Skin that glows

Summer hits and the fashions get smaller, which means more skin. I don’t know about you, but I prefer a bit of a glow for the summer months, it makes you look smaller, your teeth whiter, and can hide all sorts of veins and cellulite{of course you don’t have any of those!} With all the research out there full on sun bathing just doesn’t work for me, I don’t want skin cancer and I want my face to look as close to what it does now in 20 years as possible. Enter the fake tan. There are loads of different products out there, it is pretty overwhelming, so I will just highlight a few that I have tried. Please tell me what works for you, I am always on the look out for better options!

Kate Hudson looking golden.

Kate Hudson looking golden.

Kate Hudson giving us some glow-inspiration. First off are the Somer360° Tanning Towelettes by Kate Somerville. What I love about the towelettes is that they are so convenient, you can pack them anywhere they are so small and they are really easy to use. They give a nice glow and the color is build-able, i.e. you can continue to use the towelettes until you have achieved your level of tan, whether that be brazilian goddess or subtle glow.

Somer360° Tanning Towelettes by Kate Somerville

Somer360° Tanning Towelettes by Kate Somerville

This next product is one that I have been using for years, the Self Tan Bronzing Lotion by St. Tropez. This product goes on really dark, which is great because you can tell where you have already placed it. Then, the access color just rinses off in the shower. I apply it at night, then shower in the morning and it always looks natural. I even get comments like I have been spending more time at the pool-shhh! Don’t tell my secret!

Self Tan Bronzing Lotion by St. Tropez

Self Tan Bronzing Lotion by St. Tropez

One other handy little product that I love is the Leg Shine by Michael Kors. It doesn’t add a ton of color, but it adds some shine to your current color and really makes legs look great, and who doesn’t want great look legs?? It is lightly tinted and smells awesome. It is super fast to apply, just roll up your leg, which is even better for busy women.

Leg Shine by Michael Kors

Leg Shine by Michael Kors

Now please share, what are your favorite tanning products??

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Beat the winter blues with glowy skin

Even if you aren’t vacationing in Barbados this winter, get radiant skin with these few tricks to look like you are. Cold weather not only changes what we wear, but it should change how we treat our skin. First off make sure you are taking care of you skin with a basic regimen, a good cleanser, daily SPF moisturizer{you want that face in 10 years don’t you??}, serum, night cream, and eye cream. There are too many options for too many different types of skin for me to go into that more, just do the best you can with the best products you can afford. Check out these gorgeous gals with glowy skin found here.
girls with "i just slept 8 hours and have a stress-free life" skin {don't worry you can fake it!}

girls with "i just slept 8 hours and have a stress-free life" skin {don't worry you can fake it!}

Next step to faking a “sun-kissed” glow is applying an all over luminizer, like this one from NARS. Sephora says this about The Orgasm illuminator “a complexion enhancer that makes skin look instantly refreshed, radiant, and glowing.” What I especially love about this product is the word “instantly” and it is true, just sweep this over your skin and poof, instantly better! Almost every make up line will carry some form of bronzer, illuminator, tinted moisturizer, or blush that can help you achieve glowy skin. Experiment with brands you like and look for nude colors with shimmer or peachy tones which are the most universally flattering.
NARS Orgasm Illunimator

NARS Orgasm Illunimator

Lastly, remember that the best things for your skincare are free like sleeping a decent amount each night, drinking lots of water, avoiding stress, and exercising! Now go out there are show the world your winter glow! What are your favorite products/rituals for winter skin care?
Here is some glow inspiration, Katie Cassidy looking healthy and dewy. Also, don’t forget to pick up some cute clothes to go with that glowy skin of yours at Vintage Fringe!
Katie Cassidy

Katie Cassidy

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