Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Glam Series - Get Yo Tan On

The Glam Series - Tanning

Now, I don't totally agree with my statement above, but I do think having a nice glow can make you feel more confidant about your body but UV rays can be so dangerous!  Since I spent 2 summers lifeguarding and did my share of "fake baking" during college I try to be extra careful since I have probably done enough damage to my skin at this point.  

Sidestory: In college, I usually spent the spring hitting the tanning beds about 5 times a week to prepare for summer (looking back I wish I would have spent this time at the gym instead!).  It makes me sick to think about it!  Well, in true college student fashion, my roommates and I were procrastinating studying for finals and found a website where you could upload your picture and it told you which college student you most know who I got??? WHOOPI FREAKIN GOLDBERG!  That my friends, was the day I cancelled my tanning membership.  


Anyways, back to the task at hand.  Over the past few years I have discovered 2 great at home self tanners that I swear by!

St Tropez Self Tanning Mousse

This stuff is legit!  It comes out in a foamy brown mousse which I rub on using the glove shown in the picture.  Because it comes out in mousse form, I feel like it helps it go on evenly and the glove provides protection from what I like to call "cheeto fingers" which can sometimes happen with self tanners.  I do feel like this product is more like makeup for your body than actual self tanner, because it looks the best the day you apply it and maybe after one shower.  I usually put it on before I do my makeup so it can dry before I get dressed.  It has never come off on any of my clothing so I feel safe doing that.  It's great for adding just to your legs and arms if you are showing some skin and don't want to blind everyone with your winter white legs!

Kardashian Sun Kissed Instant Sunless Spray

My cousin Julie is a sunless tanning connoisseur!  She is always on top of the best salon to go to for a pre-event sunless tan, or what product to use in between so when she told me about this product last summer I knew it had to be good.  I believe it is only sold at Ulta, so I picked one up using a coupon as fast as I could.  Julie warned me it can be a little messy and recommended that I stand on a towel while spraying myself down so I did just that.  I also used my self tanning glove I already had to make sure it was all blended in ok.  The first time I used it I was so impressed with the results!  I felt like I had just got a mystic or versa spa tan from a salon.  It takes a little time to fully develop, so the next day I did notice a few drips and a streak here or there but it was pretty good for an at home tan!  Warning - if you go outside after applying this product you will get eaten alive by mosquitos!  I found this out from experience last summer!  This product line has a few other products that can help extend the life of your tan which Julie also swears by, but I have only tried this one.

Also, I threw in a pic of the Tory Burch sandals I am lusting over...I love how a gold sandal can match pretty much everything during the Spring/Summer months!

Linking up with Jordon again and looking forward to seeing what other self tanning products people swear by!

The Glam Series

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Throwback Tuesday - Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras!!  I am very sad I didn't actually make it to good 'ol NOLA this year, but thought I would reminisce my last shrimp eatin, hurricane drinkin, new friend makin', bead catchin', wig wearin' MOST hilarious trip to the Crescent City back in 2012!

...and now you see that the picture at the top is a very true statement!  

Have you ever been to Mardi Gras?

Monday, March 3, 2014

March Goals

I can't believe it is already March!  It feels like we were just ringing in the new year!  However, it still feels like winter since we got snow again here in Dallas yesterday!  Funny how on saturday I was laying out in my swimsuit, and today I am bundled up trying to stay warm in 18 degrees weather.  That's Texas for you!  I thought I would start this month off with some goals to keep me accountable!


To get back to into my gym routine.  I am making it my goal to get 5 workout sessions in a week.  I have been really bad about going this year after being sick so really need to get back in the habit!  My goal is for 3 of these workout sessions to be high intensity cardio (interval runs, or BodyAttack) and the other days can be more strength training or core work (BodyPump, or a barre class).


Go to bed at a decent time...and by bed I mean actually my bed.  Not the couch.  


Drink more water, and less soda.


Eat more clean.  I haven't really been as good at sticking to a healthy eating plan lately, so I am going to make more of an effort to stop eating junk!


Oh yeah and of course this!  Just kidding! Dallas celebrates St Patty's on Saturday so I shouldn't have a problem!

Have a great Monday!

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