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Beautisol Sunless Self-Tanning

I love care packages!!

I love care packages!!

The other day I was lucky enough to open up my mailbox and see a package from iFabbo and Beautisol! A while back, Tashina‘s post about vegan self-tanning peaked my interest about the brand. So, when I was able to see it in my shop over at iFabbo, I knew I had to try the stuff out for myself. I have a history with self-tanner. I’ve bee orange and yellow, I’ve reeked of DHA, and I’ve even spent time in the tanning beds. Shame on me!

So, after opening this package I was stoked. My experience was positive and this product works for anyone who wants a subtle and natural looking glow, in my opinion. This is NOT for a drastic change in your skin tone. Upon opening my package I disregarded the importance of the mitt. Use your mitt because this product will stain your hands. When you first pump out the tanning mousse it resembles a very greenish brown woodsy color. Think pine trees. It also smells amazing. It’s got Rooibos Tea extract and Green Tea extract so my skin felt really rejuvenated all day long. I used it once BEFORE SHAVING, and once again AFTER SHAVING to see if there was any difference in color. For me, I had the same subtle glow that made me look sun-kissed rather than sun-tanned which, now in my mid 20s, I prefer.

Another plus? Application and dry time are both super quick! I’m a teacher and I have a limited amount of time to get all of my stuff done before I go to work. However, as a teacher you can’t really go into the classroom looking unkempt. I applied to my arms and legs according to the provided guide, and literally in less than two minutes I had my dress pants and blouse on without any transfer of color. It’s convenient and easy to apply and the mousse feels cool and gentle on freshly shaven legs. No burning, and no irritation for me! Looks like I can add another amazing self-tanner to my repertoire now!

Want to try it? Beautisol is offering a 20% product discount for my blissandblessings.com/curlsdotnu readers by entering the code ifabboglow at checkout. How sweet it is!


Delicious Carrot Smoothie

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with some amazing smoothie recipes. Sometimes I’ll use them as a meal replacement, and sometimes I’ll use them as a type of detox for my body after a holiday, and sometimes I just like to have them as an accompaniment to a meal. It all depends on what types of ingredients you’re placing in the blender. I’ve posted a few of my smoothies on my fitblr, but I’m going to start posting them here as well. Let me introduce my latest creation: The Carrot-Melon Smoothie. Yes, there are vegetables in this, but you wouldn’t know! It’s also vegan. Here’s what you need:

Wow, how bright and colorful, no??

Wow, how bright and colorful, no??

1/2 c. no sugar added apple juice
1 medium carrot chopped into rounds
1 ripe banana
2 oz. cantaloupe
1 shimmy shake of ground cinnamon

In your blender, pour apple juice and place chopped carrots in with the juice. Blend on high chop setting for about 30 seconds or until smooth. It should border on a watery consistency. Next, place your chopped banana, cantaloupe, and cinnamon in the blender. Blend on chop for another 20 seconds, and slow down to a low mix for 10 seconds. Pour into a glass, drink, and be merry. It tastes like apple cinnamon goodness.


For those who also follow Weight Watchers, this recipe counts as 2 points plus, and it packs a punch of beta carotene. To quote the most interesting man in the world, “Stay thirsty,” and tell me what you think!

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