Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Charlotte Island by Lush

So you really want to have that healthy summer glow but you either just don't have the time or don't want to look like a raisin before your 30? You should try Charlotte Island by Lush, this is one of the best products when it comes to giving you a healthy non umpa loompa looking glow! I used to tan like crazy (think Jersey Shore dark I would have been able to give Snookie a run for her money) mainly because I am very pale and if I don't do some form of tanning I get compared to Casper the friendly ghost more often then I would prefer. Now I don't want to look ten years older than I really am so I have cut out the tanning for the most part and have looked for alternatives to give me some sort of color without looking like I belong in the Willy Wonka Factory. The great thing about this product is no matter how dark or light you are it will work for you. If your pale like me it will give you a nice glow and if your darker it will help even out your skin tone for that bronzed goddess look. It also smells amazing, they say its scented like fruit but I don't really smell that I think it smells more like Chocolate Pudding, call me crazy? Haha.

Now applying it at first can be a bit tricky a little goes a long way and it dries pretty fast so if you don't rub it in quick enough you can look streaky but never fear a little soap and water and a redo and your good to go. I suggest applying it in sections to get the best results. Now it does have its downfalls like other products that have a high amount of color in them for spots like ankles and feet it can look uneven to counter this problem I exfoliate before I put it on and mix it with a bit of lotion (usually Sympathy for the Skin but any lotion will work) this makes it easier to apply and gives a better overall color. If you want to use it on your face I suggest mixing it with a bit of your face moisturizer too not because you wont get even color but because it just makes it all that much easier to apply since it will help it to not dry as quickly. Once its on there is no rub off from this product so your sheets and furniture are safe but don't go sitting on your light colored furniture or carpets while applying this product if you do accidentally get some of it on them well your going to have tanned furniture and or carpet. Keep in mind too that this is not one of those build up a tan lotions this is something you have to apply to get the color it is not going to stain your skin. As all Lush products this one is made with fresh high quality ingredients which is something I really admire about their company. Go out and pick this up if your wanting that glow without the risk of looking older before your time!

Now the picture of the product color is right on however I don't feel the after picture does the product as much justice as it deserves but you can see after rubbing it in my arm does not look orange or streaky. This is just one thin layer of it, once the product is dry on the skin you can build up the color but don't get too carried away if your as pale as I am!

Ingredients: Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion (Citrus limonum), Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis), Stearic Acid, Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Glycerine, Fresh Papaya Juice (Carica papaya), Triethanolamine, Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla), Labdanum Resinoid (Cistus labdaniferus), Oakmoss Absolute (Evernia prunastri), Seaweed Absolute (Fucus vesiculosus), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Cold Pressed Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare), Cold Pressed Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis), Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Perfume, Mica Powder, Tudor Mallow Color (Ultramarines), Tudor Oak Color (Iron Oxides & Talc), Prestige Soft Bronze Color (Mica & Iron Oxides), Tudor Mahogany Color (Iron Oxides & Talc), Tudor Rosewood Color (Iron Oxides & Talc), Tudor Ebony Color (Iron Oxides), Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Quality: 10/10
Overall Rating: 8/10 Mainly because it is now without its flaws
Would I recommend it: Yes, absolutely it works better than any other product on the market!

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