Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Skin

One of the best things about the start of the summer season is getting a bit of color!  However, as we all know, getting too much sun can be terrible for your skin.  Getting a good faux glow without sun damage is tricky, but I've found a few products that can help amp up the glow!

Jergens has recently reformulated the Natural Glow line with a less harsh odor.  If you're used to getting your tan from a bottle, you understand how hard it is to find a self tanner that doesn't leave behind that horrible self tanner smell.  I've tried plenty, and even when they claim to have no odor, within 30 minutes of applying, I usually just want to run take a shower!  I recently grabbed a bottle of the fair to medium trial size Jergens from the drug store and was amazed at how faint the smell was.....and I have a hound dog nose, so that's saying something.  I've also tried the medium to tan version, but I've noticed that it's more of an orange color.  I've been very pleased with the fair to medium color and after applying 2 days in a row, noticed a difference! 

Need a great bronzer?  NARS "Laguna" is my all-time favorite.  NARS also makes a blush/bronzer duo with their famous "orgasm" blush.  This bronzer is amazing and is the best color for my skin to get the most authentic 'tanned' look.  The colors are bright and shimmery, however at $41, it's a bit pricey!

If you're not in the market for spending 40 smackers on a blush and bronzer, try e.l.f.'s version in "St. Lucia"  This blush/bronzer duo has recently gotten great reviews as a nice dupe for the NARS version.  And it's only $3!!!  I was pretty skeptical when I saw reviews of this product, but after trying it, I was pleasantly surprised.  The colors are a little less pigmented than NARS, but the price difference is amazing.  It blends really well and the colors are great! 
While you're in the e.l.f. section, go ahead and grab a tube of the Shimmering facial whip.  I dab it on my cheekbones and temples after bronzing to add a little extra glow!'s 99 cents!!  You can't beat that.

Happy Bronzing!! 

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