L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee- A MUST HAVE FOR FALL

Summer is over but that doesn’t mean your gorgeous summer glowing skin has to be! No WAY!!

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Here are 6 reasons why I am in LOVE with L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee Medium Natural Tan!

#1 The price– $8.79! I believe Wal-Mart had it even a little cheaper. I bought mine in August so I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for it. My web search found the price listed above at Walgreens.com Here is a link to purchase! http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/l%27oreal-paris-sublime-bronze-self-tanning-gelee/ID=prod6053802-product

#2 It dries SUPER Quick! I like to apply mine after I shower and towel dry. I usually wait around 5 minuets before dressing. I go straight to sleep and wake up with a nice tan!

#3 It has a streak free formula!

#4 It smells “OK!” Sublime Gelee doesn’t stink as bad as other Self-Tanners I have applied to my skin in the past.

#5 The tan is beautiful and does look REAL! It develops a very natural color and glow!

#6 Compliments! My husband totally digs the color on me!

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Here are some tips that I have learned about using this Gelee!

  • Make sure you exfoliate and shave in the shower before applying to skin! (I will not exfoliate my skin until the night of a reapplication. Over exfoliating after you apply Gelee can shorten the life of your tan.)

  • If you want to apply Gelee in the morning make sure that you wear dark clothes so that the tanner doesn’t rub on your skin and tint your clothing! It hasn’t stained any of my pj’s thus far! It washes right off in the wash machine.

  • Use sparingly on your knees, ankles, elbows, and feet!!

  • Apply daily until you reach your desired tan. I usually will apply three days in a row, and then I will go to twice a week! The more you apply and use the Gelee you will learn what works best for you!

  • It can go over Tattoos! I have a sleeve on my right arm. I have used this sparingly on the sleeve and it works just well with my ink!

This Just cracks me up! I found this image on Pinterest!

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This will not happen to you if you use L’OREAL SUBLIME BRONZE SELF_TANNING GELEE!

See for yourself! Here is picture of my tanned legs!

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Say GOOD BYE to pasty white FALL SKIN! Get your summer glow back!! 🙂

Disclosure: I was not asked to give a review of L’OREAL SUBLIME BRONZE SELF_TANNING GELEE. This is just my personal opinon!

xOxO

Leigh Leigh

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Ink Day

Hello there beauties! Well today is INK DAY for me! 🙂

Finally after a year into the making, my peacock sleeve is finally completed! (BIG SIGH)
Maybe you are a tattoo virgin and you have been contemplating getting something pretty and permanent but you have no clue where to start or what to expect. Let me help you by sharing the steps I take leading to ink day.

First things first, you want to really do your research and meet with different tattoo artist before you commit to an artist. No rush, remember this is going to be on you for the rest of your life! He will want to set up a consultation appointment with you so yall can talk about tattoo placement and what you are wanting to design. He will draw something up and critique it until you are %100 satisfied. My artist is awesome, he just totally freestyled my whole tattoo! Obviously you have to have a lot of faith and trust in your artist before you attempt this! 😉

Also if you are contemplating a sleeve, I highly suggest you stick with one artist, and have him draw the whole sleeve up so you can work on it in sessions. You could go to other artists and have them add on each time, but most artist have way different styles and people will be able to tell that more then one person worked on it!

What I will bring with me on appointment day!

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What you will need to purchase for inked skin after care

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I will follow up soon with how to take care of freshly inked skin!

Are you obsessed with ink? Comment below and share with me what ink you have and where it’s placed! Have any more question for a Pro-inked Lady? Ask away! I would love to help answer any questions you may have! Let’s talk!

xOxO

-Leigh Leigh

*Stay up to date on my upcoming before and after pictures of my sleeve and after care tips! Like Leigh Leigh Speaks on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/leighleighspeaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confession of a tattoo sleeved Mom

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I confess that I was really afraid to become a sleeved Momma!

I would like to think that when you have your first child your identity of yourself transforms into one huge bubble that separates itself into two halves, the identity of yourself and the identity of their Mother.

Deciding on a tattoo sleeve took me a good two years. First I had to come up with a design , and second I had to really be for sure I really wanted to commit to permanent skin art for the rest of my life.

I remember all the areas of judgment I would struggle with every time I seriously thought about the consequences of my decision. My first initial struggle was what will my family think? I grew up in a small town in Texas where any tattoo any where was looked upon in a negative manner. I quickly put aside this fear. After all I was a grown woman! The Harsh judgments of other women, men, friends, people I knew, and strangers. I worried about my witness to others in my walk of faith. I read through my bible and discovered a few scriptures that gave me peace. I know in my heart that God doesn’t judge the outward appearance but the heart of a man/woman. I prayed about my wants and desires several times. I began to believe that if the art itself wasn’t leading someone to the evil dark side, then it would just be beautiful art on my body. Obviously being  mature in my faith and getting a pitchfork and the words “born to raise hell” tattooed on my body would definitely be a stumbling long block to a new believer. It would also go against every fiber of my character as a woman after God’s on heart. ❤

For me the most difficult struggle that seemed to be the hardest to just overcome was my children.
What would they think?
Would I be an embarrassment to them?
Would their friends parents misjudge me and then not allow their kids to hang out with mine?
This was a hard pill to swallow and I really tried to patiently deal and come to grips with all these insecurities I had about becoming a sleeved Mom.  (Now I do have to interject here that my husband has a sleeve on his right arm and has had it since our son was about 3 years old.)

More months went by and more time was spent on making a decision. I finally realized that I really did want this tattoo sleeve for me. I had my reasons and meaning behind the sleeve design, which is of a beautiful peacock. I knew I had to do this now or I would regret it later in life. So I talked it over with my children. I wanted to hear their thoughts and let them know that their opinions did mater to me. The decision was finally made and the first appointment was booked!

For me personally this sleeve represents the beauty of FREEDOM! More importantly for me, the freedom I receive in Christ by his abundant mercy, grace, and love. I am free to be me and you are free to be you. I also like to think of it as being an example to my children to be free and be strong, stand up for what you believe in, and just simply be who you are. Don’t settle, don’t mock, don’t be a copy, BE AN ORIGINAL!

It may not be as drastic as a huge tattoo for you, but whatever piece of you that is just screaming to come out of inside the MOM shell you hold together so well, embrace it and let it shine through the Mom shell. Trust me you are doing yourself, your children, your spouse no favor by holding back who you are in the other half of that identity bubble. You are cheating them out of a wonderful, creative, fun MOM and wife!! We are all way too harsh and critical of ourselves. We hide behind those FEARS of cruel and harsh judgments we think other woman are thinking about us. I bet you that there are a lot of women out there who hold back just because of these fears, which are just false evidence appearing real. Who cares anyways what others think?

What better day, then on Mother’s Day to reflect on your MOM bubble and figure out how to pop the line of separation of being you, and being their mom! BE you, Be BEAUTIFUL!

 

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*I did explain to my children after each ink session how much it hurts and that they really do not need to consider getting ink until they are almost 30 ;0) if that is something they choose to do!!!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
xOxO

LeighLeigh

 

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