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Famous Dave's Self Tanner Mousse Pro Series Nourishing Self Tanner Foam - Review & Giveaway

Spring is 10 days away. 10 glorious days until I demand warmer weather without looking like a nutjob. Until then, I'll enjoy getting myself all prepped for maxi dress and short sleeve weather by self tanning.

I've had Famous Dave's Self Tanner Mousse Pro Series Nourishing Self Tanner Foam for a few months now. After receiving it, I found out I was pregnant and was told to wait until the second trimester to self tan. Technically, there's no proof that self tanners can harm the baby at all because they don't penetrate through the skin but rather dye the top layer of the skin but my doc likes to play it safe. 


Famous Dave's Self Tanner Mousse Pro Series Nourishing Self Tanner promises your skin to be bathed in rich emollients. This tanner is supposed to be clear and light and dry almost instantly. The results are supposed to be golden brown and no scent. Famous Daves does not use tan guards in their products. *Gulp*

I always recommend exfoliating, shaving, all that fun stuff before you put your self tanner on. Exfoliating gets rid of all that dead skin that might grab the self tanner and make certain areas (knees, elbows, etc.) look darker. I also recommend using gloves or a self tanning mitt when applying a self tanner. Once you're done, switch gloves or mit and apply self tanner to your hands. 

After exfoliating and shaving, I applied this foam with a Fake Bake tanning mitt. Hello panic! I've never used a tanner without a tan guard so I had to remember hard where I put the self tanner. I started with my arms, then chest and worked down to my legs and feet. Total applying time was about 20 minutes which is the fastest I've ever applied. The foam was so smooth to work with and I think it made it easier to spread around. After applying, it was tiny bit sticky until it fully dried around 5 minutes after. Also, I noticed a light scent of coconuts! Either I'm crazy or there really is a scent. You be the judge. 

Holy paleness, Batman! This is right after application.

5 hours in. Slightly tan but nothing crazy.

At this point, it was getting kind of late and I ended up falling asleep with it on. When I woke up, sweet niblets! I was the most gorgeous shade of brown a self tanner could possibly give you. A tid bummed it took that long to develop but the results are definitely worth it!

This is after a shower! Say whattttt!?

I think I'm still in shock that this is the shade I got after only one application. I did notice that I missed my knees (how do you even manage that?) but my hands came out like perfection. No streaking, no patchiness. Just pure brown goodness. I'm pretty excited. I'm about four days in as of today and so far, no fading whatsoever. 

Pros:
- The foam makes it VERY easy to spread around.
- I kind of like the coconut scent.
- Dried quite quickly.
- The result shade is gorgeous!

Cons:
- Develop time took a while.

Overall, I think this might be my new favorite self tanner! This is definitely one to apply before you go to bed and have it develop overnight. Drying time is pretty fast so you can put on clothes right after applying. The results are INSANE. I still can't believe the color I got after only one application. Even though I missed a few spots I actually love the results I got not using a self tanner with a tan guard. I love this stuff!

Now you have a chance to win your own bottle!


Famous Dave's: Buy | Price: $32

29 comments

  1. Oh wow. Super good color from the application. The results are awesome!!!

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  2. That looks like an awesome tanning product!

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  3. The results are great but dang! Spendy! :)

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  4. oh wow! what a great tan you got from this! :D Love the color too!

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  5. One product....hmm. Probably Glitter Peel from OPI...it sounds interesting, but wondering if it isn't any different than Elmer's glue. :) Thanks for the giveaway. I'm super pale as well (like see-through).

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  6. Hi! I'm dying to try THIS product. Wow. I am soooooo pale. I usually try to embrace it but this product makes me want to try a self-tanner. I like that it's a foam/mousse. Thanks for the review!!

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  7. Looks like you really loved this one :) If I'm ever interested in tanning, I will definitely check it out!

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  8. Nice results! I'm actually scared to self tan. Being klutzy and impatient leads to disaster

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  9. I'm really wanting to try this out !!

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  10. OMG sign me up! That's a great end result!

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  11. oooo! That looks good on you, I always love a nice fake tan that doesn't turn you orange!

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  12. Any product I want to try? Hourglass Ambient Light powder. This tanner is wild! I can't believe how there was so little change after 5 hours and then - BAM - tan. Looks fanTANtastic!

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  13. I'm going to have to try this. This looks soo nice!

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  14. I agree, the tan is just right! Good luck to all the entrants!

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  15. Wow, I'm totally amazed by the color, as well!

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  16. Your next day shade looks awesome and so smooth!

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  17. oh my gosh...that is a great result!

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  18. I would love to try some Bobbi Brown products, maybe her eye cream! ^-^

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  19. This!! I would love to try this! I have tried a couple other self tanning products and I always like to see how they stack up.

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  20. Bad luck with topical self tanners but maybe this will be different!

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  21. Uhhh... I'm dying to try Famous Daves Self-Tanner!! =D But seriously, self tanners are one of those things I really am hesitant to spend money on, since I'm always thinking "this will never work!" or even worse... "I'm going to end up looking freakishly orange!" ~ but... then on the flip side of that, spring comes around, I'm pale as a ghost and always wish I had some kind of self tanning type product in my bathroom! So, either way, I would just LOVE to win a bottle of course! =) But I might have to check this stuff out either way!
    Thanks!

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  22. Would love to win!!!! Prada Empire

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  23. This one! It's exactly what I need!!

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  24. I would love to try it looks amazing.

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