Makeup Monday: Tanning Season Is Upon Us

In this day and age we all know about the dangers of tanning in the sun; fortunately sunless tanners have come a long way from the orange streak inducing formulas of old! As soon as the weather gets warm I immediately want to be 3 shades darker to compliment all the white clothes I’ll be wearing.

DISCLAIMER: I am all about embracing you as you are, and you should never ever feel any pressure to change that! I am also all about confidence and personally in the summer I feel more confident with a bronze glow. However, I’m all about doing it in the healthiest way possible!

If you have never used Lorac products, they give some of the deepest tans- whether it’s the tanner, or a powder bronzer. This tanner does get a bit of the self-tanner smell, but after you shower it goes away and leaves a smooth deep tan.

I discovered FakeBake Flawless two years ago on Amazon while browsing and it has been a go to for me! This works well for body and face, and doesn’t transfer all over your white sheets while it sets.

Maui Babe browning lotion is NOT a self tanner, however it gives a great brown tint for those times you immediately need more colour. You are supposed to use it like a tanning oil, but I find myself using it as a lotion instead in the summer. It has a fantastic smell and is uber moisturizing.

Last but not least, is the quintessential St Tropez. This brand has over a dozen different formulas, but this one to three hour option is my favourite offering from them. I love to start with just an hour application, and then leave on for an extended amount of time over the next few applications to build the colour evenly.

All of these products I highly recommend, however the best self tanner I have ever used is by far Josie Maran’s Argan Oil Infused Self Tanner! The included mitt is velvet for easy application, and the formula has a golden colour tint so you can see exactly where you have applied it. Plus, the Argan oil is so moisturizing! This formula is so popular, that at the moment it’s only available on Josie Maran’s site.

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Is anyone else a bronze addict? I’m going to try my best to stay sun free this season. Hopefully these products will help me to do so!

Happy Monday gorgeous gals and I hope you have a fantastic week loves.

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  1. Meron Dymphana
    March 15, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    This is an amazing review, tanning has become more sophisticated unlike back then when one would look orange. You made me laugh when you said you will have to put three shades darker to match your white outfits.

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 16, 2016 / 11:15 am

      There is just something about white against tan skin- although white looks amazing all the time, as everyone’s winter white looks proved this year! Sunless tanning really has gone to the next level. Although my hubs is still convinced the tanning lotion will give me “tanner cancer”. Boys. Hugs, Kait

  2. Trang Do
    March 15, 2016 / 1:38 am

    Great review! I want to try this!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 15, 2016 / 7:57 am

      Thank you love!!! Let me know if one works out for you! Hugs, Kait

  3. tara
    March 15, 2016 / 1:36 am

    I don’t think my comment came through– I tried st tropze once but it looked terrible on me and turned me off from using self tanners. i want to give it another try because who doesn’t want to be tan?! I am gonna check out the argan oil option. thanks for taking the time to round these up and share!
    Xo, Tara

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 15, 2016 / 7:58 am

      It did!!! Thank you so much for commenting!!!! Hugs, Kait

  4. tara
    March 15, 2016 / 1:34 am

    I use to go tanning sometimes in high school, thank goodness i kicked that habit but i never got into self tanners. I tried st. tropez once but didn’t love the results the way everyone else raves about it. i will need to check out the argan oil one! thanks for rounding these up and sharing!
    Xo, Tara

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 15, 2016 / 7:58 am

      You should definitely try the Argan! It’s by far my fav. Hugs, Kait

  5. Audrey
    March 14, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    oh my gosh I am so pale, so I’m always looking for a good self tanner!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 15, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Way to go for being healthy about it!! I hope you give one of these a try. Hugs, Kait

  6. Jaime
    March 14, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Maui Babe is my fav!!! Great post! xo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 15, 2016 / 8:00 am

      I love how it smells!!! Thanks for reading love. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 15, 2016 / 8:00 am

      Thank you love!! Hugs, Kait

  7. Jess
    March 14, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Loved this post!! I am soo pale so I always have self tanner on hand. Usually my go to is Fake Bake, I also love St Tropez but now I must try the Josie Maran one!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 14, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Yes!!!! It’s only available on her site right now, but grab it before it’s gone!!!! Hugs, Kait

  8. Ruthie
    March 14, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    I obviously don’t need any tanner but I love reading your posts!!! Sounds like a great product my dear. Feel better real soon!!

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 14, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you for always being sweet and supportive love. Ugh, I’m hoping to kick this soon! Hugs and best wishes for safe travels, Kait

  9. March 14, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I love tanning in the summer but always want to be as safe and healthy as possible! Will definitely be checking out these products and getting my bronze on. Thanks for sharing girl!

    xoxo, CiCi

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 14, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      Hopefully science will be able to give us that happy sun filled feeling at some point too!!! You’ll love these products Ciera. Hugs, Kait

  10. March 14, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Kait! I am right there with you on this one. I LOVE to have a nice healthy summer glow, but that’s the key healthy! I have long learned since college safe tanning is the best and usually best looking tan! Can’t wait to try the block you recommended and FakeBake Flawless for the face (I always worry about breakouts) Thanks so much for sharing! XO, Lo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 14, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      I actually love the Argan oil on my face too! I haven’t had breakouts from any of these, but I am careful what I put on my face too. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 14, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      It’s always fun to try at least once! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      March 14, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you love! Hugs, Kait

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