The Golden Life
Thanks to Jergens for sponsoring today’s post. #BetterWithATan #GoldenLife.
SHOP THE LOOK:
Dress: Shopbop (almost sold out, size up!) | Wedges: On sale & almost sold out- available in brown at Bloomingdales, brown at Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban ($60 off + free shipping!) | Necklace: Jules Smith | Bracelet: Jules Smith (66% off here) | Lips: Maybelline Vivid Rose | Nails: Essie Sunset Sneaks | Tan: Jergens Instant Sun in Deep Bronze
I’m a firm believer that everyone looks better with a tan. Tanned skin looks healthy and vibrant, and it instantly makes colorful summer outfits pop! Unfortunately my natural skin tone is about as far away from tan as you can get. I’m normally as pale as a ghost, and it is not a cute look. If I tried to wear this white dress without a tan, I don’t think you’d be able to tell the difference between my skin and the dress. Yep, it’s that bad. During the summer, the last thing I want to worry about is how my skin will look with the color of my outfit. If I’m tan, I know that I’ll feel confident that nearly anything is going to look good!
When I was a teenager, I’d basically fry my skin in the sun hoping to get a summer tan, but I stopped that silliness as soon as I spotted my first wrinkle. Not only do I want to avoid the nasty effects of the sun, but who wants to spend hours sweating in the sun when you could be out enjoying the beautiful weather with your friends? Now I get my tan from a bottle, and I’ve tried nearly every tanner on the market in my quest for the perfect faux tan.
Most self-tanners either turn me into an orange Oompa Loompa instead of a tanned beach goddess or leave splotches and streaks all over my body. Thankfully Jergens has developed a line of self-tanning products that give you a summer glow overnight without any of the flaws of other brands I’ve tried. The Jergens® Natural Glow® Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse may have a long name, but the instructions are short: rub the mousse onto your skin, wait 60 seconds for the product to dry, and you’re good to go! I technically have light skin, I decided to try out the Deep Bronze shade. What can I say? I live dangerously. Even though I was a bit worried that the dark shade would produce unnatural results, I was shocked that the color developed evenly into the exact bronze shade I normally get from a week in the sun. No streaks, no splotches, no Oompa Loompa orange.
While the Instant Sun Tanning Mousse is perfection on its own, the entire Jergens® Natural Glow® line should be used together for flawless results every single time. Before applying your self-tanner, use the Color Primer In-Shower Scrub to smooth away any dead skin or uneven texture. Then apply the Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse in your desired shade (comes in Light or Deep Bronze) and wait 60 seconds for the product to dry on your skin. You’ll instantly get a subtle bronze glow, but the deep tan develops within a few hours. Pro tip: wash your hands with a dollop of the Color Primer In-Shower Scrub to prevent the dreaded “self-tanner hands” look! A few seconds of scrubbing will keep your hands looking even and naturally tan instead of splotchy and 10x darker than the rest of your body! To keep your tan beach-worthy all week long, use the Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer to extend the life of your tan. You can also save $1 on your purchase when you use the Jergens Glow Advisor! Whatever you’re wearing this summer, it’s going to look better with a tan. Once you start living the Golden Life, you won’t go back!