Start Your Day With a Strong Foundation

Starting your day with the right foundation can determine how your entire day will go. So I like to set a strong and positive foundation each morning with the help of Neutrogena.

I can't live without my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation (Photo: ak cespedes)
In December 2015, I made a decision that has changed my life. Even though I am not a huge supporter of new year resolutions, I do believe that we can improve our lives daily by making little changes. What this means is that by simply altering the way we think, we have the power to truly be happy. 

Let me explain...

I start my days pretty routinely. I take a shower, head to my vanity and do my makeup. This is probably the most peaceful part of my day other than the relaxing shower I take before bed. So I discovered that by setting positive intentions while applying my makeup, I leave my house in a happier mood than ever before.

I woke up like this (Photo: ak cespedes)

So as I sit in front of the mirror, applying Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeupo in shade Honey, I think about all the things that I am grateful for.  It's easy to take for granted the fact that we woke up with air in our lungs, with family and friends that love us, a roof over heads, and a job that allows us to pay our bills and splurge when possible on trips or whatever you love. Sometimes it's even the little things like Neutrogena expanding their Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup so I don't have to blend colors, that can put a smile on my face. They now have fourteen different shades to pick from! (Click here to find the perfect one for you)

They also have a new collection called SkinClearing that helps me out when I have hormonal breakouts. Hello Aunt Flow, you don't have control of my skin anymore! I use Neutrogena's Complexion Perfector in shade Medium, for all over coverage with an acne-fighting formula. Sometimes I even mix a little bit of the shade Deep to give myself a little extra color when needed. ;) Their SkinClearing line has five shades available including fair, light, light/medium, medium and deep.

No matter what foundation you choose, always start with SPF (Photo: ak cespedes)
Setting a strong foundation, with the right foundation, can make a huge difference in your life as it has mine. Neutrogena has a huge collection of products that will help protect your skin and help bring out your natural beauty. When you pair that with less stress from having to search for the perfect products, you always win!

Last year they released Healthy Skin Blushes that I truly can't live without. I use Rosy, which I pretend was named after me, for a normal day. But if I'm going to lunch with a friend or a daytime event, I wear Vibrant. For nighttime fun, I mainly rock Flushed. I use Bronzed and Luminous layered with each of the pinkier shades to create some depth.

How do you start your day? Hit me up on social media and let me know using the hashtag #strongfoundation

Here are my favorite products for day-to-day flawlessness (Photo: ak cespedes)
Mornings be like... (Photo: ak cespedes)

***This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Neutrogena. All thoughts and obsessions over these amazing products are all my own. Try them out and you'll understand why.***


  1. Thanks for the tips! I can't wait to get my hands on that foundation!

    1. We seem to be similar skin tones. You will love the foundation!