Happy Monday! So I have a confession…I have an irrational fear of being pale…no joke haha Ever since I was a teenager my obsession was always being tan. Maybe it’s my love of wearing skirts + dresses meaning I wanted my legs to look tan at all times or maybe I just took the whole ‘GTL‘ thing a bit too seriously from Jersey Shore :p haha Come on, you know you miss hearing ‘Cabs Are HERE!‘ lol! (ICYMI…this was pretty major haha)
Anyways…now being in LA you would think being tan wouldn’t be an issue, but since I am not able to spend everyday at the beach (working sucks doesn’t it? :p #adultproblems) I need to rely on trustee self tanners to get my skin bronzed + glowing. This is where Mystic Tan + VersaSpa come in 😉
I have been playing around with different tanning products since I was in NY. Jergens, Sally Hansen, St. Tropez etc but I got the same problem with all of them…I looked fake, orange and they stained my tube and sheets (major issue come laundry day) so I needed to find a new set of products that would do the trick and solve these issues while giving me a great glow!
Whether you opt for a spray/mist or a lotion, Mystic Tan + VersaSpa have a variety of products in different shade ranges that best suit your skin for a natural looking glow that is far from orange (that’s always my biggest fear when trying self tanners). Their products are all affordable (under $40) + they last you forever! A little goes a long way when applying!
I always start my self tanning routine by first using the Cleansing Body Wash & Exfoliator, this pretty much makes my skin a smooth canvas ready for a bronzed glow. Then I use the Gradual Tanning Butter or Lotion to begin getting the subtle glow. Usually if I have a beach day coming up, I will bring along a Booster or Intensifying Lotion to help maximize my tan from being in the sun while helping it last longer at the same time!
Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s officially 2017 + this is my first blog post of the new year – woohoo! I spent the holidays in NY with my family, but now I am back in sunny California – just where I like to be 😉 (me and snow don’t mix very well anymore haha) One of the perks of living in LA is how close I am to the beach! Seriously, who doesn’t love being just minutes away from some of the nicest beaches in the country?
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to embrace being me + always say ‘yes‘ to adventures! What better way to start off the new year than with flaunting my shape in stunning Malibu wearing new swimwear from Coco Reef Swimwear. I love how Coco Reef’s pieces really help you embrace your figure and perfectly ‘suit’ every woman’s body type – a perk for this gal who has a difficult time finding swimwear since I always need a larger top but a smaller bottom (mix + match anyone?)
One of my favorite suits from them is this bikini set! I love the flowy ruffle top with a mesh overlay (for those days when you want to head to the beach but maybe are feeling a little bloated or just want a chic conservative look :p). I love how feminine this top is (considering I am such a girly girl after all haha) + I paired it with their Classic Skinny Dip Bikini Bottom. Coco Reef has bottoms that are ideal for mixing and matching for every bottom type – whether you want to have a little more coverage or you are looking for a more ‘cheeky’ look haha their bottoms are the best!
I have never been one for one-pieces till I wore this one from Coco Reef! It has a tummy control feature to help accentuate your figure + #FlauntYourShape ♥ Their one-pieces are honestly my favorite…the fact that I can slip into one and feel confident no matter where I am heading (even in superficial LA…models make it hard for us average folk haha :p) is always a perk!
After being in Cali for a little over 2 months now, I have officially found one of my favorite spots…Malibu 😉 Naturally I would have champagne wishes + caviar dreams about one of the most expensive areas of Cali haha So while I may not be able to afford living there just yet (trust me, the second I do…Madison Malibu will be finding me my dream home :p I hope you guys are as obsessed with MDLA as I am because I new season is just around the corner and my boo thang Madison is making an appearance a few times throughout the season!) Anyways I digress…I popped over to Malibu with Ali to shoot this head to toe affordable look where each piece retails for $80 or under! Ummm AMAZING right?