I’m a total fake tan believer and personal junkie; I don’t see the point in damaging your skin in order to get a tan that you can achieve so easily from a bottle at home. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love nothing more than a natural tan, but I get so bored even on holiday tanning out in the sun. I’d much rather slather my tan on a be good to go wherever I may be. In the past, I’ve only stuck to tanning my legs on nights out, as mine are naturally extremely pale. I should probably flaunt my natural colour and not try to change it, but when you’re surrounded by gorgeous tanned girls, it’s easy to feel the odd one out with my pastey little sticks of legs – hence why I prefer just to tan.
For years I’ve been a huge fan of the St Moriz tanning mouse. It’s so inexpensive and leave you with a lovely colour – not orange at all like you would expect from a cheaper tan. The only drawbacks are that if you happen to spill drinks on yourself (and trust me I’ve spilt a few..) then the tan can wash off and leave you with horrible patchy legs; not so glamourous. It also has that distinctive biscuity smell that I can’t stand. However, I’ve always stuck by this tan because of the fact that it’s so easy to apply, leaves you with a gorgeous natural looking colour and is so inexpensive.
I’ve been hearing so much about the Boni Sands tanning range recently, especially from some of my favourite YouTubers. In particular, the Liquid Gold. This dry tanning oil is supposed to “set in a moment, develop over 2 – 3 hours and lasts for up to a week; leaving you with perfectly bronzed skin that glows from within”. After hearing so many raving reviews I thought that I would pick a bottle up for myself.
The first thing I noticed is the lovely coconut smell, a pleasant change to smelling like a biscuit haha. It’s also so easy to apply, the dry oil formula making it almost impossible to have a streaky application. I find that spraying directly onto my skin and rubbing in with a tanning mitt gives me best results. For a night out, I would usually apply the night before, giving it time to develop over night to the perfect colour. The colour itself is lovely, defiantly not orangey at all. I find that it lasts best for about 4 days, but if you really look after it then you could defiantly keep it looking good for a week before thinking about exfoliating and reapplying.
I think it’s safe to say that I am officially converted. A must have product to pick up the next time you hit up your local boots!