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My self tanner addiction...

My self tanner addiction…

 

Well. Now I feel a little ashamed…I mean, this amount of completely unneccessary products is basically obscene. Guess my self tanner/bronzer/shimmer addiction is now officially out of the closet!

*PR samples/purchase by me/affiliate links

I honestly had no idea how many of these types of products I had going until I gathered them all for their family pictures. These are the ones I have open…I decided to leave the second cousins (those awaiting to be christened) for another time. I think I am addicted to self tanners because they hide uneven skin tone and give the illusion of looking slightly thinner. Here are all (well, most…I found some more after the pics were done!) the self tanners I have open right now:

Self tanning lotions

Self tanning lotions

Self tanning mousse

Self tanning mousse

Self tanning sprays

Self tanning sprays

I have three different types:  lotions, sprays, and foam/mousse. I use the lotions in the winter when my skin is at its driest. The foam/mousse are great when I am in a hurry because they need a little less work to get them applied correctly. I use the sprays mainly in the summer. I have a thing about not putting on any heavy body products when it’s hot out – it makes me feel funny. Anyone else weird like that??  I especially love Xen-Tan and Vita Liberata (the latter isn’t pictured because it was shy and said no photos today, please).

My addiction doesn’t stop at self tanners…I am also addicted to body bronzers. I have sprays, lotions, mousse…I love them all.

Body bronzers

Body bronzers

No one does shimmery bronzed skin like Scott Barnes and I adore Guerlain and Red Carpet Kolour (RCK).

Also addicted to spray on shimmering bronzers…if it has a coconut scent, I can’t do without it!!

Spray on shimmer and sparkle

Spray on shimmer and sparkle

I am sad that tarte doesn’t have the Celebutant Dry Oil Spray anymore. I highly recommend the Lucy B Frangipani Bronzing Oil Spray and the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Spray. Hampton Sun makes amazing shimmer sprays too.

Oh, and how could I forget — every day I put two drops of this Paula’s Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate in my moisturizer to keep a consistent color. It’s subtle but awesome.

Paula's Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate

Paula’s Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate

So there you have it. I have no more secrets. And if you really want to know why I need so much self tanner, just take a look at the classic blogger tan lines (courtesy of Tan Towels)!  – Lisa

tan-lines-and-tan-towels

*some products PR samples, some purchased by me.  Affiliate links.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent and Shimmering Body Oil

I love summertime. I am constantly wishing I was at the beach so I adore body products that transport me to the ocean. I recently treated myself to two new Estee Lauder summerific items:  the Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent ($62) and the Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil ($40).

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent and Shimmering Body Oil

Bronze Goddess perfume

Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent

The bottle for the Estee Lauder Eau Fraiche Skinscent looks like a bronze goddess, doesn’t it?? It is a gorgeous, substantial bronze spray bottle that houses the perfect summer fragrance. Not that you need to wait until summer to wear it! Spritz some on whenever you want to be instantly transported to your favorite tropical location. The main notes include Bergamot, warm Amber, Tiare Flower, Vanilla and creamy Coconut. Check out the full list:

The Sensuous Heat of the Sun

  • Amber
  • Coconut Milk
  • Sandalwood
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver
  • Myrrh

The Silky Softness of Warm Sand

  • Juicy Mandarin
  • Sicilian Bergamot
  • Lemon
  • Pulpy Orange

The Radiance of Bronzed Skin

  • Tiare Flower
  • Jasmine
  • Magnolia Petals
  • Orange Flower Buds
  • Lavender

It reminds me of the scent of sunset on the beach – a little bit of suntan oil, a lot of warm sand, and the soft scent of flowers breezing past. This is a very sexy scent that will make you want to wear your teeniest bikini.

Bronze Goddess

Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil

see the shimmers?

see the shimmers?

For day, I wear the Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent. For the evening, I put on my Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Body Spray. This body oil has the same sensual scent and it moisturizes skin while also dusting it with golden shimmer. The shimmer is not too over the top, so it’s great for any age.

Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess collection has lots of other wonderful, colorful items like blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow, but I am all about the scent of summer. And Bronze Goddess delivers it to perfection.  – Lisa

*I purchased these products