The Best Self Tanners

Y,all… what day is it?!? This week has flown by and I am still writing April instead of May on my invoices at work aaahhh… I have been super busy that I didn’t have  chance to post yesterday but I had several requests for my favorite self tanners so I had to share asap!


 I am a big self-tanner fan and use them on the regular. I have been putting some new self-tanners to the test and found a few that I really liked so I need to update my list. Plus I am sharing the best new way to apply self-tanner so you need to read to the end of the post so you can be assured you get an even, flawless streak free tan too. These are my new favorites – the top 8 self-tanners to fake a beautiful, faux glow.


the best self tanners

1. Designer Skin Spray / 2. Banana Boat Self Tanning Lotion / 3. St. Tropez Sunless Mouse / 4. Tarte Brazilliance + Mitt / 5. Say Hello to Sexy Legs Gel / 6. Maui Babe Browning Lotion / 7.  Platinum Anti-Aging Face Tanner / 8. Kardashian Sunless Spray


Are you ready to give you skin the glow it needs without the harmful rays? Don’t forget, prolonged sun exposure is incredibly dangerous, and can lead to everything from premature aging to deadly forms of skin cancer. It’s just not worth it! I actually managed a tanning salon for 5 years and I have seen it all… very scary! If I could tell my 25 year old self to stay away from the tanning beds I would have…


When you want to apply sunless tanning lotion, or self-tanners, follow these simple steps for best results:

– Exfoliate dead skin, especially places like your elbows, knees, and ankles

– Don’t shave the same day you apply self-tanner

– Make sure your skin is dry before you begin application

-Wash your hands with both soap and water after each section is complete to keep them from getting unnaturally discolored (or use protective gloves)

-Wait at least ten minutes before dressing to make sure the product dries completely

-Continue to keep your skin hydrated so your new tan lasts as long as possible

-For best results, consider applying self tanner at night so it has time to work


What are some of your favorite self tanners?

Brittany 🙂


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  • These products look like amazing!! Thanks for sharing!
    Mónica Sors

  • We’re leaving for Aruba soon and I’ve picked up a few self tanners! The designer skin spray is hands down one of my favorites.
    Xo, Elizabeth

    • ITs my favorite one EVER!! 😉

  • I’ve just started using the St. Tropez and love it!! I also really like the Jergens Self Tanner Mousse – great price and it actually works really well!

    • I love the St Tropez…. Jergens has definitely stepped up their game 🙂

  • I rely on products like these to get that summer glow- thanks for the rec’s, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • I am a big self tanner girl, aren’t we all! I haven’t tried any of these and now I must! Great post!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Shauna

    Girlllll I’m ALL about the self tanner!! Mine is actually tan from a can, and I cannot live with out it!! 🙂



    • Omg girl me too! If its Versa or Mystic tan in a can, I have that too lol 🙂

  • I love ModelCo 🙂 Although it looks like you’ve got it covered hehe

  • Love a good self tanner! Happy Cinco de Mayo and weekend sweet babe!

    • Girl I am all about them! Happy Friday 🙂

  • I need that say hello to sexy legs lotion!!!!

    • Its seriously amazing!!! 🙂

  • I’ve never been a tanner (and I totally should, I’m PALE) but I just embrace my pastiness. LOL!
    I do like to use the Jergens gradual tan moisturizer every now and then though.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • I love the Jergens lotion! It is awesome.. Have an awesome weekend 🙂

  • I am too pale and too scared to try self tanner but I’ve heard good things about the Tarte one. Happy Cinco De Mayo! I know it’s your favorite day. Enjoy!!

    • Cheers babe! You can totally use it… I love that there are different shades for different skin tones! Hope you have an awesome weekend 🙂

  • I use self tanner all the time! I actually use the Banana Boat one & mix it with the Tanwise spray (from Sally Beauty Supply) to give it a little extra color!

    • That’s a great idea! Need to try that… thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Great info and recommendations! I totally agree, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated with a self tan so it lasts as long as possible! I have tried some of these, but theres a few I still need to try! Thanks! http://www.selftanning.com

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