It’s time to tan the Australian way with Bondi Sands

bondisandsI guess it’s ‘down under’ week, because I have another Australian brand for you – Bondi Sands, an excellent self tanning line. It recently made its debut in the U.S. and it has made my list of best self tanning products.
Australian coast lineI haven’t been to Australia, but I hear that the coast is gorgeous…and so are the beautiful tans. Bondi Sands is the line many Aussie’s turn to for a deep, dark, natural looking tan without the harmful rays of the sun.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Products
The products I tried were the Self-Tanning Foam ($24), Self Tanning Lotion ($24), and Liquid Gold ($24). They all come in either light/medium or dark. Those of you with fair skin will want to try the light/medium. I went for the immediate gratification of the dark shade.
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam

Ok, confession time – I always take my photos first before I test the product, but this one sounded so good I couldn’t wait. I was feeling pretty pale and wanted a dark tan quickly, so I used my Self-Tanning Foam even before I took pics. I know, I am pretty naughty, aren’t I?? This baby really delivered – the lightweight foam is easy to apply, full of aloe vera and coconut, and it smells fabulous. It also dries extremely quickly so there isn’t any wait time after application.  A winner!

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Dark LotionThe Self-Tanning Dark Lotion results in the same deep bronze shade, but it really gives your skin a ton of hydration. The lotion is a traditional self tanner that develops in about an hour, then continues to deepen over the next five hours or so. It dries quickly for a lotion, but you’ll still need about ten minutes or so for dry time. Like all the Bondi Sands self tanners, this smells coconutty and wonderful.

Bondi Sands Liquid Gold

I am tickled with the Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil. I don’t know why, but I’ve never really gotten into self tanning dry oils…something that has definitely changed! Application is incredibly easy, just spray this on and then smooth it out with a tanning mitt. It dries almost immediately and becomes a deep dark tan in about an hour. The Liquid Gold is infused with Argan oil and coconut, so it leaves skin velvety soft. It doesn’t have the color guide of the foam and the lotion, so be careful to cover all areas.  Otherwise this a really great option!

My Bondi Sands tan!

My Bondi Sands tan!

All three products give such a wonderful color. Bondi Sands has gone to the top of my list as a favorite brand for self tanners.  – Lisa

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