Prep Your Skin For Fall With Powerhouse Skin Care Part 1

I haven’t been out in the sun too much this summer, but it doesn’t look it’s best right now.  So, I am trying different skin care treatments and moisturizers to get my skin in shape for the cooler weather.

Aromatherapy Associates Revitalising Face Oil
Aromatherapy Associates Revitalising Face Oil

Aromatherapy Associates Revitalising Face Oil ($76 USD) — An effective blend of potent essential oils and natural plant extracts to restore vitality to dull skin. Frankincense, renowned for its rejuvenating and firming properties is combined with Borage and Rose to smooth your skin’s appearance and enhance radiance, for a healthy, glowing complexion.

What I think:  My dull skin can sure use this hydrating face oil.  I love using this at night and in the morning, my skin is soft and glowing.  I love the natural oils and plant extracts.  It is also a light oil, not greasy at all.

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PCA SKIN Purifying Mask ($56 USD) — An at-home clay-based treatment mask that exfoliates, detoxifies and removes impurities, leaving skin smooth, clear and bright.

  • A well-balanced botanical blend to promote a clear complexion
  • Clay-based mask that eliminates built-up impurities in pores
  • Micro-fine pumice to gently exfoliate built-up surface debris

PCA SKIN Intensive Clarity Treatment ($106 USD) — Vital for acneic skin, this salicylic acid formula includes retinol, niacinamide and hexylresorcinol to dramatically reduce and prevent breakouts, while ethyl linoleate, retinopeptide and lilac stem cell extract reduce sebum production and inflammation. With patented OmniSome delivery technology, the ingredients are delivered deeper into the skin for improved results.

What I think: I do still get breakouts (plus I have teenage daughters), so it is important to have quality clearing skin care on hand. Masks are popular now, as they should be, there’s one for each skin concern.  This mask removes dirt and gunk in the skin and helps it stay clear.  The clarity treatment is nice at night.  Skin is much smoother and clearer in the morning!

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Nassif MD Detox Pads ($45 USD) — Do you want maximum beauty with minimal effort? These exfoliating pads help cleanse, refresh and even the look of skin in just a couple swipes.

Nassif MD Hydro-Screen Hydrating Serum ($80 USD) —  How advanced is your skincare routine? Up your beauty advantages with this serum that was formulated by top chemists to yield optimal results. Lightweight and moisturizing, it absorbs quickly to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin looking fresher and more youthful. 

Nassif MD Night Beauty Therapy Serum ($75 USD) —  If you’re a fan of beauty sleep, get ready to take it to the next level. This age-defying night serum addresses the look of dry skin, visible wrinkles, uneven skin tone and lack of firmness to deliver a more youthful appearance. Its concentrated formula gently delivers retinol to skin and leaves it looking smoother and firmer. Get the more beautiful skin you’ve been dreaming of — and all while enjoying those

What I think: I am always a fan of a good exfoliating pad.  I use the Detox pads after I clean my face, they get any left behind dirt in my pores and leave my skin smooth and clear.

The hydrating serum is good for the day because it is so light.  Since it does sink in so quickly, it works well under my day moisturizer, or CC cream.  The night serum has retinol and smoothes the skin overnight and it’s much smoother by morning.

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My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 15-21, 2016

I have been sick this week with a fever and cold.  I am starting to feel better, but it is a slow process!

But, new beauty products always help!  I have received the following products for my honest review.  They include soothing bath products, natural eyebrow and eyelash growth supplements and a natural foot cream.

Mayfair Soap Foundry Body Wash Bubble Bath in Sea Lily Jasmine ($8.99 USD) — Cleanse the day and start renewed. This creamy, pearlescent formula gently cleanses while leaving skin soft and lightly scented. It can also be used to create a sumptuous bubble bath for extra pampering. This sweet floral aroma delights senses with a fusion of White Lily, Jasmine, Rose, and a touch of soft, sweet berries for an unforgettably sumptuous fragrance.

Mayfair Soap Foundry Body Crème in Grapefruit Bergamot ($8.99 USD) — Rich and luxurious, Mayfair Soap Foundry Body Crème drenches skin in sumptuous moisture. The highly nourishing blend of Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Safflower Oil, and Sunflower Oil provides deep hydration to the skin and melts effortlessly on the body. The bright and citrusy essence of Grapefruit and Bergamot is perfectly balanced with notes of Magnolia and Carnation to create a beautifully uplifting and rejuvenating fragrance.

Mayfair Soap Foundry Sugar Scrub in Sea Lily Jasmine ($8.99 USD) — Reveal brilliantly glowing, revitalized, and restored skin with this gentle body sugar scrub. Natural pumice and sugar crystals work together to delicately exfoliate rough, dry skin. This sweet floral aroma delights senses with a fusion of White Lily, Jasmine, Rose, and a touch of soft, sweet berries for an unforgettably sumptuous fragrance.

What I think: I love treating myself in the shower and bath, especially while I’m sick!  Plus, I have two daughters at home and they use it all, too. These products are affordable and smell so nice!  Plus, they can be repurchased easily, so if you have a daughter (like me) who uses a third a bottle of bubble bath, it’s nice that they are luxurious and affordable.

Purchase at Target stores and


Talika Eyelash Lipocils Expert Supplement ($57 USD)New and improved formula made from a blend of natural actives to regrow sparse lashes, grow and thicken existing ones, magnify natural colour & curl your lashes. Today and since 60 years the only product on the market to be able to claim and prove the eyelashes growth up to 2.5 mm in 28 days. With a new double applicator combining a mascara brush & sponge tip applicator all in one. Whether you feel your lashes look too short, sparse, brittle or lack shine and curl, or if you just dream of longer, shinier, sexier looking lashes.

Talika Eyebrow Lipocils Expert Supplement ($57 USD) — Enriched with naturally sourced active ingredients including 13 Plant Extracts, Eyebrow Lipocils Expert stimulates natural brow growth and boosts melanin production and the natural eyebrow pigment. Developed to create up to 75% fuller brows, Eyebrow Lipocils Expert offers renewed results in as little as 6 weeks and is perfect for brows which have  been traumatized by sun exposure and over plucking. Boasting visible results after the first use, Eyebrow Lipocils Expert leaves the brows looking naturally thicker and more structured.

What I think: As we (I) age, much of my hair gets thinner, including lashes and brows.  Talika creates natural lash and brow growth products.  They are easy to use, just brush the product on with the spoolie applicator.  In about six weeks, lashes and brows get longer and thicker.

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L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream

L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream ($28 USD) — A must for sandal weather, this powerful moisturizer contains purifying lavender essential oil, soothing peppermint extract & anti-inflammatory-rich arnica extract to keep feet looking & feeling fab. Also available in a TSA-friendly 30ml tube ($12) for easy travel!

What I think: This wonderful foot cream smells and feels amazing on the feet!  It smoothes and softens my feet, and make them look so much better!

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Keep Summer Going With Fresh Beauty Products!

My kids are back in school. but it is still summer!  Even though it is cooling down a bit, it is still warm and sunny out (when we’re not getting summer storms!)

I’m squeezing every last minute of summer out with the following gorgeous products.  My faves include an eyeshadow palette that will work for summer and fall, everyday self-tanner moisturizer, a sunny fragrance, tropical shampoo and conditioner:

CARGO The Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette
CARGO The Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette

CARGO The Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette ($34 USD) — This season, Cargo Cosmetics is taking you on a vacation to Sydney, Australia through The Land Down Under Eye Shadow Palette. Inspired by the sand, water, and foliage of Sydney, Australia, this 12 shadow palette is accompanied by a dual-ended brush eye pencil and features warm, matte neutrals, shimmery bronzes, rose golds and cool toned shades in ocean-hued blues and a bright foliage green. Like all Cargo Cosmetics’ palettes, shades are laid out in 3 quads and 6 duos perfectly coordinated for easy to achieve day and night looks.

What I think: These eyeshadows are gorgeous!  They are very well pigmented and there is a range of shimmers and mattes, which I love.  My favorites include Domain, a stunning green, Bridge, a sparkly bronze and Koala, the perfect matte tan!  I will be wearing this for the rest of the year (and into the next).

The palette is available at,, select Kohl’s Departments Stores and

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer ($8.99 USD) — Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is infused with a botanical blend of antioxidants and Vitamin E to help keep skin healthy-looking and nourished. The formula delivers the optimal amount of naturally-looking, glowing color to enrich the appearance of skin over time. The formula, with Erythrulose and DHA provides gradual color development over the course of a week to create a natural-looking summer glow.

Jergens® Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is part of the newly reformulated Jergens®Natural Glow collection, featuring revolutionary odor-reducing technology, designed so that you don’t experience that smell that typically comes with applying a color enhancing formula. The innovative, exclusive technology effectively neutralizes malodor for the ultimate glow experience.

What I think: This is one of my favorite self tanners.  I use it everyday because it’s such a nice moisturizer.  Plus, the more I use it, the more I glow!  It has a nice scent, too.  Great for going into fall when I’m not ready to lose my tan.

Purchase at grocery, mass retailers and drugstores nationwide

FLOWER Sunshine Fragrance
FLOWER Sunshine Fragrance

FLOWER Sunshine Fragrance ($19.97 USD) — New for summer, Drew Barrymore introduces Sunshine to her FLOWER Beauty fragrance collection. The fresh, energetic scent is designed for the optimistic, hopeful and sunny girl – always dressed with a smile. With floral and citrus notes, the new fragrance features bright yellow packaging, reflective of sunshine-filled, happy days.

  • TOP NOTES:  Italian Lemon, Lady Apple, White Freesia
  • MID NOTES:  Yellow Peony, Pear Blossom, Jasmine Sambac
  • BASE NOTES:  Sweet Cassia, Clean Musks, Yellow Amber

What I think: This is a lovely, fresh scent.  It is so soft and perfect for everyday wear.  It is bright with the citrus and a bit sultry with the musks and amber.  And it is so affordable!

Available at Walmart or

Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner with Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Extracts ($4.49 each) — Their moisturizing yet refreshingly lightweight formula blooms with a tropical fragrance of coconut water & vanilla milk, bringing to life their wholesome care that quenches and softens de-hydrated hair. Massage into wet hair, lather and rinse thoroughly. Follow with their Hydrating conditioner. For extra care, indulge in their Hydrating mask treatment.

What I think:  First of all, the fragrance of this is so amazing, it’s a warm coconut and vanilla scent.  So tropical!  I love how hydrating this is, plus I love that it is made with natural ingredients. Perfect for washing every day!

Available at mass retailers nationwide or






Color Your Hair Your Perfect Shade With Madison Reed

Madison Reed

The Madison Reed Color Kit ($24.95 USD) — Long-lasting, luxurious, color that looks and feels healthy. 100% gray coverage. Free from: PPD, phthalates, ammonia, resorcinol, parabens & gluten. Nutrient-rich with keratin, argan oil, and ginseng root. Thick cream color that smells great, no drips, no mess. Expert colorists available for free consultations. You do a quiz on the website to find your best color match. The kit includes:

Customized Instructions -All the information you need in 10 steps or less. Our color crew is on call by phone, email, or chat if you have questions or need expert advice along the way.

Barrier Cream – Keeps your ears, forehead, and neck color-free.

Cleansing Wipe – An easy way to clean up any unwanted color.

Radiant Cream Color – Rich with nutrients like argan oil, keratin, and ginseng root to strengthen and protect hair while delivering radiant, multi-dimensional color. Free from ammonia, resorcinol, PPD, parabens, and gluten.

Conditioning Color Activator – Formulated for longer-lasting color and easy application. The bottle comes with a screw off cap and tip to make mixing and applying color simple and tidy.

Protective Cap – Keeps your color in place until you are ready to rinse.

Gloves – Two pairs of gloves. One pair to apply color and another fresh pair for when you are ready to rinse it out.

Color Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner – Rich with nutrients and free from sulfates, parabens, and gluten, our shampoo and conditioner locks in your color and creates long-lasting shine

What I think:  This is such a luxurious kit!  You open it up and all of the products are nestled inside.  Purchasing a drugstore kit does not get you the barrier cream, wipe, cap and two pairs of gloves!  And I use all of those things.  After coloring, my skin has not been stained and I am good to go!

The color itself has a very light odor, which is good.  It is easy to mix and apply. The color I received for review was Bolzano Brown – 4NMG.  Dark mahogany brown with hints of gold.  It was pretty, but I didn’t really see mahogany or gold, just a deep, dark brown.  And it lasted a few weeks, but I can see the gray at my temples again.  I left it on for a little longer than it suggested, too because my gray are stubborn.

I think this is a very nice kit, if a little spendy.  Maybe it’s best for those who do not need to cover a lot of gray.

Purchase at Have you tried Madison Reed products?  Leave a comment and let me know!



Summer Fun and Grandparent’s Day Gift Ideas From GourmetGiftBaskets.c​om

I love giving gifts that are curated nicely and include a variety of goodies.  I think that they are so thoughtful! puts together gifts for every occasion and just because gifts for the special people in your life.

I was sent the following products for my honest review:

Arts & Crafts Care Package
Arts & Crafts Care Package

Arts & Crafts Care Package ($39.99 USD) — The arts and crafts care package will keep your creative kid entertained and enthralled! There is something for every hour of the day in this ideal care package designed to provide quiet and engaging activities alone or to share with friends. Included This care package will be a welcome surprise for the artsy child in your life! It can be a camp care package, but I think that it is just as fun for back to school or the holidays. Includes:

· Fine Point Washable Markers – 12 Piece Set – 12 colored markers that will brighten any day. · Scribble Pad of Paper – 60 Sheets – 9″ x 12″ – A blank canvas waiting for doodles and drawings. · Pencil – This bendable pencil not only gets the trick done when it comes to writing, but it is also a toy at the same time.
· Pencil Sharpener – You’ll find this essential item in any good care package for campers! · Make Your Own Sticker Kit – Their amazing art work can be stuck on anything they choose with this easy to use kit. · Lanyard Set – A colorful array of lanyards with which to weave and make fun jewelry. · Swirl Art – Create your very own marbled paper with this travel size toy. · Spiral Art – Create crazy shapes in all different sizes and colors with the spiral graph art kit. · Scratch-a-Sketch – Although it appears to be black, scratch away at the surface and expose beautiful colors underneath. · Magic Foam – Wet the pieces of foam and then craft away.  Once dry, it will stay in the position you created. · Design-A-Mug Velvet – 3 Designs – This mug has three different velvet scenes that you can color in with markers to create your preferred landscape as you drink your beverage. · Neon Scribble Slate – This colorful scribble pad makes writing that much more fun.
· Fuzzy Face Pocket Travel – Use the magnetic wand to make a funny face, shake to clear it and start again.

This has been fun for my whole family.  The also have more crafty baskets on the website.


Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket
Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket

Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket ($69.99 USD) — The Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket is crammed with the best microbrews of the season! Bursting with light, fruity flavors, these highly anticipated beers are the cream of the crop. We’ve designed our beer basket for beer lovers from all walks of life. The one thing they have in common is their desire to enjoy all the good things the warm weather brings. We’ve paired these beers with our hand-selected, premium snacks. Each snack delivers a crunch that highlights the nuanced flavors of the beers. Included:

Fresh Slice White IPA by Otter Creek Brewing – This light IPA combines the delicate flavor of the hops with hints of spice, clementines, and Bavarian yeast. Summer Session Ale by Peak Organic Brewery – This citrusy, eco-friendly ale uses locally sourced wheat. Lemongrass Luau by Kona Brewing Company – This beer brewed with lemongrass transports anyone to the tropical Hawaiian Islands.  Summertime Kölsch by Goose Island Beer Co. – This golden Kölsch reminds us of rich caramel, pine, and hints of sweet citrus. Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy by The Traveler Beer Co. – This shandy mixes lemonade with a premium beer, just like they do in Germany. Summerhook by Redhook Brewery – Bursting with hearty rye flavors this beer is a summertime must-have! Hickory Maple Bacon Kettle Corn by – 1.8 oz. – Bacon makes everything better – and our popcorn is no exception! Peppered Beef Jerky by Divine Bovine – 2 oz. – Wash this peppery beef jerky down with a few swallows of your favorite summer beer. Chichester Snack Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 2 oz. – This delicious snack mix features crunchy cheese crackers, crispy pretzels, and salty nuts. Roasted & Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet – 2 oz. – Roasted and salted peanuts are a classic complement to any beer! Honey Mustard Popcorn by – 1.1 oz. – Sharp mustard is sweetened with honey to make this crispy popcorn flavor.

This is an amazing gift (or get it for yourself).  I have been enjoying a new beer each night and they are all amazing!  The snacks are yummy, too!

Grandparents Day Gift Basket
Grandparents Day Gift Basket

Grandparents Day Gift Basket($69.99 USD) — Special people deserve special gifts! That’s why, for Grandparents Day this year, we created this gorgeous arrangement that’s full of irresistible gourmet foods. Inside a classic picnic basket is an artful arrangement of fresh orchard fruits, classic Vermont cheddar cheese, and chocolate covered treats, creating a thoughtful gift that’s perfect for showing your grandparent just how much they mean to you! Included:

 Fresh Orchard Fruits
· Hors D’oeuvre Deli Style Crackers by Partners – 4.9 oz.
· Classic Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese by Cabot – 8 oz.
· Fuji Apple Crunch Dried Fruit by Sensible Foods – 12 g
· Garlic Summer Sausage by Nueske – 10 oz.
· Chichester Snack Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 2 oz.
· Roasted and Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet – 2 oz.
· Pretzel Twists by Auntie Trudie’s – 3 oz.
· (5) Assorted Hard Candies by Hillside Candy

Grandparents Day is September 11th.  This wonderful assortment of goodies is perfect for any grandparent or special person in your life!  It is really fun to receive such a thoughtful and tasty gift.  The basket is so cute, too.  Their is also a grandparents gift set with wine on the site, look it up!

I have to say that my family enjoyed all of these gift baskets.  And, there are so much more on their site,  Check them out!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 1-7, 2016

It’s been cooling down in Kansas City this week and the weather has been pleasant.  My kids go back to school this week, and I am trying to squeeze the last bits of summer that I can!

This week I am loving a hair removal device, a fresh fragrance oil and a self-tanner with natural ingredients:

Me Chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device
Me Chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device

Me Chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device ($199.00 USD) — The chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device uses patented technology clinically proven to be safe and effective on all skin tones, even dark, and the widest range of hair colors, even blonde – something no other at-home hair removal technology can claim.

Compact, professional, at-home hair removal technology in the palm of your hand. Small and lightweight, the chic is convenient to use both at home and away – treat targeted areas in just minutes. With dermatologist recommended technology, the chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device uses the only FDA-cleared technology that targets and permanently disables the hair follicle to stop hair growth on small areas, like the face, underarm, or bikini area, for permanent results.

What I think:  This is an easy to use, and fairly affordable, hair removal device.  I haven’t tried it yet, but am hoping to test it soon.  I think it is amazing that it can be used on any skin tone and hair color!

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Soap & Paper Factory Green Tea Perfume Oil
Soap & Paper Factory Green Tea Perfume Oil

Soap & Paper Factory Green Tea Perfume Oil ($16 USD) — Crafted in small batches, the rollerball Perfume Oils stimulate your mind, body and spirit. Great for personal fragrance, and for maximum benefits use the rollerballs on temples and pressure points such as your crown chakra, bottoms of your feet and solar plexus and when put in the fridge, the stainless steel applicator will revive your senses!! Citrus, Tea Leaves and a hint of Anise will leave you feeling refreshed and happy.

What I think:  Fragrance oils are fun because they last longer in the oil form on the skin.  Just a few swipes of this fresh scent and it last all day.  I love the Green Tea scent, but it also comes in Lavender, Gardenia and Jasmine.

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Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer ($24.95 USD) –The perfect way to prep your skin before you tan. Remove any dry or dead skin cells with this crushed walnut shell primer. Help achieve a perfect finish to your tan. Note you should always prime a few hours before you tan, not immediately before.

Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner ($29.95 USD) — A beautiful white body butter cream with lower levels of Natural tanning active so you can layer up each day until you reach the perfect depth of tan. Combined with the natural cellulite active Guarana.

What I think:  This natural duo can really produce a nice warm tan.  The primer is the perfect first step, it readies the skin for the tanner.  The gradual tanner is the perfect way to build a smooth, deep tan.

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Achieve The Perfect Golden Glow With Million Dollar Tan

I love to use self tanning products in the summer.  I have very light skin and I try not to spend too much time in the sun.  A good self tanner is essential to a great glow in the summer time!

Million Dollar Tan recently sent me some products for my honest review.  I really enjoyed how easy they are to use.  Here are my faves:

Mermaid Mousse Extreme Face and Body Dark Sunless Tanning Mousse
Mermaid Mousse Extreme Face and Body Dark Sunless Tanning Mousse

Mermaid Mousse Extreme Face and Body  Dark Sunless Tanning Mousse ($74.00 for the pair, or purchase them separately) — Mermaid Mousse Extreme is a more intense, yet just as fabulous, version of our whipped tanning mousse. Still ultra-light and effortless to apply, it has an extra boost of color for those with darker skin tones or anyone wishing to be ultra-bronzed. Don’t let the word “extreme” scare you off—like all of our products, this mousse provides a gradual, buildable color that always looks natural. It’s also packed with vitamins and seriously hydrating moisturizers for enviably smooth, soft skin. Use it with our extreme face mousse for the rich all-over color you crave!

Mermaid Mousse Extreme Face is a deeper, richer, more intense version of our luxurious whipped face mousse. It’s perfect for anyone wishing to be ultra-tanned! We’ve added our revolutionary new FaceFirmTM Age Defense Super Pack, clinically proven to dramatically lift, firm and tone skin. This fabulously light formula won’t clog pores and is effortless to apply; you’ll have a stunningly irresistible glow in no time! Put your best face forward every day with this dazzling, multi-tasking mousse!

What I think: This dynamic duo has really given me a great summer glow!  This is a buildable color, so the first time I used it, I got a fair to medium tan.  But using it every day or every other day increased the color to a beautiful deep tan.  It is a creamy mousse that blends so well!

Million Dollar Tan Summer Sun
Million Dollar Tan Summer Sun

Summer Sun ($42 USD) has it all—it’s everything you need for gorgeous, summer-ready skin in one bottle! Based on our best-selling line of Mermaid Mousses, this amazingly light and airy mousse will give you an even, all-over tan that’s even darker and more luminous than our Extreme formulas. With rich, ultra-bronze tones and a natural sheen, you’ll have a perfect tan that will leave you wondering how you ever got through the summer without this product. SUMMER SUN also contains our exclusive TANlock technology, a proprietary blend of botanicals designed to make your tan last longer, stay more radiant and fade more evenly. And because no one wants to smell like sunless tanner, we’ve added Deoplex, a natural odor neutralizer that keeps tanning a totally fresh and revitalizing experience for all of your senses. Like all of our formulas, SUMMER SUN is completely natural and made with raw, organic DHA, so use it as often as you like for the best tan (and summer!) you’ve ever had!

What I think: Another easy to blend mousse, this one is perfect for those who want a darker tan that what you get with Mermaid Mousse Extreme. This is Million Dollar Tan’s newest mousse and it is as easy to use as their other products.  It’s just the thing when you need a darker tan quickly, instead of using a gradual tanner.

Million Dollar Tan All That Shimmers Dry Oil Shimmer
Million Dollar Tan All That Shimmers Dry Oil Shimmer

All That Shimmers Dry Oil Shimmer ($32 USD) — This amazing dry oil shimmer adds an extra bit of bronze sheen to your sunless tan, or use it on its own for just a touch of color and subtle luminosity. Hydrating botanicals pack a powerful, skin smoothing punch—even dull, dry skin becomes instantly refreshed and radiant. Perfectly shimmery and never glittery, it’s party-ready sheen that’s actually good for your skin! With a hint of bronzer and a bit of shimmer, you’ll dazzle in the sunlight or the limelight.

What I think: I usually don’t use a lot of shimmer on my body, but this is a very nice product.   It is easy to blend to add color and shimmer.  I like to apply it to legs, shoulders and décolletage.  It is nice for going out because it adds a glow to the skin.

Blend Friend Tanning Mitt Set
Blend Friend Tanning Mitt Set

Blend Friend Tanning Mitt Set ($24 USD) — Made with a one-of-a-kind micro-soft sponge material, this face and body mitt set is ultra soft and makes it easy to apply any sunless tanner, even in difficult or hard to reach areas. The special stretchy fabric and unique design allow you to comfortably place your hand inside the mitt for superior control over where and how much tanner you apply. The inner lining ensures that tanning product does not find it’s way to your hands, protecting your palms from becoming too tan. With separate mitts for the face and body, these are the only accessories you’ll need to have an even, smooth and perfectly blended sunless tan every time.

What I think:  I love these mitts!  They are easy to use, are so soft and blend like a dream!  The only thing is that if you use a lot of mousse with them, it does soak through a little.  But I just wash my hands afterwards and it doesn’t stain.

These products are available at