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Best in Show: Bronzers

bronzerIt's finally beginning to look like spring in fact will come this year. How else would we celebrate, but by taking a peak into the best bronzers of the season. Thanks J. Lo for setting the bar so high.  Here are the ones you want to get your hands on in order to achieve that gorgeous glow.


Jouer Mattifying Bronzing Powder, $30  This powder gives you a gorgeous bronzy shade while hydrating the skin with Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract and Aloe Vera. And that's not even all it does. The mattifying effect diminishes unwanted shine to give you a clean bronzy glow.


Physicians Formula City Glow, $14.95  While the gorgeous design on the surface is what first catches your attention, the formula keeps it. It protects against environmental aggressors, therefore not only giving you the superficial look of healthy skin, but actively working to maintain skin health.


Mary Kay Bronzing Powder, $18 We've all been there when with one sweep of the brush, our bronzer goes on way too dark. Making it clear poorly applied bronzer is how you achieved your "natural-looking" tan. This powder has the perfect finish allowing for gradual buildability and keeps a smooth application over the surface of the skin.


Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlight Bronzer Duo, $12.99 This two-in-one bronzer/ blush duo gives you a beautiful natural sun-kissed look. With the perfect mix between the pinky blush and the luminous bronzer, you'll look like you absorbed the perfect amount of Vitamin D.


Diorskin Nude Air Tan Powder, $54  We're fans of this Diorskin line in general, so of course their bronzer had to make the cut for this round up. It's true to its name and such a light texture that it doesn't cake, allowing your skin to breathe.

I Replaced All of My Skincare with This and So Far, It's Worth It

When it comes to skincare I'm a snob and why wouldn't I be?  My dermatologist is my BFF and I have the whole market at my fingertips.  Literally.  I'm used to using a combination of highs and lows like expensive anti-agers from SkinCeuticals with drugstore day creams with SPF like CeraVe.  Always up on the latest technology and trying to "age gracefully" I seek out nothing but the best.  Recently, I had an experience that blew my mind with a brand that has a cult following, but one I never thought I'd get into and did something I never thought I'd do. I have my mom to thank for this one.   My real BFF's (not my dermatologist) mom is a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and advised my mom to start using their new Time Wise Repair Collection.  After about five weeks of using the entire collection, she looked different.  I can't even explain it.  Her skin looked vibrant and even her dry cleaner asked her what she was doing.

Jealous, naturally, I worked with the Mary Kay PR team and asked to try the new collection.  I actually swiped my medicine cabinet and placed all five pieces of the collection in it.  After only two weeks of use my skin feels softer, looks more supple, alive and any little imperfections like pimples or cuts are healing quickly.  What is going on?  I have to give it a fair eight weeks to really see the impact, but am super impressed by what's happening already.

The collection includes the below for $199, which is a great price for all of the skincare.  You need to work with a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant to obtain the products, I recommend Fran Dellegrazie and you can find her here:

Foaming Cleanser Lifting Serum Day Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Night Treatment With Retinol Eye Renewal Cream