You’re in for a treat – Princess Nagger is interviewing me today about my Summer Beauty Tips!

PN: “I bet you’re regretting bringing those cheap disposable razors on vacation, aren’t you?”

Me: “I sure am – how did you figure that out?”

PN: “Well, for one thing, you’ve got scrapes and scratches all over your legs. Looks like the cat attacked you.”

Me: “Like you like to say: ‘I know, right?’”

PN: “Hey! That’s my line!”

Me: “I gave you credit.”

PN: “OK then. So did you always have freckles?”

Me: “Yep, as a matter of fact, I read in a book somewhere that if you rub lemon juice on your freckles before going out in the sun, they’ll fade away. Picture me rubbing lemon juice all over my nose before heading out to the backyard to play.”

PN: “Obviously it didn’t work.”

Me: “Definitely not. As a matter of fact, the lemon juice just made my face burn a little faster, and even more freckles showed up as a result. In fact, there was one summer I not only rubbed lemon juice on my face, but I put baby oil on my legs and arms before I went out back to lay in the sun.”

PN: “Baby oil?!”

Me: “Yep, it was supposed to be the best way to speed up a tan instead of using the tanning oil that had sun block in it.”

PN: “Did it work?”

Me: “Well, not in the traditional sense. It worked by giving me a major sunburn which turned into a nice tan – the part that didn’t peel, that is.”

PN: “Ewww! I hate sunburns, they hurt.”

Me: “It only took one really bad burn – from that attempt at a tan – to change my mind about my methods. I had to soak in a stinky vinegar bath to ease some of the sunburn pain. It was not fun. And it wasn’t pretty.”

PN: “Did you ever have any other bad sunburns?”

Me: “Only one more, when I was fishing with my dad. I thought I’d done a good job putting on sunscreen, but apparently didn’t do as good a job on my shoulders and knees – so I got bad burns on just those areas. And ended up with freckles on my shoulders afterwards.”

PN: “Were you bummed about having freckles?”

Me: “Sure, back then I was, then as I got older I embraced my freckles – because usually people do mistake me for younger than my age, which is always a good thing.”

PN: “How do you keep your hair looking so shiny?”

Me: “It’s not easy, especially when it’s hot and humid out, but I have certain products I use that help with that. What I use also helps protect my hair from the heat – and getting fried by the sun.”

PN: “Really? Your hair can get fried by the sun?”

Me: “It sure can, especially if it’s not protected.”

PN: “Weird. So what are you going to do about your cat-scratch legs?”

Me (laughing): “Well, I’m definitely tossing those cheap-o disposable razors and will be making a special trip to get a Venus one like I have at home.”

PN: “Venus? Isn’t that like a planet or goddess or something?”

Me: “Yes, but in this case it’s a razor that makes you feel like a goddess instead of a cat scratching post.”

PN: “Nice! I’m glad I don’t have to shave my legs yet, it seems like it would be a pain in the butt.”

Me: “Don’t you mean a pain in the leg?”

This fun post was brought to you by the Venus Embrace razor (thanks Venus!), which was provided to me for free. My favorite feature is that there are 5 blades plus a Ribbon of Moisture to help minimize nicks and cuts. That makes me feel much better!

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  1. My mother always said to moisturize and wear sunscreen wheenver you’re outside.

  2. My best beauty tip – always remember to wear sunscreen. It’s just a simply step daily but goes a long way to keep your skin healthy.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  3. My mother always emphasized the importance of wearing sunscreen. She has really great skin so I’m listening to her!

  4. My best advice is to wear sunglasses all the time! Macular Degeneration runs rampant in our family.. it is hereditary.

  5. I’m with you on the freckles; hated them as a kid and now I love ’em! My funniest mishap was this one time when I followed a magazine article and used a mayonaise hair mask. It was gross and so hard to wash out!

  6. My funniest beauty mishap was when I rubbed my eye and mascara ran and my son thought someone gave me a black eye!

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  7. Use q-tips to apply that makeup when you run out of shadow brushes. It’s the easiest way out. =)

  8. I put on makeup that doesn’t match my skin color to try to cover up my acne, didn’t look good and probably irritated the acne too. Thanks for the tips and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  9. I do not have a daughter to share with but one secret I have learned about keeping your hair shiny is when you wash the last rinse should be with very cool water, it helps get the soap out and cool water closes the hair cuticles up to make it smooth and shiny.

  10. My best advice is to keep blotters in your purse for wiping off excess oil, especially during the teen years. SAVED MY LIFE in high school!

  11. I don’t yet have a daughter to pass on my wisdom, but I believe that spf protection on our face is essential

  12. When we were younger my sister stole my liptsick and smeared it all over her face, and she thought she looked pretty. It was too funny.

  13. Always use sun screen even if your skin is naturally dark. Dark skin is no protection against the sun.

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