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Friday Top 5 – The Best Cleansers

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1) Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: Radiant, clear skin is within your reach. For dull, congested skin, Mario Badescu’s lathering deep cleanser has the exfoliating power of glycolic acid to break down build-up from skin’s surface, reduce minor discoloration and minimize clogged pores which can cause pimples.

2) Philosophy Purity Made Simple:  You do not need a makeup remover and a toner to complete the cleansing process. Most cleansers are formulated to foam, push around, and hopefully rinse away dirt and makeup. ‘purity made simple’ was formulated to actually emulsify and dissolve dirt, embedded debris and makeup rather than creating a lot of foam without a lot of clean.  Nothing takes makeup off better! 

3) Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit: An oldie but goodie! Still one of my favorite washes when I start to breakout. This newest version has an uplifting blast of grapefruit plus vitamin c, this unique formula clears blemishes and blackheads.  Eliminates oil and dirt without over-drying.

4) Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cleanser: I personally love how moisturizer, and creamy this lathering cleanser is. It is a lightly whipped, high-performance cleanser with an antioxidant complex and skin conditioning ingredients that dissolve impurities and help moisturize the skin. It also provides immediate and lasting hydration to the skin’s surface.

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Friday Top 5-Best Makeup Remover Wipes

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Almost every woman I know complains about having to remove their makeup at the end of the night. It is the last thing you want to worry about when you are exhausted from a long day, and just want to crash your head on the pillow. That is why I have always been obsessed with makeup remover wipes. Super easy and effective, they make makeup remover a snap! Here are my favorites.

1)Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes Refill Pack:
Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes are gentle, ultra soft cloths that have been my nighttime staples for years. Years! I buy them in bulk at Costco…so much that now Mike even knows where to pick them up when I am not with them. They gently dissolve all traces of dirt, oil and make-up and it is so effective it easily removes waterproof mascara. It leaves my skin feeling super soft, and is perfect when I am too tired to remove my makeup with my normal cleanser

2) Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes:
These wipes are ridiculously refreshing and use aloe vera to cleanse, remove makeup, and nourish skin…all in one swipe! Not only do these Yes To Cucumbers™ Facial Towelettes provide a spectacularly gentle clean, they are also: Hypoallergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Oil-Free Enriched with natural aloe vera & green tea. They are also made with biodegradable, natural cloth: FSC Fabric.  During the hot months of summer I keep these in the fridge for a mid day sweat removing swipe!

3)Eco-Beauty® Waterproof Makeup Remover Wipes:
I count on these wipes for when I have just come home from an event where I have my full makeup face on.  I mean waterproof and long-wearing makeup madness. These lavender-scented cleansing wipes break down and whisk away even the toughest waterproof formulas. With every swipe, eyes and lips get refreshed and nourished with a luscious six-oil blend of olive, jojoba, sesame, grapeseed, vitamin E and lavender. Perfection!

4)Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads:  another necessity when I have on alot of eye makeup and want it off fast! This wipes liquid liner, or any type of heavy duty makeup off in a jiffy, and leaves your eyes moisturized and feeling refreshed.  Great for sensitive eyes, and also comes in an oil free version as well!

5)MAC Wipes: Most makeup artists I know swear by these, and keep them in their makeup kit for on the go cleansing. Oversized, luxurious, super-saturated with special MAC cleanser and infused with protective vitamin E. Extremely refreshing. Totally addictive. Slickly packed, re-sealable, ready to go!

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My favorite Neutrogena Products

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 In honor of National Relaxation Day, I wanted to write a quick post about some tried and true favorites over here at The Makeup Blogger.  Since I was a teen I have been a huge fan of Neutrogena products. It started with my beloved Oil Free Acne Wash, and moved onto their amazing sunscreens. 

Now, as an adult I found new loves in the line and especially adore their body products that give me that added dose of pampering.  I have even gotten Mike hooked on the Rainbath! The scent is uni-sex and very musky, which we both love.  My other love is the classic Body Oil, which is perfection in the summer because it sinks into the skin immediately, and leaves behind a very soft almond scent.  I am already on my third bottle, which is pretty amazing considering how much product I have on hand.  It is the moisturizer I grab on a daily basis. 

Another new permanent addition in our home is the Norwegian Hand Cream, which has saved Mikes hands.  He is a foreman for a concrete company, and he paws take a beating!  This non-greasy cream is very soothing, and does the trick at breaking down his cracked and overly dry man hands.  

Since today is National Relaxation Day, I encourage you to take a moment for yourself. Even if it is only for 5 min. You are important, and should always take a few min out of your day to care for yourself, whether that is by treating yourself to a shower with a soothing body wash, or giving yourself a little hand massage to soothe away the aches of the day.  Here is to you! 

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My Top Picks for Bella Magazine

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I was thrilled to be asked by Bella Magazine for my best tips and tricks and favorite products.  Enjoy!

How do you care for your hair after the summer holiday? I am very obsessed with a good hair mask! Use it once or twice a week in the shower, and it makes all the difference in the world.

How do you make your tan last longer? well, I don’t tan… way too pale! But, I know that most tanning formulations make tan extending creams. Beautisol is a favorite of mine.

What are your beauty essentials? Concealer!! I have two on me at all times. Currently loving Orlane and Laura Mercier

Whats your biggest beauty sin, if any?
Biting my nails. It is an awful habit. Just horrible.

Whats your fave scent?
I love mixing Kiehls Musk with anything vanilla.

What’s your top skincare tip? Always cleanse your face. If you are in a hurry, makeup wipes are a godsend.

Which upcoming autumn/winter beauty trends are your fave? I am always a fan of the deep berry lip.

Who gives you hair envy? Michelle Williams and her perfect pixie cut.

Any beauty gadgets you couldn’t live without?
A tweezer for any eyebrow strays.

Which products are always in your make-up bag? Concealer, a cheek and lip stain, and mascara

Who has taught you the most about beauty? My partner Mike. When you find someone who loves you unconditionally and makes you laugh than you feel beautiful all the time. He taught me alot about learning to love your flaws and just have fun!

What makes you feel glamorous? When I am cooking in the kitchen with a glass of wine in my hand.

Is there anything you would change about your looks? oh my… my height and my belly.

What products are you dying to add to your beauty bag? Anything by Kerastase haircare



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Get The Look: Nashville

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Neutrogena Brand Ambassador Hayden Panettiere stars in my newest TV addiction ABC’s Nashville.  Panettiere stars as Juliette Barnes, a sassy, bitchy country-music starlet whose looks range from everyday glow to glammed out country stage makeup.

Lead make-up artist Erin Koplow for the show and Panettiere join in the three videos below and show us how they create three different show-inspired looks.Make-Up From The Set: Nashville | Celebrity Style Guide Blog


Watch the video here Everyday Glow:

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Watch the video here Professionally Polished:

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The Best Body Washes For Your Shower

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If you haven’t heard, California is having a heat wave.  Sitting here in my non-air conditioned apartment is like sitting in a sauna. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper. At all.  On sweltering days such as this one, I tend to take alot of cold showers.

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Get The Look: Vanessa Hudgens at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards

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Usually the MTV Movie Awards entertain us with wacky performances (Britney anyone?) and even wackier outfits.  It is not the type of awards show that I look to for inspired makeup looks.  Yet, low and behold I saw a teen star that actually rocked the smokey eye!  Luckily for you, I was able to find out what her makeup artist used on her for the awards.  Enjoy!!

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