Top 10 Tuesdays – Get Your Glow On

Top 10 Tuesdays this week is all about glowing which for summer means the world of bronzing. So what does a blogger who doesn’t tan or really use bronzers do? She tells you what she does like and then what her wishlist is. I’m pale and I don’t mind being pale but every once in a while I do like use something that is going to make me fit into summer society.

1. Le Metier de Beaute Sun Kissed Bronzer – this is the lightest bronzer ever which is why I like it. It’s the only product I’ve used that doesn’t make me feel like I goofed up somehow. I’ve bought other bronzers and used other bronzers but this is the only one I consider pulling out now.

2. MAC Cosmetics Blonde Mineralize Skinfinish – I used to buy every single Skinfinish they made and I still have a small collection of these. The two I considered for this Top 10 list are the Blonde and the Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish. These are the least frosty of all the ones I own and the most natural. I like to use one of the darker shades in Blonde as a blush and then use a brush like a skunkbrush and pick up the powder to give an allover light bronze finish.

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Kissed, MAC Blonde Skinfinish

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Kissed, MAC Blonde Skinfinish

3. Armani Fluid Sheer in #3 – the amazing fact about #3 is that I used one up. That’s a feat that probably will never be repeated. I use a tiny drop of this, mix it with my foundation and that’s it. It glows and I have some color. I like that I can blend it well on my jawline too since that’s the biggest problem for me and bronzers. I don’t want JLo on my face and Casper on my neck.

4. Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer – I first got this in a QVC kit and then I bought a bigger one. I use it just like the Armani. It’s lighter than the Armani so it’s good for everyday. Plus it’s only $28 compared to $59 for Armani.

Giorgio Armani #3 Fluid Sheer, Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

Giorgio Armani #3 Fluid Sheer, Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

5. Sinful Colors Zincing of You nail polish – well I know it’s not a bronzer but it’s a great light golden bronze for my pale hands. I have several bronze polishes but this one is especially nice for summer and it’s a drugstore delight.

Sinful Colors Zincing of You

Sinful Colors Zincing of You

Now we need to go to wishlist. I was going to add in my beloved It Creme Highlighters but I decided to stick with bronze.

1. My number one wishlist item just arrived on my doorstep – Beautisol Self-Tanning Mousse. We have lots of reviews on Beauty Info Zone about Beautisol since my blog partner, Lisa, loves bronzers and self-tanners. She has told me over and over to review Beautisol and at last I’ll be able to. I’m nervous though so wish me luck.

Beautisol Self Tanning Mousse

Beautisol Self Tanning Mousse

2. Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector – this is very similar to the Armani and Josie Maran that I mentioned which is why I haven’t bit the bullet but it makes everyone’s “best of” lists so I’d love to try it.

Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector

Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector

3. Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn – this looks so pretty and light enough for me. It’s a blush and bronzer duo that’s on the pink side.

Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn

Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn

4. Anastasia LLUMIN8 With Youthful Synergy™ Complex Bronzer – I’ve loved the cosmetics from Anastasia and this looks like one I could carry off.

Anastasia bronzer

Anastasia bronzer

5. YSL LA LAQUE COUTURE Nail Lacquer in #28 Bronze Metallic (metallic bronze gold) – in pictures this looks so beautiful but I don’t want to spend $28 for it and I wouldn’t wear it until fall but that doesn’t mean I won’t spring for it one day.



Before you go on to click the links of my fellow Top 10 ladies I’d love to know if any of these would have made your list. — Marcia



  1. ohhh the YSL polish looks beautiful! Another one for the list!

  2. Ooooh! I must get my hands on that Josie Maran Argan Illuminator!!!

  3. DROOLING over the YSL Bronze Metallic nail polish! I must own this! Great list!

  4. beautyin says:

    @Pammy, I use up so little but I did use up the one from the kit I bought so I bought a second Josie Maran Argan Illuminator.

  5. beautyin says:

    @Pink Sith – I’m afraid to go to a YSL counter and look at polish.

  6. beautyin says:

    @Brooke – the YSL is on my wishlist at Nordstrom! I wonder if I’ll cave for it.

  7. The Josie Maran looks great!

  8. Marcia I love the Becca Products!

  9. Your nails are beyond pretty!

  10. Great list of products Marcia. I’m intrigued by the Josie Maran!

  11. I love Beautisol too!

  12. Can’t wait to hear what you think of Beautisol and BECCA!

  13. beautyin says:

    Oh thanks @Kelly. I was a nail biter forever so now I take super good care of them.

  14. beautyin says:

    @Melody, I know I’ll cave. I was in a Sephora today but they didn’t carry Becca but I’ll get it soon.

  15. beautyin says:

    @Teri, Josie Maran products don’t always work for me but the illuminated argan gives me a nice amount of color without looking off base.

  16. beautyin says:

    @Eugenia I’m a bit worried about trying a self-tanner but if I’m going to do it, might as well be the best!

  17. beautyin says:

    @Cindy, haha – you know I’ll cave for the Becca and probably soon.

  18. I don’t have any of these! Now I want them all!

  19. I want the YSL polish!!!!

  20. beautyin says:

    @Carleen, I had the YSL in my hand at Nordstrom and came so close to buying it. I’ll wait til Anniversary Sale though to at least get double points.

  21. beautyin says:

    @jbrobeck – wasn’t this fun to see all the choices there are in bronzers!


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