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My Top 3 Self Tanners

Updated on March 12, 2012

As the weather gets warmer, bikini season is slowly approaching. And being pale and matching the sand on the beach is NOT for me! I have a fair skin tone that does not tan, so I try to limit my sun exposure and make sure I always wear SPF. Being that I am so fair, I have experimented with MANY self-tanners and wanted to share with you my top 3. I will be doing individual reviews on each self tanners in the coming weeks with before and after pictures.

$40 for 8oz bottle
$40 for 8oz bottle | Source

St. Tropez Self Tanning Mousse

This is my holy grail self tanner. The color is AMAZING. The product comes out as an easy to apply mousse. This can be applied with either a tanning mitt (preferred) or rubber gloves. It contains a color guild that allows you to see where the self tanner is applied. I wear this to bed at night, wash off the bronzer in the morning, and I am left with a beautiful bronze tan. This is a bit pricey, about $40 dollars a bottle, but totally worth it. The 8oz bottle lasts me 2 months.

$25-35 per session
$25-35 per session | Source

Versa Spa Spray Tan

If I'm feeling a quick and easy tan, I head over to my local tanning salon. Versa Spa is a four-pass spray tan booth followed by two dry passes. Getting a tan with Versa Spa is so easy! There is a choice of three colors, light, medium, and dark. I find that medium does not make me look orange or 'too dark' on top of my fair skin. I go at night before bed in baggy clothes and flipflops and within 7 minutes I am walking out the door to go home. I spend more time undressing, and redressing than the actual Versa Spa session. One spray tan is about $25-35 dollars (depending on location) and lasts about 5-7 days.

$15 a bottle on Amazon
$15 a bottle on Amazon | Source

Fake Bake Flawless Self Tanning Liquid

This self tanner is very big in the UK. The color is flawless, just like the name. I found it a bit difficult to apply at first but found a quickly found a rhythm that worked for me. The smell is amazing. It reminds me of the beach full of coconuts. I apply the self tanner with a self tanning mitt and apply it before bed at night.The liquid dries quickly which is great so you don't have to stand around naked waiting for the tanner to dry. Fake Bake Flawless runs for about $15 dollars on Amazon and also comes with a tanning mitt and rubber gloves.


These are my top 3 favorite self tanners that do not turn me orange, If you have any suggestions or know of a self tanner I should try, leave it in the comments below.

<3333 KrisCayllie


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