Summer Self Tan Picks

Happy New Year!! I can't believe it's 2016 already. Today is also my last day of holiday before returning back to work tomorrow *Sobs* I was really enjoying all this free time!

Today I'll share my 3 self tan products, as a bronze goddess admirer, I love a good tan. I've been trying and testing several tanning products for the past couple of months, and have made my final picks.

SKINNY TAN Pre Tan Primer

Before you even think about applying fake tan, whether it's wash off or a long lasting tan, make sure you exfoliate to ensure all dead skin cells are off and away from your body. A smooth canvas will allow a smoother and longer lasting tan. I've selected Skinny Tan's Pre Tan Primer - it contains little exfoliating granules and smell like coconuts!

Top to bottom: RIMMEL SunShimmer Instant BB Tan and Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel

Rimmel's Sun Shimmer Instant Tan BB is perfect for those who prefer not to commit to a long term tan, it's a BB cream/tanner for your limbs! Your legs will look incredibly smooth and bronzey. The texture is similar to a facial BB Cream. When I first applied the product I thought it will turn muddy but it looked very natural  on my olive skin. Be extremely cautious around your knees and toes. The product is completely matte and has a rather floral scent. Your tan will last all day until washed off with body wash and lukewarm water.

Trilogy's Instant Bronzing Gel is my top pick this summer, the drying speed is incredible! I love the elegant shimmer and natural looking tan.This product lasted for approximately 3 days as claimed

Rimmel's Sun Shimmer Mousse is a great easy to apply natural long lasting tan. Avoid applying with your hands as it will stain, I couldn't find my tanning mitt and used a disposable glove - I thought it would streak but came out very natural looking. The tan lasted for approximately 5-6 days on me and is completely matte. The colour developed instantly, although it will warm up a little after an hour. There is a self tan plastic scent once applied, but I really like the outcome so I will continue to use this. I will definitely be throwing out my Model Co fake tan!

Before and After Photos

TRILOGY Instant Bronzing Gel

RIMMEL Sun Shimmer Instant Tan BB

RIMMEL Sun Shimmer Mousse

Do you have a favourite self tan product?

*All products featured in this post were provided for my consideration, all opinions are my own


  1. The Rimmel sun shimmer mousse looks quite dark for my paler than pale skin! I like the sound of a mousse though.

  2. Great tips - I love instant tans for a quick go while getting ready to go out! I also love a mousse!
    Kyah /

  3. I can't wait to try that sun shimmer mousse! This weather is nuts for Summer!

  4. I tried the Le Tan mousse a few weeks back as my first time fake tanning session. It was such a funny experience for me. I found out that when I scratched my legs, the tan would come off and look patchy and that I should pay more attention around the foot area! I had some white toes haha!

    xo Kat @ Katness

  5. wow look really nice :o

    Ana ♥ N/POST

  6. Thanks for the great review! I used the Rimmel BB and found it looked a little unnatural - I am SUPER pale and the shade looked a little off for me. I'm going to try out the Trilogy product after reading this! x

  7. ahhh the satisfaction of seeing fake tan working! DF xoxo

  8. I actually really love the Rimmel Mousse and I didn't think I would if I am being honest but the colour is actually quite nice! I have always used St Tropez tanning mousse but it's great to know that at such a cheaper price the Rimmel one is almost just as good! x

    Chantalle | cece & grace

  9. These look great! I don't usually bother with self tan (I thought they only lasted a day lol) but now I know you can get ones that last a few days, I might!


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