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Get your Glow on with Bondi Sands

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% our own. (pictures by me!)

Let me start this review by letting you all know that I am the self-proclaimed Pasty Princess. I have fair skin and I have always embraced it. I think I tried to self tan once in Jr. High, which resulted in appreciation for my pale skin compared to the Oompa Loompa-like complexion I suffered. In conclusion, I’m nervous af.

The first thing I do is read the directions (duh). I have the Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam (in dark), the Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil, the Application Mitt, and the Self Tan Eraser. The bottles all give you three-step instructions for use, which is super convenient.

I take the applicator out of the package and it is so soft, like, baby animal soft. Time to get bronzed!

So far I am really liking this. The instructions said for best results, you should fully exfoliate your skin before applying the tanner, but I’m lazy so I skipped that part and I still didn’t notice streaks, thanks to the easy-to-use application mitt. For a second it looked like I was covering my chest in chocolate pudding, but the foam spreads out smoothly and blends well.

I caked on a couple of layers since I was worried about it not showing up and I wasn’t sure how thick to leave it. I like the look it gave, but maybe I should’ve let the layers dry in between because it took a little while to dry once it was all on. That being said, the tanner doesn’t leave me with much of the sticky feeling self tanners usually do; there’s just the slightest stick left over.

Next I’m going to add the dry oil over the top…

I like the way the dry oil feels; it’s like a moisturized layer over the top of everything else. It also adds a little to the color, but I was hoping for more of a glow. The tanner on its own has a good amount of glow to it, don’t get me wrong, but I thought the oil would add some glimmer and shimmer.

Here is another comparison, one leg tanned and one left alone…(please excuse my scabby knees)

Now I’m going to do a quick test of the tan eraser. To fully remove the tan, I would use this product either in the shower or right before, but for now I’ll apply it to a small section to show you all how well it works. I simply rubbed the eraser foam onto my skin, then wiped it off with a tissue.

Final word

I love Bondi Sands! I started out scared, but this was such a good payoff. The color is rich, yet still natural with a subtle glow. Application was super easy for a beginner like me, and the eraser makes sure no one can screw it up too bad. ;) Try it for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments!

This is a sponsored feature. All opinions are 100% our own.

Tessa Konzal

Illinois State '20

Hi everyone! My name is Tessa Konzal and I am a Junior PR major at Illinois State and a transfer student that never looked back. Being a part of Her Campus has given me the opportunity to share my passion. I believe that it is more important than ever for women to band together and support one another, so feel free to reach out to me on social media!
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