Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bronze Medal

Happy Friday Eve! I don't know about you but between the Olympics and the season finale of Dallas, I have been staying up entirely too late these days. I have enjoyed the Olympics immensely but I must admit, a regular schedule will be nice. Some of you may have already seen this post when I guest posted over at The Blonde Ambitions a few weeks ago but, I thought it was worth sharing again... just in case you missed it. Plus, when you keep late hours, it makes blogging a little more challenging! I apologize if this is a repeat for you.

Since we are in the middle of summer, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite products for achieving that oh-so desirable bronzed beauty look. Below are my must-have items for my favorite time of year, summer time!

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Why do I love these products, you ask? Well, let's break it down...

After Sun Lotion: We all know that proper moisturizing is key for maintaining a beautiful tan. I prefer to use Australian Gold's After Sun Lotion. It smells amazing (think vacation!) and it does the trick for preserving your tan.

Bronzer: I've tried many bronzers in my time but I am absolutely loving this one by Too Faced. It's the best one out there, in my opinion. It's a blush and a bronzer all in one. What's not to love?!?

Glow: When soaking up rays isn't in the cards, I use Jergen's Natural Glow. This foaming mousse gives a beautiful sunkissed look to your skin without the commitment of a self-tanner. It washes off easily in the shower and you can build your tan with multiple applications. This one dries quickly and doesn't leave you feeling sticky.

Facial Moisturizer: Using a daily moisturizer with an SPF is a must to protect your face when you are out and about. I'm quite partial to this one by Boscia. It blocks out those harmful rays but still allows for a little vitamin D.

Self-tanner: Self-tanner is a great way to achieve a bronzed look without stepping one foot into the sun. I've tried a slew of self-tanners but this one is my favorite. If applied in small amounts in a circular motion, this tanner is basically fool proof and gives you such a beautiful color!

SPF: When soaking up vitamin D, I once again turn to Australian Gold for my SPF coverage. It smells great and this one has a bronzer built in so you can look tan while you are working on your tan. Genius, right?

There you have it! Do we use any of the same products? I'd love to hear what you have in your Bronzed Beauty Tool Kit! 

Cheers to the upcoming weekend! :)


  1. Fun post! My best friend is obsessed with that SPF, she applies it to her legs everytime we go out! It really does smell great and gives a nice hint of color! And I keep hearing good things about the Loreal bronzer, I gotta try it!

  2. Cute the title!
    Comodynes tanning wipes work amazing too!!

  3. I love the Boscia moisturizer and need to try some of the self-tanner and keep myself out of the sun, I don't want more wrinkles!

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