Julie Wright and Megan DeMagnus on set at Good Morning Washington
This morning we had the best time on WJLA discussing the steps to achieving a beautiful bronze sunless glow! Here is the video, the steps I outlined, and the products I used!
Please message me if you have questions! Get your glow on!
Skin Prep Steps:
24 hours prior to applying sunless tanner, exfoliate your face and body, paying special attention to rough spots like hands, wrists, ankles, knees, elbows, and feet.
I like to use a salt or sugar scrub on these areas to get them super soft. Then layer your favorite moisturizer all over so your skin is ready to take on the tanner smoothly!
For your face I recommend using a gentle exfoliator like Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads. If you have very sensitive skin - they have a version that is made for you too!
I also love Clarins Gentle Peeling Cream! Find it HERE.
My favorite Self Tanners that I featured on air today:
TANNING MITT: Buy Here!
St. Tropez Tan
1. Classic Bronzing Mousse - AMAZING - Hands Down Favorite
2. Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion - I love this stuff
3. Gradual Tan Face and Body Moisturizers
4. Luxe Body and Face Oil (Face Here)- Can we say AWESOME?
How much do I love these products! You can add the drops to your favorite treatments and moisturizers to create a customized tanning experience!! LOVE!!!!
Here is the Tan-Luxe Store - AMAZING!!
Lastly - Don't forget Super Model Body by Charlotte Tilbury! It firms, it smoothes, it glosses!
I had so much fun today on air with Eileen Whelan and my gorgeous model Anna talking about glam glittery looks for New Years' Eve! Link to video about and here is a list of the products I recommend!
Temptu Airpod System - Everything you need to get started!! temptu.com/temptu-air-starter-set.html
Pat McGrath Metalmorphosis Set - This set is incredible - get it before it sells out! http://www.sephora.com/metalmorphosis-005-kit-P414605
St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Oil for Face and for Body - These smell amazing and give you a natural, golden glow that lasts up to ten days!! Your skin will feel like butter - AMAZING. Body Oil: http://www.sephora.com/self-tan-luxe-dry-oil-P385518?skuId=1607639&icid2=products%20grid:p385518
Face Oil: http://www.sephora.com/self-tan-luxe-facial-oil-P394689?skuId=1704105&icid2=products%20grid:p394689
SKINCARE!! The first step is the most important!!
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads - These are a MUST HAVE product - they will change the way your skin looks and feels immediately. http://www.sephora.com/alpha-beta-universal-daily-peel-P377533?skuId=1450964&icid2=products%20grid:p377533www.sephora.com/alpha-beta-universal-daily-peel-P377533?skuId=1450964&icid2=products%20grid:p377533
Twinmedix Vitamin C - perfect to prep your face before makeup! https://www.twinmedix.com/product/proessentials-c10-2/www.twinmedix.com/product/proessentials-c10-2/
Have a question? Ask me!! Email Me HERE
Check out how to avoid a root emergency with fast fixes from Good Morning Washington!! You can order Color Wow Root Cover Up at www.colorwowhair.com - HUGE Thank you to Color Wow, Good Morning Washington, and DC Refined! Happy Friday!!
I am so excited to share my contribution to Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine! Check it out to read tips on great Health and Beauty gifts for the holidays!
Click here! healthylivingmadesimple.com/practically-perfect/
Check out the marathon of Halloween Makovers!! You can order FaceLace at www.nigelbeauty.com!
Check out this video with DC Refined on quick DIY Halloween Makeup! Product list available on the website!
Makeup and Hair by Alexis Arenas, Photography by Peter Howard
Here is the incredible story of Nancy Noel in Fall 2016's AAMC Magazine - www.aahs.org/living/?p=47631 - it's a must read!
Here is my recent work with DC Refined! Watch to learn how to summer proof your makeup! - Alexis
The CEW Beauty Insider Awards are held in New York every spring and bring together the best in beauty for an incredible luncheon and awards ceremony. I have been a member for a long time and one of the duties and pleasures of membership is the ability to test and vote on all the new and hero products that are released every year!
The luncheon is fantastic, with the ability to rub shoulders with the biggest names in the industry and to be there when cosmetic history is made! The greatest thing about being a part of this is the ability to really keep your finger on the pulse of what is emerging in the industry, and be able to test the products, and speak with the manufacturers/marketers behind them.
I started my day off at SoulCycle on East 54th, which came in handy, as the amazing chocolate mousse they served at lunch was not to be missed! After a great networking session and catch up with old friends at the cocktail welcome, we took our seats and the ceremony began!
Big winners included Clinique (one of my favorites!), Sonia Kashuk, It Cosmetics, Glamglow, Urban Decay, and St. Tropez (another super fave!).
It truly is the greatest industry - and I am so lucky to be able to take part in this event!
You DO get to take home a pretty fab gift bag, as well - and this leads me to my review of the two in-shower moisturizers! Scroll past the photo below!
hoto courtesy of BeautyStat.
Nivea Vs Jergens: The Battle for the Best In-Shower Lotion
I am really particular about a lot of things. But two really important things: Lip Gloss and Moisturizers.
I like body oils as I have the skin of the Lizard Queen and look like Ashy Larry’s less attractive cousin, Flaky Florence. Every day I slather myself in oil before I get out of the shower, throwing caution to the wind for my husband (if you slip and fall on the oil slick I like to call the tub floor, then just take this as a blanket apology for your injuries. But hey, you will be silky soft!) So when I was gifted with a bottle of each of these I was super excited to get started.
Both of these products are lauded by industry insiders – they both work well, however for me – there could only be one true winner.
The contender for Nivea – the 24+ hour in shower lotion – smells good, definitely softens, but it has to be rinsed off. This is great for taking to hotels as I don’t have to clean the shower and tub at a hotel – by all means, rinse this off in a place you don’t have to scrub.
I did not notice any slippery areas left behind in my testing – but it cautions you on the packaging that it can cause a slippery surface with its use.
It definitely softens skin and I noticed that my arms looked particularly good when I used it. I liked it and it is a good product, however in this battle there was a clear winner:
Jergens Wet Skin Lotion with Coconut Oil not only smells amazing but my skin GLOWS even if I apply it at night and sleep in it! I put it on last night and applied my St. Tropez Tanning Mousse and not only does my skin look soft, moisturized, and glowing, but my tan is the most even tan I have applied. I apply self- tan like some people take vitamins, so trust me when I say “this works”.
It even helped my tan smell less (which if you use self-tanners a lot, you will know the scent of the self- tan. Cardinal rule: Don’t apply self-tan the day before you actually need to look tan, as all and sundry will smell you and your faux glow rolling in.
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