When you hear, “St Tropez” what comes to mind? Yes, it’s a magnificent little island in the south of France. Yes, Jay-Z and Beyonce are frequently seen jumping off huge yachts anchored off it’s golden beaches.
When I think of St Tropez I daydream about the amazing tan I would get if I got the opportunity to go. However, I can’t and the next best thing is to look like I’ve gone and that’s where a particular self-tanning range comes into play, which of course is aptly titled….St Tropez.
St Tropez has been the world leader in sunless tanning for the past decade and attracts unrivaled press acclaim and celebrity endorsement. What sets them apart is their luxurious approach to self-tanning and the fact that after a St Tropez tan, people won’t ask you where you got your tan, they’ll know….St Tropez!
If you can’t go to St Tropez then you can definitely fake it, and fake it very realistically, with their assortment of luxury mousses, lotions and sprays.
Here are a few of their most popular products.
Instant Glow Wash Off Body Lotion
This hydrating body lotion delivers a beautiful, instant and natural looking tan that washes off with soap and water. Free from a tanning agent, the lotion is non-transferrable so you can tan and go!
Everyday Gradual Tan Body
This enriched, nourishing body moisturizer cleverly combines serious skin care benefits with a healthy touch of bronze. Infused with soothing aloe vera, this lotion will help give you smoother skin while building a gradual golden tan, every day.
Self Tan Bronzing Mousse
This super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse delivers the ultra-even, all-over tan you’ve always wanted. Infused with conditioning aloe vera and long-lasting color, you’ll have a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that dries in an instant.Read More »
It's the season of dry skin and slowly watching our summer tans fade to pasty nonexistence. If you can't go on a vacation during the holiday season they why not bring the sun to those you love by getting them one of these fabulous St Tropez Tanning Sets? St Tropez is the world's leader in sunless tanning and offers a natural bronze color, easy and non messy application and a great smell! With Christmas approaching in a few short weeks these kits below make the perfect stocking stuffer and is a kind way of saying "You really look better with a tan." Haha!
Get The Look Instant Tan Kit - This is the ideal kit for a woman who's constantly on the go and needs something quick and easy. This kit comes with a Wash Off Body Lotion, Wash Off Face Lotion and Rose Illuminator to accent your tan with a gorgeous glow along your decolletage and cheek bones. Perfect for last minute tanning, this can be applied in just a few minutes and you're out the door. No mess.
Get The Look Party Tan Kit - For the party girl who wants her deep tan back. Includes St Tropez award winning product Bronzing Mousse, Instant Glow for Face, and of course Rose Illuminator for added luminosity.
Taster Collection Kit - For your jetsetter girlfriend who needs mini-me St Tropez products that are travel friendly. Prior to your vacation or perhaps you want to deepen your vacation tan even more then this kit comes with a small Bronzing Lotion, Tan Optimizer Body Polish and Tan Optimizer Body Moisturizer all safely inside it's own costmetic bag.
Get The Look Radiant Tan Kit - Get a beautiful and natural tan with this easy to use at home tanning kit. Comes with a Gradual Tan Body in Light Medium, a Gradual Tan Face in Light Medium and an after-use bag. All together this kit has a $60 value.
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I hate packing for vacations. I stress over all the different scenarios I might wish I had brought this and that, to the point that I overpack with butloads of clothes I never end up wearing. The same goes with beauty products and especially makeup. Am I really going to want to to a smokey eye to a beachside, picnic table resteraunt in the Carribean? No. Vacations are really about feeling beautiful and free and not wanting to spend all that extra time fluffing and primping in the morning when I could be relaxing. In saying that, I still want to look and feel beautiful, however there are products we can use to minimize time but also ensure our skin, hair and makeup are well looked after and not being neglected. Vacations are no reason to totally let yourselves go ladies...
Here is a list of our must have beauty products to take with you on vacation:
Adara Coconut Oil-Purely organic and uber-nourishing, this Coconut Oil is a saviour for healing sunburnt skin as well as being an overall skin conditioner. Use
it in your hair as a conditioning treatment as well!
If you’re going on a vacation this spring, be sure to pamper yourself before you leave. Winter conditions can ravage your skin and hair. Avoid feeling less fabulous than you actually are – prepare for your spring break by following these tips.
Your skin is probably already parched due to winter dryness. Combine this with the damaging effects of air travel, and you could end up looking positively reptilian just when you should be feeling absolutely gorgeous. It’s not unusual for humidity levels in pressurized airplane cabins to hover around 25 percent. Only desert dwellers are used to that kind of arid environment. Therefore, be sure to drink plenty of water during and before the flight to keep your skin looking plump and healthy.
Additionally, it’s smart to treat yourself to a pre-vacation skin spa. Exfoliating and deeply moisturizing your skin before you leave will help offset the desiccation of air travel and winter dryness. For a natural exfoliation experience, try mixing sweet almond oil with sugar or coffee grinds. Once the dead skin cells of winter have been sloughed away, apply a rich moisturizer.Read More »
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Warm days and the bright summer sun can remind you how ghostly pale your legs may look. Before putting on your favorite bathing suit and laying out a beach towel, remember that there’s a healthier way to get the bronzed glow you’ve always wanted. The answer comes in a bottle of St. Tropez spray tan, the self-tanner of the stars.
Regardless of your age, for every minute you expose yourself to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the higher your risk for developing skin cancer. The sun and salon tanning beds expose you UVA and UVB rays that damage your skin, cause premature aging, loosen its elasticity, give you wrinkles and cause brown spots. Furthermore, those who use a tanning bed have a 74 percent greater chance of developing melanoma than those who don’t, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Never think you are too young to develop skin cancer, because even women in their 20s can fall victim to the disease.Read More »
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Summertime is usually when your social schedule doubles with barbecues, housewarmings, picnics and more taking up all your free time. When you're in a rush from work things like touching up your tan or applying lipstick can be a problem when you're in a rush and these are certainly things we shouldn't be trying to attempt when driving, although I've seen a lot worse. The one area I want to look amazing in my scalloped shorty shorts is of course my legs. They really look longer and leaner with a bit of color which is why I turn to St Tropez Self Tan Perfect Legs Spray. This aerosol spray is easy to pop in your purse for a last minute tanning sesh and in a few sprays gives your legs instant color and an airbrushed, natural looking glow. Think if it as makeup for your legs, it washes off when you want it to and is perfect for all skin tones!
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Achieving a fake tan flawlessly is trickier than it may appear. Extra steps taken pre-treatment can greatly improve the way a spray-on tan rests upon the skin. Remember those annoying dark patches that appear on knees and elbows? If you were to exfoliate prior to self tanning and apply a dab of moisturizer afterwards to those areas where we tend to get a buildup of dry skin then chances are lessened that color will cling to those areas and darken. These kind of tips were the subject in Allure magazine's feature on getting a flawless professional spray tan.
For those who want to forego a salon visit, there are many great at home products to choose from like St Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Mousse. The leader in sunless tanning, St Tropez's Mousse glides on effortlessly and conditions the skin with aloe vera while providing a natural gorgeous bronze. No need to worry about the horrible smell that typically comes with sunless tanning because of their trademarked Aromaguard technology that eliminates smell by 70% and instead gives a refreshing and subtle fragrance. Hope these tips help you achieve the most effective and beautiful sunless tan all year round!
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If you agonize over which beauty products to purchase for fear they're not going to hold up to their claims or just plain get stressed sifting through the aisles in your beauty store then once a year a beauty bible of sorts comes out to narrow down the best of the best. Allure magazine's 'Best of Beaty Awards' for 2012 just came out with beauty editors narrowing down their must have products per category. If the editors are going nuts for it, you can be pretty sure it's going to be a no fail purchase. One type of product that is always a little worrisome are self tanners. Nobody wants to be or orange or streaky so Allure selected some of their tried and tested favorites which happen to include St Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse and Self Tan Dark Bronzing Lotion. Both of these have been developed with advanced formulations that tailor to your individual skintone to give you the deepest natural jet set tan you've ever seen!
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More than 1,600 SELF Magazine readers tested 1,505 new beauty products launched this year, and the results are in! Check out the b-glowing.com brand products that won 2013 Healthy Beauty Awards!
Best All-Around Conditioner:
Fekkai Advanced PrX Reparatives Conditioner - Transform your hair into silky-soft locks with this lightweight, nourishing conditioner. We love this product because it not only removes product build-up, but also strengthens against breakage. Combine with Protein Rx Reparative Shampoo for best results.
Best Body Self-Tanner:
St. Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse - It seems St. Tropez products are constantly winning 'Best Of' awards. This lightweight, easy-to-apply self tanner was developed with advanced formulations and innovative technology to adapt to your individual skin tone. We love the long-lasting, streak-free color that delivers a natural-looking tan with just one application. Combine with the St. Tropez Tanning Mitt to keep hands stain-free.
Best Antiacne Cleanser:
Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser - This soap-free deep cleanser eliminates impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Perfect for oily and blemish-prone skin, Cleanance is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. We love the PH balance this product provides! Follow with Cleanance Emulsion Lotion to regulate overproduction of oil throughout the day.
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Celebrities have the best access to the best brands. But here’s a secret: so do you!
She Finds is dishing on the “50 Beauty Products Celebrities Can’t Live Without,” and b-glowing brands are among the chosen ones.
LaLicious Sugar Kiss Scrub, picked by Emma Roberts: It’s a b-glowing staff favorite, too! A perfect combination of citrus, rose, and vanilla is an absolute treat for your senses. Plus, it’s a moisturizing exfoliator that you can simply rub on then rinse before stepping out of the shower. It’s natural and hydrating, so you can even skip your post-shower lotion application (you’ll smell amazing).
Editor’s Note: After rinsing the scrub away, you can achieve a close shave for silky smooth results.
Rosebud Salve, picked by Selena Gomez: It does everything you’d expect from a great lip balm: moisturizes and calms for more kissable lips. But what makes it special is its ability to heal skin irritation and sooth minor burns. It’s not pucker exclusive; you can use it on dry elbows, nail cuticles, knees, or even for diaper rash! Which begs the question, would a Rose by any other name smell as sweet (or do as much)?
St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Gel, picked by Carrie Underwood: Streaking is a verb—not an adjective to describe your tan. With St. Tropez’s Self-Tan Bronzing Gel, this holds true, as you’ll achieve the perfect glow for days, without leaving behind any evidence.
WEI Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pads, picked by Demi Moore: Demi makes aging look easy (and practically nonexistent). With Wei’s Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pads, you, too, can tackle dehydration, sagginess, dullness, redness, and loss of elasticity. The travel friendly pads are suitable for even the most-sensitive skin, and you’ll see results in just 10 minutes.Read More »