Friday, April 04, 2008

New Finds


I'm so pale. I mean washed-out-whale pale. There was no Spring Break beach trip for me; there's no tanning bed days ahead for me this season; I haven't even seen the sun in a week since it has been monsooning in Tennessee. I'm desperate, so I went to my new favorite neighborhood SuperTarget.
First, I did some research. We all know those self-tanning lotions that smell putridly of... tanning lotion. Most of us have turned yellow at some point in our attempts at achieving a nice color. I've fried myself in the tanning bed, and I've even done the whole body spray thing. I think I've finally found the answer: Dove Energy Glow. It smells great, goes on smooth, and builds a natural result after daily application.
Before I made my purchase, I *googled* consumer reviews on several of these products. {My favorite section of Real Simple magazine is where they compare similar products for value, style, and approval, so I decided to do this same experiment.} Dove was rated extremely high.
I'm so excited about my new find. Anybody else found a product out there worth sharing?

10 comments:

Sarah Armstrong said...

I am unbelievably white also - it makes me feel good to know that my "sun baking buddy" is in the same boat as me! Let me tell you, trips to the tanning bed or even to lay out aren't as easy with a baby! I am going to try the Dove soon! I need help!! :)

The Meeks said...

I still laugh when I think of the spray tan experience in the rain immediately after! You looked like you were bleeding self tanner!! I can't wait to try the Dove. I have used the Jergens Natural Glow and it is okay. It still makes you smell a little. Oh well! Love you and can't wait for Sunday night...

Linds

Tiffany Norris said...

Even if I get out in the sun, I don't tan. I used to burn, but now it's as if I'm immune. Sigh.
Anyway, I've used the Jergens before, too, and it worked OK.
I'll be interested to hear if you like the Dove--maybe there's hope for pale, pale me!

RJTrue said...

I can't wait to hear about Dove ... if it works, will you go to Super Target with me :)

Amy Conner said...

I havent tried the Dove either, i have some that i bought when it was on sale and i just havent used it, i have been using the Loreal Sublime, it does smell a little, and i also have used Jergens i like it okay too, but i need to try the dove, let me know how it works, doesn't it stink being so pale? I'm so ready for summer and to be by the pool!!!

Kristy said...

I love Dove so far! Y'all seriously, it smells good! It is no substitute for sitting by the pool though, and I am soooo looking forward to this summer. Amy, we'll have to get together and rotate each other's pools some. :)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

oooo now im officially poor cause im gonna buy all your recommended products...when i saw you you looked really tan. was that cause youve been using that product???

Kristy said...

Yes! in fact, it is! :)

Kelley Brown said...

As a fair-skinned, freckled, redhead, I think I have tried every self-tanner out there. The Jergens Natural Glow makes me a bit orange, but the new Jergens Express is good...until you shower and it gets streaky. For my sister's wedding, I just didn't shower that morning. :) Scott definitely disklikes the tanner smell, so I am excited to try the Dove brand. Thanks Kristy!!!

RJTrue said...

OMGosh ... this stuff is flippen amazing. People are coming up to me saying, "did you go tanning?" "were you out in the sun?" "you look amazing". I should probably call Dove and tell them I need to be in the commercial for this product.

Thanks for mentioning this, amazing friend :)