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Neutrogena® “Pore No More” Challenge

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Disclosure: These products were provided to me by Neutrogena for this challenge. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I was asked to take the Neutrogena® “Pore No More” Challenge. For 7 days I would swap my normal skincare routine for the  Neutrogena Pore Refining Collection. Using the products twice a day to see if they could snap my pores into shape. s 4 steps to achieved a flawless and healthy-looking skin:

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Step 1: Use NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining Daily Cleanser to wash off to remove all the toxins and dirt. I love gel cleanser and this one smells so refreshing and left my skin clean without drying it out.

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Step 2: Use NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser to get rid of all your dead skin. I like to use this cleanser at night. It ensures I have removed all the makeup, oil and dirt from the day. Its a very light exfoliant and I like that it worked to deep cleanse without irritating my skin.

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Step 3: The NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining Toner provides an even deeper cleanse. I moisten a cotton pad and use this after cleaning to make sure my face is clean and ready for moisturizer. I LOVE this toner, it makes my skin feel amazing and doesn’t dry it out.

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Step 4: NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining Moisturizer, the  last step of my daily routine. A really great moisturizer it’s feather light and absorbs immediately into my skin. My skin feels refreshed and moisturized without being weighed down.

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Sorry the color is off, the first photo I took at night before starting my routine. But these photos are untouched and there has been no editing. You can see how my skin was a bit mottled at the start of the challenge and my pores were very visible.

I have been shocked and delighted to see how much smaller my pores look after just one week. On top of shrinking the appearance of my pores my skin is clearer and brighter. I am very impressed with the quality of this collection. And I love that the price point is doable even for the frugal beauty addict.

If you are plagued visible pores be sure to check out this collection. It’s amazing what you can do in just 7 days!

You can learn more about the  Neutrogena Pore Refining Collection and purchase online at www.neutrogena.com or at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

 

Get The Look: Amber Heard at the Calvin Klein Party

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All eyes were on Amber Heard at last night’s Calvin Klein party in New York City, looking radiant in a little black dress. “The inspiration for Amber’s red carpet look came entirely from the sexy black dress and heels she had hanging in the bedroom,” said Burt’s Bees lead makeup artist Katey Denno.

“We emphasized her eyes with a purple shadow and an electric purple liner, followed by more than a few coats of black mascara to give the look more of a dramatic feel. She has beautiful alabaster skin, which we perfected with a bit of Vapour Organic foundation, and we emphasized her brows with just a bit of brown shadow”, said Denno.

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“We followed it up by contouring her cheeks with a bit of creamy pink cheek cream from Kjaer Wes, which also added a nice ‘rosy’ hue. And to finish the look, I filled in her lips with the new Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands, and topped it off with a light layer of Burt’s Bees Lip Shine in Whisper (and patted the product into the skin to take away any shine!).”

 

Burt’s Bees products can be purchased online at www.burtsbees.com or at your local grocery store or mass retailer.

NYFW: Blue Smoke Beauty Look: Pro Tips to Get the Look at Home‏

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New York Fashion Week is officially here! In case you can’t make it to NYC, Mary Kay Celeb Makeup Artist Luis Casco is on the scene at Lincoln Center scoping out the hottest beauty trends to share with you and your readers.

Inspired by sapphire smoky eyes seen around NYC, Luis created a soft, smoky doe-eyed look called Blue Smoke that’s perfect for special daytime events, but can be easily adapted for night.

Follow Luis’ tips below to get this Fashion Week look at home:

  • Start with an eye primer for serious lasting power.
  • Sweep a shimmery champagne eye shadow onto lids as a base and across brow bone to highlight.

Using Limited Edition Mary Kay® Midnight Jewels Eye Color Palette in Sapphire Noir:

  • Smudge the darker blue shadow along upper lash line and outer third of lower lash line.
  • Apply the lighter blue shade from lash line to crease and blend upward to create a rounded shape.
  • To really get that doe-eyed look, curl eyelashes before applying two coats of lengthening mascara to top and bottom lashes.

Focus on the eyes and keep the rest of the face simply glowing by lightly sweeping bronzer all over the face and applying sheer peachy blush on the apples of the cheeks.

Apply a nude lipstick like Limited Edition Mary Kay® Midnight Jewels Semi-Matte Lipstick in Pink Moonstone. Keep the look fresh with Mary Kay® Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia.

To take this Fashion Week chic look from day to night, use black gel eyeliner on your upper lids and add an extra coat of black mascara for some extra drama!

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Zoya Fall 2014: ENTICE and IGNITE

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Zoya Entice Collection

All the swatches are taken with one coat of polish. So you can see just how great these colors look even with a single coat.

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Veronica- a deep reddened-berry colored creme. Love the berry red shade for fall.

Zoya Ryan

Ryan –  a dark navy blue creme.  A very dark blue navy, I love how dark it is but it still is obviously a blue shade not black.

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Geneviev – A very gray blue shade with a tiny hint of shimmer. I love this shade on, such a beautiful color.

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Margo –  A  purple creme with red undertones. Love this as a mani and pedi color.

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Claire – A very sexy burgundy creme.  Made for Fall and the perfect va va voom shade for date night! 

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Nyssa – The looked of milk chocolate. I never thought I would like brown nail polish, but Nyssa is such a beautiful and wearable Fall shade. 

I really love the Entice Collection, the bright vibrant colors are perfect for fall. And I love that they look great with one coat or two. And they are very fade and chip resistant.

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Zoya Ignite Collection

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Autumn – The epitome of fall this metallic orange shade with golden shimmer has me ready to hang my Fall wreath. Much more wearable than I expected but it was my lease favorite of the two collections. I think this color would be gorgeous on warm skin tones.

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Yuna –  A soft gray with specks of gold and a faint green shimmer. I love this shade, the gray color is simply beautiful.

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Teigen – A sparkly red raspberry with gold and red shimmer. One coat of this is pretty, two coats and I am in love. I painted my nails and gave my niece a mani/pedi with Teigen I love it so much.  Great for now and would be beautiful for Christmas and Valentines.

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India – Another showstopper this deep burgundy shade has red and gold shimmer that really makes it shine.

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Remy – Even Ariel would trade her fins for this shade. A gorgeous ocean blue green with blue and gold shimmer. The more I look at this color the more I love it.

Zoya Sansa

Sansa – One of my favorites at first look. A gorgeous deep purple with gold and purple shimmer this color is my new go to Fall shade.

The Ignite collection is one of my favorites in a very long time. The colors are all beautiful the hardest part is choosing what color to wear. I love that they have a shimmery glitter but are still easy to remove. And the very best part even on my stubborn nails this polish wears for days without fading or chipping. I’m not sure how Zoya does it but I’m hooked!

Zoya polishes can be purchased at www.zoya.com.  You can also keep up with Zoya on Instagram and Facebook and watch for the special deals they run!

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.