I’m so excited for my first post on my beauty and fashion page. I know busy moms don’t have much time to dedicate to themselves especially when it comes to their beauty needs like they used to before kids. Lets be honest…I wear yoga pants/workout gear with my hair in a ponytail 75 percent of the time. But I do think it’s so important for moms to try to be put together when possible. So I want to share some beauty and fashion tips in this section of my blog and gear it toward busy moms that still want to look and feel good. I plan on sharing products, clothes, styles and beauty tips with you all :). I do have to mention that I will never write a positive review on a product I do not truly believe in.
With that being said, I’m so thrilled to do my first beauty product review on a product I can proudly say I love and can put my 100% stamp of approval on. The product is called Glo Natural and they are a local NY company (which I love because I live in NY) that sells the best self-tanning moisturizing lotion…seriously.
Everyone looks better with a tan. I know I definitely do. I’ll admit that while in college and in my early twenties I frequented the tanning bed more than I should have in the winter because I couldn’t stand being pasty white (I was no Snooki, but definitely went in for the occasional tan). I’m not proud of it and it makes me cringe now because I know how bad it was for me. Since I now have zero interest in developing melanoma, and being a mom have no time to tan even if I wanted to, I needed to explore other options.
I’ve been spray tanned twice and was really hesitant before I tried it, but I was pleasantly surprised with the result. I went once before a wedding and once before vacation and I would do it again, but since it doesn’t last very long it’s not practical to keep it up financially, and seriously who has the time?
So that left me with self-tanner lotion option…and I’ve tried them all. From drugstore brands to department store brands, and each one was an epic fail. Whether I couldn’t match my skin-tone, to streaking, to making the palms of my hands turn brown despite scrubbing them after application, I never had success with any. I just wanted some natural color, nothing dramatic. I’m not interested in looking like an Oompa Loompa.
So you can imagine that I was a bit hesitant when approached by the owners of Glo Natural to do a product review…but I’m so happy I agreed to do it. I was honestly blown away by this product and I’m so happy I’ve found a reliable self-tanning lotion that will give me some natural color during the winter months.
Here’s why I liked it so much. First of all, there is ONE lotion for all skin types and skin tones….so no guessing game on which shade to buy. The scent of the lotion is Coco-Vanilla Chai and actually smells good. You aren’t left with the nasty self tanner smell that many of the products out there have.
But I was obviously most pleased with the results. I applied the product at night after I showered. I made sure to coat my skin evenly and not to miss any spots, ensuring to wash the palms of my hands well after application. I did a pretty good job the first night but didn’t quite go up all the way to my hair-line so I had a bit of a line on my forehead (duh). It was only noticeable to me and luckily went away when I did my second application the next night :).
I can best describe the way this looked as a natural enhancer to my skin tone. It looked like I already had my foundation and bronzer on when I woke up in the morning. It was a very subtle change from day to day (I applied for four nights in a row) but my tan increased a little each day and gave me some natural color.
Some other pros about the product is that it has all natural ingredients (this is very important to me). It also has anti-aging elements and reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. It is also very reasonably priced.
With the holidays quickly approaching, Glo Natural’s self-tanner is great to have on hand for all of your holiday parties and it can also serve as an awesome stocking stuffer. You can buy this fabulous self-tanning lotion here. Also make sure to “Like” their Facebook page as well!
I know I will definitely be using this product throughout the cold weather months!