Poll: Self-Tanning.

self-tanner_legs.jpgLooking at my pasty white legs while thinking of my upcoming trip to Florida next month, I am wondering if it is too early to start self-tanning.

Normally, I would start the self-tanning process just a few days before heading South, but I think I might start with some really gradual tanners and get some color going on. Plus I need to scrub away all the flakes and dryness that has built up over this harsh, dry winter. Come to think of it, the process might take a little longer than I am thinking.


Is it too early to start self-tanning for the season? It is March, and we do "spring" ahead this weekend.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Fragrance Friday: An Introduction.


This is such a beautiful idea, don't you think? A weekly column all about fragrance and written by me, The Fragrance Fanatic. I am so excited to be here again.

I have helped Teri out in the past, but this is special because fragrance is my thing.  I am thrilled to be here and share my love for fragrance with everyone.

Please get involved and tell me your likes and dislikes about the fragrances I post about as well. I am really looking forward to it.

To briefly introduce myself, in case you have forgotten, my name is Cindi. I am married with one beautiful little girl who is almost two years old. By day I lead up a special education technology department for a large school system. By night, well, anything goes as does life for a married mother to a busy toddler. One thing is for sure. I do it all well smelling great.

My fragrance collection is quite large. Someday I will display it all together and photograph it for you. My range is quite vast too. From my first fragrance of Love's Baby Soft (do not laugh, I love this on a cold Sunday night after a nice long warm bath) to my prized bottle of Clive Christian No. 1, I think the most expensive in my collection, and so many in between, I will have a ball talking about it every week. Hopefully I will get to try more and more fragrances and even have exclusive information on new releases, sets and more.

If you have any ideas or need to reach me (fragrance people!) you may do so by emailing me: reviews (at) beautifulmakeupsearcch (dot) com .

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“Live for a Day” the Stila Way.

The much anticipated "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" starring the adorable Amy Adams premiers at movie theatres nationwide today.

To celebrate the launch, Stila is kicking off an online sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will be whisked away to London with a friend, where she’ll enjoy spa treatments and tea for two during her four day adventure. There will also be three first prize winners that will win a Stila gift basket valued at $150.


To enter, simply go to

Most importantly, you can learn how to get the look from Stila inspired by Amy’s look in the film. To get gorgeous, all you need is the Original Smoky Eye Palette, MAJOR Major Lash Mascara, Brow Set, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain and Lip Glaze in Apricot.

I can't wait to see the movie and try out this beautiful look. 

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