When I get a spray tan my face is always the first thing that goes back to bright white. It’s a problem. I’m not sure if it’s the face soap I use or my makeup remover but after just a day or two my face is back to its natural color. It looks funny when your whole body is bronze but your face is five shades lighter.
I found these tanning wipes online and figured it was worth a shot. I use one every night before I go to bed and opt out of getting my face spray tanned. Even if you don’t get spray tans it’s nice to have at least a little color on your face in the summer.
Spray tans or store bought products, either one is better than being out in the sun!
I stopped by Macy’s yesterday afternoon to pick up foundation. To my surprise, I actually timed it right and they had a gift! I love free stuff, don’t you? I bought this foundation in Desert Beige, and this makeup kit. The combined value of the foundation and the makeup kit is $114. You only have to pay $54. Yes, that’s right. It’s not a typo. You give them $54, and they’ll give you a bottle of the longest lasting foundation on the market and a makeup kit. The makeup kit includes a two-sided foundation brush, primer, and night repair.
The gift (a $155 value) includes a large tote bag and your choice of the Hydration collection or the Lift collection. Both choices can be seen in the picture above. I’m set on lipstick and mascara, so I went with Hydration.
Do you use powder? In the morning or maybe around lunch time when you need a little touch up? Right now I don’t have any so it’s not in my daily makeup routine. I’m very curious about this product. I’ve been wanting to try it for a few weeks now. Let me know if you’ve used it before and what powder you’re currently using.
I stumbled upon this pore cleansing pad while I was searching for exfoliators. Do you ever search for something online or at the store and then get distracted when you find something much more intriguing than what you were looking for in the first place? This tiny but mighty $6 tool might be the least expensive item that I've ever shared on SometimeSaturday but please don't let the price tag fool you. This one is worth more than $6 (though I'm hoping they keep the price where it's at because I will 100% buy more in the future for both myself and some of my best friends).
I normally wash my face using my hands over the sink or in the shower. Back in high school I used to use a wash cloth when washing my face, but somewhere down the line I decided that was both gross and too harsh on my skin. This cleansing pad is a nice compromise somewhere between a washcloth and your hands/fingers. I apply one pump of my face wash directly on the cleansing pad and then gently massage every inch of my face. It. Feels. So. Good. It's like a tiny massage I never knew I needed. This is much less expensive than an item like a Clarisonic and you don't have to worry about cleaning it or replacing it near as often.
For those of you who end up giving it a try, let me know what you think!
I went through a phase my first summer in Dallas where I would get a spray tan once a week. I loved how it looked but got tired of paying $40 each time. Sooooo many women I know use self-tanner so I thought I would give it a try. One of the outfits I'm wearing Easter weekend is white and I'd rather not be the same color as my outfit. That white outfit played a big part in the timing of all of this.
I did a bit of research and decided to go with this product. It's top rated online and a little less expensive than St. Tropez. I told a few of my friends that I was going to attempt to tan myself. One of those friends asked if I bought an application mitt. I hadn't at the time! I placed an order and had this mitt delivered to my door step the next day. It's eligible for Amazon Prime shipping. Thank you to my friend for not letting me forget one of the two things needed to tan at home.
I read so many blogs, watched so many videos, and read a ton of reviews trying to figure out how to make this work. I had so many questions going into this. What about my face? My face can't be ten shades lighter than the rest of my body. On Saturday night after I took a shower I decided to give it a go. I sat on my bathroom floor and got to tanning. Next time I'm going to stand the whole time and prop my legs up when it's time to tan them. Sitting wasn't helpful. Lesson learned. I also missed the back of my left arm somehow and used a little too much on the tops of my hands. I'm hoping I get better at this as time goes on. From what I gather you only have to do this once a week.
One of the articles I read said something like this "self-tanning is not for anyone low maintenance." I've been called high maintenance on more than one occasion so I think I'm qualified to handle my new tanning responsibilities.
Here's what you need to do/what I did:
1. In the evening shower and shave
2. Brush your teeth (you won't want to use any water after you apply the tanning product)
3. Apply tanning mousse with mitt all over your body
4. Put on the most baggy clothes you own. Preferably a tank top and shorts.
4. Do not shower/bathe for 24 hours.
It might not be perfect, at least it wasn't for me, but it looks a hell of a lot better than my glow in the dark skin tone I was rocking before.
This product is new to the lineup. I just added it to my beauty routine. Here's the order:
2. Flawless Filter
You can use the Flawless Filter as a primer or a highlighter. I use it under my foundation as a primer to get that subtle glow (apply it over your entire face with this brush). The other option would be to use it on top of your foundation as a highlighter. To achieve that look apply it on the top of your nose and cheekbones. A little goes a long way.
This is the brush I use for my foundation and the cleanser that I use weekly. Cleaning my makeup brushes was always a pain in the behind. This is the best cleanser I've been able to find. It actually works and doesn't take long to use.
I first heard about this eyeshadow palette on Brittney Kelley's Instagram. She was sharing her whole makeup routine on her Insta stories. I knew I needed to get new eyeshadow soon. My caviar sticks were about to run out.
Once the caviar sticks had only a few days left worth of use, I placed my order online for this Soft Glam palette. When my Mom was in town we looked at it in store to make sure the colors were just as pretty in person.
Yesterday was the first day to give it a spin. I wore the Bronze on my lids and then applied Rustic in the crease. Today I'm wearing Glistening on my lids and a color called Orange Soda in the crease. This palette is so fun to use! I'm not an expert at makeup. If you're an expert I can't even imagine all the possibilities you'll have with these colors.
I've been using dry shampoo this year in order to be more efficient. Why it took me this long to realize how amazing it is, I couldn't tell you. We can't be killing it in all areas of life, ya know?
I started out with Oribe and then switched to R+Co. Both were great and got the job done but the Oribe product is too expensive and eventually curiosity lead to a third brand. For the third brand I went with Living Proof, the travel size. If you're looking to try new products buying the travel size is a good way to test it out without buying the big bottle. I've yet to try the Living Proof product. I just got it yesterday when we were at NorthPark. I'll let you know (most likely on Instagram stories) whether or not I like it. Be sure you follow along on Instagram (@sometime_saturday). All three items are linked below.
I’ve been wearing fake lashes this year. For January, I wore these magnetic lashes that last about a month. For February I wanted try a more natural look so I purchased the Ardell natural lashes and this glue that’s used to apply them.
The somewhat tricky part is making the Ardell lashes blend with my blonde eyelashes. I use Maybelline great lash mascara and I just ordered a new eyeliner from Sephora that will help along the lash line.
Have you ever tried to wear fake lashes? Before this year I can only recall wearing them one time. They’re inexpensive and I like how they look. I’m going to keep wearing them, at least for the time being.