Winter is on its way, but that doesn't mean your skin has to lose its Summer glow. A self-tanning treatment gives a natural-looking golden glow to your bare skin, but the process can be daunting with so many potential mistakes looming. St. Tropez expert Sophie Evans takes the complexity out of a DIY tan; read her tips for your best self-tanner application ever.
Hot dates, home-cooked meals, fun with the girls, a movie with the boy... Can you tell we're getting ready for some romance tonight? We asked the Sugar eds to reveal their Valentine's Day plans but more importantly, the slap they'll be wearing on their pretty faces. We already suggested going for a low-key lip to maximise pashing potential — but there's been some overnight body scrubbing and...
When it comes to self tanning — especially if you're tanning for the races — guess work shouldn't come into play. It's much more flattering, and enjoyable, if you know what you're doing and get the result you want, the first time. Some self tanners get a bad name simply because they aren't being used properly, so we decided to speak to the tanning experts at Tan Temple in Bondi (they recently won Tanning Salon of the Year at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards!) to get the facts. Want to know the five steps to a perfect at-home tanning session? Let's roll.
Fake tan is the way to go all year round — as opposed to sunbaking — but it's extra high on the beauty priority list come Spring racing because we're always chasing that beautiful, sun-kissed glow to match our amazing frocks. But what do you do if you've had an unfortunate encounter with the beloved self-tanner the night before? Our guess is that even though you followed the directions carefully, you ended up looking less sex kitten, more striped kitty! Have no fear, we're going (un)streaking. For tips on how to make the patchwork look a little less obvious, just keep reading.
In the Best Self-Tanner category we have five finalists fighting it out to be crowned the winner in our 2012 BellaSugar Beauty Awards. What will one will get your vote? Mecca Cosmetica Sun Idol Tinted Self Tanning Mousse, a lightweight, hydrating formula that develops in a few hours, Garnier Ambre Solaire Bronze Minute Tinted Moisturising Gel which dries in just 60 seconds to leave a buildable, natural-looking tan, St. Tropez Natural Vegetan Self Tan Lotion which features avocado butter and mango seed oil and is designed for sensitive skin, Ella Baché Great Tan Without Sun which has been re-formulated to feature next-to-no odour or Youngblood Mineral Illuminating Body Tint which is a mineral-based product that gives a glow to fair-medium skin?
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Jennifer Aniston always looks like she just returned from a fabulous beach holiday, but sometimes she gets a little help elsewhere to achieve her signature golden glow. For the Horrible Bosses premiere in London yesterday, she teamed her couture dress with a sexy luminous look that was in part thanks to her long-time makeup artist, Angela Levin, who used St. Tropez's new Gold Illuminator ($29.95) as her secret weapon. "It's so subtle, but makes all the difference," Levin explains.
Prep: "Jen already had a beautiful, natural tan for a base," Levin says. But if you wanted to give yourself a faux tan, Levin recommends St. Tropez's Self Tan Bronzing Mousse.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — aka Prince Wills and Catherine Middleton — have returned from their Seychelles honeymoon and got straight into official duties, meeting President Obama and his wife Michelle during their two-day state visit to the UK. Of course, all eyes are on Kate — sorry, Michelle! — and her gorgeous golden glow. The newlywed looks so healthy, happy and relaxed, in part down to her sun-kissed skin. (Marrying the love of her life, who just happens to the the future King of England can't hurt either!) If a trip to the Seychelles isn't on your agenda in the next few weeks, don't fret. Just fake it to make it with these prodz!
Since taking the crown as Miss Universe back in 2004, Jennifer Hawkins has changed. A lot. Gone is the naturalness and in its place a bronzed glamazon. Almost unrecognisable from when she took the title, the Jen that we think of today is sleek, sexy and well put-together, but did you know that Jen once went brunette? Or that she's resembled everyone from Kylie, to Holly Valance to Cher? We didn't either until we went trawling back through the archives to find these little beauties. And since she's turning 27 today (woot!), it's the perfect time to do a beauty retrospective! Happy Birthday from all of us, Jen!
Jennifer Hawkins didn't WOW me at Derby Day, but I think she looks cute-as-a-button today. I know Fab was hoping for more from her dress, but on the hair and makeup front she's delivered, because she's made me want to look like her—save for the Valentino tan. (You should always get it TWO days before a big event so it has enough time to fade a little and look natural.) But her soft curls are healthy-looking and full of body and bounce. And I just adore her little "ears," don't you? The rim of gold on the lower lashes really makes her blue eyes stand out, and I love the softness of the smoky eye. Topped with a dusky pink gloss and nearly, nearly combating the dreaded shine, she looks gorgeous. But is it race-y enough for you? Or not nearly enough?
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