Bronzed on a Budget: Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist

Banana Boat Self Tanner

Summer is almost here so it’s time to start preparing your dull skin for shorter skirts and the hot sun! Donning a charming little sundress with pale skin doesn’t exactly inspire you to strut your stuff with confidence. For a natural glow that doesn’t blow your beauty budget, try Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist.

Of the ones I’ve tried, Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist is the best self-tanner for a Spa Girl on a budget. It leaves no orange residue! Believe it or not, this easy-to-use mist produces a natural looking color for your skin without the dreaded Jersey Shore look. It can be used to build a tan over time or just for a light touch of color.

Applying the Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist yourself is effortless. I suggest standing in the shower when applying the mist so you don’t spray product all over your house. After applying a light mist, make sure to rub it in. Avoid spraying the product directly on your knees, elbows and ankles to prevent product build-up.

Wait three hours after your first application before applying more of the mist. You will be able to gauge the level of color after your first application and build on the color from there. I have really pale skin and to get a pretty good base tan, I needed two applications.

The only complaint I have is the smell. The product boasts a “fresh citrus scent” but I think that is a misrepresentation. While it smells a little better than other self-tanning mists and lotions, it still doesn’t smell great. That’s a small price to pay for such a natural looking tan for under $7, though!

If you can’t find the time to go get a custom spray tan, or you simply don’t have the money for one, Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist is perfect for you. There is no longer a reason to fear your mini-skirt!

You can purchase Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist at target.com for $6.49.