My Top 3 Fake Tans

Top 4 Fake Tans Bondi Sands, Baked London, St Tropez

It’s getting warmer here in the UK but it’s the weird transitional period where I feel too pale to show some skin. I’ve had my fair share of fake tan trials and have narrowed it down to my three most-used fake tans that I can always rely on.

St Tropez Self-Tan Dark Tanning Mousse // £33.00 for 220ml

St Tropez was the first self tanning brand I used and for a while I didn’t use anything but their products but due to the price I’ve tried others. I’ve used their gradual tan, light mousse and had a spray tan in my salon who use St Tropez but for me the best is the dark mousse. My skin is olive toned and a light/medium colour fake tan will do practically nothing so I always head straight for the dark bottles. This is such a good colour and I’ve never been patchy using it. The smell is a classic tan smell but not too bad (to be honest I love the smell of tan as it brings back uni memories).

Colour: 5/5

Transfer: 4/5 (5 meaning it doesn’t transfer at all)

Price: 2/5

Smell: 3/5

Bondi Sands Dark Self Tanning Foam // £14.99 for 200ml

The best tan I’ve ever tried and the coconut smell is divine. It’s also very useful as my Mum doesn’t like me tanning in the house and whenever I use this I can cover up the fact I’ve just tanned with “oh it’s just coconut oil”. Perfect colour, great value and no transfer. I cannot wait to try the darkest colour when it comes to the UK!

Colour: 5/5

Transfer: 5/5

Price: 4/5

Smell: 5/5

Freshly Baked Fake Tan in Amaretto // £12.95 for 200ml

My least favourite of the three due to the slight difficulty in blending in the product and the red tone colour. If I have a decent base layer tan the red hue is flattering but I don’t have a natural tan 75% of the year so to be honest I hardly reach for this one.  I accidentally ordered the amaretto scent but I’m glad I did as it smells so good. Freshly Baked have a fantastic scent range from baby powder to watermelon (which is the next one I want to try!)

Colour: 3/5

Transfer: 3/5

Price: 5/5

Smell: 5/5

Top 4 Fake Tans Bondi Sands, Baked London, St Tropez

Fake tan is a very personal topic so I want to hear which brands you love (and hate!)


3 thoughts on “My Top 3 Fake Tans

  1. I don’t usually wear fake tan, as I always worry that however good the tan I’m using is, it’s somehow knowing my luck going to end up going wrong and becoming a patchy mess! Aha, I did get a spray tan once for my prom 4 years ago, but I don’t think I would trust myself, so have decided to just embrace my paleness and hope that I catch the teeniest bit of tan overtime when Summer rolls around! Lovely post, if I had to pick one I think I would definitely go with St. Tropez as I’ve heard amazing things!

    Xo Gemma
    Sunday Somewhere


    1. All you need is a good quality tan, no dry patches in your skin and a good mitt to buff in the colour. I always ruin my tan if I sweat/do too much so I apply it before bed


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