Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#NoMasPoros Challenge


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Neutrogena has challenged me to try out their Pore Refining line for 7 days and document my journey and results. In today's post I am sharing both with you. 
For the most part, I feel lucky to have very healthy skin, however, I have always been self conscious about my over-sized pores. Large pores give the appearance of unkempt, aging skin and can lead to awful makeup application, a regimen that promises to vanish those issues is a definite MUST for me.
It's important you know that while you can't completely vanish the appearance of pores, you can significantly minimize their size. 

SPANISH
Neutrogena me reto a probar su linea Pore Refining durante 7 dias, me pidieron que documentara mi experiencia y resultados y en el post de hoy voy a compartir mi experiencia con ustedes. 
Simpre me he considerado afortunada por tener piel relativamente sana pero algo que siempre me ha molestado es el tamaño y apariencia de mis poros. Poros grandes hacen que tu piel se vea maltratada y envejecida. Una linea de cuidado de piel especializada en disminuir el tamaño de los poros es perfecta para mi, por lo cual disfrute mucho esta experiencia.
Es importante que sepan que la apariencia de los poros no pueden ser completamente eliminada pero puedes ser disminuida. 


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Skin clogged with dirt and toxins can lead to enlarged pores, which is why a range that cleanses and exfoliates and tones skin is extremely important. The Pore Refining line penetrates the skin to cleanse and polish away dullness and rough patches with Salicylic Acid and Alpha-hydroxys.

la piel congestionada con mugre y toxinas puede causar que los poros se agranden por lo cual  un habito de limpieza es extremadamente importante. El Pore Refining Cleanser penetra la cutis para limpiar y pulir la piel, eliminando parches asperos con la ayuda del acido Salicylic y Alpha-Hydroxys. 

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After removing my makeup, I washed my face with the Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily cleanser, morning and night during the 7 day period. I loved the gel consistency, which was gentle on my skin and penetrated the surface to purge all toxins and dirt.

Despues de desmaquillarme me lavo la cara con el cleanser, dos veces al dia durante una semana. La consistencia gel me encanta porque es delicada pero efectiva.




I buffed away dullness 3 times a week with the Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser, which is super creamy and very gentle.



After cleansing and exfoliating, I apply the Pore Refining Toner which polishes off skin without drying and preps the skin for moisturizing.

Despues de lavar y exfoliar la piel, use el tonificador preparandola para la crema humectante.


The very last and most indulgent step is the Pore Refining Moisturizer, this is one of the best ones I have ever tried. It's the perfect blend between creamy and light, it's perfect for day and night. This moisturizer has Retinol and Beta Hydroxy Acid that simply made my skin look radiant.

El ultimo paso es la crema, la cual me encanto. El Pore Refining Moisturizer tiene la textura perfecta, es genial para el dia y noche. Contiene Retinol y Beta Hydroxy Acid los cuales volvieron my piel radiante.


TIP: Always warm up your skin care products with palms/fingers to activate ingredients before applying! 
TIP: Siempre calienta los productos para el cuidado de la piel con las llemas de tus dedos para activar los ingredientes. 


The 7 Day Journey
Day 1                       Day 5                               Day 7 
As you can see, using this skin care range for only 5 days made a significant difference in the texture and appearance of my skin. My skin looked less oily and the difference in size of my pores was so satisfying, I have continued using this range even after the 7 Day Challenge.

Despues de solo 5 dias la linea Pore Refining cambio la textura y apariencia de mi piel. La grasa de mi piel fue casi eliminada por completo y mis poros definitivamente se encojieron. los resultados fueron tan satisfactorios que voy a continuar usando esta linea. 



FTC- The products featured this post were sent to me free of charge by Neutrogena for consideration and review. Aside from the products I am being financially compensated for this post. This compensation in no way has influenced my opinion or statements. The opinions stated above are genuine and my own.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Just my Favorites

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Leather and Lace Juxtaposition

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I have been away a while, from the blog that is. While it may sound absurd, I have actually stayed away for the good of Camila's Closet, I have been working on some exciting updates and potential projects. I have an opportunity to give many aspects of my life a fresh start and I'm sulking in that joy...hope y'all understand!
In the meantime, let's talk about one of my Birthday purchases, I totally splurged on some BCBGeneration (on sale...yay!!). This leather quilted vest is a fall must-have!

SPANISH
He estado ausente por un tiempo y aunque suene absurdo, lo he hecho por el beneficio de Camila's Closet, se los juro. Me refiero a lo que me ha tenido ocupada, estoy planeando unos retoquitos y proyectos que les van a encantar. 
Por ahora hablemos sobre mis compras de cumpleanos, las cual combine juntas en este outfit.
Este chaleco de cuero es esencial para las estaciones entrantes. 


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For my 23rd birthday, I treated myself with two pieces from this beautiful brand.
One of the things I love most about BCBGeneration is that all their pieces are trendy, yet classic and will eventually become a staple in your wardrobe. I decided to pair both pieces together, I adore this outfit and I hope you do too.


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Whenever I am in a fashion jam, there are a couple essential tips and rules I follow, they're surefire ways to look polished and feel gorgeous without actually putting too much of an effort .
I bought these pieces with that mentality.

*A a chiffon dress with one intricate or stand out detail is the easiest thing to throw on will always make you look dressed up...and it's comfortable.
*Mixing a very feminine piece with a much edgier one gives the impression that you spent hours thinking about your outfit when you really just threw it on


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WHAT I AM WEARING

Vest: BCBGeneration (here)

Dress: BCBGeneration (here)
Booties: BCBGeneration (similar)
Clutch: Topshop similar


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Floral Hi-lo Dress

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What do we think about body image? 
Do we genuinely think about it anymore? or do we just accept what others thought up for us? 
I wish I could say I am one of those women whose mind has not been invaded by everyone else's perception of beauty (Also, do those women exist?) but unfortunately, I am!
Now, I feel blessed and confident to have the ability to not care at all, that sounds like opposing principles, so let me explain…
I believe in the image of femininity that suggest women are supposed to be delicate and take pride in their appearance but I also see no difference between men and women, which means I personally enjoy being delicate and getting dolled up but if you don't I will never judge you or avoid having you in my life.
I can freely stare at my naked body in the mirror without uttering one hurtful or hate-filled word, I love myself., my curves and extra bits of this and that. Bits I constantly tell myself I need to get rid of, while bitting on a greasy cheeseburgers and inhaling french fries. I blame this on an attitude I am comfortable living with, that attitude makes me aware of the shit standards of beauty but in no way means I obey them. I do hope that my daughter/son grow up in a world i n which these standards no longer exist! 
If you're struggling with body image, I advice you to not give a shit! 


SPANISH
Que piensan sobre la importancia que le damos a nuestra apariencia fisica? La verdad pienso que hay muy pocas personas que en esta epoca tienen opiniones genuinas sobre el tema, todos de una manera u otra hemos sido afectados por la informacion y nociones proveidas por los medios. Yo quisiera poder decir que aquellas cosas no me han afectado, pero si lo han hecho, afortunadamente no la han logrado de gran manera. A veces me comparo a esos standards de belleza y me siento mal pero 30 segundos despues me embuto una hamburguesa sin remordimiento. Yo creo que lo importante es no juzgarte a ti misma ni a los demas, sobretodo no juzgar a otros. En cuanto a tu autoestima, es normal ponerle atencion a esos standards pero lo mas importante es no obedecerlos! 



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Dress/Vestido: Kohls (HERE)
Sandals/Sandalias: local boutique (similar) (trendy choice)




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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Neon Pink Polka Dot Dress

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Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend! I have to admit it, this year, 4th of July passed me by without so much as a cheap sparkler or any flash of red, white, and blue. Instead, It was my native Colombia that found itself at the forefront of the heart. Without any knowledge that this fateful day would be our last chance at a World Cup, myself and pretty much every Colombian in the Jersey Shore (which is a lot) crammed ourselves in front of a TV and went on an incredibly emotional journey. I am sure I don't have to tell you what, how and why it happened but Colombia went home and while we were saddened, not one of us was heart-broken nor disappointed, because we did our god-dammned best!
As for the controversy the game has caused, I will say this, both teams played with guts and love for the game, it is what it is! love and guts is all I would ever ask for. Especially since, it's time for Ronaldo, Neymar and Messi to move over because…James has ARRIVED!

SPANISH
Espero que todos hayan tenido un gran fin de semana, la verdad es que este 4 de Julio paso desapercibido en mi vida. Este 2014 mi concentracion y corazón se enfocaron en Colombia y en aquello que hoy nos tiene a todos un poco nostálgicos. Sin saber que esta seria nuestra ultima oportunidad a ganar esa Copa del Mundo, todo Colombiano que conozco y yo nos acomodamos en el pequeño espacio disponible frente al televisor y empezamos lo que se volvió una experiencia llena de emociones encontradas. Me imagino que no hace falta que les de un resumen de lo que paso aquel día, La Selección regreso a su hogar y ninguno de nosotros quedo con el corazón partido y mucho menos desepcionados porque nuestros muchachos le dieron con todo y dejaron el corazón en la cancha.  
En cuanto a la controversia, lo único que voy a decir es que ambos equipos hicieron todo con amor y dedicación…Lo mejor de todo es que la época de Ronaldo, Messi y Neymar se acabo porque…James ha llegado!





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Dress/Vestido: Target Kids (LOVE this one)
Shoes/Zapatos: BCBG (splurge ON SALE)
Belt/Cinturon: Levi's
Bag/Bolso: Steve Madden 






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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pink Tweed Jacket and Neon Dress

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Once again, I am wearing my favorite Anthropologie purchase, a pink tweed jacket I will never get tired of!
If you want to see how I have styled this jacket in the past check out this post, and this one, and this one too

I am currently in a transition to enter a new stage in my life, one I am so excited about , and mostly so grateful for. I have never been afraid of change, I owe that to my mother and her courage, recently I have been so inspired by the courage it takes to have lived the life she has, I feel inspired to welcome change more than ever, and in that spirit, I want to change the way I speak to you. I want to talk to you from my heart and not just from my closet, I hope you will allow me. I plan on telling you all the details of what's going on very soon, as for today, I want to share my happiness with you.
I have always believed that nothing in life matters more than Joy, if you're truly happy in your heart...everything else feels right, it falls into place. Sometimes, it's the small things that make you happy, and some other times, it's major ones. Recently I have been lucky enough to have smiled with genuine happiness many times, here's why:
   
A wonderful couple that is inspiring in so many ways, a couple made up of 2 lovely people, one of whom I adore and consider a one of the sweetest human beings legally joined their lives together over the weekend. Congratulations Nany & Gabriel
   
 A group of 23 + 1 handsome gentlemen have brought joy to the hearts of all those of us privileged enough to call ourselves, Colombian. I will speak honestly and say, I have never been much of a soccer fan, but I have always been a fan of things that bring joy to a country that has seen too many dark hours, a place whose name has been mercilessly dragged through the mudd, a place that today is on the lips of every world citizen, a place I will always call home. La Seleccion Colombia has made us burst and weep with joy and It's only the beginning. 

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Otra vez llego a sus pantallas con mi chaqueta de Anthropologie. La verdad es que nunca me voy a cansar de ponermela. 
Si quieres ver como he combinado esta bella prenda, visita este post, y si se te antoja, este.

Actualmente estoy pasando por una gran transicion, la cual me ayudara a darle la bienvenida a una nueva etapa en mi vida. Una etapa la cual me emociona muchisimo y por la cual estoy muy agradecida. La verdad que no soy de las personas que le tiene miedo al cambio, es mas, mesiento comoda con el. Creo que esa actitud se la herede a mi mami, un persona que ha vivido una vida basada en la valentia. Inspirada por esa mentalidad, quiero darle la bienvenida a aun mas cambios en todos los aspectos de mi vida, en cuanto a este blog, quiero cambiar la manera en la cual les hablo. Quiero hablarles desde el corazon y no solo desde mi closet. Hoy les quiero hablar de la felicidad, lo cual yo considero un elemento esencial, si ella nada vale la pena pero con ella todo se valida. Recientemente he tenido la suerte de recibir y compartir mucha felicidad, aqui les cuento a que me refiero:

Dos personas geniales, las cuales son motivadoras e inspiradoras unieron sus vidas legalmente, este fin de semana. Me refiero a Nany y Gabriel.

Un grupo de 23 + 1 lindos caballeros han traido felicidad a todos los corazones de aquellos que tenemos el privilegio de llamarnos Colombianos. La verdad es que nunca he sido gran fanatica del futbol pero siempre he sido fan de auqellas cosas que alegran a una nacion la cual ha pasado por muchas horas obscuras, un lugar del cual se ha hablado mal sin piedad. El lugar al cual siempre llamare hogar. Me alegra tanto ver el nombre de nuestra patria por lo alto, La Seleccion nos ha hecho reir y llorar de alegria...esto es tan solo el comienzo. 


Dress/Vestido: Prabal Gurung for Target (similar) 
Jacket/Chaqueta: Anthropologie 
Shoes/Zapatos: JustFab (similar)
Clutch/Sobre: Steve Madden (similar)




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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kerastase Cristalliste


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Recently, I told you about the Kerastase regimen I use to nourish and improve the condition of my hair. Today, I want to tell you about the Kerastase set I use to make my hair feel, smell, and look like it just had a refreshing, tall, glass of water. 
It's the Kerastase Cristalliste Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask set.
Why I love it:
*Silicone Free
*Lighweight
*Powerful Cleansing 
*Provides sleek and flowy look
*Perfect for straight hair days


SPANISH
Hace unos dias les conte sobre el tratamiento de Kerastase que uso para reparar la resequedad, maltrato en  mi cabello. Hoy les quiero contar sobre los productos que uso para que mi cabello se vea limpio, brillante, y refrescado.
La linea que uso se llama el Kerastase Cristalliste.
Aqui les digo porque me encanta:
*No tiene silicona
* es ligero
*Limpia muy bien
*Hace que le cabello se vea brillante y pulcro
*Perfecto para estilos lisos