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Mary Kay’s Global Makeover Day + Contest!

On March 8th (appropriately deemed International Women’s Day!), Mary Kay is hosting Global Makeover Day to kick off the Mary Kay One Woman Can Makeover Contest by attempting to set a world record for the most makeovers done in 24 hours! The record-breaking event is being held in three cities across the country—NY, LA and Dallas—and will be livestreamed on The livestream will showcase live makeovers and share signature beauty looks from Mary Kay’s Global Makeup Artists!

To enter the Mary Kay One Woman Can Makeover Contest, contact an independent beauty consultant to schedule your personal makeover or visit for more information. All who enter their personal makeover story have the opportunity to win a $5,000 donation to a favorite charity benefiting women and children.

In anticipation of Global Makeover Day and the start of the Mary Kay One Woman Can Makeover Contest, we want to give your readers a chance to win the fabulous signature look from Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco (celeb clients include Heidi Klum, Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell and Tina Fey)!

How to get Luis Casco’s Signature Global Makeover Day Look:

· Apply a thick line of Mary Kay Eyeliner in Black along the upper and lower lash lines and blend it out using the Mary Kay Eye Color Brush

· Pat Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Black Pearl over the entire lid and blend into the crease, then apply beneath the lower lashes

· Highlight the brow bone with Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in White Lily and then apply two coats of Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in I black to lashes

· Contour using Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing Powder in Sandstone, then sweep Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Strawberry Cream onto the apples of the cheeks and blend

· Using fingertips, apply Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Whisper for a stained look

· Finish off with Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Cream and Sugar

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Pond’s Luminous Line Review & Contest!

I love the start of Spring. The crocuses and trees have started to bloom and it just makes me smile. As the days get warmer and longer, it adds a little bounce to my step. When winter sweaters and coats get put into storage I focus on getting my skin ready for Spring.

The Pond’s Luminous Line, is perfect for getting my skin in top form for the new season. The whole line has the most wonderful fresh, clean scent perfect for Spring. And the collection has everything I need to get my skin looking luminous.

POND’S® Luminous Line keeps skin looking bright and luminous all day. The line includes a Wet Cleansing Towelette, moisturizer and collection of cleansers that brighten dull skin.  The complete Luminous Line is available at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.99 – $5.79.

Pond’s Luminous Clean Cream Cleanser- The Pond’s cleanser has a great lather and I only need a bit to wash my entire face. The scent of the Luminous line is great a very fresh, clean, Spring scent perfect for getting my skin in shape for warmer days ahead. The cream cleanser contains a white clay that helps remove any makeup and leave my skin feeling really clean without any tightness. 

Pond’s Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser-  The Pond’s Exfoliating cleanser has micro fine exfoliants that will help gently remove dull, dry skin. I like how gentle it is that I can use it every morning to wake up my skin and remove my heavier night time face lotions.

Pond’s Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes- I love cleansing towelettes, they are great for travel, camping or just nights I need something quick and easy. They smell divine and remove all my makeup and get my face really clean without and leftover residue.

Pond’s Luminous Moisture Day Lotion with SPF 15- A great light daily moisturizer, even with combo skin I have not had any issues with the Pond’s Luminous day lotion. The light texture absorbs quickly and leaves my face moisturized without making it greasy. With SPF 15 I do use additional protection but I like to have layers of sun care protection and I’m happy they have SPF in this formula.

Supermodel Molly Sims Shares Secrets to Looking Bright & Luminous in the Digital Age Partners with POND’S® for “30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge”

Smartphones are turning every moment into a candid photo opportunity, which means a glowing complexion is more important than ever. That is why POND’S®, the iconic beauty brand known for giving women beautiful skin, is partnering with supermodel Molly Sims to help women look luminous every day.

A fashion model, actress and new mother, Molly Sims knows a thing or two about looking radiant – even when there is no red carpet or runway in sight.

“Every day is a photo opportunity so I always want my skin to look its best. As a longtime fan of the POND’s® brand, I love the new POND’S® Luminous Line of cleansers and a moisturizer that brighten dull skin,” says Sims. “They make my skin look bright and beautiful so I am always camera-ready.”

This month, Sims joins POND’S® to help women experience the “luminous effect” that comes with having great skin. Together, they are launching the “POND’S® 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge,” a 30-day photo sweepstakes featuring daily challenges to inspire women to share photos of their happiest, most radiant moments. Thirty prizes will be awarded so women can live life more luminously. From March 4 through April 2, women can upload pictures to the POND’S® Facebook page or share via Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #LuminousEffect.

Visit POND’S® on Facebook to enter the “POND’S 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge,” get tips on how to look luminous from Molly Sims, and to join the beauty conversation.

Molly Sims’ Tips for Looking Luminous

  • Picture Perfect: My secret to feeling and looking camera ready starts with radiant skin. I rely on POND’S® Luminous Moisture™ Day Lotion with SPF 15 to brighten dull skin. The new moisturizer is enriched with illuminating minerals and contains SPF 15 that protects against skin-damaging rays.
  • Nighttime Ritual: I never go to bed without washing my face. As a busy mom, I go for time savers wherever possible. I like a cleanser that both cleanses and removes makeup in one step. POND’S® Luminous Clean™ Wet Cleansing Towelettes gently draws out trapped impurities and makeup to brighten dull skin.
  • Feed the Glow: I start the day off with a green juice to kick start my morning. It keeps me energized and does wonders for my complexion.
  • Feel the Burn: Early morning exercise puts color on my cheeks and improves my whole body circulation. A great workout also helps to enhance my skin color and complexion.
  • Buff Your Way to Beautiful: For great circulation and even tone skin, I recommend exfoliating your face, body and even your lips. It can leave you looking good and feeling radiant in no time.
  • Find Your Center: Taming stress is important to help you look your luminous best. I use regular breathing exercises to help keep me calm and centered.
  • Lights, Camera: Every woman can look luminous from within – but great lighting can help, too. One trick I’ve learned before snapping a photo is to step away from overhead lights to avoid shadows on the face.
  • Glowing Touch: A highlighter is one of my favorite beauty tricks to instantly look healthier and younger. I apply it anywhere that needs a little radiance: under my eyes to minimize dark circles and on the brow bone to draw attention to my eyes.
  • Lighten Up: When posing for pictures, I make a point to smile big. Your face will light up and you will instantly look and feel luminous.

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Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored campaign for One2One Network. I received product to facilitate my post and monetary compensation, but all opinions stated are my own.

Tanning Mishaps?

It’s that time of year when the sun starts peeking out and warming us up. In the Pacific NW anyday that is warmer that 60 calls for tank tops and shorts. As I start thinking about warmer weather and the skin revealing clothing that comes with it tank tops, skirts, shorts I realize its time to get my skin ready and ban the pasty white winter look.

When I was a teenager I loved laying in the sun with tanning oil, or passing the time in a tanning bed. I was being smart using a tanning bed it was faster therefore less skin damage right? right? Ok wrong oh so wrong, I’m glad I stopped as soon as I did. Still yearning for the golden glow but not wanting to risk skin damage I voyaged into the world of self tanners. I tried everything I could get my hands on but each one was worst than the last I had orange striped legs, spots, stained clothing oh and the wonderful look of dyeing my skin the color of carrots.

Even to this day I love self tanners, the dramatic ones that I can apply at night, fall asleep waking with a bronzed glow. So you would think that after 15 years of self tanners I would be past mistakes right? Oh not me trial and error for life, baby! So the problem with dramatic overnight self tanners? Well your mistakes they are….. dramatic.

Recently I had carefully buffed and dried my skin then applied a dark self tanner head to toe. I waited the appropriate drying time the jumped in bed ready to get some ZZZ’s awaking a golden goddess. Well as I should have learned by now I more Amelia Bedila than golden goddess. On this particular night my 3rd old son woke up crying and came part way through the night to sleep with me. No problem right who doesn’t want to cuddle a soft little guy while you snooze. Upon waking the next morning I rinsed off and was admiring my glow but as I dried off I noticed something strange on my leg. Hmm what was it, a tiny foot print? Yes… on my leg the little white imprint of a tiny foot. Hmm if the tanner had worn off my leg to leave a foot print where had the tanner gone? Well my son had one tan little foot. Oh man my tanning mishaps are now marking my kids what to try next?

Lucky for me I tried the new Jergens Natual Glow line. One of the issues I have had with daily self tanners is that tell tale self tanner scent. Well Jergens has a new odor blocker on their self tanners so I had to see if it really worked. I started with the Jergens® Natural Glow 3 Days To Glow™ Moisturizer and when I applied it I was happy to find no  self tanner smell. I figured at some point it would alter and I would smell like a self tanner. But it never  I  just had clean, fresh lotion scent from application until I showered.

The best part is by the next morning my skin had lost that pasty look and I could already see a faint bronze glow. This is a great product because you can build to your own color preference. If you just want to get rid of the pasty white shade use it for a day and you look great. Or use it for the full 3 days to get a beautiful golden glow that will have you looking great even in your skimpiest Spring dress.

NEW Jergens® Natural Glow Moisturizer provides the same great, natural-looking color but without the sunless tanner odor!

Share your embarrassing tanning story for your chance to win a $250 Visa gift card.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jergens Skincare®. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

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La Roche-Posay Contest

Be CLEAR Movement: Clear Commitments Contest

Tried everything? Still breaking out? It’s time to change things up. Join the BE CLEAR Movement and Be CLEAR this year with confidence and take on a new challenge in your life! Start something new with clear skin! What are you going to do?

The Be CLEAR Movement has been created to inspire people to make CLEAR and simple commitments for themselves on something new they want to do this year… and to do it with CLEAR skin. Make a new life commitment and have a chance to win $5,000 in the CLEAR COMMITMENTS Contest!

Example: “I will try face my fears and try Ski Diving!  – Theresa, MI

                     “I will take a cooking class, and learn to cook like a pro”!  Alexandra, GA


How to enter

  1.  To enter the Sweepstakes, go to
  2. Share your commitment and upload a picture representing it.
  3. Get your friends to vote!
  4. Submit your commitment from March 1st at 10:00AM EST to March 15 11:59pm EST
  5. Voting ends: March 29th at 10:00AM EST
  6.  While supplies last, entrants will receive a  free sample of Effaclar Duo!
In addition to the Clear Commitments Contest MakeHerUp will be hosting a contest just for our readers. 100 readers will win a 5-Day Dermatological Anti-Acne Kit!

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