When QVC asked me to test drive their new self tanning device by St.Tropez, I jumped at the chance. I had used St. Tropez self tanning mousse in the past for a quick tan before going out etc. I liked how it didn’t leave residue and it was a true tan with no resemblance to an orange. I was sold. I’m not super coordinated so I was a little nervous to try a device. Thankfully,  once I plugged it in and got started, it was easy and the fan almost felt refreshing to my skin. The fan allowed the color to lay on evenly and I love how fast it worked. I have on occasion gone to get a spray tan before a beach day or shooting a new suit, but this eliminates that visit. I am able to easily spray those hard to tan areas without a trip to the salon. I can tan my abdomen and upper thighs without a hitch in the comfort of my bedroom or bathroom. I had hubby spray my backside, otherwise I did it all myself and it was so easy. I’ll definitely use it again before date night, a girls night out, or my friends wedding tonight. I’ll look like I had a refreshing week in St. Tropez, minus the sand clean-up.

Pro Tips for Tanning:

1. Exfoliate before you begin, you want to start with clean and smooth skin for best results.

2. Waxing should be completed 24 hours prior to tanning.

3. Moisturize elbows, feet, hands and in between fingers and toes and heel. This really makes a difference!

4. Sleep on it. This allows the tan to settle in. Also try and wait 8 hours before taking a shower.

Comment below with your questions and comments about self tanning.

Thank you QVC for sponsoring this post!

machine ST TROPEZ via QVC  :: set of 2 ST TROPEZ refill 

At Home Spa

by Shalice Noel

The Beauty Edit

I don’t usually have a lot of time to schedule spa appointments, so at home spa is much more attainable these days. I’m loving treatments I can do while simply sitting in my bed at night. I’ve been using illuminage for hair removal, Tula for nighttime lotion (I like that its fragrance-free and super moisturizing) and Nuface for facial toning. Have you tried any of these? Comment below!

Iluminage QVC :: NuFace QVC :: Tula Skincare Treatment QVC robe similar :: lip glow DIOR

The setting could not have been more beautiful. On a rooftop restaurant with a clear view of the Hollywood Hills, we sipped and nibbled on yummy bites before we went live on Beauty IQ. The theme of the night was Red Carpet Beauty and QVC and BeautyIQ were featuring brands and products inspired by the glamour of Hollywood and of course Red Carpet beauty. I was so honored to be asked to contribute to the panel on QVC’s Facebook Beauty IQ live on event Tuesday night in Hollywood. It’s always more exciting when it’s live! Along with Allure beauty editor Jessica Chia and fellow influencers, I was asked about beauty trends in light of the Oscars, Sunday night. We discussed the new lines that are carrying glitter make-up, how Hollywood glam always works on the red carpet, and when in doubt, add a red lip. Speaking of new lines, I was excited to see some brands I have already used and love like like Peter Thomas Roth, Wen Conditioner, Mally Beauty, and bonus, the new HP Sproket which is so fun to use for quick little prints from your phone. I linked below some of my favorite QVC beauty items that are amazingly priced for every budget. Thank you QVC family for having me and sponsoring this post.

white pants and glitter top Zara :: heels Vince Camuto :: bag J W Anderson :: earrings Kendra Scott :: Photos by Nicole Balsamo, hair by Tim Vuchsas , make up by Lyndzey Makeup

Top 6 favorites new products from QVC: conditioner :: eye shadow :: lip stick  :: sponge  :: anti aging peel pads :: self tanner (I use)

And more linked below!