If you’ve been following the blog long you know I love a good tan.
I can’t help it.
I mean, I can totally appreciate a pretty ivory skinned girl, don’t get me wrong.
It’s just, I don’t look ivory when I’m white, you can see all my veins and I just look sort of sickly.
Plus, you get to be white all winter, it’s nice to get a little change up, right?
SO last year I wrote a post ALL about my favorite tanner. Which pretty much owned my heart for years…but something interesting happens when you write a post about self tanner. You get sent a lot of self tanner. I imagine they’re thinking “What!? She likes Sun Labs?! Surely she’s never tried ours.”
Since that fateful day I have had the honor of trying more self tanners than I even knew existed! I got pretty into it and pretty much bought any other bottle I came into contact with as well.
Some of them (OK LOTS of them!) stunk, some of them went on orange, some went on red, some went on clear and then when they dried I saw spots of brown and spots I’d missed, some washed off in my first shower, some washed off in my second shower, some cost an ARM AND A LEG, some ran out in 5 seconds….What I’m trying to say here is I’m picky and most of it didn’t cut the mustard.
The main thing that was bugging me about my previous fav (Sun Labs) was that A. the company isn’t good at customer service B. it wasn’t lasting long enough and C. I didn’t really like rubbing it on and getting my hands all soiled. I figured there must be something even better out there. Also I loved the Tomas tanner which I JUST POSTED ABOUT and then they changed their nozzle because I keep switching mine out hoping to get one that doesn’t go on splotchy (like it used to be) to no avail. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is for a company to do that right after I recommended it to you all! So, I’ve been looking for a new face tanner as well.
(so sorry to those of you who got splotchy bottles! They never used to be like that, be sure to return yours if you did!)
( My dear friend Anne was sweet enough to model for me and the beautiful Jessica Janae took these photos)
Well, I have wonderful news…
I found THE ONE. It is absolutely MIND BLOWING.
I can’t tell you how many times poor Nick has had to nod agreeingly to my
“Can you believe how good this tan looks?! I did it like 4 days ago and it still looks perfect? Isn’t the color perfect? Can you believe it only cost 10 DOLLARS? Isn’t that crazy??”
I know he can’t possibly understand the weight of the issue but I’ve gotta express my joy to someone.
So yes, if you didn’t catch that, not only is this Self Tanner long lasting, easy on the nose, easy to apply and the perfect bronze color…it’s also CHEAP.
I wasn’t being my usual thrifty self when trying these out either, I tried some that cost upwards of $60 bones just to make sure I wasn’t missing something incredible.
What is this miracle product, you ask?
What’s even better? It’s on sale right now! Get it at Sally Beauty (online or in the store) or Amazon for $9.99!
It’s a mousse so it goes on totally streak free and to make it even easier, I like to use a mitt. (or this tool for your back)
You just spray the product on to the mitt and then polish it into the skin in circular motions.
That way it smooths on and I don’t worry about staining my palms.
When I did Anne’s tan I used the same bottle on her whole body and face and it looked awesome but I picked up the Tanwise Face Tanning gel because it made applying to the face easier and I’ve been using it for a few weeks, without any clogged pores or breaking out.
To be honest, since it was on sale and everything I also got the the Tanwise Shimmer Perfection Cream ($4.99!) because it’s a gorgeous bronze shimmer lotion and I love me some added glow.
My new found obsession for Tanwise might be getting a bit out of hand…
Enter to win a Tanning pack of all three products here:
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For more tips on how to apply and some special tricks check out last years post: here.
Happy tanning to you all! Or to the ones who prefer to stay pretty in the pale, I totally support you:)