My Favorite Self-Tanner (and why it should be yours too!)

Who loves tanning as much as I do?! I used to frequent the tanning beds throughout college and even worked at a tanning salon for a few years so I got the perks of free tanning! There’s just something so relaxing to me about getting into a hot tanning bed. But as I get older, I’m realizing that it’s probably not the safest thing to do and it’s really not great for my skin either. So I set out to find the best self-tanner that I possibly could! I googled the best ones, looked to the influencers to see what they were loving and read through lots of reviews. It wasn’t the cheapest adventure (self-tanners can be pretty pricey) but in this adventure, the third time was a charm!

The first self-tanner that I tried I got off of Amazon. It’s called Golden Star Beauty and it’s organic. This stuff smells kinda funny and I felt like it made me look more orange than anything. So, on to the next one! The brand that I kept coming across and everyone was loving was the St. Tropez self-tanners. In all honesty, I really do like this self-tanner but it can be pretty streaky and sometimes I felt like it made me look dirty, especially around the neck area. But I really liked the color and how dark it made me look. But I knew I could find something better. So one day I was watching QVC (because what else do you do when there’s a pandemic) and they were raving about this new Isle of Paradise self-tanner. They had a really great deal so I decided to snag it! And I’m so glad that I did. When I bought mine, it came with a big bottle of the body butter (which apparently isn’t being sold anymore) along with the face and body drops. Basically you just mix the drops in with either your face moisturizer or your body lotion and then apply. Don’t forget to wash your hands after though!! I’ve made the mistake of not doing that and my palms looked like I had orange paint everywhere. They also recently came out with Hyglo drops which have the hyaluronic acid in them, so you also get some skin care! I’m switching to those after my bottle is done. Let me just break down all of the reasons why I love this self-tanner:

  1. It doesn’t streak!!!! I didn’t think I was ever going to find a self-tanner that didn’t streak a little bit. The only spots that I still have trouble with are the tops of my feet – that can look a little weird at times but still way better than any other self-tanner I’ve used.
  2. It looks really natural.
  3. There are 3 shades you can choose from: light, medium, and dark. So it’s not just one size fits all! I personally use the medium and it works perfect for me!
  4. The drops are only $29 and it lasts quite a long time! You only need 4-7 drops mixed in with your lotions so a little goes a long way.

So there you have it folks! The greatest self-tanner of all time!! I’m linking the tanning drops right here for you to go check out! You can also follow me on the app @melissadawnblog to shop all of my looks, favorites and sales!

-xoxo Melissa Dawn

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