Get a 'Safe' Summer Glow with Juice Beauty + More!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We have hit a turning point in the Mitten State! The 10 day forecast is nothing but 70's & 80's and I can feel myself coming alive again- longing for the never ending beach days at Lake Michigan. For those of you 'out-of-state-ers' who may view Lake Michigan as a boring 'not-much-going-for-it' swimming hole, think again!

Gorgeous isn't it? This is where Ben and I will be vacationing this summer- Sleeping Bear Dunes! Miles and miles of sand and beach- yeah baby! 

In preparation for a summer of fun in the sun, this seemed like the perfect time to post a blog about sun safety and other methods of achieving a healthy & safe summer glow. 

There are a few things we need to air out right away- and promise me that you'll still love me when I'm finished. 

1.) Stop using tanning beds. I'm not even going to pretend to go into details on why they are so lethal, just stop using them. Unless you are a fan of wrinkles & skin cancer. You know better. 

2.) Wear SPF. This should be a year round habit. Yes, even in the winter. But ESPECIALLY in the summer months when the sun is the strongest. 

Ok, still love me? Whew... Now let's jump into things! 

Getting a Safe Summer Glow 

Achieving glowing skin starts way before you ever apply product or lay in the sun. It begins with taking good care of your skin, which is why I recommend Juice Beauty's Green Apple Peel. It 'lightens, brightens, & tightens' leaving your skin hydrated, nourished, and glowing! 
A sample of the Green Apple Peel I received in my Birchbox

I have never been a huge fan of tinted moisturizers. Most that I've tried leave my skin looking unevenly colored, blotchy, or too dark or light. Until now... 

Ladies and Gentlemen I proudly present my newly discovered all-in-one summer solution::: Juice Beauty's SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer! I received this product entirely free after winning a contest hosted by Birchbox & Juice Beauty. After a phone consultation with a very sweet lady who works for Juice Beauty, it was decided that their SPF tinted moisturizer would be perfect for me- especially going into summer. The minute I applied it to my face I was in love. The shade I chose is called 'Sand' and it blends wonderfully into my skin while offering tint at the same time. I have never been so impressed with a tinted moisturizer. Go Juice Beauty! 
Sporting some tinted moisturizer!  :)

Ok, we've covered the face basics, but what about the rest of our pasty bodies? I would like to offer my personal self tanning solution: Jergens Natural Glow & Protect in SPF 20. 

I was beyond skeptical in purchasing this product as other self tanners have left me looking more like an orange than anything else. However, I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised after three days of using this product. The result was not orange, but a nice bronze glow! Try it for yourself, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. 

My attempts at showing the subtle 'glow' of my legs:

Well, that wraps it up for me today! I have a lot to do and the weather is beautiful so most likely that means I'll be working in my landscaping today. Yippie! Thank you for reading & following The Bee's Knees! And remember, if you have a product or makeup look that you would like reviewed, send it to me at or post a comment on the Facebook page. 

Make it a great day! 


  1. Love the bronze look. :) Must try both products! Keep blogging angel, you are so talented! :)

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