I got a beautiful tan! It's hard for me to stay in the sun too long as I do burn. I have gotten compliments from family, friends and even my dentist! I only apply this self-tanner on the weekends. I make sure my skin is well moisturized, dry, and exfoliated to prevent dry patches. I applied thin even layers of this tanner all over my body. The color came within an 8 to 10-hour span. I do reapply the lotion every two days to maintain the color.