I am very sad and heartbroken over the loss of Cory Monteith. His talent and sweetness touched so many! R.I.P., Cory. You will always be remembered by everyone who knew and loved you.
Yes, it really is THAT exciting – isn’t it, Kitty Cats? I bet that shopping bag looks very familiar to many of you! It may even prompt the same reaction – it certainly evokes that happy feeling for me, every single time
I was recently inspired and sobered by the video about self-tanners, created by the brave and beautiful blonde of The Daily Cupcake. She courageously shared the news of her recent skin cancer diagnosis to remind the rest of us about the dangers of tanning. It certainly encouraged me to give self-tanners a try – for the first time ever! I know that her message will help countless others. Now it’s up to us to lift her up in prayer and to express our support to this courageous, selfless beauty.
After doing some research, I picked up a few goodies at my local Sephora. Reviews will be coming up for all of them very shortly! Tonight, my self-tanner experiment commenced with a Rich Face Tinted Self Tan Lotion for Face and a pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse by Vita Liberata.
So far, I am very impressed! After thorough exfoliation, application was a breeze! I used Vita Liberata tanning mitt to apply the product, which does not seem to have any kind of a scent whatsoever.
One of the main reasons I always shied away from self-tanners was that dreaded smell. Well, Vita Liberata has none of it, so that’s already a plus! It has a light, airy texture, spreads quickly and dries fast.
Another thing that always terrified me about self-tanners is the thought of looking orange. So far, my tan has been developing nicely for the last 3 hours and it looks as though I spent an hour by the pool (minus the redness that would inevitably follow in real life). The color looks very natural. I will keep you posted, with a full review coming after 3 applications, as described in the instructions.
Have you tried Vita Liberata? If so, what do you think about it? What are some of your favorite self-tanners?
Hope you had a great weekend! Sending love, blessings and happy wishes for a wonderful week to come.
* The morning after: a brief update. I woke up to a very natural, golden-looking tan! None of it (and I mean none at all) ended up on my T-shirt or my bedding. Last night, I didn’t lay down for the first 30 minutes after application, to make sure my self-tanner was fully absorbed. Now, I will shower it off and shortly thereafter I’ll move on to the application No. 2. By tomorrow, I plan to have all 3 applications completed and will reveal the final look that is promised to last for over 2 weeks! I am absolutely loving this product. Please stay tuned for the final reveal and a detailed review!
Hello, Kitty Cats! Summertime put Makeup Kitty in the mood for a futuristic Polka Dot manicure that incorporates periwinkle sky blue nail polish by Sinful Colors in Sail La Vie and banana yellow polka dots, created with Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow Xtreme Wear Nail Color.
First, I applied two coats of Sinful Colors in Sail La Vie (1196). I love this bright periwinkle blue! It looks very fresh and was fully opaque with two coats.
Next, I picked up some nail dotting tools and applied banana-yellow polka dots of varying sizes with Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow Xtreme Wear Nail Color (360). This beautiful, bright, sunny yellow color dries very quickly, which is great for this nail design. For every nail, I placed a small drop of Mellow Yellow on a stamping nail plate. Once each nail was done, I wiped down the plate with a paper towel, slightly moistened with acetone, and repeated the process, until all of my nails were done.
In this picture, I’m holding up both nail polishes in natural light.
Here, I’m showing you my design, while holding an aprium (a fun fruit, which is a love child of plum and apricot, featuring characteristics of both).
It’s also known as a pluot or plumcot. Why did I choose it, you ask? Just because that’s the way (aha, aha) I like it (aha, aha).
Choosing a piece of Dragon Fruit to show off OPI’s Passion Fruit nail polish was also pretty random, but I hope you like these colors and textures! They make me happy
What are you up to on this sunny Sunday? Let me know if you came up with some fun nail designs recently! Love and blessings from Makeup Kitty to you and yours, please come back soon!