Blogiversary Lesson #6: I CAN get a natural looking tan from a bottle

Happy Sunday everyone! Have you missed me? I took the day off yesterday for some family time and some good ‘ol Cooperate work (did you all know I have a new part time job?! It’s pretty fun!) and after spending most of today out in the sun with family, I remembered a very exciting review and giveaway I needed to post for you all!

Naturally, I’m one of the whitest people I know. For my MAC loving friends, I wear the shade NC15 which is actually really hard to find because it’s so fair. I can tan pretty easily, but between blogging, part time work at a makeup retailer and life with my boys (the husband included) – I just do NOT have time to soak up the rays. Tanning in a tanning bed is something I’ve tried once in my life and while I liked it all right, I hated feeling like I needed to go everyday to get my money worth of tan. It’s just EXPENSIVE. A few month’s back, I entered a drawing to win a a tanning product from Beautisol. I won and I’m been hooked on their products ever since!

DSCN9150I got the chance to try out a few of their best sellers recently (and offer you all an exciting giveaway) and I have to say, It will be REALLY hard to find anything that will ever look as natural on me! I received three products: the Tea Tan Glow Body Bronzer, Medium Self-Tanning Mousse and the Self Tanning Lotion Applicator Mitt.

DSCN9152The self tanning mousse is really easy to apply (even without the handy dandy mitt) and leaves your skin with a smooth even finish. I’ve used lotions, creams and gels in the past and had on heck of a time getting an even, steak free application so when I was able to apply with mousse so easily with half the effort I was stunned. I let out an audible “Oh.” When I realized I was already done and just needed to let myself dry. There was no extra blending to be done and the colors was great! Dry time was only a minute or two and there was no lengthy wait before I could get dressed and go on with my day.

Let’s talk about the color for a second! FABULOUS. Because I’m so fair, it take nothing for a self tanner to turn me into an Oompa Loompa. Orange, Orange ORANGE. Even professional spray tans look orange on me. This tanner is the exception to the rule. This tanner looks the perfect shade of brown against my skin. I’ve seen images on this used on many skin tones including olive and even those who are naturally very tan and I think it’s fair to say these results are universal. Beauitsol just knows what TAN should look like!

DSCN9151Between tannings OR when I just need that little extra boost of glowing tan, I use the Tea Tan Glow Body Bronzer. This is different from a self tanner or sunless tanning in that it’s somewhat like a body makeup in the form of a bronzer. It will wash off in the shower and does not stain the skin. I found this product to be fabulous as well! Just like adding multiple layers of a self tanner, I was able to layer this to create an even deeper effect when needed. This product also smelled really nice and light and slightly like the beach!

Each of these products can be applied with the Self Tanning Lotion Applicator Mitt so you don’t have to worry about staining your hands. The Mousse formula makes application simple and fast, but with the mitt, the overall result is a smooth butter like feel and a 100% streak free tan in minutes.

Over, Beautisol makes it easy to get my tan on and give the illusion that I’ve spend hundreds in the tanning bed or countless hours in the sun when really, I’ve just taken a few minutes to use their easy, user-friendly products.

Beautisol was generous enough to not only send out these exciting products for me to review and tell you all about, but one lucky reader will also win all three of these products as well! Enter below for your chance to win!


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  1. Janette Rupple says:

    Stay hydrated! Its silly but it will help you not shed your skin as fast if you remember to moisturize from the inside out 😉

  2. Kim McGuire says:

    My summer tanning secret is simple, use lots of moisturizers. Moisturized skin tans better and that’s the truth, so lotion up!

  3. Tanya says:

    My skin is very light and I’ve tried so many drugstore products but didn’t like the results. I’ve tan in tanning beds but it takes me a long time to get darker & it costs a lot. I am in a look for a good sunless tanning product!

  4. Dinitchka says:

    I don’t have one. I’m very fair but tan very easily. All I need to do is work in the yard or go for a walk and I tan. LOL!

  5. Michelle Ledezma says:

    My secret is to make sure you wear the least amount of clothes while u tan…more even tone..less harsh tan lines..dont forget sunscreen!

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