How to be tan 24/7

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This is the first time in my life that I’ve to find alternative ways to get tan!  I’ve lived in LA my whole life and when I needed a tan I just made effort to spend more time outside! It’s an entire different ball game on the east coast.  My first winter I embraced the pale which made me realize how much I hate it and how much better I look with a tan. So heres what I do:

  1. I got introduced to spray tans for the first time in my life last week and I’M obsessed.  As I’m typing this I’m 3 hours post spray tan #2. I love them and they are a literal 15 minute mood changer.  (I don’t use tanning beds because they are so bad for your skin.) I feel so good now!  If you can get one, do it!!!
  2. Before Spray tans I would use my St. Tropez tan which I LOVE.  I still use it / love it but if I get a spray tan than I’m all set.  I use the express tan because I like how dark I get and I feel like I can’t get that dark with the normal one.  I also go overnight with the express one and wash in the morning.  It works so well especially in a pinch and I know I can always count on it to work!
  3. I love bronzer to warm up the face.  I’ve been using my butter bronzer lately and I love it.  It has the slightest coconut vacation scent that makes me happy too.
  4. Dew the Hoola bronzer.  I got this as a sample at the benefit store and I would totally buy the full size.  So what I do is put a pump on my hand and use a wet beauty blender to apply it to my cheeks, forehead and nose.  Basically all the places I put powder bronzer.   Then I use a fluffy brush to apply bronzer over the same areas which sets it and blends it all in.  It sounds like a lot but it’s subtle and it makes you look naturally tan.  The butter bronzer and the dew the hoola itself are not extreme and I love the way they work together.  What I love about this is because it’s liquid it melts into the skin and just looks like you’re not wearing anything!
  5. I love my hoola bronzer.  I switch between this and the butter bronzer.  I find that this one for all over the face is more pigmented and just not as subtle as the butter bronzer.  It has more oomph.
  6. Colourpop highlighter in might be. (heres the swatch.) I really wanted a rose gold highlight and I figured this was it! Fair warning the swatch on the website is significantly lighter than the actually product. When I first opened it I was like whoa this is so dark its gonna have to be an eyeshadow. I was bummed! But stay with me because it blends so nicely that it can totally be a highlight for medium skin.  I use it as a blush topper/ color because it’s darker and this adds warmth to the face and ties in to the bronzed, tan look.  I LOVE doing it this way and it just makes the makeup routine easier.  I seriously recommend buying a darker highlight and using it for blush + highlight.  I love the results.

 

The Little Black Romper

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This is the last bit of NY photos.  I have a lot of pictures in this outfit and I like them all so here they are.  Scroll!!

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I love this romper so much.  Everyone needs to own a little black romper!   The last time I wore it was on my birthday and I need to wear it more!  I love the sleeves.  It’s so comfortable.  It looks like a dress.  It has POCKETS.  Doesn’t get much better than that.  I got it last summer at No Rest for Bridget.  I’m bummed because I love it so much but can’t find the exact romper to link. Here are some similar ones herehere and this one which I also just got. This one is the same exact silhouette (smocked, sleeves, off the shoulder, pockets, straps) in a floral print.

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Street walking pictures are way harder than they look!

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Celine Sunnies // Rachel Zoe flats

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Helloo Bryant Park! I’ve also decided day 3 hair is my best hair.

What I would buy at the Sephora sale…

If you look at my blog it’s easy to tell that I’m a beauty product hoarder.  I love beauty products and seeing whats new and finding new stuff to try.  Sephora is my candy store; I could spend hours there honestly and I love browsing the website! I may not need anything but there is always something(s) I want. I’m done with school in 2 weeks (!!!) so I’ve decided not to buy anything because its gonna have to find its way home and for me that is a shit show.  I accumulate a lot and I have a hard time finding a home for it!  So I’m passing on the Sephora spring sale BUT if I wasn’t this is what I’d be getting…

code is VIBSPRING for 15% off till the 24th

 

 

NARS bronzer / Marc Jacobs Highlight / Black Tulip perfume / NARS highlight / Marc Jacobs Bronzer / Bumble Bumble pret a powder / Milk makeup skin tint / stila eyeshadow / Glamglow moisturizer / Philosophy exfoliant / NARS lip in cruisin/ Benefit dew the hoola

Ok so I probably wouldn’t get all of this because its 15% off not 50% but Lord knows I’d try! I’m on such a bronzer kick so thats why theres so many. Also itching to try some new hair texture products. Just not sure what.  Drybar came out with a foam version of their detox dry shampoo! It’s sold out on Sephora but I really want to try it because I was not a fan of the Ouai one but I love the concept of it and want to find one I love.

The hoodie dress

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I love New York city!!!! I think I’m going to live here after school.  I love walking around and seeing where it takes you.  You get the best pictures that way too because you never know whats gonna be around the corner!  My fitbit got at least 16,000 steps everyday (thank god because I ate donuts like every day) so I walked a ton!!! It looks goofy but I’m gonna have it on in every picture.

So I wore this dress first, here.  I loved that outfit so much and I really thought that was it for this dress. Especially because it was so memorable.  I was wrong!  This dress is so comfy and easy so I’m happy I found a casual way to wear it. And as for the yellow sunnies: they don’t do shit for blocking out the sun but I’m their biggest fan so I will continue to wear them.

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Could not have asked for better weather while I was here. Shave your legs weather is back!

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Looking for the cars that may take me out while I get my picture!!

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Forever 21 Dress // Stan Smith sneakers ( so great for walking) // yellow sunnies 

Life through gold colored glasses…

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colourpop lip pencil in bff2 / yellow sunglasses

I’m in NY for Easter break!! It’s been the craziest week because I didn’t end up getting the housing at school that I thought I would get for next year so its been a big cluster trying to figure that out.  But I’m here and I’m SO happy to be away from that and not even thinking about it.  I’ve just been shopping and eating a lot of guacamole and that right there is the ticket to supreme Reece happiness so I’ll just keeping doing that.  I love anywhere I can go and wear my yellow sunnies! They don’t block the sun but I love the look.  Forget the rose colored glasses it’s all about life through gold colored glasses!

Romper with a side of OTK boots

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PJK romper similar // OTK boots similar

So I was going to stay in this weekend because I’m super sick with the worst cough and am losing my voice… but I’m me and I liked my outfit so I went out and now I have NO voice.  I’ll do a lot for boots and a romper! Also!! My fitbit said I got 2 hours of sleep and 1 hour of sleep the past two nights.😳  I’m so tired but my cough is kicking my ass and wakes me up. aaannnndddddd I’m falling asleep as I write this so please let this be my night!  Happy Monday if there is such thing!

Jlo Vibes

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Earrings // Forever 21 bodysuit // AE jeans // really need me to tell you the boots again?

This look gives me Jlo vibes! I love it. I think its the hoop earrings and my hair… (bathing in fake tanner helps also.)  Which brings me to my next point: I love hoop earrings with hair up!!!!! Like gimme dat day 4 hair up with hoops.  Too bad Jlo vibes didn’t make you automatically hot with an ass like hers, huh?