Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Skincare

hello loves.
I'm so excited for march madness to start today!
vcu plays tonight and I was all ready to wear my shirt to work today and low & behold I can't find any of them anywhere! I'm guessing they probably got lost in the move but I'm really hoping that I didn't accidentally give them away. :( that definitely put a damper on my morning.
Then I remembered that today is my friday so I'm happy again :)

In case you missed it, I wrote this post for Katie last week while she was partying it up in Miami.
This spring weather is getting the best of me and I can hardly wait to pull out those summer dresses! But before I do that, there are some things that need to happen....cause we can't all be tan like miss thang...ahem.

for the girl on a budget

 1. Caress Exfoliating Body Wash (2) Exfoliating gloves (3) Fresh Foaming Body Wash 
(4) Margarita Body Scrub (5) Smoothing Foot Scrub (6) 4 in 1 Pedicure tool

(1) Jergens Tanning Lotion for the face (2) L'oreal Tanning Lotion - best smelling one I've used....and I've tried a lot! (3) makeup sponges to get around your toes & ankles - don't forget those babies! (4) Gold Bond Healing Body Lotion to keep up a spray tan (5) Cracked Heel Cream

Bath & Body Works usually has their spa products as a buy 2 get 1 free deal. 
I've used all 4 of the products above and they have lasted me for over 6 months...with the exception of the margarita scrub. Cause that stuff smells just too darn delicious to stop using ;)

I like to treat myself to one pedicure per year, which is usually at the beginning of the summer.
Think about it. 
$8/bottle of polish vs $40 pedicure every few weeks

You could get 5 bottles of polish for 1 pedicure!! 
So treat yourself to one and then keep it up by painting your nails at home. You can even soak your feet in the tub with some bath salts while you read a magazine or listen to music. You'll be surprised at how fun....and dare I say rewarding it is to do it yourself :)

well, I know what I'm doing this weekend.
add some wine and we'll call it a day....err night. haha


Samantha said...

Love this post! I am most definitely on a budget and it's kind of funny because i'm treating myself to a pedicure tonight... the place I go to though is only $26 and they do a lovely job! Still though, at-home pedi's can be amazing!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Love this post, lots of great tips! I hope you find your shirts! Happy Friday to you, enjoy March Madness!

Aimee L said...

Yaaay!! Love this post...reminds me of my own "exfoliation day" that I do once a week!! I am totally in love with that Caress body wash...smells heavenly!! And I own gloves just like that...ANNNND guess what, Jergens Natural Glow now has one that has SPF 20 in it!! I'm totally going to Ulta this week to check it out!! :)

Aimee L said...

Oh yeah, and GO RAMS!!!!! Totally watching tonight...

Mallory said...

I'm going to have to try the bath and bod works stuff!

And i'll admit, I'm a frequent pedicure goer...I wish I had the will power to resist, but I can never make the french manicure on my toes look as good as they do it!! Ha:)

Meg {henninglove} said...

ok i admit i love a pedicure and while i don't get them all the time i will spend the money. although i don't ever get a manicure it totally isn't worth the money and mainly because my nails chip by the next day already, NOT worth it!

Meghan said...

Can you use the Jergens and Loreal Tanning lotions without them being streaky, and do they make a difference?