Fashion & Beauty Queries: Vol. IV, No. Nine
Mar 14, 2017
With winter on the way out (or at least I thought so, pre-Stella), I am ready to scrub my skin and start spray tanning. Do your spray tan? Also, can you recommend a good scrub?
Loved the reading list today. Thanks for the help! LG
Sometimes I feel like the only woman alive who doesn’t spray tan, but I had a bad experience a few years ago (hives, no fun), and haven’t been back. Instead, I use the St. Tropez bronzing mousse when I need a bigtime pick me up. Or if I just want to tone down the post-winter whiteness, I love their gradual tanning body lotion. I see slightly sun-kissed skin in three to four days.
As for a scrub, I have you covered. This Origins Warm Down Scrub not only removes dry skin, it’s also great for sore muscles. I’ve been using it on my tired feet all winter, and the warming action (yes, it heats up) and the peppermint scent has really kept them looking nice. If you’re looking for an affordable option, I recommend making your own with this recipe.
How do you store your winter clothes?
My wardrobe isn’t very big, so most of my clothes can be worn in any season. The only exceptions are a couple of sweater dresses, four or five sweaters, and a couple of coats. The coats I just leave in the back of the coat closet. The rest is stored under my bed.
I like these Neatfreak Under-Bed Storage Bags. They’re squishy enough to cram under a bed, but sturdy enough to put on a shelf. I also toss in a cedar sachet to make sure the bugs stay out. I also shine my boots (so they’re ready to go for next winter), and put rolled up magazines inside of them so they hold their shape. Then, I just tuck them into the back of the closet.
My sister swears by New Balance sneakers for running errands, but is that look kind of over? I need some casual shoes for bopping around town but I do not want to be just another intern in Tory Burch Revas. Thoughts? Complaints?
I have a pair of white and gold New Balances that I like fine. However, if you want a fresher look, the retro sneaker thing is really in right now. I spotted a couple of paparazzi photos this week with celebs wearing the Adidas Gazelle from the old Run DMC days. Other options to think about include the Converse Pro sneakers and the Nike MD Runners.