E:31/03/19, Marista's International Women's Day 2019 Special

Marista is celebrating International Women's Day 2019 in style with the perfect pampering set for all deserving ladies out there. The kit contains a full-size Marista's Micellar Water 190ml, seven Pletchica's Zero Waste Cosmetic Pads and a handmade Knit Basket. Hurry up and checkout before the 31th of March, to treat yourself or a loved one at the massively discounted price of €20.98

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E:30/11/18, Win a Soap & Glory ExtravaGlamZa Make up Box Gift Set, RRP £44.95

This limited edition of the 2016 calendar from Soap & Glory is a gift box of terrific treats with an astonishing sight to behold. The outside looks like the kind of palatial mansion you would expect any glory-ous girl to call home. But open the lid and you will discover a pop-up super-surprise as m’lady’s boudoir comes to life in 3D!

Razzle dazzle'em with these 6 irresistible beauty icons

The drawers are glam-packed with everything you need for all-out fabulousness, all-night long. It’s all here:

How to apply for this competition?

Apply before midnight on the 30th of November 2018. To enter, follow us and retweet this article on Twitter or like us and share it on Facebook. The details of the winner will be published the next day and the products dispatched shortly after. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before entering this giveaway. 

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E:15/07/17, Win a Pure Radiance Restore Skincare 30ml, RRP £54.86

Embrace a beauty revolution to get the look of dermal fillers without injection, downtime, or price tag! This month we are offering one of our reviewers the chance to trial a full-size Pure Radiance Restore Skincare 30ml, RRP £54.86. This newly launched serum uses pioneering Instant Volume and Lift Liposome Technology to restore the natural radiance of skin and turn back the hands of time.

What is advanced Liposome Technology?

Liposome is a phospholipid molecule that helps deliver into the dermis all of the skin fortifying, natural and smoothing nutrients you need. It is absorbed by your skin and fills out those troublesome facial lines: lip lines, forehead and lines around the eye area to make skin smoother, fuller, more vibrant and youthful.

How does it work?

After you apply the cream to the desired areas of your face for plumping, the liposomes work their way into your skin, penetrating its tough hard-to-breach outer layer that normally stops a cream dead in its tracks, fusing with cell membranes to release the natural nutrients they carry directly inside the cells. Read more.

Which nutrients are used?

The complete list of active ingredients contained in Restore is available here however the most important, providing the greatest benefit,are:

  • Hyaluronic acid: Excellent moisturising properties that can properties can also prevent moisture loss at the level of the skin. Guarantees a smoother and suppler appearance.
  • Guarana seed extract: Works at the level of the skin’s structural matrix, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Makes common signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, less visible.
  • Vitamin C: Antioxidant properties, fights against the damage done by free radicals. Brightens the skin and evens out the complexion.
  • Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate: Skin rejuvenating properties, works to remove the damage done by free radicals.
  • Coenzyme Q10: Antioxidant properties, makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.

How to apply for the trial?

Apply before the 15th of July 2017. To enter, follow us and retweet this article on Twitter or like us and share it on Facebook and add your comment below this article. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before entering this giveaway. 

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E:19/03/17, Win 1 x Morganna's Alchemy Bellatox® Moisturizer, RRP £32.48

This month, we have teamed up with Morganna's Alchemy, a vibrant brand of luxury organic and eco-certified skin care products developed by their Founder and Chemist Maya Hyppolite-Williams (M.A), to offer one of our reviewers a chance to test their star product, Morganna’s Bellatox® 15ml worth RRP £32.85.

How can Morganna’s Alchemy help your skin?

Your skin may be dehydrated if it is dull, tight, oily or showing signs of breakouts. BellaTox® has been especially formulated to treat dehydrated skin and reduce wrinkles. It provides immediate plumping and also moisturizes the skin for up to 24 hours.

What is inside?

BellaTox® is an Ecocert product using only organic active ingredients such as Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Imperata Cylindrica root, Spilanthol, and Hyaluronic Acid. Blended together, they help counter the natural ageing process and maintain the skin’s fullness - leaving it smooth, hydrated, and wrinkle-free. Read more & Review

  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein: Envelops the skin, instantly smoothing visible surface wrinkles and imperfections, forms coherent films on the surface of the skin, visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother looking appearance.
  • Spilanthol, a local anaesthetic extracted from Acmella oleracea: Reduces muscle contractions and relaxes your features. This reduces fine lines, particularly around the eyes and between the eyebrows. Your skin becomes noticeably smoother.
  • Imperata cylindrica, also known as blady grass: This plant grows in the very driest of South America’s desert regions and is able to survive even in saline soil. This extract supplies the skin with moisture for up to 4 hours.
  • Hyaluron, one of the natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) found in skin: Together with lipids, NMFs keep skin from losing water, maintaining skin’s young, smooth, non-flaky appearance. It creates a slight swelling of the skin that reduces the appearance of wrinkles. NMFs in skincare products also help to temporarily stabilize and maintain the complex intercellular-skin matrix, which is the “glue” that holds the skin together.

How to apply for the trial?

Apply before the 19th of March 2017. To enter, follow us and retweet this article on Twitter or like us and share it on Facebook. The details of the winner will be published the next day and the products dispatched shortly after. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before entering this giveaway. 

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E:19/02/17, Win 1 x Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Ageless Rose Otto Face Cream, RRP £34.55

Time to discover the aromas and properties Bulgarian Rosa Damascena. This month, we are offering our reviewers a chance to test and review one Alteya Organics Bio Damascena Ageless Rose Otto Face Cream 50ml worth RRP £34.55, produced by a family-owned, award-winning company with their own organic rose farm and distillery, in the heart of the Bulgarian Rose Valley. Read more & Review.

This Natrue certified organic intensive rich cream, enriched with rare Bulgarian Rose oil helps reduce wrinkles and boost skin’s natural repair mechanism. It is known to restore skin’s natural balance and resilience for a firmer, more radiant look. The cream is best for line and wrinkle reduction, rejuvenating, firming and nourishing. It is suitable for all skin types but it is specially recommended for dry, lifeless and aging skin.

  • Rosa damascena / Organic Rose Oil-Rose Otto: Refreshes, nourishes and soothes the skin. Fights free radicals, stimulates collagen production and helps slow down the aging process. Has a toning and astringent effect on the capillaries just below the skin surface. Makes skin glowing and charming.
  • Oenothera biennis / Organic Evening Primrose: Stimulates cell turnover and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. This precious oil deeply hydrates and firms lifeless skin. It is known to brighten skin by reducing discolorations and brown spots.
  • Punica granatum / Pomegranate extract: A powerful antioxidant that supports skin regeneration and fights free radical damage. It is rich in vitamin C that plays a key role in collagen production. Pomegranate penetrates deep into the skin to provide lasting hydration.
  • Pentaclethra macroloba / Organic Pracaxi Seed Oil: Nourishing oil that helps even skin tone and improves natural glow. Also, it possesses strong hydrating, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties for clear and well-hydrated skin.

How to apply for the trial?

Apply before the 19th of February 2017. To enter, follow us and retweet this article on Twitter or like us and share it on Facebook. The details of the winners will be published the next day and the products dispatched shortly after. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before entering this giveaway. 

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My Feelunique 12 days of Christmas Advent Calendar

I was lucky enough to win this wonderful 12 Days of Christmas Advent calendar from BEAUTYONTRIAL and thought I would share my experience with you.

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On the First Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Today my door number 1 opened to reveal 50 ml Roger & Gallet shower cream in a fleur de figuier scent.
This is a lovely sweet fruity smelling creamy shower product. It is a white colour creamy texture that dos lather up when applied with a bath sponge or scrubby thing. My skin smelled fresh and the scent did linger subtly on my skin after drying. My skin feels soft, clean and not at all tight or dried out.
This is a sulfate and soap free product that has shea butter t moisturise the skin as well. All their products are made with up to 95% natural ingredients and 100% distilled precious essences with beneficial properties.

 

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On the Second Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Day two door presented me with a Decleor Hydra Floral medium multi protection BB cream with SPF 15. The tube holds 10 ml but a full sized tube is 40 ml and costs around £20 so this is good amount to try it out.
Luckily the colour matched my skin tone perfectly and gave a good balance coverage. I applied this after cleansing, toning and moisturising and it spread easily and stayed put all day long after I applied a little loose powder.It smells gorgeous, sweetly floral and makes my skin smell lovely. I can smell it for a while on my face but after a short time it does fade. I like the coverage and also like the fact you get sun protection of SPF15 which all helps to keep those damaging rays away.
It has five benefits: 1. Moisturises skin for 24 hours, 2. Illuminates and evens out the complexion, 3. Refines the skin’s texture and corrects blemishes, 4. Contains SPF15 to protect against UVA/UVB rays and 5. Protects against pollution and environmental factors.

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On the Third Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Door three's offering was a 50 ml Coconut Oil Body lotion from Palmer's. This has no sulphates, phthalates mineral oils, gluten, parabens or dyes.This is a lovely creamy coconut smelling body lotion that makes my skin feels lovely soft, smooth and well moisturised. It says it keeps skin moisturised for 24 hours and I would say that is true as my legs still look moisturised and feel soft the next day after I have applied this in the evening after my bath.

 

 

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Behind door four was a hair product from Percy & Reed. This was a tube holding 30 ml of Perfecting Wonder balm which is a lovely leave in balm, conditioner that helps to make your hair style more easily, smooth it and also condition it. The full sized product holds 75 ml and costs £18. The product looks a bit cloudy but colourless like some face serums but it is the consistency of a lotion. It smells lovely fresh and slightly floral so make my hair smell nice too. It is not sticky or tacky at all and my hair combs through still and it does feel as though there is only conditioner in my hair and not heavy at all. According to the company it will add moisture, shine, smoothness, definition, softness, light hold, high humidity protection and manageability to your hair and I am certainly happy with mine.

5

On the Fifth Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Opening door five and I saw a neat little glass jar with screw top lid. This was tricky to get out and once I managed to get it out I found something from a brand I had never heard of. This was Ole Hendriksen – Truth Sugar glow polishing mask in jar that held 15 mls. The full sized product comes in the same jar but bigger and holds 100 ml and costs around £30.
I think this is a polishing mask for the face but may be wrong. It has lost of lovely natural ingredients including, Raw Sugar for polishing,Pomegranate seeds to deeply cleanse and exfoliate ,Honey which is a natural humectant and soothes the skin,Rosehips full of Vitamins A and C & omegas 3,6 and finally Pumpkin extract with natural enzymes which exfoliate dull skin and help to smooth skin's texture.
It looks the colour of honey and is a similar consistency but it smells fruity and fresh. It feels really gentle on my skin and after using it my skin felt smooth, looked more alive and felt clean and fresh.

6

On the Sixth Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Day six door was hiding a Balance Me Instant Lift Pore Minimiser in a small 5 ml tube which sells for £10. The full sized version holds 15 ml and costs £22. This is a 99% natural product that is a kind of primer which minimises pores and smooths fine lines so giving you a smoother pallet to apply your make up on to. It also boosts the skin's collagen giving a plumper smoother look. You can use this alone or use it before applying your make up. It doesn't fill pores but the Acacia Gum helps to plump and tighten the skin and blur enlarged pores. The Acemlla Oleracea Extract relaxes muscle contractions so helping to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The Hyaluronic Acid instantly smooths and plumps for a smoother skin surface. I found this really did give my skin a smother look and made my make up last better and stopped it going into the pores and fine lines on my face.

7

On the Seventh Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Behind door number seven was a golden coloured box with a glass screw top jar inside. This was a jar of Nuxe “Reve de miel” lip balm with 15 g of this honey coloured rich fruity scented balm. This is the full sized product and usually costs around £9.50. I love this balm as it feels rich and healing on my lips. It doesn't slip off after a short time so is perfect for when out and about in cold weather to keep your lips from the cold. When you apply it to your lips you get a slight tingle and really feel like it is feeding my lips and returning them to smooth chap free state. I love this and will certainly be buying this again.

8

 

On the Eighth Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Moving on to door eight I found an golden coloured eye shadow which is perfect for Christmas social events. This is a Laura Mercer eye shadow and the official name for the eye shadow shade I have is “Gilded Honey”. I see on the House of Fraser site these eye shadows cost £21 so this is a great little gift.I found that this eye shadow goes on best with a brush and gives a lovely sheen to the part of my eyes just under my eye brows while I wear a darker colour closer to my eye lashes.The colour lasted well and didn't go into the creases of my eyes at all so I was very happy with this door's prize.

9

 

On the Ninth Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Behind door nine was full sized Rimmel lipstick in a beautiful deep red colour. The shade is number 510 and is called “The Best of the Best” .These sell on Boots for £6.99 and it is a current shade too.I love the slanted or pointed end as it allows me to get a nice finish. The colour lasts well on my lips and it feels nice and soft and smooth, leaving my lips looking healthy, well coloured but it doesn't feel gloopy or sticky at all. This is a perfect colour for Christmas and gives a good strong colour, not subtle at all.

 

 

10

On the Tenth Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

This was not the best door for me as this opened to give me a couple of hair ties. My hair is short so despite the fact that these were seasonal colours of red and white I won't get any use from these. I think my granddaughter will be befitting from these Popbands. They are soft and stretchy and hold your hair but don't leave it with kinks.

 

 

 

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

Behind door eleven was a Bourjois eye shadow in a very similar shade to the Laura Mercer one except this one is glitterier than that one. This once again is a full sized product and the shade is “Originale” 03 which once again is a great shade for parties so perfect for this time of year but just a shame it’s so similar to the Laura Mercer one.On Boots these little pots of Bourjois eye shadows sell for £5.99. Thy are beautifully packed with a silver knob on the front which you use to lift the lid which closes with a magnet nice and securely.Again this goes on easily using a brush and I find that if I layer this over another colour, I get a nice glittery finish over the colour blending to just using this under my eyebrows.

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my calendar gave to me…

My final treat hidden behind door twelve was a tube of Pür correcting Primer in a 10 ml tube. I can only find this on a US site and find that a tube holding 30 ml costs $33 so it is not a chap one.I love this as it has a great radiance to it and apply this onto my cleansed, moisturised face and think it looks great alone with no foundation. I have taken to using his mixed with my BB cream so that I get the full benefit from the lovely sheen in this.This product is coloured and blends with most skin colours and it is a light texture so feels as though you are wearing nothing. It has a nice, pleasantly subtle clean sort of smell.

So there you have my Twelve Days of Christmas Advent calendar which I have thoroughly enjoyed. It was such fun to have a little treat each day and I have found myself some great new products that I will be buying again when these finish.

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E:31/01/17, Win 1 of 6 Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipsticks Ruby, RRP £20.00 each

Want to dress up your lips? During the festive season, we are offering our reviewers a chance to win 1 of 6 luxurious Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipsticks worth RRP £20.00 each. This cult American favourite is a make-up bag must-have that is sure to have you turning heads for all the right reasons!

These lipsticks are formulated with natural waxes and mineral pigments, iron oxides and antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E. They are smooth, silky, 100% natural, deliver a long-lasting nourishing colour and provide a natural protection from the sun. Give your lips a flash of gorgeous and irresistible colour whilst keeping them hydrated and nourished throughout the day. Read more & Review.

How to apply for the trial?

Apply before the 31th of January 2017. To enter, follow us and retweet this article on Twitter or like us and share it on Facebook. The details of the winners will be published the next day and the products dispatched shortly after. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before entering this giveaway. 

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E:30/11/16, Win 1 x bareMinerals READY-TO-GO Complexion Perfection Palette, RRP £38.00

In the run-up to the festive season, we are offering our reviewers a chance to win the beautiful and handy bareMinerals® READY-TO-GO Complexion Perfection Palette - R250 - worth £81.00. Get naturally flawless skin in a flash with this set designed for medium to neutral skin tones and featuring a must-have mix of products to smooth, even and illuminate your complexion for the upcoming end of the year parties.

What is inside the palette?

This perfecting palette includes everything you need for a flawless, radiant complexion with a no-make up look and feel — all in bareMinerals® innovative solid mineral technology. Even better, these bareMinerals® READY® complexion essentials are powered by bareMinerals® proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex to reduce visible signs of ageing for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin:

  • bareMinerals® READY® SPF20 Foundation in R250 in Medium/Neutral Tone, 4.5g
  • bareMinerals® READY® SPF15 Touch Up Veil in Medium, 4.5g
  • bareMinerals® READY® Bronzer in The High Dive, 3g
  • bareMinerals® READY® Luminizer in The Love Affair, 3g
  • bareMinerals® SPF20 Correcting Concealer in Medium 2, 1g
  • bareMinerals® Mini Precision Face Brush
  • bareMinerals® Mini Tapered Face Brush
  • bareMinerals® Keepsake Make up Clutch

Which shade is perfect for you?

Discover which foundation type and shade is perfect for your skin with bareMinerals® foundation finder. Place trust in this brand to help you find your perfect match. With 6 foundations to choose from, they have you and your complexion covered. Click here to discover yours.

How to apply?

All members posting reviews in November 2016 will be considered for this reward. The winner will be selected taking into account the number and the quality of all the reviewer's findings. Carefully read the Terms & Conditions before applying. Follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook.

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E:31/07/16, Win $7,800.00 worth of INNARAH® VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème

Our biggest giveaway ever! This summer, we have teamed up with INNARAH® to offer 20 of our reviewers a chance to test and review a travel size -15 ml, $90.00 each- plus a full size -50ml, $300.00 each-   VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème.

INNARAH® VenoDefense™ Treatment Range

INNARAH® has developed a new skincare formulation using unbuffered glycolic acid and a unique bio-fermentation process, which works with the immune system to give immediate and permanent results by repairing and rejuvenating the skin.

“This all natural range of products is free of synthetic ingredients and will keep your skin glowing from within.” Manzoor H. Jaffery, Founder and CEO.

INNARAH® formulated the unique technology known as bio-fermentation to perfect its fermented anti-ageing formulas and signature VenoDefense™ collection using cutting edge ingredients such as Elk Antler Velvet, Ormus Gold, plant stem cells and Marine Phytoplankton.

So now you can target your skin’s natural immune system for younger, glowing, healthier looking skin by using INNARAH® skin care products.” Manzoor H. Jaffery, Founder and CEO.

Win 1 of 20 INNARAH® 15ml VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème

- 15ml, $90.00 each - worth $1,800.00

VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème is formulated with INNARAH® proprietary complex of anti-inflammatory ingredients that synergistically inhibits the activation of key mediators in inflammation and aging. This ultra-rich formula deeply replenishes moisture with the first application. The appearance of lines and wrinkles is smoothed and skin becomes instantly radiant. Read more about this product or purchase it now.

Win 1 of 20 INNARAH® 50ml VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème

- 50ml, $300.00 each - worth $6,000.00

Have you ever recorded a video review of an INNARAH® product? Why not submit yours for a second entry to win a full size VenoDefense™ Treatment Crème? Each member selected for the trial is invited to submit a video of findings online –You Tube, Dailymotion or Vimeo- and will receive a full size product worth $300.00. Notify us by posting a link to your recording on Twitter including @beautyontrial and @INNARAH_USA in your tweet.

How to apply for the trial?

To enter, follow @beautyontrial and @INNARAH_USA on Twitter and retweet. Alternatively, like @beautyontrial and INNARAH on Facebook and share. Read the terms and conditions carefully before applying for this trial.

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Vita Liberata Self Tanning Travel kit

 Vita Liberata Travel Tanning Kit

I was very lucky recently and won this in a beauty on trial competition. I have reviewed a few of the items on the site but struggled to find the others on line in order to list the products on the site to review so thought I would do a blog instead.

This set arrived packed in a lovely little bag with a zip closure. The bag is silky feeling outside but lined and quite sturdy so a very handy bag to use as a toilet bag after you have finished the products inside it. The bag has a nice handle too so easy to carry from room to room.

Inside the bag there were six items

The first was a Hand Mitt for applying the tanning lotions. This is quite small and stretchy nylon on one side and a kind of suede finish on the other. This needs to be washed between uses but does stop you getting tanned palms and fingers which is not a good look as it looks a bit like nicotine stains!!

The next item was a 30 ml brown tube with an exfoliator called a Super Fine Skin Polish. This is a white creamy consistency with ground shells as the scrubby bits. It doesn’t have much of a scent and personally I find it quite a gentle scrub and prefer something with salt or sugar to give a bit more scrubby action before I use a self tanning product. It doesn’t strip my skin as there seems to be some sort of moisturising ingredient which I believe is jojoba oil in it too. It costs £11.25 for 175ml.

The next item is Deep Untinted Self Tan Lotion which comes in a cylinder with a push pump dispenser. This hold 75 ml but on amazon this appears to be in a different tube and holds 200 m for £15 so maybe I have the older packaging as this does not appear anywhere I could find on line.

The fact this is untinted makes it quite hard to tell where you have applied it. I find it best to use a circular motion and go back and forth to make sure no bits are missed.

I then do not put any clothes on for around five to ten minutes to give it a chance to dry and settle otherwise I have found that I have got stripes on patches where my clothes have rubbed some off.

I didn’t find this had a strong scent at all and certainly not that false tan aroma that you can smell for days.  It gave a nice deep yet natural colour and not tango orange at all and this lasted a good week using lots of moisturiser and having a shower every morning and bath at night too.

The next item was a Deep Face Untinted Self Tanning Gel which looked like a face moisturiser and again being untinted made it hard to know where you had applied this.  This did give a deep tan which as I am fair made me look as though I had been to Tenerife for a holiday. It wasn’t shocking but did look as though I’d just come back from somewhere hot and sat in a beach lounger the whole time. This also lasted a good week and didn’t fade with that blotchy look that some do either.

My tube held 30 ml and I couldn’t find this on amazon or any other site.

Finally there were two tubes each holding 30 ml of a lovely moisture boost body treatment which is basically a nice moisturising body lotion. Mine comes in a brown plastic tube while the new one seems to be in a pale green tube. On amazon this sells for £11.25 for 175 ml.

This is a lovely nourishing lotion that contains certified organic botanicals for skin nourishment. It locks in moisture for amazingly soft and conditioned skin and a subtle shimmer to accentuate your tan.

This is a lovely set of products that I am enjoying using to give me that holiday look without sun damage. These products are from a company that makes more natural products so these are not full of parabens and chemicals

 

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