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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fake It Til You Make It!

Since moving to Tennessee from Florida last year, I'm finding it much harder to keep my natural tan. One thing I've noticed about my new southern surroundings however, is that a tanning bed is only a stone's throw away. I kid you not, there are tanning beds in video rental stores, gas stations and diners around here. Being tan is a big deal for women in my new state. Even more so than in Florida where laying out at the beach was a weekly ritual for my friends and I.

While tanning packages are fairly reasonable, I prefer to skip the UV bulbs and opt for a gradual fake tan from a bottle instead. I loved L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer but have recently found a product I love even more - Banana Boat Sunless Tan Lotion. Unlike the L'Oreal Bronzer, this one has no shimmer that can rub off on your sheets, clothes, etc. and it's steak-free, self-adjusting formula is almost as amazing as it's $6 price tag.

I'm a Medium/Olive skin tone naturally but find I look much healthier and can wear less makeup when I've got a nice dark tan going. It also makes my teeth look whiter!

Speaking of white teeth, my other favorite fake-it product is Crest Whitestrips. Currently, I'm using the 3D White 2-Hour Express but want to try the Intensive Professional Effects next.

One last "fake-it" I love to use when I can afford it is LiLash eyelash growth serum. If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you know I saw dramatic results and my before/after photos were undeniable. I LOVE this product and am anxious to start my LiLash routine again. 

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What are your favorite "fake-its"?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Bday, 'Merica!

Why am I not wearing these with a Bud Light in my hand on a pontoon boat somewhere? Why?!

Fresh Take Leggings in "Flag" on ModCloth

Saturday, May 4, 2013

What To Wear: Cinco de Mayo

"Where's the Salsa" tee - Spenglish
Cropped boyfriend jeans - Vince Camuto
Red sandals - Tory Burch
Pinata wallet - Xhilaration for Target
Silver watch - Michael Kors

Friday, April 26, 2013

Day to Night: Casual Friday

Transitioning from the office to drinks out with friends or co-workers is easy when you stick to a neutral palette. (I'm a fan of the black and cream combo myself.) A simple shoe and bag change is all you need to reinvent your casual, work-appropriate attire to an outfit that is ready for a night on the town.

Blouse, blazer, jeans, tote bag and flats - H&M
Arrow necklace - Forever 21
Watch - Casio
Wristlet and booties - Target

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Mother's Day Wish List: 2013

This year's wish list is kind of all over the place.

I've asked my husband for perfume & a diamond candle -- but I have specific requests. I've become a bit obsessed with Diamond Candles for the past few months and love the surprise of finding a ring inside every time (even though I know it's in there, I still act surprised). I have a few different scents already but I really want the "Carnival Candy" one next. I love the smell of cotton candy & I think it will compliment my fragrance choice nicely...

I've been teetering between both of the Taylor Swift Wonderstruck perfumes for a while now but after smelling the Nicki Minaj Pink Friday on a whim at ULTA one day, it's moved to the top of my list. It reminds me of what a stripper would smell like before she "took the stage" - fruity lip gloss, flowery deodorant and lots of vanilla body spray. Mmmmm.... slutty! (But in a good way.)

As for the other items on my list, they're more of a Lust than a Wish. I am dire need of a larger vehicle (my VW Beetle is just not family-friendly) and I think a Jeep Compass would be a fabulous replacement. The Nike Free leopard print sneakers are an urban legend. I've drooled over pictures of them online but only seen them for sale on eBay. If they do in fact exist, I would literally squeal like a schoolgirl if I got a pair.

The french toast with fresh strawberries just sounds delicious, so I figured hey, while I'm wishin', might as well add some good ol' breakfast in bed to the list!

What do you fabulous mamas want for Mother's Day this year??