This post was created in connection with my role as an Influencer for Suave® Professionals Body Care.

suave glow self tanner- bohemian swim

If you’ve been following along my Suave® Professionals ~ NEW Visible Glow™ Self-Tanning Body Lotion faux summer tan challenge and review, you can now visibly see that I am safely tan and ready for summer! And I must admit that I am super happy with the results!

I began with winter skin as pale a ghost, then used Visible Glow™ Self-Tanning Body Lotion in Fair to Medium four times, and gradually began building a nice little glow. That’s when I decided to kick it up a notch and leveled up to the Medium-Tan. After about four uses of that, I soon began to see this lovely warm bronzy summer glow that also has made my skin super soft to touch. It’s not too dark, it’s just right.

bohemian swimwear outfit - birkenstocks

While the fair to medium self tanning lotion went on without too much prior prep other than giving my body a good exfoliating in the shower, I’ve found that I needed to take a few more precautions with the darker level lotion. It is the same ivory color with a nice floral, almost gardenia scent {not overwhelming at all, but pleasant!!}, but since it ultimately results in a darker glow, I’ve had to be a bit more careful with my application.

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Here are some tips I’ve found really help me get a smooth, all-over glow, without any streaking:
1. Of course, get some scrubby gloves and exfoliate in the shower. Make sure to go extra scrubby on elbows, knees, and any areas that may be calloused {like the tops of my feet around my ankles from kneeling with the puppies!}
2. I found if I used a little regular non-tanning-lotion on my hands, elbows, knees, and feet, FIRST, the self-tanning lotion went over them more smoothly without getting stuck in the creases.
3. After applying Visible Glow™, I took a wet/damp wash cloth and swiped over the areas of concern like my knees, elbows, calloused ankles, and feet.
4. Definitely wash your hands and wrists carefully after application.

butt in bikini bottoms + nails

I like big butts and I cannot lie 😉

bohemian swim style

I am, admittedly, LOVING pulling together fun swimwear outfit posts! I am not so much loving showing this much skin necessarily, but if I hadn’t accepted this challenge and review, I would have never realized just how fun it is to style swimwear outfits other than just throwing on a bathing suit and cover up and heading to the pool, beach, or lake. These little outfits have been so much fun to wear, and living near the lake, I may just have to incorporate them into my summer outfit posts.

Outfit details: ruffled geo bikini bottoms/roxy | crop mock tank | cheapy sunglasses | vintage chain necklaces worn with ombre fringe necklace from 2009 | black Birkenstocks | Nike+ Fuelband {helping me get totally fit!}, vintage leather wrap bracelet and Hipanema bracelet

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* * * Check out my before photos at Suave® Professionals Visible Glow™ Self-Tanning Body Lotion Challenge and my light glow at: Suave® Professionals Visible Glow™ Self-Tanning Body Lotion Halfway Point


YOU have the chance to get your glow on with me! Just visit the Visible Glow tab on the Suave Professionals Beauty Facebook Page for a chance to win free Suave® Professionals Visible Glow™ Self-Tanning Body Lotion and test out your glow virtually by applying the Visible Glow photo filters to add a warm Summer glow to your photos and using the #SuaveGlow.

* This post was created in connection with my role as an Influencer for Suave® Professionals Body Care.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984

    April 23, 2014 |

    Your body is freakin’ BANGIN’, Maegan!

    You definitely look more tanned and I will try switching my Jergens for this Suave gradual self-tanner.

    Additionally, your hair looks SO GOOD here (when does it not, though, let’s be honest 😉

  • Amber

    April 23, 2014 |

    Do you have to use the light and work your way up to the medium/ dark or can you just use the medium/dark? I’m just as pasty white and was wondering if I should gradually work up to the darker. This fake tan actually looks real and without any orangyness!

  • Maegan Tintari

    April 23, 2014 |

    I don’t think you do if you’ve already got a darker skin tone. I was really pale when I started, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t go from white to orange and wanted to build it. But it’s so minimal that I think you can get the Med-Tan first.

  • Maegan Tintari

    April 23, 2014 |

    You’re sweet 🙂 I always see your fitness and gym workout IGs and think the same thing! We’ve been hiking with the Nike+ Fuelband every day since January and I can’t even believe how strong my muscles feel again. It’s been FOREVER since they’ve felt tight rather than jiggly… and I’m so excited about it! {lol} And yes, I’d say I like this one better than the jergens, which I was using prior. The scent is WAY better!! xo

  • Michelle

    April 23, 2014 |

    wowza it does seem to really work . and ps so jealous of your bum ha

  • Fashion Musings Diary

    April 23, 2014 |
  • Albertine

    April 24, 2014 |

    Great lotion, I’m gone try it cause my skin screams for a little tan!

  • Sheen V

    April 24, 2014 |

    “I like big butts and I cannot lie ;)” I can’t lie either – I like your very cute butt!! More please! 😉

  • Thankfifi

    April 24, 2014 |

    Great colour and your body ROCKS


  • MA

    April 24, 2014 |

    Thanks for info,will have to switch out the Jergens now. I love all your sandals, especially the middle pair. 🙂

  • RedSportsCar

    February 25, 2015 |

    Your abs are soooooooo gorgeous…. hope to see a lot more of them in 2015! You could really pull off a long-sleeve sweater-type of fitted top, that is pretty heavily cropped in the midriff area. Go for it, you’d look absolutely amazing!

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