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Self Tanner-Which have you used and liked?

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#1 jk1101

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    Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:51 AM

    I was always a big baking in the sun/tanning bed kind of girl, but since FI works in a skin cancer lab, it's REALLY hard to justify. I still go out, coated in SPF 45+, so it's not the same, so I've decided to try self tanners, and they are way harder to use than they lead you to believe!

    The first one I bought was the Jergens natural glow foam....supposedly no streaks....LOTS OF STREAKS...I did learn that using a wet soapy wash cloth and scrubbing hard will take a lot of self tanner right off.

    Last night I tried Sevin Nyne, which is Lindsay Lohan's new tanner - $35 - I figured Lindsay always has a good tan - it's a spray - seemed easy but today I looked pretty uneven. They do have an instructional video on the website, that I probably should have watched before I tried it. The color seems nice - I just did my legs for now bc I figure I can wear pants till I get it right or scrub it off!

    Anyone have any success with this type of thing?

    #2 silverangel

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      Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:00 AM

      I've tried the Jergens Natural Glow and it was ok...didn't really notice a change and I hated the smell of the face tanner.

      Then I tried the Equate brand from Wal-mart which was really cheap. I didn't really notice until people started commenting on my tanned legs...and thought wow it must be working

      I've also tried the True Blue Spa from Bath and Body, again it was ok, better than Jergens but still would try something else.

      #3 koolatta

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        Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:52 PM

        I've been wondering the same thing. I am so scared to try any..I dont want to turn orange..lol...Hope someone could answer

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        #4 jk1101

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          Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:48 PM

          Apparently mine doesn't look very good - I came home from getting my hair done and FI said my hair looks great but the fake tan has to go : (
          It's still uneven after trying to even it out this morning!
          I'll be scrubbing it off tonight!

          #5 Amarillis

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            Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:57 PM

            Oooooh Man... I can`t wait to hear which ones actually work!

            Versus oompa loompa orange that have been trying to exfoliate off my legs.....

            Thanks `bain de soleil`

            #6 linzangel

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              Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:00 PM

              I really like victoria secrets bare bronze....it rocks!

              #7 DanielleNDerek

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                Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:03 PM

                I've never been able to find a self tanner that i really liked so i've always ended up going tanning but this year i really want to find one that works. Since i dont know which i like, i'll let you know what i've tried before and disliked. I tried Clairins, Clinique, and Neutrogena. i looked orange with all 3.

                Sephora has these towelettes from Kate Somerville that look pretty cool. Has anyone used them?
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                #8 jk1101

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                  Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:05 PM

                  I'm thinking I might go to a place and have them spray me. Another thing I don't need to spend money on!

                  #9 amygirl1169

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                    Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:13 PM

                    I like the Neutrogena aerosol spray.
                    I also add a little bit of Life Brand (Cdn brand) bronzing cream to my regular body lotion. Rub it in really well and use a hair dryer on myself for a minute. Even I can't believe how natural it looks - until it starts wearing off of course... then it gets a little patchy, but you just have to exfoliate really well and start over!
                    Or if you really want to go all out, try a Mystic Spray Tan. It's about $30, but usually well worth it.
                    Whatever you chose will require lots of practise! I have had my fair share of 'OOPS!' experiences!!

                    #10 KLaBate54

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                      Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:17 PM

                      I also prefer Mystic Spray Tan! So far I've had good luck with it. The only problem area is my hands, which I seem to be the only one that notices anyway.

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