Get Bronzed and Add Beach Waves on a Budget

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June 20, 2013

Can’t get to the beach as soon as you would like? There are dozens of ways to bring the sun and surf right to you every day without that messy sand. Here are some of the best beachy finds that will have you tanned and looking and feeling tropical fast.

Bronzed & Beautiful

There are endless supplies of sunless tanners today. From tanning towels to sprays and gels you have your pick. You can go luxe or go the drugstore route and know that a beautiful bronzed body and face are there for the taking. My faves include:

  1. Tan Towels are guaranteed to burnish your skin with a glow that looks like you spent a week on the beaches of Hawaii instead of swiping a wet towel on your skin for a few minutes. In just a short a few hours you will have the golden tan without the sun damage. It lasts around 3-4 days and is perfect for an event.
  2. Jergens Natural Glow lotion might just be one of my favorite addictions. I use it every other day post-shower and look like I spent a weekend outside by the pool. Priced right and available at my local drugstore, grocery store or Target I dig that it has a revised formula without the funky self-tanner stench.
  3. Nature’s Gate Glow Lotion is soft, subtle and natural. It is great for sensitive skin and it is an affordable green sunless tanning option. It’s a light, gradual build of a tan that won’t shock your friends and co-workers with that orange glare. The best part is that because it goes on so light there are no colored palms after application either.

Beachy Waves

Celebs like Jennifer Aniston make beachy waves look so easy and it is when you apply mists of Frederic Fekkai’s Summer Hair Zero-Humidity Frizz Control spray. Just spray it in wet or dry hair for locks that look like you just spent a day in the surf and sun. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray is another salon option that works in a flash on thick and wavy hair. For a truly fast fix just spritz on some of Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray is light enough for fine hair but great for all hair types and can be used on both wet and dry locks. Simply scrunch and let it go.

Now that you are tanned with perfectly tousled tresses you can do more than apply some sunblock or old-school tanning oil to get that luscious tropical scent. Find a scent that says summer to you whether it is a fresh citrus fragrance or a coconut-infused sugar scrub that leaves your skin soft and smooth. You’ll be ready for the beach whenever the time comes.

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