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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review: Beautisol Summer Glow

Beautisol-Summer-Glow I’m really into self-tanners right now and I kind of know what that girl on MTV’s “I’m Addicted to Tanning” feels like, well, only a little bit. But it’s true, everyone does look a little better with a little color so I’ve been trying quite a few out lately.

One that I’m loving on me bod right now is BEAUTISOL’s Summer Glow Dark Self-Tanning Lotion ($38.95/6oz). It really does look as realistic as it gets! I’ve applied some of this about 6 times now and it really blends nicely and lasts a few days. Like this one, it too contains their Pure Scent odor eliminating fragrance technology, which is supposed to reduce the typical odor by 80%. So while it doesn’t eliminate it altogether and I can still smell it for the first 24-hours, it is worth it for the color it leaves behind.

As a reminder, to get the best out of a self-tanner, you should exfoliate first and the line has a nice one called Go Slough Yourself ($19/4oz), which uses polyethylene beads to do the exfoliating.

Rubber-gloves Overall, when it comes to self-tanners, using rubber gloves is a no-no. I find I simply can’t blend the color into my skin good enough when I’m wearing them. I know, I know, tanner under nails is not sexy but I just make sure I only use my palms when applying. I mean do people really treat tanner like a hand lotion and get it all over when applying? If you do or don’t, just make sure you use a really coarse salt or sugar scrub immediately after applying the tanner with your hands. Have you even had a problem with rubber gloves? Get both products @ dermstore.com.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Review: Beautisol Need I Glow More? Face Self-Tanner

Beautisol-Need-I-Glow-More-Face-Self-Tanner

The faux tan is on as in if you need or want color, ditch the tanning beds and give a self-tanner a whirl. Each one new one that comes out is just better than the last and this next one proves my theory! It’s BEAUTISOL Need I Glow More? Face Self-Tanner and what’s interesting is that when I tried one for the face last year, it burned my face – made it all red. So needless-to-say, I didn’t use it again. The Beautisol PR person told me it had been reformulated and asked me to try it, so why not? I picked a day where I had nothing going on to try it out initially.

So how did it go? Click below to find out!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Does Beautisol Give Good Color?

Beautisol-All-Seasons-Glow So now that we’re full into summer, tanning is in full swing. Thankfully I’ve never been one to enjoy sitting out in the sun so I try and get my color other ways and one is in a can. I’m lucky enough to not be stark white but I do like a little color here and there. Once in a while I visit a tanning salon to get a Mystic Tan but that adds up after a while so for this summer, at least, home self-tanners is going to be the norm. One that’s been buzzing lately is called BEAUTISOL (formerly know as Antidote Skincare) and the main selling point of this one is their patented Smell Right fragrance technology. If you use self-tanners, you know how bad they can smell but this brand is able to neutralize about 80% of the odor! I tried their All Seasons Glow and it gave a real subtle wash of color to my skin. It’s a gradual to medium color and the color is totally buildable over a couple of days. Now I’m not great at applying these, especially around the ankles and elbow and I usually end up getting a streaky finish with most of them. But with this one, nothing of the sort! I was quite delighted.

Sadly, I can’t recommend this one to use on the face as it made my face quite red within the first 5 minutes of putting just a little on. In all of the 9 years of doing this site, I’ve only had this happen one other time from a face mask from MAC. Remember when they put one out about 6 years ago? Anyway, I probably wouldn’t recommend this one at all since it burned my face (gotta find out what ingredient this is that just doesn't agree with my face!) but it really did leave a nice wash of color on my body that I am going to look past the face mishap. Just be sure to do a spot test before applying it all over! $39/6oz @ beautisol.com.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to Cybelesays.com for review purposes.

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