Review: Karora Cosmetics Self Tanning Line

KARORA collection

ABOUT KARORA: Hailing from the emerald isle of Ireland, KARORA has arrived on the beauty scene to woo and wow you! KARORA Skinwear collection is suitable for any occasion, it benefits the skin and smells divine. Bask in gorgeous, golden radiance with our skin-perfecting glow-getters that transform from the everyday to beautifully bronzed.

karora tinted self tan mist

Tanning mists can be a tricky thing. I love self tanner but generally find mousse or gel based products easier to use. I had the chance to try the Karora Tinted Self Tan Mist and decided to give tanning spray another try.

karora mist swatch

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.

karora gradual tan and mitt

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.

karora gradual tan swatch

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.

 

 

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.


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Urban Outfitters sinks to an all-new low.

Urban Outfitters has sunk to a disgusting new low, by offering a Kent State University sweatshirt which appears to be splattered with blood, for $129.

The disgusting sweatshirt is in reference to the 1970 killing of four students protesting the Vietnam War by the Army National Guard at the Ohio school.

As of early this morning, the Urban Outfitters website said the item was sold out. The store did not respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment.

Officials at Kent State expressed their outrage over the item.

“We take great offense to a company using our pain for their publicity and profit,” read a Kent State University statement posted on Monday. “This item is beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life that still hurts the Kent State community today.”

Urban Outfitters posted an apology to Twitter around 10 a.m. EST Monday, saying that it “was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent State in 1970 and we are extremely saddened that this item was perceived as such.”

Here is Urban Outfitter’s apology: “Urban Outfitters sincerely apologizes for any offense our Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt may have caused. It was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent State in 1970 and we are extremely saddened that this item was perceived as such. The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray. Again, we deeply regret that this item was perceived negatively and we have removed it immediately from our website to avoid further upset.”


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Check out Lancome’s gorgeous new Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara!

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I’m dying to try Lancome’s NEW Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara! How cool does this look?

This is a first-of-its-kind mascara that provides access to all lashes for bigger, brighter eyes.

This revolutionary, Swan Neck™ Wand Mascara provides exceptional length, lift, and volume to all lashes. It features Lancôme’s first patented wand, which works with the shape of your face for the easiest application, and the curve of the wand mixes the mascara with each twist open, allowing for formula that stays fresh longer. The specially designed, elastomer-molded brush perfectly deposits formula on each lash, while smaller bristles effortlessly coat even short lashes from root to tip for ultimate volume. The ultra-black, smudge-free formula features Lancôme’s rose cell extract, which nourishes and smooths lashes while providing infinite buildability. This high-gloss, clump-free mascara leaves lashes fanned out with maximum length, and it is designed with long-wearing, flexible polymers, which allow for easy removal.

Want to try it? Here’s where you buy!


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Thymes Kimono Rose Whipped Body Cream

thymes kimono rose

If you want to spoil yourself or someone special check out the Thymes Kimono Rose Whipped Body Cream. When I first opened it I was taken with the gorgeous soft rose scent. I am not usually a fan of rose scented products but the Sakura Blossom mixed with Noni Fruit makes this a rose like no other.

The cream is the textured of thick whipped cream and looks good enough to eat. The shea butter and Vitamin E are a powerhouse of moisturizeres and with just one use my skin is silky smooth and hydrated. I am in love with how this makes my skin feel and the amazing soft floral scent that stays on my skin all day.

kimono rose swatch

THYMES KIMONO ROSE WHIPPED BODY CREAM $30
Luxuriate in moisturizing, natural plant oils, vitamin E and humectant glycerin. Revitalize with sakura blossom and noni extracts. Kimono Rose body cream lavishes skin in a soft, velvety shea butter caress.

You can learn more about Thymes products and purchase online at www.thymes.com.

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


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