Brand Review: Norvell’s Dancing with the Stars Self Tanning Products

For the first time, Dancing with the Stars Self Tanning products are available to all of us pale people who need some color. That’s such good news for me! And what are the products that current DWTS pro winner Emma Slater is loving?:

PERFORMANCE self-tanning airbrush spray – This micro-fine mist sashays across the
 skin delivering an all over, flawless tan worthy of a perfect ten. Utilizing advanced spray technology, it’s never been simpler to give sunless tanning a whirl.

PERFECTION self-tanning mousse – This super lightweight, velvety mousse glides as easily over one’s body as a professional dancer moves across the floor. With a simple sweep across the skin – an instant, yet long-lasting bronze color appears. Talk about a quick-step!

PRECISION single-use mitt – a blend of bronzers and nourishing, skin firming moisturizers that provides a simple to apply delivery system achieving a streak-free, natural looking, long lasting color. Adding to the applause this product receives, the mitt is lined with a plastic protective shield that won’t allow your hands to be tanned.

ENDURANCE color boosting skin perfector – This multipurpose body balm partners immediate skin illumination with a gradual build to a show-stopping bronze! Formulated to choreograph the skincare benefits of a CC cream, Endurance moisturizes, brightens, and firms – all while evening skin tone and extending self tanning color results.

BLENDING MITT Give yourself a hand! Applying flawless color every time has never been so easy. This blending mitt ensures even, streak-free application of all Norvell products – while the waterproof lining prevents color build up and DHA development on the hands. This product can simply be rinsed, air-dried and reused ensuring a perfect tan every time!

What I think:  I received a blending mitt with the spray, mousse and perfector.  This morning, I applied the mousse on one leg with the mitt and used the spray on the other leg.  I applied lotion to my knees and feet.

Now, I am not the best at applying sunless tanning products and this is the first time of the year I’ve used them, so my legs were WHITE.  But, I have to say they look pretty good now.  The leg with the spray is more even, but lighter.  My feet and knees look really natural and don’t have dark spots.  The mousse leg is a deeper brown, but it’s a bit darker on a spot on my knee and my foot.  But, it’s not very noticeable. I definitely need a second coat on both legs, which I will do tomorrow.  But, Wow!  Really great brown color, hardly any developing scent, and the scent when you spray it on is beachy and light.

The wonderful skin perfector is helpful to me when I miss a spot with self tanning.  It also evens my body’s skin tone and looks so pretty on.  It gives the skin a glow.

I really recommend this!  And for someone who is not great at self tanning, I could wear shorts and look good right now!  I love both products, but think my perfect formula would be to apply the spray first for a base, then a few hours later or the next day, apply the mousse to deepen the tan.  LOVE!

These products are available at Walmart, Amazon, Harmon and www.tanDWTS.com

Have you tried these products or are you planning on picking them up?

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My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 6-12, 2017

It is almost Valentine’s Day!  Always a fun time to try new beauty products to pamper your self.  I’ve been ill, so we’re just staying home tomorrow, but I still want to look my best!

This week I have been loving some amazing cosmetics, hair care and a self tanner:

 

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat ($22 USD) — Transform any mascara to be tear-proof, sweat-proof and waterproof! This invisible formula will coat lashes with a lightweight waterproof seal while maintaining the performances of your favorite non-waterproof mascara!

What I think:  This is such a great idea!  Most of my mascara is not waterproof, so I love having the option to apply a clear top coat when I need that extra staying power.  Because, not only is it waterproof, it can help prevent flaking and smudging, too!

Available at http://www.cargocosmetics.com

TouchBack BrowMarker
TouchBack BrowMarker

TouchBack BrowMarker ($19.99 USD) a fine tip marker that enhances the shape, color and fullness of brows. The marker delivers the perfect amount of color for even, natural coverage. Also, blends stray grays. TouchBack BrowMarker’s patented formula bonds to brows and skin, dries quickly and lasts all day. It won’t rub off, but can be removed with soap and water.

What I think: This marker it a fast and easy way to apply a little or a lot of color to brows.  It stays all day and looks really natural on.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.touchbackbrow.com

Valentine's Day DARK Chocolate Special Kit
Valentine’s Day DARK Chocolate Special Kit

Skinny Tan Valentine’s Day DARK Chocolate Special Kit ($59.99 USD, a $165) — Some like their chocolate DARK – despite winter’s chill, you can look like the color of LOVE: Dark Chocolate Brown.  Use this special kit to become your ideal shade:

1 Pre-Tan Primer to buff your skin leaving it perfectly smooth

1 Body Mousse to apply and leave overnight for the perfect deep tan

1 Luxury Application Mitt to keep the color on your skin and off your hands

1 7-Day Tanner to boost your tan and keep it from fading for weeks

1 After Glow Gloss to make your skin shimmer and shine

1 24-Hour Bronzer to keep on hand for a last-minute night out

What I think: This kit is a terrific value and not only gives a natural tan, but gives all of the product needed to keep it looking fresh for weeks.  So nice to warm up winter pale skin like mine!  There are other kits available as well.

http://www.skinnytan.com

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush
John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush — ($39.99 USD) This premium hot air brush features advanced ionic power, 500 watts, 2 heat settings plus cool setting and enhanced airflow to help you achieve perfect style.

The 1½-inch barrel is perfect for adding gorgeous volume and shine to styles. The large titanium ceramic barrel gives fullness and body as you style, while the soft bristles create ultimate shine and smoothness.

What I think: I do find as I get older, my hair is losing volume.  This heated brush curls and gives soft waves, or just roll it at the roots to get volume. I like that this  also adds shine, and doesn’t dry out my hair.

Learn more at http://www.johnfrieda.com and purchase at mass market retailers near you

Sun Bum Sea Salt Spray
Sun Bum Sea Salt Spray

Sun Bum Sea Salt Spray ($14.99 USD) Our Beach Formula Sea Spray protects your hair from the elements while giving it extra body, waves, and texture for that beach windswept look. Our lightweight formula enhances strand separation and definition, instantly blocking humidity that causes frizz. It’ll give your hair just the right amount of volume with a matt-finish hold. Mahalo.

What I think:  First of all, the scent of this makes me think of summer! It has a very coconuty scent!

http://shop.trustthebum.com/beach-formula-sea-spray/

 

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My Beauty Favorites — Week of January 30 – February 5, 2017

Happy Sunday!  I hope your weekend has been awesome.  I just watched Lady Gaga’s Superbowl half time show, and it was amazing!  Now on to my weekly favorites!

As I look at my list of favorites this week, I can tell I haven’t been feeling well because the below products do help me look and feel better.  From a super hydrating lip balm, to a spray self tanner to make my pasty skin glow, to temporary root hair color that will hide my grays — I have been loving these products this week:

 

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter ($18 USD) — Sensuous Brazilian lips have a secret, a lip butter infused with nourishing Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí and Coconut Oil, leaving them soft and delicious, with a dewy sheen that intensifies your natural lip color and feels like no other. For lips meant to kiss. The Brazilian Beijo, our kiss, is a full-on, full-body experience that begins with the lips and takes over like a Rio wave. Try at your own risk.

What I think: First of all, this smells and tastes amazing!  It transports me to an island or at least the warmer weather!  And it moisturizes my dry lips extremely well.  It is a larger stick, it conditions my lips in one swipe!  Plus, the bright yellow container is easy to spot in my purse.

Purchase at http://www.sephora.com

Fake Bake Airbrush Instant Self-Tan
Fake Bake Airbrush Instant Self-Tan

Fake Bake Airbrush Instant Self-Tan ($33 USD) — Fake Bake’s revolutionary self-tanning products contain only organic tanning agents with no artificial preservatives or parabens. Fake Bake Airbrush Instant Self-Tan is the easiest way to achieve a tan. The ‘shows where it goes’ cosmetic color guide assists you to apply a flawless tan and gives your skin an instant golden tan without blocking pores. The fast drying formula dries in seconds and will develop in just a few hours into a perfect, natural looking tan. The refined 360° nozzle gives a continuous spray that works at any angle, ideal for those hard to reach places.

What I think: I like this spray tan!  I apply it in the shower just in case the spray gets everywhere.  It has a touch of color to it, so I can see where I apply it.  It dries really quickly, but does take a few hours to develop.  I like using this on a weekend morning when I’m doing chores around the house.  Or in the early evening.  It’s a gorgeous golden tan, perfect for transitioning to the warmer weather!

Available at http://www.fakebake.com

Everpro GRAYAWAY Temporary Root Concealer Spray ($9.99 USD) — the fastest and easiest way to temporarily touch-up and cover gray roots. Imagine: no more costly, in-between visits to your hair colorist. In just seconds, you can spray away the gray. Unique pinpoint applicator provides targeted coverage. Self-adjusting color technology that blends with hair color. Fast drying & sweat resistant. Washes out with shampoo.

Everpro GRAYAWAY Root Touch-Up Magnetic Powder ($9.99 USD) — an instant solution to get rid of those unwanted gray roots. Unique, binding formula attaches along each hair strand like magnets providing the ultimate coverage that stays put all day long. Self-adjusting color technology blends undetectably and matches hair color perfectly. Hidden sponge applicator allows for precise control and coverage. Mineral-infused powder leaves hair soft, shiny and natural to the touch. Perfect for on the go & small enough for travel. No flyaways or dusting!

Everpro Back2Blonde Root Concealer Spray ($12.99 USD) —  the instant at-home fix for dark and gray roots. Revolutionary spray-and-go formula, for visible blending in seconds that stays put until you shampoo. Prismatech pigments self-adjust to match and blend visible dark and gray roots. Natural emollients give hair a healthy shine and natural feel. Pinpoint applicator for targeted coverage only where you want it. Quick-dry formula dries in 2-3 minutes.

What I think: I have dark brown hair, so I tried the Root Touch Up and the Root Concealer spray in that shade.  Both products are extremely easy to use.  The powder has a sponge in the bottom of it.  It applies well, but needs a few coats to really cover my gray.  The spray has a pinpoint nozzle on it that makes it easy to apply where needed.  Both products last all day and don’t rub off.

These products are available at CVS and Walgreens

What products have you been loving this week (and what did you think of Lady Gaga’s show)???

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Get Your Skin Ready For The Holidays, a Wedding, or Any Big Occasion!

I am loving that it’s autumn! Even though it’s still pretty warm in Kansas City, there is a nip in the air at night and the leaves are falling.

According to TheKnot.com, Fall is the most popular season to wed. So whether it’s your big day or your best friend’s, you want to have your brightest, most youthful wedding-worthy skin. After all, the photos will last a lifetime!

Below is a regimen to get skin ready for a big event.  This will also work for a holiday event like a Christmas party, New Years, even Valentine’s Day.  Any occasion that you want to look your best for will benefit from these products:

2 Months ahead: BioREWIND AM & PM: BioREWIND ($125 USD each) — AM offers the first full-spectrum antioxidant blend, while BioREWIND PM provides a proprietary retinoid linked with lactic acid to form a unique molecule that provides maximum effectiveness with minimal irritation. The two serums work hand in hand to achieve a more youthful complexion by eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, uneven skin tone and loss of firmness.

What I think:  I have been using these for a few weeks and I like how my skin is firmer and my skin tone seems brighter. I always use a serum under my moisturizer, so this is an easy step to remember.  And the benefits they give are amazing!

Purchase at http://www.sephora.com

NeoCutis MICRO-FIRM Neck & Décolleté
NeoCutis MICRO-FIRM Neck & Décolleté

1 Month ahead- NeoCutis MICRO-FIRM Neck & Décolleté ($135 USD) For plunging necklines, use this targeted cream containing a concentrated blend of ingredients precisely formulated to combat visible signs of aging on the delicate skin of the neck & décolleté. This intensive complex is supercharged with MPC™ and packed with antioxidants and moisturizers as well as exfoliating properties to encourage cell turnover for a softer and more luminous appearance.

What I think: As we get older are necks start to sag and of course, now we have to deal with tech neck.  Although I sometimes forget to use a neck cream, it’s so important!  Now that I have this product, I use it twice a day.  It sinks right into the skin (does not leave it greasy at all), and it firms a bit right a way.  over time skin is smoother and firmer.

Physician Dispensed, learn more at Neocutis.com

MD Complete Anti-Aging 3-Day Booster Pack
MD Complete Anti-Aging 3-Day Booster Pack

3 Days before – MD Complete Anti-Aging 3-Day Booster Pack    ($19.99 USD) A 3-step regimen designed to replicate the benefits of in-office peels. All three steps work together, and they’re all you need to use for three days to brighten and even skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, smooth rough texture, and brighten complexion, as well as boost long-term skincare results. The pack can be easily incorporated into any skincare regimen and delivers immediate results.

What I think:  This is s cool system.  You get three days worth of a three step peel: a cleanser, a peel and a moisturizer.  After three days, my skin was smooth and my lines looks so much better.

Purchase at http://www.MDCompleteSkincare.com

 

1 Day before – Manuka Doctor ApiBronze Anti-Cellulite Bronzing Gel ($24.95 USD) Enriched with moisturizing ingredients to leave a silky smooth finish, this non-sticky formula smoothes on evenly and blends flawlessly leaving skin refreshed & hydrated. This unique uplifting Bronzing Gel helps reduce the appearance of cellulite & improves skin’s firmness for younger looking body contours & contains Purified Bee Venom & Manuka honey to help visibly promote skin’s elasticity. Develops a natural bronze just an hour after application but use the day before and day of to build up a healthy, even glow.

What I think:  This gradual tanning gel is perfect for the big day.  I’ve noticed that it does smooth skin, it’s great for legs! It’s great if you are wearing a dress but do not want to wear tights!

Purchase at http://www.ManukaDoctor.com

Dermarche Labs Roloxin Lift
Dermarche Labs Roloxin Lift

Morning Of – Dermarché Labs Roloxin Lift: (5 Count – $45.00; 10 Count $79) On the big day, give yourself an instant face lift with this wrinkle-smoothing mask, effective minutes after application and lasting up to 24 hours. By improving facial texture and reducing the appearance of both wrinkles and pores, it will leave you with refreshed, truly radiant skin and a flawless base for makeup application.

What I think: This is an easy way to get rid of wrinkles and large pores instantly (and temporarily). Just squeeze the packet for 20 seconds, apply over damp skin, and rinse off once it turns into a white powder.  Face is smooth and so much younger looking!  Perfect for a special occasion.

Purchase at http://www.Sephora.com

My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 1-7, 2016

It’s been cooling down in Kansas City this week and the weather has been pleasant.  My kids go back to school this week, and I am trying to squeeze the last bits of summer that I can!

This week I am loving a hair removal device, a fresh fragrance oil and a self-tanner with natural ingredients:

Me Chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device
Me Chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device

Me Chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device ($199.00 USD) — The chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device uses patented technology clinically proven to be safe and effective on all skin tones, even dark, and the widest range of hair colors, even blonde – something no other at-home hair removal technology can claim.

Compact, professional, at-home hair removal technology in the palm of your hand. Small and lightweight, the chic is convenient to use both at home and away – treat targeted areas in just minutes. With dermatologist recommended technology, the chic Compact Permanent Hair Reduction Device uses the only FDA-cleared technology that targets and permanently disables the hair follicle to stop hair growth on small areas, like the face, underarm, or bikini area, for permanent results.

What I think:  This is an easy to use, and fairly affordable, hair removal device.  I haven’t tried it yet, but am hoping to test it soon.  I think it is amazing that it can be used on any skin tone and hair color!

Available at http://www.mepower.com

Soap & Paper Factory Green Tea Perfume Oil
Soap & Paper Factory Green Tea Perfume Oil

Soap & Paper Factory Green Tea Perfume Oil ($16 USD) — Crafted in small batches, the rollerball Perfume Oils stimulate your mind, body and spirit. Great for personal fragrance, and for maximum benefits use the rollerballs on temples and pressure points such as your crown chakra, bottoms of your feet and solar plexus and when put in the fridge, the stainless steel applicator will revive your senses!! Citrus, Tea Leaves and a hint of Anise will leave you feeling refreshed and happy.

What I think:  Fragrance oils are fun because they last longer in the oil form on the skin.  Just a few swipes of this fresh scent and it last all day.  I love the Green Tea scent, but it also comes in Lavender, Gardenia and Jasmine.

Purchase at http://www.soapandpaperfactory.com

Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer ($24.95 USD) –The perfect way to prep your skin before you tan. Remove any dry or dead skin cells with this crushed walnut shell primer. Help achieve a perfect finish to your tan. Note you should always prime a few hours before you tan, not immediately before.

Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner ($29.95 USD) — A beautiful white body butter cream with lower levels of Natural tanning active so you can layer up each day until you reach the perfect depth of tan. Combined with the natural cellulite active Guarana.

What I think:  This natural duo can really produce a nice warm tan.  The primer is the perfect first step, it readies the skin for the tanner.  The gradual tanner is the perfect way to build a smooth, deep tan.

Purchase at http://www.skinnytan.com

 

Achieve The Perfect Golden Glow With Million Dollar Tan

I love to use self tanning products in the summer.  I have very light skin and I try not to spend too much time in the sun.  A good self tanner is essential to a great glow in the summer time!

Million Dollar Tan recently sent me some products for my honest review.  I really enjoyed how easy they are to use.  Here are my faves:

Mermaid Mousse Extreme Face and Body Dark Sunless Tanning Mousse
Mermaid Mousse Extreme Face and Body Dark Sunless Tanning Mousse

Mermaid Mousse Extreme Face and Body  Dark Sunless Tanning Mousse ($74.00 for the pair, or purchase them separately) — Mermaid Mousse Extreme is a more intense, yet just as fabulous, version of our whipped tanning mousse. Still ultra-light and effortless to apply, it has an extra boost of color for those with darker skin tones or anyone wishing to be ultra-bronzed. Don’t let the word “extreme” scare you off—like all of our products, this mousse provides a gradual, buildable color that always looks natural. It’s also packed with vitamins and seriously hydrating moisturizers for enviably smooth, soft skin. Use it with our extreme face mousse for the rich all-over color you crave!

Mermaid Mousse Extreme Face is a deeper, richer, more intense version of our luxurious whipped face mousse. It’s perfect for anyone wishing to be ultra-tanned! We’ve added our revolutionary new FaceFirmTM Age Defense Super Pack, clinically proven to dramatically lift, firm and tone skin. This fabulously light formula won’t clog pores and is effortless to apply; you’ll have a stunningly irresistible glow in no time! Put your best face forward every day with this dazzling, multi-tasking mousse!

What I think: This dynamic duo has really given me a great summer glow!  This is a buildable color, so the first time I used it, I got a fair to medium tan.  But using it every day or every other day increased the color to a beautiful deep tan.  It is a creamy mousse that blends so well!

Million Dollar Tan Summer Sun
Million Dollar Tan Summer Sun

Summer Sun ($42 USD) has it all—it’s everything you need for gorgeous, summer-ready skin in one bottle! Based on our best-selling line of Mermaid Mousses, this amazingly light and airy mousse will give you an even, all-over tan that’s even darker and more luminous than our Extreme formulas. With rich, ultra-bronze tones and a natural sheen, you’ll have a perfect tan that will leave you wondering how you ever got through the summer without this product. SUMMER SUN also contains our exclusive TANlock technology, a proprietary blend of botanicals designed to make your tan last longer, stay more radiant and fade more evenly. And because no one wants to smell like sunless tanner, we’ve added Deoplex, a natural odor neutralizer that keeps tanning a totally fresh and revitalizing experience for all of your senses. Like all of our formulas, SUMMER SUN is completely natural and made with raw, organic DHA, so use it as often as you like for the best tan (and summer!) you’ve ever had!

What I think: Another easy to blend mousse, this one is perfect for those who want a darker tan that what you get with Mermaid Mousse Extreme. This is Million Dollar Tan’s newest mousse and it is as easy to use as their other products.  It’s just the thing when you need a darker tan quickly, instead of using a gradual tanner.

Million Dollar Tan All That Shimmers Dry Oil Shimmer
Million Dollar Tan All That Shimmers Dry Oil Shimmer

All That Shimmers Dry Oil Shimmer ($32 USD) — This amazing dry oil shimmer adds an extra bit of bronze sheen to your sunless tan, or use it on its own for just a touch of color and subtle luminosity. Hydrating botanicals pack a powerful, skin smoothing punch—even dull, dry skin becomes instantly refreshed and radiant. Perfectly shimmery and never glittery, it’s party-ready sheen that’s actually good for your skin! With a hint of bronzer and a bit of shimmer, you’ll dazzle in the sunlight or the limelight.

What I think: I usually don’t use a lot of shimmer on my body, but this is a very nice product.   It is easy to blend to add color and shimmer.  I like to apply it to legs, shoulders and décolletage.  It is nice for going out because it adds a glow to the skin.

Blend Friend Tanning Mitt Set
Blend Friend Tanning Mitt Set

Blend Friend Tanning Mitt Set ($24 USD) — Made with a one-of-a-kind micro-soft sponge material, this face and body mitt set is ultra soft and makes it easy to apply any sunless tanner, even in difficult or hard to reach areas. The special stretchy fabric and unique design allow you to comfortably place your hand inside the mitt for superior control over where and how much tanner you apply. The inner lining ensures that tanning product does not find it’s way to your hands, protecting your palms from becoming too tan. With separate mitts for the face and body, these are the only accessories you’ll need to have an even, smooth and perfectly blended sunless tan every time.

What I think:  I love these mitts!  They are easy to use, are so soft and blend like a dream!  The only thing is that if you use a lot of mousse with them, it does soak through a little.  But I just wash my hands afterwards and it doesn’t stain.

These products are available at http://www.milliondollartan.com

 

 

Get And Keep A Gorgeous Summer Glow!

I love self-tanning in the summer.  It is so hot here that I rarely go outside, unless it’s to a water park, where I proceed to get burned!  Self-tanning is really the only way I can get some color on my pale skin!

I try many kinds and they can be tricky to use.  Gradual tanners are nice, because it is easier to get an even coverage.  Darker, one time tanners are great to give color in a day, but if you are not careful, they streak or (I) have patches without color or with too much!

One of my favorite self-tanning tips is to exfoliate before tanning. Plus, I apply lotion to my feet and knees kind of as a buffer between the color.  That way they do not end up too dark.

Below are some of the ones I have been testing this summer (I will be reviewing more later!):

Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self Tanning Face Oil
Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self Tanning Face Oil

Josie Maran Argan Liquid Gold Self Tanning Face Oil ($42 USD) — Natural DHA provides a radiant bronzed glow while Josie Maran Blueberry Argan Extract, coconut water, black tea extract, aloe vera,
and chicory root work together to nurture, hydrate, and soothe skin while improving clarity and skin barrier function. Apply 4-6 drops to clean, dry skin. Massage and blend evenly over face and neck. Wash hands after use and allow product to dry before applying makeup. This hydrating concentrate can be used in place of your traditional moisturizer. After 8 hours, your skin and soul will be glowing and golden.

What I think: I am using this right now, hoping it will develop well overnight!  It has a nice scent, sweet and almost like vanilla or chocolate.  The oil is dark and thin, but it only took a few drops to cover my face.  I also applied it to my neck, chest and arms to see what it would do.  It gives an instant glow and a bit of natural color.  I love that it also has skincare benefits!

Purchase at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com

Hampton Sun's Sunless Tanning Gel
Hampton Sun’s Sunless Tanning Gel

Hampton Sun’s Sunless Tanning Gel ($36 USD) — Using natural ingredients including Walnut Extract, Aloe Vera, and Chamomile, the gel leaves the skin incredibly smooth and moisturized, with no harsh chemical scent or sticky film. Want an even darker tan? Simply apply two coats to achieve a deeper glow. The long-lasting formula dries quickly and once tanned, the advanced formula fades down evenly. Hampton Sun’s Sunless Tanning Gel is oil-free, dermatologically tested and hypo-allergenic so it’s perfect for all skin types and is safe to apply to your face, as well. Apply two to three times a week to ensure that your tan is maintained.

What I think: This has a fresh, soft floral scent that is so nice when applying it! I love the light feel to it and it sinks in quickly.  My skin is soft and not sticky after I apply it!  It is clear, so I have to be careful to apply it evenly.  It gave me a medium golden tan.  I love the color!  Next time I’m going to try two coats to get a darker shade.

Purchase at http://www.hamptonsuncare.com

Sally Hansen Airbrush Sun Instant Tanning Mousse
Sally Hansen Airbrush Sun Instant Tanning Mousse

Sally Hansen Airbrush Sun Instant Tanning Mousse ($13.99 USD) — New from the self-tanning experts at Sally Hansen: AIRBRUSH SUN® Instant Tanning Mousse, a light, velvety mousse that dries in a minute to deliver an immediate natural sun kissed look.  Build to a tanned look in just one hour. The mousse, with fast-acting technology glides on smooth and quickly absorbs into skin providing an even, fast, and flawless color that develops in an hour into a tan that lasts up to seven days.  Perfect for any season, Sally Hansen: AIRBRUSH SUN® Instant Tanning Mousse is formulated with exclusive coconut water extract and provides a seamless tan leaving the skin smooth. This mousse is transfer-resistant and streak-free without the self-tanner odor.  Look flawless and get the perfect glow in minutes!

Sally Hansen AIRBRUSH SUN® Instant Tanning Mousse is available in 2 shades: 01 Medium & 02 Dark

What I think:  I received a sample of the Dark to test.  I applied it with an extra pair of latex hair coloring gloves I have.  It’s a good way to apply when you don’t have a mitt.  I applied a little at a time, but it doesn’t really spread around, so try to apply it quickly and rub it in.  The mousse has color, so I could tell where I was applying and got an even application.  My skin was pretty pale, so when it developed, it is a very dark color.  It took a little to get used to it!  This is affordable and really works! Maybe get medium if you are very pale!

Purchase at mass market retailers near you.