PLEASE NOTE: This is a COMPENSATED campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA®. and Latina Bloggers Connect, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Earlier this summer, I shared some of my go-to beauty secrets and favorite make-up products in my post, “Behind the SELFIE: ‘But First, Where Did You Get Your Lipstick From?‘ As an Afro-Latina, it is often difficult to find products that really compliment and favor some of my very unique features. With that being said, when I find a product (or products) that work, really well, I cannot help but to share them with my community! We should all be privy to knowledge about products that enhance our natural beauty features and assist us in taking the perfect SELFIE!
Recently, I have discovered the power of NEUTROGENA®. Since I was heading to the Caribbean, Dominican Republic, for a few weeks I thought I would definitely benefit from the scent of paradise in paradise. Usually facial-cleansers carry the smell of medicine and that aroma is not something I really like to incorporate into my morning and nightly facial cleansing regimen. A facial cleanser should be able inspire you and make you feel rejuvanated. Enhancing your natural beauty should not remind you of a medical procedure, your beauty features are not a disorder…
Below, I have provided a list of the three NEUTROGENA® products I have added to my beauty secrets and tools collection as, well as information as to how I have incorporated them into my daily (morning and nightly) cleansing routine to ensure I am always able and ready to capture the perfect SELFIE with a #FLAWLESS complexion:
- Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub ($7.49 – $8.49): I really enjoyed starting my day off with the gentle micro-beads in this foaming scrub. Not only do the beads give your face an awesome sensation of freshness, but, it is a great way to wake-up all of your senses without irritating your skin. Personally, I am not a morning person but, this foaming scrub has assisted me in being more than happy to start my day earlier! Since I have been waking up earlier in the day, I have been able to explore various cities in the Dominican Republic.. I have so much time! (and, the scrub puts me in a great mood)!
- Neutrogena® Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes Pink Grapefruit for Acne-Prone Skin ($7.49): Wipes, are one of my favorite beauty tools to use and, now these wipes are at the top of my list. Wipes are not only convenient to have but they do a great job in assisting you with keeping your personal hygiene in order. Aside from that, if you are someone that likes to wear make-up from time to time, it is imperative that you have access to really good wipes. Going to sleep with make-up can be hazardous to you skin. I like to use these wipes to remove my make-up at night. Also, since it is really hot in the Dominican Republic, I have been using the wipes to prevent my face from getting really oily. These wipes work wonders and, they help me avoid waking up looking like a raccon in the morning!
- Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser ($7.49): After wiping my face, I like to wash my face with this facial cleanser in order to keep my skin as soft as a baby. The smell of grapefruit reminds me of how sweet life is and that gives me something to loook forward to the next day. Also, what is so great about this product is that it does not leave behind a greasy residue, I hate when facial cleansers do that! Once I am done with this cleanser I am ready to bed and, I start my routine all-over again in the morning!
These products are fun and very simple to use. It is important that you take great care of your face not only to preserve/enhance your natural (Afro) Latina beauty but to take awesome SELFIE’s… your family members want to continue to show you off (it is part of our culture, I know my family does it all the time in the USA and in the Dominican Republic). And, If you need some inspiration to step your SELFIE game-up here are FIVE TIPS to keep in mind when you turn your smart-phone camera to your face:
- Mirror A Celebrity: Even celebrities do this, remember when Kim Kardashian channeled Elizabeth Taylor? I have always love Kylie Jenner‘s swag so, I decided to try it out in a SELFIE. When you channel someone else it can bring you a new level of confidence and it is a fun way to entertain your followers.
- Use a BOLD Lip Color: Using a BOLD lip color helps you stand out in a crowded news-feed. Lure your followers in with a POP of color then let them admire all your wonderful facial attributes.
- Think Positive or Think About Someone: Let whatever you are thinking about reflect in your photo but, be sure to keep those thoughts positive (and, sexy)! Happy people are the prettiest! Also, thinking about someone helps too.. it is always okay to send a friendly reminder to your crush via your Instagram timeline of your beauty.
- Pose With Your MOMMA: Show your followers a glimpse of what is to come in the future. You know what they say, daughters are most-likely to age like their mother’s. Let your network see what your MOMMA gave ya as well as where your flavor derives from!
- Add Some Booty To Your Background: Okay, I am kidding you do not need a butt in the background but, you should definitely consider and include an interesting background, it will make your SELFIE look even cooler. Below, you will see me here at my rehearsal for my Afro-Samba performance at the Alvin Ailey theater. Yes, Brazilians like to show off their booty’s so, I thought I’d capture some of the fun from the culture I was studying! Do you like it?
Now, it is time for the FUN STUFF: Be sure to follow my #NEUTROGENASELFIE challenge journey this week on INSTAGRAM: @glorelysmoraliz – (starting today, August 18th – August 22nd)!
- For the next five days, I will post a SELFIE using each of my five tips.
- Using one of my suggestions, post your SELFIE using the hash-tag #NEUTROGENASELFIE then submit your link to my Rafflecopter (AT THE END OF THIS POST CLICK THE LINK, IT WILL RE-DIRECT YOU TO THE PROPER LANDING PAGE) by August 29th, 2014.
- The prizes are one of three individual consultations with NEUTROGENA experts and a 1-Year-Long supply of NEUTROGENA products valued at $1,000.00. Good luck ladies! XOXO.
ENTER THE #NEUTROGENASELFIE CONTEST: CLICK HERE