The weather is starting to warm up here, and now more than ever, I am longing for that sun-kissed, glow. I love self-tanners in the summertime. My skin is the type that is very hard to tan so, any little bit helps! When I saw the Victoria's Secret Beach Sexy Tinted Self-Tan Lotion ($12.00) over at the store, I was immediately intrigued. I don't know, I just had a good feeling about it. Does that ever happen to you? When you don't really know much about a product but, when you see it you just know that its going to work? Yea, that's what happened to me. And, I am happy to report that my instincts didn't deceive me because, I am VERY much pleased.
This self-tan lotion is light golden brown in color, and it contains small, golden shimmers throughout. I think the shimmers are a nice touch but personally, I would have liked it if this lotion didn't contain any. But thankfully, the shimmers don't create a mess and rinse away once I shower. Now, getting on to the application process, no trouble in that department! The lotion is tinted so you can see exactly where it is that you are applying it on the skin. Blend-ability was superb, thanks to the lotion's smooth and light texture. There was not a streak in sight. Its basically fool-proof. I really appreciate that this lotion dries relatively quick on my skin. I remember that I once applied too much, and it took forever to dry so, a little bit of product definitely goes a long way.
* Before I self-tan, I make sure that my skin is well exfoliated and moisturized. Because if it isn't, this self-tanner will cling to those dryer areas. And that, we don't want.
*Whenever I am applying self-tanner, I use vinyl/latex gloves so that I won't run the risk of tanning my palms.
*I always self-tan at night, 2-3 hours before I go to bed. I like to let the tanner stay on my body for as long as possible, to let it really work its magic.
By morning, I have woken up to even looking, natural color, that isn't orange. Most self-tanners that I have used tend to rinse away in the shower but, I didn't really experience that with this one. I like that this self-tanner really stays intact onto my skin, which brings me to lasting power. Again, no trouble here either. This self-tanner easily lasts on my skin up to a week. And when it finally does fade, it does so evenly without leaving any weird, and unflattering patches.
Overall, I am really enjoying this self-tanner and, I have a feeling that this is the one that I am going to be relying on this summer. Thanks to this product, I am going to be sporting a beautiful, natural looking, sun-kissed glow all summer long :)
What do you all think of the Victoria's Secret Beach Sexy Tinted Self-Tan Lotion? Have any of you tried it? Which are your favorite self-tanners?
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.