Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Glam Series - Get Yo Tan On

The Glam Series - Tanning

Now, I don't totally agree with my statement above, but I do think having a nice glow can make you feel more confidant about your body but UV rays can be so dangerous!  Since I spent 2 summers lifeguarding and did my share of "fake baking" during college I try to be extra careful since I have probably done enough damage to my skin at this point.  

Sidestory: In college, I usually spent the spring hitting the tanning beds about 5 times a week to prepare for summer (looking back I wish I would have spent this time at the gym instead!).  It makes me sick to think about it!  Well, in true college student fashion, my roommates and I were procrastinating studying for finals and found a website where you could upload your picture and it told you which college student you most know who I got??? WHOOPI FREAKIN GOLDBERG!  That my friends, was the day I cancelled my tanning membership.  


Anyways, back to the task at hand.  Over the past few years I have discovered 2 great at home self tanners that I swear by!

St Tropez Self Tanning Mousse

This stuff is legit!  It comes out in a foamy brown mousse which I rub on using the glove shown in the picture.  Because it comes out in mousse form, I feel like it helps it go on evenly and the glove provides protection from what I like to call "cheeto fingers" which can sometimes happen with self tanners.  I do feel like this product is more like makeup for your body than actual self tanner, because it looks the best the day you apply it and maybe after one shower.  I usually put it on before I do my makeup so it can dry before I get dressed.  It has never come off on any of my clothing so I feel safe doing that.  It's great for adding just to your legs and arms if you are showing some skin and don't want to blind everyone with your winter white legs!

Kardashian Sun Kissed Instant Sunless Spray

My cousin Julie is a sunless tanning connoisseur!  She is always on top of the best salon to go to for a pre-event sunless tan, or what product to use in between so when she told me about this product last summer I knew it had to be good.  I believe it is only sold at Ulta, so I picked one up using a coupon as fast as I could.  Julie warned me it can be a little messy and recommended that I stand on a towel while spraying myself down so I did just that.  I also used my self tanning glove I already had to make sure it was all blended in ok.  The first time I used it I was so impressed with the results!  I felt like I had just got a mystic or versa spa tan from a salon.  It takes a little time to fully develop, so the next day I did notice a few drips and a streak here or there but it was pretty good for an at home tan!  Warning - if you go outside after applying this product you will get eaten alive by mosquitos!  I found this out from experience last summer!  This product line has a few other products that can help extend the life of your tan which Julie also swears by, but I have only tried this one.

Also, I threw in a pic of the Tory Burch sandals I am lusting over...I love how a gold sandal can match pretty much everything during the Spring/Summer months!

Linking up with Jordon again and looking forward to seeing what other self tanning products people swear by!

The Glam Series


  1. I've always heard really great things about St. Tropez, but I'm so scared I'll goof on applying it!! Thanks for your tips!

  2. Just giggled at my desk about your Whoopi comparison!! hehe

    Love st tropez & thanks for linking up!

  3. Haha long lost sisters! So funny. This is the first I've heard of the Kardashian products.. good to hear they work, I've always been kind of skeptical of their stuff for some reason!

  4. Love St. Tropez for sure! The mouse formula is definitely the best! P.S. I spent way too much time in the sun in college too.

  5. Omg! I just told my husband last night that I'm embarrassed by how much I fake baked and fried like an egg in the sun during college. Ugh. Found your blog through Cheers Y'all! Can't wait to read more through Bloglovin'. Have a fabulous day! -Xo

  6. I need to try these tanners stat! thanks for sharing :)

  7. I am getting a spray tan on Wednesday and I cannot wait. I love having a little color.

  8. The Whoopi Goldberg comparison? Hilarious...thanks for the laugh! But seriously, your beautiful w/o the tanning bed or sprays. Enjoy a restful weekend, Janice :)


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