Bath & Shower
$33; Hand and
Cream, $34; and
Coat, Glossy Top
Coat and Glossy
Nail Colour in
St. Tropez Tan Optimizer
Body Moisturizer, $19; Self
Tan Bronzing Lotion, $50;
Tan Optimizer Body Polish,
$25; Buffing Mitt, $8; www.
DO IT YOURSELF:
Step 1. Soak fingers in a bowl of
warm water spiked with Clarins
Tonic Bath & Shower Concen-
trate—it's loaded with essential oils.
Step 2. Remove existing nail
polish. Trim and file nails, and
push back cuticles.
Step 3. Scrub your hands with
the Gentle Peeling Smooth Away
Cream, then rinse and dry them.
Step 4. Give yourself a hand
Step 5. Apply the Smoothing
massage with the Hand and Nail
Treatment Cream—and don’t
forget the cuticles. Remove
excess cream, as even traces
of cream or oil will destroy the
staying power of your polish.
Base Coat and wait two minutes.
Stroke on your chosen polish.
Step 6. Wait 10 to 15 minutes
before applying your top coat,
then sit back and relax until your
manicure is completely set.
"Wear gloves when
housecleaning to keep
your manicure beautiful
Perron, Clarins Skin Spa
THE CLARINS MANICURE 2. WHERE TO FIND IT: Clarins Skin Spa locations in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, www.clarinsskinspa.ca
GEE BEAUTY’S COCO TANNING TREATMENT 3. WHERE TO FIND IT: Gee Beauty in Toronto, www.geebeauty.com
BODY KIT BODY KIT
DO IT YOURSELF:
Step 1. Scrub your entire body with a
granular exfoliant. “Make sure it doesn’t
have any essential oils,” says Natalie Gee
of Gee Beauty, “as the oils may cause the
tan to streak.”
Step 3. Put on non-latex gloves to protect
your palms from staining, then apply
tanning cream all over your body as you
would a body moisturizer, making sure to
leave no part uncovered.
Step 2. Use a favourite moisturizer to
hydrate extra-dry patches on elbows,
knees, hands and feet. Don’t skip this step,
as dehydrated areas will soak up extra
self-tanner and leave you with dark,
Step 4. Grab a towel-like mitt—at Gee
Beauty they use the St. Tropez Buffing
Mitt—and buff, buff, buff. Take some time
here as this polishes the skin and eliminates
streaking, says Gee. “It’s the most
important step, because it buffs, smoothes
and makes your tan look flawless.”
HEALTH KIT FIT KIT