Best of the Best: Self-Tanning

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Because I’m into short shorts, but not my pasty legs and because I can’t keep getting a Mystic Tan every few days, I’ve been trying-out countless self-tanners lately. My fav splurges are Guerlain and ModelCo. No matter which you get, if you spray too much, you can spread it around and you’ll seriously look flawless. Guerlain smells awesome (sweet vanilla), and ModelCo is a nice cocoa butter and if you don’t like the traditional spray can they have innovative self-tanning gloves. Each glove contains the exact amount of self-tanner needed for a full body application or enough for a deeper bronze coverage for arms, legs, and decolletage…fun and effective alternative:)

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For the best steal alternatives I think L’Oreal’s lotions work well. They smell strong, but not bad (rosey) and Jergens is good for those who don’t like strong smelling tanners and their line of tanners gets the job done very well. Though stay alert to avoid little streaks. Loved Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer and the Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer — they moisturize, tone and add a healthy summer glow to your skin — magnifique!

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Another steal is Sally Hansen’ Airbrush Legs and Sally Hansen Airbrush Shimmer. The shimmer comes in one shade and adds a subtle, soft, sexy glow, while Airbrush legs comes in five natural looking shades – not to tan, but to match most skin tones (Sally Hansen sees this as an alternative to panty hose!).

The one line I just have to point-out as not liking is Aveeno — I ended up looking like a dark-orange, streaky mess:(

PS Stay tuned — I have an appointment to go to Sundara Airbrush Tanning Salon next week (can’t wait to get pampered after doing everything myself for these past few months!) — they’re supposedly one of the best spray tan salons in the city and customize color to suit your skin tone by manually matching and spraying on the color!

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4 Comments

  1. susan
    August 8, 2008 / 1:46 am

    so how was sundara? i’m dying to go myself!

  2. Sharon
    August 8, 2008 / 3:50 pm

    Sundara will leave you looking unbelievably natural (it’s sad when the color goes away!..about a week). Just make sure to stay out of the sun the first 8 hours, because I ran some errands right after getting it done and some of the color started melting away! But I definitely recommend it especially if you’re going to an event or party that you want to look especially great for:)

  3. December 11, 2008 / 11:35 am

    i like the jergen’s because i have fair skin. But when i tan outside, I use Booty Butter by Bikini Kitchen. It gave me a very fast tan and i was finally able to get that golden bronze color. I like that it kept my skin very hydrated and not flaky the next day.

  4. Gretchen
    April 29, 2009 / 12:08 pm

    Don’t use the L’Oreal!! It cracks over time and makes you look like you have a skin disease! The only way I could fix it was with a makeup bronzer!

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