Confidence Boosting Beauty Routine

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When I'm feeling confident, I'm bound to have a good day.  Like many women, there are a few things about myself that make me feel self conscious from time to time.  In the summer months, it's my oily skin.  In the winter months, it's my dry skin.  In photos, I wonder if my teeth are as pretty as others and if I really have that natural makeup look I like to think I achieve.

Feeling confident is important to me, not only because it helps me have a better day, but because I feel better about myself all around.  I practice a confidence boosting beauty routine that helps me feel and look my best, from white teeth to bright eyes and clear skin.

Step one of my confidence boosting beauty routine involves a daily facial care routine for clear, shine free skin.  Everyday I use my Clarisonic for a deep exfoliating clean, paired with an oil control face wash.  I use these products every morning before I apply any makeup to reduce any shine on my fae.  You can read about my original skin care routine for oily skin here, but lately I've changed it up just a bit.  I've added a glycolic acid toner to help with fine lines and uneven skin tone and switch between a few oil control face washes, but for the most part, my routine is still the same.

Step two involves a light application of makeup for a near naked finish.  Since I usually have oily skin more often than not, I go with a light application.  I start with HD foundation and a pore eraser for when I'm feeling extra oily in the summer months.  The pore eraser gives the illusion of clear, matte skin, while the darkspot eraser works wonders in brightening up my eyes to make me look and feel rejuvenated.  Mascara adds a lively touch and I can keep confident with a soft tented lip that serves as an SPF.

Step three in my beauty routine is where the magic happens.  If I know I'll be giving a presentation, attending a special event, or just want instantly whiter teeth in just three days*, I'll use Colgate® Optic White® Express White toothpaste.  Your face and mouth are what everyone looks at while engaging in conversation or admiring that Instagram selfie, so I never want to feel self conscious about that.  I feel confident when I know I have a glowing smile full of white teeth.
What I like most about this whitening process is that it is hassle free.  I don't have to do anything differently.  Brushing my teeth is already part of my daily routine, so when I want brighter, white teeth, I just switch to the Colgate® Optic White® Express White and voila!  It is conveniently located on the toothpaste aisle at Walmart and is my go to since it has two times more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredienvs Optic White® Sparkling Mint®.
On 2/28/15, ambassadors will be demoing the toothpaste at local Walmart stores and giving out $1 coupons.  If you're interested in attending, you can view participating stores here.

Do you have a confidence boosting beauty routine you follow?  What makes you look and feel your best?

*For best results, use as directed for 4 weeks

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