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Josie Maran Helps us Self-Tan in the Shower!

  • posted May 13th, 2013
  • Beauty

I’m hardly “tanorexic” by any means, but I have to admit – I’ve recently developed an obsession with self-tanner. I just look and feel better when I’m tan – slightly slimmer, healthier, and like I’ve actually gotten some rest on a much-needed vacation (sooo not the case) – plus, it totally puts me in a better mood while I (impatiently) look ahead to summer. But self-tanning doesn’t come easy. You have to pick the perfect product that won’t make you look orange or streaky, then you actually have to perfect the application itself – showering and exfoliating and distributing evenly, then allowing time to dry before you “self-tan” everything you touch. Now, thanks to Josie Maran, could self-tanning really be as easy as taking a shower? The supermodel-turned-beauty-guru has teamed up with QVC to launch her brand-new Argan Glow Self Tanning Body Wash. Simply massage into skin in the shower, wait 30 seconds, and rinse, and color will develop throughout the day. No more standing around in the nude waiting for your color to dry, and no more cheeto-orange hands! It’s brand new, so I haven’t had the chance to test it out myself… but if you end up giving it a whirl, let me know how you like it!

– Alexandra Gabardella

Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment

Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment looks and preforms like one like a “genie in a bottle”!

I found myself completely in love with this lip balm from one of my favorite natural brands, Josie Maran.

It has a lovely, subtle, melon flavor and the consistency is smooth and slightly slick to the touch.

Once on the lips, the oil sinks in, leaves a light sheen and soften lips immediately. It’s a pale petal pink shade in the pot, but goes on clear with no color.

This is a must have for me before applying lipstick, especially if it’s more of a matte finish/texture.  I found it also helped anchor the color during the day.

While this is a pot package you’ll need to put your finger in to apply (and I know many of you prefer tube packaging to avoid that), I loved it so much I didn’t mind.  I also used this before bed time for an overnight lip treatment and woke up with soft, supple lips.

With its multi-tasking Argan Oil, I’ll be applying this in the winter and colder months to ensure I’ll  never have flaky, cracked dry lips again. – RLB

From our friends at Palacinka Beauty Blog

Josie Maran’s Beautiful Lips Collection Says That Argan Oil Does Your Pout Proud!

Model and makeup line creator Josie Maran always boasts that her #1 personal beauty “secret” is the incorporation of Argan oil into her own beauty routine and the products in her line. Produced from Moroccan Argan trees, the oil is known for its natural cosmetic benefits, including softening skin, minimizing fine lines, treating discoloration, softening cuticles, and more, so its no wonder why it has such a presence in all sorts of products, from hair treatments to facial moisturizers and beyond. Of course, if you’ve never used Argan oil before (at least not knowingly), it’s only natural to be curious about a good starting point from which to test it out without claiming yourself a convert right off the bat! The limited-edition Argan Beautiful Lips Collection, available at Sephora, boasts a $98 for only $42, and contains three lip glosses and two lip stains from Josie Maran’s Argan-infused line, plus a sample of the brand’s pure Organic Argan Oil which can be used as a daily skin treatment for your extra-dry trouble spots. It’s the perfect gift for lip gloss or balm junkies (yourself included) who want color and shine and some serious lip moisturizing to boot!

– Alex Gambardella

Natural Beauty Find Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes

For my first new wipes find for 2011, I want to tell you about Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes

Not only are these a great option for all of you who prefer to use natural/organic products – it’s actually an amazing wipe that also gives a portion of the profits to help the polar bears

The wipes are thin, but strong – and wet, but not overly saturated. I loved the scent – a really light, fresh, authentic citrus (scented with all natural ingredients), and contains skin calming ingredients like cucumber and aloe. I also loved how it gently cleansed my skin without stripping it – or leaving a film that would make me want to actually rinse with water. I always felt that this was a 1- step cleansing solution.

It does a great job of getting rid of long wear/water proof makeup (a second may be needed if you really wear a lot of makeup).

With the soft pack and peel top opening, for best results, store in a larger zip lock bag to avoid the wipes from drying out.

Admittedly the pack is on the small side (30 wipes) (hopefully a larger pack will be made available soon!), but that aside, I really loved using these and plan on having some on hand at all times!RLB

From our friends at Palacinka Beauty Blog

Today’s Special Value® from QVC: Josie Maran Argan Oil 5 piece Color Collection

Each day during our New Year, Whole You QVC $250 Gift Card Giveaway we will be featuring a QVC Today’s Special Value® . Check back every day thru January 3rd for a noteworthy ‘find’ from QVC.

Today’s special value from QVC will inspire The Beautiful You for 2011: Josie Maran Argan Oil 5 piece Color Collection.

Josie Maran Cosmetics GIVEAWAY on A Few Goody Gumdrops!

Josie Maran…Luxury Cosmetics with a Conscience!

We are so excited about this amazing GIVEAWAY. We’ve teamed up with the ever so gorgeous super model…Josie Maran and her luxury conscience cosmetics line to offer our readers a chance to win this amazing basket of goodies! The Josie Maran Cosmetics look is healthy, natural and vibrant.
Josie uses many natural and organic ingredients in her formulations. All of Josie’s products are packaged in Josie’s state-of-the-art biodegradable packaging. Josie has aligned herself with many great organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council, Tree People, Global Green USA, and City of Hope Cancer Treatment Center. She hopes women who use her products will look and feel gorgeous and know that through their purchases they are contributing to great causes.We’ve started using Josie’s signature Argan Oil and are loving it!

Argan Oil- Use it as a fast absorbing daily moisturizer, or to heal and condition everything from cuticles to split ends
Argan Oil Hair Serum
-Argan Oil Hair Serum gives instant shine and long-lasting rejuvenation
Argan Lip Treatment- This potent anti-aging day or night treatment smooths the appearance of lines, renews suppleness, and leaves lips lush and hydrated.
Argan Primer Mist
- This innovative formula stimulates new cell growth, repairs and reverses damage caused by the sun, fights signs of aging and improves skin tone for a radiant, renewed complexion.
Finger Paints in Lovely-The feather-light shimmers bring soft, glowy color to cheeks, lips or eyes. The innovative formula contains natural, organic ingredients – no fragrances or parabens.
Natural Volume Lip gloss in Daring- The innovative formula contains natural, organic ingredients – no fragrances or parabens. Each shade is packaged in Josie’s state-of-the-art biodegradable compact.
Eyeshadow in Vintage
-Vibrant, velvety eye color in a glide on, easy-to-blend powder. Each long-wearing shadow can be applied dry, or wet for more intensity. The innovative formula contains natural, non-toxic ingredients – no fragrances or parabens.
Bear Naked Wipes- Free of fragrance, parabens, and petrochemicals, these luxuriously soft wipes are kind to tender eyes and skin and are biodegradable. In support of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Polar Bear SOS initiative, a portion of every package sold will go to protect these endangered animals.
Eyeliner in Black
The innovative formula, free of petrochemicals, parabens and fragrance, is packed with natural, organic ingredients that pamper and condition the delicate eye area
Blush in Passion
Long-wearing, cheek color in shades that mimic your natural flush. The sheer consistency allows for complete control.

To enter to win this fabulous beauty offer, Subscribe to A Few Goody Gumdrops by email and leave a comment on this post using the email address you used to subscribe. Tell us why you would love to win Josie Maran’s exceptional grouping of cosmetics. You will also need to FOLLOW JOSIE ON TWITTER by clicking this link: Josie Maran on twitter. The winner will be chosen by Josie on October 12, 2010 and she’ll send the giveaway directly to you! Contest is open to US residents only.

From our friends at A Few Goody Gumdrops

Shopping + Goodies 10.6.10 – Giveaway Roundup + Marc by Marc Jacobs + Josie Maran Beauty

Our Shopping and Goodies friends have some fab giveaways this week.
Entering for a chance to win eco-friendly cosmetics, an automatic watch, a mesh clutch, a delicious beauty giveaway, panties or glass drinking straws. We’re very excited to preview Oscar de Le Renta’s children’s line. Check out the Parisian flea market party and and watch a worthwhile video focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness. See what must-have jacket loves for fall. Start reading what our favorite fashionistas from Shopping and Goodies are up to this week.

A Few Goody Gumdrops is giving awayJosie Maran Socially Conscience and Eco-Friendly Cosmetics. Enter to win!
Child Mode
gives us a preview of Oscar de le Renta’s Beautiful Dresses For Toddlers!
Couture In The City is giving away a luxe collection with Jockey Promises and Delivers No Panty Lines Giveaway Enter to win!
Fashion Cents is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and encourages you towatch the inspiring video of celebrity survivors and a video on how to reduce your risk.
Fashion Hippo hosts a fantastic giveaway! Win Marc by Marc Jacobs Shapeshifter Bag
RedPoppy Fashion is giving away a gorgeous shimmery Felix Rey mesh clutchto one lucky Follower!
Shopping and Info
is ticking away with this amazing giveaway!Enter to win Automatic Orient USA Watch.
indulged in her inner Francophile at Fashion Night’s Out Parisian Flea Market party featuring Rodarte, Agnès b. last month during New York Fashion Week.
The Well-Heeled Society
reminds you that a fairytale changed a Cinderella’s life with a glass slipper, but we modern-day Cinderellas can change LIVES with glass drinking straws. Click here for your chance to win elegant glass drinking straws from GlassDharma!
loves a Shearling-lined leather jacket to instantly transform a simple seasonless moto jacket into a chilly-weather staple!
Violet Revolution
wants you to satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious beauty giveaway!

Celebrate Earth Day with StyleBakery’s 5 favorite eco-friendly beauty products

Happy Earth Day! Reduce your carbon footprint by greening your beauty routine with these all-star products. And trust us, these items aren’t just good for the earth – the natural, organic ingredients will do wonders for your skin and hair as well!

1. Josie Maran Eye Liner ($18 at Sephora) – This is by far our favorite liner – it’s great for creating the perfect smoky eye. Made with organic shea butter and jojoba seed oil, it moisturizes and protects the delicate skin around your eyes. Another cool fact: the pencil is made with wood harvested from sustainable forests!
Eye Liner
2. Alba Aloe and Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer ($17 for 3 oz at – This moisturizer is both soothing and replenishing. It’s made with certified organic aloe vera, green tea antioxidants, and oil-free humectants that absorb into your skin instantly. If you want a healthy glow and soft skin, you’ll love Alba products!
Alba Aloe and Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer - 3.0 oz.
3. John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner ($22 for 7 oz at – The luxe organic conditioner moisturizes and helps repair dry, damaged hair. Plus it smells yummy!
john masters organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
4. L’Oreal Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation ($12.99 at Ulta) – Mineral make up gives your skin a flawless finish by absorbing oil and minimizing pores. It’s also preservative-free and contains SPF 19.
5. Shea Terra Organics Bourbon Vanilla Indigenous Shea Body Butter ($18 at – This moisturizing lotion smells amazing and feels very luxurious. It’s made with organic shea butter and African herbs that encourage skin renewal.

Bourbon Vanilla Indigenous Shea Body Butter

From our friends at StyleBakery

9 Reasons to Love 100% Pure Argan Oil

9 Reasons to Love 100% Pure Argan Oil

If you haven’t heard by now, argan oil is the latest must have beauty item around. Its known as Morocco’s miracle oil that contains 80% fatty acids with loads of vitamin E. Not only does is makes your skin extremely soft and supple, it helps cure many skin ailments. Here are 9 reasons why you should use 100% pure argan oil.

1. It softens dry, cracked skin- Argan oil is known for having a high content of unsaturated fatty acids. It even has more than shea butter so its an ideal all-over face, and body moisturizer.

2. It’s used in the prevention of stretchmarks- doesn’t get any better than that. The oil absorbs extremely well deep into the skin and helps with collagen production. It also doesn’t leave the skin oily.

3. It lightens scars- For acne sufferers, argan oil should be your best friend. It can help diminish scars including acne scarring.

4. It keeps the skin’s natural oils balanced- Argan oil is a non-comedogenic so just because it’s an oil doesn’t necessarily mean that it clog pores. It actually does the opposite to keep the skin clear and acne-free.

5. Suffer from eczema or psoriasis? Argan oil healing properties is due to its abundance of Vitamin E. It treats a number of skin ailments.

6. Keeps cuticles soft by leaving argan oil on it overnight.

7. Suffer from split ends? Argan oil penetrates the hair for an intensive hair treatment. Make a great hair conditioner.

8. Alleviate dry, itchy scalp- Apply to scalp and wrap head in a warm towel for 30 minutes or overnight to soothe irritation.

9. Shiny hair- If your hair lacks luster, smooth it on for intense shine and vibrancy.

Looking for an Argan Oil to try? Josie Maran 100% Organic Argan Oil is a good product to test-drive. I use it on my hair sparingly and I’ve had amazing results. It delivers superb shine!

From our friends at Hot Beauty Health

Snob Worthy Links: Armcandy Deals at Shopbop + Josie Maran’s Amazing Argan Oil

  • posted April 29th, 2009
  • Beauty


Bag Snob: Craving a new bag for spring? Check out the ARMCANDY deals of 25% off regular priced bags from Shopbop.

Beauty Snob:  Josie Maran's Amazing Argan Oil. Extremely effective, but can you stand the sink of this legendary, lightweight oil, grown organically in Morocco?

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