Beauty, Skincare

St. Tropez One Night Only Gloss 

I have given up on getting a tan. Over the years, I’ve realized that I must be at least a quarter vampire because really nothing can make me look less cadaverous. I literally repel the sun (I don’t even burn!) Still, sometimes I find myself desiring to look a bit less ghostly, so I was excited when I received a sample of the St. Tropez One Night Only Gloss. This product can be purchased from Sephora and similar retailers for $25.

I have tried self-tanner before. It’s so hard to get even, it always fades in strange ways, and it has a propensity to turn me either orange or yellow. This product, however, isn’t actually self-tanner. It’s a bronze gloss that washes off and doesn’t stain your skin or clothes. Unfortunately, this one was still not a winner for me.

I was glad that I did not look orange with this product, but I also didn’t look bronzed either. It took a huge amount of product to make a difference, and after using a bunch, at best I looked really shiny with a bit of bronze glitter mixed in. The product did smell like plastic though, so I didn’t like how I smelled after I used so much of it.

I will admit that it did not transfer, but that could be because there was very little tint to transfer. Keep in mind, I’m extremely pale, so I imagine that most people could use a ton of this product and not see any difference at all.

I think that this gloss might do a good job at enhancing an existing tan, but it’s not going to do anything to create the illusion of one.

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-XO Tiffy

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Fashion

Trend Alert: Off-the-Shoulder 

Spring and summer are seasons filled with fun fashion trends. One that I’m really loving right now is the Off-the-Shoulder look (and the hybrid cold-shoulder tops). Here are my favorite picks from New York & Company:

 

First up, we have the Floral Ruffled Cold-Shoulder Top, which retails for $44.95 (but is currently on sale for $24.99). I love the color of this one, plus the pop of color from the floral design is really cute. Best of all, I love the ruffles, which are a fun twist on this trend.

 

Next up, we have the Black Stripe Off-the-Shoulder Top, which retails for $42.95. I love the bohemian vibe from this top and the whimsical fringe detailing. Plus, the stripes look super slimming!

 

Here we have the Flounced Cold-Shoulder Blouse, which retails for $44.95 (but is on sale right now for $26.97). I love the sweeping romantic feel of this top. Also, the white is perfect and can be paired with any fun patterned skirt or pants.

 

Next, we have this bold Cold-Shoulder Halter Blouse, which retails for $44.95 (but is on sale for $26.97). Not only is the color amazing, but the cut of the neckline is fantastic. I love the combination of the halter and off-shoulder trends here.

 

Finally, we have my very favorite pick of the bunch: the Floral & Stripe Cold-Shoulder Blouse, which retails for $49.95 (but is on sale for $29.97). This pattern is just adorable, and the structure of the top looks forgiving for curvy gals like me.

How do you feel about this trend? It something you’d want to rock? Feel free to let me know in the comment section!

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Beauty, Skincare

Dr. Jart+ UV Sun Fluid 

Summer is in full swing! I’ve been loving the warm weather. To protect my skin from the sun’s rays, I’ve been using Dr. Jart+ UV Sun Fluid as my go-to sunscreen. This product can be purchased from Sephora for $34 (for a 3.4 oz bottle).

My skin is really sensitive and acne prone, but this has worked so well for me. I can even apply it to my face without having to endure any additional breakouts afterward! The price tag is a bit steep for a sunscreen, but a little goes a really long way! It is SPF 30, and it really sinks into the skin quickly.

Most sunscreens leave behind an odor, but it’s a lot less noticeable with this product. I don’t mind the smell of sunscreen, but I just thought I’d mention this in case someone’s looking for a sunscreen with a milder scent.

Now, if this is just too high of a price tag for you, that’s okay. I have a cheaper option that I also like and can recommend for the face: Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen has also done a great job for me in the past and has not caused breakouts. It’s available at Target for $9 (for a 3 oz bottle), and it is SPF 55. It’s a great affordable option!

No matter if you like high end or budget products, be sure to protect your skin every day! A little prevention now can help keep away wrinkles, sunspots, and even skin cancer. Stay safe, beauties!

What are some of your go-to sunscreens for the summer?

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-XO Tiffy

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