Monday, July 29, 2013

LBS Beauty: Unlock Your Softer Side With Suave


If you know my beauty regimen, you know that I'm no stranger to drugstore beauty and affordable products. Though I love my luxury staples as well, there are quite a few brands on the market that combine quality with affordability. Suave is one of those brands and I've always been a fan of their products. Everything from using their conditioner to co-wash my hair when I first went natural, to using their body washes and lotions that do the job just as well as pricier brands.
So once I found out that TV hostess, personality and homegirl-in-my-head Wendy Williams was taking the challenge to unlock her "softer" side with Suave, I had to find out what the hooplah was all about. If you guys know Wendy, you know "soft" is not typically a word used to describe her. Ever since her radio days, she's been the hostess to say exactly what was on her mind, regardless of who was listening or who didn't like her. Because I think she's hilarious, and she actually gives really great hair & beauty advice on her talk show, I knew her partnership with Suave totally made sense.

I decided to take the challenge to "unlock my softer side" as well and give a few of Suave's moisturizers and body washes a test run for a week. My skin tends to get dry year-round, from winter to summer so moisture and softness is really important in maintaining my look when I step out on the NYC streets. I picked up two different moisturizers from Suave - the Suave® Skin Solutions Smoothing Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter & Shea (two of my fave ingredients) and the Suave® Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Body Lotion.

I used the Smoothing lotion to help maintain my skin and make it smooth to the touch before heading out. I love how rich it is as a moisturizer for day, and I also love the cocoa butter smell - yum!

At night, before bed, I smoothed on the Advanced Therapy collection. It has a fresh crisp smell, and was really effective at relieving dry skin. I like to use heavier moisturizers at night before bed to allow them to soak into my skin overnight. I wake up with super soft skin and I always feel like it helps improve the overall condition of my skin. 

I also gave their Suave® Naturals Sweet Pea & Violet Body Wash a try. It smells amazing, and lathers really well. You can use it double duty and poor a little in under running water for a nice moisturizing bubble bath too.

Each product has its own unique benefits. After taking the challenge, I stand by my love for Suave as a really great alternative to higher-priced products because it actually works. You shouldn't have to splurge on key products like moisturizer and body wash when companies like Suave offer affordable options. Beauty on a budget, for real. Love it!

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67 comments:

  1. I love Suave body products! I used their body wash all the time and love how it leaves my skin silky and soft. I'm excited to try their body lotion to unlock my "softer" side! :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  3. I'd use the Everlasting Sunshine body wash to unlock my softer side!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  4. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/363030494025232385

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  5. I haven't used Suave products in a long time. I would use the Suave Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Lotion.

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  6. I am a fan of Suave! The Suave Smoothing Body Lotion in cocoa butter and shea sounds like it would be perfect for the rough spots such as elbows and knees and I'd love to try it! As for unlocking my softer side? I treat myself to a good pedicure once a month. :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  7. tweeted! https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/363928300738985985

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  8. I'd use the smoothing cocoa butter cream to unlock my softer side!
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  9. I would want to use the Suave Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Lotion.

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  10. I love Suave body washes. My favorite right now is Everlasting Sunshine.

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  11. I would like to try their body wash

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  12. Yes, I use their lotion products and I love them

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  13. Love their products! :)

    HilLesha(at)twc(dot)com

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  14. I would love to try their dry shampoo. colleenaw@hotmail.com

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  15. I'd use the Suave Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Lotion to unlock my softer side.

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  16. yes. I love Suave body products
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  17. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/364794392118181889
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  18. I think I will need Suave Advance Therapy lotion and Creamy Cocoa Butter & Shea body wash .. my skin is pretty dry most of the time and I need all the help that I can get with the hydration.

    ghalim at yahoo dot com

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    https://twitter.com/plz16/status/365151765965967361

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  20. I do like Suave products! And I'd like to try the Silkening lotion with Baby Oil. nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  21. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/365304942619144193
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  22. i’d use the Suave Naturals Rainforest Fresh

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  23. I would use their milk and honey product
    Diane baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  24. I love their moroccan infusion line (shampoo and conditioner)...keeps my hair so soft! Haven't tried their lotion yet, but will.

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  25. Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo unlocks the softer side of my hair.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  26. I love suave's advanced therapy lotion!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  27. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/365936842253680641

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  28. I would use Suave Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Lotion to keep my skin silky smooth!

    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  29. I use Suave Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy lotion everyday and my skin is super smooth. But I'm about to run out. HELP!

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  30. i'd use suave's Creamy Tropical Coconut Body Wash to get my skin really soft!

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  31. I'd like to try their body wash. I have used their shampoo for a long time on and off.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  32. I am a loyal fan of Suave products. I stock up on all the good stuff when they got great sales or coupons out. One product that I use regularly that helps unlock my softer side would be the wonderful Lavendar Vanilla body lotion.

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  33. I tweeted
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  34. the suave naturals body wash sounds really good star95011atyahoodotcom

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  35. I would use the Suave Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter.

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  36. I like the coconut sauve conditioner and shampoo.

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  37. i love suave and would use their conditioner

    JEN GERSCH

    INTIME@myself.com

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  38. Advanced Therapy Lotion makes my skin softer.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  39. I would use the Coconut Body Wash :)

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

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  40. Advanced Therapy lotion for me!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I always use lotion to unlock my soft side. I do like Suave Products since they smell good and are affordable.


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  42. I've been a fan of Suave body wash for years and now I want to try the Suave® Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Body Lotion.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  43. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/366834083034173442

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  44. I unlock my softer side by applying lotions to my skin all the time.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  45. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/366836998910124035
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  46. I'd like to try the advance therapy lotion

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  47. I want to use the Suave Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Lotion.

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  48. i would soften my skin with the Suave Skin Solutions Advanced Therapy Lotion
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  49. the rainforest fresh body wash

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  50. I would really like to try/use the advanced therapy lotion.

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  51. I would use the Advanced Therapy Lotion

    ohsmiledarling at gmail dot com

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  52. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/366999625997094914

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  53. I'd love to try the Suave Keratin products!! Sounds amazing!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. https://twitter.com/ashleythebutton/status/367043969772826624

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
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  55. I would use the smoothing cocoa butter & shea lotion to unlock my softer side
    4mariemh atgmaildotcom

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  56. I would love to use the Advanced Therapy Lotion, especially since it does not make your skin feel sticky.

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  57. i'd try the Smoothing lotion with cocoa butter
    pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  58. i tweeted https://twitter.com/pryfamily5/status/367092722986778626 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  59. I use their Mango Mandarin body lotion--keeps my skin soft and smells great!
    judyman715(at) aim(dot)com

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  60. tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/judes715/status/367107176474480643

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  61. Id love to try the Suave Advanced Therapy Cream!
    pokergrl8@gmail.com

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  62. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/368104535194996738
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  63. I like Suave products and want to try Suave Advanced Therapy Body Lotion.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  64. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/368127344684195841

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