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Did you think I forgot about all this?! Nope, just finally getting around to posting about it all!
Today I’m going to give you my take on the Bronze Booster, which comes in really cute packaging and as you can see it’s a spray on situation.
See?! Pretty cute huh?! I was really excieted about this stuff because I love being tan but I’ve really been thinking about all the sun exposure I do and how that can affect me. I mean, let’s be real I used to have 2 different tanning memberships and would go the maximum at each place twice. I know, I know! No need to yell at me – I get it enough from everyone that knows about my dark, daark past. LOLOLOLLL! Anyway so I’m really into sunless tanning ways and this seemed pretty cool, especially because if you remember I got all this stuff for free! But let us move on and I’ll let you know what the creators had to say about this product:
Introducing a totally unique concept in achieving the perfect kiss of bronze color with NEW Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Veil. This lightweight mist of color is formulated with the most advanced glow-boosting technology for an instant and lasting golden goddess glow. The silky loose powder veil diffuses a light dusting of iridescence that can be applied to the face, shoulders, arms, decollete legs, and even hair – wherever you want instant glamour and a little extra sex appeal! Packaged in an ultra-feminine atomizer, the formula boasts an exotic, tropical fragrance to make it the most indulgent experience in bronzing.
Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Veil features an ultra-fine, ultra-feminine bronzing formula with light-reflecting pearl and advanced glow activator technology for an instant and lasting gorgeous goddess glow. The light-as-air texture and mistake-proof formula delivers a bronze boost that is stain-free, streak-free, odor-free, and orange-free. The upscale, ultra-chic atomizer enhances the bronzing experience for the ultimate in luxury and glamour.
Formulated with an Exclusive Blend of Glow Activators includes a custom infusion of vitamins, moisturizers, and antioxidants for Triple-Action Bronze Boosting:
- Kapi Kacchu Seeds and Phospholipids – moisturize while helping extend the life of your tan glow.
- Ceratonia Siliqua – carob tree extract works with the skin to naturally enhance a healthy-looking bronze glow.
- Vitamins C & E – potent antioxidants help improve skin’s clarity and radiance.
- Effortlessly delivers chic bronze color to face, body, & hair with a simple squeeze of the feminine atomizer bottle.
Hypoallergenic. Non-Comedogenic, Gluten-Free. Paraben-Free. Oil-Free. Dermatologist Approved.
Price & Availability:
Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Shimmer Veil SRP is $14.95 available at fine drug and mass-market stores nationwide.
- Available in one universally flattering shade – Goddess Glow.
Ok! Let’s test her out! Before – looking ultra stunning, I was just getting ready for the day -___- With a clean face that is ready to be BRONZED:
And that same clean face after I bronzed……for 20 minutes…
Hmm….why am I still the same pale looking tone? I thought this stuff had glow enhancers in it. NOPE. Let’s be real, please just don’t buy this. It doesn’t work. At. All. I even went as far and to think maybe mine was old and it had dried out because when I opened it to see what I was working with it literally is like a crushed up bronzer palette. I guess I just don’t understand how they thought this was going to work. I thought it was going to be a liquid substance when I first looked at it but it’s not, just a powder stuff. The little bottle is ULTRA cute which is the only thing keeping it from being in the garbage! And, it smells nice. Which is weird since the paperwork that came with it said it was odor-free. It’s actually one of the two things this stuff has going for it: packaging and smell. I don’t know if my natural coloring is just to dark to begin with. I do have a darker toned skin to begin with – even though the lighting in the pictures don’t show it I’m really not THAT pale – I just think I am. Yeah, I don’t know how this stuff was ever going to work. I know they use these kinds of bottles for perfume which is why I thought it was liquid. I shook the bottle a little while I was using it and then some came out but at first I’m pretty sure I was just blasting my face with air.
Utter disappointment for this stuff. I thought it was going to be a really cool sunless tanning product. Nope, just makes you a tad glittery if you can get any product to come out. And, I personally, don’t like products that have a lot of shimmer in them – they just made me look greasy! Not a good product at all
So have I mentioned that I love eating anything sugar based? Well I do! I have the biggest sweet tooth in the whole world, it’s scary. I have to almost always have something in my house that is sweet (i.e. candy, ice cream, cookies – hell I’ll eat frosting right out of the container with a spoon!) and today I opted for a homemade sweet to keep around since I had everything to make something but didn’t have anything premade. DING!
I checked online and found a great reciepe for some chocolate chip cookies since they are my favorite and the last time I made sugar cookies they didn’t go THAT well. I still liked them but they could have been better. Anyway, I went for something more simple this time. And, I didn’t eat all the batter. Just a couple little bites here and there. Come on don’t even tell me you never eat the batter when you bake things! The raw eggs aren’t THAT bad for you.
Here is the recipe that I used: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Womp. I’m working on the perfect balls of dough situation. As well as the proportions Some cookies will just be mini while others will be exceptionally large. And…all will meet at the edges..AHHHH! I really am terrible at this.
SOOOO GOOD!! I for sure didn’t not get 4 dozen out of this but that could be because I made the dough balls so huge. I also had to bake mine for 12 minutes – again could have been due to size. MAKE THEM!! And, I only made a tiny mess! Flour and I just don’t go.
I started school again last Saturday as you may have noticed since I kind of fell off the earth again. I am in my last quarter to get my AA in Fashion Design and then I plan on heading into the Bachelors program to further my education because it seems like if you want a good job you have to have a bachelors degree now too. Oh well, I guess it will all my worth it in the end hopefully! And, this gives me more time to find a job and maybe even work on launching my Etsy store some more. I am reading a lot of articles right now on good things to do, etc. I’ve had an Etsy store in the past but it wasn’t really ever successful and I think it was because I just did it on a whim and didn’t really plan it out that much. So far I’ve come up with some goals, budgets, etc. just to get myself going a bit as well as some marketing ideas and stuff like that to get myself out there. I think the biggest thing that has been a hassle is figuring out the shipping stuff. I just don’t know what to do when it comes to that stuff! I never know which one to pick so it gets there in a timely manner but still doesn’t break the bank. Anyone know about this at all? The good news is that I’ve noticed there is a FedEx and a UPS store really close to my house – both on the way to the Metro station that I use – so now I don’t have to haul everything into downtown with me. I can just drop it off on my way to school!
But back to school: like I said I am in my last quarter so I will graduate in June. My mom is coming from Iowa and then I am going back there for a couple weeks until I have to start school again. I am going to try out the online classes to see how they go because everyone gives such mixed reviews about everything. Just to see how they go and if they work out for me hopefully I can get my whole schedule online and have more time to work, etc. I’ve had all my classes for this quarter so far and I’m only concerned with 2. They seem like they will probably end up being a lot of work but worth it in the end because they will make my portfolio look really nice. The other ones, bah no big deal. My Saturday class is already almost over. Only 3 more classes and its done – thank the lord because it’s so boring and pretty much pointless.
I haven’t been doing that much. I just got back from San Diego because my grandmother is here visiting my aunt and then my cousin was in a play so I went down for Thursday and Friday to visit. I like getting out of L.A. for a while here and there but then I’m always really happy to get back to my apartment and back in the swing of things. However, I don’t know what happens it here but it always seems to be a mess! Mostly just my clothes being thrown everywhere and the washer/dryer in my building takes quarters – which I never have – so I always have tons of clothes that need to be washed. I’ve considered hand washing some stuff. At least for tomorrow since I have school but nothing to wear! Perhaps I will and see how it goes. Not to say that I will start doing this all the time because I feel like it may end up taking forever for the stuff to dry and I don’t have a drying rack or anything but for maybe when I’m in a pinch. I’ll be saving money left and right. I don’t have to worry about water (landlord pay utilities), no quarters needed for my bathtub, and I won’t need to buy so much Febreeze. And, I’ve also heard that it’s better and less damaging to your clothes and there are tons of DIY laundry soaps on Pinterest. Hmm….maybe I’m on to something here.
As we all know I’m a beast when it comes to Pinterest. I have so many boards with so many pins it’s sick. While I know that I probably won’t have the houses I pin, or wear the outfits I pin, I know I can at least try the food I pin! I was going through all my boards the other night and cleaning them out – I mean, I REALLY couldn’t sleep! You know, getting rid of double pins, condensing boards, etc. Anyway I remembered that I had pinned these tasty looking pizza roll things an I really wanted to make them. I got all the stuff for them and got them all going. (Side note: sorry for the sucky pictures, the lighting in my apartment at night is basically nonexistent and the little that there is, is super yellowy and apparently I couldn’t keep a steady hand that night!)
There was a couple things I did differently:
- I used shreadded cheese instead of cheese sticks/string cheese. I just can’t send $10+ on those things!
- I didn’t add the sauce-mixture stuff on top. Ain’t no one got time for that!
- I’ve made these more than once now and each time I die over them again and again!
Here is the link for what you actually do:
So I have been lounging so hard during this break, it’s actually kind of sickening. I have literally been sitting in my apartment online shopping, watching YouTube or The Golden Girls, pinning, etc. Nothing super important/worth blogging about. I did find a bunch of clothes that are now to big on me so I have them all set up on my dress form waiting to be taken in so I can actually wear them. Hasn’t happened yet but hey, baby steps – you don’t want to rush into these things!
However, yesterday…or maybe it was Thursday, yeah one of those days my friend and I went to a war photography exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography. If you’re in the LA/Century City area I would definitely recommend it. I cried like a baby at one point. I just don’t do so well with war/military things. Too much sadness for me to handle, especially since I cried so then my friend cried and then this old man cried and soon everyone was in shambles. There was just a lot of sadness going on in that little room!
But on to what I actually wanted to talk about in this post before I start bawling like an infant again. I’ve been doing a lot of online window shopping I should say since I haven’t actually bought anything. I usually just put everything in the cart as I browse the website. I’m not sure if this is annoying/the website people can see me doing this but it’s the best way I know to keep track of what I want until I can buy it/really think about if I need it. And, even better if it is no longer available they just automatically take it out of the cart for me. I made a little list of the top things I really want – in no particular order!
LAVER Chair – Ikea. I’m honestly obsessed with Ikea, I can spend the better half of a day looking at their website. I just want all the rooms! But these chairs I really liked and they aren’t that’s expensive at all! I’m going to use them in my kitchen since I have a table but no chairs. I really wanted to do that cool DIY project with the card table chairs and you spray paint them and then recover them with funky fabric but finding card table chairs that aren’t $100+ is just not happening for me. And, I really can only fit 2 in my kitchen and most of the time you have to buy those chairs in fours. So, these were my next option. Cheaper, and I won’t have to spend more money on the materials to do the project.
HP DeskJet All-In-One Printer – Wal-Mart. Ok, not having a printer at home is probably one of the most inconvient things in the world. There has been so many times that I’ve had to go to school early just to print paper or something like that. Nope, not anymore. And, honestly just why don’t I have a printer? I feel like if you have a computer you have a printer. Maybe I’m weird? Who knows! But I really like this one because it’s a scanner also which is cool and I think will be useful for me in the long run.
Fun for Your Life Wall Decor in Dino – ModCloth. I mean…who doesn’t want a dino head to hang on their wall?!?! I seriously died the first time I saw this. It isn’t currently available anymore but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it comes back and I can get it!
Trunks Full of Taste Shaker Set – ModCloth. Elephant salt and pepper shakers. I mean, need I say more? I love these so much and think they are just so cute. They also have shark shakers too and I can’t decide which ones I like better. Which is why I haven’t made the purchase yet. Check both of them out and let me know what you think! I want one of the sets but I just can’t decide if I’m going to go the cute route with the elephants or the beastly route with the sharks!
Signs You Might Be A Mermaid…. – Etsy. Ok, I NEED THIS! Also not currently available……I’m a week to late. Officially PISSED. But I messaged the artist asking her to make me one with the same phrasing and pink background so hopefully she says yes! I originally found it on Pinterest and needed it. When I first came to LA and went to the beach I told my friends this story that I totally made up that I couldn’t go into the ocean because I would turn into a mermaid. Well, not thinking I had already gone in and naturally was called on that. To which I responded with, “Well duh. I mean I can’t go in up to my neck. I can get my feet/shins wet.” LOLOLOLLLL. What? I’m a kid and act like a fool most of the time. But I really do love this and want to hang it in my kitchen.
Hometrends Accent Chair – Zebra Print – Wal-Mart. I want some seating so when people come over to my house they don’t have to sit on 1.) my bed, 2.) my desk chair, 3.) the floor, or 4.) stand. I have a little space along the last wall where I think two chairs and a little table in the middle of them with a lamp or something will make a cute little seating area for when people come to my house. And, it just looks weird in here. Like I get that I live in a studio apartment and this is how it works but it’s literally my bed room, kitchen, bathroom, and dressing room. That’s it. No wonder its weird when people are here and no one ever really knows what to do. I think if there was a chair just sitting there the person would sit down and feel much better.
Singer Perfect Finish Serger – JoAnn. I’ve really wanted a serger for a long time. Since I so sew much and want to start selling my stuff I feel like I kind of NEED one to finish off all the raw edges and make everything look nice. And, as far as school goes there has been so many times that I didn’t clean finish the edges because french seams are just annoying and I didn’t have a serger to finish each seam before I went on to the next one. Ahhh…1st world problems.
Hanging Double-Bubble Glass Terrarium – Urban Outfitters. I just think this is pretty cool. I don’t have any plants in my house so I think this would be kind of cool to hang on the wall and keep a little bubble plant in it. However, when I worked at the flower shop at home I seriously hated the terrariums so much. Probably because they are so damn picky about how much water they need/get. They actually have a couple other wall mounted planters like this that I like and I think it would be pretty cool to have them all hanging on the wall. Coooool…project in the making….
Super Pretzel Soft Pretzel Maker – Urban Outfitters. I just really don’t think this one needs explanation.
I want a shelf like this to put near my door so when I come in I can put all my shit on it and even put my shoes there maybe. I already have a pretty cool wall set up going. I put a cork board, calendar board, a nail for my keys, etc. on the wall so as I’m walking out the door I don’t forget anything like I had been doing. It’s kind of a narrow space so I need to keep shopping around for one but it will make for a cool like “entry way area.” That’s the thing with living in a studio is you have to try and put all aspects of a house into one room. Not cool but still cool at the same time you just have to make everything condensed and mini!
For today I’m taking you on a little fashion rant. This is because at my school I see the nastiest things in the world. I’m not sure why some people think that what they have on it fashion. It’s just sick. Now, I know that I commonly look like a circus, a pastel baked good, etc. but lets be real. This is all MY personal opinion. Which I am allowed to have, as are you! Which I would love to hear….read, whatever so just leave me a little or long comment and let me know how you feel as well! With that little disclaimer out in the open so no one has hurt feelings let us move on.
This is what I would consider to be a beanie:
Oversized, slouchy, etc. And David Beckham in all his hotness! I honestly think he is as famous as he is simply because he is so attractive. But that’s a different story. These ladies got it going on too in their beanies:
I don’t know who they are but hey the hats are cute! I would totally wear all of them! BEANIES – get it right. Now this, this is a STOCKING CAP (at least where I am from that’s what we call them.):
It sits straight off the top of your head and is folded over at the bottom. I mean…..why is it so hard? This is actually the looks I was referring to when I said I see some nasty stuff at school. Tell me these people don’t look like idiots and I’ll call bullshit on you so fast you won’t know what hit you.
Why can’t you pull it down? Why must it sit perched on your head like that? You know a strong breeze and that thing is flying off or do you have it bobby pinned down like so many silly FIDM girls do? I MEAN. COME ON. Also, are you aware of how much of a ghetto hood rat you look? It’s just sick. I only think these are acceptable to wear when you are participating in winter sports/activities and even then it’s a bit of a stretch.
Hmm…..SMASHING outfits. Why the stocking caps? I simply don’t understand. I’m also almost positive the woman in the middle is wearing a Carhartt stocking cap. Which is you don’t know what that is – it’s a company that makes work boots, coats, coveralls, etc. they are super warm and very country. So if that is indeed the case I really just don’t understand what’s going on with her at all. Oh, just Googled it – sho nuff is:
Perhaps this was her/stylist’s muse? How inspiring. Rhianna what are you going with your life?!?!?!