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7 Self-Tanning Lotions ...

By Jelena

Self-tanning lotions might have been a more interesting conversation topic in winter, although I see no reason why it couldn’t be a good one even now. It’s summer, after all, and I we all know those hot shorts, skirts and light colors look best on tanned skin. Lucky ones were born with it (and I hate you all for it! LOL!) and the rest of us… well, we just have to find an acceptable solution so when beach and natural sun-tanning are out of the question, it’s up to various other methods to save the day. I, myself, prefer self-tanning lotions so if you’re thinking about trying those too, here’s 7 of those to help you make up your mind:

1 Dove Energy Glow Self Tanning Lotion

Dove Energy Glow Self Tanning LotionPrice: $9.99 at amazon.com
Dove self tanning lotion provides gradual, even tan, nurtures your skin just like the regular body lotion and leaves a very nice, delicate trail of sparkly particles that aren’t flashy at all. I have tried it and yes, it’s really good although the bronzy color turned out much lighter than I hoped. It’s great for beginners as you simply can’t go wrong with this one, although I wouldn’t recommend it to girls who want a more noticeable, dramatic change.

2 Nivea Sun Kissed Lotion

Nivea Sun Kissed LotionPrice: $7.00 at amazon.com
This is undoubtedly one of my favorite self-tanning lotions although I must say it smells extremely bad! So, if you ever wondered what would happen if you take a basked of tropical fruits, pour brown sugar all over it and then set it on fire… well, I’m sure you get the point. Apart from smelling bad, it also pretty greasy so hope you can think of at least one activity to do in your ”birthday suit”. Okay… this doesn’t really explain why I like it so here it is plain and simple – the results are perfect! Color is dark and brownish, not orangey, and you don’t need to apply it more than 2 or 3 times in a row. Then you enjoy your fake bake for the next 4-5 days and repeat the procedure.

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3 L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tanning Gel

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self Tanning GelPrice: $10.49 at amazon.com
Here’s something slightly different than all other self-tanning lotions – this special formula is washable and it will help you to look perfect on your important day and go back to your usual self once that special event is over. Yup, you heard right, this self tanning gel provides instant color that comes off just as easily!

4 L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Airbrush Spray

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Airbrush SprayPrice: $4.00 at amazon.com
Airbrush self-tanning sprays are also a very good choice because you don’t have to worry about stains or streaks, plus you don’t have to walk around naked as these babies dry in just a couple of seconds. This great, non-greasy formula is THE one to use during the summer, especially if you have oily skin that tends to go crazy whenever you use a richer, greasier lotion.

5 Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel

Clarins Self Tanning Instant GelPrice: $33.00 at sephora.com
But, speaking about non-greasy fake bake products – be sure to check out this gel before you make your final choice. Yup, it costs considerably more but it’s a 2in1 (face&body) product that saves your precious time. How? Very simple! You don’t have to wait one or two hours to get dressed because it is absorbed almost instantly.

6 Tantowel Self Tanning Towelettes

Tantowel Self Tanning TowelettesPrice: $27.00 at sephora.com
Very practical for touch-ups and great for first time users – self-tanning is soooo easy with these wet wipes. I’ve used fake bake wet wipes before and I must admit they are the best thing to have with you if you’re going to be travelling. No mess, no fuss, amazing results – what else could a girl want!

7 Modelco Tan Airbrush in a Can

Modelco Tan Airbrush in a CanPrice: $30.00 - $42.00 at sephora.com
Here’s another airbrush spray to check out if you’re looking for a perfect self-tanning product. I haven’t seen this one in my Sephora but, judging by these fab reviews, it’s definitely worth every cent. Natural color that lasts longer than a week, easy to use, “great replacement for a tanning booth”…hmmm… this sure sounds like a dream come true!

What’s your opinion on self-tanning lotions, ladies? Some say they are just as harmful as tanning beds but I wouldn’t really agree on that. How about you?

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