Three steps to smaller pores in a week #NoMasPoros

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I have always had pretty distinct pores.  As the signs of aging become more of a reality and daily part of my life, I see that my pores are stretching and becoming more prominent each and every day.  The apples of my cheeks seem to be my biggest problem area with the most defined larger looking pores.  I have spent the last 8 days staying faithful to the Neutrogena Pore Refining line to see how it works on my Latin, tanned skin. 

Three steps to smaller pores in a week #NoMasPoros

Neutrogena Pore Refining Line consists of 4 products that give you smaller pores.  Shrinking them for smoother feeling and looking skin.  The daily regimen is a four step daily process.  I have been following this regimen daily.

Step 1:

There are to products in step (1).  You will alternate between the two.  No need to use both unless you have lots of acne and oily skin.  Once you get your norma skin back start alternating.

Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Cleanser contains alpha and beta hydroxl formula to remove dead skin and dirt.

Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser gently scrubs skin to remove dirt, oil, makeup control blemished skin and spots while minimizing pores.

Step 2: 

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner tightens the skin and pulls out the oil.

Step 3: 

Neutrogena Pore Refining Moisturizer hydrates, plumps and keeps skin looking youthful.  This is a new product and can be found  (in-stores in August).

Here is a close up of my skin before I started using the products.  

Three steps to smaller pores in a week #NoMasPoros

At day 7.


Three steps to smaller pores in a week #NoMasPoros

This is a before and after (day 7). This side-by-side shows just how much smoother my skin appears and how small the pores are looking. 

Three steps to smaller pores in a week #NoMasPoros

What do I think?

My pores are half their size and my skin doesn’t look like it has craters.  Neutrogena Pore Refining line has become the routine I will not skip, it’s truly amazing how significantly smaller they appear.   I can visibly see and feel the difference in my face.

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Fisher-Price® Mis Primeras Mañanitas {giveaway} #FPMiPrimerCumple

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Fisher-Price® and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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Are you looking to throw the ultimate Primeras Mañanitas party for your little one’s big day?  Fisher-Price® is proud to announce Mis Primeras Mañanitas, the first of its kind fully integrated Hispanic dedicated program to celebrate babies key milestone, their first year.  Mis Primeras Mañanitas was developed to be a resource hub for moms to access unique and creative ideas for baby’s first birthday party.


To kick things off Fisher-Price® is giving you the chance to win a Birthday Prize pack to throw the ultimate “Primeras Mañanitas” party.  Sweepstakes winners will receive an amazing Mis Primeras Mañanitas  package that will include Mis Primeras Mañanitas Party Items and a bundle of 12 toys.

Party Invites | Party Favors & Decorations | Customized Piñata | Customized Birthday Cake | Baby’s First Blocks | Rock-A-Stack® | Brilliant Basics™ Corn Popper® |Classic Xylophone | Little People ® Spin ‘n Fly Helicopter™ (and more).

Enter the Mis Primeras Mañanitas sweepstakes at



A Thrifty Diva is also participating in Mis Primeras Mañanitas  with our own Fisher-Price® giveaway right here.  My readers have the chance to win a Laugh & LearnTM Crawl Around TM Car.  Just enter the rafflecopter below.


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Join The #HungerHeroes Twitter Party 1PM EST 8/7



Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party that will give you more info on how to become a Hunger Hero by simply purchasing a product your family already loves. On August 7th at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #HungerHeroes Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing  ways you can help feed hungry kids, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

As a mom of three boys, I can see how easily an unfortunate time could become my worst nightmare and turn my middle class household into a very low income household.  A loss of my husbands job, or an illness that would put us in debt with medical bills, there are endless reasons why we could all hit hard times.  Families everywhere are already in that difficult time, struggling to put food on the table and worrying about how they will get that next meal on the table.  Tyson Chicken Nuggets is helping families fight hunger simply by donating a meal each time a Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag is purchased at Sam’s Club during the month of August.  Now we can all give back without having to feel the burden of donating money with nothing in return.  A simple trip to Sams Club to purchase necessities and a few bags of Tyson Chicken Nuggets will make us all #HungerHeroes.


Please join me and RSVP for the #HungerHeroes Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Thursday, August 7

TIME:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

PRIZES: 5 – $100 Sam’s Club Gift Cards

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Sam’s Club Gift Card

HOSTS: @SmashBravoTeam, @MamaXXI, @AThriftyDiva, @BBabushka, @JManMillerBug


RULES: #HungerHeroes Twitter Party Official Rules

RSVP & PARTY GRID: #HungerHeroes Twitter Party Page


How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!


TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!


TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!


TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!


TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!


TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!


TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!


TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!


Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!


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Summer beauty trends! What’s hot ?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensBeauty #CollectiveBias

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Last Friday while at lunch with friends we where discussing how amazing it is to go to our favorite stores and just look.  No intentions of splurging, but just to see what’s new.  I make it a point to have these mini getaways by myself, where I can seriously walk into my local Walgreens and immerse myself in the beauty department.  If I find something to add to my summer beauty routine, bonus!  Mostly I am just excited to see what new colors Essie has come out with and if there is a new mascara I need to try.
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I felt like a kid in a candy store walking into my new Walgreens.  Hooray for another Walgreens, that is less than 10 minutes from me.  An opportunity to search for the best Summer beauty trends!

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Summer beauty trends equal a bold lip, fresh face, side braids and nails that scream fun!  To keep my fish tail braid together, I opt for Mark Hill fabulous finish spray.  And because summer means we spend hours and hours outdoors I am lathering up on Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance lotion.  Not only does it protect my skin, it also provides a luminous glow and moisturizes.  If you haven’t used a lip stain before, try Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain.  The stain offers hours and hours of coverage that looks lush and like you just applied it.  Great for those of us that don’t have time to reapply, or forget. Because is have a thing for blue polish, check out In The Cab-Ana Essie nail polish, bright, fun and flirty!

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Shopping Walgreens beauty now through 8/30 will score you a Gift With Purchase.  Get a coupon by visiting for a FREE travel-size make-up brush set.  Your gift with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase (excluding baby category).

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Myrtle Beach Giveaway #WINVacationMB


Vacation, vacation, vacation!  It’s all I can think about these days.  Although I am picking out backpacks and stocking up on back-to-school clothes, I still have two more vacations in the works.  I am ready to sneak the family away for a Myrtle Beach weekend after school starts and have one last hurrah before winter.

Looking for a great place to vacation? Maybe you want to have one last getaway before the kids go back to school. Or maybe you’d love a sunny escape once winter hits!

Either way, a vacation to Myrtle Beach is perfect and you could WIN!!

Enter to WIN a 3 Day, 2 Night Stay in the Myrtle Beach Giveaway

Vacation Myrtle Beach is offering a 3 day, 2 night stay in an oceanfront queen efficiency with a $50 resort credit valued through 5/15/15.

Want to see where you could be staying? Here is a review of one of their lovely Myrtle Beach resorts! All you have to do is Enter now through August 10 11:59 pm EST. Open to US Residents 18+ years old. Travel to and from the resort is not included.

Make sure to come back daily to complete the daily entries. Good Luck!

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Kohl’s $100 Back-To-School Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. #Kohls101
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To say I am thrilled about this giveaway would be an understatement.  The great people at Kohl’s are giving one ATD reader a $100 gift card to shop Kohls back -to-school supplies.  Kohl’s has partnered with Office Max for the ultimate Back To School 101 shopping experience.  In-store only you can shop your entire school supply list, pick up those must have school clothes, a backpack and so much more.  One stop shopping has never been so easy.

Check out my post on back-to-school must haves at Kohl’s.

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