Poll: Self Tanner – Friend or Faux?

With Memorial Day right around the corner, we at Glitter Jungle are all about the self tanner. Now that tanning and laying out all summer isn’t looked well upon, I’ve resorted to covering up and applying the fake stuff.  As somewhat of a self tanner newbie, I want to hear what you think are the best products!

What is your favorite self tanner (select up to 2)?

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Which type is easiest to apply (select up to 2)?

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Which has the best smell (or no smell) (select up to 2)?

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Least amount of streaking (select up to 2)?

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Best color (select up to 2)?

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Longest lasting color (select up to 2)?

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Fastest to dry (select up to 2)?

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Comment below with any good info!! Be sure to check back next week when our own self tanner veteran spills her secrets.

XOXO,

Lauren

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Junk In The Trunk! Everything You Need In Your Vehicle Emergency Tote; You Won’t Believe What’s In Here

Believe it or not, we officially no longer have to carry a diaper bag in this family; everyone is potty trained {insert praise hands!}   Although the diaper bag brought a lot of stress at times (frantically making sure it was packed every time we walked out the door) it did save us from several emergency type situations.  Now that we don’t have a diaper bag to rely on, I’ve resorted to an emergency tote I keep with me at all times.  This tote is basically a diaper bag on steroids.  As many of you know, i’m a planner and analyzer.  I like to be prepared for whatever life throws at us, and this tote certainly makes life on the go a little easier.  For a busy family of 4, this has been a life saver.  Below are some of the items you’ll find in our emergency tote.

 

The ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ tote!  Never leave home without it.

 

This is what we so lovingly refer to as our “kid leash.”  Ya know, it’s one of those toddler backpacks that are secretly just puppy leashes that are legal to put on children.  Yeah, with baby # 1, I swore to never use one of these.  Absolutely, no way.  NEVER.  Baby #2, I was like ‘sign me up.’  Keeping up with two busy babes, in crowded public places, is nerve wrecking and this contraption makes life so much easier.  I don’t even care if you’re judging me right now, that’s how much I love this!   And, even better, my toddler thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread.  {She’s a weirdo, but we love her!}

 

Kids play clothes – make sure to ALWAYS keep a change of play clothes with you.  Generally, our kids are in decent clothes if we’re going somewhere.  So it’s best to always keep play clothes on hand.  So.many.times our plans have changed throughout the day and the kids end up doing something super fun, but insanely messy.  If they’re wearing nice clothes, it stresses out the parents and inhibits their fun.  By keeping play clothes on hand they can just hop in the hatch, change real quick and enjoy some messy outdoor play!  This makes both the parents and kids happy.

 

Kids Pajamas – We ALWAYS keep extra pajamas on hand.  Not only do our kids just really love their pj’s, but this makes impromptu sleepovers so much easier.  If they decide they want to stay at grandma’s, a friends house, or basically just any where to give you a break, this makes a last minute sleepover doable.  It’s like always having a bag packed.  Total life-hack right here, y’all!

 

Jackets – You just never know when the weather is going to change abruptly.  Keeping a light jacket on hand is always a good idea.  During the winter months, I keep extra jackets for all of us in the tote.

 

Baby Wipes – No explanation necessary.  These things are life.  You can clean up anything with a wipe.  Literally, anything.  I’m pretty sure you could clean up an oil spill with these babies.  I’ll be carrying wipes even after my kids graduate from college.

 

Although we’re out of the diaper stage, I always keep diapers/pull-ups on hand.  So many times we’ve hand friends who needed an emergency diaper and we’ve been able to pull one out of our tote.  Momma friends, we’ve got you covered!

 

Sippy Cups, because no one has time for spills in the car!  I don’t even need to explain this one.  Sippy’s are like the most genius invention ever.

 

Bibs/burp clothes – another thing that we’ve mostly outgrown, but still good to keep on hand just in case you run into a messy situation!  Kind of like that time our toddler projectile vomited all over the car when we were driving home from vacation.  {Insert frantic emoji here.} #JustSellTheCarAndStartOver

 

We keep extra blankets on hand.  These particularly come in  handy when you’re driving home late at night or if you have a long drive ahead of you.  These are often used as a comfort item and, of course, for warmth too.  In the winter months, I keep a few larger/warmer blankets on hand as well; just in case the car breaks down, we would be able to stay warm until help arrived!  {Like I told you, I plan for everything!  I’m like a girl scout, always prepared.}

 

I mean, who doesn’t need a paw patrol potty seat?!  Let’s face it, gas station restrooms are gross!  The thought of sitting my toddler on one of those toilets literally makes me gag.  So, we BYOP (bring your own potty!)  When Kailyn was small, she had a princess potty seat and she literally wore it like a purse everywhere we went!  {We’re super fancy, y’all!}

 

While we’re on the subject of potties, I highly suggest having a potty on the go when you’re first potty training!  This potty has literally saved our lives several times.  Sometimes kids just.can’t.wait.  And sometimes they’re just more comfortable in privacy.  And, that’s ok!  My kids have pottied “in the hatch” many times.  In fact, they think it’s super cool.  Once again, weirdo’s.  But, whatever works!

 

Swimsuits for summer are a must!  So many times we end up somewhere that water games/swimming is involved.  There is literally nothing that makes a kid more sad than being somewhere with a pool and not being able to swim.  If you want to win mom of the year, always keep extra swimsuits on hand!  Keep dad’s trunks around too.  Those kids need supervision!  And, oddly enough, my suit never seems to make it to the tote?!  Strange.

 

I’d love to hear if you other momma’s keep a similar tote in your car?!  What’s in yours?  Am I forgetting something?!  Surely I’m not the only helicopter mom that does this!  We would love to hear your feedback.  I hope this was helpful!

 

XOXO

Jill

 

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