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New Contest! Autumn Glow Contest from Karora Cosmetics

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I was recently introduced to the Karora Cosmetics self tanning line and I love it. I love the natural gorgeous glow this line gives my skin. Enter today to win your own bottle of Karora Tinted Self Tan Mist and Karora Gradual Tan!

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The first thing I noticed was how great the mist was. The spray was even and wide and really easy to control. I used a tanning mitt and rub in a light circular motion after I apply the mist to make sure I have even coverage. One of my favorite things is how quick this dries, within seconds my skin was dry to the touch and no heavy self tan scent. I like to apply it at night before bed then wake up with a gorgeous golden hue. On top of a really beautiful golden shade this tan lasts 5-7 days on my and fades so naturally I have to remind myself it was a spray not natural tan.

KARORA TINTED SELF TAN MIST $30
Release your radiant goddess with a color match made in heaven. A guiding golden tint gives instant glow gratification and develops into a glorious honey dipped tan. Botanical extracts lock in moisture guaranteeing complexion perfection and long lasting color that fades incredibly evenly. This multi-award winning mist combines custom color with skin caring botanicals to deliver a sun kissed glow to suit your individual skin tone. Color lasts up to seven days and fades like a natural tan. The tinted formula glides on effortlessly, dries quickly and the golden streak-free color intensifies after a few hours. There is no faux tan smell, just a fresh citrus fragrance while our signature botanicals of acai & argan will keep skin in tip top condition.

Directions: Spray directly onto mitt & apply onto skin using colour guide to ensure even coverage.

Signature ingredients: a botanical cocktail of aloe, acai berry, argan and coconut oil instantly ups skin radiance while an aromatic citrus melon twist ensures you smell as good as your skin looks.

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The Karora Gradual Tan is a lotion based sunless tanner that hydrates while it gives you a golden glow. And if you use sunless tanners often you know how important healthy, hydrated skin is to a good self tan.

I applied this self tanner with the Karora self tanning mitt which is hands down my favorite tanning mitt I’ve tried. The surface is so smooth it works the product for even coverage without soaking it all up. And the mitt protects my hands from absorbing all the self tanner and letting my secret slip.

If you’re timid about self tanners this is a great product for you. With my first nights use I woke the next day with a nice subtle glow. It didn’t look overly tan, more like my skin perfected with a healthy glow. Then if I want a little more oomph to my color I can reapply to deepen the tan. The lotion was easy to apply and dried within minutes and once again no weird self tanner smell.

KARORA GRADUAL TAN $25.00
Get glowing with a daily dose of natural color and a burst of hydration. This moisture rich lotion replenishes and conditions the face and body with botanical boosting hydrators while turning it gloriously golden. Layer it up for a richer honey-dipped color. Smells good, feels good and gives a lovely glow in just one application – that’s why it’s a beauty award winner. KARORA Gradual Tan jump starts your tan after one application and builds into a deeper golden colour after just 1-2 further applications. Fused with a proprietary blend of skin caring botanicals, the rich and luxurious formula glides on the skin leaving a fresh citrus fragrance. A real skin conditioning treat that ensures your colour fades evenly and naturally.

Directions: Blend into skin ensuring even coverage. Re-apply daily for deeper colour. Wash hands after each application.

Signature ingredients: fused with a fine tuned blend of jojoba, coconut oil, rosemary leaf extract, vitamin E and essential oil of argan to soften, sooth and condition the skin. With an aromatic top note of fresh orange oil for a blossoming skin scent.

Available at: www.ulta.com and Ulta Beauty Stores nationwide, at www.hsn.com and from C.O. Bigelow.

 

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Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

New Contest! Celebrate the Launch of Dove #OneShowerChallenge

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A few weeks ago, Dove premiered the #OneShowerChallenge at the Emmys, inviting millions of women across the country to try its new, breakthrough body wash formula for softer, smoother skin after just one shower. Since then, women nationwide have been joining the One Shower Challenge movement to see the Dove difference for themselves.

I have always loved Dove body washes, I love how clean and smooth they leave my skin. And nothing beats how soft and hydrated they leave my skin.  I was interested to see how they could improve on a formula I already thought was pretty perfect.

Well I can say the body wash has made a difference in just one day for me. Lately my skin has been a bit dry and even after lotion it seems to be lacking moisture. After just the first days use my skin especially on my legs is smooth and hydrated. Instead of needing to glob on lotion post shower my skin already felt smooth and hydrated. I love how great the Dove body wash smells and the thick, luxurious lather it creates. A soothing and refreshing way to unwind after a long day.

Dove Body Washes are setting a new standard in care. With almost 25% more Glycinate, an ultra-mild cleanser primarily found in premium face products, NEW Dove Body Washes have become even milder and offer 10x more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes. While mild cleansers have historically lacked the ability to produce great lather, the new formula has broken the body wash paradigm, allowing women to enjoy the rich lather they love and the mildness their skin needs.

Women can now feel the difference both during and after cleansing as NEW Dove Body Washes provide softer, smoother skin after just one shower.* The Dove Purely Pampering and Dove go fresh® collections are also now available in the new formula, so that all women can enjoy its beauty benefits no matter their fragrance preference.

NEW Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture® $4.49-$6.99

  • Mild body wash formula has even more of the brand’s gentlest cleansers, Glycinate and DEFI,combined with NutriumMoisture technology
  • Improved lather rinses cleanly and quickly
  • Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower*
  • Has 10x more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes

NEW Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture® $6.99

  • Mild body wash formula has even more of the brand’s gentlest cleansers, Glycinate and DEFI, combined with
  • NutriumMoisture technology
  • Contains exfoliating beads and smoothes away dull, dry skin
  • Improved lather rinses cleanly and quickly
  • Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower*
  • Has 10x more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes

NEW Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture® $4.49-$6.99

  • Mild body wash formula has even more of the brand’s gentlest cleansers, Glycinate and DEFI, combined with
  • NutriumMoisture technology
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Improved lather rinses cleanly and quickly
  • Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower*
  • Has 10x more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes

Necklace

Dove wants to help celebrate the launch of the #OneShowerChallenge by giving one lucky MakeHerUp reader some of their new body wash and a beautiful One Shower Challenge inspired necklace to show off your softer, smoother skin. Good luck, enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.

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The New Dove washes are now available in the new formula. You can purchase at your local drugstore or mass retailer or learn more about Dove and find coupons available at www.Dove.us.

 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample of the body wash for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

New Contest! Total Beauty All About Hair Collection

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If you’re like me, summer is hard on your hair. With all the time swimming, sweating and playing in the sun my hair needs extra TLC. Luckily for me Total Beauty has released their All About Hair Collection.  A brand new collection  filled with products to keep my hair looking great all summer long.

The collection is currently available for $20 with free shipping at TotalBeauty.com. You can get the box for just $18.00 after getting 10% off by using code HAIR10

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The Box: All About Hair Collection by Total Beauty

The Cost: $20 with free shipping ($18 with coupon)

Cou: Use coupon code HAIR10 to save 10%

The Products: 8 Items total = 6 beauty products + 2 bonus products. Most of the items are a surprise, but they have revealed:

total beauty all about hair collection

Nelson j Argan Oil 7 Styling Conditioner – Full Sized Value $15 –A  styling conditioner, genius! My hair is very fine and curly which makes it pretty easy to damage even with one hot iron treatment. So far I really like this styling conditioner, its lightweight and leaves my hair soft,smooth and easy to comb.  I love that is not only conditions my hair but also is a heat protector, detangler, adds shine, protects color, smooths and gives my hair sunscreen protection.

Bosley Professional Strength Healthy Hair Rebalancing & Finishing Treatment – Full Sized Value $25 A summer must have this ultra light serum. Just work a bit over your scalp to prevent dry, itchy or overly oily skin. Then I can use a pump or two to protect my hair prior to styling and I like to warm one pump between my hands and run over my heat styled hair. 

Evolvh Ultrashine Shampoo and Conditioner – Values $7 and $8 respectively –  A great combo, this duo not only smells great but leaves my hair so soft and smooth. The deluxe sample size is perfect for my travel bag for weekend excursions. 

100% Pure Honey and Virgin Coconut Restorative Shampoo – single use sample packet – This is a very tiny sample, not quite enough to work through all my hair. But I love the scent and it did leave my hair feeling clean and fresh.

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment with African Macadamia Oil – $1.50 Value – Dove has hit it out of the park with this new African Macadamia Hair Oil. The fragrance is out of this world, it smells like I should be rocking on a hammock under a palm tree. It’s one of the most light weight hair oils I have tried but still left my hair very soft and shiny and made the ends of my hair look great.

Bonus #1: $15 eSalon gift certificate – eSalon offers custom-formulated hair color, developer and professional coloring accessories, with personalized instructions for an easy at-home application. With this gift card, you get $15 off any haircare and custom color purchase of $20 or more.

Bonus #2: Promo Code for a $25 discount off the purchase of the Keranique Hair Regrowth Bundle.

The total value of this collection came to over $90, which is a great deal for the $18 purchase price. I really liked the variety of items. These are all items I can use and I love trying new brands I might not otherwise hear about.

This like all Total Beauty boxes is a limited edition so grab one while you can at at TotalBeauty.com, or enter to win one below!

Disclosure: I was given a complimentary sample of the box for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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And the winners of the BIC Soleil Glow Contest are….

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And the winners are… LC Chiu, Cindy, Jennifer W., Amber N. and Cheryl F. Please watch your email inbox! If you didn’t win no worries there is still time to win our “Saturdate Ready” prize pack. Including a makeup bag filled with P&G beauty products and a $25 Walgreens gift card!

It’s summer time and with sun dresses and short season upon us its time to stock up on some great razors. BIC just released a great new razor the BIC Soleil Glow.  And so far I love this razor. The blades are crazy sharp which means no stubble or going over spots twice. And the comfort strip and comfort shield protect my skin from nicks.

In the photo below you can see the great cover that comes with this razor.  Most travel/storage covers seem to pop off or just not stay on at all. I love the cover on the BIC Soleil Glow you slide it on and it snaps into place. I have used this for travel and the cover stays put until you slide it off. No more dulling the blade as it jostles in my bag or worrying about find a razor in my bag blade first. This is such a great razor it leaves my skin so soft and smooth and has cut my shave time considerably. And the best part a 3 pack is under $7!

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Bic Soleil Glow
Warmer weather is here, and women everywhere can flaunt their beach-ready legs thanks to the newest addition to the BIC Soleil portfolio of razors – the BIC®Soleil® Glow™!

What’s unique about Soleil Glow is the Comfort Shield head, which evenly distributes pressure and glides over the skin to provide a silky, smooth shave. This helps protect the skin from irritation, which, along with glide, is one of the most important attributes for women when selecting a razor. The BIC Soleil Glow is essential for smooth, summertime legs, so give it a try!

  • Comfort shield head evenly distributes press, glides and helps protect skin form irritation
  • 3 flexible blades individually adjust to follow the body’s curves
  • Moisturizing strips feature vitamin e and aloe to soothe skin
  • Ergonomic handle with non-slip grip for ultimate control
  • 3 beautiful, pastel colored handles in every pack

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You can purchase BIC Soleil Glow Razors at your nearest drugstore or mass retailer.

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.