One thing I really wanted to do more of this year was product reviews. I know myself that when I’m buying new makeup or a beauty product I automatically start reading bloggers reviews on that product to try get an idea if its worth spending my money on! So I was delighted to be sent this tan from Bellamianta Luxury Tanning to try out.
I’ll start off by saying I’m extremely picky when it comes to tan! I have tried out sooo many tans that I just hate using and end up throwing straight in the bin. Luckily, Bellamianta has now been added to the very short list of tans that I love!
Here is a quick run-through of this tan’s main claims:
- No Parabens or harsh chemicals
- Contains no alcohol
- Kind to skin
- Premium high-grade ingredients
- Golden olive tone
- Drys in less than 60 seconds
- Transfer/Water resistant
- Instant colour
- Easy to use/ Streak free formula
- No ‘snake skin’ wear off
- Odour Neutralise Technology
With all these claims I was wondering if Bellamianta tan would live up to my high standards!
As it is bursting with natural ingredients, has no parabens, harsh chemicals or alcohol it can be used on your face as well as your body which I think is great. I can’t understand when people don’t put tan on their face when they’re putting on tan, like honestly when is it OK to have your face a completely different colour to your body?! Once applied this tan really did give a gorgeous bronzed glow that is so natural and didn’t need to be rinsed off before heading out the door. However the day I applied this I had a white tee on and I did notice that evening when I took it off there was some transfer onto the inside of my top. I don’t think that is a major disaster to be honest because I think you will always get a certain amount of wear-off with a tanning product, and I think I only noticed because it was a white top.
One thing I would say about this tan is that a little goes a long way. When I first applied it I put the blob that you can see on the mitt in the picture straight onto my arm and it was way too much. I ended up running into the bathroom to wash it off so I could start again! You literally need such a small amount which is brilliant because the bottle will last so long. The consistency of this tan is very gloopy so it needs to be rubbed in completely or it will go really streaky. On first impression I actually didn’t like the tan because of this, I was picturing myself as a streaky oompa-loompa! I had asked James to help apply this on my back and even he commented on the application! It just shows how much he has to put up with…
I wore this tan on my week off so I could test it properly without having to wash my hands and arms every two minutes like I do in work. I was so glad I decided to give this tan a full week of wear as it still looked so good at the end of the week even after me showering every day! I reapplied this before heading out last Saturday night (4 days after first application) to my legs, arms, face, neck and decolletage and I was impressed with how well the colour blended into the first application. The first application didn’t go patchy at all and still held its glow so that even after applying a second layer only to certain areas I didn’t have a big tell-tale line between the two.