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Summer is here, ladies. Are you planning to get some tan on your skin? To be safe from UV ray, I would like to recommend you to use self tanning products. They are amazing! You don’t have to worry about premature wrinkles from the sun, plus you really want to protect yourself from skin cancer. Self tanners are alternative choices. Why not? Let’s try and you will love it!

Lancôme – Flash Bronzer Tinted Leg Gel

The product is very smooth, goes very easily on your skin. Even though it stated a “Leg Gel”, but many have confirmed to us that you can apply all over your body. The color is intense, yet natural sexy glow. It will last you for many days, even with showering and swimming. It does not get streaky, does not smell, and dries quickly. Are you looking for a great self tanner for summer and vacation? This one might be for you.

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Dior Bronze  – Soin Auto Bronzant Eclat Naturel – Corps/Body

Yes, Dior… not only a chic collection on runways, they presented us a wonderful self-tanner product. The color is glowy bronze, intense, and sexy. It is yet to create a healthy and natural look. You will feel refreshed, it will moisturize your skin at the same time, amazing product.

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Clarin – Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

This is a face product. The formulation is very moisturizing, your skin will be hydrated all day. If you plan to spend most of the time out door, Clarin Liquid Bronze is great for giving you a natural glow. The smell is pleasant and it does not turn orange in later hours. The staying power is very long. You will feel wonderful, with a velvet tan finish on your face.

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Bare Escentuals Faux Tan

It is great for a sensitive skin. Many ladies claimed that it did not break them out. The color is so natural and it does not leave an orange undertone to your skin. The product lasts quite a good time, 3-4 days. When you first applied it, it might give a little intense color but later it would adjust to your skin and gave a nice healthy tanning color. It is easy to apply, dries quickly, great for summer look.

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Vichy – Capital Soleil Self Tanning Milk

The formulation is so creamy and smooth. The texture of product will give you a velvet bronzing finish. It does not look like you have a fake tan at all. Beside, your skin will look more healthy and glowy. It is easy to apply, it keeps your face and body hydrated. The moisturizer in this product is amazing, it is great for a day out with hot and humid weather.

Walking around Piazza Duomo, Milan, Italy, is really fun for shoppers like many of us. Beside visiting brand name stores, you will find people, especially young Italians, walking around with very trendy clothes. I couldn’t help taking pictures and seeing what is in right now… leggings, embroidered sandals, rompers, big belt, etc. Colors are bright… really bright, feeling like Matthew Williamson’s line is blooming here. Galleria, next to Piazza Duomo, is the place where you can just hang out and checking what are new for this season. Stores like Prada, Gucci, LV, etc., are going full load with new accessories and clothes for this season. Just enjoy it if you plan to visit… walking, having gelato, sipping a cup of espresso, taking pictures, etc. Now let us have a look at what they are wearing.

These 2 colors will never go away, they are in and they are going strong! Black and White. I love to mix and match with these two colors quite often. They look so divine… most of the time, people describe as Coco-like style (smile!). They are so easy to work with, 2 staple colors should be in your closet for this season. Go with anything you feel comfortable to wear, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, etc.

Accessories are necessary if you want to achieve this look. Find some pearl necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc., you would love to doll up, yet still maintain with sophistication. Have fun with Black and White. Gorgeous!!

I’m in love with a special dessert, Pastéis de Nata, or a custard tart, originated from Portugal. The main ingredients are flour, eggs, milk and sugar. Many like to sprinkle a tiny bit of cinnamon over and have it with a strong cup of coffee. A few years ago, I was traveling to Belém, a city close to Lisbon, Portugal, many friends suggested me to try out this pastry. Because there was many shops there, which are famous at making this wonderful tart. I was not disappointed. Until these days I have a crave for Pastéis de Nata from time to time. Fortunately, I have mastered to make it at home, yes… yes… It is delicious!

Going out with friends on Friday night, I couldn’t help putting these pair of shoes on! Fendi is one the most famous brands in Italy. Beside gorgeous collections on runway shows, they are so popular with accessories and shoes. I love their handbags also, high quality and beautiful design. Here are shoes of the day, Fendi!

Rome, Italy, is one of my favorite places in Europe. I have a favorite spot, Fontana di Trevi (or Trevi Fountain), which I love to hang out, get a cup of gelato (mint and bacio flavors), then relax by sitting around there. These photographs are just a quick look of how amazing it is. If you have a chance to go visit Rome, you will definitely want to go see Fontana di Trevi… wonderful!

This is an interesting book, with a bit strange title “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” By Aimee Bender. I just enjoyed the story so much that I would love to recommend you to read. It started with a young girl, Rose Edelstein, who discovered her gift about reading people’s emotions. It began on her 9th birthday when her mother made a lemon cake, which she ate and realized that she could sense something about her mother’s feelings. From that point, whenever she tasted any kind of food, she would feel the emotions of people who made it. Some of her family members possessed different gifts also. They were special! Along the line we’d follow Rose’s life from childhood to adulthood. We would see her joys, sadness, struggles and so on. It seemed like she was merely no different from ordinary people around her. This book is a page turner… great for summer reading. Hope you enjoy!

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385501129
  • Author : Aimee Bender