Review: Banana Boat – Sunless Summer Color
Review: The Best Self Tanner
Summer is sloooooowly coming to an end. I know that it’s almost impossible to tell, since it’s 500 degrees outside, but that is what my calendar tells me, so I have no choice but to believe it. Just because it’s (almost) time to say good-bye to our swimsuits and tank tops, doesn’t mean we have to bid our tans adieu as well.
I used to be obsessed with tanning. I have been baking my body since I was 10 years old, and have finally been convinced of the dangers of skin-cancer (hopefully not too late!). It’s been a difficult transition to self-tanners, and I have tried and tested countless products on the market searching for the perfect one that will give me a believable result. Not the easiest task, as you probably know!
So one day, I randomly picked up a bottle of Banana Boat’s Sunless Summer Color at a discount store because it was really cheap, and fell in love! This self tanner goes on sooo smooth, and is super easy to rub in. It takes about 5 minutes to dry but leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized with no nasty smells. If you take care to rub it in, you will be 100% streak free!
*Beauty Tip*Your elbows, knees and hands tend to pick up more color. Rub a little lotion on these areas before applying and they will blend in much better!
Upon application, you will see only a tint of color, but it gradually increases for the next 24 hours into a gorgeous, deep, natural looking tan. Trust me, even my friends don’t believe that it’s fake and they used to be as obsessed with tanning as much as I did. When we were in high school, we used to have contests during the summer to see who could get the darkest. If they suspected me of cheating with a self-tanner, they would sprinkle water on my arm to see if it would run. Sick, I know. My natural color is pretty pale with a hint of olive undertones. I use the Deep Dark color and with only one application, I have as much color as I want without having to spend weeks in the sun! I will post a before and after pic next time I use it.
I buy it from Drugstore.com because they sell it for cheap, and always have good deals. Right now it is going for $6.92! I have seen it at a few drugstores, but it is few and far between. When I do find it, I literally buy 6 at a time lol!