Miss "DIY Black Tea Tan"
"Normally my translucent skin doesn't bother me, but sometimes it's nice to spice things up and don a healthy-looking, sunkissed glow. To avoid the orange oompa loompa hue and dreaded streaky skin, I've adopted a more earth-friendly route: black tea. This is undoubtedly one of my favorite do-it-yourself beauty remedies since it creates a faint faux-tan that is super-cheap and easy to accomplish. All you have to do is brew about two cups of black tea -- the stronger, the better. Then, let the tea cool and put it in a plastic spray bottle. After you've dried off from your shower, spray a fine mist of the tea on your skin and let it air dry."
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Miss "3-Day Sunless Tan"
"Most sunless tanners smell like chemicals or soy, but one scent pleasantly stands out among the rest. Besides the obvious perk of being inexpensive, Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer smells amazing enough for me to want to wear even if the lotion didn't contain a healthy, natural-looking tan that only takes one to three applications to fully darken to a mid-summer bronze."
Get an express tan for under $10
"Sheen spray is a personal favorite that many women may not know about. This particular product is available at many popular retailers and is most often found in ethnic hair care products. Although it is meant for the hair spraying a small amount onto the body, the legs especially, leaves skin almost sparkling. For best results, the skin should be sprayed very lightly, othewise it creates an "oily" appearance. In addition to this, the product helps to smooth and soften skin."
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Miss "Serious About Shimmer"
"My favorite product for faking a nice tan is Nivea Silky Shimmer Lotion. I've been using it since I was in high school, and it's never steered me wrong. You can use it on your legs, shoulders, collarbone, and arms -- it comes in several hues to match your skin tone and give your body a subtle all-over glow. Seriously, skip the tanning booth and invest in these products; your skin will thank you."
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Miss "Produce Highlights"
"Years ago, I discovered a natural way to sun-kiss my normally dirty blond tresses. Not only was it effective, but it was cheap and usually found in my kitchen. Into a small spray bottle, I mixed-together a lemon juice and water concoction and spritzed it onto my wavy locks before I left the house every morning. With this spray bottled filled half with water and half lemon juice, I achieved natural looking sun-kissed highlights. Even now as an adult, I still use this trick. The mixture is easy: add even amounts of each, and shake well before using. Spray a small amount on damp hair and comb through. Be sure not to go overboard when applying, remember a little goes a long way!"
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Miss "Golden Opportunity"
"Having sun-kissed hair is important during the summertime. A good way to look golden without any help from the sun is to add shine and shimmer to hair with Golden Shimmer Gelée Hair Mist by Frederic Fekkai. This subtle mist gives hold and has flecks of gold in it."
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"Everyone loves a radiant, sun-kissed flow for summer! For lightened, sun-bleached tresses, there is nothing that beats the classic Sun-In spray. It gives me a natural look."
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Miss "Pretty in Coral Pink"
"Achieve a sun-kissed summer face with the colors of the coral reef. It's not easy for a fair skinned brunette to achieve a natural sun-kissed look. The best way I've found to get a natural summer look is to apply coral colored lipstick. Bobbi Brown's Coral Pink is just right: not too dark or heavy. The creamy formula leaves a shine that warms up my ice princess exterior. Glossy, moisturizing lipsticks often pose a problem on windy days. Thankfully, Bobbi Brown's formula isn't a sticky magnet for hair. A swipe of green eyeliner completes my sun-kissed summer look. Well, that and a hefty dose of moisturizing sunblock -- I want to be sun-kissed looking, not sun-parched."
Miss "Plan A & B"
"If you want just a hint of sun for your face, the easiest thing to do is to apply a foundation just a shade darker than your normal shade, preferably one that offers a shimmer or glow. mark Glow Xpert Face Shimmer by Avon is a tinted lotion that can be added to your existing foundation for a glowing, sun-kissed look that is as simple as applying your base. If you are short on time and feeling a bit pale, keep a medium-peach colored blush on hand for a quick look of sun on your face. After applying your blush as usual, tap any excess blush off the brush and swipe from one cheekbone, across the bridge of your nose and down to the other cheekbone. Be sure to apply sparingly,as you don't want to 'blush-up' your nose."
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Miss "Kissed by the Moon"
"Looking tan and summer-ready can be as easy as hinting at the glowing, tanned look. That is exactly what Jane Iredale's Moonglow does. Made with 24-karat gold flakes, this product will make you feel like a golden goddess. It gives a shimmery glow to your cheeks, making you appear to have a naturally sun-kissed look. At about $46, this product lasts literally forever because it is made with natural products, making its shelf-life much longer than its competitors. I have had my Moonglow for years, and still haven't used it all! The best part? This product can be used on the eyes too, so it's a great staple to add to your summer collection. Go with Jane Iredale's Moonglow, and watch the compliments stack up! "
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Miss "Illumination Remix"
"I mix a bit of golden highlighter into a tinted moisturizer and apply it with a foundation sponge. A good one to try is Revlon's Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator. This highlighter comes in bare light, gold light and bronze light. Bare light is good for the lightest skin. Gold is good for medium tones and bronze is good for darker skin."
Make your own sunshine with Revlon for under $10
Miss "One-Two Punch"
Use bronzers the way the sun naturally works. Using the fullest brush you own, just skim the high parts of your face like the top of your forehead, nose, cheekbones, chin, and collarbone. Layering bronzer over your whole face just flattens it. A great example would be Neutrogena's Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer -- they have great options for any skin tone! Highlight, too! Not your hair, your face! Using only bronzer can dull the skin tone. Use a nude shimmer powder and dust on your cheekbones, eyelids, and even dab on the center of your lips to add dimension.
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Step two: get dimension with Benefit High Beam for under $25