Tans for WOC | Abi O BeauBronz Review

Hi ladies, been a little while. Busy bumblebee here! As some of you know me and Annie have been busy organising a tanning project. It's aimed at women of colour and we have 10 bloggers including ourselves that over the 5 weeks we will be reviewing various tans...to find out more please read here.

Hot off the heels of last weeks An evening with Abi O tanning event in London we have BeauBronz to review this week kicking off this project.

About BeauBronz : This environmentally aware company is the baby and brain child of Abi O. An enthusiastic and hands on natural products expert. Abi's clientèle is just as impressive as her products. There is NO animal testing, never on those cute bunnies (or any others), just cute models and family members. What makes BeauBronz even more special is the fact that it's designed with women of colour in mind. Paraben free and certified organic ingredients really does separate this product from a lot on the market.

Products : BeauBronz products range from Gradual Tanner, Sun Self Tan, Shimmer Tan, Sun Self tan for English Roses and Bronzed Goddess Dark Tanning Mousse - There's something for everyone! 
Pre-Tan: Before any tanning happens, your skin needs to be prepped!
  • Wax or shave the area 24 hours prior
  • Exfoliate well before apply making sure your skin is clean & dry.
  • Don't use creams or deodorant on the skin but do Moisturise ONLY the drier areas of your skin such as knees, elbows, toes etc. 
Review : Today I'm reviewing the Shimmer Tan Boost with Glistening Gold. For reference I'm a MAC NC40 - NC42 and I use a C5 Face + Body. I tested this product out on my arms.

Upon pumping a small amount out and applying, it become clear to me that a lot is not needed and this product is great to build up your desired look.

Here is my skin before, shaved, exfoliated and cream free.

Directly after rubbing in the shimmer tan boost. 

Umm to me this scent wasn't odourless but not as overbearing as the previous tans I have worn in the past but it had a raw potato smell, that does wear off slightly but if you do smell your skin it's present. This tan has BIO Active Aloe and contains only 2.5% Ecocert DHA  I wore this tan boost all day and the glistening wasn't obvious but it gives off a nice sheen & glow without being overbearing.

You can see in the photo above the arm that I applied it to opposed to my opposite arm, is glowing but it's still subtle, brown and even!

When the sun hits certain curves in the arm, it gives it a nice highlighting and definition within my arm!

When I tell you this LAST until you wash it off, it's no lie. This last, the gold glistening particles may fade slightly but you are still left with the colour that continues to look natural. It's a fantastic product for everyday and year long use.

BeauBronz has that Midas Touch!
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