Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $10 for 6.7 ounces

THE SKINNY: With spring here, I could not help but go back and test another self-tanner. (I have been trying ... and tossing the things for years.)

Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs is different. I've been using it for a week now and have to say it is the best lotion/cream self tanner I have tried. It goes on smooth and does not have the super-strong, clinical potent odor that all self-tanners seem to possess.

But it does have a smell, just not a really potent one. I did not even start to notice it until a day or two in. But the good news is you are using on your legs, not your neck.

The result -- I have been using fair to medium -- is a subtle (code word for light) darkening that is not orange. This lotion also has a bonus, it also contains a shave minimizer and the moisture seems to last and last. Lasting moisture has always been a problem for me with other self-tanners.

Just remember as with any self tanners, the more you apply the more of a result you will see. You also want to always apply to clean, dry skin evenly. And make sure to wash your hands immediately; tan palms look odd on everyone.

KEEP OR TOSS: This will probably be my spring staple. I really like the look I am getting. My skin is not so pasty white and I am capri-ready!

CHECK IT OUT: Find out more about Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs, application tips and where to buy (drugstores) on the Nivea website.


-- Tested by Carrie