I was born and raised in California and being so close to the beach, I always strove for the eternal beachy glow. Sadly, being the young and reckless teenager I was, I often found this "glow" via sun bathing at the beach :(
Nowadays, I'm a bit wiser when it comes to tanning (as in, I don't do it at all anymore) and while I actually enjoy embracing the pale now, I have to admit that pasty white legs will never be a good look for me.
I'll admit, when I received Prtty Peaushun (pretty potion!) Skin Tight Body Lotion a few weeks ago, I didn't have high hopes. I'm not one for fake tanning and the like because I hate the smell, I hate how it comes off on clothes and sheets, and I hate how patchy many of them tend to fade, and although this is clearly a body lotion and not a self-tanner, I still had my reservations. I've used this lotion a few times all over my legs, and the verdict is............................
it's amazing! Seriously.
Bethany Karlyn, a celebrity makeup artist, created a lotion with light reflecting particles designed to impart a radiant glow to the skin, aka, exactly what I want and need. It's available in 5 different shades (plain, light, medium, dark, and deep), and the medium shade is perfect for adding just a touch of color to my skin shade. It looks really dark and orange straight from the package, but keep in mind, it's quite sheer on the skin :)
After applying the lotion to my skin, it takes a few minutes to completely dry, after which it is still slightly sticky to the touch. The point is to use it on bare, exposed skin, so I personally haven't noticed any issues with it rubbing off on clothing, although I think that in the summer time, it could possibly be prone to sweating off in the heat and thus, onto clothes, etc.
As for the radiance claim, imagine the most subtle nano-shimmer you can possibly think of, and it would be this. From a normal distance, as in, not in your personal bubble, the shimmer does not look the least bit shimmery or glittery. Even from up close, all you'll notice is the "glow" as long as you do it right. The key is to blend it completely into the skin and don't use more than you need. The lotion itself is actually fairly moisturizing and I don't think that normal to slightly dry skin would need an additional moisturizer underneath. It claims to lift, firm, and tighten to improve the look of cellulite, stretch marks, and varicose veins, although I haven't used it nearly enough to notice a difference, nor do I believe any topical product could really do any of those things anyway.
Prtty Peaushun is all natural, contains no animal products, isn't tested on animals, and smells like lemon sugar to me (think the Fresh lip balms). It has interesting and innovative packaging that will allow you to squeeze out every last drop when you get close to the end, which I really like. It contains 8 fl.oz. and retails for $36 on Prtty Peaushun's website and select retailers (I've never seen it in any stores near me before).
I never used to use anything on my legs on a night out except your standard body lotion/cream/butter type of product, but I really love this stuff. The touch of color evens out skin tone and makes your skin look healthy and sun-kissed, and the light reflecting particles makes skin look luminous and radiant. The only thing I don't love is the price, but seeing as how this isn't really the type of product I'd use every single day anyway, it's not too, too bad ;)
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me free of charge for review purposes only. I am not affiliated with the company, nor am I getting paid for reviewing it on my blog. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and based solely on my own experience with the product.