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You guys, here’s the deal: I LOVE me some self-tanner. Yep. I sure do. And the truth is I’ve been loving on this stuff for like yeeeears now.
I think it all started back around the beginning of high school, when I realized that golden, even, tan skin generally looks cuter than pale-as-death, white as the driven snow, freckly-with-red-undertones skin. And I also realized that despite my jerk-gene pool, even *I* could have lovely golden skin by using this fancy stuff called… SELF TANNER! And suddenly my life changed forever. I was hooked.
Can you imagine the feels then in my heart when I discovered spray-tans? A tan that would be blasted evenly all over my entire body… as in no longer would I have super tan arms/legs/face/neck/tummy but with a pasty white backside cuz I couldn’t reach it? Mind. Blown.
Now as I matured and grew to be slightly less shallow and a teeny bit wiser (albeit equally vain, haha), I realized that there were deeper reasons for loving self tanner and spray-tans: a) It made me feel less tempted to subject my skin to the actual sun and put myself at risk for skin cancer (hashtag not worth it!), and b) It made me feel so, so much more confident. And how you feel about yourself effects everything.
Over the years, I have literally tried SO. MANY. different self tanners you guys. And I’ve gotten SO. MANY. spray tans. This girl is a seasoned veteran with this stuff, no doubt about it.
Want to know what I hadn’t tried before though? Mystic Tan self tanner. Yeah. That’s a thing. The company that does some of the best spray tans around now also has a self tanner. Are you peeing your pants with excitement? Cuz you should be.
I tried out their Self Tan Spray with Bronzer in the Sun Kyssed hue, and honestly you guys, I loved it. The spray is awesome because it speeds up the application a little bit (at least for me) and the Sun Kyssed color was literal perfection. No orange tint. I also love the bronzer in it because it provides some immediate color while you wait for the full color to develop over the next several hours.
I also tried the Self Tan Lotion with bronzer and had the same feelings – love.
Finally I gave their Tan-Touring Bronzer Stick a whirl and no joke peeps – this might have been my favorite item. I die over that glowy, golden bronzed face look, and this gave me that instantly! And sometimes I feel like even when I put self-tanner on my face, the makeup I wear covers the color right up. This Bronzer Stick totally solves for that. Didn’t feel heavy on my face either. I swiped it onto my face in the places I wanted it (which ended up basically being everywhere, haha), and then literally forgot I’d ever done so. Couldn’t feel it on my face at all. I legit mega-loved this stuff! Also love that it’s small enough to fit in basically any of my purses so I can bring that baby with me anywhere. Bam!
The thing I’m loving most about the Mystic Tan self-tanner is that it allows you to achieve a custom tan – as dark or as subtle as desired. You can build on the tan (multiple applications over a few days) to make it super dark and summery, or keep it subtle with just one application. We love that.
We ALSO love that Mystic Tan has generously offered to give my readers 25% off your purchases at Mystictan.com from now until the end of April with code GBO25. Woot!
So now I must ask you…
Are YOU GUYS self-tanner lovers? Do you use it? I genuinely want to know!
And if you have questions about this stuff and how it compares to other brands, let me know! Happy to answer any questions and will do so honestly!
Have a Wednesday!
Thanks for Reading.