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Get Your Glow on This Summer with Caribbean Tan

Rumour has it when my legs came out of the trousers I’ve been wearing over the very cold winter in Cape Town and saw sunshine for the first time in a while the sun decided to run away for a while, only to return last week.

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This predicament can easily be avoided, with no added harm to your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays which have been so commercialised that people are either really petrified of them (like me, who generally avoids the sun) – good excuse, I’m British! OR have just given up on trying to protect themselves from the dangers and have a very meh approach to skincare and the sun – like TANNING MOM!

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A few weeks ago at Cindy Nell’s Pamper Party at Langaro in Camps Bay, I was formally introduced to Caribbean Tan. I have heard about the wonders of Caribbean Tan from a few of the ladies in my family who are crazy about false tans, and have been for years. As a general rule, I’ve avoided them. I’m okay with being pale. In fact, I prefer it to being sunburnt and/or orange.

Caribbean Tan though on the other hand, does not burn you or make you orange. All it does is give the skin a good healthy glow, which lasts for up to two weeks. I was recommended due to my dislike of previous fake tan applications to try the Tanning Mousse which is a Gradual Colour in shade A, which retails at Dischem and selected pharmacies for R84.95, that the mousse will be an easier application with limited streaking.

I won’t bother explaining the process of applying it, as its as simple as exfoliating, getting clean, putting some cream on and voila, a tan develops over time.

Really not rocket science. Really simple.

They told the truth – it worked! I managed to attend a family function wearing a dress last weekend and I didn’t blind the people walking by.

I am not sure if my cynical approach to fake tans in general have been converted but for special functions and when I sometimes feel like a little bit more of colour is needed to wash away my pale limbs and body, I will definitely turn to Caribbean Tan over any over brand I’ve tried previously.

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Within the Caribbean Tan Range, they have various other products which may excite the Tanning lovers interests and they retail as follows:

Tan in a Can – Instant/Gradual Colour – R84.95

Tanning Spritzer – Instant Colour – R84.95

Tanning Mousse – Gradual Colour (The one I have and spoke about above) – R84.95

Wipes – R44.96

They have Pre-Tan products of Body Exfolia for R44.95

and Tan Extender products of Moisturising Shimmer Cream for R44.95 and Intense Body Butter for R44.95.

I would certainly buy this product again, especially as a head start before a beach holiday… it really is the best tan I’ve used, ever.

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post however this product wasย given to me as a gift at the Cosmetix Pamper Party. This has not altered my view on the product in anyway.

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Tanning Mom Would Be So Proud….

Good morning Pouters!

H&M has made Tanning Mom so proud with their new swimwear ad, which features model Isabeli Fontana flaunting skin the colour of coffee beans. The Swedish fashion retailer was forced to apologise on Thursday after the campaign in question left doctors, critics and cancer groups roaring with outrage. The images are clearly altered = even though Isabeli is of Brazillian descent, is naturally bronzed, the skin tone she has been given is closer to that of an African.

Tanning Mom! Patricia Krentcil

It seems like the change was meant to highlight the contrast between the complexion of brightly coloured swimwear, but if that is the case, why wouldn’t they just use a black model?

The Swedish Cancer Society was not amused and reached out yesterday morning with a piece in the country’s most circulated newspaper, Dagens Nyheter. The letter reads:

The clothing giant is creating, not least among young people, a beauty ideal that is deadly. Every year, more people die in Sweden of (skin cancer) than in traffic accidents and the main cause is too much sunning. Regardless of how the H&M model got her tan, through sunning or a computer programme, the effect is the same: H&M tells us we should be very tan on the beach. It is sad to write this, but H&M will through its latest advertising campaign not only sell more bathing suits but also contribute to more people dying from skin cancer.

H&M’s response was mediocre,

We are sorry if we have upset anyone with our latest swimwear campaign. It was not our intention to show off a specific ideal or to encourage dangerous behaviour, but it was instead to show off our latest summer collection.

They failed to highlight the root of the problem, which is encouraging an unrealistic level of tan as something that is not only achievable, but desirable. I ask again, why wouldn’t they just use a black model.

I guess that is another discussion entirely….

Happy Monday Poutlings.

**missfitzzz

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