So I found Bliss A Tan for All Seasons at Ross for $7.99 and it retails for $38 at Sephora! So I bought 2 bottles of it.
I scrubbed my whole body with a $1 sugar scrub from the Dollar Store (worked really well) to exfoliate the skin. Applied lotion to rough spots like elbows, knees, wrists, ankles, etc. I then applied the product wearing plastic gloves from the Dollar store and rubbed the self tanner on the backs of my hands after I took the gloves off and was finished. I then washed my palms.
It dried really really fast pretty much right after you rubbed it in. I still waited 15 mins to put clothes on because that is what the instructions suggested.
Here are the before and after photos:
Then I took photos right after I applied the product.
RIGHT AFTER APPLYING (FACE)
RIGHT AFTER APPLYING (BELLY)
RIGHT AFTER APPLYING (LEGS)
I applied the self tanner at 11am. This is how it looked at 9pm after giving it a while to process:
AFTER 10 HOURS (FACE)
AFTER 10 HOURS (BELLY)
AFTER 10 HOURS (LEGS)
I think it gives a believable light tan without any orange.
I'll show you the before and afters side by side so you can get a better idea.
I think the flash may have blown out the legs on the after photo. I tried to take them in the same spot with the camera the same length away.
In real life the tan is very subtle but you can re apply for a darker look it says.
- Comes out purple so you can see where you are applying
- Tan looks real not orange at all
- The smell isn't bad but not delicious either
- Dries very quick
- Doesn't transfer on to clothing or sheets
- Normally $38 for a small can
- had a few patches but they are pretty light
- Not a very dark or noticeable tan if that is what you're looking for