up & up Cleansing Towelettes #FTW!

I’m pretty lazy when it comes to personal hygiene.

There. I said it.

And on the internet, no less…

It’s the truth. Oh, I keep myself clean on a daily basis, for sure. But I hate the whole process of taking care of myself. Washing my face, brushing my teeth, washing my hair… There are just so many other things I’d rather be doing. But, alas, Chris continues to INSIST I bathe, so here I am. Because of this lack of interest in personal care, I like to cut corners and take whatever help I can get. Enter up & up brand Cleansing Towelettes. These puppies let me wash my face from my couch. Or my bed. Or my beach chair. SO VERSATILE! IMG_1043 I love these because they are made with botanical fibers that gently lift dirt and makeup away without drying out my skin. Plus, the towelettes nourish my skin with pro-vitamin B5, are fragrance free, and oil free. It’s basically like wiping your face with a big, puffy cloud of freshness. IMG_1058 I also like them because they remove waterproof mascara. Which, we all know, is the holy grail of a facial wipe. IMG_1057 I use these wipes on a daily basis to keep my face clean and fresh. Mostly, I use them at night when I sit on the couch after a long day watching TV. It makes me feel productive and clean without having to, you know, like, bathe. IMG_1051 But I also use up & up Sensitive Skin Cleansing Towelettes on the go, too. They are super easy to throw into my suitcase when I travel. I keep them in the fridge whenever someone in our house isn’t feeling good, too. There’s just something about washing your face with a cool towelette when you’re hot and crumby that makes you feel renewed and refreshed.

These are also great to have in your hospital bag when you have a baby. I always include a pack of these into my new mom gift bags. There’s nothing better than a clean, fresh face after you’ve pushed a baby from your loins.

Seriously, though. These were my best friend in the days and weeks immediately following having both my children because they are a quick, easy way to freshen and clean when you can’t take the time or don’t have the energy for showers. And at just under $4.00 for a pack of 30, the   up & up brand continues to impress me for the quality they provide on a dime. Nothing better than a brand you trust for almost half the cost. IMG_1048 Lucky for us, we have a $100 Target GiftCard giveaway on MC today! Just leave a comment below telling me what you’re quick pick-me-up is when you’re feeling rundown and tired. One lucky winner will be selected as the gift card winner! Good luck!     Sweepstakes Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: 1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post 2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post 3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post 4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 10/22/2014 – 11/22/2014. Be sure to visit the Target’s brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

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218 Thoughts to “up & up Cleansing Towelettes #FTW!”

  1. Stephanie saliba

    My pick me up is well …. chocolate. No wait that’s everyday.
    My real quick pick me up is chapstick. I carry the EOS “balls” everywhere and if I need a boost I just swipe a few times and I feel refreshed. Its really relaxing to me !

    P.S Chris thanks for insisting Katie bathe!

  2. Trish P

    Chocolate. Orrrr maybe new nail polish. There isn’t anything that quiets a 1 year old is there? 🙂

  3. Meagan

    My pick me up is a warm cup of chai tea. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I love having something warm and creamy I can sit and drink. Helps me to relax.

  4. My pick me up? NAPS! I love the feeling of a nice long nap. Also reading because sometimes you need that escape to another world ☺

  5. Jenn

    My pick me up is a good book or an old favorite, just some peace and quiet to get lost in a book.

  6. Leticia

    Taking a nice long, nap!

  7. Lisa

    Quiet time reading a book. Or a long walk.

  8. Santina

    The pedialyte frozen pops – great when you have a fever, or vomiting, or just need to hydrate. My kids love them too 😉

  9. Erin

    I like iced green tea with a squeeze of lime juice as my pick-me-up. Or sometimes just a good, long toothbrushing can make my whole body feel clean and fresh!

  10. HeatherM

    This is going to sound crazy. On a rough day I like to shop for pens. If I can’t get out of the house, I go “shopping” in my pen-and-post-it-drawer :). There is something about making a nice neat list with a crisp new pen that makes me feel put together and organized, and it gets my worries down on paper and out of my head!

  11. Julie S

    A good walk is what picks me up when I start dragging during the day at work.

  12. Julie

    Watching my favorite t.v. show.

  13. Rachel

    Splashing my face with cool water or smelling a citrus or mint essential oil!

  14. Melissa

    A long, hot bath always calms me down but also refreshes me after a long day.

  15. Erin

    My current pick me up is to take the boy outside and run around in the cool fall air.

  16. Kathleen

    It’s a toss up: either the cliche of chocolate (I like the Dove chocolates with caramel) or going for a run outside with my music, knowing my hubby has both the kids, usually during the witching hour so he fully appreciates how hard it is to have both kids ALL.BY.YOURSELF!!!

  17. Elizabeth

    A quiet walk around the block refreshes me!

  18. Ivette

    Watching TV and having a slurpee….and maybe a candybar too!

  19. Tanya B.

    Chocolate! Or just talking it out with my man. He’s my best friend and a great comfort!

  20. AliceB

    My favorite quick pick-me-up is an iced vanilla latte from Starbucks.

    Did you know tiramisu means pick-me-up in Italian?? Tira(pulls) mi(me) su(up)! It lives up to it’s name, too 🙂

  21. Emily S.

    Dr. Pepper!! It’s my one vice that I can’t give up!

  22. Mindy

    My quick pick-me-up is some good ole fashion downtime. Just me and some peace and quiet always does the trick!

  23. I like to have some toast and tea! Or popcorn. Or chocolate! 🙂

  24. Kimmee

    I love a mixture of Coffee, Carmel Syrup, and french Vanilla creamer from the gas station LOL!!!

  25. Kim

    A little alone/quiet time and some sweet tea helps every time!

  26. Laurie Bailey

    Iced green tea is my fav pick me up!

  27. Le

    A little fresh lemon in my water goes a long way!

  28. Mary Ellen

    One of my favorite pick-me-ups is a mug of warm chai tea and a good book.

  29. When I’m feeling yucky, I stick a bottle of juice in the fridge (usually some variation on cranberry) and eat toast and drink juice all day.

  30. nicole

    My pick me up is a run outside. Living in MI this time of year it starts to get cold and being able to get outside in the fresh air becomes a luxury. So a 30 min run outside vs. the treadmill does the trick!

  31. Tori

    A hot bath does wonders for me every time!

  32. Lindsay McGee

    Chocolate? Wine? Hugs from the kids? No, I think my new fave is the lemon greek yogurt – tastes like pie!

  33. Erin B.

    My pick me up is dry shampoo. If I don’t have time to wash my hair that day (or week!) dry shampoo leaves my hair silky and soft and not oily or greasy.

  34. jess

    pick me up – some amazon prime or netflix during the sacred nap time. i can zone out for about 45 minutes before one of the rascals wakes up!

  35. Sugar! I wish it wasn’t true but it is.

  36. Definitely a cup of coffee!

  37. Amber

    My pick-me-up? a Target run BY MYSELF while the hubby tackles our 3 boys at home. And chocolate or coffee or 15 minutes browsing my blogs without interruption. 🙂

  38. Jess

    Ice cold ice water! And changing my hair up (pony tail -> down or vice versa).

  39. Stephanie

    My pick-me-up is actually just water! When I’m run-down or tired, it’s amazing what drinking a glass or two of water will do for me. Somehow I am surprised every time by how much it helps.

  40. Laura S

    My quick pick me up is to hug on my dog. He gets so excited and loves the attention…always makes me smile and feel a little more energized. :O)

  41. Brooke

    Hot tea with a little honey!

  42. Ha! I’m the opposite. I love to just chill out in the shower.

  43. Julie Wood

    My quick pick me up is to take a short nap, and relax to get my energy back! Then I have a nice hot cup of herbal tea!

  44. Anna Mary

    When I’m feeling less than ideal, washing my face and/or brushing my teeth can make all the difference. I’m thrilled to read this post today too because I am in the market for a good makeup removing wipe 🙂

  45. A quick shower and getting myself dressed nicely (actually wearing something other then yoga pants) can always make me feel better 🙂

  46. Amy S.

    My quick pick me up is a cup of tea with honey. It always makes me feel better!

  47. Laurie

    My pick me up is going to run some errands on my lunch hour. While it is easier to just sit at my desk (and super lazy of me) I force myself to get up and get out. Oh and I love using those wipes at night to while I’m laying on the couch. If I want to take it one step further and cleanse and lotion my face before bed I do but if not then I still feel like I have a clean face.

  48. Michelle

    Coffee and a good book.

  49. Pamela

    Lately it’s a nap…

  50. Erica

    A walk around the office or around the block works for me!

  51. Sunny D is always my go-to when I’m not feeling my best!

  52. Josie

    I like to treat myself to a vanilla latte!

  53. Quick pick me up – a hot cup of tea with a good book.

  54. Lauren B

    My favorite way for a quick pick me up is to have a small bite of chocolate. Just a nibble!

  55. Shannon

    My favorite pick me up is a piece of dark chocolate, preferably from the fridge or freezer!

  56. Marie

    A nice, quiet minute to sit with a good book! Those moments are few and far between these days!

  57. Melissa

    I love a nice glass of ice water and a moment to collect my thoughts or listen to a favorite song when I need a pick me up.

  58. Leah

    I’m addicted to Starbucks refreshers as my quick pick me up. I don’t drink them every day but they are my must have on long days with busy afternoons. I buy them by the case at Costco.

  59. Erin

    Chocolate or tortilla chips, depending on whether I’m in the mood for something sweet or salty.

  60. Emily

    I’m gonna have to go with an ice cold beer, ha

  61. Kelly D

    My quick pick me up is a cup of coffee or walk outside.

  62. Laura

    I have a huge weakness for Starbucks bottled fraps.

  63. Ellen S

    Ice water with lime. Yum!

  64. Lucia

    My quick pick me up is either chocolate or a glass of wine. Although on rain days like today, a power nap also does wonders.

  65. Abigail

    Nice smelling hand lotion is a great pick-me-up!

  66. Cheryl Z

    A good snack!

  67. Jenn

    A cup of coffee and a chocolate square!

  68. Sharon Faye

    When I’m in a rush and only a few minutes to freshen up, I love the facial wipes and a quick swipe with a hairbrush and toothbrush.

  69. deannab1

    Going for a run!

  70. Jenna

    Reading, all by myself, in a quiet house.

  71. Lisa Brown

    my quick pick-me-up, is coffee and/or a brisk walk around the neighborhood.

  72. Kristin

    Something that keeps me awake and lively- coffee!

  73. Jen M

    My young living essential oils- Citrus fresh is a great pick me up.

  74. Elena

    A cup of coffee picks me up when I am tired

  75. heather

    My quick pick my up when I am feeling run down and tired is a nice hot shower and then I like to put on a nice body spray.

  76. Natalie

    When I need a pick me up I go to the gym to exercise because it always makes me feel better.

  77. Mami2jcn

    I have an iced tea and sit on my back porch.

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  79. Rachel K

    Lotion that spells good 🙂

  80. Aydee

    My pickme up is a nice power nap! So revitalizing!

  81. Jennifer

    A nice glass of wine

  82. Becky

    My favorite method is to take an extra-long, hot shower with a glass of wine! The wine really upgrades it to feel like luxurious me time.

  83. Lisa Cater

    My quick pick me up is chocolate – especially ghiradelli dark chocolate with caramel squares!

  84. Melissa

    Chocolate! For sure! Although with the rate I’ve been inhaling it lately, I’m either having a very stressful and busy school year (true) or its more than just a pick-me-up lol

    I think I’m going to check these out! I HATE washing my face if I’m not in the shower.

  85. Ginna

    My pick me up is snuggling my puppy. He’s such a goofball that he makes me laugh every time!

  86. I’m going to have to give these wipes a try! My quick pick-me-up? A Diet Dr. Pepper (or Coke) and a piece of chocolate. Any chocolate will do!

  87. Michelle

    A really, really hot shower always does the trick for me.

  88. Nina

    A glass of chocolate milk!

  89. Arielle

    A latte. Nothing does it better

  90. PJ

    I love to just rock out to some music when I’m rundown – sometimes a good classical piece other times a classic 80’s or 90’s tune. Anything that gets me excited. Bonus points if it gets me dancing or “conducting” along!

  91. Carrie

    I like to keep lotion on the refrigerator and slather it on my tired, dry self when it’s good and cold. SO refreshing!!!

  92. Christy

    As a new mom, my pick me up this fall as been pumpkin spice k-cups in my Keurig every morning.

  93. Katie N.

    I swear by the Up & Up face wipes too! I’ve always hated washing my face at the end of the night…something about the dripping of the water down my arms, getting the edges of my hair wet, the extra few minutes it tacks on to my nighttime routine before I can flop down in bed, etc. These towelettes make it so easy to wash my face before bed super quickly and without all of the annoyance!

  94. maureen

    my pick me ups are chocolate or a very strong ginger ale.

  95. Amanda E.

    My pick me up is quality time with a good book.

  96. Rachel

    I would have to say some fresh air or maybe shopping!

  97. steve weber

    My favorite pick me up is music.. usually something Dave Matthews Band.

  98. Erin S.

    Listening to some relaxing music, scented candles, and a glass of wine!

  99. Samantha

    Running! Or really any kind of cardio allows me to balance out any crazy thoughts I’m having and be truly thankful for the good people I have in my life.

  100. Julie Wood

    A good pick me up is to take a nap, and then have a nice cup of herbal tea and just sit and relax with a good book!

  101. York peppermint patties. A little chocolate and mint can work wonders for my mood!

  102. My pick me up is a cuppa, as in a nice cup of hot tea. There is something about sipping hot tea that makes me feel all warm and cozy and ready for a new start.

  103. Tabs

    I don’t use the Target brand but holy cow I LOVE MY FACIAL WIPES!!!! ESPECIALLY because they remove waterproof mascara! I mean, are you serious? Where have these been all my make up wearing life!!!

  104. Bridget

    My pick me up is a Dunkin’ Donuts iced tea–unsweetened with lemon!

  105. Kelly P

    My pick me up is chai tea. It always makes me feel more alert and ready to tackle crap.

  106. Nicole

    Gotta go with wine. A little wine at the end of a long day is the freaking best.

  107. My pick me up?
    A shower. alone. with no time limit.

    Mama of a nearly 3 year old, and an 8 month old (hence the “alone” part)

  108. Cathy Carr

    A good solo Target shopping trip always does the trick for me! 😉

  109. Marci

    a big ole Coke!

  110. Alex

    A few quiet minutes to read usually lifts my mood. Or almost anything sweet!

  111. Anna Pry

    for me its a good latte and a few moments to myself pryfamily5@gmail.com

  112. Shelley

    Frozen green grapes.

    Refreshing, hydrating, and better than popsicles.

  113. Courtney

    My pick me up is a glass of wine. I don’t drink very often but once or twice a week a nice glass of wine after my son goes to bed is very refreshing and relaxing.

  114. Adrienne

    I live for my afternoon unsweet tea pick me up!

  115. Andrea

    I always feel energized by a quiet, no-kids walk around the neighborhood. Great time to think through things and get some perspective when I feel worn out.

  116. Suzanne

    It depends on the day really. Coffee, naps, washing my face, shaving my legs, afternoon sweet tea. I have a few 🙂

  117. Katie

    Chocolate or coffee,or both! Healthy, I know- but it works!

  118. Jessica Mason

    My pick me up is a sonic vanilla diet coke…works every time!

  119. Kelsey

    A nice hot shower!

  120. Sonya Morris

    My quick pick me up is a brisk walk or a hot bath.

  121. Madeline

    Lately my quick pick-me-up is a cup of tazo tea—I just love it!

  122. holly

    Either a power nap or watching a tv show from my dvr with zero interruptions!

  123. Jenna

    A little mouthwash, some quiet time with a book, and (if I’m really lucky) my husband rubbing my feet!

  124. Heather

    Taking my dog out for a walk usually offers a nice pick-me-up.

  125. Nicole

    My favorite pick me up when I am feeling run down and tired is a cup of hot green tea with honey and lemon.

  126. Jaymie

    Coffee is my pick me up!

  127. Vincent

    Coffee and a walk with the dogs.

  128. LaTanya

    I like mint chocolate chip ice cream

  129. Kathy Z

    I have these eucalyptus foot wipes, that I love. They’re the perfect pick me up midday at work. 🙂

  130. Kristi

    My quick pick me up is chocolate or a cup of tea.

  131. Christy

    Chocolate always works for me!

  132. Donna A

    My pick me up is a frosty glass of Mountain Dew. lol.

  133. Jessie C.

    A cup of coffee always works as the best quick pick-me-up.
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  136. Jessica W

    Just bought a pack of these to keep in my gym bag! I hate showering at my work gym and these will be great to prevent sports bra breakouts!

  137. A good lotion to me is a must. It just seems to energize me and make me feel soft and lovable! Ha!

  138. Susan Smith

    My quick pick me up is to take a quick shower.

  139. Heather

    quickie shower

  140. Sara

    Taking a long hot shower. It seems to wash all the cares of the day away and is so relaxing.

  141. Stacy

    My quick pick me up is a Sweet tea from a particular fast food restaurant. Any day can be made better with a Sweet tea.

  142. Shannon

    My pick up when I feel blah or sick is apple juice.

  143. Lauren

    With an 8 week old and a 3 year old, coffee is definitely my pick me up!

  144. HeatherD

    Flavored water and 10-minute walk usually get me through!

  145. New fuzzy socks and a Starbucks hot chocolate!

  146. I love to pamper myself when I’m feeling run down. I like quick at home facials or treat myself to a new face lotion.

  147. Lauren E.

    My quick pick me up is a nap with a hot compress over my eyes

  148. maria cantu

    A caramel frappe.

  149. Janice Cooper

    I have to say some peppermint tea or listen to my favorite music

  150. D Schmidt

    My quick pick me up is definitely chocolate and a cup of tea.

  151. Deborah Anderson

    I grab a book, kick back in the recliner with the cat in my lap, and pretend to read. Actually within minutes we’re both napping. 🙂 LOVE that idea of keeping wipes in the fridge…never thought of that. We have a tiny cabin at the lake, and in summer it gets soooo hot and sweaty, that would be the perfect way to cool off — and clean off!!

  152. Tina M

    i take a hot bath.

  153. sherri crawford

    chocolate always works for me

  154. Cynthia C

    My favorite pick me up is a cup of herbal tea and something sweet.

  155. Kerry

    I nice long shower!

  156. Gina M

    My quick pick me up is a cup of coffee from my Keurig. Quick, easy, and effective!

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  158. meredith

    A cup of cocoa and a good book!

  159. elishia bakle

    When im low in energy i love to eat a boiled egg! I prefer not to peel them myself but my mther in law is not always around!@ lol

  160. Barbara Montag

    Splashing cold water on my face is a big pick me up – thank you.

  161. Ashley Tucker

    Quick pick me up is chocolate!

  162. Wanda McHenry

    I’m a firm believer in nap time, it always refreshes me.

  163. Betty C

    A nap followed by chocolate or chocolate followed by a nap – either way it makes me feel altogether much better.

  164. Laura J

    Oh for me…chocolate! LOL

  165. Laura J

    Tweet Tweet 🙂 haha…feel like a little birdie 🙂

  166. rachel

    Chocolate ice cream — haha! Or a run, if I can.

  167. Denise L

    Might sound weird but a handful of nuts is a great pick me up. I guess it’s the protein, but it works for me.

  168. Neiddy

    My pick me up is lemon iced tea

  169. Neiddy

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  170. When I am really dragging, I will step outside and take several deep breaths of fresh air. This works year round, but it is especially helpful in the colder months when the air itself is like a splash of cold water! LOL

  171. Megan

    A frozen drink from Sonic or anything that has chocolate and peanut butter!

  172. Sonya Morris

    My (not so) quick pick me up is a hot shower and then a nap! Those two never happen together so I am happy if I can do one or the other. I’ll take what I can!

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  173. Amanda Sakovitz

    i buy something online lol

  174. Annette

    A quick pick-me-up is when I’m feeling rundown and tired: a shower or a cup of coffee.

  175. Ellie Wright

    A glass of sweet iced tea always perks me up when I need it.

  176. Thomas Murphy

    My quick pick-me-up is coffee.

  177. Sarah L

    I go for a cup of tea and a good book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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