So how does it work? Just pour a tiny amount into your nail polish bottle, shake it up, and voila! It’s restored to its original consistency immediately!
We recommend starting out with just a small pour. You can always add more if the polish hasn’t reached its desired consistency. Better to be on the safe side!
Supernail Nail Polish Thinner retails for $3.99 at rickysnyc.com.
Best scent: LORAC SelfTANtalizer Body Bronzing Gradual
A rich vanilla scent keeps this from smelling like most other self-tanners on the market—in other words, bad. The lotion also creates a gradual, natural-looking glow.
$34 at sephora.com
Best luxury self-tanner: Dior Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Face
Want to look radiant and sun-kissed in just one hour? Then this gel-cream, formulated with Dior’s “ph Bronze Perfect,” is definitely the one for you.
$31 at sephora.com
Best organic: Josie Maran Argan Self Tanning Cream
Caffeine molecules, sugar beets and sugar cane combine with Josie’s often-used argan oil to produce a self tanner that, along with Vitamin E, is super fantastic for the body.
$32 at sephora.com
Best self tanner towelettes
Okay, we have a confession to make. We couldn’t pick just one in this category! Both the Kate Somerville Somerville360 Tanning Towelettes ($48 at cusp.com) and Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad ($32 at blissworld.com) give just enough color to make you look totally sunkissed and gorgeous.
Best technology and innovation: TEMPTU AIR Pod Face Tan
The innovative, fast-drying and long-lasting TEMPTU system delivers gorgeous buildable color.
$45 at sephora.com
Best name & packaging: Too Faced Tanning Bed in a Tube
While we don’t promote tanning beds in real life, we are in love with the name of this product! And don’t you just want to be the silhouetted lovely lady on the front of the tube?
$25 at ulta.com
Best for legs: Lancome FLASH BRONZER Tinted Self-Tanning Leg Gel
This vitamin-fortified self-tanner tints and bronzes while contouring, hydrating and smoothing your legs. What more could you ask for?
$34.50 at lordandtaylor.com
Have you tried this trend yet? Were you happy with the results? Now that summer’s here, it’s time to try it again — especially with these lighter colors like teal and blue. We’d pair the teal with a neon lavender underneath (once applied, the blasted effect shows off the original nail color) and the blue with bright yellow. And here’s a cool bonus, this could be especially useful when you don’t want a chip from playing beach volleyball to be glaringly obvious.
Sephora by OPI, $9.50 at sephora.com
This unassuming little white tube contains one of the best lip balms we’ve yet to come across … and, yes, it’s formulated with the aforementioned Vitamin E! It moisturizes and smooths the lips for hours on end with absolutely no need to reapply, even keeping your pout soft while you sleep during the night! (No easy feat, believe us.)
This balm is also formulated with Vitamin E bionutrients, which heal dry skin and keep lips looking healthy. In other words? No chapping allowed.
Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm retails for $2.99 at neutrogena.com.