It’s Back!

Good evening, everyone!

I just got back from a trip to the mall. My mom’s birthday is next week, and I needed to pick up some presents for the birthday girl. We’re big on birthdays in my family. We go all out with streamers, confetti, wall decorations, balloons, etc etc. Last year we threw a Mexican-themed party for my mom’s birthday. We even picked out these uber-cool mustaches and played music by a mariachi band. (How funny do I look in this picture??)

This could probably be used as blackmail against me!
The party planners: my brother, dad, and I!

We haven’t decided on a theme for this year, yet. My brother suggested a gangsta theme where we would wear “bling” around our necks and my dad could get a tattoo sleeve. I suggested a Ke$ha theme, to which my dad responded, “What is a kesha?” (Hahaha). I was kidding about Ke$ha, but I will let you know what we decide!

Anyways, back to the reason I’m writing this post! At the mall today, I learned that one of my favorite products is back in stores after being discontinued last year. I could have jumped for JOY I was so excited! It’s the “Hold it Right There – After-Sun Tan Extender” by Bath & Body Works. The old bottle looks like this:

I have been rationing my use of this product since they discontinued it. I had one bottle left, from last summer. This stuff is amazing! It has a fresh, beachy scent and does a great job of moisturizing my legs without making them feel greasy. The product is called “After-Sun Tan Extender” because it contains aloe vera and antioxidants to soothe your skin after you’ve been in the sun. The back of the bottle says, “Once you achieve the perfect tan, you’ll of course want to keep your pasty, pale friends jealous as long as possible.” That may be really funny, but this stuff actually does preserve and extend the life of your tan. I love using it on my whole body after a day in the sun!

I was pretty upset when I realized that they discontinued the product. However, I went in Bath & Body Works today to get something for my mom and guess what! IT’S BACK!!!!! It’s SO brand spankin’ new that they don’t even have it online yet.

The sales lady told me that they re-packaged the product, but it is the same exact indulgent body lotion that it was before. I snagged two… one for my mother and one for me πŸ˜‰ And I couldn’t be more excited! If you need some new lotion, you should really try this stuff!!! It’s perfect for summer.

Oh, and one more thing I’m excited about..


Who will be watching The Bachelorette tonight? 

Have a great night everyone!

Love, Caitlin

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  1. I will be buying that lotion next time I am at the mall:)!

  2. Your photos are cute! I have to try this lotion. Thanks for the tip!

  3. I love that you guys do birthday themes! Fun:-) Also, I can't wait for the Bachelorette!!!

  4. Awh it's always fun planning parties. I cannot wait to see what this years theme is. My fiancΓ©'s bday is coming up and I might have to use your mustache idea!

  5. I'm going to have to go check out that lotion! I think a gangsta party would be so funny! I love the picture of you with the stache–too funny!

  6. First off–I love that your family has so much fun with birthdays–the mustache is great and your hair is SOO GORGEOUS in that top picture! Second, I am going to have to try that lotion–I get super dark in the summertime, but lose my tan fast in the fall–anything that will help extend it is good in my book. And finally, I did watch The Bachelorette, however, my friends and I were giggling/chatting so much through it that I'm going to have to re-watch it online–there are some serious cuties this season though, and I can already tell Ashley is going to annoy me, haha! Hope you've had a good start to your week!

  7. Anonymous

    Love the pic! Also, I had to laugh at, "What's a Kesha?" I could see my Dad saying the exact same thing!

  8. I have that lotion too! Though I hardly get to use it cuz I live in Oregon and the sun doesn't show too much πŸ™ Just this morning though I was thinking that Bath and Body works semi-annual sale is coming up! Yay!