Summer Beauty: Sun Kissed Skin & A Bright Smile

Thursday, May 21, 2009 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Lorac TANtalizer Award Show Glow - body firming bronzing mousse
Lorac TANtalizer Award Show Glow

$32.00
Available at: sephora.com

Looking tanned is always attractive; It gives a healthy appearance. I’m not talking that streaky, too dark fake tan look that some people seem to show off, but more of a subtle sexy summery glow that gives the illusion of flawless skin and all around beauty. Besides actually being healthy by eating right and working out, there are a few items that can help create a stunning sexy bronzed look.

Bronzers are a great help, but getting the right kind is key. I have always been loyal to Lorac bronzing products, but I love the new TANtalizer Award Show Glow body firming bronzing mousse even more than their previous bronzers! This anti-cellulite bronzer is awesome; it gives the appearance of flawless, non-bruised, perfect looking legs. You can use this bronzer anywhere, but I usually tend to use it mostly on my legs. My girlfriend Stacy uses it all over her body-- not face-- and it’s gorgeous. She wears it to the pool, and this stuff is water resistant which so cool-- why hesitate when it comes to jumping in the pool? It’s got a lot of shimmer but it doesn’t look tacky. The bronzing mousse is a gold-ish shimmer that is perfect on any skin color and helps create a smooth healthy looking glow.

Crest Advanced Seal Whitestrips Whitening Kit
Crest Advanced Seal Whitestrips

$22.95 (was $37.99-- save 40%!)
Available at: amazon.com

When it comes to the face, I’m very hesitant with bronzers because I’m scared I’m going to look like a tomato or pumpkin face, or that I’m going to break out and get all blotchy. Lorac has that down too! Lorac Bronzer face bronzing powder is a miracle. I use it all over, sometimes without any foundation, or I use it on just my cheekbones for a slight sun kissed look. I think you can play with this product. Use it after you already caught some sun or just use a thick brush and put it all over your face, neck and chest!

This may seem like an off the topic product to some of you, but really its not! I think Crest Advanced Seal Whitestrips are a must have! They add a knock-out smile to go along with beautiful sun kissed skin. Crest strips help a lot when it comes to getting that killer smile. Just remember to stay away from coffee and red sauces while you’re going through the 2 week whitening process. And when you’re feeling vampy and wearing that bright red or pink lipstick, try putting a little Vaseline on your top front teeth to give your pearly whites an extra flash.
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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.