Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I want tan legs before I put on a pair of shorts!

I am probably committing a huge blogging no-no; I am recycling an old blog post!
But I have good reason!

Here where I live in Western New York, we are finally getting nice weather! (Geez, it is only nearly June!) Nice weather equals wearing shorts weather! I have noticed so many girls wearing shorts this week...
but then I quickly noticed something else...

Extremely ghost-white legs!

This is not a good look on anyone. Now, years ago when I was all about going to tanning salons and literally baking my skin under UV lights, I would say these girls need to go tanning! Now that I am older and wiser, I realize that UV tanning, although I still love the results, is not healthy!
So, we need another option!

This is the best self-tanning product I have ever used so I wanted to bring
some attention to it again! So, here comes the recycled part...

Product Review of Way Too Tan
Dark Hybrid Tanning Silicone

I have tried several different brands and types of Sunless Tanners and Tanning Accelerators over the years. I still remember my first experience with Sunless Tanning Lotion...I was a Freshman in High School. I don't recall the exact brand but I do know that the next day, I begged my mom to let me stay home from school because it turned me so orange and blotchy that I simply could not bring myself to show up at school like that! On my "day off" of school, I took about five showers, scrubbing my skin to try and return to a somewhat normal hue again! Haha, I'm sure many of you have had a similar experience!

Well, now that I am older, and of course much wiser (hey! stop smirking!), I am much better at knowing how to apply Sunless Tanners. Still though, I try many different kinds to find the best one because even with a lot of experience in applying them, some are better than others! Some are far less streaky or have a better "tan" color, so I'm always willing to try something new. That is why I was so excited to review this product! Way Too Tan - Dark Hybrid Tanning Silicone!

When I received the product, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful bottle. It looked so classy and elegant, it immediately gave me a good feeling about the product. My first time using it, I took a shower, dried off and started to apply it to my skin. It had a very nice smell, better than most I would say, and it went on very easily. It didn't get sticky as I applied it, but remained silky and went on smooth. After I applied it evenly and got dressed, then it was just a waiting game for the color to develop. Within a few hours, I noticed a beautiful and natural looking tan appear. I was happy to see there were no streaks and it even went on well in areas that can be tricky, such as the feet, ankles, wrists, etc. My mother saw me with my nice new tan and asked if she could also try it! Now, my mother is up there in age and normally does not use any sort of self tanner, but she was so impressed with my results that she wanted to give it a try too. I gave her tips on applying it so she would have the best results, seeing as she wasn't familiar with the process. She was very pleased with how it turned out! She was impressed that a tan from a bottle could look so good, and so natural.

I am in love with this stuff!

This product can be used a few different ways too! This is something I have not encountered before! It can be used strictly as a self tanner, or it can be used while tanning outside in natural sunlight or in a tanning booth. This is why it is called a Silicone Hybrid. It has been designed to compliment any tanning process. So, for the second time I used this product, I decided to apply it right before using a UV tanning booth. This is where I was really pleasantly surprised by this product! It really helped enhance the color of my tan! I had a very deep tan, and felt as if I had just stepped off a Caribbean Cruise Ship! At this point, I was in love!

I love this deep tan!
Another thing that I found very impressive was reading about the product itself. It is a cosmeceutical tanning lotion, meaning it contains maximum strength anti-aging components, along with ultra-high-end ingredients. It contains organic antioxidants, such as Grape Seed extract, which provides 20x more than Vitamin E and 50x more than Vitamin C. This makes it a much better product than low grade tanning lotions. The Grape Seed extract also helps to keep the skin firm and youthful. It also contains Japanese Green Tea and White Tea extracts as well, which helps protect the skin from harmful free radicals and will tighten the skin. It also has DHA and Erythrulose Bronzers which produces that amazing, deep, natural color tan, while also providing moisturization and hydration to the skin, So, basically, this product is amazing for your skin! It is also Paraben Free, and not tested on animals, both of which are important factors to me.
In all the tanning products I have used over the years, this one by far, is my favorite! I love the results and I also love that it is good for my skin! I love looking good and feeling good, and this product definitely aids with both of those! I look forward to continuing use of Way Too Tan!

Disclaimer: I received this product for free or a drastically discounted rate, in return for an honest and unbiased review. The opinions written are my honest thoughts and feelings on this product. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.

It is BBQ season, y'all!

Make sure you are fully cooking your meat!

About two weeks ago, we finally got some warm weather here in New York, so I decided it was time for our first dinner on the grill. I made BBQ chicken...oh yum! But, I quickly realized I did not have a meat thermometer at our new house. I was a little worried on whether I was cooking the chicken well enough. I probably ended up over cooking it a little just because I wanted to be sure my family wasn't going to get sick from under cooked meat. (Yes, we were all fine!)

The next day, I searched for a meat thermometer! I found this one and I must say it is the best one I have ever had! It is digital, rapid response, and enhanced accuracy. It is also waterproof so it is protected from water splashes. It has a anti-microbial case and sleeve so that prevents growth of bacterial odor and mold. It is very easy to use and even easier to read, thanks to the nice display screen. It will automatically shut off after 5 minutes to preserve battery life and comes with a 2 year limited warranty. I also love that on the case it shows the temperatures of each meat item. For example, chicken, as I made last week, needs to be cooked to 165 degrees F in the middle. They display the desired temps right there for you, so no matter what you are cooking, you know what it needs to be to be safe!

Before grilling season is in full swing, consider getting a nice meat thermometer to save the guess work when cooking meat. This is not only for grilling either of course! This can be used year-round, when baking and cooking meat on your stove as well. So, basically, it is a must have item to always have on hand! Keep your family and friends safe when meat is on the menu!

Link to Product; HERE


Disclaimer; I received this product for free in exchange for offering my honest and unbiased review.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Be Beautiful with Mediderm Line of Products!

I have become pretty skeptical of any hair care or face care products that make high claims to turn you into some beauty queen. Why so skeptical? Well, over the years, I have tried many products. Most of them fall short of the great results they claim you will see. After spending all that time and wasting money, you become less likely to want to keep trying more.

Well, thanks to the world of blogging and doing product reviews, I have been able to try some additional products. Some, like all the others, fall short. However, every now and then, I find something really good! Something that I can totally get behind and promote with all honesty!

Allow me to introduce you to Mediderm! They have a large line of face care products, and let me tell you, they won't disappoint! I was asked to chose three products from their line; I chose Mediderm Microdermabrasion Polish, Instant Face Lift Concentrate, and Eye Bag Dark Circle Eraser.

Why try them?

There are other product lines that some of my friends recommend, and they swear by the results, but when I look into them, price becomes an issue. So, finding good products without a huge price tag is a tough chore! Yes, of course I want to look great, and therefor feel great...but I don't want to have to blow hundreds of dollars to do so! That is why Mediderm products are such an amazing find!

A great working a great price?

Ding Ding Ding! We hit the jackpot!

So, how do I feel about each one I tried?

After using the Mediderm Microdermabrasion Polish, my face feels amazing! You simply apply a thin layer to your face, and rub in a circular motion with your fingertips. Then, rinse. This product has a slightly gritty texture, which allows for the great exfoliation! I have been using a couple times a week and my skin feels smoother and softer! I love this product!!!

Once a day, I have been applying the Instant Face Lift Concentrate to my face. It says to use in the morning and at night, however being in my 30's, I have only been using once per day. Thankfully, I don't really have any wrinkles yet...but I know they are right around the corner! Good skin care now can help hold off the process, so, hello...I'm in! It goes on very smooth and adorbs nicely into your skin. I make sure to apply it to the typical places wrinkles start, so hopefully I won't be seeing any anytime soon!

Last, but not least, is my favorite product! The Eye Bag Dark Circle Eraser! Why is this my favorite? It's simple...I could be getting plenty of rest, but I will still have dark circles under my eyes! It must be a heredity thing because I can't really explain it, lol. It says to use 6-8 weeks, I assume to really see results...but guess what? After only a couple weeks I am seeing a huge improvement! I apply a little under each eye, twice daily. Supper easy! and...YAY! for finally looking well rested and fresh-faced!

After adding these products to my beauty routine, my skin is becoming clearer, cleaner, and my face looks so fresh!

If you are searching for a great product for a great price, please give these a try! There are so many different products they offer, check their website for the complete inventory!

This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my time and given free products.
My thoughts and feelings expressed in this post however are honest and unbiased.

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