Combat Fall ALLERGY FACE with Makeup Tips & $2 Coupon from ZYRTEC

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Dreaded fall allergies giving you ALLERGY FACE®? There’s hope…

Disclaimer: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of ZYRTEC® ALLERGY FACE® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Fall Allergies are No Fun

As I write this, it’s a Friday afternoon and I’m feeling like garbage, thinking about how I’m going to pull it together to go out tonight. For the past few days, fall allergies have been working their “magic” on me, and it’s really starting to take its toll on my body, making me feel and look bad. I’m thinking about what to do to make my eyes seem less red and swollen and how to perk up my lackluster skin. From what I have heard, I’m not the only one suffering with fall allergies, even though fall has not even officially arrived yet.

Makeup Tricks Can Make the Difference

The makers of ZYRTEC® recognize that allergies can affect not only the way you feel, but also how you look. To help women look fabulous even during the worst of allergy season, ZYRTEC® has partnered with celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez to help women tackle ALLERGY FACE®, those beauty challenges associated with allergies, like puffiness, runny nose, and watery eyes. Jackie Gomez has created a variety of celebrity-inspired looks to help women disguise the symptoms of ALLERGY FACE® and regain their confidence.

Foxy Feline Makeup Look

With my fall seasonal allergies being so bad that it’s affecting my appearance, I decided to mask the symptoms by getting creative with my makeup. Luckily, I had my ZYRTEC® ALLERGY FACE® “Get the Look” book to provide some ideas. I decided to try out the dramatic Fox Feline look using makeup I already had.

This look combines dramatic accents and behind-the-scenes tricks to make a red nose and irritated eyes less obvious. Eyes and lips are the focus with this makeup look. Here are some pics of the finished product:

Foxy Feline Zyrtec Allergy Face

Trying out this look really did help me to look better, despite feeling so bad. Even though my eyes still look a little swollen and red, applying concealer, a light eye shadow color called “Sugar, Sugar,” and some liquid eyeliner helped to perk them up. The red lipstick is a quick bolt of color and helps to distract others from noticing any allergy-related symptoms.

Nip Fall Allergies in the Bud

To really stop allergy symptoms and keep ALLERGY FACE® at bay this fall, you may want to try ZYRTEC®, the #1 allergist-recommended allergy relief brand. It helps to relieve all of those dreaded allergy symptoms that cause you to feel bad and develop ALLERGY FACE®, including sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose/ throat. ZYRTEC® is also the convenient solution, since the Dissolve Tabs can be taken on-the-go without water; it works within 1 hour; and, it provides 24-hour relief.

Join ZYRTEC® Rewards for Great Savings and Exciting Rewards

To help you Face Your Allergies this fall, the makers of ZYRTEC® are giving my readers 20 bonus ZYRTEC® Rewards points! All you have to do is sign in or register for the ZYRTEC® REWARDS program, then click on the ‘Earn Points’ tab to enter the Secret Word ALLERGYFACE*. You can get a free $2-off coupon for ZYRTEC®, just for signing up. Once you’ve earned 500 points, you have the option to redeem them for a Neutrogena® mascara to help disguise ALLERGY FACE® beauty challenges. Enjoy!

Need tips and tricks to combat ALLERGY FACE®? Check out ZYRTEC®’s Beauty Tips specially designed to minimize the effects of seasonal allergies.

How do you camouflage ALLERGY FACE®? Feel free to share your best tips in the comments below and/or share your selfies on social media using these hashtags: #ENFRENTATUSALERGIAS #ZYRTEC #ALLERGYFACE #selfie

*Note regarding ZYRTEC® REWARDS program: Points vary depending on count size and frequency of purchase as well as completion of non-purchase activities. See Terms and Conditions Restrictions apply.  Offer expires 10/18/14.

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Exceptional Entrepreneur Series: A Multifaceted Entrepreneur Living Her Dream

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We have a really fun installment of the Exceptional Entrepreneur Series today, so I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as me. ;)

I met April Bailey many years ago when I was in high school. Her and her husband were youth pastors at my church and they had a clowning ministry. I had the pleasure of attending one of their clowning workshops and getting to help them out from time to time. April is such a creative person, so it’s a real joy to hear all that she’s been up to. Feel free to leave comments to welcome her and ask her questions you may have about her many endeavors.


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Miss Pickles’s specialty is balloon twisting.

It’s cool to have an alter ego. Although I am a writer, graphic designer, and crafter, my colorful “other self” is the balloon-twisting, face-painting Miss Pickles. I work birthday parties and public events most weekends, and started twisting balloons with students years ago to raise money for Starfish Learning Center, a Chicago youth center I co-founded in 1997.

The “regular” me, just a smidge less colorful than Miss Pickles, is a prolific writer, with articles online and in print. I won 1st place in my category in a Writer’s Digest competition, just finished a sitcom script, and am currently developing a children’s television show. I have written a novel, a murder mystery play (in which I also performed), and countless short stories.

I created a website that combined both the partyMiss Pickles Clown performer and the writer, so I could tell people about Miss Pickles and also sell my short stories. became a reality because it encompasses my two loves.

Being Miss Pickles is infinitely fun. I so enjoy bringing joy to children, seeing their faces light up from a cheek design or while slipping on their newly inflated angel wings. It’s quite addictive to be able to impact someone’s mood so positively. Clowns are dear to my heart, and it pains me that so many people fear them. As Miss Pickles, I am clown-like, but with my own streamlined style. One child called me an “upgraded clown,” which I love, because I am overwhelmingly well-received, especially once the balloons come out. My Miss Pickles blog The Pickles Perspective shares insights into these unique experiences.

As for my stories, writing has been my passion since childhood. Little else takes me to a place where time ceases to exist and the only limits are those imposed by my imagination. Talk to writers, and you’ll soon realize, our minds work in unusual ways.

Short Stories April BaileyCase in point: You might see me stopped in a grocery store aisle, listening to a conversation between the characters in my head. I have heard fully composed sentences, as if spoken to me, which became parts of a story. Ideas come from anywhere and everywhere—overheard conversations, news stories, photos, music, dreams. Stories develop organically– they won’t be prompted simply because I have a deadline, sometimes popping up while I’m driving, walking or even in the shower. Writers often don’t know how their own story will end (ask Stephen King), and they can form emotional attachments to their characters. While killing off a major character in my novel, I cried, not wanting to type those final words. But, overall, it’s fun. I write for the sheer joy of it. My stories are weird, funny, and very different from each other. Despite the innocence of my alter ego, my shorts are not really “kid stories” and might surprise a reader due to their weightiness and complexity. Guess that says a lot about us as human beings.

I am also committed to health and nutrition. I had an article published in Vitality, a Canadian alternative health magazine, that shared my journey of fighting fibroids naturally. My vegetarian blog called Vegging In is all about healthy, meat-free recipes and insights. I love introducing these unfamiliar foods to children, and I’ve learned they often love them!

These are the things I care about. This is April Love Bailey truly LivingHerDream.comFind out more about me and my business ventures when you visit my website, Facebook, Twitter, or contact me via email or email.


Thanks to April Bailey for sharing her fun entrepreneurial journey with us. She is truly what I would describe as a highly capable multipotentialite and multi-passionate. I look forward to continuing to watch her creativities shine! :)

And thanks to you for reading our Exceptional Entrepreneur Series. Look for more featured business owners soon!

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