Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fake it!

It's that time of year ladies where the melanin challenged like myself need to get our fake tan on. Now, I have tried spray tanning, and it just wasn't for me.  For the money & time, I have found that I like my tan out of a bottle.  Last year I tried a few tanning lotions that were ok but I eather did not like the smell or the color.  Let's face it, if you are running around looking orange or smelling like a hot mess, your ass might as well stay white!  I happened to see Heidi Klum talking about how she uses Victoria Secret's Bare Bronze, and I thought if it's good enough for her then it's good enough for me, so I ran out and bought a tube...because I believe everything that Goddess says(:  The color is great, and it leaves a bronzy shimmer on your skin when it dries.  I also like the fact that you can either layer it if you're in desperate need of a tan, you can do it once a week, or every other day for a a good consistant tan.  The smell is suttle enough that it didn't bother me, and I'm big on smells.  The price point is $18.00 for a 5 FL OZ bottle, which is middle of the line.
For those of you that are rookies to the fake tan world, here are a few tricks to make your tan look good and last. #1 You have GOT to exfoliate in the shower or bath to remove any dry skin. When your skin is dry, the tan sticks to that dry skin - that's why people look splotchity and a mess. In the photo, you will notice a small textured cloth.  My mom turned me onto this wonderful little wash cloth from The Bath's called the Clean Wave Cloth, and you can get it at Walmart.  The reason I love this cloth is because it gives you an even and smooth exfoliation, and also it's cheep and easy to travel with.  #2 When you get out of the bath or shower, blot your skin dry, while your skin is still a bit damp put a little lotion on your knees, elbows, hands, and feet...rubbing it in well.  #3 Now get your tan on...don't just slap it on, but take your time and work the tan lotion in, evenly all over. #4 Give it some time to dry before you throw your clothes on and BAM!! - you're fierce, fabulous, and tan. #5  Wash your hands really well, or they will be darker than the rest of your body. #6 Oh, also use a mild soap the next time you are in the bath or also helps the tan last a little longer.  Personally, I like to use a mild Dove soap or Aveno.
Happy Fake Tanning Ladies,

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Get Fresh

I was so excited to find a little fabulous find at Walgreens yesterday!  I was looking for teeth whitening products and ran right into this little guy, the Colgate Wisp.  The Wisp is a tiny single use tooth brush that you can throw in any bag to freshen up anywhere.  The mini brush has a little bead of breath freshening gel that bursts as you brush.  Also, there is no water or rinsing necessary. There are 4 in each pack and they come in several flavors. I am already a fan and will always have these little jewels in my bag.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Just Curious

I am so curious if any of you have tried Glowelle Beauty Drink, if so do tell?!?!?