Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Worst Self Tanners

Xen-Tan Dark Tanning Mousse
Seldom have I been so utterly disappointed in a product. After spending $30 on a 4oz bottle - I certainly expected more from this self tanner. I'm not usually bothered by the smell of sunless tanners but this one, which is supposed to be "light and delicious" had an odor that can only be described as rancid vanilla frosting.  Even after five consecutive days of application, the "instant" color was almost non existent and the "tan" was a pale, yellow/orange which did not fade well.  Save your money!

So Bronze Tinted Self Tanning Body Lotion

Hands down - the worst self tanning product ever! Where do I begin? To start, the color, straight out of the tube immediately evoked childhood memories of the most hated crayon of Crayola's 64 colors - "Burnt Sienna" (which I believe has since been discontinued.) For those too young to remember this ugly crayon - it was a dark, red-orange brown. Not exactly the most desirable shade for coloring or tanning!  I should have stopped right there but I didn't.  This over-priced nightmare was thick, difficult to apply and left behind a splotchy, streaky, orange mess. Three hours after applying, it had settled into my pores and was still rubbing off on my clothes. I have used many, many sunless tanning products and none were as awful as this one.