7.26.2012

Summer Silliness in Florida | Giveaway!

Summertime is usually a very fun time in Florida. It's so HOT that, to beat the heat, we usually spend any free time in the water, be it the beach, springs, or rivers. This summer has been a little less fun than normal, because we haven't been able to do all of the fun things we like to do, due to work, schedules, storms, and just general CRAP. But it's still important to keep up with our beauty routine, because even just running to the store, we may not wear a bikini (you're WELCOME!) but we do wear flip flops, shorts, and tank tops.
Oh, how I need a tan!

Anyhoo, my youngest daughter, Elayna, interviewed me about my summer beauty tips, and I wanted to share the silliness with you!

Elayna: Mom. You hate feet. Do you hate your own feet?
Me: Nope. I love MY feet. My feet are awesome. I hate everyone else's feet!

My Awesome Feet.


Elayna: Have you ever had a pedicure?
Me: I've had two. I'm not a huge fan. I do my own pedicures.

Elayna: What's the silliest thing you've ever done to try to make yourself look good?
Me: That would probably be the time I dyed my hair kool-aid red. The box said "Copper". I thought, Copper=Penny. A nice bright auburn, perhaps? Except for No. Not at all. KOOL-AID RED.
It wasn't pretty.

Beach Time!

Elayna: What summer beauty tips would you like to share with everyone?
Me: Keep your feet looking good. Nobody wants to see nasty, scaly heels and chipping toenail polish. And fortheloveofGod, shave your legs! And don't use a cheap razor that's going to cut them up; nobody wants to see that either. Use a great razor, like Venus Embrace. You'll get a close shave without slicing your skin to ribbons.
Also? A secret to silky legs is most definitely Satin Care Passionista Fruit Shave Gel!

Its infused with the sparkling scent of juicy, fresh fruit, leaves your skin soft and satiny smooth every time you shave. That stuff is the bomb DOT COM!

Elayna: Mom, stop saying that. Seriously.
Me: Also, you don't want to go to the beach with nicks and cuts on your legs. That.HURTS. That's why I love the smooth-glide Ribbon of Moisture that Venus Embrace has, and the 5 blades for a comfortable shave. It's great for first-time shavers.
Beach Girl!

Elayna: So Mom. WHEN are you going to take us to the beach??
Me: When we hit the lottery, maybe???


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66 comments:

Mrs4444 said...

Never cover up your freckles; they're beautiful :) (That's my tip to Kendall.)

Thanks!

Mami2jcn said...

My mother always told me to use plenty of sunscreen. She has great skin so I know this is so important!

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/228625126894231553

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Rosa said...

I always told my daughter to use moisturizer every day, and keep away from the sun.

Rosa said...

https://twitter.com/rosorior/status/228646035478687744

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Ducky said...

loving the purple polish! I almost always do my own pedis as well. Lately, since marathon training, I've splurged a few times on a pedi out. The foot massage part has just been divine!!

Courtney B said...

wash your face twice a day and exfoliate once a week

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Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/228853783436865536

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Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

Beauty mishap...one word: Epilady. Enough said.

Tj and Amy said...

ALWAYS apply sunscreen on your face everyday. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

tweet. amypugmire@live.com
https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/229020958709649410

Frugal Mom from California said...

My tip is to wear sunscreen every day

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Frugal Mom from California said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/229051992776007681

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MANDY83 said...

The best summer beauty tip I've given is to wash your face every night before bed especially if you have makeup on.

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MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/229254760526667776

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Tiffany Winner said...

funniest beauty mishap: my first perm at 8 years old when my friends thought i was wearing a wig and tried to pull my hair off!

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Tiffany Winner said...

tweet https://twitter.com/thismomwins/status/229276422521356288

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Allison said...

my best beauty tip is to always wear sunscreen! the sun damage you get as a kid will affect you as an adult!


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Allison said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/kitraz13/status/229285437129256960

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StephanieC said...

my biggest mishap was wearing blue eyeliner! yuck. scg00387 a t yahoo dto com

StephanieC said...

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Michelle Hudak said...

My biggest beauty mishap was when I tried to highlight my hair at home; It was one of those kits where you pull the hair through the cap with a little crochet needle and someone how I ended up with a boatload of highlights on the left side of my head and very few on the right (I assume because I'm right-handed, it was easier to pull out from the left). I ended up calling my mom to come over and redo the right side for me. It still wasn't even but it was better.

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Michelle Hudak said...

https://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/229644025748144128

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LauraJJ said...

My funniest beauty mishap happened years ago. I was getting ready for work....during a storm. Power went out. No lights in the bathroom as I was finishing getting ready for work and putting on my makeup. I thought...I have done this so many times...I could do it in my sleep! Haha..wrong. My blush and powder foundation where in a container that looked almost the same. I ended up putting my blush on all over instead of the powder! Haha.....I laughed so hard when I got in the car and looked in the rearview mirror!
landfjacobson @ charter.net

LauraJJ said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/229742631897423873
landfjacobson @ charter.net

kellyr78 said...

The beauty tip I give my daughter is to wear her hair up in the summer months, either in ponytails or buns, to keep her cool and her skin free of sweat.

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kellyr78 said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/229771684276756480

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AubreyLaine said...

wear plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin!
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wigget said...

use lots of sunscreen

AubreyLaine said...

Wear plenty of sunscreen to protect/preserve your skin!
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jenspurg said...

I've always stressed the importance of sunscreen.
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jenspurg said...

https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/230347279473709059
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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/230486219744759808

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ms-texas said...

i always told my daughter to take pride in her appearance

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JC said...

My best beauty tip - always remember to wear sunscreen. It's just a simply step daily but goes a long way to keep your skin healthy.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/230884343973826560

Heather H said...

Beauty tip: Never forget to moisturize! And if it has sunscreen, that's killing two birds with one stone. P.S. You're so right about other people's feet! Sick.

Angel Jacklyn said...

CERTAIN-DRI IS THE ONLLLLLY DEODORANT THAT ACTUALLY PREVENTS YOUR UNDERARMS FROM SWEATING.... SO USE IT !!! =)

PS... AS YOU CAN SEE, I'M RUNNING OUT OF TIPS LOL

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Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWEET https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/232594267485380608

Tina said...

wear sunscreen all the time
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/232606213412646913
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stefanie gladden said...

always wear spf & moisturize!

stefanie gladden said...

tweeted - https://twitter.com/luvx143/status/232632169665802241

carmen @ life blessons said...

my best tip is to keep a powder compact in your purse to get rid of forehead oil slicks during the summer!

sy said...

I tried to use makeup that didn't match my skin color to cover up acne. Thanks for the tips and giveaway.
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sy said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/234605700570050560
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Harmony Burmeister said...

I used SunIn in my hair & it turned orange right before a family reunion.

Harmony Burmeister said...

tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/235178986144153600

Melinda said...

I don't yet have a daughter to pass on my wisdom, but I believe that spf protection on our face is essential

Kerry said...

My only tips to my daughters are to wear what makes them feel good.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/237368845898235905
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MCantu1019 said...

Always use moisturizer.
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slehan said...

Wear a hat as well as the sunscreen & sunglasses when you're out & about drinking the water you always have by your side.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged:
http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/08/win-50-visa-from-venus-and-blogher-0823.html

Betty C said...

I discovered I have sensitive skin when I used an eye shadow that made my eyes swell almost shut. I had to go to work so I carried little bags of ice with me to try to reduce the swelling.

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/238154427725402112

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angie lilly said...

Dont' forget to put sunscreen on your feet! I forgot this once at the beach and got a horrid sunburn on my feet! I could only wear my flip-flops for the rest of the vacation! LOL
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...


I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/238375942148481024
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Mari said...

My worst beauty mishap was using the wrong haircolor shade and dyeing my hair blonde!

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

https://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/238686244522057728

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purplelover04 said...

my fave beauty tip
Know your best feature and play it up

purplelover04 said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/238765566729539584

Tabathia said...

To always apply lotion or baby oil after morning shower
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Tabathia said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/238789786675056641
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Anash said...

my best beauty tip was apply moisturizer directly after a shower even before you dry off for silky smooth soft skin! Thanks for a super giveaway!

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Anash said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/238806970742743041
Thanks for the chance to win!
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