Thursday, March 14, 2013

POND’S® 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge [Sponsored]

last week my two little babes and i headed to the mall to in search of a magical item. i have been in this blah phase - call it the winter slump - and desperately needed something to pull me out of that rabbit hole. after perusing Nordstrom's latest spring arrivals, i came across a pair of cat-eye Kate Spade sunglasses that transformed me. you know the feeling, whether it's new lipstick or new shoes, every so often there is one item that makes you feel luminous. for me, it was the Kate Spade cat-eye sunglasses. 

POND’S® has introduced the POND’S® 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge.  from March 4 through April 2, women can upload pictures to the POND’S® Facebook page or share via Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #LuminousEffect. thirty prizes will be awarded so that women can live life more luminously.

POND’S® has partnered with supermodel Molly Sims who has shared some secrets to looking bright and luminous in the digital age. here are some of my favorite tips from Molly Sims:

  • Lighten Up:  When posing for pictures, I make a point to smile big.  Your face will light up and you will instantly look and feel luminous.
  • Lights, Camera:  Every woman can look luminous from within – but great lighting can help, too.  One trick I’ve learned before snapping a photo is to step away from overhead lights to avoid shadows on the face.
  • Find Your Center: Taming stress is important to help you look your luminous best.  I use regular breathing exercises to help keep me calm and centered.

visit POND’S® on Facebook to enter the “POND’S 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge,” get tips on how to look luminous from Molly Sims, and to join the beauty conversation.

to kick off the challenge i was sent POND’S® Luminous Line (as pictured above) to try out. included are Wet Cleansing Towelettes, moisturizer and a collection of cleansers that will help to brighten dull skin. my favorite product of the pack would be the Wet Cleansing Towelettes, i can never seem to get enough of those! and while some work better than others, these towelettes do the job well and you can't beat the price. they can be found at mass retailers for the suggested retail price of $4.99-$5.49.

the POND’S® Luminous Moisture™ Day Lotion with SPF 15 is a wonderful moisturizing option as it is lightweight but provides protection from skin-damaging rays. you know i am all about SPF and the easiest way to make sure you don't forget is to purchase a moisturizer with SPF built in. 

because i want you all to have luminous skin as well, i am offering one lucky Blushing Basics reader the chance to win all FOUR of the items in the POND’S® Luminous Line. follow the rafflecopter instructions below to enter:


I participated in this sponsored campaign for One2One Network. I received product to facilitate my post and monetary compensation, but all opinions stated are my own.