Get Your Summer Started with Jergens Natural Glow…

This post is sponsored by Jergens.

Get Your Summer Started with Jergens Natural Glow!! We are FINALLY in the thick of summer! Warm days, vacations, beaches and pools are all on my agenda. Time to get ready for summer! My legs were REALLY pasty a week ago and now they are bronzed and golden. Here’s how you get from A) pasty legs to B) gorgeously tanned legs in an instant….Jergens® Natural Glow® Sunless Tanning Collection. I love a good tan, and we all know that staying out of the sun is the best way to prevent skin cancer, so this is how you can glow it up without the harmful rays. Jergens® Natural Glow® has been a staple in my cabinet for years now. They have a new group of products that offers more glow! Jergens® Natural Glow® Sunless Tanning Collection is my JAM.

Jergens Natural Glow

You can use these products to get a nice base color or just a nice pretty even tan by using the primer, sunless tanning mousse and tan extender. The primer has an amino fruit extract complex that exfoliates your skin (which is SUPER important to get an even application. The Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse gives color instantly which is REALLY nice not having to wait for the color develop. It dries jet fast in 60 seconds and you can apply with your hands or a mitt. You can also re-apply if you want a deeper color. Lastly, the tan extender works to ensure your tan stays longer.

Jergens Natural Glow Before and After

Left – before Jergens Natural Glow. Right – After Jergens Natural Glow

The Rundown:

  • Jergens® Natural Glow® Color Primer In-Shower Scrub resurfaces & primes to prepare for streak-free color.
  • Jergens® Natural Glow® Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse flawless natural looking color instantly
  • Jergens® Natural Glow® Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer preserves your tan up to 7 days

I used this regimen last week and my legs are no longer pasty! I love it….perfect for dragging your winter weary body out of the doldrums with some color. Now these are only for the body (Jergens® makes a different one for the face) so use this for your arms/legs body only. The collection is available at Target, supermarkets and drugstores nationwide.

Life’s too short to spend hours in the sun. Tan in an instant with the Jergens® Instant Sun® collection. Get $1 off by clicking here.

TMG Project: Botox at the West Institute…

I am OBSESSED with my forehead. So Botox for me was a no brainer. I was getting my hair done (best place to find out anything about anything) and overheard some of the women talking about Dr. Tina West of the West Institute and how fantastic she was. I made inquiries and figured out who and where she was.  They were right.

West Institute - Dr. Tina West

Having my consultation with Dr. Tina West before my botox injections

I got botox once before when I was 42 and I was underwhelmed with the results…as a mater of fact it kind of turned me off.  Why?  Because I didn’t see any significant results….so I immediately thought it had to be just not for me.  Then I kept seeing people much older than me with super smooth foreheads….so the obsession began.  I met with Dr. West and she explained to me in depth about what botox should look like, what the vial should look like what signs to look for.  The other Dr. didn’t do that.  Turns out you can be a perfectly legitimate doctor and inadvertently purchase counterfeit botox.  WHAT??  Yes…you heard me COUNTERFEIT.  She also said to avoid the botox groupons too because why? You get what you pay for.  She says that botox is a POWDER (I thought it was a liquid) it is a liquid but only after it’s rehydrated with saline. Only a professional knows HOW MUCH SALINE to rehydrate with so that you know how may units you are getting.  I have only seen vials of botox that were liquid so I am thinking this whole counterfeit thing is way deeper than people think.  This is blowing my mind.

How does Tina West know all of this?  She was a participant in the original clinical trials for botox 18 years ago and she was awarded a platinum provider status from Allergan the makers of botox. Dr. West is also a leading expert in non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures for facial rejuvenation and maintenance, laser surgery and body contouring.  She has been in practice since 1996 and is licensed to practice in Maryland the District of Columbia. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

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TMG Faves: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel…

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel [$110] is my JAM.  Why a peel?  Well for one thing, I know using a peel is the best way to keep your skin looking it’s best.  It resurfaces the skin, get’s rid of texture issues, reduces pores, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving cell turnover.  This particular peel is antioxidant-rich too so no dryness (which I loooove). The Step 1 pads gently exfoliate while nourishing and rejuvenating the skin, and Step 2 peptide milk neutralizes the skin, enhancing acid benefits, firming and hydrating. Your skin feels amazing when you are done…I mean AMAZING.  The pads are made from cellulose, an ingredient used in skincare so it’s NOT abrasive in any way.  Bottom line, this is the best at home peel I have tried in a long time.  It contains fifteen — acids to correct just about every skin concern (uneven texture, wrinkles, blocked pores, etc.) all at once and it’s still gentle enough to use once a week.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi Spa Peela


The Rundown:

  • Step 1 Multi-Acid Concentrate (16 presoaked pads)
  • Step 2 Firming Peptide Milk (0.5 oz.)
  • 1 Medi-Spa Headband

Dr. Dennis Gross recommends using the peel in addition to your skincare routine 1-2 times per week morning or night (I prefer to use at night). Gently swipe Step 1 over your face, neck and décolleté on clean, dry skin until the pad is dry. Wait 3-5 minutes, then smooth Step 2 over skin, massaging along facial contours. Do not rinse after either step. The peptide milk soothes after the peel is applied AND the most I felt was a slight tingle.  The reason I like to do this at night?  I feel like the my skin absorbs the skincare fantastically after the peel so I like to use my high power retinoids and serums to repair at night.

Peel contains:

  • Rehmannia Glutinosa Root: Supports natural collagen and maintains acid efficiency.
  • Glycolic Acid: Reduces visible signs of aging.
  • Retinol: Helps smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles; supports natural collagen.
  • Salicyclic Acid: Reduces pore blockages and supports natural collagen.

How bad can any of this be??  Is it pricey?  You bet, but totally worth splurging on.  I use this once a week like clockwork and I saw results almost immediately.

Find yours at Nordstrom and Sephora stores.

Peel Pretty!!

TMG Faves: Clarins New Generation Everlasting Foundation SPF 15…

Clarins New Generation Everlasting Foundation SPF 15

I am becoming a foundation junkie!!  All these new hybrids have me doing a double take.  My latest fave is Clarins New Generation Everlasting Foundation SPF 15 [$40] what AMAZING lightweight coverage!!  This is recommended for oily/combo skintypes so … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Hourglass Modernist Shadow Palette…

Hourglass Modernist Contest

Hey hey hayyyyy MakeupGirls!! In honor of my 9th anniversary - I am GIVING away an Hourglass Modernist Shadow Palette in Obscura AND two of the brushes to ONE lucky reader!  Obscura is one of my FAVORITES!!  It's a gold and deep chocolate palette … [Continue reading]

Drugstore Diva: Caress Forever Collection Bodywash…

Caress Forever

Compensation was provided by Caress® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress®. This new line from Caress called Caress Forever Collection is blowing my … [Continue reading]

Happy 9th Anniversary and Blogiversary to TMG!!!

TMG 9th Anniversary

I have been so busy, I almost let it slip by!!  My actual blog anniversary was YESTERDAY.  So Happy 9th Anniversary and Blogiversary to TMG! Can you believe it has been 9 years?  I REALLY can't believe it.  It seems like only yesterday that I started … [Continue reading]

Giveaway WINNER: Ulta 21 Days of Beauty – Spring 2015

Ulta 21 Days Giveaway

Did you make it to Ulta for the Ulta 21 Days of beauty?  So many little time!!  I am excited to announce the winner of my giveaway with some of the hottest items from the Ulta 21 Days of beauty event! It’s FINALLY spring – time to … [Continue reading]

Meet Me at Sally Beauty Supply in Woodbridge VA Tomorrow!!!

Sally Beauty Supply - TheMakeupGirl

Hello LOVAHS!!!!!!!! THIS SATURDAY April 11th I’m hosting a FANTASTIC beauty event at Sally Beauty Supply in Woodbridge, VA. I am super excited because I love connecting with everyone and sharing my love of beauty and most of all beauty and hair … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Just in time for summer - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00) is here to help you become beautifully bronzed with a luminous, seamless wash of color. In addition, the blush that was limited edition in the holiday Ambient Lighting Blush … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: Dr. Frederic Brandt Found Dead…

Dr. Frederic Brandt

Dr. Frederic Brandt, dermatologist to the stars, was found dead in his South Florida home yesterday.  To say that he was beloved by the industry and considered a pioneer in what is known now as the "No Facelift Facelift" where he uses only … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Ulta 21 Days of Beauty – Spring 2015

Ulta 21 Days Giveaway

Hello lovelies!  Did you make it to Ulta for the 21 Days of beauty?  Today is the last day!!  Just in case you didn't, I have a giveaway with some of the hottest items from the Ulta 21 Days of beauty event! It's FINALLY spring - time to overhaul that … [Continue reading]

Review: Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm…

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

I am a sucker for a good eye cream, especially one that is a good multi-tasker.  Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm [$65] is my new favorite.  It's lightweight but packs a powerful punch thanks to alguronic acid, this is the hallmark of Algenist's … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist With Cactus and Pink Pepper…

Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist With Cactus and Pink Pepper

My darling readers....I have emerged from my winter doldrums!  Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist With Cactus and Pink Pepper has gotten me over the hump!  My skin is notoriously dry in the winter and when the weather gets warmer (thank god it has!) I have a … [Continue reading]

Steal This: ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2015…

Ulta 21 days of Beauty Spring 2015

The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2015 event is in full swing! There are some unbelievable deals in this bi-annual SALE-a bration (like the Mai Couture online only steal Blush Papier 50% OFF NOW $8.75 on March 30th or the Algenist Online only … [Continue reading]

Smell This: AERIN Rose de Grasse Parfum…

AERIN Rose de Grasse Parfum

It's time for spring, don't you think?  Aerin Rose de Grasse [$185] is all about spring.  As I type this - we are in the middle of what is hopefully our last snow storm of the year and I need some inspiration!! Rose de Grasse is not your average … [Continue reading]

TMG Ageless: Dermaplane Skin Treatment with Dr. Tina West…

Dermaplaning - West Institute

Have you ever heard of a Dermaplane skin treatment?? I'll be honest - I hadn't. Not before I met Dr. Tina West of The West Institute.  Dr. West is the founder of The West Institute and is a board certified dermatologist and leading expert in … [Continue reading]

Spring 2015: NARS Dual Intensity Blush…

Spring 2015: NARS Dual Intensity Blush

New for Spring 2015 is NARS Dual Intensity Blush and I am SO EXCITED!  If you know anything about me - you must know that I LOVE blush.  It has to be my most favorite thing.  For Spring 2015, NARS Cosmetics introduces the new Dual Intensity Blush. … [Continue reading]