I have to preface this blog post by saying, well admitting... reluctantly.... that I am essentially a fake tanning novice. I have had a couple of average spray tans back in the day, and I've used the kinds that are like moisturiser that build up as you go, which are fool proof really.
So I admit, I have never had the guts to use a proper tanner. I am pretty pale, and I've kind of just accepted that, until now.
Introducing Little Honey Flawless Bronzing Mist. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Pro Vitamin B5, paraben free, NZ made & cruelty free - this has my name written all over it.
I have the Little Honey Flawless Bronzing Kit (RRP $55) that comes with a 120ml bottle of Tanning Mist (6-8 uses) and a flawless Blending Glove made from velvet - enabling a simple, streak free application.
I made sure to shave and exfoliate my legs the night prior to tanning. You need a very small amount of product, and it builds up and blends beautifully.
Best thing about it is that it is dry to the touch in just 10 seconds and fully develops in 4 hours. No stains on my white sheets! YAY!
Before & After (4 hour development time) using Little Honey Flawless Bronzing Mist
I will definitely continue using this kit and look forward to holding on to my summer tan a bit longer than usual. Feeling like a little bit of a tanned goddess, just quietly.
Little Honey is available at Life & Unichem Pharmacies, Smith & Caughey Department Stores & online here www.littlehoney.co.nz
INIKA is 100% natural, Australian owned & vegan.
INIKA launched their new look and collection for Autumn '17 recently, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend the event. The new look and launch of their products comes as they celebrate the brands 10 year anniversary. It is sold in over 30 countries, and has won 35 international awards for excellence & innovation.
Certified Organic BB Cream RRP $69
This 3 in 1 beauty balm acts as a primer, moisturiser & foundation. Available in 6 shades Porcelain (the palest I've ever seen in any brand) through to tan. Pictured is the shade "Cream"
Baked Mineral Fundation RRP $74
INIKA's best selling foundation comes in 8 shades. It is super convenient for women on the go, a quick dusting of this is all you need as it builds from a sheer to full coverage. Hypoallergenic & Dermatologist tested.
Baked Mineral Bronzer RRP $74
Named "Sunkissed" this pressed bronzer is lightweight, easily bendable and long wearing. I use it to warm up the skin tone and create dimension to the face after foundation application. Contains zero talc or additives.
Baked Mineral Illuminisor RRP $74
Used on the high points of the face this highlighter is subtle enough to be worn daily, and gives a youthful glow to the skin. I have been wearing this on it's own for a quick pick me up before the school run.
Mineral Mattifying Powder RRP $44
Absorbs excess oil without adding extra coverage, this finely milled powder is perfect for setting the BB Cream.
Mineral Blusher Puff Pot RRP $49
Comes in two shades "Pink Petal" & "Rosy Glow" this blush sits beautifully on the skin and blends like a dream.
Certified Organic Light Reflect Cream RRP $44
This may be my fav from the range. This illuminating cream can be used on cheekbones, brow bones and eyelids to illuminate the skin while reflecting away from imperfections.
Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Duo RRP $69
Available in 7 duo combinations. "Black Sand" (pictured below) is a combo of a pigmented matte black & iridescent champagne pink. Super blendable and long lasting.
Certified Organic Lip Glaze RRP $39
Containing organic Carnuba Wax & Vanilla Oil, these hydrating yet long lasting glosses are a must have. They come in 4 shades, Mocha (pictured below) Lychee, Watermelon & Berry.
Certified Organic Vegan Lipstick RRP $44
Award winning lippies, containing avocado and Jojoba seed oils for hydration and rich colour payoff. Pictured below is the shade Pink Poppy, one of 12 available shades
Certified Organic Vegan Lip Tint RRP $34
This product promises soft, nourished lips and it delivers. Contains Shea Butter & Vitamin E and comes in 5 shades.. This one (Rose) lives in my handbag.
Certified Organic Eye & Lip Pencils RRP $34
Eye pencils come in 9 shades. Pictured is Black Caviar & Dusty Rose (lip pencils are available in 6 shades). These are soft, totally blendable and best of all no nasties around the eyes and lips.
Overall I was so impressed with this brand and definitely intend to stock up on more products for my kit, as clients are requesting more and more to only use cruelty free/vegan & organic products on their faces.
You can purchase INIKA at selected salons & Health Stores and also online https://www.inikaorganic.com/nz/www.inikaorganic.com/nz/
Wearing INIKA Organic products
NZ based hair and makeup artist, Mum, wife, beauty blogger, & advocate for self acceptance & empowering women.