review Dove® Visible Care Softening Crème Body Wash, I was on it like white on rice. Like coupon-fanatics at a two-for-one sale. Like flies on stink. Any chance to wash that alligator scaliness right out of my poor neglected mom-skin is a chance I'm going to take. (I'm not gonna lie - this is a paid BlogHer review - but the opinion of the body wash is mine all mine!)

Anyhow, the first thing I noticed was the lovely scent. Officially, the product is described as having "a white floral gourmand fragrance that includes an elegant combination of magnolia and pink jasmine." Whatever it is, it made me feel like I should be sitting in a sunny Southern flower garden drinking a mint julep. I wanted to walk around sniffing my arms all day but since that would be just a step away from smelling my armpits, and therefore socially unacceptable (or just downright weird), I refrained.

I always need to slather on some kind of heavy-duty lotion after showering, but to my surprise and delight, I don't have to after using the Dove® Visible Care Softening Crème Body Wash. Yet I don't feel like a greased pig, coated with residue, either - my skin just feels clean and moisturized. (This body wash has the highest concentration of NutriumMoisture™ across the Dove® product line.) And it's soft!My four-year-old kept stroking my arm during story time, which is the closest thing to a compliment on my skin that he's probably going to give me.

Visibly more beautiful skin from a body wash? You betcha. Harried postpartum-y mom who feels just a little bit closer to gorgeous? CHECK. 

Bottom line is, I'm glad to have been introduced to this stuff, and that's the honest-to-goodness, review-or-not truth. And you should introduce your scaly self to it, too. In fact, you can get a dollar off coupon here from the peeps at Dove®. It comes in three varieties - Softening (the one I tried), Toning, and Renewing. All promise to improve the look and feel of your skin in just one week (as long as you, like, bathe at least semi-regularly).


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So - what kind of Dove® Visible Care™ body wash does your mom-hide need: Softening, Toning, or Renewing?


  1. I love Dove body wash - I use the cucumber and green tea and (this sounds weird) but I love how my bathroom smells after a shower.

  2. I'm such a creature of habit, always just grabbing the bar of soap. I never think about using body wash, but now I'll have to give it a try!

  3. I am giving it a try, if you say it is so, then it is so!


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