Summer Glow

Looking to get that kissed by the sun glow without the sun? Here is my review on my new favorite self tanner!

A few weeks ago, after a serious case of sunburn, a co worker of mine mentioned trying Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin moisturizer. I had honestly never thought about using self tanner before. I just always assumed that fake tans were something that were exclusive to the rich, famous and those going to prom. {HAHAH} I was skeptical to say the least! I even waited until the weekend to try it just in case I came out orange or ruined my clothes.

I was pleasantly surprised with the results! Once you finish your normal shower routine, turn off the water and rub a quarter size amount of the moisturizer on your arms and legs and voila! No sticky feeling, no botches and no color transfer! I am starting to see a subtle but healthy looking glow! And best of all, my skin feels just as soft and moisturized as if I had been using my normal products.


Now I will say the color for me was gradual so keep that in mind if you are looking for a quick fix. I’ve seen mixed reviews online but rest assured you won’t come out looking like an oompa loompa! I wish I had thought to take a before picture so you could see the difference but you’ll just have to take my word for it! 

Click here to shop // Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer




Beauty & Beyond Giveaway!

I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers “the Carefree Blonde” &
“Statements in Basements” to give one lucky follower a Beauty & Beyond package! This giveaway includes some of our favorite beauty products and other cute odds and ends.

Includes products: Living proof- perfect hair day styling treatment, Sexy Hair- Volume On the Go kit, Boho Betty USA “Mardi Gras” Bracelet, Daily Gratitude’s Journal, KNC Beauty- All natural collagen infused lip mask, LAQA & Co.- Avo Lip Butter “Nova”, Hask- Healthy hair conditioner sample, OGX- Coconut curls shampoo sample.

*pink denotes personal favorite

To participate:

  1. Follow me on Instagram @allisonsaxoxo
  2. Like this picture on Instagram
  3. Go to @thecarefreeblonde & @statementsinbasements and repeat the steps on every account until you arrive back to my account. Don’t worry its only 3 accounts!
  4. For an extra entry follow each blogger!
    1. Life of a Northern Belle (ME!)
    2. Statements In Basements
    3. The Carefree Blonde

Competition starts on March 6th at 12 pm EST and ends March 10th at 6 pm. Winner will be announced on Instagram via a comment on the giveaway picture on all accounts within 48 hours of giveaway being closed!

Good luck!



*This contest is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram, INC., LAQA & Co., Sexy Hair, Boho Betty USA, Target, Living Proof, KNC Beauty, OGX & Hask.
*Follow ALL accounts and insure your Instagram account is public to qualify!
*By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

Frizzy Hair – Don’t Care

Although I do my best to hide it I have very frizzy hair. No matter how hard I try to tame my hair, the only way to make it reasonably presentable is using heat. That being said I was a bit hesitant to try another heat based solution to tame my mane. So I did my research and asked my girlfriends for recommendations on the best straightening brushes out there.

I opted to try the INSTYLER Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush from Ulta* because I knew it would be easy to return if I ended up not liking it. Let me tell you, it was everything I could have hoped for and more! Mind you, my hair was already dry so we will see how often this tool gets used @ 7 am as I rush to dry my hair before work. But it easily cut the time I spend straightening my hair in half!

The straighter comes with 7 temperature settings making it a great tool for all hair types. The thing I liked most about the brush was unlike straightening irons that smash your hair the straightening brush still left my hair with volume and a bit of bounce. That being said, if you are looking for pin straight hair look this might not be the best tool for you.

All in all, I am now the happy owner of the INSTYLER Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush so be prepared to see me flaunt my straight hair more often! click the picture below for direct link to shop.

INSTYLER Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush
Super easy to use!
The finished product!

Have your own hair straightening secrets? Let me know in the comments, because sharing is caring.



*this post is in no way sponsored by INSTYLER or Ulta, this is my honest review.