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QuickTan

Hey dolls! Last blog post was a fun one, but this one has me equally giddy!

I don’t know about you, but being tan is one of my favorite things about Summer. And by that I mean, slightly tinted so I don’t look my normal ghostly/transparent. But I think my body is programmed to rid myself of sad excuse for a “tan” the day Summer takes its leave. Lame. So I stay WHITE and it grosses me out on the daily. Cue Quicktan.

So Quicktan is a MOBILE spray tan booth, if you will. They come to you-equipped with sprayer and tent and-and then they get down to business. I worked with Latasha, and let me tell you— the girl knows her stuff! She gave me the low-down on all things spray (Not to mention all the info she sent me before the tan). L was so sweet and made me feel comfortable from the second I met her! She even had to fight downtown parking in Knoxville (which happens to be a nightmare) and still came in smiling! That’s a win in my book.

Here is the booth you spray in:

See how simple? It pops up anywhere and they make it so convenient! Just step on the sticky feet and hop in the booth. (And y’all, the sticky feet feel a little funny, but they keep your feet from getting tan on the bottom -and we have all seen spray tanned feet. Not pretty.) Step in the booth and undress to your comfort level. My advice : Wear some skimpy panties! Tan lines are fun!-just in small portions. I made the mistake of wearing some boy shorts–and my tan lines are so thick. I’ll spare you the pictures. (Not gonna lie though–I’m loving the tan lines. Something I haven’t seen in a LONG time.)

**Funny story. Also-super embarrassing. So you have to undress there to get tan, right? OK. I strip the shirt and TISSUES fall out. Lastasha turns around and asked so sweetly, “Is that yours?” So as not to embarrass me. I was like. “Oh my gosh yes๐Ÿ˜ณ!!!! My bra wire was stabbing me through the fabric so I shoved the tissue there to keep it from rubbing my skin. I promise I’m not trying to stuff my bra!” I could have died. She promptly commented–” You do not need to stuff your bra.” #true Hahahahhaha thank goodness she was so sweet with such a good sense of humor.**

Anyways, the check out my legs after about 14 hours. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
nd not orange or streaky in the least bit! These girls know what they are doing. Promise. I have been spray tanned so many times ( Ask my husband's family. They have seen me at too many family cabin weekends with orange streaks and drips down my ankles. I went to the wrong girls. I needed Quicktan. You need Quicktan!

So this is my arm before my tan…..

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an and after my first shower.

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No complaints.

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hat, pictures don't do it justice–but my confidence level was THROUGH THE ROOF today. Not to mention all the people who commented on my makeup being perfect today. All because of the spray tan. The beautiful, beautiful spray tan.

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e tan looks! ( I just love that he always wants to hold my hand, even if were walking on the sidewalk in from of the house! Now I have a pic to remember that, on top of the fact that you can see the difference between my skin and his here ๐Ÿ˜†

Ok one more–but this one with the dog. Sweet peach can’t help but be in the pictures too…and she showcases my tan pretty well if I do say so myself. I’m a little proud-can you tell????

So here you can see what you need to do before and after tanning. . Easy steps–just like any other spray tan. Except Quicktan is so different in every other way. They are sweet, personable, and professional. I have never seen a a spray tan so even in allllll my years of tanning. And I have tanned every way possible. Believe me.

I’m telling you–the spray tan is the miracle fix. You want whiter teeth? Spray tan. Shinier diamonds? Spray tan. You want your eyes to look bluer? Spray tan. Want to cover stretch marks/scars? You guessed it. Spray tan. Look better in your skivies? Just want to feel better all around? Go check out Quicktan. It’s a huge mood/confidence booster–and that means you are happier all around, right? It’s certainly rung true for me-It’s a spray tan miracle! *****I have to say–I didn’t snag these benefits from Quicktan or some random internet site. These are all of the amazing perks I have witnessed on MYSELF. So rest assured, you will see them too!***** Another great idea these girls have are spray tan parties! So if you and the girls are headed to the beach, why not all get tan before you pop that bikini on? Getting married and want your squad to keep your pics looking good? Why not all get a spray tan!

So are you ready to try Quicktan? When booking with them, use code SMITTEN in the comments for $5.00 off your tan! Score! I promise you will love it. They are based out of Morristown but will come to Knoxville when you need them! (I’m loving your dedication to your company ladies. Your commitment shows!)

Ladies–time to visit their site and book your tan. Don’t forget to use the code SMITTEN in the comments for $5.00 off! Tell them I sent you.

Enjoy your tan loves!

All the love dolls ๐Ÿ’‹

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Best All-Around Face Mask

We all are looking for it. No one can seem to find it-no matter what. Well, you know why-it’s not out there.

As sad of a thought as that is, it’s true. There is no holy grail of skin care. There is no one-size fits all product. And if it did exist, it would be too expensive for any of us to afford. But every so often, you find something worth sharing-and I have a mask I can’t help but talk about!

Some of my favorite Instagrammers use it and swear by it, but I have been beyond skeptical. No way is something this affordable going to work on MY crazy skin. Well, I can’t guarantee it will work for you, but I promise I will be truthful in what I feel about it!

I bought the Aztec Clay Mask everyone is raving about on Instagram and Pinterest-and it did NOT DISAPPOINT . ( I tried to link if for you all, but ya know–technology isn’t always nice.) Here is what it looks like….

Now the packaging isn’t glitzy and it’s not anything fancy-but LAW does it WORK. My face was so soft after the first use!

I also noticed my pores looked so much smaller after I took it off. (My pores are the size of Texas so this is enough to keep me coming back. For reals ya’ll.)

This is what it looks like on! ( Prepare yourself–it’s not a pretty picture.)

Whew! Made it past that-now back to the not-ugly stuff.

-So it’s simple. Just mix with apple cider vinegar or water ( I used the Bragg’s ACV with the mother). Read the back of the pot for all the directions you need-you can’t mess it up!

Everything I have read so far, says it works best when mixed with ACV, but some have tried water and still saw results. It’s a versatile little miracle clay! In fact, I think i will whip up a mask now and throw it on ๐Ÿ™‚

I am home making phone calls today and blogging, obviously, so why not get comfy while I’m here!

OH! Did I mention it PULSATES???? Your skin feels like its moving around and tightening up. Weird/Oddly satisfying.

Yall-check the back for all the ways to use it too! It’s not just a face mask–I won’t tell you all it does–I will leave that to you to see when you buy it ;).

There you have it-my new favorite product and I think you will like it too ๐Ÿ˜‰

What’s your thoughts? Have you heard of this? Want to try it? Let me know!

All the love dolls ๐Ÿ’‹

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One of the best Dollar Tree Finds….And It’s a MUST HAVE.ย 

Hey there friends!

This has been such a crazy month for me–and I am loving it! We have been keeping ourselves busy spending time with family and friends, spent the last weekend at a 3 day bible convention (so refreshing) alll the summer fun outside, party planning, our bible ministry, etc. All exciting stuff . ย ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

One of the main events taking up my time this past month? Jack and Jules . Not familiar? It is our local children’s consignment that comes around twice a year…..and I LOVE it. It’s time consuming but SO WORTH IT. It’s a great way to sell your children’s gently used clothes/and to grab some great deals for your littles. (Let me know if you want a blog post on my hanging/pricing process!)

At any rate, I wanted to share one of my tried and true time savers–and this will work for anyone–especially those of us who hate to iron.

I am not going to lie, when my kids outgrow their clothes, I throw them in the bottom of the closet (sometimes they make it in the ย ” I’ve outgrown It box”, sometimes they don’t.) Nonetheless, they are wrinkled. To the max. Every one of them.

That being said, I think I have found the holy grail of wrinkle reducers, and it’s cheap as dirt. Literally, maybe cheaper than dirt. ( NO joke–try potting all the plants around your house. Its pricey.)

Once again, Dollar Tree has come to the rescue. This wrinkle reducer y’all–all the praise hand emojis..Here. Let me throw one in here just for fun. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป.. It’s bomb. Do the kids say that anymore? Someone fill me in.

Notice what it looks like here…..

Now promptly leave your house, and go grab a bottle.

It smells so fresh and clean–and it’s so simple to use! Evidently it is the off brand of Downy, which I didn’t realize existed. But I’m telling you, it can’t be much better than this.

Just spray it on your wrinkled item, and give it a pull. Pull the clothing on each side, and then top and bottom. It’s awesome! Notice the difference in this shirt.

Beforeย 

After

Ok please don’t fault me as I forgot to spray the bottom of the shirt, ( I was so excited to share with ya people, per the usual) but isn’t the difference AMAZING????? SO MUCH EASIER than ironing.

I also am a huge fan of the “throw it back in the dryer with a wet towel” trick, but sometimes there just isn’t time, ya know? Add in the nice scent boost with it, and you have a solid champ in this wrinkle releaser.

The price point can’t be beat for the time it saves you!

Do you use a spray on wrinkle releaser like this? What is your take on it?? Let me know in the comments!!!!!

Deals

The greatest store for Deal shoppers….

I love me a deal. And I am a HUGE bargain shopper! Fun fact, when my husband and I were dating ,we were talking on the phone one night and he mentioned buying his dirt bike at a yard sale. I said, “You go to yard sales too?” This was the day I realized he was meant for me. No joke. I mean, on top of all the amazing things about him, now we could be thrifty together! 

Today, I wanted to share one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE stores with you….Drum roll please……its Gabe’s! 

Do you have a Gabe’s close to you? If not, you may want to google the closest one! I am not kidding ya’ll, it’s amazing. A friend introduced it to me and I have been hooked ever since! I stopped in today and wanted to share some of the deals I saw with my awesome blog followers-were in a club now! So you get in on all my good secrets from here on out! 

I tried to snap a few pictures as we were walking through the store, but two hungry munchkins were begging me to leave and I missed so much! But fear not, I will still fill you in on some of the goodies. 

If you aren’t familiar, Gabe’s  is something like a big TJ Maxx/Marhsalls-but with better prices! They carry AWESOME brands at a fraction of the price and it’s totally worth making a trip to the closest one. They carry clothes,jewelry,  handbags, shoes, sleepwear, pet needs, toiletries, rugs, and countless other items! 

Most of the clothes I see are usually marked under $12.99, and purses are priced amazing! Prime Example: Vera Bradley. Check out these purses. 

DO you see that? Every purse is Under $40.00-but the original price ranges for $98.00-$148.00! This wristlet was marked down to $9.00!!!! Awesome deal!  They carry Betsey Johnson and Anne Klein to name a couple others. 
Another great item for the men in our lives-Golf Shirts! They carry some awesome Callaway golf shirts for under $20.00. That’s a huge price break from the $50.00-$70.00 shirts I usually see!  

They also had some really  cute Adidas, Nike, and Under Armour shirts for guys, Great for gifts!

They also carry Sperry’s for about $29.00 and sometimes clearance is cheaper than that! If you haven’t ever bought a pair of Sperry’s (boat shoes are my fav) then go out and buy them now!  I have a few pairs and they last FOREVER. They are so comfy and Sperry’s stand behind their products! Go get some ASAP! I rate the company A++. 

Gabe’s also carries those uber cute Nike outfits for little boys for a fraction of what you would pay at a normal department store…Not to mention all the adorable Disney items! GO, go, go! Grab some now! 

Now let’s talk clearance. Gabe’s, you and your beautiful clearance sales, make my life. I’m talking $1.00 clearance on some great items. I bought my Peachy girl a $1.00 dog bone today! (That’s the pup BTW) 

Also, Check out this hair color touch up I saw-

Amazing, right?

Next, $1.00 shoes! Come on, now. Shoes for $1.00?? Unreal! Now these were slightly beat up, but usually, the clearance isn’t damaged in the least bit! And clearance items are for the most part, $1.00, $3.00, $5.00 and $7.00. 


I can’t tell you the amount of items I have bought for $1.00-candles, makeup, soaps, toys, everything! 

So now you know some of my favorite buys at Gabe’s! They do markdowns every Monday, so its best to visit Monday afternoon if possible. 

. Do you shop at Gabe’s? If so, what deals have you scored??