Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Healthy Summer Glow


I'm sure y'all are sick of hearing me talk about summer but let's be honest, it really is the best time of the year. I feel myself naturally being even happier than normal (I like to consider myself a pretty bubbly and happy person). Part of being happy comes from "looking good". My dad always encouraged me to put my best foot forward and look my best, especially when it came to the workforce. He always uses the moto "You have to look good, to feel good." And it's right, looking good really does change your attitude. You would think that feeling good during the summer is having that summer glow from hours spent at the beach. Right? Wrong. 




I LOVE that summer glow but not at the expense of my skin. I burn so so (Yes, I intentionally put two so's for emphasis) easily and as a result, I religiously wear sunscreen. My friends actually joke about how much sunscreen I use, when spending a day at the beach. I get my tan/summer glow safely from a bottle, thanks to Million Dollar Tan for the free samples and introducing me to the luxury of designer self tanners. I don't know why I haven't tried one sooner. 

I read somewhere in a magazine the closer something is to your body the more you should spend on it. For example, you should splurge on sheets and towels versus plates or curtains (now the quote was meant for home decorating) but I took it personally. My skin has always been super sensitive and the generic store versions don't cut it. 

Okay, so why Million Dollar Tan? For starters the name is fantastic and sounds luxiourous. Like most self tanners, it is "buildable" so you can customize your tan. You'll actually start to notice some color 6-8 hours after applying. I made the mistake my first time applying it generously and woke up the next morning looking a shade or two darker and realized I should have paid more attention to meet feet, oops.  Now I use the mit to ensure an evenly spread and only need to use it once a week.  Another reason I love MDT, is that it is made in the USA. They use all natural ingredients so it won't irritate your skin and they avoid certain ingredients to ensure you get that healthy glow without that orange tint. 

What are your tips for staying safe in the sun? 

Currently Reading: Mystic Summer So excited since it takes place in a local CT town and one of the main characters is a teacher, seriously?! #winning 

Currently on my Playlist: "Little Miss" (Shown in the first espisode of Hart of Dixie)

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20 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this post, Lauren! You're right about when you look good you feel good. Self tanner usually does that for me also. I love having that summer glow in the summer but my skin is so sensitive I don't tan so well. I've used other self tanners before so I think I'll definitely have to give this one a try. Great post!

    -Jay

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    1. Thanks Jay! So glad you liked the post and feel the same way! I definitely recommend this one, especially you have sensitive skin. MDT has been great and definitely gives you that perfect summer glow, speaking of summer hope you are having a fantastic one! xx, LO

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  2. I love MDT. I have their Mermaid Mouse Extreme and it's amazing.

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    1. Thanks for reading Jasmine, I haven't tried that one. I definitely will have to give it a go, thanks for the suggestion!!

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  3. I want to try this! I'm ghostly pale (can't tan, won't tan, will burn!) and to avoid looking strange during the summer I need SOME color at least haha thanks for sharing!

    xoxo, Sam | thehauntedhousewife.com

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    1. Oh my gosh the struggle between burn/tan/sunscreen is unreal! I definitely think MDT is worth it!! I'm so pleased with my summer glow and people are always telling me how natural it looks, since you can customize it! Let me know how it goes xoxo

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  4. Great post, thanks for sharing
    www.mssparkleandglow.com

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words & thanks for stopping in! xx, LO

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  5. I'm dying to try Million Dollar Tan! I've heard it's really good!

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    1. Girl, it is SO worth it! I am obsessed!!! xoxo

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  6. I want to try this so bad! I am with you, I burn!

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    1. Girl, the sunburn struggle is real. Definitely give MDT a go! Hope you're having a great summer xox

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  7. I use SO much sunscreen too so this sounds like it could help! <3<3<3

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    1. I swear having a tan helps or maybe it's just not as noticeable haha. I do still religiously wear sunscreen when outside though!! thanks for stopping in xoxo

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  8. I adore MDT, and it's one of my faves. I love it so much I also shared it with my girlfriends! xx Adaleta Avdic

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    1. SO glad you love it!! I was so impressed and now am obsessed! Thanks for stopping in and reading xx, LO

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    1. Thanks Beauty, hope you had a great rest of the weekend. Can't wait for our next adventure together. xoxo

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  10. The older that I have get the more that I use self tanner!! It's so much easier and doesn't provoke wrinkles. Ha!!! I need to try this one out!!

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    www.dashingdarlin.com

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    1. Oh my goodness I hear ya! I am trying to be proactive and worrying about that now. Plus getting sunburn hurts! I definitely recommend it girlie, let me know if you give it a go! Hope you had a great weekend, xx

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