Tuesday, June 26, 2012

sunless tanning

I gave up tanning.
tanning in the tanning bed and by the sun
no more for me.

I'm saying it's all because
I don't want skin cancer
but my husband says I should stop lying
and admit it's because I don't want wrinkles.
so it's a little of BOTH, what can I say?

I've tried a few sunless tanning routes.

the 1st was from Sun Systems:

and I didn't really like it...and it
smells strong!
but it has lots of good reviews on Amazon
so I gave it a try.

The one I'm using now is St. Tropez bronzing mousse
Sephora's best selling self tanner.
one of their best selling overall items...
and it's good, not bad at all but
not perfect.
and I'm looking for perfect.

I've also been getting spray tans
and now they say they can kill you too!
the place I go to uses a Versaspa machine.
this machine is pretty good
the only problem is around the feet and hands
it's always splotchy and I'm never sure
if I'm supposed to rub it in or wipe it or pat it afterwards.
it's a little stinky, too.

I've also gotten a few of custom airbrush tans
and they are the best but take longer to get done
and you have to get all (or mostly) naked in front of someone....
it's not the most convenient tan.

I think I'm going to go to Nordstrom and
get the Xen Tan kit they have there.
this stuff is pricey but maybe it will be PERFECT?
we'll see.

How do you get tan?

Monday, June 25, 2012

pretties from the sea

I'm in the mood for something 
so I hit etsy to see what's up:

{click on the pics to go to site}




I hope you enjoyed seeing some pretty things today.

Have a fabulous day :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

summer makeup I love

I want to share a couple of new (to me!) things that I am really in love with for Summer right now!

First is a new mascara I recently bought.  I've never used a waterproof mascara before, never felt like I need to.  I've used Mary Kay's Ultimate Mascara for years and really like it...it doesn't smudge or run, it's a great mascara.
But I wanted to try the waterproof mascara by Urban Decay, Cannonball.  I'm thinking I can use it at the beach or when it's SUPER hot, just for a little something new and different.
Well I am SO glad I bought it and I've been using it every day this week and it's AMAZING!

Not only is it SUPER waterproof...like I can't really get it off so that's why I've been wearing it all week........LOL!
No, really I need some eye makeup remover stuff to get it off...I'll be finding some today after work ;)
It also has tiny fibers that lengthen your lashes beyond belief!
I've tried about every mascara there is and this one is a keeper!

I also LOVE a lip gloss that I got in a cool kit on Sephora by Josie Maran that I bought on a whim.
The kit is called Beautiful Bronze:
The lip gloss in it is called Precious and it is SO PRETTY!  I typically don't wear pink lip glosses but I am in love with this one.  Besides the lip gloss the bronzer is GORGEOUS and this mascara is very thickening, I like it too :)
You can get just the lip gloss HERE but for the price that kit is well worth it!!  The mascara is a full size and so is the lip gloss, can't beat that!

I'll be back soon...PROMISE!