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Faux Sure Flawless (Self) Tan


Self tanning is easier said than done. It’s definitely not what I would call lazy girl beauty. My goal with the at-home tan is to make it look 100% natural – arguably better than anything the sun could give you. It’s safer than soaking up harmful UVA and UVB rays and no worry of looking crispy and dry. After years of trial and error (and streaks), I’ve created a guide to perfecting the faux. A mix of “the buddy system” and protective gear coupled with effective self-tanners and you will be golden (for reals).

I’m over on The Garmenteur today breaking down these faux tan tips. Go check it out and have a happy Friday!

7 Days of Summer Beauty: Faking a Tan


I can only embrace the pale so much. No matter how hard I try to be content with my fair skin, my limbs are atrociously pasty come summer. I tried on a pair of shorts at J. Crew last month and realized that I needed to start the self-tanning ritual a.s.a.p. I had one of those moments in the fitting room that I’d rather forget. A little color goes a long way to making you look slimmer. My legs looked tremendously better in those shorts after a round with Vita Liberata pHenomenal tan mousse.

Vita Liberata just made its way from the UK to Sephora stateside. And it is a-maz-ing. Like totally changed my perspective on self-tanner amazing. It makes an otherwise arduous process tolerable due to the long wear. The pHenomenal tan mousse can last up to four times longer than any other self-tanner – anywhere from 2-3 weeks, depending on your skin! It works by slowly releasing DHA over time. I got a solid two weeks, which is about an entire week longer than anything else I’ve ever used. And once it began to fade, it did so evenly. To really jazz up the wear time closer to the three week mark, I used Vita Liberata’s Untinted Self Tan Lotion to subtly build color. It applies clear and then you wake up the next morning looking all golden. Worth noting, Vita Liberata uses organic botanical extracts in its formulas and has a virtually non-existent smell. I’ll definitely take my self-tanner with a side of shea butter, hyaluronic acid and raspberry seed extract. This has summer beauty MUST written all over it!

It’s a full week of summer beauty! To check out day 1, click here.