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Beauty: Self Tanners

The sun is finally out but the bright white glare from your legs still makes you feel like it's anything but summer! We all know that tanning is bad for your skin and that years of tanning will do a lot of damage to your skin and health so what's a girl to do to get that sunkissed glow? Luckily self-tanners for both your face and body have come a long way since the old days of streaky, orange skin results! It's best to use a separate one for your face and body as facial skin is a lot more sensitive. Since there are so many sunless tanning options out there, it's easy to get confused when you hit the drugstore - everyone promises the same sunkissed glow but as we've discovered through trial and error - not all self-tanners are created equal! Trust us when we say we've had to hide out in our bedroom after a bad self-tanning incident. And don't even get us started on the time we turned just our legs bright orange and had to wear pants in the scorching heat to avoid the stares! Eek! That's why we've done the work for you and picked the top 5 self-tanners to ensure a smooth transition from winter complexion to summer glow!

Self-tanning tips

1.Before you start tanning it's important to remember to EXFOLIATE! This way the self-tanner will apply evenly and not grab onto any dry patches of skin. Use a gentle cream exfoliant for face or body and moisturize immediately afterwards.


2. Don't forget to shave before applying self-tanner and to put extra moisturizing lotion on elbows and knees to make sure the self-tanner absorbs better on these drier spots.


3.If you want to wear makeup, keep it light - all you need is some lipgloss, mascara and highlighter cream or powder to enhance your glow!


Top 5 Self Tanners!

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee, $9.99

Contains Vitamin E and your tan develops slowly in a matter of hours!


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St. Tropez Whipped Bronze Mousse, $19.99

Dries in only 60 seconds and can be used on face or body!


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Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer for Face, $10

Apply this daily facial moisturizer for a gradual, natural looking sunless tan!

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Neutrogena Build-A-Tan Gradual Sunless Tanning, $9.99

So easy to control your tan with this stuff! You get a bit darker with each application!

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Maui Babe Browning Lotion (available at www.Ulta.com), $13.49

Not only does this make you look like you've been surfing at the beach all day, it smells AMAZING!

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Do You Use Tanning Products?

  • All the time!
  • Bronzing beads are cool cuz it's just like make-up.
  • I hate self-tanners cuz they're greasy and icky!
  • I don't use them cuz they take too long to tint my skin.

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"Kirsteeeeen" wrote: I am so sorry for your loss. It must be tough going through this at the moment, losing someone is always a difficult situation. Grief can be unsettling and uncomfortable, but is a normal and necessary part of grieving and getting yourself through these types of things. I encourage you to continue to remember her, whether it be through stories or drawings or other ways you might express your good memories together. You could also do something in her memory such as plant a tree. Healing from loss takes time. There's no magic fix that'll make you feel better overnight. You just have to let yourself go through the process and eventually you will feel better. I promise. I'm also here if you feel like talking about it at any time, just send me a request. ​Tysm [s:sm3/1jw1] [s:sm3/1jw1]
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Kirsteeeeen
This is going to sound completely cliche, but the best thing is to just be yourself. You'll make friends no problem. People can tell when you're being genuine or not, and they definitely appreciate you for who you are more than if you tried to be someone else. You got this, it'll be a fun and exciting experience. :)
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Kirsteeeeen
I am so sorry for your loss. It must be tough going through this at the moment, losing someone is always a difficult situation. Grief can be unsettling and uncomfortable, but is a normal and necessary part of grieving and getting yourself through these types of things. I encourage you to continue to remember her, whether it be through stories or drawings or other ways you might express your good memories together. You could also do something in her memory such as plant a tree. Healing from loss takes time. There's no magic fix that'll make you feel better overnight. You just have to let yourself go through the process and eventually you will feel better. I promise. I'm also here if you feel like talking about it at any time, just send me a request.
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Style:
On a typical day I wear a pair of ripped jeans and either a hoodie or jacket, and a snapback. The opposite would probably be a dress lmao.
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Style:
I also love expensive clothing. Brand names are my thing. But I always shop either during sale times or at second hand stores. Sales are my best friend, honestly. It might be frustrating to wait, but it's worth it in the end. Shop only on sale racks in big stores, and scout out smaller second hand stores that often carry brand names, never worn, but for a cheaper price.
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