Last night in London, the 2013 British Academy Television Awards (TV Baftas) took place and all of the lovely British beauties who have been suffering in the Autumn-like UK weather stepped out on the red carpet looking amazing...and tanned. Professionals from the St. Tropez self tanning brand rallied to spray, illuminate and contour five ladies including Alexandra (Binky) Felstead, Laura Whitmore, Millie Mackintosh, Zoe Hardman and even Sienna Miller to give them a gorgeous sun-kissed glow. To find out (and shop the products) that they used, click on!
Kate Moss has solidified yet another beauty deal, signing on as the new face — and, erm ... body — of St. Tropez. The British self-tanning brand has been well-known for tanning models before the catwalk and giving celebrities their red carpet glow. Kate has been using the products from the start, so this partnership is an easy fit. "Kate epitomizes St.Tropez's naturally glamorous approach to self-tanning and is a longtime advocate of the brand," Michelle Feeney, CEO of PZ Cussons Beauty, said. "Not only is she beautiful, but she has this amazing attitude. St.Tropez is about confidence." Kate already has a slew of beauty deals, ranging from cosmetics with Rimmel London to her more recent hair contract with Kérastase. Her résumé as a spokeswoman also includes iconic fashion houses like Saint Laurent and Dior, plus her own fragrance. You can't beat that beauty pedigree!
You can get the same tan from the campaign shots using the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse (£20.50) and (£20.50) to contour the body. So when you do have to bare it all, you can do it in style à la Kate.
Now that it's getting hotter outside, it's hard not to want tan, glowing skin. But since we're long past the days of dousing ourselves with baby oil and soaking up the sun, we picked out three exceptional sunless tanners that won't leave you orange or blotchy. Check them out in our video now.
Falling pregnant is a beautiful thing, but it requires you to pay extra special attention to what you eat and how you take care of yourself. Whilst it's very important to get enough sleep, partake in light exercise and pamper your growing body which often results in awkward aches and pains, it is also imperative to keep an eye on the ingredients in the beauty products you use. I know it may seem silly to worry about a topical ointment, cream or notion that you apply to your skin, but believe it or not, there have been enough studies that find that certain toxins are strong enough to make their way through your skin and into your bloodstream to effect your developing foetus. Read carefully to find out which 5 beauty products you should avoid whilst pregnant.
And it's odd that declaring one skin shade "prettier" or "better" than another wouldn't give pollsters pause, either — it's blatant bigotry. On a level unrelated to social history, skin tone, eye color, and hair color also all come together to make you uniquely attractive, and trying to spray on someone else's skin can ruin that. While this study was related to self-tanning, it's even more disturbing to think of young women attempting to lighten their skin in order to get Pippa's dubiously named "Royal Mocha" color. Have you ever tried to change your skin tone to look like a celebrity's? And do you think attempting to significantly change your natural skin color is healthy?
Source: New Study Says Women Find Pippa Middleton's Tan "Most Desirable"
Last week in the posh May Fair Hotel, tanning expert James Reed (whose fabulous client list include Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, and Paris Hilton) not only talked to me all about the new range of affordable self-tanning products from Little White Lie, but he also gave me one heck of a masterful spray tan using their products. I was actually the first person he ever sprayed with this new line and the results were amazing. I'm not too dark, not too light, but just right, which works out famously since I leave tomorrow for holiday by the sea.
Little White Lie is the spinoff brand of MakeBelieve Self-Tan Skincare and Enhance Makeup and is available at Boots. It's less expensive than MakeBelieve and is designed for a little bit younger audience (think teens to mid-20s). However, it goes beautifully with all of the other products, so you can absolutely mix and match everything. To touch up a few areas that my skinny jeans managed to smudge, I used the tanning lotion at home and that did the trick to smooth things over. Just after I applied the lotion, I blotted it with a tissue and that seemed to blend everything together well.
For photos of the Little White Lie range, and to hear all about what James and I gossipped about whilst I was in the buff (yes, that was super humbling), just keep reading.
Sun-Believable wears for 10-14 days and comes in a foamy texture made from a gentle baby shampoo base and costs £30. Also, (and here's a secret you won't want to tell the models), the product works alongside the protein in your skin to create just the right colour to suit your skintone — because the sugar-beet is actually a carbohydrate!
There are three 100ml products available in the Try Me set that include a scrub, a cream and a sef-tanner for £35, or you can buy the full-sized, 200 ml products separately for anywhere between £18 - £30. Patsy Kensit, Geri Halliwell and Myleene Klass are already fans, do you think you'll try Sun-Believable and become one too?
Luxury self-tanner brand St. Tropez lost the seal of approval from Prince's Trust, one of the UK's biggest children's charities, after releasing an ad with Kelly Osbourne. In the ad, she states that using fake tanner makes you look not only "10 lbs. skinnier" but also "healthy." She also stated that, before the self-tanner, she "looked like Miss Piggy," which is a pretty disheartening statement.
St. Tropez had been donating 10 pounds (no pun intended) from every purchase to the Trust, but after angry letters from parents about the ad's possible effect on kids, the charity pulled its official support. Kelly's natural skin tone is lovely, and she would look pretty at any weight, but self-tanning is a perfectly legitimate choice if it makes you happy. Do you think a statement like Kelly's would really drive young girls to have a poor body image, or are people overreacting?