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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dry Hands? Elbows? DIY Moisturizing Scrub

Hello Beautifuls!
When I got home from soccer practice, I felt my hands were so chapped and rough. The weather where I live was somewhere around 50 degrees, which is a huge sign that fall is here! Cold winter means drier skin. Here is a simple yet effective DIY scrub you can use on your hands, elbows, feet, knees...any place where dry skin is visible. It's so easy and is made of ingredients that is found in most kitchens!
 Just mix the 3 ingredients into a small or large container, depending on how much you want to make. There should be more sugar than olive oil, or honey because the sugar is the exfoliant. Honey is super moisturizing, as well is olive oil.

I hope you enjoyed this quick little DIY I thought I'd share with you, it's nothing super special, but it works wonders!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nails: Pink with Silver Glitter Ring Finger

Picture from here
My recreation
I found this picture online and I'v fell in love with the look! I think it's so cute and just girly and pretty! So, I took a bubble gum pink nail polish that I've had for a while (Wet N' Wild Pink Petal Glitter $2.00) and applied 2 coats of that on each nail except my ring finger. Then, I took a multi-color silver glitter nail polish (Betsey Johnson for Sephora by OPI in Sparkling Personality $9.50) and applied a coat on each ring finger.
1. Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Base Coat $10.00
2. Wet N' Wild Mega Shine Nail Polish in Pink Petal Glitter $2.00
3. Betsey Johnson for Sephora by OPI Nail Polish in Sparkling Personality $9.50
4. Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Anti-Chip Top Coat $6.50

If you have any nail suggestions let me know I'd love to try them!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Freebie Alert! FREE Silver Hoop earrings/Silver Heart Necklace

Hey everyone,
I don't know anyone who doesn't like free stuff. For me, I just get this amazing relaxing feeling!
Today, I wanted to share this amazing freebie that the lovely Silvana from glitzglambudget.blogspot.com shared with her viewers. I thought it was just an absolutely amazing deal that I had to share with you guys!



Okay, so the freebie is at: http://1saleaday.com/weloveyou/
All you need to do is sign up, and fill out basic shipping information. As of today, September 9th, 2012, you have 5 hours and 47 minutes to order this so please order quickly!
As shown in the picture, you will either receive the silver plated hoop earrings, or the silver plated heart pendant which each retail for $19.99.

I hope you enjoyed this quick post on this amazing deal!
Don't forget to join my blog for future giveaways, and things along those lines!

Until Next Time,
xoxo
Vanessa

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Self Tanners, My Favorites & Save 10% Off! (Review: Sun Goddess Self Tanning Lotion)


Hey everyone,
I am super super super excited to finally be doing this post! I've been waiting a while to test the product first before I put my thoughts in about it. Now, before I begin I want to make a quick disclaimer saying that this product was sent to me by the company. But, I was not forced to make a post about it, or advertise it. All the opinions below are my own, and are not affected by the company. Keep on reading to see how you can save 10% off your order!

Okay, so I know that summer is almost over and that tan that you worked so hard for by laying outside is starting to fade away. Every girl (or guy) wants that sexy, healthy, "sun-kissed" glow year round. Tanning beds are so bad for your skin it probably should be illegal. Tanning in tanning beds put harmful UV rays directly to your skin that can cause major health problems such as skin cancer. Click here if you want to learn more about tanning, and the effects it can cause to your health. I am not a professional or an expert in any way, shape or form, but I have been using self-tanning products for about a year. I don't use them so often, only when I want a nice glow to my skin for a special event or something along those lines. The one's I have used in the past and like include Banana Boat Summer Color Self Tanning Lotion Deep/Dark Color $7.49, St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse $40.00 and Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer Medium/Tan $7.99
These are ones that can be found at stores such as Ulta or Sephora (see links for details).

The one I have been absolutely loving lately is the Sun Goddess Self Tanning Lotion. Here are the claims:




















In my opinion, this is an absolutely amazing self tanner. Not only does it give me a nice natural color, but it doesn't have a horrible smell, it lasts long, and it doesn't end up on my favorite clothes, or bedding. That's because it's incredibly quick drying. I would say if you're more experienced with using self tanner then this will easily become a favorite of yours, but if you're someone who isn't so familiar with it, then I would still definitely purchase this product but possibly mix it with some gradual tanning lotion or regular lotion to make the application easier for you.

The product comes out more like a liquid with glitter and shimmer in it (an amazingly cute bonus!). The packaging is also really cute, it's hard to tell in the pictures below but the bottle actually has sparkles on it! I'm a huge glitter/sparkle fan so this was a real nice bonus for me!

I would have to say another reason why this is such an amazing product would be because of the company. They do not test on animals, and the shipping was fast and the service was absolutely amazing.  Also, they are so nice to provide gloves to those using their product (attached to the bottle in a cute pink little bag!) Provided along side with any purchase of this self tanner are samples! I received 10! I gave one to one of my best friends because she told me she envied the tan that I had and I had to let her try this product out!













You get a nicely sized bottle (8 oz.) for $38.95. This amazing self tanner is slightly cheaper than the St. Tropez self bronzing mousse. Yet they both have that fast-drying property to them. Being fast drying, you can easily wear your clothes after (although they recommend waiting 3 hours prior to showering, swimming, or wearing any nice clothing). I would defiantly chose this one over St. Tropez at the moment because it is just really nourishing and luxurious to my skin and I feel like this one is better than all the other self tanner's I've used in the past. If you want an amazing, not super expensive self tanner, this one is definitely the one to get.

APPLICATION
The application of this product is very easy. All you need to do is exfoliate (to remove dead skin cells for a longer, more even tan) , apply moisturizer to any super dry areas (toes, knees, elbows, ankles...etc.), and apply this product. Like I said earlier, if you're not so familiar with applying self-tanne, then I would mix this maybe with a gradual self tanner, or a plain old moisturizer. Tanner>Moisturizer ratio though. If you are a professional at applying self tanner and getting it to cover your body without missing a spot and streaking before the dry time has come, then this will be a breeze for you. I apply it in circular motions because I feel like it doesn't get streaks. Also, when applying, use the gloves provided. This will prevent discoloration to the palms of your hands. They are so nice to provide this!

The tan is claimed to last you up to 10 days. I think it depends on however much you apply. Obviously the more you apply or the more times you do, it will last you a long time. However, if you apply just a little, and don't reapply, then it'll last you maybe a couple days and during those days, gradually fade away.

On the left is a before picture, and the right is the after picture.
*Please note that these were taken in different rooms, the lighting did have an effect on the way the picture was captured.
I am super happy with this product, and I absolutely love it! Thank you so much Sun Goddess for introducing me to your revolutionary product which has quickly become a favorite of mine!

*You can save 10% off your order with a coupon code they kindly gave me for you to use! All you have to do is type: vanessatiffanie at checkout and you just saved 10%! How amazing!


I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you have any questions about it and I'll be more than happy to answer them!

Until next time,
xoxo
Vanessa

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