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Beautisol Tea Tan Glow Review

As I grow older, I think back to my 'tanning' days in high school and college and regret them more and more every year. How did I think that was healthy for my skin? Now, I protect my skin with SPF, but I won't lie, I do still love a little color!

Instead of hitting up the tanning bed I opt for self tanners. Most recently I tried out Beautisol Tea Tan Glow and I loved it. I brought it with me to Vegas, New Orleans, and on my last trip to NY.

I've tried Beautisol self tanner before and I'm a huge fan. The Tea Tan Glow is a newer concept. It's a Wash Off Body Bronzer, and if that isn't self explainatory, it means it washes off in the shower.

At first, I was a little weary of the smell. I usually apply self tanner at night and then shower the next morning to get rid of the smell, but with Beautisol, this won't work since it would just wash off all of my color. It has to be applied the day that you want your color to show. I've used Tea Tan Glow several times and the smell never bothered me. There is a light scent when you first apply it, but it fades fast.

Tea Tan Glow is great if you only want color for a day. If you don't feel like dealing with the fading color or the maintenance of a longer lasting self tanner, or maybe you're afraid of streaks, no worries with Tea Tan, because it washes right off. And if you're read my blog before, you know I have sensitive skin and eczema on my legs. Beautisol Tea Tan Glow did not bother my skin at all. This is the true test that helps me decide if I'm going to use a product again. I'm sold!

Tips for applying Tea Tan Glow:
1 - Wait at least 15 minutes before you dress after applying Tea Tan Glow.
2 - It may not be a great idea to wear white after applying this!
3 - Use a light exfoliater before applying. This helps get rid of dead skin and color will go on smoother.
4 - Put lotion around your ankles, elbows and knees before applying color. This helps the color go on even in these hard to cover places.
3 - I also like to moisturize after it dries. I think it helps to even out the color.
4 - Wash your hands immediately after applying. You may need to exfoliate to get all of the self tanner off your palms.

Do you use self tanner? If so, please share your tips below!

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad

I'm a self tanning queen, especially in the summer. I don't like to bake in the sun (no wrinkles please!) so I like to use a self tanner to give myself some color in the summer.

I just tried Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad and loved the color it gave me. It's a large towel that covers your whole body. The towel has little scrubbers in it so it acts like an exfoliator for a smooth application. Right after I applied the towel to my skin I followed up with an unscented lotion, to help ensure an even application (and for extra moisturizing!). 
I applied the towel at night, waited about 10 minutes before getting dressed, put on dark loose clothing, and then went to bed. I woke up the next morning looking like I just got back from the Caribbean! I saw my mom that day, who can appreciate a good self tan job, and she said 'oh my goodness, you are TAN!' I went over my legs and arms twice with the towel, which makes me think my tan came out even darker than normal. I did have one streak on my leg (my fault), which I fixed by scrubbing with a damp wash cloth. 
I love this type of packaging for traveling. They fit nicely in a makeup bag and you don't have to worry about these leaking in your luggage and the carry on liquid rule.

Glow Pads retail at $48 for a box of 8 pads. Definitely worth the splurge if you want a tan for a special event or vacation, or while you are traveling.

Total Beauty Post: 9 New Self Tanners for Summer
9 New Self-Tanners for Summer

Get tan skin without risking melanoma

9 New Self-Tanners for Summer

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These babies guarantee a natural sun-kissed sheen or a dark goddess tan without the aid of the sun or the risk of wrinkles. And this season's newest options for bronzed skin are better than anything we've seen yet.

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Giveaway Break - Famous Dave's Moisture Tan

Thought I would end the work week with a winter pick me up giveaway!

Enter to win a bottle of Famous Dave's Moisture Tan! I just wrote a rave review about this product a few days ago. Read about it here.

Need a pick me up for pale skin? Famous Dave's Moisture Tan self tanner goes on evenly, doesn't smell as bad as the rest, and has a ton of moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin soft. The pump bottle helps for an easy application!


Enter to win a bottle of Famous Dave's Moisture Tan!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Monday, February 28th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

9 Best Self-Tanning Tools
9 Best Self-Tanning Tools

Get your sexy, summer tan on -- the sunless way

9 Best Self-Tanning Tools

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Total Beauty readers give these self-tanning lotions and potions a tanned thumbs up.

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No. 9: Aveeno Continuous Radiance Moisturizing Lotion, $11.99 average reader rating: 8

"It adds a nice sun-kissed glow without streaks or an orange cast …"

No. 8: Bath & Body Works True Blue Spa Shade to Order, $18.50 average reader rating: 8.1

"Best of the best tanners out there …"

No. 7: L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Any Angle Self-Tanning Spray, $9.99 average reader rating: 8.2

"It is the easiest self tanner I've ever tried …"

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