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Top 3 Fake Tanning Tips

Top 3 Fake Tanning Tips

3 tips to fake tanning with Nadine Monley - makeup artist, friend of ours and creator of Summer and Man Tan by Beauty Department by Nadine Monley.

1. Exfoliate

“If your skin is very dry, then exfoliate first before applying moisturiser. Start by exfoliating your skin with a body scrub in the shower – I also love to use coconut oil and a mitt if the skin is extra dry and pay special attention to the rough areas such as the knees and elbows. Exfoliating your face and body weekly helps to rid the skin of its top dead layers.”

2. Moisturise

“Before applying fake tan it’s best to thoroughly moisturise your hands, toes, elbows, knees and heels. These areas tend to have lots of creases and the moisturiser will help the fake tan blend better here – there is nothing worse then dark heels and knees.”

3. Blend

“When applying the tan, start with your face and work your way down the body, leaving your hands and feet for last. If it’s your first time and you’re feeling nervous, then apply another layer of moisturiser over the top to further help the blending process. Once finished, make sure to wash your hands and clean your fingernails with a wipe. Lastly, try using a little Goe Oil, which is beautifully moisturising and absorbs very quickly into the skin leaving you with a wonderful glow.”

The Steps to Stunning Skin

The Steps to Stunning Skin

Our beauty guru Isabella Schimid shares how to get gorgeous skin inspired by this shoot with hair by Ali from Wild Life SoGo. “Makeup not only looks better, but it sits better on a well-maintained skin. (When using makeup) it’s so important to start with beautiful skin that glows, and you can achieve this with regular facials or peels.

“For first timers and for skincare pros, I recommend the Cosmedix Blueberry Peel. It refreshes and exfoliates the skin without irritation. A gentle acid is combined with active blueberry extracts, it’s soothing so is perfect right before a big event, whether that be a job interview, weddings, or before a well-deserved holiday.


“Once a week I recommend using a detox mask. The Payot Masque D’Tox works as a rapid beauty boost. It tells that pollution and stress our skin has been exposed to, to go away and gets everything going. Look at it like a refresher.


FASHION Nicola Hill
HAIR Ali Holmes @
Wild Life SoGo
Isabella Schimid 

“Once skin has had deep exfoliation, you’ve got to maintain the goodness with hard working products. Payot’s Hydra 24 Light is an oil-free emulsion - so is perfect for all skin types, all ages, and is ideal for hot and humid weather, just like ours here in Sydney.


“When skin is clear and those old skin cells have been removed (I recommend the Payot Gommage Instense Fraicheur, an exfoliator), is when products can really be absorbed and work their magic. Two products that really maximise this freshness are eye creams and serums. Go for hydrating, brightening variations of both to keep discolouration away. I love the way Cosmedix Eye Genius and their Simply Brilliant Serum work.

“And don’t forget, for those who love a little sunshine, a sunscreen - either in your moisturiser or foundation - is a must. The Cosmedix Reflect Sun Protection Moisturiser is a full spectrum SPF 15 spray sun block for all skin types. It protects against UVA and UVB rays, so works to prevent burning and prevent ageing."

Collagen In 3 Steps

Collagen In 3 Steps

Collagen, sounds kind of high tech and scary, but is it really? We speak with Jodie Whiley, the National Trainer at Payot to find out what the deal really is...


1. How does collagen in skin care products and facials work?

The Payot Collagen Treatment when applied with the Lotion Apaisante plumps and firms the skin by providing an enzymatic response within the epidermis (basically the outer layer of the skin) to draw moisture and hydrate, thus depleting the feeling of dryness, dehydration and irritation.

2. What are the effects of a collagen facial?

A collagen mask treatment will improve the skin's moisture content through direct skin contact. When applied, it will provide a short occlusive effect which results in the stimulation of the capillary blood circulation, leaving the skin fresher. The water-binding capacity significantly increases the skin's elasticity and firmness, and counteracts the formation of the wrinkles to smooth out the skin’s surface reducing the depth of lines and erasing small wrinkles.

3. How does using collagen in a facial differ to using it in your day-to-day skincare?

In the treatment a collagen sheet is used and applied to the whole face and neck. It is then dampened with the Lotion Apaisante and the two combined soothe, hydrate, can prevent fine lines, reinforce a dehydrated epidermis, reduce redness, inflammation and any irritation, and finally calms and heals the epidermis. There is no home care skin product on the market that is comprised solely of 100% pure collagen. The Payot Hydration Range is the best range to maintain the results of a dehydrated skin requiring hydration, however for a skin needing structuring, the Les Design range is best suited.

HAIR Ali Holmes @ Wild Life SoGo
MAKEUP Isabella Schimid