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My Favorite Self Tanner & Tips

8 Aug

This is one of my all time best secrets!! For those who know me and for those who don’t.  You must know that I LOVE to be a “Bronze Goddess” !  But I DO NOT get in the sun or in a tanning bed.  I’m a firm believer in sun protection!!  Not only because I’ve seen it accelerate the aging process but also because of the major skin cancer factor.  There is another way!!  So how do I keep my skin looking Bronzed without UVA/UVB harmful rays? Why Self Tanner of course!

I have tried almost every single self tanner on the market.  No really, I have.  The self tanning products have come a long way from the (won’t say the brand name) orange bottle with the horrible smell and made you look orange back in the early 90’s. Now, there are some really great ones, but this is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. It goes on so smooth and is easy to apply.  And as for the smell, wonderful!  Like coconuts!! This tanner is to get the tan you’ve always wanted. What I love most is it is Safe and ok for your face too!

Tip: I do suggest using a Tanning MIT when applying. It makes everything go on smooth and won’t get on your hands. This one feels like velvet almost and doesn’t slip off your body!

You can purchase the tanning mit here!

I also use this! 👇🏼
Tan Detox. This salon-inspired home treatment is designed to remove unwanted self tan build up, leaving skin ultra soft and smooth. Tan Detox is pampering bath oil that combines a luxurious blend of lavender, lemon and hazelnut oils to help create a calming spa-like environment at home. Ideal for use as part of your beauty regime, Tan Detox returns the skin to its normal tone ready for a fresh application of self tan. Includes a gentle exfoliating cloth.

This is fabulous to get your skin exfoliated and ready for the perfect application of self tanner.  I put about 2 caps full in a bath and soak in the bath.  Then take the wash cloth and massage your skin in circular motions.  Get all of the old self tanner and dead skin off.  Then after the bath, dry off and apply a nice non-fragrant moisturizing lotion all over.  You need to wait a while before applying self tanner.  That’s why I suggest doing this bath the night before you want to tan, or do the bath in the morning, then that night apply the self tanner, then the next day your skin is looking fabulous and bronzed!!

Helpful Links:

Click here to purchase the self tanner

Click hereto view application video

Hope this helps all of the SUPERMOMELS out there!!

xoxo

Meredith

 

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My Favorite Self Tanner & Tips

8 Aug

This is one of my all time best secrets!! For those who know me and for those who don’t.  You must know that I LOVE to be a “Bronze Goddess” !  But I DO NOT get in the sun or in a tanning bed.  I’m a firm believer in sun protection!!  Not only because I’ve seen it accelerate the aging process but also because of the major skin cancer factor.  There is another way!!  So how do I keep my skin looking Bronzed without UVA/UVB harmful rays? Why Self Tanner of course!

I have tried almost every single self tanner on the market.  No really, I have.  The self tanning products have come a long way from the (won’t say the brand name) orange bottle with the horrible smell and made you look orange back in the early 90’s. Now, there are some really great ones, but this is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. It goes on so smooth and is easy to apply.  And as for the smell, wonderful!  Like coconuts!! This tanner is to get the tan you’ve always wanted. What I love most is it is Safe and ok for your face too!

Tip: I do suggest using a Tanning MIT when applying. It makes everything go on smooth and won’t get on your hands. This one feels like velvet almost and doesn’t slip off your body!

You can purchase the tanning mit here!

I also use this! 👇🏼
Tan Detox. This salon-inspired home treatment is designed to remove unwanted self tan build up, leaving skin ultra soft and smooth. Tan Detox is pampering bath oil that combines a luxurious blend of lavender, lemon and hazelnut oils to help create a calming spa-like environment at home. Ideal for use as part of your beauty regime, Tan Detox returns the skin to its normal tone ready for a fresh application of self tan. Includes a gentle exfoliating cloth.

This is fabulous to get your skin exfoliated and ready for the perfect application of self tanner.  I put about 2 caps full in a bath and soak in the bath.  Then take the wash cloth and massage your skin in circular motions.  Get all of the old self tanner and dead skin off.  Then after the bath, dry off and apply a nice non-fragrant moisturizing lotion all over.  You need to wait a while before applying self tanner.  That’s why I suggest doing this bath the night before you want to tan, or do the bath in the morning, then that night apply the self tanner, then the next day your skin is looking fabulous and bronzed!!

Helpful Links:

Visit www.NaturallyGlamorousArtistry.com to purchase the self tanner

Click here to view application video

Hope this helps all of the SUPERMOMELS out there!!

xoxo

Meredith

 

My Favorite Self Tanner & Tips

8 Aug

This is one of my all time best secrets!! For those who know me and for those who don’t.  You must know that I LOVE to be a “Bronze Goddess” !  But I DO NOT get in the sun or in a tanning bed.  I’m a firm believer in sun protection!!  Not only because I’ve seen it accelerate the aging process but also because of the major skin cancer factor.  There is another way!!  So how do I keep my skin looking Bronzed without UVA/UVB harmful rays? Why Self Tanner of course!

I have tried almost every single self tanner on the market.  No really, I have.  The self tanning products have come a long way from the (won’t say the brand name) orange bottle with the horrible smell and made you look orange back in the early 90’s. Now, there are some really great ones, but this is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. It goes on so smooth and is easy to apply.  And as for the smell, wonderful!  Like coconuts!! This tanner is to get the tan you’ve always wanted. What I love most is it is Safe and ok for your face too!

Tip: I do suggest using a Tanning MIT when applying. It makes everything go on smooth and won’t get on your hands. This one feels like velvet almost and doesn’t slip off your body!

You can purchase the tanning mit here!

I also use this! 👇🏼
Tan Detox. This salon-inspired home treatment is designed to remove unwanted self tan build up, leaving skin ultra soft and smooth. Tan Detox is pampering bath oil that combines a luxurious blend of lavender, lemon and hazelnut oils to help create a calming spa-like environment at home. Ideal for use as part of your beauty regime, Tan Detox returns the skin to its normal tone ready for a fresh application of self tan. Includes a gentle exfoliating cloth.

This is fabulous to get your skin exfoliated and ready for the perfect application of self tanner.  I put about 2 caps full in a bath and soak in the bath.  Then take the wash cloth and massage your skin in circular motions.  Get all of the old self tanner and dead skin off.  Then after the bath, dry off and apply a nice non-fragrant moisturizing lotion all over.  You need to wait a while before applying self tanner.  That’s why I suggest doing this bath the night before you want to tan, or do the bath in the morning, then that night apply the self tanner, then the next day your skin is looking fabulous and bronzed!!

Helpful Links:

Click here to purchase the self tanner

Click here to view application video

Hope this helps all of the SUPERMOMELS out there!!

xoxo

Meredith

 

Fall Nails

21 Sep

Can you believe FALL is here?!!  With the first day of fall officially starting tomorrow I was inspired to post about one of my favorite Fall Nail Trends. 🙂

Dark Nail Polish

All spring and summer I wear a soft light pink or french manicure but the minute there is a nip in the air and fall arrives I am onto my dark nail polish.  I’ve really fallen in love with Gel Nails.  Being a very active mother and washing my hands all the time to stay healthy, regular nail polish just doesn’t last that long.  Doesn’t mean I don’t love regular nail polish, I wear it on my toes, sometimes on my finger nails, as well I apply the regular nail polish on top of my gel nails if I want to switch it up a bit. 🙂  The color on my nails in the picture (taken in direct sunlight) to the left is a new color from Gelish named Jet Set.  It is a dark grey purple.  It’s GORGEOUS!!  You can get it at most Sally’s Beauty Supply stores or if your manicurist carries Gelish colors ask for Jet Set.  Or another great fall/winter Gelish color is Bella’s Vampire, or Strutt Your Stuff (Had to get that one on amazon.com)  There are many great colors out there, but these are just a few!

Here are Gelish’s Fall Collection Colors

Hope this has inspired you to go pick out your favorite fall dark color and share with your friends!  Just do it!  It’s so much fun!

XOXO,

Meredith

Mothers IMPACT

13 Aug

Mothers. We really do have the hardest but best “job” in the world!! Yes at times we all get overwhelmed and frustrated but that sweet smile or laugh makes it all worth it.  We really are making such an impact on our precious children.  Know that!! That’s a big deal, an honor really.  Let’s all keep up the great work and support our friends who are Mom’s.  For some reason there is a need for competition amongst Mom’s.  Who is in the best school, who has the cutest clothes, who is the best soccer player etc… what are we teaching our children?  We should be proud of our children but also proud of our friends children.  Let’s all take a break from the competition or even better stop it.  Call, even text or better yet hug your Mom friends and tell them “You are doing a fabulous job! I’m so proud of you!!”  As we all know.  It’s the little things that go a long way. 😉

 

Here’s a great Blog post from our Pastor about Mothers inspired my thoughts above.

http://www.perrynoble.com/2012/08/13/something-i-wish-every-mother-knew-understood/

Learning + Sharing = Growth

8 May

We have the blessing to live our life here on Earth.  Every day we have experiences and have the choice to learn from them.  Whether they happen to us or to others.  If we as humans, Gods children, do not take the time to learn and grow in every way, what is our journey here on Earth all about?  I am on a journey to continue to better myself.  To always be open to learning, growing, yearning to become the better me.  I think one of the best lessons I learned from a young age is to not judge.  God only knows what exactly is going on.  Especially don’t judge by outward appearances or what you think you may know about them, which opens yourself to making assumptions.  We all know when we assume we make an “ass out of u and me.”  And for some sad reason it is in our human nature to automatically believe the bad in people, even if it is not true, then to believe the good things when they are true.  Let’s all try to make a difference.  In ourselves and others.  If you always keep your heart and mind open you will be amazed at how people will surprise you in the best way as well as continuing to learn and grow as a person.  While we are on this journey of learning it is important that we give back and teach the things we have learned to be valuable.  I love helping and teaching to my younger (and older) friends and family.  It’s so rewarding.  If we all took a stance back…took the time to use our God-given senses and truly try to learn and see what really matters…take the time to listen to our heart, our soul, that’s what is important.  Have you ever looked in the mirror? I mean stare deep inside into your eyes.  You can’t lie and you can’t hide.  But it is a very freeing exercise if you do it….For me, it always comes back to, what would you have done unto you.  One of the best teachings of Jesus I must say.  Life is not about being perfect…nobody is…it is about truly trying, learning, wanting to be the best you you can be.

All my love SUPERMOMELS XOXO,

Meredith

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Try the Tracy Anderson Method

13 Jun

So many of my friends and family, and people that I don’t know have been asking me what type of work out I have been doing.  Some of you may have read my previous post about how much I love the Tracy Anderson Method.  Click here to read my blog post!

I said previously that next I was going to try the Tracy Anderson Metamorphasis. I have for about a year now and I absolutely LOVE it!!  You can not go wrong with her workout and the Metamorphasis is a full collection of workouts and you can choose which is best for you.  Omnicentric, Hipcentric, Abcentric, or Glutecentric.

For some of you that don’t want to commit to actually buying her dvd’s yet and I mean yet because you will fall in love with her method.  So, if I were you I would just commit to the Metamorphasis but in the meantime  I have made up my own full body workout  with Tracy Anderson Webisodes that I would love to share with you!!

Start with your arms.  It starts out with her free standing arms (no weights) that you will need to “control” while doing them.  Pretty much like flexing or resisting while you are doing the free standing arms.  This will really insure that you get the most out of your workout and the muscles with tighten and so will the skin!! Then you will need to use either 2-3 lb weights if you are a woman and 5-8- lb weights if you are a man.  This arm webisode is about 10 minutes and it ROCKS!!

This is an extra arm webisode if you would like to add it in.  This is an arm workout that Tracy created for Gwyneth Paltrow when she was training for Iron Man 2.  It ROCKS, especially after you do the arm workout above!!  Good Luck and you can do it!!!

Next is your abs. This ab webisode starts laying on the ground on your mat and then you will switch to standing abs.  Standing abs are amazing.  Just like when you do the free standing arms you will need to focus on your abs and put your mind in the muscle.  Flex the area you are focusing on when you are doing them.  Tracy’s ab workouts really work and really focus on the “sexy stomach” we all want.  This ab webisode is also about 10 minutes and will rock you!!

Last but not least is the Butt and Thigh webisode.  These are done on your mat and these are the “muscle exhaustion” exercises that she talks about.  This leg workout is amazing!  Just remember, keep your mind in your muscle and follow through on each movement.  This butt and Thigh webisode is about 16 minutes and will leave you drenched but it a “Oh so good way!”

Hope this helps all the SUPERMOMELS out there!!

XOXO

Meredith

P.S.

Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.  All questions and concerns regarding your health, weight, diet and physical activity should be directed to your physician.

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