Body beautiful | Super foods for super skin

31/05/2015

Nutrition & best foods / diet & nutrition tips for beautiful skin / what models eat for beautiful skin / Photo source: Karolina Kurkova in A Mermaid Tale / Vogue Ukraine June 2013 (photography: Hans Feurer, styling: Ekaterina Mukhina) / fashion models diet secrets / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
When our skin glows, everything else in life seems a little more beautiful, too. I don't know about

Most wonderful natural self-tanners

30/05/2015

Best natural & organic self tanners / organic beauty / Photo: Photo source: Edita Vilkeviciute in Numero November 2009 (photography: Solve Sundsbo, styling: Franck Benhamou) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Fake it until you make it, especially when it comes to a beautiful glow. True, I love the sun, but it's so infrequent and scarce over here, that I simply have to get my tan from a bottle - or wear trousers because I cannot stand pale limbs sticking out of a summer skirt, at least when the legs are a part of my body. 

Since I am painfully picky when it comes to the formulas, anything I put on my skin has to be as natural as possible - or seize its existence - and I find it rather wonderful that we have so many options these days. 

Here are my favourite, mosty self-tanners, but also a few little helpers to use as a finishing touch.

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1. Sun kiss / Elemental Herbology (£27) is a daily body moisturiser that gives you a build-able sun-kissed glow thanks to eco-certified sugar beet, while nourishing the skin with aloe vera, fig extract, macadamia, shea butter and olive oils. It also contains antioxidant packed green tea and acerola extracts. Lasts for up to a week.

2. Self tan / Organic Pharmacy (£36) is a light cream that can be used on both face and body and is suitable for the most sensitive skin. Just like with the Sun kiss, the tan ingredients are derived from sugar beet. I love the simple and effective formula based on aloe vera, coconut, sesame, shea butter and jojoba oils scented with vanilla bean extract. Simple and clever.

3. Prosun / Melvita (£22) is a bronzer and moisturiser that smells delicious thanks to the vanilla flower and orange floral water. It contains burrito and coconut oils known for their natural SPF properties as well as ability to heal the skin.

4. Bronzing gel / Trilogy (£13) is brilliant because it gives you an instant glow and shimmer, and then gradually develops into a tan. 

5. Self tanning lotion / Lavera (£14) is more affordable organic self-tanner that transforms into a medium golden hue within 5 hours after initial application. Contains soothing calendula and aloe leaf juice. And don't panic about the word "fragrance" - it comes from organic essential oils, most likely sandalwood.

6. Phenomenal self tanner / Vita Liberata (£38) comes in different mousse-based formulas for achieving medium or dark hue and can be used for both face and body. Give you an instant glow and takes about 6 hours to develop into a tan that fades evenly, without patches. Contains witch hazel, papaya fruit, litchi, pomegranate and raspberry extracts.

7. Skin deep golden elixir / This Works (£45) is not a self-tanner, but rather a body care that works as a serum and moisturiser while covering the skin with collagen-stimulating 24-carat flakes of real gold. Use it on top of your existent tan. Super simple formula based on coconut and sunflower oils with added vitamin E, aloe vera, chamomile, rose, jasmine, pachouli and bergamot. A real treat.

8. Sun sheen light tan / Institut Esthederm (£29) is a light face cream, especially suitable for girls with pale skin. It does contain fragrance and a couple of other ingredients that may irritate very sensitive skins.

9. Living luminizer / RMS Beauty (£30) is one of my true loves. It's created by Rose-Marie Swift who is the only make-up artist (and creator of make-up) whom I would trust my skin. I use the luminizer to highlight and brighten, on my nose, cupid bow and under the eyebrows  - it looks amazing  on a tanned skin. In addition you can blend it with un-cover up to create an organic version of Touche Eclat.

10. Organic self tan / TanOrganic (£20) is the one I keep repurchasing. My ultimate glow in a bottle - and here's why.

11. Buriti bronzer / RMS Beauty (£25) is another RMS creation and the only bronzer I'd ever, ever, ever use - both as nature intended and as well as an eye shadow and lipgloss.

12. Skin tight / Prtty Peashun (£33) is a skin perfector loved by every Hollywood star and praised by make-up artists. It can be used on top of your existent tan for added glow or, in case you were in rush and still look pale - to replace your tights by hiding imperfections without staining the clothes. It's a bit like foundation for the body that makes your legs look airbrushed and perfect for the photos.

13. Self tan lotion / Green People (£14) is one of the first organic self-tanners I've ever tried and used for several years. I love the sandalwood fragrance, easy application and simple ingredients. Really good option, especially if you are on a budget. Little goes a long way.

I've also mentioned a few products last week when talking about bikini bodies - if you are curious, follow the link.

Photo source: Edita Vilkeviciute in Numero November 2009 (photography: Solve Sundsbo, styling: Franck Benhamou)

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Doutzen Kroes photographed by Josh Olins & styled by Clare Richardson for Cast away / Vogue UK January 2013 / Melissa Tammerijn photographed by Xavi Gordo & styled by Anna Artamonova for Elle Russia July 2014 / fashion editorials with similar themes / summer fashion editorials / beach editorials / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
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Naomi Campbell wearing Azzedine Alaia styled by Edward Enninful & photographed by Willy Vanderperre for Vogue Russia April 2010 / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
"My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can't go out of fashion."

Azzedine Alaia

Photo source: Naomi Campbell wearing Azzedine Alaia styled by Edward Enninful & photographed by Willy Vanderperre for Vogue Russia April 2010

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Azzedine Alaia launches his very first perfume / Francine Howell in Alaia photographed by David Seidner in 1986 / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
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Karmen Pedaru wearing Dries van Noten in So schon, so chic / Vogue Germany January 2015 (photography: Giampaolo Sgura, styling: Christiane Arp & Nicola Knels)
"If you want to make dreams, make haute couture and show it without pretending that you're doing something people can find afterwards even through you don't sell it. For me, that's not right."

Dries van Noten

Photo source: Karmen Pedaru wearing Dries van Noten in So schon, so chic / Vogue Germany January 2015 (photography: Giampaolo Sgura, styling: Christiane Arp & Nicola Knels)

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Natalia Vodianova in White Russian / Vogue US March 2007 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Tonne Goodman)  / fashion editorials via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
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Stylish quote

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Livia Firth on shoes... Carolyn Murphy in Oh, Carolyn! / Elle Italia April 2015 (photography: Matt Jones, styling: Alberto Zanoletti) / fashion quotes / style quotes / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
"In Italy, everyone will always tell you never, ever, ever save money on shoes - you spend on shoes, they last a long time. You buy well then you're never uncomfortable."

Livia Firth

Photo source: Carolyn Murphy in Oh, Carolyn! / Elle Italia April 2015 (photography: Matt Jones, styling: Alberto Zanoletti)

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Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2009 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Stella McCartney makes some of the best and most wonderfully constructed blazers. And trousers. And

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Elena Lomkova in Cosi naturale / Grazia Italia July 2012 (photography: Roberto D'este, styling: Santa Bevacqua) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
The need for simplicity, for the little moments of uncomplicated pleasure, memorable encounters and

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Christy Turlington & Linda Evangelista photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Harper's Bazaar US May 1995 / nutrition tips and weight loss rules / fashion models diet secrets / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
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Natalia

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Natalia Vodianova photographed by Matthew Brookes for L'Express styles May 2015 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
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Courreges names creative directors

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Sebastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant become creative directors at Courreges / fashion news / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
It was announced today that Courreges will have two new creative directors. Sebastien Meyer and Arnaud

Stylish quote

Elettra Wiedemann in Harper's Bazaar Russia July 2010 (photography: Astrid Munoz, styling: Natalia Alaverdian) / Christian Dior quotes / fashion quotes / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
"Fantasy for the sake of fantasy, extravagance for the sake of extravagance, belong to the world of costume, not fashion."

Christian Dior

Photo source: Elettra Wiedemann in Harper's Bazaar Russia July 2010 (photography: Astrid Munoz, styling: Natalia Alaverdian)

Helena Christensen launches Dead of Night

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Helena Christensen for Ole Lynggaard Fall/Winter 2013 campaign / Helena Christensen introduces Dead of Night perfume / review and where to buy / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Helena Christensen, the supermodel, writer and photographer, has officially launched one of the most

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Gemma Ward & Naia photographed by Beau Grealy for Vogue Australia October 2014  / baby girl, mother & daughter fashion editorials / models & their children / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Once upon a time, in the land of Hope and Glory, kings and queens, Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy, Kate Moss and

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Bianca Balti & Eva Herzigova in Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Sumemr 2014 campaign via fashioned by love british fashion blog / best diet to lose weight fast / most effective diet / nutrition tips / diet tips / how to lose weight safely
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Gisele Bundchen in Vogue Brazil May 2015 (photography: Zee Nunes, styling: Pedro Sales) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
It's been such an intense week for me. There was a lot of stress and very little sleep, some highlights

Stylish quote

01/05/2015

Abbey Lee Kershaw by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China May 2012 / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
"There can be nothing without love. No money, no power. Love is very important - when you wake up in the morning, you need to know that somebody else is waking up, thinking of you."

Giorgio Armani

Photo source: Abbey Lee Kershaw by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China May 2012