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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.

x flea 143

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post however this product was 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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Spring Pamper Party with Cosmetix

  Last week, Wednesday afternoon, I had the priveledge to be invited to a prestigious spa in the heart of Camps Bay to celebrate spring and be pampered with the beautiful Cindy Nell, owner of Cosmetix.20130904_145912

Cosmetix bring us many lovely products to South Africa, Essence Makeup, Essence MySkin, Caribbean Tan, Catrice Cosmetics and Skin Science.20130904_145922

Upon arriving, a glass of champagne or drink of your choice was duly handed out and you were given a lovely Carribean Tan beach bag where you were told to proceed to the displays and pick your favourite products.20130904_145955

Pedicures, makeup applications, professional spray tans with Carribean Tan were in full force and blow dries were in progress from start to finish of the event and everyone left feeling gorgeous and pampered!

Here is what I got to continue the pampering at home…

Essence MySkin Face wipes, Essence Cream Blusher, Essence Polish, Caribbean Tan, Catrice Nude Pallet

Essence MySkin Face wipes,  Essence MySkin Mattifying Moisturiser, Essence Cream Blusher, Essence Polish, Essence Plum Lippie, Caribbean Tan, Catrice Nude Eye shadow Pallet, Catrice Brow Set & Catrice Nude Lippie

Full reviews to come in due course.

Have a beautiful day!

x flea143

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