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April, 17, 2014

Natural Glow…

jcrew-white-eyelet-dress mac-ruby-red-lipstick red-tory-burch-spring-bagjergens-natural-glow red-tory-burch-bag-double-zip red-tory-burch-bag white-eyelet-jcrew-dressDress: J.Crew (on sale!) | Sandals: J.Crew | Bag: Tory Burch (love the neutral version too) | Glasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: David Yurman, Capwell | Lips: Russian Red by mac

With spring in full-swing and the weather warming up, I’ve officially packed away my winter wardrobe and replaced it with sandals, short sleeves and dresses. The winters are brutally cold here in SLC so my skin rarely sees the light of day. However, in spring and summer, my legs and arms are exposed daily, which means it’s essential to have a glow. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen my five-day skin transformation from using Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer everyday. This lotion has been my secret to a natural-looking color since high school and one of the only skin products I’ve used consistently from the time I was 15. If your skin is needing a major tan from winter, pick up a bottle of Jergens (I get mine at Walgreens) you’ll start to see results in a matter of days! Let me know if you love it as much as I do.


Application Tips:

Right after you shower, apply lotion. I let it dry while I do my makeup and hair.

Go easy on your knees and ankles. I start at my calfs and work my way up to my knees then down to my ankles.

Rub it in evenly, covering all areas you are applying the moisturizer.

Wash your hands after application.

xo, Rach

This post was sponsored by Jergens. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  1. Sofia says:

    Yeah!1 Spring has sprung in Utah. What a beautiful location to take pictures. Great look on today.


  2. I’ve been wanting to try this! Gorgeous dress!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  3. Leanne says:

    Such a gorgeous red and white combo, Rach!

    Love from South Africa

  4. Enn Franco says:

    In love with that dress! Very gentle and fresh!

  5. Natalil says:

    Can’t go wrong with black-white combinations :)

  6. Mira says:

    Wow it looks so natural and beautiful. Love to try it :D

    xx Mira

  7. Fran says:

    I love how the reds go together and offset the white. Perfect for spring without being all pastels. I do have to ask, was this a sponsored post? I would just hate for you to get in trouble for not disclosing that!

  8. sasa says:

    Looks awesome! Have to try it:)

    New on

  9. Love the red + white together! Those sandals I’d live in if I could! And yes… yay for warmer weather but I’m all about faking it to get rid of these pale legs!!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

  10. Kate says:

    There’s nothing better than a faux glow! No need to lie out in the sun or risk the harmful effects. I love Jergens. Use it all the time!

  11. My mom has been raving about Jergen’s for years too! I’ve become obsessed with Sun Labs tanning lotion, but Jergens is convenient since they sell it at most retailers. I’m a huge fan of protecting my skin from sun damage so I’m all about a faux glow!

  12. Jourdin says:

    This dress is perfection!

  13. Love the mesh sleeved dress! The pop of color with the gorgeous red sandal is a perfect match! Love the look.

  14. Agi says:

    Gorgeous dress. Loving the red sandals.


  15. Katy Amezcua says:

    You are so pretty! I absolutely love your style, this red + white combo is perfect! xo

  16. The red really seems to glow with the white dress, beautiful!


  17. Love says:

    The pops of reds are so gorgeous, love how they all seem to be the exact same shade!

  18. kelsey says:

    this is lovely! i need a summer tan so badly but am always afraid of using self-tanner!
    ladies in navy

  19. Kristi says:

    I already love this lotion and I’m so happy that they’re making it in a larger size now! Beautiful white dress!

  20. Dana says:

    A really gorgeous look and photos :)

  21. Lovely look! I am all about the bright pops of red… I’m obsessed with the Jergens moisturizer too :) Such a great drugstore product.

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

  22. Maggie says:

    I love this dress! Such a cute look, especially with those red accessories. I am going to have to try that lotion!


  23. Jess says:

    Love it! I’ve always used a gradual tan/tinted moisturizer on my legs, can’t be without it!

  24. Franziska says:

    I’ve used Jergens on and off for years. I like the results but not always a fan of the smell. May be worth it for just a few days though..

    On a side note, I think you forgot to include that this was a sponsored post. I would just hate for you to get in trouble for not including that!

  25. Laura says:

    Love the pop of red! Just bought this dress in yellow and can’t wait to wear it! Looks darling on you!

  26. I love Natural Glow – I’m super pale with dark hair and it’s the only sunless tanner that hasn’t turned me streaky and orange. I don’t use it all the time because I don’t love the smell, but for those days when I don’t want to be super pasty, it’s great.

  27. Darcy says:

    I purchased this after seeing it on your Instagram last week! I have only used it twice but I am excited to see the results!

  28. Adrienne says:

    Love the pops of red! :)
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

  29. Ashley says:

    Love the white and red; the combo has me dreaming of 4th of July… xx

  30. Kimberly Ann says:

    I love this outfit! That bag is amazing. And I love jergens products – so natural looking


  31. Huong says:

    A perfect Spring look, Rach! So refreshing and the pops of red/pink is so heavenly! So simple yet so put together! You strike again! XO

  32. Emma Fox says:

    Love white + red together – looks great!

  33. Rose says:

    Beautiful dress! I can imagine it being so versatile!! Love the amazing additions of red with your sandals, bag and lips!!

  34. LOVE Jergens! My favorite self tanner! You look adorable in that ensemble as well :)

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

  35. Whenever I see red lips I think of you! Love your pops of red. And you definitely look tanner!


  36. Liz says:

    Love the eyelet details of your dress!

    Liz @

  37. Hmm I don’t really see the difference in tan, but I guess it works if you say so :) bdw LOVE the red bag!

  38. Paige says:

    I am totally going to try this! My legs are scary white right now!


  39. Rach I started using that moisturizer again after seeing it on your insta! My legs aren’t pale anymore!! Thank you :)
    Michelle xo

  40. Andrea says:

    Love those casual red sandals…perfect for vacations where a lot of walking is involved!


  41. Emily says:

    I’m obsessed with this dress! And your pops of red are always fab. XO

  42. Sofia says:

    Love the combination of white and red :)


  43. I saw your pics on Instagram and decided to give it try. I am on day 3 and I already see a difference! Great product and it smells very pleasant. Thanks for sharing!

  44. Tammy says:

    Dress is so cute! Perfect for spring and summer.

  45. Miss Pippi says:

    I love your sandals! Lovely tan!

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    after looking at many of the articles I realized it’s new to me.

    Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  47. Marissa says:

    I am going to have to get some of this stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  48. Elke says:

    It is so great to see you promoting safe tanning! Tanning beds truly are awful for you, and you can get such a great glow without them I do not understand people’s reasoning! And of course, you look gorgeous as always!
    Keep up the great work love!



  49. Monica says:

    I love how you always match your outfits so perfectly with the perfect shades and this red lipstick is gorgeous x

  50. Makayla says:

    Red is always a good color for a pop!

  51. meg says:

    Are you wearing an undershirt? If so, where is it from?

    • Rachel Parcell says:


      I usually have on an undershirt. I get mine from Nordstrom, DownEast and modbod. :) In this outfit I’m wearing a white DownEast one.

      xo, Rach

  52. Heather says:

    Love a natural glow! I am going to get some next time I am at the store!

  53. Melissa says:

    Love this outfit and this post! So cute how you showed the progress :)



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  54. Susan says:

    Thanks for the tips; I’ve never had much luck with tanner but trying to break free of tanning beds for skin health so I truly appreciate it, & as usual the entire outfit rocks!

  55. Christine says:

    Just bought a bottle today! I never knew if this worked so I appreciate seeing your testimonial and transformation pictures. Can’t wait to try it tonight!

  56. Katie Albury says:

    Great photographs! I love using Dove’s daily gradual tanner!
    Katie x

  57. nikki says:

    those red sandals are so cute!!


Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!