Self Tanner Review

Hi Everyone!

I am sure all my pale skin people can relate, self tanners can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. I recently decided to try a few different self tanners and review them. I have very fair skin and do not tan what so ever, most self tanners turn me orange, however I have found a few that I like!

A few tips that I have seen other bloggers post and they for sure work. One is to moisturize your knees, feet, elbows, and hands with your regular moisturizer before you use it and it helps.

Neutrogena Build-a-Tan

This was prob my favorite one. I felt that the color it gave me was natural, and it was easy to build. It is definitely one that you need to use sparingly. The first time I put it on I put way too much on. I was very streaky. You need to use only a little if you are fare, and make sure you rub it all in, it will leave marks. It does take forever to dry, I feel like I have to stand in front of the AC. The scent is actually pretty nice, I usually am super sensitive. I would give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars. 

Jergens Instant Sun – Sunless Tanning Mousse

I did really like the color that this mousse gave me, and it dries really fast. It is a little more difficult to put on. I first did it by hand, but it turned my hands brown even thought I washed them right after and between applications. I saw that some people put it on with a microfiber glove, well I didn’t have a glove so I used a microfiber cloth and it didnt turn my hands brown haha! But over all I would give this one a 4 out of 5 Stars.

Up and Up Self Tanning Daily Moisturizer

This is one I wear in the winter. It doesn’t turn you orange and it doesn’t really leave streaks. However, the color isn’t as deep as the ones above. This just takes away some of the paleness. It is easier than the other two to put on however. I would give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars. For some reason I can’t find this one, but it is suppose to be similar to Jergens

I still want to try a few more brands, but for the rest of the summer I’m going to just use the rest of what I have between these three. I do want to try Neutrogena Micromist Airbrush Sunless Tanning Spray.

If you try any others you feel work well, please let me know! I am always looking to try new items.

Thanks for reading!

XOXO

Tay

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5 Ways That I Self Love

5 Ways That I Self Love

Hi Everyone!

I am home sick as a dog right now, and I left all my school stuff at work, so I finally have time to get some posts done!

Life has been a little crazy lately, with starting a new job and grad school. When I get a free moment, I take it for myself. That’s why I haven’t been posting as much on any platforms. This leads me to this post, 5 ways that I Self love.

I feel like this is a huge topic people have been talking about recently, because finally people are realizing how important it is. My life is crazy, I have a lot on my plate – whats different now compared to when I was in undergrad is that I actually make a point to do something for myself and relax. Following are thing I enjoy to “reset”.

1. Good TV Shows where you don’t have to think. 

I have never really been a huge binge TV watcher, I don’t even have cable now. But I do have a few select shows where I set time every week, usually my Friday nights, to catch up on through HULU. I usually watch a comedy or suspense/crime show. It just distracts you from every day life, but also just gives you a mental break and something else to focus on.

2. Meal Prepping

I really enjoy cooking, and I also like to watch what I am spending during the week. Meal prepping helps me do both. I usually try a new recipe every week, pinterest is my go to for recipes. If you do the math – eating out for lunch during the week in Boston is at least $10 a day. That’s $50 a week. My weekly groceries is around $40 (not including snacks because I’m gluten free and those are hella expensive) and I get about 5-7 meals out of this not including breakfast. I do my food truck Fridays, because I am obsessed with them – but that also gives me something to look forward to during the week.

3. Zen as F*** Journal

I have talked about this before in my Term Prep and Gratitude Journal Post, but this journal really is not Zen at all. It makes you love yourself and realize you are the bad-ass you are. I bought one for my aunt and she loves it! You can get it on amazon prime here, and it is under $10!

4. $6 movies! 

I am an AMC reward member and on Tuesdays, they have $5 Tuesday movie day! Also, the ICON theater in the seaport does $6 movie Tuesdays as well. I will go with others or even by myself – its just nice to be able to see all the movies I want to see and not waiting for others to make plans.

5. Rewarding Myself! 

I work very hard for everything I have, so every once in a while you need to treat yourself. I do so by simple things like getting real ice cream (I’m dairy free), shopping within a budget, or setting rewards to work for especially if I do well in school or meet my deadlines for things.

Moral of the story is, take care of yourself. You work hard and deserve some self love – even if it is something as simple as watching TV. Take the time to reset and then get back to it.

As always, thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below with questions or in the contact me section!

XOXO

~Tay