One of my biggest summer dilemmas is most definitely my pale skin. No matter how long i sit out in the sun, i either don't change colour or turn into a complete tomato. Last year was probably the first time i ever tried to fake tan, for a few reasons really.
1. i had no idea what to use - best/worst products
2. exfoliate? what?
3. i had no idea what to do.
Since then though, i've only ever used one product and gone through not even a whole bottle, and i can't even say i'm that impressed with it...
Garnier Summer Body.
I think there are pros and con's of every product, and this one i feel has more cons than pros. My main problem with it though is the smell. Its something that lurks. I know alot of people say fake tan smells bad, but the smell of this makes me feel like its woody, not the best description, i'm sure, but i thats what i think of when i smell it.
Generally, when i use it, i use gloves and apply 2 'coats' (?) and although you can tell i'm wearing false tan (because im always SO pale) its not in your face, so thats one of the things i do like. Im in a bit of a dilemma though. Its not that expensive (considering the price of other products) and it doesn't look bad, but the smell lingers, and i would like something that lasts a bit longer, because after about a day or two it starts to flake a bit. Is there a product out there thats a decent price and lasts more than 2 days?
The cringe ghostly white arm shot.
(admittedly, this was taken in front of the window, but i'm still very pale!)
My boyfriend picked up another bottle the other day, but came home with this. Notice the 'dark skin' type on it?
Think the new bottle (on the right) must be the new packaging for anyone interested.
Originally, i was thinking of getting the dove (i think) one that you use in the shower that gradually helps to add a natural 'glow' but again, ive got no idea on this side of things. Some poeple i know have said its a tad naff though?! Ive also heard very good reviews of St Moritz but it seems so much more proper, being false tan, than just a gradual tan in moisturiser. Also, (slap on the hands) exfoliating still doesn't happen when i use this stuff. I just make sure ive had a shower before applying it, i tend not to really get dark patches on my knees or elbows, but if im doing the proper stuff, them im going to need guidance.
I would love to hear all of your wise words on this, because im going to Italy in June and don't want to flash the legs if they're lilly white! So if you know anything, please leave me a comment!
Thanks guys. x