So to get ourselves ready for the heat that we all will be complaining about by the end of August, we are talking self tanners. These are our Favs:
Fake Bake self tanners are my favorite at-home products. They have green undertones leaving you with a more natural tan rather than the ever so popular orange. It stays put so I reccommend wearing gloves if you do not purchase the mitt. Always wash your hands immediately after applying any self tanner.
They are having a great package deal on their website right now that includes the products you see above and a free lipgloss for $27.99. Go HERE
Honestly…Mystic tanning is my FAV. It is the only booth tanner that I have used that does NOT leave me orange. I've been doing them since I was 19 and out of all those years ( betcha wonder just how many that is ;) ) I have only had one wonky application. Pretty excellant results I think. I prefer a booth over having someone use a spray gun because I can get COMPLETELY undressed. I mean.. I still could with having someone do it, but lets just say I have passed those days where I would be comfortable with that. (says the woman that's had 3 kids… makes total sense?) Typically they run anywhere from $20-$25. You can search for your nearest booth HERE
Now it's time for Jamie's picks!
I decided to choose one from Target & two from Sephora. I really believe you can find great products anywhere. Don't brush something aside because of price- you might miss out on a potential favorite. A great perk to buying at Sephora is the guarantee their products: If you don't love it, you can take it back. Also, you can sample almost anything. Keep that in mind anytime I recommend a Sephora product. Go in & get a sample! You have nothing to lose.
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Nair Sensitive Skin is a must before I use self tanner. I love that it takes the hair away & the added bonus of how soft your skin is right after. Most self tanners will tell you to exfoliate & this does it for you. Patch test a little area on your skin if you haven't used it before. You can grab this at Target for around $5.
My Target suntan pick is Neutrogena's Micro-mist tanner.
I love it because you don't need to do anything, but spray it. It's so simple. Hold the can about 6 inches away from your body and lightly mist. Be careful when spraying knees, around underarms, & elbows. Color can pool give your fake tan away! That applies to any self tan product. I haven't tried this on my face. The can says you can spray it on your hands and rub on your face. If you have tried this-email me! I would love to know what you thought.
**Tip: This spray comes in 2 colors. Chose light if you are fair & the medium if you have any color what-so-ever.
My first Sephora pick is St. Tropez Bronzing Lotion.
I normally use their tanning mousse, but decided to try the lotion. Tip 1: buy the mitt for $6.50. It's key to the perfect application. This lotion gives you an instant & rich tan. Do not rub in a circular motion! Like Sheena's pick, this too has a green undertone so as it cures, it stays brown not orange! I use this all over my body, except the face. That leads me into my 2nd pick from Sephora.
This is a gradual face tanner that smells like almonds! Love it. Why did I pick a gradual? I like that it just gives a little color everyday, instead of a crazy amount to the face. Make sure you are still exfoliating 1-2 times a week & watch out for color collecting in your brows.
Well my loves, those are my favsies for self tanners! Get some samples & stop the skin damage that real tanning causes.