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A Mother’s Glow // Palm Beach Tan Giveaway

May 4, 2016

Sunless Spray Tan Tips

Mother Daughter

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and I’m excited to partner with Palm Beach Tan!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother Daughter

Mother’s make the world go round, and I owe a lot to my Mother!  I love celebrating my mom on Mother’s Day since she is always serving us.  It is always great to give her a break and celebrate and serve her!  My mom is a mom of six kids all born less than 9 years apart!  And, their are no twins in my family, I don’t know how she did it?!  She has done so much for all of her kids over the years, and she still does so much for us and all her grandkids too!

Grandmother and Granddaugher

Grandma and Grandchild

My kids know that when they go to Grandma’s house, she is going to spoil them rotten with little gifts, and take them to a movie or out for ice cream!

Mother's Day

Some of our best features were passed down to us from our mothers!  I inherited several things from my mother like; drive, passion for cooking good food, work ethic, and determination.  But, I have also inherited a few special beauty traits from my mother.  Even with my father being French, my mother and I still have very similar noses, cheek bones, lips, teeth and skin!

How to Get the Perfect Sunless Spray Tan

My mom was, and still is always teaching me to take care of my skin!  Sun protection was always a topic of conversation, and she always taught me to try to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen and proper sun care.

Sometimes, it’s nice to get that sun glow, but without the dangers of sun exposure.  I recently have been trying some sunless tanning options, and I’m not sure what took me so long!  Having a sunless tan even in the winter months has been so nice, and has made me feel more confident and my skin looks so much better with a healthy glow!  I have made it a part of my regular beauty routine because I just love how great my skin looks with a little natural looking color!

Palm Beach Tan is the largest indoor tanning company with more than 400 locations nationwide!  They offer the latest and best spray tanning systems and skincare products!  They are the world leader in sunless tanning, and offer the latest Mystic Tan, and VersaSpa spray tanning systems.

Sunless Spray Tan Tips

I wanted to share with you some Tips to Getting and Keeping the Perfect Sunless Spray Tan:

  • Before you go: Shower, Shave, and exfoliate your skin.
  • Go Clean: Avoid using any moisturizers and lotions not formulated for sunless tanning before your sunless session.
  • No Barriers: Avoid any perfumes or make-up that are barriers for absorption.
  • What to Wear: Be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing to your session.  Anything too tight can rub off your tanning solution.
  • Wait: Be sure to wait at least 4 hours before bathing, swimming, showering or coming in contact with water.
  • Wait to Sweat:  Avoid engaging in activities that cause you to sweat heavily until your tan has fully developed. (at least 4 hours)
  • Moisturize: Moisturize daily with post-sinless products.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be set to get the perfect longer lasting sunless tan!


I’m excited to team up with Palm Beach Tan to offer a free sunless spray tanning session to FIVE of my readers at the Palm Beach Tan location of their choice!  AND, ONE grand-prize winner will receive a free three-month Diamond Premier Membership for themselves, and a beautiful flower arrangement to send to their Mom!

All you have to do to enter is: (Enter in the form below)

  1. Leave a comment and share with me the special beauty traits you inherited from your mother!
  2. Add email and name below to unlock bonus entries!
  3. For additional entries head over to my Instagram (@armelle_blog) and enter there as well!

Giveaway will end May 10 at midnight!  I will randomly pick the winners, and contact them on May 11th!

Best of Luck, and Happy Mother’s Day!!

This post is sponsored by Palm Beach Tan, the world leader in sunless tanning. 

Click here to view this promotion.

Best Mother’s Day Gifts

April 23, 2016

Personalized Mother's Day Cards from Minted

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is in just two short weeks, and I am partnering with Minted to show you some of the Best Mother’s Day Gifts for the special ladies in your life!  And, lucky have it, Minted is having 15% off sitewide through Monday April 25th at 11:59 pm PT with code SPRING16.  Minted offers a great selection of personalized gifts for Mother’s, including: Mother’s Day greeting cards, beautiful artwork, home decor, and stationary.

Best Mother's Day Gifts from MintedMother's Day Gift Ideas Celebrating motherhood, those that are mothers, those that mother, and positively contribute to the lives of others, it really is such a special day.  The role of a Mother is such a beautiful and special calling, and often times a thank-less job.  I love having an entire day dedicated to celebrating, and being thankful for Mother’s!

Mothers Day Greeting Cards

There are so many ways to show the Mother’s in your life that you love and appreciate them, and a little gift for yourself doesn’t hurt either.

Here are a few of the Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

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Mothers Day Wishes

  • Personalized Mother’s Day Greeting Cards  I loved creating a photo card for my mom for Mother’s Day!  I chose the Flower Photo Card from Minted by Atlethea and Ruth.  It was super easy to customize, and add my personal photos, and add my own personal Mother’s Day wishes and more custom photos on the inside of the card. And, the best part is, it was only $5.99!
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  • Give the Give of Art– Beautiful artwork is always a great gift idea for the Mother’s in your life.  Surround her with beautiful art work or custom photo gifts that celebrate special moments are something to celebrate and frame to enjoy each and every day.  I loved this Color Gloss Art Print by Kelli Hall.  It’s the perfect feminine piece that comes professionally framed and ready for gifting to that special lady.
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  • Give the gift of a relaxing time–  Throw a relaxing brunch, serve desserts and drinks, or even dinner for all the special mother’s in your life.  You can create a beautiful custom invitation on Minted, and have them over for a good time.
    Mother's Day Gift Ideas
  • Wrap it up special.  Packaging is always the first impression.  If you want to make the mother in your life feel extra special, be sure to take a few minutes to wrap your gift with care.  I love the beautiful custom wrapping paper.  For the special ladies in my life, I chose the simple snaptshot floral wrapping paper by Alethea and Ruth, coincidentally the same designer as the custom card I chose.
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  • Add a special touch of linens, and give the gift of home decor.  Minted has a lovely selection of table linens, and home decor items like curtains, pillows, napkins, and even fabric.  Give the gift of home decor, or customize your Mother’s Day table for your relaxing party.

I love the beautiful selections of gift items for Mother’s Day from Minted.  There are so many amazing independent artists that bring endlessly fresh and truly unique art that you won’t find anywhere else.

And, don’t forget!  Minted is having 15% off sitewide through Monday April 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm PT with code SPRING16.  Don’t forget to grab a little something for yourself too!  You deserve it!

Mothers Day Greeting Cards

Happy Mother’s Day!

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This post is sponsored by Minted:  An online marketplace of independent designers and artists. 

All photos by me

Easter Dresses for Little Girls

March 1, 2016

Easter Dresses for Little Girls

21 Easter Dresses for Little Girls //

Can you believe that Easter is less than a month away?!  I wanted to be sure to help you out in case you are looking for some cute Easter dresses for little girls, toddlers, and babies or infants.  I have browsed the internet for hours and hours to bring you the cutest finds out there this year, including some of the most amazing companies owned by local creative,  talented hardworking mothers!

One of my favorite parts about Easter is picking out a special Easter dress for my little Norah, and dressing her up for church on Easter Sunday.  I love to see all the little girls in their Easter Dresses!  I tend to favor florals for Easter, but I also love a touch of solid and stripes!

Here’s a round-up of my most favorite Spring dresses I found while searching all of my favorite stores!

Happy (Easter) Shopping!  (this post contains affiliate links)

1. Tea Collection Wrap Dress | 2.  Alice & Ames Polka Dot Ballet Dress |  3. Genuine by Oshkosh Dress (Target) |  4. H&M Gingham Shirt Dress | 5. Wren and James Willow Pinafore | 6.  Genuine Kids Jacquard Weave Dress (Target)  |  7.  Genuine Striped Tweed Dress (Target)  |  8. Hum Stitchery Elsa Vee Dress in Yellow Flower  |   9. Crewcuts Sateen Ruby Striped Dress  |  10.  Olive Juice Polly Tennis Dress   |  11. Dream Catcher Baby Pink with Gold Bow Dress  |  12.  Next Multi Floral Printed Shift Dress  |  13. Gap Floral Dress  | 14.  Alice & Ames Ballet Dress in Lilac  |  15. Shop Arc Camp Dress |  16. Crewcuts Liberty Tresco Floral Dress |  17.  Cherokee Striped Lawn Dress  18. Next Print Dress |  19.  Carter’s Floral Poplin Dress  |  20.  Hum Stitchery Elsa Vee Dress |  21.  Mini Boden Pretty Smocked Dress

Be sure to check out more Easter posts from Armelle Blog here.