Thursday, April 25, 2013

How I Tan

With summer fast approaching here in the south that means the need for color is also approaching. But with the threat of skin cancer and tanning beds a big no no (I confess though I miss that nap time) the tan now comes from a spray, towelette or lotion. This is what I like to use and I will tell you my tricks for not having streaks or turning orange.

I love the spray product for an all over even color. Like with foundations you have to try a few till you find the one that suits your skin type and tone the best. For me that's Banana Boast summer color. I get a nice even color that I can control. The closer you spray the darker the color. I like to start with a good exfoliation product St Ives or a good DIY sugar scrub. 

After the scrub I apply a good moisturizer, making sure I get my elbows knees and ankles really well.  Then I just start spraying, starting at my face and working my way down. The key is a light application first, you can always add more later for a deeper color. I keep the spray a good eight to twelve inches away from the area I'm spraying and do a even swish like motion. 

Just let everything dry, I find applying before bed the easiest, before putting on clothes and your done. It does have a bit of a fake sun tan smell, I have yet to find one that doesn't have that smell to some degree. But aside from that I love this product for an at home fake tan. 

If you are scared to do this at home on your own, then I do highly recommend going to a tanning salon and getting a Mystic tan. You can set the levels to your needs and it last for about seven days. Just remember to exfoliate and use the lotion on your hands elbows knees and feet. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Wet and Wild

Wet and Wild Cosmetics has really step up their game since the last time I used their products. The last time I really had used wet and wild was when I was in high school, it was all I could afford then. They worked but were not the best. I can say now 12 years (oh man i feel old 12 years since high school) they have step up the game a bunch. I was in Walgreen's the other day and found the new Fergie line and I had to pick up a couple of things to try. I purchased a lipstick in Penthouse Sweet and a face powder in Rose Champagne Glow. 

The face powder is a baked powder so it can be used wet or dry, I have yet to try it out in wet form. This give a nice glow to the cheeks, I have used it over my normal matte blush in the picture as a high light. It gives a nice glow with out the overly greasy look and with out using big chunks of glitter. They have two other shades with more bronzy gold tones that would work great on darker skin tones. This one is very pink and gold which works great with my paleness. 

The lipstick is on the brighter side of things and I have been wanting to go with brighter lips this spring and summer. Its also matte but not drying on the lips. its a bright hot pink that's more on the blue purplish side. Works great applied straight from the tube for a bright color pay off. Or applied using your fingers for a more sheer wash of color. It lasted a good while and almost left a slight stain behind when I went to take it off. I will be on the hunt for more colors in this range.

Once again Wet and Wild has really step up their game with the Fergie line and with their regular line of cosmetics. If you are on a budget but still want great products then you should give Wet and Wild a go. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Random Thursdays (its been a while)

Its been many many moons since I last did this link up. But this one just screamed my name. So here are my holy grail cosmetics. 

Almay Get up and Grow Mascara, this stuff is amazing for my lashes. It give me volume and length and doesn't smudge.
Naked 1 from Urban Decay, I was late to the party on getting this but I use is pretty much every day. 
NYC bronzer in Sunny this color works for me in winter and in summer which is a plus since in the winter Im ghostly white. 
Loreal visible lift blush. This may be new to my collection but its by far the best cream blush I have. Its so easy to just apply with my fingers blends nicely. I would dare to also say its close to Nars blush in orgasm but for way cheaper. 

So there you have it my hole grail of cosmetics. Want to see what the other bloggers are then click the button and head on over to Linny's page.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Beauty Blogger Tag: Getting to know you!

Saw this tag floating around my Blogger feed So I thought I would join in on the fun :) Feel free to also do this Tag and share in the fun. (warning its a long questioner) 

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

It was straight four years ago, then I had my son and it is now wavy but still has some straight bits.

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

Im on a hair color diet now, but when I did color my hair it mostly done at home

3. Do you do you own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

Both, I can do my own but really enjoy having someone else do them for me. They last longer and look better then when I do them myself. 

4. how often do you change your nails?

Not often, just don't seem to have time to wait for them to dry and then they chip a few days later. 

5. Do you polish your toes int he winter or just the summer?

Just in the summer

6. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?

Most days about five or ten minuets, I'm a mom so I try and get ready quick and on the fly. But when I'm going out with my girlfriends it can take me up to an hour.

7. What do you do first face or eyes?

Most of the time face first, unless its a smokey eye then I do them first.

8. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

I collect it, its not that I have to have it all but if its pretty I do. Some stuff I just want to get so I can display it because its just to pretty to use. 

9. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

Once a year I already have long lashes and mascara will work just fine. But for sepcial occasions I will put on a half strip to jazz it up a bit.

10. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?

No, If I'm not leaving the house or just not feeling it I wont wear makeup. There are days though I just want to play with makeup and will do a full face and never leave the house.

11. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?

Sure do but its not an every day thing.

12. Will you leave the house with out makeup?

Yes I will, I go to the gym three days a week and I dont wear makeup to work out.

13. How many high end products do you have?

I cant count them on on hand. 

14. Do you plan your ootd every night or decide when you're getting dressed?

I just get up and get dressed, only time outfits are planned is when I travel so I pack smart.

15. How often do you change your handbag?

Not often I only have three

16. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

I wake up between six and seven am every day and go to bed normally around ten

17. How often or when do you work out?

Three days a week but soon will be moving it up to five days a week. 

18. Left handed or right


19. How tall are you?


20. Do you speak any foreign languages?

I know a few words in German and can understand it enough to service (I hope).

21. How many pets do you have?

One Dog, Two Cats, One Bata Fish

22. How often are on blogger?

Daily reading blogs, I post once a week sometimes less 

23. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

I do read a few on other blogs and I read all the ones posted to my post.

24. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other post?

Yes I do, I have a wish list of the things I would like to try 

25. How did you come up with your blog name?

Just thought it fit 

26. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?

Right now my Iphone5, on the hunt for a camera 

27. How often do you clean your house?


28. Whats your favorite color?


29. Do you swear?

Like a sailor, unless children are around or I'm in the company of others that don't enjoy hearing those types of words

30.What are you doing with the rest of your day?

Just some cleaning and preparing for my parents to visit this weekend.

Wow that was long :) But thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

March GlossyBox

Spring Fling 
March GlossyBox 

Prestiche Soap~
A rose soap with Plumeria, Hibiscus,Shea and pure blend of beneficial oils. Made in CA. A full size is 125 grams for 16.99. The size sent a full size. Its smells amazing. But Im not sure if I will use it, I like to collect soaps and display them in a bowl in my bathroom. They never seem to get used I just cant bring to ruin their prettiness. A gift certificate worth 40$ to their store was also sent so I will be checking out their other stuff soon. 

Elite Models~
Liquid Eyeliner in Matte Brown. Full size is $15.00 and a full size is what was in the box. Its a very smooth formula and very matte. A brush tip applicator.  

Lid Last Shadow Pen in the color mocha mauve. Full size is $16.00 and a full size was in the box. You can find this product at your local Target. Its a very creamy eye crayon. Love the soft brown. Works well as a base and didn't crease on me. 

Cheek+Lip Tint. In the color Rose Red. At first I was scared of how deep red it was, but it blended out nicely on my cheeks leaving just a hint of color that lasted. I also wore this on my lips and its came of as my natural lip color but way better. Didnt feel drying at all on my lips like some tints/stains do. Full size is $24.00 

Sebastian Professional~
Shaper Fierce hair spray. I love travel size hair sprays so easy to just carry with you. This one smells like any other hair spray and works well for me not an all day hold but I have really found a hair spray that will hold all day long. Full size $17.00. 

Since this box was so great and had a lot of makeup products I filmed my first get ready with me video using the products. Please excuse the funny faces lol and poor editing skills. I plan on filming more stuff to go along with my blog and getting better at editing and just talking to the camera. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Scrub

Made a new body scrub today and thought I would share with you what I used. I love making scrubs at home there is just so many combinations of ingredients that you can use. I have in the past been using olive oil but changed it up this time. This is what I used this time. 

1 1/2 cup of sugar
Zest of a whole Lemon
1 Cup of Coconut oil
Teaspoon Raw Honey

What are your go to scrubs? DIY or store purchased? 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

FOTM March 2013

This is the makeup I have been wearing daily for the past month:

 NYX butter gloss vanilla cream pie (not pictured because it was in my purse)
 MUA eye shadow pallets heaven and earth 
Concealer balm CoverGirl fair/light 
 CoverGirl Olay 2&1 foundation tone rehab 110 classic ivory
 L'oreal visible lift blush in peach gold lift

Please excuse the hair its a no heat day for me so its a bit out of control.