Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tan Towels and Kiehl's Creme De Corps body lotion

Are you ready for pre-summer glow to chase away the spring blues? Tan Towels can help! Each individually wrapped towelette contains a citrus scented sunless tanner that will leave your skin with a beautiful bronze glow. Tan Towels come in two shades, Classic and Plus. Classic is best for those who are very fair or would like a very subtle glow. The Plus towels are great for those with darker skin who tan easily, or anyone who would like a darker bronze look over night. Tan towels also come in two sizes, Full body and half body. Half body is recommended for use on your face, neck, décolleté, and arms. You could also use the half body for a quick touch up after a few days.

  Best time to apply this tanner is at night right after a shower. Make sure that you exfoliate well. Exfoliating mitts work best with your regular body wash. Do not use a body scrub as most of these contain some kind of oil that will prevent the tanner from being absorbed in to your skin.

 Once you have exfoliated and dried off select the Tan Towel size you with to use. Before you unfold the towel quickly rub it over your skin in circular motions. Once this is done you can unfold the towel and rub over your skin in circular motions again. The circular motion is important to prevent streaks. It is best to use this sparingly around your elbows, knees and on your feet as skin tends to be dryer on these areas. Once you have finished with the towel take your body lotion (Kiehl's Creme de Corps works amazingly well because of its plain scent and non-greasy feel) and apply a generous amount to your skin again in circular motions. This will help insure that you will have perfectly even color that lasts.

Wash your hands immediately with soap to ensure that you don’t have tan palms in the morning!
All you have left to do now is go to sleep and wake up with perfectly tan and glowing skin!
If you care to apply your Kiehl’s body lotion again in the morning you can. This will give your skin a perfect dewy look.
Not only are these towels easy to use, but because they are a towel in a foil package you can travel with them too! Just make sure to place them in a plastic zip lock bag to ensure they are not punctured by anything else in your makeup bag. Kiehl’s Creme De Corps comes in many sizes including a large size with a pump for easy use, and a small travel size!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Nars Illuminator in Laguna!

It’s at this time of year we are all looking for a little glow. The weather is rainy and gray and not all of us can go to Hawaii for a week to get that natural beach bunny shine. Now you don’t have to! Nars illuminator in Laguna is a yet another brilliant creation by the Nars cosmetics line. This bronze gel is such a versatile product its worth making it a staple in your makeup bag.

Simply add a drop or two to your existing foundation and mix on the back of your hand before applying. This will add a bit of bronze color to your foundation while making your foundation last a little longer as your skin tone gets progressively darker through the spring in to summer. Another option is to apply just a dab to a makeup sponge and dab along your cheek bones, temples or anywhere else the sun would naturally tan your skin. Voila instant glow! No time for a sunless tan? Add a few drops to your body lotion. (I would recommend Khiels Crème de corps) the combination of this super rich but non greasy lotion and the illuminator will give your whole body a glow without the chemical smell of a spray tan and in a lot less time.

This product is available in many colors! A light pearlescent “Copacabana”, the ever popular peachy pink “Orgasm”, and for a little extra golden peachy glow, “Super Orgasm”!

Friday, March 18, 2011

How to Create Perfect Red Lips!

This is everything you will need to know to create a perfect bright red or pink lip!

Supply list

·         Lip Balm
·         Concealer and concealer brush
·         Lip pencil and lipstick in matching colors
·         Angle brush
·         Tissues

Bright, bold red lips are still all the rage going in to spring 2011. Here is our step by step best way to achieve this very classic beauty look! Stars like Ann Hathaway and Gwen Stefani are frequently spotted wearing this very classic look.

First start with well exfoliated lips, you can start with a product like Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliate (available at Sephora), or you can use your toothbrush by gently rubbing it across your upper and lower lip.

After you have exfoliated and dried your lips, apply Rosebud Salve lip balm (also available at Sephora) this helps keep your lips well moisturized under the lipstick you will be applying.

Now to create an even toned pallet, apply concealer to the entire lip area.

Now for the color!
First you will want to have a lip color and pencil in colors that match as close as possible… The lip pencil will help to create a good base as well as a sharp outline to follow.
Apply your freshly sharpened lip pencil to the outline of your lips, then fill in your lips with the same pencil. This will help your lipstick stick and stay put.
Next wipe a small amount of your lipstick on to a small angle brush and start by apply the lip color to the outer corners of the top lip and work in to the center and repeat on the other side and bottom lip.

Once you have your lips lined with your lipstick start to fill in your lips then blot.

Re-apply the lip color for a more bold hue and blot again. Repeat this step a few times until you achieve your desired hue.  This will also make your lip color last much longer.  Need to touch up around your lip line? Use a foundation brush with a little concealer and touch up around your lips.

Fab colors to try!

·         Mac Russian Red (favorite of Dita Von Teese)

·         L’Oreal True Red and British Red
·         Dolce and Gabbana  Devil

Pink and Fuchsias
·         Mac in Show Orchid
·         Dolce and Gabbana in Dahlia
·         Revlon Colorburst in Fuchsia and Bora Bora
·         Nars in Funny Face

·         Nars Jungle Red and Tamango