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Self Tanner Phenomenon

Posted by Stephanie Harrison on

Sometimes I have to let you all in on something WE ARE ALL currently obsessed with and tonight's one of those times! 

If you know me well, you know that I am always on the hunt for the best Sunless Tanner.  If it's on the market, I'm sure I've tried it...every version of it from the mousse to the airbrush spray to cream, to lotion.  You get the picture!  Up until this year, I was a big fan of the Tan Towels.  I think I liked them so much, due to their ease of use.  Since we travel a lot, I loved them for that and still will use for that purpose.  BUT I now have a new favorite...for the BEST COLOR AND TAN...we are all OBSESSED with "VITA LIBERATA pHenomenal".  This tanning mousse produces the most beautiful tan ever.  And not only does the tan look like you've vacationed in the Caribbean sun, it also lasts longer than any product I've used.  It's claim to fame is that it's supposed to last 2-3 weeks.  On me, I can still see it a bit after 2 weeks, but I reapply once a week to keep the most consistent color.

We were introduced to this tanning jewel by our Deb.  She had talked about it for quiet sometime and brought it in for me to try...and I was hooked from the first time I applied: easy application, no streaks, all natural ingredients, very minimal smell (if any), and a GORGEOUS TAN! 

Here's my steps for best results:
1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate...I do this once a week prior to tanning.
2. Use Barrier Cream on hands, feet, elbows, knees
3.  Use Large Mitt from Vita Liberate for applying mousse...Full pump per arm, 2 per leg, 1 chest area...rub in circular motion
4.  Lightly apply to tops of feet, ankles
5.  Yes, I do my face and neck.  I use small mitt or sponge for this
6.  Take mitt off.  Wash hands well due to residue from product will lightly be on palms from application.  I then take a washcloth and rub palms of my hands together to ensure all product is off.
7. Take mitt (still has product on it and will be damp) and apply to tops of my hands and wrists.
8.  Dry body for few minutes and good to go!
p.s. make sure you rinse mitts well under water before next use

Yes, 8 steps seems overwhelming, but I wanted to break it down and simplify it for you all the best I could.  I know self tanning can be so scary for some of you due to the orangey and streaky horror stories either you've seen or experienced.  Self tanning technology has came a long way!  And once you get the application process down, it will be a breeze.  I promise!

 I have been a self tanner for many years due to skin issues, so I have it down to a science.  Elizabeth, my sister, was not at all.  I tried various times to get her to self tan but she's  the cautious one of the two of us and just never would do it. Long story short, she recently ended up trying it, and is hooked.  I mean she LOVES it.  And the tan is beautiful on her.

Many of you know that if I have something I love, I start carrying it in the store so I can share my favorite things with you. After my first application I knew we had to get this product in the store.  And our customers have loved it too.  We have had super feedback from it.  So much so, we have almost ran out.  We will be restocking soon and will also add online.  I'll let you know as soon as we get it online. 
Until then, you can ALWAYS call in and order it from Annie and we will ship just like an online order.
(618)665-FARM (3276)


What it is:
A fast and easy-to-apply, long lasting, odorless self-tan mousse for a natural-looking, streak-free tan.

What it is formulated to do:
pHenomenal mousse leaves skin beautifully tanned, amazingly nourished, and healthy-looking for up to two to three weeks. The fast-absorbing mousse formula gives instant natural bronzing and develops to a deep, natural-looking tan. pHenO2 technology encourages a tan that lasts up to four times longer than regular tans with a patch-free, perfect fade. Certified organic botanicals and moisture locking technology give 72-hour hydration while Odour Remove™ technology ensures no smell whatsoever. The tan mitt included ensures a fast and easy, streak-free application and natural-looking result. Regardless of your natural skintone, choose Fair for a subtle glow, Medium for a golden bronze, and Dark for a deep tan.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 

What else you need to know:
Vita Liberata products include organic extracts which are accredited by the soil association along with natural ingredients. They do not contain any triclosans or GMO's.

Research results:
According to an independent survey:
- 80% agree pHenomenal tan lasts 15 days or longer
- 100% agree that skin was silky soft after after using pHenomenal
- 100% agree pHenomenal tan is quick and easy to apply
- 90% agree pHenomenal tan faded like a natural tan


Here is a pic of our sweet model/co-worker, Kortney right after I applied it.

Love and Many Blessings, Stephanie 

(I began writing this week's post on Friday after many customer requests asking how we apply it.  On Monday, I opened Cyndi's blog ( and she was also giving this product her stamp of approval!  Great minds think alike! Lol!  Glad to know she loves it too!)






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