Party prep

The Northern Advocate - - Front Page - By An­nemarie Quill

With the fes­tive party sea­son round the cor­ner and so­cial cal­en­dars fill­ing up, as im­por­tant as finding that per­fect out­fit is prep­ping your skin for the sea­son ahead.

Af­ter a win­ter of hid­ing be­neath lay­ers of clothes and fight­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, our skin is of­ten dry and flaky. Deal to it with an all over body scrub.

Be Kind Body Co Cof­fee and Co­conut scrub from Oh Nat­u­ral is both in­vig­o­rat­ing and smooth­ing, or Weleda’s Birch and Pomegranate ranges are great op­tions for smooth­ing and ton­ing skin. They also con­tain nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents to help rid the body of tox­ins.

For a spa-like scrub in your own shower, try Katherine Daniels Gen­tle Oil & Salt Ex­fo­lia­tor, which is a di­vine smelling cock­tail of sea salts from around the world with es­sen­tial oils which elim­i­nate dead skin and leave the body feel­ing silky smooth.

Choose a dif­fer­ent scrub for the more del­i­cate skin of the face. I love Plan­tae Bright­en­ing Camel­lia Face Pol­ish which is gen­tle and helps re­store skin’s nat­u­ral lu­mi­nos­ity.

Once ex­fo­li­ated, you can ap­ply self tan to com­plete your party look.

If very pale, go for a grad­ual tan, but there are great op­tions for all skin tones.

Bondi Sands is my go to for self tan­ning the body, and has a range of shades. I also love Eco Face Tan Wa­ter which is light, hy­drat­ing and builds to a nat­u­ral look­ing glow.

Once tanned, all you need is some bronzer, con­tour and high­lighter, and you are ready to shim­mer on into the party.

Plan­tae Bright­en­ing Camel­lia face pol­ish, $49.90 and bareMin­er­als Twi­light Ra­di­ance high­lighter pal­ette, RRP $62 from

Eco face tan wa­ter, $44.95, Oh Nat­u­ral.

Weleda Pomegranate firm­ing eye cream, 10ml, $45.90, re­gen­er­at­ing body oil, 100ml, $38.90, and re­gen­er­at­ing body lo­tion, 200ml, $29.90.

Bondi Sands re­us­able self-tan mitt, RRP $13.99, Grad­ual Tan­ning milk, 375ml, $22.99, Ul­tra Dark foam, $29.99, and back ap­pli­ca­tor, $19.99.

Katherine Daniels ex­fo­lia­tor, 200ml, $65, and Nat­u­ral In­stinct fa­cial scrub, 125ml, $10.99.

Be Kind Body Co. Cof­fee & Co­conut body scrub, RRP $27.50, and Eco Min­er­als bronzer, Oh Nat­u­ral. Right: Rudolph A Hint of Sum­mer self­tan­ning drops, $101.

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Ethique Bomb­shell tan­ning bar, RRP $45, ohnat­u­

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