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On Saturday I accidentally bought $45 tinted moisturizer.  Today, unfortunately for my wallet, I fell head over heels in love with it.  You see, apparently I was function with only half a brain yesterday, and laid out in my backyard for a good 4 hours.  With my sunglasses on.  The whole time.  By the end of the day, I looked like this:


Have you ever seen such a prominent sunglass tan before?  So yeah, I couldn’t show up at work today looking like a raccoon, so I broke out the new moisturizer this morning and gave it a whirl.

no more raccoon eyes!

I am also loving the dewy look that comes along with this stuff.  As someone who never really wears makeup to work and hates, hates using foundation, I really love how light this is and how much it evens out my skin tone.  It’s the Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, and I got the Golden Radiance shade.  Full disclosure, I picked it up because my favorite swimsuit model and fiance of the sexy John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, said she uses it, and her skin always looks fabulous.  Anyway, I love it, and I guarantee I go through it way too quickly.

So besides the ridiculous sunburn on my face, I had a great weekend up in PA.  Friday night was dinner with my mom, and then Saturday I drove into the city bright and early to get my hair done.  I added some blonde highlights to it, and I’ll post a picture as soon as I have a good one.  I love it though, and I feel so summery, especially with my newly acquired tan.  My sister was flying in from San Diego on a flight that landed at 7:30, so after my hair was done I spent some time visiting my favorite places in Philly.

beer and pizza at Pietro’s

I also did some shopping (see purchase of tinted moisturizer) and officially had to size up in J. Crew for like the first time ever.  It is distressing me much more than it really should be, also because now I know the two pairs of shorts I bought last year definitely won’t fit right now.  I really have no idea why I keep getting so fat, I work out like a crazy person, and really do watch what I eat.  I don’t get it, and I’m on the verge of having a breakdown.  This is week 3 of following the plan the gym trainer made for me, so hopefully I notice some changes soon or I probably will lose it.

After spending lots of money and wandering the city for hours, I headed down to the airport to retrieve my sister and she treated me to a late dinner at Bonefish to thank me for picking her up.  I hit the road back to VA around 6:30 last night, and after sitting in ridiculous amounts of traffic in MD, finally made it home around 10:30.  It was a long and infuriating drive.

Back to the grind today, with lots to do, but hey next week is Memorial Day weekend and I have a 4 day one as well as my best friends wedding! Let the countdown  begin! How were your weekends?


7 Responses

  1. that moisturizer looks awesome. totally worth it!

  2. Sigh. What I wouldn’t give for your skin tone and how wonderfully you tan. I’d hate you if I didn’t love you so much.

  3. I kind of love the sunglass tan. It would be a good conversation starter. 🙂
    I made the same mistake this weekend. I did my studying outside all day yesterday, and I have a very clear tan on the top of my arms and shouldlers, and that’s it. It’s pretty attractive.

  4. I may have to spring for that moisturizer. I use one from Covergirl under my foundation, and occasionally alone, but I’d like one I can wear on its own and still get decent coverage.
    Oh, and I laid out for less than two hours yesterday and broke out in a crazy heat rash. I’m so pale it should be illegal. This homegirl really needs a tan.
    And I had to size up as well. Granted, I’ve never worn that brand of pants before, but it’s a size I’ve never had to buy and it was quite heartbreaking.

  5. i often dread shopping for shorts and/or even wearing shorts, because i’m always disappointed when last summers are always a bit tighter. I use to blame it all on my college lifestyle during the year, but even last summer after working out & eating right all summer long, they were still a little tight at the end … I’m beginning to wonder if getting older is playing a bigger role than we think? But whatever the reason, you aren’t alone!

  6. Oh, I’ve been there with the sunglasses tan. Actually, after the last Cubs game I went to (for which the weather was supposed to be completely overcast) I looked like Rudolph. I didn’t realize it until I got to the bar afterward, haha.

  7. I just found your blog (and love it) and now I’m definitely going to be $45 poorer. THANKS A LOT! Hahaha.

    Looking forward to reading more. 🙂

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