Sunless Tanning with Bondi Sands

→ My thoughts on Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk
→ A totally achievable glow, without the sun.
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Hit the beach? Bring the beach to you!

This time of year, when it’s hot, humid, muggy and all other words which describe being anything other than cool, there’s a mental checklist of mine which catches up on me and rarely am I prepared for it.

Things like:

  1. Is my wardrobe fit for the weather?

  2. Do I have decent enough footwear?

  3. Am I feeling confident enough to reveal my skin?

The answer to at least one of those is yes.

So, this year I made a promise to myself that out of all the seasonal worries of my mind, I will try my hardest to achieve that one particular thing - and that I did. Sadly, the footwear situation still isn’t ideal and neither is my wardrobe, but my skin absolutely is and thanks to Bondi Sands point number three is well and truly ticked off.

Why? Because: Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk (RRP: £11.99) - that’s why.

I’m a tanning novice

Now, I will admit that tanning hasn’t been the biggest priority on my list of beauty and skincare routines and I’m kind of wondering why. Why haven’t I taken advantage of being able to have bronzed, glowing skin when I don’t have access to sunshine? There’s just no excuses, so going forward I am a big advocate for the gradual tanning creams like these because they give me everyday confidence in my skin.

I have sensitive skin and as I’m getting older I’m noticing how much more sensitive it’s become to sunshine. I know a dose of sunshine is good for stocking up the Vitamin D levels, but it just seems that my skin isn’t as resilient as it used to be, and I cannot be without SPF30+ through fear of burning.

So, when Bondi sands reached out to ask if I’d like to try their new Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk I said hell yeah, hoping very much I could try taking the emphasis off of the damaging effects of the sun to give me a Summer glow, and try something that I could easily use all year round.

What’s it like?

  • enriched with cocoa butter

  • moisturises and nourishes the skin

  • suitable for every day use for all areas of the body

  • smells just like holiday (you know that smell)

What about removing or refreshing the colour? If for any reason my tan hasn’t gone to plan, I’ve overdone it, under-done it, missed certain areas and I simply want to start again, I can easily do so with the Bondi Sands Tan Eraser - a easy-peasy lightweight cleansing foam which gently lifts the colour, you just apply to skin and leave for 5 minutes or so (depending on how you feel it’s getting on!) and rinse off and voila - clean slate!

I’ve found exfoliating is still an important aspect and skin just seems to look even more amazing when it’s fresh, bright and free of any dead, dull skin cells, but bear in mind exfoliating to remove colour may just end up making your skin sore, so the tan eraser is a really wonderful beauty tool and way of giving your glowing skin a refresh.

So there you go, easy-peasy, gorgeous glowing legs and I haven’t even had to chase the sun. Would you go for a gradual tanning cream? Let me know in the comments!

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  • These products were gifted in exchange for an honest review