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 »
The art of tanning, or should I say self-tanning, is a very serious matter. Many people give up, and put their skin through the dangers of tanning beds because they think finding a self tanner that will duplicate a real tan simply doesn't exist.
It used to be an hour long ordeal with a loofah, making sure you covered every bare inch of skin, and then over the course of seven hours you begin to notice an aroma similar to Chinese food coming from your pores. Those times have past us and over the years great self tanning brands have come out that take the stink, the streakage, and the anxiety over fake tanning out to sea. One of those brands is called TanTowel.Read More »
Winter is right around the corner and this is the time we tend to hibernate, putting on a few pounds for extra warmth, and generally feeling not so great about yourself... at least if you're me and live for the summer. Now is the time we need self tanners more than ever to help us look like we didn't really gain that extra bit of insulation. One brand that gives an oh-so-natural coloring is Xen Tan, which you may have heard a lot about on TV and in the press. If you love everything Hollywood, then feel safe this brand is known as a favorite of the tinsel town elite.
With an arrray of sunless sprays and lotions to choose from, you simply choose your tan of choice and away you go to trimmer thighs and camoflaged cellulite. Not to mention, many of our customers have spoken about the wonderful scent it leaves behind. It's hard to find sunless tanning products that don't get stinkier by the hour you have it on.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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Not a fan of the aroma of self tanners in general? XEN-TAN has come up with an answer for self tan-orexics such as myself with it's latest addition, Scent Secure Gold. This tinted moisturizer adorned with 24 karat gold leaf will give your skin a sunkissed glow and slight color while eliminating sunnless tanning odor and nourishing your summer skin with oil free hydration. XEN-TAN is one of the leaders in sunless tanning and their Scent Secure Gold will quickly become the perfect companion to enhance your sunless tan and give it the chi-chi 24 karat gold treatment!
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What do Laura Dern, Kim Kardashian, Penelope Cruz, Kelly Osbourne, singer Brandy and Eva Longoria all have in common? They all fake it for the red carpet with St. Tropez body products. Modern celebs who want to maintain the health of their luscious-looking skin opt for St. Tropez spray tans instead of the sun’s rays for an instant glow.
When you use St. Tropez body products correctly, you can create a natural glow based on your skin type. An even better perk is that the cost of a St. Tropez product is less expensive than a couple of sessions in a UV tanning bed.Read More »
In the world of tanning creams and lotions, the latest is the St. Tropez spray tan in the form of a mousse. There are two types of mousse products from this line to give you a perfect, natural glow – the Everyday Gradual Tan Mousse and the Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. The foam is so simple to use that the hottest celebrities (like Penelope Cruz and Kim Kardashian) wear it before hitting the red carpet. The price is so affordable you don’t have to get a second job just to nab a bottle for yourself.
To get your own celebrity-like tan, take a shower in the evening and exfoliate your skin. Don’t forget about your knees, elbows, feet and ankles because the skin in those areas is particularly rough. When you’re completely dry, pull up your hair. (If you have light-colored hair, dab some moisturizer along your eyebrows and hairline.)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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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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Treat your skin to a streak-free tan without clogging your pores. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Face Lotion hydrates your skin, while providing a natural bronze color. We love that this self tanner is specially formulated for the delicate skin on the face. It's lightweight and gives a natural-looking hue - no Oompa Loompas here!
Ready to give your face that craved, sun-kissed glow? Here are our helpful hints to get achieve a natural look.
- Exfoliate your skin first and follow with sunscreen.
- Using the St. Tropez Applicator Mitt for Face, apply the Self Tan Bronzing Face Lotion in light sweeping motions, blending at hairline and neck.
- Wipe access product with tissue around eyebrows and any other facial hair.
- Allow to dry, then apply with moiturizer and makeup of choice.
- Wash hands immediately after application.
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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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Bridal season is HERE! Whether you are walking down the aisle, giving the bride away, or stuffing down mini quiche as a guest, our 'Blushing Bride Beauty' giveaway will get you prepped and ready for all the wedding-related festivities ahead.
Valued at $269, we're giving ONE lucky winner four of our top beauty picks from b-glowing.com brands GlamGlow, He-Shi, Kevyn Aucoin, and Vapour Organic Beauty. These 'get ready' essentials will have you looking fabulous for any special occasion you have coming up.
GlamGlow Mud Mask: Perfect your skin for all the photo-ops to come! This gentle exfoliant, developed for the Hollywood's elite, softens wrinkles and fine lines, while leaving skin smooth, supple, and bright.
He-Shi Express Liquid Tan + Mitt: Give yourself an instant, natural-looking, streak-free tan with the #1 selling self tanner in the UK. This quick-drying, buildable formula is perfect for achieving that sun-kissed glow quickly, and safely. The accompanying mitt is the best way to apply this product evenly, while keeping your hands protected from the product.
Kevyn Aucoin Candle Light Kit: This makeup kit gives you four Kevyn Aucoin makeup must-haves all in one convenient case! This kit includes Celestial Powder in Candlelight, Essential Eye Shadow Set Palette #8, Eye Pencil Primatiff in Basic White, and Precision Liquid Liner in Basic Black, as well as a mini candle to set the mood while you get ready.
Vapour Organic Beauty Vernissage 3-Free Nail Lacquer in Virtue: This natural pale pink color goes with any outfit, and is perfect for fingers and toes. This color transitions through all the wedding-related events - from rehearsal dinner to honeymoon. Simplify your mani/pedi with this sweet, 3-free shade.
Ready for your chance to win these products for FREE? Click here to enter our giveaway! Compatible for desktop, mobile, and tablet.Read More »
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 »
Created by makeup artist Bethany Karlyn, PRTTY PEAUSHUNis an all-over body perfector that uses light-reflecting pigments to even skin tone, enhance muscle tone, and give the skin a radiant glow. This is a celebrity favorite, and a b-glowing staff must-have for the upcoming short-shorts weather!
Now, PRTTY PEAUSHUNis available in an all-new travel size, so you can easily grab it and go wherever your spring plans take you. The convenient, smaller size offers everything that’s revolutionary about the product, but it’s now easier to maintain the gorgeous look while jet-setting, since it’s carry-on friendly.
Available in five golden-tinted shades, from Light to Deep, it contains light-reflecting particles to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and varicose veins. Its impressive list of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, including calendula flower, green tea extract, arnica, and rosemary extract, paired with moisturizing avocado oil, avocado butter, and jojoba, keep skin nourished and protected. Best of all, it's paraben-free, 100 percent vegan, and contains 92 percent natural raw ingredients.
We collaborated with three of our favorite YouTube beauty gurus to bring you tips and tricks on how to use this summer favorite all year long. Watch the video below for a tutorial on flawless application.
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It’s time to pack up the browns, grays and blues of winter and update the look of your makeup for spring and summer. Even if the weather outside is still a little chilly, spring blossoms are opening up and showing the world their colors. Now it’s your turn to do the same by updating your beauty arsenal with the help of Jouer Cosmetics and a St. Tropez tan.
Peach, coral, juicy pink, orchid purple, fuchsia, turquoise, banana yellow and cornflower blue: The hottest colors in makeup this season are bright. So you don’t end up matching the latest Easter egg basket trend (or an Easter egg itself), there are two rules of thumb to remember when it comes to summer makeup:
1. Less is more.
2. One or the other: Go for either bright eyes or bright lips – not both.Read More »