Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sleep In A Jar... Thanks to Garnier!


I haven’t slept through the night since 2009.

Deep down I wish that I was kidding but the reality is I truly haven’t had a solid night of sleep since shortly before the birth of my first baby, which was four and a half years ago. At first it was because I was hugely pregnant. Then it was because I had a newborn and a very hungry newborn at that. That hungry newborn turned into a toddler who experienced night terrors and, before I knew it, I was pregnant again and thus began a vicious cycle of sleep deprivation.

Pregnancy insomnia, newborns, toddlers with a penchant for chilled water at 3am, babies who act as if their crib was filled with hot lava, and little big boys who just “didn’t wanna” sleep in their beds have all been the root cause for lack of sleep around these parts. Oh, and don’t forget the dog! Some nights, he’s just as guilty with his wet nose and direct access to my face.

Lack of sleep is not a good look on me. It ages me far more than my thirty-one years and three boys under the age of five do. It accentuates my crow's feet, dries out the skin around my eyes and my forehead and draws even more attention to the dark circles that have nestled in quite comfortably beneath my eyes. There’s a saying that goes, ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead” and sadly enough it’s become my mantra. Until that day arrives, however, I’ve decided just to fake it ‘til I make it.


So as not to scare off little children, my barista at Starbucks, fellow moms in the preschool pick-up line and my favorite bag boy at the local market, I’ve begun equipping myself with an arsenal of beauty products that help give me the appearance of the well-rested nights I only dream about. From elixirs to creams, concealers to oils, I have tried them all and the latest addition to my "Let’s Pretend I Slept Well" repertoire is the Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream by Garnier.

Infused with key botanical ingredients such as lavender essential oil and enriched with rare plant extracts and adenosine that promised to have me waking up refreshed and radiant, I jumped aboard that train. With hyaluronic and hydroxyl acids known to boost cell turnover and intensely hydrate, causing wrinkles to appear less defined and skin to appear younger and firmer, I wasn’t only riding that train, I was driving that bad boy.


Having relatively sensitive, finicky skin, I’m often picky about what I’m slathering on my face before hitting the hay.  Products that I’ve tried in the past have either been too thick, too greasy or too slow to absorb, leaving my face feeling slimy, icky or too “full” of product.  

After just one night of using Garnier's Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream it was as if a true miracle really did occur. My skin felt softer and tighter, and there was a visible reduction in the dark circles beneath my eyes. I really did look as if I had gotten much more sleep than I had and I didn’t experience any of those negative reactions when applying the cream before bed. Very light, it goes on smooth and absorbs quickly. If only this cream could pour my children drinks and rub their backs at night, then I’d really be golden!

Until then, I’ll stick with applying the cream each night before bed. Although it has only been less than a week since I’ve started using this cream, I look forward to seeing additional visible results in the coming weeks. 

I’m also eager to try out a similar product--the Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream: Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream, an innovative gel-cream texture that combines the hydrating power of a cream with the light refreshing feel of a gel to visibly reduce signs of dark circles, bags and tired looking eyes.
If used together, it surely sounds like these two products could have me looking like I slept for days! Oh, now that’s the stuff my dreams are made of!

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118 comments :

  1. I would love to try it! Jennifer

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  2. I have been looking for a night time cream and can't wait to try this on out!!! Thanks!

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  3. https://twitter.com/zanderbear/status/585864309282045952

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  4. I would like to give this product a try if I can find it locally or online, depending on the price.

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  5. I have heard others talk about this also, definitely planning on giving it a try.

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  6. Tweeted https://twitter.com/NikiJohnson8/status/585871735125213184

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  7. Going to the store today to try Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream!

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  8. The price is reasonable and the results look good. I'll be trying it, thanks for the information on it.

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  9. https://twitter.com/SugDenise/status/585889260324028418

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  10. Yes, I will try the Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age & Anti-Fatigue Night Cream.

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  11. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/585932531188412416

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  12. Yes, since I'm turning 40 this year I'd like to try Garnier’s Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to help fight wrinkles.

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  13. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/585944721220116480

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  14. I would definitely try it, I feel like I always look tired (usually because I am).

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  16. yes, i am excited to try it, i like this brand’s products.

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  17. tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/586141390255468544

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  18. I think the Garnier’s Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream is for me to help me fight wrinkles! And I am going to try this cream, and am excited to try it!
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  19. Tweet Entry
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  20. I plan on using this product when I'm a bit older.

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  21. tweet https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/586164132040155136

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  22. I will be trying these products to try and get rid of the stubborn lines and bags under my eyes!

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  23. https://twitter.com/jennad289/status/586177112425508865

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  24. I would love to try this cream

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  25. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/586179693105152000

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  26. Yes, I would like to try this cream to see if it would make my skin look more youthful.

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  28. Yes Id love to try sleep in a jar. My skin doesnt bounce back like it use to since I turned 40.

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  29. https://twitter.com/dawnmonroe83/status/586186511344934912

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  30. I am at the age where this could help. I would like to try it.

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  32. I love how affordable it is so now i'm super stoked it to try ti ! ! ! !

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  33. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/586314125883478016

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  34. I sure need something to help with the aging process, so yes -- I will try it!
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  36. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
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  37. Oh my gosh yes!! I really want to try this!

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  38. I most certainly would love to try this! My skin already looks aged due to the lack of sleep due to the stress of my job. I work very long days! I would love to try this cream! I hope that it helps the lines and bags under my eyes. My mom would like this too. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  39. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/586684163593342978 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  40. I am in my mid thirties and have been thinking for weeks my skin needs something desperately. I would love to try this miracle cream!
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  41. tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/587027896302182400

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  42. I need to try this. I turned 30 this year, and have just started using a night cream.

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  43. I would love to try this cream for my fine lines and dull skin.
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  44. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/587455000672018433

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  45. I would definitely like to try this cream especially if it's getting good reviews and may be beneficial to my skin and make me look more rested and fresh.
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  46. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/589056212643278848

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  47. The cream sounds intriguing since it makes your skin look better in the morning and reduces wrinkles, so yes, I’ll try it!
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  48. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/589407261489033217
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  49. yes. i plan to try this product
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  50. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/589584910802755585
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  51. Yes I would love to try this cream
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  52. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/589932157059104768
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  53. Sleep in a jar? I'm going to have to try this now!

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  54. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/gildedaged/status/590850178829197312

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  55. Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream sounds like an excellent product! Would love to try it.

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  56. Would love love love to try it!

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  57. I do think I will try this.
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  58. I would try this product

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  59. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/592699861318893569

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  60. probably wont try it, i usually forget to apply night creams pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  61. i tweeted https://twitter.com/thepryfamily2/status/592722004396105728 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  62. Yes I think I will give it a try.

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  63. tweeted
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  64. I could use a change for my tired aging skin. I would definitely try this!

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  65. https://twitter.com/rebeccathomasrd/status/594260157393149953

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  66. I plan to try this when I get a chance neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. https://mobile.twitter.com/crunchycolletti/status/594702717777350656

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  68. i love garnier products and am looking forward to trying this cream.

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  69. I plan to try Garnier’s Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age plus Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to help fight wrinkles and the signs of fatigue. This sounds like a wonderful product!
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  70. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/594938799467175937
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  71. Yes! I need something that works!
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  72. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/595391991921385473
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  73. I don't really use this type of products but I know my mom would like to try it
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  74. tweet https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/595564645244473345
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  76. I plan to try it because it looks like it really works. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/596433398958260225 truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. I am certainly going to try this

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  79. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/596460381905801218

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  80. Although I'm seeing more and more wrinkles every day I want to try this to fight the signs of fatigue.

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  81. Sleep in a jaw is what I need. I will try it.

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  82. This is not something that I would use but I bet my mom would love to try it. I will share this review with her! :-D
    Angie
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  83. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/596727102277328896
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  84. I had not heard of this, but now at the age of 50 I would definitely like to try it.

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  85. tweeted
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  86. I'm not sure if my first comment went through, so just in case it didn't- I had not heard of this, but now at the age of 50 I would definitely like to try it.

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  87. Yes I would love to try this cream!
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  88. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/597080429074763776
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  89. Tweet! https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/597083869209186304

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  90. I would love to try this!

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  91. tweeted
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  92. https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/597119691727851520 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  93. AS SOON AS I WIN THIS, I'LL BUY MORE THAN THIS GARNIER PRODUCT! LOL. afjackly@oakland.edu

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  94. I would LOVE to try it!
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  95. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/597267313499340801
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  96. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/597383918925565953

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  97. I would love to try this cream sometime!

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  98. I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/597435889233448960

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  99. i would love to try this product - Garnier is a trusted brand

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  100. i posted a tweet here;

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/597457535528906752

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  101. Yes, I do plan to try this cream (for my wrinkles ! and for the price...)
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  102. My tweet https://twitter.com/AurelieRed/status/597490090173026304
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  103. I don't get a full night's sleep, so yes I plan to try Garnier’s Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to help fight wrinkles and the signs of fatigue.

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  104. https://twitter.com/ThatTuxedoCat/status/597505018636406785

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  105. Yes I plan on trying both of the creams

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  106. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/597537098644770816

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  107. I probably won't be buying this cream. I've earned all my wrinkles and I get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  108. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/597543874517565440

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  109. Tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/597565501766701057

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  110. I think I will try this as a preventive measure...not many wrinkles yet!
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  111. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/597598011108163585

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  112. Yes, I love trying new products that can help fight the signs of aging.

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  113. tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/600199692014620672

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