Perfect 4th of July Bikinis!

abana anna 5Based and made in sunny California, Cabana Anna Swimwear‘s mission is to fight child labor used by many major manufacturers and help customers realize the important, powerful part they play when choosing Made in America. Cabana Anna Swimwear is fully committed to Fair Trade and believes that no girl should have to choose between shopping conscientiously and being stylish on the beach!

Be sure to check out their online boutique, http://www.caswim.com, for the perfect 4th of July bikini. Some of their favorite picks are the Balboa Bowshorts in ‘Hampton’ – a fun, blue gingham checkered print that features a white French lace bow, instantly bringing to mind Bridget Bardot and picnics on the beach – and the Solana Halter in Cardinal Red, perfect for the 4th of July when paired with the nautical striped Newport sweetheart briefs!

Spring is Coming!!

I am so relieved that spring is FINALLY right around the corner! The past few days have been a tad bit warmer and I am loving every second. We do already have a possibility of flurries again where I live on Friday BUT I’m going to ignore that!

So what does Spring mean for you?? For me, it means iced coffee, bright manicures, lighter jackets, lighter hair color (!), sandals, (which mean pedicures), night drives, windows down, ice cream, walks in the park, … and that IT’S TIME TO GET TAN! 🙂

I will admit I am a fan of the tanning bed. This is my absolute favorite time of year to hop in the tanning bed, get some rays and pump myself up for the warmer weather that’s about to come! However, I want to recommend a sunless product to use as either to compliment your fake tan or to give you a completely sunless tan. And that is Novell’s new “Dancing with the Stars” line. Novell, a leader in the self-tanning industry, teamed up with ABC to launch this line and it’s pretty great.

Skin perfectorI tried the ENDURANCE color boosting skin perfector, and I really like it. It makes your skin feel smooth while evening out your skin tone. In the past, I have tried sunless tanning lotions that made me look super orange so I took it easy on this one. But after just one use I noticed it gave me a glow and made me look a shade darker. I love using this while going to the tanning salon because it really does deepen your tan, especially while starting up the tanning bed process again. I can really see myself using this lotion before an event, to maintain and deepen my tan. Plus, this lotion actually does a lot of different things for your skin. It’s a color corrector, which I personally always need on my face to help even out my skin tone, it’s moisturizing, and as I’ve already implied, it extends your color while tanning/sunless tanning.

Starting now, getting a “ten” from at-home self-tanning is as simple as picking the right partner – Dancing with the Stars Sunless Collection by Norvell. That’s because Norvell has done all the fancy footwork for consumers, putting its extensive knowledge of the art and science of sunless tanning into each and every bottle. “‘There’s no doubt that “Dancing with the Stars” has been a driving force in the rapid growth of sunless tanning, one of the beauty industry’s hottest categories, ” said Rick Norvell, president of the family owned, Tennessee-based company that has led the U.S. professional spray tanning industry for more than 20 years. “We’re excited to partner with the show to help consumers get that healthy, bronzed just-off-the-beach look they love… at home.”

To shop the rest of the line, visit http://norvelltanning.com/dwts/

xoxo

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Paddle Boarding and Kayaking

This is the first year my family ever rented out kayaks and paddle boards and it was awesome! Throughout the whole week I have seen so many people doing both of these activities where we are staying and it looked like so much fun so I convinced my family to try it. We liked paddle boarding a little bit better than kayaking but we had just as much fun doing both!

 

Beach Shopping Trips

PictureThis is the design I picked out. I love it!

Yesterday my family and I went to Rehoboth to shop. I bought myself one book – my family always has to check out the bookstores – but the coolest thing I got was when my sisters and I all got henna tattoos! I thought about getting a real tattoo for my birthday but I didn’t know what or where I wanted it. So it’s cool to get a henna and try it out!

 

 

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Today it seemed too cold for the beach this morning, so we went to shop again in the little shopping area in Lewes. I bought several things but my favorite is my new sun hat! I’ve wanted one for a while but never found one I really liked. I love the pink bow! It’s definitely my style 🙂