I’ve talked before about my fear of fake tan – naturally I’ve got pretty pale skin, and I’ve have a tendency to a little orange when I’ve dabbled in fake tans in the past. Elemis, though tempted me out of my pale-cave, with their brand new Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion. I’ve reviewed the facial moisturizer here, but when I was getting ready at the gym at the weekend, I took the plunge, and applied a fairly liberal dose of the lotion.
It has a light formula which sinks in super fast, and when applied it had a slight floral fragrance. Unlike other sunless tanners I’ve tried, this didn’t dry out my skin, but as it dried, it dad have quite a strong biscuit-fragrance. As I carried on with my day my arms took on a healthy amount of colour. It wasn’t immediately noticeable, but rather I just looked like I had spent a healthy afternoon outside. The next day I applied another layer, again, the biscuits-y smell was a little strong, but I am obsessed with the amount of colour this lotion gives. It looks completely natural, and it gives me the golden glow I normally have to wait days for, laying out in blistering heat.
The lotion is absolutely perfect if you’re looking to get a little colour, rather than be flat out tan. It costs £34.50 and is available here.