Tan & Tipsy

Happy Friday and hopefully you get to continue the celebrating today and into the weekend!

Every year I do a post about my tan. I stay tan all year round because I’m so blonde and look a little dead when I don’t have a tan. Hey, it makes me a better person ok? But staying tan all the time isn’t always easy.

  1. Exfoliate (duh). This one should go without saying but still always do it. Your tan will last so much longer.

  2. Put a little lotion on any really dry spots like elbows.

  3. Apply your tan. I use Fake Bake and have used them for over ten years. They are AMAZING. Hands down the best tan I’ve come across. I get Fake Bake Flawless Darker (https://www.amazon.com/Fake-Bake-Flawless-Self-Tanning-Liquid/dp/B007P7Q4Y2/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=fake+bake+2+pack&qid=1562175173&s=gateway&sr=8-3). This isn’t a sponsored post I just love the product. No streaks and the perfect color.

  4. Moisturize twice a day.

    More fast tips:

    Use a mitt to apply a tan and make your hand like a claw to get in cresses.

    In a hurry? Get your tan to dry fast by setting your blow dryer on cool and blast it.

    Don’t get sweaty for at least 12 hours.

    If you hate the tan and are in a major situation (I’ve saved a few brides from a bad spray tan) then all you do it make a mixture of baking soda, sugar, and lemon juice. It will come right off. So you can use this when you’re ready to start over with a tan too. I always scrub down with baking soda before applying a new tan to get rid of any excess.

Now that you’re tan it’s time for a drink! I’m all about a watermelon cocktail! So I’ve created this one just for you bronzed babes who just need a summer cocktail on a Friday.


First make a small piece of watermelon maybe a tablespoon and muddle it in the bottom of your glass. Then fill with ice, add and mix everything but the Midori. When you’re done mixing then top with Midori. Garnish with watermelon of course.

Like I said I hope you’re parting right into the weekend!


Savvy Summer Serving

Happy Wednesday Friends!

For me the best part of summer is the food! Seasonally cooking is my favorite! Since it’s the day before the Fourth of July, I thought I would give you an option that’s a little more elegant that you can do on your grill besides hamburgers and hotdogs. Or in addition to. Its fast, simple, and very pleasing to the eye.


Seasonal Summer Bruschetta

What you need:

thin cut steak


thinly sliced tomatoes

corn cut off the cob

a cut up baguette

fresh basil

optional fixin’s: spreadable white cheddar, roasted peppers

(use any kind of sauce you like)


What you do:

Simply cook the steak and asparagus on the grill, slice up your other ingrediencies, and assemble!


Have a wonderful fourth!

I hope it’s full of amazing food, cold drinks, and a damn good time!


Spin It Your Way

Bonjour Friends!

How does it feel like it should be like Thursday by now? Maybe because I have a teething toddler who is just not having it. Anyway, Forth of July Week! I hope that means you get some days off!

This week, Dior’s Dictionary Word is “Collars”. At first I wasn’t all that interested in this word but then I started to think about ways I could really make it my own. Which is what I do with most things but I’m so excited with how I’ve been rocking my collars!


I chose a crisp white collar because to me it felt like a blank canvas that I could do anything to. As I’ve talked about before I loved the fashion in “A Simple Favor” and these looks felt very reminiscent of that style. I certainly agree with Dior that it’s amazing how many collars are out there! They really can make or break a look. But, I will be wearing this top twice, sorry Christian.


The moral of my post today?

Make it your own and put your own spin on fashion!