Hola, it’s been a while.
I’m not really good at keeping things constant but who gives a flying rats ass. I’m here with a post today and it’s a pretty damn important one, about fake tan. If you know me well enough by now you’ll know I have a huge forehead… ha, I joke, but I really do have one, no, but really, I’m a tanaholic. I don’t bake it, I fake it.
Therefore, as it was so incredibly glorious today I felt inspired to blog about what I use to give myself that healthy glow and how I don’t let you see me as a walking corpse, really, I’m that pale! Although I use and will always swear by Vita Liberata, the NKD SKN range, I wanted to share with you what I spritz on my face and chest.
Firstly, with the NKD SKN tan, I will always mouse right up to my neck as a regular tanning routine, but I’ve always tended to use something different on my face. I find that using a mouse on my face gives me spots and more often than not tends to go streaky.
I’ve done the whole gradual tan moisturisers that instantly give you a glow from brands like Garnier, St Tropez to even Chanel but they haven’t really worked for me. I will say, Chanel’s gradual tan moisturiser for the face was so luxurious, as you would imagine, but I got that as a birthday present and definitely didn’t have the cash to repurchase once it was empty. Now onto sprays, I fell that these always worked pretty well and I completely rate St Tropez. No, I don’t really ever remember liking a St Tropez spray tan, for various reasons, but I do love their ‘spray cans’ range. Theres a variety, some that provide you with the natural gradual glow to the bronzed instant holiday look, always a great outcome and therefore have every reason to be pricey.
I really do completely rated the St Tropez ‘spray can’ range but every month and a half having to replace a can gets too expensive, for me. Every month I have to buy my mousey tan anyway, which fluctuates between £7-15 depending when its on offer. Sometimes when it is on offer I’ll stock up as much as I can, but thats not always the case, so yet again, quite rare. Therefore, to then add £20 to the equation, it gets ridiculous in my opinion for a beauty ‘essential.’ No beauty essential will leave me broke, I will budget till I’m blue in the face, there will always be a way around it…
…Which brings us to the brand Bondi Sands. Little background story, I’m also obsessed with Australian YouTubers, from Chloe Morelo to Brittney Lee Saunders. They’re great. They also, at one time or another have raved about Bondi Sands. I think. I just know that there is a community of fabulous Australians, in Australia, that rave about Bondi Sands Tan as it seems to be their go to tan! I personally think that some of them take it a little too far although if I was wearing next to nothing all year round I’d probably rock that dark, luscious colour too! Therefore, thats why I thought it would be best to go for light-medium, as english weather isn’t glamourous. However, the colour is still pretty dark.
Anywho I’ve been using the spray-mist on my face and chest for the past month and its been fab. Having this brand in the UK and having it so accessible is such an previledge as its been desired by so of us tanaholics. I’ve had my eyes on it for a couple of years and was even trying to work out what would be the cheapest way to get it imported! Yes, I’m well aware that I need help. Anyways… To then recently (a good few months ago) find out that Superdrug was going stock it, I was quite overwhelmed.
Am I as chuffed with this product as I thought I’d be? Probably not as ecstatic as I thought I’d be as I found spraying it onto my body was a bit too much colour wise, but maybe that because I’m so used to and love my NKD SKN far too much. However, for my face its perfect and thats why I’m mostly so in love with this product! To top it off its 250ml and £9.95 from Superdrug. I was paying £20.49 for the St Tropez spray and it was 200ml. Mental.
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