While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect, all opinions expressed are my own.

I’ve battled with random breakouts since Middle School. Being a teen and battling acne can be really tough so from a young age I always made sure to stick to a nighttime skin care routine and Neutrogena has always been my go to brand to keep my skin healthy and clear.

Now that I’m in my 30’s (yikes), I make sure to really stay faithful to my skincare routine.

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Neutrogena’s Pink Grapefruit line has become the line I use on a daily basis. The products in this line powerfully treat and help prevent breakouts and blackheads while delivering a refreshing blast of 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C.

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The best beauty tip has to be to always make sure you take off your makeup at night BUT sometimes after a late night, it’s the last thing on your mind. Thats when I pull out the Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes! These pre moistened wipes throughly cleanse your skin of impurities in one simple step.

On most nights though, I start off with the Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. It’s gentle for everyday use and doesn’t irritate my skin.

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I then apply the Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser. This product is clinically proven to rapidly reduce size and redness of stubborn acne in just 1 day. The Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne line also includes a daily leave on mask. I use this mask once a week. It fights break outs forming below skin’s surface.

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For those times when a pimple just pops up out of no where, I rely on the On-The-Spot Acne Treatment. It contains only 2.5% of Benzoyl Peroxide which provides maximum level of effectiveness with 70% less irritation.

Neutrogena has made it easier than ever to find the right routine for your skin type with
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Neutrogena. The opinions and text are all mine.

If you tuned into the Latin Grammys last night, you saw how stunning Genesis Rodriguez & Zoe Saldana looked on the red carpet.  Well L’Oreal is sharing with you all how to get those looks at home!

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Makeup Artist: L’Oreal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist, Claudia Betancur

STEP 1: Claudia first prepped her face with L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur ($24.99) which works as a great primer before foundation.
STEP 2: To compliment Genesis’ gold gown, they went for a sultry smoky eye. Claudia first applied a beige toned shade on the lid of the eye. For depth, she applied a dark brown shade from the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude 2 ($15.99) on the outer corner of the eye and blend inward stopping halfway.
Claudia’s Tip: When creating a smoky eye, begin with the eyes first and then focus on skin as shadow tends to fall.
STEP 3: To bring the smoky eye to life, Claudia drew a subtle cat eye wing. She used the new L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Superstar Liner ($9.99) which has a flexible felt tip. She completed the eye with mascara, L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara ($10.99).
STEP 4: For a matte finish, she applied the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation ($14.99).
STEP 5: She added a shimmery glow on top of the apple of the cheeks with L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Illuminator in N 202 Rose ($12.99).
Claudia’s Tip: Use a fan brush to have more control on where the powder lands.
STEP 6: She completed the look with a glossy nude lip pen that also fits perfectly in a clutch: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Lacque Lip Pen in 209 Choco-Lacque ($9.99).

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Makeup Artist: Vera Steimberg

STEP 1: First, Vera applied L’Oréal Paris Youth Code All-In-One Skin Illuminator ($17.99) on her cheek bones, brow bone, nose and upper lip to prep the skin with a glow.
STEP 2: For the eyes, she used the very tip of the NEW L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Liner ($9.99) on her top inner eyelids to connect the lashes with almost an invisible line.
STEP 3: Vera used the darkest brown shade from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude in 01 ($19.99) on the inner corner of the eye near the tear duct and the bottom lash line, creating a V-shape. She layered the shimmery champagne shade in the inner corner of the eye as well. On the lid, she used L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in C302 Ice ($12.99), for a radiant glow.
STEP 4: Next she applied primer from the NEW double-ended L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara ($9.99) and applied two coats of mascara to the top and bottom lashes, for a romantic 40’s look.
STEP 5: To illuminate her skin, Vera applied L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in N201 Rose ($12.99) on her brow bone, nose and cupid’s bow.
STEP 6: For the lips, Vera went for a natural toned lip and mixed L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen in 104 Game, Set & Matte and layered 102 She’s so Matte on top and dabbed with her fingers to blend.
STEP 7: To complete her look, she sprayed L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray ($16.99) to help her makeup last all through the night.

Beast Cancer Awareness month begins today, October 1st. There are many ways to give back and a lot of the beauty products we use on a daily basis support this cause.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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During the month of October, 25% of the net proceeds from every product purchased will be donated to The Anne Moore Breast Cancer Research Fund.

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To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ralph Lauren Fragrances is introducing a Pink Pony Deluxe versions of its iconic fragrances, Romance & Midnight Romance, which will be packaged in stunning 150ml Deluxe Bottles with a signature pink ribbon on the cap to herald the cause. 100% of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Fund, a worldwide initiative to fight against Breast Cancer, which supports programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation.

eos Lip Balm & Handlotion 3 Pack – $8

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This special collection includes limited edition Strawberry Sorbet Smooth Stick lip balm, Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Sphere lip balm, and Berry Blossom hand lotion. A portion of proceeds will benefit breast cancer research.

Sonia Kashuk 5 PC Brush Set – $16

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Target is donating 15% of the purchase price from the purchases of this item at Target and Target.com to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Clinique Moisturizing Lotion+ – $38

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A special-edition of Clinique’s reformulated moisturizer and a signature hearts key chain. With the purchase of this product, $10 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

On the first night of NY Fashion Week, models, moms and celebrity moguls came out to celebrate Paul Frank Industries’ new children’s collection called “Circus Jumble” at Hudson Mercantile.

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The event featured two runway shows with mini models strutting the catwalk and the event opened up to a lively party for kids of all ages with music by DJ Fulano, snacks of cotton candy and popcorn and entertainment by aerialists, contortionists and stilts walkers.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: DJ Fulano attends Paul Frank Industries' debut of children's Spring/Summer 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Paul Frank Industries)

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Paul Frank Industries Debuts Children's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection At New York Fashion Week

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Paul Frank Industries Debuts Children's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection At New York Fashion Week

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Rachel Zoe (wearing her own collection) brought Rodger and Skyler, while Coco Rocha (wearing Marissa Webb) invited her baby Ioni to be her guest in the front row.

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Paul Frank Industries Debuts Children's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection At New York Fashion Week

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Even though I wasn’t able to make the event, I passed my invite on to one of my good friends – Jovan (IG: @ponyy_boyy) and his adorable baby sister. They said the event was so much fun and the collection had some really nice pieces. Here are some shots he got while there.

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Finding the perfect pieces to fit your growing bump can be difficult but look no further. Daniel Rainn Maternity offers tops that are comfy to your belly but are also super chic & in trend.

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Daniel Rainn Maternity can be found at Macys, A Pea in the Pod, & ShopStyle.