I don’t know about you, but the chilly winter weather this year has really made me”¦pale.
I live in Florida; I like to be tan. However, a trip to the tanning bed is not on my list of to-dos. Therefore, as the weeks have passed and the temperatures have been low, my skin has turned a nasty shade of”¦green (yes, green. I have olive skin, so I look pretty sickly when I don’t have a tan!). I’ve tried a few sunless tanning products in the past, but I have never been completely sold on one particular brand. One turns you a little too orange, one of them left some stains on my clothing, and many of them end up smelling funny. The stench follows me around all day and makes me incredibly self-conscious: surely everyone else can smell me from a mile away, right???
Last week I made a fantastic discovery.
I present to you: Xen-Tan.
It is a line of sunless tanning products, and they are awesome! I have been using the ”˜Transform Luxe’ lotion for a week now, and my pasty skin is a thing of the past! At $30, the bottle was a bit more of an investment than other lotions I’ve used previously, but I think it was worth the splurge. The lotion is thin in consistency and applies evenly. Another advantage is that it has a light vanilla scent, which is much more pleasant than the Cheez-It smell I seemed to reek of when I used other lotions (I’m not sure why”¦it just always smelled like Cheez-Its to me”¦). Now: I don’t look like I just stepped off of the beach somewhere in the Caribbean (that would be crazy”¦I’m pretty sure that everyone would notice if I went from Casper-white to bronzed statue status), but I have managed to give myself a natural looking glow. And, I feel 100 times better than I did a week ago!
To take a look at the entire product line, you can visit the Nordstrom website. They have an array of products, including face tanners (although I personally don’t think you need those”¦I just use the body lotion on my face too), body scrubs, and bronzing powder. And: right now Nordstrom is running a $5 shipping special if you order $50 or more of beauty products”¦so you can pick up a few more wedding day beauty items while you’re at it!
Have you used sunless tanning products before? Do you have any good/bad experiences to share?