(Closed) Self Tanners?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I highly recommend Neutrogena’s Tan Mist Spray. I had used it before and loved it so I bought it for the wedding. Two nights before I used and was good. However, the night before the wedding, I was already checked into my bridal suite and decide to have some cocktails at the bar before bed to insure I got a good nights sleep before the wedding day. I had two drinks ( I got sooo nervous, which I hadnt been, when I saw my phone said midnight! so I had two drinks to calm me down) When I got back to my hotel room I got the fabulous idea of putting on more tanner. When I woke up the next morning, I realized what I done & ran soooooooo fast to the mirror in horror. Luckily, I actually did an amazing job! Although I had slept on the fresh tanner, it looked awesome! That could have been a disaster but I guess it really is a product I can recommend!

I also recommend No-Ad sunless tanner cream! They carry it at ULTA, as only walmart use to carry it and doesnt anymore. Its great and wont streak and you can apply before bed with no problem. My sister and I tend to get really pale (for Miami girls at least) in the winter and were able to use it without a problem! But I would test out different shades before going too far – we use medium and only dark towards the end of summer if necessary.

Post # 4
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2144 posts
Buzzing bee

I’d be interested to know also!

I don’t end up orange or streaky when I use the gradual self tanners, but I HATE THE SMELL. I feel like a sweaty stinky mess when I wake up, and it lingers on the sheets. I’d like to use them, but I’m too embarassed since I have to share a bed with Mr. Joe. ew. Do any NOT have a smell, or does someone hae a good tip for getting rid of it/masking it?

Post # 5
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I just bought the Clinique spray and plan to use it tonight for the first time!  I will let you know how it turns out. 

Post # 6
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have also had the best luck with the gradual tanners, but I have very pale skin, so that might be why.

@JoesWifey–I hate the smell, too!  But, my crazy Fiance loves the smell of self-tanning products.  I don’t get it!

Post # 7
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2144 posts
Buzzing bee

@Miss Olive hmm Maybe My husband would like it… That or he might not even notice. He’s weird like that lol

 

I’m also very pale and would mostly want it for my legs because even when I wear shorts and stuff outside in the summer, my legs end up looking like they’ve never seen the sun before… heh

Post # 8
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

FH and I live in Seattle and look like ghosts for more than half of the year. When we want a tan we’re both guilty of going to the salon an enjoying the old lay down tanning bed. If we want a quick tan we turn to Tan Towels. They’re amazing. They are just like wet wipes – after you have rubbed them all over your body and have dried you see a lovely color surface. They come in a box and there are different color depths you can buy…I strongly suggest them Laughing

Post # 9
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I use mark’s Costa Rica gradual tanner-I think it is gone forever now though.. 🙁 It’s a shame though because it is the ONLY  kind of self tanner that doesn’t smell terrible!

Post # 10
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1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

@ Mrs. Guava-Tini: Does Ulta only carry the no-ad self tanner in stores? I couldn’t find it on their website.

Post # 13
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640 posts
Busy bee

I’ve had good luck with the Jergen’s Natural Glow. Just enough color to make me not look like a ghost!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have you thought about just going to a tanning salon and getting a spray tan? I live in Seattle and get super white in the winter–I decided to try a spray tan a couple weeks ago since I was going to be in a wedding and I was really happy with it. You simply stand in a machine as it sprays you from different angles–takes about 3 minutes and you are your darkest shade about 10 hours later. I think it looks best if you do it at night…sleep on it then shower. I’m not sure where you’re from by the place I went to also has an “airbrush” option where someone can literally airbrush the tan on you by hand. They specialize in bridal airbrushing and know what to emphasize in order to make your best qualities show (arms, chest, etc.). I have never personally done it but I have seen someone who had it done and it looks amazing. Both options last 5-12 days. Just a suggestion!

Post # 15
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Newbee

@Lisa – Can you give me the name of the place with the airbrushing in Seattle?  I’m in Seattle and am looking for a place to try.  I have platinum hair and I’m worried that if I did it in a booth it might tint my hairline accidentally and look super funky.  🙂

Thanks,

Mona

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