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My self tanner addiction...

My self tanner addiction…

 

Well. Now I feel a little ashamed…I mean, this amount of completely unneccessary products is basically obscene. Guess my self tanner/bronzer/shimmer addiction is now officially out of the closet!

*PR samples/purchase by me/affiliate links

I honestly had no idea how many of these types of products I had going until I gathered them all for their family pictures. These are the ones I have open…I decided to leave the second cousins (those awaiting to be christened) for another time. I think I am addicted to self tanners because they hide uneven skin tone and give the illusion of looking slightly thinner. Here are all (well, most…I found some more after the pics were done!) the self tanners I have open right now:

Self tanning lotions

Self tanning lotions

Self tanning mousse

Self tanning mousse

Self tanning sprays

Self tanning sprays

I have three different types:  lotions, sprays, and foam/mousse. I use the lotions in the winter when my skin is at its driest. The foam/mousse are great when I am in a hurry because they need a little less work to get them applied correctly. I use the sprays mainly in the summer. I have a thing about not putting on any heavy body products when it’s hot out – it makes me feel funny. Anyone else weird like that??  I especially love Xen-Tan and Vita Liberata (the latter isn’t pictured because it was shy and said no photos today, please).

My addiction doesn’t stop at self tanners…I am also addicted to body bronzers. I have sprays, lotions, mousse…I love them all.

Body bronzers

Body bronzers

No one does shimmery bronzed skin like Scott Barnes and I adore Guerlain and Red Carpet Kolour (RCK).

Also addicted to spray on shimmering bronzers…if it has a coconut scent, I can’t do without it!!

Spray on shimmer and sparkle

Spray on shimmer and sparkle

I am sad that tarte doesn’t have the Celebutant Dry Oil Spray anymore. I highly recommend the Lucy B Frangipani Bronzing Oil Spray and the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Spray. Hampton Sun makes amazing shimmer sprays too.

Oh, and how could I forget — every day I put two drops of this Paula’s Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate in my moisturizer to keep a consistent color. It’s subtle but awesome.

Paula's Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate

Paula’s Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate

So there you have it. I have no more secrets. And if you really want to know why I need so much self tanner, just take a look at the classic blogger tan lines (courtesy of Tan Towels)!  – Lisa

tan-lines-and-tan-towels

*some products PR samples, some purchased by me.  Affiliate links.

Comments

  1. Do you find using dry oils to affect the longevity of your self tan? I’ve always avoided them, thinking theyd remove color. I use the cake batter scented Lorac Tantalizer lotion to add shimmer.

  2. Glad you’re tanning safely! :). What would you say is the most fool-proof product (and application method) for someone to start with, that would add just a bit of color without streaking or coming off on clothes? I don’t know if I want to commit to covering my whole body, but my neck is naturally lighter than my face and I’d like to darken my neck enough to match my face. Thanks!

  3. Your collection is no joke! You’ll be my resource for sure!

  4. Hi Kim! I don’t find a big difference with using dry oils. Sunscreen is whole other story, though – nothing eats through my self tan more quickly than that. I need to check out the Lorac Tantalizer, that’s one I haven’t tried yet!

  5. Hi Gem! For your neck, I would go with a lotion or mousse. Paula’s Choice has a mousse that is very easy to apply and is subtle but still makes a difference. The Sun 365 Self Tanning Foam is great, but you need apply it using a self tanner mitt for the best application. I haven’t tried her applicator tool, but I use the Beautisol Applicator Mitt (http://www.beautisol.com/Applicator-Mitt-Maroon-P153.aspx) and I love that. Or, another option would be the Paula’s Choice Self Tanning Concentrate – that would give you some color and make sure you are taking care of your neck with moisturizer. Just mix a few drops in your moisturizer and apply like normal…be sure to wash your hands after because tanned palms are not a good look!

  6. Oh wow, this really is impressive, haha 😀

  7. *laughs* I love this! It’s so great to know one isn’t the only beauty-junky and you know what, theres NOTHING to be ashamed of 😉 Viva cosmetics!

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