Beauty Buzz | Vaseline’s Medicine Cabinet Clean Out Challenge {Sponsored Review & Giveaway}

Vaseline Total Moisture

With little over a month till baby number two arrives, I’m in total nesting mode.

One of the projects that’s been on my list for quite some time is to clean out the vanity in our master bathroom.

When Vaseline proposed a medicine cabinet declutter challenge, it couldn’t have been better timing and was just the motivation I needed to get moving.  Plus, we’re in the process of potty training Bubba and spending an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom these days anyway.

Not that we actually have a medicine cabinet, by the way.

When we renovated, I thought I was being cute avoiding medicine cabinets and opting for chic mirrors instead.  While I do love my mirrors, I hate the lack of storage and relying on drawers and vanity space for all of our beauty and health care products.  Especially since I personally test all of the products recommended on this blog.

Apparently I’m not alone.  Almost 30% of women admit to storing products for more than three years and over a third are harboring more than twenty products*.  Makes me feel a teensy bit better.

One of my major considerations when I review products for Glamamom’s “Beauty 411″ features is to find multifunctional products that save busy women time, money, and space.  When asked why they own multiple body lotions, nearly 60% of women respond that they have different lotions for different reasons; taking care of their skin vs. using lotions for their feel and scent.

Vaseline Moisturizer is a product I saw my mom using growing up.  With today’s Vaseline Total Moisture (in three variants: Total Moisture, Total Moisture Aloe Fresh, and Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant,) the formula is thicker and gentler, the fragrances are enhanced, and the packaging is more punchy with bright colors.  Now women don’t have to choose between what they need (efficacy) and what they want (feel) in a moisturizer.  It really feels good on skin, while doing good for skin.

I’ve been using Total Moisture as an allover lotion for the past week and am very happy with its fast-absorbing, non-greasy feel.  The oat extract has a clean, mild scent, and the proprietary Stratys-3 complex combines three key ingredients to deliver effective multilayer moisture: Glycerol Quat, Glycerin, and Hydroxyethyl.  It’s largest bottle (32 oz.) retails for less than $8 and the line can be easily found at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

Vaseline's Medicine Cabinet Clean Out Challenge

Yesterday was cleaning day and I’m ashamed to admit it how long it took.  I went through 3 drawers, 2 cabinets, and 2 vanity trays.  We had expired medications, tons of old, unused travel/sample size lotions, shampoos, and toothpastes, and loose Q-tips and cotton balls galore.

It’s so much more relaxing to walk into a clutter-free bathroom and have just the products we’re currently using so easily accessible!

Vaseline's Medicine Cabinet Clean Out Challenge

WIN IT! I have five (5), 10 oz. bottles of Total Moisture to give away.

TO ENTER: You must follow Glamamom at least one of the following ways: confirmed email subscription, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.  Leave a comment below telling me the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet.

One entry per person.  US residents over 18 only please.  I’ll choose a winner in a week.

UPDATE: The winners are: Nancy, Katy C, Peggy D, rise isom, and Nadia.  Thanks for entering!

{This is a sponsored post.  All opinions expressed herein are my own. *Based on 2012 Survey conducted by RedShift on Vaseline’s behalf of 1000 women across the United States.}


  1. like a year ago or more… lol. i follow via gfc.

  2. 6 months

  3. Mary Williams :

    It’s probably been at least 6 months ago. I subscribe to your emails.

  4. years ago follow on fb

  5. My medicine cabinet is pretty empty, but the cabinets and drawers in my bathroom haven’t been cleaned out in years. I know I need to do it, but its kinda scary to think about….. I follow by emails.

  6. Lauren Peterson :

    I like you on FB, and I honestly don’t think I’ve cleaned it out since we moved in 2 years ago. Oops.

  7. Katy
    Twitter: dimsumdebutante

    I actually cleaned mine out a few weeks ago. The husband had LASIK so I was delighted to throw out all of the millions of contact lens cases and bottles of stuff he had accumulated. I love the trays on your vanity, by the way. Somehow makes a stash of products look fancy. :)

  8. I like you on Facebook. I honestly can’t remember the last time I cleaned out my medicine cabinet, I need to put that on my list of things to do!!

  9. it’s been a few months since I cleaned mine.
    email subscriber

  10. I follow you on facebook. I cleaned mine out last month.

  11. Amanda Hoffman :

    follow via pinterest

  12. Two months ago.

  13. Never?

  14. I follow on fb (bell martin) and twitter (sweeper78).

    The last time I cleaned out my medicine cabinets was about 6 months ago.

  15. Kristin
    Twitter: BonBonRoseGirls

    I totally love that Simple moisturizer!

  16. Katy
    Twitter: KatyLMA

    I follow via twitter!

    I cleaned out my medicine basket a few months ago…but it probably needs done again! :)

  17. debbie jackson :

    cleaned it this spring
    emailsub debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  18. susitravl
    Twitter: susitravl

    email subscriber

    I cleaned out my medicine cabinet in April when I moved. Before that, probably 1999. :)

  19. A few months ago and it sure needed it. I subscribe to your e-mail.

  20. email subscriber – i just happened to clean it out last weekend!

  21. Cleaned it out this weekend and purged a lot of stuff!

  22. like you on FB

  23. Mary Ann Dennis :

    It’s probably been a year. Twitter: @justmared

  24. I’m an email subscriber and it was about 15 months ago.

  25. Misses Giveaways :

    Its been about a year… wow! I need to go clean it out.

  26. Like you, we don’t have one, but the chest of drawers I use hasn’t been done in at least 3 years O_o So bad, I know.

  27. Becky Hackett :

    It has been over a year so I’m overdue for a big clean out!
    I follow you on Pinterest.

  28. I’m obsessively organized and clutter-free so I don’t accumulate anything we don’t use – don’t hate, please!

  29. Susan O'Bryant :

    I follow you on Facebook (Susan Foster O’Bryant) and I cleaned out my medicine cabinet about 6 months ago. I was surprised at how much stuff I had to throw out because it was expired!

  30. i follow you on twitter (8869Rachel) and I cleaned my medicine cabinet out about a month ago and it was disgusting. my son had been in there and poured out a few bottles and mixed them together. guess i’ll have to upgrade to better locks

  31. I cleaned out my medicine cabinet 2 months ago. I follow you on twitter @bearrabbitbear

  32. Terri P
    Twitter: Gathering_Roses

    I follow you on Twitter @GeorgiaMist.

    I cleaned out my bathroom cabinets on August 10, 2010 — that’s the day we moved!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  33. follow on twitter – 01GAramairTA
    I cleaned out my medicine cabinet about 6 months ago

  34. I like you on FB. Last time I cleaned out the cabinet: about 3 months ago!

  35. Yona
    Twitter: PricelessTeam

    I have not cleaned out the medicine cabinet in ages because that’s my sweeties job.
    I follow on Twitter (@pricelessteam).

  36. Shaunda Eppes :

    Email subscriber
    I cleaned about my medicine cabinet two weeks ago.

  37. following via instagram (sweetheart4171) and pinterest (Peggy d)

    I cleaned out my cabinet maybe 6 months ago


  38. The last time I cleaned it was a month ago

  39. follow on twitter @ladyboarder9669

  40. Probably more than a year ago! Time to do it again! (Subcribe by email.)

  41. Following on twitter! (@shydaucla)…. cleaned it just two and a half months ago! I’m a clean freak!

  42. I followed You via email subscription, Facebook as name: fiona nuyen; on Twitter @ciao6211, and Pinterest as name: Fiona
    The last time I cleaned out my medicine cabinet was last month, and I found some medicine that expired 6 years ago :-)

    Thank You So Much for the great giveaway! (Fingers Crossed!!!)

    Fiona N – iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com


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