Friday, March 30, 2012

Feature Friday {Neutrogena Build a Tan}

I know, I know, I am terrible lately! I have SO many ideas and drafts I just need to get around to posting. No excuses. Anyways, I wanted to share a product is my new love.

I am so white. My dear husband even called my skin "see through" once because I am so white. I burn easily, but I love me some color! Spray tanning, and any other form of sunless tanning have always made me super nervous. It is always risky, but when you are as white as me its flirting with disaster. I always fear turning out oompa loompa style. Anyways. A lot of the lotions that have great reviews also cost a TON. And sadly, spending big dollars to get a sunless glow is not in my gradstudentwife budget. SO enough talking. I found something magical!

Neutrogena Build a Tan! It is marvelous! I have put it on about 4 times now...and I can totally see a difference BUT. No orange, no streaks, and no nasty smell. This stuff is fabulous. I even put it on my FACE people. It is great! As always use precautions like rubbing it alllllll the way in and make it as even as you can AND always wash your hands right after you put it on. Be extra careful on ankles, feet, knees, elbows and your face. Ready for the best news? I paid well under $10 for by bottle at the Wal Mart. Picked it up while grocery convenient.

Even my "see through white" skin is taking it beautifully. TRY IT. Get yourself summer ready with NO damage to your skin. WONDERFUL. Go buy some. Now.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


So I recently saw something on TV that reminded me of a topic I have been meaning to discuss forever. Celebrities.

One time while watching a movie with my older, wiser, and beautiful sister, I complained that I was just so ugly compared to insert celebrity of choice. I don't even remember which one it was, but I often find myself falling short of the beauty of the stars. My sister replied with, "if you had all the help she has, you would look that glamorous too." It made me think.

Since then I have preached that attitude. If we all had a personal stylist, makeup artist, trainer, personal chef/dietitian, and everything else along with the money to fund it all...chances are we would all be perfectly glamorous. Well, recently this article proved me right. Jennifer Aniston reportedly spends $8000 a month maintaining herself. Talk about help? She has it. 

Now I am not judging Jenifer (though like she'd care if I did). If I had her bank account I wouldn't mind dropping some serious cash on self preservation. But the next time you feel blah compared to the rich and famous, remember they aren't doing it alone, or on a budget. It is not realistic for us normal folks. So don't get down. You are beautiful. Sounds cliche but it is a strong belief of mine. No matter what, you are beautiful. 

Pamper yourself sometimes, and make the best of what you have. Everyone deserves to feel glamorous, but more importantly, everyone deserves to FEEL beautiful.