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Get Bronzed Like Tash Oakley from A Bikini A Day!

By Anna Finch

Get Bronzed Like Tash Oakley from A Bikini A Day!

Get a beach babe bronze like Tash Oakley (the healthy way!)

If there’s anyone who knows how to rock designer swimwear, it’s Tash Oakley. This Australian beauty’s healthy, gorgeous figure always sports an awesome tan that makes her bikinis POP. Want to get that beachy glow? Here are our tips!

Tash is an advocate of bronzing makeup but we sometimes prefer going barefaced to the beach and building a (safe) base tan in advance with a tanning lotion. Don’t let visions of Oompa Loompas and stripey streaks deter you from your goal – a HEALTHY tan! The process is simple if you follow our instructions and our recommended bronzers will leave you glowing gold, not orange, from head to toe!    

Assemble your materials:

Exfoliating scrub

Tanning mitt

Foaming tanner or Tanning towels (easier for first-timers)

  1. Ideally do this at night so that you can go to sleep after. You don’t want to get smudged!
  2. Shower thoroughly and exfoliate like a madwoman. We prefer a gentle, natural exfoliator (say NO to microbeads!)
  3. Shave everything you want to have shaven that week – there is no turning back once the tan has been applied because shaving over tanned areas can cause patchiness.
  4. Dry off.
  5. You sure you’re dry? Dry off again.
  6. Put on that sweet tanning mitt.
  7. If you’re using a foam, pump a small cotton-ball’s worth into your mitt. If using a towel, open one packet and remove the towel.
  8. We like to start with our feet first, gradually working our way up using circular movements and blendinngggg thoroughly. Go very lightly over the feet, ankle, knee, and elbow areas, since the dryer skin can absorb more tanner and become dark and patchy (yuck).
  9. Save your face for last and go easy – you don’t want to give yourself an orange moustache! Apply to your forehead, cheeks, nose bridge, and chin, then begin blending outward.
  10. Don’t put on clothes! Start watching cat videos on your phone because you’re going to be drying and waiting around naked for awhile (at least 5-10 minutes).
  11. Go to sleep, preferably naked. Do not sweat, do not shower, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
  12. Wake up bronzed and beautiful ;)

Extra tips: Shower first thing in the morning after tanning to get off residual lotion, moisturize your skin daily and keep hydrated to make your tan last longer, and don't use harsh cleansers on your body!

Tash casually killing it in our Sailor Stripe Solana bow top bikini and our Corazon Side-tie Sweetheart + signature tan:

 

 

 

 

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California Dreamy Photoshoot

By Anna Finch

California Dreamy Photoshoot

We had a blast shooting our 2016 Summer Collection! 

Dreamy California dappled sunshine, hazy pastels, whimsical details and a little dash of glitter to introduce our new Apia one pieces in petal pink, coastal teal, and pearl white. 

Models: Brooke Butler, Ashton Arndt, Chelsea Briche and Amelia Brazil. 

 

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Beach Waves Like Rocky. Fricking. Barnes.

By Anna Finch

Beach Waves Like Rocky. Fricking. Barnes.

Rocky. Fricking. Barnes. She's hot, she's stylish, she has fantastic hair. Nothing says effortlessly sexy like the bikini babe beach waves she rocks at almost every photo shoot. Her tousled "I woke up like this" look is the perfect mix of girly and bad ass. And since it isn't super put-together, you're still totally free to hang out at the beach without feeling guilty about the effort you put into your hair. 


((One of the great things about this look is that your hair doesn't necessarily have to be "clean"- the texture sticks to itself better with dirty hair. However, you can always spray on some dry shampoo if it makes you feel better!))
Here are 5 seriously easy steps to getting perfect beach waves:
1. Whether your hair is clean or not, start out by spraying your whole head with texturizing sea spray. This will help give you volume and make your curls stick together.
2. Split your hair into sections with hair ties or bobby pins. The bigger the section, the looser the wave (and vice versa). 
3. Loosely curl your hair with a wide barrel curler. We recommend at least a 1" barrel so your curls don't come out to tight! Don't worry about your curls falling, that works for this look!
4. Flip your hair over and apply hair spray all over to keep your hair intact and style with your fingers to perfect the look. 
5. Step out into the world looking totally fab!!
See, I told you it was easy (;
xoxo,
Camille

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