Tan Fat Is Better Than White Fat

May 1, 2017

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Jennifer Hagler Photography

By Buffy York

I spent the better part of last week in Disney as a chaperone for my son’s middle school choir and nothing opens the eyes to the fashion choices of America quite like a trip to Disney.  When it comes to fashion America is not afraid and I think it is fantastic that we can express ourselves any way we want.  Once I soaked in all of the different ways the patrons of Disney could translate their favorite characters into an outfit I started to notice that skin is an integral part of every ensemble and Americans are not in short supply.

While it is truly amazing that as a culture we have become so comfortable just putting it all out there for God, Mickey and everyone else to see…let me just say two things.  Number 1, everyone looks a little better with some color.  Number 2, tan fat looks better than white fat.

That being said I have found a super random self-tanner that I am totally digging right now.  It’s random because I found it in the line when I was checking out at TJMaxx and since The Maxx is never the same place twice I have been on a mad search for it. The only place I have found that carries it is Amazon.

I’ve blogged about self-tanners in the past but Sugarbaby Tanning Mousse is my current favorite for many reasons.  I am a huge fan of mousse self-tanners because they go on smooth and dry fast and this one is no different.  I especially like this formulation because it is tinted so it is easy to tell where you need more or less self-tanner.  This can be especially helpful around the ankles and knees that can be less forgiving if you tend to be a little heavy handed.  The Sugarbaby also smells like Hawaiian Tropic when it first goes on, but like every self-tanner, if you wear it long enough it starts to smell like self-tanner, however Sugarbaby develops its color in an hour so technically you can wash it off long before the stench creeps up.   I have the darker of the two formulas and it develops into a believable rich tan.  It also comes in a lighter shade for lighter skin tones.

This brand also makes creams and gradual tanners which I know nothing about so if you choose to go this route let me know how it works out.  I am always up for a new product.  Also, I did not use gloves to apply the tanner.  I just wash my hands really well afterward, and by wash, I mean scrub vigorously.

Sugarbaby Sun Believable Dark Bronze Tanning Mousse

Sugarbaby Sun Believable Golden Tanning Mousse

The Best Hand Lotion

and A Static Cling Life Hack

April 15, 2017

aerin rose hand and body lotion

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Jennifer Hagler Photography

By Buffy York

You would think since I haven’t posted anything in about six months I would come out with something a little more exciting than hand lotion.  But, I promise it is the BEST hand lotion I have found.

Last week I was cruising through the halls at church to drop off my daughter at Sunday School and my dress was building up some serious static cling with every step.  Per usual, we were running late and no one was around except the Sunday School Director, so as soon as I checked Alice in I reached into my purse to grab some lotion to put on my legs.  By the way, putting lotion on your legs will totally get rid of static cling if you are bare legged and your clothes are sticking to you. You’re welcome.

The director, who is always stylish and wants to be in the know asked me what product I was pulling out of my bag.  I know she reads this blog and I had mentioned Aerin’s Rose Hand and Body Lotion somewhere in a Gift Guide over a year ago, but I thought it was time to give this product its well-deserved moment in the sun.  It is my absolute favorite hand lotion to have in my purse.  The scent is perfect.  It isn’t overpowering (Jo Malone’s Red Roses almost gags me). It isn’t greasy, but even after you wash your hands it stays on so you aren’t constantly reapplying.  You can find Aerin products at select Estee Lauder counters (Aerin is Estee’s granddaughter), and in Birmingham, I get mine at Saks.

So I say while you are out today getting ready for Easter and consuming yourself with everyone else’s Easter Basket.  Pick a little something up for yourself.  Aerin does not disappoint with any of her products, but this one is at the top of my list!

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