Getting a spray tan can be a wonderful and exciting experience. You leave the salon feeling like a confident, bronzed babe. You may get more attention and compliments than you usually do and you begin to like it. Unfortunately, a few days later you might wake up and look in the mirror to find your natural hue staring back at you. Is it possible to make your spray tan last longer? The answer is yes!

It’s important to keep in mind that most spray tans last anywhere from 5-10 days depending on the quality of the spray tanning products. However, there are a few things you can do to keep that glow just a tad bit longer.

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1) Exfoliate: Exfoliating your skin is absolutely necessary pre-tan in order to get the most even skin tone post-tan. Exfoliate gently every few days in order to help remove dead skin cells and perfect those difficult areas like the elbows and knees.

2) Moisturize: Hydrated skin holds a tan much better than dried out skin. Use that moisturizer or body oil daily to keep your skin both soft and tan.

3) Add extra color: Using bronzer body sprays and gradual tanning lotions such as Jergens’ products, in between body spray tanning can help you maintain the “I- just-stepped-off-the- beach” look.

Guest post by the topnotch supplier of spray tanning equipment and products, Artesian Tan. Artesian Tan sells a variety of tanning systems, including airbrush tanning kits. Browse their website for more information.

According to Yahoo! Shine, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth “Kate”), wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, a member of British royal family, spends more than $30,000 a year for personal upkeep. Kate is admired by the whole world for her fashion sense and beauty. The Daily Telegraph named her in 2007 as the “Most Promising Newcomer”. People Magazine featured her in 2007 and 2010 in best-dressed list. The Duchess of Cambridge wore pieces from designers such as Sara Burton, Alexander McQueen, Issa, Jenny Packham, Beulah London, Alice Temperley, Erdem, and Catherine Walker.



British papers revealed that she has a clothing budget of $54,00 for the first half of 2012. Prince William, Kate’s husband, inherited $15.5 million from her late mother’s estate. He also earns $68,000 as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force. Prince Williams is also receiving support from his father, the Duchy of Cornwall who earned about $29 million a year.

Kate’s annual expense of $54,000 a year seems small compared to the family income and other high profile budgets. Compare this to Sarah Palin’s $150,000 expense by the RNC to dress her during the three month long Presidential Campaign in 2008.

Lotions and creams can do wonders for your skin. However, when it comes to a healthy skin, your diet is the main key. Certain food items can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin, nails, eyes and your hair. Diet rich in “phytocompounds” has the power to repair your DNA, increase the production of collagen in your body, improve blood flow and reduce inflammation.

Let’s take a look at some of the food items that will give you a healthy and younger looking skin.

Acai: It is a member of the berry family and does wonders for your skin. It contains more antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates. Additionally, it contains calcium, fiber, vitamins, omega 6 and fatty acids that our body needs.

Blueberries: This is the most talked about skin conditioner. It is the nature’s gift to us. Eating blueberries can improve the health of your eyes, strengthen gums and help to improve the elasticity of your skin.

Strawberries: Our skin tends to start wrinkling when collagen level in our body drops. Strawberries help to protect and improve the collagen level in our body.

Salmon: Fats contained in Salmon promotes softer smooth skin free of dry itchy blemishes on your skin.

When you hear the word vitamin C you automatically picture citrus. Vitamin C is one of the most well-known vitamin and to be discovered early on. Sailors and pirates out on the sea for long journeys acquired the scurvy decease due to lack of fresh fruits and vegetables. When you translate the Latin name of the chemical compound of vitamin C, ascorbic acid, it translates as “without scurvy”. Vitamin C plays an important role in human health and an essential part of our immune system. From the early days of the modern medicine, vitamin C is known for its ability to fight viruses and bacteria that causes health problems.

Vitamin C is also known for its antioxidant properties. It is known to fight unstable molecules that we call free radicles that cause heart decease, cancer, diabetes, premature aging and host of other health conditions. Vitamin C protects protein, carbohydrates and DNA in our body.

Vitamin C holds our body together due to its collagen content. Its fibers holds bones, muscles, skin and other parts together. Our skin benefits from vitamin C more than any other. The vitamin C promotes skin renewal, moisturizes, and removes dirt and oil from the skin.

Almost everyone is familiar with telemarketing (which is annoying to say the least) but if there is anything that proves to be useful in the form of advertising is the teleshopping activity that is present on TV these days.

Whether you are looking for a revolutionary product in health & fitness or have found a product such as the proverbial leather cleaner, you will find a range of products that are advertised on television from the mundane to the bizarre.

And with the Internet now expanding to Web 2.0, these products are now being showcased over the Internet as well.  Whether you are looking for a product such as the Bug Off screen door or pretty much anything else that has been advertised on television, you can be sure that there are websites that offer these very same products to you over the Internet.

Interestingly, if you do decide to purchase these products, one of the best ways by which you can do this is by logging on to websites that offer them.  They do not necessarily push you to purchase the product not unless you think it is worth purchasing as seen on TV grass seed.

So, there will be no pesky salesmen with their incessant rambling that will try to push their product right down your throat. That is the beauty of shopping online! What this means is that you will find a wide range of products that you can choose from!

Written by TooCuteBeads

In 2012, the sales of Swarovski crystals amounted to 2.3 billion Euros. This is quite an achievement for the Austrian company, employing thirty thousand people. This enormous success is attributed to the fact that these crystals have become a staple in most jewelry kits. They represent luxury and are passed on from generation to generation.

Over the years, Swarovski has built a reputation for quality jewelry. This constant attention to detail has propelled the company to the top spots for high end jewelry. Today, the company has a dozen subsidiaries. Numerous of its products are also available online at prices that tend to be lower than in shops. This is advantages for customers seeking to buy those famous crystals.

Swarovski crystals date back to around 1895. Throughout this time, they have kept their quality and reputation. Multiple companies spawned and flourished selling Swarovski inspired products. These Swarovski elements have allowed many artisans to build successful companies around them.

Sterling silver beads is another product that has gained appreciation among customers. They are sought after for their durability and versatility. Sterling silver jewelry is also known to cause less allergic reactions with the human skin. Naturally, buying beads and jewelry supplies will be cheaper than buying a sterling silver jewelry from a jeweller. For that reason, many prefer to go with the first option. Plus, making your own jewelry makes it more personal, especially for gifts.

Too Cute Beads is an online shop specializing in selling Swarovski crystal beads at affordable prices for DIY jewelry projects.

Botox was used in medical treatments since 1989. Since 2002, many use Botox to smooth frown lines to maintain youthful appearance. Doctors and others who are promoting Botox treatments claim that it is safe, affordable, effective, and no discomfort while treating or after treatment. This may be why many use it as the preferred anti-aging and anti-wrinkle treatment option over others. No serious effect of cosmetic use of Botox has been reported. They claim more than 2.8 million treatments are being performed annually.

One drawback of the Botox treatment is it is temporary lasting only about four months maximum. Many fear that injecting Botox in to the face harms the face and skin. However, only 20 to 70 units of Botox are used for cosmetic purposes and it considered as a very low dose that is way less than the lethal dose of 3,000 units. Some say Botox freezes their facial impressions. But the Botox practitioners’ claim that small doses injected to selected muscles only soften and removes wrinkles and do not compromise facial expressions. They also claim that the injections are virtually painless and require no sedation during treatments. Botox is good for treating existing wrinkles and preventing those occurring in the future.

Written by Too Cute Beads

Swarovski is an Austrian brand in the manufacturing of crystal that has operated since 1895. Their precision cut crystals are mostly used for designer jewelry making. These cut glass crystals are expertly crafted and polished to produce one of the best quality crystals in the market.

These crystals come in different shapes and colors and are used in the fabrication of Swarovski pendants and other jewelry. Swarovski also makes beads, crystal components and crystal pearls. You can find different types of Swarovski crystals for different occasions online.

If you intend to fashion your own jewelry, you can order loose swarovski crystals online and have them made into necklaces, pendants, earrings or bracelets. Swarovski crystals are made to last and so they are great for gifts on special occasions such as birthdays and weddings. If you like to make your own bracelets, you can choose to order Swarovski crystal beads and jewelry findings online. These make great personal gifts for your friends and family.

If you are looking for a good alternative to pearl, you can purchase the Swarovski crystal pearls that look like real pearls and come in various colors and sizes. Crystal pearls jewels can be great gifts for mother’s day.

Too Cute Beads is an online company selling beads, Swarovski crystals and jewelry making kits since 1998. This company is one of the leading bead suppliers and offers good solutions for your craft and DIY jewelry making projects, even for beginners.

Many ladies are tired of painful waxing, tweezing, creams and tedious shaving of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal professionals claim that their hair removal method is far better than other conventional methods. Is laser hair removal right for you?

Unlike shaving and other methods, laser is aimed at the follicle and the light retard the follicle and prevents its future growth. Multiple procedures may result in removing most of the body and facial hair. The technology finds a pathway to the root through hair strand. Each treatment can take away about 20 percent of hair requiring multiple treatments for removal of 80 to 90 percent of unwanted hair. Other factors affecting the treatment include hair color and skin type. Also, treatments may require separation time of six to eight weeks between each treatment. One of the problems associated with the treatment is red, blonde and gray hair lacks pigmentation to absorb light and therefore, treatment may not be effective. Some may feel discomfort during and after the treatment. People with skin issues should consult a dermatologist before getting laser hair removal treatment. Treatment is not just limited to ladies, men with all skin colors and tones may receive the treatment with results.

Written by Garden Retreat Spa

New York work life can be challenging and stressful, even for the beauty conscious career women. The secret in fighting stress and warding off its harmful effects on the body is to know when and where you can relax even just even for couple hours. Spa and massage treatments can be the quickest way to indulge and escape from the stress in the city.

Different Types of Massages

Massages can be categorized based on their origin, style and purpose. There are several Asian massages that vary in pressure and stretching methods. One the growing trends in spa treatments are offered in Korean spa NYC branches. Korean massages are also known as deep tissue massage. Sessions and practitioners are known for heavy use of pressure from hands and feet, and can leave you feeling bruised afterwards. However in just an hour or a day, you’ll feel totally different and more flexible, as your body moves lighter.

Another popular New York massage trends for women are the sensual types. Various sensual massage NYC spa centers incorporate heavy or hard massages with spa bath treatments. This combination loosens the tension in the muscles after the session, and then helps your body recuperate and recharge with luxurious spa baths.

If you’re the type that likes lighter hands, you can opt for relaxing massages. Swedish massages are among the favorites. You can enjoy smooth gentle strokes with aromatherapy oil. Light friction and vibration techniques will help you relax and invigorated afterwards. You can book a Swedish massage session at known spa centers like the Garden Retreat Spa at Fifth Avenue.

Garden Retreat Spa offers affordable first class Swedish and Shiatsu massage packages. They also offer affordable one hour packages and discounts. Check out their website for more info and call them today for an appointment.