How to get a salon tan and luxe pedicure at home

Ailey PacionwByAiley Pacione — this summer’s ultimate recessionista beauty and fashion shopper:
Every fashion-forward, trend-setting diva knows that there are always tricks of the trade to help us look our best. If you’re like me and love the sun, but are scared of wrinkles, skin cancer, getting burnt and all the other wonderful things that the sun can cause, then sunless tanner is for you.
 Touch of Sun
Thankfully, Olay has come up with a build-a-tan system that acts as a moisturizer and allows you to achieve a sun-kissed glow. It works so gradually, you don’t have to worry about those embarrassing streaks most sunless tanners leave behind. Also, a glorious tan can be applied in the luxury of our own bathroom. Olay Quench Plus Touch of Sun Body Lotion goes on smoothly and smells great.
Olay Thermal  PedicureI have been a long time lover of Olay products. Now, with their new Thermal Pedicure treatment, they are treating every part of the body from head to toe — literally. This breakthrough product heats on contact. It uses white sand from Bora Bora and pumice extract to buff away our winter grossness and unveil new and improved summer feet. To pamper your feet even more, I recommend adding a little polish to your toes. This season is predicting bright, fun colours so you can go crazy without breaking the bank. The product promises that if it is used every day for a week, our feet will feel soft and smooth for this season’s sexy sandals and flip-flops on the beach.

Both Olay products are fantastic finds for a diva on a budget! At under$15 US /$20 CDN for several deluxe pedicures and a salon tan, even a recessionista beauty can afford this pampering.
Here are my step-by-step instructions on how to get the ultimate summer glow:
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! I recommend using a loofah and some body wash. Get’a scrubbin. Then apply sunless tanner as if it’s a lotion. Don’t forget to wash your hands really well afterwards. Splotchy hands are a dead giveaway! Wait for the lotion to fully dry before getting dressed.