Tanning is something I’ve been doing a lot lately, I’ve been trying to stay on top of it to keep myself looking nice and glowing ready for when baby Prideaux arrives and it just generally makes me feel so much better about myself when I have a tan. I have been trying a few new self tanners and the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Oil Liquid Gold was one I had to pick up after seeing so many people Tweet and Instagram about it. I’m all about trying new formulas, to be honest my favourite formula for tanning is probably a mousse because I find it the easiest to work with so I was a little hesitant when I saw this little bottle of dry oil.
That being said I do love moisturising products and thought using an oil would be really nice on my skin and I thought the concept was really interesting. The bottle itself reminds me of a sun tan oil, something you’d take on holiday with you so if you weren’t aware that this was a tan you probably wouldn’t pick it up but thankfully I had seen all of those online posts I knew what to look out for. You get 150ml in the bottle and it’s £14.99 to buy which is a pretty good price however you do get through the product quite quickly. I’ve had this a couple of weeks now and a third of the bottle has already disappeared which is a shame, I do like to tan a lot though and on some occasions have applied more than one layer so that may be why I’m getting through it so quickly.
How does it apply?
Quite well to be honest, as I mentioned it’s a spray bottle so you just apply it directly to the skin and it comes out a sheer bronzed colour so you can see where you are applying it and it also does give you a slight instant colour but nothing too crazy so you can still go out and feel normal. They say it dries within seconds but I find it to be a little tacky for a bit longer than this, that being said once it’s dry your skin just feels like skin again and you don’t notice you have anything on which is nice and it also has a really lovely coconut scent to it so no horrible tan smell.
Overall I’m really happy with this tan, it’s definitely super quick and easy to use and very fuss free which I adore. The colour is a gorgeous golden tan and it develops over time, I’d say if you like a dark tan then to apply this twice but if you just want a general healthy glow then one application is more than enough. I’d still moisturise on dry areas before applying this, for example the elbows and knees because even though it contains Argan Oil it can still cling to dry patches if you are not careful. The tan wears off nicely and I’d definitely recommend if you fancy trying something new, it hasn’t replaced my favourite self tanners but it is a nice change from the norm.
Have you tried the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Tanning Oil? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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