List of Self-Tanning Recommendations & Favourites


Happy Hump Day!


There is nothing I love more than having a good tan and there is no doubt that I feel better with a tan. Does anyone else feel more attractive and confident when sun-kissed? For me, a little colour goes a long way!


I hate to admit this but before discovering self-tanner or spray tans, 18-year-old me would go to the tanning bed every week to maintain my tan. Now being 24 I have realized how damaging the sun and tanning beds are. Don’t get me wrong… I do LOVE laying out on the dock at the cottage or poolside for a couple of hours to get a little bit of Vitamin D (just more aware now)


A couple of years ago I was introduced to spray tans and although I was hesitant at first well because... I always felt like they had a bad reputation. You would always see girls walking around either looking like an Umpa Loompa, with orange hands or weird streaks all over… and sometimes that is the case until you find the right salon or the right product.


Now. I know I’m not only one here who feels better with a natural glow or sun-kissed skin. But right now - between the tanning salons not being open yet and not knowing 100% if I will ever go in one again… Yesterday, on my Instagram story I asked: “what are your go-to self-tanners?” Today, I am sharing all of your guy’s recommendations and favourites!


I LOVE self-tanners and I think that they are a great option depending on what one you use. Keep reading for all the self-tanner tips, tricks, and recommendations!


St.Tropez Products

I have ALWAYS used St.Tropez products and I seriously swear by them. I love that you can apply as little as you want or as much as you want.


  1. Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse: I recommend this product for beginners. It is easy to apply, dries fast and looks natural.

  2. Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse: Somewhere to be? This is the product for you. This one is a fav of mine because of how fast it activates!

  3. Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist: This has become a recent favourite! I swear by this product; not only does it leave you sun-kissed it also leaves your face feeling hydrated and it smells SO good! I apply this every other night all over my face and neck.

  4. Gradual Tan in Shower Golden Glow Medium Lotion: Although this product is not one of my favs (because you have to wait 5 mins while in the shower) the end results are good.

  5. Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Everyday Moisture Miracle Body Lotion: This is BY FAR one of my best finds/purchases. This lotion is a total game-changer. It smells like watermelon, it is fast activating, you can apply it as much as you want and it does not stain your clothes or sheets! (such a win)

  6. Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Face Serum: I have yet to try this one out yet (purchasing today) but it's got 5 stars online and it was recommended by a number of you guys! I am so excited to try it out!

Bondi Sands

This brand of self-tanners was recommended by SO many of you guys. Although, I have never tried there products I have heard nothing but amazing reviews. Rumour has it that this product applies very easily, doesn't leave you looking orange or never streaky (sounds like a winner)!


They have so many different options for products on there website. The top recommended by you guys were the: Self Tanning Foam Light/Medium, Self Tanning Foam Dark and Liquid Gold Self Tanning Foam.


Luna Bronze

I kind of feel like this may be the tanning products of all tanning products. Seen all over social media this vegan friendly and cruelty free sunless tanner is made in Australia (how can you wrong?) There best sellers are the: Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturizer, the Illume Face Tanning Mist (I love a good tanning mist), the Eclipse Tanning Mousse Medium and the Total Eclipse Express Tanning Mousse Dark. All of these products have five star reviews and I love that they are fast acting!


Bali Body

This self-tanning product is vegan, they are committed to using natural ingredients and from the reviews the glow is amazing. They have so many different products ranging from suncare to self-tan to skincare to cosmetics. I have personally, never tried any of there products before but I definitely can't wait to! ALSO, they have free shipping to Canada. #Jackpot


Isle of Paradise

This is self-tanning water with colour-correcting actives. It leaves your skin streak-free and a bronzed glow. It comes in light, medium and dark and can be found at Sephora. I will say that after reading the reviews everything was positive except for a couple that read it left there body feeling sticky... so just be aware when applying.


Tan-Luxe Self- Tan Drops

I was recently introduced to face self-tan drops and thank goodness for that! This product has been a total game changer! These drops are amazing! You simply add a couple of drops to your nighttime moisturizer, apply to clean skin and sleep…. By morning you'll be glowing. What I love about this product is that it gradually gives your skin a healthy-looking glow and doesn't leave your face leaving greasy or sticky.


Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer

I have been using this moisturizer since I can remember and I have always loved it. I love that it goes on like a regular moisturizer, you can apply numerous times a day and that you will slowly begin to see results. I use this a daily moisturizer - post shower for a natural glow 3-4 times per week.

"Tanning is ALWAYS a good idea" LOL! Have you tried any of the products above? If, so what ones? How did they work? I hope you all love these product recommendations and shares as much as I do! I love being able to share my thoughts, tips and tricks with all of you!


But seriously. Life is better with a tan.

xo,


The Blonde Traveler




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