Hello again! Seems the summer is fading fast so whether you’ve just returned from that fab holiday and you have the blues or your building up to that big vacation, I’ve selected my fave five summer bronzing products from QVCUK. It’s time to get your golden glow on!
Power shower and exfoliate with Molton Brown Exhilarating Eucalyptus Body Wash and Body Polish. It’s an uplifting bath and body duo from Molton Brown with a Body Wash gel and Body Polisher in their invigorating Eucalyptus fragrance. This revitalising set is the perfect treat after a long day at work, when you just need to scrub the day off you and enjoy a new start. It’ll remove those unwanted dead skin cells and provide the perfect surface before self-bronzing. The main bonus is the uplifting sensory experience that comes with it, prepare to be enlivened!
Complete with a mitt, this Overnight Tan from James Read (pictured below left) is a colourless, soothing tanning gel designed to tan and hydrate skin while you sleep. It feels lovely to apply because it’s a gel-like texture and I’ve had no issues with tricky bits like elbows and wrists. Top tip: use a body exfoliator first and leave hands/knuckles and elbows oil last, using the last of the product on the mitt. Expect a beautiful, medium all-over tan for those first few days on holiday or a fading tan once you’ve returned. If you’re not going away at all then slap it on regardless!
Designed to be used directly on your skin, The Miracle Sleep Oil by Tan-Luxe (pictured below right) is a hydrating tanning elixir that revitalises your skin and adds colour while you sleep. It’s enriched with raspberry seed oil, vitamin E and aloe vera, plus Triple Tan Technology featuring organic tanning actives which work with your skin tone to deliver a natural-looking, stain-free tan. Use just 3-6 drops on cleansed and toned skin, and be careful around the hairline. Wash your hands afterwards. Top tip: Go easy to begin with, its good stuff, less is more!
Next and very importantly prepare and protect. Whilst self-tans are great they generally contain no SPF so get this sun-care duo from Ultrasun featuring the Pre-Sun Tan Optimiser and Tinted Body in SPF30. It can be used for up to two years after opening but then loses its SPF strength. An advanced moisturising combination of liposomal gel and Tanositol (a melanin activating agent) plus Aquarich supplies the skin with intensive and long-lasting hydration whilst helping to fight free radicals, and reducing the appearance of wrinkling and premature skin ageing. Designed to deliver high, all day protection against UVA and UVB rays for up to eight hours, with just one application, it glides on the body, leaving arms and legs looking radiant whilst helping to prevent future sun damage and reducing the risk of ‘prickly heat’.
Any patchiness can be corrected with this product in rapid application. Body Blur from Vita Liberata is a body formula that helps to minimise the appearance of your skin’s blemishes and imperfections resulting in a smooth, flawless finish with a natural tan tint.
Use it on your body, décolleté or face, and regain confidence in showing off some skin with this subtle and easy-blend formula for all skin tones, it’s even suitable for sensitive skin. It’s really great on legs because it’s a tinted formula with light-reflecting particles, Body Blur helps you achieve flawless-looking skin and a more even-looking skin tone.
Top tips for body: use a tan mitt, large make-up brush or your hands, plus apply in small pea-sized dots along limbs and then blend well in long circular movements.
Top tips for face and décolleté: apply sparingly with fingers or a foundation brush. Use alone as a primer or mix with foundation. Wash your hands after application
For more summer bargains go to @qvcuk. Look out for my next blog there’s a Birthday Bundle Competition!
Stay healthy and happy : )