updated 09/07/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/07/2012 AT 6:05 PM ET
Talk about sacrificing for your kid.
For months now, it’s been fifty shades of pale for Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who had to forgo the tanning light after becoming pregnant with her first child.
Now, the wait is finally over. Snooki has her bronze mettle back!
She also gives a hashtag shout-out to her own line of tanning lotion.
It’s a well-earned treat for the reality star who now appears in the MTV spin-off Snooki & JWOWW – she endured more than 24 hours of labor.
For exclusive photos of Lorenzo – plus details about Polizzi’s delivery, upcoming wedding, weight loss plan and life as a mom – pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now