General, Tanning Products

In the middle of some fake tanning…

I have just covered myself in a new tanning product, well new to me, and thought I would share. Tonight’s  weapon of choice is Academie bronz’express.

I got this in a gift bag from TV3 for being a guinea pig on their Celebrity Salon programme (Celia Holman Lee gave me a facial). I was delighted, I have never tried any of Academie’s products before.

I was expecting this to be rubbish to be honest. It looks watery and like it might sting skin. I know, I’m very judgemental. I decided to stop judging and start trying.

I scrubbed the bejaysus out of my skin last night in the bath so I am looking very pasty today. I plan on getting the legs out tomorrow (new skirt that won’t work with tights) so I decided I needed a touch of colour without being tangoed. I passed on my St Moriz / St Tropez addiction and went for the Acadmie product.

I used the tanning mit and covered myself in it from head to toe. It’s watery in consistency, smells divine and was very easy to apply.

Full review will be up  in the morning when I see what I look like after it develops (hopefully not oompa loompa-esque).

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  • Donna

    I have been using this for ages its really good but i had to switch to st moritz as i found that it stopped working on my skin on my body I dont know if my skin got used to it or wat happened but the colour just wudnt come up but i continued to use it on my face then my little sis (who is doing a beautician course) gave out to me and told me that it was really bad for the skin on my face ….so I still use it the odd sneaky time (apply with cotton wool pad) but I noticed the other day in my chemist that there is a bronze express specifically for your face so im goin to try that!! :D

  • Amie

    oh i used this tan for a debs I was going to and it was really really good, way more natural looking than the professional spray tan I got done the following year!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @Amie Very natural results all right :) x

  • Alyson

    I have the academie bronzer – Bronzécran Face & Body Compact Powder, its absolutely awful. Its advertised as an ‘immediate tanning effect’ but you have to put on so much product to get even a slight hint of a tan! Not highly pigmented at all and when you do eventually get some out it comes out on my skin in a lovely shade of orange. You get a brush with it which is only suitable for your body as its way too big to use on your face. Definitely won’t be repurchasing!

    Definitely let us know about the tan though, would be interesting to know was it just their bronzer which isn’t great or all their products!x

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @Alyson Good to know Alyson, thanks for telling us! x

  • Monica

    If it does work out good, where can ya get that in Dublin? =] x

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @Monica It’s available in beauty salons and unicare chemists x

  • Ais

    I used this stuff about a year ago and completely forgot about it, I have to re-purchase this!I too was given it and expected it to be crap because the packaging looked cheap and it was watery. But it is a really really good tan ( I think). Exited to see what you think, but I am definitely going to buy this again now I’ve been reminded!X

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @Ais Can see why you would repurchase :) x

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