Monday, May 27, 2013
Jane Iredale Spring Review
Is it finally spring? Maybe even a touch of summer? Well, it is time for that wonderful summer tan to start and your heavy red lipsticks to go in your drawer only to be replaced with yummy lip balms.
As a cancer survivor I stick to my journey of using healthier products all year long. Summer does not mean I now pull out the chemical infested bug sprays and tanning lotions just to lather them on without thought. Nope. I continue to use my Jane Iredale for smarter product choices.
The Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator is not only beautifully packaged, but very functional and works great. Wait, I have to add in; it tastes great too! One side of the tube has an organic brown sugar which exfoliates your lips. I can't say I have ever seen this with any over the counter lip balms.
Tantasia is a Self Tanner and Bronzer. This is not specific to just a face bronzer or a body bronzer. Tantasia can be used all over your body and face. (But be aware of the palms of your hands and bottoms of your feet. They don't take well to color!)
You can build your color to fit your desired tan. Start with a quarter size of lotion on a glove covered hand. (If I was applying to my entire body, I used a glove. But I found if I just put it on my face, I had enough time to just wash it off my hands with no color left behind). Apply to small areas at a time and work your way around your body. Wait 24 hours and check color. If more of a tan is desired, apply again for another 24 hours. Building a slow natural glow that friends won't suspect is out of a bottle!
I have used sunless tanners for YEARS on my face to avoid too much foundation. It also helps with a more natural makeup look. My husband's only complaint is the smell of most sunless tanners. Tantasia has a soft fresh citrus smell which did not have him running the other direction. You will receive a full 4.2 oz, which is a great size bottle and so far has been lasting me a while. I received it almost a month ago and it's as if I haven't even used it yet. And I have. I did not have any side effects from this tanner. I wanted to use this product a while to ensure I wasn't going to build up an "orange and streaky" tan and I did not!
I love using Jane Iredale because they believe as I do when it comes to healthier products and breast cancer awareness. Many products will be released in "pink" packaging to help support Living Beyond Breast Cancer. So not only are you purchasing fantastic products but you are supporting a company that supports YOU!
I will continue to try other products from Janeiredale and keep you updated on how they work.