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The Tan-Enhancing Cocktail of Life

The Tan-Enhancing Cocktail of Life

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Dear Muchachitas,

So, I just got back from a Bahamas vacay with my Lina Bobina. It was glorious, except for I hadn’t anticipated how…intense…it would be, just me and her, all day, for four days. No summer camp break, no other kids to break up the action. It was not a relaxing trip, per se (what was I thinking, bringing a book?). I was her playmate. She demanded that I build sand castles, and doggie paddle, and color, and attempt to swim like mermaids with our legs fused together…for hours and hours. I crashed at 8:15 every night. That said, I did get a biblical tan. Truly. And it was the by-accident kind, where it’s happening just because you’re out frolicking in the sun — not because you’re intentionally lying out (there was no time for such luxury).

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But now that I’m back, I’m determined to keep the glow going. And I’ve totally found my cocktail. Marc Jacobs’ ginormous, insistently chic Omega Bronze Perfect Tan Bronzer in Tantric, and Laura Gellar Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush in Papaya (it comes with a fab blush brush, too). Such a delightful duo. First, I take a big, swirly brush (like Becca’s cult-fave The One Perfecting Brush), and run the bronzer along the outer perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose and chin (bronzer gives such lovely definition to brown skin; you just need to find one a couple shades darker than your complexion). Then, I sweep it along my cheekbones. Finally, I swirl the blush on the apples of my cheeks only, to add punchy color to all the sunny glowiness. The effect is luminous boots. Try it!

xoxox,

T. Trilliams

 

 

 

SYB Freebie: A Set of SheaMoisture Dry Oil Sprays

SYB Freebie: A Set of SheaMoisture Dry Oil Sprays

Hi Muchchachitas!

I always say this, but I just love when a brand that’s really bawse at one thing (hair) is almost as good in another category (bath & body). Say hello to Shea Moisture Dry Oil Mists – this week’s SYB Freebie.

Finding time to unwind and relax is, like, a “never happens” story for many of us. But these luscious, delicately-scented, fast-absorbing (i.e., not greasy, not even a little bit) oils give you the tools to enjoy a long bath soak — or at least a good rub down. The rest of us will live vicariously through you. The four flavors are delectable, and they each do different things: Coconut & Hibiscus brightens and tones; Lavender & Wild Orchid hydrates and calms; Argan Oil & Raw Shea is an anti-aging wonder; and Tahitian Noni & Monoi soothes and repairs.

I’m giving away ONE SET of 4 Body oils! To enter simply subscribe to SYB and like our FB page! 

Now take a sec and check out the oils that are included in the set…

 

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Argan oil and Shea Butter goodness! Perfect for repairing and moisturizing dry skin.

 

While hydrating the skin with this combo you will also help prevent signs of early aging!

While hydrating the skin with this combo you will also help prevent signs of early aging!

 

The lavender and wild orchid fragrance smells so so good. This oil is great for soothing minor irritated skin!

The lavender and wild orchid fragrance smells so so good. This oil is great for soothing minor irritated skin!

 

The super fruit complex oil is loaded with hella goodness- mango butter, green coffee bean, guava and acai just to name a few. It is great toning, smoothing and conturing the skin by improving its elasticity!

The super fruit complex oil is loaded with hella goodness- mango butter, green coffee bean, guava and acai just to name a few. It tones, smoothes and contours the skin by improving elasticity!

Good Luck Ladies :-)

 

At-Home Phototherapy Treatment? Absolutely!

At-Home Phototherapy Treatment? Absolutely!

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Hi ladies,

So, I was out last night with my girlfriend Trish, who is a literally flawless Haitian-American chick. These two British guys started talking to us and were floored that we were in our thirties.

Me: Well, black don’t crack, you know.

Dude (yelling over the crowd): Crack is wack?

Me: Well…yes. But no, black don’t crack. 

He had no idea what I said or what I was talking about (I also think there was an accent barrier). Plus, even though it’s pretty much true — it’s also an old wives tale. We do crack, sort of. Instead of getting fine lines, we get…soft. Due to diminishing collagen/elastin, our skin loses elasticity. I haven’t really figured out a cream that’s helped me tighten up, so when IlluMask Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask came across my desk, I perked up. It looks bonkers — like a cross between Devo in the “Whip It” video and Friday the 13th’s Jason — which made even more excited to try it.

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Basically, it’s a high-tech, at-home spa phototherapy treatment. Phototherapy is technology that uses light — good light, not UV, obviously — to treat skin conditions (everything from acne to rosacea). Until now, it’s only been available in spas and at dermatologist’s offices. And here comes IlluMask, which does the exact same thing, for only thirty dollars! The weird white shield is attached to sunglasses, and you just stick them on, turn on the battery-operated remote and sit there fifteen minutes. As the infrared and red lights glow prettily, they magically even your skin tone, smooth roughness and tighten skin! After thirty sessions, your skin looks like Adriana Lima’s ass. Taut. I tried it, and I’m shocked at the results, you guys. Try it! Crack is wack!

They also make one for acne, bee tee dubs.

xo,

Tia