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Self Tanner Tips and Tricks

Avoid self tanning trauma with these top tips from Self Magazine. By now we are all aware of the sun’s damaging rays and realize how extremely detrimental they can be to our skin; causing age spots and skin cancer. So much so that we would never (yes NEVER) leave the house without some SPF on. But can a girl still lose the pasty pale look without sacrificing the health of her skin?

Sure with self tanner. And I’m not talking that ancient orange glow from years back when you used to (OMG- ick!) put sun-in in your hair either. I’m talking a golden brown that give you that sun-kissed skin that’s perfectly divine. Self tanners have come a long way baby.

This video features Leah Wyar from Self Magazine talking about the self-tanners on the market. Here are her picks:

1. Neutrogena Sheer Body Tint, $10- body bronzer, washes off like makeup. * mousse consistency spreads easily.

2. Lancaster Silk Bronze Moisturizing Milk, $22- creamy consistency that goes on easily, has SPF 6. * not too dark, so it’s good for those with fair skin.

3. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $29 – good for people with oily skin. * lightweight gel with quick drying time. One of my favorites too!

4. Sunfx Instant Spray-on Tan, $43 * aerosol spray is good for someone who wants to do the whole body. * has a “mystic tan” result for someone who likes a rich color.

5. Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer, $8 * the gradual glow builds every day. * improves skin’s elasticity.

6. Estee Lauder Body Performance Golden Naturally Radiant Moisturizer, $35 * daily moisturizer with a low level of self-tanner ingredient, DHA. * citrus scent.

Leah also has tips for expert self-tanner application:

Feet and Hands: Moisture in advance to preempt overdarkening.on your ankles and knuckles. Coat finger/toenails with Vaseline to avoid stain. Always scrub palms afterward.

Knees and Elbows: These are naturally darker areas, so they pick up the color more intensely. Sloughing and extra moisturizing the day before will help. Use a gentle pumice.

Shoulders and Back: No partner? Buy a long-handled foam sponge to reach your back. This is a good time to use TINTED formulas so you can see what’s happening.


Flawless Skin with MARK

I’m loving MARK makeup right now. It’s super inexpensive but super high quality – the best of both worlds. Plus, with Lauren Conrad as a spokesperson, it’s getting a lot of attention lately, so I had to try it! Think of MARK as Avon’s fashion-forward hip, younger sibling. In this video, Cynde Watson will demonstrate the best way to achieve a flawless complexion in three simple steps. With expert tips like these, you’ll get a fabulous finish every time. MARK my words, you’re skin will look Just perfect!

No Makeup Makeup Tips

If you think all of our favorite starlets leave the house looking fab without any makeup, guess again! These quick tips from Jamie Melbourne for Ford Models will help you look ‘naturally’ beautiful with this minimal approach to makeup. Think chapstick and moisturizer, and a few expert tips. Shhh, no one will know your secret!

Runway Hair by Redken

Redken helps bring out what hair can be and has partnered with Ford Models for the fashion and beauty experience during the Canadian model search.

Makeup Tips: 1950s Glam ala Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of glamour and grace and has been a beloved style icon since she was discovered. Her long, glamorous lashes and cat-eyed eyliner has been admired and copied by Hollywood starlets from Natalie Portman to Scarlett Johansson to Gwen Stefani and many stars in between. In this video from video jug, make-up artist Jo Reid shows you how to recreate this iconic retro look made famous by Audrey Hepburn. Sometimes you just need to go for the glamour girl look and become your own Holly Golightly.

Makeup Tips: Best of Stila Kit

If you’re a Stila lover, you’ll go gaga over the Best of Stila Kit. I’ve swooned over the kit myself, yet I’m not always 100% sure how to use all of the products to create that “I’m just naturally gorgeous” look. Never one to give up, I searched the internet to find some professional makeup tips and tricks and tada: Makeup artist Lauren from California Cosmetics demonstrates her expert techniques using the entire kit. Stop by her channel on YouTube and you’ll be one of her followers for sure!

Her application tips are easy to follow and her beautiful results are EXACTLY what you’re looking for – glowing and gorgeous without that too much makeup look. Thanks Lauren! For just $40 bucks you can channel you’re inner supermodel and create an entire new look with the cosmetic basics that can be worn all year round. They don’t call it a “best of” kit for nothing, Stila is stellar!

Products used: Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, Stila Convertible Color in Peony, Stila Eyeshadow In Kitten, Stila Convertible Eye Color in Onyx, Stila Major Lash, Stila Brown Sugar Lip Glaze.

4 Minutes by Madonna

Sneak a peek at 4 Minutes by Madonna. I grew up with her music (and her antics!) and she still continues to keep my attention and my admiration. I love her creativity, longevity and style. She’s such a creative force, kudos on the new video Madge!

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