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Tarte Golden Opportunity Set from Sephora.

We all want to look our best and get our golden glow on for summer. There are two types of products you need to get your golden glow going: bronzer and self-tanner. This perfect little set from Tarte will have you thankful for this golden opportunity.

Tarte Golden Opportunity Set from Sephora

This set contains travel friendly sizes of Tarte's Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess (one of my long-time bronzer favorites) and Brazilliance™ Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner.

Tarte Golden Opportunity Set from Sephora

For a bronze that lasts even while in the pool, Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess glides on and leaves a very natural look to the skin. The mineral powder bronzer helps to improve skin as it is worn too. Who doesn't want that extra benefit?

Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

The Maracuja Self Tanner contains Vitamin C and essential fatty acids to not only give your face a beautiful, natural self-tan, it helps skin stay drenched in moisture. It is one of the best smelling self-tanners I've tried, and the tinted gel glides on with ease. Plus, I only have to re-apply twice a week to keep my golden glow going.

Not only does this set contain everything you need to get your golden glow for summer, it carries a price tag that cannot be beat. That's right, this set, exclusive to Sephora, is just $10.00. Yes! Just $10.00. Pick up the Golden Opportunity Deluxe Collection from Sephora now.


Top 10 Self-Tanners.


There is more than one way to get your glow on for summer. I talk about bronzers a lot. Just in case you missed any of that, here are my favorite drugstores bronzers, my favorite luxe bronzers and my favorite bronzers to fake a tan. Right now I am going to take that "faking a tan" a bit further and tell you about my top 10 favorite self-tanners. Self-tanners are an excellent way to get your glow on.

The 10 Best Self Tanners | Beautiful Makeup Search

1. Jergens Natural Glow FACE Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen
I use this every night on my face about an hour before I put on my night time moisturizer. The result is natural and gradual.

2. Beautisol Self-Tanning Mousse
This dark brown tinted self-tanner has no self tanning scent at all. It is very easy to apply and delivers a very even, believable shade of golden brown.

3. Lancome Flash Bronzer
This bronze tinted self-tanning gel is great for when I need my legs darkened up in a flash. Color is developed in about 30 minutes.

4. Fake Bake 60 Minute Tan
This tinted self-tan liquid develops into a beautiful, natural looking tan in just 60 minutes. Accelerators speed up development time so a golden glow is achieved in an hour.

5. Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanner
This very liquid self-tanning lotion applies very easily and dries in a few minutes. When I am in a rush, this is the self-tanner I apply.

6. Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Gel
This clear self-tanning gel wins for the best scent that never has that self-tanner smell. It is perfect to use before heading to the beach because it has no color, so won't streak, and the color develops gradually.

7. Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid
This great smelling tinted liquid applies with a mitt for a gorgeous, even tan. I like this one for my arms and chest.

8. Vani-T Velocity Rapid Self Tan Mist
This tinted liquid is sprayed onto skin and then spread with a mitt. It dries almost instantly and tan is developed very quickly. The longer you leave it on, the deeper the tan.

9. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
This daily lotion develops in to a very light, very natural gradual tan. It is more like a self-tan maintainer. I use it everyday, on my legs, in place of moisturizer.

10. Sun Laboratories Self Tanning Lotion
This creamy very brown tinted lotion applies and spreads easily. I love the cherry-almond scent.


Summer 2013: essie Naughty Nautical Collection.

For me, summer nails are bright. Add in some subtle sparkle, and I am even more drawn to them. That's pretty much why I am loving the super fun colors in essie's new summer Naughty Nautical collection.

essie Naughty Nautical Collection

"There's nothing more calming than a cruise to paradise, it completely rejuvenated mind, body and soul. This collection is for women in a sunshine sate of mind," says Founder and Creative Director, Essie Weingarten. "Inspired by breezy chiffon cover-ups and cashmere pastel evening looks, these six shades make the perfect wardrobe for any journey."

I am definitely in a sunshine state of mind just looking at the brilliant new shades:

  • Rock the Boat - Shimmering French Periwinkle Blue
  • Naughty Nautical - Brilliant Marine Blue-Green Shimmery Teal
  • The Girls Are Out - Soft Fuchsia Peony Sparkle
  • Sunday Funday - Bright Tangerine Coral Crush with Soft Shimmer
  • The More the Merrier - Juicy Lime Green
  • Full Steam Ahead - Pearlescent Punch of Lilac

I can see myself wearing all of the shades at some point or another this summer. While I've never thought of wearing a lime green on my nails, it could be fun as an accent nail with Sunday Funday (the bright coral) or The Girls Are Out (fuchsia).

Of course, I am still in this orange phase where I am still obsessed with everything orange. Sunday Funday is the first color I just had to try. The sparkle is very subtle and really only shows up out in bright sunlight.

essie Sunday Funday

essie's Naughty Nautical collection retails at $8.00 per bottle and is available at and selected beauty retailers such as Nordstrom.

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bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm.

So, you are leaving work and ready to meet that special someone for a drink. You're worried that your breath still smells like that onion & pepper laced sandwich you had for lunch. You are out of mints, but you are never without your gloss. Well, if your gloss was the new bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm, then you would be in luck. That's because this pretty little pout pleaser doubles as your mint.

Bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm

Say it isn't so, but it is. The new bliss Fabulips Glossy Balms contain a breath-freshening mint complex to leave you with minty fresh breath. That's in addition to beautiful, glossy soft lips too, becasue the formula uses shea butter, vitamin E and nourishing oils.

All you have to do is pick your flavor. The shades are universal and look great on everyone.

  • Vanilla Mint - Rose Glossy Balm
  • Peppermint - Pale Pink Glossy Balm
  • Citrus Mint - Coral Glossy Balm

bliss Fabulips Glossy Balm sells for $14.00 each. They are available now at bliss spas,, and wherever bliss products are sold such as Nordstrom and Macy's.

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