Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Planning a DIY Tan? Garnier Have Got You Covered


Every third or fourth day now we're getting some sunshine, that's great right? Puts you in the mood for shorter sleeves and skirts and, course, bronzed skin. I have below a quick guide to Garnier's offerings with an explanation as to what each does so as to help you make your decision once you get to the shelves.

Garnier's Ambre Solaire Self Tan Mousse - €21.19
Garnier's newest addition to their line of self tanning products is the Ambre Solaire Self Tan Mousse smells almost nutty to me. Its vivisble tint acts like a guide and the mousse texture melts effortlessly into your skin. As with all self tans, I'd recommend you use a mitt or gloves with this mousse so as you can concentrate on your hands once your bod is done. 


Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Wash Off Gel -€15.64
For those of us that don't want to commit to a 5-7 day tan, this wash off gel is the perfect solution. Enriched with apricot extract, which gives it its fruity smell, this one promises you no steaks and 24 hours of moisture for your skin. Although a slightly shocking Ronseal mahogany when swatched, the gel buffs to a natural, glowing bronze. If you don't like your result, just hop in the shower and hey presto, you're pale and interesting once more. 


Garnier Summer Body Gradual Tanning Moisturiser - €6.90
Probably one of my favourite pre holiday preps, Summer Body Gradual Tanning Moisturiser is not only budget friendly but is a rich moisturiser that I've favoured for a long time now. I usually opt for a week before my hols to use this specially developed self tan so the smell always reminds me of getting away from it all. It's developed for paler skin and is perfect for use any time of the year. 


Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Self Tan Velvety Gel- €14.99 
Aimed at medium skin, this velvety gel feels just like that on application. Velvet. Non sticky and non streaky you'll see your results in as little as 3 hours. This one can be used the following day too, if you're not entirely happy with the depth of your colour.

As with all self tans, the trick is to exfoliate in the days prior, my post on body scrubbing should help, but skip the oil part, oil is the enemy of self tan application but the absolute saviour when it comes to maintenance as it penetrates the skin and moisturises from within.

Have you any self tanning hints or tips you'd like to share? I'd love to hear 'em...



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