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Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars on ABC is well underway and I am having a ball watching this season, especially Emma Slater and Rashad Jennings. Who could forget Emma Slater getting engaged to Sasha Farber live on TV last season?? She is absolutely gorgeous and with our huge Dancing With the Stars Giveaway you can win the same products she uses to get that fabulous tan that help make those paso dobles look so incredible.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - EMMA SLATER - The celebrity cast of "Dancing with the Stars" are donning their glitzy wardrobe and slipping on their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)

DANCING WITH THE STARS – EMMA SLATER – The celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” are donning their glitzy wardrobe and slipping on their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)

“I am delighted to announce I have a new partner – Dancing with the Stars Self Tanner by Norvell with Vio-7™,” mused Slater. She continues, “As a professional dancer, who wears skin baring costumes, I have tried it all – and I sadly, have been every color under the sun including the dreaded orange! Dancing with the Stars Self Tanner with Vio-7 is distinctly different.”

Formulated using the same color theory principles seen in purple shampoo to neutralize brassiness, Dancing with the Stars Self Tanner with Vio-7 utilizes a unique blend of violet and brown tone bronzer pigments designed to counter an unwanted orange undertone when sunless tanning.

Vio-7™ is not only innovative, but I consider it my insurance when prepping each week for the scrutiny of HDTV” Slater remarks. “The Dancing with the Stars name is synonymous with a coveted tan and Norvell is known as the #1 professional self tanner. Two champions have come together to create the best self – tanning product ever. Now, you can have this same tan too!” 

To celebrate this season of DWTS, Beauty Info Zone has a giveaway for the Sunless Blending Mitt, Perfection Self Tanning MoussePerformance Self Tanning Airbrush SprayEndurance Color Boosting Skin Perfector, and Dazzle Shimmer Mist.

DWTS Norvell Sunless Blending Mitt

DWTS Norvell Sunless Blending Mitt

Before you even consider self tanning, you want to make sure you have the right tools to get that perfect, even tan. I adore the Norvell Sunless Blending Mitt. This velvety soft tanning mitt makes application easy, and inside the mitt is a waterproof lining that keeps palms safe from color build up.

DWTS Perfection Self Tanning Mousse

DWTS Perfection Self Tanning Mousse

Norvell Dancing With the Stars Perfection Self Tanning Mousse

Norvell Dancing With the Stars Perfection Self Tanning Mousse

The Perfection Self Tanning Mousse is a lightweight mousse that glides on like Val Chmerkovskiy gliding across the dance floor. This bronzer gives immediate gratification with a slightly shimmery tan. The DHA then goes to work and 24 hours later you are tanned like a pro. I find that the best way to apply this is with a lightly damp sponge, blending the same way as when blending on foundation. The bronze shade ensures a streak-free final tan. There are some real benefits to a tanning mousse – no stray self tanner spray on the walls and sink. Also, this is great for men since it doesn’t lay on top of body hair – the tanning mousse blends into the skin so it looks natural. The chocolate/vanilla scent also smells simply delicious.

DWTS Performance Self Tanning Airbrush Spray

DWTS Performance Self Tanning Airbrush Spray

Norvell Performance Self Tanning Airbrush Spray

Norvell Performance Self Tanning Airbrush Spray

The Performance Self Tanning Airbrush Spray is a great way to get your base tan color. You get immediate gratification with the cosmetics bronzers in this tanning spray, and then the color deepens over time. If you don’t like the feeling of self tanner on your palms, this is the product for you – just hold the bottle about 8 inches away and spray. I like to use this in the shower since any side spray is very easily cleaned up by turning on the water. I love that it’s not just for the body. For the face, I spray some onto a makeup sponge and pat on and it gives a beautiful, natural tan. As with all the Norvell tanning products, the chocolate/vanilla scent also smells simply delicious.

DWTS Endurance Color Boosting Skin Perfector

DWTS Endurance Color Boosting Skin Perfector

While I truly love all of the Norvell DWTS self tanning products, I will admit that the Endurance Color Boosting Skin Perfector is my favorite. This is a multipurpose body balm that gives skin an immediate glow, plus gradually builds into a great self tan. It has the benefits of a CC cream – moisturizing, brightening, and firming – plus it evens out skin tone and gives your self tan a boost. I slather it on every other night before bed from head to toe, and it keeps my tan looking great. If you spray tan, this is exactly what you need in between treatments and to counteract any lightening from the pool or the ocean. And since it’s a CC Cream and a self tanner, it’s a great multitasker at a great price!

DWTS Dazzle

DWTS Dazzle

Dancing With the Stars Dazzle Shimmering Mist

The Dazzle Shimmering Mist is the final step in a perfect faux tan. This is a super-fine shimmering spray that accentuates your tan and adds a little bling and a little gleam to your look. It helps the stars shine on TV, and it is perfect for holiday parties and nights out dancing. The stars on DWTS are shaking it up every week, and that is exactly what you do with Dazzle Shimmering Mist before spraying it on – shake it up! It’s not disco ball glitter….I can’t say it’s extremely subtle, but it’s also not totally in-your-face glitter. I really like is that this is a multi-purpose product. Yes, it makes a faux tan look amazing – but it’s also great by itself and it is terrific for adding some shimmer to hair! I find the best way to apply is to spray it in the air then walk forward into the spray. This puts the shimmer into hair and on your skin in an even, beautiful way.

Dancing With the Stars Giveaway

Dancing With the Stars Giveaway

Our giveaway has one winner who will win a Sunless Blending Mitt, a Perfection Self Tanning Mousse, a Performance Self Tanning Airbrush Spray, an Endurance Color Boosting Skin Perfector, and a 2 oz. Dazzle Shimmer Mist. Remember that you have to be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone AND comment on the post (see Rafflecopter). This giveaway closes on 4/19/2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments shut down just send an email to beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the DWTS as the subject and leave your comment that way so you can continue. Celebrate this fabulous season of Dancing With the Stars with your own amazing Norvell DWTS self tan!  – Lisa

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Keep that summer tan with our Vita Liberata pHenomenal Tan Mousse giveaway!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2 - 3 Week Tan MousseHow about a giveaway that will help prolong that sweet summer glow you have right now? You got it! You could win a Vita Liberata PHENOMENAL 2-3 WEEK TAN MOUSSE in Medium ($54) along with a tanning mitt for that perfect application.                                                                    affiliate links, sample

While I have been a huge fan of self tanners for a long time, I typically gravitated toward self tanning lotion since that’s what I was used to. Lately my preference has changed and I prefer tanning mousse since it dries so quickly. It certainly makes standing there nude for an awkward ten minutes a thing of the past.

vita liberata phenomenalVita Liberata pHenomenal 2 – 3 Week Tan Mousse does indeed dry lickity-split, so a tanning mitt is essential for streak-free application. The mousse is so light it pretty much dries on contact. That means no wait time, and it doesn’t transfer onto clothes.

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2 - 3 Week Tan Mousse

A few tips for this tanning mousse – skin has to be totally dry. Some tanners get so dark that it helps to put on a layer of moisturizer over areas like knees, elbows, and feet, but not tanning mousse! The Vita Liberata Tan Mousse has a great color guide so it’s easy to see how much color you’ve applied and it sinks in quickly so remember that tanning mitt is a must.vita liberata tan mitt

Before Vita Liberata 2 - 3 Week Tan Mousse

Before Vita Liberata 2 – 3 Week Tan Mousse

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2 - 3 Week Tan Mousse

 The resulting tan is very long-lasting. While the Vita Liberata Tan Mousse is designed to last two to three weeks, I refresh the color once a week because I prefer a deeper tan. The resulting color is a natural golden medium tan in about 6 hours that fades naturally without patches or flakes. It also leaves skin very moisturized and soft.

One reason Vita Liberata is a huge favorite of mine is that their self tanners are odorless. They also have no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, or oil, and are cruelty-free. I know you are going to love this self-tanner. The mousse is so quick and easy, and the color is fantastic. You can pick this up online or at Sephora, Ulta, and QVC.
In the meantime, enter our giveaway!  One lucky Beauty Info Zone reader will win a Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2 – 3 Week Tan Mousse in Medium and a tanning mitt.  US only, giveaway ends 9/7/16 at 11:59 p.m. If the Rafflecopter gets cranky and comments aren’t working, just shoot us an email at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the title TANNER, give us a comment, then carry on. I hope you are the lucky winner!  – Lisa

 

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Get yourself a Million Dollar Tan

Anything that starts with a million bucks gets my attention.  I am a self tanning addict as it is, so of course I wanted to try Million Dollar Tan…but does it live up to the expensive name?Million Dollar Tan!Million Dollar Tan was created by Lindsay Dickhout in 2004. She was determined to design a product that gave spa professionals an alternative to sunless tanning booths. The spray tanner she designed was very innovative and grew like crazy.

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Over the years, Million Dollar Tan has become a full line of retail sunless products that are sold in over 10,000 locations all over the world, including Ulta, Nordstrom and Planet Beauty. Million Dollar Tan will also be debuting on QVC early next year.

  •  Made using the highest quality ingredients, nothing unnecessary added
  • No streaks, no orange, no odor
  • Completely customizable – our buildable formula lets you choose how tan you want to be!
  • Results in a natural looking tan

I love the pretty, summery packaging.  It makes me think of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.  My thoughts on some of the products:

Million Dollar Tan Shade UpgradeShade Upgrade ($28) is a great shade adjuster for foundation.  It’s not very practical to have foundations in all five shades my skin is during the summer, so I really appreciate the way this product saves money. It not only darkens foundation, it also adds a nice sheen that makes for a wonderfully glowy look.  Million Dollar Tan Tan Icon SprayMy favorite Million Dollar Tan product is definitely the Tan Icon Extreme ($38). This is a spray tan that has an instant bronzer. Application is extremely easy – just spray into a tanning mitt and buff in. The instant bronzer makes for immediate gratification with color that looks totally natural. Sometimes I find self tanning color guides make my skin look dirty until I wash it off, but this one is truly a spray-and-go tanner. The color is gorgeous, deep and golden. I am not sure if it’s meant to be used on the face but I do and it’s awesome.Million Dollar Tan Cabana Tan LotionCabana Tan Extreme  ($38) is a self tanning lotion. It’s very lightweight and dries quickly. It gives a much lighter color than the Tan Icon Extreme and it’s more challenging to get a streak-free application because there is no color guide. However, if you want a moisturizing lotion that builds color gradually, this is the option for you.  Million Dollar Tan before and afterMillion Dollar Tan Tan Icon Spray on left, Cabana Tan Lotion on right

I definitely want to give a shout out to the fabulous Blend Friend Tanning Mitts ($24). I think the small Face Mitt and the larger Body Mitt are the best self tan applicators I have tried. They are made from a micro-soft sponge material that isn’t scratchy or flimsy, and they do a fantastic job of eliminating streaks.

Million Dollar Tan has some great sets available that don’t cost a tanned arm and leg. If you want to look like a million bucks, it’s a great line to check out! – Lisa

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Get a bikini body with Phytomer Body Blur Shaka Shaka and Sun Radiance Self Tanning Cream

Phytomer Body Blur and Sun Radiance

Swimsuit season is here and while all those hours of exercise you sweated through last winter add up, why not give that bikini bod a little assist? Phytomer, a French 100% natural skin care and body product company, has some very interesting products that just might give you an edge on the beach (or in your undies!).                                                                                      samples
Phytomer Body Blur

Phytomer Body Blur

This past spring, Phytomer launched a fascinating contouring product called BODY BLUR SHAKA SHAKA Ultra-Smoothing Contouring Lotion ($118.50). It gives some immediate gratification as well as long-term results for evening out cellulite.

The key ingredients include:

Layered Clay – formed by volcanic sediments deposited on the ocean floor millions of years ago. Helical structure allows it to spread over a large area; just one gram of clay can cover an area of several square meters.
ADIPO-3 – obtained from the resin of the Pistacia lentiscus tree. Weakens fat cells by attacking their protective shields. Prevents potential fat cells (preadipocytes) from becoming mature fat cells (adipocytes), slowing down
the production of new fat. Strengthens support tissues by boosting collagen and fibrillin synthesis.
Contouring Algae Trio:  Halopteris scoparia (brown algae) – firming action; Palmaria palmata (red algae) – draining action; Laminaria Digitata (brown algae) – anti-lipogenic.

Phytomer Body Blur

First, the layered clay blurs ‘orange peel skin’, making it look smooth. Then, the marine ingredients soak in and actually weaken fat cells over time. It’s important to shake-shake-shake the bottle first, which is a combination water/oil/powder lotion. It feels velvety soft on and really does ‘blur’ the texture and appearance of skin.

While your skin looks great right away, the fat-fighting Adipo-3 starts shrinking those fat cells while the marine algae promotes drainage and keeps skin firm. This does have a strong citrus fragrance so keep that in mind…and let me tell you, it definitely makes skin look great immediately!

Phytomer Sun Radiance

Phytomer Sun Radiance

Another way to help get a rocking bod on the beach is with a great self tanner. Self tanning makes skin look so much smoother…it really does hide all sorts of imperfections. Phytomer’s SUN RADIANCE SELF-TANNING CREAM Face and Body ($56) is an awesome self tanner that works for all of your cheeks, which is nice – no need for separate tanning products!
The key ingredients include:
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA self-tanning ingredient) – gives skin a lovely bronzed color.
Dimethyl Isosorbide (ingredient carrier) – ensures better absorption of ingredients and a more intense, rapid and lasting tan.
Phytomer Sun Radiance

Phytomer Sun Radiance

Another difference is the color guide is actually white, which makes it very easy to get an even application without streaks. The Sun Radiance Self Tanning Cream also dries super quick, so you can get dressed immediately after applying. The color it gives is gorgeous – a glowy caramel that is absolutely bikini-worthy.

I am loving this powerful duo because my body can use all the help it can get. Check them out for a fantastic bikini body for yourself!  You can purchase Phytomer products in select spas in the US or at phytomerusa.com.  – Lisa

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It’s time to tan the Australian way with Bondi Sands

bondisandsI guess it’s ‘down under’ week, because I have another Australian brand for you – Bondi Sands, an excellent self tanning line. It recently made its debut in the U.S. and it has made my list of best self tanning products.
Australian coast lineI haven’t been to Australia, but I hear that the coast is gorgeous…and so are the beautiful tans. Bondi Sands is the line many Aussie’s turn to for a deep, dark, natural looking tan without the harmful rays of the sun.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Products
The products I tried were the Self-Tanning Foam ($24), Self Tanning Lotion ($24), and Liquid Gold ($24). They all come in either light/medium or dark. Those of you with fair skin will want to try the light/medium. I went for the immediate gratification of the dark shade.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam

Ok, confession time – I always take my photos first before I test the product, but this one sounded so good I couldn’t wait. I was feeling pretty pale and wanted a dark tan quickly, so I used my Self-Tanning Foam even before I took pics. I know, I am pretty naughty, aren’t I?? This baby really delivered – the lightweight foam is easy to apply, full of aloe vera and coconut, and it smells fabulous. It also dries extremely quickly so there isn’t any wait time after application.  A winner!

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Dark LotionThe Self-Tanning Dark Lotion results in the same deep bronze shade, but it really gives your skin a ton of hydration. The lotion is a traditional self tanner that develops in about an hour, then continues to deepen over the next five hours or so. It dries quickly for a lotion, but you’ll still need about ten minutes or so for dry time. Like all the Bondi Sands self tanners, this smells coconutty and wonderful.

Bondi Sands Liquid Gold

I am tickled with the Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil. I don’t know why, but I’ve never really gotten into self tanning dry oils…something that has definitely changed! Application is incredibly easy, just spray this on and then smooth it out with a tanning mitt. It dries almost immediately and becomes a deep dark tan in about an hour. The Liquid Gold is infused with Argan oil and coconut, so it leaves skin velvety soft. It doesn’t have the color guide of the foam and the lotion, so be careful to cover all areas.  Otherwise this a really great option!

My Bondi Sands tan!

My Bondi Sands tan!

All three products give such a wonderful color. Bondi Sands has gone to the top of my list as a favorite brand for self tanners.  – Lisa

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Got cellulite and pasty skin? Say hello to Skinny Tan!

Skinny TanBefore I get to the beauty of the beach, I have to face the horror of that first time squeezing into my bathing suit for the season. Every year it’s enough for me to suddenly long for a week-long blizzard and layers of long johns and turtlenecks. But the siren song of a sandy beach and fresh cool water always lures me in, so I do whatever I can to feel good in my swimwear. This year I am going bananas for Skinny Tan, a self tanner that not only gives a sun-kissed glow without the harmful rays, it also actually addresses dimpled skin.

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Skinny Tan is a major seller down under AND across the pond. In fact, this line was ‘born’ in Australia when two women were going on vacation and they wanted to look less pale and less ‘dimple-y’. And here is a fun fact – Skinny Tan is the number one seller in Korea, where cellulite is a huge concern, even though tanned skin isn’t!

Skinny Tan

Skinny Tan

What makes Skinny Tan different from other faux tanners?  It mostly has to do with the ‘skinny’ part. In general, self tanners make any area with cellulite look better – in far, the darker the self tanner, the better. But this line also contains Guarana, which is a naturally occurring botanical containing caffeine that is known to improve the appearance of cellulite.

Guarana is actually the highest source of caffeine available in nature. The seeds have more than twice the amount of caffeine than coffee does. Caffeine gets rid of the water that increases the appearance of cellulite by dilating blood vessels and increasing urine output. It helps break down fat cells and makes blood vessels wider, which smooths out that dimpled appearance. If that isn’t enough, it also increases blood flow to whatever area it’s applied to, which flushes out toxins and fat. Dr. Oz recommends caffeine to reduce the appearance of cellulite – check it out.

 So this is NOT my ass, but it’s a great example of what Skinny Tan can do for you.

Skinny Tan before and after

Skinny Tan before and after

I tried two of the Skinny Tan self tanners. First, I tested the 7-Day Tanner which comes in the shade I tried, Natural ($39.95), as well as Dark ($42.95).

Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner

Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner

  • 7-Day Tanner that combines a natural tanning active with naturally derived skin soothing and firming agents

  • Natural actives react with the skin to create a natural lasting tan, streak free

  • Instantly bronzes and then develops into a medium tan

  • No drying or flaking

  • Fades over 7 days with skin’s natural cell turnover

  • Can be reapplied for a darker effect

Skinny Tan Tanning Mousse

Skinny Tan Tanning Mousse

I also tested the Skinny Tan Body Mousse ($39.95).
  • Formulation combines two green based certified tanning agents plus organic coconut for a delicious scent and Aloe Vera to moisturize the skin and caffeine from Guarana Berries to disguise cellulite

  • Applies easily, sinking into skin for amazing instant results

  • Suitable for face and body

Skinny Tan Tanning Mitts

Skinny Tan Tanning Mitts

I found both self tanners to have a great texture, and both are very easy to apply. Speaking of application, I also tried the Tanning Mitts. Yup, love the tanning mitts, especially the small one for the face. Where has this been all my life?? I usually go rogue on my face and use bare hands, but this mitt makes application – even in tough areas like under the eyes and around the nose – so easy.

Both of the self tanners leave skin very moist and soft. They also give instant gratification with no color transfer. There is a dark color guide that helps ensure even application and no streaks, but the tanners dry in about a minute and I was able to put my clothes on without any staining.
Skinny Tan before and after

Skinny Tan before and after

The color is noticeable, one of the darker self tanners I’ve tried. It doesn’t take several coats to look like you have been on vacation since one coat gives a deep, golden tan that looks completely natural. It isn’t easy to find an instant and continual dark self tanner, so if you want a lot of color with one application this is the line for you.
The Body Mousse is excellent if you have dry skin, need a quick dry time, and want something that works for both face and body. It goes on feather-light and is so easy to apply. The 7-Day Lotion is extremely moisturizing and takes a little bit longer to dry. Both wear off evenly without becoming all patchy. I got six days of excellent color and only needed to reapply for a refresher on the 7th day.
Fragrance is another huge issue with self tanners and Skinny Tan smells like delicious coconut and caramel…and then it smells like nothing at all. I recommend this tanner to even the most fragrance sensitive people.
I haven’t tried these long enough to tell you if they have a huge effect on cellulite, but they definitely make skin look smooth and my body look slimmer immediately. I am hugely impressed with Skinny Tan and it’s gone onto my list of the best self tanners I’ve ever tried. If you want to try Skinny Tan for yourself, check out the newly launched US website at  www.skinnytan.com .  I know it will make that initial bathing suit try-on a very pleasant experience for you!  – Lisa
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Summer ready skin with Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

VitaLiberata_BRAND-BANNER_111005Wow, with all these graduation parties, pool parties, cook outs, and of course just plain working, there seems to be no time for meaningful self-care. I get up, shower, slather on some lotion, and run out the door. Something that is saving my skin and helping me look far more rested than I actually am is the Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion ($30) I was sent to test.

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

I love gradual tanning lotions in general. I moisturize every morning anyway, so why not multi-task? The Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion is an excellent moisturizer that is made for dry, sensitive and mature skin types. It has a very light scent that quickly dissipates. I know I am supposed to use a tanning glove when applying, but honestly I am always, always late and I just don’t have time, so I use my hands and make sure to wash my palms afterward.  Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion

It moisturizes my skin beautifully and does so much more:
Zero transfer onto clothing for the most subtle tanning experience
Boosts your self tan, making sure you get the most out of it
Contains Odour Remove™ for zero smell
Certified organic botanicals and Moisture Locking System guarantee a perfect fade back to nothing

Another plus? This was rated ‘0′ by Think Dirty. Think Dirty uses a rating system to measure what kind of health impacts ingredients in products have, with ‘0’ being the cleanest and best and ’10’ being the dirtiest and worst for your skin. The awesome ingredients in this self tanner include raspberry to repair and condition skin, ginkgo biloba as an anti-oxidant, and licorice to calm and soothe skin.

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion is indeed fabulous and if you are in a huge time crunch every day like I am, I know you will really appreciate this excellent multi-tasker. You can find Vita Liberata online, Sephora, and at high-end department stores like Nordstrom.  – Lisa

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