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Monday, July 24, 2017

Makeover Monday // Tanning Routine

Oh, Monday, how I loathe you...most of the time. Anyone feel like it was Friday like yesterday?! These high temps seem like they are slowly going away. Yay for that! I love summer but this 105 degree weather is for the birds. I just want to stay in the house all day! The pool isn't even fun when it's this hot! 😓

Ok, you guys didn't come here to listen to me complain about the weather...sorry! 😉 For this "Makeover Monday," I thought I would bring you my self tanning routine with the products that I love-love-love! I was never a self tan type of person except the occasional spray tan and a user of Jergen's Natural Glow. I literally started using a self tanner this past year and I am so bummed that I didn't try it sooner.

I used to be a die hard tanning bed user...I know! So bad! I even have a tanning bed, but it has not been used in almost 3 years. I decided that it is very dangerous and I am getting older so the whole "tanning bed" look is not attractive. Sorry if this offends anyone,  but that is just my opinion.

So, let's get started! 😀

The first self tanner I ever used was Fake Bake Flawless. I did my research and found that this product had excellent reviews! I was a little skeptical at first because of the low price. You know the saying, "you get what ya pay for!" Well, after using my first time, I was blown away! It literally is flawless! No orange tone or streaks! It fades evenly and lasts anywhere from 3-7 days, depending on how often you shower. I use this one weekly.

Another self tanner that I looove is St. Tropez. It is more of a splurge but gives such a beautiful dark tan! I only use this for special occasions. Haha!

My routine for both products is simple but does require some steps.

1.) After the kiddos go to bed, I shower, shave, and exfoliate with a sugar scrub from Bath & Body Works or my St. Tropez scrub. This is a very important step because you want your tan to be evenly and last longer.
2.) Once I have shaved and exfoliated, I will make sure I am completely dry before applying the self tanner.
3.) Now it is time to apply the self tanner! Yay! Since this product is a spray bottle (yaaasss) I spray 4 times onto the mit that comes with the Fake Bake Flawless kit. I start with my legs and spread evenly on each leg going in a circular motion. This is very important that you blend, blend, blend!! I use about 4 sprays on each leg. The St. Tropez is a mousse, which is fab, and this requires pumps instead of sprays.
4.) Next, I will do step 3 on the rest of my body. I bet you are thinking, "How the heck do you apply to your back?!" Haha. Well,  I will either not tan my back or have my husband do it. In the colder months I will only tan my upper body, but in the summer I tan my entire body.
5.) Once I have tanned my entire body, I will rub the mit over my hands just give them a little color but not too much. Now that I am finished I will let it dry for about 5- 10 minutes before dressing so it doesn't rub the tanner off.
6.) Now it's bedtime! Lol. I let it set over night and rinse off in the shower the next morning. It does not rub off on your sheets so you do not have to worry about that. The longer it sets, the darker the tan will be.

That is it boys and girls! Super simple and easy for a flawless tan! Both self tanners will last 3-6 months depending on how often and how much you use. Can't beat that! Cheaper than a tanning bed and much safer! This is after my rinse off shower the next morning. I love how it gives me a great glow without looking "too dark or orange."

I hope y'all have a fabulous Monday and I will see you back here on Wednesday for "Wear it Wednesday!"


Jen Miracle