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Not for people with sensitive skin!
The application was easy & I enjoyed the color, however both my little one & I (I didn’t apply it on her but she’s near me often) broke out in a rash. If you have a baby/toddler that likes to snuggle or you have sensitive skin I wouldn’t recommend it.
Purchased in May 2020.
Liquid gold Bondi sands
I am not allergic to anything and this is the first time ever I’ve used anything and got a painful Rash from it! I tried it
Once more a month later and got the same rash ...
Purchased in December 2019 for $20.00.
I have very fair skin and have tried various self-tanning products with no success. I saw the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold featured as the number 1 recommended self-tanning product in a magazine, and after reading a few reviews, I thought I'd give it a go.
A nice natural looking tan is what I was after, and it delivered. Easy to apply (I use the mitt), just go easy on dry skin areas.
The only minor negatives for me is it takes a while to dry (about 2 hours) and can feel a little sticky. The smell when applied is quite pleasant although I find that as it develops, it changes a little and gets stronger. In saying that, it's a small price to pay for great colour.
I will absolutely keep using it!!
Purchased in January 2020 at Chemist Warehouse Physical Store for $11.99.
1 hr still sticky & Developed orange
Bought the foam. Develops very bright orange & dark stained elbows, knees or anywhere slightly dry skin. No guide color but it doesn't stain clothes. Takes ages to dry and feels very sticky & uncomfortable & strong coconut smell but not the fake tan smell. Stays on for a week but just the orange color let's it down unfortunately & drying time. I have fair skin. Have used most tanning products.
10 mins to apply
An hour approximately to dry
Purchased in September 2019 at Chemist Warehouse for $19.99.
The color was amazing and I received many compliments, however I have really dry skin and this product dried it out even more, I was itchy and my skin felt very uncomfortable. I will have to go back to the normal Bondi Sands tan as the Liquid Gold doesn't work well with my skin.
Best tan for dry skin
If you must use tan like myself and struggle with eczema this is absolutely my favourite tan! It doesn’t bunch in dry patches and is 10/10 I absolutely love it!
Purchased in August 2019 at Priceline for $14.99.
gives allergic reaction
i really liked the result of this product, however i have received a severe rash all over my body little red itchy bumps my eyelids were swollen red and peeling so i don't think i can use it again.
Purchased in February 2019 at Woolworths for $20.00.
It actually works!
When I first bought this I did not think it worked at all, but after a rushed application and leaving areas undone, I could definitely see a difference between my skin colour. It is much lighter than actually tanning obviously, but does add nicely on top of fake tan to keep it from looking splotchy. Has a very strong smell however which can be annoying, and can sometimes take a while to dry so avoid wearing light coloured clothes but it does totally work! If possible I might've given this a 3.5 rating just because it really does work but its ju...st the smell and the drying which bring it down. It's also really quick to apply but definitely use a mitt! It's just the drying time which is a tad annoying. It also doesn't develop straight away so it can be hard to see a difference but just be patient and it will be there. Also, it can be a bit hard to see where you have applied it because your skin kind of absorbs it so just be sure to be thorough.
Ok but takes a while to dry
Applying wasn’t bad but definitely had to be careful around the knees and elbows, so the tan would be even. Drying took ages, maybe around 2hrs. The tan turns out good but the mousse is definitely quicker and easier to use.
Turned Green after use
After trying this product, my skin turned Green. This is the second time i used it, as I thought maybe i did something wrong the first time. I followed instructions on the bottle, but my skin, still turned Green. I was mortified. I could not go out until the Green faded which took 2 days and 2 showers. Would not recommend it. Also, it does stain your sheets and clothes, regardless what the bottle says. it does stain.
As a religious fake tanner (1-2 times a week) I can’t believe I haven’t discovered this sooner. It has a very light non offensive smell and dries very quickly so you don’t have wait too long before getting dressed. It has a light non sticky feel so you don’t feel gross. Best of all it does not stain bed sheets or clothes. The colour seems green based and gives a nice golden colour. Very easy to rub in with a mit and not streaky. It fades nicely and doesn’t go patchy. Seriously the best fake tan product I’ve ever used!!!
Not sure if I’d yous it again
This product made my whole body and face a really dark orange, I followed all the steps and not sure if I stuffed anything up but I’m really disappointed in this product :((
Difficult to apply.
The spray bottle is messy and the colour is not natural at all. There’s definitely better products in the market. I have had to scrub the bathroom clean after using this product as it went everywhere and nearly stained the bath.
The mousse is way better
I have always loved the Bondi Sands mousse but decided to try this for something different. I am glad it was on special when I bought it because I won't be using it again! It was messy to use - lots of residual spray (had to stand in the shower to save my bathroom!). I found it difficult to spray in some areas of your body because you have to hold the bottle upright when spraying (i.e hard to do that back of your legs etc). I also found you need to use A LOT to get the same level of colour as the mousse (used 1/4 of the bottle just doing my leg...s, arms and chest). It says on the bottle that it is instant and you can dress & go out as normal. I wouldn't recommend this as it still has a fake tan smell and feels a little sticky. As for the colour, it could be my imagination but it seems orangey. I will stick with the mousse thanks.
I've always used the bondi sand dark tanning foam but thought I've give the liquid gold a go. It comes in a stylish black and gold bottle, with a convenient pump. Must apply with the bondi sand tanning mitt as it stains easily. The tan was streak free, fast drying and smelt amazing. Nil organizeness. It gave a nice natural looking tan in less than 15 minutes. The tan lasted approx 5 days, and no shower was required after applying.
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I have used this product twise and have had a reaction to it .. mainly on my face and neck and wrist. . Patchy swallon red and ittchy :( .. is this normal and anyone else experience this? Dissapointed as I liked the product
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