“Like a DragQueen trying too hard (wait, is that a double negative?)”

Last night was SO SO SO much fun.  The Fantastic 4 and Willy Wonka out in full force:)  I wish I had pictures of all 4 of us together but the volunteer ushers were very rushed and put the nix on my impromptu photo shoot.  LAME.  At the time, I was less bent out of shape, now I am annoyed that they stole my memories.  THIEFS!

The event was so fun.  It wasn’t at all what I expected…I honestly had no idea.  There were SO MANY more people than I imagined.  And Marty is so accomplished and has made such amazing contributions to our pop culture.  Over all I was UBER impressed (even though I had only seen one of his movies and it was practically at gun point:).)

Here are some pics:)

Top 3 images from HERE

I wish I hadn't been silly here, SHH looks amaze.

Clearly the smoky eye thing never had a chance...I barely have eyes:)

These two look famous.

My dress was super Jackie O from the front and Madonna from the back.  SHH wore a nice navy suit (I appreciate that he considered the Navy Blue+Coral combo-he’s so hip.) Our friends looked super important too.

Before the event last night, I stopped in to Sephora for some Dior Lip Glow as mine is lost.  I was talking to my FAV consultant-Joseph and he mentioned that I should consider:

St. Tropez Golden Glow Kit

My Professional Product Whore Opinion:

HE WAS SO 100% RIGHT.  I just wrote about the St. Tropez everyday gradual.  Love the color hate the stickiness.  This set was a 100% upgrade.  AT LEAST 100%.

Keep in mind that I left work, stopped at Sephora went home and applied just an hour before the event.  It is a super easy foam to apply and came with that cute lil mit, and the color was IMMEDIATE so it was easy to tell where it went. I actually couldn’t believe how great the color is.   I am ambiguously brown so I think the color developed better and faster for me than some. The absolute best part is:  NO SMELL AND IT DRIED IMMEDIATELY.

At first, I was worried about looking too brown (like a drag queen trying too hard-WAIT, is that a double negative).  But upon final inspection I was SUPER pleased with the color development-only an hour later.  Even this morning I am UBER HAPPY with it.  My only regret is that I didn’t know about this for our wedding!

AND because it came as a set it included the Skin Illuminator.  I AM OVER THE MOON IN LOVE WITH THIS STUFF.  Instead of a moisturizer I used this with my foundation.  It made me super glowy but not at all glittery.  It was the PERFECT amt of moisture for my face.  I also used this on all visible skin last night, which was limited to my calves, forearms and back. I love love love how it subtly highlighted these areas. LOVE.  It wasn’t a shimmer, or a glitter just the most perfect glow.  Again, TOTALLY wish I would’ve found this for my wedding.

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St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Sunless Tanner

BOOOOO...

 

“Everyday Gradual Tan For Body
What it is:
A body moisturizer with a touch of self tanner for a natural-looking glow.

What it does:
This enriched, nourishing body moisturizer cleverly combines serious skincare benefits with a healthy touch of bronze. Infused with soothing aloe vera, this lotion will help give you smoother skin while building a gradual golden tan, every day. The innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70%.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Synthetic Dyes
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

What else you need to know:
St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan For Body is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.”

Image and info from Sephora

My Professional Product Whore Opinion:

My biggest pet peeve (aside from people who smoke in public places) is feeling sticky.  I HATE IT.

The St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Self Tanner is the worst kind of sticky.  It transfers and takes FOREVER to dry.  And while it isn’t the worst smelling sunless tanner….its DEFINITELY not the best.

I do however love the color and it goes on really well.  I didn’ t experience any streaking or blotches.  Its a really nice even color and I feel like it lasted a long time.  So if you can stand the stickiness, this is your product.

I did try this on my face.  HUGE MISTAKE.  I broke out BAD.  Infact, I might even blame this product for the Hydrocloric Acid incident.  Had it not been for the lotion induced zit, I wouldn’t have a scar.

I’m curious to hear your opinions on Sunless Tanners…anyone have one they can’t live without?

Sacrifices….

When my husband and I were dating, I told him early on that I would not marry him if he continued to smoke.  Our marriage was in fact contingent upon this condition.  I felt like if we were going to make this commitment, we should be able to demand the best from each other (in every sense.)  I didn’t want to marry someone that would knowingly subject themselves to the dangers of lung cancer.  PLUS, I think it stinks so bad and I have never met a smoker with beautiful skin.  In an effort to contribute to the pre nuptial sacrifices I gave up an equally ridiculous bad habit that could cause cancer…skin cancer. If he gives up smoking, I would give up tanning beds.  In both cases, the damage is self-inflicted and unnecessary.

ENTER the ENDLESS search for the Best Sunless Tanner

“Skin Concern: All Skin Types

How do you get sun without the screen? It’s easy to get a gorgeous glow with just a simple swipe. Somerville360° Tanning Towelettes offer an incredible skin-kissed look that doesn’t require SPF. With a quick and easy application that prevents uneven tone or streaking, it’s the best way to get a healthy-looking tan. Best of all, because this advanced formula works with your skin’s own proteins, it gradually darkens to an ultra-natural, complementary color every time.

  • Non-toxic, paraben-free DHA is a safe coloring agent that reacts with the skin’s amino acids to darken in a way that complements natural skin tones.
  • A special formula was created to dry within seconds to ensure that clothing, sheets, and towels won’t get stained.
  • Tea Tree Extracts help keep skin clean and clear.
  • Calming Cucumber soothes and refreshes.”

Caption and images from Kate

Image from: HOWTO

My Professional Product Whore Opinion:

Ohhhhhh….tanning towels:)  BIG FRESH LEMONY TANNING TOWELS.  I love that this tanning towel is about the same size (maybe larger) as a standard paper towel.  That’s HUGE and I dig it.  It smells delicious (like Fruit Loops).

I like that its wicked easy to apply.  I like that it dries semi-fast.  I like that it smells pleasant enough and doesn’t transfer.  I like the actual color:)  I love that its not at all orange.  For me it was noticeable pretty quickly.  Its not even a little bit messy (this is a huge perk).  With very little effort I was able to get a streak less, blotchi-less, even tan in just mins.

I totally recommend it.  Especially for those of you that aren’t super detail oriented:)

Update: Neither of us have broken our pre-nup promises 🙂