Let’s face it. I can look pretty pasty year-round. I dread the Summer for two reasons: it’s hot (I hate heat), and because heaven forbid I decide to let my white legs see the sunlight by wearing shorts or dresses. And in case I forget that I am almost the same shade as Casper the friendly ghost, I have dear friends and strangers that remind me how ‘white’ I am, lol.
I love how a bronzed glow can make one look more fit and toned. I used to do tanning beds years ago — not frequently, but when I wanted to just put some warmth into the skin for special events. Of course tanning, whether it be the natural way in the sunlight or in a bed is definitely not something I recommend. Nothing is worth skin cancer. NOTHING. Because of the increased risks that go hand in hand with tanning, I stopped tanning in the beds (and I hardly go out in the sun), and started to do INDOOR, SUNLESS TANNING!
It started off with the infamous L’Oreal Sublime, but I found that it tends to get streaky if I am not careful, and felt that it didn’t give me that natural-looking tan I wanted, and made me look like an oompa loompa. I wanted something that didn’t get me to dark in one application, but would allow me to layer on the product little by little, to get to my desired shade. I was so happy when MillionDollarTan.com sent me their Summer Essentials Kit ($130) to try!
The Summer Essential Kit comes with:
- Mermaid Mousse (4 oz.)
- Mermaid Mousse (Face, 4 oz.)
- Blend Friend Tanning Mitt Set (For Face and Body)
- All That Shimmers Dry Oil (4 oz.)
- Complexion Protection (1.7 oz.)
The Mermaid Mousse for the face is nice too because it’s so natural and gradual, so you don’t have to worry about your face being too dark, even after one application, I felt I needed to do one more layer just to get it to match the rest of my body. The All That Shimmers Dry Oil is great for giving your tan a nice boost and glow before you walk out the door, it’s tinted to help really bring out your tan and has plenty of shimmer, so be careful not to apply too much! The Complexion Protection is basically a facial sunscreen that you can mix in with your moisturizer to protect your face from harmful UV rays.
I immediately used it the day I got it, and was amazed by the results the next day! I love that it comes with two “Blend Friend” mitts and a pouch for travel: A small one for the face, and a regular-sized mitt for the body. I love that these mitts are durable and sturdy, they aren’t like the typical sponge-like mitts I have used before that were so porous, I would have some of the product on my hands! These mitts do an awesome job at spreading the product evenly to ensure a natural-looking tan.
Once applied, the color guide will show you where you are applying the product, it then takes about 6-8 hours to fully develop on your skin. I like to apply it before bedtime (I recommend letting it dry and using clothes you don’t care about in case they get stained), and then I wash it off in the shower and a natural bronzed glow is revealed! The tan lasts 7-10 days and is buildable. Definitely recommend!
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