think outside the (vox)box: l’oreal sublime bronze

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Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean your tan has to be! #GlowBabyGlow ☀️

Recently I was chosen, along with several other Influensters to receive one of the three pieces from the L’Oreal Sublime Bronze line-up, completely free and in exchange for honest reviews! If you haven’t sign up for Influenster yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for!

There were the Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk (which I received complimentary), the Towelettes and the ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist. All three products are priced under $15 and can be found at drugstores, like Walgreens, as well as L’Oreal’s website. Out of the three, I was happy to see I got the hydrating milk because it would be the one product I could see myself using the most.

This hydrating milk is designed to deliver a bronzed glow while nourishing and softening the skin. It’s packed with Vitamin E and is suppose to be used as a lotion three times a week to help gradually build your color. Within a few hours of use, there is some color pay-off and is meant to be used continuously. The website suggests to use it no more than three times a week for a streak-free glow.

Admittedly, I was rather shocked to see how quickly a glow formed within a few hours of use. My legs are painfully white and within two to three hours, they weren’t as offensive. With a second application, they had a healthy glow that I was proud to flaunt in dresses and skirts. Like all self-tanners, I made sure to exfoliate my skin properly before applying and was sure to use sparingly around those dry spots like my knees, ankles and wrists. However, be cautious when washing your hands post-application, because I did notice those weird wash lines. To avoid this, use a tanning mitt.

I’m someone who truthfully prefers UV tanning, even though I know it’s one of the worst things I can do to myself. I think it’s scientifically proven that we feel our most attractive with a subtle glow, so finding a safer solution has always been on my radar. I did discover one through Birchbox, but the price tag wasn’t something I wanted to commit to.

If we’re keeping it 100, this self-tanning milk doesn’t smell the greatest, but like most of your typical self-tanner. In fact, the first time I used it, I had to douse myself in perfume because the smell was that strong! The more I used it, the more acclimated I got to the scent and the less I noticed. If you’re a self-tanning aficionado, this shouldn’t be an issue.

Pro-Tip: I paired this with my Sol de Janiero Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil for an added dose of shimmer and to help deflect that dreaded self-tanner smell.

This is a great drugstore bronzer to pick up if you know you have an event coming up and don’t want to break the bank to look like a bronzed goddess. Or, if you having Vitamin D withdraws in the middle of winter. I really liked the color it developed in to; it’s a simple addition into my regular body-care routine; and it doesn’t irritate my skin.

⬇📽 Watch my Sublime Bronze VoxBox Review below (& don’t forget to subscribe!) 📽⬇

About sarah

28. writer. obsessed with makeup, traveling, nyr and sparkle.
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