(Photos L-R: Before, After Application and After Showering – excuse the natural tan lines)
With so many self tanners on the market it can be difficult to know which ones to try. This is one of the cool things about being a blogger, I can try things for you, so if they’re not great you don’t have to waste your money. When I was sent Bondi Sands Tanning Foam* in the shade Dark I couldn’t wait to smother my pasty self in the stuff. When I read that the tan smells of coconut I was even more excited as a pleasant smelling tan is rare.
I had so much faith in this tan the first time I applied it was 2 days before a wedding – risky of me I know!
As you can see in my photo above I have the Bondi Sands tanning mitt, which you can buy along side the tan, but I ended up using my regular one, as the Bondi Sands one felt too velvety for my liking. However, you may love this type of mitt. The product applied well and similarly to St Tropez but with a waft of coconut filling the air with each stroke. The scent of coconut had disappeared after a few hours and did have a more regular tan smell (however, probably a little less offensive than some tans). The tan has a colour guard (the foam is brown) so you can easily see where you have applied it. I’d say I felt sticky for around 10 minutes before I felt comfortable to put a loose top on. The tan wasn’t as dark as I had imagined at first but you can apply another layer if desired. However, after leaving it on over night and washing it off the next morning I was happy with the depth of colour. I was a naughty girl and hadn’t exfoliated properly so when I first applied it, it did cling to some dry patches on my legs but thankfully this washed off fine the next day.
The tan lasted around a week on me and I was impressed that it just faded and didn’t leave me looking patchy. I even got compliments on my tan which is always a bonus.
You can buy this Tan from Superdrug and Feel Unique in the UK and it costs £14.99 for 200ml which I think is very reasonable for the quality of the tan.