An Honest Beauty Product Review
Estimated Reading Time: 15 Minutes.
In This Article:
- The Lengths Women Go To Feel Beautiful
- The Damage Of Tanning Beds
- Alternative Options To Tanning Beds
- Finding The Right Natural Self Tanner
- Why Sunless Tanning Products Are Lifesavers
- Introducing The Miracle Self-Tanning Product
- More About Tarte’s Natural Self-Tanner
- Why You Shouldn’t Buy Beauty Products From Amazon Or Ebay
- A Review Of Tartecosmetics.com
- To Sum It All Up
The Lengths Women Go To Feel Beautiful…
As women, we all love to feel pampered and confident in ourselves!
However, the obsession goes too far when we start risking our health in order to feel beautiful.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel confident in ourselves. However, risking one’s health mentally or physically in order to achieve the beauty that one desires is unhealthy behavior.
For example, I used to go tanning a few times a week. I knew that not only was tanning bad for my skin, but also bad for my health.
And yet I continued to go tanning despite me knowing the risks that I was taking.
This continued until I went to the doctor for a physical and she noticed an irregular mole on my body. That was the day that I decided that my life was more important than looking like I had a deep glow.
I have never used tanning beds since that day but I still desired the beautiful glow that comes with tanning. I then decided to try an alternative method of darker skin.
I don’t want to put my health at risk for beauty no matter what the outcome would be. – Me
The Scary Truth Of Tanning Beds…
Tanning Beds Can Cause Serious Skin Damage Which Can Include:
- Skin Cancer
- Yellow discoloration of the skin
- Dilation of small blood vessels under the skin-known as Telangiectasias.
- Eye damage/ eye problems.
- Sun spots.
Research shows that using tanning bed is a like playing a game of Russian roulette. You are endangering yourself and furthermore your skin will show damage in the long run.
If you care about yourself and your health, the only reason you should use a tanning bed is if you are going on vacation and don’t want to get burned. If you are looking to darken your skin for any other reason besides your own protection, here are some substitutions.
Alternative Options To Tanning Beds
- Spray-on tans
- Self tanners
- Tanning outside in the sun
I knew that the only safe way to tan was with a fake tan, so spending hours out in the sun with no sunscreen was not an option for me. Spray tans were also out of the questions since spray-tans typically cost $40 a pop. (When I used to go tanning I would go to Planet Fitness, which was free with my membership.)
Self-tanners to me were the only option. I felt as if it was worth it to spend time and money, because in the long run it would save me money AND time once I found the right product. I didn’t think it would be such as journey to find the right self-tanner.
I honestly spent months looking for the right one. I started on the cheaper end and worked my way up, giving each product a chance to prove to me that they were the one. And I was lucky that most of the products were easy to return if you weren’t satisfied. (Which I wasn’t.)
Finding The Right Self Tanner
Here are some of the issues that I found while trying these products:
- The product left my skin looking orange.
- The product smelled REALLY BAD.
- The product rinsed off really easy, so I had to apply it at least once daily.
I hoped that eventually my hard work would pay off and the right product would find its way to me.
Why Sunless Tanning Products Are Lifesavers
Sounds dramatic but it’s very true. Finding the perfect self-tanner is worth it’s weight in gold. I’ve spent time, money, and even mental distress trying to find the right product. And FINALLY I found it at Ulta.
I’d also like to mention that the brand that makes this sunless tanner is cruelty free. In retrospect, this brand also saves the lives of animals.
I was in Ulta when a very nice woman helped me find the right self-tanner. (Don’t worry, I left a good review and called her manager to make sure that she knew how much I appreciated her help.)
What really sold me is that she looked TAN! Like she just came back from hanging on the beach for a week straight but her skin was also flawless. I was shocked into again buying another tanning product and this time I was not disappointed.
If we could get the word out about this product it would save lives.
Many women don’t bother with self-tanner because of the obvious reasons as described above. Most self-tanning products just don’t work, or they smell or leave you looking like a overgrown carrot.
However, if the near perfect self-tanner was made known to the world I beleive that far less women would stop tanning in tanning beds.
If I can get one less woman to use tanning beds, this blog post would be worth the time and energy that I spent creating it.
Not only does applying this self-tanner instead of going to to the tanning bed save a person’s ealth and skin, it also saves them time and money depending on where they tan.
Introducing The Miracle Self-Tanning Product
Tarte’s self tanner comes in a package with the mitt included. It smells like vanilla cake and its not orange! It also makes your skin glow!
Here’s what my skin looks like using the Tarte self-tanner twice a week ( I use it on my face, too).
I absolutely love Tarte brand cosmetics. They have some great products and their Shape Tape Contour Concealer has a cult following. I use their Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush whenever I wear make-up . Their PRO Glow Contour & Highlight Palette is amazing and I got the travel size and its lasting FOREVER. I use it every time I decide to make the effort to contour.
Tarte is also a cruelty free brand. They do not test on animals or sell to places that test on animals. I know that is a deal breaker for many women.
To further make use of this blog post, I decided to check out their website and discovered that I got $10 off my first order! So I ended up buying their Shape Tape Contour Concealer, Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant and Girls Just Want To Have Fun Sun Bronze And Sun Set. (Which includes a smaller size of the self-tanner.)
More About Tarte’s Self-Tanner
Tarte has several options for self-tanner but this option is my choice. It comes in the set I described above which is limited edition so if you want it you better hurry (if you want to try a smaller size to see if you like it). It also comes in full full for $39. The full-size price also includes the tanning mitt and comes in a nice plastic bag to carry and keep it in.
Why I Love This Self-Tanner
I’ve already described a few reasons why I loved the tanner, here are all of the reasons why its awesome:
- It includes the mitt with the self-tanner. Most self-tanning mits cost around $6.
- It isn’t streaky
- The product dries rather quickly.
- I feel like my skin smells like a dessert after applying it.
- It doesn’t leave your skin looking orange.
- The product is build able which means you can apply it until you get the desired amount of tan.
Here are the review scores across different online stores as of March 19th, 2018
Reviews for Tarte Cosmetics Brazilliance PLUS+ self tanner:
- Tarte Cosmetics- 4.7/5 stars
- Ulta- 4.6/5 stars
- Sephora- 4.2/5 stars
Why You Shouldn’t Be Buying Beauty Products From Amazon Or Ebay
Amazon and Ebay are great retail websites. But they allow their users to buy products from third-party vendors. They aren’t responsible for checking a product’s quality and one could easily make a knock-off product or add other product to the products container. Please keep this in mind when shopping on Amazon and Ebay.
Also keep in mind that your skin can have a negative reaction to knock-off products where the ingredients are unknown.
A Review Of Tartecosmetics.com
Here’s A Few Things That I Noted From Tarte’s Direct Website. (Valuable Information if You Decide To Buy Directly From Tartecosmetics.com):
- I cannot find a customer service number.
- I had some specific questions that I needed to ask them and after waiting for an email response half of the day (I also checked my junk mail) I had to reach out to them via social media.
- You will want everything on their website.
- As a first time customer on their website, I got $10 off.
- You get free samples with every completed order.
- They have a rewards system where you get points to redeem for free stuff! I got 200 for just signing up and 125 for my order. There are other ways to get free reward points right off the bat such as completing your beauty profile.
I’d also like to mention that right now they have a #mermaidgetaway where you can win a trip for you and a friend to Bora Bora. (I entered to win, wish me luck!)
To Sum It All Up
Overall I think Tarte is one of my favorite beauty brands. I love many of their products and can’t wait to get my goodies in the mail. I hope that at least one woman reads this blog post and decides to not use tanning beds anymore or to at least try to use this self-tanner.
I also would like to add that Tarte has amazing quality beauty products that are cruelty-free and many of their products are vegan.
Do you have any successful beauty tips that you would like to share? If you do, please comment below.
-Holly, the imperfect momma.