Friday, August 20, 2010

FAKE BAKE BABY! In a can & bottle that is!
The 15 Best Cheapie Shampoos

Wash that man right outta your hair with these winning drugstore finds

The 15 Best Cheapie Shampoos

This is a hair care products article

This round up of the best drugstore shampoos from Total Beauty readers prove that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks.

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No. 15: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo, $6.99 average reader rating: 8.7

No. 15: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo, $6.99

"I would recommend this to anyone who has color-treated or damaged hair …"

No. 14: John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Daily Shampoo with Light Enhancers, $6.49 average reader rating: 8.8

No. 14: John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Daily Shampoo with Light Enhancers, $6.49

"The shine you get after each use gives dark hair a vibrancy that all brunettes will be crazy about …"

No. 13: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2-in-1 Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, $3.99 average reader rating: 8.8

No. 13: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2-in-1 Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, $3.99

"Since I started using Hello Hydration, I haven't used anything else …"

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Hello sweet friends! For many of you summer is coming to an end, though here in Arizona we are in the middle of the monsoon season which means that it is extremely hot and extremely humid!
I am still out running and triathlon training in the heat but with that wee bit of humidity it sure can take the fun out of a ten mile run.

So with all that running, swimming and biking, I have alot of weird criss cross tan lines!

The lovely folks at Fake Bake sent me a sample of their self tanning products to help ease the maze of lines on me. Everything you need to get a great bronze toned self tan at home is shown.

Before I started spraying the moisture mist, I already exfoliated really good in the shower with a scrub and some mits!

Now, I hose myself down on the left leg, the one with the tattoos using the Mistifier Moisture Mist by Fake Bake. The night before I hosed my Kindergartner with it and he says it tickles!

I let it set a moment on my leg and I put on the
blue gloves and pumped out some product from the Xtreme Fake Bake self tanning gel.

Then I begin to rub it in. Now, my grip it and rip it personality did not read the instructions before applying. At least I got the exfoliating part down and done! Afterwards I was reading the instructions and you are supposed to start in a small area, with a little product and work in little circles until that area is absorbed and tanned, now repeat the process in a new area to be tanned.

Oh no, that is not what I did. I pumped out a glopful and started up and down the leg trying to

blend it in! The instructions say it won't streak and I believe that if you followed the instructions it won't. I have a wee bit of streak in mine, but then again, I didn't necessarily apply it like you are supposed to.

Well, live and learn I say!

Now, the brown color helps guide you as to where you have covered. Instructions say that some of that will come off in the shower, but remember, after self tanning when in the shower don't exfoliate but wash gently to help preserve your self tan. There is also a recommendation to do this at night so there is more time for the color to cure on your body. Yes, that's right, to cure; just like jerky.
Okay, here it is! Fake Bake Xtreme self tanner test at home by me: my left leg has one coat of the product and my right one does not.

What do you think? Does it look tan? Bronze? Is it reall looking to you?

You can learn more and get some Fake Bake for yourself at

Now something of note, this is a favorite among celebrities. So if it's workin' for them and they could buy anything, it jusy may work for you too!

p.s. Come back later today...I'm giving Dermacyte Oxygenating Eyecreme and serum away to help give you a back to school boost! Pssst! Single moms I'm talking to you!

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