Bronzing with Benefits.

If you are a self-tanning worshiper such as myself, you may look for a self-tanner that had benefits beyond the beautiful bronzing.

stives.jpgOne brand that I recently found that has a few different types of beneficial products in their self-tanning line up is St. Ives.  The line is called Healthy Brilliance. In the line are four products.

Brighten & Glow
This should be use prior to the actual bronzing products. This is made with natural sugar crystals to exfoliate while the added natural ingredients, including olive oil ester, leave your skin smooth, bright and glowing readying for your self-tanning product.

Firm & Glow
Using caffeine and ginseng, this moisturizer goes beyond a sun-touched glow to help naturally tighten and tone your skin.

Renew & Glow
With age-defying green tea and anti-oxidants, this body moisturizer helps you achieve a sun-touched glow and helps to reveal younger, healthier looking skin.

Protect & Glow
This is a body moisturizer with an SPF that helps protect your skin against harmful UV rays while it gently gets your glow on. And with the natural Shea butter, your skin feels softer and smoother as you use it.

I just started to use the Firm & Glow lotion to get my legs beautifully bronzed, and so far so good. The color is nice, and gradual. It has taken just about a week to get my legs where I feel they look nice and golden. Not too tan, but more naturally bronzed for Spring. 

You can buy St. Ives Healthy Brilliance products online at, while it can also be found at mass merchandisers nationwide.



A Trip to the Mexican Riveria.

Let's take a trip to the Mexican Riviera, shall we? Well, we can pretend to, especially with these beautiful sundial like shadows from Stila's new Summer Collection.

Look at them!


Not only would I like to visit any of these places, but I would like any of these shadow palettes ($32).

Acapulco is a shimmering light gold/ vibrant golden green shimmer/ deep bronze
Mazatlan is a light golden tan/ bronze/ deep bronze
Vallarta is a shimmering pearl/ rose nude shimmer/ muted burgundy shimmmer


Mother's Day at Tarte.

Act on this quickly. And while you probably won't get your items in time for Mother's Day, it is a great time to take advantage of this fab offer anyway. It is good until the end of the month.

You see, for the rest of the month, Tarte Cosmetics is offering 20% off their all of their Mom's favorite products. What are the products, you ask? Well, check out this list: Eyeliner, 24/7 Lip Sheers, The Eraser Smooth Concealer, and Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara.

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The official  rules for the discount: Enter CODE: mom07 during checkout to receive 20% off designated products. Valid at Tarte Cosmetics on in stock items only. May not be combined with any other offer. Not valid on previous purchases. Not redeemable for cash or credit. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized use. Offer valid from May 9, 2007 - May 31, 2007. Expires May 31, 2007 11:59pm EST.