Finding your paradise

I literally (pen to paper) wrote this post on Wednesday (October 15).

As a native Arizonan and Tucsonan (born, bred and educated) I spent many summers in San Diego, as did many other Arizonans.

Getting a tan, running my toes through the sand and the smell of salt water … that’s my ideal and dream vacation. Throw in an exotic location and it’s my paradise.

As I am handwriting this post (will take to the keyboard later–aka now) I am sitting on a private island on Bora Bora soaking up the sun (I am fully covered in sun screen), looking at the turquoise water, hearing the waves roll in and feeling so lucky … and happy.

(The photo above was taken right after I wrote this post.)

As you know my dear readers, things have changed a lot on my life in the past month. September 15 was my last day  in the corporate world. Today as I take pen to paper it is Wednesday, October 15.

Six days ago (now, nine days) I turned 40. In 10 days (now seven) I celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary.

While on probably the most exotic vacation I will ever take I have been … Continue reading

Review Wednesday: Neutrogena Face & Body Stick Sunscreen

I have written before about sunscreen and growing up under that hot Arizona sun a time or two or three before.

I pretty much never wore sunscreen and made it my mission to have the best tan of the summer as a kid. I even slathered myself with Baby Oil in order to “cook” quicker.

About 10 years ago I realized my skin had changed and sunscreen was a must.

I have tried a variety of sunscreens over the years. And my favorite is Neutrogena brand.

Before my March weekend in Vegas I was at Target stocking up on sunscreen. I got a new bottle of the Body Mist Sunscreen spray, which I have used for the past couple of years and love. I usually use the Age-Shield Face or Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock for my face. I noticed a couple of new items for the face: Face & Body Stick Sunscreen and Liquid Daily Sunscreen.

I decided to try the Face & Body Stick. It’s like a stick of deodorant. And it is super easy to apply to the face. It’s for both the face and body. I like the spray for my body … Continue reading

Review Wednesday: Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs

Sometime back I bought Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs. For whatever reason I didn’t try out the product immediately.

Lucky for you, my dear readers, I decided to put this leg makeup through some stress tests via GFG!

This stuff works. It looks natural and it looks good and I look tanned.

The instructions tell you to spray into your hands and rub into your legs and feet. I spray it right on my legs and rub it in like lotion. The instructions also say to let it set for 60 seconds before dressing. I always wait a little longer.

Friends and co-workers were impressed at how great it looked.

I was impressed with the fact that it really didn’t rub off. Not in my clothes or my sheets. It did rub off a little on the inside of my ankle socks while working out, but nothing that didn’t wash out.

The product also claims to be water resistant, which I believe is true. The makeup wouldn’t come off while in the shower until I rubbed my legs with soap and water.

I also tried this product while at the pool in Vegas recently. I was armed with a dark colored … Continue reading