This product had a lovely smell at first but when you apply it you still stink of it 24 hours later ! This product left me blotchy and pasty in parts, not a good look. I used the light version and it didn't look nice at all, ther are better ones on the market, and to think people cued up for this !
I feel a bit apathetic aout this. I was so excited when it came out and bought the one for the body as well as the one for the face. I seem to prefer the facial one even though I find that it tends to break me out when I use it. The body one, no matter how well I rub it in, tends to go a bit patchy on me, especially on my arms. There is a bit of that typical unpleasant fake tan smell so I wouldn't use this before going out at any time. The colour is not bad and not obvious, just healthy. I said I would not repurchase but in a sense I have as I've had 2 of each, but I don't think I will be purchasing after I finish these. I am tempted to try Vaseline's version though.
This is a good gradual self tan, the first one i tried. i would have considered this a wonderprod, but now i have found a true HG - Garnier Summer Body. Johnsons Holiday Skin does build a nice tan, but i would advise only using it every other day, as it can go a bit orange and streaky if you use it al the time. Also the 'night time' one is a crock of s**t, as the normal one will work just as well over night and wont stain your sheets as long as you let it dry before going to bed.
I have pale skin and I'm very bad at applying fake tans (they usually end up too orangey) but this product leaves me with a nice creamy-golden glow. Downsides? Initially smells nice, then really starts to smell strongly of fake tan, streaks visable after only a couple of applications if not perfectly blended in, and it doesn't seem to sink in very well - leaves me feeling 'coated' if you get what I mean....Think I will try out some of the other similar products on the market before buying again.
I bought the Holiday Skin Night lotion, thinking that this would help to give me a good tan especially since I never seem to tan (I only burn!). It did give me a pretty nice tan, it wasn't orange at all; I got nice comments from my classmates. At the beginning there wasn't really any self tanner smell but in the morning when I woke up, the self tanner smell is there which really didn't bother me that much; the smell is quite faint. It's a pretty good moisturizer as well. No, what really bothers me is the way the tan came off. The tan came off in blotches! So basically some parts of your skin is tanned and some parts are your original shade. So I looked spotty when I stopped using the self tanner. And that sucks. If the fading of the color is more even, I'd have given this a 4 or even 5.
While it didn't smell as horrendous as the many other fake tanning products out there and didn't break the bank and in theory sounds great...BUT I can't stand this product. It says it slowly builds up a light golden "holiday" glow but its also a moisturiser. As a moisturiser, you need lots of it otherwise it doesn't do much for my skin. As a fake tan you need very VERY little of it. So I looked like a human zebra the streaks were just that bad. Make up your mind J&J. So I walked around wearing pants for the next 3 days as I tried to scrub this monsterous stuff off my legs. I exfoliated until I hurt but still had to wait. Never again. This summer, my legs are going a'natural unless I get it professionally done. continued >>
This streaks! I originally purchased 'Boots' Holiday Glow while I was in England and loved it, used it every night, a nice gentle tan built up, not too much smell, not expensive, overall a dream product. Since leaving England I have no 'Boots' nearby so purchsed Johnsons Holiday Skin thinking it would be pretty much the same thing. I hate it, it doesn't matter how carefully I apply it, it still streaks. Would not repurchase.
tan. for such a small word it can be so hard to achieve sometimes, so one day I turned to this. A fake bake. I bought the fair/light one and exfoliated. I used it morning and night for 2 days, and I found myself looking absolutely glowing. My mums skin (which usually a lot darker than mine) was about 10 shades lighter. wow. I really would recomend exfoliating first. Using a little at a time prevents ugly streaks, and it can look streaky first try, but if you keep going for a few more uses it all evens out and looks GORGEOUS.
thanks for your time, soo worth the 5 bucks I paid for it.
p.s I rated it 4 for packaging its kinda crappy
*UPDATE* ew. am i the only one who hates this? the colour is orange in sunlight, it streaks very easily, its hard to apply evenly && its just a waste of time. would not reccomend. continued >>
WONDERFUL! Nice scent, dries quickly. I woke up to a natural light tan! Not orange but TAN. My skin was very smooth and well moisturized. Will buy again.
If you're a bit scared of full-on self tan and regularly use body lotion this is probably a really good option for you. For me, it seemed like a lot of effort for a tanned look I could achieve in much less time using my favourite Piz Buin foam or Ambre Solaire spray. I tried this because although I'm relatively proficient at applying self tan without streaks or orange palms (tip - wear gloves), most self tanners react with my body chemistry to produce a nasty smell. Unfortunately, despite having far less self tanning ingredient than anything else I've tried, this formulation produced the worst self tan reek ever - like burning rubber. Yuck! Most self tans I've tried are at least a little sticky, but this stuff? Unbelievable! I stood around in the nude for about half an hour before I realised that the lotion was never going to sink in properly. There was no noticable difference in my skin tone after one application of 'normal to dark' (according to J&J, those of us lighter or darker than their ideal mid skintone are obviously not normal), and I have fairly light skin which tans well. I tried it a few more days, not being ecstatic about smelling odd for so long, but feeling I should give it a good go, and eventually got a decent light golden tan. Too much effort for not much effect, in my opinion. continued >>