If I could think of a joke similar to "yo momma" jokes in comparison to white skin, I would totally crack a joke right now. But there's just not one that is coming to mind. However, you should know this: I am super pale by default. Eight pound, six ounce baby Jesus once said, "Let Allison be super duper white skinned."
Thus, I turn to self tanners when I want to look a lil bit darker. It makes me feel more confident, especially in the summertime! It's also a whole heck-of-a-lot safer than a tanning bed. I used to fake bake at the tanning salon every single day, but about two years ago I decided, "oh hey, that's probably not very good for me."
Every single beauty blogger that I follow uses this stuff. And I think it works pretty good, but I am still trying to figure out the best way to apply it. It's a spray rather than a lotion, so I find it more difficult to blend. Since I am still forming an opinion about this one, that's about all the details I can provide at this point!
I have been using this for about a year and really like this product a lot! I find that it doesn't smell even remotely as bad as other self tanners (which is such a turn off, right?). I get the "fair" lotion color and it's actually a perfect hint of color for me; not too dark, not too light!
I recently got this baby for free from Ulta (valued at $18). They sent me a promotional email that said I simply had to spend $25 on prestige products at the store to get the self tanner for free. I needed some products anyways, so off to Ulta I went. This has easily become my favorite self tanner of the three. When you first apply it, the smell is very nice (but it does eventually have that typical tanning smell). It's a mouse formula, and has been the easiest for me to blend of all three!
- Exfoliate the heck outta your skin before applying self tanner.
- Apply self tanner at night so that you can sleep while the color is adjusting. Rinse off the next morning to ensure you don't stink.
- Use a mitten or gloves to apply the product. Nothing is worse than jacked up self tanned hands.
- It's better to apply a thin layer of the product the first round and build it up the next day if you want a more tanned look. Ain't nobody got time to be looking orange and splotchy.
Have you tried any of these products? If so, what has worked the best on you? Today I am linking up with my girl Jordon!