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28/10/14: Move over Caspar, a bronzed goddess is in town...!

Okay, so perhaps not a bronzed goddess.  A slightly darker normal lady?  I received this product quite a while ago, after Green People put out a request on Twitter.  Being permanently pale I have dabbled in the past with bronzers and self-tans, but not found anything that was worth sticking to.  Also, that bloomin' curry smell was always off-putting.

Green People Gradual Self Tan* (RRP £13.95) is a face product, designed to be used each day to build up a natural looking tan.  The scent is fairly unassuming when applying, but when it dried on there was the unfortunate scent of curry.  Although I should have expected this, I was still a little disappointed that GP hadn't found a way to get rid of that.  It's easy to spread across the face, although like most self-tans it's a bit hit and miss as to whether you've managed to do it evenly.  And obviously your face is not the easiest of surfaces to be working with!   So, here's a patch I tried on my leg after two days application.  Being super pale, I was pleased that it left a gentle hue of brown - but I think if I'd continued I could have easily reached a deeper shade.  I deliberately left the edge without too much effort to blend in order to see how it did on its own.  Not too shabby, I'd say.

[Crazy angled leg shot!]

Good for me?
I liked the effect, as it seemed subtle enough to be realistic and didn't go too orange.  Unfortunately after trying it for a few days when I first received it before I could put it to a thorough testing - I started reacting to products with potassium sorbate in.  As this has it in and its one that you definitely need to leave on the skin, I chose to stop using it.  

Good for you? 
A very reasonable and more natural alternative to your average self tanner.  Usual self-tan rules apply - cleanse, exfoliate, apply carefully and wash your hands(!) but it spread easily and didn't appear to streak on the areas I tried it on.   If you're missing your fix, it should definitely fill your fake tan void.   However, don't expect to avoid that tell-all fake tan smell - it's still there! 

Are you a tan-a-holic?  Have you got a favourite self-tanner?

Let me know down below! :)


*Product sent for consideration of review.  Opinions all mine :)

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  1. Haha I laughed at the title for this post. Product looks impressive, I'm not one for these types of products but it's always interesting to read about them and see results :)

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  2. Never been a self tanner but did get a Chocolate Sun sample in the ABW S/S box earlier in the year and that was really nice - smelt good and I thought it did a pretty cool job on my legs. Did I see that you got that in your goodie bag? If not, I can send you what I have (still a good amount left) xx

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    1. I did :) I haven't tried it properly yet, but it does smell amazing. Thankyou xx

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  3. Yay I love tanning! Thanks for bringing it along to the meet-up, looking forward to using it now :)

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    1. You're welcome, I hope it works well for you :)

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  4. I have given tanning up as a bad job. My application technique is shocking. The shade is quite natural though x

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    1. Hehe :D I'm not a pro by any means and at least with gradual tanners it's not completely obvious if you make a mistake! x

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