GETTING READY FOR SUMMERMonday, May 16, 2016
We are well on our way to Summer now; bare legs, sun kissed skin and lighter layers. Swaping those closed toe shoes for lace up sandals, heavy denim for vintage cut offs and weighted jackets for well, no jacket at all.
Off the back of experiencing the BAFTA's last week with St Tropez an amazing experience I'll never forget (or stop talking about), it got me thinking about Summer, tanning in particular. I am by no means a tanning expert but I did however get the pleasure of meeting one on the night!
As I've still got the lightest of base tan's from my holiday to Dubai in March, Jules Von Hep - St. Tropez's celebrity tanner and I decided to give the Gradual Tinted Body Lotion a go to give my body an instant hint of bronze and moisture to illuminate the skin for the evening. I was slightly apprehensive as I have had my fair share of tan mishapes with instant tan in my teenage days, but Jules reassured me this would be an easy, non transferable streak free process which dried instantly and this is exactly what it was. (I'd recommend applying this daily to build up a deeper colour!) Although I have described this product as an instant tan it is actually both instant and gradual, as the colour is buildable the more often it is applied it does also give an instant colour apon application. This product is a face and body tan however if like me you lose your facial tan as soon as you land back at Gatwick, I'd reccomend the Luxe Facial Oil which is quick drying, non greasy and non pore blocking-bonus!
If an instant tan isn't your thing then feast your eyes on the latest patent pending product to hit St. Tropez- The St.Tropez In Shower Tan. I know what you're thinking, how would this work? It is as easy as cleansing in the shower, applying the product to wet skin and washing off after 3 minutes! The self tan actives start to develop gradually and deepen with regular reapplication within the shower! I was so impressed with the glow the in-shower tan has given me I slipped it straight into my shower routine, using it three times a week. Keep scrolling to see my results!
What better way to show off my new golden glow than with abit of colour with my new navy star printed Tularosa blouse and tie up RAYE gladiator sandals from REVOLVE.
What I'm Wearing
Tularose Blouse | REVOLVE
Mom Jeans | Topshop
RAYE sandals | REVOLVE
Shoulder Bag | Chloe Faye
Sunglasses | Celine
Dagger Earrings | Missoma
Necklace | Missoma
Rings | Missoma
Summer products I recommend are;
Sweet Mint Lip Balm | EOS
Packed with Vitamin E this product is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth!
Luxe Facial Oil | St Tropez
This Quick-drying, non greasy and non-pore blocking oil is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, it is ultra-hydrating for up to 7 days and naturally fragranced with essential oils for no self tan smell. (No biscuits in sight!)
In Shower Tan (Medium) | St Tropez
Just 3 minutes as part of your daily regime. A convenient way to build a sun-kissed, gradual glow, that provides up to 24-hour moisturisation. Activates on clean, wet skin, in three minutes flat, allowing you to minimise grooming time and enjoy an even and natural-looking glow - without the fuss and time traditionally associated with tanning.
Photos taken by Atosa shot on the Olympus Pen E-PL7 with the 1.8 75mm lens.
*This post is not sponsored I just couldn't wait to tell you about my favourite summer products!
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