Welcome Natalia from { Ma Nouvelle Mode } …

I have  special friend visiting us today that I would love for you to meet her.
Natalia inspires me daily. 
I can not imagine living in another country
and being away form everything I know as “normal”
but she does it, she does it well and I can say she rocks it like no other!
I mean really look how cute her family is!


Hello Lovely Boerman Ramblings readers!  I am so happy to be here today!  When I saw Chrissy’s post for guest bloggers, I jumped right on it.  So let me introduce myself!

My name is Natalia and I am a California girl.  I married my college sweetheart, who was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas in ’07, and now we live in France.  We have two super cute boys who tag along with us as we travel the globe.  I blog over at Ma Nouvelle Mode, which means ‘my new style’ in French.  I like to write about our crazy life, crafts, beauty tips, and much more!  I would love it if you came to visit sometime!
So today I thought it would be fun to chat about some of my summer beauty secrets.  Well, I suppose they might not be secrets, but they are some of my favorites for summer, and they are super easy and fast for us momma’s to be cute in no time at all!
First off, ditch the foundation!  It is usually too heavy for summer and takes a bit more effort.  Instead I love to use a tinted moisturizer.  My personal favorite is CoverGirl Smoothers.  They have different shades for different skin tones, and you apply it just like normal moisturizer.  The best part about this little beauty secret?  It is like 4 bucks a pop and can be found at your local Target or Walmart.  Um, yes please!  Of course you can find other more expensive brands, but I have found it works and I am stickin’ with it!

My next little secret not everyone will agree with, but I have used it and loved it, so I am gonna share it.  It is self tanning face cream.  Probably one of the best is Lancome, but I use Jergens and love it (and it’s a better price!).  Now, don’t be scared!  Make sure when you purchase your product, you purchase one that is self tanner and lotion in one.  This way the tanner isn’t too harsh and you don’t have to worry about it turning you orange.  If you bought a straight self-tanner, fear not!  You can just mix it with your favorite moisturizer and voila! You made your own!  You also don’t have to use everyday.  Maybe once every three days, helps give ya a little boost without being noticeable.
 Now you want to add a little glow, right?  The next little secret is bronzer.  Okay, not really a secret, but a must have for summer beauty tips!  Super fast, super easy and you add a quick highlighted glow to your beautiful skin!  You might want to choose one like Nars  Portrait of Paradise.  You blend all three colors for a nice even bronze.  At $55 it is a little pricey, so find one that works for you, and rock it!
Now you might see a little theme going on here.  Yes, color!  I don’t know about you, but I feel 10 pounds lighter and so much healthier when I have a little color.  But since I am not all about laying in the sun all day, and have two little ones to prevent me from doing just that, I have found these other tips to help me out a bit.  Pair them with an excellent mascara like Christian Dior Diorshow and you are ready to go in 5 minutes flat!
I hope you enjoyed and give some a try!  I would love to know how they work for you.  Thanks again, Chrissy, for having me!  And it was lovely to ‘meet’ all of you!
Thanks Natalia for the great tips! 
I can not agree more with ALL of them! 
I too use a tinted moisturizer (all year long)
and any time I add color to skin I feel so much more confident! 
I recommend you all head over to Ma Nouvelle Mode
and see what other great tips and trick there are!  
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  1. Okay I LOVE jergens self tanner. I use the express one a lot! I even use the one for dark skin tones (which i’m not) and it works perfect for me. I put it on after the shower or before bed and wake up the next morning tan, not orange, tan! Love it…I have the gradual one but because the express works in one use and last for a week or more I haven’t used it yet lol.

  2. I thank God for tinted moisturizer! Great tips! Thanks babe!

  3. I’m so going out TODAY to buy some of that tinted moisturizer! It’s perfect for summer!

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