I went shopping for one thing as you do, and I somehow ended up in the fake tan aisle. I wanted to try a new self-tan, I was sick of stained bedsheets, light coloured clothes getting ruined, well marked, so I wanted to try a new brand. I remembered reading about Isle of Paradise somewhere and their new ‘tanning water’ which intrigued me. I have to say straight off that their range is 100% cruelty-free, organic and vegan as I know this will appeal to a lot of people.
I went for the darkest shade, as I usually would I do love a deep, dark tan. The darkest shade is the one in the purple bottle. I have been applying fake tan for years, generally in the mousse form, so I was a little bit apprehensive at this clear tanning water. I bought this for £18.95, so it was cheaper than the usual brand I had been buying.
Anyways, I got home, took a shower and exfoliated. A few hours later I took out my trusty tanning mitt and applied the tanning water as if it was foam, rubbing it in, in circular motions. I applied 2-3 layers as it is buildable and as I said I do like a dark tan.
The smell is lovely; it reminds me of Palma-violets, the little sweets from when I was a kid…but after a few hours it does fade and only ever so slightly is there a hint of fake tan scent; this doesn’t bother me as with other brands you can smell it a mile off.
The reason this is my new holy grail is that it doesn’t transfer, hurrah! I didn’t end up with red tanning marks all over my pyjamas, towels or lovely white bed-sheets!
Now for the colour, I kid you not, I went in to work in a playsuit, and everyone commented on my tan and how brown my legs are. When I told them it was a new fake tan they couldn’t believe it was from a bottle because it looked “so even” their words not mine. I went such a gorgeous golden shade; there was no orange tint or dirty brown look here, I went the tone I do in the sun! Seriously impressed.
This tan lasts around 4-5 days on me, and then I do need to exfoliate it off and start a-fresh! I love that it doesn’t dry my skin out at all, I have quite dry sensitive skin already so this is another bonus!
If you are interested you can buy it online from Feel Unique Here! (aff link!)