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Off the Runway 2011--Pale is the new tan

09 May 2011
It is that time again chicklets. A time when we all dream of this..

Zanzibar Tanzania East Africa

Zanzibar Tanzania East Africa

Zanzibar Tanzania East Africa
Well at least I am dreaming of the shores of Zanzibar East Africa--its on my bucket list. Since the late 1920s--after Chanel came back from her summer holiday in the south of France--tanning was the costume de rigueur  for every girl despite its dangerous effects.  Lately, however there has been a promotion of everyone sporting their natural skin color and I am all for being NATURAL! So be sure to carry your sunscreen and sport a self-tanner to get that look that you love without damaging your skin.

Alba Natural Green Tea Sunscreen SPF 30

Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion--Self Tanner
Make sure to use SPF30 or higher, it is highly recommended and make sure to touch up after you get out of the water and every hour or so--if you are using SPF30 and every hour and a half if you are using SPF 45. I also want to debunk a falsehood, darker skinned men and women do burn. In fact we burn worse because we do not see ourselves burning. Therefore I would advise that you too wear sunscreen.

Swimwear for Plus Size Women
1. Newport News Convertible Control Tankini
2. Modcloth, Bathing Beauty One Piece in Bronze
3. Pinup Couture White Polkadot One Piece
4. Modcloth In a Daze-y One Piece
5. Newport News Necklace Print One Piece Swimsuit

1. Modcloth Bathing Beauty One Piece in Cherry Pie
2. Shape FX Bust Enhancing Retro Look Bikini
3. Newport News Rose Print Halter Bikini Top ad Bottom
4. Shape FX Color Block One Piece
5. Pinup Couture White Polkadot One Piece

The swimwear trend is following that of the 1950s and 60s as well as the 80s. The pinup girl look on the beach is huge and very popular. It is also a very flattering silhouette for all body types. In fact wear a bikini no matter your size. That is one thing I love about being in Europe, no one cares, EVERYONE wears a bikini.

Don't forget to Accessorize
Newport News Rhineston Trim Thongs
Newport News Leopard Print Coverup
Newport News Floppy Straw hat
Etsy Hot Pink Frilly Heart Umbrella
Lipstick Monologues Parisian Chic Tote Bag
Accessories are a must have, to carry your water and book, to protect you from the sun, to cover up and to walk on the sandy shores. Whatever the cause, accessories are a must have on the beach this summer.

Must Have Makeup for the Beach
It is also very popular to sport face wear for the beach. Nothing over the top. Just simple winged out liner and a nice bright lip stick. A girl must also be fashionable while watching the waves.

OPI Lemon Tonic Mani/Pedi Collection

OPI Espresso Mani/Pedi Collection
Make sure to take care of your feet so that they are beach ready

Don't forget to protect your eyes and sex up your toes

Make sure to protect your retinas from the damaging sun rays and wear a cute bright color on your toes-ies

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5 comments on "Off the Runway 2011--Pale is the new tan"
  1. Thank you thank you thank you! I need that special bathing suit, the one that makes you feel like a million bucks, and you gave me some good ideas ...

  2. ur welcome Sherry. can't wait to see what you come up with.. :)

  3. Oh, didn't know you had this blog going on. Will have to remember to check in. I really like the design, clean and bright.

    So, I have the nail polish. :D Yes, I need help. lol But what about those Mac lipsticks for ALL skin tones. I've never really used a pink, only plums, but I see a pink-y lipstick in your list. I'm not the darkest, but my face is dark (think Nia Long), so would pink work?

  4. @V, I know is been a minute. so the answer to your question is yes! you can wear all of those colors.. its all about the application and sometimes lip pencil. for the second color Fanfare, use Chestnut lip pencil by Mac to anchor the color. the pink and red one you can wear alone without a darker lip pencil..

  5. Ahhhhhhhh! Wow! Seriously, I need to stick to this blog cuz I need all these great color inspirations.


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