Product Review: Self-Tan Remover

Most of us have had at least one self-tan fail, if not a few. You know the feeling: you wake up the morning after applying self-tanner only to look in the mirror and be horrified. Maybe you missed spots. Maybe the color was more orange than tan. Maybe it ended up in all the creases of your knuckles, elbows, ankles…and just looked dirty. What do you do? Hide in your house? Wear long sleeves? Once upon a time maybe, but not anymore.

Now we have St. Tropez Tan Remover and Exfoliating Mitt. This innovative new foam is simply applied to dry skin on the areas you want to remove the tan. Let it sit for five minutes. Take your exfoliating mitt and rub all the areas well. Get into the shower and rinse, and use the mitt again to exfoliate. For really dark areas, you may have to repeat the above steps. It worked beautifully on the creases at my wrists and the unevenness on my feet. I definitely won’t self-tan again without these.


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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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