After i discovered Bondi Sands gradual tanning its safe to say this isnt a very good tan. At first i thought this is ok and what a gradual tan is. Silly of me i saw it on discount and bought another bottle ages ago. I didnt think of writing a review until i realised how much i didnt like it. I will compare this to the bondi sands gradual tan because this is what i think gradual tan should be.. now that i discovered bondi sands.
First thing is that the smell wasnt pleasent at all. Very strong chemical smell mixed with cocoa butter scent. And afterward it just smells like biscult fake tan smell.
I applied this at nigbt, slept with it ignoring the biscult smell i woke up got dressed in my shirt and went off not really noticing tan until i sat down, that is. I was so embarassedbwhen i noticed how orange i was. Not brighr orange but fairlty fake ran orange witb brown. I could not cover my legs but holy moly was i hoping no one else noticed.
The two biggest problen with this was the smell and colour. I thought thats the best gradual tan can be but i was wrong. I thought i just was lazy and slightly put off by the cons. The orange was not thag bad but i wasn dancinf around showing my tan either. It wasnt too bad on my body but i noticed on my legs, in some lighting.
The pump is always blocked by the signature cocoa butter texture when you dont use it often and the colour of the slight yellow cream turns orange brown on the outside of the pump which i havent seen happen to the bondi sands lotion.
The only pro with this is that it does moisturise well which bondi sand doesnt as well as this but ithink thats all i can say.
I havent use it since last summer and i totally regret buying that other bottle. I can safely say that i can put this gradual tan in the 'i never stick with a gradual tan' list of mine. This isnt enjoyable to use or wear and doesnt encourage me to use it daily. I thought i was just lazy but when i found the gradual tan i liked, ive been using it every single day since i got it!
This product is a HG product for me. I seriously am in love with it. I weirdly like the biscuity smell, its easy to apply and is really moisturising and gives a really nice colour. I like to do 2 light applications making sure I rub it in really well all over and it always turns out gorgeous. I would really recommend this product to people who are hesitant on trying/using fake tan as it turns out a really nice shade and is easy to apply. Love it.
Never buy this again because of the strong artificial smell!! It makes me feel sick! And my husband just do not close to me because of this smell!! The effect is so so.
I bought this because I liked the idea of a great moisturiser and tanner all in one application. Well, where do I start.....this gave a LOT of colour on first application! Although I did rub it in well, I must have applied too much as I looked very dark and orange and I couldn't wash it off, so top marks for lasting power at least lol. However, if applied sparingly, I am sure this product would give a nice golden glow and it does leave your skin feeling silky smooth which is all amazing for under a fiver. I know a lot of people don't like the smell but personally I love it. I will definitely be trying this again but will apply a thinner layer next time!
My friend recommended this to me so I bought it just to try it. I aren't a big tanner and I'm always really scared to tan!
Firstly the smell is so nice. It's a cocoa biscuity smell! I love it.
Secondly I put the moisturiser on just my arms to start off as like I've said in always scared to tan. I thought it looked amazing on my arms. However it did go a bit orange and patchy on my hands but on my arms it was great.
A friend told me I looked golden and it suited me so I'll definitely keep using this!
After reading the reviews I had pretty mixed feelings about this gradual tan but decided to give it a go. I would class myself as a big tanner, I like to look brown. I've used a lot of instant tans but I'm fed up of the way they look on my hands and how they stain my clothes and bed sheets.
Firstly, the smell. It isn't great, but hey - garner has a nicer smell and it brought me out in hives. I am more interested in the quality of tan rather than the smell. If you apply at night then shower in the morning the smell vanishes but the tan stays!
The colour. For me, after two applications I am very dark. I love it! Dove barely made a noticeable difference but this one is a lovely look, like I've just spent two weeks in florida (I'm from London).
The price. Cheap! Compared to normal tanning products this is a bargain!
Overall I would definitely recommend this product. It gives a lovely colour and it's actually quite dark compared to most other tans.
I really wanted to like this, especially after reading all the rave reviews but this was just a big fat negative for me. I'm really fair-skinned so I tend to shy away from most tanning options except for the gradual tan moisturizers like Jergens. Others tend to make me look more orange and unnatural. Well this particular lotion seemed like a good option as it claims to give a natural looking tan and builds up. I found that no matter what I did, even if I freshly exfoliated in the shower before applying this, trying my best to do a thin even layer every time, this came out blotchy and and too dark on me. I'm returning to Jergen's for this kind of thing since that seemed the most natural and foolproof. Only thing I liked about this one was the cocoa scent.
One of the nicest fake tans I have ever tried. The smell is really nice though it may be a bit to much for some, I find in the end a biscuity/fake tan scent lingers even after a shower however it is worth it because the colour comes out strong but naturally for a gradual tan, after 3 days of applying this i have a lovely tan and the colour lasts quite intensely foor about 4 days and it still remains for a few days after. I do recommend exfoliating first and applying moisturiser to dry areas such as the knees, feet, ankles and elbows before applying. make sure you wash your hand after and then apply it to the top of your hands/fingers with a cotton ball. Also love the packaging and the pump form makes it much more convenient than a squeeze tube. A great tan for a really natural look as well as faux tanning newbies.
This is my first use of self tanner, after a bad burn that i got tanning and scared me off a bit. I have relatively pale skin and naturally blonde hair so i was very cautious of going orange. I found that this product smelled amazing, applied easily and felt alot more like moisturiser than anything else.
Luckily it is fairly gradual so there are no sudden surprises, but i have used it twice and built up an even glowey brown, that is still very much natural looking, and is almost exactly my shade when i do actually sun tan.
bought a tiny sample first, have used it full body twice and not even halfway.
no ugly streaks, just beautiful subtle glow. Would definitely buy again.
Love this!!!! I think it smells amazing, not like a fake tan at all. It dries almost instantly and is not greasy, which is the problem I've been having with a lot of gradual tanners they take forever to dry and start to irritate my skin. The colour is like a honey bronze after the 1st application, and does get alot darker after the 2nd so be careful of your hands and feet as they can sometimes go patchy. All in all I'm impressed especially for the price. It's definitely worth a try. X