Friday, February 18, 2011

Fake Bake Sunless Tanning {Review & Giveaway}

Fake Bake{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, trishden!}

Is it summer yet?

How about now? No?

Now?

Even though I know that in six months I'll be complaining about the heat and never wanting to leave the comforts of air conditioning, I'm just so over winter. I'm tired of everything that comes along with it: the snow, piling on seven layers before we leave the house, my glaringly white legs and more. All in all, I'm ready for it to at least be spring.

Aside from waiting and hoping that the groundhog (who predicted an early spring) was right, there's not much more for me to do. However, to at least rid myself of that blinding whiteness in the meantime, I know that I can turn to Fake Bake.

sunless tanningAvailable nationwide in salons, stores, online and even in dermatology offices, Fake Bake sunless tanning products are used and renowned by everyone from celebrities down to us regular folks. And even though there is a large number of brands and products out there to give you a bronzed, healthy glow, there are quite a few reasons that Fake Bake stands out from the rest.

First, they are organically-based and paraben-free, so right away there is no worry about what you are putting on your skin. There are also no dyes in tanning productsFake Bake products, so not only does that mean you won't be left with streaks, dark spots or the dreaded orange coloring, but the water-soluble formula won't stain your clothing as well.

Instead, Fake Bake is the first company to include anti-oxidants as well as anti-cellulite and anti-aging ingredients that soften your skin while reacting with the natural proteins to result in a natural-looking tan that is long-lasting. Why not do something good for your skin while you are safely giving it a warm summer look?

Just in time for a family trip to an indoor water park (bare skin alert!) I was ready to try two of Fake Bake's new products: Bronzing Gel and Flawless.

sunless tanning gelPulling out the Bronzing Gel first, applying this lightweight formula couldn't have been easier. After slipping on gloves, I squeezed a little of the smooth substance out...
...and, using a circular motion, rubbed it along my legs. As instructed, I took care around my knees and ankles and, moments later, was done. My legs were nearly instantly dry, not at all sticky and there was no scent - three things that I appreciated. Even though Fake Bake indicated that my tan would deepen after having set, I could already see a difference.

Not a drastic change, but considering this was after only one application and about 30 seconds of having been rubbed on, I was pleased. I went on to use the Bronzing Gel on my face, neck, arms and shoulders and the next day it really did look as though I had spent some time out in the sun. My face especially had a great soft glow and it was even better that the gel hadn't left any greasy or oily residue at all, just a slight tan!

After giving the Bronzing Gel ample time to fade away, I pulled out the Flawless sunless tanning product to see if I would have the same great results.

The main difference I noticed right away was that this is a liquid (as opposed to a gel) so it is sprayed onto the provided mitt and then rubbed on your skin. Simple enough, right?

Flawless also went on very easily using the same circular motion and dried very quickly. It did have quite a strong tropical scent (it smells like traditional suntan lotion) and the results were slightly less noticeable, but I thought the end result was also very natural-looking and non-orange. Another success!

With spring break right around the corner and shorts season not far after that, I'm ready to start thinking about how to get a long-lasting tan that appears genuine but is much safer. Thanks to Fake Bake and their high quality products, it's easy to be bronzed and beautiful at a variety of price points (the Bronzing Gel retails for $29 and Flawless for $24 but there are other more and less expensive products) and feel good about how your skin looks and feels.

And, thanks to the generosity of Fake Bake, one person will be set to hit the beach tanned and ready, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of any TWO products
from Fake Bake!

To enter to win: Visit Fake Bake and tell me which two products you would choose if you win.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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Giveaway will end on March 11th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Fake Bake for providing sunless tanning products for me to review as well as the choice of any two products for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Sheila Rae said...

I would love to try Xtreme and the Self Tanning Lotion. I love self tanners and have tried many many different ones.
Would love to try this one :)

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msilba said...

I would love to try this for the wedding that I'm in June, I know I'll need a little help in the tanning department that early in the season! Would love to try the fake bake airbrush, and the "the face"

Rachel Bice May said...

I would like to try the Flawless with Mitt and Lotion to keep it going. My whole life I just burn instead of tan and always looking for good self tanners.

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Firefly said...

I would choose the Tan Enhancing Lotion and Flawless.

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christina said...

i love the idea of the gel, i used a sample of one like that before ($$$) and i loved it. i would probably also go for the face tanner.

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I would choose the Fake Bake Airbrush and the fake bake tantalizing self-tanning butter
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I think I would choose fake bake self tan and mousse and the new fair self tanning lotion.

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Angie Martinez said...

I would buy the air brush and the skin smoothie

Joy said...

I would buy the Fake Bake Flawless and The Face.

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Marissa said...

I think I'd try the self-tan and mousse...I am already fairly tan, but I'd like a little glow before shorts weather :)

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ashleynichole said...

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meeyahsmamma said...

I would love to try the New Fair Self Tanning lotion and the "Face" self tanning lotion.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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lollimom said...

I would probably choose the bronzing gel and maybe the face self tanner as it is B1G1 free right now.
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soccer_nsa said...

I would choose the face self tanning lotion & the self tan lotion.

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Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Awesome giveaway!
I would love to try this esspecially the Bronze gel and NEW FAIR Self-Tanning Lotion

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Becky said...

If I won, I'd like to try the airbush or the self-tanning mousse.

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Nebraska Fillemans said...

Bronze on the Go with the mitt...I think that would be the best and most convenient!
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Anonymous said...

fair self tanning and the skin smoothie

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PaulineMilner said...

At Fake Bake, the two products I would choose are:

New Flawless Mitt Included +1 Bronze on the Glow, Code FBF-01

and

Special of the Month, Airbrush and Mousse, Code FBRA-01.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Huguette E. said...

I think I would choose the Platinum Face
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I visited Fake Bake...the two products I would choose are the Tinted Full Body Glow & the FB Lotion Tri-Pack Plus The Face Tan & (1) Nearly Naked Lip Gloss combo. lori.campbell@ccstn.com

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I'd choose "The Face" Self-Tanning Lotion Buy 1 Get (1) Free Value of ($23.95) and NEW FAIR Self-Tanning Lotion + (1) Skinny Solution value of $19.99 FREE. mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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I would love to try the Bronzing Gel and the Platinum Face!

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