Beauty Buzz | Winter and the City {Sponsored}

Vaseline challenged us to brave the cold Manhattan winter with an afternoon at Citi Pond, Bryant Park as part of its new campaign for Vaseline Intensive Rescue® Repairing Moisture and of course we accepted.  A little chill never held us down!

Cit Pond Skaters

I told Sebastian about our plans well in advance to get him pumped up since he didn’t remember our last visit.  I’m not sure what he expected but he was stunned into silence when we entered the park and he caught a glimpse of the winter wonderland.

Perhaps it was the brisk air or the eager crowds of skaters.  OR the enormous grinding ZAMBONI:

Citi Pond Zamboni

How cool for a 3 year old obsessed with moving vehicles?  There are so many spectacular aspects of living in the city that I’ve become immune to until I see them again through Sebastian’s innocent eyes.  And while, ice resurfacing vehicles are not a typical part of the cityscape, it reminded me of exactly why I can’t quit this place: that beneath the towering skyscrapers, amongst the harried hustle and bustle, are these magical little respites that breathe new life into each season.

We started our date with lunch at Celsius overlooking the rink then laced up and joined the pond of skaters.  While I had to prop Sebastian up the entire time, he was grinning ear to ear.

In total, we spent over 3 hours at Bryant Park and I’m pleased to say you’d never know it looking at our hands and lips, which stayed moisturized the entire time thanks to Vaseline Intensive Rescue® Repairing Moisture Lotion and Petroleum Jelly.  The lotion relieves my dry skin after just one use which is great because my skin is particularly dry during the winter months, and hours outdoors for a winter activity could have been disastrous.  These products definitely top my list of winter must-have accessories!

We also perused the outdoor shops, where Sebastian found his own must-have winter accessories, macaroons and a new Curious George hat:


Citi Pond,Bryant Park

All and all, it was a chilly but perfect winter bonding experience with my little monkey.

WIN IT!  I have five (5) Vaseline prize packages to give away, each including one (1) 10 oz. bottle of Vaseline Intensive Rescue and one (1) 7.5 oz. jar of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly for all of your activities this winter.

Vaseline Intensive Rescue Giveaway

TO ENTER: You must follow Glamamom at least one of the following ways: confirmed email subscription, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.  Just leave a comment below telling me your favorite winter activity.

An extra entry if you Tweet the following: #Win 1 of 5 @VaselineBrand winter prize packs from @Glamamom: #Vaseline

Two entries total.  Please leave a separate comment for each.  US only and you must be 18 years old.   I’ll choose a winner in one week via  Good luck!

UPDATE: The winners are Nilsa K. , Jennifer Lane, Brandi Price, Beth, and Becca.  Congrats!

{This is a sponsored post.}


  1. snow tubing is my fave activity.

  2. Kristin
    Twitter: BonBonRoseGirls

    Our fave winter activity is going to the beach because it’s not too hot! And Sebastion needs to teach the dude how to eat a macaron. The last time I bought some I found him crushing them on his little table…The horror!

  3. I follow Glamamom on FB, and my favorite winter activity is hikes in the woods right after a snowstorm. It’s super-quiet, and so fun to watch my dog enjoy the snow! Iceskating would take 2nd place, though.

  4. Dana Rodriguez :

    My favorite Winter activity is taking a jog around the lake where I live.I like you on FB and follow on Twitter @tatzgrrly

  5. Dana Rodriguez :
  6. Margaret Maggie Porter :

    I subscribed to your emails. My fav Winter activity is baking. I dont bake in the Summer when its so hot.

  7. following on pinterest @JennaOsborne

  8. Alex
    Twitter: alexshook

    I’ve never been skating in Bryant Park. It looks cooler thatn Rockefeller, so I should definitely go.

    I follow on Facebook!

  9. My favorite winter activity is snowball fights! :)

  10. I follow on twitter and tweeted :) @MissingLynxx

    Thank you!

  11. I am following on twitter (@My3Sons33). My favorite winter activity is sledding with the boys.

  12. Priscilla Benavides
    Twitter: prissybenavides

    I subscribe via e-mail.
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

  13. Priscilla Benavides
    Twitter: prissybenavides

    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

  14. Ashley turicik :

    We love to go skiing.

  15. Ashley turicik :

    I follow you on Pinterest as Ashley rexrode

  16. Confirmed subscriber to your e-mail newsletter

    • My favorite winter activity is staying inside and watching it snow! It doesn’t snow that often here in Arkansas and I just love to see it snow.

  17. I follow you on facebook. We like to build snow forts in the winter!

  18. Katy M
    Twitter: katygmorris

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! What an awesome day you had with your little man! I’m so jealous!

    I am an email subscriber and follow you on Instagram as @katygmorris.


    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  19. Katy M
    Twitter: katygmorris

    I just Tweeted about the giveaway here:


    katygmorris at gmail dot com

  20. Beth
    Twitter: sidelinedbeth

    My favorite winter activity is taking a walk all bundled up on one of the Parks trails and then coming on for some hot cocoa. @sidelinedbeth

  21. I follow you on Facebook as Charity Lo Giudice.

  22. I love to have bonfires and make s’mores! I subscribe via email jls_wss2003 at yahoo . Com

  23. i like u on fb (name is realia mazing) and i love making snow men in the winter!

  24. We love ice skating and i follow you on FB.

  25. Email Subscriber. I love to snowshoe.

  26. following via twitter (@sweetheart4171) pinterest ( and instagram (sweetheart4171)

    favorite winter activity….sitting inside waiting for spring ( I dislike the cold)


  27. tweeted


  28. I follow on FB. I would much rather sit inside by the fire during winter. I so do NOT like the cold! :)

  29. The ice skating rink looks like so much fun!

  30. Skating at the outdoor rink in St. Louis~ I follow you on twitter!

  31. Nilsa K
    Twitter: 3citygirlsnyc

    I love exploring NYC with my kids. and taking photos of all the landmarks of my city.

  32. I follow you on Twitter (@livelovelynn)
    My favorite winter activity is skiing!

  33. melynnie hashmi :

    i followed on Pinterest my favorite winter activity is just goling out and playing in the snow (making snow men, snowball fights) .

  34. I follow on twitter @gjprasad

    Our fav thing to do is go ice skating at rock center in NYC and take in the beautiful tree there.

  35. My favorite winter activity is going to see the holiday lights at Candy Cane Lane with hot cocoa! I follow you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!

  36. love watching my son snowboard

  37. like you on fb
    cheryl s

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