Self-Tanning 101: How to Achieve a Flawless Golden Glow

tumblr_nt7fg8QHAS1thynt0o1_500Summertime is crazy-fun time – a chance to soak up the sunshine, laze over lazy evening drinks on sidewalk patios, and hit the beach. But it’s also that time of year when a golden glow seems to take precedence over every other beauty goal. Here’s how to make a flawless self-tan come to life (we promise, it’s easy).

 

bliss-blood-orange-scrubBegin with freshly exfoliated skin. This is the most important step of all! Without sloughing off those dead skin cells and rough spots, you risk applyingself-tanner to areas that aren’t ready for it – and your self-tanning product will definitely show up as darker patches in those areas, too. A product like Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Sugar Scrub ($31.59) is a dream in so many ways: it smells lovely, lathers up just like your favorite shower gel, and gentle scrubs away rough spots with mild sugar granules.

Dry off completely. Your skin shouldn’t be damp when you apply a self-tanning product, so towel off your body thoroughly and wait several minutes until you’re completely dry. (Use that time to dry your hair!)

 

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Next, moisturize any dry areas on your body. A lightweight body lotion, such as Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream ($25.89), sinks into rough spots like elbows, knees, and ankles, creating an instantly smooth canvas for your self-tanner. Don’t forget your face! Smooth an equally light moisturizer like Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion ($28.89) onto dry areas, such as the corners of your nose and around your mouth.

 

avene-self-tannerIt’s time to tan! Choose an effortless product that takes the guesswork out of thewhole process. We love Avene Moisturizing Self-Tanning Lotion ($20.99), which applies just like – you guessed it – a body lotion. Smooth on this vitamin E-enriched product to achieve a fresh, natural-looking glow (and much softer skin). Use it for at least three days to reach your optimal shade preference.

 

tantowel-faceWho knew tanning your face could be this easy? Thanks to the TanTowel Face Tan Towelette ($30 for 15), you can enjoy a sun-kissed glow all season long – without worrying about damaging UV rays. Apply it as you would a moisturizer, buffing the towelette in a circular fashion over your entire face. Voila – a streak-free, gorgeous tan from head to toe.

 

 

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If you’ve made any mistakes, don’t fret – and please don’t attempt to remove all of your hard work by vigorously scrubbing your face and body! Instead, run a slice of lemon over the area and let it sit for about 10 minutes. The citric acid in the lemon will break down the tan and rid your skin of color, so you’ll have a fresh canvas on which to work.

The Dos and Don’ts of Hair Removal

Ah, womanhood. It’s great and all, but if there’s just one tiny niggling complaint we have, it’s that hair removal can be such a beast. And because summer is fast approaching, that means it’s time to pay a little more attention to our body hair and develop a game plan. Get ready to bare some skin with these helpful dos and don’ts that will make removing that hair a breeze.

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Do baby your skin. Nothing says “Hey, I just waxed my upper lip!” like a patch of bright red skin below your nose. The fact is that waxing is irritating, and thus your skin requires a little TLC post-treatment. Get yourself involved with Anthony Logistics’ Cool Fix Rollerball Lip and Brow Formula ($14.29). This innovative product contains soothing Mediacalm complex, exfoliating salicylic acid, anti-inflammatory caffeine, and free radical-busting grape seed extract. They work together to instantly relax freshly waxed skin, preventing both discomfort and telltale redness.

 

Don’t wax right before a special event. Your skin needs to breathe, so the last thing you want to do is apply makeup over it.

 

Do be prepared for an ingrown hair or two. It’s not a given that it will occur, of course, but who wants to be stuck with a larger-than-life bump that seems to be getting bigger by the minute? Ingrown hairs can occur if you wax too soon after your last treatment, if you shave against the grain, or if you neglect to exfoliate. Invest in a jar of Bliss Ingrown Hair Eliminating Pads ($28.99) and, guaranteed, those pesky painful ingrowns will be a thing of the past. This potent, saturated pad gently exfoliates skin with a combination of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, leaving skin soft and smooth.

 

Don’t expose your skin to anything that has the potential to irritate it right after waxing, such as sunlight, self-tanning booths, hot tubs, or swimming pools.

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Do remember to moisturize, especially after you shave your legs. Ever notice that they feel a little tight and itchy after you step out of the shower? This is usually due to hot water irritating your skin or a razor blade that isn’t fresh. A product like DermOrganic Hand & Body Moisture Lotion ($18.69) is ideal for soothing skin. It’s rich in Moroccan argan extract and helps protect the skin’s natural barrier.

 

Don’t apply a heavily scented moisturizer or fragrance to freshly waxed skin. Any type of alcohol can trigger a jolt of discomfort that will linger far longer than you’d like. Just say no, ladies.

 

Get Spring Ready with These Key Beauty Products

It may be pouring in many areas of the country right now, but one surefire way to prepare yourself for impending sunny skies is with an influx of new beauty products. Consider it a spring makeover. It’s just what your routine needs to get into a brighter state of mind. Here are some favorites, straight from the vaults of the Beauty Place.

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At the top of every shopping list is a quality broad-spectrum sunscreen. Enriched with potent antioxidants formulated to combat harmful free radicals, La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Body Milk Sunscreen ($25.99) comes out a winner every year. This fast-absorbing emulsion provides protection from dangerous UVA and UVB rays while strengthening your skin with Cell-Ox Shield. This powerful combination of sun filters protects against cell damage while reducing your chances of skin cancer and premature aging due to sun exposure.

 

 

bareminerals-pop-of-passion A pop of color on your lips is so essential at this time of year. While cooler weather is all about dramatic, vampy shades with a come-hither approach, spring gives you the opportunity flaunt lighter, brighter hues. One to try is bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm ($14.99), a luxe formula that’s just as decadent as it sounds. Infused with nourishing vitamin E and hydrating passion fruit seed oil, it drenches lips with moisture while leaving behind a hint of color.

 

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The deeper into spring it gets, the less your hair is impressed. Whether dealing with high humidity or torrential downpours, almost any type of weather situation spells potential disaster for your normally lovely mane. Take matters into your own hands with Blow Pro Weather Girl Anti-Frizz Serum ($17.93). Forming a protective shield over your strands, this lightweight formula combats frizz while adding a healthy, shiny finish.

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Whether you’re planning a spring break getaway or a family vacation, you may suddenly find yourself with a hairy dilemma. If shaving your bikini line leaves you more than a little uncomfortable, you need to nip that issue in the bud – and stat. A box of Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads ($9.29) works wonders. It contains powerful alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids that work to gently but thoroughly exfoliate skin. (Remember, this is key when you’re removing bikini hair!) Say farewell to those pesky bumps and enjoy smoother skin as you laze by the pool.

 

 

Get the look : 2016 Met Ball Gala Edition

It’s the couture event of the year, drawing the biggest celebrities of the moment, all decked out in the most unusual, avant garde garb imaginable. Yet there was so much more to the Met Gala this year than the out-there fashion (although everyone is definitely still buzzing about Madonna’s barely-there getup, Katy’s Tamagotchi, and Kanye’s eyes).

The one area almost everyone stood out was in the beauty department. Bold and fearless, the makeup from this year’s Met Gala Manus x Machina theme conjured up wild, daring looks with a metallic bent. Make some of these styles your own with a few pieces of beauty booty from our vast selection.

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Taylor Swift stunned in a shocking Louis Vuitton dress with a snakeskin-like finish. What better way to complete the look than with head-turning lipstick? Her grungy take on glam was punctuated by a vampy pout. Make it your own by slicking on Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Lipliner in Couture ($12.99) to achieve a pop of edgy color.

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Does anyone exude glamour quite like Cindy Crawford? The beloved supermodel stood head and shoulders above the rest, hitting the red carpet in a slinky, floor-length silver gown and smoothed down, center-parted hair. To achieve a similar look, control frizz and windswept strands with Joico K-PAK Smoothing Balm ($13.42). You’ll look just as chic – even if all you’re wearing are your tried-and-true jeans and a white tee.

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Lady Gaga never fails to stun with her enigmatic looks. This year’s Atelier Versace ensemble was no different. She complemented the look with big hair and thick eyebrows, both overtly reminiscent of the 1980s. Don’t fear the thick brow; when it’s perfectly groomed, it has the power to completely transform your face. Use the twist-up bareMinerals Frame & Define Brow Styler ($14.99) to mimic this courageous look. The included brush helps blend in the rich, dramatic color.

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It’s not easy to pull off cranberry-toned eye shadow. Yet when done right, it can serve as the perfect finishing touch for a golden dress. Jemima Kirke showed how it’s done, flaunting an ornate Chanel gown and berry-kissed eyelids. You can emulate this look by applying Youngblood Pressed Individual Eye Shadow in Bordeaux ($15.99) to your lids. Finish with strong black eyeliner to round out your devilish look.

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If ever there was a smoky eye to be envied, it was that of Olivia Wilde at this year’s Met Gala. The pregnant actress paired her stunning Michael Kors Collection gown with statement jewelry from Jennifer Fisher and heavily metallic eyelids. Packed with shimmery grays and blacks, her lids were so dramatic they almost upstaged her dress. The Glo Minerals Metallic Smokey Eye Kit ($23.65) has everything you need to achieve a similar look. (Tip: Use a wet brush to achieve maximum color payoff.)

Beat The Heat

It has been scientifically proven that sunscreen is the most important skincare product that both men and women should own and wear religiously. Not only does sunscreen protect against signs of aging, but also with proper use one could drastically reduce the chances of getting skin cancer.

 

With thousands of options, different SPF factors and chemical vs. physical sunscreens on the market, one could easily get discouraged. The editors of thebeautyplace.com have searched, tested, and compiled a list of their top sunscreen picks so you can shop with ease.

 

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For a matte finish / Oily skin

 

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This sunscreen is very lightweight. The non-greasy formula is ideal for everyday under makeup application.

 

 

For a Light Tint

 

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The best of both worlds in a bottle, this SPF gives you the protection you need with a sheer wash of color (for those lazy no makeup days).

 

 

For Dry Skin

 

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Get the hydration of a moisturizer and protection of a sunscreen mixed in one. Thisis the perfect product for the minimal morning skincare regimen.

 

 

For Sensitive Skin

 

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This antioxidant, chemical-free, mineral sunscreen delivers powerful protection for sensitive skin.

 

 

For the adventure seeker

 

 

1122327-skinceuticals-sport-uv-defense-spf-50-72dpiNo matter the activity this water and sweat-resistant sunscreen will hold up. The long lasting, nourishing formula protects against heat stress and collagen damage.

 

 

For the guy in your life

 

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Men can be fussy when it comes to skincare, but this SPF delivers a shine-free & oil-free hydration no one will ever know they are wearing.

 

 

No matter the season or weather condition SPF should be applied daily. Here at thebeautyplace.com we are huge advocates of sunscreen and the long lasting benefits these skincare products provides. See the extensive range of sunscreen products thebeautyplace.com offers at competitive prices.

 

Have a question about your sunscreen? Let us know!

Slopes vs Sand: Your Spring Break Beauty Tips Are In!

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Apply, Re-apply your Sunscreen – The sun is bright up on the mountain and it reflects off the powder. Don’t let sunburn or, even worse, sun poisoning ruin your Spring Break on the slopes. Pack a good sunscreen to protect … Continue reading 

Fashion Week Trending: Makeup Parings To Get the Hottest FW Looks

2016 Fashion weeks in New York, Milan and Paris brought us many amazing and jaw dropping new looks. The editors at the Beauty Place want you to get the look! So we’ve picked some of our fave breakaway trends from each unique show and have some make up pairings for you to complete your own fashion look this Spring. And, it’s going to look stunning!

Trending Right Now in Paris = All White Chic

Trending at Paris Fashion Week 2016, all white (yes black is still a go-to, don’t worry!). But all white is a hot new spring trend and we’ve got the make pairings you need to complete your Paris Fashion Week look, no matter where you are!

 

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All white makeup pairing:

Face – Avoid any chance of letting the white wash you out by using a bronzer to add a splash of color to your white chic look. We love Jane Iredale So-Bronze or bareMinerals All Over Face Color.

Eyes – A splash of color will pop when coupled with your all white attire. Peach, pink and pastels are our faves. Check out this eye color Trio from Jane Iredale for some great choices.

Lips – Anything goes! Try a bright red or trending hot coral or even a bold pink…you can’t go wrong with a bright red lip gloss from Glo Minerals to complete your look.

Trending Right Now in Milan = Bold Colors Galore

From Prada to Gucci to Versace, the runways of Milan were met with color, exuberance and individualistic styles this Spring and bold colors played a big part in the transformation. Terms like geeky and freaky described some of the trending styles but beauty is always top of mind. Get the hot Milan look and find your makeup couplings from The Beauty Place to complete your fashion ensemble.

 

 

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Milan Fashion Week Makeup Pairing:

Face – Thick, matte foundation with little color trended on the Italian capital’s fashion runways. Get the contrast and haute look from The Beauty Place with Youngblood Liquid Foundation.

Eyes – With a nod to the styles of the 60’s, Milan Fashion Week models sported thick eyeliner and crazy big eyelashes. We love TIGI Perfect Eyeliner in turquoise.

Lips – Deep, dark red – Grab your vintage red lipstick and you’re Milan FW look will be ready for viewing. Get fierce lips with TIGI Cosmetics Decadent Lipstick. The shade we like for this look is “Fierce” which is just what you’ll be!

Trending Right Now in New York = Goth

Designers like Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs went to the dark side during NYFW with a dark magic mixed with punk and dabbling in gothic to get fun, mysterious and sexy!

 

 

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New York Goth Makeup Pairing:

Face Get the dramatic NYFW goth look on your cheeks with Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush.

Eyes – Amp up the drama with smoky eye shadow shades, thick black lashes and eyeliner, thick and bold. The Beauty Place has many options; one great choice is Youngblood Incredible Wear Gel Liner – Eclipse.

Lips – Channel your inner-Rihanna and find the plummiest shade or darkest of dark reds. Your lip color is the key component to get the trending look from NYFW. We like TIGI Cosmetics Lipstick in the shade: passion.

As we round up and review all the amazing-ness of this year’s Fashion Week trifecta, we confirm that New York, Milan and Paris never fail to impress us and push the boundaries of fashion. The great news is that even if we are in Chicago, Miami or Philadelphia, we can still keep a bit of Fashion Week magic happening in our everyday life. The Beauty Place is proud to offer a complete marketplace to find all your beauty needs and continuously support your fashion-forward endeavors.

The Beauty Place Announces New Line: MD Formulations

The Beauty Place, the go-to online resource for affordable, high-quality beauty products, is proud to announce a new addition to its extensive product offerings. Bare Escentuals is a great addition to the Beauty Place and brings a unique makeup philosophy to the Beauty Place’s customers.

Bare Escentuals, the makers of MD Formulations, was founded on community. By creating a community of real women who quickly became friends, the founders of the Bare Escentuals line were able to tap into what women really want from their makeup products – understanding and camaraderie.

By forging this deep relationship with their customers, Bare Escentuals was able to create a unique natural line of beauty products to create a flawless result and now the MD Formulations line has tapped into the most common skincare goals to create this affordable line that gets desired results.

The MD Formulations skin care regime offers a 5-step skin care regimen for all skin types. From cleansing, correction in the AM, correction in the PM, hydration, protection…all developed for your skin type. A multitude of options are available to choose from for skins goals such as oil prone, anti-aging, sensitive, Rosacea, dry skin and more.

Regardless of your skin type by following MD Formulations‘ easy five step process, the road to great skincare is easily within anyone’s grasp.

 

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The Beauty Place prides itself on being a full-stop marketplace for the very best beauty products at affordable prices. By adding MD Formulations to our extensive product inventory, we give our customers another cutting edge option in skincare. Check out MD Formulation at thebeautyplace.com today!

Blondes Rock the Oscars: How can I get that hair?

J-Law aka Jennifer Lawrence seems to be just about everywhere from dating the lead singer of Coldplay to leading the charge in the Hunger Games and now rocking the red carpet with a Best Actress Nomination for Joy with hair that left us wishing we had the look!

With shoulder length locks with long layers, J-Law’s platinum blonde LOB (long bob) with golden highlights is not hard to achieve with the right products and can go formal or casual for whatever your life requires.

Snag the look by:

  • Start with straightening shampoos and conditioners.
  • Apply Strong hold gel while hair is damp (towel dried).
  • Blow dry and straighten each strand to complete the look. (Be sure to use a protective oil during straightening process.)
  • Tease it at the root to get some extra volume and set.

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Cate Blanchett – She’s always been a blonde stunner but this short and classy hairstyle finished the Oscar look for Cate Blanchett. Nominated for her role in Carol, the Australian beauty chopped six inches off her blonde tresses that graced her strong jaw-line to create the sexy look that turned heads on the red carpet.

Transform the cool, choppy bob into a sleek, Oscar-quality do with a blow dry, a few curlers for volume and add texture with a texturizing finishing spray.

 

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Rachel McAdams – Nominated for best actress for the movie Spotlight, Rachel McAdams seemed to want to show off as much skin as possible; from her thigh high slit in her deep green gown to her pulled back blonde hair to highlight the skin of her stunning face. Here are the steps to grab the look:

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Saoirse Ronan Nominated for best supporting actress for Brooklyn, Ronan rocked a young and fun blonde style at this year’s Oscar celebration. Smokey eyes and a deep green Calvin Klein dress were complimented by her loose, textured blonde waves. A volumizing mousse and blowout can get you to the 21 year old’s red carpet look.

 

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The 2016 Oscars were full of entertaining glitz, glam and a yearly treat for movie lovers. The blondes that rocked the red carpet turned heads with a variety of styles that are easy to access with affordable products. All these tools and products (and many more) are available from The Beauty Place , the online beauty stop for all your award-winning looks.

Trending Now: 3 Makeup Trends from 2016 New York Fashion Week

 

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New York’s Spring Fashion Week just ended and the Beauty Place editors were watching closely. Not just because we love NYC, fashion, runway and all things beauty-related…but also because, we want to help you get the look! We picked three of our favorite NYFW trending makeup styles to feature. Check out our tips and products to get you NYC runway ready today (even if you live in a totally different part of the world!

 

2016 Spring Fashion Weekend Trending Makeup Style #1The Pop of Color

On the catwalks of Jeremy Scott and Jason Wu, models were making a statement with bold, fun pops of makeup color. Bright neon blue eye liners, shadows and candy pink lips rocked the runways. Injecting color and fun into the look, this fun trend is easy to achieve with quality, affordable products from the Beauty Place, including:

 

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2016 Spring Fashion Weekend Trending Makeup Style #2 The Ombre Lips – 6 Steps to get the Runway Lips that rocked NYFW

 

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Creatures of the Wild amped up the makeup coupled with the runway fashion with the Ombre lip color. The Ombre lip look gives depth to your lips and creates that edgy, high fashion look we all want on the runway and on Saturday night!

Step 1- Moisturize your lips.

Step 2- Apply a layer of powder.

Step 3 –Apply a thick line of lip liner and blend in.

Step 4 – Use a matte lipstick to fill in only the areas not covered by liner. Press lips together then apply the lipstick a second time.

Step 5 – Outline the lips again to fill in any open spaces.

Step 6 – Outline the edges with concealer to complete the look.

 

2016 Spring Fashion Weekend Trending Makeup Style #3 The Deep, dark manicures

Designers like Nicole Miller, Anna Sui Derek Lam, and Monique LHillier accented their designs at the 2016 New York Fashion Week with deep, dark nail color!

 

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Grab the deep, dark look with many color option from the Beauty Place and OPI:
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New York Fashion week is over but the fashion trends live on. You can bring high fashion make up trends to your everyday life with the affordable, quality products found online at The Beauty Place. Have a favorite look from NYFW? Please do share; we are still basking in the glow and would love to hear every detail.

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