Since starting out my natural skin care journey, I have tried around 10 self-tanners. I can say with 100% certainty that the Cacao Firming Mousse from Eco Tan is my favorite. There really isn’t anything bad that I can say about it, which is very rare! This product is from Organic Skin USA, which carries all of ECO Tan’s products including their other self-tanners, amazing body lotions, and scrubs. You can use the code COURTNEY10 to receive 10% off your order!
Let’s talk about the application process. You need to make sure that you exfoliate the day BEFORE you apply the mousse and exfoliate good. This actually makes a big difference with how your tan turns out. I use this mitt from Amazon and it’s so much better than applying with your hands. I start out by applying a tiny bit of lotion to my feet, knees, and elbows since those tend to be my trouble spots. I then apply a large pump of the mousse onto the mitt and then massage it in circular motions on the bottom half of my leg, then blend it to my feet.. then apply another pump on my thigh area making sure to blend my knees and back of my knees. When I have applied it everywhere but my hands, I use the mini mitt to blend a small amount on the top of my hands and in-between my fingers making sure to blend the wrists.
I wait a couple of minutes before putting clothes on just to make sure it’s dry. One major bonus of this product is that it does NOT transfer onto clothes or sheets, so you don’t have to worry about that. 🙂 Also, it has a very light smell, not harsh at all! You can leave this on anywhere from 1 hour for a light color or 4-6 for a deep bronze. I leave it on for around 6.
Other bonuses of this self-tanner is that it improves my skin so much, and not just the color of it. Because of the amazing ingredients, it makes my skin SO smooth and it looks so healthy! I will insert pictures of my results below. This was the first time I used this and only left it on for four hours, not the usual 6, so it is normally even darker. Beware: I was not planning on putting these on my blog as you can tell by the dirty bathroom!
I believe that every person who enjoys having a nice golden color will love this mousse. If you want to order it from Organic Skin USA, don’t forget to us the code COURTNEY10 for 10% off! I hope you enjoyed reading this review. Have a wonderful day!
I am beyond excited that spring is here, and it’s here to stay. There are so many sales going on at the moment and a couple of the items I’m wearing are included!
My black linen skirt is new to my wardrobe and I already know it’s going to be a summer staple piece. I paired it with a linen blend striped top from LOFT that I’ve had for a while. Here is a top that is very similar. 🙂 My espadrilles wedges are very comfortable and go with so much! There’s several sizes here on eBay and here’s some different sizes too!
This white bag is actually on sale right now, so I would grab it while it’s still available. It’s the perfect size since it’s big enough for all of your necessities (including my iPad 😉 and doesn’t look awkward when wearing it cross body. Oh, and we can’t forget about my adorable straw hat that I picked up at my favorite little Parisian shop in Savannah, GA, The Paris Market. Sadly, I couldn’t find it to link online, but here is one that is very similar. 🙂
I hope you all are having a lovely start to spring and Happy Easter! HE is risen!
If you have read my blog in the past, you would know that I have a deep love for Leahlani‘s skincare products. Each product has been created with so much love, which is evident each time I apply her products to my skin. The two that I am talking about today are in the running for my favorites out of her entire line.
Kalima is a coconut cream scented pink powder that works magically as an exfoliating cleanser when mixed with a little bit of water. I kid you not, this smells exactly like fruity pebbles to me! The first time you inhale the scent, you will forever be addicted. I have also heard that it is fantastic for dramatically reducing the size of pores! It is $46, but I have had mine for several months and have only used about 1/4 of the bottle, so in my opinion, it’s worth every penny.
Kokoleka is the newest product in my Leahlani collection, and I don’t know how I managed without it. This dessert mask smells absolutely heavenly as well! The price of Kokoleka is $68, which may be kind of steep to some of you, but I want to assure you that it will last for quite a while and the benefits your skin will receive are well worth it. My favorite thing about using this mask is that it’s detoxifying and purifying without being harsh, which is very rare when it comes to detoxifying masks. When using this alone, I mix it in my Leahlani treatment bowl with a little bit of water until I find the perfect consistency and then apply it with my Leahlani brush (which makes masking so much easier and more luxurious!). I highly encourage you all to go read the full list of ingredients in the Kokoleka mask. Some of my favorite ingredients include organic cacao powder, organic coconut milk, organic wildcrafted acai fruit, rose clay, activated coconut charcoal, and many more!
Now the magical part: combining both products to make the best of both worlds, a moisturizing detox mask with the best scent I have ever experienced. I use the same amount of each product with a little bit of purified water. I apply with the brush and let sit for around 15 minutes. When I wash this combination off, my skin literally feels as soft as a baby’s bottom. If you try this duo, I can guarantee that you will be hooked. I do this once a week and I look forward to it each time.
If you have any other questions about how I use these products, feel free to ask in the comments below. I hope you all are having a fabulous day, and I will talk to you all again soon!
Snow days are few and far between here in Tulsa, but when we do get snow, we try our best to take advantage of it! I was so excited to be able to wear these snow boots. I have had my eye on the Sorel brand for a while, but they’re pretty pricey. I found these while outlet shopping in North Carolina and didn’t think twice. They were so much less expensive than the Sorel brand and just as cute! If you order these, don’t forget to sign up for emails to receive more $$ off.
I’ll link the other outfit details below. I hope you all are having a fantastic winter season and God bless!
Sweater (similar) | Scarf | | Skirt | Bag | Tights | Boots
I was extremely excited for our annual ski trip this year, and one of the main reasons was that I already had my ski outfit. When I found this base layer set from Sweaty Betty, I knew I had to have it. It’s obviously super cute, but I definitely did not think it would be as warm as it was. I wore the Mountain Top base layer top and the Mountain Top leggings with this white parka from Athleta, and that was IT. I was honestly very warm and that day was frigid! The outfit, especially the leggings, is very flattering and can also be worn to the gym or for running outside, too! I was worried that my legs would be cold since the leggings were the only thing protecting my legs, but I never noticed them being cold once.
I was also super impressed with this parka from Athleta. If you are planning a ski trip in the future, or just live somewhere with colder temps, you need this jacket in your life! It’s thick, but surprisingly flattering. I sized down one size as well. This jacket kept me warm all week long.
Now, for the skirt! I wore a swim skirt from Undercover Waterwear over the leggings for modesty purposes and it worked perfectly. It was stretchy, so it didn’t hinder me whatsoever when skiing. And I think it turned out really cute!
I hope you all found some inspiration in this post, and if you go skiing anytime soon, I would love to see your outfits and get some inspiration from you all! Tag me in your pics on Insta. 🙂 Have a wonderful day, everyone!