Review: Hawaiian Tropic Self Tanner Creme

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all having a great weekend 🙂

As many women out there, I am a big fan of having a nice golden tan without having to roast under the sun. I have tried numerous lotions, sprays and even a spray tan. Not going to lie, spray tans look great but the price tag and the smell keep me far away! Luckily, I found my match! It’s the Hawaiian Tropic Island Radiance Self Tanner Creme.


This creme claims:

Flawless Tan

Luxurious 12 Hour Moisturization

Light, Fresh Fragrance

Retails anywhere from $6 (Walmart) to $11 (Ulta).


Why I like it:

– Just like it claims, the creme leaves a flawless tan.

– Great color. Not too orange or fake looking.

– Price! Sometimes they will be Buy one Get one 50% off at Ulta.

– Amount of product. Compared to a $30 spray tan that lasts 3 days.

What I don’t like:

– Not finding it at local drugstores (I’ve only found it at Ulta)

– The smell. It’s not as bad as a spray tan but it definitely has a strong smell.

1. Exfoliate your skin before using
2. Let the product dry before putting in clothes or going to sleep
3. What I like to do is wear shorts and a tank top to apply and let dry right before going to sleep
4. If you want to apply for extra color before going out, use a VERY thin layer on the desired area. The thinner the layer the faster it will dry.
5. In order to maintain the color, use it every other day.
6. When the color starts to fade just make sure to exfoliate really good to avoid blotchiness.

All in all, I love this product and really wished they sold it in more stores. The color, price and size of products is great!

Hope you all enjoyed this! Please let me know if there is a another self tanner you suggest I use!

Have a wonderful day 🙂


New Year’s Eve Nails

Happy 2013 everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season full of joy!

Now I know I am not alone in this but my favorite part of celebrating New Years Eve is getting all dolled up with my greatest sparkly clothes and makeup! This year was no exception and my first step were my nails.
I used Lincoln Park After Dark from OPI and Sparked by Wet and Wild (On Sale right now for $.79!).

NYE nails


Step 1: Apply favorite base coat
Step 2: Apply two coats of Lincoln Park After Dark
Step 3: Let dry
Step 4: Apply a line close to the top of the nail with your favorite glitter polish (Do NOT let this dry!)
Step 5: Clean off glitter polish brush
Step 6: Pull down the glitter with your brush for the ombré effect
Step 7: Repeat as desired
Step 8: Apply favorite top coat

Hope the steps make sense! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section if you are confused.

I did this on my toes as well and love it! I will definitely do this again with another color combination.
NYE look

Here’s a peek at my New Years Eve look! I went for a simple look with vampy lips and bouncy curls.

Tell me about your New Year in the comments! What look did you go for and what are you most looking forward to in 2013.

P.S. I’m searching for guest bloggers to be featured! Email me at if you are interested!


Tania 🙂

Beautiful Textures Giveaway Winner!

Happy December everyone! First and foremost, I’d like to thank Beautiful Textures for graciously offering some of their products to my readers! Also, a big shout out to everyone that participated. I love hearing all about your favorite hair products!

Thanks to, the winner is….


Please email me at to claim your prize!

Again, thank you very much for stopping by and look out for more giveaways 🙂

It’s Giveaway Time

Happy November everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween last night.

Today is the start of the I Love My Curly Hair contest!

The lucky winner will have a chance to win a surprise pack from Beautiful Textures as mentioned in my last post.

Beautiful Textures is a hair care company that provides a collection geared to define natural curls and restore healthy hair. They have graciously offered to giveaway a full size product pack to one of my readers! As a quick note, if you want to try their products beforehand, they are available at many beauty supply stores for under $7!

Giveaway Rule:

Comment below letting me know what your favorite hair product is.

For an extra chance to win:

– Tweet this blog post with the hashtags #MeGustaMiPeloRizo & #BTRizo to @LovinMyTextures

   – Reblog this post and/or follow my blog


    – Share the link to this blog on your Facebook and tag Beautiful Textures

Please make sure you give Beautiful Textures a shout out on twitter for giving me the opportunity to bring this giveaway to you all!

*This contest will end of November 31st. The winner will be selected randomly and will receive their prize 2-3 weeks after the contest ends. If winner does not answer within 5 days of announcement, another winner will be chosen. I am not being paid for this!*

I Love My Curly Hair/Me Gusta Mi Pelo Rizo – Giveaway/Sorteo

Happy Friday everyone!
I want to share some very exciting news.

I have recently teamed up with a new hair product company named Beautiful Textures. Their main goal is to ‘support the freedom of women to explore and be versatile with their tresses.’

In the month of November I will be hosting a giveaway called “I Love My Curly Hair” with a chance for one lucky reader to win their Ultimate Moisture Product Package!

Look out for all of the giveaway details on November 1st!

Thank you so much to Beautiful Textures for the opportunity to provide my readers with some free products!

Feliz Viernes a todos!
Quiero compartir una noticia muy emocionante.

Recientemente me he asociado con una compañía nueva de pelo llamada Beautiful Textures. Su objetivo principal es producir productos que ayudad a mantener el pelo con diferentes texturas.

En el mes de Noviembre tendre un sorteo llamado “Me Gusta Mi Pelo Rizo” con la oportunidad que un lector afortunado gane un paquete de Beautiful Textures productos!

Los detalles del sorteo estaran disponible el 1 de Noviembre!

Muchas gracias a Beautiful Textures por la oportunidad de ofrecer a mis lectores con algunos productos gratuitos!

Disclaimer: I am in no way being paid for speaking about this company.

Essie’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Collection 2012

Happy Saturday!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a lot of pink usually hits the shelves as a form of contribution to different organizations from companies. On this blog I want to showcase Essie‘s collection for the month featuring four gorgeous pink hues.

The colors are called; i am strong, good morning hope, check-up and we’re in it together.

First and foremost, I absolutely LOVE the names and how powerful they are. I picked up the shade called check-up and it’s a beautiful shade of pink!

I know that it may look like just a regular pink but it’s truly a unique pink. The formula is incredible and has lasted over 2 weeks on my nails without major chipping.

Has anyone else picked up one of these colors?