Summer ready bronzed skin

I must admit I've been rather lazy this year, but with highs of 26 degrees this week, I figured it was finally time to ditch the jeans and start fake tanning instead:

Elemis frangipani monoi salt glow, Caudalie divine legs, L'oreal sublime bronze express pro self tanning dry mist, L'oreal sublime bronze self tanning fresh feel gel
Elemis frangipani monoi salt glow
Caudalie divine legs
L'oreal sublime bronze express pro self tanning dry mist
L'oreal sublime bronze self tanning fresh feel gel

To start off with, I like to use Elemis frangipani monoi salt glow body scrub. With extracts of hibiscus, coconut oil, frangipani flowers and mineral salts it gently polishes the skin, seals in moisture and leaves behind a light floral scent. Unlike some of the exfoliators I've tried in the past, it's not harsh or scratchy but it's still effective enough to remove any dry patches, leaving my skin soft, smooth and ready for fake tan.

For unexpected sunny days, it's good to have an instant bronzer on hand. And with Caudalie divine legs it really is a fuss free easy application. It's a combined body lotion and bronzer, so there's no need to moisturise before hand, and once blended in, you're left with very natural looking instant tan. I've yet to experience any streaking or colour transference, although I would avoid wearing anything too light just in case.

Finally there's the newly reformulated L'oreal sublime bronze range. It takes a bit more time and preparation, but because it lasts up to a week, it's perfect as a pre holiday boost. For a spray tan novice like myself, the express pro self tanning dry mist was surprisingly easy to use and thanks to the wide nozzle, great for those hard to reach areas too. I'm also loving the new self tanning fresh feel gel. It's not tinted so a tanning mitt is essential, but once applied, it's quick drying, non sticky and develops into a natural looking golden tan in just 4 hours.

Are you a regular fake tanner? What are your top tips for a streak free even tan?

10 comments

  1. These all look lovely, the Elemis body scrub sounds divine! :)
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Thanks Amy, the Elemis body scrub is so nice, would definitely recommend x

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  2. I agree most things by elemis are fab so I bet that leaves your skin soft ready to tan,,like you I haven't tanned for a while I used the loreal tan the sublime one and there was bits of gold in it was really lovely. Ps love reading your blogs


    Libertylovesmakeup@blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Laura, I'm glad I'm not the only one who leaves it to the last minute! The Elemis body scrub is fab too, would definitely recommend if you're already a fan of the products x

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  3. No you are defo not,,,In my case it's just pure laziness think I will give it ago xxxx

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    1. Haha thanks lovely, glad I'm not the only one! x

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  4. I do fake tan quite often, currently testing out some St Tropez, after my years long obsession with Xen Tan, so a good scrub is more than necessary! I've been wanting to try out this Elemis one for a while now, so your review definitely means I'm officially adding it to my wishlist!

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    1. I've heard so many good things about Xen tan, maybe I should give them a try this year! Hope you'll like the Elemis body scrub too x

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  5. I am a sucker for body scrubs. Love the packaging, Ill have to try. I am frequent self tanner, but Im slacking this year! Great post

    Janelle

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