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Tanning Mishaps?

It’s that time of year when the sun starts peeking out and warming us up. In the Pacific NW anyday that is warmer that 60 calls for tank tops and shorts. As I start thinking about warmer weather and the skin revealing clothing that comes with it tank tops, skirts, shorts I realize its time to get my skin ready and ban the pasty white winter look.

When I was a teenager I loved laying in the sun with tanning oil, or passing the time in a tanning bed. I was being smart using a tanning bed it was faster therefore less skin damage right? right? Ok wrong oh so wrong, I’m glad I stopped as soon as I did. Still yearning for the golden glow but not wanting to risk skin damage I voyaged into the world of self tanners. I tried everything I could get my hands on but each one was worst than the last I had orange striped legs, spots, stained clothing oh and the wonderful look of dyeing my skin the color of carrots.

Even to this day I love self tanners, the dramatic ones that I can apply at night, fall asleep waking with a bronzed glow. So you would think that after 15 years of self tanners I would be past mistakes right? Oh not me trial and error for life, baby! So the problem with dramatic overnight self tanners? Well your mistakes they are….. dramatic.

Recently I had carefully buffed and dried my skin then applied a dark self tanner head to toe. I waited the appropriate drying time the jumped in bed ready to get some ZZZ’s awaking a golden goddess. Well as I should have learned by now I more Amelia Bedila than golden goddess. On this particular night my 3rd old son woke up crying and came part way through the night to sleep with me. No problem right who doesn’t want to cuddle a soft little guy while you snooze. Upon waking the next morning I rinsed off and was admiring my glow but as I dried off I noticed something strange on my leg. Hmm what was it, a tiny foot print? Yes… on my leg the little white imprint of a tiny foot. Hmm if the tanner had worn off my leg to leave a foot print where had the tanner gone? Well my son had one tan little foot. Oh man my tanning mishaps are now marking my kids what to try next?

Lucky for me I tried the new Jergens Natual Glow line. One of the issues I have had with daily self tanners is that tell tale self tanner scent. Well Jergens has a new odor blocker on their self tanners so I had to see if it really worked. I started with the Jergens® Natural Glow 3 Days To Glow™ Moisturizer and when I applied it I was happy to find no  self tanner smell. I figured at some point it would alter and I would smell like a self tanner. But it never  I  just had clean, fresh lotion scent from application until I showered.

The best part is by the next morning my skin had lost that pasty look and I could already see a faint bronze glow. This is a great product because you can build to your own color preference. If you just want to get rid of the pasty white shade use it for a day and you look great. Or use it for the full 3 days to get a beautiful golden glow that will have you looking great even in your skimpiest Spring dress.

NEW Jergens® Natural Glow Moisturizer provides the same great, natural-looking color but without the sunless tanner odor!

Share your embarrassing tanning story for your chance to win a $250 Visa gift card.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jergens Skincare®. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

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Tanning Mishaps? Been There, Done That!

It’s that time of year when the sun starts peeking out and warming us up. In the Pacific NW anyday that is warmer that 60 calls for tank tops and shorts. As I start thinking about warmer weather and the skin revealing clothing that comes with it tank tops, skirts, shorts I realize its time to get my skin ready and ban the pasty white winter look.

When I was a teenager I loved laying in the sun with tanning oil, or passing the time in a tanning bed. I was being smart using a tanning bed it was faster therefore less skin damage right? right? Ok wrong oh so wrong, I’m glad I stopped as soon as I did. Still yearning for the golden glow but not wanting to risk skin damage I voyaged into the world of self tanners. I tried everything I could get my hands on but each one was worst than the last I had orange striped legs, spots, stained clothing oh and the wonderful look of dyeing my skin the color of carrots.

Even to this day I love self tanners, the dramatic ones that I can apply at night, fall asleep waking with a bronzed glow. So you would think that after 15 years of self tanners I would be past mistakes right? Oh not me trial and error for life, baby! So the problem with dramatic overnight self tanners? Well your mistakes they are….. dramatic.

Recently I had carefully buffed and dried my skin then applied a dark self tanner head to toe. I waited the appropriate drying time the jumped in bed ready to get some ZZZ’s awaking a golden goddess. Well as I should have learned by now I more Amelia Bedila than golden goddess. On this particular night my 3rd old son woke up crying and came part way through the night to sleep with me. No problem right who doesn’t want to cuddle a soft little guy while you snooze. Upon waking the next morning I rinsed off and was admiring my glow but as I dried off I noticed something strange on my leg. Hmm what was it, a tiny foot print? Yes… on my leg the little white imprint of a tiny foot. Hmm if the tanner had worn off my leg to leave a foot print where had the tanner gone? Well my son had one tan little foot. Oh man my tanning mishaps are now marking my kids what to try next?

Lucky for me I tried the new Jergens Natual Glow line. One of the issues I have had with daily self tanners is that tell tale self tanner scent. Well Jergens has a new odor blocker on their self tanners so I had to see if it really worked. I started with the Jergens® Natural Glow 3 Days To Glow™ Moisturizer and when I applied it I was happy to find no  self tanner smell. I figured at some point it would alter and I would smell like a self tanner. But it never  I  just had clean, fresh lotion scent from application until I showered.

The best part is by the next morning my skin had lost that pasty look and I could already see a faint bronze glow. This is a great product because you can build to your own color preference. If you just want to get rid of the pasty white shade use it for a day and you look great. Or use it for the full 3 days to get a beautiful golden glow that will have you looking great even in your skimpiest Spring dress.

NEW Jergens® Natural Glow Moisturizer provides the same great, natural-looking color but without the sunless tanner odor!

Share your embarrassing tanning story for your chance to win a $250 Visa gift card.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jergens Skincare®. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

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Who I Love To Follow!

 

As a makeup blogger I get asked about my favorite products and also what sites I love to read. I get swept into new sites all the time but have a few on my must read list. I would love to hear who you follow and why!

 

I met Patrice at a Beauty Event in New York and beside being gorgeous she exudes a glow and happiness that makes you want to just hang out with her. She is an amazing woman and has a great blog, she covers everything from drugstore beauty products, New Products, to music and social issues. One of those sites you get a lot of great info and leave with a smile because of it’s great writer.

I stumbled on the Tip Junkie site in my Blog Frog Community. Laurie is funny and has the best craft ideas for beauty products, kids, gifts… the list goes on and on. I am more of a crafter in my mind I love to look and think about it but never seem to find the time to sit and create something. I love following Tip Junkie on Facebook  and seeing her latest and greatest tips, I have even used a few of the baking ideas for my kids birthday parties. She has so many great tips and they range from beginner to craft goddess a little something for everyone.

 

 

Another great blog find in the Blog Frog CommunityMama’s Losin’ It,  Kat is hilarious! I love her posts and videos on running her daycare, life with kids, beauty, writing workshops you name it she covers it. She is so funny and manages to keep a straight face in her videos, I always end up cracking up. She is a great write and one of those girls you just want to hangout with and grab a coffee or a few bottles of wine. Check out her Golden Hues makeup tutorial, love it!

As a part of the BlogFrog Influencer Circle, I have the chance to create meaningful, authentic content for brands I love.  If you’re a blogger interested in new opportunities, join BlogFrog’s Influencer Circle and check out some of the top brands already working with BlogFrog. 

If you’re a brand looking to work with online influencers, learn more about BlogFrog’s Brand Solutions here. Now, I’m curious. What do you love most about blogs and blogging?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogFrog. The opinions and text are all mine.


My Most Meaningful Moment. Don’t forget to comment to be entered to win!

  

 

Share your most meaningful moment from the past year.

Life can be so hectic and busy sometimes I can feel like I am along for the ride but fail to embrace all the special moments. I have really enjoyed the MeaningFul Beauty discussion on finding our most meaningful moment.

When I look back on the last year my most meaningful moment has to be watching as my children have blossomed and grown. With three kids 7, 5, and 2 I got a little lost in the day to day grind and failed to appreciate the little moments.

Watching my oldest really master her reading skills and find she has a love and talent for soccer. Watching my second learn to ride without training wheels in one try and find he is very gifted at math. Thinking about my youngest and the fact he has learned to walk, start talking and hold his own in a house of 5. So much has happened in the last year and when I stop to think about all the great moments it reminds me of how blessed I am. 

Tell me what your most meaningful moment was in the last year for a chance to win one of 10 complete skin care Anti-Age Systems from Meaningful Beauty.

Keep your skin looking great in every moment with Meaningful Beauty- Cindy Crawford’s break through secret for younger looking skin.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Meaningful Beauty. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest Rules.

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