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Monday
May072007

Self-Tanning Do's & Dont's.

I received some great self-tanning tips from New York City's SAVA Spas' owner Joanna Czech. This celebrated esthetician offers her self tanning Do's and Don'ts to achieve the perfect tan - the safe way!  

Now, the Kardashian Sisters are always glowing and you know you want to look like that too.

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- Exfoliate Entire Body First concentrating on ankles, toes, fingers, elbows & knees
      Czech recommends: Nuxe Foaming Scrub
- Dry off completely
- Apply a small amount of product to avoid streaking. (Better to reapply than to over apply)
     Czech recommends: Lancome Flash Bronzer for the Body and Babor Self Tanning Lotion for the Body
- After applying to the sensitive areas (ankles, toes, fingers etc…), lightly brush over with a towel to remove excess product.
 - For the face, use a self tanner that is made for the face (Face products tend to have a lighter texture than ones for the body)
     Czech recommends: Babor Self Tanning Cream for the Face
- Wear loose, dark clothing afterwards

 

***Incase you mess up, have a tint remover for hair accessible (you can purchase in a beauty
supply store), they work well for quick removal
***If tanning for a certain event (ie. wedding, vacation, etc.), plan your tanning schedule
backwards from that date to be sure your sun-kissed look will be perfected in time!

DON’T
- Don’t wait for the day before a big event to try self tanning. Each person reacts differently and turns a different color
- Avoid exfoliating with scrubs that contain essential oils as they may leave a film on skin.
- Don’t mix lotion with your self-tanner
- Don’t forget your ears
- Don’t exfoliate for 1 week after applying
- Don’t workout the day of application
- Don’t shower 6-8 hours after applying 

SAVA Spa regularly treats celebrities like Kyra Sedgwick, Uma Thurman, Sting, and more. SAVA Spa is located at 211 Pinehurst Ave.  New York, New York. If you are in the city or visiting soon and want to make a Spa visit part of your trip, call 212-543-0008 to book one of the fabulous treatments they offer.

Monday
May072007

Make Mom a Bubalina Beauty.

I am absolutely amazed at the amount of bath and body collections that are out there. There are so many that thinking about it too hard could make my head spin! Now, don't get me wrong, this is in no way a bad thing. It is just amazing that there are so many creative forces out there that stock our shelves with such wonderful goodies.

I am always happy when I find some beautiful beauties, like this from Bubalina Beauty.

bubalina.jpgI melted when I saw this set with Orange Blossom products. I so love anything to do with Orange. It is always so sweet and refreshing, so you can understand my excitement. In this lovely collection is an Orange Blossom Body Lotion, Orange Blossom Shower Gel, and a pair of exfoliating gloves to use with the Shower Gel for the ultimate Bubalina experience.

This Collection Gift Bag retails for $38 at Bubalina Beauty.

All of Bubalina's products only contain pure and superior ingredients, infused by natural extracts.

Don't you just love the Bubablina girls on the packaging? Too cute! I am sure any Mom would love these sets, too.

 


 

Sunday
May062007

So LaLicious!

LaLicious - just love that name - has a couple of great gift set beauties that will help to make the most of Mother's Day for any Mom.


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This is just one of The Collection Sets which all contain a Body Oil, Sugar Souffle Scrub, Body Wash, and Body Butter. This is their newest kit available called Wild Blackberry! Yumm!  All of the sets retail for $70 (just their May special, they are usually $85) and are available at LaLicious, Planet Blue and other fine retailers across the country.

LaLicious always maintains its form with their products from creation to application using natural ingredients and a special whipped technique. Coconut and Almond Oil provide minerals, vitamins, and proteins that are essential for beautiful skin. The oils also penetrate skin easily while locking in moisture without leaving a greasy feeling. Almond Oil, in particular, relieves itching, dryness, inflammation, burns, and thread veins. Vitamin E Oil soothes and conditions as the honey helps soften. Last but not least, the Pure Cane Sugar, which is less abrasive than salt, won’t sting cuts on the skin. With the perfect combination of ingredients, LaLicious helps exfoliate, condition, moisturize, and smooth you to perfection!

With all that said, LaLicious products are everything your body craves and deserves!