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 [email protected] with the title TANNER, give us a comment, then carry on. I hope you are the lucky winner!  – 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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Get ‘blurred lines’ with Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant Skin Finish #BodyBlur

Vita Liberata Body Blur

Vita Liberata Body Blur

At my age, my body needs all the blurring it can get. The best way to get there is with a little ‘optical illusion’ courtesy of a great body tint and the Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish ($45) is just what I need.

Sofia Vergara wearing Body Blur

Sofia Vergara wearing Body Blur

Sarah Hyland wearing Body Blur

Sarah Hyland wearing Body Blur

If you watched the Oscars, you were watching Body Blur in action. Just a few examples of the celebrity fans include Sophia Vergara and Sarah Hyland. Body Blur is an instant glowy tint that washes off. It gives immediate gratification with a beautiful tint that reflects light, so it’s especially terrific looking in photos.

Vita Liberata Body Blur

Vita Liberata Body Blur

What makes this different from other body tints is it can also be used as a makeup primer! It totally covers blemishes, red spots, and hyperpigmentation, and because it’s water-resistant it holds up great even under hot lights, hot sun, or hot dancing. The ingredients are great:

Phenyl Trimethicone – Gives a velvet soft skin finish
Panthenol – The provitamin of B5 that moisturises
Shea Butter – Repairs, hydrates and soothes skin
Tocopheryl Acetate – Protects against free radical damage, fighting signs of aging                 Glyceryl Stearate – Smooths skin, locking water at the skin surface improving hydration

Vita Liberata Body Blur

You don’t need much for beautiful color. Just dot small amounts on your body then smooth in – be sure to use gloves or a body mitt so your palms don’t get tanned as well. For my face, neck, and décolleté I use my fingers then just wash my hands. The result is beautiful, glowing, happy skin that is blurred just enough to really look fantastic.

Vita Liberata is one of my favorite lines for self tanning and body products and Body Blur is truly excellent. You can pick this up online or at Sephora, Ulta, and QVC.  – Lisa

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Get a glow! Vita Liberata review and giveaway

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Moisturizer Mask

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Moisturizer Mask

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Last weekend I posted about my slight (well, ok, maybe a little more than slight) obsession with self tanners. I mentioned Vita Liberata but didn’t go into much detail because I wanted to do a full review of my latest love from them – the Self Tanning Night  Moisture Mask ($45). Plus, one lucky reader is going to win my other favorite from Vita Liberata – the Trystal Minerals!

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals

First, though, let me tell about the Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask I was sent to test. I have just about every sort of self tanner under the faux-sun, but a self tanning night mask was a new one to me. The thought of an intense night treatment that led to beautifully tanned and glowy skin got me all giddy…and I wasn’t disappointed.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask

This is a light moisture mask that you apply to cleansed skin at night before bed. It sinks in so it’s not like you have to worry about getting the mask all over your pillow and sheets. The ingredients include something called HyH2O™ technology, which is what gives the tan, plus organic sunflower seed which soothes the skin with vitamins A, C, and D, as well as tocopherol and apple to fight free radicals and diminish fine lines.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask

The morning after I used this for the first time I woke up not feeling great…I hadn’t slept well and had a cold, so I was expecting to see dark circles and sallow, scary skin when I looked in the mirror. I got a big shock but it wasn’t because I looked so bad…it was because I looked so good!! This mask treats and pampers skin and gives the BEST glowy tan ever. I use it for two nights then take a night off, then two nights, and so on for absolutely perfect results that are beyond impressive. I love this so much I am terrified of running out! Right now there is a great special running, buy the face mask and get a Beauty Blender for free.

I tried the Trystal Minerals a few months ago, another unique product – the world’s first self tanning bronzing mineral powder. I love this and am really thrilled to be able to give one away to a BIZ reader.

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals and brush

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals swatched

Trystal Minerals is a bronzing mineral powder that interacts with moisturizer or liquid foundation, turning into a faux tan. How does it do it? With  crystal technology – this makes it so the DHA in the dry crystals activates when it comes into contact with skin. The crystals also reflect light, so skin looks smooth and glowy.  You can read my full review HERE.

I love this product. It is super easy to apply and gives great results. I recently traveled by plane and liquids were such a hassle, so I totally appreciate the powder format. Plus, powder really doesn’t go bad and Trystal Minerals comes in a large enough jar to last for at least a year.

Vita Liberata can be found online and in the US at Sephora stores. They have wonderfully innovative products that are absolutely worth a look.

Giveaway information:  1 winner, US only. The giveaway ends January 18th at 11:59 p.m. EST. As always, entries have two requirements – be a subscriber and leave a comment. Good luck and get glowing!  – Lisa

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Color me GUILTY – of tanning, glowing, and sparkling!

My self tanner addiction...

My self tanner addiction…

 

Well. Now I feel a little ashamed…I mean, this amount of completely unneccessary products is basically obscene. Guess my self tanner/bronzer/shimmer addiction is now officially out of the closet!

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I honestly had no idea how many of these types of products I had going until I gathered them all for their family pictures. These are the ones I have open…I decided to leave the second cousins (those awaiting to be christened) for another time. I think I am addicted to self tanners because they hide uneven skin tone and give the illusion of looking slightly thinner. Here are all (well, most…I found some more after the pics were done!) the self tanners I have open right now:

Self tanning lotions

Self tanning lotions

Self tanning mousse

Self tanning mousse

Self tanning sprays

Self tanning sprays

I have three different types:  lotions, sprays, and foam/mousse. I use the lotions in the winter when my skin is at its driest. The foam/mousse are great when I am in a hurry because they need a little less work to get them applied correctly. I use the sprays mainly in the summer. I have a thing about not putting on any heavy body products when it’s hot out – it makes me feel funny. Anyone else weird like that??  I especially love Xen-Tan and Vita Liberata (the latter isn’t pictured because it was shy and said no photos today, please).

My addiction doesn’t stop at self tanners…I am also addicted to body bronzers. I have sprays, lotions, mousse…I love them all.

Body bronzers

Body bronzers

No one does shimmery bronzed skin like Scott Barnes and I adore Guerlain and Red Carpet Kolour (RCK).

Also addicted to spray on shimmering bronzers…if it has a coconut scent, I can’t do without it!!

Spray on shimmer and sparkle

Spray on shimmer and sparkle

I am sad that tarte doesn’t have the Celebutant Dry Oil Spray anymore. I highly recommend the Lucy B Frangipani Bronzing Oil Spray and the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Spray. Hampton Sun makes amazing shimmer sprays too.

Oh, and how could I forget — every day I put two drops of this Paula’s Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate in my moisturizer to keep a consistent color. It’s subtle but awesome.

Paula's Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate

Paula’s Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate

So there you have it. I have no more secrets. And if you really want to know why I need so much self tanner, just take a look at the classic blogger tan lines (courtesy of Tan Towels)!  – Lisa

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Self tanning bronzing powder! Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals

Vita Liberata Trystal MineralsI can’t even begin to guess how many self tanners I have tried, not to mention how many bronzers. I thought I had pretty much tried it all…and then Vita Liberata sent their Trystal Minerals ($45) to test. I assumed it was a mineral bronzer, and I was right…but it’s also a self tanner. That threw me for a loop! Yes, Trystal Minerals is the world’s first self tanning bronzing mineral powder.  Pretty cool!

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals
Trystal Minerals is a bronzing mineral powder that interacts with moisturizer or liquid foundation, turning into a faux tan. How does it do it? With  crystal technology – this makes it so the DHA in the dry crystals activates when it comes into contact with skin. The crystals also reflect light, so skin looks smooth and glowy.

I find that it really works best as a self-tanner over moisturizer. Over foundation I get more of just the bronzing effect, I think because the more moist skin is, the more the self-tanning part manifests.Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals swatched

 

The bronzing powder comes with a fabulous silky kabuki brush.Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals and brush

Just blend the bronzing powder in all over face, neck, and decolletage for an instant tan, concentrating more on the cheeks for the bronzing effect. The more mineral powder you apply, the deeper the tan. The tan lasts about five days, and reapplication keeps it going as long as you want. I find the color to be a little on the red side and it definitely deepens skin color by several shades. Also, it’s best to apply it in small amounts. Going too heavy can result in ‘dirty’ looking areas. Easy to correct with a little more powder, but even easier to just avoid the problem with small amounts of powder worked into the kabuki then buffed on.

Here I am with just moisturizer on my face:

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals before

And here I am right after applying Trystal Minerals with the kabuki brush:

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals after

Who needs foundation??

I love this product. It is super easy to apply and gives great results. I recently traveled by plane and liquids were such a hassle, so I totally appreciate the powder format. Plus, powder really doesn’t go bad and Trystal Minerals comes in a large enough jar to last for at least a year.

Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals can be found in the US at Sephora stores. It’s a terrific, innovative product that is definitely worth trying!  – Lisa

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Get a little holiday glow with Vita Liberata Tinted Self Tan Mousse

There are lots of reasons why it’s a good idea to use a faux-tanner in the winter months. The best reason is that if you do, you end up looking exactly like this:

Yup, that's me.  NOT!

Yup, that’s me. NOT!

Ok, wake up! We were all dreaming there for a second.

Seriously though, a great faux-tan will serve you in many ways. It gives a great glow to sallow, dull skin. It takes care of uneven skin tone and it can even make you look thinner.  Vita Liberata, a self-tanner line from Northern Ireland available online and at Sephora, sent their Tinted Self Tan Mousse in Sheer ($37.50) to try.

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Vita Liberata Tinted Self Tan Mousse

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Yes, it’s called ‘Sheer’ – but this gives serious color

Most self tanners I use are in lotion form, so the concept of a self tanning mousse was appealing to me. That ten minutes of standing there naked waiting for faux-tanning lotion to dry is never much fun. Vita Liberata Tinted Self Tan Mousse dries so quick I was astonished – there isn’t a lot of play time, that’s for sure. It is an extremely light mousse that most certainly dries on contact. There is no waiting around after application, go ahead and put some clothes on!

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The packaging is an airless pump

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Self tanner, mousse style

Application is very easy. Make sure skin is completely dry – whatever you do don’t use a moisturizer first. The guide color sinks in so quickly you will want to use a tanning mitt and not your bare hands.  As with any self-tanner, be careful around areas that can get too dark like hands, feet, ankles, knees, and elbows.

The guide color is easy to use and makes application much more precise. The ‘Sheer’ name is misleading as it actually gives an instant beautiful golden medium tan that lasts for four or five days. Because the mousse is extremely hydrating, it leaves skin feeling wonderfully soft. And I found that the color fades naturally with no flaking or patchy spots anywhere.

Another huge bonus – this doesn’t smell like anything at all to me. Most self-tanners have that distinctive scent but Vita Liberata Self Tan Mousse is definitely odorless. It also has no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, or oil, and it is cruelty-free.

I really love this self-tanner. I think the mousse is extremely easy to use and the results are gorgeous. This fantastic product has gone right to the top of my favorite faux-tanner list.  – Lisa

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