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#1 belinda1976

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

Going away next weekend and I want to tan up, especially on my legs, tops of my thighs in particular (looking a bit like Casper ATM).

I don't want to get a spray tan as I had one last time I went away and within days it was gone.  My girlfiend told me that salt water will remove a fake tan faster.... anyone else heard this?

So hit me with your best fake tan product - preferably under $30.

ETA - I might also add - I've tried the J&J gradual tan cream and it was too orange for me.  I want a brown sunkissed look  biggrin.gif

Edited by belinda1976, 27 November 2012 - 01:07 PM.


#2 EBeditor

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

All 'gradual' moisturiser tans go streaky and orange on me (I have very pale skin). I like a proper spray tan or ones you slather yourself in and leave overnight. I think there is a St Tropez one which is quite good.

#3 Stinkermouse

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

I have always been a st tropez fan although it isn't cheap but worth it.  It is very easy to apply, you can't go wrong!

#4 KylieY

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

I use the Sunsense Bronze Shield. It's awesome.

It's easy to apply as you can see where you are putting as it is brown liquid not white like alot on the market. No streaks, no smell and best of all, it washes off at the end of the day in the shower and you can re-apply the next day. It's about $20.

#5 Jekaho

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

Moo Goo have a new gradual one - although I found it only needed one or two applications. And it wasn't orangey. It's called "How Now Brown Cow" and you can get it from some chemists or online.

#6 ez21

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

I love Vani-T Liquid Sun Tanning Mist.  Lasts well on me and is great if you want a product with none of the usual nasties.  You apply the liquid to the skin and leave for 6-8 hours before washing off (much like the salon products).

I used the Vani-T Tanning Custard to extend the tan for a few more days.

Only problem is I had to order online as they were not available locally.

#7 Mummy fab

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

The Elle McPherson one it's a spray can style is amazing.


#8 belinda1976

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

Thanks Ladies

Okay so where do I buy these from - if you haven't mentioned that already?

#9 Propaganda

Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Why not pay for a spray tan? You can often find places that will do them for $25-$30 and the coverage will be better than you can manage on your own.

Naked Tan is green-based and a brand I'd recommend.

#10 belinda1976

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

PP you obviously didn't read my opening post  biggrin.gif

I had a spray tan for my last beach holiday and within days (like 3 days) it had dissapeared - apparently from the salt water.

#11 Lifesgood

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

After the last thread on this topic I got the St Tropez Bronzing Mousse from Priceline (I think it was around $25) and a mitt/glove thing to apply it with (another $10).

It is terrific, as it is a mousse it is mess-free to apply (compared with a spray), it has a brown tint when you apply it so you can see where it is, the colour is very natural (on me at least) and it lasts and lasts. All tans come off faster if you are swimming (pools or in the sea) and also if you are using sunscreen and other lotions. Still, at least you can take this one with you and re-apply while you are on holidays.

I only use it on my legs so far because that is the whitest part of me. It dries in 60 seconds and you can put your clothes on then. You shower it off after 4 or more hours depending on how dark you want to be.

#12 EBeditor

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

I bought the st tropez bronzing lotion from a chemist last night. It was quite messy and my husband needed to do the back. I slept with it in and after a shower today I have a nice, light even tan. The smell is much lighter than most fake tan brands too. The mitts sound good, but we were able to get all the tan off our hands with soap and water.

#13 IVF Baby

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

I found the gradual ones went streaky on me too, UNTIL i found the coco butter one - it's brilliant, 2 or 3 times over 2-3 days and it looks great.

#14 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

St Tropez Gradual Mousse is great.  I'd also recommend using a mitt.

#15 DamiansMama

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 28/11/2012, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
St Tropez Gradual Mousse is great.  I'd also recommend using a mitt.


I haven't tried the lotion but the mousse is the only one I use.

#16 belinda1976

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:28 PM

Thx ladies I ended up buying online the Moo Goo as it doesn't sound quite as messy  biggrin.gif

It's already been posted so should hopefully arrive tomorrow or Friday.  I keep you posted on how it goes.

#17 neddyteddy

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

I have a salon and after many many tans we have settled on Black Magic for our spray tans and Mancine lotion for our 'rub on tan' I stopped stocking St Tropez as I did not like the colour of their new formula. With tans you tend to get what you pay for so the cheap supermarket gradual tans look, well cheap...I have not tried the Moo Goo tan so will keep an eye out for your update. If you wear latex gloves when applying it makes it much easier.
If you get a salon tan they should give you after care info to lengthen the life of your tan.

#18 belinda1976

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

Thanks neddyteddy will definatley keep you updated.

I had a spray tan last holiday but it came off within days, even after I followed the upkeep.

A girlfriend told me that salt water will do that - do you know of this?

#19 pinkelephant

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

OP the salt water or chlorine does quickly fade your tan-- so it makes no difference whether you get a spray from a salon or do it yourself.  When I go to Thailand I usually get a spray from a salon then bring along a le tan in a can and darken it up every few days.

#20 vanessa71

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

I know you have already bought, but this is by far the best fake tan I have ever used.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

#21 BeatriceConti

Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:26 PM

There are many creams and lotions available in the market for fake tan. Currently i am using body bronze for the perfect tanned look and i m happy with it.

#22 smileyyy

Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hi I know you have already bought your fake tan. But I have bought Amcal Self Tanning Lotion and think its great. Only $7.00 too.




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