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Get Deep Down Clean with Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips.

Just as school is in, clean and clear skin is too.

Did you know that the average complexion has about 200,000 pores? Did you also know that pores can enlarge up to twice their normal size when clogged? It doesn't sound pretty, now does it.

With Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips you’re pore problems are on their way to being SOLVED!

These strips are clinically proven to instantly remove pore-clogging dirt, oil and blackheads. It’s the deepest—and safest—way to whisk away weeks of buildup in just ten minutes.

Stock up for about $7.50 a box at your favorite drugstore. You know you like to be "in".


FLIRT! Fall Fairytale Style Box.

If only life were more like a fairy tale and less like real life...

These last few weeks have been an adjustment. I started high school, and it's been tough. Going from a school with 800 students to one with over 2,500 is challenging to say the least. I am exposed to new people, new places, new routines, new languages (why am I taking Latin?) and, well, I could go on and on. But you get the point. I am also on the Volleyball team. I am pretty new to the sport, but I like it, though I am sore in places that I didn't even think there were muscles!

All in all, being in high school and on a sports team is taking up so much of my time, more so than what I would have thought. I have NO TIME to get pretty, so I am looking for time savers any which way I can. This new Style Box from FLIRT! is saving me time and helping me dream, if only for a few minutes, that I am living a fairytale life. Funny how it is called the Fall Fairytale Style Box for Eyes and Cheeks!

Can you believe just how pretty those colors are?

The style box has three limited edition whimsical eye shadows, one radiant cheek color, and application tips to help create the perfect look.  The eye shadow shades include Kiss at Dusk, a light mauve shimmer for all-over cover; Blue Belle, that is a beautiful light blue shimmer for highlighting, and finally Deep Minx, which is a deep mauve shimmer for the crease of the eyelid. The Peek-a-Blush is a perfect shade of cheek color called Heart Candy. It is the perfect shade of "flush" as I like to call it. Natural, like a little flush or pinch to the cheeks.

I love the colors, but I should say that while it is convenient to have all of these great colors boxed up, it is not that practical to tote around a box of this size. I am hoping FLIRT! continues to make these great style boxes, but maybe in a smaller plastic case, or in a compact that would be much more portable.

This FLIRT! Fall Fairytale Style Box is for sale at Kohl's stores and on their website too. It has a regular retail price of $25, but when I was back to school shopping, I spotted it on sale for $12.99. Such a great deal!!!


Back to School Beauty: Daily Essentials.

It's that time of year. School bells are ringing everywhere. I have some friends across the country that are already back in school. I have another week before I go back to school, but I am ready. I am going to HIGH SCHOOL! So excited!!!

Being organized and out the door at 7 AM is going to take some organizing on my part. I think I have narrowed down exactly what I need to use in the morning so I can get out as fast as I can, while looking decent, and feeling fresh and awake - ready to face the world.  Here are my daily beauty essentials.

Supersmile Toothpaste & Accelerator - $36.00
Just a drop of the toothpaste and accelerator in the morning leaves my mouth feeling clean and fresh while helping to keep my smile its brightest.

Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub - $6.00
This scrub makes my already cleansed face look and feel clean. I hate the look of "gunk" in my pores and using this every more makes sure my face is exfoliated with nor clogged pores behind.

Kiehl's Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin Clearing Treatment  - $30.00
If I do see or feel a blemish coming on, I start treating it right away with this cream. I do not use it all over, I just spot treat areas. I do use a think layer over my nose though and it really keeps the blackheads away.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm - $3.00
I use this daily, before any type of lip gloss or lipstick. It is the perfect moisturizing base that smells so fresh and keeps my lips soft.

Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Cream $4.00 & Schick Quattro Razor $7.00
Whether it is my under arms, legs or both, I do shave a bit every morning. I know it is a sensitive subject, but with dark hair is is a must. This shave cream makes my shave quick and easy while leaving my skin super soft.

Suave Naturals Body Lotion - $3.00
My current obsession is the Lavender Vanilla Scent and it smells great with my everyday perfume choice (see below). I smooth it all over my body right before I get dressed to keep my skin soft all day.

Philosophy Baby Grace Perfume Spray - $40.00
School is not the time to wear an over powering fragrance, so I wear Baby Grace from Philosophy. It is a soft, clean scent, just like the smell of a baby. It smells a bit more floral when I spray it over the lavender vanilla body lotion.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant - $7.00
I have written about my love for this daily deodorant before, and hands down it is the best.

Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray - $24.00
I am not that much of a hair spray type of girl, not for every day at least. I do style my hair and no matter how I style it, after brushing my hair through, I spray on a few spritzs of this magical shine spray. It leaves my hair looking super clean, healthy and shiny soft. 

Stay tuned for my makeup essentials. Even though they will probably change (and change a lot), there are definitely every day makeup basics that will be in my morning routine.

*Some of these products were sent to Beautiful Makeup Search as samples for editorial consideration.


Say "Bye-Bye" to "Bacne" - Back Acne.

Most girls (and guys) my age are struggling with an ugly condition which I call "bacne", short for back acne. Unfortunately, it seems to be just another one of those facts of teenage life. While some people get big red bumps, I am lucky to only have smaller pimples that feel and look more like rough skin, rather than a  full blown pimple. Either way, it is embarrassing.

Not only is bacne embarrassing, it is more difficult to treat than facial, especially on this hard to reach back area.  I did find a solution though and I just had to share. Glytone has an easy solution to treat ongoing breakouts on the back and shoulders with their Back Acne Spray.

Glytone Back Spray is an effective 2% salicylic acid spray-on treatment for acne. It is formulated with proven blemish fighting salicylic acid.

       See also: How to Get Beautiful Skin in 5 Steps.

"The spray works to encourage the sloughing of dead skin cells and the unclogging of pores, providing an effective treatment for mild acne, oily skin, textural changes and post-inflammatory hyper- pigmentation"

The spray is so easy to use. It comes in a pump bottle that allows for even upside down spraying ─ every time, every treatment! I use it every nght after my shower after I dry off. My back is looking much more clear just after a few weeks of using.

You can learn more about Glytone products at their website. My Mom received one of these Back Sprays in a gift bag, but she already re-ordered one for me at It costs $17.00 for the 2 oz. bottle and $34.00 for the 8 oz. bottle.