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Beauty Bonding with my TWEEN

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Bonding over Beauty
It's time for the BEAUTY TALK with my daughter.  She will be a teenager this year, and I've been noticing some changes within her that we need to address.  I didn't have the beauty talk with my mom, wish I did, but thank goodness I had a subscription to TEEN magazine or else I would have been lost.  I want my kids to come to me when they have concerns or questions.  
My daughter is my best friend, and we spend a lot of time together, so  I told her we are going to have some BEAUTY BONDING.  She was super excited and even had some questions.  Her questions was exactly what I wanted to talk to her about…. skincare and a routine. 
We agreed that we needed to head to our favorite Target store and see what products we want to try on our Mother- Daughter Skincare Adventure! When I say adventure I mean it, we both need help in this department. I'm in my forties, and my skin is changing too. Target stores have all our favorite brands like Neutrogena®, AVEENO®, and Clean & Clear®.  We headed right to the beauty department.  
We first searched for Clean & Clear® Triple Clear Exfoliating Scrub.  Her skin has been breaking out a lot lately, and I'm pretty sure it has to do with hormones. She will use this scrub on a DAILY BASIS. 
Her face breaks out a particular time of the month, so we are going to use this product to help prevent future breakouts. Her routine is using this at night time to scrub away all the dirt and oil from the day. Her favorite part is how the aloe and mint soothe her skin while washing. I appreciate she is taking the time and effort on her skincare.  Taking care of oneself is always important and instilling this in her at a young age I'm hoping will help her in the long run.  
More about the Exfoliating Scrub
  • Cleanses and fights breakouts in 3 ways: removes bad pore-clogging oil, treats breakouts while soothing skin, helps prevent future breakouts
  • Formulated with non-plastic, biodegradable microbeads for a gentle, yet deep clean
  • Gently exfoliates skin, while scrubbing away dirt and oil
  • Gentle enough for daily use and all skin types
  • Soothing formula with aloe & mint
I know her skin bothers her because she started wearing makeup on her breakouts, which is not okay. Her skin is very dry too so we looked for NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel. 
Her skin needs a boost in hydration, so this cleansing gel is exactly what she needs for cleaning her face. The night she first tried this facial cleansing gel she noticed how CLEAN it got her face…she came in my room and wanted me to feel her face, SEE MOM SO CLEAN! I like that it doesn't have soaps and oils that dry up her skin. Her routine is to use this in the morning so her skin can stay hydrated throughout the day. 
More about Cleansing Gel: 
  • This easy to apply, lightweight facial cleansing gel transforms into a silky lather that effectively lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup without depleting or stripping your skin.
  • The formula leaves skin refreshingly clean and touchably supple.
  • With Hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in the skin; it helps replenishes skin’s water reserves.
  • Free of soaps, oil, and parabens, this hydrating cleanser is clinically proven to increase skin’s hydration level and lock it in.

Then I found a product that BOTH of us can use.  We can do a mini facial in the shower with Aveeno® Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Cleanser.

Oh my, the first time I used this I was touching my face ALL DAY, I swear.  I was so impressed with how clean it felt.  Plus I liked how fresh my skin looked, not so tired looking.  As you get, older taking care of your skin is crucial.  I noticed it also helped even out my tone of my skin, maybe that is why it looked so fresh! 
More about the Shower Facial
  • A quick facial you can do in the shower 1-2 times a week to give dull, tired-looking skin a boost.
  • Active Naturals Total Soy Complex helps to even skin tone and texture, and Lemon Peel Extract to purify skin
  • The product works with the steam of the shower to open pores and exfoliates all traces of dirt, oil and dead skin cells while accelerating surface cell renewal
  • It also gently exfoliates skin with glycolic acid and biodegradable, naturally derived exfoliants
  • Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, oil free and dermatologist tested

One of my daughter's questions was “Can I wear lipstick?”  at first I wanted to say NO WAY, but I took a second and answered back “Lip Gloss… but I get to pick it out.” She agreed, so we headed over to the beauty wall where lipstick and lipgloss are featured.  I chose a Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Lip Shine; Rasberry 

I picked a color that will bring a little color, shine, and a healthy look to her lips. Now there are eight different colors so to pick from so it was easy to get a color that worked for her skin tone.  She noticed it wasn't sticky like some lipgloss we have got in the past.  

More about the Lip Shine: 

  • Plumps lips making them look smoother & more supple
  • Creates the look of fuller lips
  • Eight shades, non-sticky

Now for the Exciting NEWS! 

I'm a weekly Target shopper (well if we are honest I'm 3-4x a week customer) who loves to save money, so I check out my Cartwheel App on my phone before I start shopping.  If you shop at Target, then you NEED the Cartwheel app. It's like getting rewarded for shopping there.  

I love to see how much I save each month.  This month so far I have saved $33. That is a lot for this mom! There is a 5% off Aveeno and Clean & Clear products, so I made sure I clicked them and at checkout saved 5% on those items. 

 Another way I save money (or make money in this instance) is the deal I saw in-store: Buy 3 Neutrogena products (skin care only), get $5 Target gift card. I love these deals because I can give the Gift Cards to my kids when they deserve a special treat. 

We will be able to get these deals til the end of March so that I will be stocking up on our Skincare Adventure products. After our mother-daughter beauty bonding shopping trip, my daughter felt so good about what to do about her skin and kept thanking me, so I think I got Mom points.  

Be open and talk with your kids about their beauty routine, they need our direction even when they think they know everything….remember they don't!  

Open the communication line and have the BEAUTY TALK; you won't be disappointed! Make sure you head to your local Target Store and pick up Aveeno, Clean & Clear, and Neutrogena products. 


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Johnson & Johnson.




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Saturday 4th of February 2017

I love the way you bond with your daughter. It's always nice to try something new together and having fun too. I hope you both enjoy it!


Monday 30th of January 2017

I love the Aveeno facial! It works wonders! I definitely agree that getting into a routine as young as possible is SO important for your skin. Great post, hope she's loving her new routine!

Hey Sharonoox

Saturday 28th of January 2017

This is a great way to bond with your teenage girl. Aveeno is my go to drugstore face products. It's one of my fav brand that actually works. Thanks for sharing this amazing experience.

Lisa Rios

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Target stores are our favorite shopping place too as you get almost everything there. For beauty products I have been using few from Neutrogena lately and that Facial Cleanser from Aveeno sounds amazing too!


Friday 27th of January 2017

What a great way to bond with your tween! I wish my mom had done this when I was a kid. I always felt a little lost when it came to taking care of my skin. There was a lot of trial and error with products. But I love clean and clear. I still use their products as an adult.

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