The Absolute Best Gradual Tanner

May 26, 2017

Tanning is bad. K, thx, got it.

We all know tanning is bad and to apply and reapply SPF every waking hour, but facts are facts: everyone looks better with a little glow.
I am honestly far too scared to ever try the full on instant tanner ever again (shout out to my legs during track season in 7th grade) even though I know they have gotten worlds better, I much prefer the gradual tan route to build a more natural glow with a lower risk of splotches.

I have truthfully tried basically every option at the drugstore, and there is really no competition: Nivea Sun-Kissed Radiance Gradual Tanner + Body Lotion is #1.

In my opinion, this builds a much more seamless and natural color than the other drugstore brands, including the in-shower options. It has a light citrus scent, and is super moisturizing, which plays a big part in making your skin look overall, healthy.

I go back to refill this bad boy time and time again, especially in the Spring or if I am trying to make a natural Summer tan last longer


  1. I never tan nor am I planning to but I guess it can be a nice option for summer days. Guess we'll see! I'll keep this product in mind if I ever become interested. And I'm sorry if this is out of topic but THAT IS A GORGEOUS SWIMSUIT x

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

    1. You made me smile about the swimsuit! :) It is from Target and still online!

      xoxo Mollie

  2. Heyy really nice lingerie collections ... and great thing that you can buy lingerie online too

  3. This is a good recommendation... and not too pricey. Gradual tanners are the way to go for sure, those orange stripes from intense fake tanners are a bad look!

  4. Very nice post. Thank you so much for sharing. I love to buy online saree to look gorgeous.