Garnier Ambre Solaire Bronzing Gel *

Monday, 18 March 2013

Hey Ladies! Summer's coming soon so I thought I could do some reviews on a few fake tanning products I've tried! This is one of the first new fake tanning products that I've tried for a while so I was expecting good things...apparently I was wrong to expect this. Im sorry for the negativity in this review but I was so dissapointed with the results that I thought I should share it with everyone. 

Firstly I'll talk about what I liked about this tan because its not all bad! I really loved the smell of this tan, it was a really nice peachy kind of suncreamy smell which really reminded me of summer, and I really liked how it didn't smell like fake tan at all. I'm always really skeptical about fake tanning products that don't smell like fake tan though because I assume that means it doesn't have much of the actual tanning ingredient in it, but I'm no expert on the science side of things!  

I also really liked how soft it made my skin feel. On the bottle it does say that its really good for people who want their skin to be moisturized and feel soft after use, but this doesn't really bother me because if I want my skin to be soft I'll just use my moisturizer. It was also really easy to apply, although there was no guide colour so it was hard to tell where I had applied the tan and if it was even. 

But sadly, this is where the good stuff ends. The bottle said that the tan would appear in 3 hours but this didn't happen, but I thought maybe the tan would develop in a few more hours so I went to bed hoping to wake up to a sunkissed glow. When I woke up in the morning the tan was nowhere to be seen, I know it said light on the bottle but this was so light you couldn't see it, and you can see from the pictures that there really was no difference. 

Also, the bottle said that this was a 'no streaks' bronzer however the only areas where I could see the tan were a few patches all over my chest and legs which were brown and the rest of me was just my normal pale self. Not really the look I was going for! 

When I got in the shower to wash the tan off my skin felt really slimy and oily because when the water mixed with the gel which had dried on my skin it was coming off like some sort of slime and it wasn't a nice feeling! It took me ages to get rid of the goo feeling on my skin which I would have been able to put up with if the colour had been great, but it wasn't so amazing. 

Im not sure if this tan just wasnt right for me because I usually prefer either a spray tan or a mousse so let me know in the comments box if you've tried this tan and how you got on with it or any other great tans because I'm still on the look out for the perfect one! 


My arm before applying the tan...

My arm the day after I applied the tan...

You can see the streaks on my skin in this photo...

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