Summer Faux-Evah! Self-Tanner Wishlist

In Wish List by Angie Canning

On My Faux Summer Wishlist

It’s officially summer, and with the heat and humidity in full swing here in Texas, I figure we’ve got the whole summer ahead of us to sit inside and cool ourselves by the A/C. ūüėČ ¬†It’s a good thing we have the modern and sun-safe convenience of self-tanner at our fingertips so we can fake it, right?! ¬†With the wide variety of self-tanners available I’m just getting started with a few that have caught my eye thus far – not to mention that a new month is coming up in a few days (HELLO new monthly Beauty Budget – WOO!) ūüėČ so now I’m getting prepared to shop my tan on!

Here are a few I’ve got my eye on at Sephora:

  • Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse Medium 4.22 oz., $54 USD. ¬†Sephora says this is a long-lasting tanning mousse that gives a golden-bronze result for up to two to three weeks. ¬†I’ve had my eye on this since Sephora announced it awhile back, and while I’m not placing bets on the duration of the tan, I am reading great customer reviews, which makes me very curious! ¬†I think I must try!
  • Brazilian True Tan by Brazilian Peelicon¬†6 oz., $39 USD. ¬†This is a dual-action self tanner lotion for flawless color and softer skin. ¬†The unique formula combines two steps of exfoliation and tanning into one which sounds interesting!
  • Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel¬†7 oz.,¬†$45 USD. ¬†This self-tanning gel is designed to bring out healthy color in the skin, is lightweight and non-oily. ¬†Clarins says it is instantly absorbed so there is no need to wait before getting dressed, and you can see results in two hours. ¬†This one sounds promising!
  • bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Body Tanner¬†6 oz.icon, $26 USD. ¬†This pick gives me the most bang for my buck from the products on my wishlist today. ¬†It is a gradual and build-able sunless tanner that bareMinerals says develops into a golden, natural-looking tan that lasts five to seven days. ¬†It contains a mineral copper complex that is supposed to prolong the tanning effects and contains ingredients to hydrate the skin as well.

One caveat of traveling down the self-tanner highway? ¬†The stench! ¬†The scent is most always the reason I turn the car around and head home! ¬†I loathe the self-tanner scent so intensely that I only attempt going on a self-tanning journey for two months of the year, and I am fully content with my pasty self the remaining ten. ¬†When reading reviews regarding the scent of a self-tanning product, I cover my ears. ¬†I don’t want to hear how amazing the product smells during application, I want to know what I am going to smell like for the next week after putting it on – who is with me on this one people? ūüėÄ ¬†I definitely have to check out the scent for myself that is for sure!

Now I want to know what your favorite self-tanning product(s) are that keep you faux-golden for the summer or year-round! ¬†I’d love some more suggestions.


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