Earlier this week I shared some of my New Year’s Resolutions of you, one of which was to take more time with my appearance so I would feel and act more confident. Since this is Mom For LESS, you can probably guess that I want to achieve this goal without spending a ton of money on beauty products. Thankfully, Kroger is helping me out with their great Buy 5 Save $5 sale.


KrogerI’ve written about my love of Kroger before, and they are not disappointing with this sale. You simply purchase 5 products from participating brands, and you save $5 – as long as you’re using your Kroger card (and you should totally use your Kroger card because you can load coupons on it). There are SO many products to choose from, but here are five I will be picking up to reach my goal for the year, a goal I’ve titled “Less of a Mess in 2013!”


Olay Skin Care. Specifically, moisturizer with sunscreen. I am not getting any younger, and my current routine of “wash my face when I remember and never moisturize it” is not doing me any favors. Olay’s moisturizer is just what I need to keep my skin looking fresh and young, so no one thinks that I am older than my 28 (plus a few) years.


Pantene Expert Collection Shampoo. I’ve always loved Pantene hair products, and their Expert Collection is the best yet. I love their shampoo because it gets my hair clean with out drying it out and making it frizzy. It’s also great for keeping my hair color from fading. (Yes, I have one or two or ten gray hairs.)


Olay Bar and Body Wash. So, this morning it was six degrees out when I left for work. SIX DEGREES. The bitter cold is doing a number on my skin, specifically my hands, arms, and legs. Dry, flaky skin is not cute. Not even a little. Olay Body Wash is the perfect remedy for dry skin. It’s so creamy and rich that it cleanses and moisturizes at the same time. What’s not to love?


Crest 3D White Vivid Whitestrips. I love coffee. Coffee is awesome. The thing I don’t like about coffee is that it yellows my teeth. Crest 3D White Vivid Whitestrips to the rescue! These things are so quick and easy to use – and they WORK. Like, seriously work. Now I can enjoy my coffee without worrying about a dull and dingy smile. This product is a lifesaver.


Secret Clinical Deodorant. Looking great doesn’t matter if you don’t smell great. I love Secret Clinical Deodorant because it’s strong enough to fight any sweat my body brings its way. I can put it on and forget about it. I don’t have to stop halfway through the day to check if I smell, or pack an extra stick of deodorant in my purse for emergencies (both of which I’ve done in the past). I’m so glad that Secret has realized that some of us, um, perspire more than others, and they’ve made a great product to help out us sweaty ladies.


There you have it – five products that will help me achieve one of my goals for the new year, and if I buy them at Kroger this week, I’ll save $5! I love reaching my goals, and I love saving money, so putting the two together is a great way to start 2013.


Shop and play to win with the Buy 5 Save $5 sale taking place December 30-January 12 at the Kroger Co. Family of Stores! Automatically save $5 at checkout when you use your Shopper’s Card, just by buying 5 participating products. In addition, you can play this quick and easy online game for a chance to win up to $15 off your entire trip.


I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.