Valentines Day Healthy Essentials (& Coupons)


To be honest, I have not celebrated Valentines Day in a long time. Last year I was recovering from massive surgery, the year before that I was pregnant, the year before that I had a baby…

Yup….it has been a long time.

Valentines Day Worthy Products

But maybe karma felt bad because when J&J sent me some products that were Valentine-ready, I perked up.

Even if the hubby and I aren’t going out to dinner, I can at least find time to brush my teeth in-between running after the kids all day. (Did I mention that my son’s preschool is closed on Valentines Day for teacher training? Thus, hair washing is still up in the air.)

When I opened the box, I saw these cool products that would be perfect for Valentines Day preparedness; a sort of arsenal-of-love-accoutrements. LISTERINE® for minty-kissy breath, REMBRANDT® to dazzle your partner with your brilliant smile. NEUTROGENA® Healthy Volume mascara to bat your eyes and NEUTROGENA® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks to “pucker up buttercup”. Then some, err, other glossy ‘stuff’ {cough K-Y® Brand Date Night™ Promotion cough} because after all that smiling and eye batting, what else do you expect to happen? (Though look for packaging similar in the pix below to get a gourmet meal for two delivered to your home from and a streaming movie from, valued at $40!)

P&G Coupons Moms4JNJConsumer

Making Valentines Day Even Sweeter

Then grab some SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener and whip up some delectables because, let’s face it, those baked goods that make your partner’s heart go pitter-patter are making your thighs get fatter and fatter. (Okay, maybe just mine.) So Splenda can help you cut back on calories when the recipe calls for sugar. It measures cup-for-cup like sugar, but contains 678 calories less than sugar on a cup-for-cup basis. Personally, I love the recipe for Linzer Cookies. Not only are they heart shaped cookies with red raspberry filling (can it get any more Valentine worthy?) but they are delish. You can find my recipe here.

J&J Coupons

Even better, J&J has coupons for all of this stuff on their Healthy Essentials website so with the money you save, you can splurge on dinner and a babysitter – or maybe a fabulous pair of red stilettos.

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them! 

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