Description: Applicator mitt easily smoothes self-tanning products onto the skin. The Self-Tanning Applicator Mitt by Ulta features a soft, velvet-like cloth cover that cushions the skin and an inner, water-resistant barrier to protect hands from becoming stained. Provides even, streak-free color. Hand-washable mitt can be used again and again.
Since I stopped Mystic Tanning, I was content with embracing the pale. That was until I saw some recent pictures and I couldn't believe just how pale I was. Sometimes all it takes is a photo to slap you in the face with reality. I'm not trying to look like Snooki, but I would prefer to not look like a vamp.
The problem is I've never been that fond of applying my self-tanner myself, but this mitt makes it a breeze. Not only does it help you blend the color, but it protects your hands from turning that unsightly orange. At only $4.99 (currently a "buy 2/get 2" special on Ulta.com), I will be purchasing a few more of these. I don't know why I ever tried to apply mystic tanner without one of these magical mitts.
While I was at Ulta, I also decided to test out a new self-tanner. After deliberating and standing in the sunless tanning product aisle for too long unable to make a decision, I finally made a gut decision and went with Hawaiian Tropic Island Radiance Creme Lotion Self Tanner in Medium Dark for $10.99 (used a 20 percent off coupon).
I also like the pump, it's much easier to dispense this product than having to shake and squeeze a typical lotion bottle. Because the mitt makes it so easy to evenly apply the lotion, I was streak-free after application. I used the lotion 2 times last week and it gave me the perfect sun-kissed color for my fair skin.
I just used it again last night and I think to maintain I'll have to reapply 2 to 3 times a week. I hate when self-tanner starts to come off and your skin looks splotchy, so I'm happy to report I haven't been asked yet by any strangers if I had a skin disease. Oh yes, this happened to me standing in line for the merry-go-round with my nephew. Here's how that went down:
Man standing behind me w/ his son: "Excuse me miss, I was just wondering if you had Vitiligo too?"
Me (confused): "I'm sorry, what was that?"
Man: "Do you have Vitiligo, the skin disease? I noticed on your wrists that your hands were whiter than your arms. I'm just asking because my son has it and i thought you did too."
Me (embarrassed): "No sir, just a blotched self-tanning job."
I couldn't believe that happened, but that is the story of my life. Hopefully this mitt will mitigate strangers asking me if I have a skin disease. So far, so good.