Thursday, May 3, 2007
Gretta's Got It: Bronzer
Do you want to have a golden tan, but always seem to turn red with the sun or orange with sunless tanners? Well, today, style reporter Gretta Monahan shows us how to fake a perfect tan in "Gretta's Got It."
WSVN -- With so many products on the market from the drug store, the department stores and even spas, what do you choose? Well, I'll show you. Come on with me.
Gretta: "This is going with me. Look at this soft skin scrub, we need some of that. Now, I'm going to join my pal because I want to show you exactly the tips to foolproof your fake tan."
Gretta: "Emanuel, how are you?
Emanuel: "Good and you? Good to see you, too."
Gretta: "First and foremost I know that you always say to me, 'Exfoliation, you can't rush that.'"
Emanuel: "It's the first step."
Gretta: "So, can you just show me a little bit?"
Gretta: "A lot of people say that when they try to exfoliate it goes down the sink, you know, once they are in the shower and they are really wet."
Gretta: "Is it OK to put it directly on the skin?"
Emanuel: "Definitely, that's actually a very good way. It's a much better way of getting used to the scrub."
Gretta: "I love the idea about the spray. I get instant color and dry immediately."
Emanuel: "For people on the go, if you're in a rush, if you want instant color and for it to dry really fast, this is the product and we just got it in. It's a scrubbing color from Bliss Sprays, and definitely just start rubbing in, and, as you can see, she's already looking more bronze."
Gretta: "I love this, and, what's super, it's not orange."
Gretta: "And can I re-apply this if I want to make the tone darker?"
Gretta: "So, you know I'm so excited about the mineral craze. Mineral make-up is the latest craze, and the bronzers are amazing. This is an instant bronze, no waiting, no nothing."
Emanuel: "Bare Minerals is a really concentrated formula. You want to dust off the amount that you get from the powder."
Gretta: "You know what? This smells so good. It smells delicious."
Gretta: "So it won't clog my pores, and it won't break me out even if I sleep in it?"
Emanuel: "No, even if you sleep in it."
So, I have a few tips for a do-it-yourself tan that's perfect:
Number one, make sure you use your favorite cream, any cream will do and protect your manicure.
Number two, if you do mess up, if you have a few extra marks in there or you go outside of line, it's OK.
These one-step nail polish removers are great in a pinch because you can just go over the edges and in between to pick up anything that's left over.
Gretta: "I've got my scrub to exfoliate, check. My new spray on tanner, check, and, of course, my moisturizer, can't forget that, so I'm ready to go home and get bronzed."
Don't be afraid try it. I'm Gretta for Gretta's Got It.