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Try These #CarefreeChallenge Tips to Keep Your Beauty Routine Fresh & Win

This post is sponsored by Carefree® #CarefreeChallenge, however all opinions are all my own.

Sometimes a humid summer day or a dry, stuffy office can completely ruin your makeup, so it’s important to take preventative steps keep your beauty looking, and remaining fresh. Just as Carefree® Acti-Fresh Liners keeps you fresh and confident every day with their comfortable absorbency and discreet 8-hour protection, we’re sharing tips for you to try for 30 days on how you can keep your makeup fresh and flawless.

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Are you ready for the Carefree Challenge? Are you ready to try their beauty, style, lifestyle, and idea tips for 30 days of freshness? If you answered yes, then we challenge you to try the following beauty tips that has served us well in keeping our beauty routine fresh.

  • Exfoliate Your Skin – simply washing your face doesn’t get rid of all the buildup that gets trapped in your pores. A gentle exfoliant will ensure your face is a clean canvas. Don’t forget to moisturize.
  • Prime Your Makeup – whether in lotion or spray form (we prefer a primer spray because its super light, won’t clog your pores, and applies in seconds), a makeup primer is a great base to smooth makeup application that lasts longer without caking….that includes lips and eyes
  • Set Your Makeup – just as important as using a primer, topping off your stunning face canvas with a makeup finishing spray is a must to prevent makeup fading and meltdown….yes again, even on lipstick. The result is a fresher look for longer.
  • Chill Out – sometimes your stuffy office or overly humid weather can dry out your skin and make you look tired, keep a hydrating facial mist in your refrigerator (yes at work too) and mist whenever your skin needs refreshing or you need a pick me up (its great for those boring meetings).
  • Beat the 3PM Slump – an alternative if your skin feels really dried out or tired and a cool mist just won’t do, take a few minutes to wash your face; let your skin breathe and reapply your makeup (you will find yourself using less makeup) for a midday pick-me-up
  • Gloss It Up – believe it or not, lip gloss can go beyond the lips. A quick swipe on the eyelids and cheeks give you a fresh dewy look. Everyone will think you just came from the spa. A creme blush works just as well.
  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate – water is essential for flushing out the impurities that can pollute the skin. try mixing it up by adding slices of fresh fruit to your water (go beyond cucumber and try ginger, oranges and/or strawberries). Another alternative is drinking tea such as Burdock root, Sassafras, and Red Clover, they’re all great skin clearing teas.
  • Blot it Out – blotting sheets are a staple in my beauty bag. Sometimes you can’t escape the shine of your t-zone. A few pats and the extra shine is gone. The key is to look dewy, not shiny.
  • Full Steam Ahead – a little steam goes a long way to opening up your pores for products to be more effective, especially after a long day outside surrounded with dust, dirt and grime. after you wash your face, turn your facet to hot and massage (quick taps with your fingers) your face.
  • Sanitize Your Brushes – one of the most important rules in makeup is having a clean brush. Why wouldn’t you want a clean face free from unwanted bacteria? You can use your facial cleanser or a brush cleaner, as long as the result is a clean brush.
  • Have a Carefree Day – Carefree Acti-Fresh Liners boasts an 8-hour odor control system that keeps you fresh and confident. Challenge yourself to wear one every day for all-day protection.  It’s so thin, you won’t even notice you’re wearing it. Save $1.50 towards your next Carefree® product with this Carefree Coupon.

Implementing a few or all of these tips into your daily routine and committing to it for 30 days as part of Carefree’s 30-Day Freshness Challenge gives you the chance to win prizes daily, and of course get some great tips.

Join Carefree® between Aug.12th, 2014 – Sept. 10th, 2014 at #CarefreeChallenge for tips and ideas on how to stay fresh longer. To join, click on the above link and enter to win a grand prize of $5,000 to renew and refresh your wardrobe. You can also enter to win a $100 gift card for a makeover at a top beauty retailer. Good luck and feel free to share your own beauty tips with us.

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john albarado August 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm


Brenda Quinn August 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

It's got to be POM coconut…

Caitlyn Owens August 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

My favorite flavor is mango

Danielle August 17, 2014 at 4:12 am

I would like to try the POM Mango it sounds yummy

Danielle August 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Thanks for the great tips! We just recently got into tea, we are normally coffee drinkers. I'll have to try those.

ELIZABETH C. August 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

I would definately choose the coconut. I love anything coconut!

ishmane4 August 16, 2014 at 6:11 am

pom tastes great

Glasgow Skinner August 16, 2014 at 5:24 am

They are great hot or iced

Danelle Ice August 16, 2014 at 4:03 am

Thanks for the tips about the teas. I've never heard of burdock root or red clover, so I'll have to check for them on Amazon. Great tips!

Samantha M August 16, 2014 at 3:01 am

i like the POM Coconut! 🙂

georgie c August 16, 2014 at 2:21 am

I picked the POM Hula, delicious! but all look fabulous.

diana rodriguez August 16, 2014 at 2:03 am

Awesome tips! Exfoliate the skin is the most important!

donnak4 August 16, 2014 at 1:19 am

I haven't tried them yet, but I want to try the Pom coconut the most.

Ancilla Jagdeo August 16, 2014 at 1:14 am

I use the mango Pom daily in my smoothies, I never knew they made so many other flavors. I have to try the Coconut …I love coconut. Thank you for the giveaway.

Ancilla Jagdeo August 16, 2014 at 1:12 am

I love the mango POM I use

debra s August 16, 2014 at 12:34 am

I have NOT tried the blends yet! YUM YUM I WILL. I think I'd do the Pom/mango one first of all. then the Pom coconut

LisaLisa01 August 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Great makeup tips, wow its been so long since I have implemented some of these tips. Thanks for sharing this!

Sharon Kamiski August 15, 2014 at 11:51 pm

I like the mango flavor.

Stephanie Bondlow August 15, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I love the Mango Pom Juice.

Chrystal D August 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Mine would be the Mango one.

nicole dziedzic August 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm

My favorite POM Wonderful Juice Blends flavor is the POM Hula flavor. The coconut flavor looks awesome too! Great brand!

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Thanks Petro, sometimes you can't escape not wearing makeup

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

i don't even want to know what my face would look like if I didn't exfoliate

Allyson Bossie August 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm

I personally love the regular pom, but I have also enjoyed the coconut pom before

Petro Neagu August 15, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Wonderful tips! I forgot about some of those so thanks for the reminder. I try not to use much makeup these days but there are certain times when I must wear one and I don't feel so fresh after a couple of hours wearing it. These tips will help a ton, thanks.

strangedaze August 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Thanks for the wonderful makeup tips. I notice a big difference since I've been exfoliating. And hydrating inside and out, so important.

beth August 15, 2014 at 6:39 pm

The mango sounds delicious

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm

I try to do it the same time I give myself a mask or facial

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Thanks Gigi, the power of lip gloss is an amazing one lol

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Thank you Lily

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Make sure to get a hydrating mist

myfabfitforties August 15, 2014 at 5:55 pm

I'm loving your tips! My whole skin & entire health pretty much turned around when I started drinking more water – it's one of the best beauty tips ever (and free!!) – I also love the tip about the lip gloss on the cheeks! Sometimes I'll use a highlighter & worry it's going to look totally different (bad/blaring) once I get outside…love the loss tip!! Gigi

Lily Seymour August 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm

This is a really awesome post! You gave us so many amazing tips that I must incorporate into my daily routine!

Holly E August 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Pom Hula sounds tasty

Cynthia @ You Signed Up For Wh August 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I honestly need to sanitize my brushes more often. I do it once in a while but really I go too long before doing it each time!

Heather Pfingsten August 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Fantastic tips. The 3PM Slump is killer. I carry my bloat clothes everywhere I go thanks to my skin type. I also really like the idea of having a cool mist on hand at home and in the office in the refrigerator. Thank you for sharing!

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Try doing so when you wash your face

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Same here…oh the power of lipgloss lol

Amanda C August 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm

The Coconut Flavor sounds amazing!

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

It's amazing how a refreshed face can make you feel

Glasgow Skinner August 15, 2014 at 1:59 pm

I'm in love with the Skindanavia Setting and Finishing sprays. NYC Humidity tested and highly approved

Chelle W August 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I have funky eyebrows that don't lay flat and when i'm out and they're unruly, a dab of lipgloss to lay them back in place works wonders!

healthyhelper August 15, 2014 at 10:59 am

LOVE THIS!!! Such good reminders. I ALWAYS forget to clean my brushes and that is such a problem!! You forget how dirty those things can get! Putting that on my to-do list today!

Emerald August 15, 2014 at 10:37 am

It's hard to beat the 3pm slump. By that time my makeup is sliding and I'm ready to remove it.

daydreaming beauty August 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

Great tips! Keeping a facial mist in the fridge is such a great idea for those hot summer days!

beautybymissl August 15, 2014 at 9:10 am

Great tips! I have to buy a good setting spray. Can you recommend any good setting sprays?


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