FPF: Beach Essentials

Beach Essentials
In honor of my trip to Nicaragua, and with spring break fast approaching, I thought for today’s Favorite Product Friday I might share my favorite beach essentials.   So if you are lucky enough to escape to somewhere warm this winter, then this post is for you.
Happy weekend!
xx

FPF: Sublime Glow

Alright, moment of truth: everyone looks better with a tan. I hate to say it, but it’s true. Now I’m not talking a Jersey shore tan, but rather just a little bit of color to give your skin a healthy glow and put some color in those cheeks. But over the years, as we have become increasingly more aware of the extensive damage the sun causes, sunscreen is now a must and tanning beds are absolutely out of the question. So what is a gal to do during the long winter months to fend off that pasty white skin that will inevitably overtake all of us?

Unfortunately, the only option is a self-tanning product. Now this stuff can be messy, and smelly, and streaky, and leave your palms and nail beds bright orange if you aren’t careful. And in my opinion, most of the tanning products that I have tried are just too much of a hassle to even be worth it. But a couple of years ago I discovered L’Oreal Sublime Glow lotion, and this product is incredible. It is an actual lotion that enhances your natural skin tone leaving with you just a hint of a tan. It also has a bit of shimmer to it creating radiant looking skin that is never, ever orange or streaky. I use this product everyday, winter or summer, and really don’t think I could ever go without it. Plus, it smells great and doesn’t have that funky odor that most tanning lotions have.

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L’Oreal Sublime Glow Lotion: available at CVS, and some other local retailers, but it can be really tough to find, so another good place to look is Amazon or eBay)

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Tanning Lotion:  available at most grocery stores, CVS, and Walgreens

I really can’t say enough positive things about this lotion.  It is absolutely fantastic.  And when I am feeling like adding a little more color to my skin, I mix the Sublime Glow Lotion with the Sublime Bronze Tanner for just a bit more intensity.  I have to warn though that when using the Sublime Bronze alone, it can get a little streaky, and tend to rub off around the ankles after a good workout.  But when mixed with the lotion, it works perfectly.  So if you are looking to fend off that white winter skin, while giving yourself a healthy and radiant glow, then these are the products for you!  Let me know if you have any questions. 

Happy weekend everyone!

xx