Fake tan can be one of those products people try once, have a bad experience and never try again – the main reasons being a) It turned out patchy, b) It was too orange, c) It was too messy – believe me, I have had my fair share of bad experiences with fake tan and it took a lot of them for me to master the technique I have now. There are two things that have to stand out for me when applying fake tan – the type of product (i.e. gradual tan, 1 hour intense tan or full on dark tan for example) and the texture of the product. From this, I can determine how to apply it and what extra products I need to add to get the best out of it.
Brands wise, I have tried tons, I do have a list of brands that I will continuously go back to and I am always open to trying new ones too. One particular brand I started using at the beginning of last year was Bondi Sands and it was their Liquid Gold Tan that got me hooked. Over the course of 2017, I got through bottles and bottles of the stuff and now, in 2018, I’ve just caught wind of their Everyday Gradual Tanning Foam which I must admit now, made me do a little happy dance. I will delve a little bit deeper, later on in this post, but prior to that, I wanted to quickly talk about ‘removal of fake tan’ too, which I think is so useful to those who struggle to get rid of it all in one go.
A mitt, some body scrub and body lotion is all I use when it comes to getting rid of unwanted fake tan. The most stubborn areas like elbows and ankles are where I would use a scrubbing mitt and it works wonders. Once I have applied the body scrub all over and rinsed it off, I apply a layer of body lotion to rehydrate my skin ready to tan again. Bondi Sands, again have come out, on top with their Self-Tan Eraser which, I mean, is phenomenal. If you’re not bored of my fake tan talk yet (I do tend to waffle, I do apologise) then do please do read on to find out why the Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Foam and Bondi Sands Self-Tan Eraser are the duo you need to know about…..
First things first, how pretty is the aqua blue bottle? (I know right!). I always find foam mechanism the best with fake tan products as it deposits smoothly and the control over how much comes out is much easier. The product actually comes out clear as opposed to other tans which have a bit of guide when it’s been pumped out. What drew me immediately was the cocoa scent, it smells absolutely gorgeous and stays on the skin after the tan has been applied. With all gradual tans, the title says pretty much what it is - so I was expecting a slight glow in the mornings, only to be pleasantly surprised that, not only was it a slight glow, the colour was even with no burnt biscuit smell in the vicinity – hallelujah! I continued to apply this tan daily and on the fourth day, I had achieved my desired colour which still continued to be even and it was an absolutely beautiful tan.
The world’s first – that’s big statement and you know what, Bondi Sands do it well. The Self-Tan Eraser is a one of a kind product - I absolutely love it and if you’re a fake tan user, you need this in your life. Again, like the gradual tan, the foam pump is great for depositing product easily and smoothly. The foam dissolves tan on the skin and rinses away in the bath or shower. As well as getting rid of tan, it also leaves a lovely scent on the skin as well as a soft touch feeling. The eraser also acts as a primer for fake tan too. I have used this numerous times as a base and the tan just glides on, leaving no awkward patches – just a layer of smooth colour.
Do you use fake tan? If yes, what is your favourite product?
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