Bondi Sands has slowly built a cult following over the years, proudly using the stereotypical image of bronzed Australians as their selling point.
This has worked as their tans do make you really really ridiculously tan, however more orange than brown.
Their new "liquid gold" tan has been marketed as something of a marvel and luxury item, but for $20 in a plastic spray bottle it doesn't feel luxury or a marvel.
The tan sptritzes on to your skin quite dark, but then when you smooth it out with the tanning mitt you can't see where it has and hasn't been applied! Without practice this left me horribly blotchy becsuse I hadn't paid close enough attention to where I had applied it!
A bonus is that it is a "dry oil" allowing you to get dressed and go on with your life straight away. On the other hand it takes 8 hours to fully develop into the trademark orange brown of Bondi Sands.
This is perfect for those who just like showing that they make an effort but for others on the hunt for a natural tan need to stay away.
Read our other review below about our favourite tans.
Sure each and every one of us is beautiful underneath our layers and layers of makeup, but more often than not a layer of BB Cream or a swoop of some powder foundation across our face can make us go from feeling like a 2 to feeling like a 9/10!
The Armarni “Face Fabric” foundation is amazing, it glides on and covers your face like a soft fabric. The colour range covers all bases and undertones , and applies perfectly with just your fingers or a sponge. However, at the cost of $84 from David Jones for only 30ml, it is reserved for those special occasions when you want to feel a lil bit fancy.
The Body Shop Aus range is wonderful, made with ingredients that are (mostly) good for your skin. I stumbled across the “All in One Face Base” ($30) about two years ago after struggling to find a powder foundation that would last all day, and I haven’t stopped using it since. It’s perfect for faces that get a bit oily as the day goes on, as the powder pretty much covers that all up! In winter I use the shade 04 and then as my fake tan gets darker I go to 05 and then 52. Only down side is once it starts to run low, after a couple of months of every day use, it starts to crumble and fall apart which can get a bit messy!
I always put on some 50+ sunscreen under my “All in One Instablur” ($25) primer which is the most amazing mattifying gel consistency!
The Maybelline “Fit Me” range that you can pick up from supermarkets and chemists is great value. It’s tricky choosing your shade correctly because there’s no one to help you, but it’s pretty easy to guess since the colour range is quite limited.
I wear the liquid Matte + Poreless liquid foundation ($20) in colour 120,which is my exact natural shade that I pair with the Body Shop powder foundations and it lasts all day.
I’ve tried to use either #120 or #230 fit me powder on top of the matching foundation but I have found that it doesn't last as long as the Body Shop powder. I don’t apply with the sponge it gives, but instead prefer to use my beautiful brushes from Body Shop.
The “Dream Pure” BB cream is perfect for those days when you want to look like you #wokeuplikethis !
I love Limecrime for their crazy fun colours that are so delicious and last all day, but I only save these for fun dress up occasions (since I only have purple and bright blue lol).
Elizabeth Arden are my go to lipsticks, however they are a bit more expensive and I am afraid of losing it when I go out. Therefore, the Sportsgirl lipsticks are what I recommend because at $12 a pop, and a fabulous range of colours to chose from, you’ll always be happy, even if you lose your favourite colour because its not expensive to replace!
I love the Body Shop’s super soft brushes, the “face and body” brush is perfect for everything and the Kabuki brush is great for travelling and blending.
What are your go to products?
nEvery year hundreds of beautiful women come together over a series of days to compete in on of the most stunning fashion events ever... Fashion in the fields! This year there was even more beautiful dresses and floral prints, but this year the winner was different. Emily Hunter is an absolute stunner and totally took out the show. Her dress was homemade and was very different to all the other girls dresses. The dress was fitted to the waist before going out into a fuller pleated skirt below the knee, it had a high neck that totally worked with the dress. The shoes. Nothing could have worked better with the classic navy dress. The bright yellow was extravagant and worked beautifully with the pink and yellow fascinator which was perfectly fitting for the whole dress. Emily's pink clutch was made out of the same print of the dress. "Hi mum. Your dress won today," Emily joked, after her mother, Angela Hunter, missed the competition in person. She seems to be a chill and bubbly person and she definitely deserved to win the prestigious competition. Another one of my favourite frocks of the day was Jennifer Hawkins. O. M. G!! I loovvee fluoro green and especially on Jennifer's flawlessly tanned body! It is shaped to perfection and the pulled in hips show of her curves beautifully! The dress by Maticevski was complimented to perfection by her simple black head piece, clutch and shoes! A beauty as all ways!
Woohoo- we are now on YouTube !
Click the link to see our BTS photo shoot we did with our fun clothes from Stage 4 Fashion.
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