On the blog this week we are on the topic of fake tan. If you follow me on my social media, you will know I am not a huge fan of self tans . The reason being I hate wear of off of tans and I only yet found two tans that wear of evenly.
With that being said BBold where have you been all my life. Now onto the tanning itself. On the days leading up to the application, I will exfoliate my skin and moisturise well. This will help with the even application of tan.
On the night of tanning, I start by having a quick body shower, removing any perfumes spray etc. immediately after showering I apply the BBold body beautiful moisturiser (€8.19). This moisturiser helps to prep and maintain. I pay particular attention to my hands , feet , elbows and knees when applying this.
I then follow immediately with the BBold Smart Mouse (€15.26). Again if you Follow me on Social media, you will see me talk about the product a lot. I absolutely adore this for many reasons , some being you Apply the colour guided tan. Leave it to develop to for 1 , 2 , 3 hours depending on your desired look. You wash it off and it then develops after washing. I leave it on for 2 hours and then wash it off. There is also no fake tan smell. No stickiness and the colour guide is exactly was it should be.
This tan no joke lasts me 7 days until it starts to wear off. The wear off is amazing and doesn’t leave you with that patchiness which is the key seller for me.
8 hours after showering
Lastly then we have the BBold Flawless Legs in Medium (11.78). So lets say I tan on a Thursday and by the following Wednesday, I have somewhere to be last minute and I have no time to exfoliate and re tan. Say hello to BBold flawless legs. I apply this baby over the tan and its like I have just applied a fresh layer of my Smart Mousse. Its quick , easy to apply and provides instant colour. Its also amazing for covering any scars on legs, imperfections extra.
And there you have it from someone who hates tanning no more. I hands down absolutely love this range from BBold. I hope you enjoyed this week posts.
Until next time ,
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New to the Karora range is the Express Bronzing range. The slightly scented mousse is easy to apply with a tanning mitt and develops in an hour. Like all express tans you will get a better result the longer you leave it on but after one hour you will have a light healthy glow.
The scent is slightly different to other products iv tried and doesn’t give you that horrible fake tan smell. The mousse itself is grey in colour so the only downfall with this is there is no colour guide when applying.
I apply this before heading to bed and leave overnight and it still gives me the most natural looking tan, without feeling like I’m heading out on a night out.
If I was heading out I would start applying the tan at least two days before to get a slightly more golden look. But you could easily apply two layers a couple of hours prior to heading out for the same effect.
When it comes to tan I am very fussy about the wear off and hence never really where tan. But with the Karora Express Bronzing Mousse it fades so well and this is why I absolutely love this tan and gave it my number one.If you follow me on snapchat you’ll always hear me raving about it. If I prep my skin well in advance of tanning, this tan will last me 7 days with no fading or wear off at all.
It’s €29.99 for a 150ml bottle a little. It pricey but 100% worth it.
2. Bellamianta Rapid Moose
Another new product to the Irish market is the Bellamianta Rapid Mousse. Again its an easy to use self-tanning rapid mousse. Again a lightly scented Mousse with a great colour guide. This tan is more of an olive shade so gives a lovely finish to Irish skin.
Like I said with this tan is has a colour guide so you instantly gives you a nice light tan. Developing time wise, after 2hrs light tan, medium tan after 3 hrs and a dark tan after 4hrs+ with no transfer onto clothes which is great
The facts of Bellamianta’s Rapid Moose:
• Dries in 60 Seconds
• Develops in 2-4+ hrs
• Golden Olive tone
• Ready to wear colour
• Streak free / Easy to use
• Transfer & Water resistant
• Even wear off
I have to be honest and say for me this tan didn’t wear off evenly at all. It was the only downfall I found with the Tan. It was very patchy after about day 5 even if I prepped really well the previous week. Other than that its still a top favourite and an amazing self tanning product. It’s €24.95 for a 150ml bottle .
3. Be Bold Smart Mousse.
When I picked up this tan I honestly threw it to the back of the press because i don’t believe in those tans that develop after you shower. But after seeing some amazing reviews online I had to give it a go.
Developing wise, you control how dark you go by showering either 1, 2 or 3 hours after application. If you shower 1 hour after application you will achieve a light healthy glow. If you shower 2 hours after application you will achieve a lovely medium golden glow and if you shower 3 hours after application you will achieve a deep sunkissed tan.
As soon as I shower I moisturise my skin and allow the bBold Smart Mousse to develop. It wears off so easily with no patchiness at all and would last 6 days on me before i’d need a top up. A little less pricey than the ones above at €14.95 I would absolutely love the concept of this tan and how it develops. There you have these are my Current Top 3 Self Tanning Products and ones I would highly recommend. I hope you all enjoyed this weeks post. Until Next Time.
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I’m So this weeks post is all about the taneraser the exfoliating tan removal mitt.
Over the years iv never found a tan that just wears of nice and easy with no grubbyness or patchyness especially after an old Spray tan.
So most of the time you’ll only find me wearing tan when iv something big coming up . So it being Christmas and New Years I always find my tan is never right for New Years no matter how many scrubs I use.
Last month I was sent the taneraser to try and I used it for the first time yesterday and cannot believe the results after one go where with other scrubs I was scrubbing for 2/3 days .
Here’s a before and after picture on my arms after just one go.
1. Shower /bathe and cleanse your body as normal rinsing away all soap or suds.
2. Wet the Tan Eraser mitt under the shower and squeeze out any excess water.
3. Standing away from the shower I used the pink side rubbing into the skin to exfoliate and remove old tan . For stronger stubborn tans I then use the black side for stronger exfoliation.
In this process you will see the tan washing off into any water or suds which is great to see it actually does what it says it should do.
4. Rinse your body and tan mitt thoroughly.
Some redness of the skin is normal when using the tan eraser as with any tan removers. I find a layer of moisteriser after and within an hour the redness is gone.
I couldn’t recommend the tan eraser enough after just one use , usually with products I review I give the a good months trial before reviewing them.