So it’s no secret I’m pretty pale.  In fact, I have such fair skin that in those winter months when I’m not getting much sun, I tend to look like ghost in photos and if there’s any bright light at all, I basically disappear. With spring coming up and my birthday just a few months away, I’m planning on doing a few girls trips and I plan on documenting everything as usual and don’t want to look transparent in all my pics!

I’ve never been a fan of tanning beds and although when I was as a teenager I remember spending hours baking in the sun to get that golden summer tan, I’m now more conscious about things like skin cancer so I was definitely excited to try a sunless tanning product! 

The Shady Sun Tanning Co.
The Shady Sun was started in 2015 by a true beach bum and tanning addict with over 12 years in the industry.  They offer quality products at a fair price and both their solution and product lines are fully customizable for different skin tones and tanning preferences.

Why The Shady Sun:
I’m very particular about products I use on my body and all of The Shady Sun spray tan solutions are made with 100% naturally-derived DHA. They incorporate organic ingredients in their products as much as possible and their entire product line is vegan, cruelty-free and contains no parabens! Parabens are a class of preservatives commonly used for cosmetic ingredients.


Shady Afterglow
First of all, I love that this product is suitable for all skin types! Their unique blend is formulated with naturally derived ingredients and is a daily moisturizer with a hint of self-tanner that let’s you build-up to your perfect tan, whether you prefer a more natural, sun-kissed glow or a golden bronze, just got back from vaca look. This extending lotion gives you hours of hydration and has the perfect scent of fresh coconut! Shop it here.

Shady Sun Products Are:

  • cruelty-free
  • vegan
  • 100% naturally-derived DHA
  • for all skin types
  • build-able
  • hydrating
  • made with no parabens
  • often made with organic ingredients
  • made with professional-grade ingredients like Aloe Vera, Jojaba Oil and Collagen

Main Ingredients:

Aloe Vera protects our skin from free radicals while rejuvenating it to give a more healthy appearance.

Jojoba Oil contains various minerals to combat fine lines, skin scarring and fatty tissues that provide us with naturally groomed and glowing skin.

Collagen helps maintain skin elasticity and reduce cellulites and stretch marks.

DHA is an ingredient derived from organic sugar and is key in obtaining a natural looking tan.

How to Use:
Apply 1-2 times a day after showering. Before dressing, let lotion thoroughly dry for about 8-10 minutes, allowing your body time to absorb the benefits of the tan extender lotion. Color will start to develop after 2 hours.  Wait at least 8 hours between applications. Make sure to wash hands immediately with soap and water after application. (This extender lotion contains DHA).


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This post is in collaboration with The Shady Sun Tanning Co.

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