Arbonne’s Made In The Shade Self Tanner review and giveaway

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Are any of you like me…. spring is here but your body is a still white at winter?  I do not really tan much, my skin tends to just burn.  BUT I do like to have a little color.  I have found self tanners are a great way to go.  You can get a golden glow while staying in the shade.   My friend Kerry asked me if I would like to try Arbonne’s Made In The Shade Self Tanner.  You can get a tan quick as 2-3 hours!

Now let me say that self tanners take a little bit of practice.  You first need to exfoliate your skin, any patch that is dry or has extra dry skin will take the self tanner much more and almost turn orange.  SO it is very important to get rid of any dry patches and I have found it works best to put a light layer of lotion on first.  Then spray on the self tanner.  Arbonne’s Made In The Shade Self Tanner comes in a nice pump that allows for a even thin coating, so all you have to do is lightly rub it in. I then take a towel and rub a little off my feet, ankles and knees since these are the sections that soak it in more and tend to turn darker than the other areas.

I put Arbonne’s Made In The Shade Self Tanner on before I went to bed, the next morning I woke up with a golden tan (on one leg…lol I was trying to show you the difference.  Wasn’t thinking ahead and forgot I had to wear a dress that day oops) in less than 9 hours  I had turned from winter white to a sun kissed tan (with no sun damage).  I can apply more each day till I get to the color I want.  It lasts several days so no need to apply each day, once or twice a week will do the trick.  You will find it will even out the color a bit after you bath too. So if you put it on and are not happy with the coverage don’t worry, it is like most things and takes a little practice getting it to fit your personal preference.

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So would you like to try Arbonne’s Made In The Shade Self Tanner for FREE?  Well one lucky reader will win a  Self Tanner plus a Foaming Sea Salt Scrub!

  1. To enter to win leave me a comment telling me WHY you want to try botanically based Arbonne’s Made In The Shade Self Tanner?
  2. For a second entry you can head to Kerry’s facebook page write on her wall or feel free to like her on FB, then come back and tell us you did so by leaving a comment on this post.
  3. For a third entry you can go to Kerry’s official Arbonne page, take a look at the products and tell leave a comment on this post telling me which ones you like best.
  4. For a fourth entry you can tweet about this giveaway and follow her on twitter @4kerryskids 

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A little more info on Arbonne

Arbonne has led the health and beauty industry in providing pure and safe products for over 33 years. The products are Swiss formulated giving them an ultra premium rating but made here in the USA. Arbonne’s products are botanically based, 100% vegan certified, gluten free, hypo-alergenic down to 0%, dermatology tested (not just recommended), free of mineral oil, and free from harmful chemicals that not only cause cancer but other diseases and skin conditions. Also  Arbonne does not test its products on animals and does not contain animal bi-products that 96% of our products off the shelves contain. Because of this, Arbonne’s products are great for those who have problems with adult acne, rosacea, eczema, or teen acne. Arbonne’s products are full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidents and peptides. The products not only make you look great but are healthy, safe, and pure.

Arbonne offers a great way to save on products by becoming a preferred customer. It has a membership fee (much like a costco membership) of $20.00 for a year. You will get a 20% discount on all of your products with no monthly buying requirement. You are eligible on your first order to get $325.00 worth of products for $200.00 plus a free product from a select list. This gives you your own ID# and pin# so you can order from home without having to make a phone call to your sponsor. It is a great way to save on makeup, fitness/health products, anti-aging products, and baby care. You can also host in-home, virtual, and skype parties for host reward savings. Arbonne is also launching 11 new pure and safe products on April 26th!

The products last for several months, which makes it more cost friendly. Many of us are more aware now of the harmful chemicals that are in our products and that the US does not regulate the industry. The average woman is exposed to at least 515 chemicals before she leaves the home in the morning and it only takes 26 seconds for these chemicals to enter the blood stream. Arbonne cares about health and wellness and putting products out there that not only do what they say they are going to do but are pure and safe for your family.

Last day to enter the giveaway is  5\4\13 at 10pm mtn time.  Thanks to Kerry with Arbonne  for sending me this information as well as offering  the prize.  I was  not paid for this post, but was given products to review all opinions are my own. You must supply a valid email address at time of posting comment. We never sell or trade emails. Winner will be chosen by Giveaway is promoted by A Thrifty as a media outlet. Winner must live in the USA, 18 years or older and void where prohibited. Prize pack will be shipped buy the sponsor of the gift pack. Sponsored Post


  1. I live in Ohio and it was a loooong winter!  This girl needs some sun!  And I am pregnant so trying to not over do it on sun time because I am more sensitive to it now.

  2. Would love the try the Self Tanner from Arbonne! Basically, because I look soooo pale from this winter. Its been a rough one and I’ve been sick for weeks. A new look of “TAN” would make me feels so refreshed and alive!! Pick me Pick me!!

  3. I would LOVE to win this self tanner. Only yesterday, my mother-in-law and I discussed using self-tanners, and I told her I didn’t like all the chemicals in them… but I also don’t like having bright white legs! I’ve already “liked” Kerry’s facebook page, and am interested in trying the sunscreen for my daughters. I’m so glad I saw your post!

  4. Liked Kerry’s fb page!

    Wrote on Kerry’s wall!

    Checked out her website and what I liked the most were the BefoRE Sun products!

  5. I would love to try these products. My dad had melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. I’m trying to prevent it from happening to me. Skin care products are a big priority in our home. Especially, since we have 2 red headed sons with extremely fair, sensitive skin.

  6. Arbonne’s Made In The Shade Self Tanner review and giveaway
    I would love to try this self tanner, no time for beds that are not good for me.
    I like the idea that a bath evens it out & also it doesn’t look orange from your piture.
    Would loveto win!

    • I would be happy to send you a free sample of our baby care products. You can send me your contact information to I have been using the baby products and have been amazed at how my daughters hair is so healthy and shiny now due to the fact that no harmful oils or fillers are used in our products. It has cleared up many skin conditions of my clients such as cradle cap, eczema, diaper rashes etc. I would love for you to try the products and will get the sample out to you!

  7. I would love to try this. I’ve heard about arbonne but never tried it. My Alaska white skin could use some color.

  8. I want to try Arbonne’s Protein Shakes and the pomegranate energy fizz sticks.

  9. I have 5 young children and don’t have the time to “work on my tan” anymore! I’d love to have the tan look without trying to squeeze in the time to lay in the sun!

  10. I liked Kerry’s FB page! (and commented on that delicious looking strawberry poppyseed avocado salad!)

  11. like that it is botantica based, lasts for several days, not have to put on everyday, can layer to make darker, comes in pump so makes it less messy

  12. I would like to try because I have decided not to sun myself or go to a tanning bed as the risks are too great (especially after having 2 moles removed that came back from the lab as ‘severely dysplastic’).

  13. I would love to try this as I also, don’t tan, just burn-peel-back to white, repeat!

  14. I’m like you. I don’t tan very well. I just tend to burn but I look healthier will a little tan. This would a great way to get a healthy tan so I can wear skirts again.

  15. I use self tanners a lot but am becoming more concerned with the chemicals in them, so a botanically based product would be great to try!

  16. I would live to try the baby care lotion and the before sun care, especially the tanner and the sun screen on Kerry’s site!

  17. I would live to try this! I am only in my mid thirties and have already had 6 (yes,6!!!!) melanomas. I am fair and never ever go in the sun. I have tried many self tanners but have yet to find one that I love. Please pick me!!!

  18. 4. Followed her on twitter! But it won’t let me tweet and user her @name for some reason

  19. 3. I want all the products! The Shea butter set; the baby set; and can’t forget the cosmetics!!

    • I can get you a sample of the babycare set. The butter shea set is a favorite of mine as well as a lot of our clients. As for makeup, you will not find anything better out there! Contact me at and I can get some information to you about how to buy at a discount.

  20. I want a beautiful and HEALTHY glow in the summer while I’m preggo and can’t hit the spa!

  21. I would really like to try a great self tanner. Im always one to soak up the sun but would love to try to limit my sun exposure this year to stay healthy.

  22. I want to try it because it has been a long winter and my skin hasn’t seen the sun for a while

  23. I would love to try it because I am SO against tanning beds but hate being blindingly white!!

  24. I would love to try because I really can not go into the sun this would be AWESOME and it shows up so quickly.

  25. Iwould love to try Arbonne’s self tanner because I am very fair skinned and burn super easily.

  26. I would love to try this because I am so white! Every year I buy a bottle different brand, and the streaks! UGH….. If it looked real, I would buy more and let all my friends know to purchase too!

  27. I would love to win this for my 14 year old daughter. She has been dealing with skin conditions for the last year and with all the ingredients this product DOESN’T have, it would be perfect for her.

    • Let me know if you would like more information about our products for your daughters skin conditions. Arbonne has amazing results when it comes to difficult skin becuase our products are pure and dont contain the harmful oils and chemicals. If you would like more information contact me at or 208-250-6495!

  28. I love Arbonne. I have the body primer and foot cream. I also like tans and to tan without sweating would be a bonus. I haven’t used a self tanner since highschool.

  29. I would love to try this..i have tried self tanners in the past with mixed results..i havent heard of this one before but your tan looked great 😀

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