Mexico Here I Come!

Yes. I am going there (literally and figuratively). With 30+ inches of snow on the ground, I am going there. My husband and I are very fortunate, in that every other year we get to head some place tropical (for free!!) in the dead of winter. It’s a nice little escape for us, as we leave our girls at home with the grandparents.

One of the nice things about this trip (besides the fact that it is free) is that it’s just the two of us. We do have a few dinners to attend while we are there with other people, but it is still nice to have adult conversation and eat our meal the whole way through! I am also anxious to come back to snowy PA with a great tan (although as I type this the weather report for Mexico all week is cloudy and rain…boooo). You see, when we travel some place warm with our girls, getting a tan usually takes a back seat-naps (when needed), keeping the girls entertained, and just plain being a parent get in the way of that glorious tan! Not this time though- I plan on planting myself on the beach, next to the pool all week and getting my tan on!

One thing that’s nice about traveling in the summer is I already have a little bit of a glow (calling it a tan is generous) before I leave for a vacation. Winter though? Holy pasty. Holy white. Woof. My tan is so non existent you can see every nook and cranny on my body, and my legs? Yikes! Don’t even get me started!

Typically, I get an airbrush tan just to give myself a little color, but my husband and I are “on a budget” for real this time, so I knew that was out of the question (and has been for months). I have always been scared to try at home tanning products because to be quite honest I just don’t trust myself!

I had used Fake Bake Flawless Self Tan Liquid over the summer at the recommendation of my friend and loooooooved it so I was excited to give their other products a try. Like I said before, I typically don’t trust myself to do these kinds of things at home, but the Flawless was relatively easy so my worries were eased a little!

Since I had tried the liquid I thought I would try the mousse. I had also been using their Amplify Daily Tan for the last couple of days just to get a little bit of color started. 

Using the mousse was super easy. I will say though, the mousse expands a lot after you dispense it, so be careful! The first time I put some in my hand it ended up being a TON! I was able to get it all under control but I knew from that point on that a little bit at a time was perfect! What’s nice though is you can see the color going on, so it was easy to see if there were any streaks or any places that needed blended a little bit more. It also smells pretty good too (I know some at home tanning lotions can have a weird smell). 

I ended up doing two applications of this and I plan to do another before I leave on Tuesday (if we are able to leave Tuesday…with 30+ inches of snow, who knows at this point!). Overall, I love the subtle glow that the mousse gives me. If you want a darker color, you can certainly keep applying until you get your desired color, or they have other products that give you the darker tan right off the bat (like their Flawless Darker)

Here are a few before/afters. I tossed on a dress that I am taking with me to Mexico (and that is in major need of a steamer)! LOVE the subtle color and glow that I have (with no makeup, even!)

I feel like this color is good to get you through the winter, too. I don’t know about you, but I am not a big of super dark tans during winter- you aren’t fooling anyone! The color I get from Fake Bake I think is totally believable- just a nice, subtle color!

If you are looking for something to give your pasty winter skin some color, give Fake Bake a try….LOVE!!!

Thank you to Fake Bake for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 


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