My technique needs work so far as lotions go, so I was apprehensive (yet extremely thankful) when I received a bottle of Beautisol Summer Glow in my iFabbo goody bag a couple of weeks back.
As Susan Jeffers says, one must feel the fear and do it anyway, so I pulled on the latex gloves that came with the tanner and off I went.
Check out the results!
|Left: Before Summer Glow. Right: After!|
What does it do?
Summer Glow is a long lasting fake tanner with a built in bronzer to instantly glam up your skin and provide a guide colour for easier application. The guide colour/ bronzer reminds me a little of Saint Tropez tanners in that it's a very deep, reddish brown colour. Summer Glow is packed with nourishing antioxidants and moisturisers so the skin feels soft and gorgeous even after rinsing.
This tanner is encased in a 236ml white plastic bottle with a pump top. I think pump bottles are great for dispensing liquid tanners because it makes things a little less messy and means you can easily control how much product you dispense.
|Summer Glow comes with a little Application Guide and 2 pairs of latex gloves|
One of the major selling points of Summer Glow is the fact that it's virtually fragrance free! Beautisol have cleverly developed the Pure Scent odour eliminating technology that neutralizes that telltale old biscuit smell that so many fake tanners have. Nifty!
When I first applied it, I did notice a very light, fresh scent that dissipates as the tan develops.
Summer Glow is a liquid/ cream hybrid (or lotion even) that is pretty easy to spread across the skin. Just make sure your skin is well exfoliated before application, because I did notice that it really 'grabs' any dead bits of skin and could leave you patchy if you don't have a good scrub beforehand ;)
|As you can see, a little goes a long way!|
£26 for a 177ml bottle from Yes Style. I've searched far and wide and it looks like Beautisol products aren't widely available in the UK just yet, but in the meantime you can order from www.beautisol.com.
I wasn't sure at first, but after taking Summer Glow for a test drive on my legs, I'm definitely inclined to use it on the rest of my body too!
|Left: with guide colour. Right: After rinsing (approx 4 hours developing time)|
Have you tried Summer Glow by Beautisol?
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